The 2 double-seaters in the living roomYet another view of the seating arrangement in the living room
A green jewel, near metro stn, wifi

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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An intimate space. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living n dining space, a well-equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a water heater, a leisurely 10-min walk to the nearest subway, guards 24/7. The surrounds are leafy:quiet, a guest said Rome of the 60s.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $16 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules

Guest Policy:

This is a private residential apartment designed to give you a safe, personalised and home-like stay in a new city. I will try my best to keep it that way and feel I have been rather successful at that, going by the feedback of my guests.

Keeping both your and my security as well as the regulations of the housing society in mind, the rules for guest-of-guests are as follows.

1. During your stay, guests of guests will not be allowed in the premises, unless they are part of the family. In case of family, you can entertain them for a day/two for a few hours. If it is an extended gathering, it will have to be organized outside the flat.

2. People who act as professional escorts or travel guides will strictly not be allowed in the premises.

3. People who became your friends in the course of your travels locally will not be allowed in the premises.

4. If you plan to have a friend/spouse/any other family member join you later in the course of your stay I will have to be informed well in advance before the booking and ID proof provided along with yours.

Trash Disposal:

1. Trash cans lined with plastic bags are kept in the kitchen and two bathroom. You are requested to throw away the filled-up trash bags into the 2 large blue bins placed in the garage near the main gate. It is best if you do this every day if you are using the kitchen full scale. Otherwise, insects may gatecrash.

These bins are cleared every day by the corporation every day. Trash includes leftover perishable food items, empty bottles and everything else that you need to dispose of. You must clear the garbage on your last day at all costs.

2. Please do not throw paper or plastic inside the toilet bowls. This once clogged up the sewage system.

3. If there is any breakage or damage of anything, including crockery or decorative items, in the apartment, you will have to replace it if possible or compensate. I do not charge a security deposit because I keep my faith in the innate (though increasingly dormant) goodness of humanity.

4. Please do not treat the antique four-poster bed or any other piece of furniture as a clothes horse or to hang wet towels etc. A metallic and foldable clothes line has been provided, so that you can hang your wet things there. There are hooks behind doors and a cupboard as well, with hanger facilities.

5. Please shut the door of the room when the AC is on as it is meant for an enclosed space.

6. It is very important that you keep noise levels moderate. This apartment block is very particular about keeping the volume moderate.

7. Please lock the door when you leave the apartment. This is for your security. Also, it’s best if you shut all the glass windows before leaving the apartment.

8. Please ensure that all lights and fans have been switched off before you leave the house. Please switch off all electrical equipment like ACs, water heater and microwave, when not in use.

It is very important that you keep the apartment clean, so that both you and I can enjoy your stay here. The reason I do not charge a security deposit is that I have full faith in you, my guest.

BATHROOM RULES

Please switch off water heater after use.

Please use the wiper to swipe off water from the bathroom floor once you’ve had your bath. This is to ensure that the floor remains dry and convenient to use for the next user, which may be you yourself.

Please keep the pot clean. Use the toilet cleaner and brush if required.

KITCHEN RULES

1. Please wash and wipe dry the dishes and leave them in their respective places before you hand over the apartment to me. If there's any breakage, replacing or compensating are the two options. I should also be informed about it.

2. Please clean the counter and the gas table after each use, otherwise insects etc will invade. This is a tropical country, the high heat and humidity is very different ball game from up there where you may be coming from.

3. Please empty out the refrigerator and clean it after final use.

4. Please use the trash can and empty it out regularly. Spare garbage plastic liners are kept in the kitchen.

5. Please switch off filter, microwave, electric kettle, washing machine after EACH use.

6. Please do not move around the microwave and plug it into other points. It will cause a fuse blowout.


Cheers and Thanks a lot for your cooperation.


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1 night minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Abhijit User Profile
August 2017
This is the third time I am staying at her place and all I have to say, she deserves a 5-star rating.

Abhijit User Profile
June 2017
This is the second time I have visited Shoma's home and as usual it was the perfect. We would like to visit you again Shoma. Thanks for being such a great host.

Vikrant User Profile
June 2017
I stayed at Soma's apartment for 4 days. She promptly helped us with in detail address which was easy to locate and a very comfortable check-in. The apartment is in a centrally located area still quite and peaceful. The apartment is beautifully done in an artistic fashion. Both Soma and her husband's paintings in the house are delight to watch. Everything in house has been very well managed and she has planned accordingly where you have almost everything available for a home stay. I will rate it as an excellent property owned by warm hosts.

Nita User Profile
June 2017
A home away from home is the best way to describe our one mo th stay wat Soma's apartment! I found it exactly as described in the post in a homely quainty typical Kolkata neighbourhood. The apartment was just perfect for our family of three which includes a hyperactive 6 year old. Soma was the perfect host and I say "was" since she is now a dear friend! The most uninstrusive host - she allowed us complete privacy and freedom indulging me by feeding me dinner on my first night there and closing the trip with a yummy box of sweets and a very thoughtful gift for my daughter. Soma was patient with my doubts and queries, helped me with a cook who kept us well fed during the trip as well. In summary we had a great month in our favorite city owing to Soma's hospitality and the temporary home she extended. If there were any shortcomings they were only those anf less than what we would have in our own home!

Abdullah User Profile
March 2017
Shoma has a very clean and nice home. It is in a gated complex and filled with her art and keepsakes from her many travels. While her home is at first difficult to find in the quite south residential area of Kolkata, once located it is really easy and affordable to get Uber and drive up north to the several malls, bazaars, and attractions. Shoma has excellent communication and was always provided timely responses. If you are looking for a quite, safe and clean place to stay with wifi and a washing machine in Kalkata, I strongly recommend Shoma's place.

Debashis User Profile
February 2017
Amazing apartment!!!!!

Ayush User Profile
January 2017
Very good!

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Shoma User Profile

My interests include food (low-oil), films, travel, photography, art, news, good conversation, among other things. My music's mostly eighties, seventies, and of course some of the current acts in electronic music, western and eastern classical music as well. I used to be a journalist at one point of time. I write features and edit, if I feel like it, now and then. I like painting, and am fascinated with poster art at present.

Well, I'm a wanderer (as Donna Summer sang many eons ago). I have travelled to most corners of India, other than the northeast. I'm just back from Istanbul. Needless to say, it was a mind-boggling, experience, though a bit rushed. I still feel stunned and am rained under millions of photographs that I and my son snapped up. Other recent visits were to places like Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand (mainly Binsar) and Gujarat (Kutch) Outside my country, I have travelled to China, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Mexico, Milan, London (my personal love), Paris and Amsterdam, Istanbul and Antalya.

Among authors, I like Murakami, Marquez, Kundera, Fitzgerald, Salinger...intend to re-read the Russians.

I live for my family, for meeting and getting to know interesting people (easy conversationalists an added bonus), and for travel and movies. Among my favorite directors are Bergman, Tarkovsky, Bertollucci, Kubric, Lars Von Triers, Woody Allen, David Lean, Satyajit Ray, Mike Leigh, Antonioni...and all well-made movies created with honest intent, I guess!

People with a sharp sense of humour and an ability to take it nice and eaaasy always welcome in my space.

Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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