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The Loja by the water

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The Loja by the water

2 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
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Self check-inCheck yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The Loja (shop/store in Portuguese) on the water’s edge was an early trading post. Canoas (boats) exchanged salt and tiles for farm produce bound for village fairs.
Restored, it’s now a self-contained space in the same rural waterfront setting, tranquil yet only 20 minutes from Panjim.
Experience Goa of long ago; early morning walks, cycle in the village; an 18th century chapel, temple and waterways.
Be creative or idle, watch fish jump, catch your supper, sleep to the lull of running water.

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Iron
Shampoo

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (under 2 years) and pets - The water body is less than 10 meters from the front door, and children need to supervised. We flag this aspect for the safety of your young ones.
No smoking
Parties and events are allowed
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM and check out out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Accessibility

Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance

Availability

21 Reviews

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Tushar User Profile
Tushar
November 2018
They can expect a homely stay at a peaceful house.
Ehrlich User Profile
Response from Ehrlich:
Seema and Tushar are a well travelled couple, keenly appreciative of the various places they visit and absorbing and recording their experiences. Seema is a talented artist with her own blog (Website hidden by Airbnb) Her blog expresses well her sensitivity to, and interest in, Goan culture and history. We were delighted to meet her and exchange travel stories. She showed us examples of her work. Like a good artist she captured nuances of the Loja and Olaulim village and life in Goa. We hope to hang up some of her work in the Loja shortly. We look forward to hosting them again, and this time for a longer stay.
November 2018
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Deepti
October 2018
The location of The Loja is very special. It is surrounded by greenery. If you are the one who looks out for a silent stay away from the hustle bustle of the city this is the place to go. The owners are very responsive and the manager is always there to cater to the guest's needs…
Ehrlich User Profile
Response from Ehrlich:
Deepti and her family were guests that one would like to have visiting again and again. Even though they had a short stay, they were able to appreciate the tranquility of the property, and entered into vacation mode in spite of the late rains in Goa. Their interactions with us and our manager were always courteous and considerate. We recommend them to hosts anywhere, and we certainly welcome them back to the Loja.
October 2018
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Roshan
October 2018
Goa for a lot of us is not a state but a state of mind. Some use it and many misuse it. The Loja has helped me get a better perspective of the idea of Goa. The Goans. Leave them out and Goa is just like the neighbourhood you left. Loud, horny and inconsiderate. 80 percent of the…
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Response from Ehrlich:
Roshan and Devika were guests that we would like to welcome again and again! They expressed their appreciation of The Loja and our man-for-all-seasons, Vincent, and seemed to have had a happy and relaxed nature lovers holiday. We learned from them about the early morning flight of hornbills from the Loja - something that was new to us. I am sure that our future guests will be looking out for the hornbills, as well as all the other natural life around. Goans, especially in its villages, are truly grateful for their land and its tranquility. And when guests appreciate it too, for us they are Goans! Roshan and Devika became Goans! We gladly recommend them as excellent guests to hosts anywhere. Do well guys and we hope we see you once again. Rita
October 2018
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Alice
August 2018
The Loja is unparalleled when it comes to location - you'll be surrounded by the jungle and watch the sunrise over the lake every morning. The hospitality is incredible - you'll feel safe but able to fully relax in your own little world. The space is chic and stylish, the neighbo…
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Response from Ehrlich:
Alice and Sam, You have been ideal guests for the Loja in its first ful season that we have just concluded. We hope that the next time you are here we are able to meet more often and invite you to our place. Do well and be safe in all that you do. "Dev borem korum" (God bless you). Rita and Ehrlich
August 2018
Alice User Profile
Alice
May 2018
We love staying at the Loja
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Ankita
January 2018
Loja, i stayed there for a day. Ita a place where you can feel the Mother Nature. Its perfect for a person who likes nature and who needs a proper peace of mind during the vacation. Its a small house in the village surrounded by forest where you even get to see peacocks, right o…
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Bhavesh
January 2018
The beauty of this place could definitely inspire poetry. It's serene and calm and one can't help but feel happy here. It's perfect for people who want to get away from the noise of the city and take a break to be around natural beauty for some time. Will definitely recommend sta…

Hosted by Rita

Bengaluru, IndiaJoined in November 2017
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We bought this property in 2002 attracted by its natural beauty as well as its proximity to Panjim. Since then we have built a studio initially for family and friends and now it is open to Airbnb guests as well. It remains a source of joy and pride.
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