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Beach Front Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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.


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.


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.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

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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Puerto Villamil Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three fully equipped bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 1 - 1 queen
    Bedrooms 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms with complete bathrooms
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • 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
Tour and activities advise


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Beach Front Ocean View
average rating of 4.952381 based on 27 reviews

Hands down - the best get away vacation stay I have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is perfect! The house itself is worth every cent - it is super clean and in immaculate condition! You have everything that you need - just like you were in your own house. The house is located directly on the beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is full of marine life (the iguanas are pretty freaking cool and there are literally hundreds of them walking and swimming on the beach), birds (there are quite a few - I swear there were birds that were big enough to be prehistoric.) The views from sunrise to sunset are stunning! There are so many things to do - you will never get bored! There are multiple restaurants from which to choose, and all within walking distance! On top of that, you have a few grocery stores, a pharmacy, a couple of really nice bakeries (fresh hot bread in the morning, anyone?) and tons of tour companies all around. I recommend Blue Skys tours - we took two of their tours - one to Sierra Negra and the other to the Tunnels.

Ximena, the owner of the house, went out of her way to make my family feel welcome and made absolute sure we were taken care of and had everything we needed. You can tell she is an avid naturalist and will talk your ear off about the Galapagos! Her right hand man, Edgar is such a nice guy - when we first arrived, he gave us a tour of the town and lay of the land. He frequently stopped by and made sure that we were comfortable and asked if we needed anything.

This has been one of my best vacations - there is nothing like being right on the beach and falling asleep to the crashing waves right outside your door. Thank you Ximena and Edgar for making our vacation one we will always remember. We are already planning another return to Isabela, and believe me, you will be our first choice!

~~D. Smith

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can not thank you enough for the super review you just sent David, am so happy you had a wonderful time here with us. We will be thrilled to have you here again! Muchos Saludos, Ximena
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Newton, Massachusetts

Excellent Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

I rented Mi Playa for a weeks stay on Isabela and it was a great way to really get to know the island. My husband and I did not want to do a live-aboard cruise and decided that Isabela had a lot of what we were looking for in exploring the Galapagos.

The beach. You won’t find a more beautiful beach anywhere in the islands. I read this before I reserved the home but can tell you it’s true. Sea lions playing in your back yard (the ocean) and all kinds of marine and avian creatures flying and crawling around, right outside your back doors! The breeze off the ocean can’t be beat and we had coffee every morning with our huge back doors flung wide open, it was spectacular.

The home is just as described. We did not do any cooking, unless you call making lots of coffee cooking, but the kitchen seemed well equipped for basic meals. The shower was great, we only used the master upstairs but they all looked similar and ours had great water temp and pressure. The master bed was super comfortable and the sheets were cozy, clean and smelled great. Laundry worked great too, no complaints! We loved the open and airy nature of Mi Playa and liked how convenient it was, on the beach but still pretty much in the center of town.

Edgar was an excellent liaison and helped us secure tours and bike rentals and gave us information on everything in town. We loved getting to know him and appreciated his attentiveness while not being at all intrusive. Having someone to help you get around the island and to help with transitions on and off the island was an added bonus and Edgar was a real professional when it came to this.

I don’t know if we will ever get a chance to go back to the Galapagos, but if we do, we will be sure to stay at Mi Playa again. Miss it already.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary thank you so very much for such a positive review, we enjoyed having you with us, and off course we would love to have you again. You guys were within our most educated and polite guests ever! I will send the jewelry as soon as I find someone reliable to send it with, did jewelry did not make it on time for Tamia to take it with her, am planning a trip to California soon... so please do not worry I will keep it with me until then. Abrazos, Ximena
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The view is amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family of five and the beach location is beautiful. Ximena and Edgar are incredibly nice! They made everything so much easier, with helping arranging rides, showing us around town, and taking us to set up the excursions. Edgar even did a few loads of laundry for us because the units in our apartment were not working. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Evergreen, CO

Perfect accommodations and great location

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was the perfect place to end our vacation in the Galápagos Islands. The pictures represent the property very well and accommodated our family of 5 perfectly. From the moment we got off of the ferry, Edgar was available to answer all of our questions and to make sure we had everything we needed. The beach is beautiful and visible from every room. I highly recommend this rental to anyone heading to the Galapagos!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great clean property right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Ximena has a great property right on the beach - close to any of the restaurants, bike shops, tour guides, etc. The property is very clean, and Ximena and Edgar set up some great tours - even though it was on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The only small complaint was that the water would go off periodically - and you just had to wait a few minutes for it to come on again -- or make sure you take your showers downstairs. Overall - we would definitely recommend it and come back ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh am so sorry you had that issue Scott... why didn't you tell Edgar? he would of fixed it as soon as you told him, we are having problems with the pump because of the salinity of the water that comes from the Municipality... We would be delighted to have you back! I wish you and your family a super 2018!!! Muchos saludos, Ximena
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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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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Aeropuerto de Puerto Villamil
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Casa Rosada
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Main Dock
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Cancellations must be done in writing by e-mail to: 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.

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