The Aldona House Heritage Experience

Entire villa hosted by Priya

10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 5 beds, 4 baths
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Set in the quaint Arcadian neighbourhood of Aldona, Aldona House is a luxury villa estate, spread over an expansive 20,000 sq. ft. This meticulously-restored haven dates back to over 200 years, with manicured gardens, a colossal swimming pool, and elegant, show-stopping interiors and architecture! With an eye towards curated specialty experiences, this sumptuous heritage villa comes fully serviced by a team of professionals, and is well appointed with all the amenities and services conceivable!

The space
VILLA HIGHLIGHTS:
- Breathtaking Private Swimming Pool with comfortable outdoor seating - ideal for leisurely unwinding with a drink during the day!
- Beautiful Garden-Courtyard with Verdant Tropical Landscaping - and many cozy nooks to lounge around in!
- Garden Canopy Gazebo with Alfresco Dining Setup - the most intimate part of our offering!
- The villa is peppered with many airy Balcãos, with plenty of outdoor seating
- All 4 Ensuite Bedrooms | Living & Dining Rooms - are tastefully furnished and air-conditioned
- Fully-stocked & Well-equipped Kitchen: your culinary needs will be met with an in-house chef. Complimentary Breakfast included.
- Smart HD TV: in the Living Room
- High-Speed WiFi Connection
- Inverter available for your comfort (Since power outages are common in Goa, we've got you covered with a partial backup that ensures that the fans are working at all times. A Gen Set is also available for limited time use.)
- Secure parking space for cars
- Wide variety of inhouse activities and curated specialty experiences!

Away from the cacophony of touristy Goa, Aldona House offers a welcome escape, bringing to life an oasis of serenity. Spread over half an acre, this bespoke, sunlit 4-bedroom colonial-style Portuguese villa is a quiet premise, tucked away in the idyllic and upscale village of Aldona. Epitomizing the Portuguese word ‘sossegado’ to embodify ‘tranquility’, this magnificent retreat boasts architecture that spectacularly blurs the line between the inside and the outside, blending the finesse and opulence of a bygone era with thoughtfully-curated amenities to accommodate the discerning traveller.

Sprawling garden-courtyards, an alluring, gorgeous open-air private swimming pool and traditional balcãos that line the villa, makes this a perfect sanctuary for those who relish their time in the outdoors. This stately villa seamlessly blends with the environment through its breathtaking landscaping and architecture, intersecting flawlessly with nature. With plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces, it is designed to celebrate the effervescence of tropical living - an ideal pick for breakfasts in the garden, boozy drunches or sundowners by the pool, or cozy dinners at the dreamy canopy poolside gazebo!

The villa’s gorgeous open-air private swimming pool is the centerpiece of the lush garden courtyard, which houses a canopy garden gazebo with alfresco dining setup, chaise lounges and diwan. Enjoy tea and snacks al fresco, with fragrant Champa and fruit trees, and a spectacular view for company! The balcãos interspersed with outdoor furniture (including a canopy bed!), are charming nooks where you can lose yourself in a book or music.

Structurally, the villa’s tiled, gabled roof quietly slopes down to a columned facade, painted in sky blue, and houses various balcãos - a quintessentially Portuguese architectural element, that comprises a porch-like outdoor area with seating, and also provides shade from rain and sunlight. Ideal for a large family or a group of friends, this spacious Portuguese villa’s redecoration of every aesthetic element is bathed in authenticity and sophisticated flair - from the traditional balcãos with their beautiful column capitals, to the lush, green courtyard, high wooden ceilings, thick walls, stunning mother-of-pearl panelled window panes, graceful canopy beds, statement furniture engineered with solid wood and cane, and terracotta tiles - holistically lending an authentic Goan-Portuguese bucolic vibe to this enchanting space!

Venturing inside, abundant natural light fills the space, while the interiors feel timeless with a sense of grandeur, with the most exquisite antique furniture, plush furnishings, beautiful artworks, eclectic accessories, handpicked artefacts, beautiful window and door dressing and ornamentation, sublime lighting and upscale finishes - all contributing to making this home a perfect blend of art and nature, and carefully balanced to offer an elevated experience! Collectively, they all successfully add to this home’s innate charm, creating the most relaxing and indulgent atmosphere, and awarding it a timeless elegance!

