Smart & Comfy Apartment・Makati

Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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VIEW | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BED | 1 BATH


Everything we needed was comfortably compacted in this 23sqm unit, very liveable for the remaining month or so I had in Makati! As you can see by the pictures, the host was diligently thoughtful in the touches of the unit and efficiently used the space they had available. I loved the little welcome tray they provided, which had tea bags, chocolate, coffee and there was two bottles upon arrival. The hosts also provided a little manual or welcome book, detailing recommended restaurants, markets to buy groceries and the knicks and knacks of the unit.

Bed was super comfy, a major plus in my books! Great for up to two people, where it was separated from the main living room with a sliding lockable door. The bedroom had its own tiny balcony, no where to hang wet clothes unfortunately, but the view was gorgeous. The television had Netflix and could be easily seen from the bed. The air-conditioning worked, however I did find it a tad loud when increasing its power. The dining table doubles up as a desk and from memory there is no power outlet there, so you’ll have to shuffle back into the bedroom to charge your tech. Kitchen had the right amenities and one major thing to point out, the unit was insanely clean! The bathroom had no bathtub, but was compensated with a spacious shower area.

I didn’t have to stock up on anything in the apartment, the hosts were superb! The unit is also centrally located, where the closest mall is in a walkable distance and there’s a cafe downstairs near the main road. Internet was fast and there was really no fault that I could find with the place. If you’re looking for a modern unit to stay long-term in the city, I highly recommend!

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Rain Forest Apartment・Binna Burra

Binna Burra, NSW, Australia

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VIEW | 1 BEDROOM | 2 BEDS | 1 BATH


Peacefully perched in the hinterlands, imagine sleepy hills and a single road lined with trees. It was a perfect sanctuary from the lively Byron Bay. It will take approximately 15 minutes to drive to Byron Bay and you are also situated around lovely historic towns.

After greeted by the host, a quick run down was provided, showing where important items are located, supplies and that the outside lights are to be switched on as it is pitch black at night. Your car won’t be covered, as the car can only be parked literally in front of the apartment. Everything was thought of with this apartment, from the torches, hangers, towel heat rack, beach chairs, umbrellas, basic morning food and extra towels. We were greeted with a cute little blackboard greeting us, along with white wine! The apartment is perched under the main home, so you can hear muffled footsteps above. Though I do think they were aware of this, as it was not frequent. Newspapers were provided to check out what was happening during our stay. You literally did not have to bring anything, but yourself to this gorgeous apartment.

What I loved about this apartment, was the tranquility, throughout the day and night. Also, that the hosts provided us with complete privacy. The queen bed was heavenly, I appreciated the separate vanity table and the spacious floor space in the bedroom! The only thing I would suggest is putting some curtains/blinds in the living room, because if you’re like me who is afraid of looking out into the dark, this will freak you out a bit.

You can see from the images below, the interior was purposely thought of.

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