Holiday Homes in Goa
From watching the sunset on the seafront to waking up to the sounds of birds chirping. From exploring the small towns to dancing the night away, one can have a number of experiences in Goa. This being so, Goa’s popularity increases by the day!
As it is while going to any place for a vacation, one of the main concerns is the accommodation available. Tourists are now opting for houses / flats on rent, cottages or the new and upcoming coco beach huts. This is bringing about a whole new trend in accommodation in Goa.
Coco beach huts are small cabins made out of wood situated right on the beach itself. It usually consists of 1 to 2 rooms. Palolem beach in the South Goa has various kinds of coco beach huts, two of them being Abel Cressida Coco Huts and high tide coco huts. The huts are usually painted bright colors which make them very attractive. Some of them are ground floor while others are at least eight feet above the ground. Their prices are reasonably low. The coco huts are clean with spotless linen, comfy beds and hot water. Some rooms also air conditioned.
Some of the best advantages of the coco beach huts are that their built on the beach itself so one can experience living near the shore. One can watch the sun go down while relaxing near their doorstep with a chilled beer in hand, or go to bed hearing the waves crashing against the shore and wake up to the sound and sight of the beach!
Renting villas are also popular among tourists. The advantage of villas is that it can house more than one family since they usually are around 4 to 5 bedrooms. Big families or those that vacation with friends can rent a villa and spilt the cost of it among them. Villas also have well equipped kitchens (for those that would like to prepare meals) its own garden, terraces and most of the time its own swimming pool. This allows one to enjoy and relax privately without other guests around as would be there in a hotel. Some villas also have services provided like renting a scooter or car, Wi-Fi, housekeeping, spa treatment and 24 hour security. The Noble House is one such elegant Villa, located in the seaside village of Palolem in South Goa.
Cottages are also another options chosen if for nothing else than their reasonably cheaper prices. This is more convenient for those travelling alone or with another companion. All the basic amenities are available like clean room and washroom, hot water and air condition. For those that prefer to spend their time outdoors, cottages are perfect for a nominal price. Jymis cottage situated on Colva beach is a stone’s throw away from the beach.
Tourists are now also beginning to stay in flats/apartments rented out by the owner. These flats are usually in high rise buildings situated close to the ocean. Salida Luxury Apartments are a pair of exclusive serviced apartments in the newly developed Palolem Garden Estate complex in Canacona, south Goa. These south Goa luxury apartments are ideally located close to Patnem, Palolem, Agonda, Rajbag and Galijibaga beaches. South Goa Dream Apartment is located in the Ruby Residency Complex in Chaudi – Canacona, Goa. These service apartments are only a 5 min drive to both Palolem and Patnem beaches. The apartments contain all the basic necessities’ and more. Housekeeping and laundry services are also provided. In addition, the apartments usually include service lifts, swimming pool, gym, children’s play area, and 24hr security.
Vacationing in a house or bungalow lends a certain charm to one’s holiday. These rented houses or bungalows are usually amidst lovely nature, palm trees and lovely sunsets. The houses are usually of the Goan/Portuguese architecture which has a ‘balcao’ (sit out) at the entrance for one to sit and enjoy with a cup of tea. They are usually situated in and around villages close to the beach side hence It is perfect for a family with kids or only couple, who’d love to experience a quiet and peacefully holiday right in the middle of a Goan village. The Yellow House is a super modern apartment house, located in the seaside village of Palolem in South Goa. Colomb Bay Beach House is a lovely traditional Goan beach house located in Colomb bay, only a 5 min walk to both Palolem and Patnem beaches.
Families in Goa are also now renting out their Portuguese style ancestral houses to those who wish to. The houses are built in the 19th century and have had renovations done to it over the years and are now a stunning blend of eastern and western antiques and contemporary furnishings and colors found only in India. The Pintos ancestral house built in 1929 is your perfect holiday haunt, right on the Candolim beach in North Goa. It is perfect for a weekend getaway or rather a weeklong getaway!
Apart from these there are also out of the way lodging for those who want a unique experience. Cabo Cabana located on the banks of the River Mandovi is tucked away in an almost Invisible corner at the very edge of the river overlooking Panjim City in the bustling village of Betim. They are eco-friendly Boutique Resort comprising of two log cabins built with all the Canadian spruce. Cabo Cabana guarantees total and complete privacy.
A number of travelers, especially foreigners, prefer to spend a fairly longer period of time from a month to as many as six months at the leisurely pace of life in Goa. For such a stay, it is best to rent houses or rooms by the month, or season. Rents usually vary from area to area and even village to village, but you can expect to get accommodation for around Rs 1000/- to Rs 5000/- a day depending upon the season and the facilities included in the cost.
It is also worth considering sharing such long stay accommodation with two or three people so as to bring down the costs. Most importantly, reserve such long-term accommodation well in advance to get a good bargain as most such houses and rooms are rented by visitors who return to the same house year after year and as such get first preference.
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