The rainy season wouldn’t stop my family from going elsewhere. Since we got used to spending the special days somewhere regardless of the weather, we then looked for the best place other than home to celebrate despite the downpour. Staycation is our thing for such season. So, we checked out the ones that we’ve tried in Tagaytay City. Just when we’re about to book the one where we stayed in before, we found out that they just recently opened a new place: The Nordic Homes Resort. In no time, we booked one of its tiny houses.
The Nordic Homes
We have known the Nordic Homes as those Instagram-worthy AirBnBs especially in Tagaytay City. Who wouldn’t love its interior? It’s pretty in all corners not to mention how each unit has most of the things that we may need to stay in, either we intend to work some place else or just relax. Recently, they opened their own resort.
Our first Nordic Homes experience was in 2019. We stayed in one of their units in Cityland. Since we had to share the pool with all the guests checked in to the condominium during our stay, we resorted to just stay in the room. There were internet, Netflix and PlayStation 4 to enjoy. However, my grandparents seemed to be bored as these were not their kind of thing. They would rather walk around and enjoy the sight of the greens or landscape. The Gen Z and Millenials [us] enjoyed though.
The new one, apparently, had something more to offer that not only the kids, Gen Z and Millenials would enjoy but the oldies, too! They have their own open spaces that we can hang out or walk around.
The Nordic Homes Resort
The new Nordic Homes Resort, has three tiny houses. These are called the Sunrise, Sunshine and Boho. It has shared amenities such as the bonfire area, the pool, kitchen and bar-like, grilling area which are all exclusive to the guests of the said resort. Two of these, the Sunrise and Sunshine are both loft style. There may only be one bed but they have this sofa that can be turned into a double bed.
While cooking is not allowed in all of their units at Cityland, The Nordic Homes Resort has a separate kitchen where we are actually allowed to do so. Each tiny house has those microwave ovens, coffee maker, refrigerator and toaster but we were told so that there’s a separate area for cooking and even grilling! Don’t worry if you only need to do a little heating of your food. You can do that in the tiny house.
If you decide to grill, you just have to bring your own charcoal. Samgyup grill is also available upon request but for a fee (Php 200.00). If you want to hang out and get warm on weekends (Friday to Sunday), you may enjoy an hour of free bonfire. On weekdays, however, it comes with a fee of Php 200.00. Take note that you should bring your own food already since it’s far from malls, market and convenience stores.
On rainy days where you may want to just chill in and stay dry. You may enjoy surfing the internet, binge watch your favorite series on Netflix, play the PlayStation 4 or play board games inside the tiny house. On our stay, we binge watched Gotham and crushed each other in Tekken 7.
Despite the heavy rain, we still enjoyed the pool. It’s actually open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM but we decided to take a dip at night. The waterproof light cubes and the pool lights itself are pretty enticing! There’s also a jacuzzi to chill at!
The new Nordic Homes Resort is located in Patindig Araw St., Brgy. Bucal, Silang, Cavite – just few minutes way from Tagaytay City. The area is like a suburb but exclusivity is guaranteed especially in the resort.
We honestly had a bit of a problem getting there since it was pinned in online maps maybe several meters away from the resort. It’s pinned in Baydan St. but it’s actually located at Patindig Araw St. The locals do not know it yet since the resort is just newly established. If in case the maps bring you to Baydan St., just drive back down to Patindig Araw St. and turn left. Drive a few meters straight and you’ll see the sign of the resort on your left.
They have staff who stayed the whole day ready to assist us in whatever we need. They are really nice and approachable, too. When we arrived, they welcomed us, gave us a quick tour around and assured that they are just around if we need them.
How to Get There
By Private Car
- From Manila, make your way to Malabag, Silang either via CAVITEX then Aguinaldo Highway or via SLEX-CALAX then Tagaytay-Calamba road turning right to Aguinaldo Highway.
- Drive through Aguinaldo Highway ’til you get to RePhil Gasoline station. If you’re coming from CAVITEX, turn left on the corner beside the gasoline station. If coming from SLEX or CALAX, turn right.
- Drive straight through the main road then take a right to the other side of Patindig Araw St. as the left turn is a dead end. As mentioned, the online map may bring you to Baydan St. You just have to drive several meters back then take the first left turn you would find.
- From Pasay or Buendia, take a bus bound for Nasugbu, Alfonso or Mendez. Tell the driver to drop you off RePhil Gas Station in Malabag.
- From the drop off point, charter a tricycle that would take you straight to Nordic Homes Resort. The drivers may not be familiar yet so tell them that it’s just around Patindig Araw St. past Ridgetop Resthouse, approaching Baydan.
Commuting may really be challenging especially on home bound. Get the contact number of the tricycle driver instead and ask him to pick you up on your check out.
How to Book
If you would also love to experience staying here, follow the steps below to book at Nordic Homes Resort.
- Download an AirBnB on App Store or Google Play store; or open the website on your browser.
- Sign up and log on to your AirBnB account.
- Choose from the tiny houses that you would like to book.
- Sunrise Tiny House (up to 6 guests, loft style)
- Sunshine Tiny House (up to 7 guests, loft style)
- Boho Tiny House (up to 5 guests; bungalow, nearest to the fireplace and with balcony)
4. Reserve and pay via the website or application.
5. After paying, you’ll receive a confirmation via email.
They usually get fully booked especially on weekends so might as well check them out on AirBnB at least a month or three weeks before your planned dates. The published rates are good for two persons. There is a fee of Php 500.00 to Php 800.00 for additional persons to stay.
For more updates, you may contact and follow them on the following:
Facebook: Nordic Homes Resort Silang
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