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Michelle Ignacio

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Tagalog
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Michelle Ignacio

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, Tagalog
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Palawan Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms 2 Shower / Bathrooms Sleeps 6. Extra beds available to Groups of 8

The whole experience at ' Villa Marguerita ' will be relaxing from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. Island hopping, swimming, boating, fishing, walks to the several nearby waterfalls, bush walks, Bar-B-Ques on uninhabited islands, are just to name a few of the possible activities. Drinking freshly cut coconut juice or San Miguel beer, eating fresh seafood, sleeping, reading, relaxing,and walks along the beach are some other popular pastimes. Our caretakers Marilyn and Arnold are available to assist you with your needs where possible if requested. Laundry, cooking and cleaning services are available from our caretakers. You are welcome to do your own cooking or enjoy Marilyns Filipino home style cooking. You probably won't spend much time in the Villa apart from sleeping, most of your time will probably be in the entertainment area, the beach, or enjoying outside activities such as Island Hopping, kayaking, exploring the local area and Waterfalls.

How to get there: Flights from Manila to Puerto Princessa:

Palawan is a one hour domestic flight from Manila Airport. We find Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express to have the most competitive prices currently. Book in advance to receive the best prices. We usually pay around $60US each way, but this can double for late bookings.

The trip to Port Barton from Puerto Princessa is picturesque as it follows the east coast of Palawan and then weaves through the small villages that dot the countryside. You'll see a wide cross section of Filipino culture and life along this road. It's a 3 hour trip to Port Barton and Villa Marguerita. The Highway is good, little traffic and the trip goes quickly.

The last few kilometres of the road into Port Barton is being concreted and by 2016 the road should be completed. During wet season sections can be in poor condition requiring a 4x4. Most of the shuttle vans that service Port Barton handle the road without going into four wheel drive.

From Puerto Princessa to Port Barton: We can meet you at the airport and organize transport to our home or you can make your own way if you like.

Port Barton Area: Activities to entertain guests are many and have previously been mentioned. They include, paddle boats and glass bottom kayaks, Motor Bike, and Table Tennis, Island Hopping, Camping overnight on Islands, Fishing, Boating Swimming, Waterfall Hikes (several falls nearby) day trips to Underground River or to El Nido, Karaoke at night (but don't pack your disco clothes cuz there's not a lot on at night other than Fiestas and Town Dance nights mainly Ballrom and Latin) or you can safely walk the Beach or streets at night or in the afternoons you may do some bar hopping to see whats going on in the village while you enjoy the often stunning sunsets. We find getting out into the water on a boat is one of the most rewarding activities here, and the waters and islands are truly beautiful. Swimming is great to cool you off on hot days or try the shower we've attached to the coconut tree on the beach. Swimming is also great at the waterfalls…….definitely go to the waterfalls

The Palawan Region: Palawan is well known to Filipinos as being the undeveloped, unspoiled Paradise of their Country. Port Barton is located a scenic boat trip south of the well known El Nido famous for its Resorts and Magnificent Cliff Faces which plunge into its Crystal Clear waters and North of Sabang and the Famous Underground River of the Philippines. Port Barton is well known as a Holiday Destination in Palawan and from here you have access to dozens of Islands of the West Coast of Palawan. Fishing, diving, sightseeing, butterfly and bird watching, nature walks and a variety of other local activities are available to visitors such as cock fighting. Foundation day celebrations from January 28 to 30 is a great time to visit the Port Barton Area

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michelle Ignacio (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015

About Michelle Ignacio

My husband and I settled in Port Barton as we felt that this area was paradise and had the same potential as Boracay, without the crowds and overdevelopment. We have 2 beachfront homes in Port Barton Palawan, both listed in VRBO. We decided to rent the homes to help cover the costs of maintenance and to share the charm and beauty of this area. The feeling we have every time we arrive here is exciting. The home is simple but it's the freedom and peace we feel here. Cruising through the islands, swimming on our own beach and enjoying this very special place. I'm sure you'll feel what we feel.

