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How to Rent a House in Goa | Tips & Prices

Looking for a house in Goa online is almost pointless because you can’t really guarantee the people will let you have the house when you arrive (because they might rent to someone already there willing to pay higher) and I don’t recommend sending money to someone to hold your place.

Don’t forget to pick up my Insider Guide to Goa and my Guide to India

General Goa Journey Tips

How to Rent a House in Goa

There are a few places online to start looking.

  • Go to olx.com and search around just to write down the addresses you find so that you can see them in person when you get to Goa.
  • I used to use FB groups, but there is too much spam. You can search on FB though if you fancy that! See what some locals are posting- but keep in mind most are really just agents (same as OLX).
  • You can also use an agent directly, but for the most part they will find you complexes and places in gated communities. I live in in a gated community, but I know many people want that “little Goa house” that’s old school Portuguese and peaceful rather than an apartment or modern home.
  • Try airbnb for a week or monthly basis. Some will even rent all season. I know people who list their homes on here in Goa. Use this airbnb link to get $25 bucks off your first stay. You can also check flipkey holiday home rentals.

After you find a few places online, you really need to see them in person before you decide to rent. The BEST way to find a house in Goa is to come to Goa and stay at a guesthouse for a week, drive around and look for signs (there are plenty), and find a place that way. That’s how Ben found ours.

You have to think location first and foremost. I like Anjuna/ Vagator best but couldn’t live with all the people around, so we like being in the village. If that sounds good to you think: Saligao, Siolim.

If you want trendy busy places that are commerical, think Calangute, Baga, Candolim. If you want the serious hippie scene these days it’s in Arambol. Anjuna is the “old trance” scene in some ways but still full of hippies and where many foreigners have lived for 40+ years.

expat in goa

how to rent a house in goaI love this house by bobby bar, they film a lot here for bollywood!

monkey babysitting goaa house built by foreigners, the ones who used to run animal rescue in Goa- don’t expect something like this unless you build it!

Tips and Rules for renting in Goa

If you’re coming for the 6 month tourist season, then you don’t need to worry about monsoon weather. This is of course really helpful with the older Portuguese and Goan homes that have leaking roofs.

If you are staying year round you need to consider the roof quality and amount of money it would take to repair (you can negotiate with the owner to repair it if you are staying a long time), you need to consider the humidity; in old home the windows and doors don’t close tight and in monsoon it can wreak havoc on your clothing and leather shoes and bags.

Snakes also come out to play in monsoon so you’ll want to consider if you’re up next to a paddy field or jungle if the house has proper seals.

For year round, many people go for a modern home. If you take a house (shack) near the beach for year-round, the salt in the air will ruin your floors and even electronics. The novelty of a “cute” home will go away fast.

how to rent a house in goathis is a typical home for rent for tourists and would cost maybe 20,000 per month

You might be asked to pay one month or two upfront then monthly after that, which is okay. Every landlord will want something different.

The best time to find a place for season is of course before season starts. If you come in September you have better luck getting a place than December. In peak season (Nov-Feb) prices will be possibly double.

If you stay year round, you will get a much better rate and if you take an extended lease an even better rate. Remember in India negotiating is normal, so do not take the first price offered.

If you are coming only for a month or less, you won’t have a lease or contract most likely. Just go with the flow on that but don’t pay it all upfront, only half.

Typically, electricity bill is your responsibility and can be pricey if you run A/C. Most places have no “rules” unless you’re in a gated place. You can have animals, paint the inside of the house if you want, etc. There are security deposits in nicer apartments and gated areas.

Monthly rent varies. I did the show House Hunters International, so my rent is no secret. We pay 65,000 rs per month for our villa. This is on the higher end (about 1000 bucks) but the same villas in our complex go for over a lakh (100,000 rs) during peak season.

You can find a place for 10,000 if you’re lucky and come early as well as take it our for an extended amount of time. If you come in peak season you are looking at 20,000-30,000 for the same type of Portuguese house.

At the same time, an studio apartment with modern amenities might be 40,000 for example Riviera by the Hilton. Sometimes a big Goan house will go for 30,000-40,000 which is a better deal if you have a larger group coming. I have found DREAM houses with live-in staff, modern amenities, pool, garden, and fully furnishes for 70k, but there’s always a catch (this was was too far out in the village about 40 min from Mapusa).

how to rent a house in goashot of the Hilton complex, I have a friend who stays here.

