Located in the midst of forest greens in the quaint neighbourhood of Assagao while just 4-5 km away from the beaches of Anjuna / Vagator, 20 min away from Ashwem / Mandrem! Our space includes 5 well appointed spacious bedrooms with attached wash, modern comforts and in close proximity to other famous eating and sundowner places. Wi-fi. Essential power backup. Kitchenette. LGBTQ friendly. Pets not allowed. Laundry available on premises at an extra cost.
“The first thing that struck me about Barca is that it’s incredibly well-located, in the heart of Assagaon, on the same street as culinary hotspots Sublime, Gunpowder, SEA and Ruta’s Roadhouse. It occupies a long, narrow plot of land, and has two access points. The front entrance touches upon the culinary street and the back entrance is on a small bylane. The building is a cheerful exposed-brick structure, with ivy snaking up the terracotta-coloured walls. The front porch has a cute garden that houses a cafe, and a walk through the garden leads you to a natural arch formed from tree branches, past which is the entrance to the rooms. The plots on either side of the one occupied by Barca (as indeed the one that my room overlooked) are undeveloped and overrun with lush vegetation. And even though you are in the beating heart of Assagaon, you are surrounded by greenery and hear the calls of birds through the day. The room is accessed through a stairway, past a corridor (both of which afford lovely views of the surrounding vegetation). The room is bathed in natural light, has windows on two sides and a glass door leading into the balcony on the third. To my delight, it had a vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams - my favourite ceiling aesthetic. In fact, dark wood is the defining theme of the rooms: the windows and doors are housed in thick wooden frames; a tall, narrow wooden wardrobe occupies one corner, and a mirror generously empaneled in wood the other. A wooden desk and the wood and rattan chair are set by one of the windows. I was particularly happy about this circumstance, and wish I had spent longer working at the desk. The foliage outside has a becalming effect, and I’d find myself staring into the distance every time my gaze shifted from the computer’s screen. About the coolest thing in the room was the ivy growing on the window glass. The balcony outside my room was a delight - it has a sloping Mangalore-tiled roof that complements the brick exterior of the building so very well. The lights on the high-ceiling of the balcony are encased in mosaic, a touch I appreciated. I loved the aesthetic of the room - the flooring is olive coloured tiles that have a rustic, stone-like finish. At night, the room is bathed in a warm, orange glow through the shade of the floor lamp. I especially liked the little touches, such as the bedside reading lights and the diffuser spewing vaporised lemongrass oil. The bathroom deserves particular mention. It has the same tiles on the floor as the bedroom, but at eye-level are beautiful patterned tiles. I appreciated the large, spotlessly-clean glass shower cubicle, and the piping hot water at high pressure. Ugly flush tanks in full view are a pet peeve, and I’m glad Barca bothered to go the extra mile to conceal theirs. It’s obvious that the host cared about creature comforts. The towels are plush and absorbent, and even the mattress in our bedroom was a thick and comfortable 11-inch mattress. My stay at Barca was a delight: it is that rare place that exudes the warmth of a home stay, but one with some lux hotel touches. My only quibble is that the food at the cafe downstairs was utterly disappointing. I say this at the risk of seeming like a carping critic, because, as I later found out, the cafe - called TBH, The Burger House, is run by a third-party. I think Barca is great bang for buck at the price I paid for it, and I wouldn’t begrudge them for raising prices as much as 50% (I say that having visited Goa 50 times over a decade and having tried numerous accommodation options across price points). It is to their credit that they don’t. Ruchir is a fabulous host, full of valuable insight into Goa. I had the pleasure of having a drink with him and learning about his passion for hospitality, and how that love found expression in the form of Barca.”
Brand new luxury villa in North Goa with stunning uninterrupted field view. The villa has 3 large bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms and the master en-suite includes a bathtub. An open concept living area including kitchen, leads out to an open air living. Upstairs there is a lovely open plan very versatile living space and more incredible field view. An infinity pool completes the outdoor space where you can relax whilst enjoying the full view towards Assagao.
“We r 2 couple and 2 infant staying 3 nights in kamalaya asgao . 1st of all the Villa is exactly as per the pictures...a wonderful home away frm home, truly luxurious, every small things have been kept in mind and taken care of...the staff were very co-operative and helpful. Pritam the care taker always there for any assistance required. This is the best place I hv been to while my stay in Goa ! I recommend to come and check by yourself. Super awesome view, very friendly host. Will surely come again & again every year . Interior 10/10 Cleaniness 10/10 Host 10/10 Location 10/10 Emotions 10/10 Thank you so much Somin for giving people a chance to stay at your special place!”
The Assagao House is nestled in Assagao and is a designers delight as everything in the villa has been curated from the lens of sustainability - upcycled, ecofriendly, innovative. Loaded with all modern amenities, strong Wi-Fi and a fulltime caretaker, the villa offers you a comfortable stay - convenient, elegant and private. By the side of some of the most green mountains and fantastic fauna, We are not very far from the beach too, Anjuna is approx 5 kms from our villa.
“Great place to stay, clean and comfortable, quite close via vehicle to Vagator and Anjuna beach (6kms), however there are no nearby restaurants only a few general stores so we had to wait for our vehicles till we got our bikes. Water was stocked in unique wine bottles in the fridge along with other amenities like water heater, sugar, milk packet etc for preparing tea. Common kitchen was decent which was located at villa's back. It's an open area. We were alloted 2 rooms which were very beautiful stocked with some curious reads along with the walls being decorated with some awesome photos. Charging plug points were available. However the only complaint was that although the room had 2 bathrooms only one had a heater because the second bathroom is very small ( renovated toilet with handshower), the bathrooms were well stocked with toilet paper , shampoo and body wash. Lighting was also nice with a studio light within the room as indicated in the pictures. Overall a great and chilled stay.”