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“An excellent getaway place on an island in Goa”
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The balcao
The dinning room - can easily seat 10 guests
The dinning room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 - bathroom
Bedroom 1 - bathroom
The Kitchen
The wooden Attic
The Wooden Attic
Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom - Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom - Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 - open bathroom. Had a shower with your partner in the open before?
The pool and the lawns - great for an outdoor evening, BBQ, chill out music or a party..
The pool and the lawns - great for an outdoor evening, BBQ, chill out music or a party..
The Ferry - mode of transport to/from the island.  Rs 10 only per car - guests free
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bardez, North Goa District, Goa

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Cyrus R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An excellent getaway place on an island in Goa”
Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I stayed here with a friend early July just about when it pours in Goa which is something we enjoy. Staying at this beautifully restored Portuguese house during the rains gave us the much needed rest and relaxation in Goa. The place is well maintained and the owner Charles Heredia went all out to ensure we were well taken care of.
Staying at Casa Bottu (an authentic Portuguese name for a house) allowed us to unwind in the splendor of this amazing house. The rooms are well maintained, the pool was a pleasure to swim in (with no peeping neighbours!) and one can enjoy some good feni (local alcohol) in the balcao (balcony).
You will need of course need to have your means of transport as this place is located on an island and public transport is hard to come by. Charles assisted us in getting a bike which is an awesome way to travel in Goa during the rains.
I suggest this place for all those who want a taste of staying in a Portuguese house in Goa and want to just relax in the peace and quiet of a lovely village which is just the thing one needs to do while on holiday in Goa

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The house in a quiet village
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Kochi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent haven for groups of family and friends”
Reviewed August 5, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I stayed here with my friends from 31st July to 2nd August 2015 and it was a great experience. The property is located in Cherao (pronounced as Sherow) Island, which also houses the famous Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary of Goa. From Panaji, one need to cross Mandovi River in a ferry (along with your vehicle) at Ribandar - which itself is a captivating experience for first timers - to reach Cherao. It is an unspoilt village, calm, quite and ravishingly beautiful with its lush paddy fields and small green groves. It is easy to locate the property as it is adjacent to St. Bartholomew Church, Cherao. The authentic Goan style (inspired by the Portuguese, I assume) architecture of Casa Battu (alias “The beautiful Island Villa”) is impressive. The Large living room is of great use for group gatherings and chitchats. The floor tiles and antique light fittings radiate the charm of a long gone-by era. Bedrooms were clean, spacious and well kept, so were the bathrooms. The open bathroom concept in the master bedroom (upstairs) is simply cute! The pool is located in perfect settings, behind the Villa and surrounded by thick green grass and mighty tall trees. It offers unhindered privacy, where you can enjoy the way you want, whenever you want. We played music all through the night until the early morning hours, and NO neighbour complaints in the next morning! This place is for you to unwind, without any restrictions on amount of sound you can make etc :). Also, take a plunge, have a drink, read a book or just relax, right here! Panaji is half an hour away by road and all major attractions of Central and North Goa can be accessed from here without much difficulty. It is advisable to have the means of transport (Bike / Car) hired for the whole stay as there is no reliable public transport systems inside the Island. Altogether, we had a great time and will definitely come back for more.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The pool, the ambience
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Saurabh A
Townsville, Australia
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“Great villa with everything you need ”
Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We stayed in this villa for 3 nights 4 days with our friends . It was a perfect holiday. It's great villa with all the anematie , pictures of villa and in the website are real and we got what we paid for .

This place is away from the craziness of south goa , it's quite with great ambience . All the guests are look after by a guy named Vishnu , who gets everything you need do it doesn't feel like you are staying bit far .

It all depends what you looking for . If you want to party and stay late at night clubs then there are better options but if you looking for a very nice stay with private pool and no one to disturb you , this place is perfect . Moving around isn't that much of a hassle either, boats are at very good frequency which can take you from island to panjim, I would recommend to hire a car .

The owner Charles is very helpful and gives all the correct information and he is Available any time on the phone for quarries.

I will definitely stay again .

Thanks Charles for hosting us .

Date of stay: April 2015
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valeriebl...
Toulouse, France
2 reviews
Reviewed January 6, 2019 for a stay in December 2018
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Date of stay: December 2018
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