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Vivenda dos Palhacos is a one hundred year old, carefully renovated house set on a very quiet* cul-de-sac in the village** of Majorda, in South Goa. The longest beach, with the most beautiful sand in Goa, is about a kilometer away. Guests are very welcome to borrow a bicycle or grab a lift down there in our customized Tuk-Tuk or Jeep for a nominal Rs 150 per trip....

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About Vivenda palhacos

The Space

Vivenda dos Palhacos has three quite different atmospheres. At the front of the house, is a modest Portuguese Mansion, built in 1929. It has a hall, two large bedrooms (Konnager and Alipore) with ensuite bathrooms, a sitting room leading out to a veranda and a large dining room to seat twenty.The older Hindoo house, behind, is made from thick rammed earth walls with three double bedrooms (Madras, Ooty & Ballygunge) all with ensuite bathrooms. All our bedrooms have fans as well as air-conditioners. The latter are not usually required until March or April.At the back of the house is the main garden with a 12m swimming pool, private dining and sun bathing areas and The Chummery a large double room with two verandhas.

Who is it for

The 12 x 4 metre swimming pool is set in a tropical garden with private sun bathing areas. It is cleaned with Ozone, instead of horrible chlorine, so it is like swimming in spring water. The shallow end of the pool is three feet deep so will not suit very young children. Wed be happy to set up a piddling pool in the front garden for tiny tots.

Insider Tips

*/** Please note that we are in a village, so we do not have a view, unless you count blue skies and coconuts. Also, being in a village in Goa means cocks, crow; chickens, cluck; pigs, grunt; children, play; parents, grumble; dogs, bark; Christians, sing and Church bells ring amid all the other signs of life you would expect in a South Goan Village.

Not included

Lunch and Dinner.Vivenda dos Palhacos is extremely child friendly. Children 14 and below, can be included for Rs 100/- per year of age, a night for a very comfortable camp bed. Ie. A 4 year old will cost Rs 400. Extra beds can be accommodated in Konnager, Madras, Chanpara, Darjeeling and The Chummery. A cot is available. Only immaculately behaved children, (like mine used to be when they were younger), will be welcome in the sitting and dining rooms.Reservations will only be confirmed with a 50% deposit.Monsoon rates are the same as our summer rates and last from 2nd May to 30th September.The Festive Season is from December 20th to January 5th.The High Season is from October 1st to December 19th. And from January 6th to May 1st.Any reservations bridging the different rates will be worked out on a pro-rata basis.Please remember Indian Visas, innoculations and especially Travel Insurance as the 50% deposit is not refundable.That is the point of it.

Checkin Timings

12noonCheckout 10am

House rules

Assuming you do not want to just laze by the beach or pool, there are plenty of things to do.

Cancellation Policy

Once a payment is made ELT does not offer any Refund. However, some of our hosts do refund in some cases. So, for any refunds, you would need to contact the host directly. Elt doesn't offer any refund for this property on booking confirmation