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Quiet Luxury Apartment & Roof Terrace in Residential Area - NOT in Noisy Complex

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Here is something a bit different in South Goa. Our first floor apartment is in a private house in a quiet residential area of Benaulim overlooking a superb view of paddy fields and palm plantations. It is ideal for those who do not want the usual busy holiday complex with pool and so it is perhaps more suited to the maturer visitor... but of course families with children are more than welcome. It is 5 minutes by tuk-tuk (10 minutes by bicycle) from the fabulous Benaulim beach which is itself in the centre of the 13 mile long 'Queen of Beaches'.

There are many excellent beach restaurants at Benaulim beach with every kind of food available at extremely good prices. In Benaulim itself there are also a number of excellent well-priced restaurants.

The apartment is beautifully furnished with fans in every room and A/C and European style sprung mattresses in both bedrooms. The main bedroom has a King size double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. There is also a camp bed available with bedding for a possible fifth visitor. We use this spacious apartment ourselves as a home from home for 2 months of the year and so all mod cons are there. Included in these are a washing machine, drying rack, all towels and linen, hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, Sky TV, DVD player, large free-standing fan, iron and ironing board etc.

One of the most attractive features of the property is the full property length balcony accessed either from the main bedroom, the kitchen or the living room via big French windows. The second bedroom has its own private balcony and there is also a front terrace. From the main balcony there is a superb peaceful 180 degree view from which one can watch the amazing birdlife, water buffalo etc.

On the very sunny roof terrace we have two quality cushioned sunbeds and umbrellas. Also included in the overall price is collection from the airport, use of an Indian pay-as-you-go mobile phone (with far cheaper calls overseas than your own mobile) and a welcome pack of basic food, water and beer in the fridge to get you started. There are two bicycles downstairs should you feel so inspired, as the roads in the area are flat.

The property's owner, a lovely lady, lives on the ground floor and is available to assist at any time if necessary. For a two week stay or more, the apartment would be cleaned and mopped through on a weekly basis. This is included in the cost.

If you are not familiar with Goa, Benaulim is situated centrally in what we feel is the best (for many reasons) part of South Goa which is itself far nicer than the North which is very much more commercialised and more expensive for everything... so if you do fancy Goa then you genuinely could not do much better. It is about 30 minutes from the airport. PLEASE NOTE: COLLECTION FROM THE AIRPORT IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE IF WANTED.

Margao, the main city of South Goa, is 15 minutes away by tuk-tuk if you need something that is not available locally and/or want to experience the delightful chaos of an Indian city! It is well worth a visit.

From the UK, Goa itself can be accessed by daily scheduled flights from Heathrow via Mumbai. This is the cheapest way. Direct charter flights into Goa are also possible between the beginning of November to mid April from Manchester and Gatwick. Please note that for charter flights you had best get seats booked early as there are only a limited number of flights per week and they tend to get booked up fairly quickly with regular ‘Goa Goers’.

So if you fancy an apartment in South Goa different from those usually being offered you will not go wrong with ours.

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Property Manager
Nigel & Teresa Mills
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely first floor apartment with air conditioning! Very clean and well equipped with lovely views onto an area with many birds including the beautiful kingfisher! Great terrace to chill out on and roof terrace for private sunbathing. TV and DVD player. Nice and quiet. About a mile from glorious golden sandy beaches, all of which can be easily accessed using the cheap local tuk-tuks. Really good and welcoming beach shacks serving wonderful and cheap local food. Very colourful local life!

I have already been several times before and am looking forward to returning again in December!

Highly recommended!
Feb 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful Apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, on the upper level of a Portuguese style house, was as lovely as the photographs you see on the website, with a stunning view from the back balcony of water buffalo and birds. It was well appointed and had some little extras like a welcome of cool beer, bread and milk when we arrived. The helpful hints from Nigel and Teresa before we came were supplemented by Sandra (who lived downstairs) allowing us to find out about fresh bread delivered every morning and the local shops. Benaulium centre (Maria Hall) has all of the things you need and the beach shacks offer tasty and fresh food all day. We even went for a drink on Christmas day. Great location in a quiet place, use of the bikes helped get us to the beach in 10 mins. We stayed for 16 nights would defintely reccommend to our friends and family. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely holiday home. Kathryn & Mick

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathryn and Mick. So glad the apartment was all you expected. Perhaps you will come back again one day. Nigel & Teresa
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5

