Nestled cozily in a quiet nook of the famous Candolim beach, in north Goa, Rockheart has more than just a picture postcard setting behind its name. The creation of Rockheart, home to a legendary Goan institution in himself and author, Frank Simoes and his creatively inclined wife Gita, was a long, tiresome yet magical journey. An acre and a half of lush loveliness a mere 200 metres from the waves, shaded by the arms of the coconut groves. Where the air is scented with the nectar of local blossoms, and where gulls and squirrels curiously explore. At last, he had chanced upon the foundation of Rockheart, and according to many….God’s Chosen Acre!

Gita transformed the bare acre into a holiday lover’s paradise. Each of the 3 bedrooms is tastefully done up to reflect the refined taste the Portuguese left behind. Rockheart is also every beach lover’s haven. A mere wall separates you from miles of endless beach, that is flanked by the Arabian Sea and dotted with local shacks offering the most mouth watering Goan cuisine with an always cheery disposition. Lounge away those languid sultry afternoons on a hammock in your private garden, or share a round of drinks with friends on the open air deck as you take in a romantic Goan sunset.

As part of our efforts to raise social awareness for various causes, we at Rockheart need your help in doing so. Rockheart donates 2% of every guest’s total bill to a charitable cause close to the owner’s heart.

Rockheart consists of a two-storey main house and an optional guest cottage.

Ground Floor:

A magnificent L-Shaped lounge and dining room furnished with an eclectic mix of old colonial, antique and rattan furniture. Enter the verandah through two sets of double doors which run the entire width of the house. There is additional seating on the deck which extends into the garden. The ground floor also plays host to a well equipped, modern, fitted kitchen and a guest cloakroom.

First Floor :

A beautiful polished wooden dogleg staircase leads to the two double bed first floor bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 has a large carved double four poster bed and an en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 has a flexible arrangement of either a 6 foot double bed or twin singles and an en suite bathroom.
Both of these beautiful bedrooms have traditional shell shuttered doors that lead out on to first floor balcony for whiling away those lazy goan afternoons., which is furnished with antique planter chairs and chaise lounges.

Guest Cottage:
Adjacent to the main house is the delightful guest cottage, This pretty hexagonal cottage houses the third (optional) bedroom. It has a furnished verandah, three sets of French windows that open out on to the garden. The cottage has a double bed, an en-suite bathroom and a small mini bar fridge.

A little away from the main Aashyana Villa, nestled cosily in a quiet nook of Candolim beach is Rockheart, which is more than just a picture postcard setting behind its name.

The night watchman and two dogs makes your stay a peaceful and carefree one, ensuring a safe sojourn for you.


Swimming pool

Yoga Pavilion


Home-cooked meals

Taxis for local tourism


Kindly note that:

  • All meals other than breakfast will be chargeable and will need to be ordered in advance with the Chef.
  • Taxis for local tourism can be arranged and will be chargeable depending on the duration and distance.
  • Spa services are available for men and women and will be chargeable as per treatment or experience you choose.

Facilities Checklist

Airport transfers

Laundry service except dry cleaning

Toiletries- Soap, shampoo and conditioner

Hair drier


Tea/Coffee maker

Mineral water

No life-guards at the pool

Private Pool

Daily house-keeping, linen change alternate days

No pets allowed

Outdoor Poolside Shower

Fully functional kitchen

Attractions Around

Payment Terms

  1. 25% non-refundable advance at the time of booking.
  2. The full booking amount is payable 10 weeks before the booked date.
  3. Stays are available for min. 3 nights stay ( min. 1 week from 20th Dec to 5th Jan).
  4. For part weeks, the rate is calculated on a pro-rata basis.
  5. Where the rental period spans two price bands then the price will be applied on a pro-rata basis.

Cancellation Terms

Cancellation Period Forfeit
For cancellations done more than 70 days before the start of the holiday Deposit only
For cancellations done between 36-69 days 50% of total holiday cost
For cancellations done 35 days before the start of your holiday 100% of total holiday cost