Your own Island in lake near Manila

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Entire residential home hosted by Antares

15 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Pets allowed
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Highly rated host
Antares has received 5-star ratings from 90% of recent guests.
Retreat to a small and secluded island with a simple but comfortable bungalow, in a tranquil lake in the mountains around 3 hours from Manila. The house has one bedroom, a kitchen, a spacious living room--and stunning views of the lake!

The space
We were lucky to have found this place and we’d like to share it with others. It is a small and secluded island in a tranquil lake in the Sierra Madre mountains, with a simple but comfortable bungalow on top of a grass-covered knoll that gently slopes down to the water. From the road, you can only reach our island by a ten-minute boat ride. When you get there, it becomes difficult to believe that you’re only three hours away from the big city.

Our island is an ideal destination for couples, families, or small groups of friends seeking to escape from the frenzied pace of the metropolis (or for that matter, of Tagaytay, Laiya, or Subic).

The 80-square meter house has one bedroom, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and spacious living room.

The bedroom includes a queen-size bed, a separate day bed (for reading, or for an extra guest), a closet, and a great view of the lake. There are comfortable sleeping mats for seven extra guests who can spread them out in the cool and spacious living room.

A separate study where you can relax, gather your thoughts, or shack up for a night of board games is close to the main house. You can choose to eat in the dining area in the kitchen, in a separate dining hall found farther down the way, past an outdoor kitchen and grill area—or al fresco, as we like to do, by taking our table and chairs to the grassy area by the water.

The dining hall can also double as a small function room for meetings or parties.

There is also a ‘dap-ay’ (a circle of stones surrounding a fire pit) at the head of the island where you can have bonfires.

The island isn’t connected to the grid, but since we come here to retreat from the city, we actually don’t mind. We only use a small and trusty generator from dusk til midnight, but if you’d like to have it on all day, we can adjust our fees.

With the isolation and quiet, clean mountain air, and the comfort of a rustic lake house all only a short distance from Manila, our island is a perfect venue for quick weekend getaways, family picnics, barkada outings, organizational meetings, or even a small garden wedding. It is also ideal for long-term stays for those who want to finish writing a play, thesis, or novel.

Have a look at the pictures and send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you. ☺

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Pets allowed
Backyard
Children’s books and toys
Smoking allowed
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed
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Cavinti, CALABARZON, Philippines

Hosted by Antares

  1. Joined in January 2013
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $103

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