Elsewhere...

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Private beach: In walking distance
    Morjim beach: 5km (12 mins drive)
  • Goa Airport (GOI): 56km (1h 40 mins drive)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Elsewhere...

How would you describe Elsewhere... in a nutshell?

Elsewhere… is an idyllic beach house in Goa, perfect to leave behind busy civilization. Inside the buildings and exclusive tents you’ll find modern comforts while the outside was left to look like it did originally. You’ll be invited to relax and rejuvenate in a truly authentic environment. Dine on Goan and international cuisine and visit spice plantations.

What is the history of Elsewhere...?

Elsewhere has been in the family since 1886. It was bought by my great grandfather and it was used as a holiday home during the summertime. And then subsequently, it went from my great grandfather to my grandfather and then to my uncle and then finally down to us. And after me it will go to my son. I started it as a place where people can go for their holidays about 7 or 8 years ago.

In what way is it different from the rest of Goa?

It still is a comparatively undeveloped area compared to the rest of Goa. Lately, people have been attracted to this area a bit more, but in comparison to the rest of Goa, it is generally not as built up. You know, there are practically no big concrete structures on the beach, so it is much closer to nature.

There is the possibility of seeing dolphins as well?

Well, that is not really something that we do. There are some local fishermen who have their own boat and go out early in the morning. Some of our guests go out with them and see dolphins very close to where we are. And sometimes you can see dolphins when you are on the beach or from one of the houses. They come up to about a 100 or 200 metres from the beach. So it is not common but it is possible that you see them. Of course if you go out with the fishermen in their traditional boat, you are almost guaranteed to see dolphins.

What else is there to see around Elsewhere...?

I wouldn’t say that there is anything which is completely spectacular as, for example, the Taj Mahal. Goa itself is an interesting place, you get a good feel of the place driving through it. There is for example old Goa, if you are interested in Portuguese architecture and old churches. It is a very good place to go to. And maybe you can visit some of the old traditional markets and bazaars there. They sell traditional produce from the gardens of the villages.

The Piggery
Elsewhere bedroom
Elsewhere bedroom
Elsewhere bedroom
Kitchen
Bathroom
Elsewhere veranda
Otter Creek Tent
The Priest’s House
Beach

Elsewhere... rooms & rates

Well, my intention when I restored the houses was to make them as authentic and charming as possible in terms of the look and feel. The idea was to take you back in time and yet be comfortable. But we are not trying to be a luxury kind of boutique hotel. That is not what we are about. It is more about being authentic, yet comfortable and in a setting, which is really beautiful. And we haven’t really changed anything in terms of the natural surroundings, so it remains the way it was, even in terms of the environment. I really don’t think that there are any other beach houses anywhere in Goa, which have been left exactly the way they were a hundred years ago.

The houses originate from the Portuguese era and they have been restored in the best possible way and reflect the past in that sense. But inside, they do have the comforts that one would require to have a decent holiday. Some of them are even air-conditioned and of course you have hot water and other things that are necessary. So, yes, they look old and they are old in a sense, but they have been modified so that they are comfortable.

And we have three exclusive, comfortable tents at Elsewhere... They are right on the beach and face the creek, which runs parallel to the sea. Each tent sleeps 2 people in a double four-poster bed and has private en-suite toilets and bathrooms. Each tent also has its own little terrace and a bamboo jetty over the creek.

  • Otter Creek Tents for 2 people / 50 m²
    118 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    All three tents are on the beach and face the creek, which runs parallel to the sea where tranquility, peace and purity prevail. Each tent sleeps 2 in a double four-poster bed and has private en suite clean western style toilets and bathrooms with running water and hot showers. Each tent also has its own sit-out and a bamboo jetty, over the creek.

    For the tents, we can only accept bookings for children who are older than 12 years, provided one parent or guardian shares the tent with the child.

  • The Bakery - Double Bedroom for 2-3 people / 50 m²
    242 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)

    A maximum of 2 guests per bedroom, can occupy the Bakery. There are 2 separate bedrooms that can be rented separately. Each bedroom has its own entrance and they are on opposite sides of the house. Each bedroom is self-contained with its own en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms open to a balcony. We can provide a camp bed at an additional cost. We can only accept bookings with children 10 years or older in The Bakery. There is air-conditioning in the rooms.

  • The Piggery for 4-5 people / 50 m²
    390 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 2 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    All bedrooms open to a balcony. One extra child below 10 years old will be permitted per bedroom, provided the child shares the bed with the parents. One extra bed can be provided in one of the rooms at additional cost. We can provide a baby crib at no extra charge.

