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70th floor Penthouse 1BR w Sunrise & Sunset View!

SuperhostMakati, Grand Manille, Philippines
Appartement en résidence entier. Hôte : Sharmaine
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Welcome. You have found the highest floor on Airbnb Philippines. Our penthouse is a corner flat on the top floor of the tallest building in the country, with three balconies to take in the view–which is far too incomprehensible to put into words. Comes with world-class amenities, first-rate security, and location at the heart of vibrant nightlife. All spots are on a first-come first-served basis so reserve your spot now or tap on the heart icon to save it to your wish list!

Le logement
***We are honored to be featured on the show ‘Good News’ on The Philippines’s GMA network and ‘Incredible Journey’ on Thailand’s HD36!***

I’d like your search to end here. By now, you've probably spent more time scouring through pages of results and ruminating over logistics than you’d like. Travel is stressful enough on its own, and when booking for Manila, a city known particularly for its safety and transportation woes, it all can get overwhelming.

Having hosted a thousand guests over two years, I understand that when you’re on vacation or business, the last thing you want is to stress over your accommodations. If you’ve ever encountered a lack of communication or information–or just a poorly-maintained home–I understand. You want to be able to move on and focus on business, relationships with people, and the other aspects of travel.

So let me tell you about our residence.

Our place is run by us for family friends. We aren’t a faceless corporation or a landlord in some distant country but friends, and we enjoy this because meeting people in and of itself is rewarding. One of us meets guests directly and is usually in the area, making arrangements if we’re not. We’ve been hosting for two years–dealing with problems from WiFi going down to ruined furniture to rowdy guests–and we strive to be distinguished by Airbnb as a ‘superhost’ which means to live up to high Airbnb standards.

When we set up the home for you, we clean it as if we ourselves are staying in it. If you’ve seen undercover videos of hotels, you’ll see that many accommodations are not that sanitary even if they appear ‘tidy.’ But for every check-in we don’t skimp on laundering the sheets, and we do our own pest-control. And this is because we actually do stay here when it’s not booked–and thus we clean for our own peace of mind.

We aren’t here to beat other Airbnbs on price. That just means cutting expenses being cheaper and cheaper with your guests. Instead, we add value where we can.

Thus, we’re not in the business of ‘just collecting’ your money; we’re in the business of offering value. That is why we have chosen Airbnb’s most flexible cancellation policy. We stand by our home; we are proud of what we offer. And so, we offer it risk-free. If you try it and aren’t satisfied, you can cut your stay short and pay only for the time you’ve consumed. And if, on your first night you’re not happy, you can check-out the second day and we won’t charge you that first night. Many guests tell us they agonize for hours over places to choose, so however we can do away with your trepidation in booking, we will.

The Location
Our place is at The Gramercy Residences, the fourth tallest building in the country. The Gramercy is located in Century City, an upscale development in Makati home to Trump Tower. Century City features The Century City Mall, a small shopping center with several dining options, boutique shops, salons, a foreign exchange store, a Starbucks as well as a Coffee Bean, and its own movie theater. Also here is Centuria Medical, a hub of health and wellness outlets offering services from state-of-the-art lab testing to cosmetic services to urgent care. It is quite popular with visitors from the US, Europe, and Australia where such services can be much more expensive.

Outside Century City and within walking distance is Poblacion, a neighborhood of Makati that in the 2010s has been organically growing as a real alternative to malls as a hangout. An internet search for things to do in Manila will tell you that malls are usually ‘the thing to do,’ but many of our guests express they didn’t fly several hours across the globe to hang out in a sterile mall environment with the same stores from back home.

Poblacion is a mix of restaurants and bars for the expat crowd and the young and the hip. There’s a reggae rooftop bar, an arts events space, a nightmarket that attracts the locals, a biker bar, and several sports bars. It has roadside Mexican restaurants perfect for social gatherings and cheap beer, indie cafés, vegetarian-friendly restaurants, and Thai, Indian, Korean, and pizza startups that just opened up within the last couple of years. If you follow the old adage 'go where the locals go' then this would be a good starting point, because it is a spot the ‘cool’ people from around Manila brave the traffic to visit.

