Villa Shanti is in the perfect location in Cavellosim, pretty grounds, private residents pool right on doorstep ,beach across the road and river behind. Restaurants and shops aplenty locally. Bus to Margao just across the road , taxi rank outside gates. An attractive safe secure place to stay. Villa Shanti itself had had a bit of a facelift, spacious comfortable villa, well equipped. Manager on sight very cheerful and helpful, nothing too much trouble. My second visit there, I am sure a third will be on the cards
Found this online contacted the owner Jay and booked 3 nights in the middle of our 2 week holiday. All the correspondence was very good, we got a taxi from North Goa to cavalossim, when we arrived we went to the security on the gate, we were then met by a very friendly guy he took us to our villa explained everything we needed to know. We were a party of 4 two couples, the villa was amazing clean big right near one of the pools, two lovely big bedrooms each with there win bathrooms, washing machine tumble dryer fully equipped kitchen we were very pleased.. About a ten minute walk to the beach, but lots of bars and restaurants nearby, nice relaxing three days . We would go back anytime highly recommend ..
Booking was very easy with excellent communication with owner. We arrived early in the morning and the keys were left with security as agreed. We were shown to our villa.
It was dark when we arrived, about 6am so we unpacked and had a look round the villa. First impression were good, the villa was clean and bright as per pictures.
You walk into open plan kitchen/front room and on the left was a large double bedroom with ensuite, on the right was another large bedroom with separate bathroom which included a washing machine and tumble dryer, we did not need to use the dryer.
We sat on the large veranda and waited for Watson convenient store to open. It's about a 10 walk to Watson but there is a new closer store when you turn left at the security gate. We stocked up with milk, coffee, beer and water, got some breakfast, hired scooters and went back to the villa where we chilled around the pool all day.
The fridge came in very handy, we did not use the gas rings for cooking as it is so cheap to eat out in cavelossum.
There are information sheets in the villa regarding who to call if you have a problem and there is also an on site kitchen where you can order food from, again we did not use this service as we ate mostly in the street restaurants.
The maids came every day apart from Sunday and where very polite and thorough.
Would we stay again? Definitely
Some months ago we booked to visit Villa Shanti after corresponding with Jay the owner. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we had to cancel at short notice. Jay was extremely helpful and understanding and responded to my messages with the utmost courtesy. Even though it was unlikely he would be able to fill our slot he treated us very fairly over refunds.
The whole of the booking and cancellation was handled swiftly and with great integrity and I would not hesitate to book this villa again in the future. I deeply regret having had to cancel our trip as the villa sounded wonderful. Having been to Cavelossim before I would definitely recommend a visit to this beautiful part of Goa.