Cozy & Tranquil Delight with a View

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Avenue Rose, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
Your host, Tasneem
22 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Note: Due to caveats with AirBnb host insurance for India, effective immediately all guests will be required to sign a general Release of Liability form at the time of check-in (as per AirBnb guidelines).

About the property
Located in a safe, quiet, posh and centrally located neighborhood, on one of the ocean facing hillsides of the city of Dona Paula, this spacious 2 bedroom flat is a nice getaway for the traveler who prefers peace and tranquility over night-life and the hustle-bustle of inner city life, without sacrificing accessibility. The location boasts almost any amenity or service necessary for a comfortable, safe and fulfilling stay, within a 2-minute walk, and is about 600 yards from the Vainguinium beach.
The apartment is about 1100+ sq ft, on the 2nd floor, and offers a significant elevation above the main street. There is 1 master bedroom (AC) with an attached western-style bathroom, a 2nd bedroom (AC), a guest western-style bathroom, fully functional kitchen, and a spacious living-dining area with a private balcony sheltered by a coconut tree for ample privacy.
The master bedroom has a large bay window with a view of the green belt and also a peek at the Arabian Sea. It has a king sized bed, a mirror, dressing table and large cupboard. The 2nd bedroom also offers a king-sized bed and large cupboard. The kitchen has a gas stove, fridge, microwave, streaming water purifier and various cutlery. Note that there is also a washer-dryer included on the premise. The carpeted living area offers 3 artificial-leather sofas with pillows, a coffee table and a small television (please bring your own DVD player with component-audio and S-video cabling). The dining area can comfortably seat 4 people.
This apartment does *not* have an inverter/UPS (Note that occasional brief power outages are commonplace in Goa).

Location – Neighborhood Description
Right next door, you will find a privately run Yoga clinic. Within a 200 yard radius, you will find a taxi and bus stop, a general supermarket, a restaurant serving traditional Goan, Continental and Indo-Chinese food, and a child care center. Another 100 yards and you will find some banks (BOI & HDFC), an internet-cafe, a SIM card top-up/recharge booth, a confectioner store, a Pathological Laboratory, a Pharmacy, and the Manipal Hospital that remains open 24/7/365! The Vainguinium beach, Cidade de Goa hotel, Vainguinium Vally resort, Sandalwood retreat, Chances Casino, Villa Sol Hotel and Rendezvous Restaurant are all within a 600 yard walk downhill. Overall, it's a very convenient and practical location.

Attractions and distance
Within a 2 km walkable radius your options would include various other beaches, resorts and restaurants offering traditional as well as mainstream culinary delights, and some prominent landmarks such as the famous Dona Paula Jetty with jet skiing, boating and seasonal fishing, and the National Institute of Oceanography. You will also see a post office and police station. Goa University and the Governor's Mansion are within a 3 km radius. Grab a taxi/car and you can be at the Miramar Beach in 5 minutes, Panjim (the capital city) in 10 minutes, and Old Goa in 20 minutes.
Please take a look at the map below for more landmarks in the vicinity.

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Kitchen facility is available
Breakfast items (eggs, bread, butter, juice, etc) will be provided for the first day or two, to help you settle in :).

The location boasts almost any amenity or service necessary for a comfortable, safe and fulfilling stay.
Air conditioning
Yoga clinic
Taxi and bus stop
General supermarket
Child care center
Banks (BOI & HDFC)
SIM card top-up/recharge booth
Confectioner store
Pathological Laboratory
Manipal Hospital (24/7/365)

Dongle provided

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $12 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • After Tasneem arranged airport-pickup and welcomed us we (2 couples) stayed 12 days in Tasneem's lovely apartment. The apartment is full equiped, everything you need is there. The apartment with a large balcony is very comfortable and homely. Everything was very clean and all equipment, such as aircons, fridge and freezer, hot plate (induction) worked perfectly. Tasneem provided all the information we needed and showed us several small shops in the direct vicinity. The location of the apartment in upmarket Dona Paula is the best for visiting as well the north, the center as the south of Goa. Within a 5 to10 minutes walk you find a taxi stand, a busstop (only 20 minutes and 12 rupiah to Panjim), a little supermarket and a (resort)beach. Tasneem is a very warm, kind and helpfull person. We became friends. We will definitely stay in her apartment when we visit Goa again.
    Thank you very much Tasneem.

