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Little Paradise Goa- a Homestay in Assagao

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
We have reopened our Homestay at Little Paradise in June 2020 after 6 years - with the addition of two new independent studio units to the property. ​Little Paradise Goa is a charming boutique vacation homestay in Assagao - offering independent cottage units and contemporary chic studio-style rooms, to travellers who enjoy the comfort of small spaces, minimal design and alfresco living. Bathed in natural light, the cottages and studio units have large outdoor spaces - decks, terraces, balcaos, balconies and gardens, overlooking the valley of the village. ​Set in 1200 square metres of lush tropical greenery, the property rests on a hill slope, giving the experience of a ‘tree house’ - surrounded as it is by mango, cashew, jamun, teak and coconut trees. We grow our own vegetables and herb...We have reopened our Homestay at Little Paradise in June 2020 after 6 years - with the addition of two new independent studio units to the property. ​Little Paradise Goa is a charming boutique vacation homestay in Assagao - offering independent cottage units and contemporary chic studio-style rooms, to travellers who enjoy the comfort of small spaces, minimal design and alfresco living. Bathed in natural light, the cottages and studio units have large outdoor spaces - decks, terraces, balcaos, balconies and gardens, overlooking the valley of the village. ​Set in 1200 square metres of lush tropical greenery, the property rests on a hill slope, giving the experience of a ‘tree house’ - surrounded as it is by mango, cashew, jamun, teak and coconut trees. We grow our own vegetables and herbs on the property and encourage guests to be part of our home garden - to plant seeds, nurture the soil and be a part of the community. ​Little Paradise is a peaceful and safe haven for people seeking a quiet home away from home… and yet it is just minutes away from markets, restaurants, yoga and wellness retreats, beaches and the fishing villages of Goa. 1. THE HOME COTTAGE (sleeps 2 in bedroom, 1 in living room) The home cottage is my home which I rent only when I am travelling. The cottage is an eclectic blend of contemporary and traditional design, offering comfortable accommodation with facilities that include air conditioning, wifi and inverter power backup. The Cottage Suite has a large bedroom with a queen size double bed, comfortable seating and a large work desk space. The bedroom opens to a private terrace - The attached bathroom has a additional outdoor shower and bathing area… for the true tropical experience. The spacious living and dining space has large bay windows and is filled with natural light and overlooks the little dip pool. A large covered patio/balcao at the entrance allows for alfresco dining, reading or just entertaining. A bright and open format kitchen is part of the living and dining space and faces the rear verandah and garden. 2. THE LITTLE ROOM (great for 1 person, comfortable for 2) The Little Room is a cozy, comfortable, independent ground floor unit of the main cottage. The room is full of light with large bay windows, jaisalmer flooring, comfortable seating, curtain blinds and simple functionality in design of a small space. The bedroom has high speed internet, a smart tv and is air-conditioned. The pantry area adjoining the room has a refrigerator, microwave, kettle. The room is private and tucked behind the plumage of tropical trees, palms, lilies, and with easy access to the garden and road. A full bathroom with shower facilities is attached with the room. 3. THE DECK STUDIO (sleeps 2) The one room Deck Studio is complete with an open plan kitchen, an indoor dining place for two, a diwan for seating and reading, a queen size bed, handcrafted colorful rugs, book shelves and a rocking chair! Bathroom with shower facilities and a wardrobe is filled with natural light. Large sliding doors that open and connect seamlessly to a large deck facing the lush green garden and valley and a rear private courtyard which is bounded with forest land. The outdoor deck and courtyard serves as focal points of the exterior area and creates a wonderful space to gather with friends on a summer evening. The kitchen has modern cabinets and appliances with refrigerator and microwave. The living spaces are simple, minimal, comfortable, airconditioned, private and safe. 4. THE TREETOP STUDIO (sleeps 2 in queen bed, 1 in single divan) The one room Treetop Studio is complete with an open plan kitchen, an indoor dining place for four, living spaces for seating and entertaining, A king size bed, handcrafted colorful rugs, a work table, book shelves and a comfortable seating chairs! The entire length of the treetop studio opens through sliding doors to a 24 foot long balcony - a real showstopper as you enter the room - connecting the entire living space seamlessly to the valley with sweeping panaromic views of lush green. Inside, cool kota stone floors, white walls, a mix of custom furniture, vintage picks and featured artwork, a high sloping insulated roof and natural light throughout adds warmth and comfort. The rear length of the studio rooms have slatted teak windows over looking the forest and above an entire row of clear skylights that look to the trees and stars and night. The kitchen has modern cabinets and appliances with refrigerator and microwave. The bathroom has a large walk in closet area, large clear and slatted windows with terrific views. ​A cool treetop treat...and in complete comfort and security.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendly
Check with ownerSmoking allowed
This is a private property. No visitors are allowed to stay at the property, apart from the guests. This is a quiet homestay and we do not allow parties, gatherings of music, loud music. No smoking inside the rooms, only in the balcony/outdoor area. The Rooms and Studios are independent self contained units, with self catering, so do keep the kitchen and spaces clean at all times.
