About this listing
The facility is a 2 bedroom apartment in a good residential locality in Cochin. The house is fully furnished. The living room is air conditioned and opens to a good balcony. Bathrooms are nice and clean. House is also equipped with 1MBPS WiFi internet and I also have a spare laptop if you want to make use of that for browsing. I also have a printer
I am a working professional running a startup incubator and this is my place of stay. I used to be a consultant with Deloitte earlier. I stay alone and hence I wish to extend the extra bedroom that I have on AirBnB. I came across this site from a book that I read, "Rise of collaborative consumption" and Im also aware that this is a YCombinator backed startup. All said, Im just trying out too see how well the system works and how good will the experience be.
I also have a cook and a fully equipped kitchen; so feel free to cook for yourself and / or you can avail the services of my cook. All in all, a comfortable stay and good experience is guaranteed. The location is about 25 minutes drive from the airport.
Almost all good amenities are available within 5 minutes walking distance: ATM, supermarket, car wash, hotels, bus stop, auto rickshaw stand (tuk tuk) etc. I can also help you with cab booking. I have the number of the service provider I regularly use and they are very reliable as well.
Smoking is allowed but only in the balcony; I can also offer you bath towels
Just leave things the way you found it and wash your own dishes and the rest should be fine
I booked this apartment for my brother marriage function. Sijo arranged everything even though he is a very busy person. Gokul gave the keys and my guest enjoyed staying there.
Very nice apartment and its very close to the seaport airport road. thanks so much.
Siri's place is just great! The unit is in an upmarket building and is very clean and neat. Great view from the balcony and I had an ensuite - all to myself! Large double bed and fresh linen - can't ask for more. He has a cook and she fixed me an excellent lunch even without asking! The kitchen was well stocked and I had access to whatever I wanted. Even fixed myself a sandwich when I felt peckish! Highly recommended!! (Unfortunately Siro was not there, but his friend helped me out)
This is an outstanding opportunity by any measure. Sijo, the host is an accomplished young CEO and his enthusiasm for life is contagious. He is surrounded by people like himself which makes the stay invigorating to say the least. Its more than a room, bed, unlimited food and great conversation. The value cannot be measured in dollars and cents. So if you are not the highfalutin kind and want to experience Kerala like the locals, I am not sure there is a comparable value.
The location is close enough to all major conveniences including health care, if need be. Beds are somewhat bigger than queen size and showers provide excellent water pressure. Area is cleaner than most major suburbs in India. Reliable WiFi at no additional charge and the positives goes on an on...
If you are a US traveler, keep in mind, only the high end hotels in India provide the mattress and box-spring type bedding, we are accustomed to in the US. So unless you are prepared to pay 10 to 15 times more, save your dough and hang your hat here. You will be glad you did.
By the way, Sijo looks much more of a gentleman, in person, than his profile photo.
About the Host, Sijo
I head the Startup Village initiative. Startup Village is India's first PPP model technology business incubator and is jointly promoted by Govt of India and MobME (a company I founded along with few friends of mine). I have also worked with two of the Big4's, PwC & Deloitte, as a consultant with their Strategy & Operations practice. I have provided my Linkedin profile link and Facebook profile link also below for your reference. Thanks in advance.
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