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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 3 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 3  Type: Apartment
Galeodan Penthouse Suite, San Cristobal, Galapagos
TripAdvisor property ID 3277200

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in San Cristobal today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1155 to as high as $1435, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 19, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Sean K.

Tourist License: 2001501227

Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top San-cristobal,-galapagos-islands Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features


  • Sea view

Kitchen


  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (27)

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“Outstanding Accomodations”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2014

We started our land-based tour of the Galapagos in San Cristobal and stayed at the Galeodan Penthouse Suite for 3 nights. We were traveling as a family of four with 2 adults and 2 children (8 & 6). The accomodations were perfect for us. The location is excellent, very convenient to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno as well as to the Interpretation Center, Playa Mann, and Cerro Tijeretas (awesome snorkeling & views). The suite itself is spacious and includes a kitchenette which was nice to have for breakfast and feeding the kids. The bathroom is also very nice. The owners kept the suite very clean, which was wonderful since we've stayed in plenty of places where that isn't a priority. The balcony is a great place to relax (our kids loved it) and enjoy the beautiful views. What really makes this place shine, however, is the care, attention, and effort the owners put into this place and to your stay. I can't speak highly enough of Sean and Maria Elena. Sean was exceptionally helpful in planning this first part of our trip to the Galapagos. He was very prompt with his replies to my emails regarding our booking and suggestions for our trip planning and was there to meet us at the airport when we arrived. He also handled booking our Highlands Tour of San Cristobal and our flight to Isabela on Air Zab, both of which went very well. I highly recommend staying at the Galeodan Penthouse Suite! It is an excellent place to stay on San Cristobal and for us was the perfect place to get our bearings as we started our Galapagos adventure!

“Clean, great view, perfect location.”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2014

I was in San Cristobal on a fun vacation with my brother. We stayed in San Cristobal for 4 nights and absolutely loved the penthouse suite! The room had an incredible view that overlooked the ocean! The balcony had a hammock which was perfect to relax in. The room itself was open and had a functional kitchen. The bathroom was extremely clean and was very nice. (a lot of the other hotels i looked at bathrooms looked old and disgusting) So it was nice to have a bathroom that felt like home. I will say if you are used to sleeping in a pitch dark room this suite isn't for you. The room has a ton of windows and not all them have curtains, and the ones that do they are very sheer. Other than that it was great! The owners are very friendly and made us feel like family. They were very knowledgeable of the city and gave us great advice on places to see, do, and eat! You must go eat at The Bamboo Inn (about a 4 min walk away from suite) great chef we ate there 5 times while we there.

“What a wonderful place to stay with such helpful hosts.”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2014

Our hosts were so helpful, which started before we even arrived. They helped us get accommodations in Guayaquil before we flew over to the islands. Once we were there, they picked us up at the airport and got a Taxi for us, arranged a tour to Kicker Rock so we could swim with the sharks and arranged a Taxi tour of the highlands. Sean's son even taught our daughter how to surf. Maria Elena left novels which was great because I had finished the ones I brought. Our apartment was new with a very comfortable king bed, beautiful bathroom and a very workable kitchen. We were on the third floor and could rest during siesta time reading and swinging on the hammock outside under the covered deck while watching the boats come into the harbor. We were minutes from the beach and the ice cream store. Our college age daughter stayed in the additional bed that was in the apartment. The big open liviing-room accommodated a small gathering of 6. Sean and Maria Elena were the perfect hosts. Our rental was cleaned daily and kept in beautiful shape. They were available if we needed them and yet we had our privacy. Our biggest disappointment was when we had to pack up 2 days before we left because someone eles had rented the rental. We would highly recommend this rental. Please be aware that is on the third floor so walking up steps is required. Not a problem for us at all and we are in our late 50"s.

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind words - It's easy to forget what a privilege it is to live here but seeing you all have so much fun and sharing your amazement really brings it home. We are particularly flattered that you decided to stay with us, even though you would have to move elsewhere for your last 2 days. And it's on that point, if you'll excuse my fussing, that I'd just like to offer a clarification. In the main section, you mention your disappointment at having to leave early and, for a moment, someone might think we had sent you packing because we took another booking after you had booked - Which would be inexcusable. In the "Liked best" and "Liked least" sections you leave no doubt that the other booking had been made first. But FlipKey doesn't show those bits and so someone reading the review on FlipKey could maybe, just possibly, get the wrong impression. Of course, and I would like to stress this: there is no way you could have foreseen that possibility and I'm probably over-analyzing anyway (you can put that down to my previous career). Funnily enough, as you know, the other guests moved their arrival forward by one day but could not move in because you were already booked. It's rather frustrating for us too, having just the one Suite, but we are building more suites and soon we will be able to accommodate everyone. So do come back next year - And bring company!

