10 Best Holiday Homes In Goa, India - Updated 2021

holiday homes in goa
Virginia Maryann Dcruz
Virginia Maryann Dcruz
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A stellar combination of beautiful beaches, bars, discotheques, and unique cuisine makes the state of Goa one of India’s top tourist destinations. It is especially a major draw among those who want to experience its all-day party atmosphere and nightlife. The small state along the western coast of India was once a Portuguese colony. Since its annexation in 1961, it has attracted hordes of tourists from India and abroad. The state has everything from ancient rock engravings to beaches with striking white sand and hundreds of historical buildings, while cultural highlights include local festivals of several religions and colorful carnivals. Whether you are choosing to visit the top tourist attractions in Goa or go off the beaten path, the state has much to offer. By picking a vacation rental you can ensure that your holiday is unique and does not burn a hole in your pocket. Check out our list of the best holiday homes in Goa, India.

1. Studio at the edge of a picturesque village in Benaulim (from USD 34)

Located alongside Majorda village that is full of lush fields and trees, this studio apartment is one of three and can accommodate two guests. The apartment lies within an area that is bounded by a wall for security purposes and has access to a shared veranda which is adjacent to a pool. The fully furnished apartment has ceiling fans and air conditioning which keep the interior cool. Basic necessities such as utensils are included. Chairs and sun loungers are provided in the exterior area. There is ample space to relax and watch nature. The beach is also nearby.

Fern Whisper at Fernlodge.1of 3 Studios and The Healing Hut
12 reviews
studio 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was big enough for a dip and lovely to sit around and relax
the garden and pool are kept to an excellent standard and are just beautiful
Cleanliness:
for us majorda was the perfect choice the beaches are lovely and clean and not too touristy
if the cleanliness of the property is your main concern then you would enjoy staying here
Host:
if its by the warmth and hospitality of your hosts you wouldn't go anywhere else
yvonne and norris were excellent hosts and their homestay was first class in all respects
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2. Apartment with luxurious, contemporary styling in Benaulim (from USD 69)

This apartment provides guests with good views of the surrounding areas and can accommodate up to six people. Located in Benaulim, the apartment complex has a garden around it and guests can also access the pool. Stylish sycamore furniture give the living space a contemporary vibe. The air-conditioned apartment’s amenities include a television, Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, and water purifier. The famous Benaulim Beach is nearby.

Contemporary Luxury Apartment, with WiFi, Pool Near Fabulous Beach
Benaulim, GA, IN
19 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
saffron nest has all amenities needed for a comfortable stay
the apartment is beautifully light and airy with great views
i would recommend the apartment for couples and families; if the pool was fully functioning
saffron nest is a beautifully appointed apartment ideally located within easy walk of all amenities; beach shops bars/restaurants etc
it is well furnished and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen
Cleanliness:
it was kept very very clean
loved this apartment clean modern and well equipped couldn't ask for more
the apartment is as it is in the pictures lovely and clean light and airy
the apartment is clean safe and light with wonderful views
Host:
thank you owners and staff
kudos to the owners
shaff is also a great host and very responsive to any queries
it shows caring owners and they are also attentive hosts
kala and shaff were extremely helpful prior to our stay
Location:
however it is centrally located between the beach and the village with easy walks to both
easy access to beach and loads of good eating places made it an ideal location
the apartment itself is located in a secured and quite location
absolutely love benaulim and the apartment was in a great location close to a good selection of restaurants
the apartment is in a perfect location for the beach town and numerous shops and restaurants
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3. Home with lovely views of the river Sal in Cavelossim (from USD 207)

This home near Cavellosim village in Goa affords guests striking views of the river Sal. It has four bedrooms, accommodates up to eight guests and is located within a gated area. Guests get access to the pool and surrounding areas available to residents. They can relax in a veranda that has a stellar glimpse of life along the river. A beach is about a 10-minute walk away and there are bars and restaurants around the area. Amenities provided to guests include wireless internet connection and a kitchen equipped with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishes for cooking.

A Beautiful Riverside Villa - a home from home
11 reviews
villa 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
the villa at luisa by the sea cavelissom is a very comfortable house with beautiful views of the river
Cleanliness:
the house is very spacious and very clean
Host:
jeremy the owner very easy to contact and happy to answer any questions we had
the owner responds promptly to emails and was helpful before our trip
the owners are thoughtful and caring people and do everything to ensure a wonderful visit
fiona the housekeeper is very helpful
Location:
it is spacious comfortable and well equipped and in a delightful riverside location
our most relaxing holiday ever made possible by this well located and very comfortable home
what a fabulous place to stay for the last part of our long trip
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4. Penthouse with stunning views and plunge pool in Candolim (from USD 76)

Guests who stay in this luxurious penthouse get to experience a wide range of amenities including free parking and a kitchen area equipped with a stove and microwave. The penthouse can accommodate up to six guests in its three bedrooms. Modern style abounds in the apartment which is located near the Candolim main road and provides a good view of the Nerul River. The plunge pool will allow guests to relax in privacy.

