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View of front of house
Entrance and dining room
Living room and door to patio
Living room
Living room
Dining room and office area
Dining room and kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Office area
Seating area near kitchen
Patio and garden
Patio and garden
Patio
Side deck and garden
Patio and garden
Downstairs room one: twin beds
Downstairs room one: twin beds
Downstairs room two: queen bed
Stairs leading to second floor
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Balcony
Balcony
Rooftop patio
Rooftop patio
Rooftop patio
Garden
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Tortuga Bay (30 min walk from the house along a path within national park)
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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mommicon
Long Island, New York
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“Beautiful Home Away from Home and A Great Location”
Reviewed 17 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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I visited the Galapagos Islands with my family, young adults 23,24, 25.
The house and rooms are larger than in the pictures shown. The gardens are beautiful and the location is perfect, very private, within walking distance to the town,Tortuga Bay, Charles Darvin Station.
We booked 3 excursions to other Islands.(Semore,Isabella, and Bartolome) They picked us up in front of the house . The tour operator was GALAGENTS and boat's name was THE NAREL.The tour guide, Jaime Navas was excellent(explained all events) and the crew on the boat was outstanding.(boat safety,meals,and includes snorkelling equipment)
The kitchen at the villa has everything. We did breakfast and a few dinners in but there are many good places to eat within walking distance.The KIOSKOS has good fresh fast food.
The owner Tatjana recommended reliable taxi (Don Marco) who even stopped in the Highlands to see the tortoises and lava tunnels.
The dryer was broken when we arrived but Maria(housekeeper) managed to have fresh towels, clean sheets and even did some of our laundry.
Having wifi was good to email the owner when we there was no running water ( water pump broke).She responding so quickely and it was fixed in no time. Thank you, Tatjana for having everything well organized.( folder in the office with phone numbers, restaurants,and Island activities).
This is perfect home for families and close friends to experience the Galapagos Islands(more relaxing,very spacious) I regret not staying longer.
Thank You Tatjana for sharing your home
Great family memories and we hope to return again. NY

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Liked best: spacious house, great location ,clean and owner availble in emergency
Liked least: no running water(broken water pump)but fixed quickly and broken dryer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 22 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Tim101032
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay in Galapagos”
Reviewed 16 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Tatjana was extremely helpful prior to us arriving in answering all our questions about the rental as well as what was accessible with 3 children, the youngest being 2.

The house and stunning gardens were much larger than appeared in the photos and you couldn't get much closer to the entrance to Tortuga Bay. Everywhere is within walking distance, the main centre of Puerto Ayora was about 10 minute walk (with young children).

Tatjana also put us in touch with a local naturalist Guide, Paul Mcfarling, who was originally from England and who married a Galapagos girl. He was very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable on the three tours we booked with him. I would certainly recommend booking him for the Charles Darwin Tour as we learnt so much more than we would have done by just walking around the place (there are very little information boards about the place), there is also a little beach near by, just off the road leading to the CDRS which is well worth a stop off on the way back.

All in all a great holiday and we would recommend renting Villa Opuntia and booking tours with Paul Mcfarling.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Reviewed 9 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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