A charming boutique private cottage in Assagao

The Dip Pool at the Cottage
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Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 6
Per night $150 - $170
Per week $950 - $1,765
Type: Cottage
Description of the Goa vacation cottage rental
Little Paradise Cottage is an eclectic blend of contemporary and traditional design, offering comfortable accommodation with facilities that include air-conditioning, satellite televison, wifi and power backup. Refurbished and restored from an typical goan village house, the cottage is elegantly styled with tiled roofs, white laterite walls, large bay windows and patios for dining, reading, meditation or just sunbathing!

Cool off in the private dip pool, laze in the hammock, sunbathe in your balcony or step out for a swim at the nearby Vagator and Anjuna beaches.The cottage is quiet and safe and the perfect Goa hide out for people seeking a quiet home away from home... and yet minutes away from colourful markets, beaches, churches, forts and the fishing villages of Goa.

Little Paradise Cottage sleeps upto 4 adults and 2 children. Reservations can be made for two or more people. We only accept bookings for one group or family at any time so you will have exclusive use of all facilities during your stay.

VALLEY BEDROOM (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children)
The spacious Valley Bedroom Room (50 sq m) is master bedroom of the cottage and is housed in the main upper unit of the cottage. The master bedroom has a queen size double bed, comfortable chairs and a large work desk space. A queen size futon allows for seating space in the room or folds open to sleep 2 small children. The bedroom is minimally furnished with graphic art, bright rugs and curtains, books and a DVD collection. Spacious cupboards with a locker are provided along with fresh linen and towels (Beach towels are not provided). The bedroom room is airconditioned, has wifi connectivity, a 40" LCD television with satellite connection (Tata Sky), a DVD player and an iPod dock. The bedroom opens through glass & wooden shoji like sliding doors to a large private open balcony overlooking the valley of Assagao. Typical goan style inbuilt seating and comfortable chairs make the balcony perfect for that morning cup of tea whilst spacious enough for yoga practice or just sunbathing. The large attached bathroom has a generously sized indoor tub and shower, geyser, washing machine and an outdoor shower and bathing area... for the true tropical experience.

GARDEN BEDROOM (sleeps 2 adults)
The smaller Garden Bedroom (25 sq m) is an airconditioned independent unit below the main upper unit of the cottage and opens out to the front garden of the cottage. The bedroom has a king size double bed, large bay windows with inbuilt seating, television with satellite connection and is connected to a small pantry and a dressing area with open cupboard storage space. The attached bathroom is large with shower and hot water facilities.

The main residential upper unit houses an elegantly furnished spacious living room and dining space filled with natural light. Large bay windows with inbuilt seating overlook the Dip Pool and makes for the perfect reading space. The interiors are minimal and designed with an eclectic mix of a modern two seater sofa, traditonal low divan bed, classical chaise lounge with wooden tables, rugs, art and mementoes from travels'. A large covered patio adjoins the living room for outdoor dining, reading or entertaining. The living area is connected to the master bedroom through shoji-like sliding doors.
A wooden dining table with benches seats 6 people, and opens to the rear verandah and garden - for barbeques, outdoor dining or a lazy afternoon in a hammock under a canopy of wild flowers.

A bright and open format kitchen is part of the living and dining space and faces the rear verandah and garden. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances including - cooking range, oven, refrigerator, toaster, microwave, barbeque set, filter coffee maker, electric kettle, wheat grass juicer, blender/grinder; cooking utensils, cutlery, baking and serving dishes. Full dinner and tea and coffee sets, wine and bar glasses with storage cupboards are also provided. Upon request, the caretaker of the cottage can assist with the shopping of groceries, prepare breakfast and also cook simple, delicious indian food.

The cottage is perched on a verdant hill slope on 1200 sq m of lush green, creating the experience of a 'tree house'. The property has areca and fan palms, ripe mango, cashew and coconut trees and the newly planted fruit trees of banana, papaya, chikoo, lemon and sour sop. The seasonal flowering plants - the frangipani, bougainvillea and raat ki rani - are a riot of colour and fragrance. Little Paradise is a birdwatcher's delight and you can spot a variety of birds of colourful plumage right on your verandah - including the Purple Sunbird, White-browed Wagtail, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Red-whiskered Bulbul and the Asian Yellow Oriole.

