The SpaceTHE VILLA
You can choose between renting one of the four bedrooms or the entire villa.
The price for renting the entire villa,not included the independent owner private apartment on the last floor which has a totally independent access from the rest of the house,is US$ 700 per night and US$ 1250 during Christmas season.
On the ground floor is a large open plan kitchen / dining room overlooking the whirlpool,the infinity pool and the bay. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need to cater for your group when you rent the entire villa.Otherwise you can rent only one of the four available bedrooms and breakfast can be served at an extra cost but individual use of kitchen is not allowed.
Next to the pool is the swedish sauna,the BBQ area with Italian brick oven. Both outdoor and indoor showers, as well as a guest bathroom, a small gym and laundry room are available for your use.
On the first floor are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms with balcony and sea view,complete with bathtub, shower and bidet. There are two bunk beds in the lobby that separate the bedrooms,which are suitable for children.Each of these two, queen bed bedrooms, are rented for usd 170 per night.
A large terrace overlooks the bay.
Next to the main house, separated by a small garden is the Guest House with two air conditioned twin bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower.Any of these two bedrooms which are the two less expensive rooms, rent for usd 100 for a single or usd 140 for a double occupancy, per night.
Maximum number of guests allowed :8 adults and two children when whole villa is booked by same group or 2 guests in each one of the four bedrooms.
As there are no cars in the neighbourhood it is a safe place for children. You can listen to the mockingbirds, Darwin finches and lava gulls all day long.
Maid service will be available 6 mornings per week (excluding Sunday and National Holidays).
The Villa is a 5 minute walking distance from the famous "German Beach"
and the path to "las Grietas", a water canyon with crystal clear water starts right behind the house..
The bay is a tourist attraction offering the chance to see blue footed boobies, frigate birds, sea turtles, sea lions, marine iguanas, lava gulls, great blue herons on the private dock of Furio's house,
You can also snorkel in this tranquil bay right from the house dock.
HOW TO GET THERE
In Puerto Ayora, take a 3 minute water taxis to the Finch bay dock for 60 cents per person. then walk 10 minutes passing by the Playa de los Alemanes,following the only path to the villa.Or take a water taxi straight to the Casa de Furio private dock (6 minutes ride and usd 10 for the chartered taxi)
A stone away from the villa,it is a must to visit the famous Gus'Museum
On the other side of the bay is the main Harbour, from which all day tours to close islands start: since Santa Cruz is in the centre of the islands, it offers most activities and excursions to other islands , to the highlands where you can see the Galapagos Tortoises in their natural habitat or to the white fine sand of Tortuga Bay Beach or to Garrapatero Beach where you rent kayaks or cook a BBQ meal.
In downtown Puerto Ayora you can visit the Charles Darwin Research station and the Galapagos National Park Van Strahlen Hall to see the giant tortoise breeding centre and land iguanas.
You can enjoy this colourful town, the fishermen’ dock , fabulous boutiques and mouth watering restaurants.
Housekeeping service every morning,except on sundays and national holidays.
Chef and any other special request can be provided at an extra cost . We can also help you organise Island Excursions , horse riding , bay tours , daily tours ; no commission involved in helping you to fully enjoy your stay at the villa.
Excursions to the inhabited Islands of Floreana , Isabela and San Cristobal or Daily Tours to North Seymour , Plaza , Bartolome’ and Santa Fe should be booked well in advance.
Not Included in Rental Rates :
Villa transfers from and to the Airport.
Guest AccessTo all advertised amenities including use of Kayak Interaction with GuestsAlways available The NeighborhoodThe Barrio Punta Estrada is the most exclusive neighbourhood of Puerto Ayora and all inhabited islands.Its pristine environment is still the most authentic since the arrival of the first colons.
It is the only neighbourhood were there are no cars and is therefore pretty safe for children.
But,what I love most is the peace and the view of the bay when I wake up in the morning and its silence at night. Getting AroundOnce in Puerto Ayora, take a 3 minute water taxis to the Finch Bay dock for 60 cents per person. From there it is a 10 minute walk, passing by the German Beach,following the only path to the villa, following signs to Las Grietas.
Alternatively, one can catch a water taxi directly to the villa's private dock which is a 10 minute and $10 ride (for up to 16 people). Simply ask the water taxi driver to take you to Furio's house.