ManilaMommy Review: The Country Place, Baguio

The Country Place Baguio Review

Do you know how when you visit other people’s houses or when you stay in hotels that you take mental pictures of certain features you love and you file them away in your head in a little folder named “my dream house”. I have a few pegs tucked in that little folder. When we went up to Baguio during the Papal Visit, that folder grew a little bit fatter because of a really wonderful vacation house we rented during the holiday.


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Tucked in Dominical Hill Road behind the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, The Country Place is an unassuming white house by the road. This is the front which is what everyone sees on the street.

When you turn a corner, you see this! The whole house has three areas each named Residence 1, 2 and 3. Families and groups can rent the house per area for Php12,500 a night. We rented the top floor, Residence 3. We were a group of 13 adults with two kids and the area still had some room to spare.

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This is the entrance to our floor from the garage, which can fit four cars.

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This is the foyer and the hallway leading to the rooms

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A staircase leads to the common areas: veranda, living area with working fireplace, dining area and kitchen

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Click here to read more and to see pics of the rooms and common areas

Baguio Hits

The long weekend saw us trekking up to Baguio (in just 3 hours I might add) with family for a quick, fun vacation. I loooved the place we rented and I can’t wait to share them with you in a separate post soon. It was David’s 2nd time in Baguio and Noah’s 1st (well technically 2nd na rin because I was pregnant when we last went to Baguio heehee). There were still a lot of weekenders in Baguio when we went there. Traffic was still heavy in the city and the lines to popular food places were looooong. But I was on vacation and I did not want anything to stress me out and I kept that in mind. What mattered most was that I was in a beautiful place with lovely family. If the table to Happy Tummy meant that we had to wait an hour, we waited an hour, no pressure, no worries. Even though the trip was super tiring, I have to say that I felt refreshed. Starting a vacation with no agenda at all except to have fun is actually….AWESOME haha.  Also, I just made sure I had food water on hand for David and Noah all the time! For the most part though we were all just shooting the breeze and having fun.

Just how a real vacation should be.

Also, it was my first time to eat Longganisa Baguio! Hello ang sarap nya!!!

Of course Baguio strawberries :) (they are 250 a kilo there now though)

The weather got so cold at night that we finally tried out the fire place. David did his homework beside it and we roasted marshmallows after.

When’s the next long weekend again?? Heeheehee

Fun Find (and a Giveaway!!): Tiny Buds Natural Baby Products

Hosting giveaways is one of my favorite things to do here at the blog. It gives me a chance to share with you stuff that I have personally tried, tested and loved.

So I am kicking off 2015 by hosting a fun giveaway by Tiny Buds! You might have seen Tiny Buds in your suking grocery stores and you may have received a sample or two when you have attended Mommy Mundo events. This brand believes in giving moms a choice when it comes to taking of their kids. Tiny Buds provides parents with products that are all-natural and free from harmful chemicals.

Their best-seller and our personal favorite is the Tiny Buds Baby Rice Powder.

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This powder is hypoallergenic and is made from 100-percent rice grains. It does not contain talc but it still works as a great sweat absorber. It does not contain any strong fragrances and it’s very effective in keeping the kids fresh and their skin protected from rashes :)

Next in our Tiny Buds list is the hand sanitizer. Given the number of times we have to spritz on the sanitizer when we’re out, I’m glad that David and Noah’s hands and fingers are always clean without the strong alcohol smell!

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Last but certainly not the least is Tiny Bud’s Baby Bottle and Utensil Wash. It’s what we use because it cleans out Noah’s stuff well without any harmful Parabens. Because Noah still is on the bottle, I make it a point to only use cleansers that are mild and safe for him but are also tough on the germs and bacteria.

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You can buy Tiny Buds items at their online store at

Click here to join the giveaway

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