Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In South Goa, India - Updated 2024

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Upon arriving in South Goa, visitors will be eager to jump in their rugged jeeps to explore jungles, Dudhsagar Falls, and other attractions in the area. South Goa offers a vast range of fantastic things to do. While lounging on Colva Beach’s glittering golden shores, they can watch fishermen drag in their catch. They can visit nature preserves to encounter deer, birds, antelope, slithering vipers, and flying lizards. Staying at a country cottage can help you reach Colva Beach’s bustling promenade. You can also experience Galgibaga Beach’s endless forested shoreline on the Arabian Sea. With accommodation options ranging from pricey beach resorts to more accessible vacation rentals, finding a place to stay should be easy. If you’re planning a visit to India’s beautiful Arabian coast, please read our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in South Goa, India.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 22, 2024.

1. The Red Rooster Village Homestay (from USD 30)

If you’re looking for an Airbnb as a place to stay in South Goa, this village homestay is perfect! An extension of the Carvalho Mansion that was built in 1789, this property was converted from storage into this comfortable home with access to the beach and a beautiful garden. Bring your favorite book and sit on the patio for some quiet time with nature go to the beach for a picnic or go splashing in the water. The property also features a fully equipped kitchen and a dedicated workspace.

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Majorda, Goa, India
20.41 km (12.7 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
140 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was great for my work calls
our 1bhk stay was decorated beautifully with all basic amenities including good wifi
the mattress and the pillow were comfortable
every morning astrid’s mum melba made us a delicious indian breakfast that i looked forward too
we had a very comfortable stay at astrid's place
house was spotless clean
clean house lush green surroundings
bathrooms bedroom and linen were clean and fresh
maid service to clean and change sheets everyday
it's very clean with pretty interior designing
host: astrid and melba aunty were wonderful hosts
astrid- our host was warm friendly and super- nice
astrid was a superb host
the host are very helping and responsive
astrid is an excellent host
it’s also close to the the majorda beach and has some really good restaurants near by
beautiful house located close to a couple of beaches
location: very easy to reach
the beach is within walking distance (~20 mins) and a lovely walk
location is great (around 15 min walk to the beach) and full of peace
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2. Cozy apartment with a mountain view (from USD 25)

Stay in this Airbnb in South Goa with a private balcony where you can sit and enjoy the early morning sun while watching the mountain view. Prepare a meal from the fully equipped kitchen and head to the beach, five minutes away, for a fun beach day with a picnic. Or, enjoy some quiet time at home while watching a movie or show on the 43-inch (109.22 centimeter) HDTV with Netflix access. The property also features a dedicated workspace if you need to do some work.

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Canacona, Goa, India
55.63 km (34.6 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
119 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy sofa bed and the balcony gave us the beautiful greenery scene and fresh air
its a nice studio apartment with all the amenities that one requires
the apartment also has great wifi connectivity and a workstation
the room was perfectly made up with all the amenities required
the apartment was exactly like the photos
the place was sparkling clean when we arrived
it was spotlessly clean great bedding & pillows squeaky clean washroom
extremely clean well maintained and well thought out
stay is very peaceful clean and hygienic
it was very well-maintained and clean
kunal was incredibly friendly and provided excellent recommendations
thanks to wonderful host
owner was very responsive and helpful
the host was incredibly welcoming and made us feel right at home
they were responsive and quick to suggestions
the location is easy to find
great place at a great location
really enjoyed my stay here quiet and peaceful location and close to the beach
the stay is perfectly located at a distance closer to all scenic beaches pebble beaches cafes n restaurants
this place is a great find on airbnb
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3. Stylish modern condo steps from Colva Beach

Guests staying at this newly built, one-bedroom, one-bathroom modern Airbnb near the beach in South Goa can relax at the palm-lined pool oasis. The property is just steps away from Colva Beach where phenomenal sunsets over the Arabian Sea can be enjoyed. After treks through dense jungle forests, visitors will love washing off in the sandy-wave, marble-tiled shower. The luxe, chocolate-and-beige-tiled kitchenette allows guests to prepare delicious home-cooked meals while in South Goa. Aside from enjoying the Arabian Sea’s dazzling beaches, visitors can play ping pong and board games, and workout at the gym. They can also enjoy warm evenings stargazing on their balcony while the laundry spins in the washer. By staying in a secure complex, up to three guests can doze off peacefully each evening under their stylish bedding.

