Completely furnished cottage in Goa near ocean

Main entrance to Little Paradise cottage
Main entrance to Little Paradise cottageFront LawnFront LawnStairway to upper part of houseStairway to upper unitUpper VerandahThe living roomThe living room
naika vado, verla canca, Goa, undefined, India

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Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $160
Per week: $950
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes

Description of the Goa vacation cottage rental

Little Paradise is a private, independent cottage located in a peaceful valley in Assagao in North Goa, between the Arabian Sea at Little Vagator beach and the small vibrant market town of Mapusa. The architecture of the house is of goan style with mangalore tiled roofing, white washed walls of laterite, large bay windows surrounded with lush green. The interiors of the cottage in contrast is contemporary, stylish and completely furnished with all modern amenities. The cottage has facilities to be be fully airconditioned.

Little Paradise is quiet and safe.

The private cottage is set in an area of 1200 sq m and surrounded on 3 sides by lush green. There are 3 sit out spaces attached to the cottage for eating, reading, meditation or just sunbathing! It is perfectly suited for a small family or romantic couples who are seeking a quiet home away from home, yet only minutes away from the colourful markets, white churches and temples, forts and fishing villages; elegant restaurants serving delicious local & world cuisine, popular bars and cafes and stretches of endless silver sands and white surf beaches of North Goa.

Area Information

The cottage is in the village of Assagao,one of the tiniest and most peaceful villages of the Velhas Conquistas of Bardez, tucked into the corner of northern Goa, measuring about 7 kilometres in length and resting peacefully in verdant hills cosvered in cashew groves.

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, despite being only 4 km from the famous Anjuna & Vagator Beaches and 7 km from the very lively Baga Beach. Mapusa, the market town, is 2 km away and, although hugely popular, has held onto its gloriously laid back Portuguese 'sossegado atmosphere.

In Assagao you have the best of both worlds: utter peace and tranquillity and yet a true sense of being in a community and being with the local people. Here you can become immersed in their world and the Goan way of living.

In idyllic Assagao you can relax in the lap of mother nature because it is a serene, hill clad green valley. The visitor doesn 't have to search for bird watching sites because it 's where one wakes up to the harmony of sweet birdsong, bulbuls, woodpeckers and birds of colourful plumage. Quaint village mansions surround the village and a time-worn landmark known as 'Cator .

The valley, populated by a Hindu-Catholic mix, is well known for its age-old, white-washed church. The Church of St Cajetan is considered as one of the ten best churches in Goa. In the valley too is situated the Palotti Insititute of Philosophy and Oriental Religions, which is a minutes stroll from Little Paradise. Other important institutions in the village: International Animal Rescue, Ayurvedic Massage Centre, El-Shaddai Children 's Homes, Rainbow House, Ishapreema Old Age Home, etc, all within a few minutes walk.

You shouldn't be surprised to find Europeans stepping out from the traditional Goan houses. They have either purchased old ruins and renovated same for holidaying in India or rented for the time being.

Availability Calendar


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Nov 01 2013 Apr 30 2014 $160 - $950 $3,000 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: • A Damage deposit is required at check-in and will be refunded at check-out after cottage inspection. CANCELLATION There will be no refunds once the booking is confirmed. Credits may be used for future stays within one year, based upon availability, if cancellation is done more than 30 days before the start of the rental.
Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: • 50% advance is required to confirm booking via wire transfer to our Citibank account in India. • Balance amount is payable minimum 14 days prior to arrival at Little Paradise. • Payment is usually accepted in Indian Rupees unless the currency and the amount is specific


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Cook
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Deck
  • Housekeeper
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
    (10 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (15 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (10 miles)
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Tennis
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (10 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (10 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (14 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
    (15 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (15 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Lake
    (15 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

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, hiking… and sunsets all add to the Goa Experience!

Mapusa, is the local market town described as the “Bazaar Grande”, is just 3 kms from the Little Paradise cottage, features an authentic lively large outdoor market every day, culminating into frenzy, on Friday Bazaar day. A variety of locally produced vegetables, exotic fruits, fresh seafood, pickles and preserves, spices, earthen pots, coir mats, and the delicious Goan ‘chouricos’ (sausages). Goa’s famous feni and port wine; authentic goan food ingredients, best home-distilled cashew and coconut feni and home-made currant, ginger and beetroot wine and freshly baked poee bread is also found at Mapusa. In summer, you will find golden varieties of Asia’s best mango, the Alphonso. A walk through the market gives the visitor a taste of the ‘essence’ of the land of Goa.

The famous Wednesday Flea Market at Anjuna Beach was is also a traditional market of goa which came into existence ever since the Hippies started selling second hand goods in the hope of buying new articles.The market offers a unique collection of handicrafts, beachwear, souvenirs and trinkets sold at bargained prices. The more recent Saturday Night Ingo’s market at Arpora is where you can find creative world from all over the world offering unique handcrafted products such as jewellery, leather sandals, handicrafts, fashionable dresses and hats along with organic products, hammocks, innovative lights and artisan stalls. The night market features an outdoor performance stage with which has has fire-eaters, jugglers, live bands, dancers, fashion shows and artists performing to an energetic audience under the starry skies along with food stalls and the popular Boutique Bar. These markets symbolize the ethnic culture and the cultural heritage of Goa.

