|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Tamarind House 1 is a large luxury 3 bedroom house sharing the private tropical gardens and pool with Tamarind House1. The house can be rented separately or together depending on the number of people in your party with Tamarind house 1 making one very large Villa as it's two detached large Villa's with large beautifully kept garden, garden terrace and pool. The Villas also have a drive way with a locked large entrance gate.
Tamarind House 1 has recently been refurbished to a high standard with new flooring and bathrooms. The house has new air-conditioning units in every room, ceiling fans in all rooms, 24 hour hot water, Satellite TV, washing machine and wireless high speed broadband in every room.
The lounge opens onto the garden and has a large patio, great for breakfast or pre-dinner drinks. There is also a built in BBQ and plenty of space on the drive for parking. The garden also has its own pool with ample sun loungers and chairs.
Tamarind house is a 5 minute walk from the tranquil setting of Vainguinim Beach which has safe swimming and water sports at one end or if you want to lounge by the pool this has been newly renovated which is illuminated with pool lighting at night.
Next door to the villa is a 4* hotel which is open to non-residents for breakfast, lunch and dinner for those days when you are too relaxed to venture far! & Panaji with its shops and restaurants is a short drive away. It also 5 minute walk from the 5* Cidade De Goa hotel which is accessible via the beach and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Goa. The house offers the privacy of a Villa but with the facilities in close proximity of a 4 and 5 star hotel. There is also Chances Casino which is a 5 minute walk away.
The ‘live in’ housekeeping staff have their own separate accommodation and look after the house they clean the house, they also maintain the garden and pool and are at hand if you need anything. Bedding is changed once a week and towels every two days or on request. Any cooking and personal laundry requirements can be arranged and negotiated before your stay.
A taxi can be arranged to pick you up from the airport if required. Taxi’s are readily available can be called for short trips to the many restaurants or for shopping in Panaji, they can also be hired by the hour or day for longer sightseeing trips to Old Goa or Anjuna market, etc.
Vainguinim Beach is just 5 minutes walk from Tamarind House and is a peaceful, secluded cove with safe swimming and rock pools at low tide. Dona Paula, a former fishing village, is a 5 minute drive away and nowadays is a lively centre for water sports with Jet Skis, para-sailing, water-skiing and wind surfing. All along Dona Paula jetty you will find colourful stalls selling local goods and it is also a famous location for Indian films. By night you can tuck into delicious fresh fish and aromatic curries followed by a moonlight stroll on the jetty in the cool evening breeze.
Further afield is the capital Panaji with its many shops and restaurants, casino boats and evening riverboat trips. There are the historic churches of Old Goa, Spice Plantations and bird sanctuaries to explore, even trips in the backwaters with the chance of spotting crocodiles. Anjuna market is a must, just bursting with colour where you can seek out beautiful jewellery & handicrafts and haggle for a bargain before a cool drink and good food at one of the many beach shacks.
We purchased this property as family home, we try and take a holiday there once a year as whole a family and also at separate times with our own families. Its a lovely house which is homely, safe and decorated and furnished to a high standard. I am half Indian and live in London so I wanted the facilities i have in my home here as i do there, which i have achieved but with the luxury of a beautiful garden and a pool.
Simon Sarin purchased this villa in 2000
We bought the house as our base in India, my father is Indian and my mother is English. My father wanted a second house in India where he was born and as we had visited Goa on holiday many times, my father and the family fell in love with it, so he decided to buy there. He wanted somewhere large enough to house the whole family which includes grand children when we all visited. Therefore he found this beautiful Villa very close to a quiet family beach. The house was big enough to for a large family as it has 6 bedrooms plus it has separate private quarters for the caretaker and his wife to live. Since buying it we have developed the garden and built a pool and we update the house on a regular basis so its to a high standard so its a home away from home hence why we have satellite TV ( to watch the football) and high speed broadband in all rooms.
We fell in love with the house because it is luxurious but homely. Its large and each bedroom is large and has its own bathroom. Its in a very sought after area so is very safe and one major selling point its only a short walk to the beach. As well as being large and bright inside it has a beautiful terrace where we sit and chat at night with a glass of kingfisher. It also has beautifully kept gardens that have beautiful plants and flowers that lead down to a pool and a well in the corner. It also has a barbecue which we cook prawns and chicken on purchased from the local market. It also had large driveway and garage so we could keep a car out there. The house just ticked all the boxes on our list. Its a beautiful house in an idyllic setting with facilities close by and the beach, oh yeah and theres a swimming pool.
