STUNNING - GALAPAGOS - CENTRALLY LOCATED WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS

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STUNNING - GALAPAGOS - CENTRALLY LOCATED WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS

Islas Galapagos Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, w/balcony sleeps 4

A perfect tropical get away - At Torre Mar (Ocean Tower in English) you will find all the comforts of home. These nicely appointed apartments offer Wifi, flat screen TV with cable, A/C, and full kitchens. The social terrace at Torre Mar is fitted with dining tables, a large gas grill, and a lounging area with wonderful highland and ocean views. These 2 bedrooms apartments also offer a private balcony.

Master bedroom - 1 King Bed

Guest bedroom - 2 double beds

We are conveniently located in the port town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Guests can experience breath taking ocean and island views from the social terrace. There are several restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance.

The quaint town of Puerto Ayora is the perfect choice for land based exploration of the Galapagos or as an extension after a cruise. As an independent traveler you can choose to have an active vacation or relax and enjoy this unique paradise. Located on Academy Bay and surrounded by the Galapagos National Park many of the must sees are near by.

The island offers a vast selection of activities and excursions. Come into contact with Giant tortoises in the wild. They are within a 20 minute drive from Torre Mar. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches and lava formations.

Encounter the wildlife that makes their home in Galapagos first hand. Scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, or bird watch during your adventure. As the central point in Galapagos, day excursions to easily accessible nearby islands can be arranged. These are just a few of the choices.

Our apartments are perfect for a romantic get away, family adventure or trip with friends to the unique Galapagos Islands.

When you book with Torre Mar you will receive a pre-trip information packet that will assist you with planning your trip. We have additional units available at Torre Mar that can be viewed on VRBO, listing #345089, #436978 and on our website. For additional information go to our website.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed at Torre Mar mid October 2011 in the studio unit. It was a very nice unit and clean. The owners were very attentive, kind and informative. You couldn’t ask for anything more than Torre Mar had to offer. Do yourself a favor and definitely entertain staying here. The unit has a kitchenette, but the options for restaurants in Puerto Ayora are wonderful. Or if you prefer to eat in, there are plenty of small shops nearby for groceries.
Oct 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Stunning - Galapagos - Centrally located with Gorgeous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Stunning - Galapagos - Centrally located with Gorgeous Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961207
+593 5-252 7345
Islas Galapagos Ecuador
Nina, Hamilton, New Jersey, USA
5

LOVELY AND CLEAN

  • 5 of 5
Fabiola and Carlos were great! Unfortunately, both John and Donna were away during out stay there. But that did not stop us from having a wonderful time and experience at such an exotic place!!! Carlos was able to recommend a day trip with snorkeling and is available for hire to drive you to the highlands to see the Tortoises roaming in their natural habitat. The only thing that would made this stay over the top was having a pool to cool off after a day of excursions... Laundry services across the street was convenient, but expect to pay more. Lava wash near the pier was much cheaper and did an excellent job!!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stunning - Galapagos - Centrally located with Gorgeous Views
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+593 5-252 7345
Islas Galapagos Ecuador
Portland, Oregon
5

GREAT VISIT IN DECEMBER!

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I spent a week at Torre Mar in December 2013. We loved our apartment! It was so comfortable, clean and well maintained. We were so comfortable there and the location is great. It's very easy to get around town by walking, although you can take a taxi for $1 a stop. Donna was extremely helpful with recommendations and I'd really get some input from her before you book any guides or trips. She and her husband John are a wealth of information! I would definitely stay at Torre Mar again and I don't think anyone could be disappointed by making it their choice for a home away from home.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning - Galapagos - Centrally located with Gorgeous Views
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+593 5-252 7345
Islas Galapagos Ecuador
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

EXCELLENT BASE FOR GALAPAGOS TRAVEL

  • 5 of 5
We, a family of four, stayed here for a week before our Galapagos cruise, and highly recommend it. I would have saved myself a lot of research time, if I had begun by booking this place. Donna & John are a great resource for everything Galapagos. Donna arranged a driver to pick us up at the airport, and even though we had a last minute change in our flight time, one quick email to her, & she still had a driver there for us on time.

Donna & John are gracious hosts. When we arrived, we went over our cruise itinerary with them & they gave us recommendations for things to do, that were not included on our cruise. They arranged two snorkeling day trips for us that were both highlights of our trip. They also gave us recommendations of good places to eat, which were so good, we hardly used the well equipped kitchen.

This place was perfect for us, we much preferred it to staying in a hotel. It is a short walk to the harbor, restaurants, beautiful Tortuga Bay etc. (or taxi's are only $1 to anywhere in town). We felt totally safe & secure staying here. The apartment is perfectly clean & we always had hot water right away. The shared patio on the top floor is great for a barbeque, relaxing, meeting the neighbors, & has a great view of the town. There is a laundry facility onsite, but on Donna's recommendation, we had our laundry done for $6.50 (one weeks worth of laundry for family of 4), which was a treat.

We are very happy we stayed here in addition to our cruise. This was our first time to South America and it gave us a chance to meet some warm, friendly people & experience the local culture before the cruise. It also gave us more freedom to experience some of the Galapagos Islands at our own pace, rather than the cruise's regimented schedule. Hopefully, we will be back to see the islands we missed, and we will definitely stay here again, only longer next time.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay at Torre Mar. We want our guests to be happy with their stay while visiting the Galapagos. It would be nice to see you again some day soon. Galapagos is an amazing place.

