I’ve always been fascinated by container vans. Afteralll, you can recycle it and turn it into a house. Take Casa Antonio Glamp Vans for example. They used container vans for their rooms and it turned out awesome.

If you’re looking for a beach front resort to accommodate your group, check out Casa Antonio Glamp Vans in Calatagan.

Disclosure: I have partnered with Casa Antonio Glamp Vans for this post. All opinions are my own.

About Casa Antonio Glamp Vans

Casa Antonio Glamp Vans is brought to you by Casa Antonio Vacations who built Casa Antonio Glamp Camp and Playa Calatagan Beach Glamping.

With a touch of rustic and boho designs, Casa Antonio Glamp Vans is perfect for anyone looking for air-conditioned beach front rooms.

  • Location: Calatagan, Batangas (After the lighthouse)
  • Wifi: There’s a piso wifi. You’ll have to pay P1 for 5 minutes, P5 for 30 minutes and P10 for an hour so be sure to bring lots of coins.
  • Mobile Data Signal: The mobile data signal at Casa Antonio Glamp Vans is weak so better use the piso wifi if you need to stay connected to your family and friends.

What’s good about this place is that no matter how strong the rain is, you’re still safe inside the vans. Believe me, I tried. Haha. During our visit, there was a typhoon so we had to stay inside for a few hours. Good thing, the piso wifi was strong enough for us to entertain ourselves with games and videos.

Things To Do

Swimming

If you want to go swimming, you’ll have to walk further to the Perez Compound. This is where the seashore is better. The Casa Antonio Glamp Vans beach has a lot of seaweeds and is a bit rocky so it’s not that great to swim in.

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Check Out The Mangroves

During the low tide, you can check out the mangroves just a few meters from Glamp Vans. It’s a one of a kind experience to get up close and personal with these greeneries. It’s a photo worthy place.

Karaoke

For P1,000 you can rent a karaoke for your group. However, be sure to stop your karaoke session by 10:00 PM to avoid disturbing the neighborhood. Belt out a song or two and just have fun!

Chill

Leave all your worries behind. At Casa Antonio Glamp Vans, you’ll forget all the stress as you look out to the sea and let the sound of the waves calm you down. Truly, for a great group escapade, this place is a must try.

Bonfire

Bonfire, anyone? Bring all the hotdogs and marshmallows. It’s time for a bonfire. You just have to buy the wood. You can ask the caretaker to set this up for you.

Glamping

There are glamping tents for rent at Casa Antonio Glamp Vans. The size provided to you will depend on your number.

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Boat Ride To Starfish Island

Starfishes? You’ll find plenty of this at Starfish island or the Mini Boracay of Calatagan. So hold on tight, rent a boat, and use your life vests. Starfish island is waiting to be explored.

Amenities & Features

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Beachfront View

Once you open your door, you’ll be greeted by the beach. Seriously. The ocean is just a few steps from your door. Plus, you can go on top of the vans to get the best view of the sea. This is the common area where you can chill on a hammock or chat with your friends.

Toilets and Outdoor Showers

The toilets and showers are separate from the rooms. There’s an ample amount of water so don’t worry. You’ll have plenty of water to shower with. Some faucets don’t work, though.

Rooms

Casa Antonio is composed of 2 container apartments. Each one is fully air-conditioned.

Small Room

  • can accommodate up to 5 persons
  • 1 queen size bamboo bunk, and 1 queen bed

Medium Room

  • can accommodate up to 7 persons
  • 2 queen size bamboo bunk beds, and 1 queen bed

Big Room

  • can accommodate around 10 to 20 persons
  • 3 queen bamboo bunk beds, 1 queen bed, 1 pull out double bed, and 1 sofa bed

You can rent a single room or the whole area (both Van 1 and Van 2). Check the rates below.

We stayed at the medium room (hurray us) during our stay and we loved that we had a 2nd door which opens up right to the beach.

Kitchen Utensils

Ryk loves to cook so we love booking accommodations that allow us to cook our own food. If this is the same for you, don’t worry. Casa Antonio Glamp Vans offers a kitchen area complete with utensils, and appliances free of charge (except for the gas stove which you’ll have to pay for P200). If you need an ice cooler, let them know in advance since they don’t have any refrigerator.

Food

Casa Antonio Glamp Vans is located in a fishing village so if you ever choose to avail of their meals, you’ll be eating the fresh catch for the day. Their full board meals are priced at P850 per head per day. This includes lunch, dinner, and breakfast the next morning.

During our stay, we tasted their full board meals and each one was yummy. For each meal, we had three different viands and lots of rice! So of course, we ate to our heart’s content while ignoring our promises of losing weight haha. I’m kinda scared to check how much I weigh, to be honest. Their food is that delicious! You’ll disregard your own weight loss plan.

If you’re not availing of their meals, just bring your own food or ingredients if you want to cook.

