A Vintage Treasure: BirdSong in Goa
Wanderlust is this writer’s weakness. To get lost in the vastness of nature, where trees sway in the calm breeze and all you want is to bask in its wonderful glory. That’s what BirdSong in Goa will make you feel like; it’s your escape from chaos. A vintage Portuguese bungalow that was built in 1804, over 200 years ago, it is beautifully tucked in between verdant trees, away from the bustling city-life.
Tarun and Geetan Tejpal discovered this adandoned space of heaven along the inner roads of North Goa in a heritage village called Moira, between Mapusa and Aldona. When they found this rustic treasure that was dotted with trees and spoke volumes of an era long gone, with striking modern additions nonetheless, it took them four long years to restore it to it’s charming vibe. Thus bringing to you BirdSong.
This is your hideout, where jackfruit, chikoo and sangwan trees and pillared verandas and high roofs form the prettiest painting for your eyes. Vast gardens and and a pool will be your relaxation zone here. With six suites, a well-stocked library and fresh Goan cuisine being served to you every day, there is more than one reason why you will want to visit this place!
BirdSong has six suites, each named after a plantation and carrying its characteristics, like Cardamom, Nutmeg, Pepper, Clove and the likes.
Things to Do
You can take peaceful walks around the quiet bylanes of the village (a rare luxury for the city people), sit by the front garden watching the villagers go by with chirpy birds as background score, swim or sit by the pool deck and read a book, or aimlessly cycle down to where the road takes you! A cab is not far away if you wish to hit popular beaches such as Vagator, Anjuna, Baga Ashvim and Morjim, which are only a 20 minute drive from the villa.
Food and Drink
They also have a chic lounge bar next to the pool, where you can sip on those martinis or make your own cocktails. And by the end of a tiring day, head to their steam and massage room to rejuvenate.
They pride in serving you authentic Goan delicacies cooked by their homechef Anju. The main manager Chandan will assure that you have a smooth and happy stay. You can order your own meal too, but their set meal that includes 2 Goan fish/musels/crab/calamari dishes will be enough to satiate your cravings. The set meal costs Rs. 450 per person, while you could also pay Rs. 3,500 per day for cooking and kitchen-use if you plan to eat your meals within the house.
The villa is about 40 minutes from the airport.
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Contact BirdSong on 022 61967212 for bookings.