Entire home/flat

3 Guests

1 bedroom

2 beds


Entire home/flat

3 Guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

This cottage is located on ground floor, it has a living room, bedroom and kitchen. the space opens out into a communal courtyard in the front and a garden at the back. This spacious cottage is located 1 km from bus stop, supermarket and restaurants!


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £6 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £6
Weekly Discount: 17%
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Description

The space

This is a set of two studios and two cottages surrounded by nature and secluded from the noise and hustle of the city. A charming courtyard connects the studios and cottages. You can rent the apartments separately or together! We have named the cottages Mango and Jackfruit, and the studios Chickoo and Coconut, after some of the fruits that we grow on our farm.

The cottage you will stay in has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room. It is on the ground floor and you have direct access to the courtyard and back garden. The kitchen is equipped with basic cooking and eating utensils (and if you need anything else, just let us know!). There is a lot of storage space for longer-term guests.

The cottages open onto a common courtyard with tables and lounge chairs and an old, beautiful tree in the center. The courtyard is decorated with hand-painted pots, mosaics, and native art that we’ve found around the country. Each cottage also has access to the back garden, which is an oasis of trees and sun-dappled shade. There’s plenty of space in the back garden to sit, nap, eat, or just enjoy the nature.

We also hold various Art and Yoga classes during the week, and at this time are working on opening an afternoon coffee shop. There is also a small boutique and an art studio adjacent to the back garden, as well as a yoga pavilion made of bricks and cow dung! If you would like more information on any of this, please find us on at Gaia Bangalore We have tried to create a creative and peaceful community here, and we welcome guests who are respectful of this and/or would like to be a part of it.

There is a little grocery shop for basic goods right next to the cottages and studios, and a bigger grocery shop located in the village, which is a ten-minute walk away. In the village you can also find a pharmacy. The Forum Value Mall is about 5 km away from our place, and it has many shopping stores, a movie theater, and restaurants – with both Indian and continental food.

We are located about 15km from the city center, depending on what time of day you intend to travel this could take 30minutes to an hour to cover. This space is equally suited for someone looking for quick access to the IT hub of Bangalore – we are a 10-15 drive from the center of the IT hub. We are also 10-15 minutes away from the Sai Baba Ashram. Bangalore hosts various forms of transport, so getting around is fairly easy. The most convenient form of transport is by car or auto, there are many taxi services in Bangalore that are cheap and easy to book using services such as Uber or Ola. Autos can easily be waved down without prior booking. Public transport includes buses and the Metro, the nearest bus station is a 10-minute walk down the road. While the closest metro station is a short drive away. A lot of guests who have stayed with us in the past (before we were up on Airbnb!) enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. We also have a bicycle you can borrow if you’d like to cycle around the area!

Guest access

Guests have access to the back garden – there’s lots of space and sun or shade, as you prefer – and a pretty courtyard with tables, lounge chairs, and a big old tree in the center.

The apartment comes with clean sheets, bath towels, and kitchen towels. The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking and eating utensils (and if you need anything else, just let us know!).

Interaction with guests

We live on the property so we’ll be here to welcome you, show you around, and answer any questions you might have! The place is yours to enjoy privately and we’re available by text/email/doorbell if you have any concerns.

Getting around

We live in a fairly secluded area, so your best bet for getting around is by car (Bangalore also offers many taxi services that are convenient, safe, and cheap). If you would rather catch a bus/auto rickshaw, the nearest auto stand is in the village (ten-minute walk) and the local bus stop is a fifteen-minute walk away. Many guests who have stayed with us in the past (before we were on Airbnb!) enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. We also have a bicycle you can borrow if you would like to cycle around the area!

Other things to note

This place is ideal for those looking to get away from the city center and find an oasis of greenery. It’s quiet and peaceful here but there are also many activities (such as Art and Yoga classes as well as shops and an upcoming café) that invite and create a community. The location is best suited for those with their own transport or happy to walk around :)

We have two dogs but the guest area is fenced off from them.

There is no wireless Internet! However it is very cheap to buy a SIM card for your phone with data on it (no more than $5-10)!


House Rules
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 6PM

Please treat the space as if it's your own!
No smoking indoors
Keep the noise level down
No pets
No personal guests please!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Vijayaraghavan User Profile
November 2016
The place is calm and relaxing. Within the city, but once you are inside the property, you forget the hustle and bustle of the city. The place is also kids friendly and has a good kitchen if you need to cook food for your kids. We ordered lunch and dinner from Swiggy. Poonam was a good host and showed us around the farm.

Shabbir User Profile
October 2016
Poonam and Srikant really are hands on hosts. Anything you need was a phone call away and attended to pronto. The accommodation itself is quaint and charming. It's the little home you always wanted... Connected to the roots, no pretentions... Cosy and comfortable. Beautiful trees on the property. Well connected by Ola and Uber so you're never too far from work. Lots of dining order-in places around. No television or WiFi kept me glued to my books... Early to bed and early to rise... A walk in the neighbourhood, crispy morning breeze... And when you get back from a days work, the loving dogs complete the detox experience! Must stay here.

Suresh K User Profile
September 2016
Nice neighbourhood and location. Garden home. Loved it. Poonam is a nice host, artist and helpful.

Artie User Profile
August 2016
Staying at the illuri Farm was very enjoyable. Srikant and Poonam organis ed our transport from the airport which was very convenient. Also we had some special requests and they took care of that as well. We had several meetings downtown and they were very helpful with their adviseur and insights.The restaurants in the neighbourhoud were excellent. There is a supermarktet nearby. The Farm itself was a wonderful experience for our little one.

Ajay User Profile
July 2016
I was pleasantly surprised with finding such a peaceful location in the city. The accommodation was very well maintained and clean kept. Poonam and Srikant were extremely helpful in answering any questions I had or any requests I had. Their employees were very helpful as well. Frida, their beagle made it a point to stop by everyday to greet and ensure the stay was going well. This will be a place I will look forward to staying at every time I visit India and Bangalore. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Sandeep User Profile
February 2016
The place is an absolute delight...a real haven of tranquility in the otherwise busy Whitefield area. The property is located separately away from the main house with lots of greenery and space. The cottages themselves are self contained, tastefully done, and have plenty of privacy. Srikant and Poonam were amazingly friendly and generous hosts who thought of all the little touches that make you feel like you are staying with friends. Great place....couldn't recommend it higher!

Ilona User Profile
February 2016
Srikant and Poonam made us feel very welcomed and were helpful and quick to respond to our questions. The cottage was on a lovely property about 25 minutes drive to the popular places in Bangalore.

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Bengaluru, India · Joined in May 2014
Srikant And Poonam User ProfileSrikant And Poonam is a superhost.

So, here is a bit about us. We live on a farm along with our dogs and cows and lots of squirrels. We have just adopted a beagle, Frida (Kahlo)
We love traveling and have visited and lived all over the world and of course India, passionate about food, cooking and experimenting with different ingredients that we discover on our travels.
I am into yoga, art, spirituality and sustainable living(not always in that order). I teach art and yoga here at the farm , and have a studio here called Gaia Bangalore. I love being in nature, observing and learning from her.
Srikant is passionate about running and food, and whips up a fabulous meal in no time, throwing in whatever he can find in the fridge or the garden.He has to have a commemorative run, on all our birthdays, anniversaries and on most other days !He loves reading books, magazines, newspapers, in short anything .
WE would love to have guests , that enjoy and appreciate being in nature and in a space like this. We stay on the property and are always here to help in planning your day, suggest where to shop or go sightseeing.
We look forward to hosting through Airbnb, to meeting new people and to making your stay enjoyable.

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