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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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Property amenities
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
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Radio
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Suzy K wrote a review Mar 2019
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
Fantastic home and hosts. We stayed in their largest room: Beautiful, clean and utterly charming. You won't want to leave! Have to mention the lovely dogs, comfortable bed, and the most delicious omelette we've ever eaten. Thank you so much for having us in your home.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 14 Mar 2019
Hey there Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy that you enjoyed your stay at TSGG. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to chat with you and make you feel right at home. Really pleased you enjoyed your breakfast - a very important aspect of a B&B after all!! Can't wait to have you back - thanks again, Helene, Team TSGG and of course Diver, Merlot and Luna! x
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Cornishbabe wrote a review Mar 2019
Plymouth135 contributions72 helpful votes
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The Secret Garden is a very special place, quite magical. From the moment you enter you know your stay will be wonderful. Me and my husband stayed in the Malibar room but the other two bedrooms were equally beautiful in their own way. Our bed was dreamily comfortable, and the whole room and bathroom a delight to be in. Everywhere you look, both inside and out there are special touches, everything to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. We loved the pool and garden and seeing the amazing butterflies and birds. Helene is a beautiful and talented host and her cooking is to die for! She prepared our breakfasts which really were fit for royalty. We stayed for three nights and I wish it could have been longer, I just didn’t want to leave and hope we can return again one day
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 14 Mar 2019
Wow! What a simply delightful review - I'm blushing, thank you so much for your kind words - a wonderful start to a very busy day. Really happy that you came to stay and TSGG exceeded your expectations. It is lovely that you enjoyed the little 'touches' as much as I enjoy creating them and that you found everything to your liking. It is good to be spoilt every now and then and I certainly enjoyed spoiling both for the duration of your stay. Missing our chats! Have a lovely day ahead and hope to welcome you and D back through the gates of TSGG in the near future. Warmest regards, Helene and all The Team at TSGG xxx
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Gulliver's Diary wrote a review Feb 2019
Pune, India4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is one place which will remain etched in my mind forever! Me and my wife chose this homestay to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it proved to be a 100% perfect choice! The great gestures and a true sample of excellent hospitality started right from the enquiry email. Host Helene is one of a kind! She was as excited as us! She arranged everything for us right from decorating our room, booking a table in nearby restaurant to ordering a cake! And yes what a delicious breakfast! Without doubt one of the favorite homestays I stayed in my life! Thank you Helene and Derrick for everything and making our 1st anniversary truly memorable.Cheers!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Hello! What a beautiful review! Thank you so much for your kind words. It really was a pleasure to help you make your special day, well, even more special. I love surprises and when you were so keen to make your anniversary one to remember I was fully onboard... who doesn't love a bit of romance?!! Glad you enjoyed the breakie - always a pleasure to cook for hungry tummies. Glad we are on your favourites list! Looking forward to your return. Take very good care and stay blessed, look after each other as much as you want looking after yourselves... :) Big hugs and thanks again, love Hx and team TSGG xxx
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Michelle Carreiro wrote a review Feb 2019
Mumbai, India20 contributions5 helpful votes
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Helene and Derrick have really made this place an amazing getaway. The attention to detail in the decor of the rooms shows so much love and care for the home, which is a traditional Goan-style home revamped with all the luxury details. The pool and garden are an amazing retreat, and the neighborhood is very quiet, except for some noise from the services at a nearby church. Do bring earplugs if you get disturbed. I'm a light sleeper, so living and traveling in India is sometimes rough, but good earplugs were mostly sufficient. The breakfasts that Helene makes have a different main course each day. I'd go back only to have the sourdough pancakes and the freshly-baked bread again! Many of the fruits and the coconuts are harvested on site in the garden. On top of having an
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 24 Feb 2019
Hello there - You are most welcome! It was so lovely spending the very special time of year with both of you ladies! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write us a review... know how very busy you are when you are not on vacay! :) I do put a tremendous amount of energy and love into our home, I am so happy that you girls appreciated it. Obviously, the church is in full force for the festive season - thankfully the singing is usually quite therapeutic, good to 'hear' the earplugs did the trick... D is such a fabulous teacher of sailing and kitesurfing - I am so glad you learnt with him, he would be delighted to go on to do the next stage with you. Actually, he is just back from Singapore - he coached the Indian youth contingent and they brought home a silver and bronze medal... not at all bad for their very first international outing. I thoroughly enjoyed cooking for you both - next time you 'must' take the sourdough starter so you can have a go yourself. Thank you once again for choosing TSGG and for your delightfully kind words. Take very good care and all the very best with the next incredibly exciting chapter in your life overseas. Much love, Helene
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Silvia wrote a review Feb 2019
Bardez, India16 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is just awesome! I am in love with every corner of this place! I love the way the bedrooms are done up so very beautifully and even the bathrooms are facinating, forever spic a span clean. The pool is my favourite I think. And the dinning set up is classy. The food is homemade and mouthwatering. The entire experince is so personalised as Helene (the host) ensures to make your stay is the most cherished and memorable. This is truely a home away from home, and trust me its a 7 star for me!!!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 7 Feb 2019
Hello there! Silvia, it was an absolute joy to have you here for your staycation! I am so happy that you love TSGG as much as I do! Your kind words reaffirm what I am trying to do here - delighted to have you to stay and looking forward to welcoming you back 'home' again very soon! Thanks again, Helene and Team TSGG
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Felix D wrote a review Jan 2019
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visited India over the Christmas holiday and had a great time with my family, really friendly host and staff, especially Jane.really friendly dogs. Amazing food (especially the potatoes). I would highly recommend the secret garden to anyone thinking of going to Goa!!!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Dear Felix Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review - it means the world to us - one person who is over the moon is our Jane - thrilled to get a mention and very major part of the team here at TSGG. We LOVED having you guys here over the festive season - it was a wonderful time for everyone. Very pleased you enjoyed the potatoes! Warmest regards and thanks, Helene and Team TSGG especially Jane!
