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Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa

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Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2013

This beautiful ancestral home is a short country-boat ferry ride across the Pamba river from the nearest taxi drop-off point. As soon as you arrive, you are welcomed by your hosts and made to feel like a guest of the family. Life is comfortable, slow-paced and peaceful. The rooms are comfortable, clean and full of character with beautiful carved wood...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2013

My wife truly enjoyed our 3 nights at this very authentic property...it was the highlight of our Kerala vacation. The location cannot be beat. Because it is located on an island...you have no traffic just a very authentic village. We loved the village walk...the locals were friendly. We did a 6 hour Shikara boat backwater cruise which was perfect because...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Moss Vale, NSW, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2013

This home stay was a delight. Set on an island, it is small (four rooms and a cottage) but very attractive. Meals are served outside and they are very good and the service attentive. We enjoyed an island walk, guided by the map provided. It was a hot day and it was a relief to find a tuk tuk for...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Emerald Isle homestay was our first experience of the Kerala backwaters and where we stayed for 2 nights in January. The owner Vijo welcomed us on the mainland and a short ride across the river delivered us to a place of paradise. A cool drink from the ever smiling Sam set the scene and we were shown to our room....

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

We arrived by boat for our two night stay. Wonderful character filled former rice storage property immaculately converted to luxurious accommodation. The open air shower was great. Fantastic attentive staff, especially Sam and Tom, not forgetting chef made our stay a pleasure. A 30 second stroll to the river's edge to sit and watch life on the backwaters and fabulous...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We stayed for 2 nights as part of our trip with our three girls around Kerala. Vijo gave us a fabulous welcome, with nutmeg juice on arrival. The big beamed bedrooms had a real olde worlde charm - yet with very comfortable beds and good air conditioning (when it was on). The girls were thrilled with the raised bed in...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Fribourg, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We spent only one night at Emerald Isle but it was definitely worth it. The hotel and grounds are superb, we had an amazing room with outdoor bathroom and could enjoy several activities like canoe and massages. The food was excellent as well, served outside in the garden. It was very quiet an relaxing. Originally we were supposed to spend...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We stayed here early in December, 2012. Just 2 couples in the hotel and treated superbly. We occupied the heritage room and the open air bathroom was fantastic. A wonderful place to stop and do nothing except walk the backwaters, relax, eat, receive massages and look at the farm. Thoroughly reccommended

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Vadodara, India
Reviewed 8 January 2013

From The Hornbill camp, Thattekkad , my wife and myself motored down to a jetty across this place and then ferried to Emerald Isle, 150 years old ancestral Heritage Vilaset in 2.5 ha field of spices, fishing ponds and paddy. This is a U shaped Vila with verandah having chairs, easy chairs near the four rooms earmarked for the guests...

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Sydney
Reviewed 26 December 2012

This is great place to stay in the backwaters. We we lucky to get the room that was converted from a grain store, and the sleeping area is elevated and in a carved wooden enclosure - very nice! The owner Vijo, and small staff are dedicated to making your stay a good experience with very personal service. The meals and...

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In the beautiful waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanad region of Central Kerala lies Emerald Isle, an exotic haven of tranquility, seemingly remote from city life, yet barely 10 kilometers from Alleppey Town. Tucked away on this delightful island lies the Emerald Isle Heritage Villa, an ancestral Country House set in 9 acres of secluded grounds – your Retreat into a Paradise of Peace. Emerald Isle Heritage Home is situated in an island resplendent with exotic flora, breathtaking flowers, myriad birds and butterflies to make for a memorable holiday, affordable and unforgettable. A truly wonderful way to spend your time on the banks of the backwaters of Kerala! Our house, dating back 150 years, retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden because the island’s lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest. Our property stretches across 9 acres including lush green paddy fields and fish ponds. All meals are served in dining room. Please ask us if you want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or houseboat rides. Emerald Isle is ideal for those wanting to relax, sun themselves or getting away from it all. The tranquil air here is salve to frayed nerves and everyday tensions. Read a book or taste the locally harvested ’toddy’ fresh from the coconut trees ! When you tire of lazing in a hammock, or sunbathing in the courtyard garden, you can take a walk around the island, go fishing or have a swim. Emerald Isle Heritage Villa offers peace, privacy and pure relaxation. There are only 5 rooms (All Air-conditioned) for guests and each has its own en-suite Open-Shower bathroom with all modern facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have been tastefully done and open to the sky above to give you a feel of being truly closer to nature at Emerald Isle! ... more   less 

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Address: Manimalathara | Chathurthiakary, Alappuzha 688511, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: €53 - €84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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