|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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.
John and Donna were great hosts, treated us like we family. They even hosted us with their family and friends to a bbq on the patio, complete with lots of local seafood. The rental was spacious, clean and comfortable. We spent a week there and used it as our jumping off point for adventures all over the area. No cars needed as cabs are plentiful and very cheap. I would stay there again and recommend it to any of my family or friends.
Very nice condo and conveniently located. Nicely decorated with John's works. Walk a block up to the market to buy fresh fruit and vegs. All fruits and vegs grow on Galapagos are technically organics since they do not allow chemicals. Walk a couple of blocks down to have dinners at the Kioskos. Take 30 minutes walk to the most beautiful Tortuga Bay and enjoy a day at the beach. It's a good base for exploring all other islands of the Galapagos. Wish I can stay there longer.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59.00|
$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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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