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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Have just arrived back from two weeks in the Galapagos where we stayed for 3 nights at Jeans Home. We found this to be a lovely quiet and relaxing place to stay. We booked this place because of the good comments below, and the reasonable price compared to other Puerto Ayora hotels. I’m pleased to report that we found the...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 19 May 2012

If you are looking for a serene place to stay in Puerto Ayora away from the noise of town, I highly recommend Jean's Home. This small hotel is a short water taxi ride to Punta Estrada as there are no roads to get to it -- which makes it even more charming. The owner, Gunda Schreyer, will meet you at...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We couldn't have hoped for anything better than Jean's Home. After leaving the noise and overly built up main drag that is Puerto Ayora, and wandering over (2 minute water taxi) to where Jean's Home resides, we were so very happy to find a place so peaceful, comfortable and well priced. Gundi (the owner and hostess) was so very helpful,...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We stayed at Jean's Home in Feb 2012. A full family of 7! (husband, wife, granny and 4 kids ages 9 to 2). We couldn't have asked for anything better!! Being a short water taxi ride (no more than 3 mins) from town (available 24 hs) was not only fun for the kids but relaxing for us to be away...

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Sausalito, California
Reviewed 12 February 2012

My friend Louisa and I spent 3 wonderful days at Jean's Home. Jean's Home is conveniently located, minutes from the dock where water taxis can bring you to town or to the Charles Darwin Station. The location has such easy access to town (just across the bay-5 minutes) but, offers a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and the ability to experience...

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SF
Reviewed 15 January 2012

We stayed at Jeans home mid 2011 on a trip across South America. It was one of our best B&B experiences. it was more like a home. Gundi was extremely helpful from the time she picked us up at the bus stop to giving very useful tips to making us just feel at home. Its really a home so we...

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1Thank sandy123sf
Barbados
Reviewed 11 January 2012

From the moment you first contact Gundi, it is clear that she is not just professional but a warm and welcoming hostess. She met us on the dock at Puerto Ayora and insisted on helping carry our bags from the boat up the path to Jean's Home after a couple of minute's in a little water taxi across the bay....

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Antwerp
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We travel the world since 30 years and Jean's Home is by far the best B&B we 've ever stayed. The rooms are spacious , spotless clean , the beds are made of the highest quality and the showers are the best of whole Ecuador. The owner Gundi is a wonderful women and she makes healthy and very ,very delicious...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2011

If you want good value, clean and comfortable accommodation then this place is a winner. The rooms are spacious and you get a healthy, filling breakfast, all with local ingredients. As it's a short water taxi away from the centre of PA, it's also very quiet and safe too. Gundi offers useful tips and speaks very fluent German and English....

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San Francisco
Reviewed 2 August 2011

This was the perfect place to end our trip to the Galapagos. My wife and I just arrived home from an exceptional trip, punctuated by our stay at Jean's Home. We were met at the docks by Gundi after our boat ride from Isabela. She ushered us into a very cosy and comfortable place, a short boat ride from the...

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jean's Home is a small B&B located on a point called "Punta Estrada", on Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands -----Brief History----- The original house was built by Jean Blaha, an American settler who arrived on the islands in the 70's. She decided to build her home with her own hands, patiently moving lava-rock by lava-rock. In the 90's Jean passed away without completely finishing the construction. She left the house to her friend and current owner Gundi Schreyer, who decided to call it "Jean's Home" in memory and honor of Jean. -----Accommodations:----- The main house consists out of three rooms and a kitchen-living-room area. The kitchen is there for the guests to use and is fully equipped with refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee-machine, pots and pans and everything needed. There is also a television in the living-room. There are three rooms connected directly to the main house. Each of the rooms has air-conditioning and a private bathroom with hot water. There are also two bungalows for up to three people, each with a private bathroom and a small kitchen (the bungalows do not have air-conditioning but several fans and big windows instead). The B&B is surrounded by a natural garden with mostly native and endemic plants. -----Location:----- Jean's Home is located on a point of the island at the end of "Academy Bay" and can be reached by water-taxi. These are available 24/7 and take only a few minutes to get to the point. The neighborhood is a very peaceful place, as there are no cars (only pedestrian pathways) and it is not located in the center of the town. There is a beautiful beach very close by and also a natural crack with cool brackish water where you can swim, only 15-20 minutes away from the B&B. We also have a few restaurants located directly on the point. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jean's Home

Address: Punta Estrada, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Jean's Home Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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“the rooms in the house have air conditioning, the villas do not”
WillM732, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The main house is perfect for families. One bedroom has a kingsize bed, the other queen size and two single beds.”
DoroWitch, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All you can hear is the sea and the birds in the morning. There are no roads but you can get a water taxi just buy waving your arm and be in the town in a few minutes. We stayed in the main building but you can request a private bungalow if you wish.”
COLINBRIONY, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“You can stay in a room in the main house or a self contained bungalow in the garden. We stayed in a room in the house and it was great, but you might have slightly more privacy in one of the self contained bugalows.”
EwanH28, 22 Jun 2013 | Read review
“The rooms in the main house give you extra time with the hostess, Gundi, as she fixes breakfast for those staying in the main house. The bungalows are awesome as well”
Katiejune, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
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