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5 Must-See Vacation Homes in Pampanga and La Union

Spend quality time with the family and get a dose of design inspiration for your future rest house

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Many of us dream of building a rest house in the future. Whether it's only a quick drive from Manila or a destination that entails a longer road trip, a second home that's far from the hustle and bustle of the city offers a welcome respite. For families with young children, it's not a vacation when there's no swimming pool. When going on a trip, families pick a hotel or resort based on this amenity, and a pool makes a vacation house for rent a more attractive prospect.

So, to help pool-obsessed families for their next holiday out of town, we combed through Airbnb to check out homes with pools that are a few hours drive north of Metro Manila. Schedule a vacation soon and make sure you check out the details that make each property special. Who knows? You might need to come up with a mood board for your dream rest house, soon.

1. Vacation Farm House in Angeles 
Angeles City, Pampanga
P6,307/night for 14 guests




Sitting in the middle of a 6 acre fruit orchard, this home is the perfect place to disconnect and find a bit of peace and tranquillity. If you need anything though, it's still just 2 kilometres away from downtown Angeles City. Perfect! Accommodating up to 14 guests, this home also has a pool, an outdoor barbecue grill, a rentable videoke machine, and freshly picked fruits from the orchard for sale.

See the Vacation Farm House's listing on Airbnb here

2. Three-bedroom Rest House
Angeles City, Pampanga
P10,009/night for 12 guests




If you're looking for a home that's cozy, check out this bungalow home in Angeles City. Book it even in chillier months as the pool is heated. The kitchen is well-equipped, the living area is air-conditioned, and there's a videoke machine too. Guests, however, commented that the place may be too small for the advertised 12 guest accommodation. But, it's the right size for a family with kids and a couple of relatives tagging along!

See the Three-bedroom Rest House's listing on Airbnb here

3. Albergue de Sta. Ana Farm House

Sta. Ana, Pampanga
P17,984/night for 15 guests




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Designed with families in mind, this home is situated in a farm compound so surrounding the property are fruit bearing trees, a sprawling garden, and the chirping of birds. Doesn't that sound relaxing? Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool, a treehouse, a gazebo, a half basketball court, and a lawn volleyball court. Ask nicely and the caretakers can tour the kids around the farm which is home to roaming pigs, ducks, chickens and one carabao. You'll never run out of things to do! The home is fully-equipped but a cook can also prepare meals upon request for a fee. 

See Albergue de Sta. Ana's listing on Airbnb here

4. Beach-front Balay Baroro
Bacnotan, La Union
P20,851/night for 12 guests




According to the host, “balay” means house in Ilocano. This particular one has beautiful indoor and outdoor space with a view of the ocean. A 10-minute drive from San Juan, it has a spacious swimming pool, direct access to the beach and even comes complete with cabanas — imagine enjoying a drink while watching the sunset! Able to accommodate up to 12 guests, the home has five bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and even a few toys and books for the kids. 

See Balay Baroro's listing on Airbnb here

5. Annalene at Clark Luxe Accommodations
Angeles City, Pampanga
P9,888/night for 13 guests




If you're fine with sharing the pool with just a few other guests, check out this vacation property in Angeles. Located at Savannah Green Plains Subdivision, the property is actually comprised of three houses and each has three bedrooms. In particular, the Annalene can accommodate 13 guests and has direct access to the pool. 

See Annalene's Airbnb listing here.

Note: Prices shown are as of writing.


This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Realliving.com.ph editors.

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