Looking for comfort and convenience in the heart of a bustling city? You might be a good fit for condo living! Condominiums continuously grow as a popular residential choice for individuals and families alike. Strategically located in thriving urban sites, DMCI Homes' condominiums offer easy access to essential amenities, entertainment hubs, shopping centers, and public transit. From swimming pools to lush greenery, an array of condo amenities awaits, providing opportunities for a healthy and active lifestyle while fostering a strong sense of community among neighbors. Indeed, renting available properties by DMCI Homes opens the door to resort-style living.

Part of the monthly association dues are spent on condo building, renovation, or maintenance. Residents should remember to abide by the condo amenities rules and regulations set by the condominium administration in order to avoid misunderstandings, as well as injuries or damaged items as stated in The Condominium Act.

In this updated guide, we will go over essential condo amenity rules, empowering you with the information you need to make the most of your condo living experience.

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How can condo amenity rules provide you with a conducive living environment?

Living in a condo gives you access to a variety of amenities and features. The essence of living in condominiums vs apartments lies in the convenience, security, and luxurious lifestyle it offers.

Before anything else, you need to know the role of well-crafted amenity rules in creating a conducive condo living environment:

  1. 1. Designing amenities with residents in mind

    Picture yourself coming home to a condo building that is tailored to your preferences with a variety of amenities deliberately built with your well-being in consideration. Developers and management teams may achieve this by seeking feedback from residents, allocating inclusive spaces, and incorporating sustainable practices.

  2. 2. Balancing shared spaces and personal privacy

    Condo living creates a compromise between communal spaces that promote community engagement and personal solitude inside individual living spaces. This harmony is accomplished by well-defined amenity rules that respect your desire for privacy while encouraging a sense of community in common areas. To promote this, developers and management teams may:

    • Hold community occasions and conferences in common areas to encourage social contact and connection among condo unit owners.
    • Allow homeowners to modify their own living spaces to their liking while adhering to general building requirements.
    • Create designated quiet zones in common spaces, such as study nooks, where people may enjoy tranquility alone without disturbances.

Now that you know that condo amenities rules are designed to provide all residents with a pleasant and comfortable living experience, your commitment to observe and abide by these guidelines is crucial.

General condo amenities list of rules that you need to observe

Let's take a closer look at some of the common condo amenity guidelines that you must observe:

Swimming pools and good outdoor space

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The Amaryllis, DMCI Homes

Oftentimes, condos offer swimming pools or similar facilities that residents of the building can use. If tenants and other residents have a wide space to relax, sit down, run, barbecue, and read the newspaper, this is a big plus. Having some type of outdoor space that is engaging for family activities can help you decide if this property will best suit your lifestyle.

People are much more willing to compromise on outdoor amenities if they are in a location that is desirable to them in some way. Think of any area close to a large city. People are willing to pay much higher prices to be in the heart of it all - close to transportation, shopping, food, lifestyle, and entertainment. Pool and outdoor space on top of it.

This particular amenity is one of the most enjoyable, but also one of the more dangerous ones. Be sure to be aware of the following rules in order to enjoy your day in the sun.

  1. 1. Always listen to the lifeguard's instructions.

    A lifeguard is there for a purpose, so please follow his/her directions because lifeguards will know better.

  2. 2. Avoid running.

    When people go out of the pools, the floor becomes slippery because of the water. A lot of people have suffered minor injuries, as well as major injuries because they were not careful around the pool.

  3. 3. Do not dive.

    Diving into the pool head first can be very dangerous, especially if the pool is not deep enough according to Enjoy Swimming. Some people have suffered head trauma because of their heads banging on the pool bottom. Even if the pool is deep enough, always make sure to dive into the deeper ends of the pool to avoid potential injuries.

  4. 4. Have good hygiene.

    Be sure that you are clean and healthy before jumping into your condo's pool to avoid unnecessary contamination. If you have the flu or cough and cold, avoid the pool. The last thing you want to happen is getting other people sick, and being blamed for it.

  5. 5. Wear a hair cap.

