Beautiful Old Portugese Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Calangute, Goa, India

Between Candolim & Calangute, in the heart of North Goa. It is tucked away in a quiet lane. A brisk 6 min. walk & you are on the beach, at Aggie’s Shack or Roma Shack, on a quiet stretch of Candolim Beach. It is in an ‘idyllic setting”.

The Space

A 1950’s style original Portuguese era home, this property has been beautifully restored & well maintained. There is abundant natural light (sky light) & air and the furniture is largely old Portuguese & colonial in style, with a 4-poster bed, planters chairs etc.

It sits 2 double & 1 single bedrooms, with 2 attached bathrooms & a common bathroom. All baths have showers & 1 bathtub.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a Faber cooking range, microwave & refrigerator. The pantry has a washer & dryer.

The house has split air conditioners in every room and essentially can become a centrally air conditioned home. There is also a 2-battery system UPS inverter that runs fans, lights & a laptop during power cuts.

Guest Access

The neighbourhood boasts the popular Snip Spa & Salon, the fabulous Lloyd’s Barbeque, Viva La Finice, Republic of Noodles, and Au Reverie Lounge & Restaurant amongst others. All other amenities are a walking distance from the cottage & majority of the hip & happening venues are a short ride away.

You could be in the heart of all the activity or just disappear to the calm & comfort of the cottage.

Interaction with Guests

The property has a caretaker who looks after the general daily maintenance of this cottage and is extremely resourceful in arranging for any guest needs such as a car, 2 wheeler, Goan cook etc.

CCTV cameras are installed on the pathway to the cottage & at the front door entry/ patio area.

Getting around

There is a cab stand at the beginning of the lane.

Other Things to Note

This is our home & not a hotel or service apartment style living. My employees are there for the home & not on guest duty. If they help you, it is because they choose to. They are not bound to.

It is an OLD COTTAGE and we choose to keep it simple. The shower is an instant heating unit, not a luxurious fitting with water pressure like that of a hotel!

There are power cuts in Goa. We do have an inverter for basic lamps & fans to come on but torches, candles etc. may or may not be there for you as some guests leave such things behind & some choose to take what others have left behind!

You are renting the cottage that is fitted with a washing machine. Please do not expect bed sheets to be changed, made, ironed etc., post your checking in. All this is your responsibility to manage.

Mehendi (caretaker) will receive you & take all your details (ID proof etc.) as this is mandatory to maintain for the authorities. He will guide you with any concerns/ needs you may have.

We are certified by the Health Dept., Fire Dept., Tourism Board & the Calangute Panchayat (local authorities).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Extra people: $17 / night after 5 guests
Monthly Price: $2120 /month
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable for 6 adults. One of the beds is a twin but it wasn't really a problem for us.

    My family and I were pleasantly surprised to see how close the cottage was to lots of restaurants, activity and the beach of course. A great location, close to things but tucked away from the main road enough to be quiet and peaceful.

    Would absolutely stay again on a return to Goa.

    February 2014
  • Beautiful and well located house. The beach is a 5-minute walk. Shops and restaurants nearby as well.
    Very nice to sit in the evening on the terrace of the house - very beautiful stained glass lamps.
    The owner and staff are very helpful.

    February 2014
  • Great location close to the beach. It was cleaned daily and Sam even organized a cab driver to pick us up from the airport. We had a great stay and would definitely come back again.

    January 2014
  • Nice and very well maintained cottage. The host (Sam) was accessible to answer all our queries well in advance of our stay. The caretaker (Filomina) and the cleaning lady made us feel at home and we shall love to revisit the place.

    December 2013
  • It's a beautiful place!

    December 2013
  • The cottage is in a great location close to Calungute beach. It is located on a quiet street off the main road that has some nice restaurants. The beach is a 10 minute walk. The cottage has a lot of character, is very tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable. The host (Sam), caretaker and cleaning lady made sure everything was taken care of at the cottage during our stay. They were also able to arrange for transportation back to the airport. We had a great visit and I would reach out to Sam again for a future visit.

    November 2013
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