Accommodation and Motorbike Rental, Goa
Safe Special Services Goa Goa, Motorbike Hire and Apartment Rental
We thank you very much for the most professional and reliable services we have been provided by you and your company Safespecialservices. The bike was in a perfect condition and the support service provided by you was at its excellence. Thank you once again and we'd recommend your company to any tourist visiting Goa.
24th Feb 2014 - Rahim & Olga, Helsinki, Finland.

About Safe Special Services, Goa

Who is Mr. Lancaster Andrade?

Lancaster and his twinsMr. Lancaster Andrade (sole owner of ‘Safe Special Services’) is an honest, hard-working and reliable man based in Cansaulim, Goa.

The father of 2 adorable children, Mr. Lancaster (or simply ‘Lanky’ as he is popularly known), has many years of experience in various sectors – from retailing beverages and mattresses to customised services such as buying, selling, maintaining and renting apartments and villas in Goa, as well as renting motorbikes and cars to international visitors in Goa.

Mr. Lancaster is a widely travelled man. He has visited the countries of the Middle East, as well as Australia, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the Far East. All these visits have given Mr. Lancaster extensive experience in life in these countries, which makes him knowledgeable about what people from these countries need when they visit Goa.

Whether it is day or night, round the clock, Mr. Lancaster will go out of his way to ensure customer satisfaction, and more importantly, he does so with total honesty and dedication. It is these characteristics that make Mr. Lancaster so well known in Goa, as well as the numerous people from all over the world who have used his professional services in Goa.

 

Testimonials

Dear Mr Lancaster,

Thank you very much for your services during our South Goa holidays.

You really made the difference having a worry-free holiday. My wife and I appreciated your kindness. We are thankful for your recommendations to good restaurant locations and sightseeing. We could always trust on what you recommended. The scooter we rented from you was in perfect condition and the rates were very good. Also thanks for giving us a lift from and to the airport and also to places in North Goa. You were always available for us. It was good to have a service partner who is open and trustworthy and who would never cheat on us getting higher prices for services, you were always fair and even spared us from paying too much for other taxi companies who charged the "usual" higher tourist rates. Our holiday apartment you took care of was in very good condition. The A/C was on before arrival and everything was clean and tidy. So we enjoyed a homely place to stay thanks to your efforts and your high level of service quality you provide.

My wife and I can only recommend your services to any South Goa traveller and if we come again to South Goa we would be happy to enquire your services again.

Best regards,

Stefan Jansen
November 2015
Germany

 

I can vouch for the honest, dedicated services of Mr.Lancaster, who in our 1st interaction itself, made us comfortable, on our 1st-ever trip to Goa. Services of an agency are tested in crisis – so did we had not one, but two. Unfortunately, on the 2nd day, at about 9pm near Dona Paula, with barely any help around us, till next morning. I realized his dedication, when he drove all the way from Cansaulim to Dona Paula, repaired the Bike, and went back driving alone – all more than 1hr driving each way. Again, trouble came in, when we missed our flight-back home, and he arranged for accommodation nearby, and suggested Martin’s Corner (an eatery), whose tasty fish-curry still lingers on our tongues thinking of it. Back next day, he offered us drop- back to Airport, where we had a final adieu to our trip and his services, with a heartfelt “Thank You”.

Regards,

Pramod Nair
October 2015
Bangalore, India

 

We were pleased and very happy that we avail your services and hospitality....!

We were to Goa for first time and were strangers, but you made it easy with your guidance. I had some apprehensions, but once i met you at airport and we traveled to your place to Cansaulim, i was pleased and assured that you are nice and a gentle person. I now knew somebody in Goa, whom i can trust.

I liked your place No.10, Cansaulim and thanks for "Black Tea", that you didn't charged :) . And lastly the scooty ride was all very smooth.

Regards,

Subroto & Riya
7th February 2014

 

It was our first time in Goa and we really wanted to see a lot of it in a short time. We knew that bikes would be the best way to explore Goa and so we were looking around on the internet for a good bike rental and found Lancaster. All the reviews sounded good and the prices for the bikes were really fair for what you get.

