This beach villa can accommodate up to 14 people in 7 double bedrooms with 7 en-suite bathrooms.
MAJ25 is a one hundred year old, carefully renovated Portuguese Villa set on a very quiet cul-de-sac in the village of Majorda, in South Goa. The longest beach, with the most beautiful sand in Goa, is about a kilometre away. Guests are very welcome to borrow a bicycle or grab a lift down there in our customised Tuk-Tuk or Jeep for a nominal Rs 150 per trip.
MAJ25 has three quite different atmospheres. At the front of the house, is a modest Portuguese Mansion, built in 1929. It has a hall, two large bedrooms (Konnager and Alipore) with ensuite bathrooms, a sitting room leading out to a veranda and a large dining room to seat twenty.
The older Hindoo house, behind, is made from thick rammed earth walls with three double bedrooms (Madras, Ooty & Ballygunge) all with ensuite bathrooms. All our bedrooms have fans as well as air-conditioners. The latter are not usually required until March or April.
At the back of the house is the main garden with a 12m swimming pool, private dining and sun bathing areas and The Chummery – a large double room with two verandas.
There are two rooms in the Portuguese part of the house. KONNAGAR, the master bedroom has an old four-poster and its own balcony. The large bathroom next door has a shower and a cast iron bath tub saved from the Royal Bombay Yacht Club.
ALIPORE has a window seat that is either a love seat or prayer spot, overlooking the next door coconut plantation. So if you hear a small explosion overhead every now and then, it is more likely to be a coconut hitting the tiles than the Taliban. It has a simple teak antique double bed and a long, narrow ensuite bathroom hidden between the two houses.
In the older, Hindoo part of the house, MADRAS is a large twin room with generous single beds that can be attached together if you would prefer a double bed to twin singles. It has double doors leading out to the garden from its open-air bathroom.
BALLYGUNGE, our smallest room has a lovely old teak queen-sized four-poster, with a distinctly Gujarati bathroom.
OOTY, with its private entrance from the courtyard, has a built-in double bed and sitting area and a mirrored ensuite secret bathroom.
CHANPARA is a huge tent with a queen sized old four poster bed and some of our camp furniture including a Thunder Box and an early version of a mini-bar. It has a private entrance and young garden of its own, in a coconut plantation by the pool. It is fully plumbed and air-conditioned.
The CHUMMERY is a large, air-conditioned cottage with two verandas. Our latest addition, DARJEELING, is set apart from the main house. It has a Mezanine floor for extra beds and its own private garden.
MAJ25 sleeps sixteen in perfect comfort and more, in emergency. KONNAGAR, MADRAS,- The CHUMMERY, DARJEELING and CHANPARA are the four rooms with most space for extra beds or a cot. We are happy to arrange spill-overs at various price points, round and about.
- Airport is 20 mins by car
- Majorda beach 2 mins
- Margao market 15 mins