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Colva, Goa, India
24.42 km (15.2 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
224 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
remy's modern furnished studio apartment is the best place for a cozy south goa vacation
the apartment is beautiful near to the beach and has all the amenities required for a long stay
the place is cozy very clean and comfortable with all amenities and beautifully furnished
clean stylish and classy place
super clean and everything is available here
clean hygenic and lovely environment
very nice place clean and tidy
the apartment is clean and well furnished
host was quite helpful
remy is the nicest host
amazing host and hospitality
polite and friendly host
remy and ronnie were fantastic hosts
great place near to colva beach
this apartment is located in a beautiful society and is close to basic shops and restaurants nearby
it's a wonderful place located very near to colva beach
it’s pretty close to the beach and has stores and restaurants in nearby areas
the place is very comfortable and near to beach
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4. Luxurious jungle villa with private pool in Verna (from USD 118)

Up to eight people can stay at this secluded three-bedroom, two-bathroom jungle villa Airbnb in South Goa and experience its luxurious features. Each bedroom has beautiful four-post beds, smooth tile floors, high vaulted ceilings, and rustic furnishings. With an enormous kitchen, visitors can turn market-fresh ingredients into gourmet meals during their stay. The bathroom’s rainfall shower head provides for a wonderfully soothing shower after experiencing India’s humid climate. This villa with a private pool also offers soothing massages and fun cookouts in the gazebo. Visitors can enjoy their English breakfast amongst the courtyard’s plumeria trees or on their living room’s ornate furniture.

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Loutulim, Goa, India
19.57 km (12.2 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
163 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
antony provided great breakfast and is very efficient and helpful yet completely unobtrusive
the courtyard is charming and the pool is ver well appointed
the swimming pool was amazing and we loved breakfast prepared by anthony
he whips up a fantastic english breakfast every morning
the pool is huge
very clean quiet
everything is so tastefully furnished super clean and with attention to detail
the bungalow is beautiful and very clean
the place is super spacious and clean
we enjoyed the pool in the villa which was clean and completely walled in and private
carmen is a gracious host
carmen is a wonderful host
carmen is an amazing host
carmen and her staff were too good
she is a wonderful host and a person
the location of ikshaa is just beautiful
beautiful villa in a private location
it was a welcome break for us - peaceful and close to nature
take a walk around the village it's serene
ikshaaif you like the hustle bustle of city life this might not be the place for you
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5. Serene hilltop cottage surrounded by paradise (from USD 78)

When strolling the grounds of this countryside cottage for two, guests will discover a tropical paradise to escape their cares. They can swim under the blue lagoon-style pool’s cascading waterfall or unwind in the hot tub. They can enjoy bathing in their coral-tiled soaker tub while viewing sunsets over lush hills. Each morning, they can read the paper on their white cotton chairs as the sun bathes the jungle below. The fully-stocked kitchen and complex’s grill lets guests prepare roti, grilled fish, and flavourful curries. Visitors will love dining al fresco, exercising, and socializing in this beautiful paradise oasis during their Indian vacation.

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Raia, Goa, India
20.77 km (13.0 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
114 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage comes with huge rooms killer views a well equipped kitchen and a delightful jacuzzi
the place had a magnificent view with an awesome pool
i was working two days and the wifi speed was pleasant surprise
my family had an extremely comfortable stay at quinta da santana
complete with breathtaking views fabulous pool and a peaceful location this property is one worth visiting
the place was clean and comfortable
the pool was clean and super beautiful
the pool is very clean
the pool was so clean and secluded
the place was neat and clean with greenery all around you
host was great and very helpful
the caretaker rina is a sweetheart and helped us with the luggage and washing of clothes
cris has been a great host very accommodating and helpful
you are truly a wonderful host
the host has kept bikes/cars for the guest on payable basis to make everything easy
the pictures truly don’t give justice to this place and it is located in a completely secure environment
best place for family reunion or a peaceful vacation away from the commercial madness of goa
great place to spend some quality time with your loved ones
all in all a perfect place for a laid-back goan holiday
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6. Breezy seaside escape with garden sanctuary (from USD 26)

By reserving this breezy two-bedroom, one-bath seaside escape, up to four guest can experience Goa’s golden shorelines. They can use the small kitchen to prepare and store fresh seafood, make fruity smoothies, etc. Each vibrantly dressed bedroom has air-conditioning, rich wood furnishings, and tile flooring. The mosaic-tiled bathroom’s shower will rinse away sea salt accumulated from seaside picnics and sporting activities. They’ll find relaxing in the garden oasis, balcony, and pool to be refreshing after spending time in India’s blazing sun.

