10 luxury villas in Goa to rent out instead of those posh hotels!

If you are traveling to Goa with friends or family and need a place to stay but are tired of the restricted hotel culture, this article for you. These luxury villas can accommodate as many as 60 people! You can also find studio apartments in Goa and they will fit your pocket easily, in fact, you will be surprised how little they cost when compared to the posh hotels. These villages give you maximum comfort with privacy which allows you to do your own thing at your own pace and time. The best part these are situated within a great community. So, make sure to check out these 10 villas before you plan your next vacation

Divar Island Retreat

Narrow roads that go through the village with scintillating houses on the side in Portuguese architecture is the Divar Island. A short ferry ride from Ribander near Panjim takes you away from the hustle of the world in the quiet and calm of this serene Island. The villa is huge with 8 rooms and the hospitality will make you feel like a home away from home will all the luxuries and comforts. The villa offers home-cooked Indian meals and a bar by the pool along with lush gardens. What is better is the fact that all the famous destinations are not far from the ferry point. This place is a must for those who want to explore Old Goa.

Distance from nearest beach: Miramar (16km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 30km

Tariff: Starting at Rs2,000 per room (June–October, double room, inclusive of breakfast)

Shunya Villas and Retreats, Siolim

In the village of Siolim lie the Shunya Villas. The specialty about this is that this is a bunch of villas that provide you the ultimate luxury with the privacy of a house. All the eight rooms have attached bathrooms which are perfect for people looking luxury and convenience on a budget. You can choose from multiple villages from Noi Varo (villa for smaller groups), Kaju Varo (beachside retreat) and Yoga Varo (pool villa). You can also have a gourmet chef at your service, a car and driver as well for some extra bucks.

Distance from nearest beach: Chapora (6.2km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 46km

Tariff: Starting at US$500 or Rs31,800 (per villa)

Arco Iris, Curtorim

While the name literally translates to rainbows, each of the seven bedrooms derives its color from the VIBGYOR. This property is surrounded by lush greens and has its name in the Neemrana Noble Homes list. The property owners Bennita and Ganesh live on the property along with their daughters and dogs. The beautiful decoration and antiquity of the village will give you the opulent feeling with lots of hospitality and warmth. The 350-year-old Braganza–Menezes and River Zuari are just walking distance from here or you can spend time cozying up in your comfortable rooms or chatting up with your hosts.

Distance from nearest beach: Colva (20km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 32km

Tariff: Starting at Rs5,000 (June–October, double room, inclusive of breakfast)

Casa Colvale, Chicalim

Want an escape in the lap of nature? Well, Casa Colvale is the place for you! This is a huge 12-bedroom villa running alongside River Chapora. Well furnished rooms with attached bathrooms and the exquisite soft furniture will make you fall in love with this place. Although the place is basic, the aura and the vibe is cheerful and vibrant.  Nearby markets such as Mapusa, Aldona and Assagao are walking distance from this place.

Distance from nearest beach: Morjim (14km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 47km

Tariff: Starting at Rs4,900 per room (exclusive of taxes, inclusive of breakfast, double occupancy)

Ishavilas, Siolim

This place will take you to the old Portuguese era situated in the village of Siolim. The Ishavilas is a luxurious villa for people with high end and aristocratic taste. It is a four-bedroom villa with all the facilities. The special place about this place is the peculiar art collection and the warmth of this villa that will make you feel like home. Although there is in-house dining you can also dine alfresco on the patio when the weather allows you.

Distance from nearest beach: Chapora (4.5km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 45km

Tariff: Starting at Rs5,500 per room (double occupancy, inclusive of breakfast)

The Only Olive, Aldona

Again, this is a 100-year-old Portuguese villa situated in Aldona. This has been the home to many creative writers and artists. The Only Olive is a three-bedroom villa with a porch, a spacious dining and living area with high ceilings that give you immense natural light and air. It is furnished with antique furniture and the bedrooms come with four-poster beds and attached bathrooms and bathtubs. The host and owner Adrian Pinto is a warm and welcoming person who will make sure you have a memorable and enjoyable stay.

Distance from nearest beach: Anjuna (18km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 47km

Tariff: Starting at Rs2,999 per room (inclusive of breakfast)

Wildflower Villas, Alto de Porvorim

This is a huge eight-acre property overlooking the River Sinquerim. This is quiet and calm stay away from the hustle and crowd of North Goa. The property has 13 rooms in seven villas making it a perfect stay if you are traveling with a large group of family and friends. This is again surrounded by lush greenery and is a perfect escape from the crowded North Goa.

Distance from nearest beach: Candolim (3.6km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 37km

Tariff: Starting at Rs5,000 (one-bedroom villa, inclusive of breakfast)

Ahilya By The Sea, Verem

Situated at the end of Coco beach is the Ahilya By the Sea. This is a serene and calm place ideal for a peaceful view. Two villas have seven huge rooms perfect for your stay. The calmness of this place might make you drop the idea of staying and partying and dip yourself into relaxation instead. The specialty of this place is the Infinity pool where you can go in for a dive. The place is also close to the Baga beach,  restored Reis Magos Fort and go for Banana boat rides.

Distance from nearest beach: Coco Beach (1km)

Distance from Dabolim airport: 37km

Tariff: Starting at Rs15,000 (double occupancy, exclusive of taxes, inclusive of breakfast)

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