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Ocean View Balcony Two Bedroom Suite

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type hotel suites
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The ocean view balcony two bedroom at Torre Mar Galapagos is one of our most popular holiday rentals. This unit is located on the fourth level offers a private balcony with wonderful views and has easy access to the ocean view social terrace. This nicely appointed Galapagos vacation home provides you with all the comforts of home when you are traveling. The apartment is more spacious than a hotel room, this two bedroom with open concept living/dining/kitchen area provides you with privacy in your own space. You will stay comfortable in the tropics, the apartment has air conditioning and ceiling fans. The Master Bedroom has a 1 King Bed. The second guest bedroom is fitted with two double beds.

The central location and the attention to detail make your stay at Torre Mar Galapagos a perfect choice for an active family adventure, a fun relaxed tropical vacation with friends, or a romantic get a away.

More Details

Donna Daugherty
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Donna Daugherty

Donna is from Indiana and John is a Galapagos native. They are raising their son in the Galapagos Islands. Donna graduated from Purdue and is a Hoosier at heart. Growing up in the Galapagos, John was inspired to study biology and became a Galapagos National Park Guide, now work over 20 years as a professional naturalist. They can offer you a wonderful Galapagos experience.

Donna Daugherty purchased this hotel suites in 2005

Why Donna Daugherty chose Puerto Ayora

Can't beat Galapagos and the quality stay you will have at Torre Mar Galapagos!! Donna and John built Torre Mar. The project was completed in 2006. They were each involved in the details of the constitution resulting is a quality property offering the comforts of home in an island in the Pacific. The staff at Torre Mar Galapagos is also dedicated to offer our guests a high standard of service.

What makes this hotel suites unique

The Galapagos was designated a World Heritage site. These amazing islands have sparked the interest of scientist, photographers, and nature lovers from around the world. 97% of the island are a national park surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary.

Come enjoy the enchanted islands with a wealth of things to do. If you are looking to get away from it all just come and relax in this remote tropical paradise.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel suites rental in Puerto Ayora

Property Type:
  • hotel suites
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Linens provided. Hand soup and body shampoo.
  • We provide bath towels, biodegradable body shampoo and hand soup. Facial clothes & tissues. Solar powered hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Access to ocean view balcony from bedroom.
    Guests Bedroom - 2 double bed , Access to ocean view balcony from bedroom.
  • Each bedroom has balcony access. Port-a-crib available upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartments have solar powered hot water and A/C, these amenities are rare in Galapagos.


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Ocean View Balcony Two Bedroom Suite
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Manistee, Michigan

Count Not Have Been Happier

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. The location was perfect and the apartment was beautiful. Donna could not have been more helpful. The rooftop deck is fabulous. We made dinner on the grill one night and ate up there. Donna made all the arrangements for our arrival and departure from the airport which certainly simplified things. Santa Cruz is not your typical "grab a cab at the airport" arrival. Everything you need is very close.

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

Good location, safe, spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

Your bi-lingual hosts live on site and are extremely knowledgeable about the entire area. They can arrange day trips anywhere you want to go and can suggest things you might not have thought of in advance.

The apartment is safe, clean, spacious and comfortable. The separate AC units mean that one can choose the temperature. The kitchen is large and well-equipped. The social patio is ideal for relaxing with an ocean view. There is no elevator, but the owners gladly assist with luggage. The apartment is close to a good bakery and a fruit and vegetable market and just a short distance away from the ocean.

We highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitoba, Canada

Splendid views, exceptional comfort, perfect owners!!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to get the penthouse in Torre Mar. Everything is so clean and elegantly unfussy, perfect in heat and humidity. We ate, drank and lounged on the beautiful balcony with views across town to the bay and out to San Cristobel Island. Windows and front balcony made for views in every direction. Inside we had all we needed- space, airiness, equipment, comfort.

Right from the get-go months ago, Donna was wonderfully responsive and helpful. Then she met us with damp face cloths and passionfruit juice- and introductory information! Very special! John was like a friendly neighbour, attentive and keen to make our experience special. We have stayed in many VRBOs; this was our most luxurious in a unique spot on the planet.

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect home base on Santa Cruz!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed four nights at the Torre Mar in late May of 2016. Donna and John were terrific from the first contact through finding us the best way back to the Baltra airport. They even arranged for our driver to stop at some of the attractions in the highlands on our way into Puerto Ayora! We found everything to be as advertised. We loved the rooftop terrace for grilling and dining on fresh local seafood or getting to socialize with some of the other guests in the evenings. The views were fantastic! We loved the central, neighborhood location. It was a short walk to Charles Darwin Avenue, a bakery, the Saturday market, the popular outdoor "restaurant street", and the head of the trail to Tortuga Bay! The truck-taxis are certainly abundant, but we enjoyed walking. The beds were very comfortable, and having separate remote controlled air conditioning for each bedroom was a definite plus. For two families with children, both second floor apartments would be a nice setup. We would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this apartment to everyone who wants to go to the Galapagos and stay at Santa Cruz Island. First thing, Donna was so helpful and always available to answer our questions, arrange excursions and taxis. The apartment is bigger than it appears in the photos and it is nice to have air conditioning. A short walk to the pier and the main street with the restaurants. The common area was fantastic for grilling. We stayed 8 nights and took day trips and were sorry when we had to leave. The snorkeling was fantastic: tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, sea lions, lobster, rays, etc. The combination fishing charters and snorkeling trips were our favorite, as the boat went fast to the destination. Don't miss the frigates and blue footed boobies!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was excellent

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely, comfortable and clean. It was within walking distance of restaurants, shops and the docks. There were small convenience stores very close. Donna was very helpful in providing information both before the trip and when we arrived. We have no complaints and would certainly recommend it for people staying on the island.

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

At Torre Mar Galapagos you will find our accommodations offer all the comforts of home. If you are looking for a home rental for your holiday in Galapagos Islands Torre Mar offers unique Galapagos luxury suites. Our suites offer more space and amenities then a traditional hotel room.

We are conveniently located in the port town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Guests can experience breath taking ocean and island views from the social terrace. There are several restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. Torre Mar is the perfect Galapagos location.

The quaint town of Puerto Ayora is the perfect choice for land based exploration of the Galapagos or as an extension after a cruise. Santa Cruz Island offers many visitor opportunities and it is also a central point for day excursions to other islands. As an independent traveler you can choose to have an active vacation or relax and enjoy this unique paradise. Located on Academy Bay and surrounded by the Galapagos National Park many of the “must sees” in Galapagos are near by.

Torre Mar is perfect for a romantic get away, family adventure or trip with friends to the unique Galapagos Islands. When you book with Torre Mar you will receive a pre-trip Galapagos information packet that will assist you with planning your trip.

Galapagos is an amazing place to experience interaction with wildlife and with a land based tourism you get the opportunity to have a unique experience with both nature and local culture.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$20.22 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance AU$79.53

There is a $25 charge for an additional guest for parties over 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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