Anjila Puri

Area Information
Little Paradise Cottage lies on the little road thats winds down the valley of ASSAGAO from the small market town of Mapusa - 3 km, and ends at the quaint fishing village of Chapora - 5km. The cottage is close to Vagator and Anjuna Beaches - 4 kms. Baga are Calangute is 6 kms to the south and the beaches of Morjim, Ashvem and Mandrem are 10 kms to the north.

Assagao is one of the tiniest and most beautiful villages of North Goa that rests peacefully in verdant hills, clothed in cashew groves. Gifted with the healing power of its spring water, natural beauty and gentle breezes from the Arabian Sea, the village has a laid back and peaceful air about it. A birder's paradise... you can spot a variety of birds including the Purple Sunbird, Wagtail, Tickell's Blue flycatcher, Red-whiskered Bulbul and the Asian Yellow Oriole right on your open verandah.

Assagao has quietly become a fashionable residential area of Goa, with many stately Portuguese restored homes with stunning tropical gardens and flowers. You can find quaint cafes, restaurants, boutiques, yoga and ayurveda retreats, water therapy and rejuvenation centres in Assagao...and all are just steps away from Little Paradise Cottage.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 01 2015 Sep 30 2016 $160 - $950 $3,000 3 Nights
Oct 01 2015 Dec 21 2016 $170 - $1,090 $3,530 -
Dec 22 2016 Jan 03 2017 - - $1,765 - 1 Week
Apr 01 2017 May 31 2017 $150 - $1,010 $3,785 3 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: • A Damage Deposit is required at check-in and will be refunded at check-out after cottage inspection.
Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: Booking Confirmation - A booking can only be confirmed upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the total rental cost. Cancellation charges: More than 45 days prior to arrival - Deposit only. However, the Deposit may be credited for future stays within one year, based upon the availability, if cancellation is done more than 60 days before the start of the rental. 45 days prior to arrival - 100% Balance Payment - The full balance is due no later than 30 days prior to arrival


Owner Supplied Testimonials

Home, away from the crowd.
Greg Wilcock, Australia.
Stay in April 2014

We came and went as we pleased, cooked, swam, played with our boys and with the two resident dogs. After a few days we settled into an easy routine of coffee at la Plage in Ashwem, a swim, lunch at la Plage and daydreaming back at the house. Assagao is charming, the Friday market in Mapusa is close and fun, and the nearby dining (try Tamarind) excellent. Our boys loved the water slides at splashdown. But the best thing? You don't have to do anything at all. And Anjila's house, in all its comfort, was just the place.

Little Paradise by Name, Little Paradise by Nature
Guest, Australia
Stay in November 2012

Having travelled to Goa now for 20+ years we were worn with the beach scene & decided upon assagao - leafy, a bit cooler weather wise, hilly, and only about 12 mins in a vehicle to anjuna etc and 5 mins from Mapusa. This is the best place we've stayed at, and cheaper than hotels which offer far less comfort, cleanliness, privacy & quiet. The open plan upstairs house is great, the side pool and outside shower were a bonus. We had a fully self contained downstairs flat that we didn't even use, that comes with the rental as well. The owner who you deal with making the booking is very helpful, the caretaker Pascal is unobtrusive, but always smiling and there to help - and keeps the place in good shape. I strongly recommend you take him up on his cooking (quite seriously - for meat eaters, his chicken curry is restaurant quality & the best I've had!). There's also a taxi service they can arrange - the owner is very chilled, prompt, reliable, with set prices. A bonus for animal lovers is Jacky the dog - he'll sus you out to see if he's welcome first, but if he is, consider yourself having a guest for your visit - very friendly, great with kids, and a good watch dog, very loveable, and likes attention - especially in the mornings. If you're not into animals I get the impression he figures that out and stays away and just does guard duty. (And if you are into animals expect his mates to drop by to check you out - and then you don't get barked at as you walk around the neighbourhood). All in all a gem of a find and one we will use again and again

