5 #Aesthetic Accommodations in Cebu

With everybody doing a lot and everything moving at a fast pace, a very much-needed vacation to slow things down and rejuvenate is what most people are looking for.

A quick escape could do so much that there are already a lot of stays available in different provinces around the country. A single night or two in a different environment, being in touch with nature, and moving away from the chaotic and loud noises of the city can easily recharge a person and relieve his worries which can be very useful when facing different life challenges.

While considering a peaceful and relaxing stay, most vacationers also look at the whole aesthetic of a place, determining whether they would be amazed and astonished by the magical places available in the rural areas of our country.

Photo from 150 Peakway Mountain Resort Facebook Page

Around Cebu, there are a lot of vacation home rentals that will allow the guests to be in touch with nature and have a peaceful and relaxing stay. From the get-go, it may sound like they are all the same, but each place offers different experiences that everyone might want to experience at certain points in their life.

Now, let’s dive into the 5 aesthetic stays that you can visit in Cebu.

1. Treehouse de Valentine

A magical, peaceful, and great place to rejuvenate. That is how guests describe the beauty of Treehouse de Valentine. This place offers vacation home rentals, located in a secluded paradise, near tons of trees and a river. Treehouse de Valentine has their home rentals made from wood, bamboo, and other materials that will keep you in touch with nature. They also have a geodesic dome, ratan hammocks, a swimming pool, a private jacuzzi, and many more amenities that will let you escape from the hustle of the city. The aesthetic of the place is staying true to its core, providing a touch of nature in every piece that meets your eye. Because almost all of the pieces around Treehouse de Valentine are in the earthy color palette that gives the feeling of nature, everything is cohesive and pleasing to the eyes. The most popular activities enjoyed by guests around the place are swimming, rock-jumping, and enjoying the home, peaceful environment, and the beauty of the whole Treehouse de Valentine.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

ROOM RATES:

  • Treehouse de Valentine 1: Good for 8 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1000/pax (13 years old and up), ₱500/pax (3-12 years old). Maximum of 12 pax. 3 open layout bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wooden bathtub, kitchen, dining, living area and natural river pool.
    • Check in: 3 PM Check out: 11 AM
    • Mon-Thur: ₱12,000 per night with free breakfast
    • Fri-Sun & Holidays: ₱15,000 per night with free breakfast
    • December Holidays: ₱25,000 per night with free breakfast
  • Treehouse de Valentine 2: Good for 5 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1000/pax (13 years old and up), ₱500/pax (3-12 years old). Maximum of 8 pax. 1 bedroom + living area, outdoor jacuzzi, bathroom, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen and dining, and access to river.
    • Check in: 2 PM Check out: 10 AM
    • Mon-Thur: ₱8,000 per night with free breakfast
    • Fri-Sun & Holidays: ₱10,000 per night with free breakfast
    • December Holidays: ₱20,000 per night with free breakfast
  • Dome de Valentine: Good for 10 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1000/pax (13 years old and up), ₱500/pax (3-12 years old). Maximum of 15 pax. 4 open layout airconditioned bedrooms, living area, indoor dining, outdoor dining, fully equipped outdoor kitchen, indoor and outdoor toilet and shower, and own swimming pool.
    • Mon-Thur: ₱15,000 per night with free breakfast
    • Fri-Sun & Holidays: ₱17,000 per night with free breakfast
    • December Holidays: ₱25,000 per night with free breakfast

AMENITIES:

  • Property access including all three bedspaces, the balcony, the living room, the parking lot, the riverside patio, and the river.
  • Appliances
    • stove with oven
    • refrigerator
    • rice cooker
    • microwave oven
    • electric kettle
    • coffee maker
    • induction cooker
    • bread toaster
    • flat iron
    • hair dryer
    • shower heater
    • smart television (guests may connect to Netflix/internet)
    • Dyson electric fans
    • mineral water dispenser
    • mosquito repellent lamp
    • charcoal grill
  • Kitchenware
    • plates and bowls
    • cups and saucers
    • spoons, forks, knives, teaspoons
    • drinking glasses and wine glasses
    • cooking ladles
    • kitchen knife and scissors
    • chopping board
    • bottle opener
    • salt, pepper, other condiments
  • Other Necessities
    • extension cords
    • adaptors
    • emergency light
    • hangers
    • basic toiletries, towels, beddings
    • slippers
    • bug killer lamp
    • bug repellent spray
  • Other Services Provided
    • On-site manager can arrange personal trip to the supermarket/grocery store.
    • More meals outside the free breakfast options may be provided at added costs.
    • There’s a specific area within the property for BBQ.
    • Select drinks and other goods are available at the reception.
    • Laundry services are provided at added costs.
    • Bins are emptied out daily; beds are made daily, linens and towels changed as required.
    • Reception is available 24/7; CCTV coverage is provided for security.
    • In case of blackout, there is a property-owned generator for backup.
    • On-site manager can arrange for a guided trips around the vicinity, as well as take you to local restaurants and tourist spots.
    • 2 small pets are allowed.

