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Fully-Serviced Beach House: Resort Facilities-Abundant Amenities-No Extra Cost

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
bungalow
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Gauravaddo Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Saudades, Excrivao Waddo, Candolim (Ximer), North Goa, India - Extreme North End of Candolim Village - Residential Uncrowded Location - Jus100 Mtrs To The Sands Yet Close To All Necessary Establishments

SAUDADES is a modern beach house planted in rustic, village surroundings - Perfect for a getaway holiday. An abundance of trees around the house with clusters of plants bordering the compound wall creates a hideaway ambience; And Open Spaces for Sun Bathing. The sands of the Candolim beach is less than 100 mtrs away; the Swimming Pool & Gym facilities are next door. 24 hours water and a back-up electrical sytem ensures an uninterrupted holiday. Unbelievable and abundant amenities, at no extra cost, make this beach house a perfect and chore-free holiday stay.

The interiors of the House itself are simple with no fake frills yet very attractive and blend well with the village environment. All Three bedrooms, with bathrooms en-suite, are upstairs ensuring undisturbed sleep.

The Vacation Rental is meant for a family/friends holiday stay and the extra spaces of a private house help in providing an uncrowded environment. This house ofcourse goes one step better with the Lounge area and the Garden sit-out - Both perfect for the gang partying it up together.

The Saudades is a contemporary villa and as such the Bedrooms have all the necessary trappings of a modern house: En-suite Bathrooms, Geysers, Bathtubs, Air-Conditioners, Satellite TVs, Wi-Fi Coverage, Ceiling Fans, Etc. The Beds have 10 inch mattresses, which are both firm and comfy; Duvets with Silkenised Fillers and 400 TC Damask Cotton Duvet Covers; and a pair each of both soft and firm pillows.

The Hall, Sitting room, Dining area and a fully-equipped, modern Kitchen are downstairs. The sitting place has a 29 inch TV and a DVD player and a small book shelf for the avid reader. The Kitchen is modern and fully-equipped with Two fridges, Microwave, OTG, Toaster, Sandwich Maker, Coffee Percolator, Rice and Milk Cookers, Water Purifier, Cooking Hobs and every conceivable item you would need and more; And perenially stocked with Tea, Ground Coffee, Sugar and Salt. Annexed to the house is the much favoured Covered Lounge Area and the Open Garden area. You choose where you want to party.

Downstairs there is an additional full-fledged bathroom that serves as a wash-room and comes in handy if you have downed one too many beers. Outside there is a shower, to get rid of the sand from the beach, and an additional tiny bathroom. The best part is that the owners have been generous and refrained from adding an extra bedroom downstairs and instead provided a larger living area that makes for a far more comfortable stay and very spacious for family and friends to gather downstairs.

All in all, it's a laid-back place - homey, cosy and unpretentious. And to make your holiday perfect and chore-free, we provide you a long list of necessary amenities at no extra cost:

Daily house-keeping

Personal clothes laundered

Dishes washed twice daily

Fully-equipped Modern kitchen

Stocked with Tea, Coffee, Sugar and Salt and some spices

Safe deposit box

Local phone calls

24/7 Wi-Fi Broadband with total coverage

Beach towels

Satellite TVs in all three bedrooms

Satellite TV and DVD player in the Sitting Room

Air-conditioned bedrooms

Five Bathrooms - Two Bath Tubs

24 hours Hot/Cold running water

Back-up Electricity

Clean, Purified Drinking Water

Clothes Iron/Ironing Board

Two small Libraries for adults & children.

Spacious Lounge Area

Safe Parking for Three cars

Gym facility next door

Swimming Pool facility next door

Children’ Play Ground next door

To ensure you have an uninterrupted Holiday:

24 Hours water

Backup Electricity

Spares for all items. Fridge, Washing Machine, Television, Microwave, and everything else. Yes, even the Air-conditioner.

When you leave, you'll take a bit of this house wherever you go. It's called Nostalgia. The Portuguese call it SAUDADES.

P.S.- The house sleeps six but additional persons are welcome. Prices quoted are for up to six persons.

Every extra person, whether adult or child, will be charged 10 percent of the price shown per night or per week.

E.g., If the charge is Rs. 10,000 for six persons per night, then each extra person will be charged Rs. 1,000 per night.

