The Villa is definitely a treasured find. The property is in the middle of a vast and well kept orchard garden property. The house itself is an architectural masterpiece tying in the traditional with modern concepts. I would highly recommend it to a extended family or a group to stay in, while still maintaining some privacy for those quiet moments. It is 10 minutes to the Aurobindo ashram, but relatively far (20 min drive) from the city. Most definitely a rural traditional getaway with modern facilities.
The caretaker/gardener has great attention to detail. Dinner/ Lunch/Breakfast can be arranged with sufficient notice. The food is simple but delicious. I would not recommend this place for someone looking for the typical resort distraction. It is a great fit for a quiet contemplative group looking to unwind and rediscover each other's company.
++Great value for money for an extended family (3 couples + kids+driver)
++Recommend getting your own transport (they have driver lodging facilities as well!)
++Great host with excellent response and spot on advice
++Beautiful traditional/modern Kerala architecture. Huge rooms!! Biggest I've seen in any resort anywhere!
We traveled as a group of 8 with two children in Dec 2014. Stay was very comfortable with spacious rooms each of which have attached bathrooms and air-conditioners. Helper/Cook is available for breakfast included in the package and together with the watchman, they served with a smile. Convenient transport to and from the city is available. Garden and area around the villa are serene and need to be experienced.
Area is somewhat secluded so have to be careful to finish all aspects of day tours and any shopping before returning. Also, area experiences power cuts from time to time. Stability of wi-fi connection could be improved. Another aspect to note is that beaches are somewhat far by...
Overall, Highly recommended for anyone travelling as a relatively large group and want to be away from the hustle and bustle of urban life!
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