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Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 10 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 10  Type: House

3 Full baths

TripAdvisor property ID 4299480

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Puerto Ayora today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 37 reviews.

The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 09, 2018, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Janet (English) Or Juan Carlos (Spanish) M.
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Calendar last updated:
09 Jan 2018
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish



Check in time:13:00, Check out time:10:00
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: $500.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Santa-cruz,-galapagos-islands Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Sea view


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 3 Full baths


Reviews (37)

Excellent – based on 37 reviews Excellent
37 reviews

Very Good

“Shangri-La is Shangri-La in Galapagos”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

Shangri-La is a wonderful vacation rental in Galapagos. We stayed for 5 nights with three adults and one child. The house is very spacious with an outdoor patio on each of three floors and feels like a welcoming home. The property grounds are enclosed and quiet. The house and pool were clean and modern. We enjoyed the short "water taxi" rides to/from the busier docks in town and had no problem arranging daily tours and activities. As advertised, the beach is a short walk down the local path - we saw marine iguanas, sting rays, and a sea lion there and were able to do snorkeling. The "Grotto" is also worth the hike. Would recommend for families or couples who like privacy and space without the crowds of the hotels.

“Better than we expected!”

Reviewed 23 May 2013

Stayed from Sun to Wed. We were 8 ppl.House was beautiful,roomy,clean,private oasis.We were able to enjoy the pool,hammocks and comfortable beds. The location is perfect.We loved it!The owner was excellent in communicating w/us and answering all our questions.The Casita was beautiful too! The entire place was charming. Would highly recommend and would love to return.

“Great choice”

Reviewed 2 May 2013

Our family of four rented the house for a week. We loved the location, close to two hotels and restaurants yet private. There were several outdoor areas to enjoy. The pool was the best, large and warm. The house was cleaned every other day. We rarely cooked but the house was well stocked with kitchens necessities. It was absolutely a better choice than any hotel in the area. We would return!


Reviewed 14 Jan 2011

Ideal house to share with friends or family. Great location. The house is located on a residential area, near 2 good hotels and a very nice restaurant, no cars or bikes on the area, only accessible by little water taxis, very cheap ($ 0.60 the ride) available 24 hours. and is just 2 mins walking distance from a nice and calm beach where you can snorkel, kayak or just relax. The house features a nice size pool with BBQ area, nice cover terraces and another one, on the top floor, with a jacuzzi and with a magnificent view of the bay. We asked for a person who help us buying groceries in town and anything we needed. She also cooked for us and it was great! We were 12 persons in total, between family and friends, but 4 teenagers that was easy to accommodate, so I highly recommend this house for families or friends! Sofia

“A great place to stay - highly recommended”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2010

Shangri-La is a great place to stay. It is located only a short boat taxi journey away from the main port in Santa Cruz. It is quiet and relaxing. The owners, Janet and Juan-Carlos are both great and offer lots of advice. Juan-Carlos has been a Galapagos guide for 17 years so is a wealth of knowledge. Lovely, clean accomodation with a great pool! A lovely, quiet beach is only 5 minutes walk away and 'Las Grietas' is a 20min walk from the door. Highly recommended, we would love to go back!

“Best on the island”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2010

Our first trip to Galapagos was made impeccable by Shangri La. We stayed for ten days. We looked around at other options but this was by far the best, in retrospect. The cook/tour guide was both helpful and friendly. The house is well furnished and equipped and we could live like a local, shopping at the twice daily fish market, that is when the fisherman come to dock. Sushi and Ceviche do not come better..... . While everyone says you have to take a tour boat, we are not the tour boat type so we were able to experience both utilizing Shangri La as a base. You can walk to both Finch Bay and other hotels and downtown(such as it is) is a 50 cent boat ride away. We will be back.....

“Privacy, luxury, relaxation and comfort”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2010

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Shangri-La and we didn't want to leave! We made a ritual of relaxing on the top deck to experience the sunset with a glass of wine or cocktail, watching the frigates, finches and pelicans do their evening dance. The place is magical! It's set on "the other side", very close to town (but far enough away), just a boat taxi away - this really adds to the charm. We spent a lot of time reading in the hammock and enjoying the pool. There's a small beach within walking distance as well. The house itself is beautiful - very Galapagos and with all of the comforts of home. I agree with another comment, that the photos really don't do it justice. We have been to Galapagos several times; we've seen the other hotel and vacation home options and Shangri-La is by far, the best.

“Darwins Dream”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2010

What can I say. The Galapagos Islands was a dream trip for me, and my family. Everyday was full of excitement, and adventure. At the end of the day coming home to Shangi-La was a pleasure. The pool was my kids favorite place to be after a day of touring. The house had everything we needed, even games for the kids, and tons of dvd's for all ages. I hope someday to return to Galapagos, and Shangri-La.


Reviewed 6 Jan 2010

From the first phone call with Janet, I knew we were in good hands. The house is clean, big, has a terrific pool with a little jacuzzi and a great veiw from the roof terrace. There were four of us on a work trip but it would be a terrific place to holiday. The house is a small taxi boat ride from the main island but that just added to the appeal for us. Within walking distance of a terrific restaurant. But my favourite memory is of our poolside BBQ at Shangri-La.

“Paradise in the Galapagos”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2010

Imagine waking up to the sound of a soft wind rustling the palm branches, and the early morning call of the native Galapaganian finches and mockingbirds outside your bedroom window as the equatorial sun begins to rise. In the distance, the rhythmic sound of the surf is welcoming you to a new day - your own personal alarm clock as the sun rises in this extraordinary get-away called Shangri La. Shangri La and it's owners provide a beautiful and peaceful retreat home next to the ocean in the Galapagos Islands. It is removed from the hustle and bustle of the main part of town, but close enough to only notice the lack of noise. The home provides all the latest amenities including air conditioning and a full, American-style kitchen. The bedrooms are spacious with ultra- comfortable beds. The house also has a choice of different sitting rooms, both inside and out. Outdoors there is a beautiful pool and lounging area, and also a spacious barbeque and pool bar. It is completely set up for a relaxing stay as well as for entertaining. It is immaculate, with every attention to detail taken care of. The owners are a delightful couple, and make your stay in Shangri La an unforgettable experience. I would go back in a heartbeat. I would highly recommend Shangri La as your rental property in the Galapagos.

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