2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
- English, Spanish
About Donna Daugherty
Donna is from Indiana and John is a Galapagos native. They are raising their son in the Galapagos Islands. Donna graduated from Purdue and is a Hoosier at heart. Growing up in the Galapagos, John was inspired to study biology and became a Galapagos National Park Guide, now work over 20 years as a professional naturalist. They can offer you a wonderful Galapagos experience.
Donna Daugherty purchased this Hotel Suites in 2005
Why Donna Daugherty chose Puerto Ayora
Can't beat Galapagos and the quality stay you will have at Torre Mar Galapagos!! Donna and John built Torre Mar. The project was completed in 2006. They were each involved in the details of the constitution resulting is a quality property offering the comforts of home in an island in the Pacific. The staff at Torre Mar Galapagos is also dedicated to offer our guests a high standard of service.
What makes this Hotel Suites unique
The Galapagos was designated a World Heritage site. These amazing islands have sparked the interest of scientist, photographers, and nature lovers from around the world. 97% of the island are a national park surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary. Come enjoy the enchanted islands with a wealth of things to do. If you are looking to get away from it all just come and relax in this remote tropical paradise.
Reserve social terrace private event add cost.
social terrace only
Minimum age of primary renter:22
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A perfect home base for exploring
Our Torre Mar apartment was a perfect base for our family of four to explore Santa Cruz with day trips to other islands. The apartment was comfortable, clean, and well appointed, with everything we needed for making simple dinners at home . All the basics are there - kitchen utensils, towels for the bathroom and beach, even a tote bag for the wonderful farmers market nearby on Saturdays. The social terrace was lovely for the delicious morning breakfasts and coffee as well as great for going out to get some air in the evening.
We really enjoyed the location of this property as well. It was an easy walk to downtown and the waterfront. 5-10 minutes gets you to many, many restaurants and the dock where you leave for boat trips, catch water taxis, or just walk out at night to see sharks in the lights. We were also delighted to be within a block of a wonderful little bakery (I'm still missing the warm, morning bread with chocolate) and an evening street market where we found huge, fresh empanadas for a dollar.
John and Donna were wonderful hosts who helped us book a driver to pick us up at the airport, checked us in with lots of helpful tips, booked two amazing day trips for us, and hurried right upstairs with pharmacy/medicine advice when my husband wasn't feeling well one day.
All in all, this was a perfect apartment for a comfortable, convenient week on Santa Cruz. Highly recommended!
Great location for us. Had everything we needed.
Our hosts, John and Donna were very helpful. They arranged transportation for us to and from the airport and gave us many suggestions on restaurants and things to do. Offered to help us with anything we needed. We had a very pleasant stay. Would highly recommend and hope we can return one day.
Count Not Have Been Happier
We loved the apartment. The location was perfect and the apartment was beautiful. Donna could not have been more helpful. The rooftop deck is fabulous. We made dinner on the grill one night and ate up there. Donna made all the arrangements for our arrival and departure from the airport which certainly simplified things. Santa Cruz is not your typical "grab a cab at the airport" arrival. Everything you need is very close.
Good location, safe, spacious and clean
Your bi-lingual hosts live on site and are extremely knowledgeable about the entire area. They can arrange day trips anywhere you want to go and can suggest things you might not have thought of in advance.
The apartment is safe, clean, spacious and comfortable. The separate AC units mean that one can choose the temperature. The kitchen is large and well-equipped. The social patio is ideal for relaxing with an ocean view. There is no elevator, but the owners gladly assist with luggage. The apartment is close to a good bakery and a fruit and vegetable market and just a short distance away from the ocean.
We highly recommend this property.
Splendid views, exceptional comfort, perfect owners!!
We were lucky enough to get the penthouse in Torre Mar. Everything is so clean and elegantly unfussy, perfect in heat and humidity. We ate, drank and lounged on the beautiful balcony with views across town to the bay and out to San Cristobel Island. Windows and front balcony made for views in every direction. Inside we had all we needed- space, airiness, equipment, comfort.
Right from the get-go months ago, Donna was wonderfully responsive and helpful. Then she met us with damp face cloths and passionfruit juice- and introductory information! Very special! John was like a friendly neighbour, attentive and keen to make our experience special. We have stayed in many VRBOs; this was our most luxurious in a unique spot on the planet.
A perfect home base on Santa Cruz!
My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed four nights at the Torre Mar in late May of 2016. Donna and John were terrific from the first contact through finding us the best way back to the Baltra airport. They even arranged for our driver to stop at some of the attractions in the highlands on our way into Puerto Ayora! We found everything to be as advertised. We loved the rooftop terrace for grilling and dining on fresh local seafood or getting to socialize with some of the other guests in the evenings. The views were fantastic! We loved the central, neighborhood location. It was a short walk to Charles Darwin Avenue, a bakery, the Saturday market, the popular outdoor "restaurant street", and the head of the trail to Tortuga Bay! The truck-taxis are certainly abundant, but we enjoyed walking. The beds were very comfortable, and having separate remote controlled air conditioning for each bedroom was a definite plus. For two families with children, both second floor apartments would be a nice setup. We would definitely go back!
At Torre Mar Galapagos 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 suites. Our suites offer more space and amenities then a traditional 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.
Galapagos is an amazing place to experience interaction with wildlife and with a land based tourism you get the opportunity to have a unique experience with both nature and local culture.