About the property
- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
Max 4 people a/c double balconies marble floor luxury apartment
Luxury & Spacious 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Penthouse Apartment, 2 Balconies, with marble flooring throughout, sleeps 4, is located within the beach belt & near the village of Varca in a gated complex with parking spaces and landscaped gardens and large, shared pool.
Imperial Residency is surround by paddy fields and coconut groves ideal for a family of four. The Luxury Penthouse Apartment is fully air-conditioned with attached balconies, with hot water facilities and branded shower fitments. The fully fitted, granite topped kitchen with balcony has granite worktops and a cooking station with SS fitments and all modern amenities. The a/c lounge has a large balcony with cane furniture & 22' LCD television with a Satellite connection, dining table for four, and 2 sofa settees (enlarged size to convert to 2 single beds) all in cane.Fully marbled flooring throughout with wall lights, water filter and inverter back-up power system.
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- within a few hours
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Well worth going clean modern
We arrived in the early hours on the 15th Dec there was water milk teabags sugar bread butter which was nice the arpartment was lovely loads of room in bedroom for your clothes sitting room 2 nice sofa S the beach in varca is a nice walk and very quiet we uesed to get on bus at end of the road to Beuallim only 15 rupees each I would say you got the best of both worlds a stroll to the beach or bus to a bit more going on we loved it come home off beach sit on the balcony which was cool would recommend this arpartment anything we wanted just ask
One of the best in Varca
Varca's standards are not international standards, and so to describe this accommodation as 'luxury' when your clientele is mostly international and more discerning than the historically traditional Goan back-packer, is using literary licence somewhat.
That said the accommodation includes all the listed items all of which work when usually short term power cuts (not unique to the property), and water supplies can be unavailable occasionally. The bed is very comfortable. Two a/c units and four ceiling fans ensure temperatures can be well controlled.
A number of details let this property down. The list includes dining chairs, designed to be part of a table and dining suite, which can't be used to sit at the table (no knee room), power points without electrical supply, exposed wiring in places and snagging issues remaining from when the building was built some six or seven years ago. Satellite TV channel choice was limited and sound quality abysmal. Six flights of stairs might be a problem for the unsuspecting.
The positives are however good ones. It is close to the unspoilt Goan village of Varca (no jewellery shops, gold shops, and minimal Russian influence, and delightfully hospitable people), where every possible daily need can be found. The property is traffic quiet, and being close to local houses has the noise of cockerels at sunrise, and children happily playing before sunset under coconut trees and palms which hang just feet away from the penthouse balconies. There was no noise for neighbours.
The excellent sandy 26kms long beach is over 1.5 miles (3kms) away across flat, open fields, and small areas of habitation. This is walkable in about 25 minutes, and 5 minutes by moped or taxi (RPS 300). During the tourist season 'Mama's Kitchen' was by far the best Shack' (eatery) on the beach for food and service, and the nearest.
Thank you for your positive response. We know that you are interested in booking our apartment again for next season so we are sure that the small snagging list (which has now been rectified) will encourage you to do so. The apartment is 1km to the beach and is an enjoyable walk by the paddy fields via a private road and thru the school yard(route not marked on goggle maps). The stairs are actually only 35 in number and are easily navigable up to the third floor where you are rewarded with a penthouse with with cathedral ceilings, views and quietness away from the hurly burly of daily life. Our apartment does comply with the "luxury label" used by realtors worldwide as it has cathedral ceilings, marble flooring throughout and bespoke rubber wood kitchen cabinets and wardrobes, granite worktops and quality, branded stainless steel fitments, along with 2 large balconies leading off the lounge and bedroom. The branded appliances in the kitchen are state of the art for Goa along with 2 large split level a/cs to keep you cool. Many apartments in Goa boast of having a/c units but usually they are in the bedrooms only whereas this apartment is fully a/c throughout. Finally as we have over 75% repeat bookings year on year and the most valuable comments left by our guests include the location which is only 500 meters to Varca Village and all its amenities, transport and bars yet close enough to the beautiful white sands and hotels which cost over 10 times our weekly rental costs for a beautiful self catering apartment. We look forward to seeing you back next season.
Nice and quiet
The complex is conveniently located near (4 minutes walk) a well-stocked store and several other stores, pharmacy, an Internet cafe and a church. It is a long walk to the beach but a short drive by rickshaw (about $3.00) to resorts like Zuri or Mahindra that are on the beach and have good restaurants.
4 Wochen Traumurlaub
Nachdem wir in den vergangenen Jahren mehrmals in dem Bungalow C12 direkt am Strand waren (vom gleichen Eigentümer Archie K.), wollten wir dieses Jahr einmal mehr Stadtleben als Ausgangspunkt für kulturelle Ausflüge erleben und sind vom 02. März bis 30. März 2014 erstmals in diesem herrlichen Penthaus gewesen.
Riesige 100 Quadratmeter haben uns zuerst die Sprache verschlagen.
Alles ist vom Feinsten eingerichtet, selbst eine Waschmaschine ist vorhanden.
Der Pool lädt zum Verweilen ein und in wenigen Minuten ist man mitten der der "Stadt" Varca. Zum Strand könnte man bequem laufen - wir haben uns allerdings für wenige Rupien per Taxi chauffieren lassen, damit wir "viel Gepäck" mitnehmen konnten.
Unser Hausmädchen "Amelia" hat das Penthaus zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit geputzt und hat uns sogar die Wäsche mit gewaschen.
Wie bereits in den vergangenen Jahren haben uns Jane und Archie wie Familienmitglieder behandelt, tolle Ausflugstips verraten und sich um jeden Wunsch gekümmert. Als Facebook-Fan hat uns Archie sofort einen Internetzugang gelegt.
