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The Island Pool Villa

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
1 night minimum
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CHILL - RELAX - SWIM - LISTEN TO MUSIC - HAVE A BEER - A BBQ - READ A BOOK - SKINNY DIP - PLAY SOME GAMES - FRY SOME FISH - SLEEP - TAKE A WALK ON THE ISLAND - SWIM 4 BEDROOM VILLA - All rooms air conditioned. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION The Island Villa is situated on a plot area of 30,000 sq feet and the built up mansion area is approx 4,800 sq feet. The Island Villa is a quiet place with a beautiful garden, surrounded by swaying coconut palms, fruit bearing trees such as mango, jackfruit, chickoo on the property and has its own private pool with a sun deck set out at the rear in total privacy. The mansion has a breezy bolcao running around the outside in an L shape with 2 large soppo's, perfect for escaping the heat of the summers. Handcrafted stone works have been added for a bit more...CHILL - RELAX - SWIM - LISTEN TO MUSIC - HAVE A BEER - A BBQ - READ A BOOK - SKINNY DIP - PLAY SOME GAMES - FRY SOME FISH - SLEEP - TAKE A WALK ON THE ISLAND - SWIM 4 BEDROOM VILLA - All rooms air conditioned. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION The Island Villa is situated on a plot area of 30,000 sq feet and the built up mansion area is approx 4,800 sq feet. The Island Villa is a quiet place with a beautiful garden, surrounded by swaying coconut palms, fruit bearing trees such as mango, jackfruit, chickoo on the property and has its own private pool with a sun deck set out at the rear in total privacy. The mansion has a breezy bolcao running around the outside in an L shape with 2 large soppo's, perfect for escaping the heat of the summers. Handcrafted stone works have been added for a bit more rustic feel around the mansion. As you enter the main door there's a large sitting room with high ceilings and the dining room. Its the ideal space for an evening tête-à-tête and can easily seat 20 people. This is followed by a master bedroom with an antique double bed, spacious cupboards, wooden ceiling and an ensuite huge bathroom (an old bedroom converted). There is yet another bedroom with 2 single beds on the ground floor - air conditioned. You have a well-equipped spacious kitchen with many cupboards in an old fashion way but with a modern cooking hob and chimney. In addition you have a high rise table and high stools in case of a quick snack or just sip on a few cold beers with your friends as you cook them a lovely meal. There is also a fridge, a blender, cutlery and all the necessary pots and pans required for you to get going. On the first floor you have a large wooden attic where a working Gramophone sits on a tall table, although in working condition she is in search of a few good old musical records.. There is also the master bedroom on the first floor with its own ensuite bathroom and a wooden ceiling. Again the bedroom has lovely large windows overlooking the pool and also a huge loft above the bathroom. On the other end of the first level you have a huge bedroom. Here this room has a stunning bathroom – open to space. With so much space all over the house, the Attic could be used to accommodate friends and family in case of large gatherings or re-unions. At the rear of the house you have a 15 meters long amoeba shaped pool, built with natural stones and uniquely set out amidst lovely lawns, tall teak trees and privacy. Just laze on the sun beds the whole day and fire up that bbq with the Weber charcoal grill (provided with the villa) when you feel like. UNLIKE THE GOAN BEACH BELT, ANY HOTELS, ANY VILLAS IN METROS OR BEACH AREAS THE VILLA POOL IS SET AMIDST TOTAL PRIVACY AND YOU CAN HAVE A SWIM WITH NO ONE LOOKING INTO THE POOL AS YOU ARE IN TOTAL PRIVACY AT THE REAR END OF THE VILLA WHERE THE POOL IS LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY!!!!! THIS IS THE BEST THING HERE. The house has an inverter system to keep the lights going when the electricity goes off in Goa. Hot and cold water provisions made for all the bathrooms. We do have the shavers only switches in all bathrooms incase anyone of you comes in from the land of 120Volts!!! The villa utility room consists of a washing machine, pressure pump, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, etc.. Amenities/Facilities: Air Conditioned bedrooms (4 nos) Hi Speed Internet Access Room Fans installed in all rooms Cable TV Natural stone pool Mini Library Games - indoor (board games) and outdoor. Music System - hook up your iphone or tab and stream live music (take it besides the pool if you want to via bluetooth)!! CHILL - RELAX - SWIM - LISTEN TO MUSIC - HAVE A BEER - MAKE A BBQ - READ A BOOK - SKINNY DIP - PLAY SOME GAMES - FRY SOME FISH - SLEEP - TAKE A WALK ON THE ISLAND - SWIM THE SURROUNDINGS The Villa is located in a quiet village of Chorao in a picturesque area great for short and medium range walks along the fields, river or just the village ambience. Coastal belt/Beach A 30-45 min drive can get you to the happening beaches of North Goa like Baga, Calangute, Candolim, etc.after crossing the ferry. How