Penthouse Marshall Retreat
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This spacious flat is on the top (third) floor of a new complex which has its own large swimming pool set in beautifully landscaped gardens. It is a close and walkable distance from the local beach which has an array of enticing beach shacks.
The flat itself is well designed and fully equipped with a very spacious living areas which is triple aspect with doors opening onto balconies on all three aspects. It has 3 double bedrooms with two bathrooms, one en-suite.
The village is a short walk away and has a post office, bank, grocery stores and several restaurants. A plethora of other restaurants are only a short taxi drive away.
The flat is suitable for group lets or for a large family but some of our clients are couples who return year after year. There is 24 hour security guarding at the complex which is walled and gated.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Betalbatim 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dabolim, Goa 20 km, Nearest railway: Margao (Madgaon) 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The large marble floored living area has big double doors to the roof terrace which runs the entire width of the property and is a favourite evening dining space or day sunbathing spot. The multiple aspect external doors and elevation of the flat encourage a pleasant breeze at most times. There are ceiling fans throughout the property and air-conditioning units in all 3 bedrooms. The kitchen is a modern fitted european style kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, and electric kettle.
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is large and has a dedicated children's area. There is a shower for use before entering the pool. The complex, which comprises 5 villas and 2 blocks of 11 flats each, has ample parking provided if you are brave enough to hire a car and drive in Goa. Most visitors prefer to walk to the village and beach which are easily accessible and to take taxis or local tuc-tucs (rickshaws) to the surrounding sites. There is a taxi stand a very brief walk down the road and all taxi drivers are happy to come to collect you if you phone.
We leave a file in the flat which has some helpful hints for those new to Goa. We give you ideas on where to shop, and have drawn a map of the village to help you find the facilities there. We tell you about our favourite restaurants and give you the contact details of an excellent local travel agent.
There is lots to do in the surrounding area. The taxi drivers, who have a rank just down the road from the complex, are always willing to take you on day trips. The well know Anjuna flea market which takes place each Wednesday, is about an hour and a half away by taxi. Saturday night is the Arpura market, the same sort of distance by taxi. You can go on boat trips and bird watching trips and may be lucky enough to see Dolphns playing off the sea shore.
The Goa/West India region
Goa is India's smallest state. It was a Portuguese Colony for many years and the European influence is still evident in its architecture, food, culture and religion. It has a coast line that runs the entire length of the state, with amazing beaches of golden sands. Goa is a relatively rich state, with good education and transport in comparison to some other parts of India.
The holiday potential was first realised in the 60s. Comercialisation has led to multiple tourist hot spots clustered around the beaches in the North but South Goa retains its ethnic identity and is far less crowded and busy. There are excellent restaurants with an active night life, but it is also possible to eat in peace and quiet at a shack on the beach, the choice is yours.
Goa has a warm tropical climate. May is the hottest month with temperatures approaching 40 centigrade. The monsoon is generally June to October. In November to February the temperatures are around 29c (84 Farenheight) in the day dropping pleasantly to around 20c 968 Farenheight) at night.
Goa is five and a half hours ahead of GMT.
The electricity supply is 220 or 240 volts so most UK appliances will work with a plug adaptor
Activities available locally range from hiring a scooter or bike and setting off to explore to fully guided tours. You can go Dolphin watching, tour a working spice plantation, ride or have a bath with elephants, go casino cruising, or visit the 16th Century old capital of Velha Goa. There is a bird sanctury on the river Mandovi just outside Panaji and bird watching cruises are available off the river Sal. You can even take part in a cookery course and learn to produce some of the mouthwatering Goan dishes for yourself.
In our apartments we provide you with a file containing details of local sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, etc to start you on your way.
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