Villa Jacaranda

Villa Jacaranda

Temple Rd W South Cliff, Varkala South Cliff, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#2 of 37 guest houses in Varkala Town
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Bijou guesthouse in serene South Cliff area of Varkala overlooking the Arabian Sea. Just four individual rooms full of character, fragrant garden, lily pond & roof terrace. Ayurvedic massage and treatments nearby.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Taxi service
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Urdu

Location

Temple Rd W South Cliff, Varkala South Cliff, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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CC wrote a review Feb 2020
London29 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sideshobetty wrote a review Jan 2020
Cameron Park, California36 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gift it was to experience Villa Jacaranda and meet Ajay! The property is beautiful with a large garden area and small pond and two very cute ducks! The immediate energy is welcoming and serene. Our room was upstairs with a very large shared veranda with a table, seating and view of the gardens. My favorite thing about this place is it honestly felt like home. Immediately upon meeting Ajay we felt like we were staying with an old friend. I could have sat and talked to him for hours! He’s kind, honest and such a beautiful human. When we told him we were dressing for the temple at sunset he went out and bought me temple flowers for my hair. That really touched my heart. He took so much time when we arrived to map out, literally, all the best places! And just two doors down is an Ayurvedic center that is just wonderful! We loved the calmer vibe of South Cliff and LOVED hanging at Soul & Surf directly across the street. The only MINOR issue was evening street noise. It didn’t bother me but my husband is sensitive to sound and wore earplugs to sleep which worked well. We will absolutely be back! We miss it already.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from varkalaboutiquehotel, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you, dear guest, for your lovely, heartfelt words of praise and recognition. We are all so pleased that despite your short stay we managed to make an indelible and immensely favourable impression on you. As its owner and creator, I am in the privileged position of enjoying Villa Jacaranda's charms on a daily basis. This is something my team and I wish to share with our guests. Far more than a home, this is a sanctuary for our guests to come to - a place where they know they are welcome and cared for. It is guests such as yourselves who inspire us to continue in this endeavour. Thank you again. There are days when the street sounds are greater than usual - this is almost always to do with a temple festival being held in our vicinity. Normally, our road is a quiet one with only sounds of birdsong and rustling leaves in the semi-rural air. We miss you too - please come again one day soon. Best wishes from all of us at Villa Jacaranda.
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Shanti813 wrote a review Feb 2023
West Molesey, United Kingdom41 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for making our stay here at Villa Jacaranda an oasis of calm and tranquility. We had a wonderful “doing-nothing” two weeks here. You, your staff, Romy (the dog) & Mrs & Mrs Duck were kind, helpful and just plain lovely! This place is such a special place – many a pleasant and lovely evening spent on our veranda. Need to mention the splendid and magnificent garden – a verdant and fragrant oasis of 20 years of love and hard work. Breakfast was as big or as small as you want and gorgeous, from the fruit salad every morning and 'burji' (south Indian scrambled eggs), homemade brown bread, toasted to tea/coffee or both! The room was so tastefully decorated, with a mixture of Asian/Indian touches and European furniture. Fresh flowers were brought to our room everyday from the garden to all locations, including our room, bathroom and veranda. Mosquito coils were left 'uncoiled' ready for us to use - little touches, but showing attention to details which makes the difference. We highly recommend Villa Jacaranda, Ajay and his staff. With deep appreciation and wonderful memories to last a lifetime - thank you all for everything. We hope we will be back someday in the not so distant future.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: To get to the beach, go through the garden at 'Soul & Surf' and use the steps down to the beach -...
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Response from Villa Jacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 20 Feb 2023
Thank you, dear Shanti Ma, for your wonderful review full of love and appreciation. We look forward to being at your service again one day soon. Until then please take good care of yourselves. Best wishes from all of us at Villa Jacaranda.
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MrandMrsSmiff wrote a review Mar 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from varkalaboutiquehotel, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Thank you, dear guests, this makes for such uplifting reading at a time when the villa is unusually silent, incredibly empty. We are delighted we could provide you with a place you enjoyed spending time in. And after your afternoon spent at the beach, a place you looked forward to returning to. We are happy to welcome you back whenever you like. Stay well!
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Noam A wrote a review Aug 2022
17 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful serene and absolutely stunning property minutes from the Arabian Sea. Rooms are spotless, breakfast served on your balcony is fresh and delicious and Ajay is the perfect host. You will feel like royalty at his home
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Villa Jacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 28 Aug 2022
Thank you for your generous words of praise and encouragement. It’s so good to know we are doing the right thing for our guests. We look forward to your return very much. Best wishes.
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Lawbow11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Broadstairs, United Kingdom39 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Villa Jacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 26 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for appreciating the little things that make our guests’ experience a special one. The idea of what we would like to find when we find ourselves in a seaside guesthouse is what motivates us most - good lighting by the beds, fresh flowers in the rooms, cotton bedlinen which is not only comfortable but also provides aesthetic pleasure, crockery and cutlery which is a joy to eat off. The list is long. Best wishes for you, we hope to see you here again before too long.
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Steve J wrote a review Mar 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom35 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Villa Jacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 26 Nov 2022
Dear Steve, Please excuse my tardy response but life got in the way somehow and prevented me from thanking you promptly. I take pleasure in thanking you now, for your beautiful words which so well describe your experience not only of your comfortable stay at Villa Jacaranda but also of the joys of spending time in Varkala, surely one of the most beautiful seaside spots in all India. I hope you are well and are busy planning a return to Villa Jacaranda and of course Varkala. Our very best wishes for you.
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674arindamb wrote a review Nov 2022
