There are certainly two types of people, who have been binge watching ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ ever since it has released. One – who are the thrill and adventure seekers, and the other – who embrace a luxurious holiday. And just in case you fall under the latter, give us a virtual high five! Because we too swooned over the gorgeous villas in which Hrithik, Abhay, and Farhan stayed. And so, to make sure that if it can’t be Costa Brava and the lavish villas there, these 10 luxury homestays in Goa will help you in satiating your fancy of living life the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara style. So without a further ado lets checkout 10 of the perfect & serene homestays in Goa which will promise you the best Goan experience possible.
Capella Forest Retreat & Homestay in North Goa is a luxurious, boutique guesthouse situated on a private, forested hill in the sleepy village of Parra. This homestay offers discerning visitors the unique opportunity of experiencing life with a local family, but with the privacy and level of comfort afforded by the best boutique hotels. Capella is the perfect choice for birdwatchers and nature lovers looking for a relaxed holiday in tranquil surroundings.
Location: 15 Min. from the bustling beaches of North Goa. Baga beach and the busy Baga-Calangute tourist stretch is a 15-minute drive away.
Tariff: INR 9000 to INR 12000
2. Olaulim Goa
A bend in the river. More like a creek. A solitary boat inspiring endless thought. Quiet waters holding conversations with blissful horn-bills. A flourishing frangipani on the sprawling lawns. Rustic cottages inspiring a break from the humdrum. The allure to laze in the azure pool. Winding paths amidst lush tropical greens. The waft of the distant sea. The soul kicks in. The other side of Goa beckons you. Life begins at Olaulim Backyards.Location: Olaulim village, where this homestay is located is just 11 km from Panjim, the capital of Goa and 8kms from Mapusa, famous for its Friday Market. Dabolim Airport is 42 km away while Thivim and Karmali Railway stations are at an equal distance of 20 km.
Tariff: INR 8500 Per Day (Peak Season)
Offering you an all-year-round outdoor pool, free wi-fi, barbecue, and other facilities, this secret garden is located just 10 minutes from the beach. The homestay also offers bike hire. MOG – India’s largest privately owned art space is 1 km away and the infamous Cantare is a 5-minute walk. The nearest airport is Goa International Airport, 35 km from The Secret Garden Goa. There are three rooms you can get here – The Malabar Garden Room, The Raja room and the Lennox room. It took more than a decade to construct this place. It combines the old and the new to create a magical tropical hideaway in a much loved 200-year-old ancestral home.
Location: The Secret Garden Goa is located Saligao in the Bardez region of Goa, 1.8 km from St. Alex Church
Tariff: INR 7500 approximately
Riverview Villa Goa has a spacious living room overlooking the Talpona river and the master bedroom shares the same picturesque view, while the second bedroom faces the back garden. Both the bedrooms are air-conditioned. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons, modern bathroom, washing machine, ironing facilities and more. House amenities included in the tariff: Breakfast, mineral water, laundry, Free wi-fi internet, Sky Satellite TV, a landline for free local calls & cooking/housekeeping service.
Location: H.no 125, Tahrir, Rajbag, Canacona, Goa 403702
Tariff: INR 13000 one night approximately
30 minutes away from Mapusa city center. Within 900 meters from the venue, The Stone House serves a wide selection of meals. Casa Serendip Homestay offers rooms featuring climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, a writing table, an iron with ironing board and a separate toilet for a comfortable stay. The venue provides guest toiletries and towels in a private bathroom. Other comforts include an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers in a kitchenette for self-catering Guests can reach Casa Serendip Homestay by car from Dabolim airport in 30 minutes.
Location: House no 321 Pinto Vado, Anjuna Road, Parra, Canca, Goa
Tariff: INR 4000 per night
Villa La Gitana is a 4 bedroom private pool luxury homestay. The villa is located right at the beach and is just 1 km away from Coco Beach. Prepare your own meals in the kitchen or feast on fresh food prepared by the in-house cook. There are an amazing large pool and spacious rooms. Ethnic prints, playful furniture, and modern conveniences mingle together to create that lovely vibe that describes the modern Goan feel. This well-appointed villa is a mix of modern and ethnic.
Location: Located in Nerul, just a kilometer from peaceful Coco Beach
Tariff: INR 35000 for 9 adults per night
7. Moira In Bardez Goa
Tucked away in the quaint and quiet village of Moira, the three-bedroom luxury homestay has been crafted with love and attention to detail. The villa has its own private pool and spa offering a range of therapies to rejuvenate your soul, mind, and body.
Delicious and wholesome home cooked meals are provided by the in-house chef. Dieticians and yoga classes could be arranged.
- 1 hr Distance to Airport (Miles)
- Ashwem & Morjim beaches are 20 mins drive
- 10 min Distance to Candolim Beach
- Mapusa market is 5 mins drive
Tariff: INR 8000 a night
8. NORA Spiritual Villa
A holistic and creative luxury homestay designed for purity and transformation which would suit retreat groups, family and friends as well as creative and spiritually minded people who wish to explore within or simply to enjoy peace and harmony. It is a home away from home. A spacious house with marble flooring keeping the house cool and comfortable all year round. It boasts a large open lounge area stepping into the dining area overlooking the lush green garden. The kitchen is spacious with a central island cooking area, plenty of space to enjoy cooking or watching delicious food being prepared.
Location: River Road Near Siolim Bridge, Guddem, Siolim, Bardez Goa
Tariff: INR 2000 for a room per night
9. Goa On A Boat
Goa On Boat is a unique way of exploring the serenity of Goa Beaches and the Goan Backwater. Goa on a boat offers a luxurious houseboat with premium suite rooms for your perfect holiday gateway. There are 5 Deluxe AC rooms on a boat. It also has a mini-bar that has juice and beer (at an extra fee). Come and float with them and the amazing views of the river, coconut trees, birds chirping, backwaters, and a beautiful sunset everyday. This is a luxurious boat floating in the middle of Chapora to give you the best sea and sunset views. If you don’t want to waste time staying on land and you love water, this stay would be majorly worth it for you.
Location: Siolim, Goa, India
Tariff: INR 6000 per night
Morjim Beach – 2.8 km
Ashvem Beach – 5 km
Mandrem Beach – 6.8 km
Arambol Beach – 11.6 km
Anjuna Beach – 11.5 km
Dabolim Airport is 47.5 km away.
The nearest Train station is in Thivim 17.2 km and Pernem 14.2 km.
10. Colonial Stay
This luxury homestay has a plunge rooftop pool! 3 double beds with ensuite baths and complimentary breakfast. The whole package seems like one cracker of a deal, doesn’t it? And the bonus – it’s close to all the famous beaches of North Goa. This luxury villa is located at the foot of the Aguada hill, the classiest seaside location in North Goa just a 5-minute casual stroll to the Sinquerim beach. All the bedrooms come equipped with an AC and LCD TV with independent cable for each room. The kitchen is also fully equipped for your cooking pleasure. A large deck area around the swimming pool provides for ample space to lounge around, sunbathe, have a barbeque.
Location: Aguada – Siolim Road, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa
Tariff: INR 70000 per night for 6 guests (3 Bedroom)