We were looking for accommodations on the beach for our family trip, and Chalet Balnear was just perfect! The location is stunning, with beach view right from the veranda. Nice fresh rooms, kitchen with basic cookware and clean bathrooms. The caretaker lives next door and helped us with everything right from bike rental, cabs, bookings, food, etc. The owner Karl is super friendly and responds immediately to any queries, most of the times even before I ask them.
The only issue we had, really nit picking here, is not enough storage space (no wardrobes). But that is a minor inconvenience for such a fabulous place.
All in all, would highly recommend it and look forward to staying there again in the future!
I stayed in chalet Balnear with my family for six days...and its was awesome vacation.. this villa is located exactly on beach, just step out from villa walk 100 foot step and u r in beach..u can hear sound of splashing sea waves in ur bedroom too..very less and decent crowd on beach, perfect for family and group.. villa has three rooms with two washroom kitchen with full amenities.. the best thing is the owner of villa Mr Pinto always in contact with for any kind of help and care taker specially Mother of santosh is a extremely helpful and wonderful lady.. I recommend this property for thise who looking a peaceful stay away from noise and party culture.
Definitely we will choose this property for our next stay in goa.
i had booked this for my family vacation. We were 5 people travelling. Property was very specious and lush green. It was properly neat and clean. The sitting space outside was the best thing i liked about this property. Beach was few meters away from this property. One can actually enjoy the serenity sitting in the balcony.
Totally loved it.
Nothing in Goa can beat the location of this Chalet Balnear. You step out of the room, and you are on a spacious verandah overlooking the beach and sea, leading to the courtyard with sunbeds. And you step out of the courtyard, you are on the beach! The villa itself is very beautiful, with old world charm but with all modern equipments.
We were there for 4 days with my family and parents. I and my son spent most of the time in the Candolim beach which almost felt like our own private space given that there were very few people (Tip: go to Goa in March - the heat drives away the forign tourists and the Indians are busy with school exams.). At the same time, my parents had a lovely time watching the sea and the beach from the comfort of the verandah/courtyard. So everybody was happy.
Palms and Sands, a shack adjacent to the villa, is also a nice place to sit and have a drink in a lazy afternoon, or order food anytime of the day. They deliver to the villa and offer a 15% discount. There are many other great eateries within 10-15 min walk.
Karl's tips were very helpful. He regularly called/messaged us on whether we need something. And a special mention for Santosh - the care-taker and his family, who were always eager to help. They even offered home-made breakfast to my son every morning.
I would love to go there again, and spend a longer vacation.
Want to get away from it all and chill? Miles of golden sand, warm sea a few yards away.....
Chalet Balnear is in a great location, right on the beach. Numerous beach shacks to choose from to eat and drink but the Palms and Sands next door was great for generous portions, good food and nearby location. Other restaurants nearby were also good - Shankys (on the road to the bungalow), Adelaine and Handi (on the main street), Fisherman's Hut and Dom's (on the beach)
The accommodation was very clean and Santosh was very keen to ensure our sheets were changed and the place cleaned for us every three days. He was also on hand with his scooter for the ATM run and would replace water and take us on a supermarket run. That's if you're brave enough to chance Candolim traffic. He was on hand every day and was charming.
The bungalow was well equipped and extremely clean. No clothes cupboards or drawers in the bedrooms though. Air conditioning and fans were most welcome.
A very comfortable stay and fantastic location.