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Bay House: - La casa di Furio en Galapagos

Villa seen from dock
5.0 of 5 bubbles
62 reviews
Villa seen from dock
View from Ocean
View from Path
Whirlpool and infinity pool
View from Balcony
Bay view from villa
Bar-BQ Area
Living and dining room
Living room
Living room
Dining Area
Leading stair to first floor & kitchen
First Floor:Lobby with castle beds
West Bedroom
West Bedroom
West bedroom bath
West bedroom bathtub
East bedroom
East bedroom bath
Garden Depandance
View from Garden Depandance
Depandance Bedroom
Depandance Bedroom Closet & Desk
Depandance Bathroom & Shower
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4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
Welcome to the Galapagos

The Bay House is nestled in a pristine bay on the edge of Punta Estrada, the exclusive neighborhood on the stunning Galapagos island of Santa Cruz.
Home to Furio Valbonesi and his delightful dog Tornado, this charming self-catering villa is available for short term rental for families and groups of up to 8 people.

"I invite you to explore the myriad wonders of Galapagos' unique eco-system from the comfort of my home. Since first arriving on the islands in 1973, it has been my dream to create a home in this secluded corner of paradise.
Ten years ago this dream became reality and for the past few years I opened the doors to visitors from across the world. Do take a look around this website for a taste of what is in store for you should you choose this great villa as your base for visiting the islands....
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About the Owner, FURIO V
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 48 days ago
Listed since : May 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 62 reviews and 1 property
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  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Centennial, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Our family of 6 adults stayed 10 days at Furio's Villa and we couldn't be any happier. We wanted to find THE PERFECT getaway to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. Surely, the Galapagos was an all-time best vacation location and Furio's Bay House was THE BEST place to stay on the Islands! From the first contact, Furio was quick to...

Management response:

Dear Robert, Thank you for your kind review.It has been a privilege for me to have you as my guests and to have the opportunity to know your wonderful family.As I told you while you were here,I hope to have you again as my very special personal guests in the very near future.I promise, you will not regret it! All...


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Sherren M...
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

If you want to experience the warmth and hospitality that Furio provides - including his culinary skills - his spacious and homely residence (as opposed to a boring, clinical hotel room) furnished with his families antiques all the way from Italy. All you have to do while you're there is sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet of the...

Leticia K
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I traveled with my husband and teenage daughter to Galapagos this summer for two weeks and spent 6 nights at this wonderful home in Puerto Aroyo, Santa Cruz. The home was spacious and extremely comfortable, the perfect respite after our daily excursions to other islands. We especially enjoyed our short walks from the villa to the port/town center water taxi...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
18 Dec 2017 -
3 Jan 2018
Christmas Rate
7 nights
4 Jan 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Standard 2018 Rate
5 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
IMPORTANT :Rate include 10% service.It does not include 14% Government Taxes that are fully refundable to foreign tourists :VAT will be fully refunded to your Credit Card after leaving the country, upon presentation of rental Invoice at airport..
Security Deposit usd 500
Housekeeping service, towels and bathroom amenities included.Four hours Housekeeping Service available every day except on sundays and national holidays.
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About the neighbourhood
The villa is in the exclusive and pristine Barrio Punta Estrada,right on the ocean. Close by are the three best restaurants, the German Beach and Just behind the villa is the Salt Lagoon with Flamingos,lava gulls,american oyster catcher and more birds.

Right behind the villa,passing by the Salt Lagoon,is the path to Las Grietas,a crystal clear water canyon,great for swimming.

On the bay just from the house,you can see sea lions,marine iguanas,blue footed boobies,frigate birds,pelicans and more.

When swimming in bay you can see manta rays,baby sharks sea turtles,marine iguanas,sea lions and a variety of fishes.With the Kayak you can go to La Playa de los Perros and to the love channel
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Baltra Airport: 40.0 km
Ferry: Academy Bay Tourist Dock: 0.8 km
In Puerto Ayora take a water taxi at the Tourist Dock to the Finch Dock (3 minutes ride) and then walk to the villa (about 10 minutes) following signs to Las Grietas,passing by the German Beach.The villa is right at the beginning of the path to Las Grietas.
Or take a water taxi straight to the villa's dock;,about 7 minutes ride.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.4 km.
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