As the demands of work and life build up, spending time with one’s family becomes more and more difficult.
It used to be the easiest thing to do back in the day, but now it’s considered almost a rare accomplishment to take just one day off with the members of your family, no strings attached.
So when given the opportunity to be with the ones you love and to think of nothing but spending time with them, a private getaway with a place all to yourself is ideal. These homes away from home will remind you of how much family matters because in that place, it’s just you and them—no thoughts of work, no feelings of pressure.
But to find a spot that fits the whole family comfortably, is situated in a peaceful and quiet environment not too far from the city, and has amenities fit for all ages to enjoy is no easy feat. Stay calm—we got your back! Here are five of the best family houses in Batangas you should definitely check out for your next weekend getaway.
1. Casa Amara
Catch the sunrise’s most beautiful moments at Casa Amara. This villa is perched on a hill, giving you stunning views of the sea while you relax in the home’s warm and cozy rooms.
This is the place to be if you wish to temporarily detach from the life in the city. The thoughtful interiors exude feelings of belongingness, while outside, the majestic views beckon.
The Mediterranean-inspired family house can accommodate up to 10 people and all of their needs, with its large contemporary-country bedrooms and your very own swimming pool. It even has an outdoor dining area where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee alongside the vast ocean.
Stay at Casa Amara’s Sunrise Villa with this exclusive ₱5,000 discount from Deal Grocer.
(02) 369 5208
(0927) 579 7772
Staying in Club Balai Isabel’s Lake Forest Mansion means letting go of all your worries from sun up to sun down—it’s pure relaxation at its finest. This overnight stay for 12 provides not only the best rooms for your family and your family’s family, but also personalized service through a private butler and a maid. There’s a chef, too, so you can have meals arranged by the poolside or in the mansion’s kitchen.
Club Balai Isabel is the whole package: a gorgeous home, dedicated places for sports, several pools, flyfish, and banana boats, and an Aqua Park with giant slides, trampolines, and even a human cannonball launcher.
If you prefer to stay amongst the trees and embrace your nature-loving self, you definitely can because the resort takes pride in being one of the very few zero-carbon resorts in the Philippines.
Club Balai Isabel
(02) 897 0229
(02) 584 4068
(0906) 518 5491
(0906) 518 5494
3. Casa Laiya
For large family celebrations, what’s best for you is a spacious place where you can go exploring and do a wide variety of things. Casa Laiya is just that, with seven rooms that can house up to two families, a stargazing platform perfect for clear night skies, nature all around, and a beach where you can do all sorts of watersports just 5 minutes away from the villa.
The design of this mansion is a modern take on old Spanish architecture, adorned inside with feature paintings done by Manuel Rodriguez Sr., the Father of Philippine Printmaking. This exclusive vacation home situated inside a private resort with its own chapel and a lagoon-shaped saltwater outdoor pool is a place you and your family will truly remember.
Anxious about feeding the whole brood? Set those worries aside, because your entire stay at Casa Laiya already includes delicious full-board meals.
Brgy. Laiya Ibabao
San Juan, Batangas
83 Del Monte Avenue, Brgy. San Jose
(02) 361 5027
(0917) 895 4983
(0908) 881 2539
4. Camp Netanya
Camp Netanya’s Santorini-inspired architecture is a top trending topic on social media, and for good reason. If you can’t go to Greece this weekend, then Camp Netanya is your best bet. Though the area seems like it’s divided into little rooms, if you’re planning to bring the whole clan, they actually have a 5-bedroom Master Villa that can accommodate up to 14 people. And to us Filipinos, there’s nothing more exciting than having the extended family join in the fun.
The Master Villa even has separate spaces for the living area, the dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a terrace, and its own receiving area. Plus, this package comes with breakfast and all sorts of fun activities for the fam.
For those craving sand and sea, the resort offers complimentary use of their kayak and snorkeling gear, as well as options to rent an island-hopping speedboat to Sombrero Island or Oscar Island, go scuba diving, or ride a glass-bottom boat with the kids to see the rich marine life right beneath your feet.
(0927) 895 4092
(0939) 753 5074
Escape to the calm and serene Anilao scene with a stay at AniSiam’s private villa. What sets this family house apart from the others is its modern and clean design, providing a sense of space and lightness to those seeking a reset from constricting daily life.
Once you book the private villa, the whole area is reserved exclusively for you. The place can house up to 12 with its master bed suite, 3 double bedrooms, and 2 twin rooms. There’s also a large balcony where you get a panoramic view of the ocean and Balayan Bay, and a full kitchen serving Filipino, Thai, and Western dishes all prepared by AniSiam’s in-house chef. This property resides on the beachside and comes with its own infinity pool—the perfect setting for unique bonding moments and unforgettable family experiences.
Barrio Maasim, Ligaya, Mabini
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Stapatt Sankosik or Michelle Malonzo
(0977) 803 9714
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