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COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
14 guests
2 nights minimum 
Chalet
THE SPACE COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS is one of the two true Wooden Chalets situated on the banks of Goa's largest River "Mandovi". (Please also check out our other Riverfront properties, WOODEN CHALET ON THE RIVERBANKS, SAINT PETER'S BAY and our latest CHATEAU CANDOLIM BEACH VILLA). The house has its own wooden jetty and has docking facilities for a small sized yacht. We have two Internet Providers, Ethernet Xpress 150 Mbps and Gwave 100 Mbps as we want to keep you always connected. Located near the ancient city of Old Goa and close to the City of Panjim. Old Goa was the first Capital City of Goa which was first shifted to Panjim due to the Plague centuries ago. The Old Goa Church was the first resting place of the body of St. Francis Xavier when brought to Goa from the Far East wh...THE SPACE COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS is one of the two true Wooden Chalets situated on the banks of Goa's largest River "Mandovi". (Please also check out our other Riverfront properties, WOODEN CHALET ON THE RIVERBANKS, SAINT PETER'S BAY and our latest CHATEAU CANDOLIM BEACH VILLA). The house has its own wooden jetty and has docking facilities for a small sized yacht. We have two Internet Providers, Ethernet Xpress 150 Mbps and Gwave 100 Mbps as we want to keep you always connected. Located near the ancient city of Old Goa and close to the City of Panjim. Old Goa was the first Capital City of Goa which was first shifted to Panjim due to the Plague centuries ago. The Old Goa Church was the first resting place of the body of St. Francis Xavier when brought to Goa from the Far East where it is preserved till today. The house is on the river level with unlimited private parking in front. The main road is on a higher level about 4 metres above the river level. A building on the higher road level which stands between the road and the house isolates any traffic sound from the road which makes it a quiet and peaceful place to stay. The bus stand is situated on the road above. COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS is located, just 15 minutes by road to the Panjim Central Bus Terminus which terminus is equidistant from North and South Goa. There is a soft drink and Liquor store in the adjacent building, and a general store just 5 minutes’ walk from the house. There is a new Takeaway Restaurant just a minute away next-door and guests have reported that they take orders and deliver food to the house. Car and bike rental facilities are also available for which information will be provided on confirmation of booking. The Chalet is fully A.C. and is fitted with all the amenities one can think of and what you would normally like to have in the best equipped home. Some of the amenities are a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, microwave oven, U.V. filter, clothes washing machine and dryer etc. etc. Besides, the house is fitted with a hydro pneumatic water pressure system giving full pressure on all the water outlets and showers. There is an in-house convenience store. Please note we try to keep most immediate items to make your arrival stay comfortable till you can organize yourself. There is a minimal charge for this service, and it is handled by the home staff. The house Lady will come every morning to clean up. Besides, we have all the equipment like dishwashers etc. The house is differently abled friendly and divided into two levels having a total of four bedrooms. One bedroom on the ground floor has an attached toilet and bath and opens up into the main hall, kitchen, and river front Patio. This bedroom has advantages for differently abled and Senior citizens. A second bedroom on the first floor opens onto a spacious wooden deck with deck chairs to relax on with a full view of the river and has attached toilet and bath. The third bedroom, also on the first floor, opens onto a spacious wooden deck with deck chairs to relax on with a full view of the river. This bedroom shares the toilet and bath with the fourth bedroom next door. The fourth bedroom has four single or two double beds which can sleep four people. The rest of the bedrooms have one double bed. The house is designed so that the view of the river and adjacent islands are prominent from every location in the house. The lower bedrooms open onto a paved patio which is on the river edge and has its own wooden jetty projecting into the river. Barbecue equipment is provided so you can enjoy a barbecue on the stone patio. There is good fishing scope however ardent fisherman should bring their own equipment. We provide the best quality bed linen and bath towels. Night sheets are provided as night cover as it is not too cold. Dish T V is installed with all available channels on Tata Sky. We, however, insist that the guest respect the residential locality and keep the sound to a low level. We have taken great pains to ensure that our guests are comfortable and feel at home. We give out the house to only one group at a time. There is no live-in-house staff, and the whole house is at your disposal only.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
5 Queens
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

