If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Tagaytay – check out La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden. They offer a glamping experience, a relaxing massage, and a kawa hot bath at an affordable price!
A lot of people think that camping means sleeping on hard rocky surfaces and waking up with a sore body the next day. While this can be true in some instances, there are campsites like La VeryOl’s who make it a point to provide a relaxing vacation while delivering an unforgettable camping experience.
La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden is a stunning venue for weddings, debuts, and events. They also provide accommodations such as tents and nipa huts.
I wanted to book an overnight stay the first time I saw a photo of the place on Facebook. So I did. I booked a reservation for a Wednesday night and I had the place all to myself. This is my first solo trip by the way, and it’s in Tagaytay! Wooh. Hurray for me. Rock and roll.
How To Get There
Option 1: Ride a bus heading to Alfonso and ask the driver to drop you off at Olivarez.
Option 2: You can also look for a bus at the Pasay Terminal from the Coastal Mall area that has the sign “Nasugbu via Tagaytay.” Make sure you ask the driver if it passes by Olivarez.
Option 3: Or Ride bus from Pedro Gil to Olivarez Plaza.
Fare: around 80 – 100 pesos per person
Travel Time: 1 to 3 hours depending on how heavy the traffic is
- Once you are in Olivarez, ride a tricycle. Tell the driver to bring you to La Veryol’s which is near the Morielli’s restaurant or Marasigan lane.
Fare: 60 pesos (suitable for 2 to 3 persons)
Travel Time: 5 minutes
- Ride a van from Turbina or SM Calamba going to Olivarez.
Fare: 70 pesos per person
Travel: 1 hour
- Drop off at the Tagaytay City Market and ride a tricycle.
Fare: 60 pesos (suitable for 2 to 3 persons)
Travel Time: 5 minutes
Via Private Car
If you’re coming from Manila, take the Sta. Rosa road until you reach Tagaytay city market. From here, take a left going to the Picnic Grove until you see Morielli’s Restaurant. Turn right, follow the sloping road and tadaaa you will see La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden.
La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden
I opted for a one-night glamping experience and a kawa hot bath. The full body massage will be for next time. Yes, I plan on going back.
Upon my arrival, I was awed by the view – series of mountains stretching far and wide. It made me think of my hometown in the Cordilleras. The air was fresh, and there weren’t a lot of houses. It gives off that ‘communing with nature’ kind of vibe.
Plus, La VeryOl’s have a lot of plants around. There are gumamela flowers, bamboos, bushes and a lot of other I-don’t-know-what-are-their-names plants. You better visit so you can check it out. They even have a small fountain so you’ll be hearing the sound of water at night – the kind that lulls you to sleep.
La VeryOl’s offer two types of accommodation for overnight stays:
Rate: 650 pesos per person
Nipa Room with Fan
Rate: 1500 pesos per room
The fee covers breakfast, and 22 hours overnight stay. You don’t need to bring your mattress, pillows, and blankets. They will provide these. You can also borrow some slippers so don’t worry about those.
What made me decide to stay here is the free wifi (35 Mbps) since I’ll be bringing my work with me. There are electric sockets around the place, just bring your own chargers.
Recently, the place added two new accommodation.
Rate: 2000 pesos per hut (for 2 persons) and 2600 pesos per hut (for 4 persons)
Check these cuties.
These mini-huts are good for 1 to 2 persons. It’s a fan room. They also have mini huts that can accommodate 4 persons.
Rate: 2800 pesos per room
It’s airconditioned and great for two persons.
La VeryOl’s has three common bathrooms. The bathrooms have a shower, a toilet with a bidet spray.
Bonfire and Movie Night
The staffs here are very accommodating, they provide welcome drinks and ensure that you are comfortable. For an overnight stay, you can ask for a bonfire and a movie night. It’s included in the accommodation fee. They have a projector so you can watch your favorite movies right at the center of the garden. Pretty great, huh?
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They also have a karaoke machine, so you can sing your heart out if you want to. Just be sure that you’re not disturbing someone’s sleep.
Kawa Hot Bath
Rate: 399 pesos per person for 45 minutes ( with complimentary drinks)
Oh boy. This was what sealed the deal for me. I mean, the first time I saw the Kawas in Antique, I wanted to go there, but it was too far. So when I saw that they had a Kawa hot bath here, I booked. Needless to say, it was perfect!
The first thing I wanted when I arrived in La VeryOl’s was to soak in the hot bath. But they had to prepare it first, so I had some time to look around the place, chill in my tent and eat tapsilog.
To prepare the Kawa hot bath, the staffs filled the kawa with water from the bamboo designed faucet. I love what they did there. Then, they will warm the water to your desired temperature.
Afterwards, they added some alagao, eucalyptus, gotu kola, oregano, mint leaves and some essential oils. You can choose your preferred oil. I chose herbal, and it smelled so good! They will also give you a dipper made from a coconut husk and a round rock for scrubbing off dead skin.
The kawa hot bath was a real treat. In fact, I wanted to sleep in it. It was a soothing and stress relieving experience.
Rate: 599 pesos per person
Duration: 1 hour
If you want to sleep soundly at night, you have to try their massage. It’s recommended that you try the massage right after the kawa hot bath for the perfect relaxing vacation.
Package: If you want, you can get the kawa hot bath and full body massage for a one time rate of 900 pesos per person. You’ll be saving 98 pesos.
If you’re planning on going here with your significant other, you can ask the staff to set up a romantic dinner with wine and candle lights for you and your loved one.
La VeryOl’s has updated their rates. Check it out.
- Check-in starts at 2 PM and check out is at 11 AM the next day.
- For walk-in or day tour, La VeryOl’s is open at 9 AM to 6 PM. Reserve early to avoid falling in line. They only have six kawas.
- Bring extra clothes.
- Book ahead. Go on a weekday. They are usually full during the weekends.
You can contact La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden for your reservations via:
Mobile phone: 09669827433, 09392273355, and 09399067919
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Johanes is a digital nomad and a web content writer who loves to go on spontaneous travels. She also likes to go camp under the stars and play with her dog and cats.