  • The Priest's House for 6-7 people / 50 m²
    390 / night
    • 3 Double bedroom
    • 3 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    All 3 bedrooms open to a balcony, there is no living room. Two of the bathrooms are open to the sky. There is no air-con in this house.

    One extra child below 10 years old will be permitted per bedroom, provided the child shares the bed with the parents. Baby cribs can be provided at an additional cost. Also, in one of the bedrooms, we can provide a camp bed at an additional cost. One of the bedrooms has a mini-bar and refrigerator stocked with drinks. It also has a tea & coffee making machine.

  • The Captain's House for 6-7 people / 50 m²
    390 / night
    • 3 Double bedroom
    • 2 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    All bedrooms open to a balcony. The master bedroom has it's own bathroom, the other 2 bedrooms share a common bathroom. There is a little pantry for heating up water or milk, a lockable luggage room and an open sit out area. There is no air-con in this house.

    One extra child below 10 years old will be permitted per bedroom, provided the child shares the bed with the parents. Baby cribs can be provided at no extra cost. Also, in one of the bedrooms, we can provide a camp bed at an additional cost.

Included in the rates
Rates include taxes and breakfast.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. In some houses a baby cot can be provided free of charge. Tents are only available for bookings with children 12+ years old, provided one parent or guardian shares the tent with the child. Please enquire.
Minimum stay
3 nights
Check in time
after 13:00
Check out time
before 12:00
Closed end of May to end of September

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Music system
  • Laundry service

We have a whole range of food actually. We have Indian food and continental food. When I say Indian, I mean not necessarily Goan, but we also have Goan food, of course, which has this great Portuguese influence. We have a huge menu and a great variety, because sometimes we have people who are staying a long time and we don’t want them get bored with the food.

Things to do in Goa & Mandrem

  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Boat trips

There is a book, which has been written by me, which is in all of the houses at Elsewhere... It tells you all the interesting things that you can do, including all the other interesting beaches that you can visit. And there are places like the old Goa with all the old Portuguese churches, things like spice plantations that you can go and visit, or places with elephants and other things. Generally speaking we have guests who usually spend a minimum of one week with us, so they go out for a day or two and have a look at the area. Then they are happy to stay with us and spend the rest of the time just doing nothing, just swimming and reading and that’s it.

Elsewhere... reviews

4 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Overall really nice stay, great hospitality and service. We need to comment on one thing: There seems to be a rat problem in the Priest House. Every-time we had been away from the house for an hour or more, rat excrement could be found on the floor and even on the bed linen.
Esben K.
stayed at Elsewhere... in November 2018
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
I would rate the stay as a 5! Elsewhere is beautiful and peaceful - a great place to truly relax!
Kerry M.
stayed at Elsewhere... in December 2017
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Excellent...everthing...and so so special...the staff...the good...the accommodation. ..could not do enough for us!
Norman F.
stayed at Elsewhere... in February 2018
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Outstanding , a Paradise well protected and a great team looking after you !
Jean-Eric M. (France)
stayed at Elsewhere... in November 2016
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
It was really good.. I would rate it very good... Staff were also very humble n great hospitality.. very good staff.. food was also very taste n clean
Navaneeth K. (India)
stayed at Elsewhere... in October 2016
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
My experience was great!
Harini K. (India)
stayed at Elsewhere... in January 2016
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Magical...My goodness, I could be here all day raving about our stay at Elsewhere. Back home today, and we really miss it. It was 100% magical: the setting and the charm, and the simplicity and beauty and style. Also the courtesy of the staff, and their tact and sensitivity. Barbara and Mark led the team who looked after our every wish, but all the others were also superb. We adored it and can”t wait to go back one day. It was very special and like paradise and we have seen a lot of other lovely places. Thank you to them all, and congratulations on such a wonderful place!
Nadine B.
stayed at Elsewhere... in February 2014

The location of Elsewhere...

Our exact location is a bit of a secret. The Calangute-Baga beaches are the main tourist areas in Goa. And we want to be far away from that. We want people to see this other part of Goa and the world. And it is slightly difficult to get to Elsewhere, probably because you have to cross a creek. So there is a natural kind of boundary, which keeps us away from the rest of the world. Unless you have been at Elsewhere... before, it can be difficult to find us. And we prefer to keep it that way to make you feel that you are leaving civilization, going to a place that is somewhere else.

When is the best time to visit Goa?

Well, we are open from the first of October to the end of May, but the nicest time in terms of the climate and the sea and various other things is, I would say, from early November to around the end of February or middle of March.