Nossa Bela Casa - 350-Year Old 6-Bedroom Heritage Home in Goa Restored to Original Grandeur | Exclusive Villa, Cuelim

Nossa Bela Casa - Cuelim, Goa

3 Reviews

Our speciality

Just 20 minutes from Goa airport, SaffronStays Nossa Bela Casa is a 350 year old mansion belonging to The Father of Goa Liberation - with 6 rooms, swimming pool, badminton court and 2 ballrooms, restored by Ar. Dean D'cruz to its original grandeur.
The proud winner of SaffronStays Select Awards for the Most Memorable Heritage Home, this home has also been featured in Architectural Digest India, Condé Nast, Travel Triangle, BW Hotelier and more.

Detailed Description

Welcome to SaffronStays Nossa Bela Casa - a home as old as Goa itself.

History reinvents itself in this 350-year-old home belonging to the Father of Goa Liberation - T B Cunha. The home has been restored to its formal royalty by renowned architect Dean D'Cruz, with elements of Baroque-style architecture. With intricate column carvings, and immense detail on every corner, the influence of Portuguese architecture on a home this grand, is unmissable. While the labyrinth layout of the mansion may be perceived as a maze by the untrained mind, for those who experience the home, each corner brings with it a delectable surprise.

For those looking to explore the surroundings, a walk upto the Church of Three Kings - one that was built on land donated to the village of Cuelim by TB Cunha - is worth your while. The Annual Feast of 3 Kings, held in January starts from the home, upto the church, and must be witnessed in real life.

With 6 bedrooms, 2 chapels, a ballroom, a swimming pool, a library and a badminton court, SaffronStays Nossa Bela Casa is the epitome of luxury heritage in a home. Guests can enjoy the fresh Goan breeze on a stroll across the 20 acre paddy fields, or lazy in the manicured gardens at sunset. We offer delicious home-cooked fresh seafood delicacies that will have you licking your fingertips.

Extra Facilities:
- Guests can avail WiFi at an additional cost of INR 500 per day.
- Guests can avail Taxi Services to and from the airport at an additional cost. Please ask the Reservation Agents while booking your stay.


Meal arrangements

Tariff inclusive of breakfast.
If lunch or dinner is required, the on-call chef available with 12 hours of notice.
Listing rating: 5.00 out of 5 with 3 ratings
Provider: Saffron Studios Private Limited


Views 10287 time(s)
Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
Num of Rooms 6
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 18
Security Deposit 4000 Rupee
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
General
  • Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Air Conditioner
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Only Vegetarian or Jain Meals
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
  • Self Catered
  • Meals not provided
Social
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Unmarried Couples Allowed
  • LGBTQ Friendly
Other
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Inverter
  • Clubbing
  • Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • Dining
  • Nature
  • Theatre Or Films
  • Historical monuments
  • Street food
  • Geographical wonders
  • Beach
  • Places of worship
  • Amusement park
  • Museums and Art
  • Business District
  • Transit
  • AVAILABLE
  • BOOKED
  • SPECIAL RATES
  • UNAVAILABLE
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
Map view
  • TRANSPORT
  • THINGS TO DO


Aug 2018

The villa by itself is very spacious, elegantly done up and well maintained the large bedrooms, spacious living and dining area, a decent size pool and lush lawns kept us grounded to the property with no inclination to venture outdoors. The staff there were very courteous and adjusting to all our needs. A big thank you to chef Joe who was helpful and cooked up sumptuous meals and to Sushil who was always courteous and helpful. But our special thanks goes to Tony the manager, who was hands on with every request and insured our stay was memorable. Always smiling and fixing the minor problems in a jiffy. His jest to please us was overwhelming. The only drawback we felt is that there is a major network problem at the villa as none of us had reception which caused a bit of inconvenience. In all it was a fabulous trip in a fabulous home which made our holiday perfect and memorable !!!!...

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Jul 2018

Excellent property, Amazing staff & a memorable vacation. Tony & staff are phenomenal. Joseph cooked amazing veg goan food which all of us enjoyed. Tony went out of the way to make our stay memorable !!!...

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May 2018

Beautifully restored property and surroundings..a perfect place for a holiday..Great support staff. Special mention of the caretaker who took all care to make the stay extra comfortable. I am surely coming back to this place!!!! ...

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Stay and accessibility

Nossa Bela Casa is approximately 20 mins drive from Goa Airport.

Yes, our Home is child friendly. There is plenty of space to run around and many indoor activities that will keep your children occupied. Since SaffronStays believes that holidays are about families bonding, we do not have any TV or WiFi in our Homes. The home has instead been stocked with books and board games such as Life, Monopoly, Chess, Carrom, Table Tennis and Darts. There is also a basic first-aid kit, stocked with Dettol, band-aids, etc., for minor injuries. Parents are advised to be cautious when allowing kids to run around. Kid-friendly menus (pastas, cornflakes, Bournvita milk, etc) are also available. These would need to requested in advance, preferably at the time of booking. In the case of infants, mothers will be permitted to use the kitchen to prepare their meals.

Unfortunately, our home is not wheelchair friendly.

No, our home is not pet-friendly.

Accommodation

You can either book one room or the entire home, depending upon the number of people travelling with you. If you would like to book the entire villa, please select the maximum number of rooms possible.

A minimum of one room needs to be booked.

