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“Beautiful property and very comfortable”
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Very good
24 reviews
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Patio
Dining Room
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Dining room and stairs to second floor
Hallway second floor
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Second bedroom
Bathroom upstairs
Balcony - access from both bedrooms
Balcony with view to garden
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Location of house in the town (5 min walk from the center)
Location of house (within a walled complex with two other homes) - and a lot of garden space!
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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CherylKai...
Albany, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful property and very comfortable”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

Tatjana was extremely accommodating and helpful. The property was clean and spacious and had very nice amenities -- like a king sized bed, big fridge, nice kitchen, washer/dryer, nice shower with hot water, and bottled water. It was very homey and we loved the welcome wagon -- which was a super friendly and sweet small flock of chickens in the yard. The porch overlooked a well-appointed garden and we were within walking distance of everything. We enjoyed the property so much that we gave contact information to another traveler we met while we were there so when they come back, they can stay. Thanks Tatjana! We had a wonderful week!

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Liked best: hot water in the shower, king size bed, bottled water in the kitchen, proximity to town
Liked least: there were quite a few ants in the house, but we are backed up to a park
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the homeliness of this house, that is something that we have been working towards. We want you to feel this is your home away from home :
Glad you met the resident flock of wild chickens - we still don't know how they arrived or came to call our yard their home :)
Thanks again!
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Sciencecz...
Holly, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great base for exploration”
Reviewed 5 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Very nice home from which to visit the Galapagos. As long as you realize it is a third world country and are prepared for the usual headaches (power failures, internet glitches, water shutoffs, etc.) I cannot think of a better base from which to explore the islands. Our problem was the extreme (and unusual) heat we faced during our week there. The air conditioning was a godsend for that reason. Owners were very helpful with advice and dealing with any problems that arose. We very much enjoyed our stay there.

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Liked best: relaxing atmosphere, comfortable furnishings, air conditioning
Liked least: Heat and "iffy" internet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes the island WAS hot when you were there. Even the locals were struggling! Thanks for understanding with the power glitches, I really appreciate it. I hope you had a safe trip back home.
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1Diana111
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Only regret was not staying longer!”
Reviewed 1 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

Thoroughly agree with all the positive reviews. We found the accommodation convenient, quiet and spacious. The owner Tatjana was very helpful and replied to e-mails exceptionally fast. We particularly liked the light master bedroom with windows on 3 sides overlooking the lovely garden, and the verandahs. We found all the facilities we needed to make us very comfortable. In Sept we didn't require the air conditioning and the windows and ceiling fans made the house airy. No problems with insects. Only regret was not staying longer.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Oct 2014
Thank you Diana! I am happy to hear you enjoyed the house and had a nice time in the islands. Come back again :)
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Family-Ot...
Otavalo, Ecuador
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We loved our stay...Each morning we ate on the patio in the garden...oh how we miss the sound of the birds and the smell of the tropical flower...there are few things in life that are better then expected. Everything about our stay was amazing!
The location was perfect. Our walk to town in the evening was enjoyable, we were as close to tortuga bay as you can get. And Regarding the house it was such a treat to stay here....cozy clean and well equipped. A millions thanks to Tatijana!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 May 2014
Dear Renee, thank you very much for writing about your stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the house and on the island. All the best to you!
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David P
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The gem of Santa Cruz”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The place was amazing. It was about a five minte walk from town. When you got there, there was a locked gate for security. Beyond the gate was an incredible garden that led you to one of the few houses in this enclosed area. The house was gorgeous! Outside there was a Dining room area if someone chose to eat in the garden and a huge table made out of a solid piece of wood. The house must have recently been build and built very well. It seemed very much like a home. After ascending the stairs there was 2 rooms. The master bedroom had large windows from 2 sides and a balcony. During the day if you opened up the windows you got air blowing from almost all sides. There was Internet and even laundry and a drier in the back! There were many fresh and clean linens and towels and extra ones if needed. Air condition in all of the rooms, which based on all the breeze we got, wasn't needed very much. Oh and a book which had a detailed list of all the hints to do around town and a description of the places to at. All In All The place was better than I had expected. Very clean. Very new. No bugs. Very pretty.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 May 2014
Dear David
Thank you for the detailed review! I am glad you enjoyed the house. All the best to you
Kind regards
Tatjana
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