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Luxury Waterfront Apartments(WiFi& A/C)With Real Swimming Pool, In Kovalam - Apartment 1 - Ground Floor

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Apartment 1 - Ground Floor

Bedrooms: two double bedrooms, double beds, with bedside tables, reading lamps, and ceiling fans. Built in lockable wardrobes. Each bedroom has a private, furnished balcony with an unobstructed lake view, ceiling fan, and outside lighting. Bathrooms: en-suite tiled bathrooms to both bedrooms with shower, wash basin and WC. 24 hour hot water in showers provided by solar panel, water from private well. Electrical outlets in all bathrooms for shavers or hairdryers. Kitchen: fully equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces. Fitted cupboards with ample storage space. 24 hour hot water in kitchen sink. Gas hob, fridge/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, blender/juicer, all necessary crockery, pans and utensils. Living room/dining area: comfortably furnished living room space.WiFi internet connection is available, Cable TV with many English channels available. Dining table seats four, extra chairs available on request. Two ceiling fans. UV water filter for drinking water.

About the property

ideal location of birdwatching

Lake Velliyani, waterfront apartments. Experience traditional Kerala life in this beautiful setting. Tranquil, unspoilt village location with easy access to beaches and all local amenities. Set on private road which ends at lake. As Ganesh Holiday Home is the last house on the road, there is no traffic other than vehicles used by our guests. No buildings obstruct the spectacular view of the lake, the surrounding lush tropical foliage, or the refreshing breeze. The ground floor apartment contains 2 large double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms, a living/ dining area and kitchen. The first floor apartment includes 2 spacious double bedroms, with ensuite bathrooms, a living/dining area and kitchen. extra rooms are available at additional charges.All rooms have private balconies. The property can be rented as 2 separate units, with private entrances, or as one property for larger groups or families. The property can be rented for long periods, if wanted. One time Airport transfers included in price. On site driver with air-conditioned car.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About murugan

Murugan.M, the owner/managing director.

Why murugan chose Thiruvananthapuram

Marketing Manager, Maria Vittoria

What makes this apartment unique

An ideal location for Ornithologists, so many water & tropical birds, right on your door step

you will be over looking the lake, Kerala has 15 species of residential & breeding water birds, as well as many varieties

of humming birds, kingfishers, eagles, owls, bee eaters, to name yet a few, Kerala has about 497 species within its boundary.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Steve and Anna Hutchings (London) "Our stay at Ganesh Holiday Home was perfect. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel completely at home. The attention to detail was outstanding, having everything we could possibly want in a holiday apartment. The services were excellent.

We look forward to our next visit."

Shirley Donnelly (Boston, U.S.A.) "This was my first visit to India, but will certainly not be my last. The apartment was extremely clean with a kitchen that contained everything I could have asked for. Murugan, the manager, was delightful and helped me in every way possible. I am retired and have stayed in many vacation lets. Ganesh Holiday home was first class."

Marc Rogerson(British):-”The villa was clean, spacious and, although secluded, I felt that this added to it’s charm as my family and I are not fond of holidaying in exotic locales whilst inside the confines of a hotel complex. Murugan, the owner, was extremely polite and was quick to assist us at every turn
Mar 2009
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Booking Notes:
All prices are in UK Pounds.
we will require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the cost with booking.
Balance payable 8 weeks prior to holiday date.
Discounts are available for stays exceeding 3 weeks, especially during low season.

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Kovalam Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • two double bedrooms, double beds, with bedside tables, reading lamps, and ceiling fans. Built in lockable wardrobes. Each bedroom has a private, furnished balcony with an unobstructed lake view, ceiling fan, and outside lighting.
  • Golf ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes on accommodation: The apartments are light and airy, the lake provides a wonderful breeze. They are is equipped to high, modern standards, with cool tiled floors throughout. There is access to the roof for clothes drying, yoga, and sun bathing. The roof also has tables for al-fresco dining. The apartments are self-contained and suitable for couples, groups, and families. There is a walled garden, making the ground floor apartment particularly safe for small children. Extra folding beds are available on request and can easily fit in the living room/dining area. Welcome pack provided. Services: All rooms cleaned every other day. Towels and bed linens changed twice a week. Personal laundry service available, payable locally. Services of a chef can be arranged, payable locally. Outside: There is a large, walled garden for total privacy. It has hammocks for lounging and tables for al-fresco dining. The garden has mature growth including coconut and other palms, banana and papaya trees, all of which provide shade. There are also colourful flowering plants and trees of every description. The balconies and garden are ideal for watching the spectacular sunrise over the lake. There are also many birds to watch, including Kingfishers and Eagles. Outside the walls, traditional village life in Kerala continues as it has for countless years. You can sit on your private balcony and watch the local inhabitants going about their daily activities. Fishermen use traditional methods, fishing with nets, no motorboats. In addition to fishing, boats are rowed to pick lotus flowers. Men climb the coconut palms to harvest the coconuts. A 3 minute walk takes you to the swimming area of the lake, where you can swim with the local children.


