Right at the heart of the lushness of Tagaytay, one will find Wind Residences.
Wind Residences, which was developed by SMDC, is just an hour away from Manila and about 30 minutes from Alabang. A condo living that mimics well-deserved vacations becomes your everyday reality living here. Green landscapes surround the development.
Wind Residences is a 15-hectare property located along Aguinaldo Highway in Tagaytay City. Primarily a residential development, there are also commercial establishments at the ground floor and recreational areas within the property and vicinity. It boasts of a grand lobby that is more than just a point of convergence, but the focal point actually of the hotel-like theme.
Wind Residences is near a hospital and medical center, a high school and college, and three places of worship. Near the property are an SM Hypermarket, SM Appliance Center, and ACE Hardware (all owned by SM Holdings).
If you don’t want to be billeted here but want to experience Tagaytay City nonetheless. Wind Residences can also accommodate individuals, groups, and families who want a meaningful stay in Tagaytay.
Towers and units
Wind Residences is hotel-inspired so expect to see dwellings that exude elegance and high-class. Anyhow, people living and staying here are after the exclusivity of both the place and the experience. Comfort and convenience are two other factors that are considered.
Five towers – Aspen, Rushmore, Everest, McKinely, and Olympus – have already been completed inside the development. Each tower has 23 floors with three elevators each. All the units have their own entrance lobby as well as a standby generator, fire alarms, and a centralized garbage system.
Unit sizes start at 217 sqm. Unit prices start at Php2 million. The penthouse, the most expensive units, is sold for Php36 million.
Taal Lake is viewed directly from the balcony of your unit (depending on where it was facing, of course). From here, you’d learn to appreciate nature more as you take breathtaking panoramic views of the mountain range.
Facilities and amenities
Wind Residences has a country club-like amenities that residents get to enjoy. Aside from the clubhouse, the staples are the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, basketball court, badminton court, and tennis court. It also has a game room with darts, billiard table, table football.
Other facilities include the grand lobbies, recreational area, and playground area. The play area is secluded, so you need not fear any intruders while your child is playing. There are climbers, swings, merry go rounds, kiddie rides, spiral slides, and even water slides – the children won’t get bored here.
Also, the courts and game room form part of the playground. For fitness enthusiasts, there is an in-house gym with state-of-the-art equipment.
Several jogging paths and garden lawns are all over the property as well. These are the ideal areas to do yoga and meditate or have a picnic, catch up with reading, chill at the garden place, etc.
With these alone, the residents would have facilities that complement their lifestyle within easy reach. This is important since going elsewhere to maintain a healthy lifestyle, for instance, would incur additional albeit unnecessary cost.
Speaking of reading, Wind Residences has a fully-equipped library for those who yearn for a quiet place to do their reading and perusing of newspapers and magazines.
The property is peppered with covered gazebos. These are perfect for the residents and guests to enjoy the view of the surroundings when they want to. Anyone can spend their downtimes here without the pressure of hurrying up.
Inside the property are function halls where the residents can hold their occasions. The halls are well-appointed – all your needs are here whether you are doing a small business meeting or a grand debut. Even the casual encounters with the condo management or the neighbors can be done here.
The parking lots are plenty to accommodate residents with more than one car. Parking spaces are almost double the numbers of actual units in each tower. So there’s enough for everyone – even for the guests. Also, the parking lots are built with well-monitored CCTV cameras.
Furthermore, the property also houses Cool Suites Tagaytay, an accommodation with signature 5-star amenities.
If you need a caffeine fix, there are several cafes and restaurants within the property and nearby. There are several boutique coffee shops within the vicinity, so there is always one that suits your discerning taste.
True enough, Wind Residences is built to spoil the residents, their guests, and the transients. They can stay at the place and enjoy and what it has to offer or go around and explore new areas for leisure and recreation purposes.
Top destinations near Wind Residences
Tagaytay City is the place to be in the South. It’s the go-to destination of the Manileños for so many reasons. Next to Baguio, people frequent the place because of its cool breeze.
Wind Residences is relatively near the rotunda, surrounded by major highways. It means that from your residence, you can go to the next available destination on your list in as short as 15 minutes drive.
Sky Ranch, Puzzle Mansion, Paradizoo, People’s Park in the Sky, Picnic Grove, and Fantasy World are some of the favorite tourist destinations in Tagaytay City. The spots are near Winds Residences, driving from 15 to 1 hour to go to your preferred destination.
If you want a bigger amusement park, there is the Enchanted Kingdom, about 30 minutes away from your residence. It would take you and your kids the entire day to see all the attractions and the rides. Likewise, Enchanted Kingdom introduces new rides from time to time, so there’s always a reason to come back and experience and enjoy the latest offerings.
Definitely, Tagaytay is home to the best-tasting bulalo. Several restaurants with bulalo as their main specialty lined Aguinaldo Highway. Nonetheless, for a cheaper yet equally savory bulalo, the Mahogany Market should be your place of choice.
Aside from that, tawilis (although was recently ruled as endangered) are in abundance in this part of Luzon. Fried tawilis is one of the best-sellers.