I was browsing Airbnb and Agoda website / apps for another biglaang staycation experience somewhere in the South Luzon when I found Ca Donata Bed and Breakfast. I was intrigued by its affordable price despite having a high rating. Depending on user reviews, I confirmed my booking and hoped that those reviews be true.
The next day, we drove 60 kms from Batangas to reach the bed and breakfast using Google Maps. It’s not that hard to find though it’s a little bit far from the highway. Coming from Diokno Highway, one landmark I made as a marker was Twin Lakes. We made a right turn at Maglabe drive. From there, the road became narrower but cars can easily pass by. See map at the end of the post.
At first, we were confused on where the check-in area was located after we parked our car. We search for the owner for a while until we found him. He was at the kitchen at that time. As a suggestion, a directional arrow might be useful in these situation.
Upon confirming our booking, Massimo, the friendly owner, guided us to our unit. It was a villa, that’s why it’s cozy as what I’ve read in other reviews. He briefed us a bit and handled us the keys before he left.
As I inspected the villa, it’s big that it can fit 5 people or more. You can bring your whole family or barkada here without having to worry about space.
The essentials are there: HD cable TV, mini refrigerator, towels, hot shower, bidet, quiet air conditioning and more. What we needed to buy were toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo and other toiletries. Slippers were not provided as well.
For the free breakfast, he gave us choices: Tapa, daing, bangus and tocino. We chose tapa and it tasted great. It came with brewed coffee, fruit salad and banana. For an affordable staycation, the breakfast alone was worth it.
You can also use the swimming pool at the villa near the gate. Massimo said it’s for sharing. There’s also one at the back but it’s under rehabilitation at the moment.
Overall, we had a great staycation. The place is cool, the structure is new and the decors suited my taste. Massimo was accommodating. The bed and breakfast was a little bit far from town but it’s fine if you’re traveling off-peak hours. We had foodtrip at Mr. Kimchi with its unli Samgyupsal on dinner time and lunch at Bag of Beans, Twin Lakes. That’s it for our advance Valentine’s day celebration.
We’ll be uploading a short video clip maybe on our Facebook page.
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