to get there The Goa International airport is about 40 km away and takes around 1 hour to get there. Local taxis available on call and the best option is usually to rent your own bike or car for long stays. One can reach the island by taking a ferry from Ribandar which is on the road to Old Goa at 3kms from Panaji, the heart of Goa. There is also a ferry linking Chorao to Pomburpa on the island's west thus offering a convenient connection to the happening night spots of Goa. In case one wants to save on the waiting time for the ferry, a special ferry could be hailed for a nominal price and one would be in the midst of Goa's glittering parties in next to no time! Further Details The island is home to the famous Dr. Salim Ali bird sanctuary which, with a thick layer of mangrove forest and unique nature trails and wetland ponds, is an ornithological delight! Arrangements with the forest department and private operators can be made for boats which can take the guests through the backwaters of the mangroves for exclusive views of the city, apart from the birds! There are also bicycle trails and small picnic spots along the river on the island. Chorao Island is located very close to main Panjim city so local shops, supermarkets, banks etc are a mere 20 min away. INFO ON THE ISLAND The Island Villa is a quaint, warm and gorgeously restored stunning Portuguese house available for long term lease in Goa; set amidst a lot of privacy at 'Itha dos fidalgos' or the 'Island of noblemen' in North Goa all set out for you in one of Goa's most charming and easily accessible island of Chorao. Chorao is not only the winter refuge to glorious migratory birds, but is also a treasure trove for the historically inclined as well, as it was amongst the first places to be captured by the Portuguese and is abound with whitewashed churches including the majestic 16th century church of Sao Bartholomew (just across which this villa is situated), as well as exquisite old goan houses! It is one of the most untouched areas of Goa, thus providing a perfect getaway, far away from the maddening crowds where one can soak in the true tradition of Goan village-life and experience the soothing sounds of nature. Yet it is located very close to all the action, Old Goa with its Se Cathedral is a 25 min drive. The happening beaches of North Goa are a 30 min drive and Panjim and its old town area are again just 20 min away. The Island Villa is a truly charming country dream home.... in a mesmerizing village in one of North Goa's most unadulterated areas partly as its still an island. Sitting in the pillared verandah it is easy to get lost in your favorite paperback, while you hear the sounds of chirping birds or see some peacocks dancing across the beautiful landscape in front of you.. This is a perfect spot for those looking for a holiday with nature and in the true Goan village lifestyle, yet never being too far from the white sands of the beaches and the city. The mansion is the perfect getaway for a peace and quiet lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle, noise and pollution from the cities or coastal belts. The owner has blended some modern architecture with the old yet keeping with the old Portuguese trends. In addition the original style of interior design including restoration of old furniture originally from the same house whilst adding influences from different parts of the world the same time. The interiors are cool and yet plain but huge with vast open spaces and heights. You are at a place to relax…just relax alongside one of the most beautiful private pools with nature in Goa. If you feel like have a BBQ set up for the evening besides the pool. There is a caretaker at the villa who manages all of the property incl. pool maintenance. Full details of house rules and things to do at the villa and on the island will be provided upon booking confirmation. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: HOTN002714More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pls follow the Pool Rules & House Rules. We do not have a kids pool as the entire pool is 5.5ft length. Pls carry own floaters for pool use and also for the kids. Pool usage shuts at 7pm and no night swimming due to chemical treatment and disturbance to neighbors. No night pool parties. The chill session with mates can carry on inside the villa. Not outside at nights. Smoking is allowed not inside the property but in the verandahs, pool area and on property and lawn areas - no problem.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Charles H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Bottu is a lovely place located on an island just off Panjim city... A short ferry ride and you are completely disconnected from the city.. On the property u can't even hear a honk from a vehicle, just the sounds of crickets and birds......More

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank shawnd1979
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an amazing, comfortable and relaxed time at island pool villa..perfect for families. The caretakers were so polite and made us feel completely at home. Definitely worth a visit,i will definitely be going back.

