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“ Excellent ”
13 Reviews
General Malvar Ave, Quezon City, undefined, Philippines


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $80
Per week: $425
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Quezon City vacation condo rental
Short Term Condo Rental
Manhattan Parkway Residences
Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Excellent for 2! Great for 4! Ok for 5-6!

Entertainment at its high at the Araneta Coliseum!

Latest Movies in Gateway mall and Ali Mall!

Enjoy unending Shopping Experience!

Take a quick bite...McDo, Jollibee, KFC

Go for Fine Dining...Italliani's, Cafe Adriatico, Gloria Maris

Relax at a Coffee Shop...Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Figaro

Buy fresh veggies, meat and fish at Farmer's and cook at the condo..

Or if you want to eat at the condo without cooking...enjoy a great variety of 24hrs delivery!

Just open our 'Pearl in the Sky' delivery menu and call

Need a muscle rub? Massage services are at the ground floor of the condo!

And many, many more

Welcome to “Pearl In The Sky”, perched at the 22nd floor of Tower 2, of the newly built Manhattan Parkway Residences.
Relax with the sunset as the night falls onto the city and experience breathtaking night view of the Araneta Center.
“Pearl In The Sky” has a direct view of the famous Araneta Coliseum.

You are a mere 5 minutes of leisure walk from EVERYTHING….

SHOPPING: The newly renovated and ever popular Ali Mall (yes, named after the legendary boxing champion Mohamed Ali after his fight vs Joe Frazier coined the “Thrilla in Manila), SM Cubao, Savemore, Shopwise, Rustans and Gateway mall are just a few places offering choices from groceries to clothes and many more shopping experiences. You want fresh fish, meat, fruits, vegetables? The Farmer’s Plaza is your place. In need of some urgent medicication? Mercury Drug Store is our neighbor, opened 24/7.

ENTERTAINMENT: The Smart Araneta Coliseum is always buzzing with basketball and shows throughout the year. Gateway Mall and Ali Mall movie houses view the latest of all popular movies.

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINING: From a quick McDonald’s to a relaxed fine dining at Café Adriatico (my favorite) or Italiani’s … you are in the perfect place to enjoy your meals.

COFFEE SHOPS: Starbucks welcomes you in Ali Mall, at the GF of Araneta Coliseum and inside Gateway Mall. Coffee Bean, Figaro and many other cafés are ready to serve you.

COMMUTE QUICK & EASY: Light Rail Transit (LRT) brings you to Recto (Manila) or Santolan (Marikina) stopping at Katipunan (Ateneo de Manila University). The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) brings you to the Trinoma Malls and SM North Malls in Quezon City or down to Taft Avenue, 5 minutes away from the great Mall of Asia… stopping at the ever growing SM Mega-Mall. Taxis are available everywhere in the Araneta Center and will drive you to any place you want to go…and if you want to enjoy luxury coach trips to the province…well…all commuting means are right under your feet.
Area Information
Strategically located at the intersection of two major transport intersections and directly linked to the two major mass transit systems (MRT3 and LRT2), Araneta Center offers maximum accessibility to its more than 1,800 retail, food, entertainment, and office spaces.

Araneta Center is in the midst of a Master Plan that will transform it into the country’s Largest Mixed-Use Real Estate Development. New developments are underway to create a mixed state-of-the-art retail, entertainment, commercial, hotel and residential uses in a complementary, transit oriented development pattern within a lush “garden city” environment that will attract a wide range of public and private activities. Integrated in the development will be an information technology backbone to nurture the development of new, information technology oriented companies and business process outsourcing firms.
Guided by a vision to be the Best Shopping and Entertainment Center in the Philippines, Araneta Center moves forward according to the demands of the advancing pace of today’s urban lifestyle right in the heart of the metro.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 $80 $80 $425 $1,500 3 Nights
Check Out: 2 p.m.
Deposits: 25% of Booking Fees
Payment Options: PayPal


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Pool Table
  • Cook
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (City Lights)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Toaster
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Live Entertainment
  • Shopping Area
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Children's Pool
  • Movie Theater
  • Winery
  • Zoo
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
  • Pool
  • Bowling
    (3 miles)
  • Casino
    (10 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Restaurant

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Day Care Center and Conference Center in the condo building, free use by clients.

