River House - Malabar Cove - Kerala

House - Entire home/apt · Malabar Cove River House, Kannur, Kerala 670663, India

Set in a Coconut Grove, Malabar Cove River House has magnificent views over the Arabian Sea.
A perfect hideaway. A place to relax and recuperate from the stresses of every day life.

Near famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad

Palm trees and peace!

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Set in a Coconut Grove, Malabar Cove River House has magnificent views over the Arabian Sea.
A perfect hideaway. A place to relax and recuperate from the stresses of every day life.

Near famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad

Palm trees and peace!

The Space

Prior to considering this self catering property, kindly note: Foundations for an extension have been laid to one side of the building but they are not visible and do not detract from the magnificent location of the house.

At Malabar Cove in Kannur, North Kerala, South India, we are trying to keep a natural environment where guests can see village life and the beautiful Arabian Sea while taking a rejuvenating rest.

There are no cars within a few minutes walk and there is no light pollution so at night the sky is as black as can be and the stars are a magnificent sight.

Malabar Cove River House has private accommodation sleeping up to six persons.

Accommodation is as follows ...
One twin en-suite room.
One very small en-suite room with bunk beds - suitable for two children.

Two other persons can be accommodated in the upper lounge room if required.
A separate toilet/wash room is available on the Ground Floor.

House layout is as follows:
Enter into the Dining Room.
The small bedroom is immediately on the left.
Second left is the larger bedroom.
The Kitchen is directly in front. Through the kitchen a door leads to the coconut grove and a toilet/wash basin.
Stairs from the Dining Room lead to an Upper Lounge.
The lounge opens out on to the roof terrace with superb views over the Arabian Sea and a narrow river as it flows into the sea.

The River House is self catering but staff are always available to provide meals to your table if required.

The kitchen is large but simple. There are cooking rings from bottled gas and there is a microwave.
A funny story about the microwave ...
India is 'somewhere else' and an Indian microwave is no exception to the adventure. After a few days of battling with the instructions to this piece of equipment, I sent for the Sales Engineer to demonstrate how to use it. The microwave is top of the range and should do all manner of things. The young man was very pleased to carry out the demonstration which went like this:
Madam, please come. First you must plug it in. Then you put in the food and close the door. My lack of attention caused him to start again - Madam, please come etc. He pressed a few buttons, tried to sell me a cover for it and left.
I only ever got the microwave to do basic food warming!

Cafes and Hotel Restaurants are a short drive away.

Malabar Cove - Kerala - River House guest accommodation.

A car and driver are readily available as are auto-rickshaws which are great fun.

Yoga and Ayurveda are available on request.
Tuition in Kalarippayattu can be arranged. Kalaripayattu is the disciplined and spiritual martial arts of Kerala.

Malabar Cove is a perfect hideaway. A river sweeps round into the rocky cove where the Arabian Sea is busy each day with local fishermen in their colourful boats. There is a pretty little beach backed by a rocky hill which years ago used to house a fort.

Within Malabar cove, village life goes on. Fishermen walk down to the sea with their nets, coconuts are harvested and ladies bash their washing on their ‘house rocks’ – guests can do this too – though we do have a laundry service!

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Per Night: Rs4000 (£40.00) ($65)
(exchange rate subject to change)

Tariff includes gas and electric + laundered bedding and towels.

June July August

The River House is close to the famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad.
It is possible to quickly reach the Drive-in Beach by walking through the shallow river - approximately knee deep on an adult.
It is great fun to take a jeep along the four kilometre beach, skimming the waves.

Guest Access

At Malabar Cove River House guests have access to:
One twin en-suite room.
One very small en-suite room with bunk beds - suitable for children, though adults do use this room too.
Dining Room
Large Indian style Kitchen
Toilet, wash basin
Upper Lounge
Roof terrace
Direct access to coconut grove and beach

Interaction with Guests

Guests can ask me questions about Kerala, India, Flights etc. I shall try to answer.

It is unlikely that I shall be in Kerala when guests are staying in the River House.

Other owner Suresh will be readily available if required.

Staff can be available as much or as little as guests require.

The Neighborhood

Malabar Cove River House is set in a Coconut Grove on the shores of the Arabian Sea.
It is a perfect hideaway.

There are no cars in the village and there is no light pollution, so at night the sky is as black as can be and the stars are a magnificent sight.

In our coconut grove, village life goes on.
Fishermen go down to the sea each day with their nets and colourful boats.
Coconuts are harvested.
Ladies bash their washing on the rocks. Guests can do this too - though we do have a laundry service.

