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Ishavilas: A Decked-Up Yet Homely Luxury Villa In Goa


    Part of the Neemrana Group, Ishavilas, just outside the town of  Siolim, Goa, is a Portuguese villa done up in style. We recommend planning a trip during the monsoon here if you want to get a bang for your buck.

    Monsoon Wanderings

    Want to explore Goa in the monsoon? A stay at Ishavilas will add some style and class to your holiday without hurting your pocket too much. Set amidst greenery {which looks even more enchanting during the rains}, Ishavilas offers a cosy escape mixed with generous doses of luxury.

    The heritage villa has been painted a sunshine yellow, prettied up even further with vintage furniture, art work, unusual sculptures, and gilded pediments. If you are an art lover, you’ll probably spend a good chunk of your stay gawking at the various art objects here.

    The villa has four roomy bedrooms, and if you’re on a budget, we recommend that you pick the Kailash or the Peacock Room. Either way, you’ll still land up in ornate rooms with intricate design work to look at. The Kailash Room is pristine white with many an elegant touch, including an almirah inlaid with Mother of Pearl and stunning mirror-work in the bathroom. If you prefer a bit of flamboyance, the Peacock Rooms with deep-blue velvet chairs and a gilded portrait of India’s national animal should be right up your alley.

    Splurge Season

    If you count yourself among those who believe that holidays are for splurging, book the Ishanya Cottage for privacy and luxury. The cottage comes with a private pool and a kitchenette. Perfect for a romantic getaway, we think.

    We also recommend a trip to the in-house spa, where you can sign up for deep-tissue massages or reflexology sessions. You can also skip to the Aum Yoga Shala adjacent to the property for tutorials in Hatha Yoga.

    Of course, after all that hard work, there’s a good chance your tummy is gong to rumble. Drop by the immaculately-decorated dining hall at the villa and share a meal with the fellow guests.

    Where: House No. 103, Vaddy Siolim, Goa

    Price: INR 5,500 upwards

    Contact: +91 9158008378

    Check out their website here, and find them on Facebook here.