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Beach Front Ocean View

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach Front Villa with wonderful ocean view

La Casa are twp very comfortable beach fronted appartments that acommodates up to 8 people in 2 queen and 4 twin size beds, plus 6 complete bathrooms.

The fully equipped kitchen will give you the chance to cook and feel at home while you explore the wonders of this magical place at your own pace.

Due to its superiority, comfort and detailed attention, am happy to present Mi Playa, the place looks new thanks to a wonderful helpful house keeper who keeps the house and its sorroundings.

Right at the beach Mi Playa is ideal for a small family, small group of friends looking for a beach vacation in a young and remote island of the Galapagos.

You can enjoy and relax an idyllic, self-catering vacation without the hassles of house maintenance or the pressure of a guided tour.

Please make sure you ask us about dates, the calendar is not always updated, besides there are two houses not only one.

ABOUT GALAPAGOS

The archipelago has two seasons; the hot-rainy season between december and may. Strong short tropical showers normally during the night, eventually during the day too. Normally after the rain the sun comes out strong again. February, March and April are the hottest moths of the year. The 'Garua' season between june and november are commonly overcast, sometimes islands are covered in a fine mist specially during the early hours of the day, the mist eventually clears up and then sun shines out which can last for days and sometimes weeks. Coolest months of the year will be september, october.

Conditions of the sea will fallow the same pattern of the seasons, during the hot months of the year the winds cease and we have very calm ocean conditions perfect for

traveling between islands. From june to october ocean can be a bit rough making it more difficult to travel between islands.

Touristic activity never stops really and travelers take the choppy waters as adventure, normally having a lot of tales to tell...

The house is right in a small fishing village, very quite all the time. If you want to go out there are a couple of bars around and a salsa place. You can access all places just by walking.

There is no traffic on this town, most people moves around on bikes and also walking. There are cars (normally trucks) that can be used as taxis.

HOW TO GET HERE

Guest first have to make it to Guayaquil City, from there there are up to 5 daily flights that bring people to Galapagos. Baltra Island is where the main airport of the islands work, from here you could take an internal short flight (30 minutes) to get to Isabela. Round trip ticket is around $ 250.00 per person.

Flights need to be arranged and reserved with time, they are almost always full, specially in high season which is between November and August.

You could also come by speed boat, available daily from Santa Cruz Island at $ 60.00 round trip.

I personally take care of reservations, inquiries and information needed to make things clear until guests are 100% sure of what they want to do. Once on the island, the house keeper welcomes guest either at airport or pier. He takes them to the house and gives them a tour to show the town around.

If required I am available to guide local tours in Isabela, I am certified naturalist guide with vast experience on the islands.

More Details

Owner
Ximena
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Ximena

Born in Cuenca, in a city in the ecuadorian andes known as the cultural capital of the country. I have gained experience with american culture first in California and then in New York City where I lived for a few years.

Introduced to the Islands by the people of the Charles Darwin Research Station as a graphic designer back in 1998, one of my duties was to translate research and put it on easy words so the people of the community will understand the fragility of the island ecosystems. In 2005 I became a Certified Naturalist Guide and since then have been working actively as one for various prestigious companies that tour the islands on a weekly basis.

Today together with my partner I attend the guests at Mi Playa, making sure they have a wonderful stay on this precious archipelago. I want to concentrate on exclusivity for small groups to make sure the quality of their visit is never compromised.

Galapagos needs to be paid attention to be fully understood... and that you can ONLY do with small groups of people!

Ximena purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Ximena chose Puerto Villamil

Isabela was the only island of the archipelago in which I could buy ocean fronted property. My dream was to build a beach front home in which I could spend my free time looking at the ocean. I grew up going to the ocean and as an adult I just could not get away from it.

What makes this townhome unique

Galapagos is a young archipelago that gives us the chance to see the very early processes of life taking place, no where but here we understand how life has taken place in the whole planet... I felt the urge to share this with people that could enjoy and understand this privilege.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Ximena!



Quería agradecerte enormemente por la estadía en Mi playa. La

combinación de los espectaculares y tan bien diseñados aparts, con

todos los detalles cuidados y muy bien equipado sobre la increíble

playa hicieron de nuestras jornadas una experiencia maravillosa!!!



Sumado a la paradisiaca vivencia de la playa en tan agradable y

estratégica morada, la calidez, fraternal y muy atenciosa asistencia de

Edgar nos introduzco en la cordial comunidad de Isabela de manera

inmejorable haciéndonos sentir todo el tiempo como si estuviéramos en

nuestras casas.



Sin lugar a dudas, el más soñado y mejor paraje para quedarse en

Isabella es Mi playa!!!!



Muy agradecido por tanta hospitalidad,
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Puerto Villamil Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three fully equipped bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 1 - 1 queen
    Bedrooms 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms with complete bathrooms
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Tour and activities advise www.galapagosrelax.com

Reviews

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Beach Front Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Fabulous beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Mi Playa! Ximena was fantastic, before we arrived she sent us a lot of information about the island and made sure of our arrival time so that Edgar could pick us up. Edgar was equally accommodating. He picked us up from the dock and showed us around town. He suggested a great tour company and his restaurant suggestions were also very good. The house itself was perfect for our family of four! The beds were so comfortable and everything was very clean. The deck was perfect for relaxing and the kids really enjoyed the boogie boards provided. The location was close to town so we could easily walk everywhere, but was far enough away to relax. I can't wait to return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Christa! We do what we can to make your stay enjoyable, there is really nothing like hearing the kids screaming of joy when they ride the waves on the boogie boards!!! Muchos saludos and we would be delighted to have you again! Ximena
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5

A Wonderful Seaside House

  • 5 of 5

Our family's stay at Mi Playa was an unforgettable adventure and it surpassed our expectations, due in large part to the charming accommodations. In addition to the wonderful beach house and graciousness of Ximena in making our reservations, our vacation was enhanced by the assistance of Edgar. His help with arrangements and recommendations made us feel comfortable and helped us make the most of our time on the island.

