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The Shelter - A Country Home
10 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
10 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Our cute and cozy home with exposed stone has a true country feel. It comfortably fits 8, centrally located with proximity to backwaters and plantation sector of the high ranges. Enjoy freshly prepared organic food and pure honey from our own farm.

The space

Up on a hill in Kottayam, our homestay makes for a comfortable stay option during your trip to Kerala. It is close to a number of tourist attractions yet seemingly distant from all the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing our guests to spend a quiet and relaxed vacation.

Our stone mansion has three spacious, well-kept rooms including a family room available for our guests. One of the three bedrooms is air-conditioned.

We also provide an extra room with two single beds for guests if needed at a minimal extra.

Guests also have access to the living and dining space and decks from where they can enjoy a spectacular view.

The uniqueness of our listing is the fact that you experience an 'out of the world charm' that comes naturally to you soon as you enter The Shelter.

Birds and butterflies and a driveway filled with tiny colorful flowers. It is nature all around.

You will also get to buy some pure and natural stuff from our little shop, Fairytale Treasures that stands in the same premise, holding the best of our daily requisites like pure and natural spices straight from the estates, raw honey from The Shelter, cute cook 'n' serves in earthernware & other utilities at very affordable prices.

It is different, you will find out for yourself. Come! Make the best of your holiday experience! Take back lasting memories with you.

Guest access

Our guests will have access to the room/s that they have booked, the family or common room, the living room, dining area and decks from where they can enjoy a spectacular view.

Over and above this, you are free to walk around & explore into our backyard where we grow our own fruit trees & vegetables and ofcourse, you can see our bee boxes around The Shelter. Jacob would be the happiest to tour you around these, explaining in detail or as you need to know.

We also own a small shop within our property that sells pure and natural, coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, raw honey, spices and cute earthernware that is both microwave & dishwasher safe.

Interaction with guests

Both of us, Jacob and Alice live in The Shelter and therefore will be there whenever you need us.

We'd love to show you around our vegetable and bee farm and sit with you for a chat when you are up for it.

We own a little cute shop called Fairytale Treasures that you would love to visit as well, right within the property itself.

It shelves the purest of pure honey, coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, spices from estates & the cutest earthernware cook n serve pieces that are both microwave & dishwasher safe.

You will love your stay with us in our Homestay.

Other things to note

The best part of our homestay is that we serve simple, good, healthy meals prepared from the organic fruits and veges procured from our own farm.

We also have our own chickens who lay eggs. Therefore, enabling us to serve our guests with healthy farm fresh, free range, country eggs.

While breakfast is included in the tariff, lunch and dinner can be served on prior request for an additional charge.

All things here, pure and natural.

In addition to all of the above mentioned, to those who'd like, we also arrange for Ayurveda massages as per the guidance of our expert Ayurveda Doctor.

Ideal home for long term stay such as Wedding groups prior to the event's, to hold events/ parties.
Please note: The Shelter is also available for Pre - Wedding & Post - Wedding Shoots.

We also cater to those on long-term Medical visits.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $22 NZD / night after 6 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

Smoking is allowed in open spaces only.


1 night minimum stay

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Alice & Jacob User Profile

I am Alice Leen-Jacob, a creative designer who believes in keeping everything simple and beautiful, putting to work, the God-gifted talents in it's purest form.
The few things, I hold closest to my heart hardly need a mention as obvious as they would be, soon as you get to my profile.
It is all about a strong relationship, enjoying with family, a life in abundance in our home, The Shelter.
I love my family with God as the center point, the one force that holds us together in whichever situation.
I love our home in all it's creativity and passionately go about each day, enjoying the bountiful blessings that consist of a beautiful garden, organic fruits and veges, pure mineral water from our well, free range eggs from our country chickens and of course, our love birds & a pair of Dalmatians.

I love travelling and some of my favorite travel destinations would be Switzerland, England, America, France,New Zealand...
Not a fan of books or movies so much but wouldn't let go a magazine related to Health & Beauty , Homes & Gardens, Cookery, Fashion...
or for that, movies of the humorous kind or clean family kind would be my personal choice.
Love going for live music shows and good food is always a great treat.

Our guests are given all the comforts of a perfect family home. They can relish pure and natural food cooked with minimal spices keeping it simple, palatable and healthy for one and all.

Heard good about the Airbnb and having seen the website, liked it all the more and therefore, instantly on it to register. Look forward to some awesome guests and memories to follow.
I'd like to keep everything naturally & originally simple & beautiful including our attitude.

Languages: English, Français, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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