If you’re planning to hold a party in a private resort that is affordable and easily accessible from Metro Manila, Vine Leaf Garden Resort might be an option for you.
Vine Leaf Garden Resort, located in Brgy. Inarawan, Antipolo, is a sizable private resort that can accommodate up to 30 people. If the traffic is light and you’re coming in from Pasig or Quezon City, this resort is only about 30 minutes drive away.
For an overnight stay, our group only paid Php 15,000 for exclusive use of the resort and its amenities which includes the following:
- 2 adjoining houses with terrace, living room, and bed rooms
- Swimming pool (3-5 feet deep)
- Jacuzzi (2 feet deep)
- Playground for kids
- Dirty kitchen
- Elevated dining area near the swimming pool
- Chairs and gazebo by the pool
- Parking space
- Long dining table near videoke, just outside the first bed room
- Toilets and bathrooms beside the pool, near the kitchen, and in each room
- Extra mattresses, chairs, and tables
The resort may not have a pleasant mountain view as so many other resorts in Antipolo do, but the trees and plants within and surrounding the property more than compensate for lack of it. I also like that there are frogs in the resort – I kinda like them. They can be noisy at night but the rooms are relatively soundproof so the frogs were never a nuisance during our stay.
The resort was built on a sloping ground and thus, the rooms are slightly elevated. You would need go do down a short flight of stairs to access the pool. Below are some of the snapshots of the place taken by me and my office mates:
What I liked also is that there were attendants inside the resort whom you can call ahead to buy drinking water for you. The resort’s kitchen has rice cooker, stove, and grill so you can cook your meals if you want, just bring your own utensils, plates, and pans. There is hot and cold water dispenser and small refrigerator too. The bed rooms have air conditioning units and protected from mosquitoes by screen doors and tightly closed windows.
Do I recommend it? Yes, because it’s affordable, the neighborhood is quiet, there are plenty of trees around, and the pool is big enough to accommodate about 10-15 guests at a time. The resort is big enough for 30 guests. If you’re looking for a resort with a mountain view in Antipolo, this isn’t the resort for you.
One of the caveats of this resort is that as with the rest of Antipolo, the water supply is scheduled. The resort does have big water drums and tanks to save water for when supply is nil. The resort, surprisingly, has no signage also, but is easily searchable in Google Map or Waze. The gate is brown framed in black. But if you get lost, as we did, you can simply ask around for directions.