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CASINHA RAIBANDAR

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

CASINHA RAIBANDAR is a true Wooden Chalet situated on the banks of Goa's largest River "Mandovi" in the Heritage Zone of Ribandar town. Built in 1730 it underwent major restoration works completed in 2012. It is located on the outskirt of the City of Panjim, and within the Corporation of the city of Panjim. It is history that centuries ago the first Capital City of Old Goa was first shifted to Ribandar due to the Plague. It was later shifted to the present main city of Panjim. The Ribandar Church nearby was the first resting place of the body of St. Francis Xavier when brought to Goa from the Far East. His body was then shifted to Old Goa where it is preserved till today.

Casinha Raibandar is centrally located, just 10 minutes to the Panjim Central Bus Stand which is equidistant from North and South Goa. Just a 5 minutes' walk from the house to the Ribandar Center (or Patto as it is known in Goa), you will find available dry provisions, fresh vegetables, meats and fish besides a chemist and a fast food shop. The bus stand is also situated here. The road going Eastwards will take you to the ancient Portuguese Capital city of Goa known as Old Goa which is just 6 Km away. Goa was the only overseas State of Portugal known as "Estado da India" and most of the history lies in this city of Old Goa. This is a location having world famous historical sites and numerous Cathedrals including the Cathedral of Bom Jesu where the body of St. Francis Xavier is preserved and visible to date.

Car and bike rental facilities are also available for which information will be provided.

The Chalet is fitted with all amenities one can think of and what you would normally like to have in your home. Some of the amenities are two fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, microwave ovens, baking oven, garbage erator, U.V. filter, hot and cold water fountain, clothes washing machine and dryer etc. etc. Besides, the house is fitted with a hydro pneumatic water pressure system giving full pressure on all the water outlets and showers.

Housekeeping service is provided on a daily basis for a minimal fee depending on your requirement.

There is an in-house convenience store where we provide mostly everything you would need from cooking ingredients to variety of beverages, pre-prepared foods, milk etc. etc. It is really convenient and thus the name “CONVENIENCE STORE”.

The house is divided into three levels and has four large bedrooms, each with toilets attached. The main Hall, Kitchen, dining and sitting areas is on the road level. There is a large garage which can accommodate a large vehicle plus 2 or 3 two wheelers. Two bedrooms are located on the first floor above the road level and two bedrooms are located 3 meters below the road level right on the river edge.

The house is designed so that the view of the river, the Salem Ali Bird Sanctuary and adjacent islands are prominent from every location in the house. The upper bedrooms have a spacious wooden deck with deck chairs to relax on with full view of the river. The lower bedrooms open onto a paved patio which is on the river edge. It has docking facilities for a reasonably sized yacht.

The upper bedrooms have its own kitchenette fully equipped including a fridge. There is also an ironing board on this deck. The lower bedrooms have fridges in each bedroom. Barbecue equipment including coal is provided so you can enjoy a barbecue on the stone patio. Fishing equipment is also available for the ardent fisherman.

We provide the best quality bed linen and bath towels. Cleanliness is our motto.

In the hall there is a fully fledged computer station including printer and scanner. There is free unlimited Broad Band Internet and Wi-Fi is accessible from all the bedrooms and at all locations in the house. A music station attached to the computer system allows you to play music from the internet, pen drive or memory card or just connect to your mobile or other portable equipment. Dish T V is installed with all available channels on Tata Sky. There is also Telephone (incoming only) with cordless stations at each floor level.

We have taken great pains to ensure that our guest have the best of comforts and feel at home.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Miramar Beach 8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dabolim Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Thivim recommended. If train stops at Karmali Old Goa then this is the best option about 15 mts driv 35 km
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Goa region

Panaji

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4 Dec 2014

5/5

"By far the Best stay in Goa"

Everything is so positive abt this place, for 7 adults and 2 children this place was very spacious and accommodating. Its literally a home away from home. Unlike other competitors, you can blindly go … More

29 Oct 2014

5/5

"Amazing experience"

Our stay at the Casinha Raibandar was an amazing and relaxing experience. We spent the first 20 minutes just exploring and admiring every part of the place. The house is clean, very well ventilated wi… More

30 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great place to stay with large family or friends. Excellent service"

We enjoyed every bit of our stay in Casinha Raibandar. It was very comfortable for 3 families in 4 bedroom setup.House and Kitchen is fully equipped. It was more than what it looks in Captain's a… More

1 Sep 2014

5/5

"Woh! its a wonderful riverside villa, Great place to unwind..."

Casinha Raibandar is a great place to spend few days while visiting Goa in Panaji.Its just on the bank of Mandavi river, with mesmerizing sunshine on the right side of the river.Can't explain in … More

2 Jun 2014

5/5

"earthiness and luxury!"

Old colonial house that is totally equipped! kitchen, rooms, all superbly stuffed..location is wonderful with immense beauty of nature at your back door a clear view of the bird sanctuary,one can also… More

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Languages spoken
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  • Portuguese

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