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Riverview Villa : B&B / Villa With River And Sea View

Bedrooms 2
Space 90 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bed & Breakfast in Canacona, Nr. Palolem, Goa, India - Peaceful Location, Set On The Riverbank With A 7 Minute Walk To The Beach

Riverview Villa Goa has a spacious living room overlooking the Talpona river and the Master bedroom shares the same picturesque view, while the second bedroom faces the back garden. Both the bedrooms are Air-Conditioned. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons, modern bathroom, washing machine, ironing facilities and more. The villa housekeeper is available at the villa six days a week, regularly taking care of cleaning, laundry, maintenance, doing your shopping if needed (the nearby market and supermarket is two km away) and will assist you with anything you need. The housekeeper visits the villa every morning (except Sundays) for 4 hours, makes breakfast and will gladly cook you a meal or help with your own cooking preparations. House amenities included in the tariff: Breakfast, mineral water, laundry, Free wi-fi internet, Sky Satellite TV, a landline for free local calls & cooking/housekeeping service.

S. Mahadik
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About S. Mahadik

I live near Riverview Villa and have a design boutique in Palolem called 'Chim' which sells, designer clothes, bikinis, jewellery and Pop Art. I've explored the surrounding areas over the years and can give you lots of great recommendations on places to go, eating, activities and so on to help you get the most out of your holiday. I've also collated this information into a welcome pack which you can peruse at your leisure. I'm also happy to show you around and familiarize you with the nearby places.

S. Mahadik purchased this villa in 2012

Why S. Mahadik chose Palolem

I've lived in this area since 2002 and always found this riverside so perfect cause it's close to the beach and all the restaurants, entertainment etc. yet feels like an oasis of calm ...Best of both worlds.

What makes this villa unique

Riverview Villa is just a 7 minute walk from Rajbag beach which connects to Patnem beach. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can take advantage of the nearby golf course & go cycling or kayaking. If you are looking for great food in the comfort of the apartment, the Housekeeper who comes daily is a brilliant cook and can cook you wonderful Indian food or help you in your prep.

Other amenities included in the tariff are : breakfast, mineral water, housekeeping/cooking service, laundry, wi-fi, sky TV & a land line for local calls.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“A hidden jewel”

June 11, 2013

When you want to get away from the touristy feel of Goa, this is the place to be. It's an absolutely magical place, hidden away from the crowds. The rooms are very tastefully furnished, kitchen is well equipped and of course the view is incredible. The outdoor gazebo is the stealer, you could spend all day here, gazing out at the calm river and listening to the sounds of nature. Perfect place for a family or a group of friends.

“Staying in Paradise”

March 21, 2013

After an exhausting business trip Riverview villa was just the perfect place to stay. It has a very private feeling with beautifully furnished and spacious cool rooms but the best part for me was the outside area, where there is a nice place to sit with guests or relax in the little pavilion just next to the river which looks more like a lake. There is always a little breeze. It really calmed me down.

Hope to be back next year!

Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Palolem, India

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Any breakage or damages to the property or the villa or it's contents will be charged at cost price of the repair or replacement of the property/item.
  • In the interest of the environment we request that guests switch off the air-conditioners & fans etc. when they leave the villa or are outdoors.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: - Roofed verandah with table and 4 easy chairs - Patio with Large coffee table and cane chairs under a shade - Gazebo with 2 day beds by the rivers edge - Garden


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Riverview Villa : B&B / Villa With River And Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect everytime . This is second time in the property and already looking to re book for March .. Chim is amazing and very helpful. And the maid is perfect! Every morning I would wake to delicious breakfast and fresh coffee. Highly suggest asking her too cook you an authentic Indian lunch, it’s incredible ...

If you want a get away, here is perfect , sit overlooking the river and relax... it’s perfect

  • Review Submitted: 20/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, Thank you for your glowing review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here again and I’m delighted that you’re returning in March. Look forward to seeing you again. Warmest regards, Chim
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A perfect place to laze and enjoy goa

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the villa...the wonderful stay arrangements and the warm hospitality. To come to Goa and not want to get out of the a rare thing but the villa is such that you just end up being a part of this dream world and don't wanna step out of it. Loved every bit of interior design and landscaping and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Nafisa the housekeeper is a delightful and very genuine person to chat with, excellent cook and took very good care of us.its a pleasure to meet such caring people.

Overall the stay was too good and i would recommend this villa to anyone who would want to relax in Goa.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location, Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

Riverview is a well appointed and perfectly positioned house with a pretty garden and lovely views of the river. It is located on the edge of a small unspoilt village where, most mornings, the fishermen bring in their catch. The deck and patio afford great views of the wide river which teams with bird life ranging from great flocks of house crows to kites, egrets, herons, kingfishers and eagles. You can watch the sun rise to the east and set over the palms and the beach to the west and every evening the light is different and makes the perfect accompaniment to the local beverages.

Breakfast was always delicious and served with a smile, the housekeeper will prepare lunch or dinner on request and if you want to eat in you won't be disappointed. The house has everything you need for a two week stay and is very clean and comfortable, the owner is charming and helpful and made us feel very welcome.

It is a five minute walk to Rajbag beach which is quiet but if you want more beach action walk to Patnem which is a bit busier and then onto Palolem which is busier still. To the south Galgibag is also very quiet but has some interesting restaurants and bars hidden away in the trees at the back of the beach.

You will be spoilt for choice as far as eating out. We ate at two of the three restaurants in the village and the food was superb but for more choice Patnem and Palolem are a cheap taxi ride away. Seafood is surprisingly good value and of a very high standard and the curries are fantastic.

