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Review of Casa Opuntia

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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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a1helen
Bath, Maine
1 review
“better than expected”
Reviewed 25 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012

Villa Opuntia is situated in a magical walled garden which delights all of ones senses, we were welcomed with a big fruit basket, fresh flowers and fresh bread. Close to town and the trail to Tortuga Bay, I would highly recommend it as THE place to stay when visiting the Galapagos Islands.

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Liked best: the beautiful garden
Liked least: loved all of it
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kim K
Aptos, California
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3 reviews
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“Lovely home in Puerto Ayora”
Reviewed 14 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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We're a family of six and stayed at this lovely house for four days. It was a perfect arrangement for us. The house is beautiful and spacious. It's less than five minute walk to the entrance of gorgeous Tortuga beach and short distance to town. The location couldn't be any better. We walked every where including to Charles Darwin Center. The owner was exceptional. She answered every of our long list of questions; she also arranged transportation to pick us up upon our arrival which made it much easier after long travel. There are tons of videos that we enjoyed every night after dinner. The house is surely a better choice for family or big group.

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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jpaull
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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“Villa Tortuga is a peaceful, relaxing, private home.”
Reviewed 3 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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This is a charming house with a beautiful garden. The rooms are spacious with tall ceilings and the windows are great. One easily feels inside and outside with privacy. The owner was quite thoughtful and attentive to making sure our stay was comfortable. The house is located on the opposite side of town from the Darwin Research Center. It was easy to walk to everything, and at the same time the house feels closer to the Santa Cruz Island community.

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Liked best: The privacy, size and feel of the house and the garden.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 22 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011
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A romantic getaway
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RMSM710
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“Perfect Place to Stay”
Reviewed 21 November 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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This was the perfect place to stay for someone who is traveling with young children. My husband and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands with our 2 year old and wanted him to have his own room so we didn't have to whisper when he fell asleep early at night. This house was recommended to us by a friend who stayed there and it couldn't have been better! It is located about 3 minutes (walking) from the entrance to Tortuga Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen. It is only a few blocks away from the main avenue where all the restaurants and stores are. There's an ice cream store right on the corner. The location was perfect.
The house was well equipped with everything you could possibly need if you felt like cooking (which we did twice for dinner). There were over 500 DVDs to choose from, which we often enjoyed. There was a refrigerator full of food to start off with (bread, fruit, cereal, etc.) and a purified water machine. The laundry area was well stocked and was perfect for doing a quick wash after a day at the beach. There were towels in all the bathrooms and even towels for the beach. There were ceiling fans in every room and air conditioning in each of the 3 bedrooms. It took a day or so to get used to the heat downstairs and it would have been great to have A/C down there, as well, especially after a day at the beach, but the ceiling fans did the job. The A/Cs in the bedrooms worked well and kept us real cool while we slept. Beds were very comfy and not hard at all.
Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely return to this location. Staying in a house with a child is a must! Glad we found this wonderful house!

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Liked best: Style and location
Liked least: No a/c downstairs
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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