There are 2 single beds in the outhouse where up to 2 people can be accommodated. Charges for the same are Rs 500 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Additional charges for meals to be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.

Accommodation for domestic help is available. There are 2 single beds in the outhouse where up to 2 people can be accommodated. Charges for the same are Rs 500 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Additional charges for meals to be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.

Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities. Meals will be provided on site at an additional charge (per person, per meal). We also have banquet hall. During the day, guests will be allowed to use the washrooms and other amenities at the villa. The home is also stocked with indoor games like UNO and playing cards, monopoly, chess, badminton, snakes and ladder, etc. Depending on the event, you are allowed to erect a small stage, stall or tent for your event purpose.

Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 18 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to home owner's approval. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photo shoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]

Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 18 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to home owner's approval. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photo shoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]

Room specifics

Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.

Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized poster beds. All our mattresses have mattress protectors.

Yes, we provide toiletries like towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.

Yes, all of our bedrooms are air-conditioned.

No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.

Yes, we have a backup inverter in case of rare occasions of power failure. Guests are requested to switch off the ACs during power outages as it consumes more power.

All of the rooms have been furnished with All-out machines and mosquito nets have been placed over the windows. Guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30 pm to avoid mosquitoes. If needed, the caretaker has Odomos on site.

Food and Beverages

Meals are provided onsite. Meals will be charged at an additional cost. You will need to inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences. Meal timings are as follows: Breakfast - 8 am to 9 am Lunch - 2 pm to 3 pm Dinner - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm If you would like tea/coffee during the day, this will be arranged at an additional charge. Please note that meals are not permitted in the room and that the kitchen shuts at 10 pm every night. If there is another guest at the property, please adjust your meal timings with the caretaker and respect the privacy of other guests.

We offer simple home cooked Goan meals. There is a standard menu available. You can inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences (veg/non-veg), specific dietary requirements, etc.

You can pay the caretaker for meals on site, in cash, at the end of your stay. Meals are on an À la carte basis.

Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. However, mothers of infants or small children will have limited access to boil milk or prepare their kids meals. Should you choose to order in, the caretaker will be able to help you with menus of nearby restaurants.

Yes, you can use the common fridge to store food/beverages. In case there are other guests on site, please adjust and use the common fridge accordingly.

Yes. In case you would like the caretaker to cook a special dish, you can pay him for the actuals and cooking, cleaning fee on site, in cash. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.

Yes, there is a steady water supply. If you wish to consume only sealed bottled water, please inform the caretaker of the same and pay him for the actuals on site, in cash.

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ample ice stocked in the fridge.

Children up to the age of 3 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 3-6 shall be charged per meal.

Payments

A Guest is entitled to a refund of 75% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 15 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM). A Guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 7 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM) If the Guest cancels within 7 days of the Date of Check-In, he/she is entitled to no refund.

Unfortunately, there is no option for part payment. Guests are required to pay 100% of the payment before check-in.

Once you have chosen your dates and your booking has been accepted, you will receive a payment link where the payment can be processed. In case you're unable to make an online payment through the link, you could also deposit the cash in our bank account directly. We also offer other options like PayTM, NEFT/IMPS or UPI.

All additional payments (such as extra meals, pet charges, etc.) will have to be paid to the caretaker onsite in cash at the end of your stay. In special circumstances, we do accept these payments through PayTM.

Security deposit is to be paid two days prior to check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out.

Things to do

Our home is centrally located with close proximity to nearby parks, markets and tourist locations. Home is located a short drive from all the South Goa's pristine beaches like Valsao, Arrosim, Cansaulim, Utorda etc,

Yes, there is a private pool within the complex. Pool timings are between 8 am to 5 pm. The water is chlorinated. As there is no lifeguard on hand, guests are advised to be cautious (especially around kids) and to refrain from swimming late at night. Our pool is available for poolside parties. However, we recommend keeping alcohol, food and glass bottles away from the pool to avoid accidents.

Yes there are beaches close by. The distances are: Valsao Beach: 2 km Arrosim Beach: 2.2 kms Cansaulim Beach: 3 kms

House Rules

Given the location of our home, playing loud music is allowed within limit and during specific time/hours. Guests are requested to respect our neighbors and keep the noise level mild and within the villa.

Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly not inside the home. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside in the garden/lawn area. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry or loud music.

Check-in time at 1 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Please note that check-out timings are strict as we need to ready the rooms for our next booking. Guests are requested to respect the timing of other guests as well. In case you wish to check in a little early or check out a little late, do inform us at the time of booking. Additional charges will be applied. Late check-out charges includes meals (lunch).

As required by law, all adults have to provide their government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in. Your co-operation is of utmost importance to us.

Safety

Yes. There is a watchman at the home.

Yes, there are CCTV cameras installed in the living room, common areas and outside sections. Private bedrooms and bathrooms are not monitored.

No, the home is within a fenced area. However, should a stray dog enter, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.

Yes, our home has a stone wall surrounding the premises.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, Crocin etc.

How to get there

While roads connecting to the property are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip. Our home is cool and breezy round the year, so you could visit at anytime.

The best way to reach our home is by a private car/ taxi. Goa Airport is 20 mins drive from the home. Madgao Railway Station is 40 mins drive from the home.

Others

There is a caretaker onsite.

Yes, we do allow unmarried couples. They should both be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

Yes. Please note that both guests should be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

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