This is a quiet corner of Goa and it did feel a bit of an effort to visit the "sights" but a trip up river with one of the local fisherman is a pleasant way to end a day; Chaudi the nearest town is small but frenetic with a colourful fruit and veg market a few days a week and the Tanshikar farm is well worth a visit.

We had a wonderful and very relaxing fortnight and would defiantly recommend Riverview Villa, Rajbag and Southern Goa.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another brilliant holiday

  • 5 of 5

Back for our second stay this year.

Again it was excellent. The house is spotless and well appointed and Nafisa and Nilima were on hand to look after us. They work hard and Nafisa is the best cook in Goa, tried the butter chicken this time, better than a restaurant. Nilima looks after the gardens, which are beautiful and both girls and the owner Chim are fantastic hostesses and can sort out anything you need from a rickshaw to lunch in an old Portuguese house. They are lovely people and very friendly.This really is a spectacular location with great views. You can watch the fisherman bring in the catch and the women take it to market, see the Kingfishers, eagles, heron and monkeys and all from the patio where the excellent breakfast is served. Plenty of restaurants nearby in Patnem and Palolem but if you feel lazy Nafisa will cook for you and it is well worth it. 10 minutes walk to Rajbag beach and 15 to Patnem beach. Plenty of taxis and rickshaws and the girls will also sort out a driver for any trips you want. We had the Diwali celebrations whilst we were there which are great fun and everyone is so generous.Best holiday we have had x

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from the big hotel resort formula and see the real side of Goa this is perfect. The house is well equipped, stylish and has incredible views of the river. It is an oasis away from tourists but near enough to jump a taxi to the restaurants and bars. There are two girls who come for a few hours in the morning and look after things, make breakfast or evening meals if you wish. The food is better than the restaurants (which are exceptional) and the omelettes and sheeha in the morning are fantastic. Try Nafisa's prawn curry for dinner, best in Goa.The girls are unobtrusive, very helpful and accomodating and keep the place spotlessly clean.There is a wonderful decked area on the banks of the river from which you can watch the world go by and get some shade and a nice breeze.The gardens get the sun all day and dawn and dusk are spectacular. The garden is visited by some lovely birds. Kingfishers etc and you can watch the river birds hunting for fish. If you don't do crowds of people Rajbag beach is ideal and in the evening the bar/restaurant shacks on Patnem (a five minute taxi ride) are perfect.The owner is Chim who is on hand should you need anything and is very helpful, friendly and nothing is a problem to her.We have had two wonderful weeks of lazing around and enjoying the house and the local area. Highly recommended and would go back.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Lalit
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
The Lalit
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Canacona Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
NH 17
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Sushi Cafe
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Rajbag Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

I can also arrange for private yoga classes in the garden with a serene view of the river. Besides this, the housekeeper can also teach you some Indian dishes as she is an excellent cook.


Riverview Villa has the following beaches nearby:

Rajbag beach:

7 minutes walk. It has water sport facilities (Jet ski, kayak )

A two minute walk to the "Lalit" will take you to a beautiful golf course, spa, speciality restaurants and all other amenities.

Patnem beach:

10 minute walk from Rajbag Beach.

Palolem beach:

5 km from the villa

Both Patnem Beach and Palolem Beach have varied restaurants, parties, shopping, and varied activities for everyone's tastes during the season.


Riverview Villa Goa is in Rajbag, Canacona, in South Goa. It’s just a few minutes walk from Rajbag beach and 2 km from Patnem beach.

The other nearby beaches , bus stations, airport etc. are below :

Palolem beach: 4 km

Agonda beach: 8 km

Galjibaga beach: 8km

Dabolim Airport : 61 km - One & a half hr. drive

Margao (Madgaon)bus & train station: 39 km - 50 min drive

Canacona bus & train station: 2 km

Panjim (Panaji):72 km - 1 hour 50 min drive


For transportation, a Rickshaw & Taxi Stand is just down the road where you can also find Mopeds (scooters) for rent, the villa staff can assist you.

Chaudi, the nearby town: 2 km from the villa, here you will find fresh veg and fruit markets, fish market with all the goods you can imagine, Saturday market is even bigger and lasts all day. Chaudi has: Supermarkets, ATM's, banks, local restaurants, bakeries, and some of the best Goan street food.

Further Details:

There are a variety of activities to choose from : from walking trails, cycling, kayaking, dolphin spotting boat trips, golf, yoga, pilates, reiki, ayurvedic & spa treatments, headphone parties, clubbing, beach volleyball, football, cricket and enjoying the beach. Palolem Beach is particulary calm and safe for swimming as is Patnem Beach.

Great restaurants in this area

In Patnem -Magic View, Home, Salida del Sol & April 20.

In Palolem - Magic Italy, Ourem 88, Ferns by Kate, Cafe Inn, Dropadi and some simple local places that serve the quintessential Goan Fish curry rice!!

For sightseeing, it's best to take a half or full day taxi which can show you around the nearby temples, wildlife reserve, spice farms, waterfalls, and further up north ..the old Portuguese churches and architecture, night markets, music festivals and more


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We recommend bookings for a maximum of 4 persons.
All bookings should be made in advance via email.
Check-in is 12.00 hrs and check-out is 10 am. Late check outs are possible up to 1 p.m if no one else is checking in the next day.
To stay later than 1 p.m, will be charged @ Rs. 1000 per hour.
Bookings are confirmed on payment of a 100% deposit via bank transfer.
Any cancellation made 30 days prior to reservation date will receive full deposit refund less bank transfer charges. After that, the deposit is non-refundable.
Changeover Day:Please contact owner.
Notes on prices:
The tariff is all inclusive of 20% Govt. taxes( such as luxury tax etc) and also includes free wi-fi, breakfast, laundry, housekeeping/cooking service, mineral water & a landline for free local calls

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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