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Serenità Homestay, A Slice of Heaven in Kodaikanal

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Serenità....well into the night
On a brighter day...
A peep at the jewel box through the clouds...
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Private Room
An exclusive and tranquil Homestay with Bed & Breakfast type of accommodation a short distance off the ghat road, well before the hustle and bustle of Kodaikanal yet very close to it. Serenità Homestay is peacefully perched on a serene and secluded hillside offering an exhilarating view. We offer only a single accommodation suitable for a Couple or a Nuclear family at this point in time which means total privacy. The Accommodation comes with an attached bath and a small kitchenette and is furnished to make it comfy and cosy (If your partner finds the room too cosy and wishes to lounge around while you want to be up and about, we will help you drag him/her out of bed for a nominal fee). It has an independent entry from our driveway, a small covered patio and a private lawn with outdoor ...An exclusive and tranquil Homestay with Bed & Breakfast type of accommodation a short distance off the ghat road, well before the hustle and bustle of Kodaikanal yet very close to it. Serenità Homestay is peacefully perched on a serene and secluded hillside offering an exhilarating view. We offer only a single accommodation suitable for a Couple or a Nuclear family at this point in time which means total privacy. The Accommodation comes with an attached bath and a small kitchenette and is furnished to make it comfy and cosy (If your partner finds the room too cosy and wishes to lounge around while you want to be up and about, we will help you drag him/her out of bed for a nominal fee). It has an independent entry from our driveway, a small covered patio and a private lawn with outdoor seating. We designed the accommodation to make it reasonably self sufficient and offer privacy while enjoying the benefits of the main house and its surroundings. The Kitchenette is fairly equipped to give you that little freedom you very much need while on a holiday. On prior notice, Dinner can be arranged on all days while Lunch can be arranged only on weekends. Food can also be bought in from restaurants in town based on preferences and availability, while you stay back to indulge further. Come and stay with us and experience a unique feeling of Serenity! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
1. Guests are advised to stay within the confines of the accommodation after dusk as the Indian Gaur (Bison) is a regular visitor in these areas 2. Guests are advised to not leave the garbage bags unattended outside the room as the pet dogs inside the premises tend to nibble and tear the bags 3. Guests are advised to not leave food outside unattended as the squirrels, cats and dogs could have a go at it
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Ravindran K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

As you drive up the busy Kodaikanal roads, you realise that the quiet hand of change spares no place. Serenita, nestled quite obscurely in the hills though tries to give you a chance to experience moments of quietude. Add to that the hospitality of Ravindran...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank shunyat14
Management response:Responded 27 May 2018

Thanks folks for posting a review for us...become a rarity of sorts in today’s busy world! We sure are delighted to read your warm comments and as again, it was indeed a pleasure meeting you all. Look forward to your next trip! Best wishes from...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a very beautiful homestay with fantastic hosts. It is everything that was promised and much more. The location is very quiet and the little house has very cosy everything that was needed. Preethi is an excellent cook and went out of the way...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank Hema-atmavikasa
Management response:Responded 14 November 2017

Thank you very much for remembering us and taking time of your busy schedules to post a review. Was a pleasure meeting you both and look forward to another opportunity.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We recently made a trip to Kodaikanal for a family holiday and stayed at Serenita ! We had a lovely time with the host Ravi ( Mr Ravindran) and his wife Preeti. They are just a wonderful host and a very charming couple! We never...More

Date of stay: September 2017
2  Thank drjayantaroy
Management response:Responded 11 October 2017

Thanks so much folks for being so thoughtful! It was indeed such a pleasure to meet and spend quality time with you. As I have said before, makes it totally worth everything we do. Going back to their crazily busy lives once they leave Serenità,...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Serenita is an excellent place to stay if you are looking for a peaceful time with your family or friends. Just like an outhouse with all required amenities and yet with maximum privacy. Clean room and toilets. Amazing view brings chill to your mind and...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Satish A
Management response:Responded 29 July 2017

Thanks folks for your feedback! Well, as always, it's a such a pleasure to get to know folks like yourselves. Makes our journey worth all the effort! Look forward to meeting up with you again in the future. Best wishes!

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Name tells it all.Serenita is all about serenity.Amidst the serene valley with early morning Sunshine, birds chirping all day, misty evenings, unique beautiful house, astonishing,awe-inspiring view,finger licking yummy food, Amazing and fun hosts.Couldnt ask for more.It's a must visit again place.Thank you Serenita.

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Priym
Management response:Responded 29 August 2016

Thanks much for posting a review for us...really appreciated. Was a pleasure hosting you folks and hope to see you again soon! Cheers!!!

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

We had an very comfortable and peaceful stay at Serenita. The quiet location and the pretty view were exactly what we were looking for in Kodi. Must mention that we especially enjoyed the superb food provided by our hosts. We will most certainly be going...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank 664meerag
Management response:Responded 24 April 2016

Thanks folks for choosing to stay with us and for the review....look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 6 April 2016

- Outstanding property, excellently maintained, good facilities, great view, self contained & private. Great if you wish to spend the major part of your holiday lazing around (like we did). - Wonderful hosts, great to talk to, went out of their way to make us...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank trvsri
Management response:Responded 24 April 2016

Thanks so much for posting your comments. Was a pleasure meeting you all and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 November 2015

Came across Serinita on Tripadvisor and read all the reviews on web before we zeroed on it as we were travelling with our 16 month old daughter. Once we reached Serinita we were welcomed by clouds. No words can describe the scenic beauty of the...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank BharathNavya
Management response:Responded 13 November 2015

Thanks for coming by folks...was our pleasure and hope to see you again soon. Our hugs to that little gem...:)

Reviewed 5 October 2015

Good location. Loved the place. The room could have been little bigger :). Good reception by Mr.RaviMore

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Vignesh M
Management response:Responded 5 October 2015

Thanks folks for posting your feedback! Apologies for any inconvenience caused to you due to the apparent room size. Its a fairly large room though we have intentionally tried to provide every possible convenience in the space available including books/toys for children, a table for...More

Reviewed 27 May 2015

This was the first time that we were experimenting staying in a place where we could cook. Being vegan, this was very important for us. Not expecting much, we took along a rice cooker and some spices including salt and sugar (unnecessarily as it turned...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank VeganVijay
Management response:Responded 30 May 2015

Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review! It was a pleasure to have you stay here and really nice to get to know your family and also know that you enjoyed your stay...we will look forward to your next trip and until then...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Blender
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Serenità Homestay is perched on a secluded and serene hillside overlooking the Pethuparai valley and the distant Palani plains. Accessible by an asphalted road (not the best of roads!), one can come in by their own vehicle or a cab...for those really adventurous, one can trek too...be prewarned about the gradients though coming in is mostly downhill. Situated inside a gated property, the place is as safe as it can be, parking is no issue as this is not a thorougfare. The only neighbours we have are a few farmers way below (you may wish to give them a lift when they ask for it...) and a neighbouring house whose owners come in probably twice a year
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