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1 letto

1 bagno


2 ospiti

monolocale

1 letto

1 bagno

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No-frills, very rustic experience with sink and sofa bed. Open shower underneath. Outhouse 20m away w toilet and closed shower. Order food from locals, veg options available. Property has natural pool which guests are allowed to use (after shower). Property is beside a conservation center with SUPs, kayaks, sailboats & tours to the volcano. 75 min from Manila by car, 2 hrs by public transpo.


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Sconto settimanale: 20%
Prezzo per il weekend: 23€ / notte

Descrizione

No-frills, very rustic experience with sink and sofa bed. Open shower underneath. Outhouse 20m away w toilet and closed shower. Order food from locals, veg options available. Property has natural pool which guests are allowed to use (after shower). Property is beside a conservation center with SUPs, kayaks, sailboats & tours to the volcano. 75 min from Manila by car, 2 hrs by public transpo.

This is a treehouse atop two trees (one ficus and one mahogany) made by a master craftsman. It sits on steel pipes braced with clamps that would be adjustable as the tree grows and has its own unique sink. The outhouse is a raised platform to enable recycled graywater to water the ornamental plants around. The main house is private but if the owners are in, and you are interested, you are likely to be invited in (it has no walls, after all). The property has its own deep well and some of the electricity comes from solar panels. Shower under the treehouse (pls use only biodegradable soap). Lots of endemic plants and trees. View changes by the season as the mood of the lake and river change the shoreline. Please bear with occasional birthdays in neighborhood where locals belt songs on karaoke and expect very rural conditions.

We have on request flashlights, binoculars, mattresses, umbrellas in case of rain, mosquito nets, and friendly neighbors from whom native fare can be ordered such as suman, sinaing na tulingan, crispy bia and other not to be missed Batangas cuisine. Pls tell them if you want vegetarian or vegan options. Bamboo raft rents at P200/half day. Kayaks can be rented at the conservation center next door for only p300/half day for the tandem, P250/half day for the single. First aid kit available, ask for what you need and we might have it.

Locals/neighbors are almost always on hand to chat. If the treehouse is occupied, the other cottages on the ground are also for rent for a little less. Locals may come by to chat as well when bringing in ordered food. Since it is a treehouse, there may be interaction with resident geckos or other visiting wildlife, don't panic, they are more scared of you than you should be of them. The wildlife can also leave traces of their presence so please do excuse if the cleaning staff are unable to keep all spaces free from this evidence at all times. If you see any and need assistance, calmly call ground staff for help. The property is not fenced so people would be passing by. The people authorized to be in the property to assist will be wearing Betty's Catering aprons or Kapusod caps. If you find Ka Betty's food expensive at P250 for 5 course meal, please walk around Balete town across the bridge for other carinderia style options.

This is right beside the Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center, a community center housing research & information about the lake and run by a non-profit group based in the area called Pusod. Pusod TLCC runs tours to the east side of Volcano Island and rents out kayaks, their tour rates are P5240 for solo, 3321/pax for double and 2040/pax if a group of 6. Tour includes morning snack, Batangas lunch, boats and guides (safety-tested, trained, accredited), all entrance fees, insurance, use of kayak and amenities. It also has a large pavillion and several models for ecological living like a rainwater catchment system, solar panels, constructed wetland and a 3D map commonly used for conservation planning. This is NOT on the same side of the lake as Tagaytay, you'd need to go around the lake if coming from there(about 1.5 hours travel barring traffic). Also when taking your own vehicle and asking for directions, ask for Balete town, not Taal or Mataasnakahoy towns, the town center of both of which are farther away. We are on Waze as Kapusod.

