Come and unwind yourselves!
by Sharath9w on
The stay with Elegant Shades was simply awesome and one of the best of our family stays. If you are looking for luxury, let me tell you that this isn't the place.
But if you want to enjoy a quiet and peaceful stay, where you can feel the Goan village neighborhood, and watch their lifestyle closely, then this is the place. The location of this property makes it ideal for a laid back holiday. Nestled in the greenery of palm trees and others, made our mornings energetic, happy, positive and blessed.
The property is in the local neighborhood of Sernabatim, South Goa. It's located 22kms/40mins drive from Dabolim Airport and the nearest railway station is Madgaon Junction, 6km/15mins drive.
Distance to other nearby attractions and beaches ,
Sernabatim Beach - 4mins drive, 12-15mins walk.
You must visit this less popular beach. A morning or evening walk will be extremely blissful.
Colva Beach - 7mins drive
Benaulim Beach - 5mins
Cavelossim Beach - 26mins
Betul and Mobor Beach - 30mins
Cabo De Rama Fort - 54mins
There are many more hidden beaches like butter fly beach, honeymoon beach etc, where you can access only by hiking and two-wheelers or boats, one must try out these.
If you like to party then do try The Southern Deck, at Benaulim Beach.
Apart from that, Marina and Caitano were excellent hosts than expected. They gave us suggestions and opinions about places, food and other things. I got to know both make excellent dishes, as Marina being expert in the Goan traditional cuisines and Caitano in Continental. But couldn't try much this time, definitely will make it out on my next trip. They took very good care of us, especially my kids and their demands, they were very much happy and it made them felt like home. They helped us in getting a rent a car and also in buying the local cashews. Thank you very much Marina and Caitano once again.
The rooms were very clean, tidy and comfortable. All the basic kitchen requirements, washing machine, refrigerator and accessories required for a daily routine were available at the property.
We stayed here for 7 Nights and 8 Days, and it was a memorable experience for all of us. It's certainly a value for the money.
Don't hesitate to book, if
Brilliant place to stay
by Itchy_feet49 on
Great location, very peaceful but only 10 minutes walk to the beach or the village. The rooms were spotless, and the grounds and pool were well kept. Small enough to create a good atmosphere among the guests. Caitano and Marina are great hosts, very helpful and interesting to talk to. They went the extra mile to bring unusual fruits for us to try with our breakfast platter.
fantastic place and great hosts
by jmt12london on
why arent there more guest houses like elegant shades in india? it would make traveling so much more pleasant!
i really cant fault what the owners have done with their place. first of all, theyre friendly, welcoming and interesting people, without being intrusive.
the guesthouse is spotless and so was my room. i felt comfortable and at home. everything is well looked after and the pool is a lovely addition.
i ate there a couple of times and it was great goan food. i particularly enjoyed breakfast as i would be served a large platter of fruit (different every morning). it was just perfect.
i found particularly impressive the finishes and attention to detail: everything works, no dangling wires anywhere, a well equipped kitchen, excellent a/c system. i definitely recommend this place.
benaulim village is just 10 minutes walk away and it is a bustling little place with a number of good restaurants and supermarkets.
by madhu931 on
We stayed for a week in a two bedroom apartment . We booked this place after reading some excellent reviews on trip advisor and I am very pleased to say that the reviews are accurate . The place is run by Marina and Catino and is family run . They are the perfect hosts . From check to check out they both looked after us very well . Nothing was too much trouble for them
. They were very helpful and also arranged transport for us to the beach etc . Our apartment was very spacious, clean and well maintained with massive balconies. The swimming pool area has nice seating area and the gardens are well maintained . We ordered food which was again fresh and nicely prepared. We felt very much at home in this place . The beach isnt too far where there are some nice shacks serving good food . There is a supermarket again not far from the place where one can get the basic necessities . I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking to chill out in a family atmosphere. No doubt we will be coming back to Elegant Shades when in Goa next
by stephthesignman on
Our second visit to this property and we were again over the moon with our stay the hosts do a fantastic job of making sure everything is just right for you. The pool area is fantastic we only visited the beach once during our stay as there was just no need to leave this lovely place it is without doubt one of the most relaxing places we have been to on the planet . There is a great menu for all your meals and snacks the signature breakfast is to die for . We are very happy to highly recommend