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Modern solar-powered ocean view retreat in the Galapagos highlands

El cascajo, Islas Galápagos, Ecuador
Rates from USD $2198 | Monthly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From June 27, 2022 until June 26, 2023

About

Relax on two large decks with expansive views of the ocean all the way to Floreana and Santa Fé. At times you can hear the sound of distant surf from the decks. The upper deck has a roofed area for protection from the sun and rain. The first floor is set up with a writer’s desk and double bed, while the top floor contains a modern kitchen, queen bed and a sofa large enough to function as a bed. Comfortable sleeping for 4 guests. Large windows, beautiful wooden surfaces and a skylight create an extraordinary atmosphere. The tasteful ambience invites you to relax and offers plenty of space for creative work. We provide hammocks and places outside to sit in the shade and have a bonfire. Located only 15 km from Puerto Ayora (20 minute taxi ride), it is a great place to relax in a rural Galapagos highlands setting away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, large refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, citrus press and all cooking utensils you may need. You can walk around the property to pick lemons, papayas, bananas, plantains, lemongrass, peppermint, chilis and much more. Safe drinking water is provided by a 5-stage reverse osmosis water purification system with UV-sterilizer that filters our own rain water. Warm water is generated by a powerful solar panel. Our off-grid house is running on 100% solar-panel energy, which provides reliable electricity at all times, as well as a reliable internet connection, which is ideal for those who want to work away from home. The endemic Scalesia and Guayabillo trees scattered throughout the property provide shade and habitats for birds. Staying at our farm will give you the opportunity to see up to 8 different species of Darwin’s finches, as well as other bird species. The nearest neighbours are about 250 and 500 m away, respectively, and there is hardly any artificial light at night. So, you can gaze at the stars and listen to the night birds, like barn owls and the Galapagos storm petrel. The beautiful Garrapatero beach is 7 km away and can be reached by taxi, biking or walking. Please note that this is a working organic farm. Since we do not use any herbicides, the control of invasive weeds is done by a motorized weed trimmer, which represents 90% of the farm work conducted. We will avoid working close to the house while you stay there but if you are staying for an extended period of time, we will consult with you to find a time to do the land maintenance that suits you best. Also, an occasional cockroach, (harmless) millipede, gecko or ant in the house is not a sign of insufficient hygiene but of a healthy natural environment free of chemicals… ;-) A taxi ride to Puerto Ayora (15 km) takes 20 minutes and costs $10. We provide phone numbers of reliable taxi drivers. You also can walk the 750 m to the main road and flag a taxi or bus. You may also call or flag a taxi for your trip to the beautiful Garrapatero beach. I can help with information and contacts for day trips to other parts of Santa Cruz or to other islands, for bike rides and much more.

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
1

Offices
1

Size
98 m2

Suited For
4

Property Type
House

Availability

From June 27, 2022 until June 26, 2023

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: House is not available for rent Dec 23 to Jan 3 and Jan 13-29

Location

House in El cascajo, Islas Galápagos, Ecuador

Neighborhood

Cascajo

Nearby Cities

Santa Cruz

Comments: Modern 2-story wooden solar-powered house with ocean view with filtered rain water and good internet. Overlooking an organic 4.5 hectare cacao farm, creating a beautiful ambience that invites you to relax and offers plenty of space for creative work

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2198 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Dedicated work space available with ergonomic chair, good internet and a lot of natural light. Additional 70 m2 of porch space available with hammocks to relax. Pick bananas or papayas while you walk the trails and watch the Darwin's finches.

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is allowed

A car is not available

Comments: The house is suitable for kids older than 3 year, Galapagos is a National Park area, pets are not allowed to be brought in and there is no car rental. All transport is by (affordable) taxi services or cheap bike rental. You can flag a bus on the road

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Refrigerator

Washer

Dryer

Comments: Located only a 10 minute walk to the next village with shopping options and a 20 minute taxi ride to the town of Puerto Ayora, it is a great place to work or relax in a rural Galapagos highlands setting away from the hustle and bustle of the town

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