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Villa Akasa - Chic Villa

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Shama
14 guests5 bedrooms5 beds5 baths
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Tucked away in a little village in Varkala, Villa Akasa is a quiet guesthouse, surrounded by nature and just a few minutes walk from a beautiful, untouched beach.
We have a great team to make your stay comfortable; one of them is Yakko - our lovely dog who is friendly and loved by all who come stay with us.
We know what it’s like to live in paradise in God’s Own Country – it’s that amazing experience that we want to share with you.

The space
• 5 spacious rooms with separate entrance
• Private verandas to lay back and relax
• All rooms with en suite bathrooms (ground floor rooms with shower area open to the sky)
• Verandas of the ground floor rooms face opposite directions to maintain privacy
• Breakfast included
• Homely Indian dinner can be arranged if requested in the morning
• Free wi-fi
• Air conditioners in the room
• Taxi to and from the Trivandrum airport can be arranged at an additional charge

To note:

The price shown for 3 people is for 1 room with an extra bed. If you'd like two separate rooms, please indicate the number of guests as at least 4.

Similarly, the price for 5 people is for 2 rooms with an extra bed in one room. If you'd like three separate rooms, indicate the number of guests as at least 6.

Surrounding area:

Villa Akasa is in the heart of a village that is still barely touched by tourist development. We invite you to sit out on your private balcony and listen to the unique sounds of village life: the whisper of the coconut trees, the chirping of crickets during the night, the sounds of worship during the day. A short walk down the hill will lead you to the beach. This part of Kerala is geographically unique as it is the only place in Kerala where cliffs touch the Arabian Sea. The aqua green water contrasts with the bright red of the cliffs making this the perfect place to swim and to watch the sun set.

The North cliff or main tourist area is a twenty minute walk or short bicycle ride away. Here you will find some beautiful restaurants perched along the cliff edge and small shops selling curios and beach clothes. Auto-richshaws can easily be arranged for you.

Close by there is also a traditional Kerala style temple which is over 2000 years old. This temple is steeped in legend and myth and has an ancient energy; visiting it is a beautiful experience.

Other attractions of Kerala - elephant rides, house boat trips along the backwaters, ayurvedic massages and treatments - are easily arranged.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Private backyard
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 52 reviews

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Location

Varkala, Kerala, India

We are not on the busy touristy stretch of Varkala but in a little village a short distance away. Our beach, a short 5-minute walk down the road, is pristine and usually deserted.

Wake to the sounds of birds singing and fall asleep with the light of fireflies and the song of crickets. Let us spoil you with healthy, locally - sourced home cooked food served on your private balcony. And when you want to explore hope on a cycle, or into a rickshaw and head to the touristy spots. Or allow us to help you book an authentic Ayurvedic massage, a houseboat trip or a visit to a 2000-year-old-temple or 17th Century fort.

I have made Varkala my home, and I want you to feel the peace, joy, and bliss that this place has given to me - even if it's for a few days.

Hosted by Shama

Joined in September 2013
  • 167 Reviews
  • Superhost
I escaped the chaos of Bangalore city and moved to Varkala to find peace and quiet. I built Villa Akasa as a home for me and my family. My sons both live abroad and this is where they come when they visit me. Every detail was built with love, thinking about what I personally look for to find peace and comfort. I love nature and allow it to grow in abundance at Villa Akasa. The sight of green brings me instant peace. As does my gentle giant, my labrador, Yakko. I love to cook. I take great joy in visiting the market, buying fresh ingredients and creating delicious healthy food. I am also deeply proud of my culture and love to share the story of India with others. My favorite travel destinations are Sri Lanka and Bali. Being close to nature and the ocean, watching the sunset and listening to the sound of birds - these are the simple pleasures that make me happy. I am blessed because I don’t have to travel for these moments, I can get them right here in Varkala. I love to host other people in my home. It allows me to learn about other cultures but most importantly it gives me great joy when a guest leaves feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Varkala has given me so much happiness - It’s my pleasure to share this with others.
I escaped the chaos of Bangalore city and moved to Varkala to find peace and quiet. I built Villa Akasa as a home for me and my family. My sons both live abroad and this is where t…
During your stay
I live on the property and guests are welcome to approach me for any help or recommendations they need. I love Varkala and am happy to share my insights about the place and about India as well.
Shama is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, हिन्दी, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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