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Cozy 1BR with Balcony at Shell Residences, MOA
Hosted by Budz
Budz is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A 1 BR unit with balcony facing the inner facade resort of Shell Residences. It's a small place to retreat to in the midst of city life yet cozy enough to be called a home. Definitely not first class but we’ve made sure that this unit will not only be comfortable but quite functional to the demands and needs of city living. Everything in it is personal belongings and hand picked by us so we do hope that you enjoy staying here and also take care of it like it was your own.

The space

Shell Residences in itself is complete with features and amenities such as grand lap pools, childrens play area, clubhouse, function rooms, private cabanas, outdoor living spaces, and a vast tropical landscape area. A thin line between work and recreation, living at Shell Residences lets you experience a vacation without end.

Already well-loved because of its breathtaking sunset, the Manila Bay area is set to become an even more exciting destination for tourists with ongoing developments at the sprawling Mall of Asia complex, in Pasay City.

Guest access

The Mall of Asia Complex is uniquely located by the Manila Bay, in close proximity to the international airport, key seaports, first-class hotels and other major commercial and residential districts, and with convenient access to road networks and public transportation.

Interaction with guests

I'm an OFW basically based in Doha, Qatar together with my family. You can get to know me and my family more by visiting my (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) page: (URL HIDDEN)

Although I'm not physically present in Manila, I do have my parents there whom I ask from time to time to meet and greet my guests as well as take care of the face to face interaction. I always believe that personal connection is important and what makes a difference in any relation. Apart from that, I myself do connect personally with my guests remotely (usually through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Viber or mobile).

I hope you will enjoy your stay with us!!!

Cable TV

Cleaning Fee $14 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $55 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

This is our personal loft that we lovingly share to guests. As such, we do expect our guests to treat this place like it was their own home. Take care of the cleanliness as well as the different furniture and appliances available in the unit.

In using Shell Residence amenities, please take note of the following:
1. Swimming pool may be used by authorized guests provided they pay the corresponding fees (Php150 regular days and Php300 for holidays). Posted swimming pool rules and regulations are to be strictly followed.
2. Gym facilities are for the exclusive use of unit owners and tenants. However, you may opt to rent at the commercial gym just outside of the residence along the commercial establishment wing. Rents are quite affordable.
3. No parking slots are available for guests. However, you may use the commercial parking space around the building at a reasonable fee.

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - There is pay parking around the vicinity of the residence c/o Parkwise at reasonable rates


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
August 2017
Budz' place is definitely your home away from home. It comes all in: you just have to bring your clothes with you (and food, too, should you wish to cook or prepare your own). Everything is provided for. Communication with Budz and his dad, Sir Buddy (who, by the way, is such a nice and funny guy) was flawless. Though I was only able to check in around 3 or 4pm, it was alright as I was informed way ahead of time of the circumstance. Budz' place will definitely be my top choice for a place to stay whenever I visit Manila. :)
Budz User Profile
Response from Budz:
Thanks Robert! You are most welcome to stay again anytime.
August 2017

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Budz communicated well in the pre arrangement . He answered all of my concerns promptly and honestly. The check in was seamless as his Dad was there before time waiting for me. Must say his Dad is a jovial good ole man :) ... the place was just like in the picture it was a home away from home. Only thing for me was the bed as it was too hard for me as I have some back problems but I managed to have a good rest though...the rest was just perfect ... Thank you Budz for hosting ... God Bless

Diane User Profile
August 2017
Budz's place is good and relaxing place to stay coz everything you need like utensils for cooking, tv and wifi for you all to be entertained, fluffy bed and pillows, a mini sofa where you can sit there and talk with your family or friends, shower with heater and also 2 chairs in the terrace where you can also sit there and feel the ambiance of the place. Budz's place will make you feel at home :)

Deo User Profile
July 2017
I booked for my colleagues since they had to go to Manila for corporate matters. I thank Budz because he still accomodated my booking even if it's a very short notice. He even allowed my guests to have an early check-in. The communication and coordination were great! Will definitely book again in the future if I'll have a requirement.

Ä Claire User Profile
July 2017
Great place to stay, near to everything you might need and want to do

Rosalie User Profile
June 2017
Great location, accessible to SM MOA and Roxas Boulevard. Organized meet and greet. Clean, comfortable, and the owner has attention to details to make your stay more comfortable.

Jose M User Profile
June 2017
Budz dad was the host. Nice guy, punctual and a funny guy. The place is clean and probably one of the better units I've stayed in Shell. Thanks

Ad Dawhah, QatarJoined in August 2013
Budz User Profile

My name is Budz Castillo, I'm 41 years old, happily married to my wife and the proud father of a budding 10 month old baby boy named Juan Christian or JC for short. I'm an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) based in Doha, Qatar for the past 10 years now, and hopefully still counting.

Professionally, I'm a Counseling Psychologist by training and working as Welfare Adviser for Qatar Shell. On the side, I do speaking engagements for different groups focused on different Self-growth topics all employing the experiential method approach towards learning. I'm also a part-time voice coach lending my talents (which I probably got from my musically inclined family and my early exposure to music and showbizness in the Philippines) teaching and motivating singers of all ages on how to hone their craft.

This place in Shell Residences is a dream shared by myself and my wife. It shows our common passion towards building a place that we could retreat amidst city life and eventually call a home. Lovingly, we share this with our guests with the hope that you can also share this dream of ours!

Languages: English, Tagalog
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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