Betis showcases a hidden gem for those who are searching for a spot to spend their vacation in Guagua, Pampanga: The Venta Suites. The pandemic brought upon this wonderful place as it was transformed from an old wood-carving processing area to a serene, rustic, and comfortable destination. Here are superb reasons on why you should consider the Venta Suites for an exciting getaway:
Rich and fascinating history
Wood carving is what first comes to mind when people hear about the district of Betis in Guagua, Pampanga. In the heart of the area, there was once an old wood kiln-drying chamber owned by the Bituin family at the time when the disaster of Mount Pinatubo eruption happened in 1991. The chamber was left unused as the Bituin family was forced to evacuate and continue living in the province of Tarlac and Mabalacat City in Pampanga, relocating the operation of their business alongside it.
It served as a warehouse for decades as the family’s furniture manufacturing company developed in another city. Now owner, Lieza Bituin, thought of a way to diversify her income as the pandemic strikes on business operations and came up with the idea of repurposing the old property into a perfect bed and breakfast destination for leisure.
The chambers of the facility were transformed into three rooms that Bituin also calls “chambers.” With the contemporary industrial touches along with their woodcarving artistry, the suites radiate a rustic charm.
If you are staying with your partner or with a friend, chambers 1 and 2 would be perfect for the both of you as they can accommodate up to two guests. Chamber 3 is quite spacious as compared to the two and is perfect for a group. All chambers showcase antique decors and customized furniture demonstrating the place’s historical foundation in each design.
Depending on which chamber and with free breakfast included, here are the overnight rates range
- Weekdays: P6,000 to P12,000
- Weekends: P6,500 to P13,000
You may rent the whole Courtyard Villa which may accommodate up to 12 persons. Here are the prices for the villa depending on the day:
- Monday to Thursday: P22,000
- Saturday and Sunday: P24,000
Spacious Chamber 3
Chamber 3 provides the biggest accommodation which may take in six guests.This chamber comes with a living and dining area which opens to the garden nearby.
It features painted walls and big glass doors that provide you a wonderful view of the outdoors while you chill inside. The suite has a king bed and two floor mattresses.
It also has its own common area and private pool exclusively for you and your friends to enjoy in. The pool, plant decors, and stylish furniture allows you to just relax and take some IG-worthy pictures.
An outdoor lounge that is adorned with lush tropical foliage and different kinds of plants will serve as a paradise for plant lovers! A private fishpond is also situated which can serve as a refreshing place to just unwind and enjoy the ambience.
There are bikes available that will allow guests to roam around the place and enjoy the surroundings as well. Nordic macrame swings styles outdoors more.
Infusion of local crafts
Bituin highly acknowledges the value of craftsmanship in the livelihood of the people of Pampanga. She advocates her passion for local crafts through the decorations and materials they use at the place.
Bituin has shared that locally-made baskets are used for their breakfast packs. Other local crafts such as inabel blankets from Ilocos and macrame swings are also available. Coffee drip bags sourced from Bulacan completes the breakfast menu as well.
Guests are allowed to bring their own food but the Souq and Fabrika restaurant would be open to cater.
The Venta Suites is open daily and is located in barangay Sta. Ines, Betis in Guagua, Pampanga. You may contact their socials via Facebook and Instagram @theventasuites.