A sofa bed in the hall sleeps two extra persons. An extra complete bathroom with shower is near by.

P.P.S - No preferred changeover day. Check-in and Check-out times are 1300 Hrs and 1100 Hrs resp.

Early check-in or Late check-out may be arranged by blocking an extra day at half price, provided the check-out is prior

to 2000 Hrs and check-in is post 0400 Hrs.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Henry DSouza
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About 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.

Henry DSouza purchased this bungalow in 2000

Why Henry DSouza chose Calangute

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

Central Location

Un-crowded Residential Area

Friendly Neighbours

Safe and Crime Free Locality

Close to the Main Road

Cabs, Cars and Scooters are easily available

All necessities within walking distance

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Fully-Serviced Beach House: Resort Facilities-Abundant Amenities-No Extra Cost
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

The New Saudades is Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Великолепно

  • 5 of 5

Замечательный дом. Все соответствует описанию и фотографиям. Приятный хозяин, встретил рано утром, все рассказал и показал. Дом находится в паре минут ходьбы до пляжа. Рядом есть парочка восхитительных ресторанчиков. Вечера приятно проводить на террасе сидя в удобном кресле или лежа на подвесном диване. Мы очень довольны своим выбором места остановки, отпуск прошел великолепно. Мы были полностью избавлены от бытовых вопросов, так как каждый день приходила домработница и все делала - мыла посуду, убиралась, если надо стирала одежду. При этом ее присутствия мы не замечали, делалось все очень ненавязчиво.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming authentically Indian house, very well equipped, fantastic to have washing/cleaning done. Very well located by the beach and enjoyed the bonus of being able to use the pool next door. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Excellent place for a perfect home stay in Goa.

  • 5 of 5

Its an excellent property and is fully furnished. The property is very clean and hygenic. It feels to be at home.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Best place I have stayed so Far in Goa!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my first review, as this deserves one! The official check-in time being 1300hrs like any other place, we were allowed to check-in at 6 in the morning, and the house was cleaned overnight!

The owner(Mr. Henry) was courteous enough to greet us early in the morning and showed us around the house in great detail. I must say, you dont really need to go out to enjoy, with a house big enough to party and just relax, one can just stay here and have a gala time.

With a Goan feel to the entire house, and nice cozy lounge areas, with a lawn,,, It was a great experience to be there for 3 days.

On top of that, the location is excellent, away from the hustle bustle of Calangute, but 5 mins from the beach, with some quite cafes right outside the villa, this place is a must to visit and stay in Goa!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

  • 5 of 5

Six friends travelled to Goa for a seven days' holiday on a whim; No pre-booking. Found the Saudades Bungalow in a nice residential area a mere 100 mtrs from the Candolim beach. Although the Saudades was available for only five nights we knew we had to take it. And did we have the time of our lives - Thank you Saudades! We stayed indoors all five nights except for the morning swim in the pool and the evening walk on the beach - Just did not find the need to go out. Even rustling up some meal together in the wonderful and fully-equipped kitchen was fun and enjoyable. The late evening drinks in the lounge area was something we looked forward to. Yeah, the Saudades was too perfect in every way: Nice, stylish and cozy interiors; Spotlessly clean bathrooms; Very comfortable beds and quite luxurious too; and everything and the beach is within reach. How great is that. Then it was the 18th and we had to leave albeit reluctantly. Stayed the next two nights in a villa in the South of Goa. Nice but not a patch on the Saudades. I knew the Saudades would be a tough act to follow. You can bet your last Rupee we will be back to the Saudades.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Dabolim, South Goa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Beach
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Betim to Panjim
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Thivim (near Mapusa)
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Candolim- Calagute Road
Nearest Restaurant
50 Kilometres
Harmony
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Candolim
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Rates & Availability

Gauravaddo Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
INR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$296
 
 
Music Festival + NewYear
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$459
$3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $46 per night, per additional guest
 
Early NewYear
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$222
$1,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Monsoon
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$156
$1,089
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Post Monsoon
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,609
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Music Festival + NewYear
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$444
$3,111
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $44 per night, per additional guest
 
Early NewYear
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$222
$1,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Monsoon
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$156
$1,089
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Money should be sent directly to ICICI Bank and never through an intermediary bank. ICICI does not charge any fees except for a nominal service tax levied by the Govt.. An intermediary bank will add a substantial charge.

