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Villa Salmona: Luxury Heritage Home (private pool)


This beautiful villa is located in the charming village of Saligao just minutes away from the beaches of Calungute. It has been simply decorated with antique pieces to retain the charm of the heritage property. It has three ensuite bedrooms (one with a twin bedroom loft attached). The house is set in a luxurious tropical garden with mango, chickoo and guava trees and has a designer in-ground swimming pool. The house has soaring ceilings, a large wrap around porch (perfect for relaxing!) and tons of character and atmosphere.
This house was bought and restored by a Canadian / Indian /Danish family who use it for their own holidays so it is (and feels like) a cherished home. The house comes with a housekeeper to take care of guests. He is a good cook and will gladly take care of meal preparation and purchase groceries for guests if required. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, TV and DVD player, CD player. It's also baby friendly and has some baby basics (crib, booster seat, stroller etc) along with a swing set and sandbox.
The house has ample living space with a huge sitting room, a separate dining room, and multiple outdoor spaces to relax and dine. It’s the perfect base for a beach holiday as it’s minutes away from some of Goa’s most famous beaches and best restaurants.


Lovely Portuguese heritage villa set in tropical garden with pool. Beautifully decorated and located in a charming village minutes from beaches.


Property type: Villa

Room details


5 bedrooms, sleeps 10

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 5: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 cot
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 12 in the living area
3 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Outside lighting
Private garden


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 15.04.2015

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st April 2015 to 31st March 2018 4

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 7 Days 15%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 8 Weeks 20%
1st January to 31st December 6 Weeks 15%
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 10%
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 5%


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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Calungute Beach: 5km
  • Baga Beach: 10km
  • Panajim City: 20km


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14 out of 14 people recommend staying here
Stayed Tuesday 03 April 2012
My family (10 members) spent a week at this lovely villa and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The house is well maintained and very spacious. Kids had a good time in the pool while the adults relaxed in the tranquil gardens. Salam was an excellent cook and always willing to help. Would most definitely visit again and highly recommend this lovely villa and the team that runs it.
Stayed Monday 24 March 2008
Excellent location. Close to Candolim, Calangute and Baga and yet far enough away to remain an oasis of peace and tranquility. The house, gardens and pool are superb; exceeding our wildest expectations. What really made the difference though was Salam, the housekeeper. A great host and excellent cook who looked after our every need, including the speedy facilitation of medical treatment for one of our party. Over the years we've traveled frequently, but never returned to a destination. Why would you, when there is so much more in the world to see? But Goa, Villa Salmona and most of all Salam have changed that. We've only been back two days and we're already planning our return.
Stayed Friday 08 February 2008
We loved the place and the staff was terrific! Lovely location not too far from the beaches but far enough to escape the noise. The Cook, Salaam is an extremely friendly and forthcoming chap. All in all - a great holiday experience for my little family and myself. Thanks a lot.
The villa is beautiful,an idyllic space and now even better with the new kitchen and a/c in the bedrooms.With Salaam(house keeper and chef) being there made the whole experience that much more pleasurable,and like having a 2nd home in Goa.We will definately be coming back and recommend it wholeheartedly.
The housekeeper/chef is brilliant and definately makes the property worth returning for-I am not sure I would otherwise.
The house is beautiful, both architectually and in decor, as is the landscaping. It is very spacious, and had plenty of room for our party of seven. We visited in April, and it was just too hot for our baby. I hadnt realized there was no air conditioning, though I should have, as its a heritage house. I would also recommend new mosquito nets the one in my room had a lot of holes. The housekeeper was amazing he and my three year old son bonded immediately. He may even be greater than the beauty of the house itself. I would love to visit again, but would do so in January or February.
Owner reply:

Hi - thanks for this feedback! To make the house more comfortable in the hot season we added split ACs to all the bedrooms (not to the great hall and common rooms which remain open to the tile roof ventilation). We think this makes the house even more comfortable. All mosquito nets have been replaced. We also completely remodeled the kitchen (as in photos). The lovely think about heritage properties is that its always a work in progress!

A truly beautiful and unique villa, set in wonderful gardens with a much enjoyed pool. The villa is spacious and offers a welcome cool and relaxing atmosphere. It is also fantastic for children with pool and safe surroundings which makes the holiday even more relaxing for parents. Salam, the housekeeper, spoils you completely with fantastic fresh meals, cups of wonderful ginger and mint tea and enormous hospitality and care to make sure your holiday is truly a fantastic experience. He takes particular care to ensure food is fresh, well prepared and washed with filtered / bottled water. He also took us on wonderful trips including the local markets, buying lobster directly from the fishing boats, beach trips, visits to the Spice Farms, historic villas, "safe" ice cream parlours and restaurants. If you like having your own space, and want to have a unique experience living in a beautiful Villa, you cannot beat Villa Salmona and the welcome of Salam and his staff.
Wonderful times under the chikoo tree, great caretaker and house staff who went above and beyond to make our stay special.
Wonderful property, perfect peaceful setting for a family vacation.
Extraordinary house and grounds, lovely tranquil village setting, truly thoughtful and considerate staff to look after uswe loved it. Thank you for one of the most memorable holidays Ive had in India.
Salam and his team make this property exceed all expectations. His good humour, food and general willingness to help make it a pleasure to be there. Only improvements could be the lighting, which is poor and would also be great to have some comfy loungers out onthe grass where the sun is. All in all a great place
Owner reply:

Hi - thanks to all the reviewers for all the compliments and praise! Were so glad that we continue to exceed your expections. To the two reviewers who mentioned wanting better lighting - thanks also for the constructive criticism. The high ceilings and large rooms do mean extra light is important - so weve added multiple additional lamps and ceiling lights. Hope you all find it bright enough now! Best -Katherine

Rustic Luxury. Lovely pook and gardens. Unbelievable service and food. ***** Enjoyed this much more than the $350 a night Park Hyatt ***** we stayed at last year. Highly recommended.
Beautiful setting,web pictures do not do it justice,staff especially salaam excellent including cuisine.Litting could be better though.
A beautiful property, thoughtfully restored. A fantastic house keeper who looked after us extremely well, we hope to return one day. The property is great for kids and families,only one slight downside which is that the separating bedroom walls don't meet the ceilings so crying babies during the night can be heard loudly and clearly by all other guests. Don't let this put you off though, just buy some ear plugs!!! One of our most relaxing holidays ever!
Owner reply:

Since Tania visited our property (and thanks to great feedback from guests like her) we've made some improvements. We've added three new ensuite bathrooms, changed the wall heights and added a loft space. In effect these changes have made all three bedrooms more private and quiet. So the crying babies should now at least only wake up their parents! By adding a loft space (with two twin beds) the house can now also accomodate 8-9 people. Thanks to all our past guests for their feedback! Katherine

1 other reviews
Just back. We had a wonderful time. The house is gorgeous and the pool was a godsent in the incredible heat. We loved the neighborhood and the beach in the north. When we went to Baga beach we were just amazed that anyone would fly from Europe to sit in a parking lot of beach umbrellas! The dolphin trip, walking around Panjim and collecting shells on the beach were all great. Thanks for providing us with the perfect getaway for our family. Love,Jackie


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