I have been to Goa many times during the winter season (December/January) but this was my first visit during the monsoon. We decided to try a June holiday, and after doing some research, realised that most of the restaurants and guesthouses would be closed at that time so looked for a self-catering option. We stumbled upon Riverview Villa in Rajbag, just nearby Palolem and booked to stay there for two weeks. I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. The location is stunning, right on the water’s edge, and the house is built to allow maximum views of the beautiful river, even when the rain is pelting down and you cannot leave the house. We were really well looked after by Suraj, the housekeeper, and he made sure we were always comfortable and had everything we needed. The kitchen is well kitted for cooking and generally the house feels like a home, rather than a holiday house. Although it rained for a good deal of the time we were there, we were never bored, always entertained by the fantastic birdlife in the gardens and the gorgeous views from the living room and bedroom. We did get out and about on the drier days, and the villa is situated so that you feel totally alone when inside, but once out, you realise just how close by the beach and all the action in Palolem is. And the rates were really reasonable, considering the level of comfort and service we received. We’ll definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riverview Villa is set on the banks of the Talpona river 2 km from Palolem beach in south Goa. There is a beautiful outdoor terrace, garden and a riverside gazebo set with day beds. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons, modern bathroom, washing machine, ironing facilities and more. The bedrooms are air-conditioned & a spacious living room looks onto the Talpona river and the mangroves. It's a short walk to Rajbag Beach & the Lalit Golf course. House benefits included in the tariff: Breakfast, mineral water, laundry, Free wi-fi internet, Sky Satellite TV, a landline for free local calls & cooking/housekeeping services. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riverview Villas Goa/Canacona