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VIEW FROM THE RIVERTrue Chalet live in the warmth of wood bang on the river Mandovi
14 guests
4 bedrooms
10 beds
6 baths
14 guests
4 bedrooms
10 beds
6 baths
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WOODEN CHALET ON THE RIVER BANKS is a true wooden chalet situated on the banks of Goa's largest River "Mandovi". Please also check our other Listings on the river front. LAZY COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS and SAINT PETER'S BAY.

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WOODEN CHALET ON THE RIVER BANKS is one of the three beautiful Heritage riverside properties (please check out LAZY COTTAGE ON THE RIVER BANKS and SAINT PETER'S BAY) true Wooden Chalets situated on the banks of one of Goa's largest River.
The house is centrally located, just 10 minutes to the Panjim Central Bus Stand which is equidistant from North and South Goa. Just a 5 minutes' walk from the house to the Ribandar Town Center (or Patto as it is known in Goa), where you will find available dry provisions, fresh vegetables, meats and fish besides a chemist and a fast food shop. The bus stand is also situated here. All buses end their journey at the Panjim Main bus stand from where you can get all sorts of transports and car and two wheeler hire. The road going Eastwards will take you to the ancient Portuguese Capital city of Goa known as Old Goa which is just 6 Km away. Goa was the only overseas State of Portugal known as "Estado da India" and most of the history lies in this city of Old Goa. This is a location having world famous historical sites and numerous Cathedrals including the Cathedral of Bom Jesu where the body of St. Francis Xavier is preserved and visible to date.
Car and bike rental facilities are also available for which information will be provided.
The Chalet is fitted with all amenities one can think of and what you would normally like to have in your home. Some of the amenities are two fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, microwave ovens, baking oven, U.V. filter, hot and cold water fountain, clothes washing machine and dryer etc. etc. Besides, the house is fitted with a hydro pneumatic water pressure system giving full pressure on all the water outlets and showers.
There is an in-house NON-PROFIT convenience store where we provide mostly everything you would need from cooking ingredients to variety of beverages, milk etc. etc. It is really convenient and thus the name “CONVENIENCE STORE”. All items at cost price plus 5% to cover losses etc.
We have a SAFE in the convenience store where you can lock up your valuables.
The house Lady Kalpana will come every morning to clean up. She is also an excellent cook as recommended by previous guest. It is important to note that any cooking is totally between the guest and Kalpana and is dependent on her availability as she has her own family. Her nominal charges for the group is Rs. 300 for cooking breakfast and Rs. 500 per other meal. This is for labour charge only and you will have to discuss with her about getting the material.
The house is divided into three levels and has four large bedrooms, each with toilets attached. The main Hall, Kitchen, dining and sitting areas is on the road level. There is a large garage which can accommodate a large vehicle plus 2 or 3 two wheelers. Two bedrooms are located on the first floor above the road level and two bedrooms are located 3 meters below the road level right on the river edge.
The house is designed so that the view of the river, and adjacent islands are prominent from every location in the house. The upper bedrooms have a spacious wooden deck with deck chairs to relax on with full view of the river. The lower bedrooms open onto a paved patio which is on the river edge. It has docking facilities for a reasonably sized yacht.
The upper bedrooms have its own kitchenette fully equipped including a fridge. There is also an ironing board on this deck. The lower bedrooms have fridges in each bedroom. Barbecue equipment including coal at cost price plus 5% is provided so you can enjoy a barbecue on the stone patio. There is good fishing scope however ardent fisherman should bring their own equipment.
We provide the best quality bed linen and bath towels. Night sheets are provided as night cover as it is not too cold. We provide LAUNDERED blankets sealed for your protection at extra charge of Rs. 20 each to cover laundry charges. Cleanliness is our motto.
In the hall there is a full-fledged computer station. There is free unlimited Broad Band Internet and Wi-Fi. We have BSNL (Govt.) connection and we pay monthly for unlimited broadband. Generally, the Broadband has been very satisfactory but we however state that the connection is dependent on BSNL and we have no control on the quality or any breakdowns. We can assure you that we will make all efforts to ensure that in case of breakdown we pursue BSNL to attended earliest.
A music station attached to the computer system allows you to play music from the internet, pen drive or memory card or just connect to your mobile or other portable equipment. Dish T V is installed with all available channels on Tata Sky. We however insist that the guest respect the residential locality and keep the music level to low level.
We have taken great pains to ensure that our guest have the best of comforts and feel at home.

Guest access

We give out the house to only one group at a time. There is no in house staff and the complete house is to your disposal only.

Interaction with guests

We are on the mobile connection in case you need any help or advice or other requirements.

Other things to note

Guest almost always ask “how far is the beaches of the North – Baga, Calangute, Candolim” the answer is about 30 minutes’ drive not withstanding unusual traffic. We are not in the heart of the nightlife, but mostly all guest staying with us prefer to come to a peaceful home after a hectic night life. In many cases after experiencing a couple of trips to the beaches and nightlife many guest just prefer to relax at home with the best ever view and serenity you can get in Goa. The Casinos and boat cruises are just 10 minutes away in Panjim City and this has been one of the main attractions of most guest.

