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5 Off-the-Grid Places to Stay If You Need a Break from Work

Been itching to escape from it all?
5 Off-the-Grid Places to Stay If You Need a Break from Work
IMAGE Facebook/La Vue Cabine, Airbnb/Casa Alta
Been itching to escape from it all?

Working from home for months on end can take a toll on your well-being. The "always on" culture, where you answer texts/chats/e-mails on every online platform you have, isn't making it easy either. You start work as soon as you get off bed because your "office" is just there, and you get off late in the evening because you're expected to finish a load of the day's task. If you want to finally use your vacation responder, you can check in at private accommodations and forget all about your busy life—at least for a while.

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Here are off-the-grid places to book if you're just stressed and want to get away from it all:

La Vue Cabine

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Sitio Babag 2, Barangay Pangamihan, Toledo City, Cebu
Rates start at P6,000

Somewhere in Cebu, a rustic cabin is nestled amid verdant hills with no sight of a nearby busy city. Overnight rates start at P6,000 for one or two guests, perfect if you want a romantic getaway. Fees are inclusive of full-board meals, which boast Sebwano specialties like humba, inun-unan isda anduhaw, linarang mamsa (sour fish stew), and more. It has a flat-screen TV with cable, an entertainment system, WiFi, board games, a dipping pool, speakers, and karaoke to keep you entertained while you're on your off-the-grid getaway.

Chalet de Tagaytay

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Talisay Road, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Rates start at P4,500

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 shower, a living area, a dining corner, and a fire place. There's also another deck where you can lounge around on the sun beds.

Private beach resort in Iloilo


Tigbauan, Iloilo
Rates start at P6,500

Book an entire resort all to yourself so you won't have to deal with strangers along the beach. The Airbnb property has five huts (one air-conditioned and four fan rooms) with individual toilet and bath, and can accommodate up to five people. Plus, you can buy the day's catch from the locals and cook your meals using their barbecue grill.

Hilltop rest house in Guimaras

PHOTO BY Airbnb/Julie Ann

San Lorenzo, Guimaras
Rates start at P650

If you're looking to indulge in a quiet and much-needed vacation away from the crowd, you can book a stay in a vacation house that sits on top of a hill with a view of the San Lorenzo Wind Farm. The bungalow house made of wood and bamboo can accommodate up to 16 guests. It has two bedrooms, a huge loft with four beds, and a spacious living area.

Casa Alta

PHOTO BY Airbnb/Casa Alta

Villa Lagos Subdivision, Pansol, Calamba, Laguna
Rates start at P26,000

Casa Alta has six rooms that can accommodate a maximum of 45 guests. It features a hot spring pool and a separate kiddie pool, billiards or beer pong table, and a videoke set-up. You also have everything you need to put together a nice meal for the whole group, such as an outdoor grill and three long tables.

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