For the past couple of years, parents have relied on their creativity to bring the outdoor experience to the comforts of their own home. But with more areas now under lower COVID-19 alert levels, many are considering 'revenge travel' to make up for all the lost travel opportunities since the pandemic struck.
If you're thinking of going all-out for an epic revenge travel experience, we've rounded up some rest houses and resorts owned by local celebrities where your family can actually stay.
LOOK: 5 celebrity properties you can book for a family getaway
1. Marjorie Baretto - "River Garden" rest house
Hidden in Calumpit Bulacan, just a few hours' drive from Metro Manila, you'll find Marjorie Baretto's four-bedroom rest house. Aptly called the "River Garden," this property is located alongside Angat River.
The "River Garden" also has its own pool area. If your family is big on sharing meals, you can choose from not just two but three outdoor dining areas on the property.
It also boasts of the spacious courtyard where the whole family can gather and spend a nice, tranquil afternoon. Just imagine how relaxing it would be to watch the nearby river glisten during sunsets and sunrise! (Get a virtual tour of Marjorie's River Garden here)
Since November 2021, Marjorie has opened the River Garden for private rental and as an events place. According to their social media account, rates start at Php25,000 per night.
For inquiries and reservations, visit their Instagram account.
2. Neri Naig and Chito Miranda - Miranda Rest House
Neri and Chito Miranda have a lot of businesses under their belt, and one of them is a rest house near the tourist-favorite Tagaytay.
The Miranda Rest House has two "master rooms" good for two to four people and another two barkada rooms, accommodating four to six persons.
In his Facebook post last Jan. 2021, Chito says rates start at Php5,000 a night per room, or you can opt to rent all four rooms for Php20,000 per night. It also has a pavilion that can be rented for events or parties.
For inquiries and reservations, contact 09605171386 or 09362257678. You can also visit their Facebook page.
3. Zsa Zsa Padilla - Casa Esperanza Farm Stay
Go ahead and live out your wildest dreams when you book a stay at the luxurious farm owned by Zsa Zsa Padilla and her partner, noted architect Conrad Onglao in Lucban, Quezon.
Here, you'll be treated with awe-inspiring landscaping and modern-meets-rustic interiors. The property has everything you need for a tranquil and serene getaway. According to its listing on Airbnb, you can book a private room good for four guests for Php23,000 per night.
For inquiries and reservations, visit their Airbnb page.
4. Heart Evangelista - Harlan Beach Villa
If your family prefers the beach, the prime destination would be the ever-famous island of Boracay. Heart Evangelista is a co-owner of a beach resort in Boracay: Harlan Beach Villa.
Since a superstar partly owns it, the resort is nothing short of amazing. The villas' nipa hut-inspired design is perfect for a summer to remember escapade. Not to mention the cozy and luxurious feel of the interiors! Every spot of the resort is picturesque and worthy of making it to your Instagram grid.
According to ANCX's article last June 2021, the luxurious resort is offering "pandemic rate," which is a discount rate of up to 50% to book the whole resort for Php50,000 a night.
For inquiries and reservations, visit their Facebook page.
5. L'sirene Boutique Resort
Here's another celebrity property located at a known beach spot in the country: Baler. Known as a beach buddy, it didn't come as a surprise when Sam Pinto opened her own beach resort.
L'Sirene (The Siren) Boutique Resort is a charming seafront escape. Surrounded by tall palm trees, it gives off summer vibes immediately!
A listing on Agoda shows that rates start at around Php4,900 per night.
For inquiries and reservations, visit their website.
This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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