“Fantastic old world house, great host” If you're looking for a quiet, waterside stay in Goa, I can't think of a better house than this. Polished wood and glass abound in this wonderfully quaint house, but the furnishings (Rooms, Kitchen, bathrooms) ar
The stay was just amazing.. It was the best part of Goa...The owner,was very helpful.
But.. TripAdvisor what is the status of my refundable deposit..??????… More
Reviewed 29 Apr 2015
Well, don't want to explicit myself, but need to tell that this villa was perfect oasis after trip around india, captain Leo greeted us with the cold beer in the fridge and smooth and clean service, w… More
Well, what to say & how to say about this place..i believe title of my review gives you a clear perspective.. Captain Lobo has put up a place which is more furnished than the best of our homes..the lo… More
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
I would definitely recommend this place for large group (especially Family and kids). The caretaker (Amit) is very helpful and courteous. Thumbs up.… More
Thank you Patrick!
“Ideal Accommodation in Goa for a group of 10”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
The experience of staying in a Private Villa just couldn't be better. The Bedrooms where big and very comfortable. The whole place was clean and tidy (Although not so much when we were leaving, but th… More
Thank you for your kind review and am glad you enjoyed the place. We now have a new staff called Amit replacing Kamal who is a good cook. So going forward it would much more kitchen support if you wish to have BBQ, family dinner etc. Other than that, i think you misspelled the distance to the beach, which is only 100-150 meters from the villa rather than a kilometre. Thank you once again and we look forward to you staying with us in the future.
“Best Place for comfort and covenience.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
I have gone to goa thrice in this year and twice i have stayed at this place, the bunglow. Amazing place to stay. It is spacious , with 3 AC bedrooms and flat screen TV in all the rooms. Kitchen and h… More
It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us every time and thank you for taking time out to write a review this time. It is always a pleasure to have our regular guests who use our property with love and care as they would with their own house. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon!
“Most beautiful House in Goa !!!” We had the best private stay in this most beautiful house in Goa. Service an accommodation is awesome - with a great private touch. especially the food is the best and cleanest in Goa even the five star resort can't af
We stayed in the villa Jardim jan 2013. 2 couples and an infant. Overall the stay exceeded our expectaions. Since we had a small child we hung out around the house a lot. Sometimes we ate breakfast, l… More
“Total Relaxation in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2011
Myself and my wife stayed at the Villa Jardim in April 2011. The owners and staff were very welcoming and attentive to our needs at all times.The Villa is of top quality specification with luxury seco… More
“Wonderful Home Away from Home” Wonderful experience for all of us at this Lazy River Cottage. It's the perfect location to check out the sights in Old Goa which is only 2 kms. Panjim is around 10km but its an easy drive. Everything right from the clea
“Best Holiday Ever” We had the best holiday ever staying at White Sands Villa in Goa, the house is lovely, has everything you need, clean and spacious. Pool was lovely and well looked after, the most beautiful quiet beach was just a 5 minutes’ walk awa
We had a great week staying in White Sands. The villa is well equipped, clean and comfortable. Bedrooms are air-conditioned (an absolute must) and all rooms have effective overhead fans. Superb swimmi… More
“Had a good stay” The apartment was good with good ventilation. Grocery shop and hotel are very close. The kitchen was well equipped with all the required utensils. Reema, the owner was in constant touch with us over phone to check if the stay was comf
Excellent place to stay , walkable distance from calangutte beach , house keeping was grt , anyone can enjoy a lot staying at this place .… More
Thank you so much Karthik.Hope to host you all again soon at my place.Regards!
“Mind Blowing Experience ! Go for it !”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
Since It was the first time i visited Goa, I had no idea where to stay. Later I came to know about "The Lagoon" from one of my friends. We were 3 in total and we planned for a 5 night stay. I would st… More
Thanks Hemakumar !Glad to hear that you had a great time at my place.I would love to have you and your friends back at my apartment.
