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    Backwater Heritage Homestay

    Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686015, India
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    All reviews mr xavier snake boat his wife canoe trip passion fruit small things hammocks and swings helped us plan meenachil river wonderful hosts rooms are basic rice fields authentic experience an excellent cook village life home away from home a wonderful place to stay beautiful nature kerala trip appam
    Reviewed 13 November 2016

    We spent 5 days in Xavier and Lowely's home, and no words can describe how truly wonderful our stay was. This authentic homestay is over one hundred years old, except for the guesthouse. The rooms and bathroom are perfect, and the large terrace also has...More

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    Response from backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay

    Thanks you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

    Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

    I'm not surprised that this is rated as top 1. One of the best homestays that we have stayed in. Genuinely hospitable and humble hosts, Mr. and Mrs Xavier will go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. Excellent breakfast and...More

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    Response from backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay

    Thanks you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

    Reviewed 16 October 2016

    Calm and beautiful surroundings. Mr Xavier and his wife made us very welcome.food was excellent and the canoe trips through the backwaters magical. Room was clean and mosquito proof . Xavier showed us the village snake boat of which he is captain. Read God of...More

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    Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

    Reviewed 27 September 2016

    This is the perfect place to be. I loved sleeping outside on the swinging beds (but you don't have to). The couple running the place is extremely helpful. Breakfast was delicious and we also got a tour of the village. I definitely want to go...More

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    Reviewed 26 August 2016

    Mr Xavier and his wife, the fresh cuisine (gorgeous fish) the tropical village backdrop and the backwater ride made our one night homestay a dream! My favourite thing was not even the backwaters themselves, but being toured around the tiny village by Mr Xavier, and...More

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    Sally V
    I have suitable place to lent out, 3 bed room cottage near backwaters. are you interested to take over and run the place? It is located in vaikom, udayanapuram.
    15 October 2016|
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    urmila_pune
    Is it pet allowed?
    31 August 2016|
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    Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
    I don't think so, but email the owner to find out for sure,
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    Ramachandran R
    May I know the tariff?
    27 September 2015|
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    Response from backwaterheritage | Property representative |
    The tariff is only Rs 2200 for an a/c room in c.p.a.i. till 15th dec. then it will be Rs3000/- till 15th Jan.
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    Room Tips
    "Choose a room with AC for added comfort"
    brad4dpower, 10 days agoRead review
    "all rooms are of excellent quality"
    Len A, 2 months agoRead review
    "Rooms basic, all good"
    Rachel G, over a year agoRead review
    "No worries, Xavier will give you a good room."
    Tina H, over a year agoRead review
    "Select the back room of the outer building. It is the most private and there is a swinging bed just outside..."
    willy38, over a year agoRead review
    "Choose between a/c and non a/c"
    909alison, over a year agoRead review
    "All rooms should be equal looking at the property design. All faces the canal and garden and great outdoors..."
    TasneemPune_India, over a year agoRead review
    "Room is basic but clean, carry mosquito repellent"
    RubyViks, over a year agoRead review
    "Room in front of the wooden swing bed is the one stay in"
    BTN72, over a year agoRead review
    "Pretty sure they were all good."
    DanielSmith2014, over a year agoRead review
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