Many of the places in Poblacion have a hole-in-the-wall feel which may exactly be what some seek. But this comes with some caveats: being in a neighborhood that’s not yet gentrified means that some parts are still rough and it would be a good idea to walk in a group at least if its your first time. And I’d say the streets of Poblacion are not for children or for seniors–it would be better to keep them in the more immediate Century City area.

The Gramercy Residences
Opened in 2012 and named after a park in New York City, The Gramercy is where you’ll be calling home.

At its guarded entrance is strict security–which, given the prevalence of security concerns in Manila, is better to have than to be without.

Coming inside you'll find the grand lobby and the concierge. The concept behind The Gramercy was to have hotel amenities while being residential. Consequently, The Gramercy has become its own attraction particularly because of the highly-acclaimed covered infinity pool which, on 36th floor, is the highest in the country. Facing west, it opens up to a view of the Makati skyline and the world-famous Manila Bay and is especially romantic at sunset. Some consider it the Philippines’s version of Singapore's Marina Bay Sands pool and are shocked that such a thing exists in the country. You will definitely want a selfie.

If you swim for exercise, there is a covered secondary lap pool beside the infinity pool. Afterwards, you can relax in the sauna (one in each the men’s and women’s locker rooms), or lay out on the deck for some sun.

The gym is on the 37th floor. It has a yoga room, treadmills, ellipticals, free weights (barbell, dumbbells, and kettlebells) a pull up and dip bar, TRX, and various other machines.

For each guest, The Gramercy issues an individual elevator pass which expires upon checkout, making you more secure from someone randomly coming up to your floor. Additionally, there are security cameras and personnel on patrol at all times in the common areas of the building–from the entrance to the elevators to the corridors leading to the flat itself.

The Penthouse
At 55 square meters, the flat is a comfortable size for up to two, and is most well-received by business travelers, couples who have a special occasion, and anyone who simply wants to go all out. With view of Trump Tower, it is a corner penthouse on the highest residential floor of the tallest building in the country, and it has high ceilings at ten feet with windows all around. Three private balconies offer a near-270 degree view from north clockwise to west.

It would be impossible to describe the penthouse with hyperbole. Searching my mind, I recall words guests have used to describe it: knee-buckling, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring. While true, it’s simply difficult for words to capture the experience of the 70th floor. My first time being there felt like I was on an airplane during a landing or takeoff–but instead of a few seconds of bliss, I could walk around, go from balcony to balcony, and survey the land to my heart’s content.

From the bedroom balcony the view spans from north from the hills beyond Quezon City and the hills of Antipolo, panning down Epifanio De Los Santos Ave (EDSA) to Ortigas, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Rockwell (which is lit up Tron-style some nights of the year), and BGC. The Pasig, which is the main river that meanders through the city, is in view here, and you can watch vessels work their way through it and the train or traffic crossing it on its three bridges. If you're a morning person, you might come out to the balcony for the sunrise–early in the tropics between 5 and 6 AM–and see the rays rise above the mist-like haze of the morning city.

At night you see rivers of light in a sea of red, yellow, and white amongst the billboards, blinking and fading. We put two reclined plastic lawn chairs on the balcony, so you can have a smoke (only on the balcony please) or coffee or wine and have intimate conversation while meditating on the view. It is intoxicating and incredibly romantic. In fact, to ring in 2017, a couple became engaged here.

If your stay is serendipitous, you'll witness a rainbow after a tropical storm, a fireworks show off the balcony or the landing of a helicopter onto one of the surrounding helipads. New Year's Eve is very extravagant (hence the higher rate), because the city’s lack of restrictions on fireworks means you’ll see displays as far and as wide as your eye can see.