    Swimming pools have filters, and hair caps will help prevent the clogging up of these filters. If you have ever experienced your skin being sucked by these filters, it hurts much more when it is sucking your hair.

  6. 6. Take care of your kids.

    A fun day in the sun could easily go sour if you leave your child/children unattended. Be sure to keep an eye out for them because they are still young and unaware of the hazards posed by swimming.

Clubhouse or Function Room

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The Redwood, DMCI Homes

A condo community usually has a clubhouse, or a function room for various events, as well as for the personal events of its residents. You can usually reserve your condominium's function room if you want to celebrate a birthday party or some other occasion.

  1. 1. Schedule ahead of time.

    Many people procrastinate and wait too long before reserving the function room. As a result, other people are able to reserve it before you can.

  2. 2. Ask about the fees and rules.

    Ensure that you have coordinated the proper payment of rental fees, and duration of the reservation (a set number of hours or the whole day) with the condo developer administration. DMCI Homes suggest that residents ask for rules to prevent them from being interrupted. There may be instances wherein you will only be allowed to use the room till 12 midnight, even earlier, especially if you will be noisy because other residents might be bothered by the loud noise of your party according to ASA Rents.

  3. 3. The number of people.

    Specify the number of people that will be going to the function room, and ask for the possible maximum area capacity.


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Maricielo Villas, DMCI Homes

  1. 1. Safety first!

    Balconies offer a great view, fresh air (depending on where you live), and a good place to relax while drinking coffee and reading the newspaper. If you are a smoker, this is a great place to have your cigarettes without having your apartment smell like cigarettes. Always remember that you will always be a few steps away from falling from a high place. Always take caution and avoid sitting, or leaning, on the railings.

  2. 2. No littering.

    Some people make their balconies a trash disposal, throwing garbage down from up there. These items can be as small as cigarette butts, or large plastics and containers. Avoid doing this because you might hit someone, and you will also be littering in your immediate surroundings.

Gyms or fitness areas

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Rhapsody Residences, DMCI Homes

People nowadays are all about health, which has led to an increase in the number of gyms and fitness areas. Most condos have gyms wherein people can exercise, and build or tone their bodies. Save your residents from the headache of going out for a gym workout. Having a fitness center in your residential community and condominiums is just another added bonus.

This is a convenience that can really make your community stand out above its competition, especially in a tough economy where gym memberships might be difficult to keep. Residents need not go out when they already have a place in their backyard to stay fit and meet people with the same health and fitness passion.

  1. 1. Clean up after yourself.

    Gyms are public places, and you should put equipment back in its proper place for the convenience of the next user, suggests Huffington Post. If you take some weights off a rack, put them back when you’re done.

  2. 2. Respect personal space.

    Some people go to gyms solely for exercise, while some go for multiple reasons. Others go to the gym for exercise and to socialize with others. If you see a person working out, don’t use the machine (like a treadmill or exercise bike) immediately beside him/her when there are others available. You may want to talk to the person and socialize, but he/she may just want to work out in silence.

  3. 3. Ask if you are unsure.

    Always ask if you are not sure how a particular machine works, or how to do a particular workout. This can prevent unnecessary injuries, and improve your posture so that you can complete your workout the right way.

  4. 4. Ask for a spotter if you are lifting heavy.

    If you are benching heavier than you usually do, it is important to have a spotter, just in case. You may be unable to push the barbell off you and back onto the rack. Do not take pride into consideration because your safety is at risk without a spotter.

Eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes

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Siena Park Residences, DMCI Homes

Eco-friendly and energy-efficient residences top the list of amenities most people check in condominiums. Most prospective buyers and renters consider the environment when searching for the perfect home. They look into energy-efficient home designs and energy-saving appliances like windows, toilets, and shower heads. People also look into individual garden plots and earth-conscious building history and materials.

Condo properties with great amenities

There are a hundred more lists of amenities you can find, and it is equally valuable to think about which amenities must-haves and must-checks top the list before starting the search.