So we hired two bikes (Honda Shine) for 10 days from Lancaster. The bikes were in perfect condition and quite new. During our 800km (500 miles) trip from the south of Goa to the north of Goa and back we never had any problems with our bikes. We really enjoyed our time on the streets of Goa.

When we returned the bikes to Lancaster in Cansaulim we already knew that we will have to come back one day. And we already know where to hire perfect bikes then.

Lucas and Patrick
January 2014
Zürich, Switzerland

 

Dear Mr Lancaster Andrade,

1. It is with a lot of delight that we i.e. Dr Arati and self are conveying our appreciation and satisfaction at the services rendered by you in providing a very well maintained Scooter during our stay at Goa from the 10 Dec 13 to 14 Dec 13.

2. The trust and faith with which you conducted your self is very praiseworthy and is rarely seen in todays times where most of the service providers in many a tourist location, and especially during the tourist season are out make a quick buck. You were a rare exception to this and we were very happy with all the support you provided at our door step in spite of being about 15 kms away from our residence.This good word is being spread by us at all forums and we will not hesitate to recommend your name to all our relatives and friends.

Air Cmde NS Vaidya,
30 Dec 2013
Nagpur

 

Hello Mr. Lancaster,

Megha and I thank you for all your efforts in making our short stay (Nov 6 to Nov 8) at Goa a memorable one.

Firstly, the apartment at benaulim was great. It was well maintained. We had no problems what so ever. Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to stay in such short notice.

The bike you provided was in immaculate condition. We have travelled nearly 300 kms in 3 days and there was not even a single glitch. I can certify that information in your website is completely true. All bikes in your garage were clean and have been regularly serviced. Even the helmets provided with the bike were one of the best.

In a tourist place where people want to make quick money, I was privileged to meet Mr. Lancaster, a honest individual and someone who is so passionate about his work. Sir, I request you to continue in your good work.

Through our interaction, though very short, I found a great friend and trip advisor in you. We visited every recommendation of yours and we simply loved every single place. Places like Fishermen's wharf, Agonda beach, chandor heritage homes and Magic Italy gave us special moments.

As I informed you already, I would not look beyond Mr. Lancaster for my future Goa trips. Please convey my regards to your team. They are doing a fine job.

Looking forward to visit Goa during rains.

Affectionately,

Meghana and Hemanth
November 2013

 

Dear Lancaster,

I write to thank you for your great hospitality during my time in Goa. Firstly, the bike which I had rented was top notch and reliable. Second, you had provided me with much information and pointers to make my stay in Goa a memorable one.

Rest assured, the next time I return to Goa, I will catch up with you.

All the best!

Yogarajah K
18 September 13
Malaysia

 

Dear Lancaster,

A big hello and thank you from Australia. I would like to thank you for the bike rental and friendship you offered during my stay in Goa.

It was my first trip to India and a special part of the world called Goa. What made my trip that little more special was the service you offered with the scooter rental. I was picked up from my motel and taken to your house to collect the scooter. The bike was clean, looked well maintained and all the paperwork was in order. Most business operators would leave it there, take their Rupees and wave their customer good bye. You went that little further and had one of your staff lead me back to my apartment, so I wouldn't get lost. Well done. The bike performed faultlessly during the 3 week rental period and I felt confident whenever I rode further afield.

You helped make my holiday special. Thank you

Mark O'Keeffe Mackay
19 August 2013
Queensland, Australia

 

Dear Mr. Andrade,

A small note to express our grateful thanks to you.
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During our arrival - From the start we liked that the hire charges were fixed, vehicle for hire was yellow board as legally required, had its papers in order, was maintained well, and topped with full-tank of gas to-go.

During our Goa time - On this trip we wanted to explore away from the coastline to see those nice places in the Goan hinterland. The Honda Activa we hired from you played the pivotal role in all of our daily activities, and it did behave really well and gave us no problems at all. The bike in essence made our holiday restful and pleasurable.

