Amazing Property. Warm Hospitality. Incredible Experience.
on May 18, 2017
Where do I start? Well I have been going to Goa since 1995. Stayed at Leela, all Taj Properties, Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Marriott etc etc. When a friend asked me to check this place out I was a bit skeptical, usually the photos you see or are shown, versus the reality is so-so different.
When we reached the property, not just me but my family and extended family were not able to believe that the photos we all saw before committing, in reality the place was and is even better.
We rented the main 3 bedroom Villa with it's pool. There is an adjacent Oriental Villa which does share that pool but the owners/hosts were kind enough to let us have our privacy.
The property is tastefully done, each day you find something new and different. The space spoils you completely compared to the tiny Suites and rooms at 5 star hotels.
It is a family owned property and you can actually feel the love and care they have put in to maintain the Villas and the entire landscape and gardening.
Each one will have their experience and opinion on their stay, my strong belief is that, if you are appreciative, nice and courteous the rest are too. If you are mean, rude and demanding, each one has their dignity and self respect.
I have posted some photos clicked by me in May 2017.
Ishavilas overcharged and ignores refund requests
on Apr 23, 2017
Stayed there in January and paid several months in advance. Indian currency revalued, leading us with an overpayment of more than U$600. Several requests for refunds are ignored. They were completely unresponsive to e-mails and requests for guides in the area. Wifi is practically non-existent.
on Apr 1, 2017
We stayed at the oriental cottage. Overly done up oriental decor .. the pool ruined my eyes for good half a day. Order your meals half a day in advance. Very slow service.. practically non existent. The rooms lighting could improve .. a very quaint place.. nice landscaping.. good for shooting an advertorial. Location is offbeat. Neithe in the center nor off.. I've stayed at better places by neemrana. This one needs some good measure of overhauling. Don't enter the pool without eye gear. Seriously! And eat outside. Stay here if it fits your budget. Not worth spending a big buck.
I am always unimpressed by the basic luxury category.. can't understand the ambience. It has to nurture the traveller or add to the experience. This one doesn't. Give theme for five cottages is also a bit overthought for me. It could've been a basic theme carried forward through out and cared for later. Making it child friendly would work in their favour. Space is enough for a family..
I won't be here again. For the price it's not completely worth it's while.
The perfect place to honeymoon
on Mar 20, 2017
Ishavillas provided the perfect opportunity to relax in a beautiful and tranquil setting. My husband and I recently spent 10 days there on our honeymoon and had the most fantastic time. We stayed in the luxury of the Ishanya cottage, which has its own private pool so we could swim, read and spend time together without being disturbed which was exactly what we wanted . Ishavillas is situated in a quiet and lush area, but very close to lots of lovely restaurants and to the beach. We will be returning again very soon!!
on Mar 19, 2017
This was one of our first times we rented a villa in Goa. And to our delight it was a pleasure to the senses.
Team Ishavillas stays alert and on their toes to help out at any given point in the day.
Much to the relaxed pace of Goa things move fast and on time at this villa. This felt like a big advantage while traveling with children.
Private and very central to all the lovely locations in all of Anjuna-Vagator-Assagao area.
Little secrets would entail great massages (to be planned in advance) and the hidden gorgeous in home bull dog pets called Soupy and Madam.
We would definitely be back.