“Excellent vacation rental!”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2014
Just perfect! Stayed at the Lagoon 301 apartment during 19th Mar – 25th Mar, 2014 along with my friends. The apartment, as mentioned, is located close to the famous Calangute beach yet away from th… More
Thank you Rajat.It was a pleasure letting you our apartment.Guests like you are a joy to host!Hoping to have you and your friends again at our place.
“Room for 3 generations under one roof (+ pool!)” We enjoyed a weeklong stay at this very roomy Portuguese-style house in Colva in late November. The owners were fantastic, meeting us on the first day, showing us the house and giving us excellent tips
Casa susegado is a beautiful villa located conveniently near colva beach. It's facing the swimming pool. Supermarket, spa, eating places and the beach very close to it.
The place is spacious and wel… More
“Comfortable stay in good, quiet location” Anyone planning to visit Goa should bear in mind that although the location is one of the better off states in India the continent is still very much part of the developing world and unless you stay at one of
Stayed here with my husband and another couple. The bungalow was of a good standard and size and facilities were adequate for what we needed. Lovely to be able to come back and just chill ! The locati… More
Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a nice review with kind words. We are very happy to hear that you have had a nice time in Goa & that you have enjoyed the comfort of our home. It has been a pleasure having you as guests & we hope to be able to welcome you again in Goa in the future. Kind regards & all the best for the future - Archie, Jane & Amelia..........;-)
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
We stayed here for 10 nights and had a very peaceful and relaxing break. It is a small complex just a short walk from the beach. A small shop is close by as well as a restaurant if you don't want to s… More
Dear Shelagh - Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a positive review & we are very happy that you did enjoy Goa & have enjoyed the comfort of our home. It was a pleasure to have you as Guests & we hope to welcome you again in the future.
“Quiet & relaxing complex”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
We have rented here for three years & always enjoyed our stay. The complex is small, friendly & very close to a beautiful beach. There are restaurants nearby as well as some hotels and local shops.
“Wonderful Flat” property as advertised, good location, quiet area, fantastic contact with the owner ( fast replys to any questions I had), it was a great and relaxing stay after a week of intensive travel in central part of India
“It just can't get better than this!” I can't think of a single other place in Goa where you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise over a river, and a awe inspiring sunset on the beach, all within a 10 minute walking distance! Luisa by the Sea is an awesome
Booking process handled very well by owner. Luisa by the Sea is a very pleasant estate of individual villas and houses, convenient for beach, shopping and restaurants.The grounds are kept very well.
Thanks for the review Peter. We appreciate all feedback. The plan is to refurbish the bathrooms this coming off-season/summer. Hopefully, that along with a general touch-up should get us into the 'excellent' category. Do look us up when you are back in Goa.
“awesome” I travelled to Goa with my family on 10-04-2015 and had booked (10-04-15 to 14-05-15) the guest house before and all the arrangement were made to our expectations. The guest house is located in a residential area and the place is so silent an
We were 10 of us. Stayed for 4 nights. It was really easy to locate in centre of city.Pleasant and calm place for a family or group of friends to stay for a long vacation. I prefer each one of you … More
Thankyou sir it was a pleasure for us to serve you and family.
“Awesome Place to Stay”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2014
Wonderful house, well furnished and decorated. Helpful and co-operative staff.Total Value for money.… More
Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you to stay with us again in the near future!
