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When Urban Living in a Rural Area Became Possible

Filipinos are family-oriented. Most of us finds home as a sacred place, to where peace and security can be found. But having a dream house might be elusive to many with a number of reasons that apparently cannot be compromised.

In finding a dream home, it’s not how much it would cost a family to own one but where it is located is the main consideration. The spot should be where the family could enjoy the latest lifestyle opportunities but away from the chronic metropolis problems. Is it really possible?

A tour to Terraza de Sto. Tomas in Batangas lead us to the answer.

Why Build a Home in Sto. Tomas, Batangas?

If you’re working in Metro Manila, you should also live within the region? Not necessarily. With the seemingly helpless problem of traffic in Metro Manila, even if you’re living in Caloocan City and working in Quezon City you’ll experience a two-hour one way travel time due to heavy traffic. The roads are too narrow for overpopulated vehicles in the region. Worst comes when thunderstorms hit the flood-vulnerable areas in Metro Manila, in just an hour, many commuters were agonized with how they will go to work or home.

Sto. Tomas, Batangas is a promising location in the South that perfectly hits the sweet spot between urban and rural living.

The first-class municipality’s sufficient infrastructure and available land has named it one of the most ideal business hubs in Southern Luzon. Coupled with the growth of its local economy comes lifestyle opportunities worthy of giving Metro’s social scene a run for its money.

The one way travel time from Sto. Tomas to Metro Manila is one hour without the heavy traffic and a maximum of two during rush hours. Will it be more practical than living in the urban area? Ovialand, Inc.– a subsidiary of Malate Construction and Development Corporation (MCDC)–, believes so.

The boom in business and lifestyle prospects has opened the need for more living options in Sto. Tomas. Rising to this demand is Ovialand, which give a taste of premier Southern living with its maiden project Terraza de Sto. Tomas.

Set in the heart of the municipality, Terraza de Sto. Tomas gives those searching for a different way of living an exciting new option. Other than booming business and social scene, Sto. Tomas also enjoys a peaceful reprieve away from the Metro’s chronic traffic and flood.

“It is peace of mind we offer. Having a lifestyle like this should no longer just a consideration. It is the better choice,” said Fatima Olivares-Vital, business unit head of Ovialand, Inc.

Model Units Designed and Planned for Convenience and Comfort

The 5.8 hectare Terraza de Sto. Tomas has a unique take in property development by offering exclusivity and privacy with its 54% open space and only 333 units. The master-planned property offers peace and tranquility inside its gated community, something that is near elusive in the City.

Terraza de Sto. Tomas has three model units, of rustic Italian designs – Amore (single detached, 99 square meters), Dolce (duplex, 75 square meters) and Bacci (quad, 65 to 85 square meters). Each unit has its own mini garden and laid out in such a way that its residents get the exclusivity and privacy they deserve.

Amore has a total floor area of 99 square meters, lot area of 100 to 189 square meters. It has a spacious family, of 3 bedrooms with 2 full toilet and bath, one balcony and one carport.

The rain is about to start but Amore remain adorable, inside and out.


A spacious living room.


Dolce has a lot area of 76 to 114 square meters, 3 bedrooms, two full toilet and bath, one balcony and one carport in its total floor area of 75 square meters.

Bacci has a total floor area of 65 to 85 square meters, two to three bedrooms with two full toilet and bath and one balcony and carport.

Amenities includes:

  • convertible, one-of-a kind sports and recreational court (mini football field, basketball half court)
  • multi-purpose clubhouse
  • swimming pool
  • fully landscaped pocket gardens
  • 24/7 gated security
  • full perimeter fence

Why Choose Terraza de Sto. Tomas?

Olivares-Vital said Terraza de Sto. Tomas uses quality building materials and furnishings in all of their projects.

What is more enticing is the premium customer service with the extensive step-by-step assistance it provides. In addition to its competitive packages and professional financial assistance, Ovialand also gives their clients a dedicated Account Officer who will coordinate with them throughout the whole process to ensure a hassle-free sale. And that is the convenience that many are also looking for, especially for busy people who tend to forget and catch up with the updates.

Terraza de Sto. Tomas’ strategic location and carefully planned design makes a good reprieve for those who want to enjoy the modern conveniences of urban living while still relishing the comfort of a rural lifestyle. It hits the middle-ground, without need for compromise.

“There should be no exceptions when it comes to getting the life we deserve. There are options out there; it is just a matter of us choosing them,” said Olivares-Vital.

“You have a say on the kind of life you want to live. Make it now,” she added.

Contact Ovialand

  • Website: www.ovialand.com
  • Facebook: terrazadestotomas

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