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off Edlen Rd, Aldona, Bardez 403508 India
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#2 of 4 Speciality lodging in Aldona
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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 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 ;)
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Sanjay Sarma wrote a review Apr 2019
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Increasingly visitors are ditching the beach and heading inland for a more authentic flavour of Goa. Be it living, food, culture or history, travellers with nomadic instincts are seeking alternate experiences in traditional Goan villages and local culture. And The Only Olive is one such truly immersive experience in Goan village life. It's quiet, quaint, and quintessentially Goan. Stayed here twice between February & March 2019 and would be back again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Adrian P, Manager at The Only Olive
Responded 7 Apr 2019
Thank you Sanjay! We would love to have you over!
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Raghav wrote a review Apr 2019
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Very homely accomodation, well located yet away from the hustle bustle of Goa. Inland Goa offers a host of activities to indulge in, and the Only Olive is a great place to do that. Definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Apr 2019
Thank you Raghav! We would love to have you over!
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satish b wrote a review Dec 2017
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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 regular haunts and The Olive Olive fitted the bill admirably. Santosh and family did a fabulous job taking care of us. He set a very good vegetarian table for every meal, checking with us before-hand what we would prefer. The only suggestion -- It would be good to have a geyser in the bathroom; the solar heater does not stand a chance during the monsoon. Consecutive cloudy days and we do not have hot water for bath. With multiple beach visits, the kids needed the hot water and the bathtub sort of became redundant. Although Santosh managed to heat up some water on the stove, it just was not enough for the family. All in all, it was a very good stay and I thank the Linger team and Santosh for their hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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JulianRaphael wrote a review Jan 2017
Munich, Germany7 contributions1 helpful vote
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 for a memorable stay!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Dilliwali77 wrote a review Jan 2017
New Delhi, India11 contributions8 helpful votes
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 luxurious, and the place had a relaxed vibe. Although Santhosh -- the amiable longtime caretaker who lives out back with his wife and several daughters -- rustled up a decent poi-and-omelette breakfast, I was glad I felt comfortable making tea for myself, or buying a few beers to stock in the fridge. I ended up having my meals outside (It's the perfect place to imagine what living in Goa might be like.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Room Tip: I only really saw mine, but the other room seemed much smaller.
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Responded 31 Jan 2017
Thanks Trisha, we're happy we could offer you a comfortable slice of good Goan life! Stay connected Team Olive
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Only Olive
Which popular attractions are close to The Only Olive?
Nearby attractions include Mapusa Friday Bazaar (6.7 km), Chorao Island (8.0 km), and Mayem Lake (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Only Olive?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at The Only Olive?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Only Olive?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Only Olive?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice Goa, Andron, and 7 Short 1 Long.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Only Olive?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Only Olive?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Only Olive?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reis Magos Fort (11.6 km), Church and Monastery of St Augustine (11.3 km), and Mahalaxmi Temple (12.4 km).