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Average Guest Rating: (24 reviews)

"Splendid holiday. Very kind and courteous staff. Excellent food. Very peaceful and quiet place. A truly unforgettable holiday. The only sad part was that we could not meet the owner as she is one person who even during her absence ensured that we were comfortable and well taken care of. It was indeed a very homely place with all possible comforts better than a hotel."
Vicky , Delhi
10th September, 2011
"Casa de Xanti is an extremely difficult place to leave; in fact we didn't want to! All your needs are catered for and then some! The owner is an amazing woman who bends over backwards to ensure you have the best possible stay. She can arrange taxi's with safe and reliable drivers to beaches that are within a 15-20 minute drive. The place is very quiet, clean, it is self contained and surrounded in a beautiful peaceful garden. The staff are fabulous, very helpful, friendly and terribly obliging. You must book in a stay!"
Bec, London
30th June, 2011
"The highlight of our stay was not the serene location, the magnificent mango tree or the lush greenery surrounding us. It was the food served at the Casa de Xanti by Mr. Chhotu Chauhan. We have lived in three different countries in numerous different locations, and we are of the opinion this is the best food we have ever had. Anywhere. Mr. Chauhan extended cooking to an art and the result was an amazing blend of flavors, texture and taste - absolutely out of this world. My husband and I stayed at the Casa de Xanti to celebrate our wedding anniversary as well as take time off from our extremely busy lives. We found the perfect space at the Casa. Right from arranging airport pickup to organizing day trips to making sure we have all we need - this was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had."
Biswas-Longfield, Saint Louis, MO
21st June, 2011
"If a vacation is what one needs, this is the place. It is just so beautiful. I was apprehensive if my family would approve of the place but they loved it and were all over the place. The staff too were very warm and co-operative. We are certainly coming back for more."
Jas, Mumbai
17th June, 2011
"Casa de Xanti is an awesome place and we had a wonderful time. We especially liked the food, the ambiance and the lovely pets. We’ve decided to stay there whenever we visit Goa."
Sri, Mumbai
08th June, 2011
"This place was awesome! It is massive and has tons of places to find a nice quiet spot to read, enjoy coffee/breakfast, or simply doze off. It is well-insulated from more populated regions (but is not far from them), which makes the ambiance very serene and relaxing. Mini is a terrific lady, and her staff are top notch, ready to take care of any and all needs. With the people there and such a beautiful place, you can't really go wrong! Highly recommend Casa de Xanti!"
Ninad, Seattle, WA
24th March, 2011
"Casa de Xanti, located in South Goa is a beautiful Portuguese style villa with separate cottages over two acres of land. The bedrooms are very comfortable, spacious and well maintained. The in-house staff are attentive but never intrusive. If it gets too peaceful, the owner Mini Tolani is always around to entertain you with stories of Goa and suggest the must see places off the beaten track. I would definitely recommend Casa de Xanti to people who want to get away from the five star experience and feel as if they actually lived in Goa even if it’s only for a weekend. But be warned, it’s hard to leave the place after only a weekend. ”
K. Lakhani from Ontario, Canada
13th March, 2011
"Charming one-of-a-kind paradise escape

