Former U.S. Merchant Marine finds 'happiness' in his new home in the Philippines

OCTOBER 27, 2022


The Philippines remains one of the top tropical destinations for tourists, especially when it comes to offering sandy beaches and magnificent mountain views.

In the same way, investing in a property outside of Metro Manila has been the recent trend. More and more people are starting to recognize that there are many provinces in the Philippines that provide a good quality of life and that there are generally just a lot more things to explore outside the capital.

One such property is The Spinnaker, an up-and-coming luxury residential condominium project developed by Landco Pacific Corporation, located in its Resort Estates Club Laiya. Shaped like a headsail of a yacht, it faces the sea to provide homeowners with a premium view of Tayabas Bay while being surrounded by the lustrous green surroundings and Mt. Daguldol.

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The Spinnaker faces the sea to provide homeowners with a premium view of Tayabas Bay while being surrounded by the lustrous green surroundings and Mt. Daguldol.

It is a 22-storey condotel that is set to become a tourist attraction with its terraced levels and 250 sqm infinity pool at the 6th level.


Owning Happiness

It’s not hard to deduce why a lot of people look to The Spinnaker as the place to live the rest of their years with a beachfront setting —for 68-year-old retiree Russell Wilson, it’s a place that never ceases to amaze him. Having lived on and off in the Philippines since 2014, he’s seen and enjoyed them all—the country’s food, culture, and countryside. But perhaps, it was in seeing the availability of all these experiences within The Spinnaker that prompted Wilson to check out the development.

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Retired former U.S. Marine Russell Wilson with his daughter

In an interview with this former U.S. Marine, Wilson shares how investing in The Spinnaker already brings him happiness.

“The reason why I decided to invest here is because the growth of the Philippines at this time is growing at a very rapid pace. The Spinnaker, if you look at the design and the logo that they use, [is as if it is] sailing into your future,” he said. Incidentally, The Spinnaker was named after the headsail of a yacht.

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The Spinnaker at nighttime. It was named after the headsail of a yacht.

“[That] could be seen by the gorgeous water view and mountain view that are all around The Spinnaker. The Spinnaker is everything I imagined it to be.”

A two-hour drive from Metro Manila, the stunning property is a much-coveted investment with its 23-hectare master-planned resort. The property has a total of 247 units curated to have a panoramic view of Tayabas Bay and Mt. Daguldol.

This is also another reason why Mr. Wilson decided to become one of the first property owners of The Spinnaker.

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Russell Wilson signing an architectural print of The Spinnaker.

“The thing I like most about the Philippines is the culture, the food, and the countryside, which is so much more yet to explore. I found out about The Spinnaker through friends of mine who were kind enough to get me as one of the VIPs and one of the first 50 people to purchase Spinnaker.”

In one word, Russell Wilson describes The Spinnaker to others as “happiness.” Now’s your chance to own your piece of luxurious happiness by the seaside.


About The Spinnaker

The Spinnaker stands out for its iconic architecture — a distinctive beachfront landmark in Laiya that is set to withstand the test of time.

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The Spinnaker at daytime.

Like investments in Landco’s premium developments, owning a unit at The Spinnaker is a great store of wealth. It is historically proven that property investment in Landco’s developments appreciated in value through the decades. While the property value appreciates, it is something that homeowners and investors can enjoy now and leave as a legacy for the next generations.

It’s an immersion in luxurious resort living at The Spinnaker. Being a condotel, it offers hotel-like amenities and commercial spaces for dining and leisure activities, a well-designed lobby, drop-off area, common and podium parking, meeting rooms and storage rooms, gym, and spa, infinity lap pool, a separate swimming pool for children, lounge area, bar, play zone for children, ballroom for social and corporate functions, a sky bar, and a helipad for a quick flight to and from Metro Manila.

But what really sets residents and investors of this property apart is their access to Club Laiya amenities and activities; benefits under the Landco Privilege Program and hassle-free investment under the optional lease-back program with certain conditions.

A few commercial units are available at the lobby level ranging from 51 to 279 sqm. Property investors have the option to select from the curated residential units ― 34-37 sqm studio units, 44-52 sqm one-bedroom units, 86 to 123 sqm two-bedroom units, 91-225 sqm three-bedroom units, 70 sqm one-bedroom bi-level units, 130 to 198 sqm two-bedroom bi-level units, and a 315 sqm three-bedroom bi-level unit. In addition, there are parking spaces for both cars and big bikes.

Backed by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and aligned with the sustainable and environment-friendly development strategy of Landco, The Spinnaker is proudly gunning for an EDGE Certification from the World Bank as it seeks to meet stringent standards of saving water and energy. it is the first residential beachfront condominium to feature a double-piped waterline system to use non-potable water for toilet flushing and irrigation. The condotel will also feature a charging station for electric vehicles to help further reduce carbon emissions.

The Spinnaker is easily accessible via the South Luzon Expressway. It also has excellent road access from other cities such as Lipa City, Batangas City; San Pablo City, Laguna; and Lucena City, Quezon Province.

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