Go for a cozy and relaxing retreat few hours away from Manila.

Any plans for the weekend? Why not indulge yourself together with your family or barkada with a relaxing retreat a few hours away from Manila? We found five private villas in Laguna that are ready to welcome you and give you the R&R that you deserve.

5. Sense of South 2


Sense of South 2 is a private villa with six (6) air-conditioned bedrooms. Each room has toilet & bath and are equipped with three (3) full-sized beds (54” x 75”), flat-screen television with Cignal cable, and a table. Six (6) people can comfortably sleep in each room. It also has a modern contemporary lounge area/living room at the ground floor featuring billiard table, LCD TV with Cignal cable, modern furniture such as dining table, sofa set, 3 long tables & 30 cofta chairs, and lounge chairs.

If you’re interested to cook, they have a kitchen equipped with 2-burner gas stove and free gasul, rice cooker, refrigerator, microwave and oven toaster, and hot & cold water dispenser. If you want to grill, they also have an outdoor BBQ area available for you.

Take a relaxing dip in their hot spring pool that is lukewarm enough to relax your mind, body, and spirit. Sense of South 2 has one (1) large kiddie pool (3ft) and an adult pool (3-5ft) that has a basketball ring in-pool. The adult pool also has a slide that kids (with adult’s supervision) can enjoy. Jacuzzi is also available but for additional charge of P500/hour.

The resort can accommodate up to 40 guests. If everyone is bringing their cars, Sense of South 2 has a private parking available for six (6) cars.

4. Sense of South

Enjoy a hotel-like experience at Sense of South. With a great and modern ambiance, this resort will surely touch your five senses. The private villa has a total of 6 air-conditioned rooms, all located at the ground floor for the convenience of senior and PWD guests.

Sense of South has 100% natural hot spring pool with a slide and basketball ring in-pool. It also has a kiddie pool that is big enough to welcome even the kids at heart. In case you’re worrying getting sun burned, the pool is partially covered, so you can enjoy swimming all day.

The resort can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. It is also equipped with living & dining hall as well as a kitchen with 2-burner gas stove, rice cooker, microwave & oven toaster, refrigerator, hot & cold water dispenser and other cooking equipment. Private parking is available and can accommodate up to 6 cars. For your entertainment, the resort has videoke for unlimited use, billiard table, outdoor half basketball court, and free WiFi.

3. Ananda Spring

Have a blissful experience in this new and contemporary private villa. Ananda is an Indian word meaning “bliss” or extreme happiness”. True to its meaning, you will experience a blissful stay with your family, friends or colleagues in this 5-bedroom single-storey private villa as it has modern amenities and a contemporary look that will complete your vacation.

Just like the other private villas, the resort also has a kiddie pool and an adult pool. Jacuzzi is available for Php500/hr. It is smaller than the previous private villas as it can only accommodate a maximum of 35 guests. Living and dining hall as well as kitchen with outdoor BBQ area is also available. They also have additional three (3) long tables and 30 chairs.

Private parking is available and can accommodate a maximum of 6 cars.

2. Ysabel Garden

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For a stress-free vacation, visit this beautiful and spacious private garden villa. The spacious garden makes it also a perfect venue for different gatherings, occasions or events such as weddings, baptismal, birthdays, and team buildings. You can even do camping activity in this resort.

Ysabel Garden is actually a family rest house with two (2) air-conditioned bedrooms on the ground floor and four (4) air-conditioned bedrooms on the second floor that has an amazing and relaxing view. The resort has two round pools – the kiddie pool and the adult pool with slide. Jacuzzi is also available for additional charge. The private villa can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests and has a living and dining hall, an equipped kitchen and a private parking that can accommodate  8-10 cars. They also have back-up generator, so you don’t have to worry in case the area experience electricity problems.

1. Villa Sofia

Featured on Philippine television, Villa Sofia is a private resort that has four (4) bedrooms and can accommodate family and friends who want an intimate bonding. Leave your stress behind as this modern, clean and safe private villa offers two (2) swimming pools – a kiddie pool and an adult pool that will give you the relaxation that you need. Plus, all rooms are air-conditioned and has clean bedding and blankets for a comfortable sleep.

Just like the previous resorts, this private villa has a living and dining hall that can accommodate 5-6 pax, and a fully equipped kitchen. For your entertainment, you can enjoy an unlimited use of videoke, play billiards at their billiard table, and play basketball at their outdoor half basketball court. WiFi and LCD TV with Cignal cable are also available.

So what are you waiting for? Reserve a slot today! The management requires 50% down payment to reserve the chosen slot. For more details, you can check their website and follow them on Facebook.

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