About this listing
About the Property
Ground + 1 Flr Villa, with a lawn and garden,
3 A/C bedrooms with attached bathrooms , 2 drawing rooms upstairs and downstairs, kitchen and dining area. 2 balconys on the first floor attached to the bedrooms. One sitout on the ground floor adjoining the drawing room.
The kitchen is basic with a gas stove, water purifier, microwave, toaster and fridge. Basic set of cooking utensils and crockery and cutlery. Cable TV is available.
Gated community, Gym and pool, security and serviced Villa in Nagoa.
Location and Attractions
The property is in a quiet locality set 5 - 10min away by car from the North Goa hotspots. Queiter guests are prefered. We do like to keep the property noise free.
A very short distance from beaches, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Spacious and perfect for a family holiday or group of friends on holiday. Maximum 6 guests. 2 more guests may be accomodated but only in the case of family and friends. Additional charges will apply for extra guests.
A convenience store is located about 1/2 km away.
You will also need your own transport and we will be happy to help you arrange that if need be.
A Goan cook , car and driver can be organized for a per day fee or a monthly fee for long term Guests .
Best time to Visit -
Nov to Feb. But Goa is good anytime of the year - though the beaches will be unusable, its gorgeous, quaint and cozy in the monsoons too! We would be very happy to make any travel arrangements, suggest places to visit and introduce you to the unique Goan culture and help in any way to make your holiday memorable!!
Its away from the madness of Goa and yet not away from the husstle and busstle . Its a gated Community so very very safe .Pets have a blast…. the windows look out onto the rice fields and it a bunglow that you wil be very reluctant to leave on a daily basis .. Everything that matters is 5 mins or 10 mins away and you can spend your time reading/day dreaming or renting a bike to the beach .
Guests will have access to the whole villa, the garden and a basic gym.
Interaction with Guests
We dont live on the property so interaction will be through our caretakers.
Its a quiet, pastoral neighbourhood. Close to the North Goa hotspots but set away enough for the guests who prefer peace and calm. Its lovely to spend the evenings on the lawn with a cup of tea or even a drink watching the day slip quietly into night
We appreciate a quiet guest.
Music and merriment at low or reasonable sound levels would be great.
The pool is unsupervised, 5.5ft deep. And not suitable for non swimmers.
Children below 16 yrs will need pool supervision whether or not they are swimmers.
Other pool rules such as a shower before entry, no glassware around the pool, swim caps for ladies will need to be followed.
Please do not bring in other unknown guests other than yourselves for overnight stays.
Please ensure you leave the kitchen with all appliances, cutlery, crockery intact. Breakages and damages will be charged.
Please use your own towels for beach visits. Please do not take out bath linen to the beaches. Missing bath linen will be charged for.
A Dhobi laundry service is on call. Same day or next day return.
Please do not hang your laundry off the balconies and sit outs. A laundry drying rack is provided in the garden.
Please do take care of the place. It's our home away from home and we would like you enjoy yourselves but do treat it like you would your home!
Sophy's villa is an awesome place to stay, away from the usual crowd and noise. Swimming pool was too small. We enjoyed our vacation in her villa. Thank you:)
We had a very pleasant stay at Sophy's home in Goa. Caretakers were friendly and were always available on call. House is well maintained and had beautiful decor. Kids had great time playing in the lawn. Kitchen has all basic utensils and silverware. Best part is, the villa is in a secluded place so you get your privacy and at the same time it’s very near to Calangute and Baga beaches. I would highly recommend staying at Sophy’s home whenever you visit Goa.
Upon arrival the caretaker Sanjay will be there to welcome you. Sanjay and his team try to help you with any request which is great. Vikash and Sophy are the owners and seem to be reasonable although some of the info about the house can be improved. Fe the text says that internet can be arranged when requested. This is not the case unfortunatelly. Also it might seem to you that the pool is a private pool, the main reason why we were so excited about our goa stay was because of that swimming pool. It was a big disappointment to find out that the pool was actually a shared pool a bit further in the community. Furthermore there are some issues that you might want to keep an eye on. Things like a leaking roof, the electrical system that honestly only works about 50% of your stay. There is no hot water available for your shower. The filter water system does not work so you will have to buy botlled water. Now the plua sides of the house, we are 100% sure that once the issues are solved the house will be THE place to rent in goa. Also the owners are flexible concerning arrival and departure times even if it is about an extra day. The rental cars arranged by the caretaker is a big advantage, please ask him for a black plate. Same price as the white plates but fully covered by insurance. The house is very spacious and the kitchen is well supplied. The local supermarket is about a 15 min walk (go straight at the roundabout) or a 3 min drive. It is a supermarket that meets western requests. Extra cleaning can be arranged very fast and simple by asking the cleaning lady (very nice lady) or sanjay directly. There is always security around and they are very friendly.
