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These Properties Will Take You Around the World

Go on a trip even without a passport

Photography: Pontefino Residences (Main Photo)

Who doesn’t love traveling and discovering new things? It’s safe to say that going on a trip—whether it’s a sweet and short sojourn or a well-planned international rendezvous—is a surefire way to destress and recharge. While we’d all love to book a ticket regularly, many of us don’t have the luxury of time to go on an adventure.

There’s no need to feel down just yet as we’ve found a few spots around the country that will surely satisfy your wanderlust. The big plus? You have the option to live in one, too! These impressive developments don’t just highlight topnotch design and architecture—each has a special feature that will make you feel like you’re in a different time zone as well. Ready for one epic trip? Go around the world without hopping on a plane and look up these places:

The Alpine Village at Crosswinds Tagaytay

There's no need to fly to Switzerland to have a feel of the Alps. At Crosswinds Tagaytay, a dreamy European-inspired village filled with colorful structures will make your storybook fantasies come true. A development by Brittany Corporation, The Alpine Village is a mid-rise condominium project that's nestled within a Swiss-inspired leisure village.

Aside from taking in the scenic views Tagaytay is known for, homeowners and visitors  can also enjoy the breeze while strolling around and going from one establishment to another. From dining options to specialty stores—this village has everything you need for a picture-perfect getaway.

Click here to learn more. Crosswinds is located along Brgy. Iruhin Central, Calamba Road, Tagaytay City.

Pontefino Residences

Are you familiar with the Painted ladies? This American architecture term refers to Victorian houses and buildings painted in three colors or more to further accentuate the property and highlight its details. While it's now widely used to refer to groups of colorful Victorian houses found in different places in the US, it's no secret that San Francisco is the most famous city to showcase these beauties. From TV shows, postcards, and ads—a row of captivating homes is difficult to miss.

Lucky for us, we don't need to cross the Golden Gate Bridge to see a row of magnificent homes. Located in Batangas is Pontefino Residences, a townhouse development by Pontefino Estates. Step back into a glorious past and see how delightful colors matched with ornate details can make a home stand out. The units offer a lot area between 56sqm to 164sqm and a floor area around 185sqm to 350sqm. Whether you're looking for a property to invest in or an ideal place for your family, Pontefino Residences is an option you can't forego.


Click here to learn more. Pontefino Residences is located in Batangas City.

McKinley Hill

Megaworld's largest township in Metro Manila at 50 hectares, McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio takes inspiration from Italy and Spain—with its structures boasting of luxury and elegance. It offers a multitude of options whether you're looking for a new resto, a store to visit, and other recreational activities. One of its latest attractions is the Venice Grand Canal Mall, a shopping and lifestyle hub where you can relax, unwind, and even ride a gondola (flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat).

Aside from having easy access to the Venice Grand Canal Mall, owners and visitors can also visit the Venice Piazza, a dining stop where must-visit restaurants are found. Just like the whole township, the Venice Piazza promises to deliver only the best of European and Mediterranean flavors. The McKinley Hill township is also home to a football stadium, office buildings, foreign embassies, and 34 residential condominiums including The Venice, The Florence, and Viceroy.

Click here to learn more. 

Azure Urban Resort Residences

If you've always loved the vibe of Miami and you can't get enough of the sun, Azure Urban Resort Residences by Century Properties has got you covered. Found right at the Bicutan exit of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), this paradise in the city gives guests and owners a one-of-a-kind summer feeling all year. It's also conveniently located near commercial hotspots like SM Bicutan, Alabang Town Center, and Festival Mall.

Looking for another reason to fall in love with this place? It not only recreates the feel of Miami, its other towers will bring you closer to other dream destinations, too. The buildings within the development are named after bucket list musts like Santorini, St. Tropez, Maui, and Maldives. Of course, let's not forget the amenities it has. Owners have access to a lap pool, a basketball court, and a volleyball court—perfect for bonding with family and friends. Those who want to live closer to the water can also opt for a beachfront unit—it gives a fantastic view that will make you feel like you're in a faraway island.

Click here to learn more. Azure Urban Resort Residences is located near the Bicutan exit of SLEX.

Nusa Dua


If you've seen or read Eay, Pray, Love—chances are, you'd want to visit Bali in this lifetime, too. While you're still saving up for your trip, you might want to take a short drive to Cavite and check out Nusa Dua by Filinvest Land, Inc. This property brings you closer to nature—with its lush surroundings, calming breeze, and an overall feel that's soothing. Some of its features and amenities include: a meditation hut (perfect if you need to clear your mind!), a Balinese-inspired playpark, a tree house, a fish pond, and a Wantilan Clubhouse with pools, a jacuzzi, and a game room.

Click here to learn more. Nusa Dua is located at Tanza-Trece Road, Barangay Paradahan, Tanza, Cavite.

Avida Settings Cavite

Can't get enough of color? Avida Settings Cavite by Avida Land will remind you of posh American villages with its charming and colorful houses, envy-worthy amenities, and a prime location that's near commercial establishments. With many homeowners investing in a Cavite property, it might be time to look into the possibility of having your own as well. Units measure around 84sqm to 131sqm—you'll definitely have options depending on your needs. If you're moving in with the kids, they have a huge area to explore, and an access to the courtyard, the clubhouse, and the park, to name a few.

Click here to learn more.  Avida Settings Cavite is located along Molino-Paliparan Road, Cavite.

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