This is honestly the best and most sulit Airbnb I’ve booked so far! Sorry for the lack of intro, I’m just really excited to share it with you. Hubby and I were so inlove with this place that we actually regret booking only one night!
I just wanted to use up all my Airbnb referral credits before the year ends so I booked two stays: Kirei House and The Lake Farm. I’m usually not so careful in picking the best places when booking with referral credits (since it’s just like a “free” trip), so I wasn’t really expecting so much about the place. But it turned out to be our best Airbnb experience!
We went here last December for our quick semi-honeymoon (exactly 4months after our wedding). You know, things are more complicated now especially when it comes to leisure trips, and travel in general. Resorts aren’t fully operational anymore, and your safest option is to rent an exclusive private place.
So to ensure everyone’s safety, the owner of The Lake Farm accepts only one booking at a time. Meaning, you’ll have the whole farm resort exclusively in your entire stay even if you’re just one or a couple of guests, with no additional charges!
The Lake Farm is actually just a 15-min drive from my parents-in-law in San Fernando, Pampanga. That’s why I booked this place so we could visit them after our trip.
Our Experience at The Lake Farm Pampanga
The farm resort has two villas. The bigger villa is good for 16 pax and the smaller one is good for up to 6 pax. We rented the smaller villa since we’re just a couple. The pool is literally 2 to 3 steps away from the front door of our villa, while the lake surrounds the whole villa. So we were basically surrounded by nature!
My first comment upon entering was, “ambigat ng pinto bes! 😂“. But I loved its rustic vibes matched with huge windows and elegant curtains. So the overall interior is rustic and elegant at the same time (I hope it isn’t confusing). But it’s surely so pleasing to the eyes!
The villa has one double bed, a 4-seater couch and an armchair, coffee table, and airconditioning. Aside from the double bed, it also has 2 single beds but were not fully set up since we’re only 2 pax (the villa’s max capacity is 6 pax).
The kitchen at the back area is complete with everything you need for basic cooking such as induction cooker, microwave oven, rice cooker, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. There’s also a refrigerator available for use. Complete dinnerware, tables, and chairs were also provided.
I also loved that the rustic and elegant vibe is consistent all the way to the comfort room. It’s not so spacious, yet, it doesn’t feel like you’re enclosed in a small space. I guess it’s all thanks to the high ceiling.
I liked that the toilet and shower area are separate (it’s nice to have a clean and dry toilet seat!). Hot shower, shampoo, body wash, and hand wash were provided. The comfort room is clean and well-maintained.
For us who are so used to drinking a lot of water, we were so grateful that purified drinking water was provided for free! Not just that, it’s also on a hot & cold water dispenser. We wanted to hug the owner for real!
Let me also show you the other side of the bedroom which has a glass wall with view of the lake. This is where the single beds are in place. The glass wall lets much ambient light in, hence the airy and roomy ambiance. But if you prefer a darker set up, you can close the curtains anytime.
The Pools and Lake Views
Let’s now go outside the villa. The lap pool will be the first thing you see when you open the door. It’s literally just a few steps away. You can also lounge in front of the villa.
There are a total of 3 pools inside the resort. The Lap Pool is the one right in front of our villa with 4ft depth which is fit for teens and adults. Adjacent to the lap pool is the one for the kids and has depth of 5″ (for toddlers) and 2ft (for preschoolers). The 3rd part of the pool is a sunken seating area more like a jacuzzi (but not heated) which is great for the elderly.
To have pools fit for everyone in the family is such a brilliant and thoughtful idea! We’re actually thinking about bringing the whole family here, if circumstances permit.
It was so nice to have the whole area to ourselves. It allowed us to have an undisturbed time together which is important to have every once in a while.
The lake is actually a man-made one, and was positioned in a way that it hugs the whole villa. We saw different kinds of birds, some of which were hunting fish from the lake right before our eyes. We even saw a turtle while we’re having breakfast at the dining area of our villa. But it went down the water as soon as we saw it (quite a shy type).
You can also go fishing by the lake but we were not able to do due to lack of time. 2 days and 1 night wasn’t enough for us to do all the activities.
Let me share you few more snaps of other things to see inside the resort.
The Lake Farm, Yakal Street, Magliman, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
The Lake Farm is quite far from the main road, yet easy to find. Anyway, who would care about the distance when your agenda is to have a peaceful time-off? 😉
How to Book The Lake Farm?
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