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George's Arabica
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Sleeps 2 + 1
(INR 500/guest/night for the +1 guest) - George's Arabica

Hivehomes George's cottages are located in a 4.5 acre property with rotational plantations. The Kabini river flows 200 meters away

The space

The cottage is located in a 4.5 acre property with rotational plantations like ginger, tapioca, yam, etc along with rubber and coffee and scores of Mahagony trees in a village called Bavali near the town of Katikulam about 10 kms from Mananthwady. The property is just off the highway at the entrance of Kerala on the Mysore-Mananthwady Road.

Guest access

The Cottage has a single bedroom with a double cot, a living room with necessary furniture and a kitchen. The bedroom has an attached toilet.
The kitchen is equipped with necessary utensils, refrigerator, electric stove, etc which can be used for preparing a quick meal, snack or coffee if necessary.
Other minor facilities like water heaters, crockery, dish TV, bicycles, netted court, etc can make your stay comfortable and exciting.

Interaction with guests

The caretaker and his family stay next door and are available for any help including food. Please note that food will be charged extra at nominal rates.

Other things to note

There are many places in Wyanad that can provide you a break from the maddening crowds and make you feel an oneness with the infiniteness of nature – its woods and animals. A ride in Wyanad will always help you encounter atleast a wild elephant or deers, if not a bison or a tiger !!

Free parking on premise

Extra people £6 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

To meet Govt. requirements, please BRING a self attested photocopy of your PHOTO ID (Govt. issued) & hand over to our staff (mandatory) while Checking-in. Kindly permit staff to verify with Original.

We have given prime importance to house keeping and hygiene. We hope you would reciprocate the same way.

Route: Take right at Mysore ring road in front of Columbia Asia Hospital, then reach to Mananthavady road(URL HIDDEN)Hand Post, Antharasanthe, State Border Bridge,Baval(URL HIDDEN)
Check post - Sales Tax and Excise, Road Curve,
Forest Check post (On the Right & Sign Board on left side)
Immediate left,Church on the Left,take left road.
Look left side for Sign Board, take the narrow road on the Right.
George's Cottage.


1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Marasamy User Profile
September 2017
The food they make is awesome ..!! and the hospitality is great ..nice place !! planing to go again :)

Lokanath User Profile
August 2017
Our host was good and prompt who passed on the basic informations before our visit. It was really thoughtful of him. The cottage is real cozy and warm. you will love it. Well located among coffee plantations. Peaceful, fresh air, you can almost smell the moist soil. The scene from the cottage balcony is breathtaking. Greenery all around. Even though its in between a forest, you hardly find a musquito inside the cottage. The caretaker cooked Chicken for us which was awesome. Rooms were very neat and clean. If you are here, do not forget to take a small tour of the near by village. Its close to Thotepally Wildlife Scantuary and Pookode lake. Edakkal and Banasura Sagar Dams are 1 .5 hrs away from here. Roads to visit all major tourist destinations are good. So won't be a problem if you have lots of time to spen in the Jungles of Kerala. We reached the place via. Thotepally and it was an awesome roadtrip through the forest. Must stay and highly recommendable if you want a getaway from citylife. Saying that, for those who are looking to stay out of the mundane city life, the place is just awesome. But if you are there to visit other tourist destinations within very short period of time, I would suggest some place at Vythiri or Sulthan Bathery will help save travel time. Had a bit of difficulty in communicating with the caretaker as they only spoke Malayalam. No Hindi or English. Had to use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Translate to communicate. Though they were very nice people and very very helpful. Other thing that needs attention is power back up. Power cuts here is real frightening. :P

Praveen User Profile
July 2017
Very good place to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Rohit User Profile
July 2017
Was a neat and clean place. Slightly off the road however all arrangements were amazing and caretaker was a lot helpful. The host was there at the gate to see us off with a big smile and waving hand which was really sweet. Host personally came at night to drop the emergency light and check if we required anything. Highly recommended...

Yash User Profile
June 2017
Such a marvelous place. If you want to enjoy calm and rustic place, you should definitely visit this one. The facilities provided are ample. You can cooked your own food. The caretaker Shankar is very helpful, though language barrier is there. But not a big quandary. The food they provided was super, you ought to try. It was delicious. You should also visit the river which is half km away from the house, very picturesque indeed. Enjoy nature to the fullest.
Mathai User Profile
Response from Mathai:
Thank you very much for the kind review
June 2017

Ashish User Profile
May 2017
Was a really a beautiful cottage. The surroundings were serene too. Its little away from main stream wayanad and hence offers very peaceful stay. Dont forget to explore the Kabini river nearby. Communication was a big challenge with locals if you dont know Malyalam, but people were helpful and the caretaker Shankar also tried to understand us to the best he could. On a low side you dont find eateries around and inside the cottage there is no menu offered. You have to rely on what Shankar and his wife cook for you :). Advisable to take some ready to make food and prepare it in the private kitchen provided. I was charged a 1000 Rs extra which probably was because I checkin at 7 in the morning (thats my best guess as the host Mr. Mathai wasn't there to clarify and we had problem in communicating). Additionally, a camp fire could have been arranged. I traveled quite far to get the beer only to be disappointed that campfire wasnt possible.
Mathai User Profile
Response from Mathai:
Thank you very much for the kind words. We shall consider your suggestions.
May 2017

Abin User Profile
May 2017
This is an amazing cottage but there are a few issues which might ruin the experience 1. No power backup. We didnt have power the whole night. 2. Care-taker will charge for breakfast and dinner. Nothing is included 3. Its very remote and the condition of the road is terrible
Mathai User Profile
Response from Mathai:
Just to remind you that you are in the midst of a forest and therefore your expectations also should also take this into account. Considering that the monsoon has set it, power outs are more frequent. However we are in the process of keeping a power back up. Our aim is to give you an experience of the stillness of a dark night and the silence of a natural forest. It would unwise to have all the modern technology where ever you go. We have clearly mentioned that food will be charged extra. Considering that this is being prepared for just two people the cost could seem high when actually we are losing money on this. I thought remoteness is what city bred people are wanting. Obviously we don't want to near a town
May 2017

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