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Apartment 1 - Ground Floor
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the top floor flat for 7 nights and have to say it was as good as the other reviews say. The apartment is large and is exactly like the pictures on the web site, clean and well equipped. Murugan is a delight and always on hand to help with whatever you need. The apartment is a 10 minutes tuk tuk ride from Kovalam but don't be put off by this as Murugan sorts a tuk tuk out for you and it costs £3 return. Also the tuk tuk will stop on the way to the beach (or back) for ATM, Supermarket or Beer! The upstairs apartment has the benefit of the better views over the lake. A really nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are retired couple and were looking for relaxing holiday, Ganesh Holiday Home was perfect. Murugan the owner/manager and Maria Vittoria made us feel completely at home from the start and they were friendly, helpful and always polite. We stayed in the ground floor apartment for 4 weeks from January to February 2015. This spacious apartment with lovely view of the lake and surroundings was kept clean by polite and friendly staff. We really enjoyed our morning walk by the lake, watching different birds and lush of Kerala. We were relaxed and enjoyed our stay. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy Times

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Ground Floor apartment for 3 weeks in February, and we the most enjoyable vacation. Murugan, the owner, and Maria Vittoria made us feel so welcome right from the start, we spent three weeks, enjoying the sun and hospitality of the nicest people you could wish to meet. The apartment, pool and garden area we kept spotlessly clean by the staff, who were nothing but friendly, polite and helpful. Murugan arranged everything for us from a mobile phone to 24hr taxi service. The kitchen was equipped with everything that you need to cater for yourself, with a huge fridge for those all important ice cold drinks, but if you don't feel like cooking, or going out, Murugan will even arrange for one of his staff to cook a traditional Kerala meal. The apartment is set by a beautiful lake and away from the tourist area, here peace and tranquility reign, but a short taxi ride away and you have everything you need from beach to supermarket and the activities of a resort. Unfortunately we cannot comment of the famous Backwater Trips we had every intention of enjoying one of these outings, but we found it extremely difficult to tear ourselves away from the pool and the relaxation that the apartment gave us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return many times, and maybe next time visit the Backwater!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Special interest holidays:

Traditional Ayurvedic medicine is also excellent in Ganesh holiday home. A house call by a certified Ayurvedic doctor for consultation and/or massage can be arranged on request. . The peaceful environment is a perfect place for a healing experience of both body and mind.

Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), ayurveda is an ancient medical science which was developed in India thousands of years ago. Believed to have been passed on to humans from the Gods themselves, Ayurveda developed and evolved into what it is today from several ancient treatises, most notably Adharva Veda which dates back to five thousand years. The ancient Vedic literature by sages has clearly laid out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illness through therapies, massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise.

On site yoga is also available, mats provided.

Services Offered:- Herbal Facials, Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Reflexology, Aroma Therapy, Skin Polishing (Weight Loss Programme), Oil Massage & Yoga Training. Our Specialities:- Using only fresh and first quality herbal products, Most hygenic centre, Specialized and experienced hands etc.

South Indian tour packages can be arranged. Medical and dental care are a fraction of the price in Western countries. Hospitals, clinics, and dental offices are state of the art and all doctors are highly trained. Easy access to Trivandrum where dentistry, laser eye treatment and other surgical procedures can be obtained.


Kovalam beaches are easily accessible by auto rickshaw or car.


Trivandrum airport is 15 km away. Airport pickup is included in price and you will be driven in an air conditioned car.An on call driver with an air conditioned car will be happy to drive you. On site jeep rental also available. Royal Enfield motorcycles and a wide variety of cars can be rented on request.


Kerala state capital city, Trivandrum, 15kms.

Local Backwater cruises 5kms.

Further Details:

Ganesh Holiday Home. On site leisure activities include nature walking, swimming, and bird watching or just relaxing. Kovalam Junction has a supermarket with a variety of local and international foods. There are also several banks with ATM machines. The beaches of Kovalam have many restaurants and small shops. Trivandrum is a great place for serious shopping-from street markets to department stores. 22 carat gold can be purchased and is sold by weight. Trivandrum is also the place to buy silk, linen and cotton. Excellent tailoring services can be arranged to have whatever you desire custom made.