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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Betalbatim, Salcette, South Goa District, Goa

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Betsyneuv...
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Manage your expectations”
Reviewed December 31, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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Although the reviews that discuss the pristine beauty of the nearby beach are spot on, we were actually quite disapointed with the accommodation. We are seasoned travelers who are not overly particular, but calling this a "luxury villa" is a stretch. The home itself was musty and quite smelly downstairs, the kitchen is old and needs a re-outfitting. Rusty dirty utensils in dirty drawers, a decrepit 4 burner hot plate, an ancient toaster oven, and a refrigerator which had old food and someone's old medication in it is a sample.

We fully understand that the caretaker had a terrible personal loss this pats yera, however, it did not change our experience with this place.

The outside of the home is quite lovely, but the outdoor furniture is deteriorated to the point of being unusable. The neighborhood is very nice, safe, and lovely. The bed linens were fresh, but the one towel per person was a problem after day 2. We saw no sign of the housekeeper for the first three days, and no one greeted us, or called us.

The caretaker did not answer nor return my call on the first two days, and we did not see her until the night before we left . We are still unsure why she came. The promise of housekeeping twice per week did not happen, although the caretaker mentioned that she had stopped by while we were not there. We would recommend that anyone offering a family home for a rental diminish the amount of "owner stuff" around. Drawers are packed full of old things, suitcases are stacked on top of dressers in the bedrooms, and the many, many knick knacks around should be kept clean. The taps sport brown water much of the time, and the much advertised reverse osmosis water system is constantly leaking all over the kitchen. The air conditioners in two of the bedrooms had such filthy filters that several family members had breathing problems until we rinsed the think black buildup off the filters in our showers. One made such a racket that it could not be used while anyone was trying to sleep. The fan in the ac must be bent, which accounted for the clatter.

Lastly, note that one of the reviews of this home mentions that there is wifi - there is none.
All of this said, the location is perfect, except the resort next door plays music late into the night. The quite beach, the great seafood at the beach shacks, and the views from the balconies are great. I should also not that I contacted the US based owner a day in with clear concerns, and still, nothing happened to remedy any of this. I don't think I have ever written a bad review, but this place needs some attention and freshening before I would recommend it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jan 1, 2017
Sorry to say that folks like you don't want to pay for a 5 Star hotel, but want the services of one!!! This is definitely a beautiful luxury villa, please read all the other reviews, you were very fussy renters who asked me a ton of questions before you rented and I was completely honest with you and guided you the best I could. I also had explained to you that a tragedy had occurred with my Caretaker who had had an accident where she lost her son and was badly injured herself. I had told you all this before you went to the villa.But to cut a long story short ,I truly feel folks as fussy as you should go to a 5 Star hotel and pay for it. You had problems with no phone service, these are things beyond my control, you need to contact your own provider! Well we have had many many happy renters, sorry we couldn't satisfy you, but I feel nothing would satisfy you!
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fxtskm
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
“Awesome!”
Reviewed February 6, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Great place for a family get together, place was clean, comfortable. Great living room for family to sit and share everyday experiences in Goa. 5 min Walk to the beach was the best part. Everybody really enjoyed the place ...would certainly visit again!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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santosh n
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic beach villa”
Reviewed January 8, 2015 for a stay in October 2014
2
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Could not have asked for better location in goa to enjoy the silver sand beach which is just a few steps away. Food at adjacent nanu resort is too good.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Souvik S
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Home away from home...in paradise!”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in December 2012
5
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This private villa was simply amazing! My friends and I traveled to Goa for New Years, and we were searching for a spacious, clean, comfortable villa that was close to the beautiful beaches on India's western coast. And that is exactly what the owners of this marvelous villa provide. As one reviewer points out, the proximity to the beach is incredible--it's just steps away. And perhaps the best part is that the beach is pristine since it is removed far enough from tourist traffic. The villa itself provides five-star accommodation at a great price, and it is readily apparent that that the owners take great pride in this property. If you're looking for an awesome hideaway that is still provides resort-style accommodations, then this is the place to be! My friends and I had such a memorable New Years experience in Goa, in large part due to our stay, and I hope that this villa is available again during my next trip!

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Liked best: Accessibility to the beach; rental conditions
Liked least: Nothing -- our stay was literally perfect.
Traveling group: Friends
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Kelsa D
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Can't wait to return!”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in February 2013
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I can't wait to return to this wonderful home! My husband and I visited India for a few weeks and this was the best part of our visit. The owners are extremely friendly & gracious. The neighborhood is soooo clean! We couldn't believe how nice it was- it was secure, safe, and spotless. The home was also very spacious and nicely decorated.

The best part of this home is the proximity to the beach! We spent every day there- we'd walk back to the house to grab a bite to eat or take a quick nap then head right back to the beach. It was such a short walk! And their balcony & patio with the view was amazing! We'd sip coffee on the porch or pour ourselves a drink & watch the sunset over the ocean.

This home is perfect for couples or families. Thank you so much Zarine and Santosh for making our stay in Goa, India so relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable.

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Liked best: Proximity to the beach & view from balcony
Liked least: It was all wonderful!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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