Casa de Xanti is a Goa hidden treasure. The housing facilities, including the service are top rate. When you arrive you feel like you’ve landed in a magical home away from home, which encourages and helps you relax – exactly what a vacation to Goa should be! The staff, especially the owner, is there to make your visit exactly what you expect (and even more). They truly go above and beyond to make your stay absolutely wonderful. You will not be disappointed! I look forward to returning to Goa, and would stay nowhere else. Thank you, Mini! You have truly given your heart to creating a home that vacationers will enjoy for a lifetime.”
Brook from Seattle, WA
11th March, 2011
"The cottage is elegantly and comfortably furnished with antique/collectable furniture and prints: this is the style of house we had envisaged ourselves staying in but hadn’t found elsewhere. Although Mini was away from the house when we stayed, the quality of service we received from her staff of four was unequalled. In terms of value for money, the daily rate compared more than favourably 3-4 star hotels but with a 5 star feel. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Casa de Xanti to friends and visitors of this website.”
Anne & Pete, Delph, Lancashire
26th February, 2011
"Xanti is a fabulous place to stay and Mini aunty an outstanding and warm host! If you don't mind a bit of a drive to the beach and want a quiet yet fun place all to yourself- then Xanti is ideal. Definitely recommended for a romantic/fun/relaxed goan holiday. Mini aunty is very helpful & great with recommendations for food places, beaches etc. I can say without doubt that if you get here once, you’ll keep wanting to revisit.”
Lavanya from New Delhi
12th February, 2011
"Casa de Xanti is a great place to relax away from the touristy places. There’s a peaceful atmosphere and the house and garden is so well kept. Truly beautiful surroundings. Mini’s great hospitality, the nice food and the cosy interiors inside and outside makes you feel comfortable and at home. It’s a perfect place to sit back and enjoy your vacation. Completely relaxing. I’ll for sure come back to visit Casa de Xanti and I can most definitely recommend this lovely place.”
Christina from Copenhagen, Denmark
31st January, 2011
"Beautiful, comfortable, and surrounded by a large and shady garden, Casa de Xanti is exactly what we were looking for. The owner, Ms. Mini Tolani, and her staff are very kind, considerate, and helpful in every way. We will absolutely recommend it!”
Norwegian couple from Lillehammer, Norway
17th January, 2011
"Casa de Xanti, run by Mini, is a perfect vacation home for those who want a peaceful and serene time in Goa. The house is very comfortable, away from maddening beaches of North Goa, and yet so near to South Goa beaches. Mini took care of every little detail – from coffee to food to goan bread. Highly recommended.”
Sumeet from New Delhi
2nd January, 2011
"Casa de Xanti is simply a great experience. The lush surroundings, the cleanliness and the peace and quiet make for a great stay. The food was clean and tasty and I would recommend this place to one and all in a heartbeat. It is more than a home away from home...made our holiday so memorable.”
Susmita Ghose, Kolkata
25th December, 2010
"I went to Goa with my wife, 1 month old son and dog. We had a fabulous time at the villa. When we went to the city, our dog had a good time running around the garden and barking at Mini’s 6 dogs (who are in a separate/attached compound).
We will definitely be going there again soon.”
Sanjoy, Mumbai
12th December, 2010
"Being an exponent in Yoga and Meditation, I could have not found a better place for my Saadhna. Mid august- lush greenery, cool breeze and the soft voice of the rains... Casa De Xanti is idyllic. This place exudes 'Shanti' which is so elusive in our day to day existence...I found the perfect place to unwind.

Not to mention the food, the people, the lovely dogs, long walks amongst stretches of eye soothing green. Oh! An ethereal experience. "
Pallavi from San Francisco
24th October, 2010
"Casa de Xanti, as the name suggests, gave me the chance to just sit back and enjoy some of life's greatest yet often forgotten gifts. It's the little differences that make Casa de Xanti so hard to forget. I'm sure all of those who have stayed here at some point in their life would agree with me when I say that life was truly free when staying in this house of peace.

I would most definitely come back here and recommend it to everyone.”
Johnny from Pune
31st August, 2010
"Xanti is wonderful and Mini a gracious host! We travelled with our Labrador and Mini not only fed him but also baby sat when we took off. All in all a great experience!”
Armin from Mumbai
9th August, 2010
"Casa de Xanti was absolutely delightful. My room and especially my bed were the best I'd had in India on my two month trip. It was so clean, quiet and luxurious. The gardens there are lovely, well tended, diverse and packed with local fresh grown treats. I found the staff to be wonderful, friendly and competent. All of the the food was delicious and served without any fuss or bother.

I would definitely recommend Casa de Xanti to friends or family and urge you to give it a go. A great spot!”
Sun Bear from Vancouver, Canada
8th August, 2010
"We had the most beautiful family reunion [along with our dog Brutus and our parents] at Casa De Xanti. We were woken up each morning with the singing of the birds ,enjoyed the long nature walks and at times we were more than happy to stay at home and explore the beautiful surroundings. Needless to add that we were thoroughly spoilt with Goan Hospitality.

We could not leave Xanti without booking our next break as we have chosen Goa and Xanti again!!!”
Kalpana from Gold Coast, Australia
7th August, 2010
"A great getaway to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. Very friendly and hospitable owner. Casa de Xanti offers great value. Authentic Portuguese Villa designed with exquisite taste. Will definitely visit again.”
Varun from Manhattan, New York
7th August, 2010
"Surrounded by a slow paced existence, friendly villagers and Mini's generous hospitality, it was a truly warm and peaceful time out. The home is beautifully renovated without any loss of identity and comfortable with well maintained gardens, fruit trees and serviced daily. The hospitality of a home stay and privacy afforded was highly appreciated specially the thoughtful nooks and small library where one can curl up with a book and enjoy the peace.”
Geeta Kirpalani from Singapore
6th August, 2010
"Wonderful house with greenery all around - some very playful dogs that give a sense of security. Mini tolani and her team made us feel very welcome and arranged for taxi's when required. The house has an old Goan/Portuguese unique charm to it and it’s a much better experience of Goa as compared to the boring hotels.”
Mishal Thakkar from Mumbai
6th August, 2010
"Truly a shanti experience with the garden and fruiting trees and all the comforts and luxuries of a home. Totally non-commercial and a charming and benevolent hostess that made our stay truly awe inspiring.”
Kiran Talwar from Mumbai
6th August, 2010