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THE VILLA GOA Luxury Villa Rental in Goa.This beautifully restored 200 year old Indo–Portuguese mansion and renovated villa in the garden, Villa Jardim, are situated in a 1.5 acre lush sub–tropical private garden with a stunning infinity swimming pool. Located in Assagao, which is considered one of the most fashionable residential areas in Goa, close to Anjuna & Vagator and the quiet beaches in North Goa, as well as the best restaurants and Mapusa market town. The luxury private villas provide very comfortable and stylish accommodation with contemporary facilities. An ideal Goa hide out, where the friendly staff will take care of all the extra details to make your Goa villa holiday special, from arranging car rentals to booking a relaxing massage. Enjoy the European cook's repertoire of delicious dishes which are inspired by top quality ingredients, when they are at their seasonal best. Dine on the veranda or in the Vasary, and the shaded pergola in the garden is perfect for outdoor dining.The Villa Goa sleeps up to twelve people. Reservations can be made for two or more people. We only accept bookings for one group or family at any time so you will have exclusive use of all facilities during your stay.The Villa Goa - luxury villa rental offering a secure and discreet alternative to hotels and resorts
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Thomas B wrote a review Jan 2020
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Just had a 9 day unforgettable stay at the Villa Goa, owned by Mark Bell, which is a magnificent property with 2 colonial villas (Villa Goa and the "smaller" Vila Jardim). We were a party of 6, so used both properties. First of all, the pictures of the place do not over promise (as it is usually the case), the place is even nicer. The décor is put together with a lot of thought and very fitting for this over 200 year old place. The Villa Goa is located in Assagao not far away from all the bustling action and within easy driving distance to the various beaches. It was always great to come back to this oasis of peace and quiet or stay an entire afternoon at the fantastic pool in a well maintained garden in the back of the property next to Villa Jardim. Mark was always very helpful and went out of his way to provide helpful tips or made Restaurant reservations even before we arrived and certainly during our stay. Staff is also available at the property which is an unusual extra bonus. Amar, Kalpesh and Steven are wonderful people, always helpful and Steven outperformed preparing us wonderful meals at the property for a very reasonable price (24 hours notice is naturally required since he buys everything fresh). This was so far the best holiday property I have ever stayed and I can't think of a nicer place in Goa. We can’t wait to return to this wonderful place at some point in the future and I can wholeheartedly recommend this place (5/5). Thank you very much for everything, Mark, Steven, Kalpesh, Amar.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from VillaGoaRental, Owner at The Villa Goa
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear Thomas Many thanks for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to host your family over the Christmas and the New Year. Happy to hear that may return some point in the future. It would be our privilege to host you again. Warm regards Mark
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Nuno Macedo wrote a review May 2018
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom1219 contributions144 helpful votes
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The Villa Goa, owned by Mark Bell, is a beautiful property with 2 colonial villas (the main Villa Goa) and the "smaller" 2 bedrooms one (the Vila Jardim). Both properties are an excellent option, specially for larger groups (although they can be booked separately. They're very spacious and with functional yet quirky decor. The Villa Goa is located in Assagao which is a quiet, up and coming location in North Goa with some great options for restaurants (e.g. Gunpowder) and stores (e.g Rangeela) a few minutes walking from the villa, fantastic. We booked Villa Jardim to celebrate mum's birthday and we stayed 1 week. We enjoyed dining at the villa (excellent food!), we also had massages from Renita and George who kindly came to the villa and pampered us, highly recommended! Mark was impeccable from the moment I decided to book Villa Jardim (quite a few months in advance), responding professionally and with promptness to my multiple queries and requests by email -- we wanted to sure mum would bring excellent memories back home. She was treated kindly by the staff, including offering her a bouquet of flowers, on her anniversary day, very touching. I can't think of a nicer place in Goa and I wouldn't hesitate to book the Villa Jardim again - to me, and although it's not the main original villa, is the one that has the most spectacular setting overlooking the beautiful maintained gardens and pool. Thank you very much for everything, Mark. Best wishes.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from thevillagoa, Owner at The Villa Goa
Responded 21 Jul 2018
Many thanks for posting your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you. We are very happy that you choose to stay with us to celebrate your mum’s birthday, and that you enjoyed your time at the villa … and in Assagao, Goa Please come back soon! Warm regards Mark
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Adil D wrote a review Jan 2018
