About the property
- Apartment2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Apartment in Manila, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 16
Our exclusive Penthouse apartment can be your home away from home. It comfortably fits large groups, so don't worry if traveling with family or friends. It's centrally located with easy access to different modes of transportation.
Fully-furnished & fully air conditioned apartment with beautiful interiors, wooden floors, & classic lighting fixtures
Exclusive 3 bedroom, 4 toilet & bath Penthouse
3 air conditioned bedrooms plus 1 guest room with fan only*
Masters bedroom with Queen-sized bed, 2 other rooms with 2 single beds each. Guest room with bunk bed only.* All air conditioned rooms fitted with cabinets.
3 ensuite bathrooms with toilet plus hot & cold shower (masters with bathtub). 1 extra toilet & shower room (no heater).
Bed linens & pillows provided
Towels & toiletries (soap & shampoo) provided
Flat screen LED TV & Media Player PLUS FREE movies (PLS. NOTE: we do not have cable TV or local TV/news channels at the moment)
FREE high speed WiFi internet
Fully functional kitchen with complete appliances & utensils (refrigerator, microwave, induction stove, oven toaster, electric kettle, rice cooker, pans & kitchen utensils, plates & utensils, bowls, glasses & mugs)
FREE use of washing machine & dryer combo***
FREE PARKING SLOT for 1 car, extra slots available for $5 per night
24 hour security with intercom system
24 hour elevator access
Lots of storage space for luggage
Good for big groups up to 15 guests**. To accommodate more than 6 guests, we provide extra beds or mattresses (these go on the floor) and place them in the bedrooms. Bed arrangements can be discussed before booking.
One 3 seater couch & one 2 seater couch in air conditioned living room for your comfort
Dining table & chairs, comfortably sits 6 people, air conditioned dining area
Strong water pressure with back up water tank and water pump
*4th fan room is not recommended if guests are not accustomed to hot Philippine weather
**If you need to accommodate more guests (over 10), please send us an inquiry
***Clothes that come out of the dryer will still be a bit damp, so please expect to have to hang your clothes to dry. We have a clothes line in our outdoor covered balcony & provide free use of hangers as well.
Located at the boundary between two of the most popular cities in the Metro (Makati and Manila), our neighborhood is in close proximity to both the modernity of the Makati Central Business District and the historical tradition of old Manila (where you can find tourist spots such as the Walled City of Intramuros, all our local museums, churches, and parks).
On the ground floor of our building, you can find Mercury Drug, a drug store & convenience store in one. ATM/cash machine & a bank is right across the street. 24-hour internet cafs, laundry service shop, are all within walking distance of our apartment. For your grocery needs, Cash & Carry Supermarket is only 10 minutes away. Cash & Carry also has a cinema, department store, and a few fast food restaurants.
We love our neighborhood because it is close to everywhere one would like to go!
Makatis shopping & central district, Ayala Center, Greenbelt and Glorietta, is around 30 minutes away by car.
The walled city of Intramuros and historical museums are around 20-30 minutes away.
The airport is around 45 minutes away by car.
So is Resorts World, one of the largest casino resorts in the country.
Binondo, Manila--the worlds oldest Chinatown--is around 30 minutes away.
The artsy and kitschy Malate (Ermita) district is around 30 minutes away.
SM Mall of Asia (Asias biggest mall) and City of Dreams (the newest entertainment and gaming resort) is about 40 minutes away.
Bonifacio Global City, where the nightlife and all the great clubs are, around 30-40 minutes away.
Located in a main thoroughfare (Zobel Roxas Avenue) with a steady stream of taxis, jeepneys, trikes, and buses. Convenient public transportation is available at all times.
Vito Cruz LRT (train) Station is a short 10 mins. away
Other main thoroughfares in close proximity are Gil Puyat (Buendia) Avenue, Taft Avenue, South Luzon Expressway (Osmena Highway)
If you have your own car, a FREE parking slot is available for your use (8x5ft).
If you are coming from the airport, we suggest you take a taxi cab to our property. There are 3 kinds of taxis you can take from the airport. Metered Regular taxi (white), Metered Airport taxi (yellow), and Fixed Price Coupon taxi. Once you book with us, we will send you complete directions in our local language and maps that you should print out and show to your driver to avoid getting lost.
Other Things to Note
1. Although we do not have Cable TV or local TV/news channels at the moment, we do provide 1 Flat screen HD TV and a media player, with a selection of FREE movies for your entertainment. We also provide high speed WiFi internet FREE of charge.
2. The Masters Bedroom has recently been upgraded with a Queen-sized bed. The 2 other bedrooms have 2 single beds each. To accommodate more than 6 guests, we provide extra beds or mattresses (these go on the floor) and place them in the bedrooms. Bed arrangements can be discussed before booking. We provide linens and 1 pillow per person for your use.
3. A cleaning lady services the entire building during the day, 3 days a week to clean your rooms, make your beds, and take out your trash. We don't enter your rooms unless you specify you want them cleaned. This service is free of charge.
4. IMPORTANT: Upon booking, please indicate your preferred check-in and check-out time. Otherwise, we will consider check-in to be at 2:00 PM and check-out to be at 12:00NN.
Guests will be provided keys for individual bedrooms, living area, and the front door to the Penthouse. Please note that the Host & select trusted staff will have access to the kitchen and pantry area, but only these areas (as we need to have access to the electrical circuit breakers and main water pump for emergency purposes). We NEVER enter your rooms and living area, and these can be separately locked for your security and privacy.
Interaction with Guests
My partner and I sometimes meet guests, but not all the time, and we will not be staying at the property--So you have full privacy during your stay. However, I am ALWAYS available if you need anything at all, including inquiries, requests, or travel tips in Manila and around the area.
Think of me as your 24/7 personal concierge. We like to provide a little bit extra than what a hotel does, and that is in the personal attention we give to you. We enjoy making guests feel like they are at home, even when they're thousands of miles away, and we are always thrilled to make them happy (especially when we read about it in their reviews).
A House Manual is also provided in the Penthouse with everything you need to know, including maps & useful travel tips.
***Please read our House Rules for further information.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
I found this Penthouse online and thought wow this place can fit my big family. It was spacious and
I found this Penthouse online and thought wow this place can fit my big family. It was spacious and afordable. However, it wasn't what we expected.
We did NOT return after the 1st night as we have had a few issues with the Penthouse. I'm not sure if the owner has been there lately to check up on things but there were ants everywhere. On our first night, there was no interent. INTERNET was NOT working which is very disappointing. The owner called to apologize about the internet being fixed by the next day. I also told her about the ants crawling everywhere in the bathroom and kitchen and she said it's normal because it's the summer. uhmm ok. I guess I can live with that. I went to the drugstore downstairs and bought cleaning products and started cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen to try to rid of the ants as we had infants and toddlers who we were worried about.
The kitchen had ants on the wall crawling everywhere. I had to sanitize and clean all the bathrooms because nobody wanted to use them.
In the middle of the night my sister screamed carrying her newborn baby because there was a huge roach that came out crawling from the bathroom. Ok so ants I can live with but Roaches? We did not return the next day.
Clearly, this place was infested with bugs.
The Penthouse was not as we expected it to be. We were very disappointed and would recommend a few updates or renovation.
we really enjoyed our stay as the place was spacious and clean and had made our stay very
we really enjoyed our stay as the place was spacious and clean and had made our stay very comfortable.
We stayed here from 1/29-2/13 to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary earlier due to my
We stayed here from 1/29-2/13 to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary earlier due to my dad's terminal cancer then he suffered a stroke from day 1 that made our trip challenging to say the least. Our host and the entire crew accommodated every needs that we had, not just my father but the entire family. They are the most generous, gracious and understanding group you will find. They helped us get through a very stressful situation. They made us feel home. The place is nice and spacious, but best of all the people made this place a FIVE STAR in my opinion. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for all of you. Thank You!!!!