Bedrooms
1 Super King3 Kings1 Sofa
Bathrooms
4 Full baths

Meet the host
Anjila P
Hosting since March 2010
Languages spoken: English, Hindi
Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsI am a graphic designer and live and work at the Home Cottage, which I rent only when I am travelling for a period of time. You will be greeted by the caretaker when you arrive at the property, and keys will be handed over to you. You will also be explained the basic functioning details of your room suite for your stay. The room suites at Little Paradise Homestay are private, independent and complete in itself. If you need to hire a taxi, car or bike, we can assist you at the property. I would

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Reviews (15)
Sophie G
Sophie G
1 contribution
This is the most magical place in Goa for me!
Staying at Little paradise is a treat! The house is wonderfully spacious and well designed surrounded by trees and flowers. It is a delight to have friends over and sit in that beautiful forested space. The location means walking to some lovely nearby shops and cafes is easy. The local flavor is so gorgeous, while it is also incredibly cosmopolitan, with people from all over the world gathering at cafes and little galleries, and everyone is genuinely warm and friendly. It is definitely my favorite place to stay in Goa. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Visited December 2019
Written 29 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anjila P
Anjila P
Thank you so much Sophie. Hope we will meet again soon in Goa.
Written 7 December 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wilcock_here
Wilcock_here
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1 contribution
Home, away from the crowd.
We came and went as we pleased, cooked, swam, played with our boys and with the two resident dogs. After a few days we settled into an easy routine of coffee at la Plage in Ashwem, a swim, lunch at la Plage and daydreaming back at the house. Assagao is charming, the Friday market in Mapusa is close and fun, and the nearby dining (try Tamarind) excellent. Our boys loved the water slides at splashdown. But the best thing? You don't have to do anything at all. And Anjila's house, in all its comfort, was just the place.
Visited April 2014
Written 12 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandy -:- NY
Very comfortable
I stayed in this apartment over Christmas and new year with two friends. We has a great time! Assagao is one of my favorite places in goa and the location of the apartment was perfect for the yoga retreat we were going to. Pascal was on hand to look after us and answer any questions and was amazing! I would definitely stay here again
Visited December 2013
Written 12 March 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wellington Wine Walks
Wellington Wine Walks
Wellington, New Zealand391 contributions
Beautiful house in the Goan forrest
We stayed for a week in this lovely house and very much enjoyed relaxing here. For fellow Kiwis it's akin to renting a batch in the bush, all your basics covered, just chillax time. Pickup transfer was very smooth and we ended up using the driver for the week to get us about for a tour here and there and even organised us scooters. The house was great for just the two of us, spacious living, bedroom and a kitchen, very nicely decorated. The outdoor plunge pool was heaven sent on those steamy days. It had everything we needed to be comfortable. The house is far from the hussle of Goa so do take that into account. If you want a night out in a restaurant and maybe a drink or two you will need to organise transport, the driver charged us 900rupees + tip return to the main beach/bar area so it can add up over a week and admittedly put us off going into town as much as we would have liked. We hired scooters which was nice for getting around locally and to the northern beaches during the day time. Go over the hill to Mapsua, a market town where you can get good fruit, veg. The lady around the corner, has a wee little shop but she managed to sell most things including the all important eggs for breakfast. There is one good shopping center, called the Arcade (I think) about 25mins scooter which is proper shopping center for a big shop inclusing a good range of wine and beer. A gentleman lives at the back of the property in a sort of garden shed, incase something breaks down or you need help. It can be a little weird at first, the first morning I came out of the shower half dressed to find he had let himself into the house and was doing our breakfast dishes. I was pretty shocked that he had just let himself in and why was he urgently doing our dishes?? We found him in the house several times throughout the week, mainly cleaning I think, when we would come back to the house in the afternoon. I think this sort of thing is common in India, I tried to get used to it but for the next 6 mornings I made sure I cooked breakfast and quickly did the dishes before he had a chance :-) The owner of the house was downstairs underneath who provided some good restaurant tips. I think this house is great for those wanting relaxation, sleeping, reading and general downtime. The verandah and lounge are great for lazy days. The jungle is relaxing and look out for the monkeys early morning. A great place to clear the mind,
Visited October 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 18 November 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandra Castaneda -:- Mexico City
Wonderful time in assagao!
