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The Cactuspad

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:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of 5 stayed here for 6 days in December. We were able to walk to shops and attractions throughout the city, but did take a taxi at times. Most taxi's don't seat more than 3 -4 people though. We felt very safe here...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank goodquestions
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

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank debbiebM6072WB
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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

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Claudia L
  • 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
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • 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 Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: $220 / 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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