By bus from Manila, take any southbound bus going through South Luzon Expressway to Lipa City and get off at the exit at Tambo, Lipa City. This bus ride will cost about P99 from Buendia and take 1.5 hours if passing highways (ACTEX, SKYWAY, SLEX) Avoid buses that say Tanauan / Sto Tomas -- those take 2 hrs). From Tambo exit, go across the Jolliibee & take a jeepney that goes to Mataasnakahoy town (mininum fare). Takes about 15 minutes. From Mataasnakahoy near the 7-11, you can take a tricycle down to to Pusod TLCC in Kinalaglagan (at the boundary of Balete and Mataasnakahoy), it will cost P80 for the trip (not per pax) and take about 15 minutes.

By car, take Balete exit from Startoll, turn right and proceed for around 10 kilometers to Balete junction by the lake, turn left and go 1 kilometer more parallel to the lakeshore. Right after the high bridge crossing Lipute River, take the first narrow driveway on the right covered with plants with a sign that says Kapusod. The wider gate next to it is the Pusod TLCC.

If you are coming from Batangas City or Batangas Pier, take a jeepney to Mataasnakahoy (around 40 minutes) and a tricycle down to Pusod TLCC (around 20 minutes). By car, follow signs to Shercon Resort and go further down till you get to the lake, turn right and it will be before the high steel bridge. On Waze or maps, look for Kapusod.

We would highly discourage taking the jeep and tricycle if late at night, not just because of security issues but also because you might get lost. If you are traveling to the site at night, please check with us to arrange for car transport. It will only take 20 minutes and cost P500 from Tambo/Lipa, 40 minutes at P1500 from Batangas pier and from south Manila (e.g. airport) one hour and fifteen min at P4500 per trip all in.
Public transport out of Pusod may be a bit more pricey as it is not on the regular path of public transportation and there are no stations in which trikes wait. They can be hired for P300 or guests may walk to Balete town (1km) and take a jeepney from there to Lipa.

Additional warning: There are safety issues with jeepneys and tricycles and these ones will be going on slopes. While we will do our best to help anyone who gets into an untoward incident in these rides, we cannot guarantee their safety nor can we respond as quickly as will probably be needed. Please let us know if you want to hire vehicles from Lipa to the site which have proper insurance and better safety records.

This is rustic accommodations, and you might find other Taal Lakeshore lodgings more luxurious but a lot more generic and the other options are only 3-star lodgings anyway and without the added benefit of what you will learn at Pusod TLCC.

We have toiletries on stock for sale in case you forget yours. They are biodegradable and we take containers back for recycling.

This is a treehouse that kids could enjoy very much but please ensure you watch your kids at all times, that they stay inside and be warned against falling. We have put guardrails but remember that active kids might be able to climb these or explore areas where they may slip. Booking with us indicates that you will be responsible for your children and will watch them closely as we do not have staff to do so. You are solely responsible for their safety in the treehouse and grounds. We have CCTV cameras on the grounds for your security.

We do not recommend taking public transport to the site at night so if you are travelling to the treehouse at night or if a delayed flight causes you to travel there in the dark, kindly call us so we can arrange for private transport (P500 from Lipa or Mataasnakahoy).

Please turn off all unnecessary lights and delight in natural lighting that may reflect on the lake. It is also when it is dark that fireflies abound around the balete and talisay trees.


Regole della casa
Non è consentito fumare
Potrebbe non essere sicuro o adatto a bambini sotto i 2 anni
Ora del check-in: 14:00 - 21:00.
Check-out entro le 12:00

No smoking in the whole property (including shisha, and e-cigs) even in the outdoor areas, bathrooms, etc. We highly encourage that you bring your trash back with you as there is no municipal collection in this area. We encourage that you mix with the locals and treat them with respect, they have interesting stories to tell. Ka Betty provides the food independently of the owner so please direct all questions and transactions about food to her. Pls use only biodegradable soap in the shower and sink under the treehouse and near the pool. Alcoholic drinks are not prohibited but we ask that guests drink moderately and NOT SMOKE. Cooking is allowed but not in the treehouse, only on the concrete table in the boathouse. Bringing in food is also allowed but take back all non-biodegradable trash. Kapusod is in the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape, a protected area managed by a Protected Area Superintendent and in which regulations exist to protect the site. Please follow rules and regulations and check out the TVPL Management Plan at Pusod TLCC (they sell that for P300, very enlightening).

