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  • 2 Dec 2017
    “Away from the bustle stay at Goa.”
  • 30 Jan 2017
    “Great villa for a group stay”
239 Ranoi House No Goa, Aldona, Bardez 403508 India See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Room Service
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We stayed at The Only Olive during the first week of October 2017. We had a fantastic time as a family. We had the run of the house since the other rooms weren't occupied at the time. We were particular about staying away from the...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Only Olive is a beautiful heritage villa with a fantastic garden in a rather calm neighbourhood. The bedrooms are spacious and clean, the living room is perfect for hosting dinners. We've especially enjoyed the presence of the caretaker, Santosh, and his family. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I stayed at the Only Olive for three days in December 2016. The other rooms weren't occupied at the time, so I had the run of the house and the beautiful garden, making my time there particularly peaceful. My room was comfy, the bathroom was...More

Thank Dilliwali77
Response from GOAgaga, Coordinator at The Only OliveResponded 31 January 2017

Thanks Trisha, we're happy we could offer you a comfortable slice of good Goan life! Stay connected Team Olive

Reviewed 27 January 2017

We went to the Only Olive in February 2015 and I think it was my favourite accommodation of the whole trip. It was just what we needed after a hectic time in Mumbai and Karnataka. The property was absolutely beautiful with dark wood furniture, grand...More

Thank Ellie M
Response from GOAgaga, Coordinator at The Only OliveResponded 31 January 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had the house to ourselves and really felt like royalty. The caretaker and his family are great and owners were checking on the via WhatsApp the whole time.. along with helpful suggestions of local food and things to do. It is a great place...More

Thank NithyaI3
Response from GOAgaga, Coordinator at The Only OliveResponded 18 January 2017

Many thanks for writing in here! We're glad your enjoyed our village Aldona and we hope your trip ahead continues to be joyful and safe! Regards Team Olive

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The Only Olive – a riverside, charming Portuguese style villa that gets its name from the olive tree in the garden rumored to be a hundred years old - like the house itself. The property has been lovingly More refurbished by its responsible owners who have ensured that the villa was restored to reflect its former colonial glory to perfection all the while retaining its inherent Portuguese influences … shell windows and a shared well included. The property is manned by Santhosh who lives with his family on the premises of the villa in his independent house. He's an Aldonian local proud of his village. He speaks Hindi and Konkani and while he's not fluent in English, he can understand and is clever in handling guests. His daughters speak English and step in where required. The villa is in the village Aldona (Bardez taluk) near the Corjeum bridge. It's ideal for travellers who want to experience Goa beyond the beaches in a rustic setting. Baga beach is half an hour drive from the villa. Tinto Market over a km away (walkable) has a clutch of shops including a pharmacy. It has tapris for local food and sweets. The riverside is a delight where you would find the extremely beautiful and calm section of Mandovi River with mangroves. The local people are warm and friendly and always ready to smile (if they find you friendly enough ;) Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hot Tub
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
US$157 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Aldona
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
US$157 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Aldona
Traveler (32)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Tamal D
22 August 2016|
Response from GOAgaga | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tamal Many thanks for writing in. Yes we do. However, it works best either when the villa is taken up completely by you or if the other rooms are unoccupied or else those guests may (or may not) feel uncomfortable right... More
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"I only really saw mine, but the other room seemed much smaller."
30 Jan 2017
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"The master bedroom has an attached bathroom."
27 Jun 2016
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"The Master room with the attached bathroom and an Attic. Is a must when there are kids. Perfect for hide..."
24 Apr 2016
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"Ask for the bedrooms with en suite bathrooms."
12 Jan 2016
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