The SpaceA long private driveway leads you to the 4500sq ft villa set in grounds of 1.5 acres. The villa is built in the traditional kerala style using rammed earth. This eco-friendly method of construction results in a structure that is naturally cool through the year.
The house has 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a family room, a large kitchen and utility and an open terrace. The large central courtyard acts as a focal point of the villa allowing in natural light and ventilation. The villa is simply decorated yet has all the comforts of home.The house is sufficiently away from the main road to keep out the noise and ensure almost total silence.
The bedrooms are fully furnished and can together accommodate up to 15 people.
There is a full time caretaker and daily housekeeping is included.
Enjoy some of the organically grown fruits and vegetables from the garden with our compliments.
10% of the guest fees are donated to Milaap, India's largest platform for social funding. our emphasis is to fund projects related to water, sanitation and education. Guest AccessGuests will have full access to all parts of the house, gardens, kitchen and laundry facilities.
Lunch / snacks/ dinner can be made available at extra cost and with prior notice.
We are pet friendly, but please do contact us before booking. Interaction with GuestsThe owners may be present at some times. The NeighborhoodThe house is just 3km from Auroville's Matrimandir and a 10 min drive gets you into Pondicherry town. Traditional ayurvedic massages and treatments are a minutes walk away as is a Kalari that teaches the traditional indian martial art form of Kalaripayattu. A leisurely cycle ride can get you to the shops and restaurants around Auroville.
Distances in Km.
Matri Mandir : 3Km
Sri Aurobindo Ashram : 6Km
Beach : 8Km
Nearest shops: 750 meters.
Ayurvedic massage: 100 Meters Getting AroundA request bus stop for buses into Pondicherry town is around 500 meters away. Bicycles or scooters are the best way to get around in Auroville and can be hired from the villa. Other Things to NoteFAQ.
Q) Where is this Villa located ?
Answer: The villa is located approximately 5Km from Pondicherry city centre and 3.5Km from the Auroville visitors centre. You get a location that gives you the choice of exploring the city and coming back to peace and quiet at the end of the day to relax and unwind.
Q) What is the age policy for children?
Answer: Children under 6 stay for free.
Q) Do you have a swimming pool?
Answer: No, the property does not have a swimming pool. However, guests can access a swimming pool next door for a charge of 200/- per person. Please ask the owner or the caretaker to arrange this for you.
Q) How far is it from airport and railway station ?
Answer: The Villa is approximately 160Km ( around 2.5 hours) drive away from Chennai airport and 6 Km from both the Pondicherry Railway station and the Pondicherry bus station.
Q) Do you arrange airport pick up and transfers ?
Answer: Yes, we do arrange airport or railway pick ups. We prefer our guest to take this facility as its easier and safe for them.
Our charges are as follows –
From / to Chennai airport - Rs.3250/- (US$ 50) for 4 people in an Air-conditioned taxi, Rs.6500/- (US$ 100) for 6 people in an airconditioned Van, Rs.7750/- (US$ 120) for up to 14 people in an Air-conditioned van. This includes all taxes, parking and 30 minutes waiting charge. * T&C apply
From/To Pondicherry train / bus station – Rs.450/- (US$ 7) for 4 people in an Air-conditioned taxi, Rs.650/- (US$ 11) for 6 people in an airconditioned Van, Rs. 1000/- (US$ 17) for up to 14 people in an Air-conditioned van. This includes all taxes, parking and 30 minutes waiting charge. * T&C apply
Q) Are there any markets/restaurants close by ?
Answer: The Villa is around 1.5 Km from a market that has many shops and stalls selling groceries, fruits, vegetables etc. Many restaurants and fast food joints are within a 10 minute drive away. There is Pizza delivery available to the villa.
Q) Do you provide breakfast ?
Answer: Yes, Complimentary breakfast is provided between 9.30AM to 11AM
Q) What about tea/coffee?
Answer: We provide complimentary morning tea / coffee and tea/ coffee is again served with breakfast.
Q) What about lunch / dinner?
Answer: a fixed Lunch / dinner can be made on request. The charges are 350/-per person per meal for vegetarian and 450/- per person per meal for non-vegetarian. Children under 6 are not charged and children between 7-12 are charged half price.
Q) Is there a power back up ?
Answer: Yes there is a battery back up for 1 light and 1 fan in each room. The battery generally lasts for 1 -3 hours depending on usage.
Q) Is the kitchen fully equipped ?
Answer: Yes, the kitchen is fully equipped with Gas, microwave, toaster, kettle and all utensils needed. Groceries are available at the market, a 5 minute drive away. Guests will have to get their own groceries in case they wish to cook a meal. Guests will also have to ensure that the gas is turned off when not in use and are responsible for their safety. Basic spices are available in the kitchen. Should you need to use the groceries stocked in the kitchen, please contact the owners ;a charge is applicable. The kitchen is for self catering only, outside cooks will not be allowed to use the kitchen.
Q) Is there wifi facility ?
Answer: Yes, Wifi Internet is available. However, we do experience internet outages at some times due to factors beyond our control. As a backup we have a wifi dongle that will enable up to 5 users to connect to the internet at slower speeds. We suggest that you carry an internet access device if connectivity is imperative for you.
Q) Is there a clothes washing facility ?
Answer: Yes we can get your clothes washed for Rs 20 per piece. The clothes are delivered the following day. We have an iron for your use, please ask the housekeeper for the iron.
Q) Do you refill the stock like toilet roll, tissue paper etc ?
Answer: Yes, if you run out of any of these let us know and we will get it refilled.
Q) what are the best means of transport available from the Villa ?
Answer: All taxi/auto can be ordered over the phone from the villa. 2 wheeler motorcycles and scooters can be hired from Pondicherry city for the duration of your stay. Alternatively, we can arrange to have rented scooters / bikes ready for you when you reach the villa. The rates are Rs.250/- for automatic scooters and 400/- for motorbikes per day, unlimited mileage, excludes fuel. Id required. Additional security deposit may be required.
Public buses stop by request at the toll gate, a 15 minute walk from the villa. The buses will take you into Pondicherry city.
Q) Is there space to park the cars?
Answer: Yes there is a lot of space to accommodate and park your cars. We also have a small room for your drivers to rest and spend the night.