|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
“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
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.
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
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.
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:
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, pool, speciality restaurants and all other amenities.
10 minute walk from Rajbag 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 seaso
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.
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
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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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
Our guests can confirm their booking once they pay an advance payment in full. This can be done via bank transfer, Transferwise.com or Western Union
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.