Goa! This simple three letter word seems to store within it oodles of magic. Goa is not just a place, it signifies a celebration of life to millions. Goa is like a multi-splendoured flower with different hues and fragrances, some known and some unknown. On the one hand, its gorgeous beaches weave an irresistible charm while its churches evoke a sublime bliss. The vibrant music of Goa makes your body and spirit dance in a joyous frenzy while its natural landscapes soothe your frayed nerves
The different dimensions of Goa whizzed through my mind as I waited for a delayed flight to be announced. Destination Goa.
As I boarded the flight, I had a pleasant premonition that this Goa trip would be different.
That thought turned out to be prophetic as my stay in Goa proved. This time was different from my earlier experiences of staying in Goa. On our earlier visits, we had stayed in some of the best hotels in South Goa. We had stayed in cottages by the sea and experienced the serenity of Bogmalo beach, but this time the experience of our stay in North Goa was on an altogether different level.
Best Places To Stay in Goa with Family – OYO Home Goa
We stayed at OYO Home -11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, Goa. Dona Paula with its romantic aura also happens to be one of our favorite areas in Goa.
OYO Home – What is the Concept
OYO Home is a new concept from OYO, one of India’s largest Hospitality company. The basis of the concept is the availability of unutilized and locked homes across the popular holiday destinations of India like Goa, Udaipur, Shimla, Pondicherry, Coorg, Nainital, etc.. OYO has tied up with the owners of such properties to refurbish and transform them into high-quality living spaces as well as manage the operations. This translates into a win-win situation for both OYO Home and the Homeowner. For OYO Home guests this means a unique option of where to stay in Goa and other destinations. It means a home away from home with an exclusive privacy that no hotel offers, the freedom to actually ‘live’ in the destination with a home completely at their disposal for the period of their stay. Some of the features that make the OYO Home concept unique and appealing are:
- Privacy and exclusivity
- Opportunity to experience life like a local
- More private space at the disposal of the guests
- The freedom to go and come at will, just like your own home- #StayYourWay
- Well designed thematic homes that are appealing and at the same time homely
- Ideal for families, group of friends, or couples looking for a close bonding during their stay
- The OYO Homes are independent self-serviced villas and apartments managed by OYO with the OYO team facilitating a pleasant stay
- Each OYO Home has a Captain who is responsible for the maintenance of the property and settling in the guests.
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The OYO Home we Stayed In: OYO Home Goa -11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, Goa
We stayed in a gorgeous OYO Home – 11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, Goa. The property has three bedrooms, a living and dining area as well as a kitchen. A wide range of adventure activities in Goa is one of the attractions that Goa offers and this element of adventure has been woven seamlessly into the design of this OYO Home. The theme of diving has been incorporated into all aspects of the design of the home in a fascinating and delightful manner. The decor, the colors, and other design elements simulate an underwater ambiance which is so enchanting.
The Living Area
The living area has been designed with hues of blue and has lots of space. The vastness of the sea simulated with the large open spaces and the blue.
The seating in the living area mimics the seating on a boat. A great place to relax with a book or lounge in front of the television set. There is a raised deck to rest your back as you fiddle with the TV remote. Definitely, a place to chill and chat or plan for the day’s adventures.
The Dining Area
The decor of the dining area too is in keeping with the diving theme. But what we really loved in the dining area was the unique design of the dining table. The dining table does not have any legs! It is suspended in mid-air and in fact if you look closely it looks as if the table is upside down. It really gave us a kick in having our breakfast on this unique legless table.
The water and light effect at sea is simulated using tie and dye curtains which allows light through the windows in an ethereal glow. One of the bedrooms with a blue roof actually gives the feeling that you are lying in the blue sea. A suspended lamp gives the illusion of a sea creature.
The second bedroom has three beds that simulate different levels. At the bottom level is a normal bed at ground level while at the top level is a bunker style bed. The middle level has a bed with a hammock woven from cotton ropes in the center. This bedroom is very spacious and a nice place for groups or families to hang around over a game or chit-chat.
The third bedroom is based on the thrilling concept of floating on the open sea in a raft. Lying on the bed, and looking at the blue floor simulates the experience of floating on blue waters.
The kitchen is spacious and open, it is equipped with an induction stove and a refrigerator. Cutlery and other essential utensils are also available. It was a nice experience to prepare coffee and breakfast.
The OYO Home -11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, has an L shaped balcony that encircles the home. Many of the rooms open onto the balcony. This was one of our favorite areas of the house.
It was a nice experience to sit on the swings with a cup of steaming hot coffee and gaze outside aimlessly. The balcony has swings, stools, and a hammock, making it a favorite hangout spot in the house.