Oooops! It appears your stay did not go so well after all!
Honestly - like I had informed you at the time of your booking - I am still unable to find the 'internet can be arranged......' on our webpage. We have never offered internet and we have made its absence amply clear to you and even offered to reverse your booking payment if internet was intrinsic to your stay at our place! You did not request a reversal. Anyways the upshot of it all is that we have now commisioned a fiber optic cable for broadband internet at an astronomical cost and that should be up an running in a few weeks (yes this is Goa) and then we will be pleased to offer internet for a fee!
The swim pool has never been advertised as attached to the villa but it is attached to the clubhouse and unfortunately the pictures may have been misleading.
Also quite unfortunate but you did move in at the outset of the monsoon and that is when we discover problems like leakage and power failures. At the time you were staying the whole area had a power outage in one electrical phase which resulted in some of the appliances not working. Roof leakages are impossible to repair till we have a couple of dry days since its positively dangerous to have people up on the roof in the midst of the blowing rain.
Anyways thanks to you alerts most of the problems have been tended to now and we do with you were there now to have a better experience overall!
Happy and safe further travels!
Our holiday at Goa was made better due to our stay at sophy's villa. Thank you for letting us stay in your home. it was a beautiful property and shows better than what the pictures suggest. The only issue we had , and I believe it is due to the time of the year (rains) is that there were a lot of insects in the evening . I would definitely recommend this place to my friends
The villa is amazing! Cozy and very spacious. Its the perfect venue for a location like Goa. The staff is very accessible and the house is very clean. The location is also good. Very close to the main part of town.
The only one suggestion is that the house needs pest control (especially the kitchen). Lots of bugs and insects.
I would definitely recommend this place for its facilities and the affordability and I would definitely stay here again.
Looking forward to my next visit. Thanks guys for a lovely vacation!
The Villa was exactly the way it was advertised on AirBnB and not like some places which don't match to the pics. The location is just 8-10 mins away from Baga (by car) but if you have rented a car you will find most of the places close by. I would like to add though, there are no nearby restaurants for quick snack but one can always order home delivery. The host was very warm and helpful.
The stay here was very comfortable, The place is even better than the pictures posted in the listing its clean, maintained and tastefully designed . All of us liked the place and would want to rent it again on our next trip to Goa. The location is just perfect, its quite n cozy away from the main market area, however one can reach the beaches, shack & shops etc in just 10 to 15 minutes. We were also helped by the caretaker to acquire bikes on rent we actually got them right at the villa so we dint even have to go out n get them ourselves.
Overall a Five star rating for the property and its location
About the Host, Sophy
I'm the Executive Director of Indian Documentary Foundation.
I believe in using the visual medium of documentary for change . I grew up in the hills of Ooty and for the past 25yrs living in Mumbai. I have a family with 2 daughters. We have a gorgeous villa in Goa which, unfortunately, we don't get to use as much as we should and would like to let it out to interesting guests on a short term rental basis so that they too may enjoy what the villa and Goa have to offer. We love pets and you are welcome to bring your pets along as long as they are not a cause for any discomfort to any of the other residents and staff of our gated community.
Personally about me I love dearly .. I laugh insanely and i forgive easily .. i believe in the goodness of people ,Faries and Angels.I believe there is a Santa Claus. I do not take NO for an answer and I believe in positive manifestation .I believe in Miracles.
I love the rain in Mumbai , Seaside Experiences, listining to the sound of the waves , Swiming with my dreams,Sunsets and Waterfalls ,Strength in people , Comic books -Phantom and Mandrake being favorites ..Asterix and Archie , To cry in films, Mohanlal, and the Malayalam commedians, Malayalee wit , Appams and Stew and puttu with meen curry , guys that can cook ,Demonstrating affection, FTII, Prahlad's Life Institute ,Documentary films, Sci-fi films and a good Love story with a happy Ending , Broadway plays,Black tea no sugar, hills of ooty , My kids, Lord Ganeshji, Buddhism ,any religious pilgrimage to any God, Book clubs, six degrees of seperation , cell phone games, fresh air, Triggerpitch, Kerala Film Festival, old black and white photographs,family albums , 60/70/80's english music, Bob Dylan, Eric Claypton-Bob Marley, Beatles, etc..Dancing madly to a familiar song , singing loudly to Bee gees, Abba and Beatles, Boat shows, Sunshine-Sea and love.