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Comfortable Villa Ideally Located For Calangute Queen Of Beaches - Villa 37 - Castlegate



Updated: 13-Sep-2016
Villas in Calangute, Goa, India - 10 Minutes Walk To Shops, Restaurants And Bars

Orchard Villas is a gated community in Calangute, North Goa. It consists of 21 individually owned 2, 3 and 4 bedroom vibrantly coloured villas, the majority of which are kept for private use. 3 villas are currently available for rent which is helpful if you're a large group. The villas are ideally located for visiting all areas of North Goa. Whether your choice of holiday be sightseeing or sunbathing, Orchard Villas is a perfect base. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Goa is a mere 14 miles away and the palm fringed, beach shack adorned coast just a few minutes from the villa. The multitude of eateries in the area cater to every taste from 'cheap and cheerful' to 'a la carte' there is a restaurant to suit everyone. International cuisine can be found at most restaurants, not everyone in the group needs to enjoy Indian food. If you prefer to stay in and cook, there are several large supermarkets nearby where you can get many imported food items.

Details for holiday villa Villa 37 - Castlegate, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The front door opens to a light and airy lounge with comfortable sofas, air con, ceiling fans, tata sky dish tv, dvd player and music system. The dining room has French doors to the patio/garden with cane chairs. Fully equipped kitchen with water filter, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer and 4 ring gas stove. There's a utility room with washing machine and a downstairs toilet. All bedrooms are on the first floor. Master Bedroom: Double bed with bedside tables and chest of drawers, air con and ceiling fan. Door to balcony overlooking fields and palm trees. Walk in wardrobe with lockable safe. Attached bathroom with bath, shower, basin and w.c. Bedroom 2: Double bed with bedside tables and wardrobe, air con and ceiling fan. Double doors lead to Juliet balcony overlooking the pool. Bedroom 3: Twin beds with bedside tables and wardrobe, air con and ceiling fan. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a shower room with basin and w.c. There is power back up in case of a power cut.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our Villa owners both live in U.K. and enjoy holidaying in Goa. However, both run successful businesses which means they find it hard to use their villa as much as they would like. By sharing their second homes with other holidaymakers it helps to cover the maintenance costs that come with having a second home abroad. The villas are managed by myself, Kirsty and my husband, Pammy. I am from UK and Pammy is from North India. We both live full time in Goa with our 2 daughters and are on hand to help with anything during your stay.

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Speaks English, Punjabi, Hindi, Konkani

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time during our recent stay at Orchard Villas. The complex is beautifully kept and the villa was brilliant, a great space with all the modern amenities and very well maintained. We enjoyed every minute of our time in Goa and thank you and your husband for making us feel welcome and

contributing to a lovely holiday.
Sep 2012
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  • 5 of 5

Just had 2 weeks at Villa 37, for our first visit to India.

Exactly as described, very well equipped, maintained, decorated and prepared. Clean. Everything works. Tranquil location, within easy and safe walk through local residents area to Calangute centre, and all local beaches, shops and restaurants.

Very secure, 24 hour manned gated residency, vehicle access by request only.

Relaxing and peaceful, views at rear of property over meadow with cattle grazing!

View to front over clean and inviting swimming pool for a dip to cool off!

Power inverter covers for when power cuts occur, and mains powered water purifier

overcomes requirement for bottled water. Good quality fridge freezer, very efficient

for keeping the Kingfisher beer cool!

All staff, maintenance couple, gardener and security very helpful, friendly and polite.

Kirsty and Pammi extremely friendly and helpful, answering all communications fully and timely. Nothing was too much trouble, including making the arrangements for the taxi pick up to and from the airport. Typically reasonable Indian price! They

were on hand if needs be.

An ideal place to base for exploring the local areas, beaches and nearby villages. Use the taxis, they are cheap, but for the full on experience take a tuk tuk, and brace yourself!!

Must take the trip to Dursargar waterfalls and to the spice plantation. Unforgettable memories. Make sure you take some nuts to feed the monkeys!

