About this listing
Located in the Heart of South Kolkata, the apartment is a great base to explore Kolkata and beyond. Recently renovated, this high ceilinged space is on the ground floor and has its own gated entrance for security. Beautiful mahogany doors welcome you as you enter the large living area and open Kitchen.
Situated on a street corner, large windows with shutters give you a lot of light, while the gate allows you to leave the front door securely open to watch the city go by. The edifice is over fifty years old and comes with ten inch thick walls that insulate the heat and leave the rooms cool even without the air conditioning.
The Bedroom is Large enough for a couple or two singles sharing and is air conditioned for comfort. One additional guests can also be accommodated if required.
The Large Bathroom has a shower enclosure and a geyser.
One of the highlights of the apartment is the terrace where you can spend lazy evenings cooling off in the southerly breeze.
18’X12.5’ Hall and Open Kitchen
Fully Equipped For Comfort
AC’d bedroom with LCD TV and Cable Connection. Two single beds that can be made into a double and an additional day bed incase a friend wants to stay over.
Steel Wardrobe for your valuables
Open Kitchen with Microwave, Fridge, Stove and Chimney and comes with required cookware, crockery and cutlery.
Fridge will be stocked with bread, eggs and milk for your arrival. We will also provide 2 liters of Bottled Water daily to start you of, refills will be extra or you can ask for UV ray filtered water at no cost.
Dry Bathroom with Shower Enclosure and Geyser, toilet Paper will be provided.
Separate entrance gated for Security
Staff on hand for regular cleanups
Doctor on Call
Additions available (priced extra)
Staff on hand for laundry, regular cleanups and home cooked Bengali meals.
Interaction with Guests
I have my offices in the same building and am available between 1pm - 5pm everyday to help out in anyway that I can. As such the space is stand alone and we don't have to interact at all if you want privacy but I have developed long term friendships with guests who have stayed before and would love to get to know you further.
Nowhere is too far away from the apartment that is centrally located in Ballygunge, accessible by all public transport we are also right next door to a pharmacy for emergencies.
This is truly one of the greenest localities of Kolkata. Nearby are multiple parks and the promenades of the Dhakuria Lake system. Leafy avenues and large pavements make walking down these quiet Kolkata streets a treat. So you can go have a taste of how a bengali market feels at one of the two big shopping districts nearby that ensure fresh produce is never a problem.
Also walkable are Coffee Shops, Movie Halls, Libraries, Max Mueller Bhavan, Art Galleries, Restaurants both fine dining and budget.
Well connected are Kolkata Highlights like The River Ganges, Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Esplanade, RamKrishna Mission, Kalighat, New Market and Park Street.
The closest bus/auto stops are 5mins walk on all sides of the apartment. The closest metro station is a fifteen minute walk or a five minute auto ride away.
This apartment has been lovingly renovated to standards that I would like where I stay. All I expect are that you keep this in mind while using the place, which means the following.
Please empty all rubbish bins and ashtrays regularly.
Remember to turn off all appliances, lights and fans when leaving.
Please ensure that the cleaning staff has access when required.
I had a nice stay once again in this apartment.. the woman I called Masi , (I don't know her real name) and who is there to see if everything is ok , is really a very kind and helpfull person.
The bedroom has a very good ajustable AC (I don't like too cold AC) so it's perfect to adjust
WIFI is available and works properly most of the time
The shower is a true shower (better than in many hotels) with hot water if needed.. if i may suggest an idea, maybe it's to find something to put under the washbasin, where the used water goes , for better protection (just a suggestion)
But anyway I like really this apartment
I didn't get the chance to meet Anindita this time (I hope I will be able to next time) but I appreciate the flexible conditions she 's granting
And if the metro station is a little far by walking when raining or by very hot weather, taxis can always be found nearby
To reach the place, taxis have always problems to find it : however, with Priya cinema and Taam restaurant nearby and other landmarks, it is really easy to find.
So my final remark is thank you to Anindita to propose this apartment for rent !
J'ai passé un très bon séjour dans cet appartement et pourtant en période de forte chaleur.. (les bouteilles d'eau fournies à l'arrivée ont vraiment été une bénédiction ...La climatisation dans la chambre était réglable et parfaite Les deux gros ventilateurs dans la pièce principale étaient très utiles également. c'était également facile de cuisiner avec deux brûleurs gaz et un micro-onde. Il y a également un très bon restaurant pas très loin et c'est aussi bien pratique .. L'appartement est spacieux et agréable .. Un peu bruyant le jour mais la nuit ça va : c'est beaucoup plus calme... le métro n'est pas juste à côté mais après environ 200 mètres il est facile de prendre une "auto" pour s'y rendre rapidement donc l'accès est relativement facile. Les personnes sur place sont vraiment charmantes et toujours prêtes à aider . Si on a besoin de donner des vêtements à laver (utile en période très chaude) on les a le jour même , au plus tard le lendemain ... Vraiment j'ai beaucoup apprécié l'endroit et j'espère y retourner
Oh et un autre détail : il y a un très beau toit où l'on peut découvrir une jolie vue de Calcutta
Merci pour tout
A very charming place, with an ajustable good AC in the bedroom (useful in this summer season )... (Bottles of mineral water are a real gift when you arrive ). Charming people are there to welcome you and help you if needed... it's a little noisy during the day but rather quiet during the night.. it's easy to cook with gaz and microwave and there is a very good restaurant nearby (useful too).. Reaching metro is rather quick if you take an auto : so easy to travel. I really appreciated the place and hope to come back again
and one more detail : there 's a beautiful roof with a nice view of Kolkata
Thanks a lot for everything
Fanstastic time in kolkata and in a confy place!
For those not familiar with India though this place can be not the ideal one: the flat is on the street (not exactly an oasis) and it is not bright enough when curtains are closed (which means all the time as the flat is on the street). But it is in a very convenient location, very secure, with lovely people living or working in the building, several shops and markets around, a cinema, metro, buses and taxis. It is a clean place but ask for a everyday cleaning as this may not happen otherwise!
As a person familiar with India, i felt very happy because likr at home in this space.
About the Host, Anindita
Born and brought up in Kolkata I have lived as an expat myself and I believe that you
need a base that helps you navigate the milleu of an unfamiliar culture while giving you the comforts that
you are accustomed to. I am an advertizing professional with my offices on the same premises and would be available to help a newcomer to the city out.