If the washing machine, A/C, generator, invertor, etc break and you want it fixed, it’s your responsibility to pay even if it’s old and needed replaced anyways. I don’t think you’d have luck talking a landlord into paying DURING the lease, but if you re-sign you can get everything fixed that was originally in your lease. This year we needed a new A/C, new invertor batteries, a couple fans fixed, and a new voltage box (is that a thing, or am I making up that name….) for one of the A/C’s. It seems like a lot, but houses in Goa have a LOT of upkeep.

goaliving room of our villa

Amenities Renting a House in Goa

Oftentimes, the house will be partially furnished with old antique stuff. Almost always it’s not the best looking furniture but really all you need is a bed and maybe a couch. The nicer apartments come furnished with even a TV and decorations.

FYI couches in India are more like patio furniture. Usually you need to go to Mapusa and buy an additional mattress, sheets, and pillows. Our futon is Fab India.

A/C is my best friend but I know plenty of people who don’t use one. If you’ll be in Goa in April, May, or June I really think you should find a place with A/C because it’s very hot. The difference in electricity bill for 3 month cycle for A/C is up to 15,000 and without can be only 5,000 if you’re still using lights, TV, and more. I’m sure there are people with lower bills than 5k, but that’s the lowest our has been with 3 bedrooms and living room which we always have people coming and going from.

how to rent a house in goawindows on old Goan homes look like this – not the best for monsoon

Security is another thing I really like about being in a gated place. I don’t worry as much about break-ins and even had a weird man looking for me from my blog circling the house but I have 3 security guards outside so don’t worry. They also help with things (and I pay them extra) like car washing, carrying in groceries, taking my bills to town to pay, and more. If you’re place has security, it’s included in the rent.

Housekeepers are very common in India and most foreigners have one. Most Indians that aren’t local Goans have one in Goa as well… well really all over India it’s very common. You’ll pay anywhere between 2,000 rs or 4,000 rs per month depending on how often she comes. Our housekeeper comes 6 days a week for 2 hours at a time and will do what you ask like washing dishes, laundry, changing bedding, sweeping and mopping, dusting, or whatever you discuss with them. Funnily, everyone hates ironing! Some housekeepers will tell you what they won’t do- for example I would never ask mine to help with the animals. Our landlord had this housekeeper even before we took the place, so it was kind of part of the deal but we love her.

You’ll want to see if the place has a washing machine. Also it’s nice to have an invertor (batteries charge while electricity is on and when power goes out, as it does often, it will keep a few fans and plugs working for a couple hours), or if you’re here all year you could hope for a generator.

We have a petrol generator for if the invertor doesn’t work. If the invertor batteries die as ours have, it’s about 40,000 rs to replace, but a generator is much more expensive and the batteries for an invertor should last 3-5 years.

Also check for a water filter in the house and make sure to service it so that it works well. Your place should have a refrigerator too.

Dishwashers and ovens are almost NEVER in a Goan house. We have a toaster oven. You can buy things like that on flipkart just as cheap as Mapusa market.

Internet is a pain in the ass in Goa. You will have 3g on your phone most likely but it won’t work in valleys such as Assagao where I live. You can try dongles, but if you’re here a long time I recommend getting actual internet hook-up to the house. BSNL takes way to long to come but are the cheapest. They told us they had hundreds of people to see before they could get to us.

We then went for a more expensive option of a fiber optic line from Eureka in Mapusa. They now team up with popular Gwave and internet was decent until monsoon hit. We paid 2,800 rs per month for 2 MB and usually only get about 1.5 MB. It’s 1,400 for 1 MB and you’ll get about 0.7 MB. Recently, it stopped altogether and they were like talking to a brick wall, so we are getting ethernet installed which is abotu 7k installation and 3k per month for 1.5 mb during the day and 3 mb at night. We’ll see how that goes! Some people have great luck with G-wave directly, but they don’t take any customers in Assagao now.

olaulim backyards the other side of goarandom village house in Goa near Mapusa, I would guess something like this would go for 30,000+ per month

how to rent a house in goaplaces like this will go for very cheap; they look bad but are worth checking out! If you here someone saying they pay only 5,000 rs per month it’s probably something like this.

