CHEAPEST Spacious True 1-BR Condo! +WiFi

CHEAPEST Spacious True 1-BR Condo! +WiFi

Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

(26)

PHP

2,040

  • Apartment
  • Entire Home
  • 4 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathroom

Description

* * LATEST PHOTOS SOON! * * Brand-new LED TV, Soundbar, fridge, stove, front-load washing machine, rain shower & more!

VERY CENTRAL
REAL 1-BEDROOM UNIT (40sqm floor size), NOT STUDIO or FAKE 1-BR!
COSY NEUTRAL INTERIOR
CONCIERGE AND CCTV
ROOMY w/ RETRO FURNITURE
FREE WIFI + CABLE TV
MORE WELCOMING
CHEAPEST!
– even if you compare with similar (or better) properties here!

ALL-INCLUSIVE
NO HIDDEN CHARGES/CLEANING FEES
– saves you money, time & effort!

Very ideal for short/long term stays or on transit!

(comparison based on location, actual 1-bedroom unit area size, appliances/fixtures, amenities)

• 24-HRS FLEXIBLE check in/out timings at NO extra cost*
• Linens, towels replaced MORE regularly*
• FREE basic toiletries such as soap, shampoo, washing-up liquid, etc provided (one-off) to kick-start your stay!

STAY at this cozy real 40 sqm 1-bedroom condominium unit at AVIDA Towers Makati West, just at tail end of Ayala Avenue, Central Business District in Makati City.

• Brilliant location! Minutes away from Ayala Avenue’s prominent business centre, malls, bars, restaurants – with excellent access to taxi, bus, train
• In recently-opened property development, with less units in floors – far LESS crowded!
Central yet surprisingly QUIET!
• Very SAFE! Security guard outposts on entrance, reception on lobby and CCTVs on property ground and each floor
• Fully furnished, air-conditioned modern open-plan living & dining area, comfy bedroom, shower room/WC and separate laundry room
• Facing Manila Bay area and the Old City -- you could catch the warm soft glow of sunrise and famous spectacular sunset from living room!
• All bills INCLUSIVE!
• Ideal for two (2) persons, but could accommodate more, with NEW sofa bed (double size) and extra stow-able single bed (please ask)
• Function/events rooms available within the property – ideal for family get-together, wedding receptions, parties (to book separately)
• Available for long-term stays – special discount for 3 months or longer!

LIVING & DINING
• 32’ Samsung LED TV with mobile/sound-TV mirroring – easy connectivity from your mobile phone!
• Samsung Soundbar – ultra clear and Bluetooth!
• Wi-Fi Broadband Internet – unlimited usage!
• SKY Cable TV
• Designer sofa bed, under warm lighting & double-sided curtains for more relaxing mood
• Extra designer square/box mini chairs – flexible for extending the sofa, or scatter around for extra sitting
• Classy retro wooden dining table (sits four)
• Indoor veranda/patio setting, with wooden garden table + chairs – overseeing the views of the old city
• 5cu Sharp refrigerator, with more spacious freezer
• La Germania electric stove – safer!
• Microwave, toaster/grill, rice cooker, cordless kettle, Italian 'moka' pot espresso coffee maker (both medium, large), cocktail/mixes kit, contemporary dining & cook wares
• Vacuum cleaner

BEDROOM
• Twin orthopedic beds that form as super king-sized when pulled together – flexibility even for non-couples!
Spacious wardrobe, with locked drawers and internal cabinets

SHOWER ROOM/WC
• NEW Rain shower! (heated)
• Fiberglass shower area partition - NOT shower curtains!
• Full-length mirrored wall
• Bidet - more hygienic!
• Hair dryer

LAUNDRY ROOM
• Fully-integrated washing machine (+tumble drying)
• Iron and ironing board

RIGHTO, get in touch!
Would be good to share a bit about yourself and your planned stay in the buzzing City!

* * For SAME DAY/INSTANT/LAST MINUTE bookings: Please immediately call my property caretaker Maria to arrange your check in, as we need at least 4 hours from time of your booking to prepare the unit and meet you, thanks!

