~ The Hosts ~
Hi all, my name is Bennita Ganesh and I stay in beautiful Goa with my husband Ganesh and our 2 daughters Trikaya & Trisha. We love to meet different people and experience different cultures from around the world.
We, Bennita (Beni) and Ganesh (Gani), will be your hosts during your stay in Arco Iris. After having spent the better part of our lives inhaling the dust and fumes of Indian urbania, we both decided that there was no place like Goa. Since the kids were only too happy to second our opinion, our shift to the beach state was considered, contemplated and then executed in double-quick time.
After having made the decision to make Goa our home, it took us a fair amount of time and energy to locate the property that would satisfy our myriad requirements. It was after the arduous search of almost a year that we chanced upon Arco and instinctively knew that our search had ended. The fact that the house had not been occupied for close to three decades, meant that it took us another three years to restore the house to its present condition.
Arco has been our home now since May 2009 and matters have been helped by the seamless manner in which Trusha (17 years) and Trikaya (14 years) have transitioned to the Goan way of life. After having experienced the serenity of life in Arco for the first couple of years, we thought it would be a shame if the pleasures of living in a quaint village in Goa weren’t shared with others yearning for a interlude in their hectic lives and hence the decision to open our doors to guests.
Guests are provided with boarding and complementary breakfast. Additionally, lunch and dinner can be arranged for with prior notice. We are always accessible to offer assistance, be it for transport arrangements, sight -seeing options or just about anything else that will make your Goan holiday a memorable one.
Ratul, our cheerful manager, is the one ever eager to take care of our guests’ smallest needs. He whizzes around the house as if on invisible skates and is rarely spotted without a beaming smile on his face.
Ram is our resident master chef who whips up lip-smacking meals like nobody’s business. From spicy Goan curries to jugs of chilled lemonade, he’s got you covered!
Mareth, our OCD housekeeper, is the one to applaud for the house being squeaky clean 24/7. We bet you’ve never come across someone as dedicated to making sure their domain is spic and span!
Nataline, our jovial housekeeper pops in everyday to make sure that everything is up to scratch and valiantly takes on the herculean task of maintaining the house up to the sparkling standards that our guests seem to love.
Arco Iris is pet friendly from every angle! We absolutely adore animals and have one of our own 8-year-old Lady Labrador Feni who manages to convert even the few who are scared of dogs into ardent animal lovers.
Couple this with the hens that frequent our backyard and the cows that occasionally saunter in and you’ve got yourself an animal paradise!
Over the years, we’ve hosted numerous four-legged guests, much to Feni’s delight. She’s a very social dog (who enjoys photo shoots with our human and non-human guests as much as the next supermodel) and looks forward to making more furry friends!
~ Reservations ~
In keeping with its name, Arco Iris has five spacious rooms in the different colours of the rainbow. You can choose between the Indigo, Orange, Violet, Yellow and Blue rooms. The entire property is Wi-Fi enabled. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, with hot and cold running water supply.
|Room Type||Oct to Nov|
Feb to May
|Dec to Jan||Jun to Sep|
|INR 6000.00||INR 7500.00||INR 5000.00|
|Classic (Non A/c)|
|INR 5500.00||INR 7000.00||INR 4500.00|
Rates may vary based on availability for long weekends, holidays, festivals etc. Kindly confirm same while booking
Terms & Conditions
- Taxes Extra As Applicable.
- Rates Are Inclusive Of Breakfast.
- Rates Are For Double Occupancy On A Per Night Basis.
- A Maximum Of Four Pax (Two Adults With Two Children Under The Age Of 12 Years) Can Be Accommodated Per Room.
- Lunch/ Dinner Available At Rs 700/- Per Person Per Meal With Prior Notice.
- Extra Mattress @ INR 1500.00 Per Night, Including Breakfast. (INR 2000.00 - During Dec 1 To Jan 31)
- Reservation Will Be Confirmed Against A 50% Advance Payment.
- Special Rates For Long-Stay Guests.
- Check-In Time 12 Noon And Check Out Time Is 11 Am.
- Fair Cancellation Policies