February 05, 2014

Viaje Del Sol: Sitio De Amor


As I mentioned in my previous post, my mom was back again here in the Philippines and it means family outing. I’m always in-charge in planning for our family outing so for the first weekend I suggested we visit Mind Museum since it was also my nephew’s 9th birthday. But my mom decided to stay in my grandmother’s house in Victoria, Laguna so I checked my Viaje Del Sol list for possible bed and breakfast. 

If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, you know for sure that I’m trying my best to visit those places listed in the Viaje Del Sol map. You can click here to check the places that I’ve visited.


This time, I chose Sitio De Amor, it is less than an hour travel from my grandmother’s house so we only had a day trip. I inquired last December for the rates and unfortunately there’s no promo like when we went to Casa San Pablo. 50% of the total should be deposited to confirm your reservation.

Day Trip Rates
P1,200 – adults and 11 years old above
P600 – kids below 10 years old
Free – 2 years old below

The day trip is from 8AM – 5PM, inclusive of am/pm snack and buffet lunch. Room is not included; guest can stay in the patio (5) and use the restroom for day tour guest but no hot shower. But my mom wanted a room so my sister called few days before the trip to reserve a room and confirm if we can bring a cake.


Treehouse is the biggest room so we chose this one. Rate is half the price for day tour guest. There’s small dining table, kitchen and restroom in the second floor and one bedroom with toilet and bath in the third floor.

As early as 7AM we’re ready to go but the jeep that we rented did not arrive on time so we left past 8AM. (2 tumbling lang ang layo ha) #sayangoras. Upon arrival, we immediately went to the treehouse to leave our bags and take some pictures.




We went back to pavilion for our AM snack but it wasn’t ready yet. We’re disappointed with our AM snack kasi naman tagal naming naghintay then bread lang pala. Lol. Of course, di siya kasya sa min (15 pax). Good thing that I bought Tous Les Jours bread day before our trip.


The weather was not that good; actually it was raining on our way to the resort. So we stayed in the treehouse after the AM snack. Thank God that the bathroom has bath tub so dito na lang nagswim ang kids. Hehehe!


We went back to Pavillion for our lunch, we’re praying and hoping na ok ang aming lunch para sulit bayad. Bumawi naman sila because we enjoyed our lunch. Food was good and flavorful.


After lunch, the rain stopped already so kids tried to swim in the pool pero kasing lamig ng yelo so they tried the fresh water lagoon.


 My son doesn’t want to swim here kasi may crocodile daw. Hehehe!


After several minutes they went back to the bath tub and we tried to catch some sleep at puyat. We had late PM snack para diretso na uwi.


Like
1. The service is ok, the staffs are approachable and always smiling.
2. The place is nice and clean.
3. The buffet lunch is good.

Dislike
1. It took them days or even a week to reply to my emails. So if you have landline, it is better to call. But I always prefer email so I have copy of information.
2. There’s no playground for the kids so mabored talaga kung hindi makapagswim.
3. The food is not always ready on time. We always have to wait considering na kami lang guest. #asfarasiknowat wala naman kami kasabayan


All in all, inspite of the rainshowers we still enjoyed our day trip in Sitio De Amor. It is really nice to have a break and spend your day doing nothing. Eat, sleep and relax lang ang peg.

How to get to Sitio De Amor

All Lucena bound bus will pass by our farm.  Alight at Uno Gas Station at Km 88.5, Maharlika Hwy, Brgy San Vicente, SPC.


By car:  SLEX, continue on to SLEX continuation (Star toll), exit at Sto. Tomas.  When the road Ts, turn right, when it forks at the Sto Tomas town proper take the left road.  At Linai's Supermarket, turn left.  After SM, San Pablo the road will fork - take the right road.  Continue on this road for another 8 km.  Sitio will be on your left.  Our private road is in between Uno Gas Station and Jardin de San Vicente.

14 comments:

  1. Bagal internet. Di ko ma upload. Makibasa muna:)

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  2. Cool treehouse! I miss having reunions din sa amin. We used to have frequent summer outings with my relatives (mother side) when we were little. Ngayon, not so much na, what with the titos and titas getting older and the former kids (us) now having our own families and whatnot. =(

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  3. Ganda ng place... hmmm... mabisita nga yan minsan. Enjoy ang family outing nyo

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  4. How long is the travel time? We're still debating whether to have a small party for my son's 3rd birthday or just take the family out of town. Mukhang okay yung place!

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    1. Coming from Manila, I guess less than 3 hours.

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  5. Looks like a really nice place to take my family. Do you have any idea how much it costs to take an overnight trip?

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  6. 1,200/adult??? wow, that's pretty steep. but the place looks really good in your pics. the fresh water lagoon most of all. how much for overnight stay?

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  7. @janice and @maypalacpac. - overnight rate of the room is P3500 to P7500 good for two persons. Additional person is P1200.

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  8. The place looks nice. Diba you can also go there for a day trip, just to have lunch? I wonder tho if you can also use the pool kapag day trip?

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  9. This was one of our stops when we did Viaje Del Sol years ago. Nice place down the south that families and friends should check out

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  10. This is one of the resorts I'd like to visit. Thank for sharing your experience.

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  11. It looks like a relaxing place! I'd love to try it out soon.

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  12. I love the tree house. I'd love to stay here. ....someday.

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