About the property
Villa Shanti is a two bedroom self-contained air-conditioned premium villa at Luisa By The Sea, a boutique holiday home complex in South Goa. The complex is located within 400 meters (five minute walk) of the uncluttered Cavelossim beach and shares its eastern boundary with the banks of the Sal river delta. Restaurants, grocers, basic needs stores/chemists, and ATM machines are all within walking distance. Despite its convenient location, Luisa provides a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
As the second home of its owners, Villa Shanti is equipped with all the amenities and comforts to suit self-catering travelers on a tropical beach vacation.
Attractions and distance
Cavelossim beach is within five minute walking distance to the west of Luisa By The Sea.
The banks of the Sal river delta run along the eastern boundary of the complex. Here you can watch the sun rise, take a boat ride, and watch local fisherman go out to sea.
The complex has well laid out lawns and two swimming pools for residents use only.
Location – neighborhood description
Airport: Goa International Airport (GOI; Dabolim): 37 km
Railway: Margao: 21 km
Please fly to Goa International Airport (GOI; Dabolim).
Luisa By The Sea is 37 km south of Goa airport. Please take a prepaid taxi from the airport and instruct the driver to take you to Hotel Dona Sylvia in Cavelossim. Luisa By The Sea is located bang across the road from Dona Sylvia.
Pool: Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General: Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV
Standard: Kettle, Toaster
Utilities: Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite
Furniture:Double beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6
Internet: Wi-Fi internet in the villa
Other: Linen and towels provided
Outdoors: Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden
The villa consists of an open kitchen/dining area which opens out onto a front patio surrounded by a garden. One of the two swimming pools at Luisa is right in front of the villa's patio. Insect screens are installed on all windows and doors opening to the outside.
Size: Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach: Cavelossim, 400m
Will consider: Corporate lets
Access: Car not necessary
Nearest amenities: 200m
Family friendly? Suitable for children of all ages
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes: No pets allowed
No smoking at this property
• Housekeeping services are provided daily except Sundays and are included in the tariff (note: utensil and dish washing is not included).
• Bed linen and towels are changed twice a week.
• Electricity is 220 V and an international adapter is recommended.
A very pleasant stay, service, location, villa, that all are just excellent. Thank you.
We had e verry good stay in villa shanty. It was cosy and calm and the staff around de house helpful and friendly. To get to the house was uncomplicated. Thanks a lot!
We had a very relaxing time at Villa Shanti in the Luisa by the Sea compound. The compound feels like an oasis of old world calm in the bustle of Cavellosim. The villas were built about 24 years ago but have a lovely solid older feel to them. The greenery all around, the flowers and birdsong, with a 15m pool are great. Cavellosim is a narrow strip of land between the river and the sea so offers two very contrasting environments at very close proximity. So we saw dolphins jumping with our binoculars even from the beach and river life on our beautiful boat trip. We enjoyed our stay very much.
This place in Goa is very charming and safe. It is in South Goa, was very hot/warm, quiet, and full of Russian people, rather older crowd...Also don`t underestimate the distance to old and north Goa...quite far...
Also its location is very convenient: walking distance from small shops, restaurants (saw a mouse running in one of them:-( ) and beach.
The place was very clean and comfortable.
The wifi signal was strong and stable.
We did not have any problem at check in and check out (even were allowed a late check in by 1 hour).
Now 2 cons that we encountered:
- never got to meet the owner (only the home/residence taker), a personal welcome would have been nice
- the electricity/power shut down at some point for couple hours...
Overall satisfied with our stay.
The stay was really nice and close to the beach.
I few points worth to note :
- the safe stopped working during our stay but Jay found a solution within the hour
- everything was just like what was advertised. Note that the villa is not in front of the river but a few minutes walk away
- we went there in middle of May, just before everything close and were a bit disappointed to find the pool was empty for Moonsoon when we arrived there.
- there was some construction work in one of the bungalow for the whole weekend, even during Sunday, and nap time.
This was a really enjoyable stay for a nice long weekend in south Goa.
As a regular visitor to Goa, I would rate our stay at Villa Shanti among the best. It offered us all the ingredients that we were seeking - beach 5 mins away, scenic riverside with access within the compound and a swimming pool bang outside our cottage. If you have children or in our case our father who is a senior citizen, it's always peaceful to stay in the comfort of a home - with connected rooms. One of the best parts about Luisa by the sea is its location - you can enjoy the quiet and solitude of South Goa and at the same time there is a nice market outside for grocery, local shopping, Tito's if you wish to go clubbing and some nice restaurants (fisher man's wharf is our fav!).
While we only interacted with the manager Franky briefly, he was v warm n helpful. Ranvijay who owns the place, I interacted only online but was quite happy with how he sent me all the answers before I could ask the questions :)
Overall, great option for those seeking a peaceful holiday in Goa with elements of a resort without burning a hole in the pocket.
After our roundtrip in North India, we were pleased to stay 5 nights in Villa Shanti. Its privacy, huge place with 2 adult bedroom with attached bathroom are very nice! WiFi availible in the Villa. Its quite area in Goa, also on the beach, not only sunbeds, but still some lonely, beautiful white sandy beaches. We rented some bicycles, driving on the beach for miles.
Jay is very helpful, even we didn't meet him personally, the housekeeper and /or other staff memebers take care of you. We needed to stay 1 nigh more, but villa Shanti was not availible anymore, Jay arranged another Villa from his antie, and we were so lucky that we could stay 1 night longer. The pre paid taxi from the airport works out, 45 minutes drive cost 1000 RP ( febr.2013)