Goa, India is a great place to visit for those who like to experience something unique and exciting. With its mix of beautiful beaches, lush green hills, stunning waterfalls and centuries-old Portuguese architecture, Goa offers an incredible mix of natural beauty and culture. These Airbnbs put you close to the best of Goa.
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Luxurious villa with a beautiful design and a spacious terrace
This spacious villa is nestled between Assagaon and Anjuna, which are said to be considered two of the most upscale districts of Goa. The property features modern amenities and contemporary design elements, with Portuguese architecture including gorgeous, detailed tile work and amenities that go above and beyond what’s needed to enjoy an exceptional stay. There’s an open floor plan made to create a sense of community. The beautiful kitchen was made for creating lavish and delicious meals, equipped with modern appliances. The sunroof over the dining room illuminates the dining room table, which is a work of art in itself, made with 10-foot wooden logs. The garden and outdoor space yard feel perfectly zen and well-suited for relaxing. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor and one more on the upper floor — each with its own bathroom. Finally, the terrace is the best place to watch the moon light up the sky or stargaze in the evenings.
Twelve guests, four bedrooms Price: $305 per night
This peaceful villa is clean and welcoming, located in a peaceful neighborhood with some great restaurants. It’s within walking distance to the beach and the Sal River, with an open backyard showcasing the water sights. The intricate details in the decor make this property feel exceptionally luxurious and special — with comfortable beds, an open dining room and living room space, and a full kitchen for cooking. The best part of this house is most likely the gorgeous outdoor deck, with tiled pillars and views of the river water.
This bright, bohemian-designed villa is filled with sunlight and was built to balance the interior and exterior to create a shared space to enjoy. It’s located in, Siolim feeling central to the beaches. It’s a peaceful and luxurious home — tastefully decorated in the common spaces with shades of soft blues, muted whites, and light wooden tones. The table furniture, made from reclaimed tree trunks, feels like bringing the outdoors inside. In the bedrooms, the natural design trend continues, with plenty of plants and luminous colors. There’s even a shared outdoor pool that’s open year-round.
This upscale, bohemian-feeling one-bedroom duplex-style apartment is in the heart of Siolim, inside a gated community with 24-hour security. Highlights of this property include the bright, sunny bedroom with a cozy king-size canopy bed and a balcony, a living room with a private balcony, and a swimming pool on-site. There is a range of beaches and restaurants within a 20-minute drive, making this charming spot, with its scenic views and relaxing ambiance, a comfortable place to return to after a day of adventures out on the town.
This luxurious property sits in the heart of Goa in Candolim, just a short walk from the beach. But its best feature is the enormous infinity pool with a view. This property is located in one of the most lavish urban areas of North Goa, with scenic sights of the sojourn beauty of grasslands, making it feel like an immersive nature experience without leaving the conveniences of the city. There’s an open kitchen connected to a dining room with a cozy living area, a comfortable bedroom with an attached balcony, and a stylishly decorated bathroom covered in clean, bright blue and white hues.
This vibrantly decorated, clean, and bright, pet-friendly Goa Airbnb is in the heart of South Goa, less than two miles from the beaches of Colva and Betalbatim, making for a great home base to explore the lush scenery of this serene area. There’s a full kitchen, a spacious living room, and each bedroom has a double bed and attached bathroom. Outside, there’s a patio on the ground floor and a balcony on the second floor to get some fresh air. Added amenities include a dedicated caretaker to assist during the visit, complimentary breakfast each morning, and a community swimming pool shared between the six villas in the neighborhood.
This secluded and romantic 3-bedroom villa is just a 20-minute drive from the airport (with complimentary airport transfers) and the beaches, but feels like a world of its own tucked away and surrounded by the lush greenery of the forest. Outside, the property features its own private swimming pool. Inside, the light-filled rooms, including multiple bedrooms, a living room space, and a beautiful kitchen, are decorated with traditional touches and feel clean and bright. There’s even air conditioning, filtered drinking water and unlimited tea, coffee and juice. Guests will enjoy access to the whole property and can enjoy relaxing in the hammock or lounging in the sunny courtyard.
Eight guests, three bedrooms Price: $119 per night
This property is certified by Goa Tourism, boasting 950 square feet of air-conditioned space with two bedrooms with comfortable beds and blackout curtains, two bathrooms, a living room space, an open kitchen with granite countertops, and a sunroom area that doubles as a dining room. Outside, there’s a shaded patio and a balcony to get some fresh air. Admire the budding herb garden on the patio and balcony space, or wind down with some yoga in the sunroom. The floral prints and live plants which decorate the house and outdoor spaces make it feel lush and full of life.
This private, 5,500 square foot Bali-style villa boasts five bedrooms and stunning views from both the indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces feeling like a tranquil retreat to relax. Cook in the fully equipped kitchen. There’s a sunny outdoor pool just one minute from the villa and a great outdoor sundeck area that features stunning views of the hills and rice paddy fields, perfect for either watching the sunset or barbecuing.
This clean and bright, four-bedroom house sits safely nestled into a gated community and is just two minutes from the beach — meaning guests will get to listen to the peaceful sounds of the waves from right on-site. Additional luxurious amenities include air conditioning, a private backyard, a tastefully furnished interior with a fully equipped kitchen with purified drinking water, and access to a community pool. Watch the sun setting over the water from the balcony, relax in the sunken living room space, dine in the luxurious formal dining room, which can seat up to eight guests, and enjoy the extremely close proximity to the beach.
This charming space inspires a tranquil state of meditation and mental clarity. It was purposefully built in a hexagonal style and surrounded on each side by old Goan-style stained glass windows that feature a view of the garden. It’s located just off the main Calangute-Baga road, just a few minutes from the bustle of city life, but tucked away to offer a sense of peace. Be sure to spend time in the garden listening to the bamboo rustle and admiring the wide range of bird species. Rest in the four-poster bed covered in bright pillows and bathed in the sunlight from outside, and soak up the lush atmosphere felt throughout the property.
This comfortable, two-bedroom cottage feels like a real-life treehouse and is located in Vagator, just a few minutes walk to Vagator Beach and numerous restaurants and cafes. It’s made of wood and furnished with bright decor and numerous plants that emit a feeling of life. Lounge in the hammock or take a dip in the jacuzzi. Embrace the serenity felt in this natural outdoor space.
The cost of living in Goa depends on where you are, but according to costoflive.com, a one-bedroom in the City Centre would cost about $194.33 per month.
Is Airbnb legal in India?
Yes. Airbnb is legal in India, but a host must apply for the proper documentation and permit approval.
How safe is Airbnb in Goa?
Goa is a safe destination to use Airbnb. According to HospitalityBizIndia.com, Goa took the top spot among the most booked domestic destinations by Indian travelers in Q1 of 2023, with The United States being the leading origin for foreign Airbnb guests visiting India — followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Canada.
Where should I stay in Goa?
North Goa (especially the Baga and Calangute districts) are a solid spot to set as a home base for those who want to experience the busy beaches and nightlife scene. North Goa feels more adventurous and bohemian. Those who are seeking a more peaceåful holiday should look toward South Goa which boasts more clean and quiet beaches — like Agonda and Colva. South Goa is a more scenic and peaceful place.