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Self Contained 2 Bedroom Apartment Within Easy Walking Distance Of Beach



Updated: 21-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Self contained apartment surrounded by tropical countryside.

2 bedroom, self contained first floor apartment, with attached bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, dining & living areas, Fridge/freezer, microwave, gas hob, TV, bed linen & towels provided. Maid service 4 times per week . The apartment can be rented as 2 individual studios.

There are sun/yoga terraces & garden barbecue area for guests use.

The property is set in a quiet village location with easy access to shops & public transport.. A short walk through tropical countryside will bring you to Kovalam's renowned Lighthouse beach with its many restaurants, bars & gift shops.

Rickshaws & taxis operate at reasonable prices & tours to other parts of Kerala & beyond can be organised .

Ayruvedic practitioners & a yoga master are available if required, as is the service of a local chef.

The property is only 14 kms from the state capital, Trivandrum & its peaceful location makes an ideal retreat for dental & medical tourists undergoing treatment.

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About the Owner

Patricia Ainslie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Patricia Ainslie

Hi, I'm originally from UK & relocated to Kerala 16yrs ago & loving it. Although I came for the 'quiet life' after working as a local government Social Worker for many years,it did not quite work out that way, I now have an Indian tourism & event management company & more recently started writing for the film industry (screen plays & song lyrics). Life out here is busy but I still enjoy meeting new people, welcoming them to my home & sharing the wonders that beautiful Kerala has to offer.

Patricia Ainslie purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Patricia Ainslie chose Thiruvananthapuram

Here I have the best of both worlds living side by side with local families yet still within easy reach of the beach & Trivandrum city.

What makes this apartment unique

Near to local transport & shops.

Living amongst the local people I have been helped to master the language.

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


very good

  • 4 of 5

Owner very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pulsierendes Leben/Ein Fest der Sinne

  • 5 of 5

Was uns an diesem Aufenthalt so gut gefallen hat, war dass wir mitten unter der einheimischen Bevölkerung quasi "auf dem Dorf" gelebt haben und so Teil von einem Ganzen geworden sind. Indien ist ein Fest der Sinne, mit all den Geräuschen und Gerüchen, den Farben und Geschmäckern. Wir haben unter Palmen gewohnt und sind jeden Morgen durch Bananenplantagen zum Strand gelaufen. In Kovalam kann man - wenn man in die Sraßen geht, die parallelen zum Strand etwa 150 Meter weit entfernt verlaufen - in Lokalen essen in denen auch die "werktätige" indische Bevölkerung isst. Ein Tipp: zum Strand ist es eine Fußmarsch von etwa 10 Minuten, man kann sich aber für 100 Rupien (ca. 1,40 €) ein Tuk-Tuk nehmen. Besonders empfehlenswert sind die einheimischen Schneider, bei denen man sich für sehr wenig Geld Kleidung maßschneidern lassen kann.

Die Eigentümer des Hauses Pat und Sibi - sie wohnen im Erdgeschoss des Hauses - waren immer mit Rat und Tat bei Seite gestanden, und man kann mit ihnen, wenn man Lust hat lange Gespräche über Gott und die Welt führen und viel über Indien erfahren. Die Wohnung - im ersten Obergeschoss des Hauses gelegen - hat zwei seperate Schlafzimmer und Bäder sowie eine funktionale Küche in der man - wenn man Lust hat - richtig kochen kann, auch wenn wir davon wenig Gebrauch gemacht haben, weil diese Reise für uns auch eine kulinarische Reise war. Das schönste an der Wohnung - sie liegt im ersten Obergeschoss - , ist das nach zwei Seiten offene Wohnzimmer, das nur durch Holzjalousien von Außenwelt getrennt ist. Man sollte aber auch anmerken ruhig ist es in Indien nicht, vor allem wenn man auf dem Dorf lebt. Alle drei Religionen Hindus, Christen und Muslims beschallen ihre Gemeindemitglieder über Lautsprecher und feiern mit großer Inbrunst ihre Feste. Ansonsten war diese Reise ein Fest der Sinne.

PS: Wer sich günstig mit einheimischer Kleidung eindecken möchte, kann dies in den angrenzenden im Inland gelegenen Kleisstätten tun - die Fahrt mit dem Tuk-Tuk dort hin kostet ca. 250 Rupien.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, we are so happy you have taken back to Europe a true feeling of India & in particular Kerala. We would welcome you back with open arms. With kind wishes & respect Pat & Sibi.
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From the Owner

Here I have the best of both worlds living side by side with local families yet still within easy reach of the beach & Trivandrum city.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International at 14 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lighthouse Beach at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Trivandrum at 14 Kilometres Nearest Train : Trivandrum at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lighthouse Beach at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lighthouse Beach at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

10% discount on stays of 30 days or more

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Feb-2017


From the Owner

Near to local transport & shops. Living amongst the local people I have been helped to master the language.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2000 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, attached bathroom with instant hot warer
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, wet-room with instant hot water


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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