Luxury Dream Penthouse With a Private Plunge Pool
Candolim, Goa, India
79 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
the private pool was our favorite and god knows how many hours we spent in there
the pool is beautiful and private
Cleanliness:
clean as in picture
very good and sparkling clean place
it was particularly clean
the pool was clean
beautiful place very neat and clean
Host:
amazing host and great property
the host is great with prompt responses
the staff is extremely courteous
the caretaker was very helpful
all the staff from the security guard to property manager to the cleaners were friendly and very professional
Location:
the location of the place is also pretty ideal and is hardly 10 mins from the beach
great place to stay in location is great beautiful property
the location a bit out of the main tourist areas but very quiet and peaceful
the location and the apartment both were amazing and for a great value
definitely worth your penny is close to candolim baga area yet far way to give you peace
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5. Apartment with striking décor in Nerul (from USD 80)

This apartment boasts striking modern décor and is located in Nerul which is about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from the Coco Beach area. Guests staying in the apartment can quickly access Candolim beach which is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away. The apartment has two bedrooms and it can accommodate up to three guests. Common areas include a pool and parking facilities. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking light meals.

THE WHITE WONDER | Near Candolim-By Homestay DaDDy
Nerul, Goa, India
38 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment- well furnished and has everything you need
the kitchen is fully equipped incase you would like to make your own breakfast
Cleanliness:
amazing place clean and beautiful decor
the swimming pool area was extremely clean and pretty
the bathroom and bedroom is so clean
place was very stylish and clean
treat for me and my family neat and clean swimming pool to spent time and relax
Host:
great hosts and lovely property
but it's maintenance and support staff don't really match up to it
it was a great experience and hosts were also very adequate and helpful
it’s a amazing place the property owners are amazing
it may be because the support staff is managing a lot of places at a time
Location:
location was good too
its a beautiful house at a great location
nothing bad with the apartment just the location is unusual for families
i recommend this place a must visit in north goa
i recommend this place to everyone
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6. Suite with excellent forest views in Siolim (from USD 51)

This is a serviced apartment that is located in Siolim which about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) from Mapusa. Guests can take advantage of the prime location of the apartment to quickly access famous beaches such as Anjuna and Vagator. Various high-end restaurants are nearby along with other shops. There is space for three guests in the apartment. Art inspired by work done by Pollock abounds in the space which also has good views of the surrounding forest. Amenities provided for guests include a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, television, gaming console, and free parking.

Abstract Suite, Art Themed Apt with Forest View & Swing
Siolim, Goa, India
84 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the room is picturesque
cell reception a bit poor(airtel) but great wi-fi on the premises
the place is wonderfully decorated and has all the amenities you would need for a comfortable stay
the room itself is comfortable sunny and equipped with everything one would need for a comfortable stay
the suite is very comfortable and looks exactly like the pictures
Cleanliness:
the room was very clean and very comfortable
the apartment was really well appointed clean and very spacious
overall clean quiet spacious and private
very clean and absolutely the way it looks in the profile
rooms are beautiful and sparkling clean
Host:
great hospitality from the hosts
hosts were very thoughtful
lovely place lovelier hosts
the host was really helpful and thoughtful
the staff was very accommodating helpful and diligent
Location:
away from the hustle and still the location works perfectly
amazing place very well located
it’s at an ideal location in siolim close to all good attractions in goa
close to some great food joints
beautiful and quiet place away from the city hustle
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7. Comfortable home with quick access to beaches in Vagator (from USD 60)

This vacation home has two bedrooms and accommodates up to six guests. Designed as per modern standards, it has furniture that is made from old jeans and pallets. The eco-friendly home occupies a prime spot near Vagator and guests can easily walk to the beach, local markets, clubs, and other areas of interest. Private parking is available for guests to use and amenities include Wi-Fi, dining space, and a fully equipped kitchen with stove and microwave.