“Perfect Stay! Lovely place!”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

First, we had a great experience and an awesome time! Perfect Stay in San Cristobal and a wonderful trip! Second, I give this experience 5 star based on the services we received from the property owner and the personnel on board of the yacht “Eric”. The property owners of the penthouse suite are very nice and thoughtful; they were easy to deal and assisted us with everything from where we should have dinner, to being personally escorted from the airport! The Penthouse suite has everything you need to enjoy your stay. It is fully equipped, very modern and immaculate! They have a 300 degree deck overlooking the ocean front and the highlands. If you are outdoor persons, the penthouse suite is in a perfect location. You are within walking distance to the water front, where you can find all the excursions; (diving tours, kayaking, etc.), Playa Mann (small private beach) and a beautiful hike that will lead you to a perfect snorkeling cove very calm and secluded, followed by a private beach. The Galapagos Islands are a Providence of Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands are absolutely amazing!

“Wonderful Harbor View”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2014

This was a perfect relaxation spot after our Galapagos cruise. Sean was very easy to work with through the booking process and even took care of booking our ferry from Santa Cruz. He met us at the pier in San Cristobal when we arrived and made us feel at home. The room is spacious and very clean. The view is the best part by far and is fantastic. We enjoyed watching the sunset each night before heading out to dinner. It's a quick five minute walk to downtown and the nearest beach (Playa Mann) is just down the street.

“Large spacious and a gret view”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2013

This was the best place we have ever stayed for the price and the view. The room was very spacious and the view was absolutely breath taking. It over looked the harbor and had a spectacular view of the sunset. The best part was the hospitality of the owners, they really wanted to and actually made you feel at home. They met us at the airport, escorted us to our fishing boat and saw us off on our cruise. If you are going to visit the Galapagos I would highly recommend you spend a few days here.

“Perfect stay”

Reviewed 16 Dec 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed with Sean and Maria at their fantastic top floor apartment in San Cristobal this past September. Our stay could not have been better. The house is easily within walking distance of the town and the trip from the airport is short. In fact we ended up walking all the way to the airport on the other side of town one day while exploring the town. So everything is nice and close (don't worry, you never hear a plane it's still plenty far enough away). The apartment is clean and perfect for a couple to stay in. There's also a nice living room area and kitchen all in the one room. The balcony in front of the window is a great way to sit back and watch the sun go down over the harbour. As many others have said, the view when you wake up is spectacular. Big open windows staring right out over the bay. Be ready to meet the wildlife almost immediately once you leave the house and head into town. You'll get to chat with the sea lions as you walk down to the waterfront. Try the Mojitos at Casa Blanca. I wasn't a fan of this drink until I had one here. They pick the mint fresh from a little garden in front of the patio. A visit to the Galapagos exceeds all expectations. It is absolutely an amazing place to be and San Cristobal is a great island to stop in for a less stressful and slower pace of life. A perfect way to relax. Spend at least 3 full days if not more (we spent 4 days)! Don't be in a rush to see everything on every island. Relax and take an island in and enjoy it's people and landscape. If you visit San Cristobal, stay here at the Galeodan with Sean and Maria. There's absolutely no better place to stay. Regards, Peter

“100% Recomendable”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2013

Era primera vez que iba a Galapagos y la verdad como no conocía mucho todo lo busque por internet, así fue que me dieron el dato de María Elena quien me ofreció este penthouse. Es al lado de todo, a 7 minutos a pie ya estás al lado del muelle, de la playa o bien de la ciudad. La limpieza del lugar es perfecta, tiene de todo para poder cocinar si se quisiera, las comodidades están bien resueltas. El lugar es bien amplio y con una completa privacidad. La vista da directamente al muelle por lo que los amaneceres y atardeceres se hacen dignos de ver. Volvería a arrendar ahí?, sin ninguna duda.

“An Incredible Stay!”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2013

My husband and I spent a week at the Galeodan Penthouse Suite for our honeymoon and had an incredible time! Maria Elena was extremely helpful and treated us as if we were a part of the family. We spent most days waking up to the incredible view of the sunrise, going out surfing with Julio, spending the afternoon adventuring around the trails and beaches, then ending the night with drinks on the patio watching the sunset. Maria Elena arranged a couple of day tours for us to Isla Lobos and The Highlands. I highly recommend both! Again, I cannot say enough good things about our stay and the Keegan's hospitality. I recommend the penthouse for any type of vacation and any length of stay! You won't regret it!

“An unforgettable trip on San Cristobal!”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

Where do I start? The Galeondan Penthouse Suite in San Cristobal is quite a lovely place to stay while visiting the island. It is newly built, with many modern features including, a full kitchen, air conditioning, and comfortable beds. Sean and Maria Elena are wonderful people and hosts that do everything in their power to make sure that you have everything you need and that you are completely satisfied during your stay. They prepare breakfast for you every morning and bring it you your room, where you can sit out on the balcony and enjoy the gorgeous views over looking the harbor. All of the shops and restaurants are in walking distance from the Penthouse and if you decide to take a taxi, one can be hailed for only one U.S. Dollar. I would highly recommend Galeondan Penthouse Suite to any travelers that are heading to San Cristobal in the near future. In my opinion, you cannot ask for better!

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