“Its Truly a Home Away from Home”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2013
the service was excellent, we had booked 3 rooms and the entire bungalow was to ourselves, when we came down in the sitting area it was bright daylight in the house ad it was very airy, as the house h… More
tank you were your review, we look forward to seeing you in the future
“Wonderful place to stay” My self ,husband,children and parents rented Sunset beach villa for 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year .The villa has 3 en-suite bedrooms ,living room with satilite tv ,large kitchen ,with everthing you need even a washing ma
“Only one word would describe it MAGNIFICENT. We are coming again.”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2014
Villa sleeps 6 in air conditioned comfort, also all rooms have ceiling fans. All amenities you could need on a holiday including an electric water filter so you can drink tap once it passes through. … More
Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our villa and that it more than lived up to your expectations. We appreciate the pictures and are happy to welcome you back to Goa next season. We can actually accommodate upto 8 people in the villa as the 2 large cane sofas are the same size and width of 2 adult single beds. The lush coconut groves and surrounding paddy fields along with the magnificent Varca beach just 200 meters walk from the complex make this one of the most sort after locations in South Goa. We will pass on your thanks to the housekeeper Amelia and the local taxi firm all staffed by local villagers who really appreciate the guests who come to their village and provide much welcome revenue.
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2013
VIlla was excellent, large and spacious rooms, very well furnished and maintained. Brilliant location very close to beach and to large swimming pool within the gated complex. Villa was spotless which… More
Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a nice review. We are very happy to hear that you have had a nice time in Goa & that you have enjoyed the comfort of our home. It has been a pleasure having you as guests & we hope to be able to welcome you again in Goa in the future. Kind regards & all the best for the future - Archie, Jane & Amelia..........;-)
“A relaxing week...”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2013
Sunset Beach Villa (C12) is a very roomy building with a large living room, kitchen, and bedroom downstairs. There are also two bedrooms upstairs. All of these areas a very clean and spacious.
C12 is… More
Hi Matt - Thank you that you have taken the time to leave us a review. We are very happy that you have enjoyed Goa & the comfort of our home. Wifi is not there by default but can be ordered at extra cost at the time of booking. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we hope that we can welcome you again here in Goa in the future. Please sent our Regards to all. All the best for the future - Archie, Jane & Amelia
“Good value for money Villa in Great location Cavelossim” We stayed 6 days with my wife and our 2 daughters (5 and 16 years old).
The villa looks bit old and dark inside, but bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are spacious enough and we definitively spen
“The Villa has all the ameneties you need for a perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2013
Stayed at Villa Shanti February/March 2013 for 3 weeks. On arrival was met with key and were told everything we needed to know regarding the villa. Shant is a very comfortable 2 bedroomed villa. Only … More
“Lovely villa in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2012
Stunning position in Cavelossim. Near to shops, restaurants and hotels which all deliver if the heat gets too much to venture out. The large pool on the complex was closed in March for some reason so … More
“A perfect holiday stay” We have finally found and experienced stay in a fabulous villa in Goa. It has the perfect ambience of a relaxed holiday stay. It is in a secure gated community and walking distance to the Benaulim beach. All other tourist attra
I travelled with my 17yr old son and his friend of 19yrs and his parents. I found Elvina who will arrange your booking, more than helpful and efficient, even down to helping me with dress codes, food… More
Thank you so much for the excellent review. You were a lovely guest and we can definitely say that our family loved hosting you. You are welcome back anytime. One of our aims setting up this home is to allow guests to focus on enjoying the food, drink, and culture of lively Goa by eliminating all worries about accommodation. We are glad that we could be a part of your holiday.
“A nice house in a secure and gated development with swimming pool”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
We enjoyed our stay in Zen gardens and appreciated the warm welcome from the owners representatives.… More
Thank you for the excellent review. We loved hosting you and would welcome you back anytime. We are glad that you had a nice holiday and that we could be a part of it.
