A Vacation Haven for Vilma Santos

Jan 31, 2007
Ate Vi, who's also Mayor Vi of Lipa City, gets her birthday gift from her husband of 13 years. In a brief interview, the Mayor admitted to us that—due to their huge responsibilities as public servants—she and the Senator barely spend quality time together. "Nagkakaroon kami ng talagang quality time, when we travel ,"she said. "Like last 2003 in Europe. We went to Madrid. To Monacco...'yon, 'pag ganoon, doon ko nagagawang maging misis ta

Vilma Santos has reigned as queen of the silver screen as well as mayor of a progressive city. And when she's in the vacation home in Lipa that her husband, Senator Ralph Recto, gave her as a birthday gift, she is monarch of all she surveys.

The expansive land on the Recto property boasts lush gardens and an inviting pool. But all this serves only as a backdrop to a sprawling house with wings that extend in different directions and windows that allow the outdoors to pour in.

A deck that circles the house allows the actress and her family to enjoy the outdoors. A large terrace invites hearty merry-making as well as intimate conversation. And the clean and functional private quarters are conducive to a good night's sleep.

Beyond the farm-like facade and the ranch-style details is a sleek interior with modern rooms and a bold black-and-white color scheme. This is urban sophistication within a laid-back rural retreat.

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Ate Vi, who's also Mayor Vi of Lipa City, gets her birthday gift from her husband of 13 years. In a brief interview, the Mayor admitted to us that—due to their huge responsibilities as public servants—she and the Senator barely spend quality time together. "Nagkakaroon kami ng talagang quality time, when we travel ,"she said. "Like last 2003 in Europe. We went to Madrid. To Monacco...'yon, 'pag ganoon, doon ko nagagawang maging misis ta
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