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Next Time In Goa, Ditch The Crowd & Book This 200-Year-Old Portuguese Villa Exclusively For Yourself


    A drive through Assagaon village is a like driving through a different era. Every house is older than most villagers, with quite a few magnificently built ones that are also very well maintained. And we found one that you can have exclusively as your own private villa on holiday. Read on to know more.

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    Very close to the popular restaurant Gunpowder lies The Villa Goa, an over 200-year-old Indo-Portuguese home set amidst lush gardens. Their extensive wine collection, personal European & Indian food chefs, and a divine pool overlooking the woods are just some of the things on offer here. Past the manicured front lawns {hidden away from the main road by the tall bushes} lies this gorgeous property. It took five long years to complete its renovation, but walk inside and be welcomed by stunning shelled windows painstakingly cleaned and maintained and a central courtyard with a soothing fountain. The three rooms {all of which are luxurious} and a whole outdoor dining area set the bar pretty high here. Walk further in and you come to what used to be the servants quarters, now renovated into a beautiful two-bedroom villa with a lovely verandah sit-out. Just past the pool, through those charming woods, lies the old chapel which is now the massage room {with a masseuse on call}. Even a walk through the property is enough to calm any frayed nerves, and Mark, the wonderful host here ensures that even if you book only one villa, the other one is kept empty so that you don’t have to share the property with strangers. From the brass antique chandeliers to the furniture, every thing here has a story.

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    If you are curious enough, Mark will be more than happy to tell you the history of this villa. And anything you pretty much wish for can be arranged for here- bicycles, rental cars, bikes, candle light dinners, or even a heritage walk through the village. The beaches of Vagator or Morjim are a hop, skip and drive away if the beach bug bites you. Click here for more details.