This double occupancy cottage suite is styled in a wedgewood blue and white palette with it's comfy King size wooden bed and handmade 6-inch cotton mattress with pure cotton linen. The room is calm and relaxing with its French doors & windows framed with gossamer muslin curtains. Relax with Fairy Lights and locally sourced organic Incense sticks, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, or truly indulge yourself by asking that it be made and served to you. After all you are on vacation.
Casa Serendip is an idyllic & tranquil homestay located in the verdant village of Canca-Verla, adjacent to Parra. It is situated on the grounds of a historic Portuguese villa, which has been dated from 1452 A.D. The house has seen as many as half a dozen bishops reside here as well as the Pinto-Braganza family, the current owners, after whom the village and vaddo (village district) are named. The Cottages are a new addition to the property and are built around many gorgeous trees on the property like mango, palm, breadfruit, banana, chickoo, & bamboo.Every cottage has its own unique style and individual personality. All the furniture in the rooms and around the garden was made out from up cycled wood found on the property. The gardens are blissfully shaded throughout the day. One gets to see so many varieties of birds that stop by to drink at our birdbaths or tweet in our fruit trees. Loads of Butterflies and other exotic insects make our gardens their home and sometimes fireflies grace our rooms. We often have Langur monkeys, civet cats, squirrels and mongooses that visit us at night. The cottages are located in the garden behind the house, so it’s a fair distance from the road and mostly calm & serene.
Guests have open access to all garden areas where they can relax in the hammocks or on the recycled wood furniture. We also have a lifestyle store & gift shop in the salon of the house. The Salon has the original hand painted ceramic tiles, which are hundreds of years old and absolutely stunning. The 8inch wide wooden planks in the upstairs bedrooms that make up the floor are gorgeous. We also have a chapel to St Anne in our dining room, since six generations of the same family have lived here there is an abundance of antique Goan furniture all over our home (our favorite is the palanquin). Six hundred years of history within these walls! If only walls could talk.
Interaction with guests
We can only accommodate 7 guests and it's never too busy so you can enjoy your privacy at ease. Between nisha and the two maids we can cater many varied cuisines from European & Mediterranean Classics to Indian Specialities ranging from Coastal Goan & Maharashtrian to Gujarati & Mughlai, the options available are extensive and we are happy to cater to any special requests. We also offer culinary classes and curated excursions for our guests. We look forward to hosting you in our own little slice of paradise.
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