January 11, 2011

[MyWorld] Rustic Elegance

In Ilocos Norte, already a few weeks ago, we stayed at a most delightful resort. Having a definite preference for uniqueness and character, this place may rank as one of the top ten I've ever stayed in. From the moment we entered the grounds and were treated to a bright smile and fresh wet towel to the moment we left four days later, we felt pampered and well-looked after. A bit of heaven on earth, one might say.


The resort cannot be considered the lap of luxury, but it far exceeded comfort through the meticulous attention to detail in historical design and decor, both inside and outside. There was too much of interest on the grounds to cover in one post, so today I share with you a few views of our own accommodation. [Details are best seen when photos are enlarged.]

 
 


 Ilocos, 2010

In the photos: the entrance to our suite, an antique wood carved angel, our bed, capiz shell panels and mirror in our bedroom, view from our sitting room (yes, no window), outdoor rain shower, door to small courtyard, and the scene as we leave our suite.

And for four glorious days and nights, that was my world... and I link with MyWorld Tuesday.

28 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a fabulous place to relax in! Marvellous.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Wow indeed! What a lovely place to relax, Francisca! Terrific captures, too! Next best thing to being there! So glad you had a great time! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

The word that comes to mind is "serenity"! What a wonderful place, Francisca.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ewok1993 said...

a perfect place to recharge one's batteries.

aka Penelope said...

Ah, to be pampered! Looks like a lovely get-away spot, Francisca! It is interesting to see the comforts of your world while visiting the resort. :)

Barb said...

How fabulous to spend some time in this paradise! Your photos of the small spaces and details are wonderful.

VioletSky said...

a wonderful escape!
and now we all know about it, so I hope it doesn't become over run.

Lesley said...

the meticulous attention to detail is evident in your photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'd take that world any time! I'd prefer this kind of resort to a more luxurious one.

Pat Tillett said...

Now that looks like a place to get away from it all and just relax!
Thanks for sharing!

Ebie said...

A very nice getaway! So tranquil and serene. I love the feel of the room, with those capiz shells and crocheted runners.

Luna Miranda said...

the last photo is simply gorgeous! where is this place in Ilocos? this would be a great place to stay in the summer.

Glennis said...

Fabulous place, unique. Would love to stay there myself.

Christine said...

I can feel the peacefulness and serenity through your photos, Francisca. What a beautiful place!

Carolyn Ford said...

that's just the kind of place I would LOVE! how unique, quaint, and comfortable! it reminds me of places in Sedona, Arizona...I love that place, too!

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmm... lovely!

Kristin said...

Glad you enjoyed your time. It looks like heaven to me. So soothing and relaxing for a holiday.

jabblog said...

It looks serene and peaceful - a very relaxing place to stay.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Luxury has more to do with service than with furniture. Even a very simple place can be luxurious.The young man with the towel on a tray says it all. I would love to stay in such a place for a week or two, or three. What is the name of this wonderful resort? I would love to visit such a place.

fredamans said...

Beautiful place indeed! I love how they incorporate the trees into the design of the living space!

Barbara (Xerraire) said...

Excellent set of photos showing off your place. Great tones and compositions.

Dina said...

Ooh, I like this place.
An outdoor rain shower next to a tree!!

Jacob said...

Fit for a queen. Somewhat rustic but captivating and I see you were provided with your own guardian angel.

I'll bet it was hard to leave!

Ann said...

The young man came to give you a massage? I wanna want too.

Kaori said...

You are making me crave a vacation! Gorgeous place. Love your photos :-D

Evelyn said...

Wow. Nice!

JM said...

Clean and lovely! My kind of place.

Hooked on Memes said...

What a lovely retreat! You have a great blog. I'm enjoying finding out about the places you have visited.