    February 2014
    Response from Tasneem:

    Hello Hermanus,
    Thank you so much for your sincere review, your appreciation of my apartment and also for the promise of staying in my apartment whenever you visit Goa again. :) You are very welcome. It was a wonderful experience hosting you and I consider myself lucky to have had guests like you. Take care and all the best in the future. Tasneem

    February 2014
  • Tasneem was an amazing host. She came to see us on the last day. All amenties were there and everything was working perfectly which is quite a hard thing to find in india. The view from her house is also quite pleasing to the eyes. We liked her kitchen so much, we cooked dinner everyday instead of eating out. her place was easy to find as well. Lovely Host , Lovely House. Highly Recommended !!!

    January 2014
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thank you Haris. It was a pleasure hosting you and your wife and friends. All the best to you all in the future and if you are again planning a trip to Goa, you know where to stay. :)

    January 2014
  • Tasneem was a wonderful host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in her apartment. She was very helpful right from the beginning, very prompt with answering my questions and gave us plenty of information about the local area. She also very kindly arranged for us to use the facilities at a nearby resort and organised a discount for us. The apartment was very conveniently located in a safe, upmarket area of Goa and was good for visiting both the north and south of Goa. There is a great 5 star resort called Cidade de Goa a few minutes walk from the apartment which is another wonderful place to swim and eat if you want something on your doorstep.
    Tasneems apartment was spotless when we arrived and she had left us everything we needed, fresh clean towels, plenty if crockery/cutlery etc. She had even provided a few breakfast essentials for us in the fridge. We had a wonderful 6 days there.
    Tasneem is very kind and thoughtful and went out of her way to ensure our stay was comfortable.
    I would highly recommend Tasneems apartment, we will go back next we visit Goa.
    Thanks for everything Tasneem.

    January 2014
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thanks, and you are always welcome Naz.. God bless you all. :)

    January 2014
  • Good accommodation good host

    January 2014
  • My first ever visit to the beautiful beach state of Goa and what else to start with a comfort living. This Apartment is not only in the posh, quiet and safe area of Goa also is very homey and well maintained. Everything essential was provided at home before I reached. On top of it Tasneem was very helpful, helped starting form letting us in the apartment to arranging first cheap pickups from airport to plan the whole holiday to arranging drop to Airport back. Nothing but awesome. Not only she is a perfect and very responsive host also a wonderful person. Hope to have the apartment available for me again for my future Goa visits.

    December 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thanks Girish for being a good guest. You are welcome to come and stay in my apartment whenever you plan a trip to Goa in the future. All the best to you.

    December 2013
  • This is a great apartment - spacious, beautiful and everything is very well organized by Tasneem ji. It is big, comfortable and very well maintained. I knew that I would have very little time as I was in Goa for work, and wanted to have some breakfast before I left each morning. Tasneem ji graciously stocked up the fridge before my arrival ! She also arranged for a taxi to be available to me any tiem that I needed. She is a wonderful, gracious host with a lot of knowledge about Goa and it was a pleasure to stay at this apartment.

    November 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thank you Fahad. Its been a pleasure hostiing you and hope that this was a precurser of many more visits of yours to Goa. Wish you all the very best in your endeavours. Take care and do keep in touch.

    November 2013
  • Tasneem is kind, considerate and this reflects in her attention to detail in making her guests welcome and comfortable.
    Tasneem's apartment was everything specified and more. She arranged for a very reliable driver to meet us at the airport and transport us reliably and safely. She provided all possible assistance to make our stay comfortable.
    Thanks Tasneem.

