The house was built by my Dad in 1999 as a vacation home for my family. Daddy was a Civil Engineer and I was his only child. Back then, we would go up to Tagaytay every other week or so to spend the night at the house and enjoy the cold climate and serenity of the place. It was an escape from the busy lives we had in the city.
In 2013, Mom was about to sell the house but I couldn't let her. How could I? It was a gift from my Dad - the very first property of my parents which was placed in my name.
I went to see the house again 6 years after I have been there last and found it to be in such a sorry state. My husband and I decided to restore it and we eventually also added a swimming pool. We thought of having it rented out to bakasyonistas so that they too can enjoy the place, and we named it "Casa Minerva."