India Goa

Olaulim Backyards

Incredible Place

A tranquil, sustainable slice of Goan paradise where guests are encouraged to rekindle their connection to nature

Inspiring People

We are a 100% local family-owned

Impactful Planet

a cottage retreat surrounded by a blanket of nature, helping you discover the other side of Goa

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Incredible Place

Cabin (Cottage / Bungalow / Hut) Eat / Drink (Bar / Cafe / Restaurant) Forest Village

A tranquil, sustainable slice of Goan paradise where guests are encouraged to rekindle their connection to nature

The peaceful backwaters and quiet village lanes of Olaulim provide the perfect opportunity to indulge in some gentle outdoor activities right from our backyard. Guests can indulge in:

1.Canoeing/Kayaking
2.Cycling
3.Fishing
4.Bird Watching
5.Nature Walk

Philosophy

The guest accommodation consists of five cottages, unique in size and decor, situated in different levels of the foliage in the backyard.

They are very rustic, choosing to make best of locally available elements like bamboo, local stone , coconut wood and palm leaves.

The cottages are all air-cooled, the windows are large thus capturing the through breeze, and enabling you to sleep and reside completely in harmony with nature.

The bathrooms are tropical style, roof partly open to invite sunlight and offering a vista painted by the Goan sky and towering trees.

Each cottage is unique in design and decor, they are away from each other offering privacy.

History

We, Pirkko and Savio, created Olaulim Backyards from a shared dream. Much traveled, we set about building our beautiful home by the Olaulim River, careful to keep away from the tempting beaches and its ever-increasing tourists. It is a fully family-run business

Mission & Vision

We wanted to offer a place that is simple and rustic and close to nature.

What we’ve created is a peaceful, quiet retreat with only birds, friendly hosts, and their pets – as company.

Inspiring People

Good for Couples Good for Families Escape / Off-Grid

We are a 100% local family-owned

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Pirrko & Savio

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Much traveled, Savio and Pirrko, set about building our beautiful home by the Olaulim River, careful to keep away from the tempting beaches and its ever-increasing tourists.

Host since ...

2010

We speak ...

English, Goan, Swedish

We have lived in...

India and Sweden

Guests, ask us about...

We want to inspire our guests to slow down, appreciate nature and be environment friendly

Impactful Planet

Everything in Olaulim is done with a commitment to reduce the impact on environment, with more soul than luxury.

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We have built our eco cottages according to our commitment to reduce the impact on environment, with more soul than luxury.

The accommodations are designed using natural and recycle materials and we have implemented passive design techniques to ensure passive cooling.

We take actions to conserve water and electricity, compost waste food, recycle wherever possible and use bio-degradable cleaning agents.

Learn & Do
  • Walking Tours
See & Visit
  • Walking Tours

Our Location

Quaint Goan village on the backwaters of Mandovi river

Address

Olaulim Backyards, Olaulim, North Goa, Goa 403523

Local Area
  • Walking Tours
Local Attractions
  • Walking Tours