Ajay and staff made us feel like family immediately. Communications from the outset were spot on, transport organised from airport was super efficient and as expected. Villa Jacaranda is a very attractive property, we stayed in room 4 with the roof terrace and found the spacious room comfortable and perfect for our stay. Decent air con and generous bathroom. Breakfast on the terrace was served perfectly, was delicious and more than we could manage. The beach is a short walk and North Cliff can easily be reached on foot or by tuk tuk, which are parked pretty much outside the villa, so getting back of an evening is easy. Although our stay coincided with recent global issues, we found the villa a perfect haven and intend to return once the current crisis has improved.
We really loved this place. A warm welcome from all the staff, the dog and of course Ajay. We had a spacious room on the ground floor and our terrace led out to the beautiful garden. Each morning we were met with birdsong, sunshine and a fabulous breakfast exquisitely served. The location is very good. Away from the more tourist part of the shore yet within easy reach of a lovely beach and great seafood restaurants. We walked into Varkela town which is worth a visit and is far removed from the more touristy coast. Near to the villa there are a number of shops including 'Asparagus' which will make up clothes from locally woven materials. Ajay shared his local knowledge and made our stay very special.He organised taxis for us from the airport and again onto our next stop.
We arrived at Jacaranda at 4.30am after a flight from Abu Dhabi. We were greeted by a member of staff and quickly fell asleep in a lovely bed. Thus the start of our 3 week trip in Kerala. Ajay was a great host and knows the area and the people and everyone one of his recommendations were excellent and suited us down to the ground. The villa sits in a relatively but lovingly kept garden including a small pond with two ducks. The recent addition to the family was Romy, a young puppy who kept us entertained. The villa is well placed for all the attractions of South Beach which is quieter and than the North Cliff area.On Ajay's recommendations we ate most of our meals at Theeram Beach cafe and these meals were amongst the very best we had on our trip. A bonus was that they served alcohol and good cocktails! Breakfasts were brought to our outside area by our room each morning and were just what we wanted. Opposite the villa was a tuk tuk stand and also "Soul and Surf" which was a fantastic place for coffee and food whilst relaxing on sofas under the trees whilst eyeballing hang gliders and birds of prey. Recommend Jacaranda without hesitation…
We loved our 4 night stay with Ajay and his team in this gorgeous peaceful villa in a quiet location on south cliff. We stayed in Room 4 - the room itself spacious and beautiful and the terrace gorgeous. We loved the attention to detail Ajay has put into everything. We loved the breakfast - not just the food but the lovely crockery and linen and the precision and care with which it is brought to you and laid out. Ajays team are quietly friendly and efficient and Ajay himself a great host. He has put a lot of thought into creating this lovely villa. One of our favourite places in our 4 week trip - thank you Ajay
Stayed for four nights at Ajay's villa (room 2). Lovely room with some beautiful pieces of old furnishings blended in with more stylish modern pieces. Some really nice touches; from fresh flowers in the room to the hand delivered jasmine chain on a banana leaf each evening that filled the room with the most delightful aroma. Breakfasts on the huge balcony overlooking the lush garden was just magical. Loved the pond with his two ducks and his very easily excitable little puppy. The staff and Ajay were like one big family, super helpful and friendly. Oh, and a big mention about the breakfasts; exquisite, as was the home made bread and their very own pineapple jam...delicious!!