Two rooms in a house in Sta Rosa City, Laguna. One room has a queen size bed and the other two single size beds.
Both bedrooms have air-conditioning and share a common bathroom which is connected from one of the rooms.
Across the main road, just outside the village, is a commercial complex with banks, restaurants shops and a transport terminal. There is a supermarket right outside the village as well.
Arrangements can be made for transfer to/from the airport in Manila (NAIA) with advanced notice.
Guests are free to use the kitchen and dining room. Guests with cars may park at the garage. Access to the wifi with broadband Internet access is available.
There is another bathroom in the first floor which may be used by guests.
Interaction with Guests
I am usually out for most of the day but work from home on some days.
Guests would usually have the house all to themselves.
The village is very safe and is situated alongside a quiet hight tech industrial park. The neighborhood is is patrolled by security personnel 24/7. The property is nearly just beside a gate with a guardhouse.
The community received awards for being the cleanest among the other communities around the area.
Also available is an olympic size swimming pool, a tennis court, basketball court, and a library with wifi at the clubhouse.
Just outside the neighborhood is a bus stop for a non-stop route to Makati City (central business district) and Manila. Trips are three times daily in the morning.
Smoking is not allowed inside of the house. There is a table in the front porch where guests may smoke.
No food and drinks inside bedrooms.
Wet garbage should be disposed at the bin in the first floor.
Noise should be kept to a minimum. Specially at night.
JP is a very good host. Easy to communicate and simple request are not hard to ask. He even gave us late check out which was very helpful indeed because all of us just finish a 42km marathon. Thanks JP!
A great place to stay in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood. Picturesque streets and a nice pool and clubhouse area that was available as well. Shopping, dining, and convenience stores are all within walking distance, which is incredibly nice. The location is hard to beat in Santa (website hidden) is an excellent host! He gave me free roam of most of the house, including the kitchen, dining, and laundry. I should mention that the bathroom has a nice hot shower, and the rooms have plenty of storage and places to sleep if you're bringing a family.
For his part, JP was always easy to reach via the airbnb app during my stay when I had questions or requests. So helpful, even driving me back to the airport in the early morning of my departure. Highly recommended for someone looking to stay in the area.
We arrived at the house late but JP was still there waiting for us. House description was accurate and I like the fact that even when we only rented the whole upstairs, it didn’t feel like JP was in the house with us so it felt the whole house belonged to us. Just across the subdivision is a popular commercial center (Paseo de Santa Rosa) that pretty much has everything like pharmacy, nightlife, food and shopping. Public transportation is also very accessible from the house (all walking distance). The neighborhood is very safe and quiet. I will definitely stay at this house when I travel again to the Philippines.
JP is a great host. I told him that I wanted total privacy and he just met me with the key and I had the whole place to myself. It was a great place upstairs with lots of room and I slept like a baby for three nights. You can actually walk to Paseo from his house and the neighborhood is very peaceful and quiet. I will definitely stay there again when I am in santa rosa.
JP's homestay is such an excellent place for rest and (website hidden) was very warm, courteous and friendly. He answered inquiries promptly & made us feel at home. He even let my sons borrow his X-Box, so I am gratefuI he made them happy. The house is clean, quiet, very comfortable with complete amenities including free use of the kitchen facilities, air-conditioned rooms and hot shower with a strong water stream. A friendly housekeeper comes over for cleaning. And a gardener comes daily to maintain the garden & patio. It's located in the high end community of Sta Rosa, Laguna. Walking distance from expensive schools and high end amenities in the area. The subdivision park is just a short block away from the house, with a playground, swimming pool, library with wifi, basketeball and tennis courts, walking trail and clubhouse. The whole subdivision are american standard homes, with lots of trees and excellent maintenance & security. Has an american suburbian feel. The subdivision is right next door to a gasoline station with a 7-11, and just across the street from a high end outlet mall with plenty of international cuisine, famous restaurants, even a starbucks! The area is so peaceful and well-secured. We felt safe walking around even at night. There are lots of foreign expats living in the area. It's a ride away from the famous hot springs resorts and from the touristy area of Taal Lake & Volcano. Just a 30 minute bus ride to Manila, it's easy to hop on a bus anytime to do what I want in Manila and come back home to the suburbs stress-free. 3 airconditioned luxury buses depart from the outlet mall just in front of the subdivision gate every morning. I would stay at JP's homestay again next time I visit the Philippines. It's more fun and more relaxing than being in the main metro area. Great value for money! Highly recommended!
I'm a geek that likes to travel. I like discovering new places, learning about other cultures and find out how other people live in other parts of the world.
As a geek, I spend a lot of time in front of the computer but I also like music, movies and read 2 to 3 books a year. I am quite an introvert so I am typically quiet but don't let that stop you from asking any question or share a story.
As a host, I'll typically be out of your way and you will have a lot of privacy. I would be happy to give tips on activities nearby and share some information about the area.