“lovely property.... charming stay..... would revisit!” A lovely property - great architectural aesthetics with features like high vaulted ceilings with timber-clad arched roof .... a beautiful sit-out with antique ship lamps... picturesque.
So unlike the regular touristy stays - this is clearly a home that has been made and put together with a lot of love and care.
Great location in a quaint, authentic North Goa village; couple of houses down the lane is the village bakery with mouth-watering regional breads; a few minutes walk yields a couple of wine shops, quite de rigeur in Goa and another few minutes takes you to the beautiful village church - charmingly located by the edge of a water body and on a slight elevation... don't miss it.
The smiling sari-clad lady caretaker can rustle up a meal from your local shopping - just inform her earlier ...... and great plus...an AC car with driver are available to ferry you around on extra charge and the convenience is appreciated. Eevn pick you up from the airport as we were......
Both caretaker and driver can't speak English, however, though sign language pretty much works for the basics, like all over the world.
Moira Villa has all the modcons you may need - a well-equipped kitchen with much-needed accoutrements - we located a wine bottle opener which was critical as friends dropped in suddenly in the evening! We had bought some fresh prawns and just stir-fried them in olive oil and some garlic - great with red wine. I found the bathrooms charming ( okay, I have a problem if bathrooms are not okay) and they had little closed in gardens with each bathroom...... hmmmm... though I didn't venture into them...:)
Well, we enjoyed our stay tremendously. Slept like babies.... and woke up to birdsong....l!!!
ACID TEST: I would like to go back for a revisit!!!!!!
Moira Villa is located in a quaint North Goa village
“A very nice appartment to stay just outside pattaya” Stayed here for two months jan/feb 2013.its a very nice and comfy studio around two kilometers north of pattaya .the appartment has everything you need for a quiet stay with the hub bub of pattaya a 100-200 baht bus ride away.the swimming pool and garden are first class and very rarely too crowded.the studio has a balcony with a partial sea view owing to building work taking place in front of the appartment which did not bother us ,air con and a very handy fan.bathroom fine with plenty of hot water .no washing machine but a very good launderette downstairs t shirt 8baht shorts 15baht also a small shop as well.there is a very nice beach around 3/5 minutes walk which was nice as the the sun was scorching all day long,120 baht for 2 sunbeds and a parasol for the day.reasonable amount of restuarants 5 minutes walk all good value.all the staff at nova mirage are lovely and the manager nicky is a absolute gem with her tips and invaluable advice.if you are looking for a quiet and comfy place to stay with easy access to the bright lights you would be hard pressed to find better for your money,great value.overall we had a great stay.
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