GREAT FOR

    Those in search of a tranquil heritage place in the heart of the French Quarters will find this house to be perfect. Great for solo travellers, couples, artists and other professionals in the creative field.

What we love

  • Standing firmly in the heart of the French Quarters is this utterly romantic century old vintage mansion that’s been painstakingly restored. Inspired by the values of the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, this place is truly an oasis of calm and tranquility.
  • The charming leafy green courtyard, shaded by the grandpa mango tree, is beautifully decorated with wrought iron furniture, a lone lover’s swing and benches, and leads on to cosy sitting areas through whitewashed arched openings and colonnades.
  • Vintage photographs and paintings, old fashioned record players, antique furniture and other memorabilia add to the charm of this place where time stands still. This is where you’ll find squirrels scampering about, birds chirping and sometimes even a media crew all set with camera and lights ready to shoot against the quintessential yellow front facade of the mansion!
  • High ceilings, shuttered and panelled wooden windows, period furniture and warm yellow lights characterise the mansion rooms - each unique and beautifully furnished. The rooms come with earthy ensuite bathrooms with modern fittings.
  • The warm and smiling staff are always ready to help with anything that you may need. Just ask and they’ll be help you out.

What to know

  • The location is perfect for exploring the French Quarters that’s dotted with eclectic boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Lunch and dinner are not served in the mansion and you’re encouraged to select one of the many eateries around for a meal. Breakfast in-house has fixed timings from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, though a tea/ coffee set up is there in the dining area at all times for guests.
  • In the spirit of maintaining the peace and quiet of the mansion, children who can be noisy are discouraged. If you’re watching a video or listening to music, headphones will need to be plugged in.
  • The serenity of the house and Pondicherry draws people in the creative field who very often decide to make this place their home for an extended period. Should you wish to break away from the humdrum of chaotic cities and stay here, get in touch with us for special long stay rates. For such guests, lunch and dinner too is prepared and served.
  • WiFi connection is strongest around the sitting area on the ground floor. Some of the rooms do get connectivity, though the signal strength is weak.
  • The two in-house libraries are stocked with an interesting collection of books all the way from architecture and restoration to those on Pondicherry and other parts of India.
  • Incase of a power cut, a rarity in the French Quarters, the house is powered by an inverter which can support only basic lights and fans in the rooms. During this period, air-conditioners will not work.
 Villa
 8 Bedrooms
 8 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 16 people

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • Hot water
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

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

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Beach/sea/water front

Entertainment

  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

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

Housekeeping

  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Oven/ Toaster

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 December to 31
March '19
1 April to 30
June '19
1 July to 31
August '19
1 September to 30
November '19
1 December to 31
March '20
Room 1 INR 4,999 3,999 4,999 3,999 4,999
Room 2 INR 4,999 3,999 4,999 3,999 4,999
Room 3 INR 4,999 3,999 4,999 3,999 4,999
Room 4 INR 5,999 4,999 5,999 4,999 5,999
Room 5 INR 5,999 4,999 5,999 4,999 5,999
Room 6 INR 6,999 5,999 6,999 5,999 6,999
Room 7 INR 6,999 5,999 6,999 5,999 6,999

Rate Includes

  • ​Accommodation on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for two

Rates will be higher over long weekends/ holidays, festivals.

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • GST of 18% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Cancellation Policy:

  • More than 45 days prior to arrival, 90% refunded
  • 30 to 44 days prior to arrival, 70% refunded
  • 15 to 29 days prior to arrival, 40% refunded
  • Less than 14 days prior to arrival, no refund

Extra Bed Policy:

  • Extra beds cannot be placed in the rooms. The rooms are strictly given on single/ double occupancy basis only.

Check in and Check out time: 12 noon and 1100 hours

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Matrimandir

The Matrimandir, Sanskrit for Temple of The Mother, is an architectural marvel and an edifice of spiritual significance for practitioners of integral yoga, situated at the center of Auroville.

This place is a must visit from the inside for which tickets need to be personally collected 2 days prior to when you’d like to visit. For more details, click here.

Matrimandir, Auroville
Matrimandir, Auroville
2

Auroville

​Auroville, an experimental township, a short distance from Pondicherry is a place that was founded by The Mother. It strives to be a model township where people from all communities from across the world can forget their differences and live in harmony as part of the same community. The township spreads over 50 square kilometers and is currently inhabited by more than 1500 people.

There are a number of activities such as workshops, yoga classes, recycling/ alternate energy, personality development, leadership courses that go on simultaneously. You could join one of these if you’re here for an extended period or browse through the quaint boutiques and cafes that dot the area.

Auroville is definitely a unique concept and a place that one must visit while in Pondicherry.

Auroville, Pondicherry
Auroville, Pondicherry
Auroville, Pondicherry
Auroville, Pondicherry