Apartment in Kovalam, Kerala, India - Great Location On Samudra Beach close toall amenities - good food, shops and banks.
Gorgeous three bedroom apartment in great location overlooking the beach - short walk down to the sea. Full width balcony to front of property to relax and enjoy the amazing views - sunset over the sea is particularly lovely! Spacious and comfortable accommodation. Large double bedrooms each with well-equipped shower room, living and dining areas and kitchen with fridge and cooking facilities. Mosquito nets to all windows. Close to restaurants, shops and banks. Lovely staff team on hand to help you enjoy your stay.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
'I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying in your beautiful house and how much we didn't want to leave when the time came. [Your manager is] a real professional and a credit to himself.' RB stayed January 2012
'We have enjoyed our stay very much. Our only complaint is that we didn't book an entire month at Elephant House...hopefully next time.' BL stayed November 2011
'Very impressed with service. Lovely villa and location' BT stayed February 2011
Activity and Interests
Elephant House is on the fabulous Samudra Beach. Quieter and less developed than Lighthouse Beach it offers the best of both worlds. A selection of restaurants and shops in walking distance but a quieter and more exclusive atmosphere with a great beach for swimming or sunbathing.
Walk to Lighthouse Beach (10 minutes) for a bustle of cafes and shops and the chance to rent boogie boards and ride the Keralan waves.
Swimming Pool at nearby Hotel can be used for a small daily charge.
Trivandrum Airport is about 20 minutes away from the Kovalam.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Many fabulous places to visit locally and further afield - see details below for ideas of great things to do during your stay.
Trivandrum - bustling Indian City with great market and atmosphere - 15 kilometres away
Famous Keralan Backwaters - 2 day trip
Neyar Dam park with lake and the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre - one day trip
Cape Cormori - the tip of India where three oceans meet - one day trip
and more - see below
Kerala is a great introduction to India with friendly, warm people and incredibly beautiful scenery. With English spoken widely and well, Kovalam is a great resort - combining beach front restaurants, great shopping and breathtaking scenery - it is developed but not over-developed and remains essentially India!
Places to visit:
1 day trips:
Trivandrum - a bustling Indian City - small compared to Delhi or Mumbai but just as packed with history and activity. Temples and traffic combine to give the true taste of India. Visit Chalai Bazaar for the real Indian shopping experience. Fixed price shops also available for those who don't like haggling!
Neyar Dam with Lion Park and lake - visited by Indians and visitor alike - take a boat ride on the lake and catch glimpses of the local wildife - otters, deer and monkeys! On route visit the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre and see these magnificent animals being bathed, fed and looked after with the respect they deserve.
Cape Cormori - the tip of India where three oceans meet
The famous Kerala backwaters: a tranquil boat ride downstream from Alapuzzha - 'the Venice of the East' Riceboat complete with ensuite bedroom/s, fabulous living and eating space and local cooking provided on board. Moor overnight and wake to sunrise over the misty backwaters - a truly beautiful sight.
Thekkady - Periyar wildlife park and spice trails. The Periyar forests of Thekkady form one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
Cochin - historic Fort Cochi with it's famous chinese fishing nets. A bustling town seeped in history.
Munnar Hill Station - famously the retreat from the heat for westerners during the empire days! Vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather. It is also an ideal destination for trekking and mountain biking.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
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|
Please email for further details and to arrange booking. A 50% deposit will secure the booking - with the balance to be paid four weeks before arrival. Airport pick up (included in the price for stays over 7 days) - you will be met and taken to the apartments. Return journey can be arranged. Welcome pack on arrival - water, tea milk and bread. We will consider discounts stays of more than four weeks - except in Dec / Jan.
Standard day is 12 noon to 12 noon. We will always try to be flexible and helpful around booking times. We reserve the right to charge for additional days for arrivals in the early hours.
Notes on prices:
Price includes collection on arrival from Trivandrum (airport or train station); a welcome pack f provisions; housekeeping services and the help and advice of our lovely staff team throughout your stay. Return airport transfers can be arranged - pay locally - just ask our manager.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- Good sized en-suite bathrooms to all bedrooms with shower, wc, and handwash basin.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedrooms - two with twin beds and one with a double bed, wardrobes and bedside tables. Mosquito nets to all windows. Ceiling fans.
- Notes on accommodation: Spacious and comfortable well-furnished accommodation. Tiled throughout with ceiling fans to main rooms and mosquito netting to all windows. Outside: Courtyard garden to the front and roof top access. Great full length balcony, perfect for watching the sunset over the sea - or watching the locals pass by. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels provided for use in the apartment. Apartment cleaned daily. Linen and towels changed every three days. Pesonal laundry can be done by independent arrangement with the housekeeper. Other: Dining area with table and chairs.