Balay Angkan in Cabangan, Zambales, derived from the Tagalog term “Angkan” meaning family, provided us with the most enjoyable Airbnb beach staycation experience. We highly recommend it as a perfect location for your upcoming family out-of-town gathering.
Here are some essential details to help you plan your trip soon!
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Get to Know Balay Angkan
Balay Angkan is an exclusive accommodation that provides a perfect venue for a relaxing stay with a breathtaking beachfront view. This family-owned vacation villa is situated in Felmida Road, Purok 7, Brgy. San Isidro, Cabangan, Zambales, and is approximately a 4 to 5-hour drive from Manila.
The property features a native tropical-inspired home that exudes a clean and calming ambiance with its white and wooden interiors. It can accommodate a large group of 10 to 14 persons, including children, with its airconditioned villas and teepee huts. If necessary, guests can request a tent accommodation.
Balay Angkan has an open pavilion that serves as the main living area and is equipped with complete amenities for cooking and dining. The property also has parking space that can accommodate up to four cars.
Balay Angkan features two beachfront villas. The first villa has a smaller room, perfect for couples or a small group of four individuals. It includes one queen bed, a trundle bed, a toilet and bath, a mini fridge, and a TV with Netflix.
Meanwhile, the second villa can accommodate a larger group of 5-6 persons with two queen beds, one day bed, an extendable table, a toilet and bath, a TV with Netflix, and the option to add one floor mattress. Both villas are air-conditioned.
Other members of the group can opt for any of the three teepee huts, which come with one double-size and one single-size floor mattress. Each teepee hut can accommodate up to two persons and is fully air-conditioned.
Balay Angkan Amenities
In addition to its comfortable accommodations, Balay Angkan provides guests with the opportunity to cook and enjoy their favorite dishes in the open dining hall, which includes utensils, stoves, a refrigerator, a water dispenser, an ice maker, a toaster, a grill station, and more. Guests only need to bring their own ingredients and can enjoy hassle-free cooking.
The open dining hall is complemented by a long dining table and kitchen bar that overlooks the stunning sea view, making it an ideal spot for group dining. Guests can also take advantage of the cabana, a serene area perfect for yoga, reading, or simply relaxing.
Furthermore, Balay Angkan offers guests access to various amenities, such as internet wifi, a kayak, a paddleboard, a beach volleyball, board games, karaoke, a projector for movie nights, and more.
Thing to Do in Balay Angkan
Swimming at the Beach
Balay Angkan is located just a short walk away from the beach, allowing guests to take a refreshing swim whenever they please. The beach in Cabangan is known for its soft, course and light gray sand that is gentle on the feet, making it optional to wear slippers.
At Balay Angkan, guests can enjoy an unobstructed view of the sea and sunset. Whether you prefer to sit beside your villa or head straight to the shore, you are in for a breathtaking sunset viewing experience. Balay Angkan offers one of the most stunning sunset views in Zambales!
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages and enjoy them in the beautiful pavilion at Balay Angkan.
Have a Relaxing Stay
Indulge in a comfortable and modern stay at Balay Angkan’s cozy villas and teepee huts after a refreshing swim and beach activities.
For those who love singing, Balay Angkan offers access to a karaoke machine where guests can enjoy singing their favorite songs with their family and friends.
In the evening, guests can use the projector to watch movies in the open pavilion. With a complete sound system, it’s sure to be a movie marathon experience!
Balay Angkan offers a designated area for bonfires, which is another exciting activity you can enjoy at the beach. You can toast marshmallows, gaze at the starry night, and listen to the ocean waves.
Enjoy the Beach with your Fur Babies
Balay Angkan welcomes pets, just make sure that they have been vaccinated with anti-rabies. Please attend to them properly and do not let them defecate or urinate inside the villa.
Have a Quick Trip to Dapya River
When checking out of Balay Angkan, you have the option to visit Dapya River, which is less than an hour away. This spot is popular among tourists for its clean and clear water. You can expect to pay an entrance fee of Php20 and rent a cottage for Php300 to Php500.
Things you Need to Know
- From Cubao, take a jeepney/van going to Cogeo Gate 2/Cogeo Public Market
- From Cogeo Gate 2, ride a jeepney going to Brgy. Maysawa and ask the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Maysawa or Treasure Mountain.
- Bring sunscreen and anti-insect repellant.
- Respect the locals and other tourists.
- Buy essential ingredients and food before you check-in. There is no nearby store to buy goods, but you may ask your caretaker for assistance.
- The waves are unpredictable at times. Be extra careful especially when with kids.
- Do not litter inside and outside the property.
- No smoking inside the villa.
- Wash off the sand and remove excess water before entering the villa or teepee huts.
- Be mindful of your belongings.
- Keep the villa tidy and in order.
- Keep all doors and windows always closed especially when no one is around.
- Leave all items in the beach house as you found them upon arrival.
- Turn off the AC, lights, and other electrical appliances when not in use.
- Clear up after your pets inside and outside the property.
- Play music and sounds to an acceptable level from 10 PM to 8 AM.
- Inform the caretaker before leaving and surrender the keys.
- Have fun and keep safe.
How to Book at Balay Angkan
Step 1: Check availability on your preferred dates by sending a private message via Balay Angkan Facebook/Instagram or thru Airbnb at Balay Angkan Beachfront Villas Zambales.
Step 2: Once you have selected your preferred dates, you can book directly thru Airbnb to have it reserved for you or fill up the information that will be given to you by their representative like information on your name, number of guests, contact number, etc.
Step 3: Pay a 50% down payment to reserve the date and the remaining balance is to be paid 1 week before the check-in date. Please note that it is non-refundable but bookable.
Step 4: Send a copy of your deposit slip/transaction record through their Facebook/Instagram/Airbnb account and wait for their confirmation.
How to Get to Balay Angkan
To reach Balay Angkan, simply search for “Balay Angkan Beachfront Villa Zambales” on Google Maps or Waze. The easiest way to get there is by taking the SCTEX and exiting at Subic. From there, it’s about an hour and a half drive to Cabangan.
For those taking public transportation, take a bus from Manila to Iba, Zambales, and alight at Cabangan.