In today’s society, social media can truly be home to a wealth of knowledge, tips, and tricks for every topic imaginable. As home prices soar here at home in the United States, many people have begun to explore the idea of packing up and moving to a completely new country. Several countries that are struggling with population diversity have taken to various social media platforms to promote rent-to-own opportunities to show how accommodating they can be to all different class brackets. For a developing country like the Philippines, diversity can really kick the economy into an upward trend.

The power of social media and the visual influence it has on society has been the country’s best friend. The residents are able to showcase the best parts of their country and how luxuriously you can live for a lot cheaper than we’re used to here.

That being said, all over different parts of the Philippines, new housing developments aimed straight at rent-to-own have been popping up everywhere. Let’s look at the areas that have a lot to offer!


If you’re looking for life in a big city, Manila might be for you! As the second largest city, and the capital of the Philippines, Manila is perfect for that busy professional that’s looking for convenience. Here, there’s no shortage of museums, theaters, parks, shopping, and restaurants at your doorstep. The architecture is a mix of historic Spanish colonial and modern skyscrapers with high end condos for rent and rent-to-own.

Some complexes offering Rent-to-Own in Manila:

St. Mark Residences – McKinley Hill (1)

Key Amenities: meditation garden, sculpture garden, rock garden, fitness center with sauna, massage area, adult and kiddie pools, children’s playground, tennis and badminton courts, mini theater, function rooms, daycare, library

Urban Deca Homes – Ortigas (2)

Key Amenities: basketball court, children’s playground, clubhouse, community mall, multi-purpose hall, pocket parks, water features

Covent Garden – Santa Mesa (3)

Key Amenities: 22-meter lap pool, kiddie pool, children’s playground, outdoor bar and lounge, jogging path, fitness center, function hall

Victoria de Manila 2 – Malate (4)

Key Amenities: indoor basketball court, tennis and badminton courts, adult and kiddie pools, jogging path, fitness center, function room, high-speed elevators, service elevators, shops and restaurants, grand lobby

Baguio City

Known as the “City of Pines,” Baguio is a mountain town of universities and resorts. About 150 miles north of Manila, Baguio still has plenty to do, but is ever so slightly more relaxed. It’s famed for perfect mild weather that makes it an enjoyable place to spend the summer months. Being that it is a popular tourist destination, it creates the perfect situation for rent-to-own opportunities.

Some Rent-to-Own opportunities in Beguio City:

Suello Village (5)

Key Features: Individual houses, prime location close to schools, churches, malls, offices, and restaurants

San Luis Village (6)

Key Features: Individual houses, close to malls, hotels, market, large spread-out lots

Camp 7 (7)

Key Features: Exclusive community with its own security facilities, peaceful, great views

Bakakeng Central (8)

Key Features: Excellent security, well-lit streets, large lots available

Subic, Zambales

If you’re looking for a relaxing place full of outdoor fun, and history, look no further than Subic, Zambales. It’s known for its protected waters that hold a famed collection of shipwrecks dating back to the Spanish-American war of 1898. As a mountainous region along the Subic Bay, there are incredible places to hike or simply take it easy on one of the four main beaches in the area.

Some Rent-to-Own opportunities in Subic, Zambales:

Camella Subic (9)

Key Features: Gated community with beautiful Italian-Mediterranean-inspired homes, 24-hour security and surveillance, clubhouse with swimming pool, and basketball court

Binictican (10)

Key Features: Clean, quiet suburban neighborhood with golf club and nature trails close by

Kalayaan Heights (11)

Key Features: Historical mountain neighborhood that was once exclusive real estate for high-ranking officers of the US Naval forces


If you’re not finding any options you like here in the States, it may be time to look elsewhere to find your perfect home. The Philippines has many nice areas with super relaxed requirements for rent-to-own. Be it in a bustling city like Manila or a laid-back area in the Subic Bay, your tropical home awaits!

Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalinkasan Makabansa – “For God, People, Nature, and Country”

Additional Resources

General RTO Information
St. Mark Residences (1)
Urban Deca Homes (2)
Covent Garden (3)
Victoria de Manila 2 (4)
Suello Village (5)
San Luis Village (6)
Camp 7 (7)
Bakakeng Central (8)
Camella Subic (9)
Binictican (10)
Kalayaan Heights (11)