A Beautiful outer room for two with private entry and abutting the lush green garden! The spacious room has en-suite Bathroom, Closet, TV, Ac and Wifi. Guests have named our home "The Oasis" in the center of a lively, busy Suburb. Come and go as you please!
Our home is a one-of-a-kind neat, clean, modern bungalow with a garden retreat to boot! It has all amenities including rooms with modern en-suite bathrooms and warm red oxide flooring. In Bangalore’s concrete jungle, our house is a unique, comfortable abode to relax in and to show-off to your friends, or guests! Earlier guests named our home "the Oasis"! The interiors of our Home are beautiful, with wide-open spaces and walls adorned with Art – the Works of renowned Indian Artists. Outside the house, the neighborhood is thriving with a variety of lovely Restaurants, retail stores, Pharma stores, Hospitals, ATMs, Banks and so on, all within 50 to 100 yards, and, even more of them within a 10 to 15 minute walk! Returning home after a day at work, or from the city, you will definitely appreciate the calm, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and environment that the House and Garden offer. A late evening drink in the lush garden is a tranquil experience you will certainly enjoy.
Our home offers 3 very comfortable, spacious, independent rooms that accommodate two people in each room. Children below 5 years can be accommodated without charge in the same room. Each of our Rooms is listed separately as Listings 1, Listing 2 & Listing 3. In addition, we have hired an entire Penthouse Floor comprising a One Bedroom Penthouse with a very large Sit-out and a 2 Bedroom Penthouse Flat - these are Listing 5 and
Listing 6 respectively. Each of these Listings may be booked by a Guest independently - look for Listings 1, 2, 3, etc. For those young, or old, who do not want a shared-home experience and are looking for absolute peace and quiet, please visit Listing 5; the One Bedroom Penthouse with an attached Private Bathroom and huge sit-out (in itself it is the size of a small apartment of about 800 square feet). For the young, you may have a Party here, or, just chill as the old would do! Sometimes, we all need a little time to ourselves!
Children below 5 years can be accommodated in the same room; without charge.
This particular Listing 1, "The outer room", has its own independent entrance and it is located directly in line with and in the full view of the main gate. The room almost merges with the garden in free flowing access and Guests are free to come and go as they please. You will have a set of keys to your room, and in all, you enjoy complete privacy with a very serene feeling in and outside this room. It is tastefully laid out and has a lovely, modern, attached Private Bathroom that you will find most convenient.
Interaction with guests
Grace & I are generally always present to receive Guests and welcome them with a guided tour of our home. However, we respect the privacy of Guests and you are free to decide how much you wish to engage with us. Generally, we entertain, host and mingle a lot with our friends; often going out dancing, or to theater, concerts or to live music performances. We are also big music fans - Jazz, Country, Blues and Retro (music of the late 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s). Some Guests have joined us to certain events as well as in the fun of visiting our friends. Please call the shots to mingle with us; as you like! At our home, you could relax over a drink in your Room or elsewhere in the Garden, driveway or Home – wine, beer, alcohol and/or non-alcoholic beverages are available at Home at retail prices. We can also organise it for you; procured from nearby shops at the same retail prices. A small margin of about 30 Cents or Rs 20, may be added to cover transportation handling and chilling costs! The cost of Beer, Alcohol and Beverages so procured is much, much, much cheaper than what you will pay for a drink outside!
We provide an all-you-can-eat delicious food. If you are Full Tariff Guest (US$ 35 per night), a complimentary, healthy spread of wholesome Breakfast with fruit, coffee/tea and juices is served for you between 0830 to 0930. The Breakfast for other Guests have got the Room at "Airbnb's Dynamic Pricing Tariff", may mutually agree to 'pay and receive' for Rs 200 per head. A standard English Breakfast may also be had if you are not into eating an Indian Breakfast Fare.! Should you want to have Dinner at home, please let us know in the morning, while you are at Breakfast. Dinner is a good spread of home-cooked food too; with meat or fish, good seasonal vegetables (mostly Organic), pickles, etc, etc. The per head cost of Dinner is just over $ 8 (INR 500) per person, per meal (Rs 450 for Veg) - very, very cheap, affordable cost for an all-you-can-eat, spread of healthy food; when compared with eating out! All the food we serve is prepared from pick-of-morning-vegetables, fresh meat and fresh fish, all bought right outside our home in a tie-up with surrounding Farms, etc. Food cooked is healthy, very tasty, has variety, and, even at the cost of repetition, you can eat "as much as you like". Drinking water in the house is Filtered Water - "a 3 step process of Charcoal, UV & RO filters". Please let us know if you have any food preferences; and, if you have any food restrictions especially (be it for health reasons or otherwise)! Aisha will gladly cater accordingly.
