Our home stay offers a home-like ambience for visitors to the historic town of Fort Cochin. It is close to all the must-visit spots. The friendly hosts will make your stay enjoyable; the budget-friendly rates ensure you get value for your money. A stay will add to the charm of the once-in-a-lifetime experience of exploring Fort Cochin.
This is the ideal home for someone looking for a quiet retreat near Kochi – not too far from the city but away from the noise and pollution.
This homestay is a family setup. The first floor is used as homestay, an ideal house to entertain guests. The nearest railway station is Ernakulam Junction (12.0 km) and the nearest airport is at Nedumbaserry (45.0 km). We have pick-up and drop for tourists and can arrange taxis to take you around the city.
Facilities provided at our homestay include:
Airport pick up & drop
Hot and cold shower in attached bathrooms
Lazar Residency the house where it is possible to be at the heart of a family more than generous who is open-handed with a big desire for division(sharing). Their wishes: to facilitate us the search(research) for excursions, great show Katakali,etc ...
The situation of this residence is close to any animations and restaurants, easily accessible and however in a quiet side street...
Thank you for the great kéralais breakfasts consisted of delicious fruits and diverse small very nice dishes.
It's a nice and quiet place in fort cochin, not far away from several attractions. The family is very friendly and we specially enjoyed the well made keralan breakfast. Thank you!!
Joy and his wife provided a wonderful home away from home. Friendly, clean, and very accommodating. Took care of our two bicycles and were very flexible in meeting my mothers needs when she joined us later. Great value and much nicer than some of the pricier hotels. Highly recommended.
We absolutely loved this homestay.
The location of this place is fantastic, everything is in walking distance. Our room was a large double (actually triple) with a lovely spacious bathroom. Both were very clean.
The family are just wonderful. Helping us with anything they could. Joy organised taxi, recommended Ayurvedic doctor, even walked us to the clinic!
We also organised a cooking lesson with mum! Which was so much fun as well as educative! :)
The kids are a delight as well.
This place is just incredible value for money to top it all off.
Would thouroughly recommend
Sarah and Neil
Mr. Joy took very good care of me when I was staying at his place for 3 nights. The place is not easy to find. The cab driver, arranged for me by Joy, still had to call him to know where to go. The house is located right in a residential neighborhood. My room is clean and comfortable. The attached private bathroom is also very clean. Bath towel was nice, thick, and clean. Soap, but not shampoo, was provided for guests. It must be a local thing. With fan only, it could get a little stuffy and warm inside the room even at night. The mosquitoes were out in full force because it just rained shortly before I arrived. It was hard to sleep while scratching yourself from mosquito bites. Maybe a mosquito net would have been helpful. Wifi is a little bit slow and unstable, which made it difficult for me to work a few hours each night. This may not be an issue for you, if you don't need wifi.
Joy took me on his motorbike to visit local food and fish markets for my photography project. That was very kind of him. A generous homemade breakfast was served to me every morning. Very nice! Overall a good stay.
It was sad to know that you had mosquito bites and which affected your sleep. You could have informed us so that we could have taken measures to protect from mosquitoes. Regarding the cab driver, he is new to the cab agency which made him enquire the way in the midnight. Hope you did not miss the way to our house the other times. We will correct these mistakes. Thanks for pointing it us.
We had a lovely time staying with Joy and his wife in their wonderful house in kochin. Their place was located right in the middle of things and was perfect for getting around town. The traditional keralan breakfasts they cooked us were also superb and a great way to start the day. Highly recommended and would definitely stay here again!
My stay in Kochi with Joy was really a joy! :) I felt like being in home and like a member of his family which I had the chance to meet and to share things about our different cultures, portuguese and indian, in a beautiful village that has so many sights of the past passage of the portuguese people.
Joy welcomes you in a very friendly way in his cosy home and besides that he arranges all the activities you will love to experience in the wonderful city of Kochi. Thank you so much for everything and also for the fantastic breakfast!
Très bon séjour chez Joy José. Vous êtes reçu comme dans votre famille. Notre fils Tao a adoré. Si nous revenons sur Cochin , nous savons ou dormir. Un grand merci pour ce séjour. Véronique, Tao, Bruno.
Absolutely amazing experience!
From the initial meeting to Joy's wife's amazing home cooked South Indian breakfast to the recommendations and good chats, Joy and his family were incredibly friendly and hospitable. The home is located in the middle of Fort Kochi and is walking distance to tons of sights and transportation.
I cannot recommend this home stay and experience highly enough, seriously one of the best during my 5 weeks in India.
Staying at Joy's house was one of the highlights on my Indian trip. The room was clean and spacious with attached bathroom. The house is located near tourist attractions in Fort Kochi. Every morning I was served with delicious breakfast. Joy and his wife Jessie also gave me a company while having breakfast. They arranged the Kathakali show and Backwater boat cruise for me. We also had a lovely dinner at the end of my stay. Overall, I was delighted to stay at Joy's, thanks for their wonderful house and warm hospitality. Fully recommended!!