About This Listing
AMBER DELIGHT! A visual treat for the young and the adventurous! The vivid colours, the interesting decor, the comfort and peace of the decor, the privacy - are all the ingredients required for a restful but interesting vacation far from the hustle bustle of a busy lifestyle and yet not too far from the exciting touristy beaches of this holiday destination!
About the property:
Nestled in a safe, quiet and respectable neighbourhood of Dona Paula, this one-bedroom apartment affords a great getaway for the traveler who wishes to relax in peace and comfort, as well as enjoy the beaches and night life of a holiday resort! It is uniquely furnished and perfect for young couples.
The apartment is about 60 sq meters, on the 3rd floor. The bedroom (AC) with a large window and an attached simple western-style bathroom with geezer, overlooks the front of the house, while a compact living-dining area with a big window and a terrace garden overlooks a backyard with a mango tree and is great for complete privacy. A small fully equipped kitchenette, and a cozy loft with an additional comfortable Queen sized bed are a couple of interesting features of this apartment. All windows have grills for complete safety.
Note: The loft referenced above is meant for sleeping only, and has a Queen sized mattress. It is not possible to stand in the loft, as the ceiling is low. It is however possible to sit up straight on the mattress. Furthermore, access to the loft area is via a vertical ladder which would be difficult for someone who has mobility constraints. Please keep this aspect in mind at the time of making a reservation.
The full bedroom has a unique Queen sized bed, a settee, and a cupboard, all done up in stone masonry. The kitchenette has an induction stove, fridge, microwave, water purifier, electric kettle, grill- cum toaster, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, glasses, mugs etc. Note that there is also a washer-dryer, an ironing table, an iron, and a clothes line included on the premises.
The colourful, cozy and compact living area offers “sofas” made of stone masonry, with cushions and a wall mounted television (please bring your own DVD player with component-audio and S-video cabling). There is a dining counter with high stools for 4 people.
This apartment does *not* have an inverter/UPS. Occasional brief power outages are commonplace in Goa.
Location – Neighborhood Description
A very safe and respectable neighbourhood. Within a 200 meters radius, you will find a taxi and bus stop, "Shop On Top" a general supermarket, "Soft Rock" a restaurant serving traditional Goan, Continental and Indo-Chinese cuisine, and "The Maple Bear School" a child care center. Another 100 meters and you will find Bank of India (BOI) with an ATM & HDFC ATM, an internet-cafe, a SIM card top-up/recharge booth, a confectioner store "Monginis", 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 100-600 meters walk downhill. There is a post office and police station too. There is also a Yoga clinic very close by. There is a small travel agency down the road that offers a wide variety of services- from plane, bus and train bookings to Mandovi Sunset cruise reservations, sight-seeing tours, motor bikes, scooters, and cars for hire. Valid driving licenses are essential.
Overall, it's a very convenient and practical location. Never too far from the sea!
Attractions and distances
Within a 2 km walkable radius your options would include various other beaches, resorts and restaurants such as Sea Pebbles, Prianha By the Sea Resort, Sandlewood Resort etc 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, 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 10 minutes, Panjim (the capital city) in 15 minutes, and Old Goa in 20 minutes. North Goa beaches such as Candolim, Calangute, Anjuna, Baga, Arambol etc are about 20- 40 minutes from here. South Goa beaches and resorts are also reachable in 40- 50 minutes’ drive. There are the Spice Plantations, temples, Doodsagar water falls, some caves reachable within one to one and a half hour’s drive.
Map of the neighbourhood to be included shortly. :)
Check-in time Confirmation required
Check-out time Confirmation required
Kitchen facility is available. Breakfast items (eggs, bread, butter, juice, tea, sugar and milk etc) will be provided for the first day, to help you settle in :).
The location boasts almost any amenity or service necessary for a comfortable, safe and fulfilling stay.
First Aid Kit
Taxi and bus stop
Child care center
Bank and ATMs (BOI & HDFC)
SIM card top-up/recharge booth
Manipal Hospital (24/7/
Other Things to Note
This apartment is intended to be a "Home Away From Home" and I hope that guests will take really good care of it during their stay.
MANDATORY HOUSE RULES (at all times)
- Absolutely no smoking or drugs on premises.
- No pets allowed on premises.
- All provided amenities (air conditioners, geezer, electrical gadgets & appliances, fixtures, furnishings, utensils, crockery, cutlery, linen, towels etc.) to be carefully handled and not misused or removed.
- General cleanliness to be maintained.
- Washed clothes to be hung only in designated places.
- Please REMOVE the bed covers, and fold and neatly place them elsewhere before sleeping. Bed covers are NOT to be used for sleeping (either under, or above).
- Please do not wipe dirty/oily hands or feet on the face or bath towels because they get badly stained. Please utilize the provided paper tissues for that instead.
- Please do AVOID cooking very pungent or strong flavored foods as the odors are hard to remove and can permeate the house and all the fabrics. Please keep the kitchen windows/exhaust fan open when using the kitchen.
- Water and electricity utilization are to be kept within reasonable and economical limits. All transient-use electronic devices -- fans, lights, air-conditioning, tv etc -- are to be *switched off* when not in use or when leaving the apartment.
- Alcohol consumption within respectable limits.
- Decent and respectable conduct.