Beautiful first floor apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Nigel and Teresa provided us with extensive information regarding the apartment and the local area and were extremely helpful before we set off. We arrived in the early hours and was met by Sandra, the very lovely lady who lives downstairs. On waking the next day we were extremely delighted with the cleanliness of the apartment as well as space. It had everything you could want, including a washing machine! We opened up the doors onto the balcony to be met by the stunning sights and sounds of birds and buffalo. It is set on a quiet street away from the hustle of the main roads and is a lovely place to relax and take it all in. Sandra was on hand all the time for any problems and advice as was Franco with his tuk tuk, who was there at the drop of a hat to pick you up and take you wherever you wanted to go (bang on time everytime)! We loved walking to the beach along the busy streets, taking in the colourful local life and enjoying stopping off at Dinah's for a cool beer before heading on down to the wonderful beach. There are many shacks to chose from and we spent a lot of time at Rex's place where we met some lovely people and ate the lovely food freshly prepared by Mathew. We also ate at Joncy's, who serve fabulous food. Sunsets were amazing and overall we had a fantastic holiday and will definately be back and would recommend this beautiful apartment to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect flat for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Goa staying at this wonderful apartment. We appreciated all the help from Sandra and the driving by Franco and his brother. The kids loved the rickshaw rides especially and the beautiful beaches. The flat was perfect for us (family of four with two little kids) with spacious master bedroom with A/C and twin bedroom for kids, washing machine and comfortable living room. We already miss watching the water buffalo and listening to the birds in the morning on the balcony. It was a great location between Colva and Benaulim beaches. With the added benefit of Sandra's considerable help and attention, groceries when we arrived. She and Franco were invaluable for us. Having 2 little kids, we were particularly pleased with having a comfortable home to return to after a long day at the beach or a long car trip to the sights (temples, churches, spice plantation). The little things really made a huge difference-- whether it was the cell phone to ring Franco for a ride, the bike (with a nice basket) or all the pamphlets with things to do in the area. Plus it was so nice to interact with locals on a daily basis and not feel like we were in a bubble!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Maybe you will come again some time in the future.
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5

A wonderfully appointed apartment in a very pleasant location.

  • 5 of 5

My friends & I thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay, and wished it had been longer. The apartment's numerous terraces mean you can always sit in either sun or shade. The rear terrace overlooking the paddy field is particularly pleasant on an evening with a nightly display of Egrets, Storks, Eagles, Kites & Water Buffalo. Sandra & her son William, who live directly below are delightful people & very helpful. The neighbourhood has a few noisy dogs, but the same can be said for most of Goa!

Several beaches are within easy reach, our favourite was the quieter Sernabatim (may have spelt that wrong??) beach.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

'Super Goan Apartment'

  • 5 of 5

Lovely first floor apartment with air conditioning! Very clean and well equipped with wonderful views onto paddy fields with many birds including the beautiful kingfisher! Great terrace to chill out on and a further roof terrace for private sunbathing. TV and DVD player. Nice and quiet but only a mile away from glorious golden sandy beaches, all of which can be easily accessed using the cheap local tuk-tuks. There are several good and welcoming beach shacks serving wonderful and cheap local food, Blue Corner being one of the best! There are also some very good restaurants in Benaulim village itself which are nice to frequent in the evening, after a long day on the beach! A very colourful local life, and a interesting wider area to explore!

I have already been several times and am looking forward to returning again in December!

I would highly recommend it to anyone!

Andrea

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. We are sure you will enjoy your next visit in early December. Nigel & Teresa x
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5

Benaulim my second home.

  • 5 of 5

My next visit will be my 8th to Benaulim one day I hope to spend the winters there, I never tire of this beautiful part of the globe.

Teresa's and Nigel's apartment is lovely, close to all amenities and the beach, yet far enough away to be peaceful, set amongst old colonial houses, the views from the back of the property are stunning, overlooking marshland, rice fields and greenery, hours can pass by watching the water buffalo, kingfishers and wildlife, the large verandah is the perfect place to start and end the day, sometimes it's hard to move!

Benaulim is a village in southern Goa set behind 17k of beach, it is a riot of colour,activity and untouched beauty, the beach has many and varied shacks all offering wonderful dishes at ridiculously cheap prices, also the village has some fine restaurants. Of all the shacks Blue corner is my favourite, over the years the owner Raj his sister Shila and all the staff have become good friends, this year I will once again be spending 3 weeks with them all.

Walking for miles along the beach is a must do, as is getting up early at least once to watch and help the fishermen drag the nets in while they chant.

Discovering the rest of Goa is easy and cheap, scooters for local bombing about on and taxis for longer trips, both are very cheap and the driver is yours for the day.

To sum up Teresa and Nigel's Goan home, it's a hidden treasure and is rapidly becoming my second home, one of which I will never tire.

Alisonr

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alison for the kind words. It is lovely to know that you are looking on our place as a second home! Nigel & Teresa
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£200
for 7 nights
£200
 
 
Christmas/New Year
25 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Low Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£200
for 7 nights
£200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Benaulim in Goa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bedroom en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom is a 'Wet' shower room (i.e no specific enclosure)
    Bathroom adjacent double room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Comprises Toilet, Wash basin & hot water 'Wet' Shower area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Child bed is a sturdy camp bed (available from storage)
    Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has double wardrobe, 5 drawer chest, dressing & bed tables
  • Bedrooms have fully sprung European style mattress... not the usual Indian style mattresses that thin and as hard as a rock!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • swimming

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