Renting a scooter in Goa, a car, or hiring a driver

Even if you get a car or scooter, you’ll want a driver you can trust. Our Babu is a lifesaver constantly: airport runs, errands, when you’re too drunk, etc you know you’ll get a fair rate because you’re partners.

Renting a scooter is between 150-300 rs per day. If you take it long term you’ll get a better rate. We pay 100 or 150 per day and take it for the season.

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Renting a car is about 400-1000 per day, although 400 would be lucky and maybe only in monsoon. A Jeep or Bolero type would be more; maybe 1500 rs per day.

If you’re here a while it’s better to buy a car. Used Omnis go for 40,000-60,000 and are reliable everyone can fix them. A nano brand new is about 100,000 rs. A nano to rent is 10,000 per month, so if you’re here over a year it’s better to buy it and sell it when you leave. Car insurance is very very cheap.

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Michelle July 6, 2015 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Rachel: I look forward to reading your posts and still subscribe, although I have unsubscribed to many travel blogs I used to read.

    My two cents: I kinda of need a US dollar conversion every time (I know, I know) you give an amount, for it to make any sense or to have any relevance for me. -Michelle

    • Rachel Jones July 7, 2015 at 3:28 am - Reply

      Good point! I will go back and add them when I get a chance :)

  2. Tempesst July 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Do you know of anywhere online we we can watch your house hunters international episode?

    • Rachel Jones July 7, 2015 at 3:30 am - Reply

      Nope, they don’t have it online, but apparently they play re-runs. Not sure if it’ll be on again.

  3. john July 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I agree, dollar amounts would be so handy for us silly Americans
    Love to live there
    What do all those hippies do for a living?

    • Rachel Jones July 7, 2015 at 3:31 am - Reply

      most do whatever they love. i don’t know know that have business type jobs. artists, musicians, fashion designers, ice cream shop, baking, owning restaurants, making jewelry.

  4. Megan July 6, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Maybe you Can help me with one question :) How is it possible to stay in goa for more than 6 months? I am from sweden and i was told i only Can get 6 months tourist visum.
    How is it possible for you?

    • Rachel Jones July 7, 2015 at 3:32 am - Reply

      You can get 10 year tourist visas actually or 5 year ones. you just have to exit the country every 6 months

  5. sunny July 6, 2015 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    65k a month for house rent?Isn’t it too much for someone who has lived a backpackers life? With that kind of amount you should buy your own house ,7 lakh 80 thousand a year (roughly 12500$ )can easily service any debt especially if you take a loan from your own country ,I believe US banks lend at 1-2% right?Your rent is essentially going down the drain ,while your own house will be an asset.

    • Rachel Jones July 7, 2015 at 3:33 am - Reply

      It’s not too much for a backpackers life, I was a nurse and a nurse aid a long time before I moved to India and I work now. Foreigners cannot buy land in India so it’s only possible for all the people in Goa to rent. Even owners of restaurants who have been in Goa for 30 years, rent long term.

  6. Eat-train-dressup July 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Very good article. I am planing to visit Goa after new year, will definitely read this once again. Thanks :)

  7. venus john July 8, 2015 at 3:07 am - Reply

    very informative..thanks..esp.the part about internet connection in goa..

  8. Megan July 8, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    ….aaaand now I want to move to Goa. Heck, affordable housekeeping is more than enough to lure me somewhere. This was a seriously awesome guide, even for someone who isn’t looking to move to Goa (at least not now, that is :-p). If only the husband didn’t have such an Internet-centric job – that’s been our main difficulty in moving abroad to a developing country. Someday!

    • Rachel Jones July 9, 2015 at 5:25 am - Reply

      I feel ya on the internet. My bf works from online and now I do too. It can be a pain but usually it’s not bad.

