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Estrelas e Sinos, Saligao, Bardez 403511 India
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#1 of 36 Specialty lodging in Saligao
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The Secret Garden Goa is a lovingly run heritage homestay. Set in the heart of Saligao, this is the perfect location to be 'away from it all' and yet have Goa's famed beaches, restaurants and culture just a short ride away.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Casino and Gambling
Diving
Hiking
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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24-hour check-in
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Extra long beds
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
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Arti K wrote a review Oct 2019
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The Secret Garden Goa is a sprawling Portuguese styled villa homestay. Located in the village of Saligao, it offers a unique experience with a perfect blend of the old world charm of a bygone era and modern amenities and a swimming pool. It provides seclusion and yet is close enough to Calangute & Baga beaches and it's night life. Run and managed by the lovely Helene Menezes, it is the perfect getaway for the discerning traveller.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Hey Arti Thank you for your kind words! So happy to have you at TSGG for your mini staycation! Looking forward to many return visits!
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Nvz14 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bengaluru, India16 contributions7 helpful votes
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If you’re the kind of traveller who likes sterile, homogeneous hotel rooms with 24hours room service in a hotel chain with 100 other guests and multi-cuisine restaurants, The Secret Garden is NOT for you. The Secret Garden is tucked away from the main road and the narrow approach does not prepare you for the surprise that this beautiful old house is. The three rooms that the property offers are an extension of the home of the owners- Helene and Derrick. The entire place is a labour of love and each room distinct in its decor and vibe. The common areas are comfortable and invite you to feel at home. We were lucky to have booked all three rooms so we had the place to ourselves. The highlights for us adults and kids were definitely the delicious breakfast cooked by Helene and
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Wow! What a really wonderful review to read this morning. Thank you so much. You really summed up the kind of guests we dont want at TSGG in your opening line! And of course, you guys are exactly our kind of people and the perfect sort of guests - those that feel at home enough to be super comfortable but spoilt enough to know that you are on vacay and can relax and indulge! It was my absolute pleasure to feed you all - great appetites and clean plates are a cooks best friend! Looking forward to seeing you all again - the gates of The Secret Garden will always be open for you... much love Hx
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JJ Cherian wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had an absolute amazing holiday with friends at the secret garden. Starting off with a breakfast which can only be explained as a big hearty healthy breakfast. A pool which spent alot of time in and the most gracious hosts in H and D, who made it even more special.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
So happy that you had the holiday you so wanted and that it all happened at The Secret Garden. Special friends are worth cherishing and nurturing - you guys all got on so well and had a great balance between you - was lovely to see. Glad that you appreciated the details - I can't stop finding other bits and bobs that our home 'has to have' - quite funny for someone who doesn't like to shop! Thank you so much for enjoying the food with gusto! It was our absolute pleasure to host you.... till next time! Love to you and the family, Hx
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sanjibani wrote a review Oct 2019
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Helene and Derek are amazing hosts who made us feel right at home. A beautiful house tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Goa. Helene's breakfast were to die for with fresh, hot bread served every time. Its a place that you would keep going back to...there's something for everyone.....a cupboard full of thoughtfully picked toys for all ages, a beautiful, clean pool and the lovely rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Hello! Awh! Thank you so much for taking the time away to write a lovely review of your stay with us - you are very kind. Glad that you enjoyed your time with us. I love to cook and when guests love to eat it is the perfect combination! So happy that the games cupboard was enjoyed - you guys had a lot of fun and that is what makes what we do here worthwhile! Looking forward to your next visit! Thanks so much, Helene
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Sucheth wrote a review Oct 2019
India33 contributions4 helpful votes
Secret Garden. - The description of the name pretty puch sums it up. A beautiful curated home stay with each room tastefully decorated. The rooms and the living/ dining room open into the Secret Garden. With its tropical green plants, surrounding the perfect pool. This was our second stay here, and the best thing.. Nothing changed from the first time. The hosts Helene and Derrik are fabulous. Helene's breakfast is legendary, with home made bread, fruit preserves, cereals to choose from, eggs, omletts, fresh fruits,coffee, tea, juices .. And not to mention our daughters favourite the pancakes with chocolate sauce. She also offered us other options of traditional Indian breakfast.. The secret garden is located perfectly in North Goa, tucked away from the tourist madness that
