Here is a list of the best vacation rentals and homes in Aldona

Aldona is a quiet and peaceful village located just 18 km. of Panaji, the capital of Goa. The village is renowned for the beauty of its landscapes and its tranquil atmosphere. Places of tourist value in the village include a cable-stayed bridge to the island of Corjuem and an old fort from the 17th century. The calm and tranquil atmosphere of the village makes it an ideal place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax and rejuvenate. Those who cannot afford time off work, but are permitted to work remotely, can come to Aldona for a short shift. Since internet connectivity in Aldona is quite good, visitors can continue to do their business and enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the countryside at the same time. Here is a list of the best holiday homes in Aldona, for those planning a holiday or business in this quiet and serene village.

Cancio’s House – A vacation home in Aldona

House of Cancio in Aldona (Image: TripAdvisor)

Starting the list of the best vacation rentals and homes in Aldona is Cancio’s house. This is a family run guest house, located in the small village of Aldona. It is located on the grounds of the family’s ancestral home, which is over 500 years old. The setting of the property is beautiful, as is the house and its authentic Goan vibe. The rooms in this homestay are airy, spacious and mostly furnished with restored antique furniture. The balconies overlook the gardens which are teeming with natural birds. Homestay allows residents to relax in peaceful countryside surroundings and enjoy modern village life!

A bedroom with a king size bed at Cancio’s House (Image source: TripAdvisor)
A twin bedroom at Cancio’s House (Image source: TripAdvisor)

The property offers home-cooked meals, a culinary delight for those who wish to sample authentic Goan cuisine. The gardens are a special pleasure to wake up to in the morning. The village is quiet and offers many wonderful morning walks. But the highlight of a stay at Cancio’s House is getting to know the family that owns and runs it. At the end of your short stay, you will truly feel like you are part of their family. They are also wonderful guides to the real Goa. They will give you lots of advice on where to go and what to see.


Stay Villa Manga

Stay Villa Manga is a tastefully restored Goan vacation home located in the picturesque village of Panarim in Aldona. Manga (mango in Portuguese) takes its name from the large mango tree in the compound which generously yields a huge harvest of delicious mangoes every summer.

Manga Villa (Image source:

The fields surrounding Panarim belong to the local community and are used to grow rice and vegetables for their consumption. Manga has 3 bedrooms, two of which are en-suite; it has a lounge, a dining area and an adjoining caretaker’s room, for those traveling with staff. The house has restored furniture from the Portuguese period. During the restoration, no new wood was used, but instead old wooden beams, doors, windows were modernized and materials recycled to give a unique charm.

Dining room at the Villa (Image:

All bedrooms have king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with spacious walk-in rain showers. The highlight of this property is the relaxing swimming pool, with views over the fields. Manga is fully equipped and serviced with appliances to make your stay comfortable. It also has an inverter to provide uninterrupted power supply and free Wi-Fi.

One of the bedrooms in the villa (Image source:

The only olive villa

The only Olive Villa in Aldona (Image source:

Finally, on the list of the best vacation rentals and homes in Aldona is The only olive villa. The Only Olive is a charming Portuguese-style villa located near the Mandovi River in the small village of Aldona. The property takes its name from an olive tree in the garden, which is said to be a hundred years old, as is the house.

The property has been lovingly refurbished by its responsible owners, who have ensured that the villa is perfectly restored to its former colonial glory while retaining its inherent Portuguese influences.

One of the bedrooms in the villa (Image source:

The property is run by Santhosh who lives with his family on the holiday home grounds in his detached house. He is a proud Aldonian inhabitant of his village. He speaks Hindi and Konkani and although he is not fluent in English he can understand and is smart in handling guests. Her daughters speak English and intervene if necessary.

Exterior patio of the villa (Image:

The property is ideal for travelers who want to experience Goa beyond the beaches in a rustic setting. Baga beach is half an hour drive from the villa. Tinto Market, about a kilometer away, has many shops, including a pharmacy. It has small stalls, known as “tapris”, for local food and sweets. The riverside is a delight, where you will find the extremely beautiful and calm section of the Mandovi River with mangroves. Moreover, the local people are warm and friendly and always ready to help you with anything you might need.

So, all you city dwellers! What are you waiting for? Go to one of these amazing homestays in Aldona and take that well-deserved break from the hectic, hectic lifestyle of the city. Make your reservations now!

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