Having studied in Ribandar for 2 years, this place was ideal for a bunch of old friends visiting Goa for a reunion! Located along the Mandovi River, located close to both Old Goa and Panjim, this was the best we could ask for!
4 bedrooms, 10 people could comfortably stay, a fully stocked pantry with everything we may have needed, clean, well maintained, spacious, beautiful!
The view from the many windows was of the flowing Mandovi river and the islands in the distance. It was so serene. Even better than staying at a beachside resort!
The owner Captain Leo, works on Trust and that is what makes this place even more precious!
We felt at home! May have overdone the home part, since we really were so comfortable there and forgot it was a travellers inn!!
I would love to go back with family the next time and spend a few more days there!
You would need a transport to move around, but if you are ok taking the local bus to Panjim or Old Goa, then it is easy, conveniently located just along the main road.
Food options are few and limited, but we were content to stop at Genes about 1 km away or get what we needed and cook!
From the outside it looks like any other house on the road, the wooden flooring and furniture knock your breath away as soon as you enter!
Visited the villa for 4 nights and booked via Airbnb.Got the place for an excellent price.The villa is located around 5km from Panaji along a busy road(You should use Google maps to locate it).The three floors do justice to large groups(We were 8 of us).The patio is amazing,sadly it was raining and we couldn't enjoy it much.Capt.Leo has a convenience store in house which simplifies a lot of daily shopping from surf excel for the machine to cooking oil to ready to eat soups,etc and even tooth brushes!All of them are available at MRP+5% and is well worth it.The house has a full equipped kitchen which is great for families or large groups that want to stay in.
You will need transport to get around from the villa and is around 45 minutes to candolim.We suggest the number for Anand amongst the various numbers listed in the house manual.We used him for the last day, but was much better than out other experiences.
There aren't a lot of food ordering options in the area and you will need a car or transport to get to Panaji(dominoes is around 15-20 minutes away by car).
Additionally, you cannot walk to Panaji.The road that connects to Panaji is a two lane road that has no space to walk.
The villa is brilliant and we highly recommend it!
Went to Goa in summers with the extended family for an extended holiday of 3 nights and for days. Reached the place in the evening, the place was easy to locate thanks to owner, he helped us with proper and easy to locate landmarks. location also provided us with garage. Was spacious and provided us with commodities to eat and drink So we didn't had to rush to get food out side on arrival, that too was with nominal extra charge.
This place is located on the banks of Mandovi River, so the view is great from the bungalow. We has opportunity to cook and barbeque on the last night of our stay.
This place was like home away from home.
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A perfect place to be, when in Goa. I came across this place when looking for options to stay during vacations in Goa. We were a little sceptical about the place initially, what if the place is not the same as it looks online. But it was more then perfect, as soon as you enter the place it takes you over :). No pictures can describe the beauty of the place, you have to be there to experience it. A wooden chalet , complete with all amenities you can imagine in a modern world with an old world rustic charm; very minimalist yet requiring nothing.The riverside pretty much made up for the beach everyone had wished for. Waking up by the riverside, watching the sun rise from the calm waters of river Mandovi, seeing ferries go by , spending time in the night on the patio, was a delight which almost overcame the eagerness to visit any other surrounding places(that to when visiting Goa for the first time). The in house convenience store perfectly took care of the daily requirements. The house is located on a busy road , but one will hardly notice any noise once inside the house. My daughter was homesick for the place as soon as we left(same applied for us).
Capt. Lobo was a very helpful host, gave all the required information as soon as we booked, still acted as our guide whenever needed.
Definitely one of the reasons to return to Goa again.......
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