My family and I stayed at summertime for a month in February 2021. It was nothing short of spectacular. Where do I even begin?
First, the property was a dream; the pictures online do not do it justice. The house is beautiful: big glass windows, lovely flooring, a portico that runs around 3 sides, Balinese furniture, spacious bedrooms and a bathroom you can practically live in. All 3 bedrooms are the same size (which is great so you're not fighting over who gets the best room!). The swimming pool is gorgeous and a great size. We spent hours every morning lounging poolside looking at all the birds that visit the lovely gardens and trees around the property. More than anything, the house stands out as a labour of love -- and we felt at home 2 hours into our stay.
Second, the staff were amazing. Prakash, the property manager, was attentive, responsive and always available. (We had to encourage him to take time off and head back home.) The food was great and it was lovely to have a cook -- and then to be able to order in when we wanted to as well. The house was spotlessly clean (thanks Vaibhav)!and we were never left wanting for a thing.
And finally, there were the hosts: Hans, Sucheta and their dear family. During our stay there, we felt like we were their extended family. They were so loving and caring -- and went out of their way to make us feel special. Perhaps the best part of the trip was that we made a new set of friends.
We've been to Goa several times as a family. We've been lucky to stay there for long periods as well. But this was our best stay by some distance. It is safe to say we would never want to stay anywhere else.
We chanced upon this property via the recommendation of a friend who insisted we stay at Summertime. And I'm glad we agreed. I was travelling with my family - including my parents and grandparents who are 90, and they made sure everything was in point catering to needs of all age groups. From ramps for a wheelchair, to friendly and helpful staff, they made this stay a paradise for my grandparents who were thrilled to be out after the wrath of the lockdown.
Summertime Villa - its a beautiful 3 bed-room villa built tastefully in balinese architecture. The villa is spacious and airy, giving it a resort like feel complete with a large pool, a waterfall, and a fish pond. The pictures are a clear representation of the place that serene, welcoming, warm, beautifully adorned and a delight to live.
The bedrooms at summertime are very spacious and well appointed taking care of all the needs of a person. Comfortable beds offer a good nights sleep, and attached big size bathrooms with vanity are an added plus.
The staff at summertime is very hospitable and took care of all our needs. A special shoutout to prakash and ranjan who took care of all our needs.
I'd also like to thank Sucheta and Hans who were warm and welcoming hosts. It was a pleasure to meet them and we'll forever be thankful for their hospitality. I can't wait to book summertime again and go spend a few more weeks in Goa at this beautiful villa.
Its a perfect place to spend time with your family and unwind. It's located close to many amazing restaurants and is a stone throw away from the beach.
Summertime gave is the comfort and warmth of a home wrapped in all the facilities of a 5-Star hotel - and if thats not perfect i don't know what is :)
I don’t know where to begin from! We have just returned after a one month stay and I did not want to end the day before writing a review for them!
Mr Hans and Sucheta are the nicest people I have known.. we did not think we were on a holiday, they just made us feel at home.. their staff is so amazing and nothing was too much effort for them! They would do everything with a smile.. we will not forget their smiling faces for long as Prakash and Ranjan have spoilt us royally.. they are so well trained and the way they maintain the property is impeccable!! Every single day the pool is cleaned and so is every corner of the house...
My children had to school from home which is why we could stay so long and every single morning their breakfast was given on time along with their choice of milk and nuts! You just have to tell them once and like a computer they obey and do everything repeatedly on time and with so much perfection !!
Also the Space in the house is soooo much!! It’s awesome how they have planned every detail together! there are very few ppl who one wishes he knows forever and trust me the entire team is such that you feel blessed to be around them!!
For us Goa holds just one meaning after this trip and that is Summertime !!
A secret hidden treasure, close to all the fun and beaches, yet private and tucked away (literally) on this hill of Calangute! Tastefully decorated and lovingly maintained by the hosts and their team, Summertime was exactly what we needed to recharge from pandemic city dwelling exhaustion. We spent a month - working, studying, vacationing and celebrating Diwali here and could easily have spent more! Go ahead and book it, you will not regret it!
The house is beautiful and well maintained. Located very well in North Goa but at the same time away from all that hustle
The hosts are extremely gracious, polite and lovely people
The staff is very well trained, helpful and mad our stay more comfortable. It felt like home away from home
Would definitely recommend this property if you are looking to get away and get some nice relaxing time with your loved ones