Coconut Creek India

Coconut Creek Farm and homestay Kumarakom is backwater homestay in Kerala. We offer traditional Kumarakom backwater cuisine for our guest.

  • Kumarakom, India

Excellent 10/10

Based on 13 reviews

Speaks English

from US$248

Excellent

Based on 13 reviews
from US$248
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Excellent

Based on 13 reviews
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Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler from UK

    "When reviewing this property you have to remember it's a homestay and cannot judge it against hotel standards. In terms of what we wanted which was a cheap overnight stay before our houseboat trip this served its purpose. The village is quiet but we walked to the boat jetty - 2kms- and had a wonderful insight into village life by the water. The property is set in lovely grounds with some great garden furniture. The room is basic but clean and the food freshly cooked. The owners were welcoming and their helper does his best. In terms of negatives the towels were very old/hard and a sheet would have been better than a blanket. Couldn't work the shower and finally gave up, using the tap with the ubiquitous bucket and measuring jug - truly going native!! This is not going to be everybody's cup of tea so if you want the comforts of a hotel, best rethink."

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  • Review by a traveler from Otford, UK

    "I stayed at this lovely home-stay in January 2016 and found it relaxing and peaceful. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to watch and help a little with the preparations for dinner (my only cooking opportunity in India). The room was comfortable and quiet. The owners were very helpful in arranging transport to a local bird sanctuary. It was an excellent place to stay in this beautiful part of India."

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  • Review by Dolly C.

    "We enjoyed our stay at your place, it was truly a beautiful place. The food was delicious and all the facilities at the home-stay. Thank you for the good food, hospitality and beautiful place we had when we came over at the home stay. Thank you for arranging the boat house trip, the crew was awesome and we enjoyed the boat ride, Munnar was also beautiful so was the hotel. We enjoyed our trip from the time we reached to your place to the time we came back from Munnar. Just wanted to say how great everyone was and how nice everyone was to us on our adventure. Hope we meet again and hope our paths cross again. With best regards, Anil, Dolly, Emily, and Evan."

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  • Review by Arun Ranga from Bangalore, India

    "Calm serene ambiance, great food; the family loved it! Two families planned an outing after many years, we had a great time. Will recommend definitely for a weekend outing. Homely food served is their unique selling proposition :-)"

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  • Review by Jukanne from Turku, Finland

    "They have nice and beautiful garden to sit and relax or have breakfast what they serve it. You can also have delicious homemade dinner. A man who works there as a waitress and gardener took us also for a short boat trip along the canal from the house to the lake. If you want to go and see around you can take a tuk-tuk."

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  • Review by a traveler from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    "The home-stay is located on a functioning coconut plantation. It's a small distance away from the main town, so it's nice and quiet. The rooms are fully equipped and there is free internet. The internet can be a little iffy at times, but let's face it, you're not there for the internet. They have swings and hammocks dotted around the grounds and a creek running through the property. I absolutely loved my time there and recommend it to anyone traveling to Kumarakom."

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  • Review by a traveler from India

    "This was a wonderful property. The rooms, washrooms, dinner space, and swimming pool, everything was awesome. The property has lovely quaint looking bridges which help you reach the Bogmalo beach, which is around 200 meters away from the hotel. The room was impeccable, very spacious with all the requirements in place. The Wi-Fi was fast and good. Housekeeping was fantastic. The interesting thing was the small sit out in front of the room. A word about the staff - they were prompt, non-interfering but very friendly and polite. Excellent - we were impressed by the wine bottle for my husband's birthday. If we go to Goa again, we would definitely stay at The Coconut Creek"

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  • Review by Chris W

    "A friend and I spent two nights here on arrival to Goa. Fully enjoyable, staff is so friendly. Food was excellent. After moving around to 5 different locations/hotels we returned to spend our final day there. Again they were so helpful to help us sort out and print for us our boarding pass for our return home. Also Joets at the beach, again excellent food and service. Will definitely be returning with the Mrs. next time."

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  • Review by a traveler from Mumbai, India

    "Our occasion (motive) of the kumarakom homestays exposure was that we wanted to learn more about kumarakom-alleppey backwater life besides the touristy places we had already visited. After we stayed here, I can say it really opens your eyes and gives you a better understanding of kerala rural life.During the homestay you live with Babu and his wife Regina and their support staff. They live near Vemaband lake and konchumada village. Babu is native kumarakom and she is originally from this kumarakom back water village.Regina is from kottayam but has lived in kumarakom since 1978. Although you live with the family, you spend the night in your own bungalow. This allows you a little bit more privacy and time for yourself.The bungalow is basic (no luxury rooms, no multi cuisine restaurant, no hotel life), but top clean and well maintained. A perfect choice to sleep during the homestay. The homestay involves more than just living with the family.In the day time advise you to where to go out for a walk , bird watching and you stop to talk to the locals. Babu starts the conversation very naturally and it is possible to ask anything you like and sometimes locals even asked questions to us.In the evening two locals were invited to talk to us about various subjects. The first night, we talked to Staff Lalichan and saw how to catch the fish by net. Very interesting to learn more about fisher man life in kumarakom.The second night we spoke with two nuns about the education system of kerala. Those conversations really opened our eyes about how things work in present days in kerala and were very valuable information.The homestay also gives you a taste of kerala food. Regina prepare very mouth watering foods, the best we had in Kerala or may be in India so far. If you want to see more of kumarakom and if you are really interested in how things work in this state, then you should definitely experience this homestay."

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  • Review by a traveler from Kuwait

    "We had great time in kumarakom with Babu and family. Its simple and best stay. My wife and kids enjoyed plenty. My inlaws were very comfortable in coconut creek, the lake is just near by. Motor boat ride through the village was great and awesome. The food is very tasty and authentic, it gives a thumbs up to all who visit Kumarakom. Thanks to Kerala Tourism advisor from Kuwait for booking us the place."

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  • Review by Elina from Kuwait

    "This was the most memorable holiday break in our whole kerala tour. Although we stayed for just two nights we were made most welcome by Regina and Babu. Their house is beautiful heritage, and it was a sheer delight to be able to sit and talk with the family.I've saved the best bit until last - the food. Regina cooking is superlative, and she is very mindful of her clients tastes and preferences. If I were to return to Kumarakom the coconut creek will be my first choice of bed and breakfast."

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  • Review by a traveler from Arizona, USA

    "We stayed here 3 nights in early December. Coconut Creek is a farm and a homestay, but the farm is really out of view and not integrated into the experience. Clean, comfortable for India, the owner and staff were 'reserved' in a most polite sort of way plus incredibly helpful/ attentive, and it is set off the beaten path, which meant a calm, relaxed atmosphere.Oh, included in the package deal that we chose were the breakfast and supper. The breakfasts were good, but the suppers were spectacular. This is Southern India cooking at its best and essentially deserves the same write up we gave Saravana Bhavan in Munnar. Superb! (Only Coconut Creek does offer meat dishes.) The only thing to note is that the wifi could be a bit spotty. The birding in the area is amazing."

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  • Review by a traveler from Brussels, Belgium

    "We rented directly on the site of the homestay. We stayed for fout nights at the homestay. We enjoyed the quietness of the place, the kindness, the discretion and the availability of Lalichen the butler. The owners are very honest, very discreet but ready to inform you and help you. We spent four relaxing days, it was really lovely."

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