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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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doclee15
Manila, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful stay!”
Reviewed 3 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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My 16 year old son and I stayed in the suite at Casa de Mathias. We were here to become rescue certified from Scuba Iguana. The suite is in a locked and secure compound that included another casita for rent and Mathias and family house. The suite is PERFECT. Two single beds, a full kitchen and plenty of hot water! The kitchen was stocked with eggs, milk, bread and juice when we arrived along with plenty of drinking water. The suite has air conditioning and is extremely private and quiet. There are bikes here that you can take out and enjoy the town. We used them everyday as restaurants and shops are a a 3 minute bike ride. Mathias and Maria, the owners are wonderful people and very helpful with anything you may need while visiting the Galapagos Islands. I would definitely come back and stay here and would highly recommend this rental to anyone who is visiting the Islands.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: not enough time!
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
7 Jun 2016
Thank you! We appreciate you so much. I hope you can come back soon! You are always welcome to Casa de Mathias!.

Warm Regards,

Maria and Mathias
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CdnBarito...
Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Value and so quiet we slept like babies”
Reviewed 15 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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We had a very stressful week before we arrived, so were so happy to find this oasis of calm, with hosts that were so generous, helpful and knowledgeable. Our suite had a huge and very comfortable bed, lovely kitchen and bath all spotless and well-provisioned. We especially appreciated the gas stove -- we have propane at home and find electric ranges such a pain when we travel.
We also dove with Scuba Iguana which was also a fantastic time.
Had a chance to chat with Mathias on our trip back up the island where he regaled us with fascinating stories.

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Liked best: Gas stove
Liked least: We had some initial problems with Scuba Iguana getting a response back.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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martincho...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best place in Santa Cruz. Feel like home”
Reviewed 17 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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I've stayed 6 days in Casa de Mathias for a 5 day diving trip with scuba iguana (another applause). The diving was amazing, the Suite was 10 points, Mathias and Maria (the owners) are so gentle, polite, helpful and are always there for you. The suite was very spacious and clean with two queen beds together, safe, tv, dvd, cable, wifi, movies, large closet, complete kitchen with complete breakfast. I asked Mathias for more fruits and when i came back from diving the fridge was full of my favorite fruits.
It is 4 blocks from Scuba Iguana and Charles Darxin Station, and 5 blocks from the sea and the restaurants. Super quiet place and with the bike you could reach anywhere.
¡¡¡¡Thanks a lot guys!!!!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Could'yt stay longer because of work
Travelling group: Solo
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IvanBuzo
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Nice, Beautifull and clean”
Reviewed 14 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

It was very nice and as the ideal place , very comfortable beds, very good air conditioning and hot water, especially large and very clean the bathrooms and kitchen, great place , would recommend , close to everything and descasa good night not no noise

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Liked best: The location was god and very clean
Liked least: the bed
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Bob W
McHenry, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It doesn't get any better”
Reviewed 15 April 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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My neighbor and I did a one week dive trip with Scuba Iguana in February of 2015. Mathias, the owner of Scuba Iguana also had lodging for us to stay at. First the attention to detail of Scuba Iguana, their staff, equipment and boats was off the charts compared to anywhere I have ever dived, and that has been since 1991. If I took all the animals from all the trips I have taken, there was more in the Galapagos.
Lodging along with the diving was certainly a plus for one stop shop. Being that Mathias lives on the same grounds with his family, if there ever was an issue (which there wasn't) it would have been taken care of immediately. One day the maid was slightly late, which was not of importance to us, but Mathias rode his bicycle around town looking for us specifically to apologize for a misunderstanding with her. He was there every morning to greet us as well as checking in with us when we returned in the evening. He always had time to chat about the days events and always asked if there was anything we needed.
Being half German and half Ecuadorian, he certainly had the German eye for detail in every facet of the business and care for his guests.

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Liked best: Attention to detail
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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Klaas F
Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great accommodation - perfect hosts!”
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed for a week in the suite at Casa de Mathias - and boy, did we have a great time! Mathias and his wife are super friendly and helpful. Mathias is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Galapagos wildlife, and gave us a superb tour of the island. The suite is spotlessly clean, and the garden around it is really beautiful. Mathias has made sure it contains only plants native to Galapagos - that way, you can even enjoy true Galapagos wildlife while lying in your hammock. Next time we go to Galapagos, we're sure to return to Casa de Mathias.

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Liked best: Friendliness of the owner
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Scubasueb...
Aruba
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4 reviews
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“Great place”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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person found this review helpful

I stayed at Casa de Mathias for 5 days and it was great. Walking distance to dive shop and the main street with lots of shops and restaurants. Mathias was always concerned about my stay and if everything was going well. He answered all of my questions and helped with transportation arrangements. The beds were comfortable, bathroom very nice and big kitchen to cook my own meals in. The hammock was fantastic after a full day of diving. The location is in a residential neighborhood. I will return someday.

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Liked best: location, apartment style
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Solo
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