About this listing
Villa1 has been our private holiday home so long &we've had the good fortune of drawing on some fantastic memories with our dearest friends & family here!would be ideal if you're looking to get away from it all albeit keeping a loose grip on reality!
We think idyllic for couples looking for r&r,friends on a reunion and *especially* parents with young ones:)))-this from personal experience as our young explorers spent nearly their entire summer holidays here-keeping busy with the outdoors,jumping into the pool,beach hopping,playing family board games & plenty of cricket!
The villa is 700 mtrs off the arterial Calangute Mapusa road.That makes beach hopping,dining,sightseeing,traipsing around Goa(!)extremely accessible while the house is safely & securely tucked within a village. You may expect low decibel levels & peacock calls. To your advantage is a private garden with plenty of fresh air,sunshine & paddy field views.
The villa is staffed on the outside by day keeping it private.Daily housekeeping is included.Security is round the clock & our errand boy Tony can be a real help should you not want to step out for those staples.
We think "Its a home meant to be enjoyed not just lived in..."
We've had the good fortune of travelling parts of the world with our young ones & are aware that this can get tricky sometimes,like for eg: when you need to provide a head count at hotels-"7 people is a tight fit for 3 rooms" or "your large group is a nuisance to the other peace seeking guests"etc...We've learnt friends & family groups require more than just generic hotels,need free movement,nonrestrictive spaces-where they can can let loose,play,lounge,simply catch up.Its what we did!Young ones are most welcome here!in fact they'll love it,just as ours did spending the summers here!There's plenty of outdoors to explore,pool to swim in,walks to take,cricket/football to play or simply potter around the garden.The house is spacious enough to accommodate additional toddlers/children travelling with you.'No pressure' is the mantra...
Entire home is at your disposal.The garden is private.Outdoor (shared) pool, gymnasium,table tennis & american pool is shared by 11 more villas.You won't be dashing into many people though,as this community is primarily occupied by private owners & for non commercial use.Hence the homely atmosphere.
*Please note that the pool bathing timings are limited to 9pm.
*Kindly note-There is no lifeguard by the swimming pool.We advise that children & non swimmers using the pool always be accompanied by an adult.
Additionally,If you are travelling with private staff such as cook,nanny,driver kindly-
~include them in your head count
~please note that the existing bedding is for the use of our guests ONLY.Therefore please carry rollaway beds for the staff's use.
Interaction with guests
I always make it a point to fine tune & coordinate your needs prior to your arrival irrespective of which city or country I'm in at that point! We shuttle between Goa, Pune & Mumbai and that takes up some time.
We don't live here but have our on site supervisor & outdoor staff who can communicate the necessary upon your arrival, help navigate you home & assist you with settling in at the earliest.
We do visit from time to time though to ensure that the home remains in pristine condition for our guests' next vacation!
Other things to note
Extra attention has been paid to the Bedding & Linen at Villa1
-all our beds are kingsize with 6" thick premium mattresses
-the sheets are made of high quality 'pure cotton satin' with a high thread count
-pillows are presidential size
-towels & napkins are a soft variety & we allot 2 per head in your towel basket
No frugality is practised in the department.
Bed & Bath linen is freshly laundered & fitted right before arrival.Hygiene in these matters is most important to us
Additionally,the house is fitted with hot water geysers,pressure pump for showers, and an inverter that backs up fans & lights for a period of 4-6 hours, depending on usage, in the event of a power cut.
Freshly cut blossoms will almost always adorn the several flower vases around the house.
There is a conventional dining table indoors & an additional option for eating alfresco also exists.
An outdoor charcoal bbq is available for your use.
Optional services available at extra cost are
1)a cook to do breakfast &
2)a self driven car on hire
Smokers may smoke in the common airy areas only.There's plenty of room for that we assure you:patios upper & lower,TV lounge,garden,etc.Smoking in the bedrooms is strictly not acceptable!
The number of guests sleeping in may not exceed the number requested at time of booking.
Please be mindful that you are residing in a little village.The average Goan is cheerful & happy to receive visitors in his city!Also,it is your vacation & you must let your hair down.Please ensure that decorum is maintained.
As mentioned earlier,the property is manned by day&night solely on the outside so the villa will remain private at most times unless specified-for daily housekeeping.
Housekeeping is conducted once daily,the timings for which can be specified to our staff after arrival.Incase you are unavailable/sleeping in at the time specified by you earlier you may expect a second visit by the housekeeper a little later.
*Please bear in mind cleaning can be conducted only upto 5pm.
The departing time for our guests is 10am.If you would like to depart later than this please check with me closer to your stay period so I may confirm or decline the same.You will understand of course,that we are not a hotel and have a single unit property that is rented out to enthusiastic vacationers as yourselves for the reserved period.Your departure will be closely followed by the arrival of another set of guests and we hate to inconvenience them,just as we would hate to inconvenience you.
The bed & bath linen is freshly laundered and placed right before your arrival.
>For guests staying more than 4nights-upto a week a fresh change will be conducted 3rd or 4th day depending on your period of stay.
>For guests staying 4 nights and under,requiring an out-of-turn linen change,it can be made upon request at an additional fee of Rs.500 per change.
>The wifi device is not to be carried outside the property during the period of your stay.
Kindly hand over the wifi device to the person responsible upon check out. In the event that the device is not handed over upon check out, we shall deduct the cost of the device from the security deposit held by us.
We DO expect you respect our breakable members.
Enjoy Goa!We hope you make sweet memories & the most of your stay while here...
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I am a self proclaimed slave driver(!),fantastic mother to 3 gorgeous kids(who are also my teachers),'deeply & madly' food indulgent,CRAZY about schnapps (for the moment at least!) and a passionate spirit.
i find myself seeking momentum & drawn to arts of most kinds.like to keep my friends close & real.
My homes are an extension of me & the spill over reflects clearly i'm told:)))
I love to entertain & believe good food & long chats will heal MOST ANYTHING!