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A PRIVATE PARADISE BEACHFRONT HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS.

Michell Ignacio

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Tagalog
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Michell Ignacio

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A PRIVATE PARADISE BEACHFRONT HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Palawan Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 - 8

Paradise is waiting in Port Barton.

Soak up the awesome atmosphere of Gilligans Hideout where you'll find the air sweet and the breeze warm. The water shimmers sky blue and the nights are filled with fun, food and romance.

Spoilt for choice in a stunning location with plenty of activites to keep boredom at bay

This fully secure and remote guest house allows you to be yourself in the comfort and privacy of your own island home. Forget crowded hotels and noisy resorts. Relax and experience enchantment all around you. Step outside to the beach where the sand caresses your toes and the water is always warm.The gentle waves beckon. The palms whisper, 'kick off your sandals and unwind' The gentle breeze blows softly across your face. Time loses all meaning. The waves sparkle in the sun. You are at one with the sea, You don't have to do anything, but enjoy the bliss that is found at Gilligans Hideout.

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The 3 bedroom home is a simple timber home with a basic beach house feel. Don’t worry about getting a little sand on the floors inside. It’s easy to clean. Gilligans has 2 new bathrooms and a new kitchen. There is a large lounge and dining area with unique furniture. The facilities are clean and comfortable. You'll probably spend most of your time on the front veranda, our beachfront bar, or our popular Cabana looking out to the stunning views of the pristine beach and the blue waters of the marine park area, or you can enjoy a few beers or cold drinks as you relax. Its very quiet here! Very few neighbours, and they won't bother you. Most of our neighbours work for us.

The rooms are quite airy and usually cool as we are beside the sea. The rooms have mosquito screens and mosquito nets are provided for each bed.

You are welcome to do your own cooking or enjoy the basic Filipino home style cooking of our caretaker Estrellia. She will gladly prepare basic but tasty meals for you.

We do it Island Style: Island hopping, swimming, skinny dipping (not mandatory), boating, fishing, kayak to the nearby waterfalls, bush walks, Bar-B-Ques on uninhabited islands, are just to name a few of the possible activities. If you ask our assistant Roger, he'll even cut some coconuts so you can drink fresh juice. It’s so refreshing, even better with some Malibu Rum, so bring some with you.

Drinking cocktails or cold beer, eating fresh seafood, sleeping, reading, relaxing, and walks along the beach are some other popular pastimes. There are always new treasures being washed up onto the beach such as shells, starfish and driftwood. Explore!

Great for 6 - 8, but it's very romantic for couples. We've even held a wedding here. Gilligans has 3 bedrooms is best suited for up to 6 persons but we can place an extra bed or beds for those who don't mind a few extra people around. The third bedroom is very large so we installed a privacy screen in the middle. We have some photos on our Facebook and Flickr sites which show how the house is set up.

The weekly package rate covers the rental of the home, housekeeping, standard Breakfasts for up to 6 persons, an Island Hopping adventure for up to 6 persons including a Beach Barbecue lunch, ( Not applicable for short term stays under 6 days ). Additional charges apply for Breakfasts and Island Hopping for extra guests over 6 persons. Larger groups should consult with our office for pricing, as we may need another boat to accomomdate a larger party. Email us and we'll send lots more information and some links to our photo pages and youtube link as soon as we receive your enquiry.

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michell Ignacio (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Michell Ignacio

I built our first home 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, 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 homes are simple and it's the freedom and peace we feel here that we enjoy most. Cruising through the islands, swimming on our own beach and enjoying this very special place. I'm sure you'll also enjoy that special feeling.

Michell Ignacio purchased this villa in 2007

Why Michell Ignacio chose Palawan

We recently purchased Gilligans Hideout from a friend that had lived in the home for many years. After 16 years he decided to head to the big smoke to enjoy retirement closer to civilisation. We've added lots of amenities since then including a solar power system, solar hot water system, lights, refrigeration, satelite TV, a new kitchen and many other creature comforts. We love the privacy of this area as there are few neighbours in the area and we rarely see anyone else walk past along the beach. The clear water and magnificent beach are exactly like the photos and the scenery at Gilligans is absolutely stunning. At night, try lying on the beach to watch the stars, comets and high flying planes and shooting stars. Sometimes we see fireflies. Then, go down to the beach and run your hands through the water and watch the water sparkle and glow from bioluminescence caused by microscopic animals in the water. This is a must do!

