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Find Peace In The City: Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Manila

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The hustle and bustle of a city like Metro Manila may be a bit much for any traveler. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, nothing beats going home to a place where you can rest your tired mind and body. These 12 Airbnb vacation rentals in Manila are guaranteed to offer you a piece of quiet after a day’s work or frolic.

1. Garden Room in an Old Manila neighborhood (from 39 USD)

Some reviews of this guest room call it an “oasis” amidst the hectic and busy streets of Manila. Located in an old neighborhood in Paco, the guest room is part of an American colonial house that has been renovated and converted into vacation rentals. The bedroom is on the first floor and is accessible via a covered patio. The rest of the house such as the dining area and the gardens are shared with other guests and the house owners. Amenities such bath essentials, air conditioning, and wireless internet are available in the room, which can accommodate up to three guests. The neighborhood is also located near tourist spots such as Intramuros, Malate, and Ermita.

Coco's Garden Room in and old neighborhood

Address: Paco, Manila, Philippines (see map)

Price: from 39 USD

Number of Guests: 3

2. Chic modern apartment in Manila (from 45 USD)

This listing is located on the 30th floor of a new apartment building, 8Adriatico. The studio apartment is tastefully decorated and well-equipped for either a short stay or a longer visit, with internet, cable TV, and air conditioning. Outside the apartment, guests can also enjoy the views of the neighborhood. The building has two pools and a gym that guests can access as well. Located in the Malate area, a major department store and various small restaurants are nearby, offering various dining options if guests do not have time to cook. Manila Bay and Rizal is a 10 to 15 minute walk away.

Chic modern apartment in Manila

Address: 8Adriatico, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila (see map)

Price: from 45 USD

Number of Guests: 3

3. Heritage apartment in Old Manila (from 48 USD)

This vacation rental is in an old but well-maintained apartment building across from Manila Bay. Guests can go out quickly to watch the sunset, without taking a drive. There are restaurants nearby as well, but the apartment has complete kitchen facilities for cooking a meal. The living room is spacious and bright during the day, and its beautiful and eclectic decor makes you want sit and relax. The apartment is located in the old neighborhood of Malate, close to the centuries-old Malate Church as well as several nightspots. With Wi-Fi internet and air conditioning, it is comfortable enough to stay in for the day to work or to just chill out.

Heritage apartment in Old Manila

Address: Malate, Manila (see map)

Price: from 48 USD

Number of Guests: 2

4. Spanish-style bedroom in Old Manila (from 50 USD)

This bedroom, decked in old Spanish era furniture, is on the second floor of this American colonial style home. As the other rooms in the house are listed as vacation rentals as well, guests share common dining, living and kitchen areas, and the garden. The bedroom itself is wide and spacious with its own living area, so guests who wish to stay will be more than comfortable here. With broadband internet and air conditioning, guests can also opt to work from home for the day. It is nearby a major shopping mall, where there are a lot of dining options. Malate is also nearby for some night life.

Spanish style bedroom in Old Manila

Address: Paco, Manila (see map)

Price: from 50 USD

Number of Guests: 3

5. One-bedroom Scandinavian flat in the city center (from 24 USD)

Situated in the heart of Manila’s commercial and entertainment district, this modern one-bedroom flat is smartly spruced up with furniture of a refreshing white and lime green color combination. The theme follows in the cozy, air-conditioned bedroom, which is fitted with a flat-screen television and two plush beds. A fully functional kitchen furnished with a range of top-notch electrical appliances will come into good use for guests who wish to prepare their own meals. What sets this flat apart from the others is its balcony which offers stunning views of the skyscraper-filled Makati business district. As if that wasn’t enough to entice guests, the apartment is only two blocks away from Robinson’s Mall Manila and stands right beside the train station, making it extremely convenient for guests to travel to other parts of the city.

One-bedroom Scandinavian flat in the city center

Address: Manilla, NCR, Philippines (see map)

Price: from 24 USD

Number of Guests: 3

6. Cozy three-bedroom haven in Manila's Chinatown (from 69 USD)

Though sparsely furnished, this cozy three-bedroom apartment doesn’t lack in charm! It features a light-filled interior packed with a range of modern conveniences, such as a flat-screen TV and high-speed internet. The main living area, equipped with a plush sofa and a 6-seater dining table, is a cozy spot to gather for the evening, while the well-appointed kitchen would make staying in instead of dining out an option. With four single beds and one queen bed, the property can easily accommodate up to 10 guests, making it ideal for a family retreat. If you can tear yourself away from the pleasures that the apartment offers, then do visit the numerous attractions nearby and make full use of the apartment’s strategic location in the world’s oldest Chinatown!