With the influx of many graphic & industrial designers settling in Goa, there are several stores and design studios where one can find unique, eco friendly and well designed products for use.

Near Assagao, you can choose between the finest cuisine from any nation you care to mention, including French, Italian, Russian, Israeli, Tibetan, Nepalese and of course Indian. Organic, vegetarian and vegan food is also available. Nearby recommended restaurants: Reis Corner / Stomach (local goan food, Mapusa); Cafe Blanche (Assagao), Thalassa /Alcove / Fusion (Little Vagator); Cavala / Brittos / J&A’s Little Italy Restaurant / Leela Cafe (Baga); Ritz Classic/ Mum’s Kitchen (Panjim), La Plage (Ashvem), Florentine (Saligao) and many more…

For energetic beach adventure, there is Dinghy Sailing, Surfing, Yatching, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jetskiing, Microlite flyat Calangute, Baga, Aguada, Candolim, Anjuna, Asvem and Arambol - all within 5 to 20 minutes away from the Little Paradise cottage. Hire Inflatable boats similar to the shape of a banana for thrilling Banana Boat Rides.

For nature lovers and explorers of Goa’s vast coastline, there is the calm and thrilling experience of canoeing on the beaches, lakes, rivers and the surroundings of refreshing natural beauty. Enjoy a cruise on the backwaters of Goa on authentic houseboats set up in a complete wooden ambience available for hire on the Chapora River, in Siolim. Get a unique glimpse into the lives of the goan people who use these waterways as their main means of transport and sustainability. Crocodiles can be spotted in the marshy backwaters of Mandovi and Zuari rivers of Goa. Goa also makes a cool destination for dolphin sighting.

Dive and snorkel at Grande Island, Pigeon Island, Agatti Island and sunchi reef and experience a variety of corals such as brain coral, star coral, sea whips, sea fan, which can be found along with tropical fish such as parrot fish, angel fish, squirrel fish, butterfly fish, trigger fish, groupers, snappers, wrasses. Paddle and Kayak through sea caves, explore offshore islands, and snorkel the marine reserves. Angling is one of the most traditional activities in Goa whilst Fishing is both sustainance and a hobby with the local Goans.

White water raft at one of the state’s hidden gems - the Mahdei/Surla Rivers in Goa through the monsoons months from June to October. The sheer open face of the Western Ghats is exposed to the full might of the South West Monsoon and the valleys below drain the highest rainfall in Goa. This drainage system, a complicated zig zagging of valleys with a stunning cover of dripping evergreen forest forms the escape for the outpouring of water that is the Mahdei River System. Rafting down the 2 major tributaries of this amazing environment offers exquisite forest views of this rich environment.

Goa’s great geographical diversity makes Goa an ideal place to conduct wildlife activities. One 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. On the border of Goa one get to see the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary having animals like Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Wild Boar, Mongoose, Wild Dog, Jackal, Spotted Dear, etc. An fabulous getaway - an hour’s drive from the Little Paradise cottage is the Wildernest Nature Resort, Goa - set amidst thick expanse of forest tracts at 800mtrs above sea level, with an entire panoramic view of Goa. A

Take a refreshing walk around the Tropical Spice Plantation in Ponda, Goa to experience the spices, tropical trees and fruits and coffee plantations of goa. You can also sight 25 species within the Plantation. Beira Mar is also a hot spot for bird watchers where one can spot more than 40 species of birds like White-throated Kingfisher, Green Bee-eaters, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, female Asian Koel, Rose-ringed Parakeets, Spotted Owlet, Rock Doves, Oriental Turtle Doves, Black Kites, White Rumped Munia and many more.

Trek along the lush green Sahyadri hills (Western Ghats) giving calm and thrilling experience. Day long hikes and Rock climbing activities take place in the hills of Valpoi, Mollem and Sanguem and can be organised by the Goa Hiking Association (GHA) and Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI).

Any one who has a cycle and wants to join up with like minded people to make cycling a fun and healthy experience can join in on cycling treks with the Goa Cycle Club (GCC). Biking through dense forests, rocks, historical places, etc. in Goa takes one through the scenic waterfalls and forests giving a thrilling experience. Visit whitewashed churches, temples and hertiage sites on a cycle trail along cashew groves, paddy fields, and little villages of Goa.

And if one still endeavors for night life, Vagator, Baga and Anjuna are just 10 minutes away.

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Anjila Puri

Anjila Puri


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    Fisheye Design
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    I have a graphic design firm called Fisheye Design in India, where I head and manage the creative team. Im in the process of setting up my new studio in Goa where apart from my regular client projects, i hope to work with the community in Goa. One such project is Goa Beautiful, an action brand which...
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