During our return - given the paucity of time, you willfully drove us to the station though we had not requested for this option earlier. Apart from this personal gesture, you even refused to accept any payment for the drop-off - very kind of you indeed. From the train we got to see Dhudsagar Waterfalls, which was a wonderful end to a really nice Goa trip.

Our holiday take-away - You are essentially a wonderful human, and it was a pleasure interacting with you - it made our holiday memorable. Everyone I know going to Goa, will know about Mr. Andrade and www.safespecialservices.com

Bindi and Vivek
01 Dec, 2012
Bangalore

 

I have been searching for days for a suitable apartment or villa in South Goa. I tried ownersdirect.co.uk and also tripadvisor. Although I found Owners Direct to be quite useful, people get back to you quite quickly and you get to see a good selection of pics, it is still quite limiting and can be really pricey.

Found someone I could really recommend to help you out if you are looking for this kind of accommodation in Goa, he is from there and I have just found him so helpful. I spoke to a few agents last year, who either never called me back or were trying to rip me off so I am so relieved to find this gem. It's been driving me crazy not having a contact so I thought I would share in case anyone else is having the same problem.

His name is Lancaster Andrade & this is his website:www.safespecialservices.com all his contact details and services are on his website. I think he does scooter hire too.

As posted on http://www.yuni-net.in, a website for foreigners living in Delhi and Mumbai.

Janine Moon
25 June, 2012
Devon, England

 

safe services goa is an excellent site. the owner mr.lancaster is one of the most nice chaps i have ever met. he was helpful right from the time we stepped into goa. he advised us on everything goa...for your every query he has an answer and he will guide in the best possible way. his honest and friendly approach is his most attractive feature. i highly recommend using the services of mr.lancaster as it would ensure you a wonderful ,safe and honest experience with goa.
Pranav
31 May, 2012

 

Over the last 4 years I have been on innumerable bike trips in Goa. I initially tried different people who hired bikes out and had to keep finding new ones because of non-cooperation by them. After finding Lancaster, there has been no looking back. A great fellow who will never ever try to cheat you out of money like many others out there. He is very cooperative and the best part was that he used to drop us to and fro, from his place to where we wanted the bike from. Next time I go to Goa I know who I am going to for a bike!

Apurv Gujar
15th May, 2012

 

Lancaster has been taking care of our villa in south goa for a year now and we feel lucky to have met this hard working, large hearted and honest man who has always gone out of his way to help us the way a good friend does and provide a level of service that is rare in a place like goa.

This testimonial written without solicitation highly recommends Mr Andrade and the services he provides through his company
Safe Special Services.

Warm regards to Lancaster and your lovely children Mulder and Scully

Anil and Konkana, Canada
Row Villa owners, south Goa
26 Nov, 2011

 

Thank you Lancaster for the bikes. They were in excellent riding condition and was great value for the money. We cruised across Goa and didn't face any issues. Your advice was helpful and your passion towards your job was indeed inspiring.

Will visit you again when we return to Goa.
Thanks a lot!!

Abhisek Parichha
31 Oct, 2011

 

Lancaster and Safe Special Services supplied us with a motorbike for a month in February 2011, I would like to recommend his services to anyone who visits Goa, he is a lovely gentleman who has got so much time for his customers, he will help you in anyway he possibly can way beyond what he needs to, he is a great charecter and a font of knowledge for any visitor to Goa and makes you so welcome, his motorbikes are all in excellent near new condition, he makes sure they are pristinely cleaned and serviced when you collect them. Thanks Lanky for helping to make our holiday in Goa perfect.
Adrian & April, UK
http://AprilGardens.co.uk

 

Dear Mr. Andrade,
I hope you are well and doing fine.
This is Harpreet, one of the 3 (Jasprit, Gaurav and Harpreet) who had hired a bike and 2 scooters from you between the 10th and 13th of October.

I just wanted to let you know that we really appreciate the kind of service you provided us. The vehicles were in a very good condition and we really liked the fact that unlike some other people, you did not overcharge us for the fuel. It's a pleasure to meet someone who is professional and honest.