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Orlim, Goa, India
32.02 km (19.9 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
176 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you can stay there fresh because every room has air conditioner
nevertheless there is wifi in the house and its pretty decent
the rooms are airy and have a lot of natural light coming in
the place has a hall with an open kitchen and 2 sufficiently sized rooms with good furnishings
the apartment was neat and tidy with great ac and a water filter
clean beautiful & pleasant place
simple and clean place
the place was really clean cozy and beautiful
quaint clean value for money
it also has clean swimming pool which my kids enjoyed
host is very helpful too
felt like home superb place and awsome host
helpful staff and a very beautiful property
prashant is a very good host
also both the host are very sweet and humble
the location is good
perfect location for peace finders
nice apartment close to the beach
place close to beach and relaxing
this listing is in a fantastic location walking distance from the beach
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7. Charming condo near Varca's dazzling beaches (from USD 25)

Vacationers staying at this charming one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo will be steps from Varca’s dazzling nightlife and beaches. They can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or sit in the shade of regal palms. From their balcony, they can bask in the sunshine, read peacefully, and eat tropical breakfasts. This cute condo is ideal for solo travellers, couples, and those with mobility challenges due to its single-floor layout. The kitchen’s granite counters are ideal for chopping vegetables and seasoning meat. Amenities include parking, laundry machines, and a TV for watching your favourite Bollywood classics.

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Varca, Goa, India
30.61 km (19.1 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
191 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment itself is quite beautiful the view from balcony is charming
very well maintained apartment and locality
the apartment is beautifully maintained all basic amenities were available as it was mentioned in the listing
the sea view apartment became a lovely home and we enjoyed coming there after a long day
it is a very well maintained clean apartment with all the felicities as mentioned in the offer
a nice clean comfy place
place itself is clean and functional
clean and great place to stay
the stay was amazing with great cleanliness and comfort
the place was very clean and well arranged
hosts are friendly and approachable
the hosts are amazing people
the martin's were great hosts
host friendly and gave good advice on local sightseeing
thank you very much to the co-hosts mr & mrs
the apartment location is very good
the location is awesome
this place is really cute and beautiful
peaceful place away from city hustle and bustle
the apartment is located near varca beach with calm surroundings
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8. Cosy studio apartment with jungle scenery (from USD 18)

Arriving explorers can stash their clothes in the large wardrobe before hitting Palolem’s beautiful beaches for sunbathing. This cosy studio with its single bathroom is ideal for up to three guests including small families. Its compact kitchen features a microwave, mini-fridge, cookware, two burners, and a coffee pot which are sufficient for short stays. After scoping out Goa’s ancient temples and villages, guests can enjoy peaceful naps on their sofa-sleeper. They can welcome the sun on their balcony before leaving for traditional massages and dolphin tours. Here, tourists can have dinner on the balcony as heavy monsoon clouds roll in.

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Canacona, Goa, India
56.0 km (34.8 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
309 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good signal for most operators and a decent wifi
a nice studio apartment with all basic amenities
comfortable bed with a firm sofa bed at the side
was so good to have cable tv and the ac was efficient although i didn't really need it
a very cosy and comfortable space close to all the great beaches of south goa and other attractions
her apartment was really clean
cleanliness and aminities are good
extremely clean and well sanitised space with zero contact
the apartment was really well appointed clean and very spacious
"sparkling clean" as the word says it was literally sparkling clean right from bathroom
the host is wonderful
she was extremely helpful
kudos to the host
thank you for being such a wonderful host
lalita was a wonderful host
location is just near to perfect
great location and comfortable place
it's walking distance from prominent bus stop on nh 66
the location of this apartment is excellent
this place is absolute bliss
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9. Eco-friendly cottage on a spice plantation (from USD 108)

This eco-friendly cottage has an enormous bedroom with four single beds and one outdoor bathroom to host four guests. The vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans will assist in creating a comfortable sleeping environment. While vacationing at this tropical jungle retreat, visitors can enjoy complimentary spice tours and vegetarian dinners. After snapping pictures at nearby Dudhsagar Waterfall, guests can enjoy fragrant garden breezes from their porch. They can play cricket, swim in the pool, and exercise poolside or amongst the coconut groves. With the semi-enclosed outdoor shower, couples can experience twilight showers in the jungle.