  9. Tushar July 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Once at Anjuna I was searching a house and I talk to local grocery shop and the person helped me to get a one room house for Rs. 5000 per month. The house was old and pure Goan style home. This is approx. 5 years old story.
    Anyway, I like house by bobby bar too. Great surroundings. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel Jones July 9, 2015 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      that’s a good price. i know now, most tourist have a hard time finding under 10k, but a few have found 7k last year. rates are going up a lot and there’s a 10% increase each year written into almost every lease.

  10. Avi July 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Man!! I din’t know you pay 65k for your villa which are ‘normal’ rates *fainted*

  11. skg122 July 10, 2015 at 1:35 am - Reply

    great article; what would be the monthly cost of living in Goa for a couple?
    assuming one rents a house long term and cooks most meals at home;

    • Rachel Jones July 10, 2015 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      It could be anything really as low as 7k rs or up to an endless amount. all my friends places range so much there’s no average cost.

  12. Gagan July 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I will try these tips before rent a house in Goa. Thanks for providing useful information.

  13. Anna July 11, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Such a useful post Rachel! I wish you had written this before I came to Goa! Our house in Anjuna was 17,000 per month (in high season) and although it lacked a lot of the modern facilities like washing machines and decent internet we were happy with it (well apart from the bad wifi that drove me insane!)

    Still, we managed to live on less than 1000 rupees per day each without worrying about money too much ( we could easily have cut back a bit and lived on less by not going to Baba Au Rhum everyday!)

    I wrote about how to live in Goa for less than $16 a day perhaps some of your more budget conscious readers might find our experiences useful :) http://www.global-gallivanting.com/live-paradise-less-10-day/

    • Rachel Jones July 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      WiFi in India.. arghghghgh we just (like this week) got ethernet and i’m not there but ben loves it.

      • Anna July 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm - Reply

        Ethernet! That’s amazing! It wouldn’t have been so bad if I wasn’t in a black hole for mobile reception too! Next time I have to investigate the internet issue a lot more before agreeing on the place!

  14. Yasmin November 17, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Hey just quick question on the topic of renting in Goa. Me and my boyfriend want to rent for a month in December however we don’t get down to Goa until the 30th November, do you think everything will be booked up by then?
    Should we try airBNB for renting for a month! Thanks Yas

    • Rachel Jones November 17, 2015 at 9:43 am - Reply

      There’s always places open but the rates will be higher.

  15. John January 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel,
    Very informative post. I recently came down to Goa and planning to settle down. Im searching for an independent place to stay but no luck so far.
    Is it possible to meet in person or talk.


  16. Tina January 31, 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachael my husband and I have decide to go to Goa for six months ,then we would take it from there. Reading this has made it even more determined to try living out there. Reason being it would be better for me health wise I need the warmth. And it would be a lot cheaper to live. I’ve been before for a month yrs ago. When the children were small. Have always wanted to go back. Thankyou for all your info. :-)

  17. Geoff King January 31, 2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Rachel…thanks for all the useful data. Is there a reasonably sized community of young at heart 60ish expats living there? I once had a ponytail down to my waist but am over that. I enjoy younger people a lot but it would be nice to meet people in my age bracket. Also, as a Cancer survivor, it would be nice if there was decent medical care. Finally, are there employment opportunities for architects and home designers?

    • Rachel Jones February 1, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

      I think most of the 60ish expats are hippies to be honest – but there are a lot in the Calangute Baga area from England that come for 6 months at a time in retirement to escape the cold winters. There is good medical care in Goa- I prefer Galaxy Hospital but have even gone to government hospital for minor things. For employment, you have to get a different visa – but yes there I would think there are many opportunities to freelance doing that.

  18. Dellainey February 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel,
    I am a goan and it was nice reading your post and getting to know your experience . I was a bit shocked by the rent of 65K ( I knew renting was expensive in goa but not this much ). My husband and i are planning to rent out our top floor (which is an independent house 180sqm, 3bedroom, 3baths, kitchen hall dinning and balconies) for 35k. It is a new construction but in Portuguese house style, so you dont have the problem of leaking roofs ;). The fact is that North Goa is more expensive as compared to the south. I think if anyone is looking for a more peaceful stay then they should look out for renting in south goa.
    May be next time you visit goa, you can try visiting south goa :)

  19. Heather Brown April 18, 2016 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Thankyou for all the good advice, were thinking of goa in 2017 long term, can you tell me why most rentals are on 11months only?

