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The Coziest Homestays Near Metro Manila For Your Rainy Season Escape

There’s a reason why rainy days are also called bed weather. With just the right amount of shower and pouring noise—the rain makes you want to slow down and relax. While it’s a lean time for travel, in contrast, it is the perfect season to retreat to a nice staycation spot where staying indoors becomes more enjoyable. That said, if you’re looking for an escape this rainy season, here are the warmest and coziest homestays that are only worth a short drive from Metro Manila.



Overlooking Forest Cabin in Tagaytay

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This cabin is giving Baguio vibes with its stone and wood design, adorned with native patterns and carved wood. But make no mistake; you can find this homestay in Tagaytay, just an hour or two’s drive from Manila. There’s a lot of great things about this huge one-bedroom forest cabin overlooking Taal Volcano, but we especially love the outdoor shower and the fact that it’s solar-powered. Things that make you feel much closer to nature. That said, it’s important to note that there’s no WiFi or TV here.

Location: Tagaytay-Talisay Rd., Tagaytay City
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Rates start at PHP 3,490/night.



Bird House in Moon Garden Tagaytay

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Another cozy native-inspired homestay perfect for the rainy season is this garden hut in Tagaytay. It’s located in a private garden, surrounded by trees and a beautiful landscape—and screened walls let you appreciate this from the upper-level bedroom. The Bird House is ideal for romantic and peaceful retreats where, if you’re with family or a significant other, you can spend quality time together. WiFi and TV are skipped inside the hut.

Location: San Jose, Tagaytay City
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Rates start at PHP 6,000/night.



Ataalaya Farmhouse in Batangas

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If you’ve done a lot of sightseeing from Tagaytay, you might want to get closer to Taal Volcano now. Go on a staycation at this lakeside home in Batangas, featuring picturesque heritage architecture. It has an outdoor jacuzzi facing Taal Lake, a nice spot to get warm while enjoying soft rain. When the rain gets heavy, you can instead dip yourself in the indoor tub with wide windows.

These lava cakes are the perfect dessert to bring to Taal Lake!

Location: Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Alitagtag, Batangas
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Rates start at PHP 7,956/night.



John’s Hammock / Tallwood Villas in Batangas

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Another cozy lakeside homestay in Batangas is John’s Hammock, which is ideal for bigger families. This Swiss-inspired wooden cabin is liberally furnished, with areas that would appeal to every member of the family. Busy bees bringing their work will feel more inspired at the stylish study with windows facing Taal Lake, while kids and water-loving fellows will surely enjoy the infinity pool. Bonfire is also available, so be sure to bring marshmallows and other delicious campfire snacks!

Location: Mataasnakahoy, Batangas
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Rates start at PHP 22,000/night.



Cabin in the Clouds in Rizal

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This modern mountainside cabin boasts panoramic views of the Sierra Madre and Laguna de Bay. Verdant hills are the first thing you’d see from the balcony in the morning, which is especially gorgeous on a misty rainy day. If you like nature activities, you can also enjoy a short hike that leads to a better sightseeing spot, as well as bonfires at night. There are few restaurants in the area so be sure to bring your specialty ingredients and take advantage of the cabin’s kitchen amenities.

Meanwhile, get your desserts like these thousand-gram dirty brownies and milk tea kits on KKday!

Location: Tanay, Rizal
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Rates start at PHP 9,000/night.



Exclusive Farm House With Pool in Angeles City

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Another heritage home perfect for a rainy-day staycation is this farmhouse in Angeles City, which was first built in the 1970s as a warehouse. This homestay boasts of close proximity to major attractions but at the same time gives you a nice sense of seclusion. The dense pocket of forest surrounding the property effectively blocks the city’s hustle and bustle. 

Location: Mining, Angeles City, Pampanga
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Rates start at PHP 9,800/night.


Check out these staycation spots within Metro Manila too! Be sure to pack enough delicious treats which you can order on KKday!