    November 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Welcome back Tushar. Thank you for your very sincere review. You all have been very good guests yourselves and took such god care of my apartment. It will always be a pleasure hosting you and you are all welcome whenever you plan a trip to Goa next. Thank you and best of luck.

    November 2013
  • Our stay in Goa was perfect because of this lovely house. It is a big spacious house located near Panjim. This central location helped us cover beaches in both north and South Goa. The house was very clean and had all the amenities we could think of. There was an allotted parking spot for a vehicle. The beds were amazingly comfortable!!! Tasneem was very prompt in replying to our questions. She also provided us with supplies for a day's breakfast which I found very sweet. The only issue that we faced was due to a power cut on one of the nights. There was some problem and we had 3 power cuts lasting close to an hour each on one of the nights. However this was a one off case and is not something that should happen on a regular basis so will not deter me from staying here again! I will definitely stay here again when I go to Goa next.

    Thanks Tasneem for your hospitality! My friends and I really appreciate it!

    November 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thank you, Geetika, for your positive feedback. :) And it would be my pleasure to host you again. :)
    It was very unfortunate about the power outages in Dona Paula that night. As you may know, this was a city-wide incident and not limited to this apartment. Your suggestion about installing a UPS is certainly well received though, and I will be sure to explore it in due time if the need outweighs the investment and maintenance costs (which are quite expensive).
    Thanks again for choosing this apartment as your abode. It was lovely having you over, and I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay. Hope you will visit again soon! :)

    November 2013
  • Our stay at Tasneem's was wonderful. We couldn't have been more comfortable in Panjim, even if we'd splurged for the Cidade De Goa hotel just across the street. Her house was quiet and clean. We had the basics in the fridge to get us started and she even helped us use the facilities of a nearby resort on the days we were feeling lazy and didn't want to explore the Goa coastline on scooter or car. Tasneem herself was quite accommodating and helped us manage our little adventures in Goa with little nuggets of about our travels, including where to go and what to avoid. I can't wait to go back. Thanks, Tasneem!

    October 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thank you very much Kartikey and Puja. It was lovely having you stay at my apartment. I also appreciated the fact that you left it very neat and tidy. Thank you and you are very welcome to come and stay here whenever you wish. Best of Luck in everything you do.

    October 2013
  • It was my long awaited vacation and Tasneem had the most perfect place for me to stay at. The apartment was very similar to my own home in many aspects and I enjoyed being there. The apartment is clean, well-equipped and away from the busy hustle of the concrete jungle. It is pretty close to the heart of Panaji and makes for an excellent place to stay away and stay well connected at the same time. Parking space is available and that is a boon for travelers who prefer cars for thier trips. A special mention for the bedding arrangement that Tasneem had provided for my year old son. So very thoughtful...Thank you Tasneem.
    I would like to add that Tasneem is a perfect host. She helped us around with directions, tips and most importantly, answered tons of queries and questions without ever getting tired. I look forward to my next trip to Goa and another stay at your apartment...this time, I shall reach earlier for sure.

    September 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thank you Niranjan. :) I will be most happy to welcome you and your family back in my apartment on your next visit. And yes, you must reach early next time to enjoy that day as well. :)
    Take care and thank you very much.

    September 2013
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English, Hindi
I did my schooling from St. George's Grammar School, Hyderabad. I Graduated from Miranda House, Delhi University, and did my post-graduation from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh UP.
Worked for over 17 years as Lecturer in English at Qatar University, Qatar.
Hi! I am Tasneem. Live in Goa at present. Love to plan and decorate homes. Love traveling, and seeing new places, and meeting new people. I have lived in Qatar for over two decades. I was a lecturer at Qatar University. I have visited USA, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Syria, Turkey, Kenya, and Sri Lanka so far. Look forward to more travel in the coming years. Love my family, my home and my little Kittens. :)
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