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This was my first time visiting India and I was absolutely delighted on arriving at villa Goa. I had the opportunity to stay in both properties over the week (Villa Goa and Villa Jardim) and both were beautiful and immaculately clean All staff were extremely friendly and the cooking provided by the chef was outstanding! Thank you Wilbert! The owner Mark was really friendly, approachable and helpful in recommending and booking restaurants. His attention to detail is outstanding which is reflected in both the service provided by all staff and also the standards of the rooms. The location of the villa is stunning close enough to the hustle and bustle to get a real feel for Goa but also set in what can only be described as a mini paradise with stunning gardens and forest and arguably the best pool I have ever swum in. Overall an unforgettable trip, thank you to all at Villa Goa, look forward to seeing u again soon!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from thevillagoa, Owner at The Villa Goa
Responded 17 Jan 2018
Many thanks for your review. We are very happy that we had the opportunity to hosted you on your first visit to India and helped in giving you an unforgettable trip. Very much looking forward to seeing you again. Mark
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Paul C wrote a review Dec 2017
London, England, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a return visit to the wonderful Villa Goa for me - and it was even better than my first time- the location and faciltiies are second to none, great for accessing the best of Goa but even better for just chilling and enjoying the fantastic villa - early morning sitting out on the terrace having breakfast - the sights and sounds of the forest waking is just beyond words - and a few laps in the private pool helped to work up an apetite for dinner - impeccably prepared by the chef...highly reocommend. For a change I wanted to eat out and Mark recommended Gunpowder which is a 2 minute walk away - fabulous food too
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from thevillagoa, Owner at The Villa Goa
Responded 20 Dec 2017
Hi Paul Many thanks for your review and for staying with us a second time, it was wonderful to host you again. I hope that you will return soon. Warm regards Mark
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AffectiPraefectus wrote a review Nov 2017
London, United Kingdom49 contributions18 helpful votes
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This was my second time staying at the villa goa this year, I was lucky enough to be able to stay in the main house for a few days in August during monsoon which was a pleasure, although I had the whole house to myself, Mark (the owner) and his staff were there if I needed anything which was reassuring. The second time I stayed was in Villa Jardim at the rear of the main house, I stayed with a friend and her daughter and although the villa was smaller, it was just as comfortable with 2 bedrooms a large reception room and kitchen plus terrace and verandah. the owner and staff were attentive yet unobtrusive which imo is/was a great plus, if there’s one thing I can’t bare it’s hotel/villa rental staff milling around in your face 24/7. The food was great and the breakfast was more than adequate with fresh fruit, juice, choice of cereals and cooked items and the homemade breads preserves made it all the more special. Food orders for lunch and dinner had to be requested at breakfast, which was understandable as it was villa and not a large hotel, nothing was too much trouble, and the kitchen facilities in villa jardim were another plus if we wanted to cook our own food (but who in their right mind does that on vacation). The pool...’THE POOL’ was...I was speechless, we were all speechless, just fantastic end of. Mark the owner kindly offered and small paddling pool and inflatable arm floats for my friends daughter which was a very helpful and caring. Wifi / phone signal, mostly good with the odd break due to unforseen circumstances, phone signal not good but the location is in a kind of valley which means you have to walk up the drive to the road, so no big deal there. Power outages few and far between, but there is a UPS for lights and tv, but not ac which again is understandable and besides it just resets when the power comes back. all in all we had an amazing time and although the title says “a home from home”, I wish my home was like this. I can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: all rooms are great, they also have twin beds that can be made as one large double
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Response from thevillagoa, Owner at The Villa Goa
Responded 19 Nov 2017
Many thanks for your review. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay, were comfortable and decided to return. It was our pleasure to host you at The Villa Goa and many thanks for returning with your friend and her daughter. You were perfect guests and I hope you will all return again soon. Warm regards Mark
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Ankit A wrote a review Oct 2017
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We stayed there recently with our family and was shocked with the arrogance of Mark(owner). He came across as very heady person and least interested in making us feel comfortable, completely contrary of what we had expected from the hefty price we paid for the property. Worst was that they have no generators to back up the constant electricity fluctuations ! There were allot of long dark periods that we had to put-up with and worst was that no one is available for help ! Extremely miser attitude with terrible breakfast of just cereal and fruits, run down towels, no shampoo or bath gel in toilets ! He levied allot of in-genuine incidental charges to avoid paying us the full deposit money back. Over all a very bad experience ! Have allot of English friends in UK and have stayed with amazing European hosts but never came across such a snooty Bristisher ! I guess it's time for this Bristisher to go back to his country and learn something about hospitality !