Tours of Kerala can be planned with the help of staff and wall maps.
Recommend guests experience a local back-water trip with visit to a Children's School of Kerala Dance and Arts.

A MUST DO: Take a drive on the famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad. The beach is four kilometres long. It is great fun to drive along skimming the waves.Sundays can get very busy with Indian people who travel there for a family day out.

Getting around


There are no cars in the village. The local people have made sure there are steps on the jungle pathways - to prevent motor scooters heading into the Coconut Grove.
From the River House guests can walk two or three minutes through the Coconut Grove to the nearest road. On reaching the road, there are bus stops - but no buses!
However, along the road it is always easy to find an auto-rickshaw or taxi.
Staff at our nearby Beach House can arrange for a local driver with car to collect guests from the road side any time day or night - for a trip to anywhere in the locality - and beyond!

Other Things to Note

Kannur is not yet used to tourists wearing skimpy swimwear, so kindly avoid any embarrassment.
It is ok to sunbathe on the River House roof terrace.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible
  • The SeaBeeze is a fantastic place to stay for the money, It is a five minute walk to the beach, the rooms are clean and well looked after. I would definatley stay there again

    April 2014
    Response from Lynne:

    Thank you for your comments Ian. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Sea Breeze.

    April 2014
  • Really great place to stay. Friendly staff. Good aryuvedic massage on site. Close to the beach but far enough back to escape the crowds.
    Great jungle noises at night!

    April 2014
    Response from Lynne:

    Thanks for your feedback Matt. Yes the jungle noises are a wonderful experience.

    April 2014
  • The journey from Madurai to Trivandrum took a little longer than planned, but arriving to warm, welcoming smiles from all the staff at Hotel Sea Breeze made it all worthwhile. The building itself is tucked away from the main beach strip and is surrounded by coconut trees, which made it much more special. Quiet and secluded, but close enough to the numerous restaurants and gift shops that line the fantastic beach. I stayed in 202; I'm sure any room would have been perfect judging by the spacious and clean accommodations that was provided. A friendly and accomodating staff is a testament to great customer service and Hotel Sea Breeze does not disappoint. I would recommend it to everyone and I look forward to my return!

    April 2014
  • The room was pretty basic but clean and excellent value for money. The hotel is spotless, the staff is super kind and very helpful. The hotel is situated conveniently a few minutes walk from the beach. I would definitely come back again. Great communication with the host.

    April 2014
    Response from Lynne:

    Thank you for your kind words Valerie. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.

    April 2014
  • We booked a room only the night before our arrival, but Lynne was superfast and accepted our reservation immediately, which we really appreciated. I stayed with my boyfriend 3 nights at SeaBreeze and after 2 month of traveling in India I can say that it totally worth its price. Building looks quite new. Nice, clean, bright room with fan, even a table and a hanger to put our things, clean bathroom with shower and English toilet.
    Its 5 minutes walking from the beach, far enough to be peaceful, but still easy to walk down for dinner or enjoy the beach. Bit feels like you're in the middle of the jungle :) It was a bit tricky to find it, but we asked several people on the beach and they helped us.
    I can only recommend SeaBreeze, we had a really nice time.

    March 2014
  • SeaBreeze is a very nice guest house, just few metter from the sea and near shop and restaurant. It's a good place to stay in Kovalam.

    March 2014
  • Return after my holidays FANTASTIKERALA....
    My week in Seabreeze was quiet in the middle of a garden of Eden!!! A peace of mind reigned in the passageways where it was pleasant to read or to chat, close to my wide and clear room 202 with bed XXL... Sauneh very kind susceptible always in the small care to help us in all our demands still really thank you....
    Some steps of the beach, the more flavourful restaurants some than the others.... It is a pity of big waves...

    March 2014
  • A clean pleasant hotel, helpful staff. Great Ayurvedic restaurant nearby an we were happy with the Ayurvedic massages on site too!

    February 2014
  • I have a realy good time in SeaBreaze Hotel.. good ambient. good stuffs and good ayurvedic massage+doctor tips. ubication Hotel super near of the beach and great restaurant and shops around. I enjoy my time there. :-)

    February 2014
  • This was such a great place that we did not look further.

    January 2014
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I enjoy meeting people and fighting causes. Working with Suresh in Kerala, South India. We offer accommodation at Malabar Cove in Kannur, North Kerala, South India. Malabar Cove Beach House Malabar Cove River House The accommodation is near the famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad. Also offering basic (but clean and tidy) en-suite rooms near the popular beach resort of Kovalam in South Kerala - India. I have been doing this for over ten years. I like to visit India. It can be very tiring and frustrating - but it always calls me back!
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