We booked the Tembewada Holiday House in south Goa in March and it turned out to be the ideal spot for our family holiday. It’s not far from the beaches of Palolem and Patnem, which is what we wanted, and so we could easily walk or take a rickshaw there. There are some nice restaurants in the area and so there’s always somewhere new to try.
The house is modern and clean, with three bedrooms, a nice lounge and a dining area. It also has a big fenced off garden and a lovely veranda so I was happy to let the kids play out front without too much supervision.
We rented the KOKO Family Kit (from KOKOindia the travel company) and they set everything up in the kids bedroom before we arrived. The kids were thrilled - so many cuddly toys, jigsaws, Lego sets, books etc. The tough bit was getting my youngest to part with the four foot teddy bear when we left! We also hired the baby bath, double buggy and car seats (which came fitted for the airport pickup) as part of the kit, which meant we didn’t have to lug all that stuff with us. A genius idea!
The house has a well equipped kitchen which was great as my kids are fussy eaters and we sometimes just wanted to cook at home. There were lots of helpful recommendations in the house guide, as well as a list from KOKOindia. My favourite part was when the kids were asleep and my partner and I could sit peacefully on the verandah looking at the stars. A brilliant holiday home which I would definitely recommend for families who don’t want to stay on the beach.