We are Crista and Fabien. WE love travelling, music, plants, nature... and chill out!!
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Staying at Cristina and Fabien's was great. There place is in a really central location, making it easy to walk pretty much anywhere in the central city. They were welcoming and helpful and has some great tips for getting around the city and Colombia
My family and I had a really great time at Crista and Fabien's apartment. We have a baby who enjoyed crawling in their floor and having his own room.
The location is perfect, close to everything such as the Botanic Garden, restaurants, malls, etc.
Once we were out of hot water, I emailed Crista and she arrived with someone and fixed the problem only 30 minutes after receiving my email!
The Villa Luduvina on Chorao is a wonderful home to stay in. A beautifully renovated Portugese villa in the middle of pretty Chorao island. Well-equipped, open and airy. We spent a week there together with our one year old son and would love to visit again.
The island is an old Portugese colony off the beaten path, accessed by a small ferry that runs regularly to the mainland, private but with friendly islanders.
Some have complained about the remoteness. We did not find this a problem at all. There are two small supermarkets less than ten min away by foot. A local resto, same distance, and you can order take away by a guy called Marc. We hired a car (approx 800 rupies half day/1500 full day) whenever we wanted to go places. But a motor cycle is just as easy. If you like Goa on your own terms and do not want to hang all day on its beaches with other travelers, this is a nice place to stay. The house only has fans though, so with a small child it may be a bit hot between april-june.
The house and the island is nice, but it is far from everything and a bit isolated. No restaurants close to the place and only small shops, no market. You have to hire a car or pay for someone for transportation and the services overpriced comparing to the quality. There is no hot water in the house and no wifi in for internet users. When the hosts are not there, there is noone represents the owner, you have to solve everything alone. The owners do not seem to take much care with the house,
Fabien and Crista were great hosts. They're super relaxed and great to chat to. The apartment was quirky and perfect. The area is great as you can get to all other parts of the city easily and there are many shops/restaurants nearby. Thanks for everything! Recommended.
Really enjoyed staying with Fabien & Cristina. Great place, very easygoing and helpful hosts. Spent a lovely relaxed NYE with them and their friends looking at the fireworks and the mountains from the living room window. Highly recommended. Thanks again.
Fabien's apartment is a lovely place to make yourself feel at home for a few days in the city. The decor and styling is fantastic throughout, and the kitchen is well-stocked with all your cooking necessities. The view from the large living room windows is even better than the pictures. At night we could see Monserrate lit up on the hill.
I would highly recommend staying at Fabien's place, and I will be looking to book it again on my next trip through Bogotá.
Our stay at the villa was truly amazing and something we will like to think back for a long time. The house is very well looked after, with lots of attention to detail. All who like to cater for themselves on their holidays will love the generous kitchen. The location itself - away from the crowds - is perfect if you want to unwind, enjoy nature and if you don't need a beach for your holiday. Thank you Fabien and a thank you to Natasha for her warm welcome! We plan to come back one day!
My friend and I had a really great time at Cristina and Fabien's apartment.
The location is perfect, close to everything whatever the way you want to live the city.
They are lovely both of them! Friendly, funny, welcoming and really helpful.
The apartment is beautiful, it looks really like them and I love it!!
The Villa Luduvina is located in a tranquil village setting on the island of Charoa and yet it is only 15-20 minutes from all the attractions of Panjim. The simple, clean and uncluttered space is wonderful for a quite and meditative holiday. Wonderful light filters through the mother of pearl windows in the late afternoon and you can hear the students of the Barthemolew High School sing their morning payers. Fabien is very responsive and helpful.
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They had problem with the flight so, they couldn't stay to my apartment.
I already visit this amazing house in Goa and feel really confortable inside. The way of leaving is simple and true, exactly in my way of mind. We feel like it was long time ago, slow rythm, people who come at the door to sail fresh bread and fruits in the morning, this is the soft village life. In the same time it 's a contemporary renovation very well done. A great pleasure to spend some time in a such place, respectful of the goan spirtit.
I recommend Fabien because he is like his flat : well-designed, clear and full of light. He's a polyvalent artist and worker, and he's eager to make people comfortable. He knows the value of time, space, friendship, and sticks to his precepts. His girlfriend is also recommendable, soft and calm, creative and open-minded. Let me tell you that you will be between good hands when you stay in his flat!