About the Hilker Hideaway
Situated with commanding views on one of the most beautiful bays in the world, this is your secluded escape from civilization.
With direct access to the water, enjoy a range of activities from snorkelling, to island hopping, visiting beaches and waterfalls on the mainland.. Or kick back, relax, and enjoy the pool.
A wonderful spot for celebrations, this property was made to entertain.
Access to the house is possible only by water, and use of the house includes full use of service boat to ferry guests and supplies into Puerto Galera Town (a 3-minute boat ride).
From the dock to the house is about an 8-minute walk up a fairly steep walkway. There are two possible paths, but both are physical, so this may not be the best listing for those who would have trouble climbing a few flights of stairs.
If coming from Manila, the best options to get to Puerto Galera by a group is to book a private transfer directly to the house. We do not provide this ourselves but can recommend good providers.
Alternatively one could take the public ferry, or seaplane to Puerto Galera.
A space made for fun, this is as far away from the city as you can get. Ideal for a group of 8-12, though there is enough space for twice that number in a pinch.
On the main floor of our home, you will find the open kitchen, with the breeze blowing through, it is a wonderful space to prepare meals. This floor also hosts the living room, the dining room, a bar area and the in-home theatre. Each area is complete with individual lighting controls for each of the individual rooms as well as a modern sound system, controlled from the bar.
Our friendly staff will be on hand, and happy to assist you in finding all of the items required to prepare and serve your meals. They will also be available to help arrange day activities or run into town for supplies.
Our home was built with nature in mind. It's very open, so there is no air conditioning.
Though the rooms are very breezy and stay quite cool, each is provided with electric fans.
The pool and Jacuzzi area boasts a variety of amenities for water fun. The pool itself measures 20ft x 40 ft and has a private sunbathing area as well as two “lap” lanes for doing your morning exercises. The area also contains a picnic area with functional bar-b-que, a dining table and chairs and well as an observation deck with a picturesque view of the yacht basin and the town behind. We are fortunate to have one of the most awe-inspiring views of Puerto Galera and it’s magnificent bay. You will no doubt spend many hours here with your friends. It is perhaps our favourite area of the property.
Please ensure that you bring with you plenty of sun cream with a high SPF rating and that you use it frequently throughout the day. The sun is particularly strong and there is nothing that spoils a vacation faster than a severe sunburn.
The private dock allows access to the house reef where there are beautiful coral formations and tropical fish that you can snorkel to, right off the pier.
You can do as much and as little as you like, with plenty of activities available including some of our favourites:
- Snorkelling and island hopping to nearby beaches
- Dive shops nearby
- Inland adventures like waterfalls or golf course
- A nice poolside deck and BBQ area
- Plenty of board games around the house
- Mixing a drink and sitting in a Hammock with a good book
We have had many guests and families come by and host wonderful celebrations, or simply relax and enjoy the sounds of nature and recharge.