A Private Little Paradise Cottage in Assagao, Goa
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2500 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Village|
Description from the owner
â€˜Little Paradiseâ€™ is a charming, private cottage set in 1200 sq.m. of tropical lush green. It is located in the peaceful valley of Assagao in North Goa, between the Arabian Sea at Little Vagator beach and the small vibrant market town of Mapusa. The cottage is elegantly styled with mangalore tiled roofs, white washed walls of laterite, large bay windows and private sit out spaces for dining, reading, meditation or just sunbathing! The interiors of the cottage is contemporary and stylish, furnished with all modern amenities.
â€˜Little Paradiseâ€™ is quiet and safe. It is perfectly suited for a people who are seeking a quiet home away...Read more
A Private Little Paradise Cottage in Assagao, Goa
Assagao, Goa, India
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The Little Paradise cottage is located in the village of Assagao, also known as the Crossandra Valley or the Valley of Flowers. Assagao rests peacefully in verdant hills covered in cashew groves and one wakes to the harmony of sweet birdsong, bulbuls, woodpeckers and birds of colourful plumage. Beautiful Heritage homes, bougainvillea and flame coloured flowers dot the 7 kms stretch of Assagao. Laze in the hammock or sunbathe in your private balcony surrounded by lush green at the Little Paradise cottage. Or step out for a swim at the nearby Vagator and Anjuna beaches.
The Church of St Cajetan in Assagao is considered as one of the ten best churches in Goaâ€¦a stroll away from the Little Paradise cottage. Villa Blanche in Assagao is like a like a hidden oasis in Goa, which offers fresh delicious european aand medittereanean food in a tasteful and warm ambience. Rejuvenate at Watsu Goa (water therapy & healing), the Purple Valley Yoga Retreat and the Ayurvedic massage and Healing Centre a minutes walk from the Little Paradise cottage. The popular Brahmani Yoga classes and Swimming pool facilities are offered a 5 minute drive away at Granpaâ€™s Inn in Anjuna.
Volunteer yout time or just visit the International Animal Rescue Center in Assagao, if you have a love for animals; the El Shaddai Charitable Trust in Assagao that homes Orphans, Slum and Street Children and the Isha Prema Niketan in Assagao, a home that cares for abandoned, destitute old men and women.
Cycle or walk to visit the bustling vegetable and fruit market of Mapusa on Friday mornings. Spend a day at the Little Vagator Beach and enjoy an early dinner over sunset. Walk up the hill to the Chapora Fort for spectacular views of Vagator, Anjuna and Morjim beaches over sun down. Visit the day and night markets at Anjuna and Arpora; Relax and swim at the pristine beaches of Morjim, Asvem and Mandrem. Return to the Little Paradise cottage to share quiet moments and conversation in the sit out patio, with the cool breeze of the valley and birdsong.
The cottage is a 5 minute drive to the nearest beach: the quiet Little Vagator Beach, the popular Anjuna Beach & the quaint fishing village of Chapora (5 km), a 10 minute drive south to popular Baga & Calangute beaches and a 20 minute drive north to serene untouched Morjim, Asvem, Mandrem beaches.
60 minutes from the Airport, Dabolim (52 km)
15 minutres from nearest railway station, Thivim (10 km)
25 minutes from capital City, Panaji (17 km)
5 minutes from Mapusa Town (3 km)
Goa is famous for the beauty of its countryside, palm groves, rice paddies and 106 kilometers of sandy beaches, and indescribably colorful sunsets over the Arabian Sea. It offers its visitors an unexpectedly diverse blend of Indian and Mediterranean European culture, with colorful saris, exotic flowers and birds, oriental bazaars and mediterranean markets, well-preserved medieval forts, churches and temples.
Though normally more associated with beaches, parties, heritage and colourful markets rather than Wilderness and remote landscapes, Goa can be full of surprise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The lakes and rivers form the life of Goa and offers a rich biodiversity and scenic beauty that can be enjoying through back water cruises, kayaking or simply canoeing through the waterways. Rock climb, walk and cycle trek through scenic waterfalls, dense forests and historical places. Or even white water raft Mahdei/Surla Rivers in Goa through the exhilarating monsoons.
Get a good chance of watching rare and beautiful plants and animals along the plains, mountains, forests and tropical rainforests of Goa on wildlife trips. Kayak through sea caves, explore offshore islands, and snorkel the marine reserves that are filled with abundant marine treasures.
Magnificient forts, churches and temples, stately goan manor homes, Baroque or Rococo architecture, flea markets, whole sale vegetable and fruit bazaars, luxurious hotels, goan beaches, water sports, forests and wildlife area, spice plantations, bird watching, scenic routes, cruises, sightseeing by boat, fishing, hikingâ€¦ and sunsets all add to the Goa Experience!