- NOISE LEVELS TO BE KEPT WITHIN RESPECTABLE LIMITS AT ALL TIMES, (ESPECIALLY IF THERE ARE CHILDREN) AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE NIGHT, BECAUSE THERE COULD BE GUESTS STAYING ABOVE OR BELOW YOU.
- Internet is provided for *casual/light use only* -- email, web surfing etc. It is *not* to be used for downloading or streaming of movies, or for any other data-intensive applications.
- Garbage to be left in a bag (neatly wrapped) outside the house door at night to be cleared early morning.
- Doors, windows and grills to be always shut and bolted when leaving the premises.
- If you happen to be the only occupants of the building at any time, please see that the Main Entrance Door Downstairs is properly locked from the inside, but NOT bolted from the inside, in case other guests arrive for the other apartments and need to get in, or the Houseboy to clean and remove garbage. Please DO NOT BOLT any doors from the inside at any time!
- Kindly switch off the staircase lights at night before turning in to conserve on electricity.
- There is no safe in the house. Guests will be responsible for their own personal belongings, and we will not be held liable for any loss, theft, or damage to the same.
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).
In accordance with the Government of Goa requirements, it is mandatory for ALL guests to give me copies of the following documents on arrival:
For all guests coming from overseas, copies of their
- Indian visa
- tickets to and from Goa
For all guests flying in from neighbouring cities, copies of their
- passport or Aadhar card or PAN card
- tickets to and from Goa
For all guests driving into Goa, copies of
- passport or Aadhar card or PAN card
- Driving License
- car registration number
This is intended to be your Home Away From Home. Please help me keep it that way.
We had a great stay. Tasneem was more than fantastic and provided us with plenty of local knowledge on restaurants, local events and taxi drivers (including rough costs). She really helped to make our short trip enjoyable.
The accommodation was nice and clean and exactly as advertised.
Tasneem was a fantastic host . Right from the very beginning, she was proactive in enquiring about the timings we would reach / trying to understand if we would need any help and she made sure everything was perfect.
The place had almost everything we would need. Right from kitchen amenities , some basic items for next morning's breakfast, extra blanket. The place has an oven/washing machine/refrigerator.
The place is beautifully designed and proves quite spacious for 4 adults to stay
Highly recommended !
My host was excellent. Greeted me at the door & explained everything. I was very pleased with the space. Could stay there for a solid month or 2. Really enjoyed the veranda in the back near the laundry facilities. Extremely quiet neighborhood & a walk down the street to a good, inexpensive restaurant. Also, enjoyed going to the Cidade Goa Hotel on the beach for drinks & music. Just down the hill.
Tasneem met me at the house and showed me around the apartment. The apartment has everything you'll need for a pleasant stay, you'll need a scooter or car to go places but there is a small shop and restaurant to buy basic things within walking distance.
I really liked staying at Amber Delight and would recommend to a small family or couple.
Thanks Tasneem for providing a wonderful stay!
Thank you very much for your kind and sincere review. I am happy that you chose to stay at my apartment and hope it was comfortable. I look forward to you coming back again with family or friends on your next trip and staying in the apartment again. Thank you for being such a good guest. It was really nice getting to know you a bit too. All the best in the future. Do keep in touch when convenient. Best regards. Tasneem :)
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at "Amber Delight", and all thanks to our host Tasneem. The accommodation is much better that the pictures uploaded and frankly they don't do justice to the subtle yet classy taste of the place.The place is just next to the star hotel Cidade De Goa, hence finding this place is quite easy and convenient.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary items and Tasneem was kind enough to provide us with some eggs, bread & juice for the next day's breakfast.
Overall a great experience, would love to be back !!
Nampreet, thank you very much for your sincere appreciation of Amber Delight. I am happy you liked it and found it good and convenient a place. It was a pleasure having you stay in it and also getting to know you and your friends. You are welcome anytime to stay here. Wish you all the best in the future. Do plan your next trip and let me know. All the best.
It was our family trip to Goa and we could not have picked a better place to stay. The apartment is very tastefully designed and has everything one might need to stick around for a month - let alone the few days that we were there.
Tasneem was an amazing host - she helped us find a car to rent and suggested places we might like. She even stocked the fridge so we didn't have to hunt for breakfast around.
I'd recommend Amber Delight to anyone planning a trip to Goa.
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About the Host, Tasneem
Thanks for checking out our listings! We have been managing vacation rentals for more than 2 years. Aside from hosting, we enjoy seeing new places and meeting new people.
Having collectively travelled to the USA, UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, UAE, Syria, Turkey, Kenya, Ukraine, Canada and Sri Lanka, and with more travel planned in the coming years, we believe the abode can make or break the travel experience. Consequently, we have setup our vacation rentals to be the kind of abode that we ourselves - comfort seeking travellers with a discerning eye for aesthetics - would be drawn to, and very possibly might consider to be the highlight of our travels. If you take a look at our listings, and reviews, we hope you might feel similarly inclined.
We also view vacation rentals as an excellent opportunity to explore our passion for interior design, and artistic expression whilst also experiencing different cultures by meeting and interacting with new people. You will therefore find our listings unique in their aesthetic appeal, choice of location and neighborhood, thoughtful provision of amenities, and meticulous attention to detail, whilst also finding us to be warm and altruistic hosts.