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Quiet Luxury Apartment & Roof Terrace in Residential Area - NOT in Noisy Complex

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Here is something a bit different in South Goa. Our first floor apartment is in a private house in a quiet residential area of Benaulim overlooking a superb view of paddy fields and palm plantations. It is ideal for those who do not want the usual busy holiday complex with pool and so it is perhaps more suited to the maturer visitor... but of course families with children are more than welcome. It is 5 minutes by tuk-tuk (10 minutes by bicycle) from the fabulous Benaulim beach which is itself in the centre of the 13 mile long 'Queen of Beaches'.

There are many excellent beach restaurants at Benaulim beach with every kind of food available at extremely good prices. In Benaulim itself there are also a number of excellent well-priced restaurants.

The apartment is beautifully furnished with fans in every room and A/C and European style sprung mattresses in both bedrooms. The main bedroom has a King size double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. There is also a camp bed available with bedding for a possible fifth visitor. We use this spacious apartment ourselves as a home from home for 2 months of the year and so all mod cons are there. Included in these are access to Wifi, a washing machine, drying rack, all towels and linen, hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, Sky TV, DVD player, large free-standing fan, iron and ironing board etc.

One of the most attractive features of the property is the full property length balcony accessed either from the main bedroom, the kitchen or the living room via big French windows. The second bedroom has its own private balcony and there is also a front terrace. From the main balcony there is a superb peaceful 180 degree view from which one can watch the amazing birdlife, water buffalo etc.

On the very sunny roof terrace we have two quality cushioned sunbeds and umbrellas. Also included in the overall price is collection from the airport, use of an Indian pay-as-you-go mobile phone (with far cheaper calls overseas than your own mobile) and a welcome pack of basic food, water and beer in the fridge to get you started.

The property's owner, Sandra, a lovely lady and her son live on the ground floor and are available to assist at any time if necessary. For a two week stay or more, cleaning and mopping through is available at a nominal extra cost by arrangement through Sandra downstairs.

If you are not familiar with Goa, Benaulim is situated centrally in what we feel is the best (for many reasons) part of South Goa which is itself far nicer than the North which is very much more commercialised and more expensive for everything... so if you do fancy Goa then you genuinely could not do much better. It is about 30 minutes from the airport. PLEASE NOTE: COLLECTION FROM THE AIRPORT IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE IF WANTED.

Margao, the main city of South Goa, is 15 minutes away by tuk-tuk if you need something that is not available locally and/or want to experience the delightful chaos of an Indian city! It is well worth a visit.

From the UK, Goa itself can be accessed by daily scheduled flights from Heathrow via Mumbai. This is the cheapest way. Direct charter flights into Goa are also possible between the beginning of November to mid April from Manchester and Gatwick. Please note that for charter flights you had best get seats booked early as there are only a limited number of flights per week and they tend to get booked up fairly quickly with regular ‘Goa Goers’.

So if you fancy an apartment in South Goa different from those usually being offered you will not go wrong with ours.

More Details

Property Manager
Nigel & Teresa Mills
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

A lovely, comfortable apartment with everything that we needed. Fantastic view from the main balcony. If we return to Benaulim then we would certainly return to the apartment.



Sandra who lives in the apartment below is a lovely, helpful lady and we enjoyed our chats with her.



Franco was available at all times to transport us back from the beach at the end of the day. He would then return to the apartment later in the evening to take us to the various restaurants and transport us back home at the end of the night! We also ate at his brother Rex's shack a couple of times and enjoyed his company also.



Nigel and Teresa were quick to respond to any questions that we had. They also provided detailed and helpful information about the apartment and the South Goa area before we travelled.



We travelled In a party of 4 adults and we all enjoyed an excellent holiday!
Nov 2017
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Amenities

Benaulim Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bedroom en-suite - toilet , shower , Bathroom is a 'Wet' shower room (i.e no specific enclosure)
    Bathroom adjacent double room - toilet , shower , Comprises Toilet, Wash basin & hot water 'Wet' Shower area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Child bed is a sturdy camp bed (available from storage)
    Main Bedroom - 1 queen , Has double wardrobe, 5 drawer chest, dressing & bed tables
  • Bedrooms have fully sprung European style mattress... not the usual Indian style mattresses that thin and as hard as a rock!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes:
Airport collection and welcome pack included in the cost.

