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A taste of bliss in the South

/ 05:11 AM October 07, 2017

Given the stresses of daily grind, it is only natural that many would seek an escape and look for places where one can find a much needed serenity and inner peace.

For some, the Southern part of Metro Manila is the quickest route to steer clear of the noise from the urban jungle, as the area is well-known for its wide, open spaces and lush greenery while still being near the convenience and comforts of a highly urbanized city.

This is perhaps why many families have started to flock to the South: that is, to have access to an environment that offers well balanced lifestyles.


Here are a few developments located south of Metro Manila that you may want to consider as you find your inner peace.



Catalina Lake Residences is a pioneering lakeside community at the heart of Bauan, Batangas. The development offers a collection of contemporary and archetypal lake houses.

Inspired by the Spanish-Mediterranean era, the houses are full of character and charm with interiors designed with curves and arcades.

At Catalina Lake Residences, one can bask in the calming waters of the man-made lake which creates an atmosphere of bliss. Homeowners have unlimited supply of picturesque view of the province’s surroundings. In addition, an iconic lighthouse is the centerpiece of this unique residential community.

Weekend getaways can be more exciting with amenities such as the community clubhouse with its resort-themed recreational pool ideal for lounging and hanging out with family and friends. The sports clubhouse has two courts for basketball and badminton games.

Function rooms, coffee shops and a fitness gym are also available to achieve a well-rounded lifestyle for every member of the family.




The first thing you will see when you wake up at the Cambridge Place in Tanauan, Batangas is the majestic view of Mount Makiling. This residential community offers a country home down in the south where you will be surrounded with the idyllic atmosphere of nature.

Strategically located along JP Laurel Highway, the 30.8-hectare Cambridge Place is accessible in less than two hours from the Metro.

Weekends will be memorable with amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool and basketball court.

The little ones can also have some fun in the playground, while the multipurpose clubhouse can be your venue for family reunions and celebrations of all sorts.

Cambridge Place is just minutes away from major mall establishments, university, banks and church in nearby Lipa. Within the vicinity is the Lipa Municipal Hall, Lipa-Malvar Industrial Estates, Pilipinas Kyohritsu Inc. and Nestle Philippines, among others.


Spanning across 220 hectares of lush greenery, future residents at the Summit Point in Lipa City will be accorded with stunning views of the Malarayat Mountain Range, amid the soothing sound of bamboo trees and bird species endemic in the area.

Summit Point allows one the luxury of basking in nature beside the well-manicured fairways, as the company offers 153 fairway lots as well as residential lots ranging from 173 to 752 sqm.

But what makes Summit Point a cut above the rest is the property’s first-of-its-kind, championship golf course which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

This course brings together strategic elements inspired by other famous golf holes in the world, including the soon to open Summit Point Country Club.

It also features modern facilities that could perfectly enhance one’s lifestyle, as well as sports equipment and recreational facilities, including covered tennis courts, bowling center, basketball court, sauna and whirlpool and a gym—all of which can be enjoyed exclusively by members and homeowners alike.

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