amenities

  • 4G network
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
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  • 4G network
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
  • Hot water
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  • 4G network
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen essentials
  • Linens
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Waterbody nearby
  • WiFi
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  • 4G network
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen essentials
  • Linens
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Waterbody nearby
  • WiFi
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the space

The cottage at Across The Pond is located on the banks of a river that empties out into the vast Vembanad lake. The 18-acre farm has been the family home for over a century. Apart from fish from the river, the farm produces coconuts, bananas, and several other fruits and vegetables. If you’re interested, the host will gladly teach you all about fish farming and even provide you with fish seed and feed. Friends of the family rallied together and encouraged the hosts to share the slow village lifestyle of Kerala’s backwater regions with travellers from outside.

 

Across The Pond, as the name suggests, overlooks a massive private waterbody – home to ducks, geese, tortoises, and plenty of colourful fish. A tranquil haven tucked away in the beautiful scenery, we recommend this if you are looking for a beautiful and peaceful place to stay in Kerala.

comforts

Book a modern standalone cottage that opens up to a private pond surrounded by trees and greenery. The cottage is ideal for up to four guests and comes with all basic amenities, and a kitchen. The part of the cottage facing the pond is glass-fronted, offering plenty of natural light and incredible views.

food

Staying true to Kerala traditions, you can expect authentic food here. Meals include appams, puttu, stew, rice, kappa, fish curry, fish fry, and more, all lovingly prepared by the family using ingredients sourced either locally or straight from the farm.

ideal for

Across The Pond is ideal for small families, a group of friends, couples, and travellers who’d like to experience the quiet backwater village life.

getting there

The property is located a little over 100 km from Kochi airport. For those travelling by rail/bus, Kottayam town is about 30 minutes away. Accurate information will be provided at the time of confirmation.

things to do

The real life of Kerala’s backwaters lies in the inland channels of its rivers, swaying coconut palms, and lush paddy fields. Stand up paddling, kayaking, and cycling are the best way to explore these parts. Discover water-locked villages and their unique culture, spot migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egrets, darters, herons, and teals by the fields. Tuck into a good book but get distracted by the mesmerising sunsets.

 

Guided tours can be organised – this includes a visit to the famed Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Get in touch with us for bookings.

price

Cost per night

Rs. 4725 + 5% GST = Rs. 4,962 for single/double occupancy

Rs. 5,775 + 5% GST = Rs. 6,064 for triple occupancy

Rs. 6,825 + 5% GST = Rs. 7,166 for quadruple occupancy (4 pax)

 

Cost includes – Private accommodation, breakfast, all in-house amenities, all applicable taxes, and 5% service charges.

 

Cost excludes – Other meals, beverages, additional nights, transportation, and anything not specifically mentioned under ‘cost includes’.

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