Amenities

  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Elevator in Building
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Shared Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Family/Kid Friendly

Prices

Cleaning Fee no charge
Additional Guests PHP 537 (after 2 guests)
Security Deposit PHP 5,367
This amount will be collected by your Host upon check in and returned upon checkout to protect against damages or missing items. Learn more
Cancellation Strict
50% refund 7 days before check-in (except for HomeAway service fee)

Location

House Rules

* * For SAME DAY/INSTANT/LAST MINUTE bookings: Please immediately call my property caretaker Maria to arrange your check in, as we need at least 4 hours from time of your booking to prepare the unit and meet you, thanks!

• Check in is anytime from 01:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM. Check in/out timings must be confirmed before the planned stay. If you’re late, we won’t wait! Timings must be confirmed, as nobody is on standby. Please bear in mind that we are not doing this on full-time basis. There will be a PHP 300/booking charge if any other time than what’s been agreed, to cover transport costs.

• Accommodates more than two (2) persons, with extra bed & bedding available **$10/night per additional person rate applies, after 2 guests, if not included in the total quote. Would require your basic details and valid photo ID on check -------.--- parties
N O smoking **smoking area conveniently located opposite the unit though
N O pets
N O more than the agreed number of guests
N O unexpected visitors (visitors are allowed only when agreed beforehand, with details provided)
N O noise late at night
N O illegal stuff
N O disturbances or nuisances with neighbours
N O rowdy or noisy behaviour
N O leaving of unit main door open

• ‘No show’ Policy: If there are any changes on your arrival date or time, you need to inform us at least 4 hours before the expected check-in time. Otherwise, if you didn't show up within 30 minutes +/- the agreed time, it will be considered ‘NO SHOW’. Consideration is highly expected at your end. If there are remaining days on your stay, you may rearrange for the following day, on an agreed time, to check in.

• Security Deposit: Fully refundable security deposit applies, refundable on last day (or depending on website process) and after final checks and subject to Rules/House Manual. This deposit is either taken/reserved only by the site, or by cash ($100 or in equivalent currency) on check-in. This is subject to final checks when leaving the property, on check out. This will cover for anything damaged or missing in the unit during your stay. Inventory may be provided to ensure that everything is agreed and this will be used for final checks. Please immediately have these noted on check in.

• Keys: Set of keys will be provided to you (including the ones for the closets/cabinets). In case you lose any of these, you may have to pay up to PHP 300/each key, in cash.

• Self-Service: You have to provide your own supplies during the stay, as we won’t necessarily know what guests would keen on doing (e.g. some cooking), for health & safety reasons (e.g. we don’t leave cooking oil or any perishable food/goods in the kitchen/fridge), and also for hygienic purposes (e.g. one-off soap must be sealed, shampoo & conditioner in sachet, not refillable ones). Luckily, there are four (4) convenience shops just few meters away from the property to easily get any of these! For example toilet roll/tissues will be provided on check in, but NOT for the entire duration of your stay (if longer).Please refer to the original advert.

• Cleaning the Unit: Property cleaning twice a week, OR on check-in/out for stays less than 5 days. My caretaker will be tidying up the unit during your stay on check-in/out for short stays. This might take an hour or so. This refers to, and limited to,
· Dusting up furniture, fixtures and appliances
· Washing and drying up linens (weekly) and towels (every scheduled cleaning)
· Clearing up windows and frames (depending on accumulated dirt)
· Vacuum of sofa, carpets (depending on accumulated dirt)
· Tidying up floors
· Cleaning the bathroom
· Taking out refuse/trash
Towels changed during cleaning visits, linens changed once a week, OR on check in/out for stays less than 5 days
We expect you to maintain the unit tidy and orderly, as how you would with your own home, as otherwise your deposit might be affected. The caretaker will brief you too on what and how to do some of these, for example, where to take out refuse/trash when needed.

• Cleaning Timings: Actual timings will be agreed on check-in or during your stay. It would be ideal to schedule this while you're away, to do the work quicker and efficiently. This is mandatory. I will keep you informed if there are any issues on this (for example, caretaker unable to come).

• Securing Your Belongings: You would need to lock up your things in your luggage or in the closet (please keep all keys with you) to further ensure that these are kept aside and safe. We never had incidents before, but just to remind you to keep them safe and away.

• Further Visitors: You must inform me (by email), or the caretaker (by phone or in person) of any of your expected visitors beforehand. We will then liaise this info with property admin. The property admin is very strict even on occasional visitors and closely monitors who are coming in/out of the unit. This is for security reasons and consideration of the more permanent tenants, and for you as guest as well. Failure to do this may cause your guests be turned away on entering the premises and your deposit might be affected.

