You will find it tucked away at the end of a quiet lane, off the bustling main road to Calangute. This secret nestles on the prettiest stretch of Candolim beach, in a lush tropical garden exuding tranquillity. It is Aashyana, the ‘nest''.
At Aashyana you will discover a rare combination: attention to every detail of luxurious living in an ambience offering the best in contemporary Indian design while abounding in opportunities to explore your more contemplative, spiritual essence.
You may choose to be pampered at Aashyana Lakhanpal, our resplendent, fully-staffed, five-bedroom villa or at one or more of our three Casinhas, if these elegant two-bedroom cottages are better suited to your plans. Whichever you choose, our superb swimming pool awaits you in a breathtaking garden. A few paces will lead you to a private gate and 7 kilometres of Candolim beach.
Art lovers will be enchanted by the owner''s important private collection of modern Indian art; some works are from the many artists'' camps held in the past; they are now judiciously displayed in the Aashyana villa and the casinhas.
Delicadeza, a charming Portuguese term, describes a specific sense of style, courtesy and gracious living. Goa''s ancient Hindu families and the Portuguese aspired to delicadeza in their relationships. We are convinced that your stay at Aashyana will be permeated with this sense of delicadeza.
Aashyana is a unique property owned by a charming Bombay industrialist with an extensive art collection and a great interest in the teachings of Indian gurus. Set in 6 acres of garden, running down to Candolim beach, it is an exceptional property to rent. The house itself is stylish and chic with 5 en-suite bedrooms (the 2 largest measure about 50sq m and although the other 3 are smaller they are no less stylish) and therefore sleeps 10 in comfort. Although right in the centre of the backpacker area, you are totally and completely isolated from it unless you venture out, which can be fun.
In the grounds are a further 3 cottages, equally stylish, each with 2 double bedrooms. There is a 25m swimming pool, outdoor dining and party area, showers, barbeque area by the beach entrance, 400 coconut trees, flowers, butterflies and a staff of 19.
This is a gem of a place and a great find.
Aashyana with its curious combination of art, ambience and spirit, takes you by surprise - large open spaces , bringing in light and the fresh tangy air of the sea, luxury, style and color all within the frame work of contemporary Indian design that seems just right for Goa . Still you are just a whiff away from the possibility to explore your contemplative spiritual self.
The garden alters beginning with the entrance and stretching through the gardens depict the days of the week are where prayers are offered every evening with its own color and fragrance specific to that day.
Access : Aashyana is inaccessible to larger vehicles. Hence when you are transferred from the airport you will be driven up to the Candolim main road and from there on transferred to a smaller vehicle that will take you to the Villa.
Dabolim Airport : 40 kms, Panjim : 15 kms, Thivim : 20 kms, Belgaum : 157 kms, Mumbai : 560 kms