Kind regards,
Donna, John, and Donovan
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Stunning - Galapagos - Centrally located with Gorgeous Views
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Islas Galapagos Ecuador
5

GREAT HOSTS!! AWESOME VALUE! LOVED THE PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
Donna and her husband couldnt have been nicer! The condo was convienantly located 5 Min walk to everytging and nice neighbors as well! The Island is very friendly and people cooperative.
Lots to see and do... I enjoyed the cab driver she hooked us up with.
He was very helpful even took us to a couple of out of the way spots... A local farm that grew his own coffee and sugar as well as the fisherman that lived across the street were especially interesting friendly people.
Since it was out first trip to ecuador we had some security concerns as well as food and water....
If I had it to do over Id put those concerns away and just ENJOY!!!! I felt completely safe and ate some deliciouse local food no issues! Its too bad it took me a couple days to adjust.
If I had one reccomendation it would be to be careful booking trips from Santa Cruz to some of the other far away Islands especially if seasickness is any issue. Its 46 Nautical miles ( ONE WAY ) and the boats are packed to full capacity. The ocean can be rough and at BEST its a 2 hour run! Other then that.... GREAT PLACE TO STAY!! Custom beautiful furniture, awesome hand laid Ceramic!
Great bedding.. Towells....Rooftop area was awesome for relaxing!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! I am very happy you had a great time in Galapagos and enjoyed your stay at Torre Mar.
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Stunning - Galapagos - Centrally located with Gorgeous Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961207
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Islas Galapagos Ecuador
hamburg, mi usa
5

GREAT STAY!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place to stay while we were in the Galapagos. Donna and her husband were fabulous hosts and stay right on the property, so they were available if needed. The condo was huge compared to virtually any other accommodation on Santa Cruz. She coordinated a ride to and from the airport, as well. The building is a few blocks off of Charles Darwin Ave, but the walk was really no bother. We would suggest this place to those headed to the Islands. On the Galapagos Islands things can be quite primitive. In fact, most of the hotels advertise hot and cold running water. This was no issue at this property as things were updated, clean and nice. Donna provided us with several gallons of drinking water, as well as an informational packet upon making the reservation that gave suggestions about travel to the Galapagos. The one thing to be mindful of is that there was no elevator in the building, like much of the rest of the islands. If you are disabled that may be an issue, although the owners helped get our luggage to our room. Again it was a fabulous place to stay and I have to say we were a bit apprehensive as this was our first booking of a vacation rental. We would definitely do it again and hopefully the owners of our next stay will be as conscientiuos and perfect as Donna and her husband.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Joe,

I am very happy you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having the two of you at Torre Mar. If you come again I hope you are able to stay longer.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year,

Donna & John
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Stunning - Galapagos - Centrally located with Gorgeous Views
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Islas Galapagos Ecuador
5

GREAT 5 DAY STAY IN THE GALAPAGOS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 5 nights as part of our Galapagos Island vacation in early June. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by Donna and John and their hospitality was welcoming. The apartment was centrally located and it was easy to walk to the grocery store, tourism centers, and restaurants/cafes. The apartment was well furnished, well stocked with the essential kitchen items for making meals, and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting on the social terrace which overlooks the water and we read books and drank wine on occasion. I would recommend staying here as an alternative to the hotels around the area.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Baltra Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Tortuga Bay
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Several restaurants within walking distance.
Car: not necessary

At Torre Mar Galapagos (Ocean Tower in English) you will find our accommodations offer all the comforts of home. If you are looking for a home rental for your holiday in Galapagos Islands Torre Mar offers unique Galapagos luxury apartment vacation rentals. Our apartments offer more space and amenities then a hotel room.

We are conveniently located in the port town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Guests can experience breath taking ocean and island views from the social terrace. There are several restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. Torre Mar is the perfect Galapagos location.

The quaint town of Puerto Ayora is the perfect choice for land based exploration of the Galapagos or as an extension after a cruise. Santa Cruz Island offers many visitor opportunities and it is also a central point for day excursions to other islands. As an independent traveler you can choose to have an active vacation or relax and enjoy this unique paradise. Located on Academy Bay and surrounded by the Galapagos National Park many of the “must sees” in Galapagos are near by.

Torre Mar is perfect for a romantic get away, family adventure or trip with friends to the unique Galapagos Islands. When you book with Torre Mar you will receive a pre-trip Galapagos information packet that will assist you with planning your trip.

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Islas Galapagos Apartment Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50

Notes

  • $150/nt or $700-$850/wk
  • $775.00 to $900.00 per week.
    $175.00 to $195.00 USD per night, with a minimum of 3 nights.
    $50.00 rental fee.
    Damage insurance required
    Payments by wire transfer to a USA account or PayPal are accepted.
    Airport transfer is available for $40.00.
    The rates are for up to 4 people. Additional guests are $25.00 per night per guest.
  • Please contact owner via email.

Amenities

Islas Galapagos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Mountain ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Area
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Baby Gate
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Finished with slate tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 80 X 80 inches, 200 X 200 cm.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Port-a-crib available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • volcano
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Minimum age is 22. A responsible adult is required. Families are welcome. must be able to walk up stairs.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: