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Olaulim Backyards

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our second time at Olaulim and it never fails to disappoint. Time flies by the pool, with the animals, kayaking...Savio and Pirkko are not only very good hosts but also the type of people we would like to meet more often. Our all time favourite place.

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Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a quiet relaxing place away from the beaches in a natural setting, and Olaulim Backyards hit the spot. There are several ingredients that make a place memorable: location, setting, hospitality, food, etc. This place delivered in every area. The setting is perfect, tucked away right on the water amidst coconut trees. As you pull in you immediately feel...

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1Thank ChrisnDebs08
mumbai
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Olaulim backyards is located on the Olaulim river in a quaint goan village. We stayed at this rustic home during our kid's Diwali break and had a wonderful stay. Our kids fell in love with the goat, dogs, cats and donkey and still talk about them. The meals are homestyle and fresh and Pirko and Savio were great hosts to...

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Thank sumitgambhir10
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It was nice to be away from the crowded commercial areas of Goa, and be ensconced in this small boutique resort. Located by the small tributary of the Mandovi river, and with a variety of birds in the vicinity, this is a great place to relax. Enjoyed kayaking on the river and looking out for birds.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I was recommended this place and I wasn't disappointed at all! Olaulim is a "home stay" I.e. you stay in your own hut with the hosting family living on the premises. You are a bit restricted to their eating timings and it's usually a communal meal with the other guests too. Aside from this, this place is just so relaxing!...

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My new husband and I travelled around India for three weeks in January this year, and stayed at Olaulim Backyards for three nights. This was quite literally incredible. We arrived and Pirkko and Savio were incredibly friendly and invited us for a drink with their friends and the other guests. Over the course of the three nights we: swam in...

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Can't thank Savio and Perkko enough for looking after me this week ( and the kids as well). Amazing location, superb food. The rooms (just 4) are unique as well as comfy and clean. Plenty of on-site activities, I'm sure it's great for families. I was solo and they arranged a taxi for me to visit some sites without any...

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a very special place - a beautiful location at the head of a river and run by a charming couple Savio and Perrko for whom nothing is too much trouble. it is wonderfully rural but yet a mere taxi ride away from the beaches, from the sites of Old Goa and from interesting restaurants. But it was hard...

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Kolkata, India
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Let me start with a warning! If you crave star-rated hotel comforts, this quaint Backyard not for you. But if you want to just chill out in Nature's bounty, come visit this extraordinary Homestay of Pirkko & Savio. Share your space with Nature, the back-waters, birds of many hue, a goat, 4 dogs, 3 cats and a donkey with a...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited goa in the monsoons and planned to explore inland places rather than just the beaches. It was an absolute delight driving up to the place. We checked - in and the place was a pleasant surprise. No way we could have figured such a huge lake lies inside those small gates and apparently a regular house in the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Olaulim Backyards is a homestay with a difference. Situated in a small, peaceful Goan village, it’s a perfect get away from the busy coastal area but close enough to combine your stay with a day on the beach.Our three cottages are very rustic, and very exclusive, set in a coconut grove with a beautiful view on a lake. You can laze around the swimming pool or get active on kayaking, bird watching or cycling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Olaulim Backyards

Address: Olaulim, Pomburpa, Bardez 403523, India
Region: India > Goa > Bardez > Pomburpa
Price Range: RM170 - RM475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Get the river facing rooms”
sumitgambhir10, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We chose the cottage at the top of the house and it was fantastic - my husband is really into design and he was thrilled.”
nicolcharlotte, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We visited all of them and they were all special.”
GrantW143, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“two of the rooms are on the ground level so great for families with kids.”
aloka7, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask the owners but the ones on the river were blissful”
mowatt2016, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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