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Great two bedroom apartment with balcony!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Social terrace with gas grill/lanai with deluxe patio furniture!

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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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Baltra Airport
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.

Amenities

Puerto Ayora Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great two bedroom apartment with balcony!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews
5

FABULOUS PLACE!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much to Donna and John, owners of Torre Mar apartments!

We had a truly amazing stay in the Gallapagios Islands.

The apartment was clean and comfortable with everything we could possibly need. The beds were very comfortable, nice sheets, tons of towels, cookware, really…everything!

The apartments are in a great location, within an easy walk to the water and center of town. If you don’t feel like walking, it is super easy and cheap (about $1) to catch a cab back to the apartment.

John and Donna provide a ton of info on the area to help you organize your trip, and they will probably even help you find day tours if you need help. John is local, and a wealth of information about the area.

The owners are so warm and friendly that you will find yourself missing them once you leave!

Thanks John and Donna for making my sisters 60th birthday celebration truly amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annette, It was a pleasure to host you and your family. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay and Galapagos. Hope to see you again some day. Donna, John, & Donovan
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5

Perfect base while exploring the Galapagos

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have stayed in a place that was ore perfect. Donna was very responsive to our queries before we arrived and although she was away while we were there, Fabiola was most helpful in getting us situated. The location was most convenient to everywhere we wanted to go and the price was most reasonable. A 5 star recommendation.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Awesome property, awesome owners!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property is perfect - walking distance or quick taxi ride to everything in Puerto Ayora. Lots of restaurants and shops within a couple minute walk.

The kitchen had everything you'd need, all appliances and TVs worked, the shower was nice with plenty of hot water, the air conditioning was great and fully cooled the apartment, the social terrace is spacious and comfortable. There are plenty of windows so the apartment has a very light and airy feel. The housekeeping service was outstanding and you are given fresh beach (and bath) towels each day. Plus the beds were super comfortable, we all liked them better than the ones we have at home!

Donna is very helpful and knowledgeable. I strongly recommend you let her organize your day trips, rides to/from airport, etc.

I can’t say enough good things, I highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with great hosts who were very accommodating. Very walkable to all the places or a short taxi anywhere for 1.50. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent apartment with perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and comfortable 2 bedroom in a great location. We stayed for 4 nights and would stay there again. The apartment was very clean and well maintained. Donna was very helpful with planning and a gracious host.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place to stay with our family

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we were really pleased with the space. We have 4 kids (5, 8, 10 and 12) and the beds and set-up of the space all worked well. It was a great, clean place to crash at the end of an adventurous day. We loved the terrace and found there to be enough necessities to cook the meals we needed. We shopped locally but also enjoyed the restaurants in Puerto Ayora.

The electricity went out twice in the 5 days we were there - once first thing in the morning for almost two hours (no running water or a way to flush the toilet with six people:( and once in the evening as we were starting to think about cooking supper for our family of six. We've traveled in many third world counties (Haiti, Tijuana, Costa Rica, Peru, etc) so are no strangers to these sorts of occurrences, however the difference in this case was the lack of forthcoming communication from the owner. We were certainly not looking for an apology that the power had gone out (as we realize it is out of anyone's control), but rather a simple acknowledgement or any communication about what she knew abut the situation would've been helpful and appreciated. When I finally called her after about an hour and a half without power (because I couldn't email her as the wi-fi was unavailable) I felt like I was disturbing her and then learned that she knew that it was out in much of the city and had received other information from the town's Facebook page. We thought it a bit odd that she wouldn't come and knock on the door or call us as soon as she had any information just as a thoughtful, empathetic and proactive thing to do as a host of her building. She did end up bringing us a lighter (after I called her) which we appreciated.

The one thing I would suggest to future guests is to do your research with the tours. The owner quoted us a price of approx $300/person for a certain inter-island tours and I was very glad I waited to book as we very easily found a tour company on our own the first evening there to take us for $100/person for an entire day tour. The service was exceptional, the English speaking guide was awesome and they kept us safe, informed and filled with great food and drinks the whole day. They treated our kids really well too. The company we went with was the tour company next door (on the right) to the Natsumi sushi restaurant on Baltra street. We did the Academy Bay tour with them as well.

We appreciated the owner's help setting up our highlands tour and transportation to the airport

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Krisiti, I am happy you found the property a good fit for your family. Just to clarify, I discovered the power out a 6:30 am, only 7 minutes before you called. Sometimes the power goes out. I had no forward knowledge there would be a power outage. I looked to see if they posted anything that morning while talking to you. They posted that they hoped to have it back on by 6:30am. They did not meet that goal. If I do know in advance that there will be an outage I do let our guests know. I rarely am informed of a power outage in advance. I have no control over power outages. I am glad you found tours within your budget, but it was with a questionable operation. I investigated the tour company and boat you used. The boat has been sited repeatedly for violations of safety and National Park Regulations. The tour company has been closed multiple times for illegal business practices according to Ecuadorean law. Our guests normally want a higher level of service and to work with ethical operators that follow the best practices and the law. Legitimate operations who play by the rules are more expensive. The Galapagos has a wide variety tours and levels of service. Sometimes, last minute deals are available, but not always. I told you that was possible before and after you arrived. I did not quote you that rate per person for a tour you have stated. You have made false statements.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.