Meet the host
CAPT. DANIEL LEON L
Hosting since March 2014
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (40)
Saurabh A
Saurabh A
1 contribution
Good location bad services
Apart from the location and construction of the house, really nothing else to speak about. They are cexpensive when it comes to pricing but unfortunately at that price point the service is really poor. House is infested with cockroaches. Fused blubs, dead batteries in remotes, less qty of bed linens and cutlery. You will be perpetually be cleaning plates and glasses as they give too less. To top it all the owner is a highly opinionated person. Once you are in the house there is no handover. It's like enter and go figure where things are.
Visited June 2023
Written June 29, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sulinder_tinu
sulinder_tinu
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Great and Peaceful Place
Thanks Mr Leo Lobo for a lovely stay. You have made this place in an exotic location with beatifull breezy view. enjoyed a lot at this property. Good place for a group of 10-12
Visited January 2022
Written January 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ashujandial
ashujandial
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India29 contributions
Best place to relax, work and enjoy in Goa
This is one of the most beautiful villa me and my family visited and stayed. Post COVID as our offices and schools allowed us to work from remote areas, we opted this place very well maintained by Captain Leo ( he is good human and ready to resolve your any issue/query in no time) from early 2021 till Feb mid. Kindly note that this property is elderly friendly too where your parents and can come and enjoy free flowing Mandovi river throughout the day and relax. We were 7 people but this place offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and can easily serve 9 to 10 guests. Kitchen is super accessible and easy to operate. You can cook and make your meal or if you dont want I would highly recommend to relish the Goan food made by Bibian who has helped us not to make lovely goan food also took us to Panjim fish market to buy different type of fishes for our day to day meal. This place is very well cleaned and maintained by Dorming who cleans this place for 2 to 3 hours daily and keep his masks on. Very humble and neat soul. Captain Leo while he is managing three properties all across Mandovi ensured that our stay is comfortable and he also helped on prompt basis in managing the other stuff easily at home. This place is very close to Panjim and one can rent the scooty and drive down to Fountainhas and enjoy city view too We are very certain that next time we we land in Goa are preferred option is Lazy Cottage to laze and enjoy The only caution is the wifi which often goes down due to maintenance work but Captain Leo will surely share some more workaround on this
Visited January 2021
Written February 20, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

soundarya r
soundarya r
2 contributions
It was really a place to stay with friends
The house is situated on the river and it has a very good view. Food and the place is very hygienic.
Visited June 2018
Written July 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cherrydxb
cherrydxb
Mumbai, India32 contributions
Quaint...
The lazy river cottage is a quaint cottage setting on the banks and it is beautifully and tastefully done up. We were a group of girls and we had a whale of a time, cos it gave us the advantage of a home as well as a hotel. Bibina the cook was very warm and cooked us lovely dinners and breakfast as per our taste. The deck is the most attractive part of the property. Initially we had some issues with the AC but it was attended to by Capt. Leo and his team which was a let down. Otherwise, All said and done, we would love to stay there if and when we go back to Goa.
Visited April 2018
Written April 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

abhiroopd2016
abhiroopd2016
1 contribution
Excellent facilities...superb location.
This place is very close to St. Francis Xaviers church and right on Mandovi river. Such a well maintained house with attention to every detail. The kitchen is so well maintained and it has everything in it for you. Alcohol to spices and vegetables...everything. Just you have to make a note of the things u used and pay for it. No hassle whatsoever. Captain...we met gem of people at your house. Shout out to aunt Viviana...she is so caring and cooks so well. We were so hungry and it was late to ask her to make lunch for us. But she was caring enough to come over to our rescue and quickly boiled some Maggi and eggs for us. We had a barbeque and she marinated the chicken for us. It was yum. Next day we requested her to make us lunch by 10 am and she prepared yummy chicken and prawns for us. This is my first ever experience where I didn't have to be careful thinking that being a tourist i would get cheated. People were so kind, caring and honest. Though i stayed just for a day...staying amongst such people let me imbibe the positivity and felt rejuvenating. I would definitely be back and will spend more time here. I absolutely love this place.
Visited January 2018
Written January 31, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kameswara Rao G
Kameswara Rao G
1 contribution
Great place for reunion of friends for 40 years and cozy place to recollect olden days
The cottage is beautiful with Bougainvilleas and Areca nut trees. Mr Lobo is very thoughtful in documenting all useful information. We would have loved more if few minor points are taken care off. Our driver has no place to stay, we had to hire him a room nearby. Kitchen needs improvement specially the cooking top. Many Electrical points are not working, so there was competition for charging our phones. So, maintenance of the cottage is to be updated.
Visited December 2017
Written December 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rajesh S
Rajesh S
1 contribution
The Fantabulous Lazy Cottage
Captain Leo's Lazy cottage is a paradise to stay... A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city, and as beautiful as shown in the photos if not more... Whether a family or with friends, this place is an absolute stunner... Not far from Karmali railway station, travel to and from this place becomes very comfortable... Also, Captain Leo, along with Vivian and Irene made the stay as comfortable as it can get Thank you Sir, for the wonderful place... A request to TripAdvisor... We had a difficult time in processing the payment for the stay due to unavailability of an international credit card. Not all get an easy access to international credit cards, hence I request TripAdvisor to maybe introduce other modes of payment like an NEFT or RTGS... Other than this, our trip to Goa was as comfortable as TripAdvisor had assured 🙂🙂
Visited November 2017
Written November 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sugata d
sugata d
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Excellent place
Lazy Cottage is a fabulous place to stay for a family get together. Location and views are awesome, the provisioning of the kitchen is outstanding and the jetty to sit and read is spectacular.
Visited October 2017
Written November 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

deepak p
deepak p
1 contribution
Pleasent
Good place to stay, nice view to the river. Enjoyed the ride from Panjim city to villa, Church is just few minute walk from the villa. Overall awesome experience:)
Visited September 2017
Written October 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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Map
Getting around
A car is needed for this place like I would say for most places in Goa as the bus services will waste your holiday time. We have a contact person who arranges all sorts of vehicles for the guest.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS

COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. See all property details.

COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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