3 mins walk to the beach! ( please ignore the last review ..trust my reply) – Home 288100 Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
3 mins walk to the beach! ( please ignore the last review ..trust my reply) – Home 288100
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0 km
- Child friendly
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Air conditioning
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:12:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 22 Mar 2018
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Dec 2012. Located in Calangute, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £126.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Mar 2018.
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– based on 14 reviews
- Very Good
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 that we have ever stayed in, everything dated back to the days of the Raj and were forever breaking down and rather than replace items the owner had them repaired even a kettle was repaired instead of replacing with a new one which would have cost about 500 rupees(£5). The saucepans were badly scratched there wasn't a complete set of cutlery or crockery and only 3 of each so couldn't have friends round for a meal. Before we even arrived the owner sent an email saying brexit had cost her £500(hinting we should pay it). We had asked if the price of the rent covered utilities before we booked then when we arrived she said she usually charges 100 rupees a day for electric and she wanted 5000 rupees holding deposit which she would then keep at the end of our stay needless to say we didn't pay the deposit. In the reviews we read before booking it seemed you only had to ask if you needed anything we asked for a toaster and we got it but it looked as if it had come off Delhi tip it was rusty and the owner,said a new one would cost 2000 rupees ( about £20) so was too expensive to buy a new one but the rusty one worked, we cleaned it up best we could. We also had to ask her to pay the tv subscription as it got switched off, and she said she hadn't paid it because we had said we didn't watch much tv, we do like to watch tv but not all day and night. We had maid service 3 times a week and this is the only rental that when we have maid service we are expected to supply cleaning materials, we could say more about the stay but enough is enough . We wouldn't recommend it for a long stay and wouldn't stay again
Owner's reply: 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.
“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 Judy gave us a warm welcome and the maid and the general assistant were friendly helpful and efficient. We had a wonderful time. Beach is only a 3 minute walk away with several shacks selling food drinks and offer free sun beds . There are lots of really good restaurants, currency exchanges, grocery stores, banks and Atms, hairdressers dentists and hospital all within 5 minutes walk. Free WI- FI in most restaurants and bars and there are 2 Internet cafes nearby. Taxi drivers are keen to show you around Goa and their rates are cheaper than the official tours and can be tailored to your interests, if you don't want to hire a bike /scooter. Don't over pack as you can wash/ iron clothes or have them laundered and there a lots of shops and markets selling clothes. Very few people dress up for dinner. Judy supplies plenty bath towels and beach towels and tea towels. Take comfy flat sandals (or buy them in Goa), as most roads do not have pavements. Take High Factor sun cream and your favourite toiletries as soaps, shampoo, nail polish are on sale but the choice is limited and brands are expensive. You may wish to pack your own travel hair dryer / styler. We used a torch a few times after sunset on walks from the beach shacks.
Owner's reply: Thank You.You are lovely people and great guests.I really appreciated the daily lawn watering:) There was a hairdryer which i removed 2 guests ago as she had her own.. I will remember to put it back !!:) Am always happy to be asked about extra's as if possible I will provide. Hope our paths cross again.They will :) And thank you for your generosity with the staff :) very best wishes...
“Fantastic Place & Location”
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 here that is very highly maintained and tastefully furnished. There is a patio area and garden to relax in also. The place is kept very clean by Jenny who visits regularly. Anyone that stays here will not be dissapointed!!!!
Owner's reply: Thank You :) Thank You :) Lovely couple:) See you again and very best wishes to you both:))
“Rustic, charming, spotlessly clean and completely private”
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 we needed including a private enclosed verandah and garden area where we could sit out in the evening and listen to music with a glass of wine. It was close to the beach in a charming little rustic backwater. The decor was simple,charming and homely with a really peaceful atmosphere. Everything was spotlessly clean. The regular maid service kept everything that way so we could enjoy our holiday. We were very happy there and would definitely go back.
Owner's reply: Thank You :)) My first guests and first review from Trip Advisor. Glad you guys had a good time and hope to see you again :)
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