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Mavady Estate | Kottayam, Kottayam 686580, India
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Vanilla County Plantation Villa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn’t plan to stay in Vanilla County but by god we’re pleased we did. Discovered in the depths of the Western Ghats this stunning property is worth every penny and every extra mile. Amazing home cooked food and personal service delivered by Matthew and his wife Rani made our stay immensely enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights at this beautiful villa. The house is gorgeous and we had a room in the little outbuilding which suited us very well. The rooms are very well done - clean and comfortable. There's a sense of luxury which is welcomed after the long drive. There is a sense of being part of a group as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If we had a problem staying here, it was just that we only had two nights. Baby Matthew and his household made us feel entirely welcome and showed us the other side of Kerala from the hotels and tourist routines. There's a reason there are so many good reviews of Vanilla County - it is one of the best experiences... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We loved our time with Rani and Matthew in the luxurious accommodation of Vanilla County. As hosts, this friendly couple go out of their way make you feel welcome in this beautiful heritage home, high up in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Doing the cooking class with Rani was a highlight and we really enjoyed her delicious cooking. Matthew was... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you live in a major city this could be one of the most peaceful locations you may ever visit with two of the kindest people you could ever meet. The house, built by Baby's father, is deep in the forest with the sound of a stream that runs right next to it. A more idilic setting would be very... More 

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perth australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed with Baby Matthew and his gorgeous wife for two night. We went with our daughters, When we arrived there we were greeted and made so welcome the whole time we were there. The rooms were lovely and large, we were made to feel at home. We were spoilt by this lovely family who waited and made every meal... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A large group of 9 mothers/ daughters stayed at the lovely Vanilla County recently for 2 nights. Baby Mathew and Rani were wonderful hosts - we were served the most delicious food of our trip (and even kindly given a cooking lesson by the talented Rani - who has a degree in home science!). We visited the working elephant, tea... More 

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raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We loved everywhere we stayed but this was our best location. The host family was excellent (Baby and Roni). They had all kinds of activities for us, visiting the tea plantation, hikes to the swimming hole, ... But our favorite activity was hiking to see a working elephant in the middle of the forest. The food here was excellent. Roni... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Weeks after my trip to India my stay at the Vanilla Country Plantation Home Stay lingers in quiet happy little memories. A sunny quiet walk to the rubber plantation with Maju, watching the tiny brown freckles on the nose of this elegant young man as he explained how one gathers rubber, how his father loved working in the rubber plantation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed there middle of this month for a day and a night. We were very satisfied with the hospitality and the place to begin with. We were received very warmly and Baby Mathew helped us to find beautiful places around. We are sad that we could make it only for a day as we think we have missed a... More 

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Address: Mavady Estate | Kottayam, Kottayam 686580, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Vanilla County Plantation Villa Kottayam, Kerala, India

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