Private villas have become a very popular choice for accommodation among tourists visiting Goa. Even though the state has several hotels and resorts which cater to travellers with different budgets, many tourists have been trying villas as a place to put up during their holidays in Goa. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, living in your private villa gives you a feeling of being in your own home away from home. Secondly, you end up enjoying more privacy when you stay in a villa as compared to when you stay at a hotel or a resort. Thirdly, you can get exclusive access to facilities like a swimming pool, a garden, a BBQ area and various other amenities, exclusively for yourself and those accompanying you. You don’t have to share these facilities with anyone else, the way you do when staying in a hotel. Due to its rising popularity as an alternative option for accommodation, several private rental villas have come up in Goa, which offers guests a nice place to put up during their holiday. In this article, we explore the top 5 best villas in North Goa to stay in during your next holiday in North Goa.
Starting the list of top villas in North Goa is Villa Kinara. Situated in the sleepy village of Reis Magos 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 for the guests to use.
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.
Royal Marigold by SaffronStays, Vagator
Next on the list of villas in North Goa is Royal Marigold by SaffronStays. This is a 1629-built heritage villa in Vagator that takes you back in time. This stunning 5-bedroom private pool villa in North Goa is just 5 minutes away from the Vagator beach and is a great choice because of its proximity to all the nearby tourist attractions. It is the perfect place to put up in Vagator, when on a short adventure trip with friends or an annual holiday with your family.
The spacious living room, the lazy lawns and priceless vintage furniture create the perfect royal Portuguese vibe. A private pool under tall palm trees makes the place all the more special. You can try your hand at perfecting those quarantine recipes in the well-stocked, expansive kitchen. Even though the home is in one of Goa’s best residential societies, the gated entrance for this villa ensures that guests get complete privacy.
Island House Goa, Divar Island
The Island House Goa, situated at Divar Island, is the perfect place for a staycation, a honeymoon, an anniversary, or a college reunion party. It is a 108-year-old villa that has been restored and retrofitted with all modern-day amenities. The staff is very courteous and helpful.
The living areas of the villa are large and spacious. The main hall alone can seat 20 people comfortably. The dining area and the art attic are beautifully arranged. The villa has a large kitchen, which is fully equipped with every basic necessity to meet your culinary needs. The large swimming pool is the villa’s pride, designed with natural stones for that rustic island feel on the beautiful sprawling green lawns.
The villa offers four beautiful air-conditioned rooms. Two very large master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are on the first level overlooking the pool and lawn. On the ground level, there is one Master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. There is also another bedroom on the ground level with 2 single beds and a shared bathroom.
Guests can enjoy surfing the net using high-speed WiFi or spend time reading books in the mini library. The villa is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of North Goa and is very close to supermarkets, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and various other tourist attractions.
Villa Calangute-Phase 1 , Calangute
Villa Calangute is a superbly located beach villa in Calangute, just a 2-minute walk from the beach, close to all the local amenities, flea markets, restaurants, supermarkets, and beauty salons and spas. The villa is built in a charming, traditional Portuguese style and is maintained to a very high standard. The villa is spread over 2 levels with 4 bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor (pink bedroom). All the luxury bedrooms have elegant French windows which lead onto a large balcony. Each balcony has comfortable seating where you can sit down and soak in the sea breeze. The blue bedroom and pink bedroom have king-size beds, whereas the gold bedroom and green bedroom have twin beds. All bedrooms have air conditioners, ceiling fans, wardrobes, mirrors and bedside tables.
Each bathroom contains a unique luxury Kohler hand basin, vanity mirror, western style WC and rain shower with hot and cold water. The blue master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a separate bathtub room. The downstairs bathroom is located next to the pink bedroom. The green and gold bedrooms share a family bathroom with a roll-in shower, over the counter basin, and customised laser cut overhead vanity lighting.
Casa Lénas, Candolim
Lastly, on the list of best villas in North Goa is Casa Lenas. Casa Lénas is a characteristic Indo-Portuguese restored 100-year-old cottage, located in a quiet neighbourhood in the beautiful village of Candolim. It is only 2 minutes walking distance from the magnificent Candolim beach. It has a private garden and a veranda and can accommodate up to 7 guests.
This cottage has 2 air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and 1 bedroom with a separate bathroom. The cottage has a large living room and a dining room with a table and 6 chairs. It also has a nice kitchen, equipped with amenities like a fridge, a freezer, a toaster, and a 4 burner gas stove.
The 2 bedrooms downstairs have king-sized beds, wardrobes and luggage space. The attached bathrooms have rain showers and are stocked with basic toiletries. The 3rd bedroom is upstairs with its bathroom downstairs.
The rooms of the cottage have high ceilings constructed in teak wood with terracotta tiles that maintain the cool environment. There are ceiling fans throughout the cottage. The garden surrounding the cottage contains a large patio area providing privacy and shade. The property comes with amenities like an inverter, telephone, a safe, cable TV, and free wi-fi. The cottage is your ideal home far away from home. It is perfect for families with children or couples.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head down to one of these amazing private villas in North Goa to experience Goa from your own home away from home. Make your bookings now!