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Hello there! I am so happy that you love TSGG as much as I do. It is always so encouraging when guests return and have an awesome stay with us. A lot of love has gone into my home and it is wonderful that by return it gives it out by the bucket load, and better still when it is appreciated and our guests feel at home too! The kids had such fun in the pool (as did the big kids) and of course, as always it was my absolute pleasure to feed you all. #perfectguests Thank you so much for returning to The Secret Garden and getting the break you all needed, a mix of fun, relaxation, adventure and great Goan food! You will all, always be welcome through our gates... Till next time! Love Hx
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indulekhaaravind wrote a review Jul 2019
Bengaluru, India31 contributions5 helpful votes
Once in a while, you end up staying in a place so sublime that it not just lives up, but exceeds the high expectations set by various pictures and rave reviews -- that was Secret Garden. Derrick and Helene’s home has been one of the loveliest places I’ve stayed in. The 19th century property has been restored carefully and lovingly -- every single item you see there looks as if it had been chosen with care. Our blue Lennox room had so much character and charm -- from the four-poster bed to the quaint old lamp and the little knick knacks arranged artistically. The garden seemed to be a magical place, with its luxuriant, tropical trees and plants, and little touches of whimsy everywhere. I enjoyed my swim in the pool, looking at the trees swaying in the monsoon breeze (while
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 4 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review! Really very kind of you. I am glad that you found everything in order (D is obviously well trained!!!) I am really sorry I was away - it is odd operating remotely but the team by now knows how I like things done as TSGG is indeed a labour of love - in fact it is not a labour it is a joy - I love and care about my home and I am so happy that it reflects this joy and you guys appreciated it. THANK YOU. Looking forward to meeting you on your next visit, until then... warmest wishes, Helene & Team TSGG
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Vibha wrote a review May 2019
Hyderabad District, India39 contributions
Have reviewed before. Second visit this time with husband and two teen boys. Monopoly, the pool and the three dogs did it for them. Its an old house n it being just premonsoon there were a few bug problems. The a. In one room wasn’t cooling and Derrick gave us use of the other free. Very helpful n inclusive home, with jane taking care in Helene’s absence (she was visiting the UK). Enough board games, books, snacks to spend yr time.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 25 May 2019
Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to review us again! Glad that you all had a lovely vacay in spite of the issues - good that Derrick and team were able to solve them quickly for you, the change of season can be tricky and this year has been extreme in temperature. Thanks for your understanding. Take care, Helene
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jellybean75 wrote a review Mar 2019
Toronto8 contributions13 helpful votes
We had an incredible stay at The Secret Garden. Our room was just beautiful with AC, rain shower and extra comfy bed. The setting is truly an oasis with lush gardens, gorgeous pool and quiet surroundings. The food was amazing!! H makes the best breakfasts every morning with freshly baked bread, homemade jams and unbelievable omelets plus the best potatoes you will ever have! You will love your stay here. Close to the beach, restaurants and shops. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 26 Mar 2019
Awh, thank you for such a lovely description of your stay at TSGG!. Sooooo happy you enjoyed your breakie - most important meal of the day and all that!! Glad that you found everything to your liking, especially the comfy bed!! After all - B&Bs should have comfy beds and great breakfasts! Looking forward to your return visit - more than welcome, anytime! Love always, H and Team TSGG x
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Keith D wrote a review Mar 2019
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Great place. Quite, lush green and beautiful. Great hosts and a very very clean place. Very safe for a family too. Highly recommend for a relaxing vacation. nice village surroundings. I would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 20 Mar 2019
Hello there! Thank you for taking the time out to write a review for us, we really appreciate it. So happy that you and your family enjoyed the time spent here - it was an absolute pleasure to host you. Glad you are already planning your return visit - we look forward to it. Take care and best regards to the family - especially the little princesses! Thanks again, warmest regards, Team TSGG
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saransh kataria wrote a review Mar 2019
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“It's a very beautiful home, very comfortable to stay, if you want to wind down, chill , relax... This is the place. Serenity all around. The host, Helene is very cool, helping & is kind enough to accommodate early check in and late check out requests :) . It is truly an amazing experience. Last but not the least, breakfast here is delicious. ”
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 17 Mar 2019
Dearest S&A Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our home and your stay at The Secret Garden Goa. I am so happy that you both really relaxed and re-charged during your stay. Glad you enjoyed the breakie - it was a pleasure to cook for you both! Take very good care and see you soon! Warmest, Helene & Team TSGG
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IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictBardezSaligao
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