11 Fantastic Holiday Homes Under 5k for the Ultimate Goan Vacation!

With two distinct districts, North Goa and South Goa, the Goan state caters to two types of travellers—the party people who flock to North Goa and the peace-loving kind who prefer the comparatively quieter South Goa. 

Owing to the fading monsoons and a glut of holidays due to several festivals, October marks the beginning of the best time to visit Goa. The earlier you go, the more are your chances to get cheap accommodations in the state. But it’s hard to resist the captivating party vibe that rules the roost October onwards. Irrespective of when you choose to head, Goa has a plethora of holiday homes to accommodate you well within your budget, whether you are planning to travel with family, lover, pet, or even solo! Check out these exquisite holiday homes that guarantee respite and leisure without burning a hole in your pocket.  

1. Private room in a rustic, luxurious cottage

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Flaunting the traditional elements of Portuguese architecture and the quintessential Goan vibe owing to its Mediterranean colours, this cottage accommodation is a great choice. More so if you wish to walk to a beach as and when the urge strikes, for Ashwem Beach is merely 450 m away from the property! 

Ideal for couples fond of simple living, this property is enhanced by abundant foliage, a small pond in the backyard, and vintage wooden furniture. 

Where: Morjim, Goa

Property type: Cottage

Room type: Private room 

No. of guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 4614

Places to visit nearby: Ashwem Beach, Mandrem Beach

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2. Wooden cottages by the beach

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What’s not to love of a place that boasts an incredible location characterized by backwaters, coco palms, and piers leading to a beach, where you can admire a mesmerizing sunset?  The view from the balcony is probably the best part of the room! 

As you step outside the property, you can enjoy the bohemian vibe popularly associated with Mandrem Beach. 

Where: Mandrem, Goa

Property type: Cottage

Room type: Private room

No. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 4715

Places to visit nearby: Arambol Beach, Kalacha Beach

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3. Rustic private room in a sophisticated holiday home

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If sun-kissed thatched roofs in a plush holiday home appeal to you, then this property is the perfect accommodation for you! Nestled on the beautiful Ashvem Beach, this property features a lovely al fresco coffee sit-out, a pavilion with beach beds, and a well-stocked bar that resembles a Greek shack. Lush greenery around the property amplifies its rejuvenation quotient.  

Where: Mandrem, Goa

Property type: Cottage

Room type: Private room

No. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 4600

Places to visit nearby: Ashwem Beach, Mandrem Beach, Morjim Beach, Arambol Beach

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4. Distressed cottages with a touch of opulence

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If you are someone who is impressed by the distressed wood furniture trend, you are certain to love this cottage! Bestowed with a tropical character, the property features aesthetically designed thatched-roof cottages. These cottages portray a unique melange of Konkani and Portuguese architectural styles. 

Where: Calangute, Goa

Property type: Cottage

Room type: Private room

No. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 4370

Places to visit nearby: Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Saturday Night Market, Candolim Beach

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5. Private room in a villa with a gorgeous pool

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Are you looking for a place that offers great amenities and is in proximity of the happening North Goa? Check out this holiday home that’s just 230 metres from Candolim Beach! You can step out to indulge in some local delicacies at the shacks that dot the beach. If you feel too lazy to do so, don’t fret—the in-house restaurant in the property will take care of your meals.  

Where: Candolim, Goa

Property type: Villa

Room type: Private room

No. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 3500

Places to visit nearby: Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach

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6. One-bedroom apartment with shared pool

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Getting a home all to yourself while on a holiday is a privilege most people miss out on. This one-bedroom apartment grants you complete independence with minimum interference, and has the popular nightlife avenues of North Goa in close proximity. It is ideal for party-loving couples. The property has a swimming pool with a lovely deck, a functional gym, and an in-house bar. 

Where: Baga, Goa

Property type: Apartment

Room type: Entire home

No of Guests: 2 + 2

Approximate total cost per night: INR 4025

Places to visit nearby: Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Chapora Beach

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7. A traditional Goan home for a memorable holiday

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Offering you an authentic experience, this traditional Goan home is a complete value for money. Tiled roofs, lush foliage, a lovely patio, terracotta-tile flooring, and vintage furniture are some factors that enhance the appeal of this stunning property. All the rooms feature latest amenities.

A fair warning—you may just end up spending more time indoors than outdoors during your stay here!

Where: Baga, Goa

Property type: Villa

Room type: Private room

No. of Guests: 2

Approximate total cost per night: INR 4025

Places to visit nearby: Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach

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8. 1-BHK apartment for business travellers

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If you are travelling to Goa for business, this one-bedroom apartment can be a fabulous choice. Equipped with handsome furniture and a functional kitchen, the apartment promises a comfortable stay. The major attractions of Goa lie within a radius of 8 kilometres from here. There’s a shared pool in the property, so you can take a refreshing dip after all those formal meetings! 

Where: Calangute, Goa

Property type: Apartment

Room type: Entire home

No. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 4025

Places to visit nearby: Reis Magos Fort

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9. Cosy wooden chalets for a romantic escape

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Fringed by coconut and frangipani trees, these wooden chalets summon instant relaxation. The interiors are neatly done with a plush double bed and other essential furniture pieces. Every chalet features a balcony that commands a mesmerising view of the sea, so you can sit back and sip on some sundowner while admiring the stunning scenery! 

Where: Mandrem, Goa

Property type: Cottage

Room type: Private roomNo. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 3772 

Places to visit nearby: Arambol Beach, Kalacha Beach

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10. Cottage with a Jacuzzi for ultimate rejuvenation

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If you are planning a holiday in Goa to relax and rejuvenate, the idea of a Jacuzzi in your holiday home is certain to entice you!  So you’re totally going to love this place! It sits amidst rich greenery, about 4 km away from Candolim Beach, and features an outdoor Jacuzzi, so you can unwind under a starlit sky!  

Where: Candolim, Goa

Property type: Cottage

Room type: Private room

No. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 3738

Places to visit nearby: Candolim Beach, Sinquerim Beach 

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11. A cosy abode for the perfect Goan holiday

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A rather tastefully done holiday home, this one-bedroom apartment boasts classy furniture, a contemporary kitchen, an indoor bar, and a shared pool. The highlight of the property is the gorgeous veranda dotted with myriad plants, thereby making for the perfect space to sip on a cuppa and kick-start the day! 

Where: Dona Paula, Goa

Property type: Apartment

Room type: Entire home

No. of Guests: 2 + 1

Approximate total cost per night: INR 2875

Places to visit nearby:  Raj Bhavan, National Institute of Oceanography, Our Lady of Cabo Chapel, Caranzalem Beach, Miramar Beach, Panjim, Church of Mary of Immaculate Conception

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Each of these holiday homes is indeed a steal! So, without further ado, take your pick and book it right away! Goa’s calling!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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