I can't thank my friends enough for steering me towards Tamarind House (TH) as a holiday venue. What a fantastic place.
The flight was challenging and immigration was dull but when I was through I was greeted by the smiling Manuel and the rest was utopian all the way.
From the lovely welcome by the staff at TH to the peace of the bedroom where I could chill (literally) and take time out from the busy activities on your doorstep, the experience was truly fantastic
I will certainly be looking to go back and take others with me. I really can't fault the place or the facilities. I used the hotel down the road (Sandalwood) for the typical hotel stuff and escaped to TH for peace, space and selfish relaxation.
Please don't recommend it to too many people!!!
I have just returned from staying near Dona Paula in Goa
and thought I should share my experience with fellow travelers to this area.
Being from within the hotel industry the last thing I wanted to do was to stay in yet another hotel and was seeking a peaceful break were I could come and go as I pleased and find solitude when needed or the company of others or the experience of a different culture , landscape or adventure when the need arose.
As a base I selected a property called Tamarind house, a private residence that is for hire and is set in Vainguinim Valley the house has its own pool, lounge, kitchen etc is well maintained and comfortable with as I was to find importantly air conditioning available in all rooms. Tamarind has a beach approx 300 yards away and close access to two large hotels within walking distance. What a delight.
One of my main worries was how transportation would work and how and were to shop if I found I needed anything or fancied staying at home and making my own meals, the answer was there to meet me in the form of Durga and his family who look after the house and answered my questions, put me at ease and even went shopping for me, One day his wife went to the local port very early, bought me some freshly caught fish and made me a delightful authentic king fish curry. I had heard Goan's were famous for their fish dishes and I was not let down. When I needed transport, no problem a taxi was summoned for me at very reasonable prices.
Having access to the same driver for most of my stay also worked well as he was an informative tour guide also and took me crocodile spotting, to a spice farm with Elephants you can interact with and to the famous landmarks in the area and then to the Anjuna Wednesday market to buy my gifts for home, I think I got quite adept at haggling by my return home.
In summary I can highly commend this property, its staff and the area to anyone seeking similar experiences to me
A town steeped in romantic legend
Dona Paula is a former fishing village in North Goa. The name comes from a tragic heroine of legend, which explains why the place is still nicknamed Lovers’ Paradise. Now a town, it’s kept its tranquil vibe along with a movie-star beach that’s a real pull for watersports fans. And conveniently, it’s only 7 kilometres from the state capital, Panaji, with its winding streets and wedding-cake like churches.
A movie setting
Dona Paula’s white-sand beaches, fringed with coconut palms, have played a starring role in many a Bollywood movie. That level of fame brings with it plenty of visitors, who also come for the top-class watersports. Food shacks are dotted along the sands, and a stretch of the beach is lined with shops selling drinks, snacks and seashell trinkets.
A watersports hotspot
As lovely as Dona Paula Beach is to lie on, it’s impossible to stay still with such an impressive line-up of watersports. It goes without saying that favourites like kayaking and jet-skiing feature heavily, but it’s the more unusual skibob and water-scooters that really grab your attention.
Dona Paula is where the Zuari and Mandovi rivers meet the Arabian Sea. This makes it a prime spot for river-boat trips. Sail by night and you’ll catch a moonlit view of the Adil Shah Palace, where steps lead up to an ornate basalt gateway – the only remains of the home of former Portuguese governors. You’ll also see the 19th-century Mae de Deus Church of Saligao beautifully illuminated in orange and yellow.
Dona Paula is only a 15 minute drive from the capital, which has an array of shops and Restaurants. The Restaurants consist of North Indian, traditional Goan, Portuguese, Italian almost all tastes are catered for. The city consists of department stools as quaint traditional markets. The river mandovi runs through it and you can take a leisurely boat cruise along it or at night the river is lit up with large boat casinos.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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|Refundable damage deposit||£200|
200 Pounds refundable security damage deposit.
Full booking amount to be paid in advance. Either directly into our bank account or via Paypal.
Check in and check out can be arranged dependent on flight times.
Cancellation policy: If cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival date, then full refund; If cancelled 45-59 days prior to arrival date, then 50% refund; If cancelled less than 45 days
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