Check out condos and residential properties, where you can find all these, at DMCI Homes:

1. Flair Towers amidst the city

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Philippine Daily Inquirer strongly claims that condo living is still the best in the Metropolitan Manila area. Mandaluyong City is arguably the most accessible place to live in as it connects several cities including Makati, Pasig, Manila, and San Juan. It is home to multinational companies, top schools, and entertainment centers. Flair Towers, which lies at the heart of Mandaluyong CBD, is your ticket to a resort living in the city. Relax in the leisure pool surrounded by trees and green spaces. If you need to shed work-related stress, you can do a lap in the lap pool, join a basketball game on the playing court or simply enjoy a quiet time at the sky park.

Flair Towers also feature sky patios and central atriums and breezeways on each floor to allow light and air through. Be mesmerized by the Metro Manila skyline from the sky lounge and roof decks.

2. Year-long vacation at Riverfront Residences

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In Riverfront Residences, you don’t need to wait for summer to have a vacation. This cozy residential community is beautifully located near the scenic Marikina River. You can organize weekend barbecue parties as there are available grill pits for tenants and their guests. Enjoy quality time with your family at Sunset View Park and the swimming pool. The various open areas such as the lawn, jogging path, and landscaped areas keep you close to nature.

Riverfront Residences has everything you need. There are convenience stores, a bakeshop, a laundry pick-up service, and a water refilling station. For the coming holidays, you can book a fully-equipped function room for your events.

3. Thai-inspired Royal Palm Residences

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Do you know that you can have a resort-style condo living in the center of bustling Taguig City? Royal Palm Residences, which is inspired by old-world Thai charm, offers 35 lifestyle amenities that encourage tenants to engage in worthwhile physical activities and relaxation pursuits.

The active play amenities include a lap pool, tai-chi grounds, a dance studio, and a jogging/biking path. The community also contains passive leisure amenities such as a sauna, aromatic garden, picnic grove, and lotus pond.

All units in Royal Palm Residences have a balcony overlooking the gardens and outdoor amenities. The community also features a handsome entry pavilion and clubhouse façade.

4. First-rate comforts at Rosewood Pointe

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Taguig City is an emerging world-class city with rapid development in recent years. Be part of Taguig’s exciting future through Rosewood Pointe. This condo community exudes a Neo-Asian theme complemented by modern facilities and lifestyle amenities. Plan your special events in one of the two structured clubhouses, stay fit in its well-equipped gym and play courts, and pamper yourself at the spa. Rosewood Pointe is surrounded by green spaces that can help melt away stressors. Aside from amenities, this top-notch community has a hotel-like lobby, a central atrium, and commercial establishments.

5. So near, yet so far at Siena Park Residences

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The noise and pollution in urban areas affect both adults and children. Studies show that kids raised in congested and polluted areas suffer from psychological strain that affects their development. But you don’t need to leave the city to shield your family from the adverse influence of the city.

Siena Park Residences in Parañaque City offers resort-like living while ensuring easy access to main roads leading to business districts, schools, and commercial areas. Children can enjoy lifestyle amenities such as the entertainment and game room, kiddie pool, and landscaped gardens. You can also invite your work colleagues for tea time at the lounge area or a weekend get-together at the pool deck.

6. Balinese living in Raya Garden Condominiums

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Raya Garden Condominiums is a Balinese-inspired condo community in Parañaque City. This charming residential structure dedicated more than half of its land area to lifestyle facilities and entertainment amenities. You can hold special events such as birthday parties and family reunions in the clubhouse, organize a community sports fest on the basketball court, and have early-morning yoga exercises in the Balinese gardens. Raya Garden Condominiums also feature an audio/video room, a floating podium, and an infinity pool.

Don’t feel like leaving home to have a laid-back weekend? No problem. Raya Garden Condominiums houses commercial establishments, convenience stores, salons and spas, and laundry shops.

7. Daily relaxation in Mahogany Place III

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It is said that while Makati City is for vibrant baby boomers, Taguig City is for the innovative millennials. If you’re in the market for your first home, Mahogany Place III is the place for you. This resort-style community lies near Fort Bonifacio Global City and Makati City.

