Christmas break is coming. It's the perfect opportunity to relax, go on long trips with our families, and meet up with our friends for those long overdue out-of-town getaways. We bet you're already planning these as early as now, and we've got a novel idea we think would be great to spice things up this year—how about renting your favorite local celebrity's home for a day and live it up like a star? Lucky for you, you don't need to leverage any connections to experience this. Just log on to your Airbnb account and book these properties local celebs are hosting.
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Check out the following properties owned by local celebrities you can rent on Airbnb:
The Barrettos' River Garden Rest House
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Rates start at P25,000 (maximum of 16 guests)
Tucked in the quiet town of Calumpit, this rest house has four bedrooms, a private pool, and a gazebo overlooking the Angat River. This property is the Barettos' garden paradise. Surrounded by lush greenery, this would be any nature lover's slice of heaven. So lounge around and swim by the private pool, relax in the antique-style rooms, have a barbeque and chill with friends, and bask in riverside views by the gazebo—let the Garden House be your paradise just 30 mins away from the bustling Metro.
Zsa Zsa Padilla's Casa Esperanza Farm Stay
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Rates start at P19,600 (max of four guests)
Nestled between swaying coconut trees and emerald rice paddies in Lucban is Casa Esperanza, Zsa Zsa Padilla's weekend home and private estate. The property boasts a main house with a living, dining, and kitchen area, three casitas with their own luxurious amenities, a greenhouse, and a stunning infinity pool overlooking the lush garden surrounding the estate. While the casitas are being rented out individually, guests are welcome to explore the surrounding gardens, use the industrial kitchen, brick oven, and grill, swim in the pool, and the pavilion for dining.
Yassi Pressman's Modern Waterfront Luxury Lakehouse
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Rates start at P31, 516 (maximum of 10 guests, minimum two-night stay)
If you're looking to spend some time abroad specifically in Canada, you might want to consider Yassi Pressman's modern luxe lakehouse by Lake Scugog in Ontario. Formally called the Redkey Lakehouse, Pressman's listing boasts four bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a two-level dock facing west perfect for getting your dose of Vitamin D, barbeques, and telling stories around a campfire. There's also a boathouse that has been converted into a game room complete with a bar, smart TV, and games. Talk about being decked out for the perfect getaway.
Bonus: Susan Enriquez' Balustre Cerca
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While not yet officially listed on Airbnb and open to the public, television, and radio host Susan Enriquez has been vocal about her property Balustre Cerca opening soon. The property in Indang, Cavite is actually located on her shared farm with fellow reporters: Atom Araullo, Branden Milla, and Alex Baltazar. While a chunk of her land is still dedicated to farming and raising livestock, Enriquez decided to erect a resort in a portion of the land not conducive to farming. When the resort opens, it is said to be able to accommodate over 100 people with four A-frame air-conditioned cabins, a swimming pool, a pavilion, and an outdoor kitchen area.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.