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Backwater Heritage Homestay

Parippu - Aikkarachira Rd, Kumarakom 686015 India
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Kavita wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
One of the best Homestay in the entire Kerela! My husband and I spent around 2 months in this very beautiful place. The vibe of the Homestay is so beautiful that waking up to the call of cuckoo bird amidst the lush greenery is heavenly. Oh and how can I forget the delicious hot coffee that was served every morning? Both Uncle and Aunty are like extended family members who took care of my stay with so much of care. Nothing was too much for Uncle and many a times he really went out of his way to ensure that our stay was super comfortable. Cleanliness is maintained immaculately throughout the property. The food is awesome and is cooked with a lot of attention and love. I am really going to miss my time and can’t wait to return :-)
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert Y wrote a review Nov 2023
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A very nice and peaceful home stay, staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent and good value for money. The rooms are basic but clean and tidy with air con. It sits on a river and offers canoe rides.well worth the money. We would certainly go back.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daydream16130327167 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Backwater Heritage Homestay in Kerala, India is a great place! Clean air, scenic river, gracious owner, and unique, delicious food. A must-visit for everybody! The place itself is located near a water body and it is a place that is very relaxing. I feel that a few days stay will make you want to stay there forever!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jojy O wrote a review Sept 2023
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A great place for individuals and families to spend a quiet and comfortable few days, away from the usual fast-paced daily life. Located in a serene and beautiful small town in Kerala, with hosts Mr. Xavier Joseph and his wife Lovely showering attention (and unbelievably good food) on you day and night ! I loved it so much that I have been staying here on my visits over the last many years, even though my family insists I stay with them. If you are on a working vacation, as I am often, the good WiFi connection and homemade food makes it a great option. I even get a call before arrival asking what food I want and always ask for traditional Kerala dishes. Absolutely wonderful experience! For those into literature, Booker Prize winner Arundhati (Suzanna) Roy spent most of her childhood here, and the book The God of Small Things is about life around this small town.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Vrushti D wrote a review Aug 2023
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Couple Stayed in aug 2023 for 4 nights with my husband. Awesome place for relaxation and unwinding. Ancestral property with lovely garden and overlooking the backwaters. Uncle and aunty are always available. I had awesome home cooked meals. Uncle arranged for canoe ride and other activities. There are also cycles available. There is a nearby ayurvedic massage place. Wifi is good. Hospitality is top notch. I would definitely come here and this time for a week. This place is perfect for people who want to unwind in nature.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Giri68 wrote a review Aug 2022
Yorba Linda, California5 contributions
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From the location, to the hospitality, ethnic food and nearby activities we could not have asked for more. We spent 3 nights as a family and was the perfect break we needed. Mr and Mrs Joseph went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. The property was beautiful, well maintained, clean and relaxing. The food was excellent and made us want for more. Our young daughters, having been raised abroad felt at home and enjoyed the time spent there. For those who want to explore the backwaters there is a local outfit that offers kayaking trips located at a walking distance. It's a 2 hour drive to Kochi if one wants to explore the city and it's historic sites. Overall it was a break we will remember for a while. One will not go wrong if you decide to stay here. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Rohit B wrote a review Apr 2022
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Stayed with the family of Xavier , which has a very good homestay 1. Best home food 2. Very nice garden where we just spent day relaxing 3. Went out fishing in his garden pond. Most important Xavier and his family tries their best to help in whatever way they can. Thanks again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Saskia K wrote a review Jan 2022
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The homestay is run by the lovely Xavier Joseph and his wife, a trustworthy, warm and kind couple. The food both veg and non-veg is very tasteful and healthy. I loved the dishes with all the different vegetables. The tropical green environment is beautiful, do go for a (gondola) boating or kayak trip. Perfect place to recharge and enjoy village life and nature.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Jaydesai wrote a review Feb 2020
Bengaluru, India4 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking for a serene, calm and beautiful place to stay in/around Kottayam, this is it! Scenic, very well kept facility, homely food & service, good approachability from the town, all the amenities to make you comfortable, and above all, hosts Mrs & Mr Xavier's warm hospitality will make you wish to stay here for more. You really can't think of anything else you needed for a perfect vacation stay ☺️
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 Mar 2020
Dear Jaydesai, Thank you for the review! Best regards, Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com
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Carly Fee wrote a review Feb 2020
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My husband and I have travelled the world staying in every type of accommodation imaginable- and never have we experienced such warm, generous hospitality, such utterly beautiful food or such breathtakingly stunning surroundings! Mr and Mrs Xavier Joseph could not have made us more welcome into their beautiful home and their friendly, quiet village, helping us arrange trips and excursions, answering our many questions about local life and plying us with beautiful, authentic Keralan cuisine (as spicy as we wanted it!) day and night- as well as fresh water, tea and coffee and snacks. I actually cried when we had to leave this place! The surroundings are idyllic. During the course of our stay we took four very long walks all around the surrounding area (rice fields, canals and waterways, little streets and communities) and in that whole time did not see one single other tourist- we were absolutely able to experience 'real' rural Backwaters life and it was absolutely magical. If you want peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, the warmest of welcomes and the greatest food you will ever taste then this is the place for you! From the bottom of our hearts, heartfelt thanks to Mr and Mrs Xavier Joseph from my husband and I for giving us an experience we will NEVER, ever forget:) Carly and Simon Fee, United Kingdom
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Carly & Simon, Thanks for the review!!! Best regards, Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com
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₹2,240 - ₹2,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaKottayam DistrictKumarakom
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backwater Heritage Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Backwater Heritage Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Vembanad Lake (7.8 km), Bay Island Driftwood Museum (5.4 km), and Kottayam Cheriapally (St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church) (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Backwater Heritage Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Backwater Heritage Homestay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Backwater Heritage Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backwater Heritage Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lime Tree, The Waterside, and Third Place.
Does Backwater Heritage Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Backwater Heritage Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Backwater Heritage Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Backwater Heritage Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Is Backwater Heritage Homestay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.