Varca Beach Cottage - B1
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Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Deluxe 2 x Large Double Bedroom beach Cottage (1 Queen bed, 2 x Single beds). large tiled bathroom with European fitted toilet and shower cubicle, and large garden patio overlooking Olympic size swimming pool in a pleasant, peaceful complex. **Now with 3G Wifi available
With a westerly aspect to palm fringed horizon of Varca Beach, fantastic sunset views from balcony & patio and and only 200m walk to 27km of white sandy beaches!
The bungalow stands detached in a small complex with a boundary wall and security gates and is fully self contained. Its just 100m from Tarikas Sea Breeze hotel, 5 star Club Mahindra and walking distance to other 5 star resorts Taj Exotica and Jaicons, plus only a short distance further on to Radisson and Zuri White Sands -also 5 star resorts. This means an area with more upmarket clientele, pristine beaches, abundance of water sports and tourist infrastructure.
The bungalow itself is very well appointed, separate kitchen (better for cooking) fully fitted hardwood and granite with latest appliances including new washing machine, microwave/ roaster/ grill, kettle, LG fridge/freezer, toaster, hot/cold taps, 24piece dinner set, glassware and gas cooking with full range of cooking implements. All you need for that perfect grilled snapper on the patio.
Dining room and lounge is furnished with beautiful had crafted hardwood furniture from the Goan region and modern cane (also hand made in the region) dining table with 4 chairs. There is Sky TV with English speaking programs including ESPN, Star Sports, Star Movies, BBC World, CNN, Nat Geo/Discovery etc.
Bedrooms are fully fitted each bedroom has same Goan hardwood wardrobes, each with large storage compartments, queen size matching hardwood bed, curtains, safety deposit box & air con in each room. Modern bathroom with shower cabin, modern toilet, fitted appliances, plus hot/cold water shower. Recently re-tiled and painted. Bedlinen & towels are provided.
We have also fitted back up power supply/inverter for those inconvenient power cuts plus backup water supply.
An outdoor front balcony and large garden patio accommodates cushioned loungers and outdoor eating area with table and 4 chairs, plus private palm umbrella and sunbeds to just sit relax, read book or listen to music (drink a cold beer) . Papaya, pineapple, avocado, palms, roses, firs and chillies plants decorate the garden, when the wind blows the there are sounds only of the wind chime . There is direct access to the pool (which can be observed at all times from the bungalow in the case of those keeping an eye on small children etc and a small paddling area for kids)
Internet is now available on a prepaid basis at the house. Its a free local 3G Sim card that can be used in any smartphone/possibility to tether to create a wifi network. Its roughly £1 per GB, on the IDEA network. Please ask for details.
There is a small supermarket (ask for Shop and Save) within walking/cycling distance which caters for all your daily needs (even money change on crisp US/UKP), plus a fresh fruit and vegetable stall outside (opens 10am-2pm then 5pm on wards). A bottle store/off licence next door selling a wide range of local and imported beers and spirits. There is hairdresser, tobacco store, bakery (selling delicious 5 rupee samosas) and deli also in the same location. Alternatively Varca or Benaulim Village is not much further with full range of amenities, ATMs, medical etc. A bread boy cycles to the complex around 8am to deliver fresh bread to your door at unbelievably cheap prices (just listen for his hooter in the morning!!)
Within 100m of the house is the first beach bar (Mamas kitchen) and within 30m across the road there is a local restaurant (Toncias) which prepare a wide range of Indian and European cuisine. Internet cafe is within 200m (Dolphin View apartments) and Siffy Internet Kiosk is nearby.
Taxis are available in house, at very reasonable rates, our housekeeper has a taxi on standby purely for the service of our guests and these can be arranged 24/7. Additionally scooters and bicycles can be hired at the same place.
On the Beach along with full aryuvedic massage & alternative health & spa treatments there are various water sports and para-sailing activities which can be booked on the beach through the nearby 5 star resort Taj Exotica. Jewelry and local indian crafts can also be bought here at the various stalls scattered around. This season we are also offering low cost bicycles (2UKP per day approx, please request) for those interested in keeping fit or simply a great way to explore going green.
Finally, Our home is fully managed on-site with 24hour service requests, we can cook, organise trips out e.g Anjuna weekly night markets, shopping, money change, medical or anything you desire!!
