Casa Minerva, Tagaytay (Travel)

calendar_todayApril 11, 2017
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Thinking of where to stay in Tagaytay? We got Casa Minerva for P11,193 for an overnight stay. Exceeding more than 20 pax will have an additional payment.

My high school friends and I left Novaliches at 6 in the morning to Tagaytay but we went to the airport first to pick up one of our friends who just had a tour in Dubai. I know, it was a hectic schedule for her but she actually came from the USA. She pretty had a hard core trip!

The reason that she went to Manila is because she’s going to get her husband, who is also our friend, for good. Because of this, we were all gathered up to create new memories and cherish both of our friends before they fly!

We ate at Mcdo, shopped at SM Supermarket, roam around in the Sky Ranch and the time flew like it has wings – it’s already 2 in the afternoon! We can finally check in at Casa Minerva. The place is 250 square meters and it’s kind of secluded, away from the highway. However, there are neighboring houses which could also be rented as a rest house. OR NOT.

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Casa Minerva Swimming Pool Area

The garage could fit two cars and we saw the pool as soon as we get in. In addition, the inuman session table could fit for 13-15 persons. The rooftop only allows the caretaker to get there, but we don’t mind since the porch on the second floor is spacious!

This place to stay in Tagaytay feels like home.

This shot is from the inuman session area’s perspective. The staircase shown has access going to the second floor’s terrace.

Casa Minerva has a swimming pool that makes it a good place to stay in Tagaytay.

Routing that stairs will lead to this view -more seats and tambayan.

Casa Minerva has a cozy terrace.

Casa Minerva Bedrooms

There are three bedrooms on the second floor and one bedroom on the first floor which unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo. Here are the three bedrooms.

It was stated in the AirBNB app that Casa Minerva can accommodate up to 20 pax. We’re not quite sure about the 20 because we’re 13 people and the bed is just enough for us. We also requested for extra mattress. Maybe sleeping in the living room could work. As for the wash room, they have plenty but there’s one that is closed.

Casa Minerva Kitchen and Dining Area

I forgot to take the photos of the kitchen since I mostly did the video there. They have the utensils, refrigerator, microwave oven, percolator, plates, chopping board, cups, glasses, wok, pots, stove. The caretaker said that the knife was taken out by the previous guests. Aw! Anyway, check my video here. Hope it won’t be removed by Youtube.

The dining area is the first thing that can be seen upon entering the house.

The living room is located on the second floor. It’s well-ventilated.

Casa Minerva Living Room


Casa Minerva Accessibility

We got Casa Minerva for P11,193 for an overnight stay. Exceeding more than 20 pax will have an additional payment. The location is far from the highway so it is better to buy all of the stuff needed so there wouldn’t be much wasted time that should be spent for UBE (ultimate bonding experience). The SM Supermarket is accessible so we bought the things we have forgotten to buy.

We were lazy to cook for dinner so we ate in Green Ats Bulaluhan, a restaurant that can be easily seen as soon the highway is reached. It also got us a scenic view of Mount Taal.

Going back to Casa Minerva, we caught them cleaning when we arrived but the pool is blurry. Still, we swam that night and good thing that we didn’t itch. Meanwhile, we also ask for a paluto service and they charge for P1,000 per day excluding the budget and the fare to buy the ingredients. They have a cook but it was difficult to contact her so the owner told me that their caretaker could also cook but not as skillful as the cook.

As we arrived, Kuya Jun who is the caretaker, welcomed us and attended our needs as fast as he could. We got a problem with WiFi because their bandwidth already reached its limit. My friends asked the other caretakers and they don’t seem to know so I called the owner and she said that there’s a new WiFi provided. After that, Kuya Jun got the WiFi and placed it near the living room. The WiFi was okay but not fast enough since the signal is pretty low there. The rooms are all nice and the linens smell fresh and clean. Towels can be rented out and the mineral water is P100 per 5 galloon cylinder inclusive of use of hot and cold water dispenser. While inconveniences cannot be avoided, I salute that the owner can be contacted easily and she responded to the problems right away. Thank you also to Kuya Jun!

Value: 4.5
Location: 4
Cleanliness: 3.5
Service: 4
Room: 5

Casa Minerva, Tagaytay Address: D. Cruzado, Senior Extension Rd., Barangay Guinhawa South, Tagaytay, Cavite

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