Our house has a glorious, quintessentially Goan 180 degree balcony view of National geographic like migratory birds and other wildlife. This two bedroom, two bathroom (both with en suite bathrooms) apartment of 1540 sq ft, is tastefully furnished with an art deco flair. Swimming Pool & gym are downstairs.
2 bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms and queen beds in both rooms plus a sofa bed in the guest room. Quiet serenity, beautiful view, pool & gym in the complex, just 20 minutes to northern beaches of Morjim & Ashvem, and 30 minutes to Baga and Calangute. The Saturday night market is also just 15 minutes away in Anjuna. The kitchen is well stocked with all cutlery / crockery items.
Seema, the caretaker, will greet you at the gate and give you the initial orientation of the flat. You'll have access to the entire 1540 square foot flat, and of course the common areas of the garden, swimming pool and gym. The complex comes with a 24/7/365 gated security. Cleaning service, as needed, is included.
Interaction with guests
Although we, the hosts, will be away, our very able caretakers Seema and Sanju will greet and guide you throughout your stay. Of course I am available at anytime through phone or email.
Other things to note
On occasion the electricity goes out in the neighbourhood and to remedy this we have inverters to turn on the essentials - fans, lights, etc. Hot water is on 24 hours a day through solar panels on the roof. The flat comes with free wifi and cable TV and DVD player in both rooms with all the channels. Each room has a desk. THERE ARE STRICTLY NO PETS ALLOWED ON THESE PREMISES.
Please note that the WASHER / DRYER UNIT is to be used exclusively by Seema, the caretaker.
The closet in the guest room and the guest room desk cabinet house my personal items and will remain locked.
Greetings! It's KC Kapadia here regarding your upcoming Airbnb booking in SIOLIM, Goa.
First, some housekeeping rules please.
IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTE:
For security reasons, there is a mandatory requirement of a copy of the passport (for foreigners) or Valid Government issued picture ID (for Indian nationals) of the person that made the booking. This must be sent to me (or emailed) before check in.
THE PERSON MAKING THE BOOKING MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YEARS OLD AND BE A MEMBER OF THE PARTY.
If you are not an Indian National, please be ready to fill out a C-10 form which will be provided to you upon arrival, for submittal to the local authorities. Foreigners will be required to have a hard copy of a passport picture to submit to Seema along with the C-10 form.
In addition, all guests will need to sign a "VILLA TINA WELCOME LETTER" upon arrival which explains some of the community rules. Please note that Villa Tina is not a Hotel or Resort but it is an Apartment Complex with its communal rules.
Here are the directions to the apartment. From the Airport, just tell the taxi driver that you want to go to SIOLIM CHURCH, then follow the road NORTH, past the church about 1 km and after the 3rd speed bump, take that first left at the blue sign for HILARIOS cottage. Now you're on Fernandes Vaddo so just go another 1 km on this road and you will see VILLA TINA APARTMENTS on your right. It is just before the landmark - REMO FERNANDES' house on Fernandes Vaddo.
Please call Seema before your arrival to make sure that she is there when you arrive to greet you, to ensure that the number of guests identified at booking is correct and then give you a first viewing of the apartment. She can wait for you until 7 PM on the day of check in only. (Although she prefers Hindi, she'll be fine with English if you speak slowly.) Seema can also help you with Scooter and Car or Private taxi hires, so please ask her.
Please be advised that SEEMA WILL NOT COOK FOR YOU - she is there as caretaker and as such, does not cook for guests.
Please be advised that Seema MUST be granted entry access into the apartment daily to ensure that the flat is always left in fair condition.
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT TIMINGS:
Please understand that this apartment sells out all year round and so we have to enforce a strict CHECK OUT time of no later than 12 Noon and a strict CHECK IN time no earlier than 2 pm. This allows for Seema to clean and turn over the apartment for the next guests between 12 Noon and 2 pm. I'm sorry but there are no exceptions to this rule.