I had the chance to spend a month in the Little Paradise Cottage and I had must wonderful time there! Cleanliness, Lovely decoration, great location, great hosts. Close enough to the beach, close from really great restaurants, yoga centres and In one of the most beautiful peaceful villages in Goa with lovely Portuguese influence. I really enjoyed my time there using every charming space in the house, the pool, the terrace, my room, an incredible place to relax, read, and have a glass of wine. The help of Pascal who is in charge to maintain the house and who can help with practical stuff. Priceless! This little paradise cottage is the best place to experience Goa in safe, beautiful and relaxing space. A place to visit again!
Visited September 2013
Written 28 October 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

VR -:- Bangalore
Arcadia!
Dearest anjila, Thank you for the absolutely wonderful long weekend I spent at your own beautiful Little Paradise. The highlights for B and me were: - You - Elsa and Jackie - O magnifico Senhor Pasqual - S. Pasqual's culinary skills - Senhor Ketan of the spiffy cab - The many, many lush, now-dry-now-drenched walks up and down and around and about your characterful, eccentric, road and the crossroads and bylanes thereof - The Birdlife! 30 species in three days, and just in the course of aforementioned walks and from your balconies. Highlights: Black-naped monarch flycatchers; Flame-backed woodpeckers; an as-yet unidentified-by-us thrush; Small minivets; Black-rumped munias; Golden-fronted feafbirds ... the Sunbirds everywhere. You are in the midst of a birders' paradise and i hope many more twitchers will partake of its pleasures. The neighbourhood must be a carnival of colour and birdsong in wintertime! - I love the downstairs room. - I will be back, I know. Thank you! Much-much V
Visited July 2013
Written 31 July 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Douglas -:- Pune
A Truly Lovely Stay at the Little Paradise Cottage in Goa
The Little Paradise cottage and the professionalism of both anjila and the caretaker, Pascal were excellent. The space in the cottage itself has all the amenities you'd desire: WiFi, satellite TV, washing machine, AC, open kitchen, wading pool and even a gym nearby. There are also two-wheeler and taxi rentals for a small fee that will keep you mobile to explore the area. The cottage is close to several beaches but you'll need to be mobile to really explore the area. It's also quite pleasant to simply be in the cottage for days on end, reading, sleeping, and cooking. It seems to lend itself to begin either just a comfortable place to sleep or a place to spend countless hours just relaxing. Whether you're interested in an absolutely relaxing and beautiful place to spend the monsoon and/or high season or you're looking for adventure and partying, this place will prove to be a home away from home for however long your visit will last. My wife and I will certainly return.
Visited July 2013
Written 22 July 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sheetal -:- Ahmedabad
Beautiful, secluded, relaxing really a Little Paradise
What a beautiful holiday from start to end..our villa Little Paradise was so serene with beautiful furnishings & outlook of green exceptional surrounding!! It is a relatively quiet area, so don't expect clubs and lots of shopping on your doorstep, but we liked it as we had specifically opted for this factor. Having your own spash pool is a plus as you can relax all hours. It also has a nice outdoor bathroom and it can offer a soothing early morning/ evening shower. There are some really good places to to eat close-by and Gunpowder (lunch and dinner) is one of them. Pascal, the caretaker is very friendly & accommodating (and so is Jackie, the house pet!) and goes above & beyond..p.s. he is also a good cook. We also had a great time bird watching from the porch of the villa itself and managed to click more than 25 species during our stay and also had a unforgettable period watching the fireflies when the power went off on a rainy night. It is not for those who intend to swim in the sea thrice in the day, due to its distance from the nearest beach,In summary, a great stay and awesome having the privacy, space, pool, isolation, nature, AC and friendly staff.
