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Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow

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Mavady Estate, Vagamon 686580 India
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Vanilla County is an authentic and enchanting plantation house , in close proximity to the orgin of the Meenachil river at Mavady Hills near Vagamon, Kerala sheltered by rubber trees , various spices, trees and plants. The area comes under the Western Ghats Or Sahyadri Mountain ranges, a proclaimed ' UNESCO ' World Heritage site and is one of the eight hottest hot spots of biological diversity of the world. Vanilla County is two and half hours drive from Cochin international airport and its unique destination helps travelers understand the true meaning of responsible eco- tourism. Vanilla County is the perfect take off point for visits to Periyar Wild life Sanctuary, Munnar hill station, Alleppey back waters and Marari beach.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
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Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Mountain view
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English, Hindi, Tamil
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Voyage_De_Plaisir wrote a review Nov 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India889 contributions223 helpful votes
Booked this heritage property for 2 nights and it’s beautiful and owner stays inside only. The only reason less stars and average rating because of food . No options for vegetarians and if the food is finished it’s finished , they don’t refill again so if they have full house then no food . Rooms are clean with all amenities and staff is helpful
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adventurer156892 wrote a review Oct 2022
Switzerland73 contributions11 helpful votes
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For the 4th time I have come to this marvelous destination, now under the management of the new generation of Mathew and Silu. They have taken the place to a new level bringing together foreign and domestic tourists in the warm hospitality of the vintage plantation bungalow, offering amma Rani’s excellent Kerala home foods with all local organic products. In house program including plantation walk, jungle and rock pool bath. Jeep safari and toddy shop visit are complementary. Rooms are spacious, ornately furnished with homemade mahogany and teak furniture and flooring. Terrace and balcony give a wonderful view of the wide variety of plants and birds. Staff is very diligent and eager to please. The hosts are so warmhearted and sincere that you won’t want to leave. A paradise for families including kids and grandparents, couples and single travellers seeking good company. We can’t wait to be back - see you next time!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t worry about usual standards like room service or swimming pool - what you experience here...
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penjhill wrote a review Oct 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions
We have stayed in six different places in Kerala and this was our favourite. Suli and Matthew were so warm and welcoming and Maju was a star! The food was incredible, dish after dish of amazing recipes. The best we had in Kerala by far. We had fun at the rock pools and a day with the locals at the barbers shop, local beekeepers and rubber making. Took a trip to a local viewpoint which was really beautiful. We were sad to leave. Take the time, make a detour and enjoy! Penny and Phil
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mala R wrote a review Oct 2022
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India54 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed at the Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow from Sept 16-18 2022. We arrived to a splendid lunch (kept for us in spite of the fact that we were very late in arriving). The room had a wonderful view from an old fashioned balcony. The sound of silence has to be felt to believe. The subdued roar of small water falls all around is the only back ground noise you hear, except for bird calls. The hosts are unobtrusive and yet present everywhere, in the thoughfully currated menus (even for vegetarians) or the directions to any place you might like to visit. It is a place that lets the soothing sounds of nature take over and refresh you to go back to the grind.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Nick L wrote a review Oct 2022
Hatfield, United Kingdom32 contributions10 helpful votes
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We had such an amazing time at Vanilla County. Silu, Matthew and Maju all made us feel so welcome in their beautiful home. The food was absolutely stunning throughout our stay. Maju was always on hand to help show us around the local area. Highlights (other than the food) was the swim in a nearby rockpool and waterfall, a trip to Illikkal Kallu an amazing view point of the Western Ghat's. We also arranged a haircut at the local barbers. We left having made friends of Silu, Matthew and the team and can't wait to come back!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aditya Hebbar wrote a review Sep 2022
Bengaluru, India9 contributions3 helpful votes
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This is a beautiful family run heritage house turned into a homestay in the foothills of Vagamon. Just an hour’s drive from Pala, this place is close to all places of internet in Vagamon. The food is wonderful and is cooked with locally sourced ingredients. All our meals here were a treat in taste buds. A 10 minute walk from the homestay is a small stream with natural rock pools one can take a dip in. Overall a fantastic stay away from hustle and bustle of a city life.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JOSEPH S wrote a review Jun 2022
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India9 contributions5 helpful votes
It was by accident we were booked into Vanilla County as I was desoerately looking for a weekend getaway. But to all our surprise this turned out to be one of the best experience we ever had in our life.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ashly J wrote a review Jun 2022
Nairobi, Kenya33 contributions10 helpful votes
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I felt proud about my selection after the 2 nights stay at Vanilla County. We wished to have a couple of days away from busy schedules, noisy roads and polluted surroundings. Vanilla County was the best choice. We could walk thru comparatively untouched soil and water streams. Cool, Calm atmosphere, birds, butterflies, variety of plants and Kannilthulli brought out the kids in us. I will never forget her gorgeous smile in satisfaction when I applied kannilthulli in her eyes. Quality and variety of food served for every meal was exemplary. Some of them brought childhood memories. Hospitality of team Vanilla County, especially Maju and Sojan was really amazing. Response for each of our needs was the Malayalam word "Pinnentha", means "Why not". We wish them good in everything and wish to go back when possible. Anyone who loves nature, we recommend Vanilla County.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Annica wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The plantation is amazing with all the greenery surrounding the houses. It's complete relaxing and calm place. For us 4 adults and 4 kids, we really enjoyed the trek and natural rock pools. The guide showed us local plants, spices and told us about the changes that is happening. Interesting and really nice walks in the areas. Stayed 2 nights and it's was perfect, the food is amazing and local Kerala food. The hosts and staff is making everything to make you feel welcomed and satisfied.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All our rooms were perfect, stayed in the big house - had view towards the garden.
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Sumi R wrote a review Mar 2022
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Vanilla County was outstanding in every way from the moment we contacted them for availability till we waved them goodbye! Booking and asking questions was very easy via WhatsApp. Their business account on WhatsApp allows you to browse the catalogue on the App and check out the different room options. Mathew was super helpful in providing good clarity on multiple questions I had and so responsive. For non Indians being able to interact via WhatsApp makes things very easy, since there is no requirement to have an India phone or have cellular coverage. He also coordinated our pick up from Kottayam railway station via Siby, the taxi guy. From the moment we arrived at Vanilla County, Maju, the manager, coordinated all our activities. Maju was excellent, always with a smile on his face and a can-do attitude! We also got to meet Mr. Baby Mathew and his lovely wife, Rani. Everyone was so friendly and warm, felt like we were visiting family and friends! The food at Vanilla County was excellent! Again home like feel, but resort like presentation and service. Amazing variety for both vegetarians and meat lovers! The room we stayed was in the main bungalow on the upper floor. The room was clean and well provisioned. The bathroom was very clean and fitted with modern amenities. Location wise, Vanilla County is about 13 km / 8 miles from Vagamon proper, which suited us perfectly since we were away from the usual tourist crowds. Took long walks on the road that runs through the coffee and rubber plantation all the way to the village. Really lovely place for a 3 day weekend trip!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Baby Mathew, General Manager at Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow
Responded 8 Apr 2022
Hi Sir, Thank you very much for staying with us and we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to meet you again. Thank you.
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$81 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictVagamon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow
Which popular attractions are close to Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow?
Nearby attractions include Barren Hills (7.4 km), Vagamon Kurisumala (3.9 km), and Thangal Hill (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow have airport transportation?
Yes, Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vanilla County Heritage Plantation Bungalow?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.