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank avrylc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Casa Bottu has such a lovely vibe to it. The house is maintained so well and tastefully done keeping the rustic goan touch to it,yet at the same time having all the amenities needed for a perfect getaway. The caretakers are both really helpful and...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank Astridc1985
Reviewed August 8, 2021

Casa Bottu is a 100 year old house which is updated with modern amenities and a pool that’s overlooking the woods. It’s great for a weekend getaway and a truly rejuvenating experience. Surrounded by nature and a few homes it’s primarily quiet and blissful. The...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank aarondesouza
Reviewed August 8, 2021

A lovely getaway from city life. The villa set amidst a bird sanctuary was private, beautiful & the rooms spacious& clean.The pool is exceptionally pretty surrounded by a tropical garden. Staff at the villa were extremely polite and the service provided was very good. An...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank vanessan93
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

The Place is so serene and beautiful, makes you so comfortable, helps one realise how it is to be felt like Home. The Staff is very helpful and they take good care of you and service you with what is needed. We were so grateful...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank Elston2222
Reviewed April 25, 2021

Awesome place to stay..Owner Mr Charles is Very Kind and helpfull..his staff Vishnuji is very good cook too..I would say awesome place to stay with all facilities..Cheers Goa.

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank Rohansatghare
Reviewed March 3, 2021

Someone wise said that the best things are hiding in plain sight. Chorao island is such a place and this villa is the best of Chorao. This “island” is in north goa and has 3 connections to the mainland - 2 ferries from 2 different...More

Date of stay: February 2021
Thank Simplefern
CharlesDerrick, VR Owner at The Island Pool Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

Dear Yamini, Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to leave a detailed review of your stay. Was great have you all over and hope the stay was as calm and refreshing to you all and also the in laws...More

Reviewed February 24, 2021

What a team Charles has put together to make Island villa stay a most memorable one! Right from when we signed up for it, Charles was in touch giving us tips and ideas. He shared a birder’s number when we requested. Bishnu and Raghu make...More

Date of stay: January 2021
Thank footloose2000
CharlesDerrick, VR Owner at The Island Pool Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

Dear Meenakshi, thanks for taking the time to write the review and was pleased to know you all had a great time at the villa/on the island and also the boat tour. Yes we do have the network issue on the island with some providers...More

Reviewed February 8, 2021 via mobile

Let’s start off with saying, it was one of the most amazing places I’ve ever stayed out. Everything was just perfect. The pool is huge and a highly instagrammable spot. It’s truly a home away from home. And I would 10000% recommend Island pool villa!...More

Date of stay: December 2020
1  Thank Ariajishp
CharlesDerrick, VR Owner at The Island Pool Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

Thank you Aria. Was indeed a great pleasure to host you and the family. Was unfortunate could not meet you all. But next time hopefully you do come for a longer stay!! Till then take care.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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CHILL - RELAX - SWIM - LISTEN TO MUSIC - HAVE A BEER - MAKE A BBQ - READ A BOOK - SKINNY DIP - PLAY SOME GAMES - FRY SOME FISH - SLEEP - TAKE A WALK ON THE ISLAND - SWIM Why this location? Chorao is probably one of the few spots left in Goa that still retains the old world Goan/Portugese charm to quite an extent inspite of being just 20 minutes away from Panjim City. Its a hidden Gem in Goa. There are times where you will not hear the sound of a vehicle buzz past the villa for hours!! Can you beat that? Live in the coast or the cities of Goa and you will go crazy with the noise levels from the streets. Staying in Chorao is like leading parallel lives and one does feel that yes one can have the best of both worlds! We are quite close to O...
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The Island Pool Villa is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

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