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Privasea - Hill top Sea View Villa

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum 
Villa
Privasea is a private villa situated on the hillside amongst lush tropical gardens in Varkala - Kerala. With stylish combination of traditional Kerala design and modern elegance and a direct sea view from terrace, lawn and bedroom !
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Benny G
Hosting since September 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (10)
guschai
guschai
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia39 contributions
Privasea! The name of the place speaks for itself!
My partner and I stayed in Privasea for 2 nights in mid-November. Hands down, the best Airbnb property that we have stayed so far. Hospitality: The main aspect why we loved Privasea. Jobin, the caretaker is attentive to small details in delivering the highest level of comfort throughout our stay. For example, Jobin replaced the old bottles of waters with the new one without the need from us to ask from him. Foods: We had the best Keralite foods here in Privasea, especially that Dry Masala Prawn prepared by Jobin himself. Which rendering me to request the same by replacing with the chicken. Cleanliness: The property is quite spotless. Nothing to complain. Location: We couldn't ask for more, imagine yourself waking up to the sound of crashing waves with sea breezes! We are aware of the fact that it is quite a distance from the main Varkala Cliff, but all we wanted was seclusion from the busy cliff of Varkala yet it is accessible. Smacked in between the Varkala Beach and Edava Beach, you can walk to either direction along the cliff. We enjoyed our 30-minute walk from Privasea to Varkala Beach during both evenings, even when it was dark. It was very safe. Practicality: Our slight complain is the outdoor dining place which prone to bird (birds' poo) and flies, which may cause guests to be unable to enjoy their foods while eating. However, it was enjoyable during dinner time. It can be better if there is a shade if guests prefer to eat outdoor, especially during daytime or rainy days. Communication: Whatsapp group was created before the arrival to ensure our smooth arrival. Despite we were late from the initial schedule due to we missed the train station to alight, Jobin was still waiting for us in the train station. Although we have never met Benny in person, he has been putting his attention to us in case if anything is wrong. Services: Needless to say, pick-up and drop-off services to the train station are complimentary! Day trip to any tourist spots by tuk-tuk can be arranged upon request. In conclusion, we won't hesitate to return back if we have the opportunity to visit Varkala again.
Visited November 2019
Written 28 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nikhiiil
Nikhiiil
New Delhi, India149 contributions
Beautiful
After visiting this place i just wish that i have a house like this in future . Getting up with the sound of waves was just something unbelievable ...
Visited July 2015
Written 19 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Here-goes-pooh
Here-goes-pooh
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Mesmerising Feeling. Far From Chaos...Close To Nature.
The sea facing private vila is the perfect gift stay you can give to anyone you love. The hygiene, clean environment calmness and friendly cook. I can't thank Mr.Benny to give us such an assistance personally. The amazing Keral-lite home cooked food and a open small garden to finish it all facing the sea was an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended to go here an spend some days. Nights are even better when you can hear the sea talking. This area is a little isolated but safe. Its too private to be forgotten. Visiting places near by is also easy. Just catch an Auto, and it takes you to places of wonders. Just 5 mints away is Kadaltheram Ayurvedic Spa, which gives you the best Ayurvedic massages.
Visited November 2015 Travelled with family
Written 19 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

triplil
triplil
Geneva, Switzerland16 contributions
Nice room but too far from averything
The interior of the villa is very nice, colourful and clean. The small garden is cute as advertised. They advertise that there is a free parking place, however, no car can possibly reach the place, only an auto-rickshaw or a scooter can get through. The place is very remote and goes through a maze of small non paved roads to get there. The view to the sea from the cliff where the villa is located is very nice but there are no accessible beaches because they are wet by the waves hiting the shore and barred by big rocks. You have to pay a rickshaw 220 roupies for every comuting to town and the same for return since they will charge the empty return fee. The place is, in our opinion, only good for solitary retreat unless you can bear with a long walk (said to be 3.5km along the shore - we haven't tried this since it was so hot and damp) to Varkala or you have a scooter.
Visited March 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 27 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rakhu a
Rakhu a
14 contributions
Best Beach Facing Stay
Right in front of a beach. Quiet and clean place. Perfect for romantic couples :-) Care taker was good and helping. Had a great vacation filled with beach and happiness. Sun set is superb. Overall a good place to hangout if you love beach :-)
Visited February 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 24 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