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in INR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$137 - $273||$137 - $273||$911 - $1,913||$2,460 - $3,644||3 nights|
|May. 7 2013 - May. 14 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|Oct. 1 2013 - Dec. 22 2013
|Dec. 22 2013 - Jan. 3 2014
Xmas & New Year weeks
|All Other Dates||$164||$164||$1,093||$3,097||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $27 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $91 / week - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Rates quoted are for 2 persons only. Children under 5 are free.
Additional persons are an extra Rs 1500 per person, per night. Please note that this cottage sleeps a maximum of 6 people.
Check-in 2:00 p.m.
Check out by 11:00 am
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.
A 10% security deposit is due upon arrival. This will be returned at checkout - less any damages.
A 50% advance is required to confirm booking. Balance amount is payable minimum 14 days prior to arrival at the Little Paradise cottage. The payment can be received via electronic funds transfer (ECS).
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What Past Guests Are Saying
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.
A truly lovely place where relaxing is not a wish but a reality
The cottage is located in a quiet area of Goa (which is an exception to the hussle in the surrounding parts).
The interior of the house is charming and reflects the taste of the owner-designer. All amneities are present.
The caretaker is a good cook who is happy to provide you with delicious Goan dishes.
The two dogs that belong to him (or the cottage) are very friendly and stayed most of the time at the terrace with us. Occasionally they barked at night, together with the other dogs in the valley.
Little Paradise by Name, Little Paradise by Nature
Having travelled to Goa now for 20+ years we were worn with the beach scene & decided upon assagao - leafy, a bit cooler weather wise, hilly, and only about 12 mins in a vehicle to anjuna etc and 5 mins from Mapusa. This is the best place we've stayed at, and cheaper than hotels which offer far less comfort, cleanliness, privacy & quiet. The open plan upstairs house is great, the side pool and outside shower were a bonus. We had a fully self contained downstairs flat that we didn't even use, that comes with the rental as well. The owner who you deal with making the booking is very helpful, the caretaker Pascal is unobtrusive, but always smiling and there to help - and keeps the place in good shape. I strongly recommend you take him up on his cooking (quite seriously - for meat eaters, his chicken curry is restaurant quality & the best I've had!). There's also a taxi service they can arrange - the owner is very chilled, prompt, reliable, with set prices. A bonus for animal lovers is Jacky the dog - he'll sus you out to see if he's welcome first, but if he is, consider yourself having a guest for your visit - very friendly, great with kids, and a good watch dog, very loveable, and likes attention - especially in the mornings. If you're not into animals I get the impression he figures that out and stays away and just does guard duty. (And if you are into animals expect his mates to drop by to check you out - and then you don't get barked at as you walk around the neighbourhood). All in all a gem of a find and one we will use again and again
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
The name "Little Paradise" says it all!!
My wife and I spent 10 days at this lovely cottage in early February of this year and were absolutely delighted. The word "cottage" is a bit of a misnomer as the building is quite spacious, elegantly decorated and has all the amenities (full kitchen, air conditioning, laundry facilities, spacious outdoor patio) you could hope for.
There is also a very discreet caretaker on the premises (in a separate cottage) who will clean, cook, arrange a car and driver or scooter rental and go to the market for you.
The cottage is located on a quiet, pleasant street removed from what can be very crowded, busy beach towns but is still well within walking, scooter or driving distance of many fantastic restaurants, yoga facilities and local markets. Little Vagator is roughly 5 km away and has many excellent restaurants with a laid back atmosphere as well as a great beach where you can watch the sun set while drinking Kingfisher beers.
The beauty of a stay here is the complete autonomy you have, luxurious accommodation and all at a very, very reasonable price. We are planning on going back this coming January!!
We have absolutely loved our many stays in this delightful cottage, aptly named "Little Paradise". Fabulously located in the picturesque assagaon valley, it is a stone's throw from the popular beaches and eating places, while still letting you wake up to birdsong and views of lush greenery, away from the touristic crush. The home itself is equipped with everything you might need, and the ever helpful caretaker, always at hand. We loved the open airy feel of the cottage, its aesthetic decor, the hammock in the back garden, the large balconies and sundecks, the amazing ayurvedic oil massages that were arranged for us, and just about everything about it! Cannot wait to go back...
A great shelter from the mad crowd!
We landed up at Little Paradise in January 2012 through our circle of indian friends' word of mouth..Location was superb ,far from the mad crowd and so close to the best beaches in the north ! we enjoyed the beauty ,the simplicity and the quiet sobriety of our home .Jungle all around and the cool breeze of assagao would keep the humidity away .Anjila played the role of the perfect host -- she was there when needed -She is such a discreet and pleasant presence full of precious and worthy advices and suggestions..Home cooked food and housekeeping absolutely perfect...Home massages in the morning before breakfast ..unbeatable ! next we ll be booking well in advance