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La Casa Di Furio:Discover the Enchanted Islands in an Exclusive Environment.

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 10 people.

'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.'
 
Furio Valbonesi

Accommodation

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 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).
 
Location
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 attraction, ' Las Grietas',whose path starts right behind the villa.

 Activities

Included as part of your rental is the use of the infinity swimming pool, with jacuzzi and sauna. A kayak and a is 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 10 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 20 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 can rent kayaks and enjoy your own 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- any other kind of transfers
2- Government Taxes :



Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Small 1 machine Gym

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Right on the ocean...moreless

  • Water View:

    Extensive view of Shark Bay and sea lions,iguanas,manta rays,baby shark sea turtles Blue footed boobies,lava gulls,frigate birds and lot more.Great for snorkelling....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sea Iguanas and sea lions spend most of their relaxing time on the villa´s dock The path to ' Las Grietas starts just behind the house where also is the salt laguna with birds watching....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Italian Brick Oven...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for professional chefs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    With tabletop gril and french fries cooker...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Double door freezer-fridge...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last minute
May 17 - Aug 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$560
Autumn
Sep 1 - Dec 20, 2015
5 night min stay
$700
$4,700
Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 7, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,250
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$700
$4,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Four hours maid service included except on sundays and national holidays

Taxes ,12% are refundable upon leaving the country

At reservation 50 %

Balance 60 days prior to arrival.


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Location

26 Miles
Nearest Airport
Baltra Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
F..Bay Hotel
0.35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Finch Bay Dock
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Finch Bay Hotel
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa de los alemanes

Car: Not Necessary

Las Grietas,water canyons ,15 minutes walk from the villa

German Beach,5 minutes walk from villa

Gus Angermeyer Museum

Darwin Station

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Medical Doctor with degree in Political Science.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
I am a Galapagos permanent resident since 1973

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Very close to the beach,snorkeling places, visiting attractions and best restaurants.And best and secure neighbourhood.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View from infinity pool

    View from infinity pool

  • View from Bay

    View from Bay

  • BBQ and Sauna Area

    BBQ and Sauna Area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • First floor Lobby Castle Beds

    First floor Lobby Castle Beds

  • East Bathroom

    East Bathroom

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • West Bathroom

    West Bathroom

  • Garden Depandance

    Garden Depandance

  • Garden Depandance Bedroom

    Garden Depandance Bedroom

  • Infinity Pool and Whirlpool

    Infinity Pool and Whirlpool

  • View from Path

    View from Path

  • Swedish Sauna

    Swedish Sauna

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room and Kitchen

    Living Room and Kitchen

  • East Bedroom

    East Bedroom

  • East Bathroom

    East Bathroom

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • West Bathroom

    West Bathroom

  • Garden Depandance Bedroom

    Garden Depandance Bedroom

  • Bay View

    Bay View

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