Why stay longer in your weekend home

Published September 9, 2020, 4:24 PM

by Pinky Concha-Colmenares

The new normal life boosted the many points of investing in property, especially in a weekend home.

After the strict lockdowns, the second home for many people became the family’s main address for a few months. Suddenly families who have stayed only in those properties for a weekend or a week at the most, overstayed and became almost like local residents.  

Those who had invested in a second home mainly because they truly thought of living there someday immediately appreciated the many benefits of making their choice in a sustainable community backed by the integrity of SM Prime Holdings, the developer of the property, and the expertise of the Pico de Loro Cove Condominiums property management team.

Those who own second homes in Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast in Batangas found the investment priceless. At a time when the lockdown put Metro Manila and Luzon on “pause-mode,” investors-turned-residents of Hamilo Coast had the luxury of walking along the 1.5-kilometer white sand beach or the view of the forest-covered mountains. 

SUSTAINABLE LIVING Condominiums at Pico de Loro Cove

During the long days, residents had the freedom to walk around the property’s well-maintained pocket gardens, swim in the pool, or read a book—with the melody of the sea lapping on the shore and the soothing breeze.

Once in a while, residents will hear the chirping of endemic bird species and other wildlife in the Hamilo Estate, which have been protected with the help of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Taking a hike in the forested area will also be a joy because the property management team has exerted effort to preserve the mangrove forests, fauna, and seaside nature trails.

CLEAN AND GREEN Property management team in action

At night, residents need not worry about being in their exclusive slice of nature because the property management team takes care of the property’s security on a 24/7 basis.

Keeping the property secure is only one of the many responsibilities of a good property management team, which should be a major factor buyers consider when investing in property.

A good property management will make sure your weekend home can be your instant home address. The property will be well maintained because of a routine schedule to keep amenities clean and properly working, such as the attention to landscaped surroundings, pocket gardens, the swimming pools, and playgrounds.

Security is taken seriously with competent personnel patrolling the grounds round-the-clock to ensure that residents are kept safe within the property. Experienced emergency crews continually train and are primed for any eventualities.

The developer’s track record for sustainability will show in the property. At Hamilo Coast, sustainability is a holistic program that starts with practical applications in all aspects of estate and building maintenance, with its provisions for waste segregation and management, waste-water recycling, and the use of solar panels to reduce energy footprint.

Greenmist Property Management Corp. is Pico de Loro Cove Condominiums’ property manager.  The company has a long experience managing more than two dozen residential properties.

During the lockdown, the team adopted health protocols to its property management responsibilities—with security personnel also monitoring and enforcing social distancing.  

Sanitation of common areas also included new protocols such as providing alcohol and disinfection stomp mats in strategic public posts and frontliners wearing proper personal protective gear as they did hourly disinfection of all common areas such as lobby floors and walls, common area toilets, and elevator panels. 

HEALTH PROTOCOL Elevator buttons are sanitized regularly at Pico de Loro Cove condominiums

Hamilo Coast offers the ideal resort living experience. If you and your family decide to relocate your residence, you will enjoy the benefits of living in a sanctuary close to the sea, in an environment where nature is unspoiled, and where one’s mindset is relaxed, knowing that everything vital is in the best of hands. And your office in Metro Manila is only about a two-hour drive away on well-paved highways.