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Awesome digs in MNL's most hip area
Awesome digs in MNL's most hip area
5 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The Sapphire Residences (31st St cor 2nd ave) is a stone's throw away from many popular establishments, shopping places, restos and bars at the Fort (BGC) area. The space is a fusion of Western & Filipiniana design and equipped with modern comforts.

The space

This quaint 50-square meter apartment is on the 16th floor of a newly built condominium at one of the best locations in Manila. This one-BR place is located conveniently at the center of the action. Stone's throw away from High Street (7-min walk), Burgos Circle (2-min walk) and Market Market (15-min walk) – all dining, drinking and shopping havens. A favorite area for runners/joggers, there is also a small park in the area with a mini-oval and playground. The Fort is also 15-mins away (without traffic) from the Makati CBD but without the stress and noise levels! The apartment comes with 24-hour security with gym and pool access at the ground floor. The people from the reception can even help call a taxi for you (public bus is also available).

The apartment was built by the owner to live in - the kitchen is fitted with a stove/oven, toaster, microwave oven, and a refrigerator and there is no need to worry about cutleries, basic pots and pans! There is a large LED Samsung TV and DVD Player just in case you decide to stay in. There is cable TV and wifi access. Should the hot days be troublesome, there is one AC in the living room / kitchen and one in the bedroom (and an electric fan is available too). Furniture is both a mix of modern and the local Filipiniana. Phillip Starck dining chairs dotting the white, acacia dining table. A traditional customized narra sofa (the size of a single bed) matches the queen-sized bed. There is also ample closet space. And the bathroom with its Bisazza tiles completes this little home away from home. A small balcony is there as well if you prefer to get some air or light up a cig or two (sorry, no smoking inside the apartment).

Minimum 2 nights.

Guests have access to the gym and pool at the ground floor.

I live in Shanghai so I could not be there personally but I am reachable via email. My brother Jeffrey or my trusted friend Grace are the ones to welcome them in the apartment and take care of their stay in Manila.

I love the fort area. It's got everything I wanted in one place, especially in a place like Manila where traffic can be sometimes bad, it's refreshing to be in a place where everything is walkable (and safe too). There's a lot of good quality options for bars, restos and shopping. It's also near enough the various airport terminals (nearest is terminal 3) and this is important to me as I travel a lot.

Taxis are very accessible and the people from the lobby can also help you get a taxi. There are also the fort buses and green tricycles. Suggest you take a taxi, they are cheap, easier to come by and most convenient. There's also Uber and Grab.

It's important that you give us the full names of the guests that are staying in the apartment as we need to declare this to building management.

Guests have access to the gym and pool at the ground floor.

Guest access

Guests have access to the gym and pool at the ground floor.

Interaction with guests

I live in Shanghai so I could not be there personally but I am reachable via email. My brother or sis-in-law are both reachable to ensure your pleasant stay in the apartment.

Other things to note

It's important that you give us the full names of the guests that are staying in the apartment as we need to declare this to building management. The gas range does not fully work because the condo management cut off the gas supply for all units for safety purposes. Only 1 of the 4 cooking rings work since that one's electrical. We are going to pull out this unit soon.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Wireless Internet
Elevator in Building
Extra people £15 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee £15
Security Deposit £153
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price £49 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with doorman

We simply expect you to treat my apartment as you would your own. :) But just to note a few things:

1. Check-in is at 2pm and check-out at at 12noon. Your luggages can be stored at the lobby.

2. If there is anything you are unsure of, please just call the lobby, there is an intercom in the room. They are very helpful and can even come up to the apartment if needed.

3. No smoking please.

4. No house parties.

5. If you have visitors during the day but not booked as guests, please let us know their names so we can advice the people in the lobby.

6. Please note that unit owners need to declare the name of the guests who are staying in the rented units for safety purposes. They validate the dates in the elevator card that we give to you.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

28 Reviews

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Witek User Profile
May 2015
Michelle was very helpful in giving directions and making recommendations regarding the apartment and the area. The apartment is nice, clean and centrally located in Bonifacio. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.

Jonathan User Profile
October 2014
My wife and I spent a week here while on business in Manila. It is a beautifully decorated apartment in a secure modern building. Importantly, for me, the aircon was efficient and we had a very comfortable stay. Our host Michelle had sent detailed notes about the property prior to our arrival and this was extremely helpful. The downstairs swimming pool was perfectly maintained and never busy. The building is in a new area and for the first few days taxi drivers struggled to find it. It was suggested to us that we say it was near the 'yellow building' and from that point on we had no problem. The district itself feels very safe. Most evenings we took an evening stroll enjoyed the buzz this neighbourhood offers. So many places to shop and eat! The Mind museum was a short walk from the apartment and we really enjoyed the couple of hours we spent there. Fort Taguig offers reasonably easy access to the rest of Manila and we enjoy staying there. We wouldn't hesitate to return to Michelles apartment for a second visit.

Karylle User Profile
September 2017
I highly recommend staying here! The location is perfect, being minutes walks to shops and restaurants, and in the nicest part of Manila! The place itself is lovely - nice and clean, spacious and with good shower. Michelle is also a good host answering every little question we had as we went :)

Carm User Profile
August 2017
Had a great time at Michelle's cozy apartment! Apartment was clean and everything we needed for our quick stay was provided. There wasn't a stove but that was perfectly fine because across the street were so many restaurants to choose from. Looking forward to coming back to Manila!

Frank User Profile
June 2017
Michelle was always reachable and very accommodating. Her condo was ideally located and you always felt secured. The accommodations had a very homely feel and suited are needs perfectly. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks Michelle!

Chrismarie User Profile
October 2016
Michelle's place is so cozy & homey that I sometimes prefer to stay in than going out. The location is great too! One awesome digs indeed :) Thanks Michelle!

Whitney User Profile
December 2015
Our first airbnb experience was unquestionably the best we could have asked for. Michelle went above an beyond her hosting responsibilities. We arrived to an apartment in a nice central area. Welcomed by beautiful fresh flowers and nice living arrangements. There were 4 of us (2 adults, 2 babies) and we felt there was ample space. Everything was clean - there was also a complimentary cleaning a few weeks into our stay that was nice. We had to extend our stay twice, once unexpectedly, and Michelle took great care of us. Answering an urgent email in the wee hours of the morning as our flight was delayed for 2 days. All in all, I WILL stay here again. I have zero complaints about the space and Michelle. I've told several friends that my time in The Philippines was wonderful, especially because of our stay. Thank you Michelle!

Shanghai, ChinaJoined in July 2012
Michelle User Profile

I'm currently based in Shanghai, working in advertising and I got a lonely, empty apartment exactly where I had wanted to live in if I were in Manila!

In Manila, either my brother or sister-in-law will manage the apartment during your stay.

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