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Contemporary Luxury Apartment, With Pool Near Fabulous Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Benaulim, Goa, Unique, Stylish And Chintz Free With Stunning Views Towards Beach And Paddy Fields

'Saffron Nest' is a fresh, contemporary apartment set within an exclusive complex in Benaulim, South Goa which includes a very large pool (and kids pool) Set within a lush tropical garden. The stylish apartment is lovingly furnished

with simply designed local hand made sycamore wood furniture, set within fresh white walls and with a fully equipped modern kitchen. Sleeps 4 with 2 breezy bedrooms ensuite bathroom and four poster king size bed. Sofa bed in living room can accommodate an extra 2 guests. Three balconies offer fantastic views towards the beach and the lush paddy fields, so you can view both sunrise and sunsets. Accommodation has all mod cons including cable TV, hot water and AC and back up electricity in case of power cuts. Benaulim's immaculate quiet beach is nearby and the location is a great base to explore the surrounding areas. Owners support many local charities and the apartment hosts a photographers gallery of stunning Indian portrait and local scenes. Child friendly too - high chair, bath travel cot, kids pool etc A fantastic unique 'chintz free' apartment you'll love!


Owner
Shaff Prabatani
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, danish, Hindi, Gujarati (Call Amir and Kala)
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Shaff Prabatani

We are the Prabatani family: Amir and Kala both retired now and our son Shaff and daughter Shelina. Having lived in the UK most of our lives, we always dreamed of having a place in the sun. We fell in love with Goa and beautiful Benaulim and so decided to combine our resources buying a second family home which we also rent out to holiday makers such as you.

All of us have been heavily involved in working with the charity, public and NGO sector. We hope when you visit India that you take an interest in the rich culture and way of life there, as well as the plight of those less fortunate then ourselves.

When you visit Saffron Nest we really hope you enjoy our hospitality even though we can't be there to greet you in person!

Shaff Prabatani purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Shaff Prabatani chose Benaulim

We bought this apartment in Benaulim because we love this small village. It's the best of all worlds, far away from the crowds and the touristy hassles of the North Goan beaches it still has the charm and friendliness of a community by the sea. The Beach is stunning and always peaceful, the food shacks and restaurants offer delicious local sea food and the locals and fisherman remain friendly and warm to the fewer visitors to the area. Its also nearer enough to the buzzing town Margoa so you can always pop into town to get some home comforts or check out a Bollywood film.

The charming complex is also brand new, so not battered by countless Monsoons yet!! It has excellent security, and staff are always on hand to make sure the pool and facilities are always spotless and well cared for.

What makes this apartment unique

We wanted to furnish a place to our taste, contemporary yet Indian! not to be overly fussy, full of old world clutter and chintz. We also wanted the furnishing to be light and soft to provide our guests with home comforts and relax atmosphere to enjoy their stay at Saffron Nest.

If you are looking for a very affordable apartment that is fresh, clean, simply designed yet comfortable and equiped with every modern convenience then Saffron Nest will certainly stand out.

In addition we offer different artists the opportunity to curate a small exhibition that we display at the apartment. This year photographer 'Pinky Binks' displays mesmorising images and portraits of Indian life. You can purchase prints if you wish, in which a portion goes to our local charity for street children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Gorgeous apartment and really helpful service, the Prabatani's did everything to ensure we had the best holiday..Thanks, we will defintely be back!!" Dan and Lena Dec 10.



"Five Stars are applicable throughout, the pick ups were bang on time and the appartment had everything we needed and was in first class condition..loved the views from the appartment which was well placed with just a short stroll to the village and beach" Terry April 11.



" The apartment was spotless – could not have been better! We Loved the sunrise view from the bed and the sunset view from the sofa – perfect setting!!" Graham, Jan 2011.



"Absolutely loved Saffron Nest!! The apartment is ideally situated for reaching most parts of Benaulim village and we found everybody exceptionally welcoming and helpful." Gill, Feb 2011
Nov 2010
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Amenities

Benaulim Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms + Double Sofabed in lounge) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, en-suite bathroom, built in cupboards and 4 poster bed, fan and A/C. Balcony overlook stunning countryside. Second bedroom, hand carved Sycamore wood twin beds, furniture, fan/AC, balcony and great views. Lounge-large sofa bed sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is safe secure and near all the local amenities. The apartment is only 4 years old so everything is still in good condition, the complex is also new and quiet and chilled out with an enormous pool. Please note smoking is only permitted on the balconies and not indoors. Outside: The complex has a large swimming pool and tropical gardens for the guests use. The flat includes, 3 private balconies which serves both bedrooms and the lounge. There is outdoor furniture on the balconies and sun loungers you can use by the pool. Utility Room: Clothes drying rack, ironing board, iron and hairdryer are all available. Kids high chair and travel cot also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The flat will be fully cleaned when you arrive with clean bedding and towels provided and then weekly cleaning. Mid week linen and towel change available on request. Additional cleaning or a laundry service available for a very small additional fee. Other: Top floor apartment so has the best views, high ceilings into the eaves and no one above, so very peaceful. Lift available. Free sheltered parking space available under apartment block with 24 Hr security.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A wonderful apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Saffron Nest has been a fantastic find for us. We go back every year, booking our next stay as soon as we can. The apartment is beautifully light and airy with great views. It is also spacious and comfortable with plenty of room for two couples - the two bathrooms are a real bonus. The resort is well kept, with shops and restaurants just a short walk away. The walk to Benaulim beach takes about 15 minutes and there are plenty of taxis and tuktuks readily available if we prefer to ride. This is our favourite holiday place and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment in a charming village

