Jun 13, 2011

Camella Homes: Cerritos Trails


This post serves as a guide to those people who are planning to get a house and lot here in Cerritos Trails. We moved here just September last year and though it was not easy at first, coming from the ever convenient Makati City, we found ourselves getting by slowly each day and eventually liking and loving the place. I’d like to share some information on schools, nearest hospital, shopping areas, churches, public utility going to Metro Manila.
Cerritos Trails in the second phase of Camella’s Cerritos subdivision, it’s farther from the main road than the Phase 1. It is also bigger and more spacious than the first phase. The Camella Cerritos is located within the Camella Meadows and Springville communities, about 10 to 15 minutes drive from Alabang.

 Public transport: There’s a shuttle service (P12 fare) that roams around the area during weekdays from as early as 5:30am until 9am. In the afternoon, the service resumes at around 4 to 6 pm. The route includes Cerritos Phase 1 and 2 and Ponticelli subdivisions going to the Meadows’ gate, passing by Daang Hari Road to SM Molino, then to the Springville Gate of Camella along Molino Rd., then back to Cerritos.
Tricycles are everywhere. The fare from inside Cerritos to the Springville gate is P35-P40. From SM Molino to inside the village is P70.
To Makati: The terminals for GT express vans (both Makati and Pasig) are located near the Springville gate. They operate mostly during weekdays and up to around 11 am only.  The vans pass through Daang Hari Rd., then Alabang, going to the skyway and exits at the Makati Exit (Amorsolo Street). Another option going to Makati is to ride vans going to Lawton (wait at the shed across the little market), then alight in Buendia.
From Makati: The terminal of GT vans is located near the Jaka Bldg. & Standard Chartered Bank, ask for the vans going to Queensrow, Pag-asa or Golden. All of them pass through Meadows and Springville. Another terminal is located in the parking area near SM Makati, corner Ayala Ave. and EDSA (look for the signage Camella-Skyway).
Where to shop: Palengke is just 5-8 minutes drive from Cerritos. It is located opposite the Springville gate. SM Molino is just 5 minutes away from the Springville Gate, during rush hours. There are drugstores, LPG stations, and water refilling stations inside Springville. There’s also a convenience store right at the gate of Cerritos Trails. 













Schools nearby:
Montessori dei San Lorenzo, (046) 5195051
Statefields School Inc., (046) 872-3281, (046) 872-3282, (046) 872-3932
Divine Light Academy, (046)5174321 to 22/(046)5171044
Benedictine School of Cavite, (046) 502-83-22 / 506-86-71
Don Stevens Institute, (046) 572-3103
St. John Fisher, (046) 502-8006

Pediatrician:
Dr. Job Mingoa, clinic is located near the Springville gate (He is popular so ask for directions from the tricycle drivers).

Nearest hospital (or one that I know of):
Metro South, about 10 minutes away from the Springville gate, with 24-hour laboratory.

Nearest Catholic Church: Queensrow, 10 minutes drive from Cerritos. There’s also a chapel near the Bacoor Coliseum, there are 8am and 9am mass schedules on Sundays there. 

16 comments:

  1. hi! Thank you for this very informative blog! I'll be moving to this area soon and your article helps a lot:)I just wanted to ask about public transportation...my helper wants to continue her studies so would you know if it will be hard for her to commute to and from school? Seems like the shuttle only operates during the day...are there any jeepneys along daanghari? Thanks:)

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    1. I am sorry this is a super delayed response. There are multi-cabs along Daang Hari Rd., they operate to and from Alabang. You can use those, but they may not be frequent. Many people in our place have motorcycle/scooter to use as service if you don't have a car. Good luck!