Besonders toll fanden wir die "Musikabende", die wir in einer großen Clique mit Jane & Archie verbringen konnten.
Wir freuen uns schon auf 2015.
Lieber Richard - Vielen Dank das Du Dir die Zeit genommen hast uns eine gute Review zu hinterlassen. Es hat us sehr gefreut das Dir unser Penthouse Apartment mit der Einrichtung, Utensielien & Haushaltsgeräten zu schaetzen wusstest.
Wir sind jetzt mitlerweile schon seit 11 Jahren in Goa & es ist schoen wenn man es mit Gleichbewussten Menschen teilen kann.
Wir freuen uns jetzt schon Dich in dieser Saison wieder Willkommen zu heissen. Herzliche Gruesse Archie, Jane & Amelia & Viele Gruesse nach Deutschland.......;-) x x x
THIS APARTMENT IS EXCELLENT
THE APARTMENT IS VERY GOOD ALTHOUGH I MUST ADMIT A MICRO WAVE WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HANDY FOR THE ODD NIGHT I DID NOT GO OUT.
THE PROPERTY WAS CLEAN AND KEPT IN GOOD CONDITION BY THE WEE CLEANER AMELIA.
THE WEE RESTUARANT AT THE JUNCTION RUN BY JOE IS WELL WORTH A VISIT THE STAFF ARE FIRST CLASS AND JOE IS SECOND TO NONE.
I WOULD RECOMEND THIS PROPERTY TO ANYONE AND I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL CONCERNED FOR THEIR HELP ON MY VISIT
Dear Robbie - Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a nice review. We are very happy that you have enjoyed Goa & the comfort of our home. We take the comment on board, regarding the microwave, but you could have mentioned that when you where here & we could have got you one. It was a pleasure having you as a Guest & we hope we can welcome you again here in Goa in the future. All the best for the future & kind regards - Archie, Jane & Amelia..............;-)
Our stay was disappointing
We have used Holiday Rentals on numerous occasions before without any problems.
During our two week stay at the apartment we experienced a few problems. This was mainly due to lack of preparation.
The air conditioning stopped working on the second day and took a day to rectify. Later on the main fuse in the electricity supply failed and took a day (again) to rectify. That time we were transferred to another apartment which fortunately was empty while the fuse was mended.
The toilet seat was broken and a towel rail kept coming off the wall. The lounge area had several lights not working. They gave us some bulbs but we could not fit them as the fittings were high and there were no steps.
On our first night the front door jammed and we could not re-enter the apartment. Eventually the security staff freed the door. That took an hour.
The description is not accurate. The apartment is not suitable for people of all ages. It is at the top of a three storey block with six flights of stairs to the apartment door. It would not be suitable for elderly people or anyone with walking difficulties. There is no lift.
The description states that the internet is available at extra cost. It is not available at any cost. We told to use the internet cafe in Varca town (half mile or one kilometre away). The connection in the internet cafe is very intermittent and slow but the staff are very friendly.
The description states that that beach is one kilometre away. It is more like two kilometres and the walk is not shaded and would be an energy sapping exercise as the daytime temperature is 35 deg C with 90% humidity. We were lucky, we had a car.
The description says that is a luxury penthouse. It is not. It is just a normal adequate holiday apartment.
Our stay in the apartment was not a complete disaster but we feel that with a bit more attention it could have been much better.
David and Ann Pinkney
We note with surprise that despite several recent high profile court cases in the UK with owners successfully suing blatantly libellous reviews such as the one posted above this practise still persists. We are a successful owner rental business who has advertised with Homeaway over 10 years providing quality accommodation at discounted prices and have built up a steady data base of repeat customers over the years and will not allow this review to deter us from continuing our work which provides local jobs for Goans. Anyone who has been to Goa knows how crowded the hotels and resorts are. They charge over a £1000 a week per person for the same stretch of beach that our accommodation resides on for a mere £195 an apartment with all the comforts of a home away from home.
Every effort is made to have all appliances checked by a qualified electrician before guests arrive but due to India's sporadic power surges this preparation can be undone within 24 hours! We note the positive comments about the response time. Again these guests came as the monsoon rains were ending so doors and windows are still swollen from the hardwood expanding - hence the sticking door. Regarding the apartment not being "luxurious" any real estate definition of luxury would include hard-wood bespoke hand-made kitchen and furniture, granite work-tops and marble floors with cathedral ceilings all of which this apartment boasts. The apartment is advertised as a penthouse on the third floor - hence three flights of stairs with cathedral ceilings and views to match.
This "worthy" couple failed to mention that while they specified their arrival time by car to our accommodation to be 2pm they actually arrived at 11:30 at night where my patient husband duly let them in. This might give one pause to consider their inability to judge distances - when they blatantly talk of the local village being "a mile" away and the beach even further - feel free to ask for the google maps to judge for yourself when inquiring to arbitrate for yourselves. The internet facility is available at the time of booking but cannot be asked for after arrival as it is outsourced to a third party. Finally western, middle class attitudes should be left in the west and reviews should take into account that local indigenous Goans rely on the tourist business for their living. Petty issues should not detract from the wonderful food and scenery Goa provides at a fraction of the cost of living elsewhere in the world
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. - Credit Cards accepted through PayPal (PayPal fee 4%) - Preferred method of payment per bank transfer. - 50% with the reservation to secure your booking & 50% 6 weeks before your arrival in Goa - Deposit is non refundable - Wifi available on request for extra charge - Please note the renter is responsible for any internatio - PLEASE NOTE THAT SUBLETTING IS PROHIBITED - ONLY NAMED GUESTS LISTED ON THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY