Not so many months ago, my family and I visited a place that was overwhelmingly enchanting, peaceful and relaxing. The vacation was a breather from the metro's hustle and bustle situated not so far from where all sources of pollution originated. It was our temporary bliss. We stayed over night in the rented Lavender Cottage as well as enjoyed the healthy buffet dinner and breakfast served while the diners were serenaded by an elderly man with kundiman.
As you step towards the Bed and Breakfast zone of Sonya's Garden, a huge "Quiet Zone" signage welcomed the eager occupants while our luggage were carried by women donned with black aprons directing us inside the secret garden no more.
A huge gate made of wood with some metal trimmings separated our temporary sanctuary from the public dining area where one can enjoy the buffet lunch or dinner they offered daily. They also have a covered, grand place for any occasion you wish to celebrate joyously closer to nature... and we striked a pose for remembrance.
I sighed as I paused in amazement while absorbing what my eyes could capture - varied blooms, different bushes, numerous trees and more greens. It was analogous to a picturesque spot like in a quaint painting. And this was only the beginning of an adventure towards discovering more pleasant surprises!
The photo above is the facade of the Lavender Cottage we occupied. It consisted of four spacious bedrooms; one on the ground floor where I stayed (it was wheelchair friendly) and three more bedrooms on the second floor. There was also a living room, a dining room and a kitchen but no television nor radio. The place encourages it's occupants to reconnect and communicate. We spoke nothing else but it's beauty and grandeur the whole time... we were captivated by its charm!
A closer shot of the Cottage's entrance with blooms and benches with a stained glass door.
Beside the house was a tranquil patio where one can spend time by reading a good book while enjoying the fresh breeze.
The interior was Asian inspired...
... the bedroom with dainty bed sheet and a very relaxing ambience luring one to take a rest or a quick nap,
Though the stay was a brief over night, we tremendously enjoyed this atypical experience away from the swift-paced lifestyle in the urban jungle. Celebrating life in this haven was a dream come true... oh Sonya, thank you for your Garden!
Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite Philippines
(near the vicinity of Tagaytay City)
+63-9175329097 or +63-9175335140
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