For people who do not want to miss any of the action on the beach side. Being built on the highly popular Baga Road, this property is a 750 mts/ 7-8 minutes walk from Tito's lane & Baga Beach.
The fact that we are running an exclusive vacation rentals company makes our listing much better managed as we have designated housekeeping staff & caretakers at the premises at all times.
These are 1BHK serviced apartments wherein the master-bedroom has a double bed & the living room has a sofa-bed. 1 Extra mattress bed can also provided on complimentary basis & hence 5 people can accommodate very easily.
Interaction with Guests
I make sure that i am constantly in touch with all my guests & take regular feedback's to improve at every step. Me & my staff try our level best, to make your experience memorable.
Even though, this property is exactly on Baga Road, yet its location & set-up is such that makes you keep away from all the hustle-bustle. I personally love staying here because it gives you a true Goan yet luxurious feel.
We provide specialized concierge services where-in booking a cab, self-driven car/bike/scooter is just a call away for you.
Other Things to Note
We do accept queries for more than 1 apartment since we have an inventory of 10 apartments as of now, all of which are in the same premises. All these apartments are being managed by our dedicated team of localites, who are ready to help you at all times.
1. Your security is of prime importance to us, so please make sure you secure the apartment and your belongings thoroughly before leaving.
2. Any damage to the property, furniture, amenities or fixtures will be deducted from the security deposit or charged separately so please leave it in the condition we give it to you.
3. In case there are more than 4 people staying in the apartment please let us know as there will be extra charge of Rs. 500 per person.
4. Drugs/Explosives/Firearms are strictly prohibited in the apartment. Any such objectionable item found will be reported to the authorities.
5. Soliciting the services of commercial sex workers or involvement in any other criminal activity and bringing them to the apartment is prohibited and will result in immediate cancellation of the booking as well as police complaint.
I had a very positive experience with Akshay and the apartment. He was extremely responsive leading up to the trip and helped us arrange a ride from the airport, scooters for our time in Goa, and renting a second apartment for some friends.
I had some trouble with my bank wiring payment for these additional services to Akshay, but he was patient and understanding.
The apartment complex and the unit itself were clean and well maintained with a nice pool. No wifi. It is about a 5 min ride on a scooter to the main Baga Beach area.
A note on the neighborhood. Baga itself is very congested (people and cars) and I probably wouldn't stay there again if I was returning to Goa. Most foreign travelers are further north around Anjuna.
The Ivy Retreat Service Apartment was a great place to stay. The rooms were clean and the air-conditioning was excellent. We enjoyed watching football on the big TV and the basic amenities in the kitchen were useful. We look forward to our next stay in Goa and Ivy Retreat. All in all, a quaint place to stay with family or friends.
Found Ivy Retreat by chance and managed to make a last minute booking....what followed was 5 comfortable nights, located right next to the beach and some of the best eating joints/watering holes in north Goa!! Since we were travelling with a 1 year old, the well kept serviced apartment provided ample room for our toddler to crawl around and have his fun, while allowing us to ensure he got nutritious "home cooked" meals from the well equipped kitchen. staying here was pretty much like having your own apartment in Goa. Akshay is extremely cooperative & makes sure that all your needs are attended to. These apartments are ideal when you are travelling with a family or group and the pricing is extremely competitive for the comfort provided. Kudos to the entire team for maintaining such a brilliant property. Strongly recommended!!
Few observations which will only improve the experience:
1. Since this is a serviced apartment with no restaurant in house, it would be great if a list of all eateries who deliver can be kept as a booklet in the apt with all the menu cards.
2. A list of emergency contact numbers also need to be maintained in the apartments.
Here's wishing the team all the very best again for such a wonderful experience. Shall surely visit again.
We were disappointed with the situation of the accommodation, where the map indicating the location shows the property about 1km closer to the sea/Titos lane than what it actually is.