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from thevillagoa, Owner at The Villa Goa
Responded 22 Feb 2018
There is so much to respond to here - so many inaccuracies which I can detail and contest. But I don’t want to feed this vicious fire. I don’t agree with most things you say here. But I’m sorry your holiday wasn’t as planned. The only graceful thing for me to do is to wish you a better holiday, and indeed, all the best always.
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sxstraveller wrote a review Oct 2017
Mumbai, India104 contributions71 helpful votes
I am an extremely particular traveler and reviewer (see my other reviews), but I find it hard to find many faults in my experience at The Villa! I only wish I had found this villa earlier. There is probably nothing like this anywhere in Goa. The English owner is personally involved in the day to day management of the villa, and this is really well demonstrated in the overall experience that you will have. He is extremely particular and precise about the running and maintenance of the property, and I was thrilled to see this in action from the minute we arrived. I knew we were going to have a fabulous stay! Here is my review on specific points: Booking process - very smooth, transparent, with clear pre-arrival information and coordination. Car and driver - outsourced a great small company that has a few cars, they have worked with The Villa for years. Warning - Goa car rental in general is not cheap, there are not really any taxis available, so you need to budget to rent a daily car. You deal with the driver directly, so this is not billed through The Villa. The Villa is about an hour from the airport. Location - the area of Assagao is a beautiful lush part of Goa. Its about 15 minutes from the nearest beach. There are many cute cafes and restaurants in the area, and other good restaurants within 20 to 30 minutes. The nearest lunchtime locations that are healthy cafes (if you don't have lunch at The Villa) are Villa Blanche, Ruta's Roadhouse, and Nattis Cafe. For something a bit heavier try Gunpowder or Ciao Bella. About 15 minutes drive to Vagator and you have lots of restaurants - Thalassa, Antares and others on the same strip. About 25 minutes drive to Morjim and lots of beach shacks and restaurants such as La Plage. Mark the owner, can help you book all these in advance or whilst are you are at the property. The Villa - there are two villas on the property. The main Villa and Villa Jardim. We stayed in both for three nights each. The main Villa is an old construct that was entirely refurbished. It is huge, beautiful, high ceilings, open central courtyard and 3 bedrooms. Villa Jardim is a new construct with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a small living room. The Pool - 18 metre pool, wow, we couldn't quite believe we had this whole pool to ourselves! 6 comfy lounge beds with proper mattresses and large umbrellas, fresh towels at the pool every day laid out before we arrived. The path down to the pool is stone steps and a bit uneven - incase anyone has mobility issues they should check before visiting. The Rooms - all are ensuite. Some bathrooms have two basins, all have walk-in showers. The rooms in the main Villa are large, the ones in Villa Jardim much smaller but there is a huge terrace balcony off the bedroom. There are proper sheets and duvets (much appreciated as unusual for Goa), and towels in the bathroom. There is no shower gel/shampoo, hairdryer etc - so bring your own, or request it in advance. The main thing is that the rooms are spotlessly clean! We are very particular about this, and appreciated the level of cleanliness maintained. There is quite alot of noise and light coming into the rooms due to monkeys, various bird sounds early morning and light coming through the skylights. Meals - breakfast is included and served on one of the terraces or inside, up to you. There is fresh fruit, museli, homemade breads (delicious), homemade jams, eggs to order. You can ask for other things in advance, but don't expect an Indian breakfast. Other meals can be served by the chef Steven (another English gentleman who has lived in India for many years), who has immense knowledge about many things, including local fruits and veggies. You can plan the menus in advance with him. We didn't have other meals as went out for all, but I am confident that Steven could serve a deliciouslunch or dinner. Service - daily housekeeping is provided and there is a gardner/security guard around all the time. After breakfast is served the butler and owner will leave you to your own devices. If you are looking for hotel type service then don't stay here. The idea is to run the villa as if it were your own. There is a fridge stocked with snacks and drinks, and you just help yourself and you are billed at the end. You can whatsapp or call any of the staff if you need anything, and they will respond quickly. Tips - When booking, be clear about your expectations of the Villa and