PRE-CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete names of all guests checking-in
  • Valid ID of each guest
  • All guests are going to sign a waiver of non-liability upon arrival
  • Security deposit of ₱2,000, fully refundable if no damage incurred during the stay

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Barangay Hingatmonan, Balamban, Cebu City, Philippines – approx. 2 hours away from the city.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: If you are from Luzon or Mindanao, ride a bus, ferry, or plane going to Cebu City, and ride a public utility vehicle going to Brgy. Hingatmonan, Balamban. If you are from around the city, just ride a public utility vehicle and ask them to bring you to Treehouse de Valentine. Most drivers and conductors are familiar with the place, so it won’t be difficult to go to TdV.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Treehouse de Valentine” in Cebu City. Parking space is available.

2. 150 Peakway

If you are looking for a peaceful and astonishing mountain retreat, 150 Peakway is a place you should pay a visit to. They offer dome suites placed in locations with the perfect view of the mountains and rock formations around Osmena peak. 150 Peakway offers outdoor dome living with an outdoor tub, a lounge, and dining areas. Together with the exclusive amenities, they also have a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a fire pit that you can enjoy while gazing at nature and the mountains. Furthermore, they also have villas and an in-house restaurant that provides great food and a quality customer service. 150 Peakway is a perfect place if you want to escape the loud noises of the city and just enjoy a breezy day with your coffee and favorite book while enjoying the peaceful and serene touch of nature. This place is a perfect mountain retreat, especially for those who love hiking and staying at great heights.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

ROOM RATES:

  • Check in: 3 PM Check out: 11 AM
  • Glamping Tents: Good for 4 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1500/pax (13 years old and up), ₱1000/pax (4-12 years old).
    • Mon-Thur: ₱5,000 per night with free breakfast
    • Fri-Sun & Holidays: ₱6,000 per night with free breakfast
  • Suite: Good for 4 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1000/pax (13 years old and up), ₱500/pax (4-12 years old).
    • Mon-Thur: ₱6,000 per night with free breakfast
    • Fri-Sun & Holidays: ₱7,000 per night with free breakfast
  • Dome: Good for 4 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1000/pax (13 years old and up), ₱500/pax (4-12 years old).
    • Mon-Thur: ₱8,000 per night with free breakfast
    • Fri-Sun & Holidays: ₱10,000 per night with free breakfast
  • Two Bedroom Villa: Good for 8 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1000/pax (13 years old and up), ₱500/pax (4-12 years old).
    • Mon-Thur: ₱12,000 per night with free breakfast
    • Fri-Sun & Holidays: ₱15,000 per night with free breakfast

AMENITIES:

  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Body Massage
  • Restaurant
  • Karaoke
  • Campfire
  • Tram
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Other Services Provided
    • 2 small pets allowed

PRE-CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS

  • Security deposit of ₱2,000, fully refundable if no damage incurred during the stay

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Private – Mantalongon Road, Dalaguete, Cebu City, Philippines– approx. 3 hours away from the city.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: If you are from Luzon or Mindanao, ride a bus, ferry, or plane going to Cebu City, and ride a public utility vehicle going to Dalaguete, Cebu City, 150 Peakway. If you are from around the city, just ride a public utility vehicle and ask them to bring you to 150 Peakway.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “150 Peakway” in Cebu City. Parking space is available.

3. Robin’s Nesto

Robin’s Nesto is a vacation home rental facility, located at Sogod, Cebu, with a beach front. For beach lovers, this home rental is a great place to visit for its beautiful hut-inspired homes, infinity pool, beach front, and Bali-inspired amenities. Robin’s Nesto is good for solo stays, couples, groups, or families, and is a great place to have a quick reset from your busy schedule. The nature, pool, and beach will leave every guest in awe and allow them to unwind and relieve their worries for the moment they’re at Robin’s Nesto. The aesthetic of the place provides Bali-inspired decorations, huts, pools, and many more. The cozy deck and comfortable homes will clear your mind and allow you to enjoy the vacation that you deserve. The whole place is filled with earthy colors, that boost the nature vibe that Robin’s Nesto is going for. Most of the materials used for homes, decorations, and furniture are wood, bamboo, and natural materials that give a homey and nature feels.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