Michelle Ignacio purchased this villa in 1997

Why Michelle Ignacio chose Palawan

My husband first visited Boracay 25 years ago before we found Port Barton. We both felt that Port Barton had the same potential as Boracay so I bought a Beach front lot there. Over the next few years we built the home and entertainment area and caretakers cottage. We love the home feel part of the community here. We hope you will also feel part of the community.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Marguerita and our other home Gilligans are unique in Port Barton as they are the only beachfront homes available for rent in Port Barton. The grounds are large ( 3000 sq. metres with a 50 metre beach frontage overlooking clean white sands and Port Barton bay and islands ) with some pretty gardens, several beachfront bar/entertainment/cabana areas to relax in and watch the sometimes magnificent sunsets out to the south China Sea. Our home is available for private rental only which includes exclusive use of the property excluding the caretakers cottage, so you won't be sharing the home with anyone else. This is the only home to boast 24 hours lights, fans and refrigeration as we use around 14 solar panels to power the home. Port Barton town power only runs from 5pm to 11pm, so everywhere else closes at 11. Our beer is definitely the coldest in town without a doubt, something very important to many people. Ours is the only home that can accommodate large groups as we have a commercial sized kitchen and an experienced cook that knows the meals to prepare for foreigners. Ideally the 3 bedroom home sleeps 6 however we can cater for larger groups. 8 is the maximum that our caretakers are happy to accept now. Exceptions are sometimes made, but for larger groups we recommend that some guests stay at the neighbouring resort Summerhomes. Our large kitchen can feed hundreds as we sometimes do when we invite local children for our legendary Christmas parties.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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based on 8 traveler reviews

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Private Beachfront Home and Resort in Beautiful Port Barton Palawan.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Paradise in Port Barton

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to share that my family and I had an awesome time at Villa Marguerita. Arnold, Marilyn, Apple, Asher, and Loi Loi were soooo accommodating -- they were like family! Our kids made new friends with Ikai and Aaron, and even Kiki Moy. Marilyn is the best cook ever!!! She can cook anything and put a smile on our faces after every meal we ate.

Again, we were so glad we chose Villa Marguerita to spend our final week in paradise in the Philippines!


Dean and Grace (South Florida/USA)

Sa lahat ng kina-uukulan: 29 Dec.2012, ng kami at aking asawa at dalawang anak at ang kani-kaniland familia. Lahat-lahat ay labing-isa (11) kaming dumating sa Villa Margarita: Anim (6) na adults, at limang (5) bata, Idad 13-05, tatlong babae (3) at dalawang lalake(2) ang mga apo namin ay talagang nag-enjoy sa paglalaro kay Kimoy (unggoy) at pati na rin si Timoy (Dilaw na sawa). Magmula ng kami'y dumating hanggang sa kami'y umalis ay talagang kaming lahat ay nasiyahan mapamatanda at mapabata. Lahat ng mga nakalagay sa contract ay nagampanan lahat sa pamumuno ng makisig na si Arnold at ang kanyang asawa na si Marlene at ang kanilang masisipag na katulong tulad ni Apple, Loloy at pati na si Ikay at Aaron. Paradise Island, at trails to the "the falls" ay talagang higly recommended sa mga tourists. Pero ang pinakamahalaga ay ang masarap na pagluluto ni Aling Marlene "complements to the chef." Ang kanilang attitude na magalang, respeto, at laging naka-ngiti ay ang hindi nababayaran ng salapi kaya, Maraming salamat sa kaibuturan ng aming mga puso at dahil dito ay naka-experience kami ng tunay na magandang pagbabakasyon sa Pilipinas lalong-lalo na sa Port Barton at sa Villa Margarita resort.

