Beat the Summer Heat at these Private Beach Houses Near Metro Manila
Get a piece of a private beach paradise without driving too far.
by Ina Louise Manto | March 24, 2022
The dry season is finally here and getting a dose of sun and sea is the ideal activity for cooling off in this sweltering weather. With relaxed travel restrictions, going on a short getaway won’t be as difficult anymore, and you don’t have to go that far. From Batangas to La Union, checkout these beachfront properties you can easily visit this summertime:
The Island PH
Location: Pagbilao, Quezon
It’s not every day that you’ll have the opportunity to have an island to yourself – the fees of purchasing an island alone are no joke. Located in Pagbilao, Quezon, The Island PH is a beach house located on a remote island – your group will only be the ones to occupy the property and it’s the off-grid experience you might be looking for. It’s the only property on the whole island! The adventure kicks off with a short boat ride, with round trip transfers for 6 pax already included in the fees. There’s no electricity during the day so soak in the sea and sun all you want.
Rates start at P15,000 per night. Book your stay here.
Built in 2018, Clipper’s View is a family-owned beach house on the shores of Calatagan, Batangas. It’s the owners’ summer house, so trust that they’ve got you covered with everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay: the two-story house is fully-furnished, has four bedrooms, and a balcony facing the beach. There’s also a private pool on the side of the house, and a sand bar in front.
Rates start at P22,000 per night. Book your stay here.
Makoko sa Baybay
Location: Bolinao, Pangasinan
While Greece is already open for tourists, international travel during the pandemic can still be very costly, with all the added fees to adhere to health and safety protocols. At Makoko sa Baybay in Pangasinan, you’ll have a Santorini-like getaway without booking plane tickets. Boasting white walls and pops of blue, the house has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to 11 guests. It also has a roof deck where you can appreciate a panoramic beachfront view.
Rates start at P12,143 per night. Book your stay here.
Andi’s Beach Camp
Location: Bacnotan, La Union
Is it really summer without spending a weekend in La Union? While the nightlife in San Juan is an experience for the books, Andi’s Beach Camp is the place to be for those who want to enjoy La Union’s waters without the usual hubbub. The beach camp offers a tiny 32-sqm space but it can accommodate up 10 guests, which is just perfect for barkadas. It’s also just a few steps away from the beach where you can try camping. There’s also plenty of yard space for setting up a bonfire at night.
Rates start at P7,643 per night. Book your stay here.
Location: Lian, Batangas
Tucked in a Lian, Batangas, Hyssop House will feel like a home away from home – the property has been a vacation home of the owner’s family for decades. This hidden paradise is nestled in a local neighborhood where you can also have a taste of freshly caught seafood. Hyssop House features three bedrooms for 10 guests, a garden, a cocktail pool, a bonfire pit. You can also rent equipment for watersports such as pedal boats, banana boats, and jet skis for an additional fee.
Rates start at P12,500 per night. Book your stay here.
The Rest House
Location: Laiya, Batangas
Another property in Batangas, The Rest House rests on a nine-hectare property you’ll have to yourself during your stay. It’s in Laiya’s less populated area, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with a crowd in the well-beloved beach destination. Aside from the stylish two-bedroom house, this beachfront property features lounging areas by the beach, a lanai for alfresco dining, and a long stretch of white sand beach.
Rates start at P25,000 per night. Book your stay here.
Forest Cove Beach House
Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Nestled just beside Punta Fuego, Forest Cove offers a beachfront house surrounded by lush greenery. The stunning glasshouse has three air-conditioned rooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, an outdoor lounging area, and a private pool. It’s ideal for a big group as it can accommodate up to 16 guests. To get there, the owners suggest taking a boat ride from Nasugbu Wawa Port Area.
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Location: Tiaong, Quezon
Whether it’s an intimate celebration or a weekend getaway with the barkada, Red Beach offers an idyllic bungalow that can accommodate up to 10 guests. It has plenty of garden space for lounging, a private pool, and two air-conditioned rooms. If you want to try roughing it out, you can also pitch tents by the beach at night, enjoy the cool sea breeze, and set up a warm bonfire.
Rates start at P11,214 per night. Book your stay here.