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108 reviews
The balcao
The dinning room - can easily seat 10 guests
The dinning room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 - bathroom
Bedroom 1 - bathroom
The Kitchen
The wooden Attic
The Wooden Attic
Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom - Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom - Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 - open bathroom. Had a shower with your partner in the open before?
The pool and the lawns - great for an outdoor evening, BBQ, chill out music or a party..
The pool and the lawns - great for an outdoor evening, BBQ, chill out music or a party..
The Ferry - mode of transport to/from the island.  Rs 10 only per car - guests free
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bardez, North Goa District, Goa

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Excellent - based on 108 reviews
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ArunR74
Pune, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home away from home, but set in paradise...”
Reviewed 28 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I was looking for a private villa with a pool for a reunion of sorts with my friends and I ended up with this property on tripadvisor and looked no further. The host and I exchanged emails and he was courteous from the word go. The promise of a fun holiday in a private villa in an island in Goa made me excited!, What else would you need? Make no mistake, this place is also great for families, a group of friends or even just you and your spouse too, if you could rent it out just for yourself.

Friends and I arrived here on a Saturday evening and I was simply in awe. A bungalow with your own private pool that overlooks the woods and I was sure I was gonna have a great time here with my college buddies.

The property has 3 big bedrooms and a relatively smaller one and three of them furnished with four poster beds and comfy beddings. One of the bed rooms comes with an open shower and if you are with your spouse you can put that to good use. ;) and I must talk about one of the washrooms. It is so big, bigger than most modern day apartment bedrooms. it is HUGE. :D :D

There is a kitchen, equipped with a microwave, a cooking top and lots of utensils if you wanna cook for yourself. Also you could try your hand at BBQ as well. A webber grill is made available to you and you could hang out with your mates or travel company over some beer. We ended up with the grill most evenings and of course beer.

To be honest, You just don't need to go anywhere if you enjoy a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Even if you are a nighthawk, you could always get to the city via the ferry and get back home for a peaceful night's sleep.

There is a caretaker on the property available 24*7, a friendly chap. He made sure our stay was comfortable.

Would I recommend this place? For sure. You'd come back delighted for sure.

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Liked best: Just about everything
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Hi Arun,
Thanks for making the time to give Casa Bottu a review. Was certainly great to meet you and all your friends and happy to know you had a fab stay at the villa and enjoyed the experience of peace and tranquility that Chorao as an Island has to offer (something that will not be found in most other parts in Goa today specially the coastal belt). Good to know you'll enjoyed the grill as well and the overall ambience at the villa. Look forward to see you back at Casa Bottu someday soon!! Best wishes - Charles
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Prithvee...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cozy villa in the woods!”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Casa Bottu was the highlight of our Goa trip! The villa is a lovely combination of old style stone with wooden accents with spacious halls and cozy rooms.
The best part though, is the pool! The natural tiles and the auto-filter ensures that the water is always invitingly sparkling. And the absolute privacy gives you leave to make as much of a ruckus as you wish! The pool even has recessed lights that can be switched on in the night in case you feel like taking a mid-night dip.

Bishnu, the affable caretaker, was always there to whip up a meal for us, give us pointers on travel or strum a few chords and have an impromptu music session!

The villa is enough of a reason to visit, but if you're looking for more, there's a majestic church just across the road that always seems wrapped up in serenity, multiple streams and bridges scattered all over the island and a bird sanctuary with mysterious mangroves right upon arrival from the ferry.

I would suggest hiring a car or a bike from Panjim and driving out, since the distance from the ferry arrival point to the villa can't be covered on foot. Plus driving all over the island let's you explore more.

