The best private luxury villas for rent in Goa
Whether you’ve visited Goa 10 times or if it’s your first time, instead of staying in hotel why not try renting a house, apartment or private villa in Goa to get off the tourist trail and make you really feel at home. Renting a villa in Goa will make you feel like you live in Goa instead of just being on a holiday.
Villas for rent in Goa range from basic houses and apartments to amazing private luxury villas and heritage houses complete with staff. One of the things that make Goa so special is the Portuguese heritage, much of which can be seen throughout its architecture.
Some of the larger Goan style mansions are now magnificent heritage hotels, while some smaller homes have been turned into cosy villas for rent in Goa. You can also find luxury apartments within a complex complete with swimming pools, while others are private luxury villas to rent in Goa.
Whichever you choose, renting a private villa in Goa is a great option if you are looking for a home away from home in Goa, or if you are a larger group looking for a place to stay.
By the way I didn’t put prices as rates depend on season so I’ve included links to Booking.com or Air BnB so you can check reviews and prices for your dates. If it’s your first time signing up to Air BnB you can get money off using this link. If you do choose to book through these links then I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you, which helps me to keep this site running so thank you! 🙂
(If you just want a cheap house you’ll have to come early and drive around and look for one. If you rent a house in Goa for the whole season you can sometimes find cheap deals but only if your staying for a couple of months. Read this post to find out how.)
If you are looking for private luxury villas for rent in Goa, you must check out these 10 amazing villas.
This private ‘village’ is tucked away at the end of a quiet lane, sitting on a spectacular stretch of Candolim Beach. The entire property is made up of private villas that range from a two-bedroom villa to a massive five-bedroom villa. All villas have their own enclosed courtyard, with some even boasting their very own private pool! The largest (Villa Aashyana) has a magnificent veranda dining area and a terrace facing the sea, while the smaller two-bedroom Casinhas feature a plunge pool and open-air shower. Rates in the peak season start at INR 19,580 per night including breakfast. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book.
This magnificent heritage villa is a fantastic example of where historical Goa meets contemporary Goa. The interior of the luxury villa in Goa combines handcrafted furniture with state of the art technology and contemporary design. It features 3 luxury suites and 2 lofts, as well as several common areas. You can rent a suite or the entire villa, which can sleep up to 10! Two of the suites are great for couples or solo travellers, both of which have a private ensuite. The Family Suite is the largest of the bunch, featuring a loft with a double bed that is great for the kids. Suites start at INR 2,499 per night. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book.
This beautiful Portuguese-colonial house is nestled amongst an abundance of trees and a stunning garden. The entire complex is made up of private villas in Goa, though some are more like suites than actual villas. The most magnificent home on the property if the Villa, which has four-bedrooms, a dining salon, an open plan living and TV area. The Ishanya Cottage is not as grand, but just as spectacular with its serene Buddhist lounge, contemporary kitchenette and private pool. You can rent a room in the main villa or the Ishanya Cottage, or even the entire property which in total has 7-bedrooms and two swimming pools. Rates in the high season start at INR 12,000 per night including breakfast. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book.
This award-winning villa sits atop a hill just outside of Calangute, overlooking beautiful rice paddy fields and tropical gardens. It’s the perfect place to call home for a few days, what with its large infinity swimming pool, double-height living room and Balinese design. It boasts 3 large suites with ensuites, as well as 2 dining areas; 1 outside and 1 inside. The villa must be rented in its entirety and can sleep up to 6 people. In the high season the villa is INR 55,000 per night. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book. If it’s your first time signing up to Air BnB you can also get money off using this link.
This stunning Portuguese mansion is located in the heart of Candolim, featuring a beautiful garden that leads to the beach. It’s truly one of the most magnificent private villas in Goa, consisting of a main house with 5-bedrooms and a 2-bedroom cottage. The entire property can sleep up to 13 people! The villa has a fully-equipped kitchen, a private yard and outdoor dining. There is a maid, a gardener and a watchman 7-days a week to ensure that your stay is comfortable and safe. Rates for a 1-bedroom suite start at INR 3,000 per night, including breakfast. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book.
This restored 200 year old Indo-Portuguese mansion is a magnificent luxury villa set amongst a beautiful tropical garden in one of Goa’s most trendy residential areas. There are 3 bedrooms that are arranged around a central open courtyard, each of which has a large ensuite. There is also a state-of-the-art media room and a massive private infinity pool. Behind the villa is the smaller Villa Jardim, which has 2 bedrooms and an infinity swimming pool. You can rent each villa separately or rent the entire property. Rates start at INR 24,000 per night. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book. If it’s your first time signing up to Air BnB you can also get money off using this link.
Located in the village of Assagao, Casa Tota is a stunning restored Portuguese villa that is surrounded by magnificent gardens. The villa is around 6 kilometres from the beach, but housekeeper Shyam can organise transportation for you, be it by taxi, car hire or moped hire. The villa oozes relaxation, from its location to its comfortable colonial furniture. It has 3-bedrooms, a kitchen, dining areas and a central courtyard with a lovely water feature. There is a dog living at the villa, which makes it that much more homely and friendly. The villa s owned by Antonia Graham, of British furniture and design store Graham & Green, and hints of this can be seen throughout the property. Casa Tota even comes recommended by The Guardian! Rates in the high season are INR 50,000 per week including breakfast. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book.
Casa Nirvana is a 5-bedroom villa with a private pool, a stunning garden and a personal chef that will prepare all of your meals for you. The villa is located in a quaint village just a stone’s throw away from Candolim. The villa has two levels, with 4-bedrooms being located in the main house and one next to the pool. Each bedroom is air-conditioned to ensure that guests are comfortable throughout their stay. The villa is a traditional Portuguese House that has been renovated to preserve its traditional Old World charm, but with added touches of modern amenities. Expect to pay roughly INR 72,000 per night in the high season. Click here to check rates and reviews and to book.
This open-concept villa sits in the jungle high above the Tiracol River in the very north part of Goa. The villa was built by Danish nationals Anders Linnet and Mette Lange, who wanted to build a dream home in a serene setting. And that is exactly what Kiranpani is. It boasts phenomenal panoramic views of the river and the jungle, especially from the large veranda. In fact, the veranda is the largest space in the home, complete with dining areas, lounge areas and an infinity pool! The entire home was built with European/Danish design elements mixed with traditional Goan ones, creating a very relaxing atmosphere. There are 2-bedrooms in the main house, as well as a third one in a small cottage just a few steps away from the main house. Rates start at around INR 105,000 per week. Click here to check rates and to book.
If you are looking for a private villa for rent in Goa, Zayo Goa is a great choice. The 3-bedroom hacienda styled villa is the perfect place to kick back and relax while in the coastal village of Anjuna. The grounds are spectacular, with gardens and swaying palms, and there is a private pool overlooking rice fields. The theme continues throughout the interior, with open courtyard gardens and bedrooms having large floor-to-ceiling windows. There is a fully-equipped kitchen that you’re free to use, although breakfast will be prepared for you by the friendly staff. Rates start at INR 19,425 per night. Click here to check rates and to book.
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