BEDROOMS
- The villa has 4 spacious ensuite bedrooms, all located on the ground floor.
- Vintage four-poster beds in all the rooms: 3 bedrooms with double beds and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Each private bedroom comes with a split air conditioner, ensuite bathroom, ample closet and storage space, writing desk, bedside tables, and lofty windows to let in fresh air!
- Comfortable mattresses with fresh linen and pillows
- Extra mattresses can be provided on request

ENSUITE BATHROOMS
- The villa has 4 contemporary ensuite bathrooms
- All bathrooms feature modern sleek fittings, elegant stone vanity countertops and ornate sconces
- Geysers provided for 24X7 hot water supply
- Essentials such as bath and hand towels, with all toiletries provided

LIVING & DINING AREAS
- The spacious and sumptuous drawing area includes seating arrangements for 16 people. This also includes a chic dining table setup, which comfortably seats up to 6 people.
- This bright and airy space is a visual delight, richly decorated with exquisitely carved furniture, plush furnishings, vintage gilded sconces, eclectic accessories, antique rugs, artworks and artefacts! The decorative ceiling features striking hand-carved motifs and patterns. The fenestration showcases simple arc designs and beautiful column capitals.
- Just adjacent to the living room, is the stately dining room that can comfortably seat 10 people. It features a beautiful antique hand-carved dining table, and solid wood and cane seating, with armrests. Perfect for effortless entertaining, this large graceful room with an overhead chandelier sets a warm, inviting tone, with its sensuous palette of neutrals, abundant use of natural textures, as well as ornate accents!
- 42” Smart HD TV

KITCHEN & MEALS
- Bright and fully-functional modular kitchen with modern appliances, sleek countertops and streamlined atmosphere
- Well equipped with: refrigerator, inbuilt cooktop, microwave, oven, toaster and water purifier.
- Includes cooking vessels, glassware, crockery and cutlery for 10 people
- Cooking is permitted, but additional charges will be levied for cleaning
- For all your meals: on request, we could stock-up the kitchen with all that you may need (charges applicable).

We, at The Aldona House, are committed to making your stay a memorable experience, with a host of in-house activities and curated specialty experiences (chargeable on actuals). More details about this are mentioned below.

Services at the villa include an estate manager, who ensures everything is in place and going smoothly during your stay here, an inhouse chef to tantalise your tastebuds, along with housekeeping and service staff, so everything remains clean and beautiful at the property!

We hope this property fits the bill for you, and we sure look forward to hosting you here! As soon as you book, our team will get in touch to help you with any additional information that you might require, and we will be at your service until check-out.

From us @TheStayMaster: We welcome you home!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

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Private pool
Pets allowed
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Where you’ll be

Aldona, Goa, India

Hosted by Priya

  1. Joined in April 2015
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Hi, I'm Priya from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and now Goa. I am married with two kids - 22 year old boy and 19 year old girl. I do interior design on a freelance basis, and love to travel and have new experiences. I enjoy a good trip as an opportunity to interact with other denizens in this planet. This is our summer outhouse that we are opening up.... The rustic country feel...far from the noise and pollution is refreshing and also calms ones nerves Looking forward to hosting ...
Hi, I'm Priya from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and now Goa. I am married with two kids - 22 year old boy and 19 year old girl. I do interior design on a freelance basis, and love to tr…

Co-hosts

  • Rishi
  • Achint

During your stay

This is a professionally-managed listing, hence do not hesitate in writing to us by clicking on the "Contact Host" button. Friendly and approachable, our co-hosts are happy to guide you with any queries. If you have any reservation or property related questions - do reach out to us.

@TheStayMasterConcierge we just don't respond to requests, we anticipate them and only hope to surpass your expectations! The villa is well appointed with everything a guest seeks for in a hotel, and comes fully-equipped with an estate manager - to cater to your requests on demand, in-house chef, as well as staff for service and housekeeping - to ensure you with a seamless experience!
This is a professionally-managed listing, hence do not hesitate in writing to us by clicking on the "Contact Host" button. Friendly and approachable, our co-hosts are happy to guid…
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House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Self check-in with building staff
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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