This is a Home Stay that takes the word HOME very seriously! Amazing family that absorbs you into the family to make it feel like you are visiting your family relations (the good ones that you like) The warmth and bonhomie is so natural that you no longer feel like a guest. You have meals sitting with the family - holding hands and saying grace. Raquel the hostess cooks up culinary delights that will give you the food of real goa not the brittos variety - the choriz, The pois, the all meats in white sauce, Goan pulao, beef curry, homemade jams, and freshly baked brownies!!! She definitely cooks from the heart. Roberto the host takes you through the stories and people who lived in this 500 year old house which has battle-scars!! He is a funny man and a great singer and raconteur that makes every meal fun! I am talking more about the family and not the facilities is because of the uniqueness of this home stay... yes the rooms are clean, the garden is fantastic and the bathrooms are attached, the linen are clean, the rooms are spacious... but its the family that makes this place warm and fuzzy! The three boys of the house - Harrison, Antonio and Raphael - each a character of their own... beautiful and friendly and cute as buttons!! The matriarch of the family or Mama as she is called is sharp and funny. An expert seamstress whose works stitched art adorns the walls. It is truly a home stay like no other. Get away from the beaches and shacks / come experience the real Heart of Goa! P.S: the water from their well is the sweetest I have ever tasted!! And their two dogs are absolutely lovable!