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67Petals wrote a review Dec 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
What a unique property - truly a 'secret garden' with lovely mature trees and so many birds. The home is so tastefully furnished with beautifully decorated rooms of varying size and style. We had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights at the end of September. We felt so at home in this sprawling property with the delightful dogs, wonderful swimming pool, out of this world breakfasts and hosts that knew just how much time to spend with us and when to let us wander at our own time and pace. Helene gave us so many ideas of how to 'wile away' the hours and had a fantastic 'book' with business cards of so many places of interest whether it be museum or shopping. Highly recommend The Secret Garden and have no doubt we will be back. Thank you Helene and Derek.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Hello there! What jolly wonderful words - thank you so much, you are too kind. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you. It is great to know that 'the book' was useful - it has filled up a bit more now as many more places opening up all the time. Looking forward to welcoming you back through the Secret Garden gate in the very near future. Warm regards and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us, Helene and Team TSGG
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Vibha wrote a review Dec 2018
Hyderabad District, India39 contributions
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Beautifully restored old Goan home. Luxury in the small and big things like the aromatherapy toiletries and the beautiful pool with modern sculptures around, deep four poster bed and a sumptuous spread for breakfast of home made jams and preserves and bread! Helene is a great host, friendly, helpful, a store of what to do and where to go and u can feel the love in the home, in society where she is part of a trust Setu & when she speaks about her kids and friends. Had great conversations and felt totally taken care of. Beautiful colourful yet peaceful rooms. Its 15 mins from the baga beach area but with a self drive car or cab it’s not a big deal. The place makes you feel special and steeped in the story of old Goan homes with a dash of modern pizazz that Helene brings in.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Awh! Your review brought a tear to my eye! Thank you so much for your lovely kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The house is an old gal and takes a lot of love and time to keep going, but that she does and I feel the house is also very happy having so many visitors who appreciate her come to stay. Looking forward to having back to The Secret Garden to spoil you some more! Much fondness and thanks, Helene and Team TSGG
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Rachna N wrote a review Nov 2018
New Delhi, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
This was my 2nd time at TSGG and I love it even more! Fabulous hosts who are super helpful. The dogs are so friendly. The house is beautiful, the breakfast is sumptuous - and when you over eat first thing in the morning, the pool's perfect for a few laps. Can't wait to go back! Thanks H&D
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review for us - means a lot. So pleased that you enjoy everything we offer, including the dogs - who all send their best! Now you are a regular feature at TSGG - we look forward to spoiling you once again on your next visit. Warm regards and thanks again, Helene and Team TSGG
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Coastal42592492909 wrote a review Nov 2018
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My 1st Goa visit made extra special due to the stay in The Secret Garden. A sprawling yet quaint Goan bungalow with all modern facilities. Unlike hotels each corner of the house has a touch of warmth and love which makes your stay beautiful. The elaborate delicious breakfast, the sun kissed patio the rain washed greenery and the furry beings all added to my perfect holiday. thanks a ton.. :-)
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Hello! You are most welcome! Thank you for your kind words reviewing our home - it was a pleasure to have you to stay especially because it was your first visit so that we could share a bit about this wonderful state we are lucky enough to call home. Glad that you enjoyed the house, breakfast and grounds - hope to see you on your next visit to Goa. Thanks and regards, Helene and Team TSGG
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