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“Affordable, comfortable and convenient”
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Review of The Cactuspad

Hammocks on the decking - a great way to relax and watch the changing colours at dawn and dusk!
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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!
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
28 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
Barbeque
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

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Kali75
St. Pete, Fl
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Affordable, comfortable and convenient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
2
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful stay in the Galapagos, in large part due to the fact that we stayed at this property. It was a short walk to town, so everything was accessible. The house was tucked away for peaceful downtime between tours with all of the comforts of home - and hammocks, too.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: private, quiet location
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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NHtrailrn...
Wolfeboro, NH
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85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A great option for staying in the Galapagos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2011 for a stay in April 2011
5
people found this review helpful

I am so very pleased we chose to stay here. Firstly, the house is larger than it appears in the photos. It is in a residential neighborhood about a 5 minute walk to Ave. Charles Darwin, but it is nice to be away from the noise and crowds. If you don't like to walk, taxis are everywhere and cheap. I can't imagine ever having to wait more than 60 seconds to grab a cab within this town. The house has all the needed comforts of home, except for air conditioning and laundry. In addition to 3 comfortable bedrooms, was a kitchen and dining area and a spacious living room. A couple of outdoor porches were a treat, and the surrounding wall and gardens lent a definite air of privacy and security. We were able to walk everywhere in town from this location, yet were far enough away from the hustle and bustle. The staff cleans the house on a daily basis, and is available for laundry and shopping should you desire (there may be an extra charge) . We were able to arrange day trips from here to all of the usual sites, and we found this far preferable to staying on a cruise boat for our vacation. The vacation exceeded all of our expectations.

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Rugged travelers
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Morningst...
Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect quiet location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2011 for a stay in January 2011
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed in the Cactus Pad with my family for 5 days. Our plane was delayed but Maria, the caretaker still met us at the house upon our arrival. The home was clean and quiet. We were about a 10 minute walk to town and close to the Darwin Center. I have vacation rentals of my own and am particular when staying in others as not all owners keep their homes clean and in good repair. This home is well cared for. We had a great visit there and recommend this home to others.

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
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red deer alberta
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010 for a stay in March 2010
1
person found this review helpful

5 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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West Hartford CT
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010 for a stay in April 2010
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person found this review helpful

4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Great location and peaceful
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
New Jersey USA
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2010 for a stay in April 2010
1
person found this review helpful

4 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Proxmity to key places
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 55-64
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Rugged travelers
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UK
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2010 for a stay in April 2010
1
person found this review helpful

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