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Olaulim Backyards

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Highly recommended. Savio and Pirkko are the best.. So much love and warmth... I visited this place on my first anniversary with my Hubby... Each moment spent there was amazing from eating together to kayaking.. I had the best time of my life.. :)

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 January 2016

If your looking for a place to chill out, this place is worth checking out. Blessed with a beautiful setting on the banks of a lake, Savio and Pirko run a quality operation. You have the choice to sit and do nothing beside the infinity pool overlooking the lake, cycle around the small quiet roads, take a kayak out on...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We have just returned after a wonderful, magical stay at Olaulim Backwaters. Away from the busy touristy circuit, this place provided an ideal relaxing holiday. Aesthetically built cottages, calm backwaters, ample bird life ….there is so much more that the place offers. The hosts, Pirkko and Savio were amazing in their welcome. The food was amazing, even for a vegetarian...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We went as a party of eight - two families of four each.One family is based in India and one is based abroad. This was a joint family holiday. Kids' age range was 13,11,8 & 6. We stayed for four nights- five days in December 2015. We picked this location from a Guardian recommendation and after enquiring 15 other properties...

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Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Every year when in Goa, my husband and I stay at Olaulim Backyards. It remains our Goan delight! Pirko, Xavio, their two children and the extended family of a horse, a donkey, dogs, cats and goats are the kindest of hosts. To me, what they have created, is an inspiration to a meaningful future of tourism in India. Olaulim is...

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Margao, India
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This place I visit with my family and family friends, nice place to relax, we enjoyed kayaking and a dip in a pool. The food was good. Rustic rooms, self help bar by the pool. Nice casual restaurant..

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Manipal, India
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is the other side of Goa, away from the beaches and partying. Savio and Pirkko probably know every bit of Goa and their advice regarding allocating your time in Goa is invaluable... That is if you feel like leaving their home-stay at all! We were traveling with our infant and received all the help we needed. The location, the...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We visited Olaulim back in February this year, and I am finally catching up on reviews. Awful of me not to do so immediately as this is a wonderful place. Pirkko and Savio are warm and generous hosts, who appear genuinely to enjoy the company of all the people who pass throgh what is basically their home. The rooms are...

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Wisbech Saint Mary, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015

The best thing we did when booking our first trip to India and Goa was to book to stay at Olaulim backyards with Pirkko and Savio and their wonderful family and animals. We got to see the authentic Goa and spend time at a very special place with very special people. The food was amazing, hospitality was second to none,...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

This being home stay far away from crowded Goa amidst thick greenery and overlooking nice riverside, makes it an excellent location and great experience...family atmosphere along with the owner's pets give an unique feeling in goa...owners are fine with us to carry our own drinks and snack bites thus being flexible...it is important to remind ourselves that the location make...

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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: $52 - $146 (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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