The Penthouse was perfect for my big family. The place is huge and kept very well. It offerred
The Penthouse was perfect for my big family. The place is huge and kept very well. It offerred everthing you need and more. The location is central and easily accessible, if not for the traffic in Makati and the surrounding areas, the penthouse is literally minutes from most major commercial district and places of interest. The staff is a gem especially Rose who was always there when you need her. She is quick, cheerful, very reliable and most importantly trustworthy.
Our host Isabel Arches is the best!!! Warm, friendly and very accomodating. She and her husband even took time to personally meet with us which I truly appreciated. From the time I started inquring about the accomodation months before our trip, she was very professional, polite and extremely patient with me, making sure that she promptly replied and addressed all my questions and requests, in the multiple email we exchanged over the months.
I do recommend "The Penthouse" in its entirety.
EXACT ADDRESS: 4th Floor Penthouse, A.S. Building, Enrique Street corner Zobel Roxas Avenue, Barangay Palanan, Makati City
Easiest way to our property from Airport is via COUPON TAXI. The best route from the Airport, for reference, is through the SkyWay (bridge).
1.Tell the cab driver to pass the SkyWay bridge, and go down to South Luzon Expressway/Osmena Highway (formerly South Super Highway), heading towards Gil Puyat Ave. (formerly Buendia Ave.)
2.You cannot turn left on Gil Puyat Ave., so instead turn LEFT on the next street, Emilia Street
3.Turn RIGHT on Bautista St. (Go past 1. Emilia St., 2. Dayap St., 3. Calatagan St., 4. Casino St., 5. Arellano St.)
4.After passing an Iglesia ni Cristo church, turn LEFT on Enrique St. (5th street intersecting Bautista, coming from Buendia)
5.Look for a white building on your RIGHT with a huge Mercury Drug (red&white) sign at the Ground Floor.
Total distance is about 12.1 kilometers from Airport Terminal 1.
Total distance is about 12.5 kilometers from Airport Terminal 2.
Total distance is about 8 kilometers from Airport Terminal 3.
Total distance is about 10 kilometers from Airport Terminal 4.
Please call if you get lost or if you need more directions.
A NOTE ON TAKING TAXI CABS IN MANILA:
If you are coming from the airport, we suggest you take a taxi cab to our property. PLEASE READ THIS GUIDE BEFORE TAKING ANY CAB, TO AVOID BEING OVER-CHARGED.
-Inside the airport terminal, before you go through customs, ask the Tourism Info desk where the "coupon taxi kiosk" is located (each terminal has a different kiosk).
-The fares from airport to each city are fixed and are posted (i.e., Makati City, Quezon City, San Juan). Last time I checked, it was PhP440 (around USD10) from Airport to our property in Makati City.
-Remember to go to the kiosk first BEFORE exiting the airport. Do not get into a metered cab trying to pose as a "coupon taxi".
-Go to the line for the yellow airport taxis. The foreman will tell you when it is your turn.
-Do NOT load your luggage BEFORE you ask the taxi driver if he is using the meter.
-Always ask the driver to use the meter, never accept or haggle for a fixed price. If he presses for a fixed price, get another cab.
-Usual flag down rate is Php70.00. Maximum fare from airport to our property is Php300. DO NOT PAY MORE THAN THIS PRICE.
-If the taxi charges you more than this, do not pay him yet. Exit the cab & get your luggage out of the trunk, call the attention of our building guard when you arrive at our property for safety.
-Pay the driver only what you think is fair. Maximum Php300.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional Guests: USD 10 per night (after 6 guests) Check in after 2:00 PM, check out before 12:00 PM Cancellation Policy - Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival (additional cancellation charges may apply)