At our home, as suggested by Airbnb, we charge a nominal one-time "cleaning fee" of $ 8 or Rs 500 and for longer stays beyond 7 days to one month, the fee is $ 15 or Rs 1000 for the duration. All rooms are cleaned, swept, swabbed & dusted; as well as Beds made, daily. Likewise, Toilets are cleaned thoroughly, each day. Bed Linen and Towels are changed every 4 days. After a happy stay, we request you to please leave a donation, as you wish, as gratuity for the Staff. A 'Donation Box' is kept for the purpose and your contribution is for the satisfaction of Service you received; and is entirely voluntary. Noteworthy is the Service at the table by the 3 Ladies; with off-the-fire, tasty, hot rolling food that keeps coming till you decide to stop eating! The suggestion of a voluntary gratuity actually came to us from guests who were highly appreciative of the prompt Service that ensures - tasty, healthy food, efficient room cleaning, maintenance and hospitality in the home! It is an Indian tradition to show gratitude and respect for staff by tipping them!
Grace and I are helpful by nature! It is in our character and of personal value to us, to be helpful; so, please do not hesitate to request any help that you may want, personal or otherwise. Help with personal problems, transport arrangements, advice on personal safety & security considerations, storing luggage till a future date and so on may be sought. To cite one example of help provided; a young English Lady realized that her Visa for stay in India had expired. In the joy of her stay in Bangalore she overstayed by 2 weeks! To cut the story short, I persuaded Bangalore Police against judicial custody and deportation; took responsibility for her custody as “a personal house guest’, sent her to the Home Ministry in Delhi, got a letter endorsed by the Ministry for "Police-extended regularization of overstayed period", then sent her to our Ministry of Foreign Affairs where I had the period of illegal overstay regularized into official extension of Visa and stamped in her passport - thus avoiding violation of our Law. This allows her to revisit India in future; assured of a Visa. Her mother flew into Bangalore, collected the Lady’s baggage, flew to Delhi and two very grateful Ladies left India on a happy note and flew home to London. We are happy to have been of help. In all, we look forward to welcoming you and making your stay unique, enjoyable and memorable.
Other things to note
We are well connected - both with locals and across India and that is a big advantage for all our guests visiting Bangalore or traveling around the country; whenever in need!
Our home and all its rooms are full of Paintings of eminent Indian Artists; collected over 30 years! Please enjoy them; but do not touch canvases, or take paintings off the walls. Please do not forget to return the house keys and please leave rooms in the same state as you received it. We ask you to respect the property like it is your own as we put our heart and soul into keeping it looking as amazing as you will find it. The house is smoke-free and smoking is restricted to the garden and sit-out areas. As a courtesy to other Guests, gentlemen are requested not to walk about the house bare body - without a shirt/tea shirt. Thank you!
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I am a retired, decorated Fighter Pilot and you can read more about me if you search for my name KC Kuruvilla or Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla in its expanded form!
My wife and I entertain a lot; stemming from the Jobs and Positions held by me while in Government Service and in later Corporate life. We have hosted friends, relatives and guests from around the world in the course of my career in Government which included deputation to Governments of foreign countries on behalf of India; including Service as a Diplomat. My Service also included various states of India, including Kashmir. We are well traveled; both within India and internationally and we have really good friends around the world.
We love Art, Music - Jazz, Country & Blues; as well as Theatre. We have always enjoyed dancing; and now go out dancing more as an enjoyable way of exercising to music! Personally, I very much enjoy keeping fit. My earliest sports of Boxing, Cricket, Badminton, Golf, Yoga and general Exercises have helped me along my way.
Since May 2014, Grace and I have become Airbnb Hosts, opening our home to Guests from all over the world and India; several of whom have become friends! Our home (166, Central Jail Road, Kasavanahalli), is located in Kasavanahalli is easily searched and it a bungalow with 4 bedrooms including 4 attached bathrooms! Of these, 3 rooms are available to rent. As you will see from the reviews on Airbnb, Guests have enjoyed a beautiful Home, staying with us in a peaceful and homely atmosphere, in Bangalore!
Though not apparent, after retirement, we gradually expanded our home in stages and got it to become the beautiful dream home with a Garden and surrounding greenery in which we enjoy spending time; including the joy of sharing it with others.
We have round-the-clock staff to cook, clean, sweep & swab. The Gardner is also a trained Handyman who maintains both the garden and property. The sumptuous spread of all-you-can-eat Breakfast each morning, is the highlight of starting the day with our Guests and Breakfast is generally different everyday of the week. It is a Complimentary Breakfast with full Tariff ($35 per night). However, a charge of $5 will be levied in the event of a lower tariff of Airbnb's dynamic pricing or in the event of a lesser "Special Offer". For other meals, if you give us advance notice at Breakfast time, our Cook will happily make you very tasty, all-you-can- eat Non Veg/Veg home-cooked meals for a charge of Rs 450 per meal (US$6.8). The rooms are spacious, with modern fittings and furnishings, and are equipped with free high speed Wifi, Satellite TV, twin beds with crisp, clean sheets, towels, toiletries, etc! The WiFi comprises 2 High Speed Systems – Main & Standby - the Main 90 Mbps & the other 50 Mbps.
As a family, we love to travel and we love people. We welcome you to our Home whole-heatedly; and hope you enjoy your stay with us in our city!
In India we are very well connected and well known across cities. Should you need any help (as some of our Airbnb guests have experienced in emergency situations), we will gladly help you! Should you require any local help, such as transportation, sightseeing advice, etc., please feel free to ask. We will be only too happy to help.