Tip from Content Creator

Dudhsagar Falls
Visit the nearby Dudhsagar Waterfall to admire the natural beauty of Goa. The falls are located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park among the Western Ghats. They are a punctuation mark in the journey of the Mandovi River from the Western Ghats to Panjim, where it meets the Arabian Sea. The area is surrounded by deciduous forests and rich biodiversity. This waterfall is also known as Tambdi Surla to some of the locals. Note that the falls are not particularly spectacular during the dry season, but during monsoon, the falls are fed by rains and form a huge force of water.
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Karmane, Goa, India
32.6 km (20.3 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
14 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the natural pool is very nice
we enjoyed the pool the natural stream walks within and outside the plantations
ashok is a wonderful host who went out of his way to make us comfortable
friendly greetings from peter ronja and marjon
ashok is a perfect host and will do everything he can to make your stay interesting
this place is so wonderful sustainable and eco friendly
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10. Amazing waterfront refuge with stunning views

This amazing two-bedroom, one-bath waterfront villa is located on the riverfront, near Patnem and Talpona beaches. Its shimmering marble floors connect the spacious master, dining area, living room, and kitchen. There are wrought-iron balconies and riverside seating to enjoy peaceful mornings before visiting fishing villages. Up to five guests can dine under swaying coconut palms on the lavish, neutral-tiled terrace. After bathing in silver or gold showers, guests can book Talpona cooking classes on their marine sectional sofa.

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Canacona, Goa, India
59.04 km (36.7 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
53 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
very clean has a really well equipped kitchen and is very spacious
a beautiful clean spacious airbnb with the most amazing outside space
about 3 kilometers away from home there is a beautiful and clean beach
patrice was a great host
patrice is an amazing host
patrice was wonderful host
patrice is a super host
patric is a super host
location is really nice
great location and a brilliant escape from the city
patrice's place is at an outstanding location
located beside the river in a very calm and serene location
amazing place for a break
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11. Exotic Indian haven with tranquil terrace

This exotic haven’s two bedrooms, living areas, and two small bathrooms can host up to nine travellers. Each bedroom features rich furnishings, an en suite bathroom, and doors opening onto the lush lawn. When not dining at Goa’s village restaurants, guests can hire a gourmet chef to prepare enticing Indian specialties. They can sip steamy chai while on the terrace’s wicker chairs amongst exotic gardens. With the stylish kitchen and grill, they can create grilled chicken, cakes, and crisp salads for outdoor dining.

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Cuncolim, Goa, India
35.84 km (22.3 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 7 Beds 9 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
the host is quite thoughtful
minitolani is one of the best hosts that i have seen
the caretakers took care of most of our impromptu needs and treated us to great home cooked food
the caretaker chottu bhaiya makes you feel like home and is always at hand for any help required
it's a beautiful silent place
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12. Spacious countryside retreat with mountain views

This spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom retreat is excellent for two visitors exploring South Goa’s world-famous beaches. With air-conditioning, tiled floors, and a terrace, visitors can enjoy hot summers comfortably. Free parking is provided, so they can hike nearby trails, shop at village markets, and have tranquil picnics at Chapoli Dam. After nature hikes, they can rinse off insect repellant in the shower before cooking in the kitchen. When monsoon season strikes, visitors can curl up with their favourite book under their royal blue bedding.

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Canacona, Goa, India
56.04 km (34.9 mi) from Basilica of Bom Jesus
113 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is comfortable the bathroom and the balcony are excellent
the view outside this room is very beautiful calm & serene
we really appreciated having a kitchen decent space and a nice view
all amenities like a small dining table utensils fridge a
the room is neat and clean with all the basic amenities a person would require on a trip
the house is clean with all the kitchen essentials
sunitas place is apt for travelers looking for a comfortable clean nicely decorated accomodation at fair price
very clean and close to palolem
the apartment is squeaky clean and mr sanjay and his wife are very helpful
the place is spotless and the caretaker sanjay and his family are awesome people
sunita has been a great host to us
the host sunita is very good person
host was so helpful and informative
sunita was really very helpful with whatever she'd been asked
owner sunita and manager sanjay both are helpful and proactive on providing services
the location is amazing
location is good since close to the greenery and dam
location is super convenient (approx
ideal place at a budget price
the property location is awesome
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Discover South Goa's natural beauty

While staying at a countryside cottage, visitors can experience Galibaga and Colva Beach’s glittering shorelines. These beautiful nature retreats are within driving distance of Arabian Sea restaurants and emerald jungles. There are also homestays and hotels with private beaches found in the district. After exotic adventures, they’ll be counting down the days to return to South Goa’s dazzling Arabian Sea shoreline.

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