A month ago, we surprised our “super-friend” with a baby shower.
We originally wanted to book a hotel room for it, but the rates were too high (at least for me because I volunteered to shoulder half of the rate hehe). Because I was the self-proclaimed gala organiser of our group, I tried to look for cheaper options. I tried searching for cheaper hotels but either they lacked a swimming pool or the rooms were too tiny.
Until I decided to look for a condominium unit through AirBNB.
I have had an account with AirBNB for I think 3 years now, but I’ve never used it. But when I tried to look for condo units in our city (Davao City), I was surprised at how many choices there were for all budget ranges. I immediately spotted several ads that fit my budget and, at the same time, were pretty enough for a baby shower.
I booked a 2-bedroom condo unit at Camella Northpoint for, guess what, just P2,500 a night!
The owner, who was in constant contact with me throughout the whole transaction, invited me to view the room before booking it. I declined because I happened to be super busy that week. But when we checked in, I was pleasantly surprised. The unit was very clean and new and true to the pictures.
Here are some pictures of Camella Northpoint:
And actual pictures of the unit we rented:
Camella Northpoint is one of the most accessible condominiums in Davao City. It is just a walk away from Ayala Abreeza Mall and is generally near everything you might possibly need. If you’re planning to rent a condominium unit during your visit, Camella Northpoint is possibly one of the most convenient.
(Or if you’re planning to buy, message me! I’m a licensed real estate broker! *wink wink*)
For what it’s worth, P2,500 is a very very cheap price to pay for this unit. It’s a fully-furnished 2-bedroom unit, and aside from the furniture and appliances, the owner also generously stocked the pantry and the bathroom for his guests. There was even rice in his pantry! Also, unlike hotels, check-in and check-out time is negotiable (as long as it is reasonable).
What I loved the most about this AirBNB experience was the brilliant service offered to us by the owner, John Matthew Librando. As I mentioned, he was in constant contact with me (this is an important thing to me because there are some sellers and service-providers who just don’t bother).
Case in point, he had an unexpected guest rent the place the night before our reservation. He contacted me right away to inform me just in case we decided to check in early. He also took time to go to my friend George’s office just to bring her an acknowledgement receipt for my down-payment. And when we checked out, he graciously asked us for comments and suggestions. We had no complaints at all so we were all praises!
So if you’re looking for a place to stay in Davao City, check out Mr Librando’s place in Camella Northpoint. Here’s the link to his property: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13631793?s=loxYE2r6