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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum 
Boat house
Welcome to Genesis Houseboat A leisure trip on GENESIS houseboats offers a panoramic view of Kerala backwaters. You will get a chance to explore the greenery and the traditional village culture of Real Kerala. We will take care of your requirements with great pleasure and ensure that you return back with wonderful memories of this paradise. Houseboats are the symbol of simplicity and creativity. A cruise on the houseboats of Royal Genesis is an experience that is a fine blend of tradition and modern luxury, making your holidays a unique Kerala Experience. Relax in one of the most elegant comfort zone on the move. Book directly from the owner No agency fees, no confusion, and no hassle.Your Kerala Backwater tours of Kuttanad with GENESIS are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Yo...Welcome to Genesis Houseboat A leisure trip on GENESIS houseboats offers a panoramic view of Kerala backwaters. You will get a chance to explore the greenery and the traditional village culture of Real Kerala. We will take care of your requirements with great pleasure and ensure that you return back with wonderful memories of this paradise. Houseboats are the symbol of simplicity and creativity. A cruise on the houseboats of Royal Genesis is an experience that is a fine blend of tradition and modern luxury, making your holidays a unique Kerala Experience. Relax in one of the most elegant comfort zone on the move. Book directly from the owner No agency fees, no confusion, and no hassle.Your Kerala Backwater tours of Kuttanad with GENESIS are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Your houseboat will be trailed by flocks of ducks, coir workers processing coir look up from their tasks and wave as you pass by, otters and water birds can be seen on the edges of the waterways, and the sound of rippling water is a soothing lullaby as you sail along on a houseboat through the backwaters of Kuttanad.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
1.The timing starts from 12 Noon. Genesis Houseboats do not hold the responsibility for becoming late arrival. 2.Houseboat will be stopped near the river shore from 5:00PM to 8:00AM (as per government safety rules). 3. AC timing are from 9:00PM to 6:00 AM. Full time AC will be extra chargeable. 4. Food includes a Lunch, a snacks, a dinner and a breakfast.
Bedrooms
2 Queens
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Kevin J
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOn your arrival, We be there right from you step down the Car to welcome you. We will also assist you with the luggage to the boat. Have a hassles check in with us.

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Reviews (57)
marzio c
marzio c
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Esperienza irrinunciabile
Per logiche di percorso ad un certo punto del nostro viaggio in India io e mia moglie avevamo pensato di cambiare itinerario e rinunciare a questa tappa. Avremmo perso un’esperienza speciale e davvero unica. La barca è accogliente, pulita, con piante vere, nei vasi, curate e amate come il resto di quella casa galleggiante. L’equipaggio formato dal pilota e altri due uomini ci ha dato la più discreta e gentile accoglienza. Abbiamo scoperto grazie a loro quel lemon juice squisito che fanno loro e che poi abbiamo ricercato e voluto ovunque. Non parlano molto inglese ma parlano perfettamente il linguaggio dell’accoglienza. Scivolare sulle acque dei canali è entrare subito in un’altra dimensione, il rilassamento è automatico. Lembi di terra con casette tra canali e risaie in scenari imprevedibili. Pranzo e cena squisiti … Che bello non aver cambiato programma!!
Visited January 2023
Written January 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gopi B
Gopi B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place to stay
We really loved our stay on the boat house. Boat is really neat and new looking. We were welcomed onto the boat by juice followed by lovely lunch. Crew on the boat are very nice and polite. We would recommend this to any one anytime.
Visited December 2022
Written January 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ashish m
ashish m
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A brilliant anniversary on a serene backwater house boat cruise
The house boat experience is a must and we were lucky to have been hosted by team Genesis led by Mr Joseph. Extremely well managed and well kept houseboat ! The food on-board is fresh and authentic. Loved the experience
Visited December 2021
Written December 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rijo Rajan John
Rijo Rajan John
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Boating and Stay
Had a wonderful stay at Genesis Houseboat and Travels with breathtaking view . The experience was mind blowing from the moment we got on the boat till we stepped out. The staffs were friendly and courteous, met our every requirements including cooking the fish in the traditional cuisine. The rooms were neat and tidy and resembled a star hotel.
Visited February 2021
Written February 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gowtham
Gowtham
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good and pleasant stay
The Staffs were good and helpful. Food cooked was tasty. Had a great experience on my trip. The lights were not enough in the Dining area.
Visited February 2021
Written February 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Santosh
Santosh
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Houseboat
Well managed tour & food quality good... boat interior also good with deck view.. value for money.. strongly recommend
Visited February 2021
Written February 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter W
Peter W
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
OK For What It Is - But Some Things To Be Aware Of
Its a house boat so don't expect hotel comfort. Enjoy the scenery passing by and visit the places suggested by the excellent captain and enjoy the lovely food prepared by the chef. But - the beds are hard, you'll be asked to go to bed at about 9:30 so that the two crew can go to bed (where the comfy chairs are), you'll be woken at dawn as they start to get breakfast ready (and they turn off the aircon) and showering is done under a dribble of water - though there is plenty of room in the bathrooms. There is nowhere to put your clothes - and very little space to put an open suitcase either. Look on it as an experience rather than a cruise.
Visited February 2020
Written February 20, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

