Aurelia - Villa E
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Welcome to Aurelia Villa E, a cosy holiday home securely set within a gated community in North Goa. As you step inside in bold blue doors, you'll be greeted by unique partition furniture that leads you to a spacious living and dining area, opening onto the pool patio. With an open kitchen on one side the living room is spacious and the spaces flow into one another.
Find your space amongst its four exquisite bedrooms, each designed to provide an exceptional stay experience. Begin your stay by treating yourself to a refreshing drink at the bar. Afterward, make your way to one of our two ensuite bedrooms conveniently located on the ground floor. These thoughtfully designed bedrooms offer a serene and comfortable retreat, with doors leading to the garden or pool patio. As you ascend the stairs, you'll be captivated by the details, from a stunning chandelier to intricate tiles. This grand staircase leads you to two more bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a private balcony, providing the utmost privacy and convenience.
Take advantage of our inviting terrace on the first floor, furnished for evening drinks and socialising. The covered verandah by the poolside lures you all day, to curl up with a book while the kids splash around in the pool. Delicious meals, including complimentary breakfast, can be devoured at the eight-seater dining table or you could head out to explore the many cafes and restaurants around.
At Aurelia Villa E, we strive to create an unforgettable experience for our guests, and our ever-smiling villa staff and chef on call are just a few of the ways we achieve this. The villa can be rented individually or together with other villas in the Aurelia complex, a blessing for big groups.
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North Goa is loved for its beaches, village settlements, award-winning restaurants and live music spots by both local and international travellers. It is located 40 kilometres from Dabolim Airport. There’s so much to discover that travellers feel compelled to keep coming back, year after year. A string of laid-back beaches marks this part of the state. While Anjuna Beach is famous for its vibrant nightlife, Assagao is a quaint village with plenty of entertainment options hiding within its leafy lanes dotted with ancient, Portuguese mansions. Vagator is known for sublime, cliffside sundowner spots where you can spend hours staring at the flaming sky, cocktail in hand. Meanwhile, Ashwem and Morjim are popular with families and international tourists for its flat terrain and gentle waves. Finally, Siolim is a quiet village with historic churches, homes with traditional architecture and a lush landscape.More information for Things to do
Your Guest Relations Manager and his team have a wealth of information about Goa and can recommend everything, from local food spots to curated walks. They’re a great resource for live music gigs and the music festivals that Goa is so well known for. A car and driver can be hired for the day (on extra charge) or shorter periods, as required. Here are some choice activities based in North Goa:
- Panaji’s award-winning restaurant, Mum’s Kitchen, has now opened doors in Maravilha Resort in Assagao. Owners Suzette and Rony have painstakingly collected grandmothers’ recipes passed down through the generations in traditional Goan kitchens and hired local women to cook them. Bestseller dishes include Cauliflower Caldeen, Chorizo Chilli Fry and Pamphlet (pomfret) Kodi with Poi (traditional Goan bread).
- Ping’s Bia Hoi is a Vietnamese beer garden which stocks fresh, local beers like Eight Finger Eddie and Goa’s famous craft gins, Stranger & Sons, Greater Than and Hapusa. A menu of Asian street food like dim sum and baos, salads and mains accompany the drinks. Drop in for Sunday brunch when the atmosphere is buzzing and there’s a live band playing peppy tunes.
- Goans love their music and there are plenty of spots to catch live gigs in North Goa. Cantares in Saligao and The Rice Mill in Morjim are where you’ll find locals listening to jazz, Toro Toro and The Lazy Goose have great bands playing old-school covers, and restaurant Mahe has funky fusion vocalists.
- Vayu Waterman’s Village is an entire complex of watersports and wellness activities located beyond Ashwem Beach. They offer surfing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, SUP and private boat excursions. After a strenuous lesson, you can head to their Prana Cafe to sip healthy smoothies, eat local seafood and finish up with some vegan chocolate mousse.
- Culture vultures looking to embrace village life should book a curated tour with The Local Beat. This responsible travel company lets you experience Goa through the eyes of a ‘gaunkar’ (villager). You’ll discover picnic spots, tiny little towns with heritage structures, and an abundance of natural beauty ranging from zorrs (natural springs) to lakes, mangroves and islands.
- Goa’s hills and forests are an undiscovered treasure that you can explore with Khoj-Aao! Adventures, who specialise in backyard biodiversity. The company organises interactive wildlife walks and talks, waterfall hikes in Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and more. Sign up for their backyard nature trail in Assagao, which takes you up a hillock and through a shrub forest and you come back enlightened about indigenous flora, birds, butterflies and more.
- Swan Yoga Retreat is located on a hilltop in Assagao and managed by sanyasis (hermits/monks) who’ve trained at the Bihar School of Yoga. It offers daily drop-in classes for Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga and also has a vegetarian restaurant, boutique and library. There’s a spa spread across open clay cottages with ayurvedic therapies, a flotation tank and a herbal steam treatment room.
- The quiet lanes of Siolim are full of surprise gems like Siolim Cooking Classes, located in a traditional Goan-Portuguese house. French founder Lucie Masson starts the session with a trip to the fish market, where you learn to pick the freshest catch and then head to the school premises to make authentic Goan preparations like Prawns Caldine, Chicken Cafreal, Pork Vindaloo and Goan Pulao. The hearty, communal meal that follows is a feast for the senses.
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- Walls in off-white highlighted with indoor plants and contemporary art
- A meticulously crafted wooden dining table for eight people
- Open-plan living and dining room with a bar and open kitchen
- Glass doors that open onto the pool deck and garden
- Sofas facing a television for movie nights
- A well-furnished cosy terrace overlooking scenic vistas and starry skies
- Terrace bar and alfresco seating for social evenings or special celebrations
- Verandah with high ceilings, offering shade while you keep an eye on kids
- Private pool exclusively for your use
- Balconies attached to the rooms on the first floor, offering views and breeze
- Manicured gardens for playing in or just relaxing amidst nature
- Four classy and inviting bedrooms, skillfully blending modern amenities with heritage furniture
- Spellbinding ensuite bathrooms, thoughtfully decorated with exquisite finishes
- One of the ensuite bathrooms has an indulgent bathtub
- Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, perfect for elders and those with mobility difficulties
The diversity of cuisine in India is unparalleled and no visit to one of our India villas is complete without sampling the delicious fare on offer. It is well-known that the best food in any country is homemade and cooked in the kitchens of the locals. At Elite Havens, we bring the experience of home dining to you, albeit in style. Relish local and international fare cooked to your taste by a private cook who will craft meals to delight you, day after day.
From breakfast until dinner, appetizers to desserts, dining promises to be a memorable affair at an elite haven. It is a common misconception that Indian food is spicy. Discover the myriad flavours of the various regions of this ancient country, cuisines that go far beyond Chicken Tikka Masala, and try age-old recipes passed from generation to generation. When you seek a bit of comfort, our cooks will be happy to revert back to international dishes of your preference. Come, indulge your senses in a way that only India can promise.View a sample menu
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