fabskochi
fabskochi
9 contributions
the room with a view...
Right on top of the cliff, away from the maddening crowd, this home stay with an amazing view will definitely make you write poems even if you never wrote one... take a drink..sit in the verandah and I guarantee the most romantic holiday you ever had in privasea....
Visited November 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 22 February 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stefaning
Stefaning
Province of Teramo, Italy84 contributions
Great location and beauty, with some small issues
The location is unique in Varkala, right on the cliff, secluded with only some local small houses around, with cows and goats. The garden around is small and nice. Considering that we are in India, the standard is good enough, In this regard anyway it is a little bit expensive, you pay above all for location. Wifi with an internet key is really good. On booking, we asked and was confirmed for the presence of a kitchen, but when we arrived, we renounced since we felt the kitchen that was offered was not ok from a hygienical point of view. The bathroom is good but it is difficult to get a warm good shower. The place, as said, is secluded and not always a guardian was there during the night. Nevertheless we never had problems! But consider that, if you like to sleep in a protected environment. When we arrived the house was not really clean, but when we remarked that, right away the care taker organized a good cleaning “session”. The caretaker is very present, but not always he accomplishes what you ask: for example, once arrived we asked to put a simple mosquito net on the house door (no mosquito net on the bed), but in two weeks this had never happened, in spite of our reminders
Visited January 2015
Written 15 February 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rakhu a
Rakhu a
14 contributions
One of the best experience
We had a great stay here at Privasea. Place is cool for couples. Quiet and clean rooms. Beautiful beach in front of the villa Good food on order value for money
Visited September 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 16 December 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay550661
Stay550661
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words, We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time with us. Looking forward to welcome you again at Privasea Villa - Edava / Varkala
Written 13 January 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dom W
Dom W
Marlow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Best Beach Facing Stay we ever had
We had a beautiful 5 days in Varkala at Privasea Villa. We initially planned a 2 day stay but later extended to 5 days :-). It had a good time there. Beach is exactly opposite to our villa. Place is very romantic and cool for couples.
Visited November 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 12 December 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay550661
Stay550661
Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing Privasea Villa ! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation with us. Looking forward to welcome you again at Privasea Villa.
Written 13 January 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vinod R
Vinod R
1 contribution
The Sea has music to those who listen
Away from the crowd and with the nature, Privasea is one of the serene destination I have visited . Situated close to the cliff, facing sea, the private villa provides all the facilities for those who really wish to plan a vacation away from the crowd and from all worries. The place is well secured with personal security guard and care taker attention, with a cool private beach. You really feel at home on the hospitality provided by the small team managing this. It was a right choice selecting this place.. Value for money and good for long stays as they have all facilities within the property. Highly recommended and surely will plan next trip soon.
Visited October 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 6 November 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay550661
Stay550661
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time and share such extensive review about Privasea Villa. Your feedback is indeed motivating and will definitely encourage our team to further enhance our services. Also happy to know that you enjoyed our hospitality and your stay was comfortable. Looking forward to welcome you again soon. Thanks, Benny
Written 11 November 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided

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About the neighbourhood
Privasea has its own unique charm and features a verandah or terrace from which you can enjoy the most breathtaking direct views of varkala beach. Guest Access > Free Wifi > Free Break Fast > 2 Bottles of Mineral Water Daily > Housekeeping services on Request > Digital Safe Deposit Locker The Neighborhood VARKALA, Situated in South kerala at North end boarder of Trivandrum District. Main Site Seeing Attraction around Privasea Villa. Varkala Beach Kappil Lake Anjengo Fort Varkala Tunnel Ponnumthurut Island Sivagiri Mutt Getting around We can organize Auto / Tuk-Tuk for getting around Varkala .
Access
Car not needed
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 12 pm
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Privasea - Hill top Sea View Villa is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Privasea - Hill top Sea View Villa has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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