Accommodation & Surroundings
Your accommodation is basically furnished; it consists of a small house in a beautiful location, with kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, (One with a double bed, and one with 2 single beds) and a sitting room. The double bed is used for couples but you may be sharing a room with someone of the same sex in the room with 2 beds. All rooms have electric ceiling fans and power points. Hot water is provided unless there is a power cut as the battery backup cannot cope with heating water.
Note : Please see DONATION TO COVER COST OF STAY
Beds are provided with mosquito nets, plug in mosquito repellents are provided for your use, and clean towels and bedding on request.
Two gas rings are provided for cooking. Basic kitchen equipment and a fridge are also provided.
The sitting room has satellite TV and CD player.
This is rural India and a constant supply of electricity cannot be relied on. Like the local population you will need to cope with frequent and unexplained power cuts . This can on occasions also lead to water shortages.
THE MAIN HOUSE
The main house (The Tree House) has a swimming pool and depending on power supply, satellite T.V, washing machine and computer, internet connection and telephone are available but free use is for e mails and local calls only. If you wish to do large downloads or international calls these will have to be paid for.
Buses are regular throughout the day and inexpensive. The nearest town is Mapusa which has a daily market and a variety of shops.
During the holiday season November to May, the coastal towns have events, dances etc at the many bars and beach shacks.
Motor bikes and scooters are available for hire as well as taxis and auto rickshaws. If you can drive or ride a motor bike you should bring with you an International Driving License. You will also need an International License if you wish to hire a vehicle or motor bike.
You will be provided with a hot vegetarian midday meal at the main house. Whilst on the property we ask you to be vegetarian. Basic fruits and vegetables are also provided for you to cater for other meals. A local bakery and shop provides basic supplies. Bottled water is available from the house, this is filtered for safety (tap water must not be drunk). Mapusa, the nearest town has a small supermarket which stocks western foods although these can be expensive, you may want to bring some of your favorite snack items.