‘Little Paradise’ is a private home cottage set in 1200 sq.m. of tropical lush green. It is located in the valley of Assagao, between the Arabian Sea at Little Vagator beach and the small vibrant market town of Mapusa. The cottage is elegantly styled with tiled roofs, white washed laterite walls, large bay windows and private sit out spaces for dining, reading, meditation or sunbathing! The interiors of the cottage is furnished with all modern amenities.
‘Little Paradise’ is quiet and safe. It is perfectly suited for people who are seeking a quiet home away from home, yet only minutes away from the colourful markets, beaches, churches, forts and fishing villages of Goa.
The cottage is divided into two units. The main residential unit for rent is on on the upper floor whilst the lower independent compact garden bedroom is in the ground floor, which is usually reserved for use by the property owner.
Surrounding the cottage are tropical plants, fruit and cashew trees. An independent Caretakers unit is located at the rear of the premises. Wifi connectivity and airconditioning is available. Parking is provided.
LIVING & DINING (airconditioned, sleeps 2) The main residential upper unit overlooks the valley of Assagao and houses an elegantly furnished and spacious living and dining area, bathed in natural light... with large bay windows, comfortable spaces and sit out patios – for outdoor dining, reading or entertaining. The living room has been designed with a low divan and sofa bed which can sleep an extra person, if required.
The outdoor patio connects to a little dip pool - perfect for thet afternoon beer or chilled wine, in cool water, shaded by coconut palms.
The Dining area has a wooden table with bench seating for 6 persons, and opens to the rear verandah and garden - for barbeques, outdoor dining or a lazy afternoon in a flower shaded hammock. A fully equipped. modern, open plan kitchen adjoins the dining area.
VALLEY BEDROOM SUITE (airconditioned, sleeps 4) The living room opens to a spacious Bedroom Suite through sliding wooden shoji doors. The bedroom has a queen size bed, satellite TV, a DVD player ipod dock, wifi connectivity, lounge chairs, a library of books and magazines and is cheerful with bright rugs and curtains. A large wooden workstation desk in the room is also provided.
A queen size futon allows for seating, opens to sleep an extra person or 2 young children.
Cupboards and a locker is provided along with fresh linen, towels and an ironing table. (Beach towels not provided). The bedroom opens to a large private balcony with inbuilt seating....just perfect for that morning cup of tea or sunbathing.
The ensuite bathroom has a large indoor tub and shower facilities, washing machine, and opens to an additional outdoor shower and bathing area adding to the charm of a tropical holiday.
KITCHEN An european style open kitchen format kitchen fitted with all modern appliances - cooking range, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster, microwave, barbeque set, wine cooler, filter coffee maker, electric kettle along with all cooking utensils, baking and serving dishes. Complete dinner sets, tea and coffee sets, wine glasses, cutlery and storage cupboards are also provided in the kitchen for an enjoyable and convenient preparation of food. Upon request, the caretaker of the cottage can prepare breakfast and also cook delicious goan and indian food and help with the shopping of fruits, vegetables meats, fish and exotic goan foods and ingredients from the nearby Mapusa market.
Magnificient forts, churches and temples, stately goan manor homes, grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, health cafes, whole sale vegetable and fruit bazaars, night and day flea markets, bird watching, scenic cruises, swimming, massage, reiki, yoga – all within 10 minutes from the Little Paradise cottage.
In the village of Assagao, one wakes every morning up to sweet birdsong - bulbuls, woodpeckers and birds of colourful plumage. Famous for the healing power of its spring water, its exquisite tropical gardens and gentle breezes from the Arabian Sea, Assagao remains relatively untouched by the growing tourism.
The cottage is a 10 minute drive to the nearest beach: the quiet Little Vagator Beach, the popular Anjuna Beach & the quaint fishing village of Chapora (5 km), a 15 minute drive south to popular Baga & Calangute beaches and a 20 minute drive north to serene untouched Morjim, Ashvem, Mandrem beaches.
Welcome to our Little Paradise in Goa!
Rates quoted are for 2 persons only. Children under 5 are free.
Additional persons are an extra Rs 2000 for one extra person, per night.
Please note that this cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people.
Check-in 3:00 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 Rs 10,000 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 30 days prior to arrival at the Little Paradise cottage. The payment can be received via electronic funds transfer (ECS).
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 where 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.
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 cottage. Villa Blanche Bistro in Assagao serves fresh delicious european and medittereanean food, Gunpowder Restaurant is a five minute walk from the cottage and serves a delicious menu from the Indian peninsula kitchen and Ciao Bella serves simple, authentic italian food in true traditional south italian style and preparation. Sign up for Ashtanga Yoga at the Purple Valley Yoga Retreat or join the fun Salsa dance socials or Milonga evenings, just a hop, skip and jump away from Little Paradise Cottage.
You can also volunteer time at the International Animal Rescue Center or the El Shaddai Charitable Trust in Assagao that homes and schools Orphans and Street Children.
Cycle or walk to visit the bustling vegetable and fruit market of Mapusa on Friday mornings. Choose from a variety of restaurants overlooking Little Vagator Beach over sunset. Walk up the hill to the Chapora Fort or drive around Siolim to discover some quiet spots along the sea. Visit the day and night markets at Anjuna and Arpora; Relax and swim at the pristine beaches of Morjim, Asvem and Mandrem. Experience the hippie culture around Arambol. Visit Tiracol Fort in the north or drive inland to experience the rivers, forests, hills and wonderful little villages of Goa. 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)