White villas; pools where lion heads are fashioned into fountains; a gazebo draped in mal - all things to keep you cool as a cucumber in Goa this season, come via Isprava.
#bpbBricks goes to Goa (!) to bring you the sexiest villas to rent, all dreamed up, built, and managed by Isprava. While they lease out eight bungalows in Goa for short and long stays, we’re focussing on two of our favourites this season.
Villa Loto Bianco (Siolim) is drenched in white, held up by tall arches and appears to be floating on lush green paddy fields, surrounded by a tightly-knit posse of palm trees. Inside, snow capped four poster beds are covered in crisp sheets, set off by bronze lights and a cool grey stone flooring. A pool overlooking the fields and a courtyard full of flowers, await. Get the video tour here.
Meanwhile, ten minutes away in the trendy Assagaon neighbourhood, Isprava rents out Villa Evora, which is perfect for groups of 6 to 8, and is within walking distance of Goa’s best restaurants and bars, including our favourite Gunpowder. This Portuguese home feels like the real Goa deal – hand-finished walls, mosaic floors and stained glass windows. Arched doorways lead out onto a veranda that kisses a swimming pool, and nearby, lovers wait in a gazebo.
We’re saving our favourite, Villa Vivre (also in Assagaon) for the end, because we’d like to tell you everything we know about Isprava and then jump into its cyan pool where a lion’s head functions as a fountain. The forest-facing home is located close to popular restaurants and beaches, making it an ideal neighbourhood for some serious rest and recreation. Oh and weekenders, the Saturday night market is ten minutes away! Inside Villa Vivre, you'll find four expansive bedrooms and a living room furnished with antiques sourced from old mansions and palaces in and around India, and outside, sub-tropical gardens and sit-outs await. Villa Vivre is the perfect choice for you and your family or friends to relax and feel one with nature. Good thing Isprava sells some of its homes as well. Watch the video tour here.
PS: All three villas offer housekeeping, toiletries, sheets and towels, complimentary breakfast, security, Wi-fi and caretakers.
Getting there: Visit isprava.com, call 8080808797, follow them on Instagram at @isprava.
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