Portuguese villa furnished in a Moroccan theme with exotic latticed windows of this jewel box of a villa.
If you could use just one word to describe Josephine villa, it would have to be stunning. The traditional exterior of the villa keeps its secrets well. Only after you enter the house, you realize you have entered a magical place. The house has been furnished in a Moroccan style but in harmony with the Portugese heritage of the house. There are niches throughout the villa displaying beautiful works of art. The patterned tiles on the floors and bed platforms add an exotic touch to the lovely rooms. The entrance to the house is through a ‘balcao’, a typical Goan porch. There are three separate living areas. There is a formal living room, a relaxed one with low seating and cushions and a cozy TV room. The kitchen is a large one with a 6 burner cooking range, a huge fridge and plenty of space for people to stand. The dining room is off the internal courtyard with a soothing pebble pond and large terracotta urns. The courtyard is covered with a traditional jali, a decorative iron grille. The four double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are off this central courtyard. The bedrooms are done up in soothing pastels with touches of color from cushions and curtains. The garden is beautifully maintained with lawns, flower beds and a kitchen garden. The deep blue pool is sited near the lawns by the side of the villa.
Josephine villa is in a tiny village called Cunchalim, very near Siolim. Since it is not near the coastal belt, it feels like living in a real Goan village. But you can also get to the unspoilt far north beaches of Morjim, Mandrem and Ashwen in about 25 minutes by car.