We travel overseas at least once a year and I always carry keys, camera, credit cards and iPhone on me in a travel bag that I strap around my waist. It is unfortunate and disturbing that while my wife and I was sleeping in the apartment, this travel bag was stolen from the apartment (it was discovered when we wanted to leave the apartment for a stroll around town and I wanted to lock the apartment – the keys were attached to the bag with a key ring) This was our last stop of a multi-country, multi-city trip and several hundred photos taken are now gone. A trip to the police station to report the crime was a waste of time, with the police insisting that the items were “lost” and not stolen. A reward of Rs 10 000/- did not produce any results.
The apartment is sparsely furnished and what you see on the photos is what you get(minus the headboard of the sofa-bed)
Akshay responds promptly and was very sympathetic with our loss.
Hi Mr. Herman, Throughout the stay i did not get a chance to speak to you, but spoke to Ms. Lorenda a couple of times & from all that i could gather was that you were very polite & soft spoken people. Certain points that id like to contradict you at would be as follows: 1. Location of the property marked is as precise as it could be. The property is located on Baga Road, nearest landmark being- behind hotel camelot, Baga. The distance is exactly 550 meters/7 mins walk from tito's lane. You probably took the longer route & might not have been able to figure out the shortcut. 2. It is clearly mentioned in our rules & regulations for the house, that the guest must secure all there belongings while being inside or outside the apartment. It is impossible in every possible way, that your bag was stolen while you were inside the apartment. These are 1BHK apartments with a living room and a master-bedroom, while the main door is attached to the living room. Since you were yourself inside the apartment on that day & that to in the living room. Slightest of noise would be audible if anyone was trying to sneak into the apartment. Also, even if someone did by chance sneak in, it is the guests responsibility to keep the main door locked at least while sleeping. The housekeeping staff has been working with me since the past 2 years & there is no possible way that they would do something like this, also they do not enter the apartment for cleaning until and unless the guest themselves are present inside. The door latch as it is cannot be opened with a duplicate key from outside. The property is also guarded 24*7 & record of every outsider entering the premises is maintained & no person was seen carrying such a bag outside on that day. 3. After this incident took place, my staff accompanied them to the local police station where a complaint was lodged & we are still waiting to hear from the police ourselves. No extra charge was asked for, even though the main door key was misplaced by you & that was the only 1 we had for that apartment. With all due respect Mr. Herman, the incident was very unfortunate & me & my staff were fully co-operative & tried every possible thing to try and help you find your belongings. We take this incident with a pinch of salt, making sure we put up a list of security measures on the walls of all the apartments we are operating with. Please be rest assured, that you have my full support & if by any chance I'm able to find your belongings or the culprit (if any), you would be the first to know irrespective of whether your reward is INR 10000 or 10 lakhs.
I had a very nice stay at the Ivy Retreats. Akshay and Vishwajit were very helpful in all respects. On arrival I found that the apartment was very clean and well kept with ample cutlery and flatware. There was a package waiting for us detailing sites to see, restaurants to eat at and even numbers for bike and car rentals. They went to great lengths to make sure we had a good stay and I would highly recommend their apartments to anyone who is looking to stay in Baga! Keep up the good work guys!
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I'm a hotelier, have worked with brands such as IHCL(Taj Group of Hotels), Claridges in the room sales division.
In 2013, we started off with an exclusive "Holiday Villas & Serviced Apartments" company by the name "Haven N Hearth", wherein we took a couple of Villas and Serviced Apartments on contractual basis from individual owners at two residential complex i.e. " Nirvana- Holiday Villas" & "Ivy Retreat- Serviced Apartments", & started managing them as vacation rental properties. The sales & reservation bit is being handled from New Delhi, whereas our small team of designated housekeeping staff, caretakers are handling operations for both the properties.
As of now we have an inventory of thirteen 1BHK Serviced apartments @ Ivy Retreat, Baga & Two 3BHK villas @ Nirvana-Holiday Villas.