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Fernlodge Studio"Fern Holly" a Homestay, Majorda,
Fernlodge Studio"Fern Holly" a Homestay, Majorda,
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This is a place for adults to truly relax . Leave the tensions behind you .
Cool down and soak in the moment.

It is NOT suitable for children

Lush gardens surrounds us and all studios , you 'll find your space for privacy and the space to socialize with us and other guests.
3 studios catered for comfort.
Noris is here to be your personal chef for evening meals.
Dine by the pool,garden or veranda
Join in our morning yoga classes by the pool .
Simply spoil yourself.

The space

Just 5 minutes from Majorda Beach near the rice fields are 3 spacious studios are under one roof each with a separate entrance .

Situated at the side of the main house ,sharing private grounds with our family,and a small pool,along with a designer BBQ at the poolside ,sunbeds, chairs and table ,and a large umbrella.This is all shared with our family ,me, my hubby and our daughter plus 3 Labradors and a cat .
The dogs are in a gated area and are not allowed near the studios, the cat on the other hand has no boundaries and will pay you a visit !

The interior is fully furnished with queen size beds.wardrobe , night table & bistro style table and chairs inside.
The large shared veranda with Rattan furniture overlooks the garden ,pool & rice fields.

The kitchenette is light wood and granite counter top, built in mini fridge, built in 2 burner gas stove, drawers & cupboards, including all utensils ie. pots, crockery, cutlery and a water purifier.

Shared washing machine is available in a separate laundry room with a dryer ( Monsoon only),each studio is provided with drying racks .

A spacious elegant fully tiled bathroom with washbasin and vanity unit underneath for all toiletries, oval mirror, double towel rack (towels provided), shower,and a tiled bench for sitting . Water is Solar heated and plentiful.

There's a wall mounted LCD TV, Cable and air-conditioning with remotes.
Wi-Fi is available

We are a strictly "NO SMOKING" zone .
Floors are cleaned regularly by our housemaid . Cleaning liquid and clothes are provide in each studio, and cleaning equipment in the storage room on the veranda,for your convenience to use at any time.
Bed linen and towels including pool side towels and beach towels are provide and laundered.
Trash is separated : wet/dry ,plastic/glass and disposed of accordingly

This is a place of tranquility ,and safe for the single traveler.
We are situated away from the main tourist belt in South Goa ,but close enough to cycle to great beaches .
The beach shacks serve the tastiest food ,relax on a sunbed under the shade of coconut leafed umbrella.

Buses do go to all outlying villages,a 10 minute walk to the bus stop .
Scooter hire is available from a local company,and we have cycles and a car for hire too. You do need a valid International driving license.
There is a lively night life ,plenty of restaurants. There are many interesting sights ,architecture ,nature walks etc..
Monsoon season is so beautiful and there are many trekking clubs where you can go off on a monsoon hike .

Our place is unique in the sense that the grounds are in a corner of paradise ,with it's lush green gardens an abundance of coconut trees,mango and star fruit,It also attracts many bird species.We have great unobstructed views over the rice fields ,a beautiful sunset by the pool ,and can watch the buffaloes go home .

Guest access

Spacious lush gardens and pool area and large shared veranda.
Pool area has table & chairs plus sunbeds.
Gates are situated by the pool,along the drive and at the rear, keeping the dogs inside their own private boundary (they do not go swimming !)

Interaction with guests

We are always around the place when you need us.
We enjoy your company and hearing of your travel adventures.We often go out with our guest ,taking them somewhere off the beaten track .
We have had guests that have had hip replacements and unable to walk far ,so often we drop then off at the beach ,and may be join them .
Some couples loved to dine with us or just have a drink,so we all sit by the pool or in the garden.
Noris (owner ,chef,driver ,and my husband !!!) loves to cook food from around the world ,and nothing is too much .There is a separate kitchen for him too !

Other things to note

Yoga class on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8:30-9:30 am ( or more on demand) with Dr. Prafullata Rajput , who is an Ayurvedic Doctor .
Ayurvedic consultations are available at Fernlodge .Any treatments are given at Dr.Prafullata's Clinic
I am a Reiki practitioner ,USUI method.

Air conditioning

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

We ask our guest to enter and leave the studio quietly,and have respect for others.
To keep TV volume reasonable .
Keep the studio clear ,ample storage space is provided ,then our maid can clean your floors more efficiently . We simply ask not to waste power by leaving doors and windows open when the air-conditioning is on ,and to switch A/C,lights,TV off when not in the room ie. sitting by the pool !.
Please be aware that we are a non smoking zone .
India does not have a trash system as in Europe so we have our own .Please follow our guide in the studio compendium on how to dispose of your trash,if you are unsure,just ask .
Internet is available .There is a "dongle which is left out side for all to use .
Please leave the dongle outside and not into the studio at night ....others don't get a connection otherwise.
It's all about awareness!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Riddhi User Profile
August 2017
If you are looking for a relaxed holiday in midst of a beautiful rice field , surrounded by a lush green lawn and a cute little swimming pool , fernolodge is the place .. away from the regular Goa hustle bustle this place is a right choice to unwind from the daily chores .... Yvonne and noris are great host and very helpful .. we got all the info we required and the rooms are great just the right space and a lovely kitchen with all amenities ... Amazing sit out area to enjoy ur morning tea and coffee ... And the location is pretty Central to explore the beautiful beaches of the south ..
Yvonne User Profile
Response from Yvonne:
Thank you for a lovely description of our place. We're pleased that your holiday was a relaxing retreat for you and that you went home rejuvenated. I do hope that the experience of a Homestay was appealing to you more than the bigger hotels that you were used to . It's a little more personal and the opportunity to get to know each other is a good value in life . All the best and Happy Ganesh
August 2017

Christina User Profile
April 2017
A little paradise to relax in the quite part of Goa. Tasting great Goan food made by Noris, listening to sitar played by Yvonne and watching over the rice fields.

