If you’re looking for a place to relax that’s private, luxurious and right on the backwaters, this is it! It’s fantastic for couples of a group of 4/6.

What we love

  • ​The land and the traditional house were presented to the original owner by the King of Travancore for a brave and courageous deed that he’d performed. This traditional Kerala house is over 400 years old and has just 2 bedrooms and is surrounded by water on three sides!
  • The house has a beautiful central courtyard which is typical of Kerala architecture providing for fresh air and light to stream in, a beautiful private infinity pool, a large well maintained tropical garden and lots of open space where you can see the coconut trees swaying from one side to the other from the sea breeze!
  • This house is the perfect combination of the past and the present - heritage architecture with solid and intricate woodwork of the past coupled with modern and luxurious amenities and fittings to suit the needs of the modern traveler!

What to know

  • This is one of those places that feels like a friend’s holiday home given the privacy, luxury and hospitality that’s offered. And of course, we love the location of the house - it’s right on the backwaters!
  • The house has only 2 bedrooms which can either be taken individually or together accommodating a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 people. If you decide to take both the rooms, the villa is like your own private luxury resort without a sight of any other guests!
  • Meals will be served as per your requirement and served where you’d like to have it - at the verandah or on a small private jetty!
  • Getting around is not an issue. Auto rickshaws or a car can be organized within minutes.
 2 Bedrooms
 2 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 5 people


  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet


  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted


  • Living and lounge area
  • Lawns/ gardens
  • Beach/sea/water front


  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa


  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed


  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry


  • Bar
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!


  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel


  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 15
October '17
16 October to 18
December '17
19 December to 7
January '18
8 January to 14
April '18
15 April to 31
May '18
One Room INR 10,200 16,300 20,500 16,300 11,850
Full Villa - 2 Bedrooms INR 18,655 38,950 49,990 38,950 25,700

Rate Includes

  • Sumptuous breakfast
  • All applicable taxes (GST)

Additional Details

Cancellation Policy:

  • No cancellation fee will apply if the reservation is cancellation more than 30 days prior to the date of arrival
  • If the cancellation is made within 15 to 30 days prior to the date of arrival, one night’s accommodation fee will be charged
  • If the reservation is cancelled within 15 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Lunch and Dinner:

  • Lunch/ dinner can be provided at an additional charge of INR 925 per person per meal

Check-in & Check-out time: 12 Noon and 10 am

Awesome Things to do nearby


Cruising on the backwaters

​Cruise on the secluded backwaters in houseboats converted from rice boats. Take a glimpse into the lives of the locals - children splashing and swimming in the waters, women washing clothes, men sitting on the banks of the canals and fishing. The experience is enchanting and extremely peaceful to say the very least.

Cruising in the houseboat on the backwaters
Cruising in the houseboat on the backwaters

Black gold of the past

This spice put India on the world map and made many figure out a route to India! It was so valuable that even rent could be paid using peppercorns, giving rise to a term called “peppercorn rent”. Don’t you wish you could still do that? :)

This spice is frequently used to improve digestion other than seasoning all that exotic food ofcourse.

Pepper - The King of Spices
Pepper - The King of Spices

Smell that Vanilla

Vanilla! This is what gets you vanilla ice-cream, vanilla essence and vanilla scents! Vanilla is hand pollinated. It’s natural pollinator (a bee) is found mostly in Mexico. A 12 year old boy discovered hand pollination by accident and that’s how you get all your vanilla stuff in India.

Do watch vanilla plantation/ pollination in your next trip to Kerala :)

Vanilla Plant in Kerala
Vanilla Plant in Kerala

Dutch Cemetery

Always closed. Opened on request.

The 282 year old Dutch Cemetery in Fort Cochin is considered to be an authentic record of hundreds of Europeans who arrived in India to expand their colonial empire. The 104 tombs in the cemetery are a record of prominent Europeans who changed the history of the land. Look closely from the gates of the cemetery and you’ll observe that none of the tombs carry a cross!

Tombs without crosses at the Dutch Cemetery, Fort Cochin
Tombs without crosses at the Dutch Cemetery, Fort Cochin

Mattanchery or Dutch Palace

Closed on Fridays

Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1555 A.D.and was given as a present to the Maharaja of Cochin as compensation for a temple that they had destroyed and also as a bribe to gain favours from the ruling dynasty. Later in 1663 A.D. when the Dutch won Cochin back, the palace was renovated and renamed the The Dutch Palace.

The center of attraction is not the structure of the Palace but the splendid murals on the walls that depict scenes from the Hindu epics, Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.

Note: Flash photography is not allowed in the Palace.

Address: Palace Road, Ernakulum, Kerala

Ramayana mural inside the Mattancherry Palace
Ramayana mural inside the Mattancherry Palace
Another mural in the Dutch Palace
Another mural in the Dutch Palace

Jew Town & Jewish Synagogue

Many shops are closed on Sundays

One of the oldest Jewish settlements in the world dating back to 700 B.C. It is also believed that Jewish traders came to the shores of Cochin seeking spices and the town bustled with trade, festivals such as Hanukkah, Yom Kippur and Jewish New Year. Now, you’ll find fewer than 9 surviving members of the community, all over the age of 75. Most migrated to Israel in the 20th century.

Today you’ll see antique shops dot the narrow lanes leading up to the Jewish Synagogue, a flourishing spice market, brightly painted walls and interesting Hebrew inscriptions! Do visit the famous Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Fridays & Saturdays) anytime between 10:00 to 13:00 & 15:00 to 17:00 hours.

Colourful Jew Town, Fort Cochin
Colourful Jew Town, Fort Cochin
Jewish Synagogue in Jew Town
Jewish Synagogue in Jew Town

Kashi Art Cafe

​Open 7 days a week from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Burgher Street, Fort Cochin, Kerala

Rest your tired legs, read a book, engage in discussions with world travelers, sip your coffe or simply admire the art without anyone waiting for you to vacate the table. Kashi Art Cafe feels like an airy tropical garden that is a hip and relaxed meeting place with an interesting gallery showcasing the works of talented artists. If you want to know what’s happening in Fort Cochin, chances are you’ll see its poster on the board or walls of the cafe!

As far as the food goes, breakfast is served through the day. If you’re hungry try a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch, else snack on their freshly made cakes and pies with of course with a cup of coffee or tea!

Kashi Art Cafe at Fort Cochin
Kashi Art Cafe at Fort Cochin
Of art, conversations and cakes!
Of art, conversations and cakes!