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The Cactuspad

Hammocks on the decking - a great way to relax and watch the changing colours at dawn and dusk!
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34 reviews
Hammocks on the decking - a great way to relax and watch the changing colours at dawn and dusk!
The Great Room - heart of the house!
The Master Bedroom, with it's private balcony and upstairs terrace!
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom's private balcony
Upstairs hallway!
Children's bedroom #1
Children's bedroom #1
Childrens room with stairs to loft bed
Childrens room with stairs to loft bed
Childrens room with stairs to loft bed
Loft bed
Upstairs bathroom
Upstairs bathroom
Upstairs bathroom
Downstairs guest room with double bed
Downstairs toilet/bathroom
Downstairs toilet/bathroom
Main central stairwell
The Great Room
The Great Room
The Great Room
Great Room
The custom made kitchen
Dining area in the kitchen
Fresh water and dry cupboard
Microwave and other appliances
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor dining area
The decking for hammocks.
View from the terrace!
The Cactuspad within Puerto Ayora!
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
The accommodations at Cactuspad work in the same way as gites in France and holiday homes elsewhere. The difference is that Cactuspad is found at the heart of the Galapagos Islands, the Pacific National Park famous for it pristine ecosystems and fearless wildlife.

Situated in a quiet part of the quaint town of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, the main house at Cactuspad was originally built as the 140m, 3-4 bedroom family home of Galapagos Naturalists, Gaby and Paul McFarling. The grounds are frequented by lava lizards and Darwin's finches.

With its dedicated housekeeper, Cactuspad and its gardens provide an idyllic, self-catering option and an affordable alternative to the traditional cruises of Galapagos.

We charge $210/night but offer a one-week rate of $840/week. Additional nights over the week will be charged at $120/night.

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Listing #FKN4311825
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at the cactus pad. Home was clean and had everything we needed. Short walk to shops and restaurants. It was very hot while there so AC would have been a godsend but the fans thruout helped a lot. A representative helped...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Just 5 minutes walk from main centre of Puerto Ayora, lovely house, sitting room and garden perfect for lounging and relaxing between trips. Comfortable beds and good showers in both bathrooms. The owner and agent responded quickly to queries and even came to meet us...More

Thank Claudia L
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Our family of 5 stayed here for one week. Everything was exactly as it was described. It was clean, well cared for, spacious, very pleasant outside space. Would definately stay here again. We loved being in a neighborhood, yet easy walking distance to the shops...More

Thank drucopeland
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 9:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    2 Twins
    2 Queens
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 -
3 Jan 2019
4 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $228 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
$840 per week
If staying for less than a week, the daily rate of $200/night or the weekly rate applies, whichever is most favorable.
Starting any day of the week if available.
Additional nights for periods more than a week will be charged at $120/night, (not including 20 Dec - 3 Jan)
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