On Airbnb, there are cheap apartments, expensive hotels, and private islands.  Yep, private islands with your own luxury cottage. When you’re looking for places to stay, you would go with the cheapest house or apartment that can cater to all your needs. For these houses though, we recommend either bringing your whole clan or working overtime.

These are the most elegant ones we’ve found on Airbnb.com with prices ranging from $900 – $1000.

Big Bamboo Dream Private Island – Culion

Entire home – 8+ Guests

P83,606/night

When you’re sick and tired of those small hotel rooms and apartments, try renting your own island! Not only do you get to stay in their cozy villa, you’ll also be served fresh food straight from their organic farm cooked by your own personal chef. You will also enjoy the fresh air, 100% Carbon-free, as they are powered only through solar energy and battery banks.

Casa Amara – Batangas

Entire Home – 10 – 70 Guests

P70,012/night

This is the house on the hill you’ve been dreaming of your whole life. You have your own private beach, pool,  and a kitchen where you can cook your own food. Oh and all the rooms in this house have sea and mountain views.

Villa Kaloo Beachfront – Boracay

Entire home – 8+ Guests

P53,330/night

This villa features traditional Asian-inspired architecture. It has that welcoming feel just by looking at the house from the outside. It gets better inside too. The summery warm-toned interior is a cozy escape from the bustling beach party life in Boracay. We love this place because you can watch the sunset over the Sulu Sea by your balcony.

Private Villa – El Nido

Entire home – 6+ Guests

P49,795/night

This is a modern take on the traditional Filipino house. This is the first time we’ve seen such beautiful display of bamboo and woodgrain as home interior. And yes, you get a private island too.


Beautiful Gated House – Tagaytay

Entire Home – 14 Guests

P45,015/night

This elegant family house in Tagaytay is marketed for those attending weddings and other family outings. Although it is a vacation home, it might just be one of those vacations you won’t forget. Boasting modern and elegant interiors, and large free spaces for some get together, you won’t think twice about booking this again.


Here are some of our picks that didn’t quite make the $900 mark, but are rated so positively we couldn’t help but include them.

They’re all in the P15,000 – $30,000 per night range. These houses are still expensive for the common modest-living Filipino so we decided to feature them too. Besides, they are as stunning as the first five we listed. Perhaps you can bookmark them for planning for your next family or barkada vacation!

Beach House – Calatagan

Entire Home – 16+ Guests

P30,026/night

This is another mansion on the hill that you will surely fall in love with. It’s actually two houses – one main house and the guest house with 4 bedrooms. The main house even has an infinity pool, table tennis table, pool table, and a charcoal oven. Guests who have been here say that it’s almost like ‘booking a 5-star hotel exclusively for you’. Although it’s exclusive because of its extensive private mango farm, it’s only a 10 minute walk to the beach

Villa Sena – Tagaytay

Entire Home – 20 Guests

P27,487/night

Villa Sena is a one of a kind mansion overlooking the famous Taal lake. It has its own private pool as well as a beautiful garden where you can roam around. Private rooms are big and clean, perfect for large groups looking for place that’s not far from the comfort of one’s own home.

Narra Hill – Batangas

Entire Home – 15 Guests

P24,997/night

Nara Hill features these lovely nipa-hut inspired villas. The whole place is composed of four of these rooms, all of which you can rent at one time. Chilling along the poolside, you’ll get a breathtaking view of the vast mountains and the Taal volcano.

Spectacular Penthouse – Boracay

Entire Home – 12 Guests

P24,789/night

This penthouse is the only beach house you’ll ever need. They even have a Balinese inspired pool area and a “Seventh Heaven” view deck. For all your outdoor activities, their in-house butler can help arrange them for you.

Private Island – Brother Island, El Nido

Entire home – 12 Guests

P14,988/night

Here’s another pick for when you just feel like renting an island all to yourself. They guarantee no other tourists or visitors during your stay in the island. The accommodation is just one of those simple ones, nothing grand but still spacious and homey. Meals are inclusive and are served thrice a day, cooked by their chef who specializes in Filipino cuisine.


Or you can go to a nearby beach!

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