The House

The House

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 most recent addition is in the old garage, which is now Darjeeling. It has a mezzanine floor with extra beds and its own garden.

*/** Please note that we are in a village, so we do not have a view, unless you count blue skies and coconuts. Also, being in a village in Goa means cocks, crow; chickens, cluck; pigs, grunt; children, play; parents, grumble; dogs, bark; Christians, sing and Church bells ring amid all the other signs of life you would expect in a South Goan Village.