ensure they are being met. This is not an experience for everybody who is used to staying in a hotel. There are certain ways that the Villa has to be managed during your stay, and you need to be prepared for that and respect the rules of the property which has been so well maintained for guests. Lots of mosquitos in the area, so be prepared. Not really a place for children - lots of steps, and the pool doesn't have a shallow end. WIFI is available but phone reception is poor. There are often power cuts so don't rely on getting constant internet. Overall - can't really fault this place. The few points of feedback I had were quickly addressed by the owner. I would highly recommend this to couples or small groups who are looking for an exclusive getaway, want to spend chill time by the pool and have the privacy of their own villa. I would not recommend this for large groups who want late night parties with waiter service and various meal or other requirements.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from VillaGoaRental, Owner at The Villa Goa
Responded 18 Apr 2019
Many thanks for taking the time to write your detailed review of The Villa Goa. I'm happy that you enjoyed our Villa experience and have recommended us to your friends. You can rest assured that we will do everything possible to make their stay comfortable. Many thanks for your feedback about the path down to the pool. Because you brought this to our attention we have replaced the path with new even stones. I'm happy to say that there is no longer a problem for people with mobility issues Please come back soon. Warm regards Mark
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markhodge60 wrote a review Mar 2017
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What an amazing place. As soon as we arrived this place had the WOW factor. Literally. Simply the best place I've ever stayed. Villa Goa just oozes class. Everything was so luxurious but in a beautiful simple style. We were exceptionally looked after by the owner Mark and on a day to day basis by Kalpesh. Attentive and there when you need them without being in your face. The food supplies was outstanding but Mark was happy to give tips on the best places to eat and drink. Our only regret was we never took advantage of the a la carte chef who was available. The place was so tranquil we were so chilled we were horizontal. A perfect antidote to our exceptionally busy lives. A superb place to relax but close enough to bars restaurants and clubs if you need weakening up a bit. The pool and surrounding area was outstanding. I cannot rate this villa highly enough. Thank you Villa Goa, Mark and Kalpesh
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Rachel B wrote a review Mar 2017
Docking, United Kingdom270 contributions33 helpful votes
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The Villa Goa is a truly marvellous find. I challenge anyone to find a more amazing Villa anywhere in Goa with such high standards, professional and efficient staff team, Beautiful rooms, grounds, pool and gardens. Mark the director couldn't have been more helpful and organised with our visit to the property and we would certainly make a return visit. Thank you to Mark and all of the staff team for making our Yoga retreat a truly magical experience.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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THSA33 wrote a review Mar 2015
London, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
If you are looking for a premium place to stay in Goa, look no further then The Villa Goa. The house and garden are easily the most beautiful in Goa. Being up in Assagao allows you to travel to any beach you want and then come back to true peace and luxury. The pool is gorgeous and great to jump in after a long day at the beach to cool off. The food served at The Villa Goa is delicious. I couldn't recommend The Villa Goa more- I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Villa Goa
Which popular attractions are close to The Villa Goa?
Nearby attractions include St. Michael's Church (0.9 km), Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery (0.4 km), and Red Brick Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Villa Goa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Villa Goa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Villa Goa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Villa Goa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Villa Goa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gunpowder, Mustard Cafe, and Villa Blanche Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Villa Goa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Villa Goa have airport transportation?
Yes, The Villa Goa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Villa Goa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Assagao.
Does The Villa Goa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Villa Goa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.