Wireless Internet
Pets allowed
Extra people $10 AUD / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee $31 AUD
Security Deposit $136 AUD
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 single beds
House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM

This is a home given out to our guests. All I ask is to treat the home like you would do your own.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
1 night minimum stay

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Sangeetha User Profile
December 2016
Capt.Leo's property is great for larger groups. Property is as stated in airbnb site and is a great location- very peaceful setting. Its a very tidy property and is fully kitted out kitchen with a convenience store attached to home that adds to your needs. Our family rested, relaxed bonded, and explored beaches nearby- Morjim, Baga, Calangute,& lovely churches. Best to book a taxi for the day.. Kalpana the cook is amazing help with food. highly recommend this venue.

Alban User Profile
June 2016
Our stay at Capt. Leo Lobo's was more than excellent. The chalet was even better than described. The views of the river and the fully equipped kitchen and other facilities suited us just fine. The fridge was well stocked with all the essentials and the little shop on the premises had everything else you would require. A special thank you to Kalpana -- the home help who was always there to assist with any requirements. She also cooked us some delicious local Goan meals. Thank you Capt. Leo. We will definitely visit you again when we next come to Goa.

Chris User Profile
December 2015
This is a family run operation. The host, Capt Leo Lobo is most agreeable and obliging, and became our friend. With four air-conditioned bedrooms plus ensuite bathrooms, the house is well suited for a family or group of adults. The house is well placed, readily accessible to Panaji with its restaurants etc. Leo provides a ‘convenience store’, with much needed drinks and basic cooking ingredients available to purchase. Fresh fish, fruit and chicken can be purchased locally just down the street. The kitchen works and is well equipped.. The main feature is the Mandovi River that the house faces: a wonderful vista that we enjoyed over our two-week stay. While there is some river traffic, it is mostly peaceful relative to the highway outside the front door (a bypass is being built that will remedy this). The Western guest needs to remember this is authentic India, meaning there are differences such as with ablutions. Nevertheless, this is a class historic house, a privilege to stay in. Thanks Leo.

Shabbir User Profile
November 2017
This is a nice independent home just on the banks of the river and about 3 kms from Panjim city. The home has 3 levels - you enter at Road level where there are 2 living room areas, a complete kitchen, dining area and a bathroom. The next level is the river level which has 2 bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a spacious sit out area on the river banks. When it was low tide, we could see the fish swimming in the river from the sit out area. This is the best level as you get a fantastic scenic view of the river and beyond. The top most level has 2 bed rooms with attached bathrooms and also has a small covered sit out area. The top level rooms can get pretty warm in the afternoon, though all rooms are airconditioned. The location and the chalet are simply amazing and we just loved it. The theme is all wooden, so you have wooden floors, a log kind of dining table. Another aspect we loved of this place was an in house grocery store, which had all the basic necessities at a decent mrp + 5% which saves you the hassle of searching for a nearby grocery store. The chalet has been tastefully done up and is very well maintained. But the super advantage of this is the location. The view is so scenic, you want to spend a lot of time at the sit out area. Overall great value for money if you are a group of 4 or more.

Sandipan User Profile
November 2017
We a group of 8 people love this home and will most certainly return. The rooms are beautiful and quiet! The food delicious, the service spectacular; Capt. Leo Lobo, who took care of us during our stay was a most gracious host. Kalpana cooked us a delicious food. The whole house is fully equipped starting from rooms to kitchen, store rooms etc. Kalpana helped us in cooking also. The most amazing part is the location. Awesome location in the bank of river Mandovi opposite Salim Ali National Park. Great site for Bird Watching. Capt. help us by receiving a important parcel for us even our stay ended there. Thank you Capt. If you want to enjoy the Bed and a blissful experience then this is one that should not be missed! Thank you for our wonderful two night stay.

Nikhil User Profile
November 2017
Property - Excellent place for family and friends. Living rooms and kitchen area is amazing...great place to connect and chat. You will never get this in a hotel. Beautifully done interiors and thoughtfully arranged. Pantry had most of stuff available, rest can be procured from the nearby shop. View from the living room is can sit there for hours watching ships pass... Location - Amazing view on Mandovi river, placed in the heart of old Goa. Road outside is a bit narrow...but no major issues. Need a car or bike to commute, 10 mins drive to Panjim. House help - Kalpana is a big help and an excellent cook. Car guy- My recommendation will be to avoid Manuel, very difficult to converse with him. Asked additional money than agreed initially and did not drop cars to Chalet.

Jesal User Profile
October 2017
Awesome place..Super awesome home..Will be back soon!

Goa, IndiaJoined in February 2012
Capt. Leo User Profile

I am a retired Merchant Navy Master . I presently am restoring heritage houses belonging to me. I also love sailing and working with my boat. I love traveling and have been traveling to to Europe with my family every year and have many great friends all over Europe. Lisbon is my home base in Europe and I love Portugal. My idea of traveling is to stay with families and friends I know at the place of destination. For me it is important to live within the local community so I can experience and know the customs and way of life. I do not believe in organized tours. My properties are open to like minded people who will treat them like home.

Languages: English, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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