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Casa de Mathias - Suite

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
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.

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About the Owner, Mathias E
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 23 reviews and 2 properties
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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First off, the pictures don't do it justice. The rooms are wonderful, the outside courtyard area is beautiful and very relaxing. And the hosts, Maria and Mathius are fantastic - just like family. And Maria is like having your own personal travel agent. She is great at arranging tours, etc. There are free bikes available for riding into town if...

Management response:

Thank you very much for your comments. Was a pleasure to help you with. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We wish you a wonderful year and hope to see you again!. María and Mathias


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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

The location is excellent - walking distance to the National Parks, beaches and town centre. The accommodation is spacious, very clean and comfortable, the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring the island. The owners Mathias and Maria were super helpful, nothing was too much trouble, thank you to you both. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

Management response:

Thank you!, was a pleasure for us to have a guests like you! You are a wonderful persons!. Have a great year!! Maria and Mathias


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Kim D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Fabulous place close to scuba iguana diving, perfect kitchen to make meals, bikes provides on the house

Management response:

Dear Kim, we are very happy that you have been able to enjoy our accommodation. Thank you and hope to see you again! Mathias and Maria


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 9:00 AM
We do not allow parties in to the property. We do not allow other people, apart of our guests, get in to the property, unless we are agree due to an special situation. The Owners...
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
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USD 97
4 Jan 2018 -
31 Dec 2018
2 nights
USD 107
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How to get there
Casa de Mathias is located in the south part of Santa Cruz island (Puerto Ayora),
40 minutes by taxi or bus from Itabaca Channel located between Baltra island and north side of Santa Cruz island. The nearest airport to get to Santa Cruz is in Baltra.

The address of Casa de Mathias is Barrio El Eden, Calle Fragata 014 y Scalecia. Close to El Eden Park.
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