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Arco Iris Boutique Homestay

House No 1384, Sinai Bagh Near Carmel Chapel and High School, Curtorim 403709 India
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Arco Iris means “Rainbow” in Portuguese, and was built on a sprawling, 1.5 acre terraced property which overlooks a seasonal lake. This supplements the water requirements of the surrounding paddy fields. The proximity to the lake and the Zuari, the abundant greenery in and around the property, ensure a picturesque Goan setting throughout the year. The house itself is styled along colonial Portuguese lines with a high plinth, imposing columns, high ceilings and offers excellent natural ventilation throughout the year. It has been restored, true to its heritage and without compromising the modern day amenities that have come to be associated with the changes in lifestyle since the early 19th century.During the restoration process, all efforts were made to preserve the original materials which had originally gone into the construction of the house by using them, at times, for alternate purposes. The end result is a house which reflects a judicious and tasteful blend of the modern and the traditional. With a built up area of around 7,000 sq feet, the house comprises an “entrada” (foyer), “sala” (living room), dining room, four guest bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Three of the bedrooms open onto private balconies. It also has a “balcao” (balcony) in front and a courtyard at the rear. The “balcao”, is the most social part of the house where any daily activity, be it catching up with neighbours, reading morning newspapers, eating , or just plain lazing can be enjoyed. The “sala” or the high ceilinged living room is reserved for formally receiving and entertaining visitors. The dining room is dominated by the dining table which can comfortably seat 8. All bedrooms have been suitably modified to accommodate attached bathrooms with modern amenities. The bedroom colours have been chosen keeping in mind the colours of the rainbow.There is plenty of space to read in the lounges, the dining room, or outdoors in the verandah.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast available
Walking tours
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Air conditioning
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Separate dining area
Cable / satellite TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Siv Kumar wrote a review 26 Oct
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
Having travelled to Goa many times, typically staying at places close to the popular beaches, Arco Iris unveiled a very different and refreshing side of Goa to me. The homestay is run by two wonderful and warm hosts, who are always looking out to make sure you have a very pleasant and memorable experience. The 200 year old Portuguese house been renovated with love and care and the attention to detail is amazing. You could spend days looking around the house, the corridors and rooms marveling at the carefully selected, quaint and colorful artifacts and pictures in every area. The charm of the area is that it is a lush village with many lakes and paddy fields all over. We could go for long relaxing walks, admiring the green all around. For those who want to visit the beaches, there are some not too far way. The food served is simple and wholesome, and a good mix of continental and Indian Cuisine. The hosts know the area so very well, and were able to share some remarkable restaurant recommendations, on the few occasions we wanted to eat out. One of the big benefits of a warm and cozy homestay, is hat the friendly atmosphere the hosts create, fosters casual chats and conversations with other guests who come from a wide variety of interesting backgrounds and this makes for many an enjoyable interlude during one's holiday. All in all, a place I would whole heartedly recommend - whether you are a single traveler, a family or a group who wants to experience Goa in a different way from the beaten track!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: The Orange Room I stayed at had high ceilings and was very spacious, but I think literally every...
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ChandanLD wrote a review 17 Oct
Bengaluru, India9 contributions4 helpful votes
What a beautiful house facing a lake. It was a very peaceful and relaxing stay for us. If anyone wants to stay in Goa but away from the beach, this is the place to stay at. Lovely owners and a great help(Ratul) as well. This place is also close to some of the traditional Goan bungalows that you can visit
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Siddhant Sinha wrote a review 17 Oct
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India28 contributions3 helpful votes
Everything about my time spent at Arco Iris was amazing. The beautiful house and gardens didn't fail to mesmerise me as I returned to Arco Iris after a couple of years. And everything else was taken care of by our great hosts, and our caretaker who prepared some delicious food for us and made sure we felt as if we were right at home.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Manish Sinha wrote a review 14 Oct
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India43 contributions22 helpful votes
This was our third trip to Arco Iris in the past six years. Beni and Ganesh have created a haven in South Goa. Long before workation and slow travel became buzzwords, a stay at Arco was exactly that. If you're looking for an amazing place to slow down, and love off-the-beaten path accommodation, then definitely give Arco Iris a try. Its rooms are quite spacious with high ceilings. The Villa is a restored 250-year-old Portuguese house with history and heritage. The village is about to be declared a Heritage Village as well. What is different here - Early morning walks in the village, birding, hike to the nearby Zuari river. The food is tasty, homecooked with a nice spread. The meals are served in the open and the setting has an endearing charm. All the homestay staff are very well trained polite and non-intrusive. You can have some delightful conversations with Ratul the housekeeper!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Take the room with the sit-out
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Preethi Raja wrote a review 12 Oct
Bengaluru, India11 contributions6 helpful votes
We were 7 of us in two cars, a pair of 1.5 year old twins & Pema our 6 year old dog The homestead stands in a couple of acres of property so green & lush, trees and Plants, flowers & fruit …. Wild grass covered grounds…. And the view of a large lake across the gate is so refreshing. The natural ambience is mesmerising. A beautifully restored 200+ years old Goan home in a quiet little village of South Goa. The ceilings are double height, the rooms are beautifully unique with magic in every corner… amazing collection of books & music ….. friendly but non intrusive hosts & a jovial caretaker made our stay beautiful. Freshly cooked homemade food on pre order is available for lunch and dinner. Benita & Ganesh our hosts have travelled the world and have eclectic taste. Would love to go back anytime just to ‘Be’ …. A time & space away from the madness… quiet , restful, peaceful & beautiful. To read… to walk….. to sing…. To sleep….. to Be
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
USD 66 - USD 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arco Iris Boutique Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Menezes Braganza House (3.9 km), Big Foot Museum (7.3 km), and Fernandes House (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a dining area, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nostalgia, Saligao Stories, and Jila Bakery.
Does Arco Iris Boutique Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Arco Iris Boutique Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Arco Iris Boutique Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Menezes Braganza House (3.9 km), Fernandes House (4.7 km), and Ancestral Goa (7.3 km).