Punta Estrada Bay

Bay House is situated in the neighbourhood where all the best hotels and restaurant of the island are to be found. It is accessed only by boat or on foot, a 10 minute walk or a 10 minute water taxi ride directly from downtown tourist dock to villa´s private dock.

The bay is a tourist attraction offering the chance to see blue footed boobies, frigate birds, sea turtles, sea lions, marine iguanas, lava gulls, manta rays, baby sharks,great blue herons,american oystercatcher,whimbrels and Darwin finches.

Baltra & Santa Cruz

Your arrival here in the islands will need to be into Baltra airport for easy access to Puerto Ayora and the villa. For specific information regarding your arrival into Baltra and across the island of Santa Cruz to the villa in the south side of the island,see Location.


Furio Valbonesi made the Galapagos Islands his permanent home in 1987. The creator of The Royal Palm Hotel in Galapagos,part of the Leading Hotels of the World, Furio built Bay House in 2003, running it as a vacation rental over the past few years.

Guests have described his Italian cooking as amongst the best in South America. Upon request Furio would happily prepare you a meal during your stay, including a pizza in the property’s wood oven, with local produce bought at the Saturday island market. He is very easy going, fluent in six European languages, has been known to organize the weddings for past guests.