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Great two bedroom apartment with balcony!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 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.

More Details

Owner
Donna Daugherty
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

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 apartment in 2006

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 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Puerto Ayora in Galápagos Islands

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • 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 Enclosure
  • Finished with slate tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 80 X 80 inches, 200 X 200 cm.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Port-a-crib available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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 4.9473686 based on 21 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!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: 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

Like having a friend in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

The owners, John and Donna, could not have been more accommodating and friendly. We showed up with very little planned and they helped fill the void. The apartment is a full 2 bedrooms with living area. Ideal size for a family of 3-5. Great views from the terrace. Any destination in town is only $1.50 away by taxi.

I would also recommend taking an island tour with John if he is available. He is a local and a great guide.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nantucket, MA
5

Great stay at this apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This place is just how it looks in the pictures, well kept and everything was in working order. Donna is easy to communicate with and very helpful with any other information that you might need. My only disappointment was realizing that the balcony in the pictures that you see are not the one that is connected to your apartment. Those pictures are the top deck and it's 2 stories up. I went up everyday and enjoyed the comfortable furniture and admired the view. The apartment does have a private balcony with a small table and a perfect place to watch the sunrise. It is clean and comfortable and near the outdoor market for fruit and veggies. It is about at 10-15 walk to the pier from this place. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place as well as Donna as a host.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking to the time to write a review and for your positive comments. I really appreciate it. We are always happy when our guests enjoy their stay at Torre Mar Galapagos and Galapagos visit.
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica & Austin, USA
5

Be Part of a Neighborhood in the Galapagos!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in at this apartment for 5 nights in Feb 2018. It was cool to be part of a neighborhood, rather than staying at a hotel. John & Donna were fabulous hosts suggesting tours, food store locations, setting up taxis for us and going above the duty of being a "host" to help us with a couple unusual requests. The kitchen had everything we needed and I noticed there were nice touches you don't always see. For example, high-quality extra towels and washcloths, good lighting in the bathroom, fresh flowers and coffee/tea in the kitchen. The main touristy part of town is walkable from the apartment, but if you are tired, taxis are very cheap. We did not have a lot of days here, so Santa Cruz was a good island due to all the tourist things you could get to without a boat. The weather is temperate and most of the time we had our windows open, but they have A/C splits in each bedroom (and the living room) if you have difficulty with heat. There is a bit of street noise all day, but it quiets down at night. They do not have an elevator, so if you have challenges with stairs, you will want to be on the ground floor. We enjoyed the rooftop deck with nice breezes and a lovely ocean view. Great for sundowner! I would recommend staying here if you are not doing a cruise.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen & Steve, Thank you, for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to host the two of you. We, including our staff, strive to make our guests experience the best that it can be while visiting the amazing Galapagos Islands. Warm regards, 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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Baltra Airport
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Several restaurants within walking distance.
Car: not necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £10.76 per person per night
Damage Insurance £42.33

$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
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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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