ROOM RATES:

  • Check in: 3 PM Check out: 12 NN
  • Main A frame hut: ₱8,000, good for 6 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱500/pax, excess heads on top of 6 pax need to bring their own towels
  • Main hut (Aircon) + Second A frame hut (Fan room): ₱9,500, good for 9 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱500/pax, excess heads on top of 6 pax need to bring their own towels
  • Main hut (aircon) + second A frame hut (fan room) + open treehouse (fan room): ₱12,500, good for 15 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱500/pax, excess heads on top of 6 pax need to bring their own towels

RENTAL RATES:

  • Inflatable stand up paddle – 500 whole day
  • 1 hour oil massage – 300
  • Small Fishing boat – 500 whole day
  • Bon fire – 150

AMENITIES:

  • Exclusive use of the entire 1000 sqm beach property, excluding treehouse and fan room A frame hut as you need to rent it separately.
  • Parking area is located at the neighboring gated lot with a P100 per overnight parking fee per car.
  • Use of A frame hut with attic, 2 queen beds, 1 single foam, and air conditioner that can accommodate up to 6 guests. Other hut is for excess heads.
  • Exclusive use of pool (spring water)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Garden restroom with open ceiling shower
  • Deck with loft net.
  • Free use of kitchen and dining area with stove, refrigerator, basic cookware, utensils, cups, floating tray, and plates.
  • Shower and toilet with 6 towels, soap, and shampoo.
  • Barbeque grill
  • Water gallon
  • Snorkels, beach shoes, and life jackets
  • Free WiFi with very good connection
  • 24-7 CCTV

GROUND RULES

  • No loud noises after 10pm.
  • No outsiders are allowed to enter. No diving on the pool.
  • Wear proper swimming attire
  • No smoking inside/near the hut, tent, dining, kitchen, and restroom.
  • Respect nature and Respect people who care for you.
  • No weapons and drugs.
  • Enjoy your stay to the fullest.
  • No outdoor slippers inside the deck and huts.
  • Pool will be closed at 10 pm for treatment
  • Dogs/cats are allowed for as long as you bring their cage for night time use and you register them during reservation. Unregistered pets are not allowed to enter our place. You can also rent our cage for overnight use at an affordable rate of 200 per night. Any damages or cleaning needed due to your pet will have to be paid.

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Panangatan, Barangay Bawo, Sogod, Cebu City, Philippines– approx. 2 hours away from the city.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: If you are from Luzon or Mindanao, ride a bus, ferry, or plane going to Cebu City, and ride a public utility vehicle going to Brgy. Bawo, Sogod, Robin’s Nesto. If you are from around the city, just ride a public utility vehicle and ask them to bring you to Robin’s Nesto.  

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Robin’s Nesto” in Cebu City. Parking space is available.

4. Greenland Cabins

Located in the middle of the woods are the private beauty and astonishing vacation rental homes by Greenland Cabins. Greenland Cabins offers vacation rental home services with a pool, outdoor showers, a cabana, hammocks, and outdoor scenery to explore. This place is great for adventurous people, and for those who are in deep need of a peaceful and nature-inspired weekend or vacation. The aesthetic of the place is very close to nature and homey as most of the materials used for the homes, cabanas and decorations are wood and bamboo, and other materials within the earthy color palette. Greenland Cabins is a great place to be in touch with nature, escape from the bustle of the city, and have a fun-but at the same time relaxing vacation. Greenland Cabins offers more than just a place to stay and a great location. They also have camping by the fire, foods you can have cooked for you, breakfast and drinks by the pool, a barbeque party, and much more. For a great woodsy and homey escape, Greenland Cabins is a place you should pay a visit.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

WHOLE PLACE RATE:

  • Check in: 2 PM Check out: 11 AM
  • Weekdays: ₱9,980, good for 8 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱400/pax. Maximum of 20 pax
  • Weekends & Holidays: ₱11,980, good for 8 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱400/pax. Maximum of 20 pax

AMENITIES:

  • Swimming Pool
  • 3 Maru (triangular) huts
  • 1 Leo (glamping) tent
  • Outdoor movie house
  • Bonfire area
  • Cabana
  • Outdoor bathroom
  • Charcoal grill
  • Dining area
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Breakfast counters
  • Hammocks
  • Camping ground for tents
  • Alfresco shower
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Towels and basic toiletries
  • Parking space
  • Free WiFi
  • Pets are allowed

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Road beside SM Consolacion right after Jackbel Inn, Consolacion, Northern Cebu – approx. 40 mins away from the city.