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in a quiet place, a short walk away from the beach, this property is quite beautifully maintained, and immediately gives homely vibes. Jai was a wonderful host and every conversation with him was a charm. The breakfast is wholesome and very tasty. One small note, when we stayed, no food other than breakfast was available. Would be great if some (even if limited) options are made available for lunch or dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: As of the time we stayed (end of Oct), no meals other than breakfast is being provided. The...
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Response from Villa Jacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 24 Nov 2022
Thank you, dear guest, for taking the trouble to write a review on our behalf. We are so glad that our efforts at making your stay a pleasant one did not go unnoticed. There is much work that is done “behind the scenes” by the staff at Villa Jacaranda and your lovely review did much to lift their spirits, to be appreciated. Our very best wishes for you.
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Alan F wrote a review Feb 2020
Melrose, United Kingdom75 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love staying here and we love Ajay and all the staff. The latest addition to the team is going to be so sweet, Romy will be fun.
It is so homely and friendly staying here. The attention to detail is consistently top notch. It realy is time to relax, as sometimes India can get a little testing. The Villa Jacaranda is a haven.
To dine in, is to enjoy a simple menu that is totally unpretentious and exquisite quality. It's perfection and a lesson for anyone with an interest in mindfulness. The flavours are so wonderfully balanced. To dine in and be served on the balcony gives it a sophistication that is priceless.
Always a restful comfortable night sleep too. I found myself looking forward to breakfast each day and that's how to poach an egg! Perfect every time.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: They are all great, we have stayed in three of them.
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Response from varkalaboutiquehotel, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 3 Mar 2020
You paid us the biggest compliment by returning to us for your winter vacation in Varkala. I cannot thank you enough for this and for your heart-warming words of praise and affection. We eagerly look forward to having you stay with us again. Best wishes from all of us at Villa Jacaranda, including the adorable Romy who grows bigger by the minute.
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Patricia M wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom7 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was not my first stay at Villa Jacaranda and it most certainly won't be the last. A place that remains unspoilt. It seems to effortlessly create a peaceful, a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Ajay and his staff are on hand when needed, discretely catering to your every requirement
The mature, lush tropical garden is centred in the courtyard. Here Mr & Mrs Duck, charming Spaniel Romy wander happily unaware that they inhabit a little piece of paradise!
The rooms are very attractive, containing carefully chosen furniture, wall hangings and fragrant bed linen. Fresh flowers grace the rooms and every detail is thought through to ensure perfection.
Breakfast is delicious and a variety of options available.
Villa Jacaranda is a wonderful escape from the busy day to day in India
As soon as you open the gate to the house, you know you are in for a treat... and like me, you will return again again!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Villa Jacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda
Responded 19 Nov 2023
Thank you, dear Guest, for your appreciation, your unstinting praise, your continued patronage. It has been our pleasure to have had a discerning guest such as yourself grace the portals of Villa Jacaranda not once or twice but several times - what could be a greater compliment, a greater pleasure than this! We hope you will continue to be a part of our growth and maturity for many years still to come. Sincere best wishes from all of us at Villa Jacaranda!
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janwan58 asked a question Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom29 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello can you give me details on how to book please? Thank you
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Please contact me for information, booking: villajacarandavarkala on Instagram Thank you, Ajay
Answer from VillaJacaranda
Varkala, Kerala, India24 contributions7 helpful votes
Varkala in general and the walk to and from from South to North Cliff is completely safe. It takes about twenty minutes. South Cliff is residential and quiet whereas North Cliff is where there is a nightlife of sorts. The locals are friendly and respectful of tourists. After all, they depend on tourism for their livelihood.
Answer from VillaJacaranda
Varkala, Kerala, India24 contributions7 helpful votes
Thank you! Merci beaucoup!
M_russell11 wrote a tip Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom15 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are several local restaurants and cafes, as well as a number of beeches. All are easily accessible by tuc tuc."
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Shanti813 wrote a tip Feb 2023
West Molesey, United Kingdom41 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"To get to the beach, go through the garden at 'Soul & Surf' and use the steps down to the beach - a far nicer end of the beach. "
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Christoph K., Switzerland wrote a tip Feb 2023
Zurich, Switzerland12 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best ocean views from room 4, which also features a private large terrace"
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sebastienwins wrote a tip Dec 2022
Brussels, Belgium5 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very expensive, no pool"
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674arindamb wrote a tip Nov 2022
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"As of the time we stayed (end of Oct), no meals other than breakfast is being provided. The breakfast is very tasty, but limited to only breads, fruits and tea/coffee"
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PRICE RANGE
₹6,234 - ₹6,234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Jacaranda
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Jacaranda?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Beach (0.3 km), Asparagus (0.2 km), and Janardhana Swami Temple (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Jacaranda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Jacaranda?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Jacaranda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Jacaranda?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Jacaranda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Theeram, Green Pepper Restaurant & Resort, and Varkala Marine Palace Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Jacaranda?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Villa Jacaranda have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Jacaranda offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa Jacaranda located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Varkala Town.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Jacaranda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Jacaranda?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (2.8 km).
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