What makes this villa unique

There are few places in the world where you find such a stunning location with such privacy for such a low nightly price. At Gilligans you can choose to do your own meals or we can do it all for you. It's your choice. The views from our home are stunning. You'll forget about work the moment you step of the boat onto the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Over the last year I have stayed in many peaceful places, but the serenity of Gilligan’s Hideaway Guest House surpasses them all. I thought I’d learnt to unwind, but not completely I found out. Gilligan’s is located at Nao Nao, a one kilometer stretch of beach about 5 km by boat north of Port Barton Town. Apart from a couple of native huts at the far end of the beach, and a caretakers’ house at the back of Gilligan’s, there is no other signs of human habitation.



The large timber three bedroom house sits on stilts, a few feet off the ground and about 20 meters back from the water’s edge. The front of the house has a huge covered verandah. Sitting there at night in one of the cane rocking chairs is sublime. There is only the night sky to light up the beach and ocean. In the far distance can be seen the twinkling of the lights from San Vicente. Not a manmade sound is to be heard and the ringing in ones ears from the silence is rhythmically interrupted by the waves gently exhausting onto the foreshore.



I sat on the beach very early one morning watching the dawn break. From there I saw a pod of dolphins slowly traversing the bay, only 50 meters from the shore. Fish frequently flew out of the water to escape their prey………………..
Jan 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
average rating of 4.875 based on 12 reviews
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A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
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Palawan Luzon
5

Great retreat away from everything

  • 5 of 5
Beach villa fully supported by sun panels, water well/raiwater and caretakers - they were really great helping with everything and great cooking! The villa is lovely with the right touches. For example our kids loved playing with the toys that were stored in the living room. Loved the beach bar with amazing sun-sets......
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments JW frpm the team at Gilligans.
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A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
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Northern Ireland
5

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 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Richard for your kind words. There's something special about Gilligans that's hard to explain on a web page, so reviews from guests that have stayed with us help future guests overcome their concerns about booking a vacation in the 'wilds' of Palawan. Our house is a simple beach house, our staff are kind caring people and the location is outstanding. We can take up to 8 comfortably, but Gilligans is a wonderful choice for a Romantic Getaway for 2 or a young family. We hope to see you again one day! Mal
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A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful place away from it all.... House is basic but comfortable. Location is amazing. Beach is great. Owner/caretakers were great throughout. Absolutely a great choice for someone looking for no-frills solitude. Hope to have the chance to stay there again....
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris. That's a very good description. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. Mal
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A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367093
-+61 4112 22382
Palawan Luzon
5

Let me go back, please!

  • 5 of 5
Gilligan's has got to be one of the best kept secrets about--so wonderful, in fact, that I'm hesitant to put a review up here to share this place with anyone else! If you're lucky enough to go there, you'll understand my desire to be so selfish...

Each day at Gilligan's was spent as follows: with tea on the porch; walks up and down the beach; more tea on the porch; snorkeling and kayaking about; a game of chess on the porch; a nap on the hammock; a beer on the porch... you can see where this is going...

The entire stay was beyond lovely and if I could instantaneously zap myself back, I would in a heartbeat.

In addition to the fantastic facilities, Mal was wonderful in preparation for our trip, supplying ample infomation and, at times, patience as well! Further, Estrellia was such an amazingly gentle and kind care-taker, we felt taken care of the entire time. (Not that our needs went much further than the porch)

Beautiful home, overwhelmingly fantastic holiday. Thank you to all!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristin, we enjoyed hosting you. Our caretakers spoke highly of you. Don't tell anyone how good it is please....
business
A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367093
-+61 4112 22382
Palawan Luzon
4

Best Porch on the Planet

  • 4 of 5
Gilligan's has got to be one of the best kept secrets about--so wonderful, in fact, that I'm hesitant to put a review up here to share this place with anyone else! If you're lucky enough to go there, you'll understand my desire to be so selfish...