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Quezon City, Philippines

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Floresita Bustamante

Rasht, Iran

Excellent stay

My husband and I took a one-bedroom condo (Unit 27-I) at Manhattan Parkway Tower Two at the Araneta Center, but I don't know if this unit belongs to you. Anyway, the location is excellent because it's close to farmer's market where we bought fresh fruits and vegetables everyday', shopping malls and big department stores where we could buy anything we wanted. Also, there are a lot of shuttle buses that saves us from the heat of the sun and skybridges that connect one shopping mall to another.

Kay Guiao

Melbourne Australia

Great experience

John is very accommodating. He even arranged few things even with short notice (car park). I also appreciate that he personally meet us during my arrival date, show us around including the amenities (pool, gym) and even share life stories and experiences. The location is great- 24hours convenient store, laundry shop, money changer, Gateway mall, bookstore and Jolibee next to the unit. Thanks John! I'll definitely go back to your place :)

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

Thank you Kay for sharing your experience at our condo. Somehow, I have always felt that my 1st time guests always became friends...and many are returning now. I appreciated the way yourself and family took great care of our place. From our side, we do our best to offer great services and promptly respond to your needs. We are excited with the way Araneta Center is rapidly developing. Very, very soon the 'New Frontier Theater' will be back to brand new and functioning! Great shows to come!

Casey Jay

San Francisco, CA

Great Place to stay in QC..well worth the Money!

I stayed here for 2 weeks with my girlfriend and we really enjoyed it. Anything you need is within a few blocks walking distance. The Condo is very clean inside and everything works great. It was very convienent to have the two bathrooms because my girlfriend takes forever to get ready :-D It's got hot showers in both bathrooms as well. It has an AC unit in the livingroom and the bedroom which served me very well because I easily get hot, so it was always very comfortable inside. There is also a fan you can use which works great. My electricity bill for 15 days ran about $50 US. It was a very reasonable price and we ran the AC a lot. We used the kitchen quite a bit and the induction stove top cooker worked really well for limited cooking and we used the rice cooker a lot. The view from the 22nd floor is really nice and you can see Araneta Center and all the activity. The wifi was really good and fast for the Phillipines and reliable. The condo is very safe and secure and theres always at least one doorman at the lobby door. There is a SaveMore grocery store right around the corner where you can get all your food and they even have a currency exchange right inside. I preferred going to this store because it wasn't very busy and we could get in and out quickly and it had AC inside. If you goto Araneta center..there is a ShopWise grocery store which is a bit cheaper and bigger, but it is VERY crowded and hot inside. There's also movie cinemas, malls, all kinds of food places, farmers market, all in very close walking distance. It is very easy to get a taxi right outside the condo as they are everywhere. Taxi ride to Greenhills shopping center is bout 10 mins away and costs about $3. Greenhills is a huge shopping place with everything you could imagine and hard to see everything in one day there. One of my favorite street foods was right across the street from SaveMore was a little food cart with really good Sio Mai. I always got the sharksfin and my girlfriend loved the beef. It was like 50 cents for an order. Food is very cheap and delicious around here. The location of the condo is very central and safe. It really is a great value if you want to stay in the city. The owner John is very professional and helpful and lives nearby and always willing to help with anything you need.

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

It is always a pleasure to welcome guests at our condo. The fact that we live close by enables us to serve them as best as we can. Welcome back!

Travin Keith

Seattle, WA

Would definitely stay here again!

I spent a lot of time looking for an ideal place to stay in Manila for a month, and after looking through numerous choices, I determined that this option provided everything I needed while also providing the best value. After staying in the unit for over a month, I was extremely happy with the choice I made. Everything from the amenities to the assistance provided by John were spectacular and really contributed to my pleasant stay in the city. I strongly recommend considering this vacation rental for long and short term stays in Manila!

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

It is a great pleasure to welcome new guests as well as returning friends. Yes, up to now, each past guest became a friend! And I do my best to care of friends. WELCOME! BIEN VENUE! MABUHAY!

Lily Paras

Winnetka, CA USA

Truly a "Pearl in the Sky"

Excellence in accomodation, cleanliness, security, accessability to transportation, restaurants, banks, market, to new a few. I strongly recommend to other balikbayans like me. Need I say more. It's truly a "Pearl in the Sky". A place that lives up to it's name.

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

Thank you for this nice review. It is our pleasure to share our second home with visitors. Warm welcome to new guests...and extra warm welcome to returning guests!

Merly D. Hubbard

North Carolina,U.S.A

A real pearl in the sky!

