$458 / night
Total guests, Nights

Mimosa – Home 3755304 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Mimosa is a superb 10-person villa in the exclusive Punta Estrada side of Puerto Ayora. This house is snugly positioned two-minutes walk away from the port, the beach and two of the best restaurants in town. Walking is the only way in the vicinity as there are no roads and hence, no traffic. The only way to reach this neighborhood is to take a 5-minute water taxi ride from the busier Puerto Ayora.

After ten years of successfully letting out our home, ‘The Cactuspad’, (see the reviews on our Flipkey listing), we decided to move back in. This left us with a great demand for the renowned service we’ve provided, and the logical next step in taking on a new rental!

We are thrilled with Mimosa due to its superiority, comfort, attention to detail and fine housekeeper who keeps the place looking like new! She visits 3 times a week but for an additional $5/hour, she could come daily.

With a pleasant sea-breeze, views over the ocean, four huge, comfortable, on-suite rooms, this recently converted bed & breakfast is ideal for a couple of families looking for a beach vacation in the tourist capital of Galapagos!

With its dedicated housekeeper, you can relax and enjoy an idyllic, self-catering vacation without the hassles of house maintenance.

We charge a minimum for one week ($2,000) unless gaps are available, and you can start on any day of the week if there is availability. Please enquire after additional nights which are charged at $286/night. For periods of less than a week, we have a $400/night rate, minimum 3 nights.

We have a travel agency called Galapex, and can help you sort out the flights from the mainland if you wish. This is sometimes tricky to organize from outside of Ecuador! We also work out tours in Galapagos and Ecuador with a great insight into the cruises, being naturalist guides ourselves.

In addition to Mimosa, we are also renting Orchidea: a 2-bedroom condo in the other part of town! Please ask for details.

We hope you enjoy Mimosa, an affordable, brilliant alternative to the traditional cruises of Galapagos.

There are currently problems with the internet service on the island. The demand is high and the service is very limited due to infrastructure. The result is that the internet is almost non-existent during the day. I've found that very early morning, between 3-6am, the internet is reasonable.

During the day, messaging works but downloading any pages just doesn't happen.

If and when resolved, this will be updated.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Full baths


  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 12:00, Check out time: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Paul M.
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Calendar last updated:
21 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish





28 reviews

Very Good

“Fine spot to enjoy Puerto Ayora.”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2019

Lots of good things to say about the rental. The booking process was easy. Paul was helpful. The arrival information was detailed and specific. Extras (pickup for our whole group after arrival) were h… More

“La mejor opción para estar como en mi casa”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2015

Viajamos 8 amigos, 4 parejas a Isla Galápagos sin conocer nada. La casa es excelente, muy bien ubicada, práctica, cómoda, esta equipada con todo lo que se necesita para vivir conf… More

“The best place to see the Galapagos, if you are not on a boat.”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

We just finished a week staying at Mimosa on Puerto Ayora, We had a group of 20 somethings to seniors and all agreed it is one of our best trips. The little ferry service across the bay is charming,… More

“Buena estadía pero con algunos inconvenientes”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2014

El dueño de la propiedad, Paul, nos permitió alojarnos allí una semana teniendo en cuenta que habíamos alquilado Orchidea pero tenía vacía Mimosa. Fue muy gen… More

“An Amazing Honeymoon!”

Reviewed 29 Dec 2013

Our stay at Mimosa was fantastic! Paul arranged a driver to meet us at the airport and bring us to Mimosa. Which we found to be a very helpful and stress free after a long day of travel. When we arri… More

“Spacious, relaxing stay”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2013

We loved staying here, the house is lovely and spacious and we loved the ease of each having our own ensuite. Their is an upmarket restaurant a few metres away or you can take the 5 min water taxi to … More

“Beautiful large house, perfect for group travellers”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2013

Mimosa is a wonderful place to stay. We were a family group with partners ranging from 26 to late 50s and it was perfect for us. The bedrooms are large and all have ensuites. The communal areas are su… More

“Mimosa - how you will be missed”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2013

My husband and I stayed there for our honeymoon. It was a bit big for just us, however, we enjoyed the property very much. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was easy to pay for and find. The… More

“Great house for a family or group”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2013

We stayed at Mimosa for a week in June. We were 7 people and the house met our needs for space and privacy. We loved the location as it was away from the town and the water taxi rides were a novel exp… More

“Great Getaway for Group”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2013

We learned so much from Paul. His excursions were a great value, and his knowledge and passion for the Galapagos made the trip very interesting and fun. The Mimosa house was large and well-equipped. I… More

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view PAUL the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. PAUL (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call PAUL (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send PAUL (the owner) a message.

If PAUL (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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