    • Rachel Jones April 18, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

      something to do with old laws that gave people squaters rights, not sure the exact details of it

  20. Lena May 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel,

    thank for sharing all your information and experiences with us.
    Very informative and helpful for “US” newbies.

    Now I was wondering if people do “housesharing”? Like 1 longterm resident rents a villa and then leasing the rooms out for people who want to live longterm in India? I live currently in Australia since 10 years and need a change in my life and thinking to move to India as this seems to fit my lifestyle more than here in Australia and we shared lots of beautiful houses with pools etc together and had beautiful kind of community life together. Do people do that over there and if so, where would that be advertised? And to get back to the question about work? Do people over their employ foreigners? Let’s say for example for Bar work so you have an income and then you can do your freelanced passionate work in design/ art lets say?
    I’ll stop here now to bombard you. I’m looking forward to hear from you.
    Namaste Lena ;-) <3

    • Rachel Jones May 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Some people rent out their rooms on airbnb which is the first place I would check. I have a code up there somewhere for $35 off. You need a work visa to get bar/restaurant work as the police do check. Most likely you’ll need to come on a tourist visa then find a job to come back to on a work visa they sponsor you for.

  21. Jisean May 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    :o Wow! Very much informative. Actually, I’m interested in visiting goa. And this article is really helpful for those who are want to rent a house in Goa. But one thing; I am feeling doubt that, does FB groups are the safe way to rent a house? Is there any chance for the spammer to do trouble? Please let me know. And thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel Jones May 9, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

      You can use the group to find a house, but don’t make payments online, wait until you get there.

  22. Drew May 12, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Those prices are definitely more affordable than any hotels out there. I would love to visit Goa. Thanks so much for sharing this info!

  23. Devika July 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel
    Your article was very useful and insightful. We are looking for an apartment for long term rental. We stay in Moira and love it, but have to leave the house as the owners are looking to sell. Do you know who I can ??

  24. Rick July 20, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel, thanks for the great article full of useful info, what do you think about taking a 6 month old baby to Goa for the season? Is it to crazy of a place? We are fairly experienced travelers but a little worried about our little one.

    • Rachel Jones July 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      No it’s totally fine for little ones! One of my closest friend had her baby in Goa all season last year she was like 4 months at the start of the season. Was great!

  25. Francesco Cunsolo July 25, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    We. Rented in Majorda Beach through India Beat, very nice old mansion, but costly. Brings back old memories

  26. nina July 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    i want to rent a safe apartment in baga beach in goa for 3 months or more …i dont know anything about price and that how can i find g nice place…could u plz help me caz im alone and i am afraid

    • Rachel Jones July 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Hi Nina,

      This information is really all I can offer to help people find a place in Goa. I would try one of the Facebook groups.

  27. Vaibhav January 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel,
    I liked your post very much. Me and my wife live in delhi and plan to move to goa. I work online, so, i need dedicated internet of atleast 5 mbps without break. Its 2017 now, you think any place in goa has that kind of internet and beaches.

    • Rachel Jones January 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      You get just 3 mb top speed in Goa – that’s with ethernet 5,800 Rs per month. I don’t think faster is possible

  28. Goozey March 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    You can definitely get faster Internet … I’ve got a 100 Mbps line in Saligao.

    • Rachel Jones March 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can get 100 mbps but it’s only for 60 GB a month then they cut you down to super slow speed. I get 10 mbps unlimited now with a new plan on ethernet which I am not sure is updated on the post. It’s more than enough and can stream Netflix, movies, etc.

      • Vishal July 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

        Hey Rachel,
        what’s the charge for package of 10 mbps unlimited per month?

  29. Jay April 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel

    This was a Really useful article.

    1) is the internet situation still bad
    2) I am thinking of staying on a budget of around 8000 per month for 3 months. Maybe flat sharing, pg etc

    Location is not really a problem. It should be nearby a grocery store and some local restaurants.

