12.10.2018

Birthday Weekend Staycation at One Oasis

Cebu City

One Oasis Cebu

I loved One Oasis - the location was peaceful, secure, and just chill. It really lived up to its oasis feel since it's just within the city yet it felt private enough. I booked a condo unit for two nights just so I could have a change of scenery on my birthday which was last December 7. 

I originally planned to book a beach resort in the south but I was a bit unsure of the reservation process of the resort. My husband would also be coming from his graveyard shift and I thought it would be exhausting for him to travel for 3 hours after shift without sleep. So I decided to just book an Airbnb somewhere in the city that wasn't crowded and still had the feel of nature (in place of not having the beach).

Side note: If it's your first time to book via Airbnb, you can get Php 1,600 OFF from your first booking of Php 3000+.  You may sign up via my link here. (I'll get Php 800 worth of Airbnb credits as soon as you complete your trip.) 

The biggest reason I booked at One Oasis was the swimming pool. Reiko and I love swimming pools a lot. We're water babies even though we don't really know how to swim. ;) Ever since I gave birth to Reiko, my birthday has always been the entire family's birthday! What I want to do during my birthday should also be something that will make the family happy. 


One Oasis had a huge swimming pool! It also has a kids' playground. Although we were checked-in to an Airbnb unit, there was still a fee for using the pool though. We paid Php 200 each for adults and Php 100 for Reiko (kids) but it's already for whole day use. It was quite pricey I must say especially when you're planning to stay and use the pool for more than one day. But I went for it since we don't often have staycations anyway. 

One Oasis Cebu

Thankfully, the unit I booked was just in front of the clubhouse where the pool was, so it was very convenient for us to go back and forth. I also loved the unit's interior because it's so me! There were two beds, a flat-screen TV, a mini-kitchen, books, and chic decors. 

The room was fully airconditioned and it has its own balcony facing the pool. I was so glad that we never had issues at all (well, except for the WiFi that didn't function while we were there for which the owner informed us of ahead of time so it was all good). 


The excellent lighting was such a plus for me because I scheduled a few sit-down videos for my YouTube channel that weekend and the output or video quality was great!  


The unit was also powered by a smart door lock so we didn't need to wait for the owner to give us the key. We just needed to key in a door password. I'd definitely book that unit again in the future if we're ever in need of a home away from home again.

Some more photos. 

One Oasis Cebu
One Oasis Cebu
One Oasis Cebu

Overall, it was a weekend well-spent! Despite it being my 30th birthday, we never really had a big celebration. I think as I grew older over the years, I preferred quieter and more private celebrations with family only. I like it better that way. 


How does it feel to be 30? That's a story for my next blog post. 


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