Cozy three-bedroom haven in Manila's Chinatown

Address: Manilla, Metro Manila, Phillippines (see map)

Price: from 69 USD

Number of Guests: 10

7. Ocean view condo in Manila (from 66 USD)

Situated in a condominium building with good security, staying here will surely be a safe and pleasant experience. The condo unit has two balconies so you have more than enough space to watch the famed sunset over Manila Bay. The apartment is also well-situated with Manila Bay just across the way, Malate Church, and Robinson’s Place just a few minutes walk away. Additionally, the Malate area is known for its nightlife. Up to four people can be accommodated in this apartment, which has a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, internet, and cable TV. The building also has a pool that guests can use, as well as free parking.

Ocean view condo in Manila

Address: Malate, Manila (see map)

Price: from 66 USD

Number of Guests: 4

8. Airy, bright one-bedroom apartment near Greenbelt (from 72 USD)

If you prefer a vacation rental near the posh and modern neighborhood of Makati City, this listing may be perfect for you. Located just a few steps away from the upscale Greenbelt mall complex, it is perfect for a small family or a group of friends who want to maximize their visit in Manila. Because Makati is right next to Manila, the tourist spots in Manila are only a taxi cab or Uber ride away. This apartment also has a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare home cooked meals. It has modern amenities such as internet, cable TV, and air conditioning, so staying in for the day is an attractive option, too.

Airy and bright apartment near Greenbelt

Address: Legazpi Village, Makati (see map)

Price: from 72 USD

Number of Guests: 4

9. Loft near Greenbelt, Makati (from 52 USD)

This loft apartment is located at Eton Residences, which is a stone’s throw away from the Greenbelt mall area of Makati. Business travelers will also like this listing because of its proximity to the central business district and the internet access makes it easy to work from this loft. A couple or a family with a small child would love it here too, because of its creature comforts such as air conditioning, two pools and a fitness center in the building, and various entertainment options.

Cozy loft near Greenbelt, Makati

Address: Eton Residences, Makati (see map)

Price: from 52 USD

Number of Guests: 3

10. Dreamy studio apartment near Greenbelt (from 59 USD)

This studio apartment is the best option for someone traveling alone, a couple, or a family with a small child. Located in a secure building, it is also nearby the Ayala Greenbelt mall. Guests also have access to the building’s pool area. The listing also has the essentials needed for the business traveler such as fast internet, air conditioning, and cable TV. If you are staying for just a night, you will have hundreds of food options in the nearby mall. For those who want to cook their own meals, the well-equipped kitchen will make that easy.

Dreamy studio apartment near Greenbelt

Address: Legazpi Village, Makati (see map)

Price: from 59 USD

Number of Guests: 3

11. Big and cozy two-bedroom apartment in Manila (from 70 USD)

This two-bedroom high-rise apartment can comfortably sleep four people, but if needed, can accommodate up to nine if the living area is used as well. Its location is near the famed Rizal Park, while Manila Bay is nearby as well. Tourist areas such as Intramuros and nearby museums are a quick cab ride away. You’ll be blessed with great views from this Airbnb’s bedroom windows, where one can see the sunset and Manila’s lights at night. With internet, air conditioning, and bathroom essentials, this listing is perfect for big groups or big families. Up to two guests at a time can make use of the pool, while parking can be pre-arranged.

Big and cozy two-bedroom apartment in Manila

Address: near Rizal Park, Manila (see map)

Price: from 70 USD

Number of Guests: 9

12. Penthouse with a view in Makati (from 88 USD)

If you are used to living it up, this vacation rental is for you. Located on the 68 floor of the Gramercy Residences, this corner penthouse unit gives you stunning views of Makati and nearby cities. Not having a neighboring unit is a big plus if you want no disturbances to your chilling out or working. Being a guest gives you access to the amenities of the building itself, such as the pools, a fitness center, a meditation garden and free parking space. There is a nearby mall (Century City Mall) while the Greenbelt area is a mere 20 minute walk or a quick cab ride. If you are here on business, the central business district is also nearby.

Penthouse with a view in Makati

Address: Gramercy Residences, Makati (see map)

Price: from 88 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Feel at home in Manila

One of the best things about coming home is having your own space to unwind and relax. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, these Airbnb vacation rentals will make you want to put your feet up after a hard day’s work or play. Go ahead and find your own “home” in Manila.

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