'Vivenda Dos Palhacos' Luxury Boutique Villa
Alojado por Simon
Simon es el anfitrión.
14 huéspedes
7 dormitorios
7 camas
7 baños
14 huéspedes
7 dormitorios
7 camas
7 baños
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Vivenda dos Palhacos is a one hundred year old modest Portuguese Mansion, carefully renovated and set in the very quiet village of Majorda, in South Goa. The longest beach, with the most beautiful sand in Goa, is about a kilometer away. We have 7 beautiful, uniquely themed bedrooms, the main garden with a 12m swimming pool, private dining and sun bathing areas at the back of the house, and a tent in the high season.

El alojamiento

Vivenda dos Palhacos is a one hundred year old, carefully renovated house set on a very quiet* cul-de-sac in the village** of Majorda, in South Goa. The longest beach, with the most beautiful sand in Goa, is about a kilometer away. Guests are very welcome to borrow a bicycle or grab a lift down there in our customized Tuk-Tuk or Jeep for a nominal Rs 150 per trip.

Vivenda dos Palhacos has three quite different atmospheres. At the front of the house, is a modest Portuguese Mansion, built in 1929. It has a hall, two large bedrooms (Konnager and Alipore) with ensuite bathrooms, a sitting room leading out to a veranda and a large dining room to seat twenty.

The older Hindoo house, behind, is made from thick rammed earth walls with three double bedrooms (Madras, Ooty & Ballygunge) all with ensuite bathrooms. All our bedrooms have fans as well as air-conditioners. The latter are not usually required until March or April.

At the back of the house is the main garden with a 12m swimming pool, private dining and sun bathing areas and The Chummery – a large double room with two verandhas.

The rooms are named after the places we have lived in and loved, in Bengal and Tamil Nadu. They all have fans, air-conditioners and en-suite bathrooms. They don’t have TVs or phones. Though either of those menaces can be easily rustled up for children or major sporting events.

There are two rooms in the Portuguese part of the house. KONNAGAR, the master bedroom has an old four-poster and its own balcony. The large bathroom next door has a shower and a cast iron bath tub saved from the Royal Bombay Yacht Club.

ALIPORE has a window seat that is either a love seat or prayer spot, overlooking the next door coconut plantation. So if you hear a small explosion overhead every now and then, it is more likely to be a coconut hitting the tiles than the Taliban. It has a simple teak antique double bed and a long, narrow ensuite bathroom hidden between the two houses.

In the older, Hindoo part of the house, MADRAS is a large twin room with generous single beds that can be attached together if you would prefer a double bed to twin singles. It has double doors leading out to the garden from its open-air bathroom. BALLYGUNGE, our smallest room has a lovely old teak queen-sized four-poster, with a distinctly Gujarati bathroom. OOTY, with its private entrance from the courtyard, has a built-in double bed and sitting area and a mirrored ensuite secret bathroom.

CHANPARA is a huge tent with a queen sized old four poster bed and some of our camp furniture including a Thunder Box and an early version of a mini-bar. It has a private entrance and young garden of its own, in a coconut plantation by the pool. It is fully plumbed and air-conditioned.

The CHUMMERY is a large, air-conditioned cottage with two verandas. Our latest addition, DARJEELING, is in the old garage where Simon lived for five years. It has a Mezanine floor for extra beds and its own private garden.

The 12 x 4 metre swimming pool is set in a tropical garden with private sun bathing areas. It is cleaned with Ozone, instead of horrible chlorine, so it is like swimming in spring water. The shallow end of the pool is three feet deep so will not suit very young children. We’d be happy to set up a piddling pool in the front garden for tiny tots.

Our original wine list had twin purposes…past tense…chose the latter. As I discovered that like a priest, I had to drink whatever was left at the end of the season, our wine list is now considerably shorter, simpler and cheaper. If you want something special do ask and it should be possible to arrange with a nominal corkage charge.

Services
Airport pick-up. Sight seeing and shopping tours. Baby-sitting. Bicycles. Laundry. Hair dryer. Around three-quarters-of-the-clock food and drink. Complimentary wi-fi. Excellent visiting masseuses. Advice as to what is worth going to see and what is worth avoiding. A television and DVD player in the sitting room. A very sophisticated 24 hour, native English speaking concierge service. Picnics and parties planned. Weddings arranged, though not necessarily in the desi sense of the word. The spas at The Grand Hyatt and Alila-Diwa are both excellent and almost next door.

Servicios y zonas comunes

Guests can access the entire property including the common areas, the restaurant, and the swimming pool.

Atención a los huéspedes

Your Hosts
Charlotte and Simon Hayward (a brother-sister team in case you were wondering) were both born and brought up in India. They are the fourth generation to live in and love India and have spent as much time as possible here. They will be delighted to suggest and help organise side trips and places to stay out of Goa to their guests who may be coming to India for the first time.

Charlotte Hayward.

Charlotte loves India and has traveled extensively in it, though there are still many places left to see. Goa’s cultural heritage makes it an amazing place to live and she looks forward to sharing her experience with you. She has lived and worked in Japan, Hong Kong and London, speaks Hindi usefully and is co-writing a book which she hopes to do more of.

Simon Hayward.

Simon was most recently Creative Director of a large advertising agency first in Bombay and then in Delhi. He has always wanted to do up an old house and turn it into a hotel. What else do advertising people do when they get to forty? Teach? He loves Goa and feels that India is home. He is a budding cook – especially in a kitchen where many willing hands make light work – and his lunch parties in Singapore, Hong Kong, Wellington and Bombay were invariably long and pleasurable.

John Gracias

John has been with us since the beginning. He is an excellent Consultant Goan Chef and would do more painting if he had time. He also plays the guitar. Most of the time though he is busy looking after our guests, the fifteen or so staff we have – and us. He commutes from Chinchinim, about 25 mins south of us.

Hannah and Charlie Hayward.

Hannah and Charlie were born in Hong Kong and bought up in New Zealand. Hannah is now at University at Melbourne and Charlie is at school in Hong Kong.

Otros aspectos destacables

Services
Airport pick-up. Sight seeing and shopping tours. Baby-sitting. Bicycles. Laundry. Hair dryer. Around three-quarters-of-the-clock food and drink. Complimentary wi-fi. Excellent visiting masseuses. Advice as to what is worth going to see and what is worth avoiding. A television and DVD player in the sitting room. A very sophisticated 24 hour, native English speaking concierge service. Picnics and parties planned. Weddings arranged, though not necessarily in the desi sense of the word. The spas at The Grand Hyatt and Alila-Diwa are both excellent and almost next door.


Servicios
Internet
Internet inalámbrico (wifi)

Normas de la casa
No se admiten mascotas
Horario de llegada: de las 12:00 a las 23:00.
Salida antes de las 11:00

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Goa, IndiaSe registró en Junio 2012
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Ex advertising writer now runs Vivenda Dos Palhacos with his sister Charlotte. Both born in Calcutta and grateful to be at least half Indian with OCI cards. One or the other of us are usually here at the hotel. We look forward to meeting you.
Idiomas: English, Français, Hindi
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