About this listing
2BR, 2BA, Open 3rd floor plan, where even work is fun!
Head on view of the beach- Watch the sunrise as you sip your morning coffee; hear the endless waves under the moonlight as you unwind. A quieter part of town and definitely very relaxing!
RENTAL RATES: USD 2,100/month or USD 600/week; + Utilities + one-time, move out cleaning fees of USD 50. Monthly rent will be USD 1,750 if the lease is for 12 months or longer.
EXTRA GUESTS: The place is meant to accommodate a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Extra persons will be charged an additional $10/day/person.
ABOUT THE CONDO:
1,630 sq.ft, fully furnished, open kitchen, dining and living area with 16' of French doors opening to the beachfront balcony.
The Master suite has 2 air conditioners (never have to use them!!) a king size 4-poster bed, a walk in closet leading to the sea view bathroom, another built in wardrobe, a private balcony and a built in Study area facing the sea, with hi-speed internet.
The 2nd BR has a queen sized bed, an attached bathroom, built in wardrobe, A/c and a small work space.
Details on Furnishings:-
LIVING room: Split A/c, 3 seater + 2x1 seater; coffee and 2 end tables; Swing (Oonjal), LCD TV and Home theatre DVD/music (website hidden) cabinet with all glassware minus the drinks!
KITCHEN: Refrigerator, Microwave, Cooking range w Oven and grill, 5 gas burners, toaster, electric rice and pressure cooker, cutlery for 6, tupperware, pots and pans etc. etc.
DINING room: Table + 6 chairs
MASTER Bedroom: King 4 poster bed + Sheets, 2 night stands, Office space with desk+chair+Bookcase, cupboards, dresser, walk-in closet + Wardrobe, 2 Air conditioners and Hi speed cable internet with Wireless modem
SECOND BedRoom: Queen bed + Sheets, 2 night stands, small study desk+Chair, Wardrobe, 1 Air conditioner.
LAUNDRY: Haier front loading washer + hoisted clothesline on the secondary, sea facing balcony.
You have access to the whole 2 BR condo unit and one covered parking space (3A), except for one locked closet in the 2nd bedroom. There is an additional closet space available in this 2nd bedroom for your use.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with the guests via email mostly. But while on site, my facilities manager is available via cell phone to take care of all your needs and emergencies.
This is one of the quieter street you can find in Chennai, since there is no reason for traffic to flow thru' here. The condo itself is the escape from all the noise, traffic, chaos and excitement of the city.
Everything is available within walking distance- groceries, food, restaurants, take away/delivery, coffee bars, beach, salon/spa etc.
Auto rickshaws, call taxis (public buses, if you want the experience) are all a phone call away.
Maintain it clean, including the kitchen and bathrooms.
The place/location is appreciated for its calm, peace and quiet. Be respectful of the same.
Mani made arrangements for someone to let me in...provided details about the neighborhood and gave a heads up on where to eat and find things. It was all very nice.
The basics were there for cooking and the ac kept the place cool in the 100 degree heat. Nice and homey 3rd floor apt. We enjoyed it.
The Beach was not accessible from the property that I could see. We had to walk down a way to get around the wall. I think the walls were necessary to keep beach dwellers away. The view was as seen and was good for people watching. Fishermen and locals were active in the area and it gave good insight into the local customs and activities. I felt very safe in the neighborhood and we often went out after dark to get food etc.
Away from the noise and hectic city life, Mani’s home was just what we needed. Although it was in the middle of a hot sticky Chennai summer, we found it to be the perfect refuge (with AC!). We had a wonderful stay and were so appreciative of the kind and expeditious help of Mr. Narayanan, the property manager. Any need, question or problem that arose was quickly resolved. The pictures were very accurate and we found the kitchen stocked with all the necessities of a western or Indian kitchen. Mani’s home is on a lovely street with a full canopy of trees that provides a tranquil shade to the area. Every morning was well spent resting on the oonjal (swing), having South Indian filter coffee and watching one of the best sunrises the area has to offer. The beach is always alive with activity; you can see boats going out in the morning and cricket being played each evening. Within walking distance, there are a number of great restaurants and shops, Mani even pointed us to a few of his favorites. Next time we are back in Chennai, we’ll be certain to stay here again!
we had a great stay in the beachfront condo. It is extremely quiet and with a fresh breeze from the see.
Mani was very friendly, helpful and accurate in responding to inquiries. The fridge was filled with coffee, fruit and milk for the first morning and the bathrooms contained shampoo etc.
the neighbors were also very friendly for a chat.
Ideally located apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, 2 large bedrooms and bathrooms, everything was perfectly clean, fresh sheets and towels, fans in all rooms. It was absolutely perfect for our stay in Chennai with our 18 months kid and a friend. Mani's team on the ground has been helpful, esp. in organizing airport pick-up with key delivery. We've considered different solutions for our stay (incl. expensive hotels) and were delighted with this apartment. The sea view from the balcony is amazing, the people in the flat were very nice, there are nice things to do / see in walking distance incl. a famous temple by the sea, a church, some place for shopping such as Fabindia and a Nilgiri supermarket where you can find everything you need, Eliot's promenade...i absolutely recommend the place for a stay in Chennai!! Judit (travelling with my husband, my baby and 1 friend from Paris, France
Judit- Thanks for your positive review and I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Condo. You have been easy and a pleasure to work with. Thanks for leaving the place in a good condition. I look forward to having you again when you visit Chennai next. Cheers, Mani
About the Host, Mani
Travel a lot between Seattle and Chennai. Entrepreneur w software companies in Seattle and Chennai + varied interests in Real Estate. Lately addicted to marathon running.
I like meeting my guests, guiding them around town/India etc. and staying in touch. I have built some good friendship w past tenants- most are repeat visitors.