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Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay

Guesthouse | Kumarakom South PO, Kumarakom, India 686563

Recent review (04/04/2008)

"Clean, genuinely caring and honest family who will help in any way they can. It's not a place for meeting people for partying but that is a large part of what I liked. Peaceful with home cooked food. It is 4km from the…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 22.64
  • Breakfast USD 1.62

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Reservations will be confirmed with an advance payment of 25% of the total room charges. The balance is to be paid 30 days prior to the date of arrival. Payment is accepted in Cash/Travellers Cheques/Demand Drafts. Our account details are Bank Name: Axis (formerly UTI) Bank Kottayam Account name: Coconut Creek farm and home stay Account No: 051010200011477 Type of account: current account

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 60 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Overview

Coconut Creek is a B&B & inn, homestay, and houseboat situated beside Kumarakom lake and a bird sanctuary in the kottayam district of Kerala, South India, Asia. We offer the best cheap homestay at Kumarakom which suits backpackers and budget conscious travellers. Read more

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About Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay

Coconut creek is a b&b, inn and homestay situated beside Kumarakom lake and a bird sanctuary, in Kottayam district of Kerala, South India, Asia. We offer the best cheap homestays in Kumarakom to suit backpackers and budget travelers. Our rates are competitve with those of other economical hotels in Kumarakom. We also offer tours in the houseboat in Kumarakom and Alleppey houseboat. Kerala rented cars, Kerala hotel reservations, Kerala holidays packages are also available on request.

Coconut creek is a kerala heritage home or old home is located in Kumarakom near river side or lake side, more than 60 years old bungalow, by the side of the river or canal, which leads to the Kumarakom Lake. The house set on four acres of lush evergreen was converted to a modern kumarakom bed and breakfast ( kumarakom b&b ) or homestay kumarakom.

Kumarakom is ideal for a vacation,kerala ayurvedic massage,kerala honeymoon trips, bird watching, kerala backwater tours, kerala medical tourism and culinary indulgences like kumarakom karimeen, a local fish delicay. It is Well connected to other towns in kerala like Kochi,munnar,thekkady,periyar and kovalam

Coconut Creek kumarakom homestay is an exotic haven of tranquility in a beautiful creek of Kumarakam Lake. Spread across 4 acres, the ambience here is typically Keralite and facilitated with every modern convenience.

The breath taking landscape with lush and verdant coconut palm and farms provide an idyllic milieu for physical and spiritual rejuvenation. The only thing the setting lacks is the din and dust of metro cities.

With three independent A/c bed rooms, exotic bathrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, complete with a verandah, a private sit out and an enchanting view at the creek creates a wondrous and magical mood.

An array of ethnic delicacies like Kerala sadya, Malabar fish curry, karimeen pollichathu, konchu curry, Kuttanadu duck curry- appam provide a unique dining experience.
Kerala Backwater Tourism
The uniqueness of the Geography of Kerala lies in its intricate network of lakes, lagoons, rivers, and canals spread over 1500 kms. Kerala’s land and water share an extraordinary kinship with each other. The economy of the state and the life of its people is closely bound with water. An unhurried backwater cruise in traditional houseboats, country boats and staying in traditional houses (home stay) is the best way to discover the real Kerala and enjoy its exceptional scenic beauty.

The backwaters of Kerala- twisty inland lakes networked by canals - extend to over 1900km..Vembanad lake is the largest of the lakes, covering an area of 200 sq km, and bordered by Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam, and Ernakulam (cochin) districts. Just 12 km from Kottayam, this exclusive backwater destination sited on the banks of the Vembanad lake is considered the gateway to the backwaters of Kuttanad.


Kerala Home Stay is Here to Stay
The concept of home stay is considered to be the best alternative to hotel and resort accommodation in the hospitality industry.kerala homestay is the 1st option to explore this beautiful land popularly called God's own country around the world. kerala home stay helps you come across land, people, culture and cuisine of any place in its pristine elements unlike hotel accommodation.

Kerala Houseboat vacations
The kerala state is blessed with beautiful beaches and back waters, which are the most important tourist attraction of Kerala - Kumarakom - alleppey. Kerala's centuries old, palm fringed backwaters kerala are stretch over 1900 kms. These kerala backwater is the prominent feature of a holiday in Kerala - Kumarakom - alleppey. It is an incredible experience to sail down these soothing waters in a house boat and comprehend the unusual aspects of Kerala life.

Kerala boathouse, also known as kerala Kettuvalloms helps the tourist in discovering the enchanting kerala backwaters and lively villages of Kerala on a houseboat cruise. Apart from excellent outlook, these houseboats kerala are extremely eco-friendly, as it is made of of bamboo poles, coconut fiber, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc.

The kumarakom houseboats of today are used for leisure trips, but in old days, these kerala Kettuvalloms were used for commercial purpose. The original kumarakom kettuvalloms were used to carry tones of rice and spices from Kuttanad or Kumarakom to the Kochi port. But due to the large influx of modern day transport facilities, these houseboats kerala revived themselves as a luxurious entity. The Kettuvalloms-houseboat Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. The kumarakom boat house have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. Thus, these extravagant houseboats take you along a vast network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals and provide you excellent facilities of inland navigation.
We have various list of kollam kumarakom alleppey houseboat cruise packages.

