A Private Paradise Beachfront Home with Stunning Views.
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Paradise is waiting in Port Barton.
Soak up the awesome atmosphere of Gilligans Port Barton 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 Port Barton.
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. Other airlines include Zestair and Philippine Airlines. Book in advance to receive the best prices. We usually pay around $60 usd each way, but this can be higher for late bookings.
Public transport is available from Puerto Princesa, but the most convenient and comfortable trip is by air conditioned van. There are 7 and 12 seater vans available for the very pleasant 2 and a half hour trip up the Palawan coastline where you'll pass through dozens of small villages and see how Filipinos really live in the provinces. You'll pay a little over $100 usd for a van. You'll pass the famous Underground River on the way to and from Port Barton so you may like to take the side trip to visit this outstanding tourist attraction. You driver can organise this but he will need some notice. Once you arrive in Port Barton we'll take you the short 15 minute boat trip to our little piece of Paradise that we call Gilligans.
Gilligans is a simple beachfront vacation home with a carefree holiday feel. You'll be amazed at how beautiful our beach is and the scenery is stunning from our front verandah.
Don’t worry about getting a little sand on the floors inside. It’s easy for us 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 beachfront Cabana looking out to the stunning views of the pristine beach and the blue waters of the marine park area where you can enjoy a few beers or cold drinks while you relax. Its very quiet here! We have very few neighbours, and you'll rarely see them. Our only neighbours live around 300 metres away in a village of around 20 people and rely on fishing for their income so you probably won't see them at all unless they bring their catch of the day to offer for sale.
The rooms are quite airy and usually cool as we are right beside the sea. Mosquito screens are installed on the windows and mosquito nets are provided for each bed. There's also a small fan beside each bed for warmer weather.
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 here: Island hopping, swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking to the nearby waterfalls, bush walks, Bar-B-Ques on uninhabited islands, are just to name a few of the possible activities. There are some clothing optional beach areas nearby for those who'd like an all-over tan. Make sure you spend some time on the beach at night to watch the amazing star show and you'll most likely see some shooting stars as well.
We have 2 Stand-up Paddle-boards available for rent should you like to improve your skills. Our kayaks and paddle boats are free for our guests to use. 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!
Gilligans is a 'Green' resort and our power source is the sun. We have a small solar hot water system and stacks of solar panels for our lighting, entertainment, refrigeration and power requirements. We have a back-up generator as well.
Gilligans is a very romantic destination for couples. We've even held a wedding here. Gilligans has 3 bedrooms and is best suited for up to 6 persons but we can place an extra bed or beds for groups who don't mind a few extra people around.
The third bedroom is very large so we have installed a privacy screen in the middle which allows room for the extra bed to bring our maximum capacity to 8.
We have some photos of the interior of the house on Gilligans website which also has links to our Facebook and Flickr sites which show how the house is set up. We also have several photo galleries on Gilligans website.
Email us through this site for the address of our Private Web Site which has lots more information and details of how to make a booking or you could search www dot gilligans dot com dot ph We are not permitted to link to Our web site here, and we are unable to accept bookings directly through commercial websites such as this to avoid the risk of double booking.
You can make a booking online at Gilligans web site where you can download our Resort Information, Frequently Asked Questons and Menu. We've also got links to dozens of our outstanding reviews on Tripadvisor and other sites well!
You can only book directly through the owners or on Gilligans web site.
We have a special package rate for bookings of 7 nights or more which 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 7 nights ).
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 a larger boat to accommodate a larger party due to Coastguard regulations.
Email us RIGHT NOW and we'll send lots more information and some links to Our web site with downloads, Price Guide, FAQ and Resort Information, Contact Details, Facebook and YouTube links as soon as we receive your inquiry.
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- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 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 to prepare meals 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. Large groups may need to rent a larger boat....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Catering is available or you can prepare your own meals. Port Barton is in a remote area of Palawan. Gilligans and Villa Marguerita are the only resorts in Port Barton with 24 hour lights, refrigeration and fans in the bedrooms. Our resort is run mainly on solar power. We have installed small 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....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Mountain View:
We consider Gilligans as a Private Beachfront Resort. You won't be sharing Gilligans with others. It will be for your exclusive along with all of the facilities except our paddleboards ( for hire )....moreless
Gilligans is situated a short boat ride from the village of Port Barton. The nearest village is Nao Nao ( pronounced Now Now ) with around 20 occupants who rely on fishing as their source of income....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
Cell phone reception is poor at times, good at others. In times of rainy weather the phone signal is poor. Phone and internet signal are from the same source. Both internet and cell signals are poor....moreless
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Panels
- Thermos Bottle
- Towels Provided:
- Wireless Internet:
- 2 Ring Stove
Our caretakers will clean and cook for you if you like. Estrellia our caretaker has basic cooking skills and is capable of providing tasty meals. We have a sample menu available to show her capabilty....moreless
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat With Paddles
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
August to November
Aug 11 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 1 - Jun 30, 2016
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
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 we accept Paypal or Visa or Mastercard payments through Paypal. There is a 2% surcharge to cover Paypal fees and international money transfers.
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Port Barton is a small town South of San Vicente on the Island of Palawan. Port Barton is a small township located between the Underground River and El Nido. Many of our guests take the Underground River side trip either on their way to, or coming from Port Barton. We can organise transport by van or boat to El Nido and the Underground River. 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 well worth the drive.
Port Barton is situated in Paradise.
Our guests have free use of our kayaks and paddle boats, and we have 2 Stand-up Paddle Boards available for Hire at Gilligans.
There are around 20 nearby islands in the Port Barton area waiting to be explored. Island hopping trips are very popular as are our Beach Barbecue Lunches.
Gilligans is very close to the Bigaho township and waterfalls, and many of our guests have used our kayaks to paddle around to the next bay to walk to the falls. We'd be happy to take you there so you can explore it if you don't have the energy to paddle around. At Gilligans, there's plenty to do, or nothing to do....It's your choice.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Port Barton:
We purchased this home from a friend that had lived here 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, the high flying international flights 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 from bioluminescent algae. This is a must do! If you don't spend some time on the beach at night, you'll have missed some WONDERFUL sights.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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.
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Paradise is waiting for you at Gilligans Port Barton. Imagine yourself here.
Fishing and Drinking Beer. This is the life.
Gilligans is situated in Paradise
Gilligans is right beside the beach.
We have several kayaks and native paddle boats available for guests use.
2 beach front cabanas for guests to relax in.
Enjoy the magnificent Port Barton sunsets
Sit on the beach at night and marvel at the beauty of the Milky Way
Badminton and Volleyball available.
Our 3rd bedroom has 2 queen sized beds with a privacy divider.
All windows are screened and the beds have nets for your protection
Visit the nearby Bigaho falls.
Gilligans is a private resort situated on 2 acres with 180 metres of beachfront
We have several stand up paddle boards available for rent.
Our kitchen is available for our guests to use or we can provide the meals.
Several kayaks available for guests free use.
Our caretaker can start a bonfire for you.
Relax with a cold drink as the sun sets.
Underground River tours available
A spacious lounge room
Beautiful sunsets are common in Port Barton
Gilligans is in a beautiful bay with no neighbours for 300 metres.
Guests celebrating New Years Eve with lanterns.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015
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