About the property
The full service holiday apartments have a large living room with an attached kitchen and a bedroom with attached bathroom. The living room is furnished with comfortable sofa set and a love seat and also consists of a dining table, a coffee table, and television with more than 350 channels. Yes you can watch HBO! The kitchen which is attached to the living room consists of a fridge to keep your groceries fresh or make some ice for your very own in house bar. The kitchen has a granite worktop with a cooking stove, electric kettle & bread toaster. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils, glassware, crockery & cutlery to prepare and serve a sumptuous or a menial meal
The bedroom is fitted with a silent split air-condition and is fully furnished with a queen size bed with comfortable mattress and bedding made of the finest material specially imported from China. There are two pillows (feathered or foam) provided for your comforts and extra pillows are provided on request at no cost. The bed is done up with two bed sheets of 300 thread counts a comforter or a pullover. Three sets of linen are provided for future use together with four towels. There is a full size wardrobe in the bedroom for your clothes, two side tables with drawers and a dressing table.
The bathroom is fitted with tiles from the floor to the ceiling. The bathroom consists of a washbasin with a large counter for your toiletries, a western toilet bowl and a shower area. There is hot & cold water for 24/7 even when the city water is stopped for repairs. There are electrical points for your shaver or any other electrical gadgets.
Attractions and distance
• The apartments in located on the 1st floor level of Colva Holiday Homes which is accessible by stairs or lift from the ground floor..
• Colva Holiday Homes is located 20 mts away from the main Colva road just 5 mins walk to the world famous Colva Beach in South Goa.
• A 10 min drive will take you to Margao which is the commercial town in South Goa.
• All the government administrative offices for South Goa are based in Margao Goa.
• The airport is 23kms (30 mins drive) from Colva Holiday Homes and
• The Railway Station – Madgao is just 6 kms from the holiday home.
Location – neighborhood description
One Bedroom Luxurious, elegant, and friendly self catering apartment, it is conveniently located at ….. off the main Margao-Colva Road. Not too far from the Nossa Senora de Merces (Our Lady of Mercy) Church, it is in close proximity of Colva’s best restaurants, as well as the dozens of other pubs, hotels and eateries that dot the magnificent landscape.
• Free Wi-Fi broadband Internet connection! Yes the apartment is fully Wi – Fi with broadband Internet connection to keep you updated with your mails and office.
• The apartment can function as a small office for your use to check on your mails or write about Goa to your friends.
• There is a desktop computer with a printer, which is connected to the broadband Internet.
• There is in – house telephone with a private telephone number and a fax machine can be provided on request.
The apartment complex is fully secured, it has a laterite wall running along the boundary of the property and the entrance is manned by a security guard. There is ample of parking for your private of rental car and a reception desk to take care of your requirement. Laundry services are provided at the reception
Check in Confirmation Required
Check out Confirmation Required
No cancellation permited from December 20 - Jan 07.
Number of Guest should be specified, for every additional guest USD$ 5.00 will be charged. Check - In/Check - Out can be flexible if the apartment is not reserved on that specific day.
Positives :- My overall experience there was very well. just the way I wanted it. Pleasant, safe, home-like stay................Had my privacy and like I was in home only. The Flat is on the beach road, full with markets, people, restaurants, ATM and everything available. Beach is also very close and lovely, just 800 metres away. The Flat has everything as posted in advertisement. Had Kitchen utensils and all although I ate outside only . The neighbourhood is excellent, safe, helpful and just LOVELY!
Negatives : - 1) Just had little problems with the directions i.e. to reach and find the place as no body (locals) seemed to know where the Holiday Homes in Colva is.
2) The advertisement mentions "There is a desktop computer with a printer, which is connected to the broadband Internet. " but I could not find any Desktop in there and when called'em , I was informed no desktop is there. I regretted not to carry my Laptop as thought Desktop'd be available but had to manage with my Phone then.
But apart from this, I have plans to keep coming!
Price so reasonable and host was very kind. apt are very clean and comfortable and location is good too. stayed 2 nights very well.
The Gonsalves were very hospitable and responsive. Upon arrival, Mrs. Gonsalves greeted us to show the apartment and made herself available in the event that we needed additional information about the area. She helped us to arrange private transport to the airport, which was much appreciated.
The apartment is a cozy one-bedroom/one bathroom complete with air conditioning, a television, refrigerator and some basic kitchen amenities (cups, plates, utensils, etc). There is hot running water in the shower, and overall the place was cute and clean. Wireless internet was available, though spotty at times (which is true in many parts of the area, not unique to the apartment). The apartment is conveniently located about 5 minutes' walk from the beach and adjacent to many local shops and small restaurants. Overall a positive experience - thank you!