A great shelter from the mad crowd!
Allessandria Zalteri, Italy
Stay in January 2012

We landed up at Little Paradise in January 2012 through our circle of indian friends' word of mouth..Location was superb ,far from the mad crowd and so close to the best beaches in the north ! we enjoyed the beauty ,the simplicity and the quiet sobriety of our home .Jungle all around and the cool breeze of assagao would keep the humidity away .Anjila played the role of the perfect host -- she was there when needed -She is such a discreet and pleasant presence full of precious and worthy advices and suggestions..Home cooked food and housekeeping absolutely perfect...Home massages in the morning before breakfast ..unbeatable ! next we ll be booking well in advance

Paradise Indeed!
Stay in April 2013

I have been meaning to write this review ever since I got back from Goa nearly a month ago and finally its here.

We stumbled upon Little Paradise purely by coincidence during our search for a suitable accomodation. After scouring the internet for weeks and failing to find anything that appealed to everyone in our group, the ever reliable trip advisor threw up Little Paradise after countless modifications to the search parameters & instantly we all were in love with it.

The owner, Anjila was a charm to plan things with & was extremely understanding & patient with us. The property is located in an extremely peaceful area but not far from anything you might need wether it be the beaches or restaurants or markets. The property is beautiful, extremely well maintained & has all the modern amenities you might need or might be used to back at home. Plus the fact that there is a private pool just sweetens the deal. Special mention for the housekeeper who is always there when you need him, cooks amazing food & is never intrusive and also the cab driver who was very courteous throughout.

The bedroom upstairs is spacious & extremely relaxing while the one downstairs albeit small is still very comfortable. The living room upstairs with its open layout is amazing to just laze around in all day.

To top it all off there are 2 amazing dogs who will never really bother you but are always around you & if you are an animal lover then you will surely enjoy their company.

i would happily reccomend this place to anyone who is looking for a place in goa & i personally cannot wait to go back again.


Vikramajit Ram, Bangalore
Stay in July 2013

Dearest Anjila,

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful long weekend I spent at your own beautiful Little Paradise. The highlights for B and me were:
- You
- Elsa and Jackie
- O magnifico Senhor Pasqual
- S. Pasqual's culinary skills
- Senhor Ketan of the spiffy cab
- The many, many lush, now-dry-now-drenched walks up and down and around and about your characterful, eccentric, road and the crossroads and bylanes thereof
- The Birdlife! 30 species in three days, and just in the course of aforementioned walks and from your balconies. Highlights: Black-naped monarch flycatchers; Flame-backed woodpeckers; an as-yet unidentified-by-us thrush; Small minivets; Black-rumped munias; Golden-fronted feafbirds ... the Sunbirds everywhere. You are in the midst of a birders' paradise and i hope many more twitchers will partake of its pleasures. The neighbourhood must be a carnival of colour and birdsong in wintertime!
- I love the downstairs room.
- I will be back, I know.

Thank you!

Very comfortable
Sandy, New York
Stay in December 2013

I stayed in this apartment over Christmas and new year with two friends. We has a great time! Assagao is one of my favorite places in goa and the location of the apartment was perfect for the yoga retreat we were going to.
Pascal was on hand to look after us and answer any questions and was amazing!
I would definitely stay here again

