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Casa de Mathias - Apartment

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Casa de Mathias is located 5 minutes from the entrance of National Park/Charles Darwin Research Station and Scuba Iguana dive center. We are located in a quiet neighborhood, in one of the best residential areas of Puerto Ayora, only 15 meters to the border of Galapagos National Park. Our goal is to give to our clients privacy and comfort, like being at home. We operate our own ultraviolet water treatment system, so you can confidently prepare your own meals. Three buildings stand on our 900 square meter property. Mathias Espinosa lives with his family in the principal house. Mathias is co-owner of Scuba Iguana Divers and a Naturalist Guide diver of the National Park. He has been the personal guide for many personalities like Bill Gates, John McCain, Larry Ellison, Bo Derek and the Prince...Casa de Mathias is located 5 minutes from the entrance of National Park/Charles Darwin Research Station and Scuba Iguana dive center. We are located in a quiet neighborhood, in one of the best residential areas of Puerto Ayora, only 15 meters to the border of Galapagos National Park. Our goal is to give to our clients privacy and comfort, like being at home. We operate our own ultraviolet water treatment system, so you can confidently prepare your own meals. Three buildings stand on our 900 square meter property. Mathias Espinosa lives with his family in the principal house. Mathias is co-owner of Scuba Iguana Divers and a Naturalist Guide diver of the National Park. He has been the personal guide for many personalities like Bill Gates, John McCain, Larry Ellison, Bo Derek and the Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Mathias's wife, Maria Augusta, is a Yoga teacher, Reiki and Acess Bars practitioner. In our Galapagos gardens are a suite and an apartment built for your holidays. The garden surrounds you with mocking birds, finches, yellow warblers and more. Our principal host is the lava lizard, unique to these islands. THE APARTMENT: Two bedrooms, a spacious living room and kitchen. 84 square meters fully furnished plus its own airy porch with hammock, tables and chairs, you will feel like it's your own house. Perfect for a group or a family with kids. Services: * WIFI * Cable TV, DVD and a library. * Hair drier in each bathroom. * Air conditioning in each room. * Bicycles (to use only in Puerto Ayora, not in highlands) $3 per day * Cellular phone to communicate with the owners. * Alarm clock * Safety box * Cleaning everyday (from monday to saturday) * Fire alarm and extinguisher Observations: * Master bedroom, two beds of 1.05 m x 1.90 m which can be joined together to form a king size bed for a couple, air conditioning, hot water private bathroom, safety box, table with one chair and shelves for clothes. * Second bedroom with two beds of 1.05 m X 1.90 m, which can be joined together to form a king size bed. Air conditioning, safety box, table with one chair and shelves for clothes. * Second bedroom uses the second bathroom with the entrance from the living room. * Living room with cable TV, DVD, books, two sofas and a central table. * The kitchen has: Toaster, coffee maker, blender, electrical water heater, stove, smoke extractor. Table with 6 benches. * Outside door there is bench with small table, two hammocks and one table with 4 chairs to eat outside. * Casa de Mathias has two very kind female dogs, one of them, Luz, were give it to the owners's childs when she was only one month, she born in Galapagos, from the highlands of Santa Cruz. The other one, Alma, was rescaed from the streets of Puerto Ayora. More
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About the Owner
Mathias E
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
The owners will be available during your stay, will give it to you the keys, explain how the apartments works and offer you some tips and explanations about what places you can visit during your stay if you dont have anything organized. We recomend you to organize your trip with anticipation true and agency.
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

My friend and I came to Galápagos for 5 days, which included 3 days of scuba diving. We were able to workout a terrific package deal with Maria(owner of Casa de Mathias) and the dive shop. When we got there Maria greeted us immediately, showed...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Peter W
Management response:Responded 26 August 2018

Thanks for your comments. You were such a nice persons!!! very kind, always with a smile. Thanks for been with us! you are always welcome!.

Reviewed 5 July 2018

Casa de Mathias was the perfect base for our short stay at Puerto Ayora. Our group of four had a delightful 2 BR & 2 bath cottage with a spacious kitchen, dining, and living room area. The location was convenient to the main tourist areas,...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Deann05
Management response:Responded 26 August 2018

Thank you for the comments, always a pleasure to have people like you.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Everything is amazing about this listing! First of all the Location-very close to the beach-walking distance to Charles Darwin Foundation where they have 2 amazing beaches! Hosts Mathias and Maria and their family-they are very warm, welcoming, very helpful! Mathias owns Scuba Iguana dive shop...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank LoveHappinessPeace
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stayed as a family in a very spacious apartment. The furniture, the interior and even the outside - everything was made with a lot of details like it is your proper home. We enjoyed the hammocks in front of the house. The kitchen was...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank jumpingflo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Mathias and Maria are very good hosts. Mathias speaks English, German and Spanish. We stayed for three days with a family of 6. The rooms are very spacious, quiet and very clean. Mathias and Maria were very helpful and showed us to places to go...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Edwin_17314
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Housekeeping Included
Blender
Safe
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
TV
Shared Garden
Microwave
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Casa de Mathias is close to the entrance of Charles Darwin Station and the beach of the station, we are close to Charles Darwin avenue were most of the main shops and restaurants are.
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You can walk or use our bikes to go around Puerto Ayora.
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