A welcome addition to the south Goa accommodation scene, this is unquestionably my favourite place to stay in the Far South of Goa. Goan owner Sandesh (Sandy) is an architect working in Mumbai who has restored this wonderful heritage villa and created a charming place to stay. Located in the bustling market town of Chaudi, the property offer a serene stay and is just five mins from the wonderful Patnem Beach. There are four comfortable guestrooms, furnished with antique pieces, but currently they do not have a/c or en-suite bathrooms. There are mobile cooler units and each bedroom has a designated luxurious bathroom located at the rear of the house.

A highlight is the wonderful patio, which is undoubtedly the place to be, and it is charming both for breakfast and in the evening for a candle-lit dinner. The service is relaxed and thoughtful. The owners’ sister, an Ayurvedic doctor runs the Turiya Spa in a pavilion in the leafy garden. In the season the rooms range in price from Rs. 4,500 to 5,500 and the whole villa is Rs 20,000 a night. Discounts available in the monsoon.