6 Pretty Airbnb Homes in Goa Are Giving Hotels A Run For Their Money


Always wanted to explore Goa beyond the sun, sand, and surf? With insider scoop from your Airbnb hosts, dive head on in exploring India’s sunshine state. Choose from these charming Airbnb homes for a holiday. By Ananya Bahl


Shunya Noi Varo, Siolem (Bardez)

Host Vikram, an organic farmer and photo-based artist, welcomes you to this award-winning home that’s perfect for intimate gatherings comprising up to 30 guests. Reminiscent of the Portuguese colonial era architecture, guests are treated to luxurious bedrooms, a water lounge located in an art gallery, an exterior swimming pool and river viewing deck, an extensive herb garden, excursions with a naturalist and angling expert, and a whole lot of “zen”.

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Nearest Beach: Candolim, Anjuna, Vagator


Heritage Portuguese Villa Goa India




Casa Colvale, Colvale 

This gorgeous five-bedroom villa sits pretty by the River Chapora, offering unending views of tranquil backwaters. The host, Sinead McManus, loves Goa passionately and wants guests to see what she sees as quintessentially Goan things-to-do. This time, don’t party in North Goa; instead, unwind at this elegantly done up home, boasting a mix of South East Asian décor and contemporary Goan art.

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Nearest Beach: Mandrem, Ashwem, Arambol


Chapora river in Colvale2




Summertime, Calangute 

This homestay won the “Asia’s Most Romantic Boutique Retreat 2016″ award at the World Boutique Hotel Awards in London, a fact that hosts Hans and Sucheta proudly flaunt. Furniture sourced from Bali and India, an infinity pool, and two acres of gardens will greet you at this home. Close to the nightlife centres of Calangute and Candolim, Summertime seems to be wrapped in a bubble of peace, as it is perched on a hill overlooking paddy fields.

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Nearest Beach: Calangute, Candolim





Candolim Song, Candolim 

Perfect for large families and nature enthusiasts, this home is a 100-year-old restored Portuguese villa. The hosts, Remun and Simrita Bhutani want their home to be the highlight of your luxurious Goan family vacation. In the limelight it will be given its sprawling 22-seater dining area, private pool with a 35-seater entertaining area, and walkway to the beach!

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Nearest Beach: Candolim, Calangute


Portuguese Heritage Villa




The Third Place, Aldona

Named after a social construct related to community building, The Third Place refers to a space apart from the two most conventional spaces of work and home. In his book, The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg argues that this space is important for civil society. The owners of this homestay agree. Perfect for families, the dwelling has four bedrooms spread across two floors and a gorgeous deck overlooking an infinity pool. If you’re lucky, you will even spot a peacock!

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Nearest Beach: Sinquerim, Anjuna





ACASA Flora, Penha de França

Host Adi is an avid traveller who always wanted to live in Goa. Now he does and even offers this luxurious two-bedroom-hall-kitchen apartment with an infinity pool to guests who are looking to splurge on their Goa vacation. This home can accommodate four guests, so it is perfect for a couple of couples who want to holiday together.

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Nearest Beach: Baga, Calangute


Penha de França