What To Expect

  • Night swimming is prohibited for safety reasons. Do understand that its dangerous to swim at night so be careful. Wait for Mr Sun to be up then you can go splash and swim.

  • Casa Antonio Glamp Vans is perfect for a group outing but do manage your expectations. This is a homestay facility. During our stay, some of the amenities in the common area are damaged and in need of repair (probably due to the strong wind and rain). If you ever see anything that needs fixing, let kuya Sairel know. He and his wife are the caretakers.

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  • The sea waters is knee deep all year round so it’s the best spot when you’re with kids.
  • Check in is at 12 noon while check out is 10:00 AM.
  • There’s a nearby store. Just ask the locals where it’s located.
  • There are also dogs around the neighborhood but they’re all friendly. One even came up to greet me and giving my leg a hug! Haha. (That was the first time I had a dog hug me. My furbaby, Ozzy, usually just jumps at me.)

  • The beach is cream in color. Manage your expectations.
  • Use of the videoke machine is only allowed until 10:00 PM.
  • Smoking is not allowed especially inside the house.

What To Pack

Here are some of what you should bring:

  • Swimsuits
  • Reef-safe sunblock lotion
  • Toiletries (Toothbrush, Soap, Shampoo & Toilet Paper)
  • Towels
  • Shirts & Shorts
  • Comfortable Pants
  • Additional clothing for your OOTDs
  • Food (Fresh or Cooked)
  • Camera
  • Aqua Shoes

Make sure you bring everything you need since the market is 8 km away.

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Rates

For updated rates and prices, check out Casa Antonio Glamp Vans on Facebook. Don’t forget to give them a like.

Add Ons

  • Extension Cord – P100
  • Charcoal – P50
  • Water Gallon – P80

Rentals

  • Griller – P200 per day
  • Gas Stove – P300 per day

Activities

  • Island Tour (Boat Ride) – P300 per head
  • Whole Body Massage – P400
  • Bonfire (with Wood & Gas) – P300
  • Karaoke (ask the caretaker)
  • Food – P850 per head for full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Rooms (Off Peak Promo)

  • Bamboo Cabana – P2,000 per night ( good for 5 to 6 persons) Note: Bamboo Cabana has no aircon while the rooms have air conditioning.
  • Tent Pitching Fee – P200 per tent
  • Small Room – P4,000 (good for 5 persons)
  • Medium Room – P5,000 (good for 7 persons)
  • Big Room – P 8,000 (good for 12-15 persons)

In case you want to book the entire place for your group (maximum of 40 persons), you’ll have to pay P10,000 (weekdays) and P12,000 (weekends).

You can also book the vans via Airbnb:

Get up to 2,600 pesos discount on your first booking by signing up to Airbnb using this referral link.

 

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How To Get There

Commute

Option 1: From Buendia

Take a DLTB bus heading to Calatagan at Buendia terminal. Alight at the bus’ last stop (Calatagan Market).

  • Travel time: 3 to 4 hours
  • Fare: 210 pesos
  • Daily Trips are only from 4 AM to 3 PM

Then, ride a tricycle to Casa Antonio Glamp Vans at Sta Ana, Calatagan.

  • Travel time: 15-20 minutes
  • Fare: around 250 pesos

Option 2:

If you rode a San Agustin and DLTB bus Nasugbu/Lian route, drop off at Lian market. From here, take a bus, tricycle or jeepney going to Calatagan Public Market.

  • Travel time : 45 minutes to 1 hour

For the jeepney ride, trips are only until 4 PM. On the other hand, tricycles may cost you around 800 pesos.

Then, ride a tricycle to Casa Antonio Glamp Vans at Sta Ana, Calatagan.

  • Travel time: 15-20 minutes
  • Fare: around 250 pesos

Option 3: From Taft Station

Find the vans going to Calatagan near the Kabayan Hotel by the MRT Taft Station.

  • Travel Time: around 3 hours
  • Fare: 200 pesos

Then, ride a tricycle to Casa Antonio Glamp Vans at Sta Ana, Calatagan.

  • Travel time: 15-20 minutes
  • Fare: around 250 pesos

Drive

From Manila, take the Sta Rosa to Tagaytay way going to Nasugbu.

WAZE: Key in “STILTS RESORT”. The Casa Antonio Glamp Vans is after Playa Calatagan, Villa Agustina and Cape Santiago Lighthouse.

  • Toll from C5/Makati is about 175 pesos one way.
  • Parking Fee: 100 pesos per vehicle

Going Back to Manila

The last trip for vans going back to Manila is 4 PM. While the last trip for buses is around 6 PM. Do ask the caretakers first regarding this info since the times for last trips may be changed. If you missed it, you can simply ride a van or shuttle heading to Tagaytay. Then ride a bus back to Manila (or just extend your vacation and explore Tagaytay).

Contact

You can contact the Casa Antonio Glamp Vans at:

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