River House - Malabar Cove - Kerala

Entire residential home hosted by Lynne

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 2.5 baths
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Set in a Coconut Grove in Kannur, North Kerala
Magnificent views over the Arabian Sea and river
Sleeps up to 6 persons
Self catering (housekeeper/cook can be hired)
Nearest Airport is the new Kannur International Airport (40 minutes by car)
Calicut/Kozhikode Airport is approximately 2 hours drive
Nearest Railway Stations:
Kannur - 30 mins north of Malabar Cove
Tellicherry - 30 mins south of Malabar Cove
Lots to see in the local area and beyond.
A perfect hideaway.
Palm trees and peace!

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BEST LOCATION IN 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!

At Malabar Cove we are trying to keep a natural environment where guests can explore the little paths of our coconut grove by the beautiful Arabian Sea. The local people live by fishing and harvesting coconuts.

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. Guest can also walk a longer way across a bridge. It is great fun to take a drive along the four kilometre Drive-in Beach, skimming the waves.

The accommodation is simple but comfortable with European style bathrooms and solar water heating. Staff can be hired to help with cooking and shopping (if and when required).

At night the sky is as black as can be and the stars are a magnificent sight.

House layout is as follows:
Enter into the Dining Room.
The small en-suite bedroom is immediately on the left.
Second left is the larger en-suite bedroom.
The Kitchen is directly in front. From the kitchen, a door leads out to a porch with access to a toilet/wash basin - and outside to the coconut grove.

Stairs from the Dining Room lead to an Upper Floor Lounge.
The lounge opens out onto the large roof terrace with superb views over the Arabian Sea and a narrow river as it flows into the sea.

Two other persons can be accommodated in the upper lounge room. Please give notification if required.

The River House is self-catering but staff can be hired to help with cooking and shopping if required.

The kitchen is large but simple. There are cooking rings from bottled gas (supplied) and there is a microwave - which is supposedly top of the range BUT I only ever got the microwave to do basic food warming! - Lynne

Cafes and Hotel Restaurants are a short drive away.

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Yoga and Ayurveda are easily found within the area. Ask for details.
Tuition in Kalarippayattu can be arranged. Kalaripayattu is the disciplined and spiritual martial arts of Kerala.

Help is available for arranging tours of Kerala.
Lots of interesting places to explore. A car with driver can be arranged. Local cafes and hotel dining is within easy reach. Some big hotels have swimming pools which guests can pay to use.

Nearest airport is the new Kannur International Airport - approx 40 minutes by car.
Calicut/Kozhikode Airport is two to three hours by car - depends on number of stops to explore!
Nearest Railway Stations: Kannur (north) and Tellicherry (south) - both approximately twenty-five minutes by car. Transfers can be arranged.
See us on social media: MalabarCoveKERALA

Palm trees and peace – and not much else really!
Go on ... treat yourself!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Long term stays allowed
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Where you’ll be

Kannur, Kerala, India

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 a driver and 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.

Hosted by Lynne

  1. Joined in December 2010
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This guest accommodation is managed by Mr Suresh Nair, a Keralite family man with schoolteacher wife and two children. He is responsible for the condition of the guest accommodation and the comfort of guests using it. Initial funding came from me Lynne Haywood in UK. It was my dream but I am no longer able to visit Kerala. Therefore, I take no part in the maintenance and administration of the guest accommodation other than via AIRbnb where I can answer any questions you might wish to ask about the accommodation, the surrounding area and generally about India. During my many visits to India, I found it enticing, colourful, noisy, messy yet beautiful, relaxing yet very tiring, exhilarating yet frustrating. It is an experience that always leaves foreign guests with stories to tell back home! Guest Accommodation is available in North and South Kerala as follows: Sea Breeze Twin Rooms in Kovalam, South Kerala, India ... Malabar Cove Beach House in Kannur, North Kerala, India - WHOLE HOUSE - sleeps max 8 – Self Catering (Housekeeper/Cook can be hired if preferred) ... Malabar Cove River House in Kannur, North Kerala, India - WHOLE HOUSE – sleeps max 6 - Self Catering (Housekeeper/Cook can be hired if preferred) ANY OR ALL OF THESE PROPERTIES OPEN TO OFFERS FOR NEW OWNERSHIP
This guest accommodation is managed by Mr Suresh Nair, a Keralite family man with schoolteacher wife and two children. He is responsible for the condition of the guest accommodatio…

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Malabar Cove River House is managed by Mr Suresh Nair, a Keralite family man with schoolteacher wife and two children.
Initial funding came from me Lynne Haywood in UK. It was my dream but I am no longer able to visit Kerala. Therefore, I take no part in the maintenance and administration of the guest accommodation other than via AIRbnb.
I can answer any questions you might wish to ask about the accommodation, the surrounding area and generally about India.
Suresh will be readily available if required and is certainly available on the phone.
A Housekeeper / Cook can be hired if required.
Neighbours too are always available to chat and assist with directions and local information.
Malabar Cove River House is managed by Mr Suresh Nair, a Keralite family man with schoolteacher wife and two children.
Initial funding came from me Lynne Haywood in UK. It was…
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Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No smoke alarm

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