Cleaning/house keeping Service & Airport transfer from Goa (Dabolim) airport is included in the price listed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Varca 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dabolim Goa 30 km, Nearest railway: Margao 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The Bungalow is fully furnished with solid wood throughout and separate kitchen (better for cooking) with granite tops and furnished with all the latest equipment. A/Cs and ceiling fans and back up power supply/inverter are fitted in each bedroom for comfort, plus a back up water supply in case of emergency water cuts. 2 LED flat screens with Sky TV - UK sports, news and fashion channels, gas cooking, hot water and filtered drinking water. Bicycles available on request. 3G Wifi available on request
|Further details outdoors|
The Bungalow has a large patio area with all furniture i.e table & chairs for 4 people. 200m to Beach Restaurants & shops are in walking distance. The property has lovely sunset views to palm fringes of Varca Beach.
The property has local management on-site available to help with any requests or assistance required whilst, in Goa or simply advice on the best shops, restaurants or where to visit. There will be a full info pack available on your arrival and personal taxi is available 24/7 to explore local surroundings/ shopping trips etc.
We are asking for deposit with the reservation & the remainder 6weeks before arrival in Goa. Preferred payment by bank transfer. We can accept credit card payments via PayPal for a small additional charge (4%).
The Goa region
Goa is known for its laid -back and relaxed atmosphere where you can shop at the fantastic markets, enjoy an alternative life-style enjoy golf, deep sea fishing water sports or make use of traditional healing and massages or . Or you can simply enjoy walking, cycling or swimming beside almost 27 kilometres of beautiful golden sandy beaches, stopping off every so often at one of the beach restaurants for a taste of the extensive goan, chinese, asian and seafood menu.
The climate is consistent all year round hovering between 28 and 32 degrees celsius and is great for a Christmas and New Year break when European holiday destinations are cold.
Goa has a multi-hued and distinctive lifestyle quite different from the rest of India having been a meeting point of many different races, religions and cultures of East and West over the centuries, . Hindu and Catholic communities make up almost the entire population giving it a cosmopolitan outlook which fits well with holiday maker.
Varca, Mabor and Cavelossim, are arguably the most beautiful beaches of Goa, close to Benaulim. These beaches are much cleaner and quieter than most of the famous beaches of Goa. There are numerous beach shacks cum restaurants offering a variety of Goan dishes and seafood at reasonable prices.
For a change the many rivers are available to be explored using a rice boat or traditonal Goan fishing boats where you can have a 3 course meal on king prawns and sea bass and all the beer you can drink for less than £8.
The cost of living in Goa is very low, just a fraction of a normal holiday in Europe and continental food is as widely available as is Asian and Chinese. Fruits and vegetables are very cheap and available all year round from markets close by. Silks, leather and craft goods are also very competively priced. Some shops can duplicate items from UK and European catalogues, so bring your favourite catalogue and have all your clothes custom made in the finest linens and cottons or silks.
If you prefer more alternative lifestyles, then yoga and aruvedic medicines, along with crystal healing and massages are widely available. Alternatively you can visit the 5* spas available at the major hotels such as Radisson and Taj Exotica very close by.
Goans celebrate Christian, Hindu and Muslim festivals so there is always a party or a parade to see. Whether its a trip to the jungle, or the river back waters ,or a visit to the spice farms with elephant transport or up to Anjuna for the live music or vast craft markets Goa has it all and many people come back year after year as a result.
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11 Sep 2014
"Content de la prestation"
Conforme aux annonces, cette maison est bien équipée et entretenue . Les assistants Theresa & Christopher s'occupent très bien les locataires. Bonne communication avec le propriétaire. La pla… More
Hi Anand, thanks so much for your kind review. We welcome you back anytime. I can say in the tourist season after October, lots of small shops open up closer to the bungalow for day to day groceries. It just so happens during the off season they mostly close down! We are happy you enjoyed anyway. Kind regards Chris and Olena
3 Jul 2014
"Cute little cottage within walking distance of Varca beach"
Excellent stay! Rented this property through Chris and Olena. Never met them as they're overseas but he is lighting fast with his replies and organizing the whole rental. They also provided a … More
Thanks so much for your kind review. We sincerely apologize for the uncomfortable first night stay, and hope we can re-compensate you in some way. Of course we welcome you to stay again.
p.s We have a battery/inverter system but not a generator, this only powers lights and fans but not A/C or fridge. It seems the power surge which occurred the day of your arrival, also took out the inverter at the same time. I can confirm this problem has now been fixed and working again! once again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Chris and Olena
24 Jun 2014
"Awesome place, amazing accomadation & friendly caretaker"
I was at B1, Varca beach cottage from Jun 19 to Jun 22. It was a lovely experience. It all started with an enquiry thro trip advisor. The owner Chris was lightning fast in communication very accommada… More
Thanks so much for your kind review. We welcome you to stay again anytime Chris and Olena
9 Jan 2014
Thanks Chris we very much enjoyed our stay at your place and Christopher and Teresa were wonderful. We would most def recommend to others.