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean, safe and light, with wonderful views. Benaulim is a busy, delightful village, close to the beach but not overwhelmed by visitors. Extensive selection of restaurants, cafes and shops. The pool was open (though we didn't use it). Myra (the caretaker) is responsive and can recommend local drivers. We used Edwin, who is reliable, friendly and helpful to a fault. Highly recommended. The beach is a short walk away and the village is well-placed for a wide range of other day trips. A wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike you were the perfect guests. Glad you enjoyed the apartment and Benaulim and were able to explore Goa's cultural heritage too! Come back soon. :-)
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Lovely apartment, good location

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely love Benaulim and the apartment was in a great location, close to a good selection of restaurants. The apartment is as it is in the pictures, lovely and clean, light and airy. The only negative was the pool was closed for maintenance for the week we were there which was really inconvenient with 2 young children who weren't impressed! The apartment is on a complex which is gated and safe. It was on the 4th floor, accessed via a lift which can temperamental (as my 6 year old found out when he tried to go in it alone so beware!!). The beach was 3/4 of a mile, we walked it and took in breakfast/drink on the way there and back. I would recommend the apartment for couples and families; if the pool was fully functioning.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Just the most perfect experience. If ever one wants to stay in Goa but live in Europe, this property will check all those boxes. Comfy, neat, cozy, equipped, roomy. Kudos to the owners. Good job. We left early morning & by the time we reached th airport we missed the apartment. Highly recommended. Location, view, security, silence, upkeep. Running out of words.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rufus, really good to host you and your lovely family. You were the perfect guests. Please come back!
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Saffron Nest. Benaulim is a beautiful little town and the property is at an excellent location with easy access to shops and restaurants. There is a folder in the property with a lot of details around restaurants, places of interest etc which we found very useful. The apartment itself is very comfortable and well maintained. Shaff is also a great host and very responsive to any queries. Myra (property caretaker) helped us settle well in the property and is very enterprising. We will have no hesitation in going back and staying at Saffron Nest again.

Shaff - thank you for a pleasant stay and we look forward to getting in touch with you again when we plan our next trip to Goa.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Saffron Nest

  • 5 of 5

Saffron Nest is a beautifully appointed apartment, ideally located within easy walk of all amenities; beach, shops, bars/restaurants, etc. This lovely apartment enhanced our stay in wonderful Goa. Shaff and Myra could not have been more helpful. We can't wait to return. Many thanks- 10 out 10

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Harry and Adele. You were great guests, so glad you enjoyed our apartment and hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back to Saffron Nest again! Best wishes, Shaff
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Special interest holidays:

There is a full range of water sports available in Goa, plus paragliding and sailing. Indian cooking classes are available in many restaurants. Yoga, meditation and massage classes are also taught. Uniquely you can undertake Ayerverdic treatments locally too.

Coast/Beach:

You can walk everywhere between the beach, shops, and restaurants. Walking to the beach is approx 0.7km, about a 15 minute walk from the apartment or a 5 minute rickshaw ride.

Travel:

Benaulim is about 27km from Dabolim Airport and 8km from Margoa Railway Station. It’s easily accessible by all modes of transport.

Reliable gov licenced (fixed rate) taxis are available from the airport. Return taxi's are easily available locally for your return journey. If you require us to organise your taxi transfers for you we can do for an additional fee.

Distances:

If you would like to explore the area you can hire your own bicycle or scooter/motorcycle on the main road or from the Benilum Cross road. If you have a license, please bring it with you.

Further Details:

The apartment is only five minutes walk from many restaurants, shops and services. Turn right out of the complex and head towards the main Benaulim Cross Road where you will find everything you may need in one convenient bustling hub including internet, money exchange, supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, taxis and rickshaws. Turn Left and you can take a meandering stroll through Goa's breathtaking countryside and take the quiet route to the beach past the fishing nets.

While in Goa make sure you explore the surrounding area. There are a variety of tours to different attractions in South and North Goa such as Anjuna Market, Old portugese towns Old Goa and Panjim as well as other beaches. Trips to local sites such as churches, temples, national parks, water falls and fishing villages can also be visited easily by taxi or scooter. Alternately local travel agents offers organised tours to places of interest.

Local charities.

With a considerable proportion of Indians living in abject poverty, it is important to reflect on the fact that as tourists we are fortunate. The Prabatani Family supports ’Stepping Stone’ – a day centre and night shelter for street children. It is run by ‘El Shaddai’ street child rescue charity. We frequently visit this inspiring project, based in Margao. If you are interested in supporting this project, a visit can be arranged by request.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133.83

Booking Notes:
To a secure a booking a 50% deposit will be required (either by cheque or bank transfer.) the final amount will be required at least one month before you occupy the apartment (or full payment will be required if it is a last minute booking).
If you have more than 4 adult guests there is a additional fee of £10 per person per night (or £5 per child).

Changeover Day:
Change over days usually happen at weekends. Please let us know your flight details so we can arrange your change over date. Our check out times are 10am. Late check outs can be arranged depending on incoming guests arrival times.


Notes on prices:
A 10% service fee is included As part of the full fee. This covers all the cleaning of the flat, utilities and access to our local host for information, support and in case of emergencies.We will also officially register you with the police which is a legal requirement for all tourists in India. If your party consist of more than 4 guests than a £10 fee will be charged per extra adult per night, or £5 per child under 16.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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