Kerala Eco-tourism:
Perhaps the most over-used and mis-used word in the travel industry. But what does it mean? The Ecotourism Society defines it as "responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people". A walk through the rainforest is not eco-tourism unless that particular walk somehow benefits that environment and the people who live there. A rafting trip is only eco-tourism if it raises awareness and funds to help protect the watershed. A loose interpretation of this definition allows many companies to promote themselves as something that they are not. If true eco-tourism is important to you, ask plenty of questions to determine if your trip will help "conserve and improve" the places you visit.
Kerala Sustainable Tourism:
Any form of tourism that does not reduce the availability of resources and does not inhibit future travelers from enjoying the same experience. If the presence of large numbers of tourists disturbs an animal's mating patterns so that there are fewer of that species in the future then that visit was not sustainable.
Kerala Responsible Tourism:
Tourism which operates in such a way as to minimize negative impacts on the environment. A wilderness camping trip using "Leave No Trace" ethics would be considered responsible tourism while dune buggy tours would not
About Kerala tourism
Kerala has emerged as the most acclaimed tourist destination of the country in the recent past. World Travel and Tourism Council has selected kerala tourism as a Partner State. National Geographic Travel after 2 years of research has chosen kerala tourism, as one of the 50 must see destinations of a lifetime. Tourism in kerala has been stated as one of the 10 paradises of the World. The other acclaims received by tourism kerala include;

One of the 100 great trips for the 21 st Century, by ‘Travel and Leisure'
One of the ten hot spots for the millennium, by ‘Emirates Inflight Magazine'
One of the best breakfast in the world, by ‘Travel & Leisure'
One of the ten love nests in India, by ‘Cosmopolitan'
One of the six destinations of the millennium, by ‘Khaleej Times'

Kerala holidays has also been awarded the Best Performing State Award for the year 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 by 'Government of India' for achieving rapid growth, development and advancement in the tourism sector. Holidays Kerala tourism has also won the Best Performing State Award instituted by Outlook Traveler for the year 2000-2001

About Kumarakam
Kumarakam is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad Lake and this small water world is a part of kerala Kuttanad region. The evergreen kumarakom bird sanctuary here which is spread across 4 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. The best way to watch the birds of the kerala kumarakam bird sanctuary is a boat trip around the islands.kumarakom kerala is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves, interpreted with enchanting water ways and canals adorned with white lilies - a picturesque world of back waters, thatched houseboats, cormorants, Chinese fishing nets and swaying palms, is an ideal get away. kumarakom boating and fishing facilities are available every where in Kumarakom. Kumarakom holiday packages in the homestays are an out of this world experience in Kumarakam. Located on the southern coast of India,kerala kumarakam, enjoys a well balanced tropical climate. Every where, nature is at its best, in its perfumes of flowers, in the riot of colours of multihued birds, in the fresh succulent and beautiful fresh water kumarakom fishes

Accommodation Information

Services and facilities

Welcome drink
Home stay available on AP/EP plans
Food on request
Round the clock hot water
Cable TV
Satellite radio
Washing machine
Living room
Verandah and sit out
Dining room
Doctor on call
Maniyara, a traditional room decorated with flowers
Lawn and children's play area
Visit to the farm
Herbal beauty clinic (ladies only)
Back water cruise on country boats/motor boats/speed boats/
House boats
Ayurvedic treatment on request
Village safari
Fishing in the lake
Visit to ancient churches, temples and other places of interest
Visit to bird sanctuary, home to rare migratory birds
Visit to the museum
Shopping for handcrafts
Visit to Kottayam for shopping
Watching sunset- a highlight of the creek
Car parking facility
Visit to art gallery

About host
We belong to a traditional aristocratic Christian Malayalee family. We have been in Kumarakom since 1850. The family's history is in agriculture.
Your host/hostess are well educated, traveled and fluent in English. Your host has a good knowledge of Kerala. So pack your bags and come over to Kumarakom.

Classification and Certificate
Coconut creek has received one Diamond category certificate from the government of Kerala tourism department.

Location Information

Kerala has experienced an unparalleled surge of national and international tourists seeking exotic and natural beauty.
Munnar lies to the east of Kerala and has extensive tea estates planted across the range of mountains and has even been called the Switzerland of the East. There are few places on Earth like Munnar when it comes to natural beauty.

The backwaters in Kumarako, are a unique feature of Kerala. Kerala consists of tens of thousands of islands of all shapes and sizes that spread out across the Arabian Sea. Protected from the natural elements of the open sea, the backwaters between these islands form placid lakes and channels. At Kumarakom these backwaters widen to 9km across and provide an unprecedented experience for tourists and travelers.

The Kumarakom houseboats are another famous and unique feature of the Kerala area. The old country-boats called 'kettuvallams' were modified to accommodate tourists. At present these houseboats of Kumarakom have numerous bedrooms and even conference halls seating up to 200 people.
The Kerala honeymoon packageson the boats are popular all over the world. Away from the madding city crowds, these houseboats provide an affordable hideaway for the kerala honeymooners on the placid backwaters of Kumarakom.

Kottayam
Kottayam is an important commercial center in India as a producer of cash crops. Most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations in Kottayam and is also home to the Rubber Board which is one of the country's primary commodities board. The mountainous regions offer some of the finest views of the surrounding landscape including serene palm-fringed backwaters to the west and the Western Ghats to the east.

Kottayam is an ancient town famous for its churches some over 700 years-old such as the Cheria palli ('small church') with exceptionally beautiful paintings over the altar and the Valia Palli ('Big Church') perched on a picturesque hillock over a small cluster of houses. In the St.Mary's Church Kuravilangad, built in 355 AD, there is an old bell which is inscribed with an undeciphered inscription. The mortal remains of the blessed Alphonsa and the Blessed Father Chavara are entombed at the St. Mary's Church at Bharananganam and the St.Joseph's Monastery Church at Mannanam. Thousands gather at these holy shrines during festive occasions.

The town of Pala and Kanjirappally, nourished by the Meenachil and Manimala rivers are centers of rubber plantations. The Ettumanoor Shiva Temple, 12km to the north, has exceptionally beautiful wall paintings and sculptures inside. In the heart of Kottayam town is the much venerated Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple.