A homestay experience in one of the villages in Goa is quite something memorable. Acro Iris in South Goa is one boutique hideaway set in one of the hills in Curtorim.
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 have 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.
or the balcony, is the most social part of the house where
any daily activity, be it catching up with neighbours, reading the
morning newspapers, eating or just plain lazing can be carried out.
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. Incidentally, once you see the dining table,
you will be pleasantly surprised to know that it was originally one of
the doors in the house.