About the property
The Garden Room is a beautiful double room on the upper floor of Marbella Guest House, with a view over the lush tropical courtyard and the hill behind. It is well furnished with a cane double bed, an antique wardrobe, a colonial style marble coffee table with matching chairs and a writing desk; all set on original portugese floor tiles.
The room is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, in lovely green and white mosaic tiling. Cable TV is fitted in case you need to catch up on the news and the air conditioning will keep you cool.
Attractions and distance
The house is situated at the end of a quiet lane passing through Sinquerim village and is surrounded by rich vegetation. A footpath leads on to the headlands, where a 16th century fort with it’s lighthouse guards the mouth of the Mandovi river.
The beach is about 15 minutes down the village lane and offers water sports and shacks to keep you from dehydrating.
Location – neighborhood description
The guest house is a beautiful romantic Portuguese style mansion, where attention was paid to every detail. It is lovingly designed and furnished, and when the building was reconstructed in 1987 it would have been the first boutique establishment in Goa, but the term had yet to be coined.
There is a gourmet restaurant offering various styles of cuisine served in the lush green courtyard, in the privacy of your dining room or on your personal terrace. The chefs will be happy to oblige to any personal tastes or health requirements, and only residing guests are catered to, to maintain the peaceful ambience.
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In case you want to venture out any further, we can arrange any type of transport for you: scooters, bikes, cars and jeeps for hire or a taxi if you prefer to be chauffeured. And the bus stop is also just a five minute walk away.
We are looking forward to welcoming you, and making it a most memorable stay.
Minimum booking for 3 Nights
We don’t really like to impose rules on anyone, as we started this place at a time when Goa was still a symbol of freedom, a place where hippies and other people who did not want to conform escaped to.
But evidently some structure is required:
Please don’t smoke in bed especially under the mosquito nets. Ashtrays are provided, but we do appreciate it, if you take the smoke outside.
Please don’t keep wet towels or laundry on the furniture. Clothes stands will be issued if required.
We are not really suitable for children under 12 years of age as we don’t have any designated recreational area for them to let off their steam, neither do we have cots for the small ones. But if you think your child is the quiet type we can make an exception.
The house was also not really designed for people with physical handicaps, as there are lots of steps and split levels.
We have pets of our own, so it can become problematic accommodating other animals.
In general we like to keep it peaceful, so we would appreciate a certain consideration towards other guests, especially after 11pm.
Thanking you for your cooperation,
Dian & Susan
My name is Dian. I settled down in Goa and bought this house in 1985 after already having developed a love for the place on previous childhood visits, when my German mother made sure I remained in touch with my Indian ancestry. After two years of intense renovation the place was finally ready to accommodate the first guests.
After a couple of years I decided to lease another house just ten minutes down the road to live in, where my love for music didn’t compromise my visitors need for peace.
In 2005 I met the love of my life, Susan. She had been coming down from England regularly since 1993 and already felt at home in Goa. We married, and Our Guest House soon became her baby, adding her love for decoration to it.
We have a friendly team of ten taking care of the six rooms, some of them having been with us over 20 years. Susan regularly checks that everything is perfect, leaving me to more occasional visits, and plenty of time for my guitar.
Hoping to welcome you soon to lovely Goa,