THE GLASS VILLA
Up to 08 Guests
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Great for Stargazing
"Susegad [sue-es-gad] • derived from Portuguese word Sossegado: (n.) A feeling that you get when you are in a blissful place; The relaxed, laid-back attitude towards life that is said to have existed historically in Goa."
Far from the bustling beaches, deep in the hinterlands of North Goa, sits an endearing village with its pretty, winding roads and laid-back life - Aldona is what Goa used to be before the crowds took over.
Covered in endless stretches of rice paddies and tranquil riverine backwaters, this typical Goan village is where many writers find their inspiration. Tucked away somewhere amidst the wonders of this charming village is an extra-ordinary luxury home overlooking sweeping fields and Aldona’s calming backwaters through its bold all-glass front facade, aptly called The Glass Villa.
A wall-free lounge area, embraced by an infinity pool and lawns that appear to be floating over the pristine backwaters, forms the perfect place to observe the bucolic surroundings. Living here is like being a part of a fairy-tale: Magical sunrises set the the tone for the rest of the day: a muster of peacocks in the fields, electric blue kingfishers swooping from the trees and balmy afternoons with tiny sunbirds hovering over the pool.
The Glass Villa is a haven for the traveller who wants to experience the quieter side of Goa, enjoy the wonders of nature and escape the mundane rigidity of modern life.
A little extra for Hushstays Guests
A Walk through the Aldona Village
Let our staff take you on a little walk through the narrow lanes of Aldona and show you some beautiful things that the village has to offer.
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Goa has so much to offer. From its serene backwaters, untouched wilderness and expansive beaches, quaint architecture and historical monuments—there's a sight to behold just about everywhere. A glass house, therefore, particularly one that offers a 360-degree peek onto its surrounding views, makes much sense within this gorgeous setting.
The Glass Villa has been conceptualised by ace designer Tarun Tahiliani, and takes its design cues from the trees and the wondrous landscape that surrounds it. A corbelled laterite (a local stone found in the western ghats) walkway leads to an open-to-the-sky courtyard dominated by two towering teak and strychnine trees and a custom-made Natraj. The courtyard forms the backdrop of a double-height living room with an enormous sunken seating island. An all-glass front overlooking a massive 25m x 6m private pool and the enchanting backwaters blurs the line between the outdoors and indoors. Folding glass walls connect the central seating area with the dining hall and the TV lounge on either side.
The outdoor poolside area with a perfectly landscaped garden is encapsulated by palm trees for privacy and is the perfect place for a hearty breakfast or laid-back sun-downers.
Despite its modern design choices, the house retains its old-school Goan vibe through its decor, rustic antiques and attention to detail.
With a double-height living room, a sunken seating pit and a dining around a cluster of trees almost at the level of water, the Glass House has been conceptualized across two levels.
The villa houses 04 well-appointed palatial bedrooms. Just as the rest of the house, the bedrooms have been styled in a way that merges the outdoors and indoors through natural design, understated with accents of opulence: laterite walls, exhuisite beddings, antique chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcasing a terrarium.
Each room is centrally air-conditioned, with private look-outs and en-suite washrooms that come with elegant bath fittings.