I’ve been meaning to post this one adventure of mine with my friends at work, but I just didn’t have enough motivation to start composing my thoughts. So here it is, my very late post about our meeting with Alice at her Loghouse!
You know that it’s always true to keep at least a little distance from all the hustle and bustle of the city as this will help you relax your mind and body especially for team no sleep. Cheers to the graveyard people!
A P150-worth of ride away from the city proper of Davao is a small, yet sophisticated log house of Alice. Alice is the owner’s name and her son, an architect, designed the house for her. It’s Alice’s own version of a cabin in the woods. But not the woods woods, though. Heh!
Alice Loghouse is located in Brgy. Baganihan, Marilog District, Bukidnon-Davao (BuDa) boundary. From Davao City Overland Transport Terminal, or more known as Ecoland Bus Terminal, you may take any Bukidnon-bound bus. If it’s your first time, don’t worry, Alice Loghouse is just a step away from the road, so you’ll see immediately the house’s sign. Or just tell the driver to drop you off at Alice Loghouse.
Upon touch down, first things you will see are these:
Amazing, isn’t it? But with a beautiful view already on the outside, the inside sure is more.
The tortilla chips and the meaty salsa are not free though. Last time we checked, they were at P150 and P200 respectively. They have Jalapeño and the regular flavored one. They tasted awesome!
With only P4,500, everything in the house is yours to own and use for 24 hours – that includes mineral water for drinking, bedding, kitchenware, dinnerware, billiard, karavision, TV for movie watching, dart, table football, board games such as scrabble and sungka and two comfort/bathrooms. You will have a short, yet exclusive get away for a very low cost. You can bring as many people as you want to stay with you in the house, or you can be home alone.
And you will need to bring your warmer, or jacket or whatever anti-freeze stuff you have. It’s cold and it gets colder at night. The cool breeze will make your vacay Baguio-like. Ha!
But savoring the chilly zephyr is also nice for a sleepy morning. It will either wake you up or bring you back to bed. Yep! But a cup of coffee helps. Trust me. Been there, done that.
The house’s tenant is situated in a room just right beside the kitchen. She is within reach for any concerns. Her number one task is to keep the guests at bay, you know, before everyone gets wild and wasted. She also has house rules to follow. You’ll know what they are when you get there. I won’t tell you ’cause you might back out. Haha. Kidding!
To reserve the house, you may contact Alice herself through this mobile number: (+63) 933-5084-845*. Reservation is highly advised as the place is getting more and more popular and you might gatecrash someone else’s house party if you just walk in there.
Also, for your reservation, prepare a P2,000* deposit to her Metrobank account which she will provide once you contact her. Rest assured that it’s all legit.
But it doesn’t just end there. From the loghouse, you can enjoy other nearby most-visited places in BuDa like the famous Epol Mountain and Spring Resort and the Bemwa Farm which they fondly call La Presa of the South. You can ask the house’s tenant to guide you there. She’s excellent! (y)
It will be worth your money and your time. Sulit!
*Subject to change without prior notice.
Credits to Mac Lester and Lee Jun for the photos.
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