A Weekend Getaway at John Gil’s Secret Place in Amadeo, Cavite

A few weeks ago, we visited John Gil’s Secret Place, and it was a one-of-a-kind staycation. John Gil’s Secret Place is a cute little hidden gem in Amadeo, Cavite. It offers a quick escape from the metro that will not break the bank. In this post, I’ll share our relaxing experience  on this charming campsite.

John Gil Secret Place has two different private accommodation:

Option 1 gets fully booked quickly; And it was no longer available when we inquired. We opted for Option 2. This is slightly smaller but is as charming as the first option. 

Daily Rate                                         Php 2,500 x 2

Additional pax (2 kids)                      + Php 500 x 2

Additional Bed                                  + Php 250

Total Php 6,250

We paid Php 6,250 for a two-night stay. By the way, we are a total of 6 pax – 4 adults with 2 toddlers.

What's included?

Rest House

Electric fan room with queen size bed 


Inside the rest house

  • CR
  • Dining table for 4 pax
  • Android TV with Netflix
  • Kitchen with basic sink, refrigerator, basic kitchen ware and utensils
  • Camping stove burner (free to use; you can bring your own butane or buy one from them)
  • Dining Table

Teepee Hut

Electric fan room with queen size bed (additional Php 250)




Other Amenities

  • Mini pool
  • Native kubo with BT speaker
  • Grilling area
  • Picnic table
  • Bonfire pit
  • Coffee table
  • Swing

Parking inside their gated property.


Check-in time: 2PM
Check out time: 12NN

What to bring?
  • Butane for camping stove burner
  • Rice cooker
  • Charcoal; if you’ll be grilling
  • Extra kitchen utensils like knife and chopping board
  • Towel & toiletries
  • Distilled Water
  • Food and drinks
  • Katol
  • Anti-mosquito lotion
  • Tube ice and cooler if you’ll be drinking in the kubo or picnic area
How to get there?
  • Private car – Pin John Gil’s Secret Place
    via Cavitex 
    via SLEX / CALAX

  • Commute
    • From PITX, ride a bus Trece Martires-Indang
    • Ask the driver to drop you off at Mcdo Manggahan in General Trias, Cavite
    • Take a jeep going to Amadeo

See some of our photos here —

Our Experience at John Gil's Secret Place

Cavite is known to be plagued by daily traffic jam. We kinda expected to arrive later than the official check-in time. We also squeezed in a quick grocery run at Robinsons Dasma for our supplies.

It was already 7:30PM when we arrived at John Gil’s Secret Place. 

As we entered their secluded place, we were mesmerized by its charm. The lush greenery and peaceful surroundings gave us a warm welcome. The almost 5-hour drive from Manila was super worth it.

Checking-in was quick, and upon settling in, I prepared our dinner. The guys started their drinking session inside the kubo. 

On our 2nd day, Neddiene cooked our breakfast. The kids swam in the pool, but it was super cold. 

So they washed off and just played inside the tent and teepee hut. 

For our lunch, we prepared a samgyupsal feast. This lasted until dinner.

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Contact Information

John Gil’s Secret Place

Address: Purok 7 Brgy. Halang-Alingaro road, Amadeo, Cavite

Mobile No: 0905-159-2664 / 0999-730-4807

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnGilsSecretPlace

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