There is always an element of surprise when you book a place online (judging by the pictures). I was mightily surprised when i reached the D'gamas Luxe homestay, it has lived up to each and every expectation that i had when i booked the place. First of all it is located very close to the beach but still is so quaint and quite. The main gate opens to a well kept green lawn to the right and the beautiful white stone wall house with dark mahgony roof to the right. Our caretaker Rajendra helped us with the key and escorted us into the house. The main door opened into the living room with a six seater dining area to the right and a sofa and chairs. The property has 1 master bedroom and 1 kids bedroom. The master bedroom has a attached washroom. It has also has a fully equipped and functional kitchen with a gas stove, microwave, toaster, mixer, pots, pans, cooker, knives, spoons, milk, sugar, juices, water filter, bottled water, everything that you will need while you live there. The freezer had a pack of cubed ice and i think that was very thoughtful of Dean. The bedroom has a huge bed with a cupboard and a writing desk. Since i was looking for a place from where i could work during my stay, this was indeed the best choice. The entire property is very tastefully done, right from the upholstery to the bedding to the toiletries. The property also has a private Jacuzzi that one can enjoy while being close to nature. This place has everything you need. I learnt that Dean did not use an architect but has designed this property himself, which is commendable. This has been my best stay in Goa so far.. it is an excellent place for the price offered. I highly recommend to spend at least 3-4 days here.
We stayed there during our trip to North goa and it turned out to be much better than our expectations. It is a big Villa with all the amenities required for a good stay. Dean, was reachable at all times and proactively share all relevant communications. There is good parking space for 2 vehicles and has a lush green big garden to roam and relax. The interiors are really good and the host has gone extra mile with the subtle touches of comfort. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge, gas stove, microwave, aquaguard and host of other things and utensils. Last but not the least, you will love the bath tub in backyard. I recommend his place for a relaxing stay with family or friends on North Goa.
Even though my family owns a home in goa, i still prefer to stay at D'gamas- that alone should be a testament to how great this place is. It is SUPER well located, and extremely clean, well maintained and beautiful. I often tell people D'gamas luxe homestay has the best shower in goa!!! the hosts Dean and Jessica are exceptionally warm and helpful- such great people! the best part? its pet friendly and theres a massive gorgeously manicured 1200 meter fully enclosed garden for your furry friends to enjoy. Assagao (location) is the best location to be at, its just a couple of KM out of the crazy hustle and bustle of baga, calangute and Anjuna, and is directly on the way to head towards siolim and then onto the northern beaches of Morjim and Ashwim. It is also walking distance from rutas cafe and cotinga cafe.
At an easy to find junction in Assagao, this sprawling bungalow is not just pretty but also well appointed.
Staying at the D'Gamas was truly an incredible experience. We enjoyed the comforts of a hotel-like efficiency, with classy ambiance and all the required services you could possibly ask for.
But what truly bowled us over was the warmth and attention to detail that has clearly gone into making this home stay.
Such as a water filter made sure we didn't have to rely on packaged drinking water each time we stepped out. The kitchen being fully equipped with all the gadgets, crockery, as well as basic breakfast stuff, which meant we were not forced to eat out if we didn't feel like it.
It felt so good to just be able to lounge around outside under the canopy or in the verandah listening to the fountain and the birds in the garden, and when it got too warm, the air con interiors were just cosy enough to make for the perfect nap. We didn't even bother watching TV even though Dean assured us we had access to all the HD channels of Tata Sky.
What we did appreciate was the high speed WiFi, which made it so convenient for planning our road travel and choosing what to do while there.
Thank you for a truly comfortable and elegant experience, Dean. I cannot imagine that you continue to offer such luxury at the affordable prices you do.
People reading this, go there before he comes to his senses and raises his tariff! You will never want to check into a cheesy Goan hotel ever again.
Four friends had booked Dean's property for a couple of nights in December.
The location is in a quiet residential area, close enough(3-5km) to all the excitement, but far enough for the peace and quiet.
The cottage is a quaint cottage with all the facilities you can expect in a hotel. Clean snowy white bed linen, comfy pillows, clean and ample towels(its goa after all!), toiletries(reads shampoo, conditioner, soap etc), a AC that worked well.
The master bedroom is perfect for a couple/ parents- it had an attached bathroom which is big and modern(the shower was great!). The second bedroom is tiny, will fit two kids or a couple of adults who don't mind cozying up, the second bathroom is not attached.
The garden is an awesome place to sit back and relax with a book, and the whirlpool tub was perfect after a long day at the beach. The closest beaches were vagator, orzan and chapora.
Dean was an excellent host- and had gone out of his way to leave tea, sugar, bottles of water, cereal, milk and jam! The kitchen had enough pots and pans to whip up a quick breakfast/dinner.
The only negative(which wasn't a problem for us) is that you do need a vehicle to get to the beach(unless you don't mind a 3-4 km walk)- but we had a car, so it didn't matter to us. Its Goa- you can easily find a vehicle to rent!
I would absolutely recommend staying here!!