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Beachgate Bungalow

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Beachgate Bungalows features a charming villa in a private compound, located around the corner from Fort Kochi Beach and a few minutes walk from St Francis Church and the Chinese fishing nets, two most important features synonymous with Fort Kochi. Each villa features three spacious and comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, three open terraces, a fully equipped modern kitchen, a dining room, a family room with TV and free WiFi, a private pool, alfresco dining with a barbeque and a beautiful tropical garden. Each villa has its own private swimming pool with walk out access from the dining room and is surrounded by a beautiful garden and trees which are as old as the bungalows themselves.

The bungalow was designed in the fifties by the old English architectural firm of Pryne, Abbot and Davis for the erstwhile Brooke Bond & Co, an old tea plantation company who wanted their executives to continue to experience the feel of the plantations while they were on mainland. Beachgate bungalow displays top architectural quality with Art Deco elements merged with modern accents. Local additions add to its warmth.

This is a truly private experience where the only neighbors on your property are several delightful families of local tropical birds that live in your private garden. The singular pleasure of enjoying an early morning cup of steaming Nilgiri highgrown tea on your very own private balcony is truly a meditative experience. It only gets better when the birds awaken and rouse each other with their morning orchestra of lilting morning melodies. As dawn turns to day, guests can start their day with a hearty breakfast of their choice and set off to explore the historic Fort Cochin neighborhood on bicycles, which are available on request.

Fort Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India. Fort Cochin's amalgam of colonial architecture provides a unique window into India's colonial past where various colonial powers struggled to take control of India's spice trade that was centered in Fort Cochin. St. Francis Church is the first European Church that was built in India. The History of this Church reflects the colonial struggle of European powers in India from the 15th to 20th centuries, starting with the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the English. A walk through Fort Kochi's charming tree-lined lanes is akin to experiencing a living colonial museum, with art galleries, community halls and schools, cafes, boutique hotels and restaurants all housed in painstakingly restored heritage colonial properties. As day turns to dusk, a visit to the local beach is a must (only 200 mtrs away from the bungalows), to enjoy a spectacular tropical sunset as the sun turns into a giant fiery orange orb as it sinks into the Arabian Sea.

Evenings in Fort Kochi are a truly romantic experience with numerous fine dining establishments, typically housed in beautiful boutique hotels that dot the neighborhood, within walking distance. Kerala is known for its delicious sea-food cuisine and most Fort Kochi restaurants offer a catch of the day that can be cooked to your preferences, along with local wine and beer.

Of course, should you wish to dine in, you have the option of having a chef on call, who will make you a meal of your choice or you can choose to cook yourself.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1 - Master

King size bed, En-suite bathroom with rain shower, Air conditioning, Walk-out terrace and Safe

Bedroom 2

King size bed, En-suite bathroom with rain shower, Air conditioning, Walk-out terrace and Safe

Bedroom 3

Two single beds, Twin trundle bed, En-suite bathroom with rain shower, Air conditioning

Features & Amenities

• Child friendly villa

• Air conditioning

• Cable TV

• DVD player

• Wi-Fi access

• Telephone

• Washer/dryer

• Baby equipment

• Massage table on request

• Kitchen:

o Microwave

o Toaster

o Coffee maker

Outdoor Features

• Walk-to-beach

• Private outdoor pools

• Outdoor furniture

• Alfresco dining

• Gas grill

• Gated property with security

• Parking

• Bicycles

Staff & Services

Included:

• Manager

• Housekeeping (twice a day)

• Security guard

• Access to Eighth Bastion Hotel amenities

• Complimentary parking

• Residence is pre stocked with complimentary water At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required

• Villa pre-stocked with basic necessities

• Private chef on call at extra charge

• Masseur on call at extra charge

• Activities and excursions

• Event fee

Villa Policies

Maximum 6 guests + 1 extra bed

• Children welcome

• Pets not permitted

• Wedding/social events accepted

Getting There

• Taxi recommended

• Transport available

Location

Within 5 to 10 minutes walk

• Fort Kochi beach and Promenade

• Chinese fishing nets

• Dutch Cemetery

• St. Francis Church

• Santa Cruz Basilica

• Bishop's House

• East Indies Restaurant at Eighth Bastion Hotel (10% disc for guests of Beachgate Bungalow)

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Boat available
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 3 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Kerala region

Kochi (Cochin)

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12 Nov 2014

5/5

"An oasis of sleek, understated style - Beachgate Bungalow is truly one of a kind..."

An oasis of sleek, understated style, this sensational fully-serviced villa offers a fresh and contemporary retreat in the heart of Fort Kochi. An unsurpassed location, sophisticated interior design, … More

11 Nov 2014

5/5

"Built to Perfection!!!!"

The property is very close to the fort and to the beach. It offers privacy and you feel very comfortable when within the property. The service is good and we felt very comfortable with the amenities o… More

23 Feb 2014

5/5

"Couldn't stop going wow!"

We recently made a trip to Cochin with my family – 5 adults, my 4-yr old niece and 18 month old nephew. To our dismay, our favourite hotel – 8th Bastion was sold out. That's when they suggest… More

28 Jan 2014

5/5

"luxury, peace, tranquility"

This palatial house with its cool marbled floors and tranquil setting is in a leafy corner near Jewtown just moments from all the hubbub of Fort Cochins busy seafront. The retro building is more of a… More

18 Jan 2014

5/5

"Great privacy and service at walking distance from the fort"

The location is walking distance from the beach and Fort Kochi. There are quite a few historic places and famous eateries that would be a 10-minute walk from the bungalow. It has a pool of its own and… More

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Calendar last updated:08 Nov 2014

Based in India

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