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Espectacular Private Villa With Unbeatable Views

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPlaya de los Alemanes28 min drive
    Popular LocationMalecon41 min drive
    Popular LocationCharles Darwin Research Station44 min drive
    AirportIsla Baltra (GPS-Seymour)78 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Espectacular Private Villa With Unbeatable Views

Adults-only vacation home in Puerto Ayora with free breakfast
A beautiful private and exclusive estate nestled on the slopes of an ancient and inactive volcano on Santa Cruz Island, at almost 400m above sea level. It is an area with evergreen vegetation and a cooler climate than that of the lower part of the island. The area is inhabited by turtles, finches, owls and many other typical Galapagos animals that frequent this 35000 sq m property in their routine pilgrimages. We have walking trails inside the property with fruit trees like oranges, limes and tangerine. Santa Cruz, like almost all the islands of the Archipelago, is of volcanic origin and the presence of rocks and lava formations is evident from all sides. The land of this property is no exception, as well as much of the construction of the house takes lava rocks as a distinctive element of its decoration as well as handcrafted teak. The area where the property is located is one kilometer from the vicinity of the protected area of the Galapagos National Park and it is surrounded by small coffee plantations and livestock farms. The property faces south and through its glass walls, from practically all of its living, dining and bedroom areas enjoys a nearly 180 degree view of the Galapagos blue sea. The property faces Santa Fe Island. Also looking to the left, we will see the Plaza Islands and also the Gordon Rocks, famous for their underwater landscapes. The property consists of a private land of 35,000 squared meters in the upper area of Santa Cruz. The villa is 120 squared meters. The villa enjoys an outdoor living area of 120 squared meters with a pergola that extends the options to enjoy the view to the sea. Additionally the terrain is crossed by paved trails surrounded by Scalessia and fruits (oranges, lemon and tangerine) trees that you may harvest with your own hands to enjoy fresh fruits with amazing views. Includes: - Bath Robes - Bed Slippers - Beekman 1802 Toiletries - Water - Seasonal Juice - Fridge with local beers, snacks (pay what you consume) - Honor Bar (Vodka, Whisky, Gin) (pay what you consume) Why so cheap? This is my holiday home and maintenance costs are high. I am just happy to have my costs covered every month and a little extra that is invested back into the property. I am pretty sure there is not a better option in the islands that gives you the most value for your money :) you will love this "not-so-small" piece of paradise. FAQ How far from Puerto Ayora? It is about a 15 minute drive. How do we get from the villa to town? We have a satellite phone for you to use with useful numbers to call, such as taxis, housekeeper and myself (I live in continental Ecuador but I am always a phone call away in case you need anything) Where's the closest beach? Its just 9km (Garrapatero Beach) where you may rent kayaks, SUPs, snorkel, etc. Why should we stay here and not in town? It's just a matter of preferences. When I go to Galápagos I prefer nature, privacy and calmness. These three things are hard to find in town with too many restaurants, cars, bars and tourists. Sometimes we cook at the villa and others we just go down to town and come up to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Would you please recommend what to do in the Galápagos and Mainland Ecuador? I would love to. Besides this villa, I own Hacienda La Danesa and a tailor made travel agency. I know the best spots in Ecuador and I will be happy to design your trip to Ecuador within your budget :) I don't want to cook or worry about meals, can we hire a cook? Yes! We can have an amazing cook for you when you're not on excursions. We can discuss this privately.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer air conditioning. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Niels Olsen

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Property amenities


  • Massages


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Limo/town car service
  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • Free breakfast available


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Chef
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 5
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Espectacular Private Villa Unbeatable Views House Puerto Ayora
Espectacular Private Villa Unbeatable Views House
Espectacular Private Villa Unbeatable Views Puerto Ayora
Espectacular Private Villa Unbeatable Views House Puerto Ayora
Espectacular Private Villa Unbeatable Views House
Espectacular Private Villa Unbeatable Views Puerto Ayora
Espectacular Private Villa Unbeatable Views
Espectacular Private Villa With Unbeatable Views Puerto Ayora
Espectacular Private Villa With Unbeatable Views Puerto Ayora

About this area

Puerto Ayora

Located in Puerto Ayora, this vacation home is by the sea. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Galapagos National Park and Tortuga Bay Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa de los Alemanes - 28 min drive
  • Malecon - 41 min drive
  • Los Gemelos Sinkholes - 44 min drive
  • Charles Darwin Research Station - 44 min drive
  • El Garrapatero Beach - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Isla Baltra (GPS-Seymour) - 78 min drive


  • Burger House — 21 min drive
  • KF Williams — 22 min drive
  • La Casita Green&seafood — 22 min drive
  • Los Kioskos — 22 min drive
  • Sol y Luna — 22 min drive
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 7 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

we loved staying at our wonderful villa enjoyed the outings everyday to come back to our view from the highlands , we named all the giant tortoises on the property and it was a daily routine to see where they each were and had traveled during the day and night . Kebler was lovely and so helpful along with our driver /taxi Wilson who was very helpful. One thing that would have been handy was to have stronger wifi and cell service as we felt at times not able to communicate with our driver - getting on Whats APP helped but even with the lack of service it was a difficult - non the less made things adventurous . We look forward to returning one day soon . The Cornish Family from Canada

5/5 Excellent

Tranquil, beautiful escape from it all
This is the most amazing place to stay in Santa Cruz! While the town is a bit busy (cafes, boat departures, etc) when you arrive at Casa Roca all you hear is birds chirping and a breeze blowing through the trees. We enjoyed daily walks, yoga while watching the sun rise, reading in the hammocks, making lemonade from the fruit on the property, and a glass of wine while cooking dinner and watching the sun set. It is a very short drive from the main downtown but you need to be thoughtful in your planning as most cabs will not know how to get to the home (Kleeber who manages the home will assist with that and Niels also left the number of another taxi service). We used a tour group which easily coordinated with Niels. Communication regarding the home, information about Galapagos, and everything else was incredible. We are so grateful we spent a few days here and thankful to Niels and his team for welcoming us to Galapagos and sharing this beautiful place with us.

4/5 Good

Great house!
The house is amazing and the view is incredible! The amenites are well taken care of and Niels, the owner, puts you in contact with a great travel agent that can arrange all your trips around the islands. The only downsides are that Wifi doesn't always work (like in most of the Galapagos) and that the house is at a 25-30 min drive from Puerto Ayora and restaurants. I would definitely recommend it!

5/5 Excellent

Ultra-private luxury home with spectacular views and amazing wildlife
This home is absolutely amazing. The views, especially at sunrise, are breathtaking. Neils, Klever, and Angel were extremely responsive and helpful with everything we needed before and throughout our stay. We did not want to leave and would return without hesitation. Thank you, Neils, Klever, and Angel for the wonderful hospitality. Kind Regards, Bill & Angela Manion Palm Springs, CA p.s. We highly recommend Lo&Lo for lunch and Garrapata for dinner for fresh fish and excellent service.

5/5 Excellent

Stunning oasis
This home is incredibly special and it is so generous of Niels to share it. Absolutley stunning property, lovely views, attention to detail. Go here for a unique experience and to get away from it all. We spent one day just enjoying the view and going for walks, it was the best place for seeing tortoises on our whole trip! If you want convenience to town and to be in the mix, don't stay here. The driver/ caretaker is very kind and will take you anywhere you'd like, whenever. We went scuba diving in Puerto Ayora and it was a quick ride in the morning. No, he does not speak much English, but you aren't in an English- speaking country.

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