Every resident of Mumbai has, at some point or the other, dreamed of packing up and moving to Goa – that breezy, salty paradise teeming with coconut groves and sleepy villages. One fine day, Mumbai couple Hardika and Anirudh stopped dreaming, and went ahead and set up a new life for themselves and their adorable dog Jenny in India’s happiest coastal territory. The good news is that they are now sharing their beautiful restored Portuguese house with travellers like you. And we’ve partnered with them to bring you the opportunity to enjoy their hospitality for free!
Miss Jenny’s Homestay
A lovely Portuguese bungalow with its own garden and dog – Miss Jenny’s Homestay introduces you to a Goa you’d rarely experience in a busy hotel. It doesn’t compromise on creature comforts either – rooms are bright, large, and well-equipped with all essentials. Vibrant curtains and table cloths coupled with antique furniture dating back to Goa’s colonial past endow the house with inimitable character. And for those who’d rather avoid canine company, there are doggy doors to ensure that Jenny doesn’t intrude on your space. The garden is perfect for a morning stroll, and there are many fruit trees including chikoo.
It’s true that Goa is known for its beach parties and thrumming nightlife. But people who actually live there, tend to appreciate other aspects of the Goan way of life. And if you think you’re a traveller who enjoys veering off the beaten path, Saligao is definitely for you. Away from the touristy beaches, this North Goan village will amaze you with its untamed greenery, grand old Portuguese houses, and picturesque churches and Hindu temples.
Hardika and Anirudh will advise you on hidden gems like a quaint museum behind Miss Jenny’s Homestay, and a pub that locals love to frequent. Photography enthusiasts and birdwatchers will appreciate the exotic avian species in Saligao, including kingfishers, drongos, and bulbuls. And you won’t go hungry either – there are numerous little eateries serving fresh and irresistible Goan fare like Pork Vindaloo and Chicken Cafreal.
Now that we have you checking your calendar, let’s get into what is up for grabs here. We’re giving away a 2-nights stay for two people at the charming Miss Jenny’s Homestay. That means you can take a friend along, and savour the magic of Goa together. The stay can be redeemed any time until December 31, 2018. And as we all know, winter is the best time to visit Goa. The weather is cool and breezy, there are parties within driving/riding distance of the homestay, and Goa is green and lush in the aftermath of the monsoon.
The prize is inclusive of daily breakfast in the beautiful garden of the house. The breakfast is a melange of Indian and continental delicacies, and typically comprises of eggs and toast, tea or coffee, fresh fruits, and an Indian preparation like dosa, upma, or puri bhaji. Rooms in the upper level come with their own balconies. The ground floor room does not, but then, it has direct access to the courtyard. All rooms are equipped with mini bars, high-definition television, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee makers and bath essentials. Does that sound like something you’d enjoy? Then follow the steps below to stand a chance to win a dream holiday in Goa:
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