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THE ZAMBAWOOD STORY

A beautiful beach resort off the coast of San Narciso, Zambales where stories of love are written every day. Amidst the dreamy setting of age-old pines and incredible sunsets, is the perfect setting for countless wedding photoshoots (and weddings as well), weekend vacations, family reunions, company outings and more. Even a movie or two.

But among these stories of love is the one story that makes it special. The story of how it was built.

A mother’s dreams

Rachel Harrison had the perfect life. A loving husband, a lifestyle better than many. Until one event changed all that.

At the age of two, her son Julyan Harrison was diagnosed with autism. Rachel says the hardest thing about Julyan’s autism was accepting what she had been told, that Julyan would never be normal. “There have been low points, “she admits. “What happens to Julyan when I’m gone?“

A mother’s dreams

Rachel Harrison had the perfect life. A loving husband, a lifestyle better than many. Until one event changed all that.

At the age of two, her son Julyan Harrison was diagnosed with autism. Rachel says the hardest thing about Julyan’s autism was accepting what she had been told, that Julyan would never be normal. “There have been low points, “she admits. “What happens to Julyan when I’m gone?“

DISCONNECT, RECONNECT.

The world takes a lot from you. Take it back. While giving back. Most of human ills are from being disconnected from nature and ourselves.. But all that it takes is a moment to reconnect. WIth nature. Our families and friends. And ourselves, as well as the good and the beautiful within us.

Zambawood is designed to help you do just that.

when life hands you lemon...

Sometimes, unexpectedly, unthinkably,

Life can go from charmed to forever changed What did I do when it happened to me? When, all of a sudden, it felt as though Life had handed, no, pelted me with a hail storm of lemons?

...make a lemonade

From out of the sorrow and despair of those early days, Zambawood, a boutique resort, farm, and social enterprise, came into being. First for our son’s benefit, then eventually for the wider community.

Zambawood is my lemonade

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A mobile cart proving hot and cold beverages with the goal of employing PWD baristas and servers for pop-up locations, events, occasions, and other activities.
A collection of quirky, cool, fun, and stylish merchandise by differently-abled artist, handpicked and curated by Rachel Harrison.
Julyan’s Farm is an organic farm that grows fruits, vegetables as well as flowers while showcasing the healthy and sustainable lifestyle. A popular feature of the farm is its sunflowers which people travel far to visit.
Al fresco, boho chic accommodations for beach lovers, closer to the shore.
Located in the center of town, this is where people with disabilities are trained in arts, crafts housekeeping, cooking, baking, ,barista training and more. The Center also houses a coffee shop/restaurant that showcases the products of its students.

Quaint, cozy, secure. The vibe of the place is very nice.
The staff was very courteous and accommodating. We will be back.

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Charmes Canillas Tittle

We celebrated our 30th year anniversary/reunion here in Zambawood.
We all had a fantastic, enjoyable and memorable time. Service is exemplary. Place is beautiful. Privacy is one thing that made it PERFECT!
We will definitely come back...Thank you Rachel and all the staff of Zambawood.

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Luth Quinn Tittle

So much nice things to say about zambawood but they just gave us our perfect wedding.
From the venue, to the service, styling, and others, it was just perfect.
Easy to work with. Again thanks for making our wedding a very memorable one!

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Agnes Navales

Zambawood made our prenup experience very memorable. The staff were nice and they allowed us to borrow stuffs as our props.
They’re helpful and assist us all the time. The beach, lake, sunset, milky way, lake, fields and forest is what we used as our layout.
We really had a wonderful time and the output it came out naturally. We're a happy customer.

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Catherine Perez Teraña

Our team celebrated our 13th anniversary at Zambawood and
it was an experience we will never forget. The beach house is luxurious,
the pool relaxing and the beach was awesome -- but more than that,
the service is impeccable! The food was superb too!
They went the extra mile and accommodated all our requests
from booking to check out. We had a lot of fun and
it spending our anniversary here was definitely worth it!

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TeeJai Joson

I highly recommend Zambawood for their exceptional personalized service!
We had my brother's wedding (rustic theme) there and
they accommodated all our requests to the tiniest details!
Our family and guests enjoyed the event. Not only was the venue and
accommodations great, food is yummy and the staff are all attentive
and gave us such an enjoyable stay! Thank you Zambawood!

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Kathleen Romero

Very relaxing place & thank you to the very accomodating crew
keep it up guys Godbless!

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Ellen Dictaan

SHE SAID YES!! The place was perfect for my proposal. The set up was nothing but perfect.
Rose, Macky and the rest of the staff were very helpful with my plans.
The beach house was beautiful and cozy. It is a perfect place to unwind
and relax away from the city. The customer service was excellent.
I cannot wait to show the video that we made. Thank you Zambawood.
You will always have a special place in our hearts.

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Bryan Michael David

Zambawood is just pure love! My family had a grand time celebrating
my daughter's 3rd birthday here! Everything was just awesome -
the whole place, food, staff (they are efficient, attentive, and very nice!)...
We went home with really great memories from Zambawood!
There will definitely be a second time! 🙂

Pam Alfaro

One of the best vacations I've ever had! Wish we could've stayed 2 days!
Best experience ever and time with family!!! I guess me and
my family will be back here annually. 🙂 It was worth it! Great staff as well!

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Ian Santos

It was THE BEST!!! Hands-down an amazing stay for us!
Perfect for a bunch of families (yes, families!) for a fun,
but still quiet and relaxing kinda trip.
Thank you to the very welcoming and super warm staff of Zambawood
AND We got to meet the lovely owner too!
We'll definitely be back for a longer stay!

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Rhonan-Rain Conejos

Instagramable-worthy in every nook and cranny, amenities are great,
staff are efficient and friendly, food was great and the bbq
by the beach was a new discovered fave.

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Lot Raymund

Loved loved loved this place. The pool, the ambiance,
the surrounding nature is perfect for a family reunion or
a gathering of friends. Service was absolutely great!
They made us feel like we were in our own home.

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Sierra Ng

Awesome place, food and service! its like home away from the city w/o
the traffic. Cable tv, Wifi, hot and cold showers, free flowing drinks
and Amazing service were big plus factors!

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Chong Owj

Our family had such a great time at zambawood. The service, staff and
the food were all excellent. They’re also pet friendly which is a plus
since it’s quite difficult to find pet friendly resorts.
We’ll definitely be going back.

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Jackie Millonado Mitra

Away from the crowd. Relaxing and peaceful place.
We spent the holy week here and it wasn't that crowded.
The staff were very accommodating and warm.
Will definitely go back here.

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Marvi Morales

We enjoyed our family getaway in this gorgeous place!
Staff were so friendly, courteous and efficient!
Thank you for taking good care of us! Kudos and
2 thumbs up to you all! We hope to come back soon.
Definitely a place worth recommending!

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Nicole Hamada

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To find out about the many ways you can have FUN + PURPOSE at Zambawood, please contact us.