From the south balcony, you step out to see Trump Tower across the flat, and it puts the massiveness of these buildings into scale. Around it you see the skyline of the Makati financial district, Pasay, and all the way to Malate, Manila, and Intramuros as they fade into Manila Bay.

We put another two chairs with a cafe-style table on this balcony because the view of the bay, which is where you can catch the sunset during some of the year, is breathtaking: the sun, sometimes in a perfect yolk of an orange circle, descends upon the ships in the blue sea, casting purple and red throughout the sky. When the wind is blowing you can even get a waft of saltwater air, and the white LEDs of the ships in the harbor glow into the night.

And that’s the beauty of the flat. It isn’t only a city you see, but earth in its different conditions. Whether it’s a balmy, breezy afternoon or a rainy morning, it is something to be experienced. Even the most ominous thunderstorms have their sense of beauty and poetry.

Inside we installed white tiled floor and put in a lot of glass and reflective surfaces. The outer sides of the building all have windows, and we put floor-to-ceiling mirrors elsewhere, the effects of which create this airy, open feel that in the right light reflects the surrounding clouds and really give the sense of being in the sky.

For the interior we sought understated simplicity. A black-and-white piano scheme with some browns and blue-greys. The flat has vintage photographs, all from 1900s Philippines, as we appreciated the tension between the modernity outside and a Philippines of another era.

The bed has a high, plush headboard and is illuminated by a paper lantern. The blinds are made of blackout material, so anyone jetlagged or wanting to sleep in can block out as much light as possible. And we installed a dresser so you can get all your things organized during your stay.

The flat has the essentials and a bit more. There is a hair dryer, iron, and board in the closet, and the bathrooms are stocked with shampoo and body wash. Of course, cable TV is provided as is WiFi–which, while not the fastest in the world is adequate for YouTube and calling back home. We have also purchased a Chromecast for the TV, so you can watch YouTube right on it. In the bathroom we installed a bidet–a perennial request of our Asian guests. And to provide much-needed storage for toiletries, we put in a multi-tiered rack (not pictured).

There are other conveniences:
* The Gramercy is connected to Century City Mall via basement 1 (press the B1 button a few times) so as an added convenience, you are sheltered from the rain or harsh sun when heading to the mall. And 2nd floor, you will need to use the LOW ZONE elevator for 2nd floor access.
* And there’s a laundry service available through a two-day wash and fold service. Just keep an inventory of your clothes as it's a third-party service.

Accès des voyageurs
In addition to the flat itself, guests have access to the pool on the 36th floor and gym on the 37th floor. There are no additional fees for the pool or gym, but please note there is a limit of four people per unit who could use the pool. Meanwhile, the gym is strictly for registered guests. This limit is enforced because of unauthorized use of amenities in the past. Additionally, guests may access Century City Mall via basement entrance (on B1) and 2nd floor (2nd floor is on the LOW ZONE elevator) which is exclusive to The Gramercy Residences. And a fee parking space at basement 6 (B6) first come first serve and you should have your access card with you to enter the elevator hallway form the parking space.

Autres remarques
See our other Airbnbs!

You can see our other home in my profile. We have total of 7 listings:

2 bedroom at 2nd floor, Gramercy Residences.
2 bedroom at 46th floor facing sunset at Gramercy Residences.
1 bedroom at 4th floor facing sunset at Gramercy Residences.
Studio at 60th floor Gramercy Residences facing Sunset.
Studio at 60th floor Gramercy Residences facing Sunrise.
1 bedroom Penthouse at 70th floor floor corner unit at Gramercy Residences. (this is the listing that you are looking at)


UPDATES

* The Package room at the Lobby have storage fee: First 3 hours free, after first 3 hours will be 500 pesos per hour. As of January 17, 2018

*Lost/Damage/ Un-return access card will cost 3,300 pesos each card that guest need to pay, but Lost/Damage/ Un-return access card and RE-APPLYING FOR A NEW ONE will cost 3,600 pesos per card that guest need to pay as The Gramercy Residences Rules since October 2015.