The apartment was cozy and in excellent condition. Milward's mother, who was looking after the apartment, was very friendly and helpful. Altogether a wonderful stay.
Holiday homes in Colva is a good place to stay if you're not used to 5-star hotels. It's located in some five minutes from the beach. The apartment is pretty comfortable for its price. A/C, TV, Wi-fi, Micro-wave oven - pretty all you may need. Hosts were very friendly and willing to help. I enjoyed my stay in Holiday Homes.
Hola:La evaluación sobre Milward Gonsalves, es de lo peor. Me explico:Habíamos convenido que iría a buscarnos al aeropuerto; después de estqr esperando una hora, llamamos al teléfono que nos habia dado. Después de muchos intentos, le localizamos y nos dijo que la habitación ya había sido alquilada. Nos tuvimos que buscar la vida, hasta que encontramos un hotelito. El dinero que dimos no se nos ha devuelto.Esperemos que Airbnb intervenga de alguna manera. Un saludo cordial a Airbnb
Hola Amparo Fernández Pertier ,
Gracias por tu review. En ninguna parte de la conversación que ha solicitado un taxi . En su fecha de llegada, no se presentó ni qué llamaste .
Al día siguiente cuando llamó usted les pidió que espere en el apartamento como las llaves tenían que ser entregado a usted . Cuando mis padres vinieron con las teclas que no estuvo presente .
Lo siento mucho por todo esto.
Thanks to the host but that's all.
I thank milward's mother for picking us from the railway station as early as 5:30 am in the morning. It was a nice gesture from her side which really needs a special mention. Otherwise, this apartment has nothing special to offer
I) Close to colva beach (600 meters )
ii) walkable to all important shops.
iii) Scooter rent shop is just across the road (Rhonjoy)
iv) Milward's mother was nice to allow us for an early check-in . We were charged INR 500 for it but I didn't mind as it made sense to me. Usual check in time is 3PM but we checked - in 6 am in morning.
I) Apartment was not like shown in photos. No split a/c rather in the room. it should be rather be called as noisy fan.
ii) During our stay gas pipe caught fire. If I didn't see it than it could cause serious harm to me and family.
iii) Gas regulator is loose and hence the gas leaks all the time. (BE CAUTIOUS)
iv ) No tissues, water bottle given to us on first day. We got it when we requested for it.
v) The bedroom door has a lock which has no keys. I shut the door and it got locked. When I asked for keys, owner mentioned they don't have it. They finally had to call a person from outside to remove the lock from the door. We had returned from the beach and completely soaked in water. we had to just sit there for hours before the door could be unlocked as all our belongings were in the room
vi ) During my stay, I received another email from Milward mentioning increase in weekly rent by EURO 45 which was kind of shocking. I never accepted it as I had already agreed on the rent 2 months back when I made the booking.
vii) No place to dry your clothes.
viii) Care taker hardly knows anything. Unless you ask her to do something she won't hear anything. You will find her around though.
All in all, this particular apartment (Flat no F4) requires serious maintenance otherwise somebody someday will surely meet with an accident.
I urge the visitors to talk to milward over phone or email and make sure what you getting is worth every hard earn penny you spend on it.
Thank you for staying at Colva Holiday Homes!
Upon inspection of the AC it was noticed to be in the Fan only Mode and not Cooling Mode (it had to be set to cooling mode)
Tissues and water provided as courtesy and not mandatory.
I am not sure how the gas was leaking. All rooms are pre checked before arrival. The gas balloon is to be turned on/off all time while using and not using it.
The door lock is jammed so that it does not lock for the safety of the children. In past we had issues with the children looking the door from inside to avoid this situation all bedroom door locks are jammed from inside so that they do not lock. I understand you had to lock the door with extra force from inside or you must have accidentally locked it. (or else why would someone lock the door when there is no key)
Why did you ever come with wet clothes in my flat? Do you understand you cause accident with the water dripping on my stairs and hallway from your wet clothes. Luckily no one slipped and fell. Plus ruin my furniture and sofa.
I had altered the rent (euro 45) to cover the damages for the lock replacement which i am still pursuing with airbnb.
My value for money rating are pretty high and you are not the first guest to stay in this apartment.
Please note this is not a hotel where there will be someone at your door when you dial 0 this is an apartment for mature guest who understand well in advance that it is like their own home.
Thank you once again and all the best!!
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