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Orchidea

55 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
A separate building to the main house in the Cactuspad premises, is a two-storey house with two identical apartments. Both apartments are available and are identical in their layout. The downstairs apartment boasts a private and small front and back garden. The upstairs apartment has a quaint balcony. Both units have their own private entrance from the street and a cosy rectangular layout. Both have two bedrooms and a bathroom leading from the main kitchen/dining/living area. The apartments are quiet, and situated in the delightful neighborhood of El Eden, a five minute walk from the Charles Darwin Research Station, seafront and town centre. We have a nightly rate varying between $80-$120/night/apartment Our weekly rate is from $490/week ($525/week for the upstairs apartment) and starts ...A separate building to the main house in the Cactuspad premises, is a two-storey house with two identical apartments. Both apartments are available and are identical in their layout. The downstairs apartment boasts a private and small front and back garden. The upstairs apartment has a quaint balcony. Both units have their own private entrance from the street and a cosy rectangular layout. Both have two bedrooms and a bathroom leading from the main kitchen/dining/living area. The apartments are quiet, and situated in the delightful neighborhood of El Eden, a five minute walk from the Charles Darwin Research Station, seafront and town centre. We have a nightly rate varying between $80-$120/night/apartment Our weekly rate is from $490/week ($525/week for the upstairs apartment) and starts on any day of the week if available. Any additional nights more than a week will be charged at $70-75/night. We have a travel agency dealing with land-based tours: galapagoslandbased. These are sometimes tricky to organize from outside of Ecuador! We also work out tours in Galapagos and Ecuador with a great insight into the cruises, being naturalist guides ourselves. There are currently problems with the internet service on the island. The demand is high and the service is very limited due to infrastructure. The result is that the internet is almost non-existent during the day. I've found that very early morning, between 3-6am, the internet is reasonable. During the day, messaging works but downloading any pages just doesn't happen. If and when resolved, this will be updated. More
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About the Owner
PAUL M
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

We rented the whole house and worked with the travel agent recommended by the owner. Ruth at Galapex was so helpful. She arranged transport to and from the Baltra Airport and a dive trip to Mosquera Sur and Daphne, two boat trips on the Queen...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank galapagostraveler2
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This was a quaint well equipped cottage in a convenient location. Easily located to all areas of the town.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Gerry C
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great location, short walk to town and to see the tortoises. The upstairs deck has a very comfortable hammock and the deck gets a nighttime breeze. The property is well managed by Xavier and he was a very good guide. He also helped us set...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Stevereno1012
Reviewed 6 May 2018

A friend and myself used Orchidea as the base for our trip to the Galapagos in March 2018. My arrival was very smooth, being met at the ferry by the driver and at the accommodation by Xavier with the keys and instructions. Unfortunately my friend...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Kim Maree S
Management response:Responded 12 May 2018

Dear Kim We appreciate your comments in order to improve our service. We apologize for the inconvenice for second taxi transfer for your friend that arrived two days later , we provided the transfers dates to the person in charge. Therefore your transfer was succeded,...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I booked orchidea in a hurry and what I appreciated most was that Paul and Ruth were amenable to changing my booking, also they provided detailed information about facilitating getting there and things around. It was most helpful. There were minor glitches like the boat...More

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank PavaneM
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Towels Provided
Freezer
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Ceiling Fans
Shared Garden
Balcony
Linens Provided
Internet Access
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Telephone
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