We present to you our amazing loved property which has a view looking across the fields to the backwaters of Divar Island in Goa. We provide our guests with a true Goan experience from food, drinks, music to culture. Our 3 room cottage, guesthouse and B&B is nestled on a beautiful island in Goa. You can reach the island in a ferry ride which can carry your 4 or 2 wheelers.
“This is a wonderful place to stay if you want go get away from the crowd and bustle of the city, located around 10 to 12km from panjim. The island offers a place to relax and chill out with your friends or alone. The owner is also very nice and hospitable will try and accommodate you to the best of his abilities. The only thing to be warned about is the travel and seclusion of the island, as mentioned several times it's an island so you can only go there by ferry which is working 24hrs (only one ferry runs 24hrs) and for that you have to go around to old goa if you're heading in from the city. The seclusion of the island is in terms of how quite it is and not a lot is available there in terms of purchasing or anything like that if you're in goa for that but if you're looking to chill then it's a great place as the house itself has an assortment of liquor and food to keep you busy as well as an in house food menu.”
The Loja (shop/store in Portuguese) on the water’s edge was an early trading post. Canoas (boats) exchanged salt and tiles for farm produce bound for village fairs. Restored, it’s now a self-contained space in the same rural waterfront setting, tranquil yet only 20 minutes from Panjim. Experience Goa of long ago; early morning walks, cycle in the village; an 18th century chapel, temple and waterways. Be creative or idle, watch fish jump, catch your supper, sleep to the lull of running water.
“It's hard to put into words how special this place is, we had a wonderful peaceful stay. We hadn't planned to visit this area of Goa, but we are so glad we did. Away from the tourist trail, the Loja is nestled next to a tranquil lake only visited by a few fishermen, many different birds and to our delight otters! It feels very private here and has a lot of land around it, but it is also very close to friendly villages. We hired a scooter from Vincent, (the caretaker here), this was great to get around and explore this beautiful area, authentic Goa. We loved hoping on and off the ferries to nearby places and going to Mapusa to stock up on groceries. We were looking for a place to stay where we could cook and be self contained, so the Loja was perfect for us. The Loja itself is well designed and stylishly decorated. The size and space was just right for 2 people. We loved the big windows and leaving the shutters open for a lovely view across the lake, especially at night. Each morning the sunrise was spectacular and also lovely to have a peaceful walk along the lakeside. The hosts were very helpful as was the caretaker/manager Vincent. Vincent and his lovely wife work so hard to keep this place beautiful and they were incredibly kind and thoughtful. Vincent gave us lots of information about how to get to some wonderful places and helped with our onward travel plans. This truly is a unique place, we extended our stay there and were very sad to leave. Thank you for creating and sharing such a special space and we hope to come back someday”
This traditionnal goan/indo-portuguese house from the early 20's is located in Pandao Wado. This village belong to Chorao Island, not far from Panjim: 20 minutes by car. Chorao has preserve its own and unique beauty, thanks to the mangrove around. This house can host 6/7 people.
“Villa Ludwina is one of those places that you need to find your groove. Located in a leafy corner of the utterly atmospheric Chorao island, this Villa is one of those authentic Portuguese villas albeit with a few modern and artistic touches. There are two bedrooms, although one of them is a makeshift one - there’s a wooden partition that guards one’s privacy. The front of the house belies the massive space inside. You can spend hours outside on the porch soaking in the unhurried pace of the island. The kitchen has been designed with the intention that people will converge there to either chat gently or sit silently listening to birdsong. Yes, perfect for all those who want to get away from it all. There are lovely lanes that are perfect for meandering walks, admiring the flora, fauna, and grand-to-modest but equally beautiful examples of Portuguese villas. Some hospitality basics were unfortunately lacking - such as bedsheets way past their prime, towels that are clean but a bit musty, kitchen essentials that seem a bit dated - nothing that cannot be solved with a bit of love and attention. And that’d make Villa Ludwina an unbeatable choice on the island.”