SUPPLIES AT THE APARTMENT:
Basic supplies of coffee tea, sugar, milk, eggs, bread and fruits are provided AND both the bathrooms have Hand soap, Bath soap, Shampoo and Toothpaste which are also complimentary.
We encourage our guests to buy their own additional groceries from the supermarket for cooking lunch / dinner, and use the fridge for the same. All cutlery / crockery / mixer grinders etc and gas stove are already available in the kitchen.
We do have Pure drinking water from the thin tap which is next to the main tap in the kitchen basin. Seema can show you where this is located. This water filtering system is serviced year round and the filters are changed regularly.
Additionally, both bedrooms are equipped with Flat screen TV's and DVD players for your viewing pleasure.
There is a 5 guest maximum at the apartment, which is enforced by Seema at check in and throughout the stay. There are 2 Queen beds and 1 Full Futon bed in the apartment.
Guests are best advised to shut the screen Windows and doors for two hours at sunset to prevent bugs from coming into the house.
For WIFI at the apartment:
For a neat, smoke free, reasonable, English speaking taxi driver we usually use Victor. Tell him KC sent you. If you ask him for an airport pickup, of course he gets you straight to my house in Siolim.
RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE:
* The best Goan restaurant in Siolim is EMANCIOS at Siolim market.
* Try the Italian restaurant CIAO BELLA in Assagaon, about 15 minutes away for the greatest Italian food.
* In my opinion, the best overall restaurant in Goa is Thallassa in Vagator, about 25 minutes away. Great menu and fab sunsets here.
* For nightlife go to Baga beach Road about 30 minutes away.
* For great Jazz & spicy Cajun food, go to CANTARES restaurant in Saligaon.
* During the months of November to March, the SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET IN ANJUNA is a must see for visitors to Goa.
All of these fine eateries and hot spots are on G maps.
The best beaches in Goa are about 15-20 minutes north over the Siolim Bridge at MORJIM, then ASHVEM and then MANDREM.
For the busier local beaches of CALANGUTE and BAGA go South of Siolim about 25-30 minutes.
The complex comes with a security guard at the gate 24/7. Parking your car is permitted outside the gate while scooter parking is permitted inside the gate.
ELECTRICITY & INVERTERS:
On occasion the central electricity does go out in Goa but we have an inverter system that will keep the lights and fans on for a few extra hours. Please call Seema in case of an extended electricity outage and she will help out.
POOL & CHILDREN'S RULES:
Guests are hereby informed to keep a close eye on their children, given the fact that there are numerous delicate items in the house. Additionally the swimming pool does not have a lifeguard, so please use the pool area responsibly, especially with children.
Kindly do not leave any of your belongings in the pool area overnight.
And please remember that there are NO GLASS ITEMS ALLOWED IN OR NEAR THE POOL AREA. Additionally there is no music allowed in any of the common areas except those listened to on headphones.
Please be respectful of other residents at Villa Tina, especially during after sunset hours. The pool "open" hours are 8 am to 8 pm daily.
Subletting is strictly forbidden. Only registered guests may stay overnight. The pool is not to be used for the friends of guests. Smoking or playing music by the poolside is not allowed by the co-op society.
Smoking is only allowed in the balcony areas of the apartment. Kindly refrain from smoking in the bedrooms. If a guest smokes inside the bedroom, we reserve the right to seek a refund through your Airbnb account, so kindly take this clause seriously.
To comply with Eco friendliness, all water in the apartment, including your showers, are powered by solar panels and the hot water is available 24/7.
All ACs are expected to be turned off when guests are out of the apartment.
Pets are STRICTLY PROHIBITED in this apartment complex.
Mostly Enjoy your time at lovely Goa, and of course please feel free to contact me any time.
My wife Dian and I live and work in Bali and visit our leedle bliss pocket in Goa about twice a year albiet too briefly - hence this listing on Airbnb.
We're avid Scuba divers and love the pristine waters around Bali.
We are Airbnb SUPERHOSTS in both Goa and Bali.