If you’re looking for a place to spend a day-or-two this coming Valentine’s day. This is the right love space for you!

Tucked at Timberland Heights in Rizal, Astley’s Residence is a modern space perfect for a quick getaway and over-the-weekend trips. Designed by Philippines’ National Artist for Architecture, Francisco Mañosa, the residence is situated atop the day-or-two village overlooking the whole of Metro Manila and adjacent to Sierra Madre foothills.

The place is also highly maintained by Mr. and Mrs. Astley, who has decided to retire in the Philippines after spending years in Australia.

We listed down top six reasons why you should book this space, stat!


The sunsets are spectacular throughout much of the year, and the temperature at Timberland Heights is two degrees cooler than in the city. A gentle breeze on most days can make it feel even cooler, and a jacket or sweater is often required outside on evenings in December and January.

On clear days the view is as far south as the Tagaytay Highlands, and as far west as Mt Mariveles on the other side of Manila Bay.


Since the Astley Residence is located 1000 ft. above the sea level of the city’s air pollution, the weather gets cooler by 2-3 degrees compared to the Metro Manila weather, this cool breeze is matched with fresh air blowing in from the Sierra Madre range throughout the year.

The house is located well above the level of the city’s air pollution. The prevailing winds come from the Sierra Madre ranges behind us, so we have a constant supply of fresh, unpolluted air from the Pacific Ocean to the east of the Philippines.


Astley’s residence has two guest rooms, and these two rooms are fully furnished to the standard of a four-star hotel with quality beds and linen, split-system air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV, hairdryer, a well-stocked bar fridge, free tea and coffee making facilities, a large desk with a comfortable seat, free wi-fi, a large closet with lots of hanging space and drawers and full length mirror sliding doors, a small library of books, and 24-hour intercom to hosts and helpers. Need we say more?

Each room has a private terrace with two Adirondack chairs and a traditional rattan hammock from where guests can view the sunsets or relax in the cool evening breezes.

The private patios can be accessed from the guest rooms through glass sliding doors, which have full-size insect screens, enabling guests to enjoy fresh air whilst they are in the room.

The guest rooms have their own keyed private entrances, enabling guests to come and go as they please. As well as the entry gallery and private patios provided for each guest room, our guests are welcome to use the bahay kubo in our large gardenGUESTS CAN COOK USING THE HOUSE’s TOP OF THE LINE KITCHEN


You can choose several activities to up the excitement of your stay, from Motor biking, Hiking trails, ATV adventure tours, Pool and spa, and Mountain climbing, name it this place have it.iking trails


Traveling time to Timberland is normally around 12-15 mins from San Mateo City Hall or SM City San Mateo, 20-25 mins from Batasang Pambansa (House of Representatives) in Quezon City, 40-45 minutes from TriNoma and SM North, or 50-55 mins from Eastwood City. We are less than 3 km outside the boundary of Metro Manila, but when you stay with us you will feel like you are a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

For guests with their own car, Astley Residence will provide directions upon booking. From SM City San Mateo it takes about 15 minutes to drive to our place. For guests without a car, Grab is the best option because not all taxi drivers know the way to Timberland Heights. 

Alternatively, we can do a free pick-up from SM City San Mateo or Ayala Mall Marikina Heights by arrangement.


This residence is built out of love and passion for arts, hence, aside from feating your eyes to the natural beauty of the vicinity, you’ll get to enjoy several art pieces displayed in each floor. They have statues, sculptures, and paintings from all over Southeast Asia that they have collected during their travels, that speaks of real history and quality.

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