Winding past the sinuous Parra village road of Arpora towards Mapusa, one is welcomed by an astonishing amount of enormous Pipal trees and numerous old Goan style structured mansions. The road is an immaculate stretch of a typical Goan village, untouched by new age concrete structures or an abundance of guest houses & hotels for tourists. St. Catejans Church, built in 1776, still stands strong on the right, lending itself as a prominent landmark for the area. Set in these pristine surroundings, Jehangir and Alice have made 30 Assagao their home for the past three years. Positioned in the bottom of a hill, the house masks an acre of free spirited wilderness behind it.
The original house, over 100 years old, still bears its archaic essence inspite of the renovated rooms with modern amenities. Organic & weather conducive materials like coloured cement for flooring & bamboo stick curtain rods have been used to maintain the antiquated look of the house. The rooms are delightfully spacious with large doors for great ventilation and natural light. The flawless white walls with a spattering of yellow give a further illusion of vastness. A wooden- floored deck accompanies each room for a personal sit out. One can savor the silence and the greenery right from the balcony. The house also overlooks a swimming pool, a pleasant respite from the sandy beaches for some.Alice, being a designer, has a perfect sense of aesthetics which is displayed in every part of the house. Though the hosts would love to have young children over, special caution and constant monitoring has to be promised by parents as the path to the house is down a steep slope and the swimming pool is open.
According to the hosts, 30 Assagao is perfect for those who want to stay at a comfortable distance from touristy clamour of the popular beaches, and yet be at a close proximity to them when required. Connoisseurs of classical western music and jazz, you can share a pleasant evening by the pool side with them or catch up during breakfast over a cup of tea. An engrossing silence in the vicinity makes a perfect abode for a peaceful holiday.
- Jehangir and Alice, both nature enthusiasts, highly recommend walks around the village to imbibe the real spirit ofGoa, unmarred by the recent development of tourist spots.
- Bird Watching and short treks can be arranged
- Massages and Ayurvedic treatments.
5. Centrally located, the house is only a 20 minutes drive from the Baga, Calangute and Candolim beaches and an hour away from the airport.
- Pick up and Drop on extra cost
- Swimming Pool