“For those who like the quiet life - this is what you're looking for!” Fabulous little complex with on-site management, clean accommodation, decent sized, clean, pool and just five minutes stroll from a 30 mile soft sand beach! What more could you ask
“This will be the most relaxed you've ever been in your life...”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2015
If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing and comfortable place to stay with easy access to miles of gorgeous beach, then this is it…
The bungalow itself has everything you could possibly need - … More
Dear Graham - Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a good review. We are very happy to hear that you have had a great Holiday here in Goa & that you have appreciated to comfort of our home. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we hope to welcome you again in the future. Please send our Regards to all your Family - Archie, Jane & Amelia............;-)
“Perfect Goan get away”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2015
Having stayed in India a number of times and in a large variety of accommodations both on business recently and before the children came along, I was initially apprehensive as to what to expect of Goa… More
Dear Mark - Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a good review. We are very happy to hear that you have had a great Holiday here in Goa & that you have appreciated to comfort of our home. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we hope to welcome you again in the future. Please send our Regards to all your Family - Archie, Jane & Amelia............;-)
Reviewed 17 Nov 2014
My wife & I spent a wonderful two weeks at villa B3 at Tarika Gold Coast Villa's recently, the accommodation on offer was spacious, modern & clean, it helped us to enjoy a wonderful beachside holiday … More
Dear Malcolm & Alice - Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a good review. We are very happy to hear that you have had a good & relaxing time in Goa & that you have enjoyed the comfort of our home. It was a pleasure meeting you both & having you as Guests & we hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards - Archie, Jane & Amelia.......;-)
“Great property, fantastic service!” The property is exactly how it looks in the photos. Huge house, could easily sleep 10, though we were just 5.
Very clean across, including the pool.
The Gulatis were extremely helpful and gracious throughout -
We stayed at Le bleu for 4 days in the first week december. Total 5 couples. The villa is very spacious, clean and has 4 bedrooms & is located near a hill with complete privacy. The private swimming p… More
“The best Christmas Holiday in Goa”
Reviewed 10 May 2012
We visited Goa in December 2011 and stayed at Le Bleu Villa for a week. Given that it was Christmas time and Goa is packed with tourists from all over, our stay at the villa was very comfortable and w… More
“INDULGENT LUXURY!!” Thank you Archie + Jane
The Zen garden apartment we hired from you 17th Nov to 3rd Dec was without a doubt fantastic! It has all the mod/cons of home including a water purifier water in India straight from the tap! Thanks to Pete
“Nice place to stay in South Goa” The apartment is very spacious. It has two big sized bedrooms and a large living room with open kitchen. The beds have good mattresses and the house keeper provides pillows, bedsheets and blankets. We needed extra pil
“THE Best Place to stay in Goa” At the outset I must apologize to for putting up this review so late, nearly five months. Blame my procrastinating nature, work and personal commitments. Sorry Ashley and Deidre !!!
My family (wife, son) and I visited
After searching for hours on the internet I finally chose this apartment and i must admit that from the very first contact by email to the last day everything has just been great.I would like to thank… More
You are too kind... thank you so much for your wonderful feedback.
It was such a pleasure having you and your lovely family stay with us. Wilson and Maria grew so fond of your little one and cannot wait to see him again.
We do try our best to give our guests an amazing holiday from start to finish and we are so glad that we have been able to exceed your expectations.
Though the apartment is still new, we are constantly upgrading and adding to it so that our guests are not only offered the very best in luxury amenities but also an experience to last you a lifetime.
Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us on your first visit to India and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Be well and warm regards,
Ashley and Deidre
“Lovely house very close to beaches”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
We chose seabreeze apartment after looking at the online reviews. Booking was very easy and there was constant online support from the owners and this was very useful to us on our first ever visit to … More
Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback.
We are so grateful for and touched by your kind words and are absolutely thrilled that we, in our own little way, helped make your holiday special. We are frequent travellers and have set up the apartment with all that we look for and expect when in a new country. The fact that the little extras made a difference to your holiday tells us that we have done something right!
We always keep adding to /upgrading every aspect of the Apartment to not only stay one step ahead of the market but to ensure that our returning guests continue to feel pampered, comfortable and above all relaxed as that is the corner stone of a great holiday!
We do hope we have the privilege of welcoming you back and in the meanwhile, if there is anything we can do for you we are just a phonecall away.
All the very best to you and your family.
Ashley and Deidre.
“Great place, nice view”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
This house is very nice: beautiful, clean, with a great view. It's bigger than I thought from the pictures. There was plenty of room for 6 of us. It's a little walk to the beach, but this house is the… More
Thank you so very much for your very kind words and wonderful review.
