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Chalet -
4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Panjim, North Goa District, Goa

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David30_1...
Kochi (Cochin), India
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Truly wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is the place to stay if you are coming to Goa with a large group or family. An absolutely lovely cottage, well furnished with an excellent homely feeling to the furniture. Great frontage onto the Mandovi river and well connected to Panjim. Well equipped kitchen and store makes for a relaxed holiday. It has all the requirements to make your stay and comfortable and enjoyable one. Hats off Capt. Leo.

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Liked best: Sitting in the chalet's wooden main room and lazing away while watching the river
Liked least: Getting the car in and out of the garage (place is located on a busy two way street)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Vishu7
Rajkot, India
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Caution: You'll be suffered by nostalgic feelings after you leave this place!”
Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I booked this property via Airbnb but I feel to review at both place so posted the same review here too!

Capt. Leo was in contact by phone continuously once we reached Goa, as it was evening he could not come but sent a person named Serenappa who showed us the whole house and helped in whatever we asked for.

Capt. Leo kept the fridge nicely stocked with essential food items ( including some complimentary items) and the kitchen is very well equipped and clean. Anytime, You just need to open the windows and seat on chairs looking at the calm Mandovi river and ferries those passes by with chilled beer in your hand, and believe me you feel blessed, you feel serenity :)

Everything is quite same as accurately described in the listing!

House is located on little bit busy narrow two way road so if you've car then park it around Charao ferry point as there is one way before you reach the house then once you open the garage door you can get your vehicles in easily!

If you're going to reach the location in evening like we did, take care of dinner in advance if you have veggie guys in your group and you don't have any private or rented vehicle because we were unable to find veg food in Ribandar in the evening and have to hire costly auto for round trip to Panjim and get parceled veg food for dinner!

One should kept the kitchen clean after having breakfast/lunch/dinner as this is the wooden chalet there would be black ants showing up if you kept open food in the kitchen or anywhere else. But if you keep it clean, you won't see them!

It is 15-25 km away from the north Goa beaches and 5-7 km from Panjim, so if you don't have any private vehicle it's better to rent a car or scooter during your stay at chalet. Because autos or taxis are very costly!

Quite lively neighborhood that you won't feel abandoned yet quiet once you're inside that you can enjoy your tranquility!

Capt. Leo came thrice during our stay but unfortunately two times we all were not home as we're first-timer for Goa and wanted to cover as much as we can, ( which is sad thing, I know! Especially when you are at this kinda place. ) and the third time I was in the house but not in position to meet anybody because of hangover :(, but my friends met him.

Though Capt. Leo was always in contact by phone and very supportive, I wish i could meet him and thanked him for the beautifully designed and very well maintained wooden chalet, maybe in next trip :)

We all enjoyed each moment of our stay at the place! Great place to be for group of friends or families!

I can say from my experience of staying at the house that one will get more than expected for sure from the wooden chalet!

Definitely will come again :)

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Liked best: River View & The feel of the chalet!
Liked least: It allow noise to lower rooms while someone walks on the floor in the kitchen area.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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shiromib
Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Goan Haven”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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!
Loved it!!!!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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S3cube122...
Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent villa!”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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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!

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SagarParu...
Mumbai, India
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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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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Liked best: Heritage look and banks of river
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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