Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Finest Apartment In Goa - For the Price!

If you want to come to Goa, get away from the hustle and bustle and live in your own space for some time, you must come to Jorina Mansion in Benaulim. It is only a few KM from the Madgoan Railway Station but light-years away from the chaos of Goa. The host John Rodrigues is more then accommodating. The apartment consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living area, fully furnished! In the off-season, the rate is 400RS a night and in season, October to February, the rate is 800RS, still a hard bargain for what you get. There is an local market within a KM that you can purchase all of your cooking needs. Local fruit and vegetable vendors are plentiful and scattered throughout the town. There is only one necessity and that is...You must rent a SCOOTER!!! There is no way to get around or even see Goa without one. Walking is lovely, but having a scooter makes life, and your pocketbook much lighter and easier.

During my stay, I spent most of the time blissed out that I could prepare a loving meal in the confines of my own space. The kitchen is enormous and equipped with all the essentials.

There is only one downfall (which might be a blessing for some). John runs a wine shop downstairs from the space. If you wish to be away from the noise, then take the back house, which is a little smaller, but just a sweet. He closes the shop by 9PM which is a blessing, but on weekends it can attract an interesting crowd for a very short period of time. Don't let it discourage, it was quite entertaining to be honest.

Jorina Mansion
H. NO: 1701, Vasvaddo, Vigrabhatt
Benaulim, Salcete - Goa. 403 716

Call John in advance: 9890491595, hm. 0832 2771284


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