Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
Nigel & Teresa Mills
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5
- As the property is in a quiet residential area guests are expected to exercise polite noise restraint generally and especially during unsociable hours.
Very Enjoyable & Peaceful Place to Stay
From the ease of booking (prompt communications from Nigel & Teresa), organised collection from Goa airport (included in price) and being met by Sandra and William, who both ensured our stay at the apartment was enjoyable and hassle free, we had such a fantastic time. The apartment is roomy with various verandas for sitting in or out of the sun as your mood takes you, plus the roof terrace for when you want to have a quiet day away from the beach.
We found everything we needed was in the apartment and just a short walk to fruit/vegetable/fish vendors and local supermarkets. Being in a residential area, you can appreciate the Portuguese architectural influence and its great to say hello/good morning, etc to the locals.
It took about 20 minutes to walk to the beach, which we enjoyed doing as compensation to all the lovely food we were consuming!! Lots and lots of places to eat and drink, covering numerous cuisines, what’s not to like.... and if your feeling lazy, a tuk tuk was only a phone call away.
Having stayed at this apartment before, we quickly re-established our morning routine of getting fresh bread rolls from the bicycling baker delivery boy and having breakfast on the rear veranda watching the sun rise in the sky, looking over the wet land complete with bird life and cows & water buffalo.
Delighted to hear that you once again enjoyed staying at our apartment. Many thanks for your kind words. Nigel & Teresa
We were picked up by Franco at the airport as arranged by Nigel & Teresa. On arrival at the property we were met by Sandra who showed us around the apartment. Being tired from a very long journey we went straight to bed. I woke just before dawn & went to the rear balcony. The view there is stunning & we never tired of watching the wildlife from there.
The apartment is very spacious with 2 bedrooms, 1 ensuite, a large living room with t.v. & dvd player with plenty of choice of movies. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could want, The bedrooms have air con but we rarely used it, maybe 10-15 minutes before bed. There is another balcony at the front of the building with table and chairs but we only used the rear one due to aforementioned views. There is also a rooftop balcony with sunbeds & umbrellas which we rarely used as it was very hot.
Sandra is a lovely lady who was there for all our needs without being intrusive as was William her son. Nigel & Teresa were in contact during our stay to make sure things were all good.
The apartment is in a quiet residential area about 15 mins walk to the centre of Benaulim and a couple of supermarkets just across the football field. Colva is a little further away, walkable or just a short tuk-tuk/bus ride away. Due to my wife waiting for a knee replacement we were using Franco each day, he too was great for suggesting restaurants/days out.
All in all a very enjoyable stay which was a last minute booking & we were very lucky it was available and would not hesitate to book again if going to Benaulim
Many thanks for your kind words, Ian and Margo. It is so pleasing when guests enjoy their stay. Kind regards Nigel & Teresa
Everything we could have wished for and more
If you like peace and quiet, great views, spacious well kept interior and exterior, choice of sun or shade and you don't mind a walk to the beach, restaurants and shops this place is for you. Nigel arranged for us to be met at the airport by Franco, who we then used for all our running around. Sandra was waiting for us on arrival, even though it was the early hours of the morning with a lovely smile and that set the scene. Nothing was too much trouble and when we had any questions either William or Sandra were there to help us, they were outstanding.
You can take a short cut across the football ground to a supermarket for your basic needs and lovely samosas, a good take away nearby and a 30 minute walk to Sernabatim beach. This was our favourite beach and Anthy's beach shack provided splendid food and a peaceful atmosphere plus clean toilets, which was important to us.
Nigel and Teresa have thought of everything to give you a wonderful holiday, including an Indian phone for using to ring Franco or for a take away and then plenty of plug adaptors for UK plugs..that's what I call service. There is also a Supermarket along past the tuktuk stand in centre of Benaulim which sells booze and Steven there will deliver, great if you like to sit on a balcony sipping cold beer or your favourite tipple. A big plus was to have Sandra and William on hand. Sandra even made us a splendid Indian meal on Boxing Day, what more can I say except thank you.
Probably the highest accolade I can give is that we have booked again for next year and we can't wait to go back.
Well equipped , with excellent assistance from Sandra downstairs
We were met at the airport by Franco . We used him for all our transport needs throughout our month long stay . The apartment is very well equipped , furnished and maintained . Excellent for bird watching . In a typically Goan enclave of well maintained local houses . Approximately equidiance between Benaulim and Colva . Very relaxing .
We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay, Alison and Ray. Thank you for your kind words which are especially valuable with, as we understand it, you are regular holiday makers to South Goa. We are sorry that we did not have availability for your next visit to Goa this season but there is still some availability (at the time of writing this) for next season if you want to relax in our apartment again!
Great apartment, great views
What a lovely apartment with lots of space to feel at home. The outlook and view from the back were so peaceful and truly wonderful. This is as described, a quiet location and even the view at the front was good even though it was another house but the abundance of trees made it very picturesque.
The hosts in Benaulim, who live on the ground floor, could not have been more helpful and friendly. Sandra and William are just lovely people and were always available and helped us out on several occasions, ordering takeout being one such occasion!
Everything worked well except of course when there were power cuts and as we were there at the very end of the rainy season, there were some spectacular storms! Wifi is available and by arrangement with the hosts plus it's inexpensive.
This was a first visit and we were very happy with the apartment, having seen some with not so much space or amenities, however it was not that close to the beach. This is not a problem as it is a short rickshaw drive of a few minutes or quite a long walk (we found it too hot to walk).
We found all the information provided by Nigel and Teresa absolutely fantastic and they have spent a long time putting all this together. The helpful hints and advice were invaluable as was the recommended driver, Franco, who was a mine of information and local knowledge. We used him all the time and he was always available and very punctual.
This apartment is very peaceful and if you want somewhere with space and great views especially out of season then you should try this. You will have the beaches to yourself and unlike the North of Goa, it is still very unspoilt and natural, so going slightly off season is really worth trying.