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Backwater Heritage Homestay

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Pulikuttissery, Kumarakom 686015, India
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Backwater Heritage Homestay
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Ranked #2 of 14 Kumarakom B&B and Inns
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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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    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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend was getting married and she had arranged a night's stay for us at this beautifully set up homestay. As soon as we got there(around 4pm)we wished we had arrived earlier. The natural beauty of the place just captivated us all ! A classic villa overlooking lush greenery on either side of the serene backwaters. The hammocks and swings... More 

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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 feedback.Hope 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 More 

Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In January of this year, we had the pleasure of a four night stay with Xavier and Lovely Joseph. Their beautiful home, situated on one of the exquisite canals in Kerala, was an oasis of beauty. Xavier organized an intimate sunset canal journey for just us. His wife Lovely shared some of the secrets of amazing Indian cooking, Kerala style,... More 

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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 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 More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in Dec 2014. Amazing property, clean big rooms. A special mention of the owner, Mr Xavier Kutti. While staying here we managed to lock our car keys inside. Xavier uncle went out of his way to help us, called a mechanic, lent us his scooter (to ride to the nearest town) and not once... More 

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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 feedback.Hope you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.All the Best! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 mail at :mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exquisite &peaceful home that has been in the family for over 100 yrs.Mr Xavier and his family were so helpful.Exquisite food cooked by his wife.Helpful with transport and onward transport to Kumily by local bus.Xavier and his crew are champion rowers.He will take you to see his boat housed nearby. From the comfort of my bed swingon the terrace I... More 

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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 feedback.Hope you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future..All the Best! Xavier Joseph,Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had arranged accommodation for our friends who were in India to attend our wedding.. They were indeed very excited and delighted by the stay and still wants to come back for another stay. Amazing food and well taken care of ..many thanks Mr.Xavier😊😊

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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 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 More 

Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We spent three nights at this place and enjoyed our stay very much. The food is wonderful and Xavier and Lovely are perfect hosts. This is the place to spend some time to soak up the unspollt nature of the backwaters. We would love to come back! Keep in mind that there is no tourism infrastructure at all for several... More 

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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 feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.All the best! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 mail at;mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

Delhi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thank you Mr. Xavier for giving me and my family an authentic Kerala backwater experience. If authenticity is what you're looking for and you want to get away from the hard upsell or the tourist traps then this is the place for you. I traveled to Kerala this March with my wife, 2 kids (aged 3 and 1), my parents... More 

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

Thank you 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 More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

One review isn't enough to do justice to the good natured folks who run BHH. Mr Xavier Joseph runs a tight unit which translates into a great homestay option for travelers. The place is around 6 kms from Kumarakom in a village called Parippu. Nestled amongst coconut trees paddy fields and the back waters it offers a environment thats serene... More 

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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 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 More 

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are simple but adequate. The property faces the backwater so that's an added bonus. Xavier and his wife are wonderful host. There are 2 villages within walking distance and the walks really provide you with an opportunity to explore Kerala's village life. Xavier arranged a 3 hour backwater trip on a small... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed here for a week ending our trip through India. This place is excellent to relax and enjoy the 'other' side of India. The meals were delicious! The boat trips were fun too and we met some nice fellow travellers who made the stay extra joyfull for us! Putting the coordinates of the place or a more detailed description... More 

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