We were impressed by the OYO Home Goa experience right from the word go. We were met by the OYO Captain as soon as we reached the OYO Home -11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, Goa. He helped us get comfortable in the home by showing us around. He also showed how to use the digital lock and the passcode for the same. Incidentally, each OYO Home has a designated OYO Captain who is responsible for checking in guests and ensuring they are comfortable. He also is responsible for the regular maintenance of the property.
We had a great time staying at the OYO Home Goa and it really felt like a home away from home. We had the place to ourselves with only the housekeeping staff discreetly ensuring that the place was spick and span every day. We felt strangely free and looked forward to getting back home to the OYO home at the end of our Goa explorations each day. The best part was the spacious OYO home Goa itself which was tastefully designed and furnished and seamlessly integrated the natural elements of light and air to give a really enjoyable stay experience.
OYO Home -11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, Goa is an ideal option for families or a group of friends looking to explore Goa on their own terms.
Places to Explore Near OYO Home -11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, Goa
Being in Goa you are never far away from a beach.
- The renowned Dona Paula viewpoint is just about 2 kilometers away
- Dona Paula beach is about 1.4 kilometers away
- Dias Beach is about 1.8 kilometers away
- Marivel Beach is about 2.1 kilometers away
- Caranzalem Beach is about 1.3 kilometers away
- Samarkand restaurant located at a distance of 1.4 Kilometres
- Hi Tide Restaurant is situated just 900 meters away
- Siddhi Pure Veg Udupi Restaurant is about 1.4 kilometers away
- C-Class Family Bar & Restaurant is about 2.6 kilometers
Other OYO Homes that we visited
Though we stayed at OYO Home -11323 Elegant, Dona Paula, Goa, we had the opportunity to visit two more OYO Home properties and found them unique in their own right.
OYO Home Goa -10740 2BHK, Calangute beach, Goa
OYO Home 10740 2BHK Calangute Beach is a 2BHK apartment tastefully designed taking inspiration from nature, music, and travel. This property was brightly lit, well ventilated and spacious.
The Portuguese heritage blended seamlessly with contemporary design to give an artistic ambiance to the property. Sitouts seamlessly integrated with nature, spectacular views and modern luxury with convenience seemed to be the hallmark of this property. At a distance of just about 4 Kilometres from the famous Calangute Beach, this OYO home seemed like the ideal home to return to after a hectic evening at the beach. The spacious apartment is ideal for a group of friends or a family.
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OYO Home Goa – 10868 3BHK Villa Calangute Beach, Goa
If you have ever fancied staying in one of the vintage Portuguese villas in Goa, then OYO Home 10868 3BHK Villa Calangute Beach, Goa is definitely the place. A 1934 Portuguese Villa has been transformed into a spacious and luxurious OYO Home keeping the Portuguese heritage and ambiance intact. At the same time, modern conveniences and contemporary design elements have been woven together to stunning effect.
The heritage Portuguese Villa Goa can accommodate eight people and is great for a family or group of friends on holiday looking to bond together. The Portuguese architectural style that incorporates space and limits closed spaces is ideal for this kind of gathering. From the green front yard to a quirky dining cum kitchen area the Villa is fascinating in its design and concept. If the geometrical shapes on the walls is a design element that has been retained from the original decor of the house, the umbrella lamps that hang from the ceiling are a contemporary creative expression of Goa in the rains.
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Goa which always has something refreshing and new to surprise. Goa, the land with a million reasons to smile was a different experience altogether on this trip. For the first time, we did not feel that we were “visiting” Goa, it felt as if we were living in Goa and Goa was indeed our home. The stay at OYO Home Goa ensured that we never felt that we were not at home.
OYO Home is a great option for families, group of friends, or couples looking for the best hotels in Goa, Goa hotels near the beach, Goa villas and holiday homes, or luxury villas for rent in Goa. The OYO home can also be considered by people looking for budget hotels in Goa who are traveling in a group as OYO home offers luxury at affordable prices as their properties can accommodate more people. Some of the most popular places in Goa are Calangute and Dona Paula. If you are looking for hotels in Calangute, Goa or for hotels in Dona Paula, Goa, OYO Home Goa has some amazing options that range from a 2 BHK apartment to a heritage Portuguese villa. If homestay in Goa was in your thoughts OYO Home has a different and unique concept to offer in its properties that will ensure a pleasant experience.
Indeed OYO is doing a good job of unlocking homes for great holiday experiences. It provides a great option for anyone looking out for the best place to stay in Goa with family.
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Have you experienced Goa like a local? Would you prefer your own exclusive home or depend on conventional hotels in Goa? Are you looking at options regarding where to stay with family in Goa? We hope this post provides some answers if you are thinking about luxury villas in Goa and looking for charming Villas to rent in Goa. Do let us know your thoughts through the comments section.
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We were hosted by OYO Home. However, the views and opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
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