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Very Spacious Air-conditioned LuxuryApartments In Beautiful Location - Apartment 1 (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Apartment 1 (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)

The apartments have 2 large double bedrooms with balconies.

The beds are 6.5 ft x 5.5 ft and are handmade from Indian teak, Malaysian sal and with maple headboards.

There is a large main bathroom benefiting from a 10" shower head. The counter is Corian with 2 large counter-sunk basins, and they are finished with Bizazza glass tiles.

The kitchen, living and dining areas are open plan, light and airy. The flooring throughout is polished sandstone tiles, which continues out to the west facing balcony. The balcony spans the width of the apartment and can comfortably accommodate 6 people dining around a table.

The kitchen units are cream and topped with black granite surfaces. The hob is Faber, countersunk with wrought iron grill, and a combination oven provides convection, microwave and grilling facility.

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Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

IN211

Ghatswood comprises 6 luxury apartments. These apartments have been finished to a very high specification, incorporating several architectural firsts in Goa. These include a light/ventilation shaft running through the centre of the building, which captures the breeze at roof level and ensures constant air circulation throughout the apartments. Ventilation is further enhanced by large sash windows at the front of the apartments which allow cool air to enter below and warm air to escape above. Situated just 900m from the beach. All apartments are fitted with air conditioning.

16/02/2014

13:59

Hi Adam

just got back from the GHATSWOOD we had a great time from start to finish all your staff are really nice & helpfull suite 3 is superb including the rooftop which was great for sunbathing local people also very pleasant nice walks down to a great beach great food in all the resturants will be back next year thanks again."

Janette and Keith 20/03/2013 13:19

"Dear Adam

Our stay at Ghatswood over Christmas could not have been better. John and Matilda were very helpful and attended to our every request.

We hired bicycles locally and so were able to ride out each day for provisions - to Colva chicken and fish market and also to the local fruit and veg stalls. We also loved riding out to see some of the more remote beaches. Ghatswood is in an ideal location because you can easily walk to the local restaurants and shops. Cooking in the apartment was a dream as there is plenty of kitchen equipment provided and the gas range is great for cooking on. This is the first time in many trips to Goa that we actually preferred staying in and chilling out in the flat as opposed to trying out all of the local restaurants. We are both looking forward to spending our Christmas holiday with you again this year."

Amanda and Dermot 06/01/2013 18:15

"Dear Adam

We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our Christmas stay at Ghatswood. The apartments are really luxurious and spacious and the pool as clear as crystal. John was delightful and nothing was too much trouble for him. Our pick up to and from the airport was brilliant. Being part of local life is lovely and we fell in love with Benaulim village and Sernabatim beach. We wholeheartedly recommend Ghatswood to anyone viewing this site and we will definitely be returning as soon as we can."

Caroline 22/12/2012 8:26

"Hi Adam, We flew back last night & coming to terms with traditional Christmas weather! We wanted to say thank you to you & the staff for a lovely relaxing stay. The place is great; so spacious & immaculately clean & well maintained & we really enjoyed the location & feeling part of village life. The daily stroll to the beach was fascinating with so much to see - as well as saying hello to everyone. Happy Christmas & we really hope to return at some point. Best wishes Caroline"

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Owner
Adam Baker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2016

About Adam Baker

I love spending time in Goa where the people are so friendly, the weather is fabulous and the food is the stuff of legend. At Ghatswood I wanted to create a little sanctuary, a peaceful retreat where the facilities of 'home' are nestled amongst the goings on of daily village life in a quiet corner of India.

Adam Baker purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Adam Baker chose South Goa

In 2006 there seemed to be a gap in the market, forcing visitors to choose between luxury surroundings at 5 star prices, or low price cohabitation with some of nature's greatest triumphs. Ghatswood was built with a simple philosophy in mind; to provide simple, clean, light, spacious accommodation which enhance the Goa experience. Ghatswood's proximity to the beach, the shops and restaurants and transport links, whilst retaining a sense of tranquility and seclusion, makes it unique and the perfect place to enjoy your stay in Goa.

What makes this apartment unique

Janette and Keith

20/03/2013

Dear Adam

Our stay at Ghatswood over Christmas could not have been better. John and Matilda were very helpful and attended to our every request.

