Lotus Jewel Beach House
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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Kerala is loved for its friendly atmosphere, the ancient ayurvedic healing, and the food. Many people return year after year. A gentle introduction to India, Palaces, Temples and local villages and towns to shop in, tempt you out of the house, but it is wonderful to return to the privacy and peace of Lotus jewel.
We love watching the fire -flies on the terrace in the evening and the sound of the surf, in the early morning a walk on the beach and watch the local fishermen dive for the days catch. Head into Kovalam for a mojito at Fusion bar as the sun goes down, wander by the little shops and markets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Trivandrum 20 km, Nearest railway: Trivandrum 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Two bedrooms, each with ensuite shower room, colonial four poster beds with mosquito nets, fans and natural air conditioning from the constant sea breeze, the house is designed to circulate air, throw the shutters open to the sea.
The maid will do your washing, make fruit salad for breakfast and keep the place clean, there is a fully equipped kitchen and Vinu can arrange for fresh fish. You can shop in the market for groceries or eat at a number of little restaurants close by. Two five star hotels are ten minutes away by local taxi for special occasions.
24 hour on site staff, discrete but always ready to help. manager will help with arranging trips and tours.
|Further details outdoors|
Sit on the Terrace, its outdoor living here, with perfect temperature and dappled shade from the palm grove, walk down to the lawn or the private beach area, and have a quiet sit and rest. Or walk out onto the beach for a stroll or swim, or just watch the sea eagles dive for fish.
Have a great time !
Please smoke away from the house, its a palm roof and wooden interior.
About this location
The Kerala region
Kerala is an area famous for coconut palms, fish, fruit and vegetables, and Ayurvedic healing massages. It has an ancient theatre Kathakali, classical music festivals, and many Temples and Palaces from time immemorial.
The coastline attracted traders for spice, and so the cuisine reflects many cultures, from Portuguese to Syrian influences. Kerala has excellent educational and medical facilities, it promotes a healthy life style. It is a wonderful place to visit, Trivandrum also hosts the Hay Literary Festival.
Kovalam has long been a tourist attraction since the hippies of the sixties came, and there are many yoga retreats here. Shopping and restaurants here are fun, you can make a trip to wash baby elephants, venture down to the tip of India, see the Palace of the Maharaja of Travancore, and the ancient temple of Kanyakumari.
Any stresses and strains you bring with you can be eased with Ayurvedic massages, daily visits to the clinic we recommend will see you going home completely revitalized, thats one of the reasons why many people come back year after year.
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30 Mar 2014
Do not be taken in by the good reviews, we were. Pay attention to the lack of photographic detail given to the interior of the house. The bathroom picture is taken at the angle you cannot see the gri… More
Thank you for your review, you will see that all other reviews do not agree with your assessment. In fact, Mr Burnham wanted to stay, but the manager and maid, heard his wife saying that the sound of the sea was too loud.
The house is clean, I agree that the yoga mats were not usable, which is why they were at the back of the house not for use, the dogs do bark, the cocks do crow, there is no glass in the window, it is a beach house. we have had scores of people stay and all have loved the authentic ambience. The house is a traditional kerala house, the walls do not close onto a ceiling, it is designed for air flow, the mosquito nets protect from insects,
Guest do not come here for a regular hotel experience, its an eco beach house. Families have cooked and used the kitchen effectively, ovens are not relevant in that climate, people don't roast dinners here.
the only complaint made to the manager was the sound of the waves on the beach. Beware of inexperienced travelers who expect to find England in kerala.
3 Mar 2014
"A unique property in a beautiful location"
We stayed in the Lotus Jewel for 9 days in February and were joined by my daughter and couple of her friends. It is a lovely airy house in a truly magnificent location, not in the heart of touristy Ko… More
Thanks for this lovely review, and happy that you had a good stay.
10 Feb 2014
"Consider yourself lucky"
This is one of those properties where you feel lucky to have had the priviledge to have stayed there and remember it for years to come. Magnificent location on a deserted stretch of beach just up from… More
So pleased that you loved the place as much as we do !
23 Nov 2013
"One of the best beach properties in Kerala!"
I've lived in Trivandrum for the past 18 months and have not found a better beach front property in Kerala. The house is beautifully designed and sits on a large plot of land with neighbors to on… More
Thank you ! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, come again soon.
21 Apr 2013
"Wonderful Beach house on a quiet beach"
We stayed here as a group of 5 for 2 nights at the beginning on April.The house was even better than we imagined there was plenty of room for all of us. The house was clean & tidy. There were plenty o… More
Its great that you had a good stay with us xxxx
1 May 2012
"Terrific Place to Find Peace in A magnificent Setting"
This is a two bedroom house with kitchen and two bathrooms. The house is built with a loving touch and the energy with which it conveys itself to people who occupy it is wonderful. The property manag… More
How lovely that you had a good time, we look forward to seeing you again in January !
16 Mar 2012
"Lovely house in a beautiful location"
The house was a perfect place to start our travels. The location, on top of Nellikunnu Beach was beautiful and it was great to have so much space with the big garden between the house and the beach. … More
Wonderful that your journey started with us and continues on around the world, safe travels.
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