In describing the house I would highlight the following:

- Amazing ocean view and location

- Extremely clean and comfortable

- A perfect place to relax and experience Isabela Island

- Every amenity we needed to feel at home was provided for our stay

I would highly recommend this home to anyone planning a stay on Isabela or in the Galapagos.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time on Isabela Island. The beach house is perfect, so close to the water. The waves at night are perfect for the boogie board, which my husband used every night. Everything is close by and Edgar makes sure you get what you need and helps you get where you need to go. You do need to bring lots of cash and the tours have gone up in price. We talked to the people in the house next to ours and found out that the tour company we went to charged us $10 more per person for our tour than they did for them! Not sure why, same tour company, same tour. Prices aren't listed for tours so we didn't know! But the tours were well worth it, the sights were amazing,. The weather was perfect. It is one of the best vacation places we have had. We would highly recommend MiPlaya if you are visiting Isabela.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gloria for your revew, it was wonderful to have you with us, you should have told the Operator about the difference in price, that is not fair... their prices went up in December last year, but I did not know they have diferent prices for diferent people. Am so glad our place was worth it, we will be delighted to have you again!!! Muchos saludos, Ximena
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5

Amazing beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely perfect. The beach house is located in a great location. Easy to walk to restaurants in the evening and obviously right on the beach. Edgar was super helpful. He showed us where to buy groceries, helped us rent bikes, and recommended tours for us. As per another guest's suggestion we had lots of cash with us as credit cards are not widely accepted (and where they are accepted, there is a high fee to use - 14% at one restaurant). The beach house itself is exactly as it is shown in the pictures.

I can't imagine I'll ever be on Isabela Island again - but if I am, Ximena's will be first on my list. If you stay here you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Accommodations in Isabela Islands - Great Location and Service

  • 5 of 5

my family of 5 stayed 4 nights here in July and really enjoyed our stay. Excellent location right on the beach right in town so walking anywhere is super easy. Edgar was awesome in being around at any time when issues came up and met us in the afternoon at the ferry dock and took us at 5:30 am to get on the ferry to santa cruz. He also delivered an extra bed for our 3rd child. He also took us around town to show us where to buy food etc..Brush up on your spanish however!

Also bring plenty of cash - nobody told us their are NO atm's on the island and only a few restaurants take credit cards and things, especially eating out are very expensive. You will be best off shopping and cooking at the unit which is well supplied with all kinds of cooking utensils.

The duplex is updated and clean with good beds and the upstairs provides great views and is very relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of waves. Decent, sometimes spotty wifi available at all times. The beach is of course public , so be prepared to have people walking right in front of the awesome downstairs deck and stopping to check out the place. Also the images on the site are for the right hand unit looking at the duplex from the beach - be sure to request that unit as it has a couch and table to relax on - the left side duplex just has uncomfortable benches to sit on. Also there is a new building going up next door on the left side so depending on when you go, construction might still be going on which effects the left unit looking from the beach. Be prepared to really enjoy your stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the reviw Marc... sorry about the inconvenience, the sofas broke and were repairing at Santa Cruz, that is why you had those benches. Am glad Edgar did give you a mattress for your son. Saludos, Ximena
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

You will not find a better place to call home whilst on Isabela. My 16 year old daughter, husband and i spend 7 nights and were sad to leave.

Pristine beach, falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. Queit but only minutes from restaurants and grocery stores.

The house is beautiful with everthing you need. Beds super comfortable and the washrooms have great showers.

And if it couldent get any better, Edgar will be at the dock and bring you to the house and ensure you are settled in the home.

Edgar took us around the town to show us where to buy different groceries and also where to eat.

He also ensured we had gorgeous pineapple, coconuts, papaya, fish and fresh eggs when we could not find at the grocery store.

He pops over each day to ensure you have no issues or needs.

Edgar took us to rent great bikes, and then accompied us to see the wall of tears and find the best espresso afterwards. Edgar will help as much or as little as required, never interferes but so lovely to have the travel angel should you need.

We will definetly come back again, having travelled so much of the world, i can easier say this was one of the best family holidays we have had.

This property it is worth the trek to get there.

Linnea

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Linnea for your kind words, Edgar enjoyed your stay as mucch as you did!!! It will be wonderful to have you with us again... Muchos saludos, Ximena
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Aeropuerto de Puerto Villamil
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Casa Rosada
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Main Dock
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Sofa bed for 1, nightly $50

Cancellations must be done in writing by e-mail to: galapagosrelax@gmail.com. You will receive a written conformation upon receiving your email. For cancellations up to 60 days before the date of arrival, 50% of the total amount will be charged. The full amount will be charged for cancellations made less than 60 days before date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.