Beautiful house in the Goan forrest

Left on 11/19/2013 for a stay in October 2013
We stayed for a week in this lovely house and very much enjoyed relaxing here. For fellow Kiwis it's akin to renting a batch in the bush, all your basics covered, just chillax time. Pickup transfer was very smooth and we ended up using the driver for the week to get us about for a tour here and there and even organised us scooters. The house was great for just the two of us, spacious living, bedroom and a kitchen, very nicely decorated. The outdoor plunge pool was heaven sent on those steamy days. It had everything we needed to be comfortable. The house is far from the hussle of Goa so do take that into account. If you want a night out in a restaurant and maybe a drink or two you will need to organise transport, the driver charged us 900rupees + tip return to the main beach/bar area so it can add up over a week and admittedly put us off going into town as much as we would have liked. We hired scooters which was nice for getting around locally and to the northern beaches during the day time. Go over the hill to Mapsua, a market town where you can get good fruit, veg. The lady around the corner, has a wee little shop but she managed to sell most things including the all important eggs for breakfast. There is one good shopping center, called the arcade (I think) about 25mins scooter which is proper shopping center for a big shop inclusing a good range of wine and beer. A gentleman lives at the back of the property in a sort of garden shed, incase something breaks down or you need help. It can be a little weird at first, the first morning I came out of the shower half dressed to find he had let himself into the house and was doing our breakfast dishes. I was pretty shocked that he had just let himself in and why was he urgently doing our dishes?? We found him in the house several times throughout the week, mainly cleaning I think, when we would come back to the house in the afternoon. I think this sort of thing is common in India, I tried to get used to it but for the next 6 mornings I made sure I cooked breakfast and quickly did the dishes before he had a chance :-) The owner of the house was downstairs underneath who provided some good restaurant tips. I think this house is great for those wanting relaxation, sleeping, reading and general downtime. The verandah and lounge are great for lazy days. The jungle is relaxing and look out for the monkeys early morning. A great place to clear the mind

Beautiful, secluded, relaxing really a Little Paradise
Sheetal, Ahmedabad
Left on 06/14/2013 for a stay in May 2013

What a beautiful holiday from start to end..our villa Little Paradise was so serene with beautiful furnishings & outlook of green exceptional surrounding!! It is a relatively quiet area, so don't expect clubs and lots of shopping on your doorstep, but we liked it as we had specifically opted for this factor. Having your own spash pool is a plus as you can relax all hours. It also has a nice outdoor bathroom and it can offer a soothing early morning/ evening shower. There are some really good places to to eat close-by and Gunpowder (lunch and dinner) is one of them. Pascal, the caretaker is very friendly & accommodating (and so is Jackie, the house pet!) and goes above & beyond..p.s. he is also a good cook. We also had a great time bird watching from the porch of the villa itself and managed to click more than 25 species during our stay and also had a unforgettable period watching the fireflies when the power went off on a rainy night. It is not for those who intend to swim in the sea thrice in the day, due to its distance from the nearest beach,In summary, a great stay and awesome having the privacy, space, pool, isolation, nature, AC and friendly staff.

Wonderful time in assagao!
Sandra Castaneda, Mexico
Stay in September 2013

I had the chance to spend a month in the Little Paradise Cottage and I had must wonderful time there! Cleanliness, Lovely decoration, great location, great hosts.

Close enough to the beach, close from really great restaurants, yoga centres and In one of the most beautiful peaceful villages in Goa with lovely Portuguese influence.

I really enjoyed my time there using every charming space in the house, the pool, the terrace, my room, an incredible place to relax, read, and have a glass of wine.

The help of Pascal who is in charge to maintain the house and who can help with practical stuff. Priceless!

This little paradise cottage is the best place to experience Goa in safe, beautiful and relaxing space.

A place to visit again!

A Truly Lovely Stay at the Little Paradise Cottage in Goa
Douglas, Pune
Stay in July 2013

The Little Paradise cottage and the professionalism of both anjila and the caretaker, Pascal were excellent. The space in the cottage itself has all the amenities you'd desire: WiFi, satellite TV, washing machine, AC, open kitchen, wading pool and even a gym nearby. There are also two-wheeler and taxi rentals for a small fee that will keep you mobile to explore the area. The cottage is close to several beaches but you'll need to be mobile to really explore the area. It's also quite pleasant to simply be in the cottage for days on end, reading, sleeping, and cooking. It seems to lend itself to begin either just a comfortable place to sleep or a place to spend countless hours just relaxing.

Whether you're interested in an absolutely relaxing and beautiful place to spend the monsoon and/or high season or you're looking for adventure and partying, this place will prove to be a home away from home for however long your visit will last. My wife and I will certainly return.

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