The place is perfect for any balikbayan friends and familly Everrything you need is just around the corner. From you're basic needs like laundry and groceries Beauty shops ,foot spa , hair salon and great shopping place. There's no need to commute to reach all these places Only takes a minutes away from the Condo.since I'm not happy about the traffic in the Philippines and still want to enjoy the trendy place of cubao Quezon City .Im so happy I found this place .everrything in the condo is perfectly clean the interior is modern and classy. The great thing is also have 2 bathrooms. The owner is also verry nice and the price of the condo is fairly Good compare to the hotels .

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

In the next month or two we will have the opening of Cab Cafe (pastry + coffee shop), Shots Resto Bar (live music while you enjoy your drinks), and Giovanni Restaurant (Italian fine dining) at the ground floor of our building, opening on the Manhattan Parkway streets. This will add to what is already a great place.

Ben Estavillo

Guam, U.S.A.

2nd stay

it was a great stay at the manhattan parkway, I was more familiar with the area with malls, theater, shopping and restaurants. the pool area was great and a lot of fun. staff was friendly and made staying there very secure and safe. looking forward to staying again

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

It is great to welcome past guests back. It is our pleasure to share our condo with you all.

Christian Meyn


Safe place in Manila

The good: 1. Top friendly and welcoming owner who will attend to all your needs and questions. First time we stayed it was not a 100% clean and some lamps were broken. We pointed it out to the owner. Second time it was spotless and everything fixed. AMAZING. 2. Apartment with good security. 3. Free car park. 4. Well equipped apartment with excellent appliances. 5. Very central with excellent shopping and good subway connection. Not so good: 1. A bit noisy if you come from a western country but I guess most places in Manila will be like that. Will we stay again? 100%

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

Thanks for sharing your experience while staying at our condo. Manila offers its visitors the 'noisy charm' of Jeepneys along main roads. However, once you are inside the unit you get a break from the ambient Manila brouhaha. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again.

Celerina Cruz Grosser

London, England

Nice condo!

We enjoyed staying in this comfortable centrally located condo in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. We felt really safe walking around the area and everything we needed in terms food, eating out, and shopping were all within short walking distance. We couldn't ask for more! If we're to stay in the area again, we would definitely try to book here.

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

The condo building has 24 hr security with well trained guards. The Araneta Center is always kept safe as it hosts lots of sports activities and entertainment. Welcome back later...and welcome to my new guests.

Alejandro Hagad III


Absolutely worth your money.

My wife and I together with our 12 year old daughter rented the Pearl from Jan 7, 2014 for 1 whole month and it is worth every penny. Location is excellent and owner is very receptive and organized. LOCATION: Right in the heart of Cubao. Our driver gets home to Alabang in about an hour via LRT. Currency exchange store Czarina by Farmers is less than 3 minutes walk so is Gateway Mall and a 24 hr Jollibee by the lobby, Tropical Hut Hamburger, a 7 eleven and Shop More which is a bigger grocery. Farmers Market 10 minute walk where you can buy all the freshest produce. Ali Mall and Shopwise and the provincial Bus Station all within 5 mins walk. And here's the kicker, if you like to gamble or see good entertainment i.e. live shows, 24 hour movie theater etc. By the lobby, there is a shuttle van that may take you to Resort World and back for FREE until 3 AM. South side of the building is Aurora Blvd are wash and fold shops and a water refill station where you can get your jugs refilled for less than a quarter. ROOM and Amenities: The Pearl has one bedroom and 2 bathrooms with hot and cold showers. Kitchen with all utensils but we did not cook at all, food is cheap in the Philippines and nothing beats Lolas cooking so I never get to test the culinary amenities of the place. A space outside the bedroom door fits about a balikbayan box and a suitcase. Bedroom has a comfy king bed, ample cabinet space, work desk and an impressive view from the 22nd floor facing Araneta Center. A bunk bed on the far left side of the room right behind the closet but our daughter used the couch instead so she can watch TV all night. The bunk bed became perfect storage for our stash of pasalubongs, clean laundry and etc. The bathrooms are small but since there's 2, waiting to use one is not an issue plus guests can utilize the one outside the bedroom. Has 2 A/C units which worked fine with mid 70s to 80s during our stay. Entertainment and other amenities: 2 flat screen TVs with cable, a landline phone and wireless wifi with good connection. Water bill is included but electricity usage is separate. Our electric bill was about $50 US for a month stay although we were out of town for about 12 days and basically uses the place only at night to sleep in. Owner John is professional and articulate, lives close by and always a phone call away if needed. Organized and fair to deal with and prompt with emails. Overall: VERY SATISFIED. Safe, clean and affordable to travelers staying in Manila.

