Apartment in Kovalam, Kerala, India - Fantastic Beach Short Walk Away And All Amenities Nearby
Lovely two bedroom apartment VERY close to sea - short walk to lovely Samudra Beach. Two en suite bedrooms; living/dining room; kitchen and balcony / sit out area. Fully furnished and clean. Great staff team - friendly, and helpful and available to advise re trips and outing, things to do. Restaurants, shops and banks all nearby.
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(2 traveller reviews)
This is a spacious, top-floor apartment in a 2 storey house but there wasn't anyone living downstairs. The apartment was very clean when we arrived, the kitchen was quite large and had enough to prepare lunch and breakfast, there was not a microwave as mentioned although we didn't ask for one. There is a roof top area; no lounge chairs but the space is lovely for yoga. Nice balcony with chairs, excellent screens on the windows and mosquito nets, the beds are quite hard. One bedroom had a king-size bed that could have been made into 2 single beds, the other had a double bed. Showers worked well, the television did not work but we weren't interested so didn't ask for it to be fixed. The location is very good, it is walking distance to Lighthouse Beach and there's a very good swimming beach about 8 minutes' walk to the south. The beach in front of the apartment has large, rough waves. There is a wonderful restaurant next door run by an extremely personable and helpful man "Shiva".
The biggest problem with this apartment was the lack of airconditioning, there are ceiling fans but they weren't very effective and the whole apartment was stuffy and stifling hot. Another negative was the barking/howling dogs right outside the bedroom.
There is easy access to taxis and autorickshaws and there is a bank machine over the "hump".
Emma was easy to communicate with and responsive. There is an on-site manager.
We had a fabulous holiday in this lovely house - the location is perfectly situated for the beach and nearby restaurants. There is a lovely terrace - just perfect for watching the sun go down! The friendly and helpful team of staff made everything very easy for us and we look forward to a return visit.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Ayurvedic treatments available all year but preferred times for locals to do this is in monsoon season _ May to October. Yoga available all year.
This property is a short walk to a lovely beach - 100 yards to get there.
Local airport Trivandrum, - approx 25 minutes. Collection included in price for stays of over seven days (and can be arranged otherwise for local charge).
Trivandrum airport 10 miles / 25 minutes away
Trivandrum city centre approx 30 minutes away for great sightseeing and fabulous shopping
Kovalam Junction ten minutes walk for shops and banks
Elephant Rehab Centre approx one hour journey
Restaurants, shops and banks all in walking distance. All Kovalam Beaches in easy reach.
Famous Kerala backwaters trip available - taxi and overnight boat trip.
Local backwaters one hour away
Varkala Beach and cliffs - one hour away
Elephant Rehab Centre - one hour away
Neyar Dam - popular Indian holiday resort - wildlife park built around the dam - beautiful boating on the water and chance to see deer and otters.
Tea plantation inland
Cape Cormori - bottom tip of India four hours away -
|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
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
50% deposit to secure the booking with balance to be paid four weeks before arrival. 10am arrival/departure time standard so before/after that may incur additional daily charge. Quote from owners.
10 am standard arrival/departure time. Arrivals before 10am may be charged for the previous night as well. We will accommodate people who have later flights where possible.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- near the sea
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite bathroom to both bedrooms with western style toilet and shower/ bath and basin.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two double bedrooms each with twin beds which can be set as double or two singles, storage space and bedroom furniture.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Great property just a short walk up from sandy Samudra Beach - close to all facilities. Outside: Lovely gated patio garden to front of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for use in the apartment provided Other: Roof terrace and front garden area with potted plants.