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Private Beachfront Home and Resort in Beautiful Port Barton Palawan.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 in our fully equipped commercial sized kitchen 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. Our Stand up Paddle boards are available for our guests to use and are a must to try when exploring the Port Barton area.

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 Air Asia to have the most competitive prices currently. Other airlines include Philippine Airlines. Book in advance to receive the best prices. We usually pay around $60 usd each way and often much less but this can be much higher for late bookings.

From Puerto Princessa to Port Barton: We can have a driver meet you at the airport and transport you to our home or you can make your own way if you like. 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 to 3 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 around $106 usd for a private air conditioned van, depending on the size of the van. Current prices are on our Booking Request Form that we'll send you when you decide to make a booking. 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. Try to organise early flights in to Puerto Princesa, and late flights going back to allow you plenty of time to take the Underground River side trip. It's well worth the trip and the entry fees are inexpensive.

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. The Highway is good, little traffic and the trip goes quickly.

The last few kilometres of the road into Port Barton is being concreted now but cureently there are still some very rough and sometimes boggy sections.

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. There are several in the area.

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

Michelle Ignacio
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

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 here on Homeaway. 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 Port Barton

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 we 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 Port Barton are unique in Port Barton as they are the only beachfront homes available for rent in Port Barton. The grounds at Villa Marguerita are large ( 3000 sq. metres with 50 metres of absolute 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 18 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.


Port Barton Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , Limited hot water available
    Main bedroom ensuite - toilet , shower , Limited hot water is available from our solar water heaters
  • 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 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Extra beds available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Extra Beds available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 child bed , Ideal for a small family. We have 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, however whilst this may suit Filipino families who don't mind a little overcrowding, we are reluctant to take bookings over 8 persons. 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 Games
  • 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
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
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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New Zealand

Fabulous 7 day Port Barton stay at Villa Margerita

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to have the large upstairs bedroom with private bathroom, large covered deck and views to the beach.

We spent many hours here relaxing, reading, playing games and enjoying the view.

We found all the staff super friendly and thank you Marilyn the manager very much for all her help. She exchanged some US dollars for us when she went to Puerto Princesa as we were getting a little low on PHP. She did our washing when required and her staff kept our room always clean and serviced.

Our room had a fridge and fan. We found we didn't need air conditioning as we always left the doors to the deck open and the solar fan was fine. Mosquito netting above the bed was great and we didn't have any major problems, we did however burn the insect coils come the evening.

The free wifi was great as we needed to plan for our next part of the trip.

It was lovely to meet both Michelle and Mal who arrived a couple of days before we left. A lovely friendly couple and we enjoyed our time with them.

There is so much to mention I am sure to have forgotten something important but we would definitely recommend this property to a couple and especially a family group. There are free kayaks and a paddle board for use. Hammocks and lounging area with bean bags.

They arranged for the massage ladies to come and give us a massage at the property.

We had a great time and wish you well with developments at Gillian's their other property. Thank you Mich and Mal.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic beach villa experience

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beachfront Villa it was a good place to relax and unwind. The staff were friendly and there were lots of activities to offer. Would come back again!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I own this house so why does Homeaway ask for Review???

  • 5 of 5

We hope our guests love staying at our houses as much as we do.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belles vacances

  • 5 of 5

15 jours à port barton et la vie s ecoule tranquille. Merci à toute l équipe de la villa marguerita qui a su nous rendre la vie comme un long fleuve tranquille. Merci à Malcolm et mitchel de nous avoir reçu dans leur maison des gilligans. Je recommande à 100% cette location. Jane et Bernard séjour février 2017

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Jane and Bernard and your lovely group for spending time with us in Port Barton. We will never forget your time with us on the beach for my birthday. Mwahh mwahh mwahhhhh
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Lovely property right by the beach, enjoyed our stay here.

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed our 4 nights stay at Villa Marguerita. The property was huge and the house was lovely. It is right by the beach and they have kayaks and paddleboards available for use by guests. My kids loved that they have the pool table too.

The house was airy and cool, no need for AC. Bathrooms are newly renovated. The kitchen needed some upgrade though. Cupboards are old and not very appealing. It was also a little dark in the kitchen making cooking in the early morning a bit tricky.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris / France

Piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Been there and wish I come back! The spot is amazing, the people are so warm and take care of you as you are part from the family!

Arnold, Marilyn, Apple and Asher, the best captain :), are part now from our souls + the master, Mal!!

The beach is perfect and if you want to stay away from crowded places, noise and all the crap which you get from a big city, then THIS IS THE PLACE!

See you soon my friends!


  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
146 Kilometres
Puerto Princessa
Nearest Barpub
6 Metres
Villa Marguerita and others
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Villa Marguerita and others
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 located between the world renowned Underground River and popular destination 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. We have 2 Stand Up Paddle boards available for rent by our guests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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