Summer is the perfect season to head out and do some quick R&R. This is exactly what the GJGs did two weekends ago. Raquel of Wilson’s Place invited us over to experience the steady, simple yet satisfying weekend getaway at their family’s bed & breakfast place.
Named after her father-in-law, Wilson’s Place is ten minutes away from the main road of Tagaytay.
I’m sharing the directions sent by Marge, the manager of Wilson’s Place to us during our stay.
Pass by Tagaytay highway heading Nasugbu. You’ll pass by Sky Ranch and eventually Bag of Beans. Slow down and make a right turn after Soto Grande. You’ll see a signage of Puzzle Mansion, Hacienda Isabela and Flower Farm. The stretch is about 2 kilometres and you’ll see this signage on your right side about 500 meters after Flower Farm.
Turn right when you see this sign and it will lead you directly to Wilson’s Place.
These iron cast animals were the first thing my lil’ GJGs spotted.
“Mommy, look at these owls! Your favorite.”
I love how spacious the open area is. Even if there’s a lot of people, there’s enough room for everyone.
The lap pool centre’s Wilson’s Place. Very inviting especially for my water babies. They immediately wanted to jump right in!
I gotta say almost every corner of Wilson’s Place is photogenic.
It was cute of lil’ Ms. GJG to ask me to take her photos in certain areas of Wilson’s Place. I, of course complied willingly.
We stayed in the family room that’s good for 4 persons.
While my parents and sister-in-law stayed in the regular room.
After settling in, we immediately went swimming.
The receiving area of Wilson’s Place is as refreshing to see as their open area. The main house has a spacious common living room and dinning room where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
According to Marge who is also the interior designer of Wilson’s Place, she had to make do with the existing furniture and add quirky and fun pieces to give the whole place a modern vibe.
Our afternoon swim was followed by a quick snack. Lil’ Ms. GJG enjoyed the fresh mango shake while we helped ourselves with a serving of their unique bibingka.
We got a tour of the second floor where eight (petite rooms) of the twelve rooms are. We got to take a peek on each room and I must say, each room has a personality.
Common area on the second floor. That trunk table, I want!
The purple room.
The green room.
The red room.
There’s also a regular room on the second floor.
The beige room.
The king room is the biggest room on the second floor but I don’t think they rent this one out- only when they get really fully booked.
We toured Yoki’s Farm that afternoon as it was just 5 minutes away from Wilson’s Place. I’ll write a separate post about it. So after our quick field trip to Yoki’s, we went back to WIlson’s Place where our dinner awaits.
Wilson’s Place have the same home cooked meals as Balay Indang since it as of same owners. According to Marge, she oversees the cooking and menu on both places.
Fresh dalandan juice with mint.
Toasted bread with cheese spread
Vanilla ice cream
The GJGs all smiles after the hearty & comforting meal.
We woke up early the next day for the kids wanted to swim again. But before they got in the water, we had breakfast first. The menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner of Wilson’s Place is already pre-selected. So if you’re staying there, you can request for your preferred food (if you’re a vegetarian or have food allergies) upon reservation so they can accommodate you.
My lil’ Mr. GJG was happy & recharged after breakfast. It was kind of a milestone for him because it was during our stay at Wilson’s Place that he learned how to swim by himself with the help of his arm floaters. He was bravely waddling around the pool and doesn’t even want anybody to hold him.
Capping off our weekend at Balay Indang where we had lunch and got to tour the place as well. More about it on a separate post.
Here are three reasons why we (with inputs from my lil’ GJGs) liked our stay at Wilson’s Place:
1. The kids had fun swimming. They obviously liked the pool.
2. The staff were efficient and pleasant. One of the things we always look forward to when we’re staying in a place away from home is the service. It was a good experience because the staff were accommodating and friendly.
3. It was relaxing. Because there’s no Wi-Fi, I had to put my work aside and really enjoy the stay with my family. During the evening after dinner, we just stayed on the pool lounge, basked under the moonlight wrapped in cool Tagaytay breeze and chatted the night away. I don’t think we’ve done this for a long time, truly it was a refreshing stay.
If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the city then you should consider Wilson’s Place. It’ll prompt you to recharge and relax. They don’t offer any Wi-Fi which was something that I appreciated because it really gave me the time I need to spend with my family. When you’re in a place like this, the only thing you can do is eat, swim, rest and repeat.
Thank you again Racquel for having us. Also, thank you Marge for the tour and for the company.
Overnight Stay Rates (with dinner and breakfast):
Petite Room (good for 2) P5,000
Regular Room (good for 2) P5,500
Family Room (good for 4) P8,500
Extra person is P1,700 (inclusive of mattress, dinner and breakfast)
*rates plus 3% gratuity*
Maglabe Drive, Tagaytay City
For reservations email [email protected] or call/text 0915-8645706 or 0917-5357218