- Room Type:Entire House
- Max Guests:0
- Pets Allowed:Yes
- air conditioning
Galapagos Ocean Villa
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Situated in Puerto Ayora, this 3 bedroom house accommodates up to 12 guests and starts at just USD 605 per night.
This house is child-friendly. It also has internet (wifi) access. It features 3 double beds and 4 sofa beds / futons and has 3 bathrooms. Bed linens and towels are included.
Additionally, it offers a kitchen with a fridge, a freezer, a grill, a microwave, an oven, a coffee maker, a toaster, and a kettle / water-boiler. The property has a balcony, a barbecue, a swimming pool, a garden, and a terrace. Guests can also enjoy a DVD player, a TV, books, and board games.
This is a no-smoking property. Pets are not permitted.
Once you have booked, your host will contact you to arrange your check in.
GALAPAGOS OCEANFRONT VILLA This great ocean-front villa is located in the exclusive Shark Bay , in the car-free Punta Estrada neighborhood of Puerto Ayora . Built by Dr. Furio Valbonesi , creator of the 5 stars Hotel Royal Palm , this villa has a living/dining room with a fully equipped kitchen, two ocean front bedrooms , two bedrooms in the Garden Depandance infinity swimming pool, whirlpool , sauna , bar, B-B-Q , Italian brick oven , a small gym , ocean front sundeck with sea side seating , and a private dock .This is the perfect place to enjoy Galapagos in a simple , sophisticate way. LOCATION : Shark Bay, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island , Galapagos Islands , Ecuador, South America. VILLA DESCRIPTION :4 Bedrooms ; Sleeps 10 This Rental Villa has the main building with 3 floors , a 1000 square foot Roof terrace overlooking the bay , nearby Islands and Puerto Ayora and a Garden Depandance with 2 units. Total house’s area is 5000 square feet; property area: 7000 square feet On the main floor is the sitting area , the dining room and a fully equipped open kitchen . On the first floor there is a lobby with two Castle Beds and two bedrooms , one on each side of the lobby, both with queen beds and private bathrooms . Lobby and bedrooms access a long balcony with view of the bay. On the second floor there is the owner private bedroom with studio library. This room is not available for rent . The Garden Dependance has 2 bedrooms each with 2 double beds and private bathrooms. Each bedroom has also its private access from paths leading to the Villa. AMENITIES AREAS One can swim and snorkel from the private dock in the sea , take the kayak and explore the bay or sail with the hobbycat or the windsurf around the bay or swim in the infinity pool or if you wish relax in the sauna or whirlpool. A small gym is also available to keep you fit. SERVICES OFFERED Housekeeping service in the morning .Chef and any other special request can be provided at an extra cost . We can also help you to organize Island Excursions , horse riding , bay tours , daily tours ; no commission involved in helping you to fully enjoy your stay at the villa. CLOSE VISITING ATRACTIONS Salt lagoon behind the villa ;Las Grietas (Water Canyons ) and the German Beach are a 10 minutes walk from villa.: Bay Tours available on a tourist boat at small cost . Excursions in and from Puerto Ayora : Charles Darwin Research Station , National Park Facilities , Tortuga bay , a two miles long white sand beach which is a two and half mile walk from the village of Puerto Ayora. You can also take a car to Santa Cruz Highlands ,visiting galapagos tortoises in the wild , lava tunnels , or do birds-watching : or you can drive to the Garrapatero Beach near Bellavista village. Excursions to the inhabited Islands of Floreana , Isabela and San Cristobal can also be arranged. DAILY TOURS TO : Norh Seymour , Plaza , Bartolome’ , Santa Fe’, Floreana . Not Included in Rental Rates : Villa transfers from and to the Airport.<br><br>
Welcome to Galapagos Oceanfront Villa
Galapagos Ocean Villa is nestled in a pristine bay on the edge of Punta Estrada, the exclusive neighborhood on the stunning Galapagos island of Santa Cruz.
Home to Furio Valbonesi and his delightful dog Tornado, this charming self-catering villa is available for short term rental for families and groups of up to 8 people.The 2 bunks beds in the lobby and one sofa bed in the lagoon suite in the guest house are available at an extra cost per person,per night.
"I invite you to explore the myriad wonders of Galapagos' unique eco-system from the comfort of my home. Since first arriving on the islands in 1973, it has been my dream to create a home in this secluded corner of paradise.
Ten years ago this dream became reality and for the past few years I opened the doors to visitors from across the world. Do take a look around this website for a taste of what is in store for you should you choose Galapagos Ocean Villa as your base for visiting the islands."
On the ground floor is a large open plan kitchen / dining room overlooking the whirlpool,the infinity pool and the bay. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need to cater for your group.
Next to the pool is the swedish sauna,the BBQ area with Italian brick oven. Both outdoor and indoor showers, as well as a guest bathroom, a small gym and laundry room are available for your use.
On the first floor are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms complete with bathtub, shower and bidet. There are two bunk beds suitable for children in the lobby that separate the two bedrooms.A large terrace overlooks the bay from this floor.
Next to the main house, separated by a small garden is the Guest House with two air conditioned twin bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower.
As there are no cars in the neighborhood it is a safe place for children. You can listen to the mockingbirds, Darwin finches and lava gulls all day long.
Maid service will be available 6 mornings per week (excluding Sunday and National Holidays).
in the exclusive Punta Estrada neighbourhood,overlooking the Franklin Bay,a very short walk to the Finch Bay Hotel and the German beach,the only beach in town, and a 10 minutes walk to the famous tourist attraction " Las Grietas".
Alternatively, one can catch a water taxi directly to the villa's private dock which is a 10 minute and $10 ride (for up to 12 people). Simply ask the water taxi driver to take you to Furio's house.
Included as part of your rental is the use of the infinity swimming pool, with jacuzzi and sauna. A kayak and a hobby-cat are also available for your enjoyment. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment for snorkeling in the tranquil bay immediately in front of the house.
A stone's throw away from the villa is the famous must-see Guss Angermeyer Museum. The villa is a 5 minute walk from the famous "German Beach" and only 15 minutes from "Las Grietas", a water canyon with brackish crystal clear water.
In Puerto Ayora one can visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park Van Strahlen Hall to see the giant tortoises breeding centre and land iguanas. Saturday morning sees a wonderful array of local produce on display at the central market in town.
A trip up into the highlands of Santa Cruz, some 30 minutes by taxi from the town of Puerto Ayora, will allow you to see giant tortoises living in the wild, as well as explore the fascinating underground lava tunnels.
Puerto Ayora is where all day tours to the nearby islands start. With Santa Cruz being situated at the centre of the archipelago, it offers most activities and excursions to other islands, as well as to the highlands where you can see the Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat. Of all the trips, Furio recommends a trip to the fine white sand of Tortuga Bay Beach and to Garrapatero Beach where you rent kayaks and enjoy a BBQ.
Do ask Furio, either before your visit or once you arrive, to help you with arrangements for your tours and excursions.
Not Included in Rental Rates :
1-Villa transfers from and to the Airport.
2- Refundable Government Taxes : FOREIGN TOURISTS VAT REFUND
This agreement applies to goods produced in this country and to accommodation services in amounts greater than US$ 50.00 per invoice.
The amount of VAT (Value Added Tax) is 12 %.
Administrative costs will be deducted from the amount to be refunded ( USD 3 ).
The refund accreditation will be carried out only through the credit card that must be under the name of the applicant.
It is important that the tourists provide all the information requested by the authorized business, and when filling out the VAT application form
the Information must be complete and correct to receive refund benefit.
For further information visit the Ecuadorian Government web site: www.sri.gob.ec