VILLA HILLVIEW(2bhk)
Vagator, Goa, India
106 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
actually i have been fan of this villa
the house is super comfortable with all the amenities (hot water microwave kettle gas utensils)
basics:- space is cozy and comfortable
we had a comfortable stay
and special thanks to bhutan for the yummy breakfast every day
Cleanliness:
very clean and neat villa
it's safe clean and comfortable
the place was clean and equipped
the villa was clean and beautiful
- the villa was sparkling clean comparable to a 5-star hotel
Host:
the owner and other staff served their best from their end
the hosts were lovely thoughtful and utterly helpful
the host was very friendly and super helpful
we want to thank the hosts for their hospitality
the host is super helpful with local tips
Location:
location is also good
best location near vegator beach
the location is also pretty good - 10 mins away from anjuna vagator
- the location is perfect if you need privacy while being close to hip places
great location quiet yet close to the some great eateries and beaches
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8. Serene and lush oasis in Siolim (from USD 44)

This apartment is located in Siolim and is a short distance away from the major beaches in the northern part of the state including Morjim, Arambol, and Anjuna. Two beds are available for guests to use and the apartment accommodates up to two guests. The home awards a sweeping view of the surrounding gardens and trees. Guests can access a swimming pool that is within the gated estate. Amenities provided to guests include a kitchenette water purifier, electric kettle, refrigerator, and utensils for cooking.

GOAN [email protected] NORTH GOA, LUXURY CONDO
Siolim, Goa, India
140 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
super view of nature and the swimming pool from the balcony
the view from the apartment is amazing
the view from this apartment is absolutely amazing
lovely apartment with lovely views and pool
the interior design of the apartment was ecstatic
Cleanliness:
a gem of a place sparkling clean and feels luxurious
the pool area was nice and clean as well
the area is wonderful- clean and safe
the house was very clean and the place was perfect for four people
amazing apartment - very stylish convenient and clean
Host:
host: the host was helpful
cheers to the hosts
the host is very thoughtful and kind
the host was very friendly and we enjoyed our stay
the hosts are very helpful and friendly
Location:
perfectly placed at a peaceful location and at a good travelling distance from many major attractions
amazing location as well - peaceful and quiet
this is an ideal place for one to stay
if location is not an issue camorc's place is highly recommend since it offers many things what others don't
good place at good price choose if you want peaceful environment
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9. Luxury apartment with access to roof terrace in Benaulim (from USD 48)

This apartment, which is about 30 minutes away from the airport, provides guests with a beautiful view of the surrounding fields of paddy and palm trees. It can accommodate up to five guests, a large main balcony, and a terrace. The famous Benaulim Beach is about 10 minutes away when traveling by road and there are several restaurants for guests to try nearby. The amenities provided to guests in the apartment include a fully equipped kitchen with oven, refrigerator, and microwave.

Quiet Luxury Apartment & Roof Terrace in Residential Area - NOT in Noisy Complex
18 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is very spacious comfortable and is equipped with air conditioning
Host:
the hosts in benaulim who live on the ground floor could not have been more helpful and friendly
soft sand a warm sea friendly service of good food and drink whilst watching the sun go down
sandra & her son william who live directly below are delightful people & very helpful
Location:
it was a great location between colva and benaulim beaches
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10. Luxury villa situated in a gated complex in Colva

This holiday home is located in Colva, a village in the South Goa area and is part of a luxury gated development. Around the home, a tropical garden abounds and guests can use a shared swimming pool. The home has four bedrooms and accommodates up to eight guests. In the vicinity are several restaurants that are perfect spots for sampling the best of the local cuisine, while a supermarket and other shops are ideal for purchasing daily essentials. Amenities in the home include a fully equipped kitchen with stove, dishwasher, and microwave.

Luxury Villa In Colva, South Goa, India
8 reviews
villa 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
facilities nearby were excellent and included bakers supermarkets hairdressers restaurants/takeaways lovely cake shops and banks with atm machines
the pool was very well maintained and a wonderful place to meet the neighbours
Cleanliness:
the villa is clean light spacious and well maintained
the villa is clean spacious and very well equipped
used the communal pool almost daily and always found it clean quiet and well looked after
Host:
the owners information about colva & the villa was extremely helpful
Location:
the beach which is stunning is within walking distance if you like walking for 30 minutes
the villa is 15 min walk to colva beach with interesting stalls and street food along the way
a lovely villa in a quiet gated street away from the main bustle of colva
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Enjoy a slice of Goan lifestyle

The laidback lifestyle in Goa is a unique blend of Western and Indian elements. By choosing a holiday home, you can experience the best the state has to offer at your own pace. Keep this list handy for your next vacation and relish the Goan lifestyle to the fullest.

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