UPDATE: This beach house is no longer for rent.
Vacation rentals is a relatively new term in the tourism industry. It is a growing worldwide trend and Asia is leading in this new type of accommodation. Given the number of villas for rent in Bali, Phuket and other popular island destinations in Asia, I don't see why our country hasn't exploited this trend.
In the Philippines, vacation rentals come in the form of beach houses, or seaside mansions even. Recently, I have been searching for the best beach house for rent in the country. Of course, I started where there is a number of these accommodations: Batangas.
For Filipinos, Tagaytay is a top destination for renting whole houses. If you want to rent a beach house though, the easiest place to get one is in Nasugbu, Batangas, just a 45 minute drive down Tagaytay. The house featured here is in a private village nestled along the beautiful coast of Nasugbu. Welcome to THE beach house in Kawayan Cove.
I stressed on THE because it is perhaps the most popular beach house for rent in Kawayan Cove. Although I have heard that there are other houses in Kawayan Cove for rent, this one is the most occupied one.
The house is actually made of two houses, the main house and the annex. It is already more than 8 years old, which surprised me, because it was really well maintained. It has a huge living area, two kitchens, 2 dining areas, and an entertainment room.
There was a spacious balcony opening up from two adjacent bedrooms in the 2nd floor.
There are 5 bedrooms in total, but it also had a huge attic, that can sleep as many as ten people. Thus, if you do the Math, 20 people can sleep here comfortably.
And that's not even occupying the entertainment rooms and the living room in the annex that also has a day bed and a large sofa where three people can sleep on as well.
There are several sofa beds so you don't really sleep on a mattress on the floor. In the annex house, the master's bedroom had a massage chair which we exploited.
Even though it didn't had a beach front, the entire house felt like a resort. The pool area was very relaxing, although a bit worn down. There were 5 pool lounges, perfect for those who want to just laze under the sun.
We rented this house for our company's Christmas party. We were about a group of 30 people, and we were still able to sleep well. I think even 40 people can sleep here. What I like about the place is its chill out vibe. We loved the house so much, that we spent an extra night here.
Kawayan Cove also has the best beach in Nasugbu, since it was very private and wide. The sand wasn't perfectly fine and white, but the water was clear. To visit the beach, a jeep will pick you up form the house to take you to the Bamboo Club, the beach of Kawayan Cove. You have to pay an extra P200 though for entrance. I believe that this amount is also consummable, so you can have lunch or a snack here.
The Beach House in Kawayan Cove is perfect I think for small companies and barkadas. There was a centralized sound system all throughout the living and pool areas, which was great for our night parties. Finally, the caretakers are very friendly and they do clean up your mess. They can even help in cooking, just bring your meats and ingredients. For P25,000 a night, I think it was a steal, especially if you're a group of at least 25 people. You get the feeling of renting your own resort.
The Beach House at Kawayan Cove
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