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Galapagos - a Great Alternative!

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A view of the house from outside...about the only one we can get due to trees.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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’, 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 have a weekly rate of $1,600 and you can start on any day of the week if there is availability. Please inquire after additional nights which are charged at $228/night. We also have a nightly rate, 3 nights minimum, charged at $350/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.
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Keywords: House, Villa

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                It's probably the best stay-pput area in Puerto Ayora due to the beach accessibility. The beach is safe, good fun and is whole point is traffic-free!...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Due to the water-taxi arrival, an ability to climb stairs and hop on/off the local taxis is required....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

              • Suite 4, 'Pinzon' Suite: 1 queen

                This has a private bathroom, large double bed and a terrace....moreless

              • Suite 1, 'Fernandina' suite.: 1 queen

                This suite has a private bathroom and a large double bed....moreless

              • Suite 2, 'Marchena' suite.: 2 twin/ single

                This suite has a private bathroom and two single beds....moreless

              • Suite 3, 'Genovesa' suite.: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                Family room, 2-ambient suite with a double and two singles....moreless

              • We have two suites, each with one double bed. There is a suite with two single beds. The last is a family suite with two ambients: one with a double bed and the other with two singles. The family suite is downstairs, occupying one side of the house. On the other side, separated by the entrance hall are two suites that have a padded connecting door. This enables them to be used as two separate suites, or as a 2-ambient, family-suite like the one opposite. The last double suite upstairs....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • House keeper Mon-Sat mornings for general house cleaning and making the beds....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Location Type

                          • Beach 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

                          • Ocean View
                          • Water View

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Basketball Court
                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Swimming

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Air Conditioning:

                                This is in the bedrooms. It may be needed between January-April otherwise, the ambient temperature does not require this....moreless

                              • Linens Provided:

                                We provide this due to the difficulty and restrictions on weight on the planes....moreless

                              • Mobile Phone:

                                We can provide a local mobile phone if requested. This can be topped up with local pre-paid cards....moreless

                              • Telephone:

                                We have a telephone that receives incoming calls and can dial out local calls....moreless

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                We provide this. It is touch and go as with all internet on the island but is often good enough for skype calls. Not good enough for videi streaming....moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Catering Available:

                                Occasionally, we're able to provide a caterer who can either cook on the premises or bring cooked food for you to serve yourselves. Please enquire as to the availability....moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Refrigerator

                              Outside

                              • Balcony:

                                A large terrace on top of the house accessed from the kitchen. There is a table, chairs, hammock and sofa up there....moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                There is a grassed front area...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Weekly rate
                              Jul 7 - Dec 31, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $350
                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,600

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                              Owner info

                              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 proved 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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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • A view of the house from outside...about the only one we can get due to trees.

                                A view of the house from outside...about the only one we can get due to trees.

                              • Suite 1: double room with a private bathroom.

                                Suite 1: double room with a private bathroom.

                              • Suite 1.

                                Suite 1.

                              • Suite 2: access to outside plus private bathroom and private corridor.

                                Suite 2: access to outside plus private bathroom and private corridor.

                              • Suite 3. This is a quadruple room with two ambients and large bathroom.

                                Suite 3. This is a quadruple room with two ambients and large bathroom.

                              • Suite 4: The only suite upstairs. Double bed.

                                Suite 4: The only suite upstairs. Double bed.

                              • steps up to the first floor

                                steps up to the first floor

                              • Another view of the common area.

                                Another view of the common area.

                              • Steps going up to the terrace.

                                Steps going up to the terrace.

                              • A view of two bays from the terrace.

                                A view of two bays from the terrace.

                              • The upstairs terrace. Views of bay and beach. Table with fours chairs behind.

                                The upstairs terrace. Views of bay and beach. Table with fours chairs behind.

                              • In case the VRBO map isn't clear, we're found at the bottom of Puerto Ayora.

                                In case the VRBO map isn't clear, we're found at the bottom of Puerto Ayora.

                              • First view upon entering the front door. Three rooms accessed from this area.

                                First view upon entering the front door. Three rooms accessed from this area.

                              • Suite 1: direct access to outdoors.

                                Suite 1: direct access to outdoors.

                              • Suite 2: access to outside plus private bathroom and private corridor.

                                Suite 2: access to outside plus private bathroom and private corridor.

                              • Suite 3. This is a quadruple room with two ambients and a large bathroom.

                                Suite 3. This is a quadruple room with two ambients and a large bathroom.

                              • Bathoom for Suite 3. All bathrooms are ample-sized!

                                Bathoom for Suite 3. All bathrooms are ample-sized!

                              • Suite 4: Private terrace in front of it

                                Suite 4: Private terrace in front of it

                              • The kitchen: part of the open plan common area on the first floor.

                                The kitchen: part of the open plan common area on the first floor.

                              • Another ambient in the common area.

                                Another ambient in the common area.

                              • The kitchen.

                                The kitchen.

                              • Table and chairs on the terrace.

                                Table and chairs on the terrace.

                              • This is the beach 2-mins walk away. Great for snorkeling and swimming.

                                This is the beach 2-mins walk away. Great for snorkeling and swimming.

                              • A floor plan of Mimosa.

                                A floor plan of Mimosa.

                              VRBO #217264

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Monday, October 27, 2014

                              $229 - $350 per night (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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                              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                              Member since: 2008
                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 09/12/2014
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