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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Santa Cruz house description
Mimosa is a superb 10-person villa in the exclusive Punta Estrada side of Puerto Ayora. This house is snugly positioned two-minutes walk away from the port, the beach and two of the best restaurants in town. Walking is the only way in the vicinity as there are no roads and hence, no traffic. The only way to reach this neighborhood is to take a 5-minute water taxi ride from the busier Puerto Ayora.
After four years of successfully letting out our home, ‘The Cactuspad’, (see the reviews on our Flipkey listing), we decided to move back in. This left us with a great demand for the renowned service we’ve provided, and the logical next step in taking on a new rental!
We are thrilled with Mimosa due to its superiority, comfort, attention to detail and fine housekeeper who keeps the place looking like new!
With a pleasant sea-breeze, views over the ocean, four huge, comfortable, on-suite rooms, this recently converted bed & breakfast is ideal for a couple of families looking for a beach vacation in the tourist capital of Galapagos!
With its dedicated housekeeper, you can relax and enjoy an idyllic, self-catering vacation without the hassles of house maintenance.
We charge a minimum for one week ($1,600) unless gaps are available, and you can start on any day of the week if there is availability. Please enquire after additional nights which are charged at $230/night.
We have a travel agency called Galapex, and can help you sort out the flights from the mainland if you wish. This is sometimes tricky to organize from outside of Ecuador! We also work out tours in Galapagos and Ecuador with a great insight into the cruises, being naturalist guides ourselves.
In addition to Mimosa, we are also renting Orchidea: a 2-bedroom condo in the other part of town! Please ask for details.
We hope you enjoy Mimosa, an affordable, brilliant alternative to the traditional cruises of Galapagos.
As we've just listed this one on VRBO, we have no reviews. Please check our Flipkey listing for reviews!
Keywords: House, Villa
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Wireless Internet:
- Mobile Phone:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
The beach is two minutes walk away in pedestrian area. It is situated in the center of a peninsular so the sea is viewed on both sides from the top terrace but the sound of motors cannot be heard....moreless
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Basketball Court
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to stay
Great place to stay
We arrived in Puerto Ayora and was met by Fernanda, Mimosa's property manager that escorted us to the property. Mimosa is a short pleasant boat ride across the bay, the property itself was clean and well maintained. The staff was wonderful and very helpful, Paul (owner) met us and answered all questions we had. From Mimosa we took hikes and loved visiting Las Grietas a small swimming hole where you can climb the rocks and jump in. It took us around 25 minutes to walk to the swimming hole from Mimosa. Traveling to and from Puerto Ayora was very easy and we did so several times a day. Lots of activities and sightseeing in the area and taxis are easily accessible and relatively cheap. Don't forget to visit the fresh fish market after 5pm for a fantastic meal.
- Guest JOhnna63 (Houston Texas)
- Date of stay 07/10/13
- Review Submitted 07/21/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Great Place for Group
Great Place for Group
Mimosa was a large comfortable house for our group. Paul provided great information to help us make the most of our stay. His excursions were a great value, and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the Galapagos made it very interesting and fun. We split the house 4 ways with our friends, and it was a good deal for a week. We saw many animals and got great photos. This was an adventure of a lifetime.
- Guest Carolyn G (Fort Worth, TX)
- Date of stay 01/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/05/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
Will go back! Great guide!
- Guest Cindy (Cuenca)
- Date of stay 01/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/04/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Nice to be out of Town
Nice to be out of Town
This house has plenty of room for a big family or several families. We were a group of 6 and only used 3 of the 5 bedrooms. Comfy beds, great bathrooms, daily cleaning. The living/dining room and kitchen are big and bright and take up a whole floor. Pretty decent roof-top deck. The house is basically equipped but the owner is happy to add whatever you request. It is a 2 minute water taxi ride from the main pier but it kind of made the whole stay more charming. There is lots of construction in this area as new guest houses are being built but nobody seemed to be working when we were there. Might have been the heat! It was stifling hot (early March). The bedrooms had great AC but the living area was unbearable and we either left the house for the beach or sat and sweated on the roof. I understand that March is a really hot month so if you're going any other time it's probably fine. Paul, the owner, is great to deal with.
- Guest Linda A. (Toronto, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 03/13/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Jan 03-Dec 18, 2012 .. $1600/week Dec 18-Jan 03, 2013 .. $2450/week All year: B&B offered if not rented. $126 per double. Please enquire! Nightly rate for whole house: $350
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I'm a naturalist guide in Galapagos. During my 20 years here, I decided to build my house and a couple of apartments next door. We spent a few years away recently and that resulted in us renting these properties to vacation renters. The service we provided not only prived to be a lot of fun but also turned many clients into our friends. After or return last June, we realized that we had to find a replacement vacation rental for our now re-settled home. Mimosa has become exactly that.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
It is in the best part of Puerto Ayora for a vacation rental due to it's proximity to the beach.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
For a one-week stay in Puerto Ayora, one should book up some day tours. Filling in the gaps with those day tours is where Mimosa comes in. From here, there is no thought or planning necessary to simply come down to the little beach and enjoy playing, snorkeling, kayaking or simply sun-bathing.
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A view of the house from outside...about the only one we can get due to trees.
Room 1. This is a quadruple room with two ambients and large bathroom.
Bathoom for room 1. All bathrooms are ample-sized!
Room 3: access to outdoors and has a private bathroom.
The common area on the first floor.
Another ambient in the common area.
Room 4: The only bedroom on the first floor with rivate bathroom and balcony.
This is the beach 2-mins walk away. Great for snorkeling and swimming.
First view upon entering the front door. Three rooms accessed from this area.
Room 1: this is the other 'room' within the quad separated by a curtain.
Room 2: access to outside plus private bathroom and private corridor.
steps up to the first floor
Another view of the common area.
The kitchen: part of the open plan common area on the first floor.
The upstairs terrace. Views of bay and beach. table with fours chairs behind me.
In case the VRBO map isn't clear, we're found at the bottom of Puerto Ayora.
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