“This property is huge!” quoting Ms. Kris Aquino, the Queen of Talk when she featured Hacienda Isabella on her show Kris TV. And true to her words, it is a vast 4.5 hectare piece of property were talking about.
It was here in the expansive lawn that I saw Ms. Kuh ledesma right in the flesh. She was sporting a crisp white polo, jeans and scarf used as a headpiece ( a typical haciendera-in-the-south look). She was very hands on when it comes to the upkeep of the place. I later on realized that I totally forgot to snap a souvenir photo with her.
Through word of mouth, news about the picturesque hacienda had spread. Soon enough, it became the favorite venue for TV shows, telenovelas and movies. The very first TV show shot in the hacienda was GMA 7’s “Now and Forever” which stars Sheryl Cruz and Zoren Legaspi. It was later followed by Vice Ganda’s movie “Petrang Kabayo”, a Filipino remake comedy film.
During my visit, a location shoot was being held. It was for GMA7’s “Mundo Mo’y Akin” (a prime time drama series currently being aired ) which stars Angelika Cruz, Jolina Magdangal and Gabby Eigenmann. Action takes place at the pool area ( this explains why I have no pictures of the pool and the gorgeous stunning veranda beside it )
The hacienda also caters to intimate lunches/dinners for couples, families and friends. Reservations is a must as the place offers exclusivity for special events and photo-shoots.
One may opt to dine alfresco amidst the lush gardens or inside the elegant white house complete with all the elaborate table settings.
While our dinner was being prepared, as to while away time, the friendly servers advised us to have a tour of the place first.
Every nook, every angle I lay my eyes upon instantly lures and entices my love for the place.
No details were overlooked. All the designs just perfectly falls right into place.
Currently, the hacienda has 50 guest rooms and 12 buildings for guests seeking to stay overnight after such extravagant joyous occasions. Close friends and family can stay over and make the wedding an overnight affair.