The Orchid Cottage

mararikulam, kerala
1 bedroom - 1 bath
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
    Kid & Coe Select properties have been visited by our team and checked for their suitability for family travelers
  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

This one-bedroom cottage, 300 meters from the Arabian Sea, is perfect for a couple with a young child or a nanny or grandparents accompanying a family staying at Hibiscus Cottage nearby. This residence has everything you need for a luxurious stay including a housekeeper and private chef well versed in cooking for kids. The bedroom doors open to a terrace and a turquoise tiled pool. Shower in the morning in a semi-outdoor bathroom overlooking the gardens and their tropical blooms. The beach is a 300m walk away and you’ll hear the sounds of the Arabian Sea from the poolside area. When you’ve had your fill of fun in the sun, book boat tours of the Keralan waterways and Ayurvedic treatments to further relax.

What we love

  • Spacious double bedroom with a picture window looking on to the pool
  • Private pool so you can cool off in the heat without hitting the beach
  • Lovely location in a quiet part of Marari, Kerala, where the backwaters and ocean meet
  • Fully serviced villa with a private chef, host and housekeeper
  • The chef can give lessons in South Indian cuisine in your own private outdoor kitchen
  • Open air shower with orchids to gaze at
  • Spacious bathroom overlooking the terrace
  • Covered outdoor eating area with hibiscus-hued chairs
  • Self-catering facilities are available on request; the private cook has a special kids menu
  • Toys, kids DVDs and beach toys provided
  • The private terrace and beach area have hammocks, sunshades, loungers and sun umbrellas
  • Part of a collection of stylish boutique private villas on a secluded beach in Kerala

Things to know

  • 2-3 hours by taxi from Cochin International Airport; ask the hosts about hiring a car or car plus driver
  • No separate bedroom for children - add a crib to the master bedroom
  • No living room, but there’s so much to do outside you won’t even mind
  • Unfenced pool
  • This area of India is considered low to no risk for malaria; do bring insect repellent
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • As typical for this part of India, electricity and internet connection can be a little unreliable
  • Rates range from $110 to $270 per night depending on the season. There is a £40 per night extra charge for any kids aged 5 or over
  • Babysitting available on request
  • The sea is prone to swells and strong undercurrents - take care with young swimmers
  • Good option for the nanny or accompanying grandparents/friends if you’re booking another villa of this complex, for example Hibiscus Cottage
  • There’s plenty to do nearby beyond the beach: houseboat cruises, Ayurvedic treatments, private yoga lessons, tuk-tuk temple tours and visits to an elephant camp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
Olga E.
Member since April 27, 2013
Marari Villas is a concept developed by a couple; Rupert (British) & Olga (Russian), who live on Marari Beach. We manage all properties ourselves to ensure high standards of hospitality are maintained. We understand the local culture, people and way of life to help you experience a different side of Kerala and will show you the best sights, activities and hidden secrets of our favorite place on Earth. Our aspiration is simple - to ensure you have a wonderful holiday in a unique property on an outstanding beach.

Mararikulam, Kerala

Hammocks, sunshine and elephants

This beach village in Kerala, South India, has a beautiful coconut palm-fringed beach, tropical climate and relaxed approach to life. From simple pleasures like swimming in the Arabian sea and playing in the sand to temple visits by tuk-tuk, houseboat cruises and canoe trips, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it.