Babu User Profile
March 2017
Fernlodge is a little oasis of calm and tranquillity, a place where you can totally relax. Yvonne and Norris are prefect hosts, nothing is to much trouble. The lodges are immaculate, comfortable and well equipped. We really enjoyed our week long stay at Fernlodge, it was a perfect end to an amazing first trip to India. Everything was as near perfect as you could get, we can't wait to return.
Yvonne User Profile
Response from Yvonne:
Thank you Bob & Shirley so much for being with us ,we enjoyed your company immensely !You naturally embraced all here in India. I'll really look forward to keeping in touch. Warmest regards from all of us .x
March 2017

Mario User Profile
November 2016
Yvonne and Noris are excellent hosts. Fernlodge is great place to enjoy relaxing holiday. We loved our stay in there. Very quiet and peaceful place to enjoy your holiday. Thank YOU!

Terry User Profile
October 2016
This property is exceptional. Yvonne and her husband Noris do everything they can to make a guest comfortable at all times. The property is about an acre in size with a beautiful view of a rice field. Each day I walked to the beach along a quiet straight road. The property has a pool, beautiful gardens and lush grass. I felt very very safe and enjoyed the large apartment with 2 burners for cooking, pots pans plates and cups and a mini refrigerator. The bed was comfortable, the shower was large and had plenty of hot water and there were lots of comfortable chairs to use in various areas of the property. The Wi-Fi was by dongle. That could create an issue for someone who went on vacation planning to do quite a lot of work on the Internet but otherwise was adequate for checking daily email. Yvonne and her husband offered me a ride to the grocery store and also provided milk and a bowl of fruit for my arrival. I can't think of anything they could add to the genuine and caring experience.

Mark User Profile
January 2016
I stayed with Yvonne and her husband Norris for a week and I couldn't have been more comfortable. They did everything they could to make my stay the best as possible. And they did! They picked me up from the airport. Took me to the supermarket and doctor when I needed it. Norris cooks amazing food and I had dinner many evenings and it was all delicious. They are a fantastic couple and definitely somewhere I felt at home. Highly recommended!
Yvonne User Profile
Response from Yvonne:
We enjoyed every minute ,and we feel very responsible for any guest staying with us ,so glad we could take care of you . Keep up the good feeling :- )
January 2016

Christian User Profile
December 2016
Yvonne et Noris font tout pour rendre votre séjour aussi agréable que possible, toujours disponibles,Noris à la manœuvre pour l'entretien du "jardin " et excellent cuisinier de surcroît.
Yvonne User Profile
Response from Yvonne:
Listing description: "Free "w-fi provided We do our utmost to ensure each guests is happy ,sometimes there are issues which come up unexpectedly ,in that case we work as hard as possible to fix it. Our internet connection was not accessible for a few days and apologizes. .We ourselves also did not have internet access,so used a local cyber cafe . Noris spent many hours running around to get a new connection as the :Dongle " had worn out . Within a day we had a new wi-fi dongle which was of excellent coverage and speed .Internet was available to the guest at all hours thereafter. Regarding arrival : We offer a pick up/drop off service to all our guests from airport/train /bus station or near towns ,as far as one to one and a half hour drive away ,regardless of time . If guest choose to make their own way to the property we give adequate directions and wait for their arrival, regardless of time . Guests are heartily greeted on their arrival.
December 2016

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Yvonne User Profile

Born in Yorkshire, England I set off to travel the globe. On my way I met my husband Noris in Bermuda, where we lived for 11 years and have 1 daughter. I always had a love for India and had many trips to different parts. Our dream was to have a guest house in Goa, my husbands home land. In 2008 we bought our house and in 2009 began building our guest house. The view all around is wonderful, lush gardens, coconut trees, which we pluck and make oil, the rice fields and watch the variety of birds and the eagles soar above. We take morning walks at Majorda Beach then have tea at one of the beach shacks and relax in their lounge chairs. We are in the midst of nature, but within minutes we go to the city, the beach and the airport. We love it and want our guests to love it too.
My favorite spot first thing in the morning is on the veranda with a cup of chai ,Indian style tea . When the holidays start I love to do yoga by the pool with a bit of meditation .I'm open to anyone joining in .
We now have regular yoga class throughout the year
I feel it's so peaceful , hear the nature sounds of bird , squirrels and the odd buffalo .
Sitting by the pool to read a book is another favorite with the occasional dip of course .
I love Indian music and play the sitar so I'm privileged if I can play for you . Sometimes we have a concert in the garden too ,with a few guest players and my 'Guruji"
When we have guests we love to interact socially ,and like to invite our guests along with us on some special occasions .
I 'm often making jams or cakes so if you're around at tea time I'm happy to share.
Norris , my husband , loves cooking for everyone ,so it's never a trouble for him to prepare you dinner "at home ". He'll cater to any type of food !
We tend to do our traveling in the monsoon season as our daughter is still at school .Our last trip was to Rajasthan , Jaipur. I love the Step Wells ,the architecture,the fabrics etc...
We enjoy nature trips in our area ,some of my favorite places are Tanshika Spice Farm , Pala Farm , Agonda beach ,and monsoon hikes .
I really believe in work ,rest & play ,and to enjoy life .
Come along and soak in the moment ......

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