Ang sa inyo'y gumagalang at nagpapasalamat. Manny and Carmen from Orange Park, Florida. USA.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful escape

  • 4 of 5

This place is amazing. I felt like I went to the edge of the Earth. The location is beautiful, and the staff is so kind and wonderful. I would describe the accomodations as luxury camping. The house is open air, and there are bugs and mosquitoes. Netting is provided for the beds. There is running water. The electricty only runs from 6 pm - midnight in Port Barton, but there are some solar lights and fans in the house, and the kitchen and bar have solar power during the day. There is hot water during the day. We went with our two small children, and we had such great family quality time. Our boys really enjoyed playing with the other children there. Marilyn and Arnold are wonderful caretakers, and their kids are great too. Apple, Gino and Isir are also great. Apple took good care of my son when he cut his foot, and she went to get us fresh aloe when we got sunburn. Marilyn is a wonderful cook, and kept us well-fed. I really wanted to bring her home with me. She spoiled me. We used the sea kayaks almost everyday. The island hopping boat trip and bbq was fabulous! I definitely recommend Villa Marguerita for the adventurous at heart. We will always remember our trip.

Villa Marguerita is a 3-hour drive from Puerto Princesa, with the last 22 km unpaved.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Northern Ireland

Paradise under the Palms

  • 5 of 5

Four of us travelled from Northern Ireland and stayed at Gilligans for a week. We had some concerns before leaving, particularly about the remoteness of the location and the fact that there was no aircon in the bedrooms. All our anxieties were assuaged when we set foot on the beach in front of Gilligans. The remoteness is an essential ingredient of its charm, and aircon wasn't an issue: we were lulled to sleep each night by the gentle sound of the waves and the soft breeze wafting through the window. I left my 'kindle' on the plane in Manila and thought I'd be lost without any reading material. Not an issue - I didn't even miss it. The week flew by with our days occupied with kayaking, exploring the nearby beaches and islands, fishing and beachcombing and enjoying Estralia's cooking. Alvin took us to 'Blue Cove Resort' on a neighbouring island one day for lunch. While we enjoyed the trip, we couldn't get back to Gilligans quickly enough to enjoy the sheer solitude. We sat many evenings gazing at the stars trying to find words that might best describe Gilligans.'Fantastic', 'amazing' 'incredible' didn't even come close to doing it justice. There can't be many places in the world like Gilligans, but I'm glad we found this one.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Arnold, MO

Great stay in Port Barton

  • 5 of 5

We were met at the airport by the friendly staff of Villa Marguerita which was only the beginning of a fantastic week. The faciity met all of our expectations and was as described in the listing. There was lots to do whether just laying on the beach reading a book to taking the fantastic island hopping tour. I would high recomend this to families or large groups. There were 4 of us in our family and we had plenty of room. One great thing about the facility was the entertainment area.where we spent a great deal of time during our stay.

Just want to thank Arnold, Marilyn and the rest of the staff for a fantastic vacation. We plan on returning in a few years.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Angeles City, Pampanga Philippines

Our Memorable Palawan Vacation

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the resort we became very excited because the house and the entire 35,000 sq ft resort was much nicer than we had imagined from the pictures. The house was inviting a very spacious two storey 3 bedroom tropical style with wonderful verandas complete with nice seating areas with excellent views of the ocean. There was a large kitchen, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms which were decorated with fresh tropical flowers and towels folded in beautiful shell shapes on the beds. The linens where all first class quality along with thick comfortable mattresses and the entire home was well furnished with all the comforts of home.

The caretakers (Nene, Apple, Arnold and Jay) and their monkey (kikimoy) also the python (titimoy) were very welcoming. We felt at home right away. They introduced us to the entire resort which we had exclusively to ourselves. There is an additional large kitchen, bar and restaurant style seating area that can accommodate large parties right in front of the beach. There is also one native style gazebo with a large dining table right along the beach and a second gazebo for lounging and relaxing in front of the beach. The kids had fun playing in their tree house, volley ball court, pingpong, billiards, darts, snorkeling and the kayaks that were provided.