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

We have just improved your cooking experience with a brand new induction cooker plate...this also means lower electricity consumption when you cook at home. Welcome to our 'Pearl in the Sky' condo.

Joselina Pelovello


Manhattan parkway 2 22cd

My husband is a foreigner and working in kuwait we have a house but somewhere in cavite and when he take his vacation he like me to rent a condo that accessible to all shop. Store. Malls. Spa. And banks. I saw the condo of mr John Gaddi through Internet and it was very nice and comfortable to stay . He has 2 aicorditioned it. Was very nice place and most of it the kindness and helpful owner of this condo. My husband appreciate it and we recommend this condo if you want a nice and comfortable to stay while u spent a vacation here in philippines. Most of this a n affordable price Also. I will recommend this condo also to my foreigner friend that like to spent a vacation here in philippines.

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

It is my pleasure to share our second home to visitors on short stays. There's still a lot to come within the building premises....for those who like to indulge in a fast food from time to time with the kids...Jollibee has opened its doors 24 HRS at the ground floor of our condominium...You can also reach the 7 Eleven convenient store at ground floor. Thanks for staying at our place and a warm welcome to new friends!

Ruby Zoleta

Covina, California, USA

Excellent stay at pearl in the sky

Thank you so much John and Kristine for your warm hospitality and kindness. We enjoyed our stay at pearl in the sky. The unit is clean, well-maintained and has everything that we needed. Free wi-fi and parking too! Our kids had so much fun sleeping on the bunk bed. We will for sure won't hesitate to stay in your condo again. We highly recommend your condo to other travellers. We even called it "our temporary home away from home" because of the "homey" feeling of your unit and the cleanliness. The condo is well-situated near restaurants, shopping malls, banks, salons etc. To summarize it all, what truly makes pearl in the sky besides the unit's cleanliness and completeness is the kindness of John and Kristine. My daughter had to be seen by a doctor and fortunately, Kristine is a pediatrician. She attended to my daughter right away, they even went to the condo to check on her. John and Kristine, your kind hearts and helpfulness is uncomparable. Thank you again so much... Zoleta family--- RZ, Ruby, Keira and Mikko

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

Thanks for such kind words Ruby...our 'Pearl in the Sky' was meant for me to live there...hence the name...then I became part of Kristine's family and now stay close by to our condo. We decided to offer travelers the opportunity to have a short term home...away from their home. Each time the condo is free we go there...well...not that often now... as our 'Pearl in the Sky' family is growing rapidly!

Ma Teresa Keating

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Highly Recomended

What i like about the place is we are in central area, next to shopping malls, restaurants, salon, MRT station, movie theater, hospitals. Easy access to other part of Manila, taxi always available. The owner is very easy to talk to, show his care for his tenant, making sure that they are happy, very accomodating person. I say it is highly recomended.

John Gappy

Owner's reply:

Thanks Tess, you are welcome to stay anytime. I now like to say that our 'Pearl in the Sky' condo is not 'close' to Araneta Center...its IN Araneta Center. Welcome to one and all.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

It was a great stay at PEARL IN THE SKY. The place is very accessible to everything, malls, restaurants, means of transportation. It is highly recommended for people spending their vacations in the Philippines. Thank you so much John for that warm welcome! God bless
- Ogio & Lorie, from USA, January 2013

Thank you John for your hospitality, I got a great welcome to the Philippines. The apartment is outstanding, nearby malls, restaurants, was a pleasure coming back home to rest and watch some movies after a long day of work.
- Diego, from Spain, Jan-Feb 2013 (Returned to the Pearl in the Sky, March to June 2013)

Thank you very much for the great service. We couldnât have wished for a better stay in Cubao. We will be sure to look you up when we return to the Philippines. We will surely recommend this great place to our family and friends in the Netherlands.
- Remco, Elma, Kees, Sjanic and Jayden, from the Netherlands, Feb 2013

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    When I bought unit 22CD (Tower 2) in Manhattan Parkway Residences, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, I had the intention of living there...that's why I combined 2 studio units into a spacious one bedroom home.

    The pre selling condo was turned over to me in August 2012 and, while waiting, ...
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