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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Dear Prithvee,
Many thanks for writing the review and happy to know you and friends all enjoyed the villa stay at Casa Bottu Chorao. Glad you'll made time to go around the island and enjoy the local scenery and things to offer on the island as well. Look forward to hosting you and the group again some day.
Best regards
Charles
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Ramakrish...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Relaxing Place”
Reviewed 5 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We had stayed in this property as a group of friends for 4 days. We were meeting as a group after many years and wanted a nice place and wanted to stay together. Since it was Monsoon we decided to stay away from the beach. Actually this place was not our first choice it was because another place was the caretaker never picked our phone when we were reaching we had to do this last minute. The place was absolutely beautiful with some old styled furniture in the house. Ample space in the rooms, excellent ambience. The place also had a pool we were crazy enough to use the pool in rains. Trust me it was a great experience. The kids will love this place, they have lot of games. The place is situated in an island and one uses ferry to commute It also has a bird sanctuary close by. we did not go there though. The ferry is very frequent and runs all through night almost except between 2-4 in the night. But you pay a few extra bucks they take you. We paid 100 rupees for 7 folks. On normal timings we paid nothing for the boat.The caretaker of this place was excellent. He cooks good food (north style). He took care of all our taxi requirements , stay etc. He also plays good guitar.

The owner of the property always stayed in touch without annoying too much for comfort. He gave us complimentary barbeque dinner which was very nice. The costing etc was very cheap i felt for the services provided. Since it was raining WIFI never worked. But ofcourse we were happy because we could enjoy some quality time :)

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Dear Ramakrishnan,
Many thanks for taking the time to write the review. Am happy you and your friends enjoyed the stay and also Bishnus hospitality and the overall experience at Casa Bottu in Chorao. We regret during your stay we did have the issue of all wifi lines in the village where my villa is situated being down due to heavy monsoons in Goa and that added I hope to the village experience with no connectivity and being off the grid!! Glag you'll loved the BBQ dinner and overall ambience too. Hope to see you all again for your next trip to Goa.
best regards
Charles
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goutams43...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

This place is perfect for nature lovers, away from the hustle, bustle, party place Goa.
The house is a nice Old colonial style Bungalow, with lot of interesting elements and some beautiful paintings.
The swimming pool was well kept and great.
The care taker Bishnu was fantastic, he cooked some lovely dishes, and did barbeque for one night.
Overall we all friends had a great time

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Dear Goutam,
Many thanks for writing the review and great to know you and friends all had an enjoyable time at the villa. Look forward to host you lot again in the future.
Best regards Charles
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Kirti K
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You would not want to leave the house!!”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
4
people found this review helpful

There are a lot of things to love about this place. Here are my top 5.
Caretaker Bishnu, his hospitality and his guitar.
Huge inviting swimming pool in a private setting with spectacular views.
Large areas to spread out across the house, inside and out.
Super sized bedrooms and bathrooms.
The decor, architecture and choice of colors. You can put your DSLR to good use.

4 Days well spent!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jul 2016
Dear Kirti, thanks for taking the time to write your review and really glad you and the whole family had a pleasant stay at Casa Bottu including Bishnu's hospitality, the large private pool setting and the property itself. If you and the family plan a holiday to Goa again, trust you know the best place for you all. Many thanks again.
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Ananda S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice Place to stay and enjoy”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in March 2016
3
people found this review helpful

Good care taker & his guitar
Nice pool
Enjoyed the overall service & the place
If indoor games like carom, billiards are arranged that would be great.....

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jun 2016
Thanks for the review and for appreciating Bishu and his hospitality.
I appreciate your suggestions on adding more games and will take this on board for more indoor larger games. Noted although there are many board games carom or the like would be better to have specially in the rains when outdoor games like badminton, lawn mini golf and others not possible. Thanks again for your stay and look forward to host you and friends again..
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Sachin_Jo...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A perfect getaway with family and friends”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in February 2016
3
people found this review helpful

We had been to this place which is a family group of 12 people of all the ages.
Its a beautifully crafted and well maintained Portuguese house. For some moments
you will get a feel about Portuguese era. Plenty of landscape at the front
for the children to play and has equally big area at the backside that is
surrounded by trees and also accommodates a big pool with pool lounge.
The house care staff Bishnu who was very friendly and helpful. Had a pleasant
and relaxing stay. Would never miss a chance to come back again!

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Liked best: The Poolside
Liked least: Everything was just perfect
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Jun 2016
Thanks Sachin for your review and taking time to do this. Look forward to host you and the family again mate. Best regards Charles
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