The villa is furnished very well with 5 bathrooms for 4 bedrooms and has all the amenities that were required by a family of 10 for a comfortable stay. The location of the villa is excellent since is bang opposite the pool and was very convenient for us to monitor our kids while they were in the pool. Also a large super market and a couple of SPAs for located at a very short walk away. As recommended, we rented a car during our stay and visited various beaches that are just a short drive away. The hosts are very friendly and provided us most of the information at the time of check in.
Excellent villa for a comfortable family stay.
The villa provided very spacious and comfortable accommodation for our family. The development is safe clean and well maintained, with a very nice pool, which would be ideal for children, having a shallow area. It was little used, and we had it to ourselves most mornings.
Our host met us on arrival and then returned the next day to help us with the practicalities as well as making helpful suggestions and assisting in finding us a driver. They were readily available by email or telephone and and Mr Naik Snr. also called midway through our stay to check we were happy.
When we arrived the villa had been thoroughly cleaned and was fresh and tidy.
Although it is possible to walk to Colva beach, as the description states, it is at least a 15 minute walk and along a busy road. Taxis are easily available and in fact we found the beach at Benaulim to be more pleasant and to our taste. This is about 10 minutes by taxi and easy to return as there are plenty of taxis at the beach. It is certainly worth exploring a bit further afield as there are many very pleasant days out which can be easily arranged.
My only comment for improvement would be that the outside furniture would benefit from some cushions where they are missing and/or damaged but this is a minor point and did not really detract from a very pleasant stay.
Visited the villa with friends in Nov, never been to India before but rented many houses around the world, this was nothing like the description.
My friend who made the booking put a negative review and Pranita one of the owners responded this week and I feel I need to addesss the answers
1) Villa not near the beach was never an issue as we knew that before booking
2) we requested before leaving uK happy to pay for a daily clean and was told to discuss it with Mr Naik, he informed that we had to be in the house whilst Micheal was there and this was not convenient during our stay. Surely a cleaner is based on trust.
3) we were specifically informed on arrival that use of the pool was limited to 1hr per day, and yes we never saw around the pool at all during our stay. That we due to the residents meeting about non residents use of pool and a sign was erected during our stay.
4) Pranita has said that our request for a refund for three days check out early was because we wanted to be near the beach and that is untrue
It was the house was not clean,lots of broken items around the house, and general cleanliness was very very poor to the point of disgusting.
Photos will prove this.
5) we never ever threatened a bad review based on a refund and gave her the courtesy of rectify our issues by email or visit from Mr Naik.
We are not hard up for £300 and it was never about the money as she has implied. And certainly not because we wanted a beach near as we knew from the description that a car was necessary.
Never felt we were at a strange place. We felt like we were home. Very welcoming and cozy to take a break and to have fun and to spend some quality time with family and friends. Definitely recommend this place to anyone.
We booked this house based on reviews and pictures on the website. That description was written a few years back and the house was in need of general repair.
Firstly this house is not new as described, they need to edit the description, lots of broken stuff around the garden, the outdoor seating is shabby and torn. Yes it’s opposite the pool, but they forget to mention that you are only allowed to use it for 1hr per day. There are no chairs etc either round the pool. As the house is a good walk from the beach and a car necessary, we intended to have a few days round the pool which never happened !!! This is definitely something that needs to be put on there website.
The general condition of the house is very shabby. Lots of mould round the bath trays. & Showers, they say only a mid week clean included, but that house was not cleaned before we arrived and if it was then the standard is poor. The floors were dirty and the bedrooms smelt of mothballs, half the wardrobes were locked and the rest were short no good for women’s dresses. The quality of bedding was very poor and dingy looking. Lots of drawers had rubbish in and one actually had copies of people’s passports and visa which is a total lack of security and data protection. I actually send copies of all our visas and passports to the owner before we arrived, yet when the owner greeted us at the house he insisted on copies of the visa again even though we said we had already sent them, these were never returned to us.
The front door has a broken Yale lock in its place was an old padlock, tape was over the rest of the door lock, very poor and should have been repaired.
For the price we paid we were very disappointed. I contacted Pranita to tell her my concerns, and to see what she had to say, and that we would be checking out early as it was not to our standard, I also said I would put a negative review and she was unconcerned, stating that it was cheaper than a hotel, very poor customer service, the house we moved too was 100% better everything we expected and more.
I have photos, which I also sent to Pranita, incidentally she never responded. if anyone wants to see them you can contact me.
We stayed here for three nights from 8th Nov to 11th Nov 2017. Were a group of 8 adults and 4 kids. We found the property specious, neatly arranged, equipped with every facilities you need to have a comfortable stay for weeks, months or years. One can cook all the meals here as a supermarket, fish market and a vegetable market are located within 500m radius o this property. We just prepared our breakfast, late night tea and hot chocolates. We spent the days on the hired scooters to explore the exotic beaches suggested by senior Mr. Naik. Our kids enjoyed the swimming pool and foot ball games, mothers enjoyed washing clothes and relaxed chit-chats, fathers enjoyed buying groceries, I enjoyed the company of senior Mr. Naik. He is a good humored charming person. If you ever go there you won't find a host , you will find a friend waiting for you. Go there, if you want to have different flavors of Goa without missing the cozy atmosphere of your home.
We were 3 families and we had booked the villa for 5 nights last month. An excellent place to stay and unwind - very clean, spacious, well furnished and best of all, very close to Colva beach. Mr. Ramesh Naik uncle, the owner of the villa, was very cooperative and kind enough to guide us around the villa and provide his kind suggestions in many matters relating to best places to dine in Goa, touristic attractions, etc. He ensured that our stay was comfortable throughout. The caretaker was very polite and dropped by once a day to check if we were okay. Really felt like home away from home. Kids as well as adults enjoyed the swimming pool which was right in front of the villa. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for accommodation options in Colva.