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Profilo utente di Gary
Aprile 2017
Some of us are simply, by design or necessity, incapable of taking a vacation from work. So it's either we bring vacation to work or work to vacation. This retreat makes for the happiest of such compromises. I make songs for causes and sometimes a living, and in both cases often need to transmit or post relatively large files online. Here I both get twice as fast internet connection than in most areas in Metro Manila (for some reason) as well as a front seat 24-hour live view of Taal Lake for wallpaper! There's a good reason I'm saying this in present tense :) What can possibly enhance this place? Ahmmm... a bar would be a consummate addition!

Profilo utente di Jordan
Marzo 2017
Absolutely incredible few days at the Treehouse! We arranged for private transportation from Manila. While it was a little expensive, it was nice not having to worry about public transportation. The property had everything that we needed, and the view from the treehouse is top notch. It was a very relaxing vacation, and we enjoyed every minute of it. I would highly recommend ordering all of your meals through Ka Betty. It was a pleasure getting to know her and her meals were all prepared fresh from items she bought from the local village. Great trip, great place to stay!

Profilo utente di Jamie
Marzo 2017
Place is okay for a quick getaway but definitely needs improvement. Delta: Mosquito nets have holes, lights aren't turned on unless asked (I guess coz we were the only guests that night). It was a struggle going to the bathroom and walk around the area with zero lights at 630pm. The lamp in the treehouse could at least be cleaned as it's filled with cobwebs. Toilet doesn't have urinal for male guests so it is shared with female guests and could make good use of deodorizers. If checking in on a Sunday, expect noise in the afternoon from the cockpit arena while having your siesta and videoke at night from the neighbors. Some challenges on check in but I believe it was due to miscommunication. Plus: awesome food from Ka Betty! For the price of php 250 per head, you get at least 4 different kinds of food, with dessert, pandan juice, etc. Perfect spot for the best view of the sun as it sets. We left at 10pm and chose not to stay the night so I couldn't share if sunrise is as beautiful. Overall, it's an okay place for a quick get away from the city.

Profilo utente di Matea
Marzo 2017
So first of all we loved the surrounding of this tree house. The lake is beautiful and we enjoyed the view so much. Besides that we also loved the meals cooked by Ka Betty! It was really really tasty and not expensive at all. All people there were so kind and helpful to us, which was also really great! But it was noisy these days ( at night you can hear a lot of different animals and at day time they have cut a tree). So we unfortunantely could not really relax. Apart from the noise everything was nice and we would recommend this place!

Profilo utente di Rachel
Febbraio 2017
Amazing experience!

Profilo utente di Irish
Febbraio 2017
Thank you for the very wonderful experience. The tree house was very nice and the natural pool was so beautiful! I loved the concept of the entire place and I'm definitely recommending it to my friends. I hope that the tree house won't be too commercialized because the beauty of it really lies on its simplicity. Thank you to Ka Betty and their family for taking good care of us and treating us like we were their granddaughters. See you again soon!

Profilo utente di Ian
Febbraio 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed this unique, experience, in the treehouse for the night, beautiful view of the sunset and the host was very friendly and accommodating, and the traditional food was delicious, maraming salamat po

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Profilo utente di Maripaz

We are a family of three, husband and wife are interested in books, nature, bikes, arts and culture, history and sometimes even politics. The 14 year old is interested in these things as well but remains in a constant state of denial.

我们一家三口, 丈夫和妻子都感兴趣的书籍、性质、自行车、艺术和文化、历史和有时甚至是政治。 “14 年的老太, 但更多的沮丧与缺乏互联网的。

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