Just a short stroll from Fort Kochi’s beach, down a time-worn bylane, under rain trees and amongst lush gardens sits the Beachgate Bungalows. A fully restored heritage property, it consists of independent twin bungalows built in the 1950s for sterling companies in Cochin.
With a classic British colonial style and modern accents, guests can enjoy a colonial living experience. The bungalows house three bedrooms, a dining room, living room and study. The verandah and terrace open out to lush gardens and overlook a private pool. An on-call chef cooks in the fully-equipped kitchen to your preferences and liking, and you can dine on the terrace, by the pool or in the garden. Aiming to keep history alive, rooms have been renovated to retain their old-world charm. While they may be quite simple, they are comfortable and spacious, providing all necessary amenities.
During your stay, you may want to explore the local markets, backwaters, art gallery, cafes or take a cycling tour around the heritage town as the area has a lot to offer.
If you’re looking for a pleasant, intimate place to stay during your time in Cochin in a well-located property filled with character, the bungalows are for you. We can highly recommend them for families as well.
Villa - The 'Villa' is a similar concept to the 'holiday home' in Europe, with some key differences. Our villas in Asia are always fully staffed with cooking and service provided for you. Staff will generally cook meals to your specification and purchase food and drink for you at cost price. They are generally pretty smart and luxurious too and feel in many ways like a small private hotel. Nonetheless, your villa is still effectively a home and therefore you cannot expect the same level of training, English speaking or slickness that you might expect from a hotel at a similar cost. As the owners are not generally holiday professionals we cannot guarantee the quality of a villa matches expectations in a way we can with hotels. That said, the personal local touch means villas are generally much more friendly and interactive than hotels and have much to recommend them. The privacy and space makes them wonderful for families, groups of friends or couples looking for privacy and relaxation.