Apartment - Entire home/apt · Grace Emerald Plaza, Benaulim,salcette, Benaulim, Goa 403716, India
Your host, Lavinia
10 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

About the property

The full service holiday apartments have a large living room. There are two bedrooms with attached bathrooms.One bath room has bath tub. The living room is furnished with comfortable sofa set and also consists of a dining table, a coffee table, and television with more than 350 channels. The kitchen 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, microwave & bread toaster. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils, glassware, crockery & cutlery to prepare and serve a sumptuous or a menial meal

The bedrooms are fully furnished with a queen size beds with comfortable mattresses and bedding made of the finest material. Three sets of linen are provided for future use together with four towels. There is a full size wardrobe in one bedroom for your clothes, side table with drawers and two dressing tables, one in each bed room. Both the bedroom's are fitted with silent split type air conditioner.

The bathroom is fitted with tiles from the floor to the ceiling. The bathroom consists of a washbasin with a counter for your toiletries, a western toilet bowl and a shower area. There is hot & cold water for 24/7.

Attractions and distance
•The apartments in located on the first floor level of Grace Emerald Plaza B building inside La Grace resort compound which is accessible by stairs or lift from the ground floor. It is a gated complex with security round the clock.
•La Grace resort is located 500 mts away from Beach CRZ and just 10-15 mins walk to the quite Benaulim Beach in South Goa. This appartment is in Benaulim but the in the listing the Benaulim address does not accept. Pls refer to the map for exact loacation.

•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 30kms (40 mins drive) from La Grace Resorts.

•The Railway Station – Madgao is just 6 kms from the holiday home.

Location – neighborhood description

La Grace resort is inside the same complex with running garden restaurant. There are many supermarkets just 5-10 mins walk from the complex. Holy Trinity Church Benaulim is aprrox 15 mins by walk. The complex is just 10 mins walk from Royal palms Benaulim with pubs, hotels and eateries closeby that dot the magnificent landscape.

Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, kettle, cutlery, fridge, Microwave, toaster.
Washing machine fitted in second balcony.
Dining area in living room which has a four seater dinning table made of teak wood and glass top
•Swimming pool inside the complex.
Play area for kids available near swimming pool.
.Beach can be viewed from the apartment balcony.

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. Washing machine is fitted in the second balcony. This apartment is a quite place and can have a nice pleasant long stay specially for retired couples.

Guest who would like to stay for long holidays of 4-5 months prefered especially retired couples.

Interaction with Guests

Quite often if they don't wish to be disturbed in English language or Hindi.

The Neighborhood

Benaulim beach.

Getting around

We can arrange for car/bike on hire for the guest to move around. Guest can deal directly with the owners of car/bikes etc. Guest are advised to follow proper safety rules as lots of accidents take place.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $245 /week
Monthly Price: $700 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Lavinia's apartments is one of the best choices in Goa, good place, owner always helps with anything you dont understand on place, she even helped us order a supercake for our older sons 5th birthday in local bakery and it was perfectly chockolate dessert with superdesign, was always in touch, our family is happy that we met this kind of owner. Never bothering, always helpful, well educated and interesting person to know are our main feelings about Lavinia. We have been 7 times in India in different parts and in Goa also, we know what we are saying. Have nice hollidays in Benaulim

    April 2014
  • For the first time during our holidays in Goa we rented an apartement. We were very glad to stay in Lavinia's apartment. We felt really at home and everything we needed was available. We were welcomed by Lavinia and her son. In future we will certainly come back.

    Thanks Lavinia.

    February 2014
  • JAYDEN'S HOLIDAY HOME is really a best place to stay in for a vacation. Its really good and in very good location. Host is very kind and friendly. Looking forward to stay again if I get to GOA again!!! Thanks Lavinia and her family for making our stay pleasant!!

    January 2014
  • I want to express special thanks and appreciation to Lavinia. She has a beautiful soul and a good heart. Good housing is easy to find, but not easy to find someone who would be so concerned about you. I came to Goa for the first time, almost do not know English. Worried about everything. Lavinia solved all my problems, worried about me, worried about me, took care of me. I am very grateful to her. About the apartments - they are beautiful, it has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Clean, quiet, nice furniture. Two bedrooms with air conditioning and fan, kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster and utensils, a TV room and a large round table, two bathrooms with bath and shower, two balconies, washing machine. The complex is guarded around the clock, a swimming pool, restaurant, wi-fi. The beach walk unhurried pace of 10-12 minutes on the bike or tuk-tuk - 3 minutes. Nearby there is a small shop and restaurant with good food. The center of Benaulim distance a little further, just the other way. There is a supermarket, money exchange, pharmacy, candy, ice cream. On the road to the hotel is worth many tents with selling things and Indian restaurants. On the beach opened a lot Shekov.
    My holiday was like paradise. And in many ways this was due to an avalanche. Big thanks to her! I really want to go back to Goa, and if it works out, then I'll just have to live with Lavinia. Lavinia and happiness to you, your family, husband, daughters and son! Good luck in everything!

    November 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 77 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
  • Nice .quiet, calm, private place Walkable distance to a secluded beach Many supermarkets a 5 min drive / 10 min walk.
    Amenities were apt with a nice balcony and a Secure environment with parking place. Overall a positive experience. Highly recommended for stay. Lavinia had thoughtfully kept milk, cooking oil etc for making a beginning. You will not be disappointed for sure.
    Tks Lavinia.

