Homestay located in a 12-acre organic orchard

A 90-minute drive from the Dabolim airport in Goa takes one to the historic town of Sawantwadi in neighbouring Maharashtra. Tucked away on a small hillock near Sawantwadi is the picturesque. The homestay is located in the middle of a 12-acre cashew, coconut, banana and pineapple farm. The mud walls, terracotta tiled roofs and solid wooden beams that support the sloping roof give a very earthy feel to this homestay. While retaining the old world charm of this house, the latter has been modified to suit the requirements of the international traveler. The two rooms which are luxurious come with modern attached baths. The service here is personal, yet unobtrusive. The hosts are Ashish Padgavkar and his wife Amruta Padgavkar. Ammu; as Amruta is fondly called by her friends is the moving force behind this homestay.

This spunky lady who is passionate about plants happens to be an agricultural graduate. Besides being fond of singing (Ammu has studied classical music), reading and watching Hindi films, Ammu loves cooking. Malvani Cuisine which is Sindhudurg’s own distinct style of cooking happens to be Ammu’s forte. Some of the mouthwatering dishes that Ammu dishes out for her guests include kombdi vade or chicken curry with puri, bangda fry or fried mackerel and kolambi or prawns curry. Before a guest has finished with his or her meals, Ammu would gently remind them not to forget to have sol kaddi; the tangy coconut milk based drink that she prepares with every meal. Ammu will explain to them how sol kaddi helps in digestion.

Ammu goads her guests to leave their SUV’s behind for a while and clamber into a traditional bullock cart for an exhilarating ride through the countryside. During the 10-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, this homestay wears a festive look. Ammu brings home a big idol of the elephant-headed god- Ganesha and decorates her house with flowers and lights. Ammu invites all guests to join them in celebrating this auspicious festival. There are several options for excursions too while one is at this homestay. Situated within a 25 kilometers radius of this homestay are Vengurla; a place dotted with pristine beaches, Amboli; a British era hill station and Mangeli Waterfalls, among others. Discerning tourists keen on getting a feel of the ‘real India’ will find this homestay to their liking.

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Room Amenities

  • Double Bed
  • Twin Bed
  • Extra Bed
  • Ensuite Toilet
  • Towel & Toileteries
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Heater
  • Television
  • Baby Cot
  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Clothes Rack
  • Universal Adaptor

Property Facilities

  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Doctor on call
  • TV in property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone in property
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Cooking Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Other Meals Served
  • Car Parking
  • Driver Accommodation
Name Review Rating
Sujeet Kulkarni

We had a great time at this home during our stay. Amruta as the host was amazing and her team made our stay comfortable.

Detail Ratings
Location8.5
Ease of Access6
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities9
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities8
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets8
Hospitality8.67
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay6
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money8.00
Value for Money8
Over All Satisfaction8.00
Over All Satisfaction8
8.80
Detail Rating
Rooyintan Peer

The location was simply superb and the homestay was very good. We liked our stay here.

Detail Ratings
Location8
Ease of Access6
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding8
Facilities7
Cleanliness of Home8
General Comfort8
Availability of Amenities6
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets6
Hospitality7.33
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay4
Host's Knowledge of Local Area8
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money8.00
Value for Money8
Over All Satisfaction8.00
Over All Satisfaction8
7.87
Detail Rating
Dabolim Domestic : 86 kms
Sawantwadi Road Station : 15 kms

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