Living in the city can be exhausting especially with the terrible traffic that you have to deal with on a daily basis. Sometimes, you just want to dive into a pool and forget about all your worries while floating in peace. But when your favorite hotel is somehow fully booked (or you just forgot to make reservations), here are some Airbnb options in Metro Manila that you can just drive to for a weekend (or holiday!).
1) Villa Calienta
Tahanan Village, BF Homes, Parañaque City
Private room in house, 14 guests, three bedrooms
Rates start at P6,300
This 700-square-meter house has a five-foot pool nestled in a beautiful garden and surrounded with cozy couches and vintage-looking benches. The pool house has a 10-seater dining table and a mini bar where you and your friends can drink away the rest of the night.
2) Naomi's Home
AFP Officers Village Association Inc., Western Bicutan, Taguig City
Entire villa, 16+ guests, four bedrooms
Rates start at P17,900
Entering this two-floor mansion might just make you feel like royalty because of its well-planned interiors and lavish-looking furniture. There's even an indoor hot tub in the master bedroom. Outside, a private swimming pool awaits.
3) Susan's Home
BF Homes, Parañaque City
Entire house, six guests, three bedrooms
Rates start at P10,710
If you're looking to spend a quiet weekend with your family, this bungalow house in Parañaque may just be what you're looking for. Its outdoor pool is nestled in a verdant garden where you can just relax and lounge around.
4) Ciudad Villa
50 A. Mabini Street, Ciudad Real, Caloocan
Entire villa, 16 guests, two bedrooms
Rates start at P9,300
Whether it's for team building or a family reunion, Ciudad Villa's 500-square meter space has everything you need to have a good time. It has a private pool, an outdoor kitchen, a nipa hut perfect for hanging out, and a pool table and darts.
5) Albert's Home
Posadas Village, Muntinlupa City
Private room in house, 15 guests, three bedrooms
Rates start at P803
This 1,200-square-meter house doesn't have air-conditioning, but it has plenty of large windows for lots of fresh air. You have three bedrooms to choose from: One that's perfect for couples, a family room with a bathroom, and the third one, which can fit up to eight guests.
6) Lux Milano Residences
Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Entire condominium, nine guests, three bedrooms
Rates start at P11,500
This penthouse is urban luxury at its finest. It has a 55-inch television, unlimited Netflix access, and a kitchen with topnotch appliances. You don't even have to share the swimming pool with other tenants because you have your own tub right in the balcony.
7) Jeff's Home
Multinational Village, Parañaque City
Entire house, 16+ guests, 10 bedrooms
Rates start at P15,000
This two-storey mansion in Parañaque City has a two-lane lap pool where you and your friends can settle once and for all who the fastest swimmer is. There's also a portable basketball hoop in the garage in case you're not over your competitive streak.
8) Chill Spot Manila
Congressional Avenue, Quezon City
Entire house, 16+ guests, four bedrooms
Rates start at P13,550
Chill Spot Manila's name couldn't be more apt because it's a good spot for chillin' with family and friends. It has a barbeque grill for some outdoor cooking, a chest freezer on the first floor and chiller on the second floor (for your all-night drinking!), a karaoke room, and an outdoor swimming pool. There's also a spacious common room perfect for a round of charades.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Fhm.com.ph editors.