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Little Chembaka

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum 
Villa
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams! Little Chembaka was founded by a group of passionate people who live in Kerala's backwaters and wish to create long-lasting ties between travelers and the locals. We have a one-bedroom villa, a private dining area, a wonderful kitchenette, and a friendly bunch of locals. The small canoes and kayaks at our location ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the tight waterways that larger boats and houseboats cannot navigate. You will have several options to engage with the locals while partaking in activities hosted by the neighbors and friends. If you enjoy interacting with locals and believe in the idea of sustainable travel, Little Chembaka is the place for you!
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
1 Super King
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Sanu E
Hosting since May 2022
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (75)
Larissa S
Larissa S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Einzigartig und ein Must do in Kerala
Dieser Ort ist wundervoll. Perfekt zum erholen und entspannen. Durch das tolle Essen, was man direkt vor Ort bekommt, wird man noch mehr verwöhnt. Dieses Essen ist typisch für Südindien und schon alleine deswegen ein klares Muss diesen Ort zu besuche. Alles wird frisch und authentisch zu bereitet. Und am Ende bekommt man ein wirklich qualitativ hochwertiges und leckeres Essen serviert, was man so nirgendswo anders bekommen kann. Außerdem kann man als Aktivitäten dort eine Bootsfahrt durch die Backwaters machen, was typisch für diesen Ort ist und man kann natürlich auch einen Kochkurs dort belegen. Ich würde diese Unterkunft an jeden empfehlen, der Kerala auf authentische Weise kennenlernen will und an einem schönen Ort Erholung sucht.
Visited May 2024
Written 28 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Divya S
Divya S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Experience
Staying at the Little Chembaka near the serene lake was a delightful experience. The staff provided exceptional hospitality and service, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, offering a homely feel throughout my stay. The homemade food served at the resort was delicious and highlighting the region's culinary delights. Fresh mangoes and lemons added a refreshing touch to the dining experience. The resort's boat service allowed for serene explorations of surroundings. Its location provided a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Overall, it was a peaceful retreat filled with charm and natural beauty. I highly recommend this traditional resort for anyone seeking a relaxing getaway with a touch of local flavor.
Visited May 2024
Written 13 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

