Beautifully restored Portuguese era villa

  • Goa, Goa
  • Homestay
  • Heritage
  • 5 Rooms
  • 10 Guests

Goa, a popular destination for tourists from all over the world is one of the most accommodating destinations for holiday-makers. Alien cuisines & cultures have become easily palatable to the locals and somewhere the old world charm of this fantastic state seems to be getting lost in the stereo typical methods of entertainment for tourists. In such a time it’s crucial for some to take on the onus of reviving and sustaining what is left of the inherited charming architecture & culture.

Having lived in many parts of the country, Bennita and Ganesh went through a 3 year ordeal to restore a 120 year old colonial mansion to make it their home in Goa. Coming back to their roots and seeing a satisfying end result, they recently decided to open up their house to share their wonderful lifestyle with people from all over the world. Avid travellers themselves, they are sensitive to the subtle needs of people who come to their house giving them an opportunity to explore on their own along with a feeling of being well taken care of.

The bright yellow house stands vividly in the backdrop of one of the lakes of the Curtorim village. The large portico and the wide airy rooms are aesthetically done in the colours of the rainbow, after an innocuous declaration by their daughter – calling the house ‘a rainbow city’. The colour themed rooms blend in perfectly together. The wide courtyard of the house and the hammocks outside call for lazing in or catching up on a good book. Three large collages in the living room are what catch the eye when one enters the house. These are made of the photographs of the progress of the house and tell the whole saga of transformation from a wrecked mansion to its new avatar, keeping intact the essence of the architecture with recycling most of the parts of the old structure. Pets - Well behaved and controllable pets are welcome to holiday with their owners. In-fact they will find ample place to run around freely in the 1.5 acre area. Children - With two young daughters in the house, Benny and Ganesh would be delighted to have other children come and experience the life in a village and get up close to the nature.

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Room Amenities

  • Double Bed
  • Twin Bed
  • Extra Bed
  • Ensuite Toilet
  • Towel & Toileteries
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Heater
  • Television
  • Baby Cot
  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Clothes Rack
  • Universal Adaptor

Property Facilities

  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Doctor on call
  • TV in property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone in property
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Cooking Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Other Meals Served
  • Car Parking
  • Driver Accommodation
Name Review Rating
Lynn Park

This was the best homestay in south India. The location was very serene. The owners were extremely hospitable. They gave us great information about the local area and beyond. The house both inside and out is an array of delightful colours.

Detail Ratings
Location8.5
Ease of Access6
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.57
Detail Rating
Rob Armstrong

We had a wonderful stay here with thoughtful hospitable hosts. This was an excellent place to stay.

Detail Ratings
Location9.75
Ease of Access9
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.93
Detail Rating
Dabolim Airport : 20 kms
Goa Railway Station : 15 kms

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