Outdoor Getaways: 5 AirBnbs South of Manila to Book When You Want to be Surrounded by Nature - Travel

Whether you want to ‘glamp’ by a lake, experience a farm stay, or spend a weekend perched on a hilltop, there’s a place to rent to enjoy the great outdoors comfortably.

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Airbnbs have become suitable alternatives for the leisure traveler. The global platform lets hosts list their properties from beach houses to farm cabins, which allows you to book and stay in their spaces. 

Airbnb listings in the Philippines include many luxurious, attractive, and comfortable homes you can rent for a day up to months. And since the country boasts rich natural landscapes, many of the properties are built amongst lush greenery. If you’ve been cooped up at home since the pandemic, you may want a much-needed change of scenery. 

When you want to recharge in a private space alone or with friends and family, here are five outdoor getaway Bnbs you can book now to recharge and even unplug by going on a digital detox.


For a weekend away from city life and into a nature-filled location, Tagaytay’s a couple of hours away from Metro Manila. The Balcony Room hosted by Narra Hill offers a sweeping view of Taal Volcano and Lake. Surrounded by lush greenery, you also go on a digital detox as the property doesn’t include a TV, internet connection, and minimal cellular reception. Consider taking advantage of your time by reconnecting with nature and with your companions. 

Without TV and Wifi connection, you can take a digital detox and fully appreciate the forest-clad surroundings. / Photo from airbnb.com

You can book here.

Calca, Batangas

Its proximity to Tagaytay and the beaches of Nasugbu makes this property’s location great if you want to be in a milder climate one day then hit the beach the next. However, if you’re looking to go on a staycation, this mountainside home can provide you the right ambiance to unwind.

The Batangas Airbnb can accommodate eight guests and includes three bedrooms, a kitchen, and a private swimming pool. / Photo from airbnb.com

Since the house is perched on a hill, you’ll have a 360-degree view of Mount Batulao, Balayan Bay, and the Nasugbu farmlands. You can book this Airbnb when you want a weekend of fresh air and stunning sunsets. 

With views of Mount Batulao, Balayan Bay, and the Nasugbu farmlands, you can experience a unique perspective of what nature has to offer. / Photo from airbnb.com

You can book here.

Calca, Batangas

Another property in Calca is this modern cabin which also boats panoramic views. The 84 square meter glass cabin features a view deck, breakfast nook, and grilling deck overlooking Mt. Batulao. In effect, you’ll be waking up to an unobstructed view of the sunrise and enjoy peaceful indoor-outdoor living.

You can take in the scenery from either the indoor dining area or outdoor breakfast nook. / Photo from airbnb.com

You can book here.

Calagatan, Batangas

This property is built in the middle of fields surrounded by trees, horses, and goats for a quaint farm stay. It’s recommended for families to play with friendly farm animals and run around the spacious grounds. One guest reviewed the Airbnb and said the whole farm experience was worthwhile, and she even enjoyed the “rooster doing its cock-a-doodle-do in the early morning.”

For a quaint and healthy weekend trip, you can book this Calatagan farmhouse to enjoy fresh produce included in your breakfast. / Photo from airbnb.com

The farmhouse is only five minutes away from the beach and includes breakfast every morning of the stay.

The complete farm experience includes the property’s horses, goats, and roosters roaming the vicinity. / Photo from airbnb.com

Cavinti, Laguna

Are you not a fan of camping but want to be immersed in nature? Here’s a Bnb that allows you to glamp on a private island. Instead of roughing it in a tent and sleeping bag, you can stay in a Geodesic Dome and sleep on a “luxury mattress.”

Traditional camping isn’t for everyone, but the benefits of being outdoors are. For a more comfortable outdoor immersion, you can book a more relaxed version through the Geodesic Dome. / Photo from airbnb.com

From inside your dome, you’ll see views overlooking Lake Lumot. Fortunately, unlike its name, the lake’s water is clear and flows from the mountains of Caliraya. The host includes free use of their kayaks, floaters, fishing rods, and bodyboards for activities. 

The Airbnb host includes free use of kayaks, fishing rods, and other recreational lake-side activities for outdoor fun. Photo from airbnb.com

You can book here.

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