You have so aptly summed up all the reasons we chose the house and consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been able to secure the house with the most stunnings views of the area.
With the beach, convenience stores and wonderful restaurants just outside, you have all you need for a perfect vacation. We are thrilled to have been able to share with you our little piece of heaven and hope to have you and your lovely family come again soon.
Thank you once again and all the best to you.
Ashley and Deidre
It was a completely disappointing hut on the beach, made of very thin wood in between 2 restaurants, noisy with train in the background, especially during the night. The price was much too high. Only … More
“Fantastic, comfortable, well equipped self contained apartment in great location” My husband and I were so glad we booked The Hub for our 14 night stay as. It was very clean and comfortable, really well equipped and in a great location. The owner Jud
We originally booked for a week and extended as its such a great place and very central to all of the northern beaches. It really is only a two minute walk to the beach too!!!
Judy has a great place … More
Thank You :) Thank You :) Lovely couple:)
See you again and very best wishes to you both:))
“Rustic, charming, spotlessly clean and completely private”
Reviewed 26 Jan 2013
It was our first time in Goa so we had no idea what to expect but the apartment actually exceeded our expectations. It was very private, secure, spacious and well appointed with every single amenity w… More
Thank You :)) My first guests and first review from Trip Advisor.
Glad you guys had a good time and hope to see you again :)
Reviewed 29 Mar 2017
We have just recently had a 16 week stay at the Hub and in the 10 years that we have been doing long term rentals in various parts of the world we must say that the Hub was the most worn out place tha… More
So very saddened to read this review. During your stay ,whenever asked ,you said you were happy staying there and pleased with the maid too. The flat had been painted a couple of weeks before you arrived .
I have a couple of antique,sentimental pieces of furniture there like the rocking chair etc which I have chosen on purpose because I like the rustic touch and all other guests who have stayed love its cottagey charm.
The kettle (less than a year old and from the UK) broke down 2 days before you left. It would probably have been a fuse. Because of the voltage fluctuation in Goa , things have to be replaced often. I have an inverter to cope with the frequent power cuts so at least guests have the TV and a light and fan working. As I had open heart surgery 2 weeks ago and for the duration of your stay was unwell, I hired a friend/manager to be present for you. I never met you and regret that, as I like to have a hands on approach to ensure guests are comfortable, however Lunell I know does an exemplary job in my absence. She offered to replace the kettle with my own kettle but you declined the offer saying it was only for 2 days and you’d manage.If it is just a fuse , then the kettle will be repaired. If not, of course a new one will be purchased. More like 20 quid. Unfortunately electrical items are a lot more expensive here than in the UK and yes I would try and get it repaired first. I don’t subscribe to the ‘lets fill up the landfills and all choke to death ‘ unaware attitude that prevails so strongly in the West . I try to be greenly conscious.
You say items were forever breaking down ? How bizarre. Why would you choose to lie so ? You contacted me to say the washing machine was shaking and not draining properly. I immediately contacted the company and an engineer was due to visit the next day. In my welcome notes that you signed, it mentions the washing machine sometimes plays up because of the voltage situation in the state of Goa. This is beyond my control. I re mentioned the type of soap to be used ( A full box of soap and bottle of conditioner was left for you) The next morning you wrote to me and said to cancel the engineer as the machine was fine now.
The only other complaint you made was in your final week when you told Lunell your chocolates were still soft in the fridge. She immediately contacted LG ( the fridge is 4 years old) and the engineer turned up the next day and said the fridge needed defrosting and had to be switched off for the day. You said you were fine with that and have been offered compensation for any food loss.
All 3 ( the kettle and the fridge in your final week and the temporary washing machine issue) ‘breakdowns’ were dealt with promptly and efficiently. Sadly, however well maintained, it is still a 3rd world tropical resort , 3 minutes from the beach and with frequent power loss and swinging voltage ,so things do happen but we ensure we deal with any issue swiftly.
