Tucked somewhere at the foot of mystical Mount Banahaw in the sleepy town of Majayjay, Laguna is this beautiful bed&breakfast one would wish to spend a lifetime in. The grounds provide the visitor an unobstructed view of Mt. Banahaw you would feel like it is part of the property. I envy this location.
I can’t find a better spot to view mystical Mt Banahaw after being here
I went to this B&B at the prodding of a fellow traveler-friend, even as I have heard of this property owned by one I wish I could call a friend – – he is many years my senior in the advertising industry and is regarded as an icon. It would be nearly irreverent to say he is my friend. But he is so warm and friendly that he made me feel just that on my visit. These days, he pours his creative juices to writing for newspapers.
Minyong Ordonez, the creative genius
Minyong Ordonez and wife Encar built what was supposed to be his retirement home on this piece of land he inherited from his folks. Like most retirement homes, friends came to visit until one day, he was convinced to accommodate visitors without having to be the perennial generous host. Thus, the business that is now Majayjay Bed&Breakfast. The original retirement house is so warm and inviting.
THE ORIGINAL VACATION HOUSE NOW A B&B
The spot where I had lunch with Minyong
The interiors tell you a creative genius lives here. Now available to visitors.
One of three rooms in the main house
The most popular accommodations is the bahay kubo, complete with a batalan. Can accommodate a group. Beds on the ground level and on the loft. Extra beds can be arranged, or one may want to sleep on a mat “banig” on the floor made of bamboo.
A real rural life experience
Beds here and at the loft
a “pabitin” serves as accent, and as ceiling light
the view from the kubo. One can go further down and bathe on a stream, from slowly cascading waters.
THE LUMANG BAHAY
Built as an old house
Minyong created a lumang bahay to have more rooms, sourcing the materials for beds and other accents from around the neighborhood. There is also a “silong” where groups can do brainstorms, team buiding exercises, or simply gather and have fun.
one of the many spacious rooms in the Lumang Bahay
I once suggested this B&B to a very discriminating visitor from the Netherlands. After the visit, she said she must tell her friends to go, too.
There is nothing to do at Majayjay B&B. And that is the allure of the place. It is meant for relaxing. Even for meditating. Yet there is no reason why a group of friends can not have a boisterous night – – you will feel like you own the place if you come in as a big group. Otherwise, this is a place where one may write a book. Or simply commune with the gods,
When a guest wants to break his peace and quiet, he can hie off to the town center and buy a stuff or two in the local market. Or visit the centuries-old church. Or bathe in the very accessible waterfall just a few kilometers away.
the centuries old church is the single most dominant structure within the town center
stalls at the town center during market day
Majayjay Town Hall
a small fastfood restaurant in between the church and the town hall.
Majayjay B&B rates are from upwards of P3,000. There are big rooms on the “new” old-design 2-storey structure that go for higher room rates. This B&B is located at B
I suggest you check their facebook page where you will find contact details