What your guests will love about your home
I am unable to separate the description into different paragraphs, so it is in one big paragraph, sorry about that.
A majestic new cottage in beautiful north Goa, right on the peaceful palm-fringed Chapora river, 25-30 minutes from the famous white sand beaches of Goa.
The cottage is designed in pure oriental style with tons of charm, sophistication and attention to detail. You'll enjoy all contemporary comforts in breathtakingly beautiful tropical surroundings.
Stretching to the east and starting steps from your doorstep is a magical native rainforest (monkeys from the forest come to visit and feast on mangos very often). in short, a very unique atmosphere with incredible fruit and palm trees everywhere that the myriad colourful forest birds and monkeys absolutely love.
Goa is famous for its endless stretch of wide and varied beaches and the roads to the beach area will take you through amazing Indian countryside of ancient temples, rice paddy fields, huge banyan trees, traditional villages and a very shanti (peaceful) sun-baked land.
The cottage is very serene and classic, yet at the same time also comfortable and contemporary. A lot of attention has gone into the small details. It is as colourful as the Portuguese-Indian heritage of Goa might suggest. The first floor has a beautiful oriental entrance hall, two peaceful bedrooms, a unique stylish bathroom and office/computer area . The second floor is one big open-concept space with very high ceiling and huge curved windows that look out onto tropical bliss and the magnificent river that passes 30 feet from the house. Big beautiful stone balconies all around with the inevitable sacred Tulsi plant. The second floor complex also has an open outdoor shower area, which is absolutely lovely for taking in the sun and nature while showering (shower at first floor is indoors) and a separate kitchenette area with waist-high counters and a big opening to the surrounding beauty.
The river is a very central and strong presence next to the cottage. It is quite wide and quite wild. And has an Amazonian feeling to it with the pure tropical vegetation at its banks and the traditional boats gliding slowly along with it. There is a small deck right on the water's edge where one could totally lose oneself in the timeless beauty all around. At dusk and dawn it takes on particular enchantment.
If you are interested in yoga and/or ayurveda, you will be spoiled for choice in Goa with numerous retreats and healing centers, some of them world renowned, ranging from short day treatments all the way to fully immersive month long teacher's training.
Please note that the cottage is NOT located in the hustle and bustle of the tourist strip along the beach, but rather in a more rural location a little inland. This way you avoid the crowds, noise and pollution and have your own peaceful tropical paradise and yet are within a 25-30 minute drive from all the action of the beach area.
You will also be well situated for exploring far and wide, if you wish to do so. within 15 minutes from two train stations that connect to the rest of India (a leisure rail journey across the sub-continent is one of the highlights of traveling in India) and 70-80 minutes from Goa's international airport with flights to all major cities in India (1-2 hour flights to reach almost anywhere in India) and easy connections to the rest of south and southeast Asia (Sri Lanka, Nepal/Himalayas and Thailand are all within 3-5 hours of low-cost flights).
What your guests will love about your neighborhood
Goa, all the incredible charms of india with all the comforts of the west. Please see more info above in house description
Beach/Swimming, Surfing/Windsurfing/Kitesurfing, Canoe/Kayaking, Hiking, Climbing
peaceful, beautiful and unique