Bastora House - Facade
Bastora House - Outdoor area
Bastora House - Living room
Bastora House - Master Bedroom
Bastora House - Seating area in the master's bedroom
Bastora House -  Twin bedroom
Bastora House - Luxurious  bathroom
Bastora House - Kitchen and dining area
Bastora House - Interior accents
Bastora House - Attic
Bastora House - Relaxing seating area
Bastora House - Seating area in Bedroom 3
Bastora House - Outdoor seating area
Bastora House - Alfresco dining by the pool
Bastora House - Pool area

Bastora House

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Sleeps 14 Adults

A beautifully restored, 100-year-old Goan-Portuguese home, Bastora House is your chance to live the Goan life. Find your space in this striking abode inspired by the neo-traditional architectural style. Two homes on either side of a personal pool and a breathtaking courtyard that connects them, this is the perfect place to bring your entire extended family or group of friends. Setting the right balance between the old and the new, the charming Bastora House is sure to cast its spell on you.

With two grand bedrooms, picture-worthy bathrooms and a living and dining area, the smaller heritage home takes you back in time while offering you all the luxuries of the modern world. The new wing across the pool, with its five spacious bedrooms, draws inspiration from the traditional, marries it with modernism and provides world-class amenities to make for a relaxing and comfortable stay. The common expansive courtyard sets the stage for quality time with family and friends; have fun in the pool, enjoy delicious meals in the outdoor dining area or toast to special moments at the outdoor bar.

Scenic, quaint and enveloped by greenery, the village of Bastora is just a stone’s throw away from Mapusa. With its ideal location, you can easily enjoy a picnic by the nearby Moira River or explore North Goa’s beaches, markets, trendy restaurants and cafés.

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This haven includes

StaffedPrivate PoolDaily BreakfastFree Wifi

Unique features

Near the beach
Close to bars and restaurants
Bar/Pool Bar



Villa details
Bastora House
Guests ( Max. 14 Adults )
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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.

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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.


Shake off the stress of holiday planning. Let the Elite Concierge take care of all your bookings and arrangements, from transport, tours and restaurant reservations, to any special requests for your arrival. We’re here to make your holiday experience extraordinary.

Quick facts

Bastora, North Goa, Goa, India.
14 Adults (7 ensuite bedrooms: with 5 king-size beds, 1 queen-size, 1 with twin beds)
Living areas
Lounge with sofa seating; myriad living areas; formal dining; alfresco seating; outdoor dining; attic room with a television and board games sets; pool ; lounge; outdoor bar; terraces and balconies; seven bedrooms.
WiFi internet access.
Flat-screen televisions; books; board games; carom.
The magnificent Bastora House could be the ideal place to stay for those special trips you’ve planned with your family or friends. The villa includes myriad living areas for everyone to spread out and kids will love the inviting pool.
The villa has dedicated Villa Associates, security staff, pool and garden maintenance staff. A Guest Relations Manager is on-call. Additional staff such as chefs, nanny/babysitter, spa therapist, or driver can be hired on request at extra charge.
The Guest Relations Manager can arrange for a professional masseuse to visit the villa for spa services that may be enjoyed at various spots within the villa premises.
The villa’s central location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If additional transport is required, a seven-seater car and driver are available on a chargeable basis. 

The layout

Indoor living

  • Beautiful, high wooden ceilings
  • A living room brimming with curated art and decor ideal for guests who seek a glimpse of local culture and traditional living
  • Wooden furniture, ceiling fans, and stunning modern art pieces
  • Bright and fully equipped kitchen
  • Indoor dining tables
  • Attic room with TV and board games set
  • Study areas, lounges and places to socialise

Outdoor living

  • Private pool with sun loungers
  • Shaded poolside verandahs in both the homes
  • The new wing is built over two levels and boasts lovely balconies
  • Alfresco dining by the pool
  • Seating on the balconies with coffee tables
  • Outdoor bar and lounge area

The rooms

Bastora House bedroom


  • Two beautifully decorated bedrooms in the heritage wing
  • Five expansive and splendid bedrooms in the new wing
  • Elegant furnishings and dazzling views of the pool and tropical greenery
  • Reading corners, study desks and lounge seating areas
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Picture-worthy bathrooms with showers and vintage bathtubs


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.

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