The caretakers Nene and Apple helped us prepare our food and Arnold and Jay helped plan out our days. We looked forward to having fresh sea food that we bought from the fisherman who dropped by the property which was extremely fresh and quite a bargain. Included in our rental was one free BBQ on Paradise Island they took our party on their Banka boat to this beautiful off Shore Island for an amazing day of snorkeling and playing on the white sand beach and crystal clear water. They also arranged exciting day trips to waterfalls, off shore island exploring and to their second resort home Gilligan’s that is on a beautiful secluded beach and is only accessible by boat.

The highlight of our trip arranged by our host Mal and Mich was a 3 hour voyage aboard a 45 foot Banka boat to the Underground River a world heritage site. The Underground River or Cave is navigable up to 8.5 km which you can view awesome stalactite and stalagmite formations.

We really loved every part of our trip to Port Barton, and we considered it our home too during our stay. I would recommend this to anyone, young or old. Would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Palawan.


  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Roseburg, Oregon, USA

A Tropical Wonderland! Vacation Value at the Villa!

  • 5 of 5

I had a terrific vacation at Villa Marguerita! After a lovely drive to Port Barton, I was awestruck by the beauty of Villa Marguerita. The accommodations were very comfortable, offering both privacy and large social areas for larger parties. The staff was exceptionally thoughtful, preparing excellent food and anticipating our every need. The beach and bay are extraordinary, excellent for swimming, hiking,and boating. The town of Port Barton is quaint, and the residence are very friendly. The perfect place for a tropical vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
146 Kilometres
Puerto Princessa
Nearest Barpub
6 Metres
Villa Marguerita and others
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Villa Marguerita and others
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Car: not necessary

Our home is situated beachfront in Port Barton Palawan which is a little south of San Vicente the local government centre. Port Barton is north of the Underground River and south of El Nido. Port Barton is a 3 hour drive from Puerto Princessa, the capital city of Palawan, known as the last frontier of the Philippines.

Our home is situated in a marine park area. Boating, island hopping and trips to the several waterfalls nearby are some popular activities. Trips to the Underground River and El Nido can be organised by our staff.

Other Activities: Paddle Boating and Kayaking. Island Hopping, snorkelling, diving.


Rates & Availability

From $118 Per night

Palawan Villa Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We offer a package deal for groups of 6 and under for stays of 7 nights or more. The price is $780 per week and we'll include breakfasts and one Island Hopping day trip with a beach barbecue lunch for each week. You'll love the Island Hopping trip and lunch.
Groups over 6 need to ask for a quote. Additional cost are incurred for groups over 6 as larger boats due to Coastguard safety requirements.
A deposit of 25% of the booking fee is required to secure your booking, with the balance due at least 2 weeks before your arrival. We'll ask you to return your booking request form to confirm your dates, prior to booking your flights.


Palawan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main bedroom ensuite - toilet , No hot water available
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , Limited hot water available
  • Each of the 2 Bathrooms has a shower, toilet and wash basin. We now have a solar hot water system,and at times water pressure doesn't allow hot water to reach the top floor shower with much flow, so you may need to use the old dipper and bucket method if you really want a hot shower. In a hot climate such as in the Philippines, we prefer cold showers to stay feeling fresh. It only takes a minute to get used to it!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Ideal for a small family
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Extra beds available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Extra Beds available
    Room beside Main Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Extra Beds available
  • Our home comfortably sleeps 6 persons, however we have extra beds available for larger groups that aren' t too fussy about sleeping arrangements. We will accept up to 8 guests and sometimes more. We regard the home as a place to sleep and we use the large Entertainment area during the daytime and at night.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The rental fee includes housekeeping services. Cooking, washing and cleaning facilities are available if required. We can also include an Island Hopping Trip with a Beach Barbecue for a little extra. Email us for details about the charges and inclusions. We have a pocket wifi system that can support several computers. We'll provide $20 internet load, after which you will need to buy load from the internet provider. Internet is slow here and relatively expensive too. Ask us for more information if wifi is important to you.

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