Arco Iris Boutique homestay

Private Room, Bungalow - Curtorim, Goa, India.

Heritage Property / Ideal For History Buffs

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The Space
  • Accommodates: 20 Guests
  • Rooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Check In: 12:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
"Arco Iris”, meaning "Rainbow" in Portuguese is a 200 + years old elegantly restored colonial house built on a sprawling, terraced, 1.5 acre property.  The front edge of the property overlooks a seasonal lake which supplements the water requirements of the surrounding paddy fields. The Zuari flows just about a km away behind the property. The proximity to the lake and the Zuari, the abundant greenery in and around the property ensure a scenic setting all through the year.  

 Arco Iris is located in Curtorim, a quiet village in South Goa, about 7kms to the east of Margao.  The village is dotted with seasonal lakes and paddy fields and is often referred to as the “Granary of Goa”. Besides being popular with bird watchers and the attendant photo shoot opportunities that it affords, Curtorim and its adjoining villages house several places of historical interest.

 The house itself is styled along colonial Portuguese lines with a high plinth, imposing columns, high ceilings and offers excellent year-round natural ventilation. The house has been restored and renovated, true to its heritage and without compromising the modern day requirement for convenience and comfort.  During the restoration process, all efforts have been made to preserve the original materials which had originally gone into the construction of the house by using them, at times, for alternate purposes.  The end result is a house which reflects a judicious and tasteful blend of the modern and the traditional. 

With a built up area of around 7,000 sq feet, the house comprises an “entrada” (foyer), “sala” (living room), dining room, five guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Three of the bedrooms open into private balconies. It also has a “balcao” (balcony) in front and a courtyard in the rear.  The “balcao” or the balcony, is the most social part of the house where any daily activity, be it catching up with neighbours, reading morning newspapers,  eating , or just plain lazing can be enjoyed.  The “sala” or the high ceilinged living room is reserved for formally receiving and entertaining visitors. The dining room is dominated by the dining table which can comfortably seat 8. All bedrooms have been suitably modified to accommodate en suite bathrooms with modern amenities. The bedroom colours have been given keeping in mind the colours of the rainbow.

 House Rules

Treat our home with care. Happy to host pets. Smoking allowed in the grounds.

  Pricing & Policies

Minimum Nights Stay: 2
Maximum Nights Stay: 50
Cancellation Policy : Strict
Amenities Included
  • Breakfast
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Swimming Pool
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Safe
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Handicap Access
  • Kitchen
  • Smoking allowed
  • Washing machine
  • Doctor on call
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Toiletries
  • Dryer

 Additional facilities

• Hot and cold running water in the bathrooms • Welcome drink and fruit basket • Complimentary breakfast • Home made Lunch/ dinner at additional cost • Complimentary daily newspaper • Common TV/ DVD • Library access • Board games • Laundry service • Luggage holding facility • Car rental • Airport transfers • Rs. 1500 / per night charged for extra beds
INR 4500 Per Night / 2 Guests

The Indigo Room

On first floor with an antique four poster bed & wooden floor, a separate dressing area and private balcony. This room is air conditioned.
Double Bed
Attached / En-Suite
Accommodates 2 people
INR 4500 Per Night / 2 Guests

The Orange Room

Large, bright & vibrant room with antique furniture and an ensuite bathroom with an open shower area. This room is air conditioned.
King Size Bed
Attached / En-Suite
Accommodates 2 people
INR 4500 Per Night / 2 Guests

The Violet Room

The room has a four poster bed, private balcony and opens out into the cozy rear courtyard.
King Size Bed
Attached / En-Suite
Accommodates 2 people
INR 4000 Per Night / 2 Guests

The Yellow Room

A room with a huge bed made of laterite stone & dotted with beautiful handmade tiles. Overlooks the gardens and the seasonal Corjem lake.
Double Bed
Attached / En-Suite
Accommodates 2 people
INR 4000 Per Night / 2 Guests

The Blue Room

A lovely double room with its original false ceiling and a part of the walls has been exposed to reveal the beautiful laterite stone below.
Double Bed
Attached / En-Suite
Accommodates 2 people


1. Margao Railway Station – 12 kms 2. Dabolim Internation Airport – 32 kms 3. Nearest shopping area – 7 kms 4. Colva beach – 12 kms 5. Panjim – 40 kms
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