Imagine yourself working and living in the same high-end part of the capital region! After a tiring day in the office, you can relax through a wide selection of amenities. Mahogany Place III features a sauna, poolside dining, mini theater, dance studio, and other indoor amenities. The outdoor features include adult and kiddie pools, a picnic grove, and a number of parks and gardens.

8. Lush, tropical sanctuary by Mirea Residences

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Grab a break from the strains of your hectic city life and come home to a beautiful tropical refuge where you may live life mindfully. Mirea Residences is undeniably a treasure for you and your family, created by the country's leader in resort-inspired communities, DMCI Homes. This is located in the heart of Metro Manila, Pasig City.

Schedule a game night with friends and family and maximize the multi-purpose court for your sports hobbies. You may also go to the clubhouse to get that daily dose of socialization with your neighbors, especially for those working from home.

9. Living with vibrant colors in Prisma Residences

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Gain total access to the central business districts of BGC and Ortigas while taking in all the vibrant colors of the natural environment. Enjoy the entire comfort of a living space that represents a range of excellence, workmanship, and skill. Prisma Residences, DMCI Homes' latest property in Pasig City, will let you experience life in a more vibrant manner.

Invite your friends and family for an outdoor picnic with the open lawn/ picnic grove. You may also enjoy the three sets of pools (lounge pool, kiddie pool, and lap pool) that will surely suit your liking.

10. Neo-Asian-Themed Rhapsody Residences

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With the rapid developments and boosting economic growth in the south, DMCI Homes adds Rhapsody Residences, a Neo-Asian styled, medium-rise, resort-inspired residential condominium village, to the natural beauty of Muntinlupa City. With almost one hectare of property dedicated to a wide mix of facilities, you're sure to discover the right condo unit that meets your personality. You no longer need to wait for the weekend to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life since coming home to Rhapsody Residences every day is like having a rest-filled escapade.

Invest in a healthy lifestyle by maximizing the lap pool for a quick swim or doing morning exercise using the jogging or biking path available for all residents.

11. The modern elegance of Viera Residences

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Experience a new level of contemporary luxury that embodies the spirit of resort-style living. Enjoy it here at Viera Residences, an exquisite 27-story residential building with an extensive selection of facilities surrounded by appealing tropical surroundings in the heart of Quezon City.

Enjoy a view filled with greenery in the garden atrium. You may also enjoy the vibrant beauty of the city through the sky patio.

12. Cosmopolitan living in Verdon Parc Davao

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Veering away from Metro Manila, DMCI Homes also have developments in the urbanized area of Davao. You can easily detach from work pressures because there are plenty of amenities in Verdon Parc Davao that will surely help you unwind. For one, you can take a dip at the lounge pool. This is the perfect activity in the evening after your work shift as a way to cap the day off. Float on your back and simply take in the quiet of the surroundings.

While Verdon Parc promotes cosmopolitan living, it also champions a tight-knit community. All around the DMCI Davao condominium, you’ll find a lot of amenities designed to encourage social interaction. The clubhouse and function hall, for instance, are venues residents use for community activities. There’s the entertainment room, where loved ones can gather together for some good old movie marathon. You may also go to the game room and bring out your family’s competitive spirit.

Key takeaways

Living in a condominium in the Philippines offers an amazing and unique living experience, complete with thoughtfully planned amenities and amenity rules. Consider these key factors once you start looking for a condo to rent:

  • Research about prospective locations. The location is a critical thing to know when you move into a condo as it defines the amenities that are offered as well as the general convenience and lifestyle it may provide you.
  • Assess your lifestyle and preference. Do your research about amenities that you will have access to when choosing a condominium. Make sure that amenity guidelines provide shared spaces that suit your needs and desires to improve your quality of life.
  • Review general amenity rules. Your direct involvement and commitment to these guidelines help to promote the development of a suitable living environment in which shared areas and personal privacy exist together.

Enjoy the benefits of condo living in the Philippines by embracing a sense of belongingness, making use of thoughtfully designed amenities, and indulging in the delights of condo life. Here's to a fantastic condo living experience designed specifically for you!

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