This Homestay In Goa’s Anjuna Is Perfect For Creative Souls & Lovers Of The Susegad Way Of Life!

by Tejashee Kashyap
This Homestay In Goa’s Anjuna Is Perfect For Creative Souls & Lovers Of The Susegad Way Of Life!

Rustic charms, warm hosts and less-traveller locales – homestays offer an opportunity to travel and meet some amazing people. However, some of them do more than just that. Hidden in plain sight in an unimposing neighbourhood, Vida Goa couldn’t be a starker contrast to the vivid and dazzling spirit that North Goa is known for. This homestay in Anjuna is also a space to recharge and re-inspire artists, even maybe the one hidden inside you.

Stepping Into Vida Goa

You would think how a homestay in Anjuna does not give you distractions to hinder your creative process. So, imagine yourself sitting in a minimal retreat surrounded by nature with blissful views of bowing coconut trees – this is the first impression Vida Goa welcomes you with. Because who among us wouldn’t love to spend weeks or months away from the hustle and bustle, yet still have the access to be right in the heart of the city, where we can focus on that long-neglected manuscript or start painting again?

Started by Marcos Paulo Gomes, a native Goan, the name Vida Goa translates to a good life in Portuguese. However, I would like to add here that the space is somewhat like a ‘lab for the lifestyle of the future’ – a new iteration of the susegad life.


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For the design enthusiast in me, Vida Goa was a walk through the olden architectural design practices and a window into the homes of 19th-century Goa. It is also an excellent example of renovating homes for a contemporary audience without losing their essence.

The first steps into the home take your eyes onto the bright Azulejo tiles, a traditional characteristic feature of old Goan homes. With a wide front porch, you can use it to laze around or enjoy evenings with friends. But for me, it was ideal to take in the breeze of swaying coconut palms while being surrounded by the white canvases and colours.

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But, the real star of Vida Goa is Tinku – the friendly cat with the sweetest purrs who you will find basking in the sun or slowly curling up into a ball on your lap.

Homestay in Anjuna
Credits: Tejashee Kashyap

Slow Life & Style

The homestay offers multiple lodging options: you can book a single room or the entire place. With well-lit rooms and calming aesthetics, the 2-bedroom homestay channels a serene simplicity. The basic layout of the rooms is simple but the design details distinguish them from one another. The spacious rooms have an ivory-like colour scheme and classic Goan mother-of-pearl windows while the comfortable bed overlooks the swaying trees that lets you drift off to sleep, listening to the calming sounds.


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For me, Vida Goa was an amalgamation of bringing the outdoors to the inside. With paintings and photographs all over the space, you are inviting yourself to a relaxing escape. Most of the time I was overwhelmed yet also filled with joy to witness such works of beauty. The space lets art become an emotional thread that even binds the travellers.

Moreover, it has an eclectic mix of elements: some vintage furniture, many small and big vignettes from the owner’s travels, modern chairs sitting next to vintage tables, edgy art next to traditional handicrafts, and brass accents. Together they make the space deeply personal.


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This homestay in Anjuna itself has enough nooks, gardens and balconies to read, play board games and just laze around in – that help you find your oasis of calm. Seeing the meticulous restoration and renovation at the hand of the owner himself, the space proves to be a breath of fresh air, upholding the philosophy of community living.

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Where: Beside Mango Shade Cafe, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa

Cost: ₹ 1350 per night onwards. (P.S. Cost varies acc to booking season)

For more details, please check here

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