    October 2013
  • The listing has been updated after I booked this April it stated the apartment had sea views, was 200-300 metres to beach and 10 mins to shops! This was a huge deceiving lie by Lavinia. When we arrived I pointed out there was no sea view Lavinia said a building had been built in front of the view? There was a house being built directly outside the balcony and the noise was immense and constant.
    The walk to the beach was over 600metres and took us in the heat of the day over 20 minutes, the walk to the shop was over 25 minutes and when I mentioned this Lavinia told us to hire a car for £12 a day or a bike but we had a toddler and didn't want to drive either which s why we booked somewhere that was apparently walking distance!
    My son was sick the first week and Lavinia was very helpfully and kind in this matter and I appreciate her help.
    The second week we hired a car at £12 a day and went somewhere quiet and stayed by the beach on our return the noise from building works was even louder and to make matters worse Lavinia had moved all our belongings even putting things in drawers? I was upset by this and had been polite about the distance lies and the lack of view and even the noise! So I phoned Lavinia and when I said she had invaded our privacy and moved stuff she got upset and said she didn't steal anything? She even went to the extent of calling us poor!!! I don't think her and her family would like to stay next to a building site on their holidays , she even sat in the appartment and commented on how noisy the building works were.
    Lavinia had put a strict no refund policy even though she knew she had deceived us about the distance, view and failed to care that there was a new house being built outside.
    A huge disappointment and upheaval moving accommodation and funding it again!!!!

    May 2013
    Response from Lavinia:

    This is nothing to hurt anybody but the case about kate is that the day she
    complained that the place is very costly even though it is one of the best
    rates anybody can get for a double bedroom appartment inside the resort. She was hardly paying me less than Rs. 900/day after bargaining
    Lots of UK guest have stayed in our appartment through word of mouth and we never had any complaint. It is M/s kate who is the first person to complain
    about the appartment. Probably she was looking for a very cheap place to
    stay and she just came through website to know the place so that she can
    look for cheap place after staying for few days. This was her intention as
    guest don't look for a place immediately after coming into appartment. We do
    not want to know about her status but it was wrong of her to do such a
    thing. Understand that she could not afford to stay in hotel as she
    mentioned in her message, but this is not the way to spoil somebodies
    business by complaining. I tried my maximum to help her and make
    comfortable even though she is not a comfortable person to talk to.
    We admit on our part that error of judgement to mention about the distance
    from the beach to the appartment. The distance was given considering the
    staight line from the beach to the resort and not by road. If distance is
    calculated from the resort to the beach it will be close to 300 mtrs as
    there is just one small paddyfield and a sand dune between beach and the
    resort/appartments. It was our mistake that we admit and regret for the
    error. Actual distance by road will be approx 500 mtrs considering the
    Regarding the noise it was the villa which is being constructed and is
    incomplete near to the building which is opp. our appartment. The resort owner was carrying out carpentry and tile fitting work which caused noise like that but our mistake to inform the resort owner in advance as we did not expect him to carry out the work as it was closed for long time.
    We did not lie anything. If you see the reviews of others you will get tho
    know the exact picture. It was unfortunate to get a guest like m/s Kate and
    we regret having her in our appartment. I don't have anything against her and I will be all the best in life.

    May 2013
  • This was my first booking via airbnb & I found JAYDEN'S HOLIDAY HOME which I must say was a very nice first time experience.
    Very nice & clean hose on a very good location, just a few kilometres from the beaches & walking distance from the market/ATMs etc. The apartment is built alongside Lagrace resort so you don't really feel that you are staying in an apartment. You can very well use pool & internet of the resort at Rs 100 each/day. Buffet breakfast is available at the resort at Rs 160/head (one can also go there for lunch & diner, though I didn't try them).
    All in all, the experience was that of comfort & peace of a home with all facilities of a resort/hotel at an amazing price. Not to forget the wonderful host, Ms Rodrigues, an amazing person who will try to fulfil every possible thing that you might need during your stay. All in all a 5 star experience. Thanks airbnb & my wonderful host.

    April 2013
  • We stayed here towards the end of March and loved over stay. This is a perfect place to stay at in Goa if you want to be close to everything yet away from everything.

    Lavinia was a fantastic host. Although our bus was three hour late, she came to pick us up. She helped us get a car from the market and basic amenities we needed before going to the apartment. We are vegetarians and Goa can be a difficult place to find food for vegetarians but Lavinia gave us recommendations for places to eat at in Madgoan and Panjim. She was also of great help in determining the places to see around.


    It is 10 minute drive from the main Madgoan city, a five minute walk from a market, 10-15 minute walk to a very beautiful beach (Vaddie beach) and a short drive to Benaulim beach ( approx. 10 mins). Yet when you return to the apartment you feel the quietness of being isolated. Panjim is about 35-40Km and took us about an hour to get there by car.


    The apartment is very nice and is true to the pictures. It is actually situated in a resort complex. So you have access to the restaurant inside the resort. The resort pool is also very nice (as you can see in the pictures). It is a 2-bedroom apartment with a kitchen. We made our own tea and coffee in the morning. Lavinia is kind enough to keep some basic items like sugar, tea, coffee, salt, pepper and some snacks. She also got us some fresh fruits and water on the first day.

    Special tip:

    This apartment is close to other famous resorts like The Leela, Taj, Club Mahindra, Holiday Inn, Hatti Mahal, etc. If you have time and want to have a romantic dinner, I would suggest heading to The Leela (25 mins drive) and having a pool side dinner (we reached there without reservation and the staff was happy to accommodate us but recommended a reservation).

    April 2013
  • We arrived ever so late due to delays, but Lavinia was there waiting with a smile, she'd bought in some provisions for us and offered to make us something to eat but we were tired and so declined. She couldn't have been nicer and so accomodating. The apartment is stunning, we've spent 30 years travelling around India and this was one of the most relaxing times we've ever had. It was just a shame it couldn't have been for longer.

    March 2013
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