Riverside River Facing Cottage, Kochi

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Entire cottage hosted by Basil

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Mylanthra House is approved and licensed as DIAMOND GRADE since 2005 by the Kerala Tourism department. It is an 85-year-old traditional Bungalow located in Kochi at the bank of Vembanad Lake and has a Chinese fishing net in this beautiful backwaters. This Diamond-graded homestay is built of Plinthite blocks and plastered with lime. Its roofs and floors are covered with old clay tiles & have a wooden ceiling all over. This traditional construction keeps the bungalow cool.

The space
The property covers an area of 1.25 acres, full of tall trees including coconut, mango, chikku, guava, jack fruit etc. The back garden faces the backwaters. The property also has a traditional pond, which is presently used for growing fish. Guests have a chance to feed these fishes when they stay at the Riverside Heritage Homestay.
The homestay own a Chinese fishing net in its beautiful backwaters. Sitting beside this Chinese fishing net & watching the Sunset is a wonderful experience. The nearby islands in the backwaters have shrimp farms and paddy fields surrounded by evergreen mangroves. The hosts can also arrange backwater boating in a Mechanized covered country boat (Semi House Boat) for visiting shrimp farms, paddy fields and bird watching.
The bird life here will seize your attention. The cool breeze from the Vembanad Lake backwaters behind the homestay along with the sweet sound of the various species of birds visiting the property will enthrall you. Your stay will be the experience of a lifetime.
Behind the Homestay Bungalow is a later built RIVER FACING COTTAGE. This cottage is also traditional Kerala style with clay tile roofing and flooring. Its huge Balcony, wooden ceilings and modern amenities brings luxury to the cottage. It is like a miniature of the Heritage bungalow. All the bed rooms have modern style en-suit bathroom attached.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common space
1 hammock

What this place offers

Garden view
River view
Waterfront
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Washer
Air conditioning
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Kochi, Kerala, India

The homestay is very close to Kumbalanghi, Kerala’s first model tourism village.
Fort Cochin, The Dutch Cemetery, Princess street, the Kerala Kathakali centre, Folk dance, Indian Classical music, Indian Classical Dances & Marshal arts (Kalaripayat), St. Francis Church (Vasco Da Gama Church), Santa Cruz Basilica,
Dutch Palace, Asia's oldest Synagogue (Jewish Synagogue), Spice Market, Jew Street & Jew Town, Antique Shops, Dharmanath Jain temple at Mattancherry.
Willingdon Island, Ernakulam Marine Drive & Boating in Marine Drive, Vallarpadam Basilica, Hill palace (The Head Quarter of the Kings of Kerala), Kerala Folklore Museum & Theatre, Parikshith Thampuran Museum, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctury, Museum of Kerala History in Kalamassery.
Suggestions for visits further away include:
Veega Land Water theme Park, Cherai Beach & Palliport (Pallipuram) Fort, Sri Sankara Math and Kodanad elephant training centre.

Hosted by Basil

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 410 Reviews
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Graduate from Kerala university in Economics in 1971 and worked in multinational companies and retired from Glaxo Pharma as a senior marketing executive.

During your stay

Your hosts at Riverside Heritage Homestay are Basil Mylanthra, a retired senior marketing executive of a multi-national company and Basil’s wife Annie, an expert in Kerala-style cooking. They are very cordial and hospitable.
Basil has a vast knowledge of the area. His personal advice on your local itinerary, local shops or activities or to answer any imaginable question is invaluable.
Your hosts at Riverside Heritage Homestay are Basil Mylanthra, a retired senior marketing executive of a multi-national company and Basil’s wife Annie, an expert in Kerala-style co…

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Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules

No pets
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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