j0penny
j0penny
Naestved, Denmark5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not as luxurious as expected
The top feature of our stay was the morning canoe trip, when we asked for the option to paddle ourselves rather than sitting in a little motor boat. Kevin made it happen, and the silence brought out the birds and a nice slow pace to watch the world go about its business around us. The deck of the houseboat is a very pleasant place to sit and relax, but that was about it, as we were not offered the opportunity to fish ( as advertised) and due to the language problems, communication was difficult. Kevin informed us that the English speaking staff member had just left the company, which left us in an annoying situation regarding communication with the crew. Due to these communication problems we got the timing of breakfast and canoeing mixed up and had cold food. It also meant that we could not have our questions answered when we saw something interesting along the way. Our chef and captain were friendly, but it was not quite the pampering we had expected. The food not as amazing as advertised and didn't resemble the pictures our friends had showed us of their houseboat experiences. The bathroom was a bit worn and the air conditioning very noisy/ratteling. Not a bad trip, we enjoyed it, but considering the price tag, we had expected a much better level of service and the luxury, as advertised.
Visited January 2020
Written February 10, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Patsy24248
Patsy24248
Sydney, Australia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxation at it's best!
Our boat had only 2 bedrooms so as friends travelling together we used one each. The boat was much bigger than I expected but had everything we needed, albeit NO TV or Sound equipment which was perfect for us as we hadn't planned such a trip to use these devices! The two male staff were fantastic, so content working together & the one that cooked was a genius! We had some of the best food we had had in India. Just sitting on one of the many spots on the front of the boat reading or watching the world go by was so relaxing. Lots to see, small & large houses, people washing themselves/clothes, many other boats, rice paddies. We wre able to get off at a fish market on the way to buy fish for dinner. Our rooms were not large but big enough for a suitcase and some storage space, windows well meshed, air con & fans. Ensuite clean & adequate. As per another review, the wooden floors were perfectly smooth (no splinters) & NO insects in sight! The whole back area is meshed at dusk. While Joseph did not come on our trip we met him at the start & finish & he was very interested to find out if everything was OK. It was. Definitely recommend it.
Visited December 2019
Written December 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mobile44777432352
Mobile44777432352
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
owner's attitude was bad
owner (Joseph) attitude was bad. they way he handled the conversation and any communication gap resolution forced to the verge of abandoning the trip in between. typical 3rd world attitude. food served was tasty but less in quantity, the trip was very scenic.
Visited April 2019
Written November 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Property features
  • Staff on property
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Towels provided
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views

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About the neighborhood
Kuttanad is well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities. The region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 metres (4 to 10 ft) below sea level. Kuttanadu is historically important in the ancient history of South India and is the major rice producer in the state. Four of Kerala's major rivers, the Pamba, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala flow into the region with the Lakes of Punnamada and Vembanad (Longest lake of India)
Getting around
Suggested Airport is Cochin International Airport and the Railway Station is Alappuzha Railway Station. Cab is the convenient way of transportation. other choice are Auto Rickshaw and Government buses. Route when Coming From Cochin Side- continue throuhg Alappuzha/ Alleppey on NH 66, Turn left to Alappuzha - Changanassery Road, Continue 7.3 Km and take left on Poopali Junction to Kainakary Road. The Second bridge is our Destination. Route when Coming From Trivandram/ Ampalapuzha Side- continue tgoing to Alappuzha/ Alleppey on NH 66, Turn Right to Alappuzha - Changanassery Road, Continue 7.3 Km and take left on Poopali Junction to Kainakary Road. The Second bridge is our Destination.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Nearest Airport- Cochin International Airport- 102 KM Second Nearest Airport- Trivandrum International Airport - 160 KM Nearest Railway Station- Alappuzha Railway Station- 13 KM Second Nearest Railway Station- Changanassery Railway Station 25 KMming you to Genesis Houseboats. We
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 12 PM Check out by 9 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Genesis Houseboats

Genesis Houseboats is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Genesis Houseboats has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Genesis Houseboats has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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Genesis Houseboats UPDATED 2024: 2 Bedroom Boat house in Alappuzha with Air Conditioning and Cable/satellite TV - Tripadvisor