Some new saucepans were purchased a couple of weeks before you arrived. All you had to do was ask if you needed extra cutlery or crockery and I would have provided it. As guests usually stay just a couple of weeks, they tend not to entertain. All you had to do was ask. If it is possible then I do oblige.I didn’t check the house unfortunately before you moved in due to ill health but Lunell is aware of my high standards and filled in for me.
Re Brexit, Yes, I did mention I would be losing 20 % because of the exchange rate. In face I received 1,000 GBP less than what you paid to trip advisor after their fees and the 20 % drop. I still have to pay tax on the net amount. Even at the gross amount I received it has been by far the least I have received on a daily basis for the flat .I was tempted to cancel your booking in July after Brexit .That’s when I mentioned it. I was legally entitled to do so as there were 4 months remaining before you checked in but I have integrity and took the loss as I had given my word. I mention this with regards to what you said in your email to me saying the place was too expensive.The email you sent after you left.
You actually did not ask if the rate covered utilities. You asked if there was a hair dryer. I said I would provide one. Again,all other guests have brought their own . Yes, I did mentioned 100 rs a day towards the electric. There is an air conditioner which some guests’ use have incurred big bills for me. I had that in place but as I had forgotten to mention it before you arrived , when you refused to pay it , I let it rest. I didn’t insist. It was a request on my part.. The holding deposit is mentioned on my trip advisor profile. I have always returned it in full even though there have been damages, breakages and several sheets soiled. You refused to pay as you were suspicious I wouldn’t return the 30 quid deposit. I didn’t insist and.I should have realized then really, with your attitude, what was in store for me once you left .
Re the toaster. The toaster is less than a year old. A prestige one. A toaster is not listed on my profile . I have stopped providing one as people on short stays tend to eat out. Also, after the monsoon, because of the proximity to the sea, a rust like film developed on the metal part. The yellow plastic part is fine. It was scoured and cleaned thoroughly and I had been using it. You had just refused to pay the holding deposit .You asked for a toaster. I explained to you what it looked like ( the rusty type film on the mouth of the metal) You said it would be fine and asked me to send it. When you saw it and it was unacceptable to you why did you just not say you were not happy to use it.. Knowing what I’m like and how I like to make guests happy and comfortable, I would have bought a new one. Yes, I did say I won’t buy a new one as I don’t provide a toaster. Life is so much easier and more honest if you express yourself rather than wait till you leave and write a nasty, dishonest review.
Another lie.. Really guys.. Re the TV. I have 3 subscriptions under 1 account. There is money in there for 6 months supply. Unfortunately Tata Sky only debits a month at a time from my account, so each month a call has to be made to remind them to take the money from the account they hold for me. I have to do the same with my tv. Yes, Lunell forgot to make that call on 2 occasions so you had to contact us to say the tv cable needed topping up..I do the same with mine. Wait till the reminder shows and then make the call to them. Why they can’t just automatically renew is beyond me. They have my money.Each time , we made the call immediately so you never went without TV even though you said you never watched it. At the start when you said you never watched TV , you were asked if you would like the cable discontinued and you said no. No problem. I’ve paid for it in advance anyway and it is a service I provide with the flat.
You said you were happy with Janet the maid. She is sweet though a bit too slow for my liking and not always the brightest but means well. She is given money each month to buy supplies and knows that all she has to do is call if she needs more money. Again, why did you not mention this whilst you were staying there? Why pretend all was fine when instead you seem like you were just plotting to do a hatchet job ( your words) on me and my place? Why all this animosity?. We were all, always pleasant and professional and cordial with you. You mentioned in your email to me that you have lots of nasty tricks up your sleeves that you use with your tenants. How very sad to go through life with such disconnect with what you say and what you feel. I wonder why your profile name is Fangs ?
All the very best with your future stays and thank you for the feedback. Judy.