Changeover Day:
No preferred changeover day. Check-in and Check-out times are 1300 Hrs and 1100 Hrs resp. Early check-in or Late check-out may be arranged by blocking an extra day at half price, provided the check-out is prior to 2000 Hrs and check-in is post 0400 Hrs.

Notes on prices:
The house sleeps 6 but additional persons are welcome. Prices quoted are for up to 6 persons. Every extra person, adults & children, will be charged 10 percent of the price shown per night or per week, e.g., If the charge is Rs. 10,000 for six persons per night, then each extra person will be charged Rs. 1,000 per night. A sofa bed in the hall sleeps two extra persons. An extra complete bathroom with shower is near by. The villa is spacious enough to accommodate a large group for short stays.

Unless otherwise informed, an advance payment of 50 percent of total amount to be paid in Indian Rupees into the owner's ICICI bank account in India. Bank Details and Address will be mailed to the guests. Acknowledgement of Receipt and Confirmation of Stay will be sent by email when amount is credited to the account. Balance amount to be imperatively paid on arrival.

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Amenities

Gauravaddo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En-suite Bathroom with Bathtub and Hot Water Geyser.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , outdoor shower , En-suite Bathroom with Bathtub and Hot Water Geyser
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En-suite Bathroom with Hot Water Geyser
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest Bathroom with wash-room and Hot Water Geyse
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outside the Living Area. Handy for after-beach use.
  • All 3 Upstairs Bathrooms are en-suite with Hot water -Two with bathtubs; Kept spotlessly clean everyday. All bathroom ceilings are tiled for cleanliness. The fourth Downstairs bathroom is designed to serve as a wash room too. The fifth Bathroom is outside and serves as a beach bathroom. All Bathrooms have 24/7 hot and cold running water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 Air-conditioned Bedrooms with Ensuite bathrooms - Sleeps six. Notes on bedrooms: 3 AC Bedrooms with Double Beds, bathrooms en-suite, Satellite TVs, Fans, Two-Way switches over the bed and Comfy Linen. One bedroom has a balcony and the second has a small terrace attached. The third bedroom overlooks the backyard and a nice wooded area. The Saudades is a contemporary villa and as such the Bedrooms have all the necessary trappings of a modern house: En-suite Bathrooms, Geysers, Bathtubs, Air-Conditioners, Satellite TVs, Wi-Fi Coverage, Ceiling Fans, Etc. The Beds have 10 inch mattresses, which are both firm and comfy; Duvets with Silkenised Fillers and 400 TC Damask Cotton Duvet Covers; and a pair each of both soft and firm pillows. A Sofa Bed is available downstairs in the Hall. Sleeps 2 adults. A full bathroom is nearby.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The bungalow is very well maintained and kept clean at all times. All cleaning materials used are of a high grade and quality. A small store room in between the two floors houses extra mattresses, pillows, & a safe deposit box. Guests are advised to store their luggage here to avoid cluttering their bedrooms. A sofa bed in the hall sleeps two extra persons. An extra complete bathroom with shower is nearby. Outside the living area is a covered lounge - a nice place to chill out with family and friends. A garden and lawn extend along one side of the house. The utility area in the back houses two washing machines, sink, clothes iron and ironing board. At the far end is an extra fifth bathroom with shower to help get rid of the sand when you return from the beach. The swimming pool and gym facilities are just next door. A tiny gate at the back of the house opens into the private parking area for three cars. And beyond that is a rustic wooded area. To make your holiday perfect and chore-free, abundant amenities are provided at no extra cost: Daily house-keeping Personal clothes laundered Dishes washed twice daily Fully-equipped Modern kitchen Stocked with Tea, Coffee, Sugar and Salt and some spices Safe deposit box Local phone calls 24/7 Wi-Fi Broadband with total coverage Beach towels Satellite TVs in all three bedrooms Satellite TV and DVD player in the Sitting Room Air-conditioned bedrooms Five Bathrooms - Two Bath Tubs 24 hours Hot/Cold running water Back-up Electricity Clean, Purified Drinking Water Clothes Iron/Ironing Board Two small Libraries Swimming Pool and Gym facility next door Spacious Lounge Area Safe Parking for Three cars Spare Items for quick replacement: Fridge, Washing Machine, TV, Microwave, and everything else. Yes, even the Air-Conditioner.

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