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  2. Hi, your blog was very helpful. i was looking for a school for my son and came across your blog. would you happen to know how much is the tuition fee at the Montessori dei San Lorenzo for nursery and kinder? thanks in advance

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  3. Hi there! The current tuition fee for pre-school is around P22,800. You can down as low as P7,850 (about that amount) upon enrolment, it excludes books and uniform. (Disclaimer: Prices may change anytime.)Thanks for your comment

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  4. hello guys,

    Appreciate your advise & suggestion

    we already paid a reservation fee of 15k pesos at ceritos trails for 77 sq.meter (lot area) with Rina house model 40 sq.meter (floor area).
    - this is a vacant lot (non RFO)at lot 2.

    - we had decided to choose rina house model instead of marvela model w/ 52 sq.meter floor area.
    - since the TCP of rina is less 500k compared to marvela.
    - and also monthly amortization for rina is 17k while marvela is 22k for 15 years with a difference of 866k.

    - my plan is just to make my own extension and house improvement for rina house model as the lot area is 77k.
    - to transfer and create extension of dinning / kitchen so that i can have my own living room / sala.
    - i think it will just cost me around 150 to 200k.

    Thanks in advance for your help...

    Regards,
    Arlene & Mervin

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  5. Hi! Wow! You made the right choice. We may become neighbors then. Your decision is great. You can just develop an extension later. There are already a lot of homeowners who did that. Just a note, make sure your design is approved so you can avoid inconveniences later.:)Welcome!

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  6. Hi! I want to ask if there are still vans going to Ortigas at that terminal you mentioned in your article? Thank you. : )

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  7. Hi Aubrey, good thing I saw your blog about Cerritos Trails. We have a unit there and it was turned-over to us last 2010, but unfortunately due to emergencies and unexpected expenses, we are still unable to furnish our house. But we pay a visit every month or two just to clean the house. Hopefully we can transfer there in 2014 finally. would like to ask if you have contacts of contractors, recommended for furnishing and landscaping?

    Thanks

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  8. hi! I thought I saw you around the subdivision just a few weeks ago. you were with your two boys waiting for the shuttle.. :)

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  9. Hi! I found your blog after doing a Google search about my daughter's school (Harrell Horne Integrated School). As regards Catholic churches, there's another one in Daang Reyna (near Portofino) and another within our village--it's Sto Nino de Molino parish church.

    Just for info. :)

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  10. Hi! Thanks for sharing this wonderful review about Camella Cerritos. We're planning to but an affordable home for sale from Camella with this website www.vistalandinternational.com. Hmm, after reading some good reviews, I'm convinced.

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  11. hello aubrey thanks for this blog.im planning to take a unit in camella carson.i want to ask you if camella homes is safe in terms of their agreement and is their houses are good?thank u in advance

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  12. Hello Aubrey,

    I found your blog while researching about Camella Cerritos and Lessandra. I have a unit a Lessandra and it was still on renovation mode. I hope we can move in soon.

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  13. My husband and I just bought a house here. It looks like a really warm village. We talked to some of our neighbours already and we're really excited to live there! There were a lot of kids playing around. It looks very safe and well-maintained. Your blog really helped a lot. :) Just wanted to say thank you!

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  14. Hi Camella neighbors, I have bought a cerritos hills in Camella ang want to get feedback in extentions you made in your units.me and my wife plans to move in on June 2017. We are ofw and want to enjoy the fruit of our labor. Did u add a room in first floor? We want to see how pur neighbors did in their units so we have idea. Also Carmela has 3 rooms but the other 2 is a bit small . but the model house seems so spacious with 3. Did u guys alter the rooms to make it 2 only to make the master bedroom a bit spacious? Thanks guys.

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  15. Hi Camella neighbors, I have bought a cerritos hills in Camella ang want to get feedback in extentions you made in your units.me and my wife plans to move in on June 2017. We are ofw and want to enjoy the fruit of our labor. Did u add a room in first floor? We want to see how pur neighbors did in their units so we have idea. Also Carmela has 3 rooms but the other 2 is a bit small . but the model house seems so spacious with 3. Did u guys alter the rooms to make it 2 only to make the master bedroom a bit spacious? Thanks guys.

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