Visited May 2013
Written 14 June 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Shin_Traveller -:- Delhi
Paradise Indeed!
I have been meaning to write this review ever since I got back from Goa nearly a month ago and finally its here. We stumbled upon Little Paradise purely by coincidence during our search for a suitable accomodation. After scouring the internet for weeks and failing to find anything that appealed to everyone in our group, the ever reliable trip advisor threw up Little Paradise after countless modifications to the search parameters & instantly we all were in love with it. The owner, Anjila was a charm to plan things with & was extremely understanding & patient with us. The property is located in an extremely peaceful area but not far from anything you might need wether it be the beaches or restaurants or markets. The property is beautiful, extremely well maintained & has all the modern amenities you might need or might be used to back at home. Plus the fact that there is a private pool just sweetens the deal. Special mention for the housekeeper who is always there when you need him, cooks amazing food & is never intrusive and also the cab driver who was very courteous throughout. The bedroom upstairs is spacious & extremely relaxing while the one downstairs albeit small is still very comfortable. The living room upstairs with its open layout is amazing to just laze around in all day. To top it all off there are 2 amazing dogs who will never really bother you but are always around you & if you are an animal lover then you will surely enjoy their company. i would happily reccomend this place to anyone who is looking for a place in goa & i personally cannot wait to go back again. cheers.
Visited April 2013
Written 29 May 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jessie -:- Turkey
It was one of my best vacation houses ever, felt like home and d
Our journey to find such sacred place started in the internet, but the moment i got into the house i felt like home. With all the facilities friendly house keeper and sincier landlord was the bonus. ? have such great memories in every metersquare of this house. Would deginately recommend even would love to visit such peacfull enviroment again in sometime. ?t is all surrounded by trees, really cozy very secluded, away from the rush but still close to the main area. Once again thanks alot for all the good times that the house and the owners for the greatest times we have had.
Visited February 2013
Written 6 April 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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About the neighbourhood
Assagao is a village in Bardez, Goa, India located about 4 kilometres west of Mapusa. It is one of the beautiful villages of Goa. The village is surrounded by hills. Assagao has quietly become a fashionable residential area of Goa. Quaint cafes, restaurants, boutiques, yoga and ayurveda retreats, water therapy and rejuvenation centres dot Assagao…and are all just steps away from the Little Paradise.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are located in the area of Bairo Alto in the village of Assagao in North Goa and located an hours' drive away from Dabolim Airport (50km); 15 mins from Thivim Railway station (13km); an hour and a half from Margao Railway Station (52 km). Taxis are available, however if you wish to be collected from the Station or Airport, we have a good team of reliable taxi operators in Assagao who we can arrange for the same. (better option/same cost)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Rates quoted are for 2 persons only. One child under 5 years old is free. Additional persons are an extra Rs 2000 for one extra person, per night. Please note: - The Home Cottage and sleeps a maximum of 3 adults. - The Little Room, Deck Studio and TreeTop sleeps a a maximum of 2 adults. Check-in 3:00 p.m. Check out by 11:00 am Cancellation Policy There will be no refunds once the booking is confirmed during the High Season / Christmas New Year Weeks. Credits may be used for future stays within one year, if cancellation is done more than 30 days before the start of the rental. Security Deposit Rs 5000 security deposit is due upon arrival. This will be returned at checkout - less any damages. Payment A 50% advance is required to confirm booking. Balance amount is payable minimum 30 days prior to arrival at the Little Paradise Homestay. The payment can be received via electronic funds transfer (ECS).

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Little Paradise Goa- a Homestay in Assagao is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Little Paradise Goa- a Homestay in Assagao has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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