Pleasantly cool weather, enticing restaurants, and overall peace and quiet only a few hours’ drive from Manila make Tagaytay not just a favorite weekend getaway, but also an ideal neighborhood to live in. Carving out your own private enclave in this fine city is possible with real estate properties such as Serin West Tagaytay, which is conveniently located near shopping and dining spots, and offer amenities and features that truly make it a retreat.
From the inviting wicker furniture in the lobby to the relaxing open spaces dotted with trellised walkways, hammocks, a swimming pool and deck with a breathtaking view of the famed Taal Lake, Avida Land’s high-rise community in this cool city brings together elements of a laidback yet stylish living. These amenities are complemented with units (studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom) to suit your needs. There are also units with balcony and garden view that provide a heightened sense of rest and relaxation.
Fortunately, there’s no need to venture out as far as Manila to furnish your Tagaytay home and make it all the cozier. Within the vicinity of Serin West Tagaytay are the Ayala Malls Serin and homegrown shops with great selections that cater to your style preferences and space requirements.
Here are two top-of-mind suggestions:
Lucina Home specializes in whimsical, hand-painted furniture pieces and decor that possess that antique charm minus the age. If you’re into pieces with a bit of history in them, like something you saw in a European flea market (or period movie) and look better the longer you keep them, this shop is right up your alley.
Choose from an array of big-ticket furniture and decorative items you can buy off the floor, or have something customized. The shop owners take pride not only in coming up with high-quality designs that reflect their passion and dedication in what they do, but also in working with local artisans and suppliers so you can be assured of going local, too. If you want to go beyond buying one or two items and seek the owners’ design expertise, you may consult them and they can work with your budget and specifications.
If you want the feel of romantic setting but you have a limited space, one decor trick would be to go with one striking piece, say a tufted sofa that sets the mood, and keep everything else simple. You can also go the other way around with several smaller pieces—wall decor and tabletop accents—and choose simple, streamlined styles for the bigger pieces. Either way, you’ll find something you’d like at Lucina Home.
MATT MASON FURNITURE
Positioning the brand as the premier custom furniture maker in the south, Matt Mason boasts an extensive catalog of classy modern furniture pieces for every part of the house. Visit their showroom for items you can buy off the floor or use as reference in having your bespoke piece made.
Fancy that eight-seater dining set that won’t fit your space? A fabulous bed that can easily take up space of your entire bedroom? Have them make a smaller or scaled-down version for you. Prices are flexible and the store staff is accommodating. Their website is up to date and informative as well. It also provides a good overview of their designs before you visit.
Get the well-deserved pleasure of a quiet weekend getaway at Serin West Tagaytay. Avida’s first residential retreat in Tagaytay has RFO units for those yearning for vacation living. Learn more about it and other Avida properties at Avida Land.
*All photos courtesy of the shops featured