Get a Feel of the Farm Life at this Riverfront Home in Zambales
A home away from home nestled in a 24-hectare farm.
by Ina Louise Manto | July 23, 2021
We all have different definitions of recharging. Some enjoy embracing the couch potato life and catching up on shows and movies while others retreat to the great outdoors and embrace nature. If you’re someone who enjoys the latter, a couple of hours’ drive would be worth it when you reach this idyllic farm in Zambales.
Respite in a 24-hectare land
Whether you’re looking for a vacation home with plenty of outdoor space for an intimate celebration or simply want to treat your family to a relaxing getaway, Iba Botanicals will let you experience so much more. The five-bedroom home is nestled within a 24-hectare farm owned by Iba Botanicals, a pioneering company in the essential oils and natural extracts industries. Around the farm, you’ll find a ylang ylang flower plantation used for making essential oils, observe organic farming practices, and more.
The lodge would make you feel like you’ve just found another home away from home – all its rooms and shared spaces are inviting. Different sleeping arrangements can be observed in rooms – from king beds to bunk beds. Though the Airbnb listing is only for 16 guests, the lodge can accommodate up to 40 guests. If you’re planning to bring your entire angkan here then that wouldn’t be a problem!
One of the bedrooms has a viewing deck on the second floor, which gives a panoramic view of the surrounding farm.
You can cook your own meals, but if you’re preparing for a celebration, Iba Botanicals offers farm-to-table meals prepared by their in-house chef. You’ll get the freshest ingredients in your meals!
The patio area is perfect for outdoor dining and lounging. It’s also spacious enough to have extra tables and chairs set up for intimate gatherings.
Activities and nearby attractions
From learning about sustainable farming to activities for kids, it would be a sin not to explore Iba Botanicals’ grounds. You can have book an eco-tour of the farm for P500 each, which is made even more fun by having a carabao ride. It’ll be a fun activity for kids!
The spacious home and its grounds aren’t the only places worth exploring around Iba Botanicals. The farm has plenty of nearby attractions, including a mountain to hike with a secret waterfall. After a few hours of hiking, you can reward yourself by cooling off at a river with clear waters.
Rates at this farm stay start at P25,000 a night for 16 guests.
Book your stay here.