Each day at Gilligan's was spent as follows: with tea on the porch; walks up and down the beach; more tea on the porch; snorkeling and kayaking about; a game of chess on the porch; a nap on the hammock; a beer on the porch... you can see where this is going...

The entire stay was beyond lovely and if I could instantaneously zap myself back, I would in a heartbeat.

In addition to the fantastic facilities, Mal was wonderful in preparation for our trip, supplying ample infomation and, at times, patience as well! Further, Estrellia was such an amazingly gentle and kind care-taker, we felt taken care of the entire time. (Not that our needs went much further than the porch)

Beautiful home, overwhelmingly fantastic holiday. Thank you to all!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd love to see you again Kristin. Thanks for your kindness to our staff, they spoke highly of you. Mal
business
A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367093
-+61 4112 22382
Palawan Luzon
5

5 days in the terrestrial paradise

  • 5 of 5
Hello Mal,

I just returned the day before yesterday from the 2 weeks beautiful trip in South East Asia. I want to thank you for the 5 beautiful days we spent in the little piece of heaven you own in Palawan. It was amazing! A memorable adventure in the beautiful island we won't forget very soon! Many many thanks to the caretakers: Estrella, Alvin, Rey, Marilyn, Arnold, Jay and all the others, which with no exception, made our stay on the island beautiful! They are all such kind, helpful, honest and serene people. It was a pleasure to have them around helping us to feel so well in our holiday. The house is clean, nice and cozy and in an unique quiet location. It was a pleasure to watch the sea and sunset with a cold drink from the veranda of the cottage every evening. From a guy which is travelling a lot all the respect and admiration for the service providers in Gilligans and Villa Marguerita.

From the office now, but still missing the sun, light rain, smell & sound of the sea and our hosts in Palawan,

Razvan
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you with us, thanks for staying at Gilligans, we hope to see you again some time. Mal

Map

Nearest Airport
146 Kilometres
Puerto Princessa
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Beachfront Port Barton ( Nao Nao )

Port Barton is a small town South of San Vicente on the island of Palawan. Port Barton is 2 and a half hour boat trip from the underground river and 5 hours south of El Nido. The road trip from Puerto Princessa is a pleasant 2 and a half to 3 hour trip through dozens of small villages and beside the magnificent Palawan coastline. The trip goes quickly and it's worth the trip. The last few kilometres of road can be rough at times. Port Barton is in Paradise.

Other Activities: Kayaks and Paddle boats, Boating, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

From $118 Per night

Palawan Villa Rental Rates

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Large groups
Feb 17 2014 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$118
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
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5 night minimum stay
$118
$780
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Our weekly rate includes an island hopping day trip and beach barbeque lunch for a maximum of 6 persons. For groups above 6 there are extra charges. Ask us for a quote. It is difficult for our caretaker to cater for groups above 6. She will need an assistant.
A deposit of 25% is required to confirm the booking and the balance of rent is required at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. Travelers can deposit directly to our accounts in the Philippines or Australia or we accept Paypal or Visa or Mastercard payments through Paypal. There is a 6% surcharge to cover Paypal fees and international money transfers.
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Amenities

Palawan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Floorboards
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Extra beds are available for large parties as is often required for travelling groups or families however this is still a 3 bedroom home designed for 6 to 8 persons. Our back bedroom is very large so we have placed a divider in the room to allow an extra bed and some privacy for groups with more than 6 persons. We are reluctant to accept large groups for Gilligans as we need an extra staff member to assist our caretaker and our boat is licensed by the coastguard for 6 passengers. We've previously had 21 on the boat but it's illegal to do so now for safety reasons.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Catering Available or prepare your own meals, Gazebo, beachfront, Mountain View, Port Barton is in a remote area of Palawan. Gilligans and Villa Marguerita are the only resorts with 24 hour lights, refrigeration and fans in the bedrooms. Our resort is run mainly on solar power. We have installed solar hot water systems in each of our homes for showers however you'll probably enjoy cold showers in the tropical Philippines. Alternative Lifestyle, Nude Sunbathing nearby. We have a variety of games available to keep adults and children entertained. Internet is slow and intermittent at Gilligans. If internet is important to you, then you may be disappointed. Ask us for more information about wifi if it is important.

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