There is nothing more than I love than a great staycation. Our recent one was in The Lake Farm in Pampanga – a nature stay perfect for honeymooners, friends, and especially families.
This is one of the best Airbnb staycations that I recommend. Hali and I loved our stay here and hope you would too!
Our stay at The Lake Farm
We drove from Alabang to San Fernando, Pampanga, in 2 hours to reach the Lake Farm. It was an easy drive via Skyway, almost as short as it takes to get to our favorite places in the south.
The Lake Farm features a private villa and a small cottage, a wide swimming pool, a man-made lake, and outdoor spaces for the farm animals. The cottage is the Casita, which is good for 2-6 people, while La Casa is spacious enough for 7-18 people.
We stayed in the Casita. It looks beautiful facing directly the outdoor pool.
Inside, there is a queen-sized bed, a dining table with tatami cushions, a four-seater couch, and cable TV. There are also 2 single beds facing the windows, which overlook the lake.
There is a separate toilet and bath w/ hot and cold shower, with complimentary body wash and shampoo. I liked the use of natural light in the bathroom.
A balcony can be found at the back. It has a well-equipped kitchen, with pots and pans, refrigerator, and hot & cold water dispenser. Everything you need for home-cooking is provided here. Alfresco tables are set up here so you can enjoy your meals while appreciating the surrounding lake area.
There are also tables at the front of the house, as well as a giant bed swing. We had our breakfast here the next morning. The pool view was superb.
We really liked the style and comfort of the casita. It was a bit rainy during our stay, so it was a perfect place to spend time indoors. I particularly enjoyed sipping hot cocoa in the balcony outside and stepping outside to a full view of the outdoor pool.
The Lake Farm has a spacious pool area, surrounded by greenery and flowering plants and a view of the lake. There are lounge chairs so you can enjoy the sun. There is also an open cottage, a bathroom, and outdoor shower stalls near the pool area.
The pool is divided into four sections: a lap pool that is 4 feet deep, a toddler section 5 inches deep, a preschooler section 2 feet deep, and a sunken seating area.
We swam in the pool after settling our bags and then again the next morning. The water in the pool was lukewarm, which is just perfect for a swim. I also dawdled on the shallow pool with the relaxing lake view.
We had such a great time swimming that we easily took dozens of photos.
I think the decorative water basins with flowers are a nice touch. It’s really the little details like this that make me fall in love wit ha place. Since the lap pool is surrounded by flowering trees, some petals fall down the pool. I find that charming.
Lake and farm areas
The man-made lake surrounds the casita and branches out up to where the animals are kept. From our casita, we could see the lake and the group of ducks on the other side, which would occasionally take a swim.
According to the owner Mrs. Kay, guests are welcome to fish at the lake, which is home to tilapia and other fishes. However, during our stay, we were informed that they were already too big and may be hard to catch.
On the next morning of our stay, we explored the property. Just outside our casita are hammocks and outdoor seats where you can relax by the lakeside. There is also a bridge leading to a bonfire island.
We then went to the back of the casita to see the ducks up close, but they ran away from us. Haha. We got excited when came across a handful of eggs left on the ground.
There is also a cow, goats, and horses. We didn’t want to disturb them, so we only observed them from afar. More animals can be seen at the livestock fences near the entrance, where rabbits, roosters, and turkeys are kept.
Hali and I both liked animals, so this was definitely a highlight of our stay. I kept thinking how I should bring my nieces and nephews here next time. They would surely love to see the animals!
The Lake Farm definitely goes in my favorite Airbnb staycations.
The whole place was clean and beautiful, with lots of fruit and flowering trees and different kinds of animals. It’s a great place for leisure and get-togethers. The Casita is perfect for couples who want a quick place for a romantic weekend, while families can book the bigger villa. Children in particular will enjoy exploring the outdoor areas and seeing the animals up-close.
We had a minor issue with the wifi connection that was resolved quickly. Otherwise our stay was perfect!
Here’s a short video of our stay:
Book your stay here
Casita is good for 2 people, up to 6 adults + 1 kid. La Casa is good for 7-18 people. Only one booking is accepted at a time, so you are guaranteed to have the place to yourselves during your stay.
- Bring insect repellant. As it is a farm, there are some small insects outside.
- You can bring your own food for cooking. The Lake Farm is only a few minutes away from restaurants, so you can easily go out to eat. We recommend trying Holidayland, which is an affordable buffet restaurant that serves Kapampangan dishes. The area is also serviced by Grab Food.
Disclaimer: Thanks to The Lake Farm for the complimentary stay. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you been to The Lake Farm in Pampanga? If you have questions or comments, let us know in the comment section below!
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).