Reis Magos is a village located on the northern bank of the Mandovi River in Bardez taluka in North Goa. It is around 8 kilometres away from Goa’s capital city, Panjim. The village is famous for the 14th century Reis Magos Fort. The fort was erected in 1551 to protect the narrowest point at the mouth of the Mandovi estuary. It was enlarged subsequently on different occasions and finally re-erected in 1707. Restoration work on the fort began in 2008 with the funds being provided by the UK-based Helen Hamlyn Trust, INTACH – a non-governmental organisation dealing with restorations of monuments, and the Government of Goa. The fort is now converted into a cultural centre, besides being used as a tourist attraction. Reis Magos is filled with lush green fields and fruit-bearing trees. It is very close to popular tourist spots in North Goa like Candolim beach, the Aguada Fort, and various popular restaurants and cafes. Due to its peaceful atmosphere as well as its proximity to popular tourist attractions, it has become a popular spot for tourists looking to enjoy a nice and peaceful vacation in Goa. The village is home to many private villas which can be rented by tourists for a short-term stay. For those planning their next vacation in North Goa, here’s a list of the best private villas in Reis Magos to stay at to enjoy a nice and private retreat.
First on our list of the best private villas in Reis Magos to stay at is Villa Kinara. Situated in this sleepy village in North Goa, Villa Kinara promises an idyllic holiday. Aptly named, the retreat offers spectacular views of a river as chirping birds provide a nice background score. In true Goan style, the modern interiors of the villa are combined with a shack-like exterior, making this sanctuary ideal for guests looking to soak up some sun, go to a beach, or rest on cabana chairs and unwind at their private infinity pool.
The villa has 4 bedrooms – 2 on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor. AC’s are provided in all the rooms. The rooms on the first floor have balconies. All rooms have attached bathrooms with geysers, towels and toiletries. The living room has a portable music system and Wi-Fi access. It has seating arrangements for up to 12 people. A private infinity pool is available at the villa for guests to use.
A complimentary breakfast is provided to guests at the villa. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are prepared, based on the guests’ preference. The caretaker of the villa prepares lunch at an additional cost. Guests can order in or go out to nearby restaurants such as Wan Hao, The Lazy Goose Restaurant, The Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant, and The Black Sheep Bistro Restaurant to name a few.
Within the property, guests can enjoy a dip in their private infinity pool, games, and music. One can also head out to experience all that Goa has to offer as the villa is very conveniently located close to popular attractions like the Reis Magos Fort, the Deltin Royale off-shore casino and the famous Coco beach. Taxis are available for transportation within the city.
For your safety, 11 CCTV cameras have been placed around public and perimeter areas of the house to monitor and protect the villa against theft and intrusion. Also, 2 staff members are in residence at all times, which further adds to the security of the villa.
Next on our list of the best private villas in Reis Magos to stay at is an extravagant 4 bedroom luxury villa called Villa Domus. It is situated in a private and picturesque estate in Reis Magos that overlooks the fascinating Coco Beach. Spread over an area of 6500 sq. ft., the villa serves as the perfect place for a family gathering or a holiday with friends. The villa has three storeys and is built in a traditional Balinese style, but with modern features and touches.
The villa houses four large bedrooms that can together accommodate up to eight guests. All the rooms are decorated in an alluring mix of sympathetically chosen modern furniture and local artwork. One bedroom is located on the first floor of the villa, while the remaining three bedrooms are located on the upper storey of the villa. All four bedrooms are spacious and come with large double beds, flat-screen TV’s and en-suite bathrooms with rain showers. They also have their own balconies that lead to a mezzanine floor with luxury leather sofas. All four bedrooms are air-conditioned and enjoy spectacular sea views.
The sun deck leads to five balconies, a sun terrace and an infinity swimming pool that all overlook the sea. Since the villa is situated on a hill that is approximately 120 feet above sea level, residents of the villa get to witness both the glorious sunsets and sunrises.
The first floor has a fun area where you will find the living room featuring a large flat-screen TV, luxury sofas and a bar. Off the living room is a full-sized billiard table and powder room. In the clubhouse, there is a fully fitted gym as well as a jacuzzi.
The large, well-equipped, modern kitchen comes with an automatic washing machine. The tastefully furnished dining room boasts an exquisite wooden dining table that seats eight with ease. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. There is also a backup generator should there be a power cut.
The villa has its own live-in staff, with your very own private driver, chef and housemaid residing on the ground floor. There is also a service kitchen on that floor. This means that as well as daily housekeeping, coffee and tea are provided every morning. For an extra cost, you can also have breakfast, lunch and/or dinner specially prepared for you. There is 24×7 security on and around the grounds.
Bay View Villa
And last on our list for the top private villas in Reis Magos to stay at is the Bay View Villa. This charming villa is a sea-facing property that offers panoramic views of the sea and is the ultimate hideaway for people seeking a break from their mundane routine. Guests living at the property will get the feeling of residing in an affluent home away from home while also enjoying the comforts and solitude it has to offer. The villa is just a stone’s throw away from Reis Magos’ famed tourist attractions like the famous Reis Magos Fort, Kegdole beach, Coco beach and various popular restaurants and cafes.
The villa houses four well-furnished bedrooms that offer comfortable king-sized beds, ACs, and Wi-Fi. Two of these rooms are located on the ground floor of the villa while the other two bedrooms are located on the first floor of this property. The two bedrooms on the ground floor open up to the pool area. All four bedrooms have attached bathrooms that are equipped with geysers, towels, and basic toiletries.
There is an expansive living room on the ground floor of this villa. With its comfortable bench-style seating with soft cushions, this room can easily accommodate up to 10 people. It is equipped with a plethora of modern amenities that include an AC, TV, Wi-Fi, and a wired music system. The dining area is a component of the living room on the ground floor. It has a breakfast countertop that can accommodate 6 people. This room has ample other seating arrangements and can seat up to 8 people. The living room also features a verandah.
There is an attached private terrace with a bar counter overlooking the sea on the first floor of this property The terrace also features patio furniture and a table that can seat up to 8 people. It also has a wooden swing. This villa also has a private outdoor pool where guests can enjoy a de-stressing soak or unwind with their loved ones.
Guests may use the kitchen premises to prepare their meals. Additionally, they can choose to order in from the nearby eateries. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, oven, gas stove, refrigerator, water purifier, toaster, mixer, and grinder. Crockery, cutlery and other necessary kitchen utensils are also provided.
Amenities provided at the villa include a generator for power back up, Wi-Fi, a washing machine, clothes dryer and secured parking space for up to 3 cars inside and 2 cars outside the villa. The host is not present at the property but is always accessible via call or message. A trained and responsible caretaker is present to resolve any concerns and help you have a perfect stay.
With this, we conclude our list of the best private villas in Reis Magos to stay at during your next vacation in Goa. So, if you are feeling bored and want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, head down to one of these amazing private villas and enjoy a nice and quiet vacation in the peaceful countryside of Reis Magos. Book your rooms now!