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The Galeodan Penthouse Suite occupies the entire top floor of Casa de Huespedes: Jardin de Helena (Helena's Garden), in a quiet residential neighborhood on the outskirts of town, just 5 minutes’ walk from the center and 2 blocks from San Cristobal’s most popular public beach: Playa Mann.

The space

With windows on all sides and a private wrap-around terrace, the Galeodan Penthouse Suite commands a spectacular view over the port of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and the Pacific Ocean.

At day-break, you can watch the sun rise over the hills of San Cristobal, through the day you can watch the boats come and go and in the evening, you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets from your king-size bed or from your private patio.

The Penthouse can comfortably accommodate 3 guests and if the 3rd guest is a child, under 12 years of age, we will deduct the 3rd person charge.

With a fully equipped kitchenette, you are as independent as you want to be and we stock the suite with all the cooking essentials plus ingredients for a healthy in-room breakfast.

Guest access

Guests have the entire top floor to themselves but birdwatchers in particular may enjoy exploring the 7 undeveloped acres of Helena’s Garden.

Interaction with guests

We live on the premises and are available at any time to ensure you are comfortable and that everything is working.

We ask you: PLEASE to let us know, day or night, if there is anything that you need or that needs fixing.

We own and operate the Galeodan travel agency and the Vivencial Fishing boat: Leodan. We are happy to offer advice on travel, shopping, eating out and exploring: whether on your own or on a guided tour on San Cristobal or other islands.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 32 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 double bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM

We live in a quiet residential neighbourhood.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Paulina User Profile
June 2017
Really awsome place with an unique viw to the bay. Sean is really nice and a great host.

We spent three nights in Sean and Maria Elena's penthouse suite. We found the home easier than we expected, our driver knew exactly where to take us just by mentioning Maria Elena's name. We arrived earlier than the check-in time and the hosts were kind enough to store our bags for us so that we could roam the island and grab a bite to eat. The well appointed suite offers a spacious accommodation and an unbeatable view! The kitchenette was perfect for making breakfast every morning, Sean even stocked the mini fridge with fresh water and some breakfast staples. Sean offered great suggestions for day trips and nearby highlights that are not to be missed. He helped us coordinate a day around the island with a private driver and let us borrow some snorkel gear for our visit to Tijeretas (side note: this was a great snorkeling spot, we were able to swim with Sea Turtles, Sea Lions, and so many colorful fish of all sizes - all on our own, no tour required). We visited during Father's Day weekend, and we were able to be a part of the festivities that the fisherman put on for the holiday. It was such a cool experience to feel like we lived on the Island while we were there. Before we left, Sean gave us a tour of the newer units that are being built. Two of them are actually complete already. If you need something even more spacious, definitely inquire about one of his other rooms - each one takes full advantage of the spectacular views! Our stay here was truly unforgettable, the hosts are so kind and helpful - I highly recommend the Penthouse Suite.

Tracy User Profile
May 2017
Amazing views, very clean, easy walk from the pier. Everything you need is there, and Sean is very helpful.

Pari User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed our last two nights in the Galapagos at Maria and Sean's lovely penthouse suite. The room is large and clean with beautiful panoramic views of the harbor. Having a kitchenette is definitely a bonus although we didn't do much cooking. Breakfast is not included, but we were delighted the room comes stocked with eggs, bread, tea, and coffee. The B&B is only a short 5-minute walk to Playa Mann and the main part of town. Very easy to get around and great communication with the hosts.

Lu User Profile
September 2016
Sean and Maria Elena offered a wonderful stay for our two nights in San Cristobal Island. The views from the penthouse are just amazing and we enjoyed the sunsets from the balcony every night. The place is also very convenient to places to eat (10 min walk) as well as to Playa Mann, which we went to visit the sea lions every morning (2 min walk). The penthouse was also very private and you couldn't tell the owners lived on the floor below. Having them around was also very convenient as if you needed extra water, or snorkel equipment, they would provide it for you. The owners also offered suggestions for places to visit and is also very well connected to various vendors of tours, dive shops etc. We enjoyed our stay at Galeodan suites (aka casa Maria Elena to the locals) and highly recommend it. We would certainly stay here again. Thanks for your hospitality!!!

Jason User Profile
August 2016
A truely memorable experience - From start to finish staying in Sean and Maria Elena's penthouse apartment was perfect. Communications were always fast, helpful and relaxed, and check-in was welcoming and the information provided regarding the apartment, area and island was definitely the best we've come across during all our Airbnb stays around the globe. The location was ideal with respect to the intra-island boats, the airport, with Playa Mann, and the Malecon (both busy with sea lions and Pelicans) just minutes walking away. There are plenty of mini-markets and a great bakery closely too. The area was quiet, the space private, and the building itself was easy to find, opposite a school. The penthouse's outside space and views over Wreck Bay are exceptional with a patio/deck on 3 sides exactly like the photos, with an eating area, and hammock that you can actually use easily! Inside is open plan and very spacious and aside from a quiet ceiling fan, 2 doors can be opened to take advantage of the sea breeze - we barely had to use the air con. The apartment was very well equipped, especially for Galápagos, and for us the penthouse offered a little more luxury than elsewhere on the islands. Sean helped us to arrange an inexpensive half-day tour incorporating all the places to the east we wanted to go including a great recommendation for lunch, and another easy half day can be spent just exploring the headland closeby with the interesting Interpretation centre, various miradors, Punta Carola and Playa Mann. Recommended to anyone looking for a little more space and luxury than normal, with unbeatable views over the harbour. Thanks Sean and Maria Elena.

Pete User ProfilePete is a superhost.
December 2014
Absolutely amazing place to stay in San Cristobal. The photo's don't do it justice, the views are absolutely spectacular from the patio and through out the whole indoor space. Maria and Sean were very welcoming and friendly hosts. Easily one of the best places I've stayed on my travels.

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, EcuadorJoined in September 2013
Maria Elena & Sean User ProfileMaria Elena & Sean is a superhost.

Maria Elena’s mother is from Santa Cruz and her father from San Cristobal, where he is still an active fisherman. Both sides of the family have deep roots in the Galapagos. Maria Elena grew up and worked in the Galapagos before leaving to Canada to further her education and outlook.

Sean was raised in various parts of Africa while schooling in England. Sean is a professional Civil Engineer and has spent over 35 years in construction, including 25 years in Canada, the last 15 of which have been in his own consulting business.

Maria Elena and Sean met in Canada, shortly before Maria Elena accepted an IT posting in Bermuda. Maria Elena and Sean were married in Bermuda and their two sons, who were born in Canada, now enjoy Canadian, Irish and Ecuadorian citizenship.

The Keegan family has been visiting Galapagos regularly since 1996 and moved permanently to San Cristobal in January, 2009.

Languages: English, Español
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Response time: within an hour
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