• Health & Safety: The property is in good condition. Please observe any health and safety-related notices and personal precautions on your check-in, for example, location of fire extinguisher (this is just opposite the unit in the hall), switching off gas outlet of the stove after cooking (please ask how to do this), keeping the main door closed at all times (please remember to keep the main door locked!).

• Miscellaneous Services: For more pleasant stay, other services such as cooking, washing/ironing clothes, more regular cleaning of unit (e.g. daily cleaning, extra towels, extra changing of linens), messenger services may be possible; separate charges apply

• Please ask! Do not hesitate to check with me, my caretaker or even with reception/admin of anything regarding the property.

Other Details

Check In 1:00 PM
Check Out 10:00 AM
Size 40 m2
Minimum Stay 1 night
Maximum Stay 180 nights

Reviews (26)

Overall Rating
  • Cleanliness
  • Value
  • Accuracy
  • Location
  • Host
  • Experience

Steve

Dec 2017

Hi Jake,
really enjoyed staying at your location. your rep was always there for us if we needed anything and showed us around your condo to explain everything. Place was very clean. the only 2 issues I had was that the bathroom door was very loud when we opened and closed it. Also the shower door was very hard to close all the time. seemed like it wasn't on the tracks very well. Besides those 2 issues it was a wonderful place to stay at.

Thanks,
Steve

Host Response

Cheers for staying, Steve! I’d be further refurbishing the unit in my next visit there in Manila in few weeks’ time, in fact e.g. paint the interior afresh, replace the washing machine possibly with a condenser option to prevent the smell/unclean feel, faster internet service provider, and indeed replace the shower area sliding doors with a stylish, minimal tempered glass -- that was meant to be temporary instead of shower curtain that somehow lasted 5 years now :) Cosy safe stays!

Kazuhiro

May 2017

I never regret to stay jake unit,
very accessible for everything and staff are very friendly.

Poi

Feb 2017

Very good unit, clean and well-organized. the place is also accessible to almost anything within West Makati area. Chito is very friendly as well as Jake who is away, is very responsive to my messages. Highly recommended to both biz and leisure travellers alike.

Host Response

Cheers Poi! Very glad that you truly enjoyed the stay. As mentioned, you’re one of our first guests to stay there after the recent, much-needed refit – most in the unit are brand new. And it is indeed in the perfect area, central yet tucked in from the hustle and bustle of the city. Mr. Chito would appreciate your compliments too! Cozy safe stays.

Klaus

Dec 2016

Jakes place is quiet and safe, complete and well maintained. Location is good, Busses, Jeeps, Ubers and grabs available 24/7. Some resto bars around, 7/11 at the gas station and a cash&carry 10 min walking distance. Jake responds very fast.

Host Response

Thank you very much again for staying, Klaus! And, for the compliments :) This is the 3rd year now that you’ve booked with us; it’s safe to say it’s becoming your home in Manila! I’m refurbishing the unit this month, there should be improvements in your (hopefully!) next stay. Cheerio

Gilmar D O

Oct 2016

The apartment has some piece of furniture that seemed to have been found in the garbage, the old sofa in the living has hard wood hitting your bottom and back no matter what position you try to accommodate yourself. plus one leg is broken which makes the sofa total uneven. The wardrobe in the bedroom follow the same as the living room. No toilet papers. NO INTERNET, the people who clean the apartment, that apparently live 3 hours drive from the premises when contacted over the phone about the internet, they kept eluding us by telling us to restart the rooter and we eventually found out internet had been cut of by the company for lack of payment. on my last day since there were nobody around I tried to locate Jake the owner who was over in London england, when I reached by phone and introduced myself, he was upset and before I say anything he said he was busy cycling and angry that I had interuped him. 4 hours later I tried again just to find the same rudeness I had just experienced 4 hours before, therefore , people stay away from that place it is not worth a dime, in the photos the place looks great but it deceives you once you see it in person. Save yourselves disappointment by choosing another place. Jake must hate his business and must not like interacting with people , he is rude, rude, rude and rude, positively I have no questions about it. Oliver