BY BUS: Ride any PUJ/PUB going to SM Consolacion. From there you can ride a tricycle or motorcycle to “The Greenland Cabins”.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “The Greenland Cabins” in Consolacion. Parking space is available.

5. Alhibe

At Alhibe, guests are greeted by a one-hectare farm that screams peace, beauty, and serenity. By renting a vacation home offered by Alhibe, one can experience an ideal provincial stay with the different activities and amenities that they include. Alhibe is a great place to stay at huts and glamping tents and enjoy the wooden deck, outdoor toilet and bath, outdoor dining, open-roof shower, camping, spring-fed pool, bonfire pit, hammock, swing, bird nesting, different farm activities, and many others. Furthermore, they have a covered bamboo deck, which is perfect for movie nights and other intimate events. Alhibe farm is perfect for those who want to experience life in the rural areas, have a peaceful and nature surrounded environment, and have a relaxing and satisfying vacation that can rejuvenate oneself. Take a walk over to the farm and forest at Alhibe and enjoy different farm and camping activities to escape and unwind from your exhausting schedule.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

WHOLE PLACE RATE:

  • Check in: 2 PM Check out: 11 AM
  • Weekdays: ₱10,500, good for 6 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1350/pax (10 years old and up), ₱1150/pax (4-9 years old). Maximum of 20 pax. With free breakfast and dinner.
  • Weekends: ₱11,500, good for 6 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1350/pax (10 years old and up), ₱1150/pax (4-9 years old). Maximum of 20 pax. With free breakfast and dinner.
  • Holidays: ₱12,000-₱13,000, good for 6 pax with extra headcount fee of ₱1350/pax (10 years old and up), ₱1150/pax (4-9 years old). Maximum of 20 pax. With free breakfast and dinner.

AMENITIES:

  • Exclusive & private use of the whole 1-hectare Farm
  • Gated parking slots (2) & street parking (up to 5)
  • Use of “Payag” Accommodation with 1bedroom, kitchen, dining area & T&B
  • Additional Bell Tents Accommodations for 3 or more Guests
  • Use of Linens, towels, soap, shampoo & conditioner
  • Use of Spring-Fed Pool
  • Use of outdoor showers & toilet
  • Use of Bonfire pit with 1-set of firewood
  • Use of the “Patag” for campsite & outdoor activities
  • Use of musical instruments, bluetooth speaker, reading books, board games & sports equipment
  • Use of “Bantawan”, a yoga deck & event deck in the mini-forest
  • Use of “Baktasan”, a forest trail walk
  • Use of “Kaduyanan”, hammock area
  • Use of Alhibé Swing & Bird’s Nest seating
  • A souvenir plant/s upon checkout
  • In-house 24/7 Farm Staff
  • Night guard (Thursdays to Tuesdays)

OTHER AMENITIES WITH ADD-ON RATES

  • Movie Night Setup at the Patag or Bantawan
  • Use of PA & sound system

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Sito Baucan, Brgy. Sac-on, Carmen, Northern Cebu — at the back of the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park.

NOTE: Again, walk-ins are NOT allowed. Make sure to book a reservation first using the links provided above.

RENT A CAR: The farm offers air-conditioned Van Transportation as per availability with certain charges. You can also rent a car via SquadPH Travels.

BY CAR: Just navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to Cebu Safari and Adventure Park. From there, ask around where you can find Alhibe Farm.

BY BUS: For commuting guests, a bus ride from the city’s North Terminal and getting off at Carmen Public Market is the easiest way. The farm is located in Barangay Sacon, 10km from the National Highway and is about a 30minute drive of uphills & downhills, river crossing & a single-lane rough road experience before arriving. There are no regular public transit system going to Barangay Sacon from the town proper, however Motorcycles for hire “habal-habal’’ are readily available for a P50 per head, minimum of 2 per trip. Most of the motorcycle drivers are familiar with the fenced farm, few meters from the MLhuillier’s Safari back gate going to Barangay Lanipga.

The aesthetics of the places that will be mentioned are magical, refreshing, and unwinding. One can stay at any of the places and say that they’ve never seen such beauty over a long time in the city.

Even those who are from the rural areas of the country are also amazed by these places, as they are built and designed beautifully, while still giving the natural touch that will keep everyone feeling the vacation that they deserve.

The nature and provincial feel will give every guest a clear mind, a peaceful soul, and a relaxed whole being. Together with great service, stay maintenance, a beautiful location, and vacation activities, one can surely feel renewed and worry-less after their stay in the different home rentals around the corners of Cebu.  



Ram Mancelita
Ram Mancelitahttps://sugbo.ph
"Experiencing Cebu one post at a time."

Editor | Cebu City

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