The SpaceAt Casa de Xanti , we offer our exquisite fully furnished, self-sufficient authentic Portuguese styled cottage with an outsized wrap-around veranda off half acre, fitted with a fully equipped kitchen, the cottage contains two large air-conditioned bedrooms, with en-suite modern bathrooms. Sitting on half an acre of lush green lawn with its own vegetable patch, it is surrounded by a variety of fruit trees, including bamboo groves and cashew, coconut trees. The cottage and the main house have an independent entrance with ample parking space. Guest AccessThe entire cottage that is surrounded by a well landscaped private garden for you to relax and unwind on a hammock or just on a bench under the old mangos tree. we have loads of books and movies too . Interaction with GuestsWe interact with our guests daily to ensure their stay is comfortable.
The staff are there on the other side of the bamboo garden in my house .. They cook clean hygienic meals and do the laundry and errands can be run to the nearest bazaar too . The guests can call or mail me and when I am in Goa I will be happy to meet up with you personally, organise excursions and tours and assist you in making your stay more homely. The NeighborhoodVery Safe, Tranquil, South Goan Village with hills, churches and temples surround this charming village which is just off the National Highway No 17 .Most important we have a petrol station and one of the finest hospitals Wockhardt just 5 mins drive away which is a bonus in Goa with doctors on call 24/7 .Casa de Xanti have also been featured in the Lonely Planet Magazine India March 2013 issue as the TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA. Getting AroundCycling, Local Buses, Two & Four Wheelers for Rent on call and Taxis on call. Other Things to NotePet Friendly.
We had been travelling round South India for over a month and planned to end our journey in Goa. We desperately needed an escape from the wear and tear of taxis, trains, rickshaws, the noise and the throng. Attracted by the enthusiastic reviews and the pictures of the lovely garden, we contacted Mini who was immediately helpful. Although she was away from the house when we stayed, the quality of the service we received from her staff of four was unequalled. She kept in constant touch with the staff and when needed with us to ensure we were happy and the stay was going well.
The cottage is elegantly and comfortably furnished with antique/collectable furniture and prints: this is the style of house we had envisaged ourselves staying in but hadn't found elsewhere. In practical terms, there was good air conditioning and bathing facilities, internet access, a TV and a kitchen where we could prepare our own food - very welcome after endless hotel and restaurant eating. On our arrival we were treated to an excellent and capacious meal, and every day we were served fresh juice in the morning and tea and biscuits at 4.30. Mini's neighbour kindly prepared us some local food another evening.
Surrounding the house was a lovely and lovingly maintained garden where we could sit in sun or shade and where we ate in the evenings. Each morning we would be awoken by bird song and venture out into the wonderful cool of the day. In the evenings, the insects took over the soundscape.
In terms of value for money, the daily rate compared more than favourably with many 3-4 star hotels but with a 5 star feel. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Casa de Xanti to friends and the readers of Trip advisor.
Anne & Pete - Lancashire