World Heritage Day: 6 Heritage Bungalows In Goa That Got A New Lease Of Life

Happy World Heritage Day!

by Ankita Mazumdar
World Heritage Day: 6 Heritage Bungalows In Goa That Got A New Lease Of Life

Step into the past of Goan history by planning a great weekend stay at some of the gorgeous heritage bungalows in Goa. Goan stays where treasures of culture, charm, tradition, luxury and history come together to embrace the slow life of Goa is a completely different side of this beautiful state. Enjoy the lesser-known areas of Goa with these heritage bungalows, this World Heritage Day.

6 Heritage Bungalows In Goa That You Have To Book Once In Your Lifetime

1. Figueiredo House, Loutolim


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This beautiful heritage bungalow in Goa is a stay full of treasures, owned by Figueiredos! This one pre-dates the Taj Mahal and also has a museum that you may explore. History buffs will go crazy over this one. This is an Indo-Portuguese house with lush green paddy fields and trees around it. Hence, it seeps heavily into vintage Portuguese vibes. You have to book beforehand for dinner at the ancient dinner table located inside the museum.

Built In: 1590 

2. Villa Saudade, Arpora

This stunning heritage bungalow in Goa should be on your list for this World Heritage Day. This humongous 21,000-square-foot property was restored by architect Rochelle Santimano and is owned by Vasco Pinho. It is deep in history as it was built during the Portuguese rule, survived Maratha wars and more. It offers a swimming pool, barbeque, front garden and more aesthetic interiors.

Built In: 1600s

3. The Bungalow Bogmalo, Bogmalo


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This gorgeous Indo-Portuguese heritage beach villa is listed on and is perfect for all beach lovers. The incredible chalet has four bedrooms and you will feel at Goa as soon as you enter this bungalow. Set amidst the tall coconut trees, this simple bungalow has breathtaking views and great local food options. Make plans with your family and your stay will be a memorable one.

Built In: 1880

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4. Villa Lou, Verla


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This majestic two-story heritage villa listed under Airbnb reflects the culture and tradition of Goa in a vibrant yet serene manner! It was the vision of Amitabh who worked on its restoration for over two years as a homage to the villa’s distinguished past by preserving its heritage. Every corner is thoughtfully decorated to make it feel like home amidst the lush of Goa; it even has a pool. Another fun fact, Bollywood actors like Ajay Devgan, Sara Ali Khan, Tabu and Farhan Akhtar walked these beautiful heritage halls! You should check it out for this World Heritage Day.

Built In: 1903

5. Serendipity House, Reis Magos

Get ready to travel to the 1920s with this Portuguese villa in Goa. It has bright yellow interiors with an Indo-Portuguese vibe, vintage artefacts, renowned paintings from Indian painters adorning the walls, a gorgeous pool and so much more. It feels like a home which you might come across in some popular films set in the countryside! Pria Watsa bought this amazing heritage bungalow and made it into a family house by refurbishing it for two years. Head over soon!

Built In: 1921

6. Seven Doors House, Bardez

This Portuguese property sprawling across 11,000 square feet is owned by Mumbai-based Deepak and Leenika Jacob. The pretty yet simple aesthetics of this heritage place will enthral you as it celebrates the rich Goan Portuguese home accents you would find in any of the nearby houses. Starting from a reading room to a game room to three patios, it has everything to offer for a slow and lovely Goa trip. This World Heritage Day, stay at this Instagram-worthy bungalow.

Built In: 1932

Also Read: Soak In The Vintage Portuguese Vibes At Goa’s Figueiredo House, A 434 YO Enchanting Homestay

Now that you know all the best heritage bungalows in Goa, what are you waiting for, book these now!

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