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ESSENELLE HOLIDAY HOME PVT. LTD
White House, Diwan Bhatti,
Arpora Bardez, Goa - 403 518
Tel: +91(0) 9900335853 Or +91 (0) 832 2269196 Or +91 (0) 832 2269621

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ROCKHEART
North Goa
Candolim
Ref: 027/99 Sleep: 2 Bedroom standard occupancy 4
Ref: 028/99 Sleep: 3 Bedroom standard occupancy 6
 
 
Description
 
Rockheart is what dreams are made of!
Standing in one and a half acres of private walled garden in an exclusive beachfront location, there are few properties of this kind on offer in Goa. A small road meanders off the main road and winds through the coconut palm grove until it reaches the walled garden in which Rockheart stands. Step through the gate and you are transported into a cool peaceful oasis.


 

This beautiful house is the second home of Gita Simoes. Frank, her late husband amongst many other acclaims, is the author of a delightful book "Glad Seasons in Goa" in which he charts the quest for that "perfect acre" in which to re-establish his Goan roots and create their dream beach home, and the subsequent adventures he has building it! Gita is an artist and internationally known designer and the house is rich in style and taste as many of her own works of art are displayed together with treasured family memorabilia which adds to the ambiance.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS
Frank and Gita have always had a charitable cause close to their hearts

Arc De Hope Is an old age home based right here in Goa, which Gita & Frank both helped raise awareness for, while donating generously to. Visits to the home can also be arranged by us if you are interested in meeting the residents or to see how contribution will help make a difference to their world.

As part of her on going efforts to raise social awareness for these cause Gita has pledged to donate 2% of all rental income.

During your stay you will be made welcome by the small team of staff that consists of a cleaner, a gardener/day watchman and night security so there is always somebody on the premises. To complete this homely atmosphere there are two resident family pet dogs, all very gentle and friendly, and whilst they live and remain outside are happy to let you stay in their house!

In the large and completely private garden there is beautiful private swimming pool with sunbathing deck, wooden decking where you can sit out under the stars, and hammocks to gently sway in the breeze for when the short walk across the garden through the gate and onto the seven km of exquisite beach proves too much!

This is truly a perfect property for a lazyday in Goa.



ACCOMMODATION
Rockheart consists of a two-storey main house and an optional guest cottage.

Ground Floor:

  • A magnificent L-Shaped lounge and dining room furnished with an eclectic mix of old colonial, antique and rattan furniture.This room leads directly onto
  • The shady verandah through two sets of double doors which runs the full width of the house.There is additional comfy seating on the decking which extends into the garden.
Also on the ground floor are a well equipped modern fitted kitchen and a guest cloakroom.

First Floor :

A beautiful polished wooden dogleg staircase leads to the two double bedded first floor bedrooms.

  • Bedroom 1 is air-condtioned and has a large carved double four poster bed and an en suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2 is air-condtioned and has a flexible arrangement of either a 6 foot double bed or twin singles (please request) and an en suite bathroom.
  • Both of these beautiful bedrooms have traditional shell shuttered doors that lead out on to

  • Magnificent sea facing deep balcony which is again comfortably furnished with antique planters chairs and chaise longue.

Guest Cottage:
Bedroom 3 is adjacent to the main house in a separate delightful guest cottage, This pretty hexagonal cottage houses the third (optional) air-conditioned bedroom. It has a furnished verandah, three sets of French windows that open out on to the garden. The cottage has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom.

ADDITIONAL BEDS
Please enquire about extra beds. For rates see Our Services

FACILITIES
  • Private swimming pool
  • Breakfast cook
  • Complimentary breakfasts 
  • Maid service 6 times weekly.
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Microwave Oven
  • Cable TV.
  • DVD/CD Player.
  • Gas and Electricity charges.
  • Telephone (incoming calls and local outgoing calls only).
  • Internet access. Please see Laptop computers (on request and payable locally)
  • Bed linen and towels changed twice weekly.
  • Night security
  • Washing of light personal laundry items.
  • Iron and ironing board provided.
  • Large Private Garden with direct access to the beach.
  • Emergency electricity back up.
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Full size Cooker and Oven
  • Safe
  • Barbecue
  • Insect screening.

IDEAL FOR
  • Those wanting the perfect house on the beach
  • Families with children made especially welcome.
  • 2-3 couples
  • Group of friends
  • Dog Lovers – Please note there are two family dogs that live around the house. They are totally harmless, affectionate and all great characters but above all they are well cared for and fully vaccinated. For many people their holiday is enhanced by their presence but if you are generally nervous of dogs or have an allergy and they could spoil your holiday please allow us to suggest an alternative ‘canine free’ property.

PLEASE NOTE
Please note this is a non smoking property. Kindly restrict smoking to the garden and balconies.

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Raj Ray & Family


We love Goa. It is our third trip in three years. Rockheart is a very authentic atmosphere place to stay. The garden, the views and proximity to the beach speak for themselves. Enjoy your stay.



28th Dec 2007 – 11th January 2008


 
Christine and Frank Raj
As a Goan born and lived in Delhi, my stay in ‘ROCKHEART’ made me realize what I missed all these years.
ROCKHEAT is a wonderful home and with so much character. One can see the owners ’labour of love’. The sound of birds chirping (the crows overdid it at times!) the view of the ocean, the numerous trees surrounding the place and most of all the 3 dogs – Choti, Masti and Susti. I’ll miss them all. Thank you to the staff who were helpful.
ROCKHEART is a haven away form the hustle and bustle but yet close to the lights and happenings of a city life. Would love to come again….
18th April 09
 
Paul & Cheryl, Jay, Rebecca & Laura Hancock


This was our first trip to Goa and we had a fantastic time.

The villa is beautiful & the staff are friendly & very helpful. We all felt truly spoilt.

Read Franks book ‘Glad Seasons in Goa’. It really helps you get a feel for life & times in Goa.

A big, big thank – you to all the staff at Rockheart for making our holiday so relaxing.

We’ll be back!

Mike & Pauline’s warm welcome when we arrived in Goa & all their help with transfer’s etc was greatly appreciated. We would definitely recommend Lazydays to friends & family & will certainly make use of Lazydays in the very near future.

8th November 2003


 
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