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Leo's Secret Villa is at 1236 B.
Leo's Secret Villa is at 1236 B.
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 private baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1.5 private baths
You won’t be charged yet

Tucked in a community of prewar houses, this homey bungalow was featured in Elle decor Magazine because of it's nice interior design. It is decorated with antique eclectic pieces and paintings that adorn the walls collected by the artist/ owner.

The space

This charming bungalow is in the heart of Manila,between the airport and Makati. You won't feel like you're in the city because of the trees, plants and the sound of birds chirping. There is a mall called Robinson's which is walking distance and has shops and cafes like Starbucks, Pancake house, supermarket and many more.

Guest access

Guests can make use of the living room to relax and listen to music .There is an old phono and vinyl records to use . They can use the antique piano with care. Breakfast may be served upon requests and may be served on the porch garden or dining table. They may also use the kitchen. Pls. ask Ramon, the all around staff for all your queries. Ramon has worked for me for three decades and he's a trusted driver/cook/housekeeper.

Interaction with guests

The super or the assistant host Pipoy Bernardo ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) will meet you and answer your queries for anything. He can schedule a tour of Manila with our neighbor tour guide, Greg .Massage can also be scheduled if requested ahead of time.

Other things to note

Her assistant host Pipoy Bernardo will be there to help with any queries and needs of the guests.
There's only one bed in the room but we can add a maximum of two more
beds if needed( kinda crowded) , otherwise, one bed is usually the case if only one guest, so there's more space.
We will serve a simple breakfast of brewed coffee or tea , 2pcs. Of bread and butter included in your payment .
You may request a heartier breakfast of pancakes and bacon etc for a minimum cost from the staff.

Air conditioning
Extra people $16 AUD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $135 AUD
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price $47 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 single bed
House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Pls. make sure that the gate is locked right as you come in or leave the premises. The aircon must be turned off when you leave as electricity cost is one of the highest in Asia.
Pls. ask Ramon to show you how to turn on the sound system or the gas valve , making sure it is always off. Leo can only eat dog food and we appreciate that you don't feed him.
Breakfast food or dinner can be requested a day before.
It is much better to take UBER or GRAB than taxi. You can tell driver to waze Leo’s secret Villa, because it's on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map. Also pls. No smoking inside the house. You can step out to the porch to smoke.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - A few steps from the gate as the house is elevated therefore no flood can reach the main floor.
Potential for noise - It’s quiet actually except daytime maybe
Pet(s) live on property - My dog Leo is the kindest and he is a guard dog but never growled at a guest.
No parking on property - There is parking
Some spaces are shared - You’re almost renting the whole house as I am in NYC!
Amenity limitations - There’s WiFi and hot water but internet in the whole country is weaker than US
Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
June 2017
From the moment we entered the space, we immediately felt at home. Ramon was quick to help us out with our inquiries. Although our stay was very brief, we will definitely stay here next time we're around the area. Be sure to give Leo a big hug!

Jesse User Profile
August 2016
Mariko's place is spacious and very tasteful. We had a great sleep every night. Kuya Ramon provided us with everything we needed. He is very approachable and kind. We would love to stay here again.

Joanna User Profile
November 2017
It feels like staying at an old but clean and well-maintained house of a relative. The caretaker is kind and attentive. The guard dog is big but not aggressive. We love the local, ground coffee. We had space to park our SUV outside the walled fence. Neighborhood is not noisy. Aircon is cool. TV is in the kitchen. There is no TV in the living room or bedroom. Enjoyed our quiet 2-day stay.

Christopher User Profile
June 2017
Great, authentic place to stay.

Angela User Profile
May 2017
We had an adventure filled trip to Manila, and because of a comedy of errors (none of which were Mariko's fault) we ended up going to bed in the wrong house. It was confusing but ultimately hilarious. We walked across the drive in our pyjamas to Mariko's house and were warmly welcomed and even treated to a lovely dinner. Would definitely stay here again, hopefully the Manila traffic is better next time. Thanks Mariko!!

Juli User Profile
April 2017
Peaceful Place ! Artistic very beautiful house!

David User Profile
April 2017
Mariko was very nice and quick to communicate with. She is a lovely host and her place is very nice.

PhilippinesJoined in August 2014
Mariko User Profile

Hi I'm a visual artist and I'm based in Manila. I hope I am in town when you arrive as I would love to help you with some info on places to see and where to eat. I'd be more than happy to answer queries on anything.

I usually travel to New York and to places on my bucket list.
I have tried being a guest on Airbnb and I really love it. I get to understand the culture and the people more. I hope I can do the same thing my host did at least or even better. Welcome to this side of the planet.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Mariko’s place.
Pipoy helps host.

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