*Uber/Grab/Taxi is not available during ECQ until further notice.
Welcome. You have found the highest floor on Airbnb Philippines. Our penthouse is a corner flat on the top floor of the tallest building in the country, with three balconies to take in the view–which is far too incomprehensible to put into words. Comes with world-class amenities, first-rate security, and location at the heart of vibrant nightlife. All spots are on a first-come first-served basis so reserve your spot…

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In a city where it can take up to an hour to travel a kilometer by car, being able to do so much on foot is a time-saving luxury, and I recommend doing as much as possible within the neighborhood so you’re not exposed to the traffic.

Please see ‘The Space’ above for information on the immediate neighborhood.

Down the street, a short Grab (Southeast Asian rival of Uber) ride away (or 20 minutes by foot for the adventurous) is the finance district and Greenbelt & Glorietta malls. Marvel at the high-rises along Ayala Avenue and explore Philippine history and culture at the Ayala Museum–the best of its kind in the country. Go for a stroll in the gardens at Greenbelt, one of the the country’s preeminent malls, and end the day across the street at Ayala Triangle, a park romantically lit in the evening with its own share of restaurants around the perimeter.

(Our building itself, despite what some may tell you, is not in the finance district. The business district is down the main avenue. Unless you’re the type to really enjoy walking or don’t mind Grab surge fees during rush hour, consider the business district beyond easy access for work.)

The more touristy areas, such as Intramuros, are in a very different part of the city, but I wouldn’t recommend staying near Intramuros for the reason that it’s not a good neighborhood to have as base and is usually visited only once by travelers. Anyway, it’s accessible enough by Grab.

Taxi times to guest destinations, from light to heavy traffic:
Greenbelt: 8 to 45 minutes
Bonifacio Global City (BGC): 14 minutes to 1.5 hours
Intramuros: 28 minutes to 2 hours
Mall of Asia (MOA): 21 minutes to 1.5 hours
In a city where it can take up to an hour to travel a kilometer by car, being able to do so much on foot is a time-saving luxury, and I recommend doing as much as possible within the neighborhood so you’re not…

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Hi! I am Sharmaine, I am managing these listings with with my partner/boyfriend Ranillo- my co-host for two and a half year now. Let me share you a little bit about myself, I was an assistant since 2015 to 2017 for one of the Top Airbnb Host in Manila, John and Wes. As they move on to their next project, they entrusted me to continue what they have started at Airbnb. As their shadow for almost 2 years, preparing our homes for different guests, already grew in me. My point of view about our guest- I love making people feel home, feel comfortable, feel taking care of and I love learning about different things- they usually share. I started to love what I am doing- I can say, that I am (or I really want to be) a handy woman - I love fixing and upgrading things, like -carpentry, plumbing, electrical ( sometimes I'm still scared of electricity itself ha ha ), do the maintenance of our own homes from small broken furniture to painting our walls, stencil, supervising the installation of cornice to baseboards, renovations. etc. I rather hang out in the hardware's and depot's, spend all my spare time there than anything else. Hosting at Airbnb is an experience that I really value. I can do all the things I love to do, at the same time enjoying every seconds doing it with my partner/boyfriend Ranillo. Since then up to now, me and Ranillo are personally taking care thousands of our guest and our family and friends several homes. We have almost five years of experience how to provide what you need as our guest. And we are also interested to handle new properties for Airbnb too- lets talk about it and hope to meet you soon.
Hi! I am Sharmaine, I am managing these listings with with my partner/boyfriend Ranillo- my co-host for two and a half year now. Let me share you a little bit about myself, I was a…
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Me and Ranillo (or one of my team) are usually in the area and would be the one who could reach you if you need anything. We will check you in personally and be in touch via text. You can check out our profiles to learn a little more about us.
Me and Ranillo (or one of my team) are usually in the area and would be the one who could reach you if you need anything. We will check you in personally and be in touch via text.…
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