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Self Contained 2 Bedroom Apartment Within Easy Walking Distance Of Beach

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's2
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

More Details

About Us

Patricia Ainslie
Kerala Sunset Holidays
156 Eastbourne Road
DL14ES Darlington
VAT Reg No

Patricia Ainslie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2018

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 Kovalam

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kovalam in Venganoor

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • 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
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • 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


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Self Contained 2 Bedroom Apartment Within Easy Walking Distance Of Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

very good

  • 4 of 5

Owner very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 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: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Trivandrum International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Lighthouse Beach
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Lighthouse Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lighthouse Beach
Car: not necessary


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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.