Turquoise Haven with Cozy Comforts

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Avenue Bougainvillea, Panjim, GA 403004, India
Your host, Tasneem
5 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

TURQUOISE HAVEN! A haven in the true sense! The soothing colours, the quiet comfort and peace of the place, the privacy -are all the ingredients required for a restful vacation far from the hustle bustle of a busy lifestyle.

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. It is uniquely furnished and is a true haven.

The apartment is about 60 sq meters, on the 2nd floor. The bedroom (AC) with a large window and an attached western-style bathroom with geezer, overlooks the front of the house, while a spacious living-dining area with a large window overlooks a backyard with a mango tree and is great for complete privacy. A fully functional kitchen, and a utility room are tucked away to one side of the dining room. The windows have grills for complete safety.

The bedroom has a unique Queen sized bed, a settee, and a cupboard, all done up in stone masonry. The kitchen 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 rack included on the premises.

The cool and spacious 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). The dining area consisting of a unique glass topped dining table, and can comfortably seat 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 Canadian Bear School" a child care center. Another 100 meters and you will find some banks (BOI & HDFC), 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 are reachable within one to one and a half hour’s drive.

Please take a look at the map below for more landmarks in What the vicinity.
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Kitchen facility:
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
Wireless Internet
Air conditioning
Yoga clinic
Taxi and bus stop
General supermarket
Child care center
Bank & ATMs (BOI & HDFC)
SIM card top-up/recharge booth
Confectioner store
Pathological Laboratory
Manipal Hospital (24/7/

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • - the apartment looks amazing, as beautiful as in the photos. It is large, light, with plenty of space. It is equipped with everyhting you can think of, including water purifier, toster, griller, washing machine, iron, etc.
    - Tasneem is the perfect host that you could ask for. Besides being pleasant and nice as a person, she has been extremely helpful in every situation that I required assistance. On the first day of my arrival she stuffed the fridge with some food and juice, for free. She had a drawn map with every single shop or turistical attraction in the area. She took the time to tell me about everywhere I can go and have fun. Besides the wi-fi in the apartment, she borrowed me her mobile internet device so that I could use it with my laptop everywhere. When I lost my keys once, she immediately sent her driver to bring me another pair of keys. I really felt deep and sincere care from her all the time.
    - the neighborhood is nice, at a few hundred meters away there is a restaurant and a shop, there are also some other shops and banks at a few minutes walk distance.
    - the beaches nearby are almost empty, with few people, and you have to walk approx 10-15 minutes to the closest ones. If you like solitude, then this beaches are for you. If you like lots of people, fun and party, then you'd have to drive about an hour - an hour and a half to get to some crowded beaches.
    - the overall experience was amazing, 5 stars out of 5, better then at a 5 star hotel.

    Thank you, Tasneem, for the beautiful apartment and all the care and assistance which made my trip unforgettable.

    February 2014
  • The turquoise haven is lovely, clean and very comfortable. It has everything you could need in an apartment. It is a great getaway from the busier parts of Goa, very peaceful and the perfect place to relax. It's a 10 minute walk from the beach and there is a great restaurant at the end of the road. Tasneem was so helpful, friendly and welcoming. She had left us breakfast things for the next day and was always available to answer questions if needed. I would definitely stay again. Thank you!!

    December 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thank you Amy. That's very sweet of you and you are always welcome to stay in my apartment even as early as NEXT YEAR!! ;) Regards to your husband. You both took such good care of my apartment and were so prompt i reviewing it. I fully appreciate it, and hope to be in touch with you. Best of luck and have a wonderful holiday in India.

    December 2013
  • Dear Tasneem, it happened to be my first visit to Goa and it was a great time I had there. Besides Goa itself it was your place that made my stay there a full success. The apartment had all the amenities you need to feel comfortable and feel like at home. In addition many thanks for the help to plan the details of my stay. You put a lot of work and recommendations into this and it helped me very much. I can definitely recommend Tasneems place offered by a lady it was always a pleasure to talk to.

    November 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thank you very much Herbert. It was truely very nice hosting you and communicating with you, specially prior to your arrival here when you were planning the trip and the sightseeing tours. It was a pleasure. And thank you for taking good care of my apartment. You are welcome to stay here again in the future when you plan another visit. Do keep in touch. Best of luck, best regards, and thank you.

    November 2013
  • Tasneem's apartment is clean and organized, making my stay in Goa pleasant. Tasneem herself was very helpful, arranging an airport pickup, stocking materials for breakfast on the first day, and remaining responsive throughout my stay. The location is also very convenient, near shops and a taxi/bus stand. This is a great option for anyone looking for reliable, safe, and clean accommodation.

    November 2013
  • Before booking it, we looked all over Goa for something within our budget with the amenities we wanted, and came back again and again to this apartment. It was everything the site said it would be. Meticulously kept, very organised with many thoughtful and caring small gestures in place to make our stay more comfortable. If there was any concern, Tasneem was there within minutes to help set things right and that was a big blessing. I so enjoyed seeing the care and thought that went into designing everything in the flat, from basics in the fridge to garbage bags to air fresheners. I also enjoyed the colour coordinated living, and it made it very soothing and pleasant on the eyes. I would definitely recommend Tasneem's house to other guests, but do take care of it. It's a very cosy place and deserves to be kept that way!

    November 2013
    Response from Tasneem:

    Thanks a lot Nikky for your straight- from-the- heart review, and suggestions. I shall keep in mind and try and implement them soon. Thanks a million. :)

    November 2013
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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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