This was my first trip to Goa. I liked the place and look forward to another trip in the future. I will contact you whenever we visit Goa again.  
Regards,
Harpreet

 

To anyone considering hiring a bike from Safe Special Services:

We hired two bikes for 3 weeks in February 2010 which were both delivered and collected from our hotel at minimal extra cost.  The bikes were both in first class condition and gave us no problems at all during our stay.  On finding out the Hero Honda felt a bit small for one of our party (6ft +) Lancaster immediately offered an alternative.  We found him to be professional and efficient at all times, and the service he offered was very friendly.  If you are lucky you will get to meet his charming twins, Mulder and Scully.

We would have no hesitation at all in recommending this company.
Annie and Marcel Gorney, Ramelton, Co.Donegal, Ireland

 

'My wife and I have hired a motorcycle and villa for our last 2 long term (3 month) stays in Goa and have been delighted with the service we have received from SSS. Attention to detail has been the key with all our requests being satisfied promptly. Minor problems experienced with the Villa were quickly resolved, no matter what the time of day. Lancaster is a very conscientious individual who really sees it as his duty to help. We have no hesitation recommending SSS and have already booked our motorcycle for our next 3 month stay in January 2010.'
Alan Duncan, UK

 

A big thank you!

Dear Lancaster,

This is to express mine and my wife’s sincere thanks to you and your company (‘Safe Special Services’) for making our recent stay in Goa so memorable.
In particular, I thank you for renting us your motorbikes, both the ones with gears as well as no-geared models. Your latest models’ motorbikes are very well maintained, serviced and in excellent condition, and in the 2 months that we constantly used them, we did not have a single mechanical problem or other failure.
In addition, your motorbikes meet all the safety requirements for riding in Goa, including having all the valid documentation. We also appreciate very much your phone calls to us to check whether everything was okay with the motorbikes.
Besides your very professional, pleasant and honest service with your motorbikes, we also want to thank you very much for organising and renting to us a very pleasant, clean and well-maintained apartment in Colva, south Goa, at very economical rates. We would never have got such a beautiful apartment without your professionalism.
Because we have great confidence in you and we are so happy with all your services, we wish to appoint you to look after and handle a new apartment as well as large property that we have just bought in Goa.
Wishing you and SAFE all the best!
A. Pinto, Dubai

 

Dear Lancaster,

Thank you for taking care of me during my last visit to India in March 2009.
I was very happy with the accommodation, the facilities were spick and span, the service was excellent and the bike I hired from you didn't miss a beat.
I will most certainly use your services on my next visit to India.
Should you decide to visit Australia as mentioned, please contact me so we can get together, perhaps you and the kids could spend a few days at my place.
Best wishes,
Nemr Haidamous, Australia

 

Ciao Lankaster,

I'm very happy with your services for renting bike clean and new. Also the place you rent for me is perfecto and reasonable looks like I don't need to hunt any place when your services real good.
Tantissimi saluti dall'Italia da Mirco Edith e il piccolo Davide

 

We first met Lanky two years ago through our friends Julie & Ged. He was working for Rudy and we must say he was a great asset, always polite and very helpful. This guy will go the extra mile to help people out and he is the most honest person that we have ever met.
Shirley & Dave Scholfield, UK

 

Lancaster is a key holder for my house in the Lotus complex in Benaulim. I am totally satisfied that he takes good care of it and is more than happy to see to any problems and organise any work that needs doing. He ensures that I get good quotes for the work and he supervises the workmen to ensure they have done a good job. Before our arrival he will make sure the house has been cleaned and is ready for our arrival. I am very happy with the way Lancaster works, he is a responsible person and I know my house is safe in his hands.
Nisha Driver, England

 

In the Media

Lancaster and his company Safe Special Services regularly appear in the media as a trusted Goan company. The image opposite is an extract of an article which appeared in the Delhi edition of The Sunday Statesman on the 13th Feb. An abridged version of the article also appeared in Harpreet Singh Khosla's company magazine. goa bike hire