We hired bicycles locally and so were able to ride out each day for provisions - to Colva chicken and fish market and also to the local fruit and veg stalls. We also loved riding out to see some of the more remote beaches. Ghatswood is in an ideal location because you can easily walk to the local restaurants and shops. Cooking in the apartment was a dream as there is plenty of kitchen equipment provided and the gas range is great for cooking on. This is the first time in many trips to Goa that we actually preferred staying in and chilling out in the flat as opposed to trying out all of the local restaurants.

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Notes

Booking Notes:
A £100 per week/per apartment deposit will secure a booking and the balance paid 4 weeks before arrival. Special requirements such as airport pick-ups, etc will be collated 4 weeks before date of arrival for advanced bookings.

Changeover Day:
Check out midday. Check in 2pm unless by prior arrangement.


Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Apartment 1 (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Perfect home from home

  • 5 of 5

Hi Adam,

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Ghatswood. It is well situated to walk to the beach or into the village, you've got to be vertical sometime on holiday, saying that we did have a scooter for three weeks to potter about on and go to Agonda. As you know we stayed in three apartments, all well equipped with everything you could need including lots of books, which we added to as well. When anyone is on a long stay it is nice to stay in for a night or two, you actually get fed up of eating out. We did use the pool as well for the same reason that it's nice to have a day off the beach. Ravi keeps the outside sorted, the pool was as clean as a whistle. Enjoyed watching the coconut tree trimmer. I do landscaping at home and used to rock climb so I do go up and trim trees in the UK but usually with a harness and ropes. Mathilda keeps the inside sorted and any clothes that are washed are like new. Plus with John overseeing everything we think that Ghatswood is spot on. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he did accompany us to the airport which was appreciated. Some people say that it expensive to stay at for a long period, rubbish, yes it is more than places with rock hard beds and poorly equipped, we talked to one couple who had to go out and buy a kettle and mugs for their "self catering apartment". Only two slightly negative comments, the hot water was extremely hot to the point of being dangerous especially for kids or older people who maybe could not get out of the shower quick enough, and this one is purely for us on a long stay, I could not get the knives to sharpen. I would think guests on a short stay might not be bothered but we found a Pork butcher in Varca and we just had to have huge pork chops with potatoes and veg as an English treat (three times). As well as landscaping we have a sandwich shop in Keswick and when I am in the kitchen the knives have got to be sharp. To sum up, if we are going to Goa we are going to Ghatswood. Thanks again Barry and Jan

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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spacious holiday apartment

  • 3 of 5

Stayed for a week but wish it had been longer. Lovely ground floor apartment with very comfortable beds. Small pool for cooling off with sunbedsprovided in well maintained gardens. Ghatswood is in the centre of a small village and a 10 minute walk to all the restaurants, shops , suprmarkets and buses . Tuk tuks are cheap and plentiful and only a short ride to Colva or Benaulim beach. Best restaurants are the Skyroof and Johncy's, fabulous food and great hosts.

Booking was so easy on line and pick up service exceptional.

Great holiday and look forward to a longer visit next time

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dabolim
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Fiplees
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Cavelossim
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Margao
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
N16
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Fiplees
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Sernabatim
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Dolphin watching, Para-gliding, Ayervedic massage & theraputic treatments, Yoga, Nature reserve, Spice Gardens, Waterfalls, Temples.

Coast/Beach:

Ghatswood is situated 900m from Sernabatim Beach which has golden sands, dunes and palm trees along its fringe. There are restaurants and beach shacks dotted along it's length.

Travel:

20km from the airport.

Distances:

2km from Colva.

4 km from Margao.

1/2km from Benaulim.

Further Details:

Ghatswood is located 4km from Margao, the Indian Riviera's principal town where there are a multitude of shops, markets, banks, restaurants, bars, internet cafes, hospitals, a post office and a railway station. Margao is 20km from the airport. Panjim, the capital of Goa, is just 35km away.

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Amenities

Benaulim Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: There is a medium sized pool with tiled surround, an eating area separated by a low wall and a long buffet/serving counter. The ground level apartment and suite have their own private garden area. The top floor apartment and suite have their own roof terrace, accessed via a spiral staircase from the balcony.

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