We had pre booked our stay here months in advance, before we left the uk as wanted to have our first night in India sorted. We couldn't really have wished for more.
The driver met us at the airport as promised (slightly expensive at INR 900 vs airport taxi of about 700, but worth it for peace of mind).
We also booked the backwater trip through Priya, which cost 600 for the day. Was really good with the morning spent on larger boat, lunch, then afternoon on a small boat in the tiny channels.
Regarding the homestay itself: we had probably the largest of the three rooms, at the front of the house. Good size, nice big windows, good aircon and very clean. Bathroom was good as well. But only got one towel.
Nice balcony around the top level where he bedrooms are.
Decent wifi as well, reached room no problems.
Location is good, 5 min walk to the Chinese fishing nets and anything in fort Cochin, on a relatively quiet back street surrounded by local homes, so nice to be away from the main tourist drag.
Priya was lovely as well. Very helpful and welcoming and makes a fantastic breakfast!!! Unfortunately she wasn't feeling too well, so we couldn't do her cooking course.
Perfect place to start your India trip.
Stayed may 2013, as a couple. More