All in all an ideal accommodation. We shall be visiting India again!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your first experience of India was a pleasant one and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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From the Owner

Villa 37 ' Castlegate' Owners. We are a small family business based in the UK & after several enjoyable holidays in Goa we decided to buy this villa, we looked at many but on build quality & location this is outstanding. We love the position of this villa, it offers great views, it is sheltered from the constant noise of taxis & holiday makers yet only a ten minute walk to the shopping and eating areas in Calangute & another slow ten minute walk to the beach. Our plan is to retire here, but still ten years to go therefore we decided to share our second home with discerning holiday makers. Stuart and Kath.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dabolim at 38 Kilometres Nearest Train : Thivim at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Calangute at 2 Kilometres


North Goa has a variety of beaches ranging from secluded and unspoilt at Tiracol 33 miles away and getting increasingly more commercial as you pass Arambol, Mandrem, Ashvem, Morjim, Vagator, Anjuna and reach Baga, Calangute and Candolim beach. The mainstay - miles of golden sand, hours of endless sunshine and oodles of yummy food and drink! And all of this just a 20 minute walk from your doorstep.


Dabolim is the only airport in Goa and is 44kms/27miles away from Calangute. The journey takes about an hour depending on the traffic. We can arrange for taxi pick up that costs around 10 pounds depending on the exchange rate.

There are transport options available for your stay, you can walk, take taxis, hire scooters/motorbikes, hire a car, or take the local bus (this is a recommended experience at least once during your stay).


Panjim City - 15kms/10miles, the capital of Goa.

Morjim - 17kms/10miles, a nesting and hatching habitat of the olive ridley turtle.

Ashvem - 20kms/12 miles, vast stretches of sand, scattered beach shacks and beach huts for an overnight stay under the stars.

Famous night bazaars of Arpora - 2kms/1mile, Saturday night, Indian and European handicrafts, food, drink and live music.

Anjuna flea market - 8kms/5miles, Wednesday, reach by boat or road and meander through the labyrinthine stalls.

Further Details:

If you do intend on driving a vehicle yourself you should bring an International Driving Permit with you along with your driving licence. These are valid for 12 months, for more details look at the AA website. Police are keen to stop tourists and check their papers, fines can become steep.

Goa is the only Indian state where gambling is legal and there are several casinos at some of the larger hotels and on boats in the Mandovi river (Panjim).

Things to do in Goa:

Dudhsagar waterfalls - the highest falls in India, particularly breathtaking at the end of monsoon season. A jeep will take you through some rough terrain and then you will have to walk to the falls where you can swim and feed the monkeys!

Spice plantation - learn about how the different spices grow, enjoy a tipple of feni with lunch served on banana leaves and try your hand at washing an elephant!

Anjuna Flea Market - every Wednesday

Saturday Night Market (2) in Arpora with live music and International food stalls

Relax, unwind and enjoy as much or as little as the mood takes you!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Tax Rate 15.0%

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required within 7 days of booking.
This can be paid by bank transfer/internet banking to our Indian bank account or by paypal.
20% of this amount will be refunded if a cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date.
Full balance to be paid on arrival in Goa along with a security deposit of £150.
This amount is fully refundable on departure provided there are no damages and the villa has not been misused.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible as can time of check-in providing there is nobody departing on the same day you arrive. In that case check-in will be after 3pm.
Check-out is strictly 11am or earlier.

Notes on prices:
Any bookings not in multiples of 7 will be charged pro rata.

All bank/currency conversion charges are to be paid by the person booking the villa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

Villa 41 'Posada' Owners. We always dreamed of a holiday home in the sun and Orchard Villa's is perfect. We bought the villa off plan so was able to influence the layout of our open plan kitchen & dining room. Orchard Villa's give us a peaceful retreat with all the noise & colour of Calangute just a few minutes walk away. Pat and Amanda

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack of basic provisions and bottles of filtered water will be chilled in the fridge for your arrival. Bed linen and towels are supplied in both villas, however towels are strictly for use inside the villa, you should bring your own beach towels. A travel cot can be made available on request for a small charge. There are water heaters in all bathrooms and the kitchen, although you may prefer a cold shower after a day in the sun! All villas are strictly non-smoking inside the property. The villa will be cleaned and bed linen/towels changed once in a week. If you require any additional maid services these will be charged accordingly. There is a washing machine for your use in the villa and also a local 'dhobi' who can collect your personal laundry and deliver it clean and ironed for a relatively small price. Outside: All villas have a lawn in front and a private garden/patio area to the side and rear of the property. Outdoor furniture is provided for your use. There is a shared swimming pool for you to enjoy. However, no lifeguard is on duty and children should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Use of the swimming pool is at your own risk. The management of the complex strictly state that no food or drink be consumed in or around the pool area.

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