About the The Lake House at Caliraya
A nature lodge 2.5 to 3 hours from Metro Manila that runs entirely on solar power. Experience an eco-friendly alternative lifestyle while bonding with friends or family.
Your overnight stay includes:
-breakfast, all-day coffee & tea
-use of kitchen, dining, lounge & pool facilities
-an evening of marshmallows & hot chocolate by a bonfire
-use of kayaks, SUPs, fishing rods & life vests
-boat transfers upon check-in and check-out only
The Lake House is our family's private vacation home which hosts small groups of families and friends who would like to spend a quiet and relaxing weekend away from the city. It is surrounded by lush greenery and tall trees of the Caliraya Watershed which makes for a true nature experience.
Our facilities run entirely on solar power so our guests are requested to be extra mindful of their power and water consumption. We do not allow rice cookers, thermal jugs, hairdryers and other appliances that will add to our current power output capacity.
Sleeping accommodations are located 72 garden steps up a hillside. Our Hillside Villa has 6 bedrooms and 2 private toilet/shower rooms plus another one accessible from the pool area.
All our bedrooms are fan-cooled and not air-conditioned. It gives you the best opportunity to breathe in fresh mountain air from the surrounding forests along with the cool sea breeze from the Pacific Ocean only 22 km. away.
Our kitchen is equipped with basic cooking equipment and tools for conventional cooking methods and includes an outdoor area with a large gas grill and pizza oven. We have indoor and outdoor dining areas and enough plates, cutlery and glasses for groups of up to 12 persons.
Our lakeside lounge features a spacious area overlooking Lake Caliraya with the imposing Mount Banahaw in the background. The adjacent room has a conference table, white board and TV which makes it suitable for meetings. Otherwise, you can watch films on DVD or play card and board games. During very sunny days, this is the only room that may be air-conditioned to allow you some respite from the summer heat usually in March, April and May.
By the lawn is the recreational area where we have a bonfire pit, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fishing gear, life-vests and other outdoor sports equipment.
Our guests have access to all lake house facilities and common areas. The swimming pool, kitchen and lounge areas have speakers which can be connected to your mobile phone if you wish to listen to your playlists.
A sign is placed in rooms and areas and on specific items that are off-limits to guests.
Other things to note
The cleanliness and orderliness of our home will depend on the state the previous guests have left it for you. Keeping the sofa covers, bed linen and towels clean and the kitchen and sports equipment complete and in working condition will help keep our rates to a minimum and enable us to continue sharing our home with you and other guests.
In the evenings, solar power is stored in batteries to supply electricity for lights and power outlets, so kindly be extra mindful of your power consumption from 6 pm - 6 am so as not to inconvenience yourselves during your stay.
While we will provide your breakfast, you will need to bring and cook your own food for your other meals. The nearest supermarket is 30 minutes away (10 minutes by boat and 20 minutes by car.) You may make your own arrangements with the boatman if you wish to have food supplies bought from the sari-sari stores across the lake or in Lumban Market. But please be wary of transportation costs as we do not have control or influence over these. Any unpaid boat trips and credit to third parties will be deducted from your security deposit.
We can provide you with a cooler box and cooler packs to keep your food and drinks cold but the ice cubes are limited and used to cool the juices that we provide for our guests. Please bring your own cooler boxes and ice cubes if you anticipate the need to do so.
We take from nature only what we need. Help mother nature in your own little way by sorting your trash and kitchen wastes into wet, dry and recyclable materials. Kindly dispose these in the proper bins and help in our efforts to minimize the impact of pollutants on the environment so we can maintain the beauty of the lake and the nature around it.