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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem in Goa provides an ambiance that immerses you in the peace of nature that surrounds your secluded personal chalet, although it is more like your own little house. The en suite, yet outdoor facilities are worthy of a 5 star alone but it is the personal attention to detail of the owners that really lifts this to an...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chanced upon this as another place was closed. But what a fortune... this is a beautiful place owned by the best couple I have met. Pirkko and Savio are so nice, homely and chilled out that you feel at home from the moment you land here. Cats and dogs and donkeys as pets... a backwater river to swim and...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great homestay tucked away in a quiet and lazy Goan village. This makes for an ideal getaway for those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of modern city life! The cottages are cosy and rustic and gives one a sense of being close to nature. The owners are excellent hosts with their warm and welcoming hospitality. They make...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I hope to return many many times here! Such a special place. Pirkko and Savio and their family are the most gracious hosts, they made me feel incredibly welcome and comfortable. The home-stay is just perfect; rustic and full of character, surrounded by nature and animals, gorgeous forest and water. Birds, otters, fish, canoes! Dogs, cats, a goat and a...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you wish to explore Goa, beyond the tourist trap of it's busy northern beaches, you could do much worse than come to OB. It's set in a small village, about 20 min from Mapusa, on a 3 acre property on the banks of a tidal creek. Run by Savio and Pirrko, you feel like guests in their home. Pros...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Olaulim Backyards is a world of its own - it's lush, beautiful, peaceful and refreshing. It is a different Goa. The idea to be here is to relax and be lazy. Don't even bother about sightseeing or exploring. It's an excellent property with all the comforts, with nature-driven themes. The hosts, Pirkko and Savio, are exceptionally warm and friendly. The...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Just got back after a lovely 4 day vacation at Olaulim backyards. Hidden away in one of the interior villages of Goa, this place gives a completely different feel of Goa - very different from the North or South Goa coastal properties. Nestled beside the Mandovi river, this property is the epitome of peace, tranquility and natural beauty. The property...

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Thank Crystalwaters123
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The quintessential Goan locale and hospitality. Beautiful cottages.Great locale.Warm and friendly hosts ( Savio, Pirkko, Shamina, Manuel, Max, Athena, Mantra, Shibu and the cats and Lily the goat). Kayak, sit and do nothing, play with the dogs, take a walk in a gloriously beautiful village, a dream vacation. Recommended strongly.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Idilic and homely stay in a Goa I didn't know. Nicely removed from the tourists and beach with a charm of it's own in a pretty Goan village. Pirkko and Savio have made a unique home where we enjoyed a listening to the birds and fish jumping in the lake and were close enough to venture to Anjuna night market....

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Thank Fifi-delavie
Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We had a wonderful family vacation here. The best place yet to relax, rejuvenate, and still experience something different and fun. The kids loved all the pets, the treehouse, the river, kayaking, swimming. Adults got to relax a bit knowing the kids were exploring and yet safe. Beautiful, beautiful location, extremely gracious hosts, spacious, clean, eco friendly rooms, fun bathrooms...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $52 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask the owners but the ones on the river were blissful”
 of 5 bubbles mowatt2016, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All are beautiful, but I love water so the two front rooms were my favourite as they are closest to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles D8203WYhelenb, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the rooms on top, you can see above the canopy”
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 of 5 bubbles Dipayan_Chakraborty, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a river facing room for better views.”
 of 5 bubbles Renukathewanderer, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cottages on lake front look like the best option.”
 of 5 bubbles Siulior, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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