    I would like to hear your thoughts

    • Rachel Jones April 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Jay, actually the internet is a lot better and I’ll update this soon – we are getting like 10 mbps (although paying for 100, have never seen this actually happen) but this is with a fiber otptic line installed. without installed internet it’s very hard to work with just 3G. 8k per month could be possible but it will be a very crappy place I would imagine! If you did sharing it could work – but again, still not such a nice place. these rates are hard to come by these days where a low rent is around 15k

      • jays2paise April 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm - Reply

        Hi Rachel,

        How is the presence of flat sharing, paying guest etc. facilities in goa? They are prominent in cities like Bangalore where you can get a decent room for 8-10 k. I assume flat sharing , paying guests etc. won’t be in high demand as the population is quite small in goa, but I would like to hear your opinion.

        • Rachel Jones May 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

          Hey Jay, I think I sent you an email about this. You can find sometimes in FB groups but for the most part, I don’t hear of this as much in Goa.

  30. Denis Julien May 1, 2017 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Hi Rachel, I am a retired gentleman of 63 years and have been interested in visiting a quiet ocean location to wind down a little bit by myself, rental of a scooter to see the locals and looking at prices that show 200 to 400 eur. per month but when I check the dates available the price is not relevant to the prices it shows like 1200 is there something missing here or are the prices in indian currencies ??? need a break asap thank you Denis Julien

    • Rachel Jones May 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Denis, what website are you searching on to find rates? 1200 could be a daily rate for a shack in Rs or it could be a monthly rent in Euro if it were a really really nice place.

  31. Ashwin Kumar Ballari December 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel ,
    I’m planning with my friends to visit Goa i.e. on coming DEC 27 morning till 29 Dec, we are looking for an budgeted hall with kitchen and rest room near beach side for a rent for 3 days is it possible to get one during this time, please do let me know the details which place you suggest in Goa.

  32. Jai February 14, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel,
    Thanks a lot for your precious information in this site.
    Actually I am planning a family group’s trip to goa for a week in m8d may. We are 15 persons and looking for a fully furnished three apartments of two bedrooms with well equipped kitchen and pool.
    One of my friends suggest me about veera strand park, I ed the apartment but price of property was out of our budget.
    Please can you help me searching a apartment for us.
    Waiting for your reply,
    Yours own,
    Jai kankaria

  33. Steven G Almeida March 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Can you buy a car on a tourist visa?

  34. Steven G Almeida March 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Are there still Portuguese people living in Goa?

  35. Brian May 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    if you want to open your own little business in india. what application do i need ore is it not posible?

  36. Carmel Candy May 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Rachel, I’m from Ohio too, but have been living in India for 18 years. Coming to Goa for the first time though.next month. Where should I stay? Looking for the hippie experience with fellow westerners.

  37. marchoso September 30, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Good article. I hope to meet you soon in Goa.
    But I have a question, I’m spanish I do’t speak englis very well, so, when you write “65k a month for house rent” what does meant “65k”
    Thank you.

  38. Avi October 10, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel, me and my partner have plans to move to Goa leaving our corporate jobs maybe in next 3-4 years. Not an easy decision but we are done living in cities – We love Goa little too much. We would like to setup a small home-based business, not anywhere near the beaches or touristy places, more towards the Aldone, Britona, Calvim, Olaulim areas – quite and peaceful. Hope you got the idea.

    Do you any thing about leasing a house there for 20+ years? I know you are not a real-estate agent and people are asking you all sorts of questions here, but maybe if you’ve come across about any sort of pricing or any estimation. Whatever you know would be of great help.

    Thanks for blogpost too, it really helped.


    • Kevin January 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      Wow a 20 year lease, I understand that the tenant laws there makes property owners nervous about long term rentals – not sure if that is still the case but a couple of years ago I had heard that

  39. Tineke Rose November 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Hello, thank you so much for this article, super helpful. I love your blog and inspired by what you are doing. I am in Goa now searching or a place in Canacona near Palolem or Agonda. If you are still living in Goa I would love to know if you know anywhere that is available! Thanks, Tineke Rose

  40. James Taal December 5, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Hello Rachel i come to goa and I want to live as a pensioner a expat to say, and to stay there for a lot of time , mover then 3to4 years, any suggestions for a riteree, and the best place to stay, i living now in the philippines , and this is a complete NIGHTMARE, i have to move out of this country.

    james, a dutch expat

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