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Cavite | Hacienda Isabela


Hacienda Isabela's pool area

In Cavite, passing a little off Tagaytay, is a haven called Hacienda Isabela. When we arrived there, I feel like I was transported back in time because of the architecture of the cottages, details at the place and their displays that gives this rustic effect. I feel like I am at a hacienda back in the Spanish era in the Philippines! Plus the lush green surroundings make it a perfect place to chill and relax away from the Metro.

Details inside our room

Our room for the weekend

Big couches that I love found outside our room

 Other rooms from other cottages

The place is owned by local artist and singer, Kuh Ledesma, who also happens to have built and designed the whole place. It was prior to be a vacation home when there are gatherings and events in their family. And when it has come to a point that the place has more cottages. They have thought of opening up the place to the public which is now one of the perfect locations for wedding reception or engagement shoot. Some local movies and soap operas has also chosen it as one of their locations to shoot.

Very rustic and loving the feel of it

Don't forget the lush green surroundings

Pool area, notice the big couches on the pool-side where we had our socials on our first night

Billiards place and big couch!

We were fetched by one of the place's van and we were welcomed by their manager, followed by a tour around the place where we will be staying for the weekend. I was assigned to one of the 2 bedroom rooms and it was a delight because it is classy and elegant yet maintaining the rustic taste all throughout the area, from the lobby, restaurant, other cottages, billiards and the pool side area. When times that we have nothing else to do with the group, I do stay at one of the places where they have these huge couches and connect with their wifi. I love staying at those couches!

Love this facade. Perfect for some shoots!

California king bed? Haha

Rooms from other cottages

One of two dining places

We had three sumptuous meals at their restaurant (dinner, breakfast and lunch) and as you can see from my photos, they are all delectable. I would give a hats off with our dinner and lunch, from their appetizer, to the main course and dessert, because my control not to overeat was definitely ruined! Hehe


Food trip started with dinner...

Dinner with the bloggers


Pasta and sauce of your choice

Roasted chiken

My very own pasta styling. LOL


Sugar coated sweet potato


Hearty breakfast the day after...

 Early morning exercise with the bloggers. 


 Fried bangus


Suman with latik



And last but not the least, lunch!


I love this but forgot the name. Hehe

My fave. Fish fillet!

Fish fillet with lemon sauce is perfect!

Dessert: Buko with raisins and nuts


Overall, I would recommend Hacienda Isabela when you want to go solo and wants to read/write at a peaceful place. Or if you want a vacay with your close barkada or family from the Metro, they have everything you will need.

Architecture outside one of the rooms


Another facade near the entrance

Top view on one of the dining place

Dinning place number two where we had our breakfast

Hacienda Isabela is located at Carasuchi, Indang 4122, Cavite. If you are driving, you can take these directions:

From Tagaytay Rotonda to Soto Grande Subdivision, it is approximately 7 kilometers, or an 8 to 10-minute-drive. From Soto Grande to Hacienda Isabella, it is approximately 8 kilometers of barangay road, or a 15-minute-drive.

Pardon these photos, obviously I had fun posing like 
a haciendera during me-time. LOL

More green. And perfect for wedding reception.

My fave me-time spot.

All my bags are packed! But I'm not ready to leave the place. :)

Selfie overlooking the green green lawn

Collection of details from the past

Posing around

Pool-area solo pic

Hacienda Isabela is available through appointment basis only. Reach them through the following:
Telephone Nos - (632) 625-2453, (632) 531-0688
Mobile Nos - (63917) 813-9065 / (63920) 953-9488
Email -

Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at, or visit her portfolio.


Mike said...

Nice suggestions! I like the post. Thanks for sharing.

Elal Lasola said...

Thanks for dropping by, Mike :D

adventurousfeet said...

maria mercedes ang peg! ang ganda rustic feel! :D

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