I spent the last weekend of May with my girlfriends. We call ourselves The Birthday Club— we gift each birthday celebrant a celebration of her choice, with all of us chipping in for the treat, (except the celebrant of course). Badly needing a weekend of relaxation and girl time, we decided to have a getaway to treat three of our “members” in Balay Indang, a bed and breakfast in the outskirts of Indang, Cavite.
Balay Indang is less than 2 hours drive from the city and just about 25 minutes drive from Tagaytay City proper. Right off the gate from the main road, everything is covered by rich foliage and greenery. And as you will see from the pictures below, it’s such a lovely place to photograph so this series on my weekend in Balay Indang will surely contain lots of photos of the place and its interesting details 🙂
They have adequate parking for guests, who usually drive down on their own from Manila.
Some lovely sights we saw along the way.
We bypassed the main house and were led directly to our room. All the rooms in Balay Indang are in houses scattered all over the sprawling, one hectare property.
This was where our room was located
From the main doorway, we had to walk through a very short hallway to reach our room called Esther (apparently, all the rooms are from biblical characters).
We were lucky to be assigned to a two-story/loft style room, which means we had more than enough space for us seven girls 🙂 So if you’re a big group, be sure to request for Esther 🙂
The furnishings were just the right mix of charming in a Filipino “Shabby Chic” kind of way but with modern amenities such as airconditioning units that work, water heater, and rainshower heads 🙂 There is no TV anywhere on the property, which might freak some people out but I assure you, we can live without TV even for just a few days!
And I even got to get the bed with this romantic net detail, which I’ve been meaning to duplicate in my own bedroom since forever 🙂
After we had lunch (which I will blog about in another post), we whiled away the afternoon lounging in the spacious seating area and catching up on the latest gossip and whatnot 🙂
Afterwards, it was time to spend the rest of the afternoon lounging by the poolhouse and swimming.
The pool is not that big, just the right size really for our group. But we had to wait for some guests who were there on a day trip to leave before we used the pool. Yes, don’t be surprised with daytrippers hanging about in the dining and pool areas. They quite ruin the tranquility if they’re a big group but still for the price we paid for this bed and breakfast, (PHP2,500 per pax which includes accommodations and five (5) meals!) It was still definitely a treat.
We just had to be creative, like appropriating this cabana all to ourselves after the daytrippers left.
Wishing all of us more lovely weekends, or at least the memory of one 🙂
Balay Indang prefers that guests make prior reservations at 0917-8374261 and 0917-8665825
How to Get to Balay Indang:
From South Super Highway, take Santa Rosa Exit and drive towards Tagaytay. From the Tagaytay rotunda, you will pass by Taal Vista, Casino Filipino, and Total Gasoline station.
As you approach the Mendez market intersection, you should see Mercury Drug on your right and Save More on the left.
Turn right on the stoplight after Mercury along Mendez drive.
Drive along this very long Mendez stretch until you hit a dead intersection. (don’t get worried if it looks as if the wide road turns into a small, narrow road.)
Turn right and Balay Indang should be about 3km from this point.
You would go past the Indang, Cavite Welcome Arc .
Look for a wooden gate on your left with a “Balay Indang” sign and a big red no.88 (see picture below).