Chilly weather in the Philippines doesn’t come often. For half of the year, we have rainy season (or more specifically, typhoon season); and for a few months, we have the dry season. So when temperatures drop in January and February, it’s always best to take advantage of sweater weather somewhere near the clouds. Tagaytay City in Cavite is always a good spot to enjoy the colder temperature, especially with its proximity to Metro Manila.
Here are 10 private cabins you can book in Tagaytay to enjoy the chilly weather:
1. Casa Indah
Mahogany Avenue, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Rates start at P32,500 (16 pax)
Feel like you're in Bali at this five-bedroom luxury villa in Tagaytay. It features a 28-meter heated swimming pool, a pool deck with garden furniture, and a pavilion for when you just want to spend your time outdoors. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, and there's plenty of living area for hanging out with your family and friends. Casa Indah can accommodate up to 30 guests. Rates vary depending on the day of your booking: P30,000 per night on weekdays, P35,000 on weekends, and P45,000 on holidays.
2. Diana Garden Villa
Amuyong-Kaytitinga Road, Alfonso, Cavite
Rates start at P20,000 (20 pax)
Wood accents and wooden furniture dominate the overall design of Diana Garden Villa. It also makes use of semi-open space architecture, which means that a lot of natural light and fresh air come in from the hillside. The main house has three bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 20 people; a living area with a 55-inch television and an XBox; and a dining area with a long acacia table. Outside, you can take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy your meals at the cabana.
3. Loft Tagaytay
Carasuchi Road, Anuling, Mendez, Cavite
Rates start at P3,600
If you're looking for an exclusive rental that makes for great photos, Loft Tagaytay in Mendez may be up your alley. The two-storey home features an industrial-style aesthetic: here, you'll find high ceilings, a combination of faux red-brick walls and light gray finishing, black beams, floor-to-ceiling windows, and hardwood flooring. You can rent the whole house for P3,600 for two people or P3,800 for four people.
4. Tagaytay Villa Adelle
Tolentino Street, Bucal, Silang, Cavite
Rates start at P7,000 (10 pax)
This Mediterrenean-style two-storey villa has five bedrooms that can fit up to 30 people—and you can bring two pets. The place features a swimming pool with depth ranging from four to six feet, a gazebo, an indoor kitchen and a dirty kitchen, two dining areas, and two living areas. Rates for 2021 range from P7,000 (up to 10 pax) to P11,000 (25 to 30 pax). They're implementing a no-visitors-allowed policy to ensure safety of guests.
5. Overlooking Forest Cabin
Tagaytay-Talisay Road, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Rates start at P3,490 (two pax)
Overlooking Forest Cabin is perfect for couples, but can accommodate a maximum of four people for an extra charge. It features Bohemian-themed accents—from the throw pillows to the wall decorations and a few antique furnishings like the dining table and doors. It has plenty of outdoor space for just lounging around and taking in the view. You can book for two people for a romantic getaway (P3,490) or for the whole family (P5,290 for four pax).
6. Chalet de Tagaytay
Talisay Road, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Rates start at P6,000 (two pax)
Chalet de Tagaytay is available for overnight bookings for two to eight people (P6,000 to P12,000). The rustic house features a 12-square-meter balcony where you have front-row seats to the amazing view of Taal Lake and surrounding verdant hills of Tagaytay Ridge. It's located 80 steps down from the main gate, ensuring privacy on your quiet weekend. You've got your own kitchen, bathrooms with hot showers, a living area, a dining corner, and a fireplace. There's also another deck where you can lounge around on the sun beds.
7. Ridgetop Resthouse
Rates start at P15,000 (12 pax)
Ridgetop Resthouse boasts a view of the countryside, including the pineapple farms that the town is known for. It can accommodate 12 to 16 guests from P15,000 to P18,200. The resthouse has a spacious outdoor area with a garden and a gazebo. Indoors, there are chandeliers, a fireplace, and woodworks that make for a nice backdrop for photos. The high ceiling and big windows provide the house plenty of natural light as well as fresh breeze coming from the mountains.
8. White Cabin at Amberfields
Amberfields Farmhouse, Silang, Cavite
Rates start at P15,000 (10 pax)
This white cabin can accommodate 10 to 14 guests (P15,000 to P19,000) in four air-conditioned bedrooms with white-washed walls and pastel-colored pillows and sheets. The kitchen, along with the service kitchen, has everything you need to cook family meals. The house also features a four-foot swimming pool, a porch area, and a garden.
9. John's Hammock Vacation House
Bukal, Mendez, Cavite
Rates start at P15,000 (10 pax)
John's Hammock Vacation House features a spacious living room with a high ceiling, a loft that can fit a lot of beds, and a full-service bar where you can drink to your heart's delight. You can also ask your musically inclined buddies to strum a few notes using the guitars scattered all over the house. Pets are allowed so even your fur babies can join in on the fun. Rates range from P15,000 (10 pax) to P21,000 (16 pax).
10. Raffi's Way
132 Talisay Road, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Rates start at P30,000 (10 pax)
With the picturesque views offered by Raffi's Way greeting you every morning, you wouldn't want to wake up anywhere else. It's perched on the hillside overlooking the Taal Volcano, a panorama you can best enjoy with this accommodation's floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The whole place is good for 10 people with rates varying from P30,000 on weekdays to P35,000 on weekdays.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.