3 Bed Bungalow. Fully Serviced. Resort Facilities.Just 100 mtrs from the Beach.
Thomas Henry DSouza
- english, spanish, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani
About Thomas Henry DSouza
Hi! I'm Henry; a Dye-in-the-Wool Goan. Retired and enjoying the Hospitality Business. My wife and I run this single Vacation Rental with the help of a wonderful Goan House-Keeper. Been most everywhere during my 25 years stint as a Merchant Navy Officer. I relish living vicariously: Books and Movies. Love my laid-back life but you can wake me up anytime 24/7.
Thomas Henry DSouza purchased this Bungalow in 2000
Why Thomas Henry DSouza chose Gauravaddo
Bought the bungalow as a second home for the kids to escape the city life on week-ends and get far away from the madding crowd. Loved the beachside location, and the predominantly residential area. Also unlike many beachside locations in Goa, this one was quite and not commercially loud. The family was sold on the village atmosphere and abundance of trees and plants - That Hideaway Feel that city folks cherish. And as a bonus, it came with Resort facilities, provided by the Resort next door. Although located at the beach the house was close to all necessary establishments. The sands of the clean and un-crowded Candolim beach less than 100 metres away. A 15 minutes walk along the beach gets you to the center of the famous Calangute beach. So if you want to hit the clubs the neighbouring villages of Calangute and Baga are not too far.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Centrally Located Just 100 Mtrs from the Beach On the border of Candolim and Calangute Villages 15 minutes walk from our beach to the Main Calangute Beach area Abundant Amenities at No Extra Cost En-suite, Air-conditioned Bedrooms Attached Terraces to all Bedrooms Satellite LED TVs in all Bedrooms Four Bathrooms Inside + One Outside Two Dining Areas - Interior and Exterior Lawn + Garden Area Extra Lounge Area Parking Space Daily Housekeeping Guests' clothes Laundered Daily Dish Washing twice a Day Satellite LED TVs in all rooms. Wireless Internet Safe Deposit Vault Compounded, Private Bungalow Swimming Pool + Gym Next Door Children' Playground Next Door Friendly Neighbours Safe, Crime Free, Uncrowded Residential Locality Close to the Main Road Cabs, Cars and Scooters are easily available for Hire All Necessary establishments within walking distance
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Play Ground next door. Books for kids.Play Ground next door. Books for kids.
Smoking allowed - Only in Designated Areas.Only in Designated Areas.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults) - May accept more than 8 guests.May accept more than 8 guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 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.
Great house in Candolim
We had a fab time. Henry really looked after us and the location and everything was perfect 👍😊
Matt, always wonderful to have classy guests like you and your lovely family. Want you to come back soon.
One of the best holidays ive ever had !
We all had a brilliant holiday!! Henry and Sumitra are very special people which made our holiday in Goa a fantastic experiance !
lovely house in great position
This is a lovely house in a great position. It is between Calangute and Candolim so offers great access to both. It is minutes from the beach that has some really nice beach shacks. Henry the owner is always there to help when needed, he really wants you to have the perfect stay. The maid comes in twice daily and keeps the house spotlessly clean as well as doing all the washing and ironing. Even when the power goes down in the rest of the area you will still have power from the generator that kicks in, which was a blessing.
Taxis are easy to get from the house as there is a taxi rank just a few yards from the house as well as small shops, fruit and veg stall and the use of the hotel pool just a few minutes away.
All of the rooms are a good size with both ceiling fans and very efficient air conditioning. There is everything you need in the kitchen if you choose to cook including a water purifier which was a real bonus (no lugging home water bottles).
We arrived in the early hours of the morning and was greeted by Henry who was kind enough to have the coffee on and a fridge stocked with beer! So what we wanted after the long flight!
Henry and his lovely wife went out of their way to make this a perfect stay and even popped in with a lovely cake for Christmas, I would definitely go back to this house again if ever I went back to the area.
Where do I start, Henry was a great host from the beginning, answered all my questions and we originally booked for 7 days but ended up checking in 3 days earlier as we were unhappy with our 1st house, he accomodated us immediately which was excellent. The house is beautiful, gorgeous outside areas and our lady that came in daily was lovely. She kept the house spotless was never in our space but always available. The linen and towels were excellent quality. All in all it was a lovely house would return and recommend. Henry was a great host throughout checking during our stay that all was ok.
The New Saudades is Exceptional
Had visited the Saudades last year with my friends and had put up a review dated 4th Nov 2015. This time visited with my family of eight. Expected a great place as the last time but what I got was an Exceptional place. They had improved (did not think it was possible) the house. Now they had terraces attached to every bedroom and the backyard was covered and more spacious, and the compound wall was raised to provide better privacy. All this without compromising on the integrity of the original house or the open spaces. The family was totally surprised that we got such a wonderful house for such a reasonable price. I have paid more than twice the price for a similar standard house without the great location the Saudades has and without the incredible amenities that the Saudades provides. What had not changed was the high standard of cleanliness and the wonderful hospitality. We had a great time and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The extra dining table outside, just next to the kitchen, was perfect for open air dinners.Thank you again Saudades!
The sands of the clean and un-crowded Candolim beach is less than 100 metres away from the house and a two minute walk will get you there. The swimming pool and gym are in the Resort next door. A 15 minute walk along the beach will get you to the centre of the famous but crowded Calangute beach.
Dabolim airport, the only one in Goa, handles both Domestic & International flights - 1 hr drive away. Buses are the only mass transport available - cheap but packed during peak hours. Taxis unfortunately don't yet have meters so fares are arbitrary and one needs to haggle before hiring. Scooters are a quick way to move around short distances and are easily available for hire. Even self-driven cars can be hired. Otherwise most necessary establishments are within walking distance from the house.
Saudades is geographically located on the border (Xemer) of the Candolim & Calangute villages. The shortest way to get to the centre of the Calangute beach would be to walk along the beach - all of 15 minutes. The entire stretch of the coastline starting from Sinquerim beach to the south, Candolim, Calangute , Baga, Vagator, Anjuna, Mandrem, Morjem, Arambol and the unspoilt Keri beach in the far north can be covered in a day's drive. At Keri the interesting Teracol fort is just across the river.
The beach shacks serve food & drinks; beach beds/umbrellas are available. Water sports are an added attraction. Some shacks provide a 10 percent discount on food and drinks exclusively to our guests. The resort next door offers a 10 percent discount on food only. All subject to change. All necessary establishments are within walking distance. The best and largest Super-market called 'Newton' is about half a km away. Several restaurants are just outside the house. A couple of caterers deliver home-cooked food.