Host Response

Again, as I genuinely said in the phone conversation, thank you for your feedback Oliver, I truly value my guests’ view, that’s how I can improve the unit and service. In fact, as already stated in the profile even before your booking (as a headine), I have plans to refurbish the property as I’m fully aware that it needs some refreshing, I acknowledge this. It’s just unfortunate that your stay happened before this grand updating, I can guarantee you now it will be way better that it is or has been! Please visit my profile again come January.
You have forgotten or chose to not to mention in the review though that despite the seeming shortcomings, particularly the internet connection that you claim you most needed, you were very willing to extend your stay for few more days. That, and demanded discounted rates. Aside from paying me directly, to avoid further fees from travelmob, benefiting you more.
Now, when you started being overly assertive on this, picking on littlest of things in the unit, started raising your voice over the phone, when calling me here in London was unnecessary as you can simply message me here or on email (therefore saving you money), but then you blamed me further with the overseas call on realizing I wasn’t willing anymore to extend your stay AND you were not getting the discount you hoped for AND avoiding the website fees by paying direct – it simply didn’t go your way.
The internet connection had few problems recently, I admit. This is being resolved by the technicians, to which I or my caretaker isn’t in control of. Immediately on learning this, we contacted you, but it happened on a weekend, the technical support of the provider is closed!
This is same with contacting my caretakers too, often they are somewhere in other cities (as they’re not on full time here) where the mobile connection is either poor or flaky, this we’re looking at too.
To claim that I was rude, I apologize, maybe I sounded loud, as I was cycling that time in the

Albert

Jun 2016

This place is a dump....it looks nothing like these photos. Don't stay here.

Host Response

Very sorry to know how you felt about the property, Albert. Even if you decided to actually not stay there, you simply glanced over the unit and left. Then again, I can’t blame you, having stayed in 4/5 star hotels or more pricey listing here beforehand (as you said). It may be down to setting expectations. But if I were to refer to the numerous good or better reviews here (I’m expecting you’ve read some of them at least) and the general star rating, generally its great value for money and homely. Of course there’s always room for improvement, but to use the word ‘dump’ may be too much? I stay there myself on holidays every year! This listing won’t survive 4 years here if not for good custom from guests, some have even become regulars!

John J

Aug 2015

Hi jake!

Our vacation was excellent and the accommodations were perfect! We felt very "at home" and it was very peaceful and quite.. Thank you for letting us stay in your condo. We've stayed in several different condos in Makati area and yours was truly our favorite. It had everything we could have possibly wanted.,everything went exactly as planned...

Thanks once again for making this special place available. We will certainly be recommending your condo to our friends.

Joel& Yesha

Host Response

Very glad you enjoyed the stay, Joel & Yesha! I’m only assuming that the 2-stars you’ve given here was a slight slip-up, going by your review comments! Would appreciate you recommending us to all your friends, thanks again for staying.

Lior

Jul 2015

Excellent location and everything needed to call home for 2 weeks. Having gas too cook on was a plus. The A/C units need some maintenance as one tended to shut off and the other was a bit noisy. Having a washing machine and vacuum was awesome, specially since i used vacuum enabled bags for packing, i was able to shrink everything back in my luggage. It was a pleasure to stay.

Host Response

Cheers Lior! We’re looking at replacing the A/Cs if it continues to be noisier and causing problems; it could be about time to change them, although we get them maintained quarterly. Hope the check in set up all worked out good!

Cory

Jul 2015

Jakes place was awesome very clean great ac great Internet and tv, perfect location I would recommend jakes pad to anyone. And I will most certainly stay there again 

Host Response

Cheers Cory! Only that you may have mistaken on choosing the appropriate number of stars as rating on the review here? ;)

Wilma

Apr 2015

Me, my boyfriend Vern and daughter Beatrice had a pleasant stay at Jake's place. The condo is within proximity to the main streets of Makati and a good walking distance to Makati malls and all other cool places in Makati area. The condo unit is not as what you expect from the pictures you see online so don't get excited about checking in. However the place overall is good - clean and quiet. The only negative feedback which i am quite vocal about is the FOUL ODOR in the building elevator. This is something that the tenants like Jake needs to address to the property management. Sorry Jake... just a feedback but we like your place.

Host Response

Thanks for the feedback Wilma, just not sure on what you meant by the pictures here in the profile and how it actually looks like – there might have been more improvements or furnishings, but they should almost be the same (or better)! The unpleasant odour in the lifts has been resolved too.
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