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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very nice stay. good and splendid breakfast and dinner. Taxidriver had some difficulty to find the place because it is somewhat hidden on a small road. Special feature: traditional racing boats (snake boats) can be seen nearby, ask host.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was most definitely the highlight of our trip! I can't recommend it enough! It is in a delightful position on the banks for the river in gorgeous gardens with swing loungers to rest on and the whole place is alive with the sounds of birds, insects and frogs. It is extremely comfortable and very clean and the owners Xavier...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Sarah , Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Hope you are back to London and enjoyed your Kerala trip. Convey our warm regards to your friend also best wishes!! Xavier Joseph Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Backwater Heritage Homestay is a gorgeous place: hidden in the beautiful village of Aymanam, it is an authentic property surrounded by a charming garden perfectly maintained by Xavier, his wife and Vasu. We hesitated staying there for more than 2 nights because of the remoteness of the spot, but it ended up being the highlight of our Kerala trip and...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Eve, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Hope that you both are doing fine there. Convey our regards to all of you.. Hope to see you again .. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gift to spend time with Mr. Xavier and his wife - and eat their delicious, bountiful meals. The setting is so peaceful, with the sound of birds and the view of the river a few feet past the beautiful gardens on the property. Rooms face a large, shaded veranda with chaise swings made for reading and napping. Rooms...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Bene Cipoly, for the beautiful review. Hope you are back to NY and doing fine. Hope we can serve you again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must stay Homestay. Not only are the owners friendly, knowledgeable, and proud of their heritage, but the meals provided were extraordinary, too cheap, and absolutely delicious. Our only regret was that we had booked to stay only two nights. Xavier, our host, showed us through the village, the ancient canoe boats of his family on his property...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feed back.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Awake to crisp white sheets, hot coffee, and the squark of birds in the canopy of palm trees, which sway in the breeze above Xavier and Lowely's beautiful home. Chilli-fried coconut prawns, ginger-doused vegetable curries, and more rice variations than you can shake a stick at (biryani, lemon, raisin..) Do yoga in the garden, have a massage, and float along...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your precious time writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes! Xavier Joseph Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed one night with Xavier and his family and it was absolutely perfect. The setting of the detached guest area is very quiet and extremely peaceful. You just sit there or chill in the hammock and let life pass by. We had dinner and breakfast here and it was the best food we had during our trip in India...

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Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We spent 5 days in Xavier and Lowely's home, and no words can describe how truly wonderful our stay was. This authentic homestay is over one hundred years old, except for the guesthouse. The rooms and bathroom are perfect, and the large terrace also has electric fans and suspended beds to laze about on. The garden is just lovely, and...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not surprised that this is rated as top 1. One of the best homestays that we have stayed in. Genuinely hospitable and humble hosts, Mr. and Mrs Xavier will go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. Excellent breakfast and food! Mrs. Xavier is an excellent cook... Delicious prawns, appams and passion fruit!! A lovely...

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Thanks you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Calm and beautiful surroundings. Mr Xavier and his wife made us very welcome.food was excellent and the canoe trips through the backwaters magical. Room was clean and mosquito proof . Xavier showed us the village snake boat of which he is captain. Read God of small things whilst staying as it is set here. And the price is very reasonable...

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Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

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Additional Information about Backwater Heritage Homestay

Address: Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: €28 - €76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“all rooms are of excellent quality”
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“Select the back room of the outer building. It is the most private and there is a swinging bed just outside your door. Wonderful place to read.”
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