Living in Baguio Villas – Pokfulam
The Baguio Villas complex has over the years become a very popular luxury residential estate to live. Being an older type complex which was developed between 1975 and 1979, Baguio Villa has always been an exceptionally well maintained residential estate. It features a mixture of multi-storey apartment buildings built in the midst of lush green vegetation taking in the cooling refreshing air of the hillside with impressive views of the district and surrounding mountains or panoramic views out over the outer islands and the South China Sea.
Constructed with a total of 19 residential blocks in 6 phases, the estate consists of Lower Baguio Villa (Phases 1, 2, 3 and 6) and Upper Baguio Villa (Phases 4 and 5) and is separated by Victoria Road which provides access to the estate. Baguio Villa accommodates spacious apartments ranging in size from 1,020 sq. ft to 2,770 sq. ft. saleable area with the top and upper levels having super spacious duplex’s with up to 6 bedrooms and rooftop terraces. All of the apartments have been well designed with western styled open plan layouts and high efficiency in floor space. The living areas all have large windows to take in the sea or mountain views and allow for ample natural light and good ventilation.
Most of the apartments have been totally refurbished by their owners, and offer a variety of layouts and design styles. The smaller apartments start at 2 bedrooms and can go up to 5 and 6 bedrooms, however some have increased further the living and dining area sizes by reducing the number of bedrooms. All have balconies to take in the views.
On Site Facilities
Baguio Villas offer great outdoor recreational facilities for families with two swimming pools located on both sides of the estate which have qualified lifeguards in attendance during the pool opening hours. Amongst the well landscaped gardens are tennis courts, and a supervised children’s playground area. There is ample car parking available on site for both residents and visitors. In addition to the recreational facilities, there is a truly convenient and well stocked Park N’ Shop “International” supermarket located in Lower Baguio Villa.
The attention to detail overall shows in the planning of the buildings with thoughtful additions such as a central LP gas supply system which serves the entire estate and allows for consistent supply for gas cooking in the kitchen and continuous hot water supply. The complex has invested in good equipment to provide excellent television and internet reception. Security in the estate is managed by well trained staff and a CCTV system for each building provides 24 hr top security with electronic gates installed at each entry point.
Family and Pet Friendly
Baguio Villa is popular among the local and expatriate community not only because apartments to rent here are spacious and reasonably affordable compared to other buildings in the area, or other southern districts, it’s a child and pet friendly environment. The estate is conveniently located close to a number of local and international schools with transport options provided. Pok Fu Lam can easily be reached by car from Central through either the Mid-levels or Western districts, from Causeway Bay by way of the Aberdeen Tunnel or from Kowloon via the Western Harbour Tunnel. Mini buses are operated with frequency to both Central and Causeway Bay via Pok Fu Lam and the Mid Levels districts.
In The Vicinity
Cyberport, which is a modern commercial, entertainment and residential complex is located within 5 minutes’ walk of Baguio Villas estate and boasts a number of restaurants, retail outlets, a cinema complex, a 5-star hotel, a further supermarket, a church, and ample car parking facilities. Cyberport is also a terminus for franchised buses and mini buses which provide services to Aberdeen, Causeway Bay, North Point and Kowloon.
Close-by and at the water front, is an open park which allows people to bring their dogs, and take in the magnificent views. Pok Fu Lam is the kick off point for all types of walks, cycling and hiking activities. Many of Hong Kong’s most famous hiking trails start out in this area or close by, so whatever the fitness level, there are a number of trails to choose from that run through the national parks, waterways and reservoirs, heritage trails, and further on to the southern beaches. Cycling trails are also popular for daily activities with a number to choose from.
All in all, Baguio Villas is much appreciated by the residents who live here. This development gets excellent reviews for it’s layout, space and light along with it’s onsite facilities. The location is considered excellent, and it is well suited to families and pet owners.