Tired of Hotels? Try these 4 Homestays in Goa!
June 26, 2017
Last month my friend, who is a bachelor and a party animal, by the way, went to Goa and came back looking like he went for a vacation to his parent’s house. I asked him if there was no party in Goa at this time, he laughed and said that this time he stayed at a home stay and didn’t feel that he was away from home.
Home away from home…we all love that feeling when we go out of our own houses. Even on vacations, nothing can beat that feeling of staying in a homely environment. Though Goa is the party capital of the country many would like the feeling of returning to a home-like place after the party.
Here is a list of home stays in Goa that you should stay at irrespective of the season:
Ciana’s Home: Located in Varca, South Goa this place is perfect for people who would like to enjoy the quiet side of Goa. The Zallore beach is located 5 minutes from this property. The beach is well manned with life guards and is dotted with many local restaurants and pubs.
The place has a lovely garden full of fruit and flower trees. You’ll find all modern amenities like microwave, toaster, TV and a fridge. The kitchen is also fully equipped and you can cook if you choose to. The place also has toys for families visiting with kids. There is also a swimming pool if you choose to relax at home.
The hosts are extremely friendly and put you at ease immediately. Hiring a car or two-wheeler can be can be done without the need to step out.
Manveer’s home: is located in Canacona in Goa. The host is a great chef and an avid traveler and is strives to make his guests feel right at home. The huts are located right on the Agonda beach and each hut has a bedroom with a private balcony. Discs and pubs are located about 4 km’s away from the property.
Since the host is a chef you can enjoy delicious meals sitting right where you are. The place has wi-fi in case you need it. Its one of the few home stays that is pet-friendly, so yes your pets could also tag along with you for the holiday.
Casa De Coccum: is located in Dabolim, Goa. This place is perfect for families who want to unwind after all the partying. The views from the rooms are mesmerizing and you can watch the ocean as you sip on your tea or a glass of wine.
The hosts try to keep the place environmentally friendly too. There are many local eateries nearby and the beach is just 5 minutes away.
Wooden Chalet on the River Banks: As the name suggests this place is located on the banks of the Mandovi river near Panjim. The place can accommodate 14 guests and is perfect for large groups of people. A convenience store inside the property takes care of all your basic needs.
Beaches either to the North or South Goa are 30 minutes away. A cook at the property, means you don’t have to worry even if you have picky eaters in your family.