Bungalow is lovely, 2 bedrooms both roomy, lounge room, kitchen and bathroom. Hot water available all of time. Washing machine available, also house keeping available. Teresa took care of us and even did our washing and charges next to nothing. Christopher catered for our taxi service, his rates are fair.
Resort is a bit away from restaurants/shops but only 5 min drive to nearby places. (I have trouble walking so had to taxi about).
Pool is great and we mostly had this to ourselves.
Thanks Dougie, ws lovely to meet you both. Look forward to seeing you in Goa again. Kind regards Chris and Olena
17 Dec 2013
"Nice Place and Location"
This is where we chose to stay on our first trip to India and we were not disappointed. The location is great,only a short stroll to Varka Beach (which is amazing). Also close to small shops and restaurant. The bungalow was well equiped and we really enjoyed the pool which was just a few meters from the door.The owners and the manager are very kind and friendly. I would definately stay here again.
hi Paula, thanks for the review. It was lovely to meet you and Leo and look forward to your next visit in Goa. Kind regards Chris and Olena
2 Dec 2013
"a pleasant property 5 minutes from the beach"
a well equipped bungalow on a small complex with a large shared pool and close to beach.Both the property and beach are very clean, unfortunately the same cannot be said of the approach to the beach,very dirty with rubbish and cattle xxxx.
Thanks Neil, it was a pleasure to meet and host you and Angela, you are welcome back anytime. Unfortunately the access road to the beach is a public area which is not maintained as well as other areas. Our community has raised the issue a number of times and there is a 'Clean up Varca' campaign in effect, introduced only this year, which forbids the sale of plastic bags now in shops for example, and the introduction of biodegradable plastic bottles, in an effort to address the general issue in India with rubbish and plastic. However the beaches themselves are wonderful and clean and I do hope this didn't distract your enjoyment too much!
6 Nov 2013
"Great property very close to the beach"
We are seasoned travellers to Goa and this property met our exacting standards!
The villa has been recently re-furbished and comes with all amenities. There is a great pool right on the doorstep.
Varca beach is a 5 minute walk away and is one of the cleanest in Goa, with a long flat stretch ideal for running.
The owner was very responsive over email, and Theresa, who manages the property locally, was very helpful.
We definitely plan to visit again.
Thanks Dinesh, it was lovely to meet you and your family and we look forward to your next visit! Kind regards Chris and Olena
7 Apr 2013
"It was calm and comfortable vocation."
Good location,friendly atmosfere from housekeeper,cheap and very tasty meal in 30 metres from bungalow cafe(e.g.shark 40 sm-700Rps),
Thanks for the review Timor, your welcome to visit us again anytime!!
4 Mar 2013
"We have re-booked"
The location is perfect - close to the beach and easy access to restaurants and small shops. The site is quiet and the pool more than met our needs. The bungalow was spacious for 2 people but some aspects needed attention. I understand from the owner that these are in hand and on that basis we have re-booked. We feel that once the improvements are made that the facilities, the site and the service provided will lift our rating to 5*.
It was very useful to have the property managers Theresa and Christopher so accessible. Christopher organised taxis at reasonable cost and Theresa kept the bungalow clean etc. and dealt with any problems.
We had a fab time and look forward to next year.
Thanks Terry, We look forward to your stay again this year and we have upgraded many of the facilities again, including new appliances, shower cubical, flat screen TV, luxury cane recliners, private sunbeds and security gates.
9 Jan 2013
"Very Nice option for a wonderful holiday"
The house is conveniently located and right next to the pool. Well laid out with a great movie collection as well. Has all the necessary appliances to make your stay comfortable. the kids had a blast as the pool was outside our front door and the beach right round the corner. Only suggestion that I can make is that the house should have some basic groceries like oil, washing powder, milk powder in addition to the tea leaves provided. Also the house should be cleaned once in 3 days.
We had a great time -- Thanks Chris
Thanks for your kind words Gurav, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we welcome you back anytime. Kind regards Chris and Olena.
p.s Normally our cleaning service is twice a week included but we can organize any other requirements by request no problem at all. Also just for other guest information, we remove all perishable items from the fridge and cupboards after each guest, for health and safety point of view. Fresh milk and water is provided on arrival as is tea coffee sugar etc, but thanks for your suggestion we will include small sachets of powdered milk also.
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