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Travel Destination: Wilson’s Place in Tagaytay

Jane   9 Mar , 2015  

We can all feel the heat. Summer will be here soon, and we’ll all be raring to go to the beach or somewhere cooler. Funny how we deal with summer, noh? It’s either we enjoy it via the beach, or we fight it off by going to a cooler place – extremes!

Anyways, a few weeks before I gave birth, my family was invited to stay at Wilson’s Place in Tagaytay. Hubby and I figured that we should take this opportunity to enjoy, before we welcome our baby girl into the family. It took us a while to get to the place, but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to find. You just have to turn to this street from Tagaytay-Nasugbu highway (where you can enjoy the view of Taal Volcano/Lake):

Wilson's Place Tagaytay directions

You will see this to your right, if you’re going towards Antonio’s and Nasugbu…

 

It took us about 15-20 minutes to get to the place. Raquel, the daughter-in-law, was the one who greeted us by the gate.

This is how the front gate looks like.

This is how the front gate looks like.

Loving their colorful lawn frontage :)

Loving their colorful lawn frontage 🙂

 

This is what you will see to your right. These flight of stairs will lead you to their “smaller” rooms. Under the stairs are the restrooms and common areas you can just chill and relax.

Wilson's Place Tagaytay 1

Wilson's Place Tagaytay 2

 

 

To your left, you will see this kitschy sets of tables and chairs – so shabby chic! – where you will be having all your meals.

Wilson's Place Tagaytay 3

If you see these two sets of tables and chairs, this means you are close to their very big and clean kitchen.

If you see these two sets of tables and chairs, this means you are close to their very big and clean kitchen.

The other end is another chill out area, with a piano that I ended up playing with our boys.

The other end is another chill out area…

... with a piano that I (and the boys) ended up playing with.

… with a piano that I (and the boys) ended up playing with.

 

By this time, we were treated to lunch – yay! Theirs are all home-cooked, and their dishes might change (depending on the availability of the ingredients):

Our kids couldn't get enough of their mushroom soup :P

Our kids couldn’t get enough of their mushroom soup 😛

On the other hand, hubby and I couldn't get enough of their Caesar Salad (with a slight wasabi taste)

On the other hand, hubby and I couldn’t get enough of their Caesar Salad (with a slight wasabi taste)

Chicken pasta

Chicken pasta

a sweet pork dish

a sweet pork dish

flavorful fried rice

flavorful fried rice

Apple Crumble a la mode - a sweet ending to lunch!

Apple Crumble a la mode – a sweet ending to lunch!

I couldn't get enough of their freshly-squeezed dalandan juice :D

I couldn’t get enough of their freshly-squeezed dalandan juice 😀

Oh, and for breakfast,  can I just share that hubby and I love their coffee and hot choco drinks? :)

Oh, and for breakfast, can I just share that hubby and I love their coffee and hot choco drinks? 🙂

 

Over lunch, I asked Raquel to tell me more about Wilson’s Place. It is 1 of 3 establishments they have in the vicinity. This, being their “newest baby. It was built two years ago, and is approximately 3,000 sqm.” Previously called “Bakasyon Grande Resort, Raquel’s late father-in-law acquired the property: “We made a total renovation, but left some of the structure such as the pool, and the family rooms outside. We wanted to make  this something different as majority of the bed-and-breakfast places in Tagaytay are all rustic in theme, thus the modern feel of ours (with a touch of my late father-in-law’s antique collection.”

The place is, after all, very shabby chic. Re-upholstered furniture collected from family and friends over the span of 2 years contribute to the look of Wilson’s Place. You know this place was built with a lot of love and patience.

After eating, we were guided to our room outside where you will see a swimming pool (yay! for the kiddos):

An inviting pool greets you as you go to the bigger rooms further down...

An inviting pool greets you as you go to the bigger rooms further down…  Guests can borrow floaters (and board games) from the staff.

We couldn’t help look at all the extra touches — so much foliage and sculptures:
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Apparently, Raquel’s late father-in-law loves collecting. These are just some of the many things he has amassed — you’ll see more in my next posts. He also loves plants — you’ll also see more of those in my next posts. But for now, let me show you more of the place. Here is how our room looks like:

This area is newly built, with about 6 family rooms, I think.

This area is newly built, with about 6 family rooms, I think.

Wilson's Place Tagaytay room 1

We stayed in “Ocean.” Hence, the blue-themed room. There are two full -sized beds, a sofa, and another Queen-sized bed.

Here is the queen-sized bed on the other side of the room.

Here is the queen-sized bed on the other side of the room.

An LED TV is mounted on the wall to save space. We brought our Nintendo Wii for the boys to play at night.

An LED TV is mounted on the wall to save space. We brought our Nintendo Wii for the boys to play at night.

Of course, for OC peeps like me... their bathroom is spanking clean!

Of course, for OC peeps like me… their bathroom is spanking clean!

 

What I loved about Wilson’ Place is that it’s not commercialized. As Raquel mentioned, “It’s really a home-away-from-home for me.” I feel the same way, too! It’s also a great place to host Team Building seminars, don’t you agree?

Here are the rates, as of 2014:

Petite room at P5,000

Regular room at P5,500 for one or two, inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast.

Family room of 4 is at P8,500 which includes dinner, bed and breakfast.

Plus 3% gratuity.

For reservations, you may call or text 0915-8645706/ 0917-5357218 / 0917-8665825.

 

Directions to Wilson’s Place:

From Tagaytay Rotonda, just follow Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. Drive past Bag of Beans and Sotogrande Subdivision and turn right once you reach Maglabe Drive. You will see an arch that says “Welcome to Brgy. Asisan”. You will pass by Flower Farm and another arch until you reach Wilson’s Place. Their signage is really small so be sure to drive slowly after passing by the second arch. Drive past the main gate and make a right on the small driveway to park at the back entrance.

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One Response

  1. domito mendoza says:

    Hi! id’ like to know if you have available room this Saturday? November 21..

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