Amazing Hannah

Hannah was an awesome guest. Meeting young, warm and friendly guests is what we enjoy most in our AirBnB hosting experience.

She wrote on AirBnb

The condo was bright, clean, and quiet. It has the benefit of being on a higher, outward facing floor, which means amazing views of the city and lots of light. It is well-stocked (toiletries, snacks, laundry detergent, etc) far beyond any other condo I’ve rented in Eastwood, which was a lovely surprise. The two AC units, water dispenser, and washing machine were absolute life savers.

And one of the most remarkable things about this condo are the hosts. They really go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need, and are always very quick to respond to any questions. They make your experience feel personalized and comfortable, like they are welcoming you into their home. Would definitely stay here again!

She also wrote on our Guestbook:


This has been a wonderful retreat in the heart of Eastwood. I love the bright and open feel of this place, ans how peaceful it is to be up here away from the heat and bustle of the city. Thank you for always checking in on me and for how organized and detailed your instructions have been! It is rare to find such a place!


We look forward to having you back, Hannah!

Our Awesome Guests at the Montecito

We’ve been blessed with wonderful and awesome guests in our vacation condos. Most of them are very warm people, arriving as guests and leaving as friends.

Here are some friends who stayed and enjoyed their stay at the Montecito vacation condo.

Michelle of Cagayan de Oro

Michelle of Cagayan de Oro and DLSU

Michelle was our first guest and she said:
Mr. and Mrs. Prudente are the ideal hosts. Very thoughtful – they left food, toiletries and clean towels for me at their unit. There was some problem with one of the airconditioners on my first night and it was fixed the very next day. The unit itself is very beautiful, very comfortable. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Prudente, for making my first experience very pleasant and comfortable!

Ken of Nephi, Utah

Ken of Nephi, Utah loves to travel to learn about different cultures around the world.

Ken said:
The condo was just as advertised and the hosts were awesome! The unit was clean and in good repair. All of the basic needs were provided and many extra thoughtful items were included. The property was conveniently located and the security personnel were professional and friendly. Mary Ann was very organized, honest, and kept every commitment. I would highly recommend this rental and will definetly be back in the future.

After his second visit he said:
The second time at the condo was as good as the first. Wonderful place to stay and the owners couldn’t have been better. I hope to stay there again in the future.

Ken is our favorite repeat guest. He’s practically family!
I have stayed at the condo so many times now that it feels like coming home. My repeat visits should say enough about my satisfaction with Mary Ann and her family. I could not ask for better hosts and the condo is always neat, clean and comfortable.

Matej of Malmö, Sweden

Matej is from Malmö, Sweden, loves travelling, meeting people and learning languages and new cultures.

Matej’s family (including a baby! ) stayed a few days at our Montecito condo.
We had a lovely stay at Mary Ann’s apartment. It was like a home away from home with all the amenities that we needed and more. The location is perfect, close to NAIA terminal 3 and to ResortsWorld. Mary Ann and her husband were great hosts, very friendly and helpful. We even got a ride to the airport after checking out! We strongly recommend the hosts and the condo to anyone. Big thanks to the hosts and see you next time!

Anthony of Australia

Anthony of Australia enjoyed his vacation at Newport City

Anthony stayed two weeks at Montecito.
Great Condo! You can tell that the hosts have put a lot of effort in making sure everything one needs is provided and that everything works well (wifi, hot water, aircon etc). They also provide a useful info folder explaining how everything works. They also went the extra mile providing snacks and water etc. My friend stayed a few nights before catching an earlier flight than me so we used the pull out bed in the lounge which worked fine. Its a great location just across from the Airport at Terminal 3 and near Resorts World Casino Complex in Newport City. I would highly recommend the condo to others. Great Condo – Thanks Mary Ann!

Jong of Singapore

Awesome Jong

Jong and family from Singapore were our first guests at our Awesome Condo @ Eastwood City

Jong wrote in our AirBnB listing:
My family really enjoyed staying at Mary Ann’s place during our 2 weeks vacation. Truly feeling at home while we were there, and missing the place now that vacation is done. Mary Ann and her husband(Bobet? – not sure if I remember his name correctly), were really very good hosts who promptly attends to our needs and concerns. I would surely considering coming back to their place in the future. Highly recommended especially for people who loves being around places like Eastwood.


Awesome Johanna and Mark

Johanna and Mark stayed in our Awesome Eastwood Condo. They wrote:

Robert & Mary Ann

This by far is the most wonderful AirBnb accommodation we have ever seen. Makes me want to go home every year.

Indeed, a home away from home.

Thank you very much for welcoming us & looking forward to our next visit!

Johanna & Mark

Every positive feedback from new friends just makes us work harder to make our condos better!

Note from Johanna and Mark

Handwritten note from Johanna and Mark

At the AirBNB site, they wrote:

The whole experience of renting from the Prudente’s was a breeze. They really took time to explain how all the appliances and furnitures work. Their manual is impeccably done to ensure we had everything we needed even how to assemble the sofa bed! The condo was well equipped with all of the appliances we needed for cooking. Cleaning products were made available and clean drinking water was provided. My husband and I personally didn’t want to go out (except when meeting friends) because it was really comfortable like home. They even had groceries provided to us when we arrived. I would definitely come back to this place when I come home to the Philippines again 😉

We look forward to your visit!

Awesome Andrew

Awesome guest Andrew

Awesome guest Andrew

“My recent stay at Mary Ann and Roberto’s condo was exactly what was needed for me to recover after a long stretch of work. The condo was as described, having all the comforts of home, and in a fantastic location with all necessities nearby. “

“The hosts met me on time and provided me with information of the area, fresh fruit to help recover from my travels, and even assisting me in obtaining a SIM for my phone. And for any questions I had during my stay, they were always responsive. Upon my return, it is very likely I would stay there again and am happy to recommend this condo and hosts for consideration by fellow travelers.”



Awesome Cherry, Jorella, Ysabel and Rachelle

Awesome Host with Awesome Guests!

Awesome Host Mary Ann with Awesome Guests Rachelle, Ysabel and Jorella.   Cherry ( not in picture) is from Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.

We strive to make our guests have a worry-free stay at our Awesome Vacation Condos in Eastwood City and in Newport City. Affirmations and praises like this from guests make us really take pride in giving them a worry-free experience.

Dearest Mary Ann and Mr. Prudente

We ABSOLUTELY enjoyed our stay here at your beautiful condo! Makes me want to get my own Le Grand Condo in the near future

Ate said that this place is far more beautiful in person. You have also been extremely accommodating and we want to thank you for your hospitality!

To future guests, you made the right decision of picking this place.

(Rachelle, Ysabel & Cherry)

I was so amused when I saw the wifi pw. I see how you two are star wars fans!

May the force be with you too!

Enjoy the Ice Cream and Desserts Fair @ Eastwood Mall

Eastwood City never fails to surprise me.  Eastwood City vacation living is always an adventure.  This week, in the most unlikely place, I discovered very wise advise.

Life is short, eat dessert first!

Life is short, eat dessert first!

I’ve always instinctively known this, so I eat my dessert first.  Also during the meal, and also after.  But that is another story.

This week, Eastwood City Mall featured the Ice Cream and Desserts Fair, a small but goodie-filled collection of dessert kiosks.  I’d normally go around tasting every freebie dessert, but I sort of felt guilty ( after consuming gazillions of calories at Gillian Gail Dessert Buffet last Sunday, and capping  my Thursday evening seafood buffet dinner at Tong Yang Megamall with sixteen scoops of ice cream), so we had to settle for gelato ( two scoops for each of us).\

Let’ let the pictures tell you more.