Whether it’s the sea breeze you’re missing or the sound of the friendly honk of the poie man on his rounds, chances are you’re craving a good ol’ Goan holiday. We’ve rounded up a list of Airbnb stays that are off the beaten track, so you’re guaranteed privacy. Plus, these are run by hosts who know every little nook and corner of Goa – from the best places to pick up recheado masala to the most secluded beaches in town. Here you go:

The Summertime Villa

You’ll find this beautiful home not too far away from the popular Calangute and Candolim beaches. But from its vantage point, perched on a hilltop overlooking paddy fields and lush gardens, it’s still peaceful and quiet. Wake up to the sound of birds and butterflies, soak in the infinity pool and dig into some delicious local Goan cuisine here. The owners of this exquisite Airbnb are an Indo-Dutch couple who have called Goa their home for more than 25 years. For Hans Tuinman and Sucheta Potnis, who have travelled the length and breadth of the subcontinent for the past three decades, the Summertime Villa is a place for guests to recharge their batteries and relax. Their only advice to tourists visiting the state: take some time to explore the beauty of Goa’s natural wonders. You can book the entire 3 bedroom villa to yourself, with ample space for 7 guests.

Where: Calangute, Goa

Book the villa for Rs 27,140 a night

Last updated: Saturday, Mar 11, 2023