satishultimate
satishultimate
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An Awesome Living Experience near Vembanad Lake
I highly recommend this place for solo, couple and a family of 4 travelers, who need a nice relaxation from the regular city life of hustle and bustle.The hospitality provided by Vimal, Sanu and Sulekha has exceeded our expectations. They are totally down to earth people. And when it comes to food, whatever type of food they provided, it was tasting so nice and presentation is comparable to five star restaurants. We also took their canoeing adventure, which was too good. We have been to nearby villages through canoe and did village walk was there, which was a nice experience. I would be visiting this place again for this team, who did a commendable job in taking care of their guests
Visited May 2024
Written 11 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Satomi
Satomi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend to stay here
The activities and schedule during our stay were arranged according to our requests, which made the three days very fulfilling and memorable. The sunrise cruise was not only to enjoy the backwater cruise, but also to see and understand local lifestyles, as they showed us around the farmland according to our interests and let us see and taste the local coconut brew. The food was really tasty and well arragned based on our requirements and the cooking class was enjoyable. We really enjoyed our packaged stay for three days. We appreciate for friendly staff to coordinate wonderful our stay package. We were fortunate enough to find Little Chembaka among the countless hotels in Alleppey.
Visited May 2024
Written 6 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claudio S
Claudio S
Ravensburg, Germany5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unglaublich!!!
Ich weiß nicht wo ich anfangen soll. Es war einfach alles unglaublich & wunderschön. Wir haben uns wie in einem Paradies gefühlt, alles ist mit so viel Liebe & Herzblut gestaltet & wir haben uns sowas von wohl gefühlt. Man fühlt sich wie in einer Oase & wir sind einfach unglaublich dankbar, dass wir diesen wunderschönen Fleckchen Erde gefunden haben. Das Personal war ein Traum, so so nette herzliche Menschen & du spürst einfach, dass sie lieben was sie tun. Sie lesen dir jeden Wunsch ab & zaubern das beste Essen, wirklich, DAS BESTE, das es gibt & wir haben wirklich schon sehr gut in Indien gegessen. Sie bereiten alles frisch & mit so viel liebe & so vielen unterschiedlichen Gerichten. Wir möchten uns von ganzem Herzen bei euch bedanken , es war unverwechselbar & wir werden alles sehr vermissen. Macht unbedingt auch den tollen Kochkurs & die tolle Backwatertour . Wir können es nur jeden ans Herzen legen.
Visited April 2024
Written 28 April 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adrian S
Adrian S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Waterside paradise
A perfect waters of Kerala experience with food to die for.The team was exceptionally friendly and keen to enhance our stay in whatever way possible.
Visited April 2024
Written 10 April 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Eve A
Eve A
Bristol, United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just perfect
When you imagine India, beautiful scenery, vibrant colours, delicious food, lovely people and back to back sunshine , it paints a wonderful picture in your mind, but add to that a gorgeous wooden room, with a veranda, comfortable chairs and positioned on the banks of the Keralan backwaters, then you conjure up a paradise. That is what you have at Little Chembaka. This is five star accommodation with an almost private “staff” (whom become friends very quickly). Situated within a small village and only using produce that is produced from the local farmers, you will not find a more authentic or personal experience. Our every need and want was catered for, we were served with the finest and freshest of dishes, the boat rides and village walks were wonderful. This is a fabulous team of people who have got it exactly right. We loved every bit of it. Don’t change a thing…..we will be back very soon.
Visited March 2024
Written 26 March 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Angela T
Angela T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfort and Warmest Hospitality
We have just spent 3 wonderful days at Little Chembaka in the company of an amazing bunch of people who are passionate and dedicated to making your stay memorable. Our expectations of the place were pretty high having read all the glowing reviews and we were not disappointed. Everything that was promised was delivered and more! It is only when you are there can you appreciate what a very special place this is, created with love & attention to detail. We were made to feel welcome from the moment of booking and were looked after during our stay with a determination that we should enjoy an authentic backwater experience in the best way that suited our interests. The sunrise tour along the backwaters with Sanu was amazing seeing the natural beauty of the waterways changing with the arrival of dawn, observing the village coming to life and meeting the beautiful local people. Spending time with Jes in the kitchen, eating his amazing food and exchanging life stories and then an action packed day in his company as he introduced us to experiences & food we would never have had access to on our own, was unforgettable. We enjoyed every moment. Thank you for such a special time - you touched our hearts and we will treasure memories of Little Chembaka for ever.
Visited February 2024
Written 14 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susan W
Susan W
Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A hidden Backwater gem!
Little Chembaka is a hidden gem! What hosts Jes, Vimal, Sanu and their incredibly friendly team turned out to be. Apart from the very comfortable room, the charming little home stay itself, two things stand out. The first, of course, was a splendid day on the backwaters expertly navigated by Sanu, taking in as much local colour and natural wonder you can soak up in a day and the second was the time watching Jes preparing THE most delicious food you could possibly imagine. His storytelling is almost as good as his flourishes in the kitchen are matched by a life well lived for racking and stacking tales for the table. A real find, highly recommended. As everywhere we found in India, the more you engage you the more you get out of the experience. This adage really applies here too.
Visited January 2024
Written 16 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Little Chembaka
Little Chembaka
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. We are thrilled to know that you have loved the experience here with us. Thanks for being a part of our journey.
Written 24 January 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Climber528074
Climber528074
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible time
Incredible people, incredible experience. Had an amazing time and would 100% recommend to anyone. The food and service is amazing!
Visited January 2024
Written 14 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Little Chembaka
Little Chembaka
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. We are thrilled to know that you have loved the experience here with us.
Written 24 January 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
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  • Private yard
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  • Internet access
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  • Secure parking available

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Map
Getting there
Kochi Airport
57.2 km
Restaurants
Lime Tree
5.4 km

The Waterside
5.8 km

Ettukettu
2.9 km

La Breeze Restaurant
5.5 km
Attractions
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
2.4 kmSpeciality Museums

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
16 minNature & Wildlife Areas

Pathiramanal Island
5.9 kmBeaches

Kerala Stag
3.1 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops
How to get there
The location of our property is Cheepunkal Bridge- Kumarakom. The bridge is 2.7 kilometres away from the town of Kumarakom. Our property is located on the right side of the bridge on Kumarakaom-Vaikaom Road.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 1 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Chembaka

Little Chembaka is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Little Chembaka has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Little Chembaka has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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