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Giant Tortoises in garden of the house. MonteMar

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Ready to spend your time in Galapagos amongst Giant Tortoises during your stay? Ready to stay in the real Galapagos, in a peaceful, natural environment, full of confort, that is close to town but far from the noise? Then MonteMar-Casa Pinzón is what you need. MonteMar hosts the first ecoefficient, high end, modern house in Galapagos. It is the ultimate in off the grid, sustainable living with solar energy and rainwater catchment systems. Enjoy preparing meals with fresh local ingredients in the fully equipped kitchen. MonteMar is a 43 acres farm that is 100% solar, 100% organic and produces and treats its own water and waste. MonteMar is located in the Giant Tortoise Reserve so from June until December we have tortoises in the wild wondering around the property. Montemar is the perfe...Ready to spend your time in Galapagos amongst Giant Tortoises during your stay? Ready to stay in the real Galapagos, in a peaceful, natural environment, full of confort, that is close to town but far from the noise? Then MonteMar-Casa Pinzón is what you need. MonteMar hosts the first ecoefficient, high end, modern house in Galapagos. It is the ultimate in off the grid, sustainable living with solar energy and rainwater catchment systems. Enjoy preparing meals with fresh local ingredients in the fully equipped kitchen. MonteMar is a 43 acres farm that is 100% solar, 100% organic and produces and treats its own water and waste. MonteMar is located in the Giant Tortoise Reserve so from June until December we have tortoises in the wild wondering around the property. Montemar is the perfect family destination, where your family can experience adventure, walk and bike the rural roads, observe the wildlife or just relax and enjoy the view and peaceful environment. It is also a great getaway for honeymooners to enjoy this romantic paradise. Montemar is also a working farm that utilizes sustainable practices to produce highland Galapagos coffee, fresh eggs, beef, plantains, citrus, avocados, peppers, and papaya. Feel free to inquire and participate in the daily farm activities. Montemar is located in El Carmen, 14 km from the port of Puerto Ayora which is approximately 15 minutes away via taxi ($7-10). Puerto Ayora is a beautiful seaside town with restaurants, souvenir shops, markets, and the world famous Charles Darwin Research Center. Amenities include WiFi/transportation to town and daily house keeping which includes clean linens, towels, laundry, and bottled drinking water. Grocery stocking and food preparation services are available upon request at additional costs. Montemar is a great base to explore the Galapagos Islands. We can arrange visits to the different islands and activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, wildlife viewing or customized special requests. The houses have been designed to permit your rest and relaxation in a private place that is at the same time near natural attractions internationally recognized. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Water Views
Blender
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
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Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Playground
Wi-Fi
Trampoline
Internet Access
Patio
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

We had been booked into the MonteMar by a relative of the owner who described it as a wonderful five star hotel. Imagine our pleasant surprise to arrive in a coffee plantation with a yard full of giant Galapagos tortoises! There are hotel amenities--comfortable beds,...More

Thank Stephen P
Reyna O, VR Owner at Giant Tortoises in garden of the house. MonteMar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Dear Stephen, It was a honor to host you in MonteMar. The conference was a success and people were so inspired by your knowledge and wisdom. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Galapagos and hope to see you soon. Best regards,

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Our stay at this tortoise sanctuary was wonderful. Our host Reyna was very helpful and accommodating. Lodging was unique and well appointed.

Thank Diane J
Reyna O, VR Owner at Giant Tortoises in garden of the house. MonteMar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thanks Diane for choosing MonteMar. It was a pleasure to host you.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I had the pleasure of staying at MonteMar in December for a yoga retreat. It was a quiet, peaceful, welcoming refuge at the end of each full day of exploring the Galapagos archipelago. Our hostess was gracious and fun, the food local, fresh and delicious,...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 July 2017

MonteMar is a beautiful property outside of the main town on Santa Cruz (about a 20 min drive). It consists of two villas (small bungalows) and the owner's house, plus lots of green space where wild giant tortoises roam among native plants / trees. The...More

Thank WeylandFamily
Reyna O, VR Owner at Giant Tortoises in garden of the house. MonteMar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks for choosing us for your vacation. It was a pleasure sharing our property with you. Hope you arrived safe back home.

Reviewed 20 January 2016

I cannot say enough great things about this incredible house, location and owners. We stayed 3 nights and did not want to leave. We loved the location so much, we opted out of a day trip to enjoy the property for an entire, relaxing day....More

Thank CariTurner
Reyna O, VR Owner at Giant Tortoises in garden of the house. MonteMar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thanks you Cari for your visit. We enjoyed having you at MonteMar!!!

About the Owner
Reyna O
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
Availability
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