About This Listing
Our spacious goan-style cottages are located on an organic plantation en-route to Dudhsagar Waterfall, set in a coconut grove, in the midst of exotic plants. Unwind in our tropical paradise, and let yourself be pampered with traditional goan food.
On our farm (Dudhsagar Plantation), you will live in one of two cozy cottages, both with a lovely veranda. Both have a spacious attached open air bathroom and toilet, with hot and cold water. You live in the midst of a tropical palm-garden, with lots of exotic plants. Please note that you may encounter the occasional little froggy in the bathroom - they love it moist.
This listing is for the Large Cottage (we call it Casa Grande), which can comfortably sleep upto 4 adults (or 2 adults and 2 kids). It has an attached open air bathroom with hot water (we use solar induction panels to heat the water, so it needs to run for a couple of minutes before you actually get hot water). There are ventilators in the cottage and on the veranda (the cottage is not airconditioned).
The Plantation is located at the foothills of the Western Ghats Mountain Range (a United Nations Heritage Site), around 35 km from Goa´s famed coastline. A great place to relax, read a book, connect with nature... see exotic fruits and spices grow, enjoy the birds, swim at the nearby river. It´s also a good base camp for excursions to the Dudhsagar Waterfall and other places of interest like the Old Goa Churches (around 45 km) and the Temples at Mardol and Mangueshi (around 35 km). You can also do daytrips to the beaches at Colva (around 35 km) and Palolem (about 55 km). We are happy to arrange transport.
We have consciously opened our farm to visitors, so you're free to stroll around the 50 acre plantation. We'll also be happy to show you around the farm, and explain our eco farming practices, vermiculture, the biogas plant, destillation of the local cashew liquor (known as 'feni')... you'll also get to spot a wide range of birds on our farm, even from your veranda.
There´s also some firewood ready for lighting up a bonfire under the star spangled sky.
Interaction with Guests
A member of the family will be around during your stay. We´re an international family and happy to meet and interact with folks from around India and the world. If you´re around for meals, we would be dining together.. we offer homecooked, mostly vegetarian meals and drinks at reasonable prices (there are no options for eating out in the vicinity).
What a lovely place to stay! Peace and tranquillity with wonderful hospitality. We stayed for two nights, in the larger of the two bungalows, which was very spacious. The plantation is both very pretty, and also very interesting. Ajit, Doris, Ashok & Anil made us very welcome and we very much enjoyed their company. The food was absolutely fabulous - local dishes made from fresh local produce.
If you want a spell of rural peace and quiet, away from Goa's beaches, then this is the place for you.
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About the Host, Ashok
I'm a development cooperation professional with an international family background (Indian-German-Indonesian-Russian). Love to travel, enjoy good food, music and a drink, am passionate about nature and the environment, as well as watersports. I'm currently taking time out to open up our Eco-Farm in Goa to guests, both for daytrips and farmstays.
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