Reviews

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Quiet Luxury Apartment & Roof Terrace in Residential Area - NOT in Noisy Complex
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

A quiet, relaxing haven

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is nicely and quietly situated about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Benaulim, with all its noise, colour and crazy drivers. From the amount of information provided by Nigel and Teresa following our booking, and their obvious concern for us to have a great experience, our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. The apartment is charming, well maintained and thoroughly kitted out. There are three verandas and we tended to use the one at the back - misty sunrises and balmy evenings, lovely. We took full advantage of the recommendations of trips to markets, spice plantations, boat trips etc . The boat trip up the Sal river, organised by Franco, was particularly good and great value. Although usually, very active when on holiday, by the end of this one we were totally seduced by Benaulim and its beaches and beach huts. Soft sand, a warm sea, friendly service of good food and drink whilst watching the sun go down. What's not to like. Many thanks to Sandra, William, Franco, and Nigel and Teresa.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you come again one day.
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Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

We received a lovely welcome (even though it was the middle of the night) from Sandra. The apartment had everything we needed and was blissfully peaceful. A 20 minute walk or 10 minutes in a tuk tuk, we were at the beautiful Benuilim beach, clean with plenty of choice of beach shacks.

Sandra and William were on hand to answer questions and offer advice (although we were well prepared by Nigel and Teresa, who made the whole organising our holiday a breeze).

Many Thanks to all of them.

Best bit for us was sitting on the kitchen/sitting room balcony, just after sunrise, enjoying our breakfast, contemplating the day ahead whilst gazing over the wetland area, watching the wildlife.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at the property. It does everything that it says.

The house is well kitted out with everything you need, first aid kit, sowing kit, nicknacks like sun cream, after sun, insect repellands etc......

The house is located about a 10 minute walk from the town and, tuc tucs are available to take you around (although we did hire a scooter). Keep an ear out (old fashioned toot toot horn) for the bread delivery lad on his bike at about 0730 ish each morning, you will need to go out and flag him down.

There is WI-FI available at the house, you need to pay William downstairs for its use as it’s his data you will be using but it’s very cheap.

For eating, the hideaway we found was the best but, there are loads of others, you will be spoilt for choice. You must try the fast food stall next to Marie hall which sets up at about 1700 onwards. If you fancy a local Indian breakfast, try the masala dosas at the cafeteria at Marie hall, next to atm machines, good fruit and veg stalls there as well.

Sandra and William downstairs have also been a great help, Sandra made us a delicious lunch the day before we left and, she also knocked us up an omelette breakfast.

On a final note.......you are going to love this place :)

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Sue. So glad the apartment was all you had expected. Perhaps you will come back again one day. Nigel & Teresa
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5

Lovely relaxing time had...

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the villa which was perfect in every way.Nigel communicated everything beforehand and Sandra was there whenever we needed assistant. We travel around on the local buses during our stay plus even caught one for our return flight.Cost was only 70inr for two of us and local use cost a mere 10inr.Local shacks and restaurants along with the staff were really good and would recommend a visit to the Farmhouse which was a perfect place to enjoy a meal out.Excellent time spent at a lovely homely Villa..Thanks Nigel & Therea

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, on the upper level of a Portuguese style house, was as lovely as the photographs you see on the website, with a stunning view from the back balcony of water buffalo and birds. It was well appointed and had some little extras like a welcome of cool beer, bread and milk when we arrived. The helpful hints from Nigel and Teresa before we came were supplemented by Sandra (who lived downstairs) allowing us to find out about fresh bread delivered every morning and the local shops. Benaulium centre (Maria Hall) has all of the things you need and the beach shacks offer tasty and fresh food all day. We even went for a drink on Christmas day. Great location in a quiet place, use of the bikes helped get us to the beach in 10 mins. We stayed for 16 nights would defintely reccommend to our friends and family. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely holiday home. Kathryn & Mick

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathryn and Mick. So glad the apartment was all you expected. Perhaps you will come back again one day. Nigel & Teresa
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Beautiful first floor apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Nigel and Teresa provided us with extensive information regarding the apartment and the local area and were extremely helpful before we set off. We arrived in the early hours and was met by Sandra, the very lovely lady who lives downstairs. On waking the next day we were extremely delighted with the cleanliness of the apartment as well as space. It had everything you could want, including a washing machine! We opened up the doors onto the balcony to be met by the stunning sights and sounds of birds and buffalo. It is set on a quiet street away from the hustle of the main roads and is a lovely place to relax and take it all in. Sandra was on hand all the time for any problems and advice as was Franco with his tuk tuk, who was there at the drop of a hat to pick you up and take you wherever you wanted to go (bang on time everytime)! We loved walking to the beach along the busy streets, taking in the colourful local life and enjoying stopping off at Dinah's for a cool beer before heading on down to the wonderful beach. There are many shacks to chose from and we spent a lot of time at Rex's place where we met some lovely people and ate the lovely food freshly prepared by Mathew. We also ate at Joncy's, who serve fabulous food. Sunsets were amazing and overall we had a fantastic holiday and will definately be back and would recommend this beautiful apartment to stay in.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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