Among the Indian cities, Kottayam in Kerala is known as “the land of letters, legends, latex, and lakes.” Its name was derived from the combined Malayalam words “Kotta” and “Akam,” which means “interior of a fort.” The land is bordered to the east by the Western Ghats, and to its west by the Kuttanad’s paddy fields and the Vembanad Lake. It offers scenic views of highlands, verdant paddy fields, backwoods stretches, and hills, with abundant rubber and spice plantations. This Indian town filled with legends has several firsts. It is the first to attain a 100 percent English literacy rate which was first taught in 1813. It is the home to where the first printing press called C.M.S Press was established in 1821, and the first eco-city in India. Check out the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Kottayam, India, that offer home-like comforts when visiting this magnificent city.
This lovely Victorian home is updated with a fresh coat of paint and modern interiors. This two-level haven has a carport, front patio, and stylish interior stone walls. Each floor has a fully equipped kitchen with a bar counter and a living room area where guests can watch their favorite series or movies on Netflix. Meanwhile, the dining area is on the ground floor. It has four air-conditioned bedrooms and three full bathrooms, each with a different color and motif. There are enough thick cushioned beds to sleep up to eight guests. This luxurious home is located near supermarkets and is 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away from different hospitals.
Super Luxurious House in Caritas ,KottayamKottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe home is clean and well maintained
Host:the caretakers were very responsive to any queries we hadRead more reviewssuperb nice location and close to town
The property is in Sentosa Tower, located 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) from Kottayam town, 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) from Kumarakom Backwaters, and also near a church, grocery stores, and restaurants. This modern unit has two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms furnished with cozy double-sized beds and a huge wardrobe which are suitable for three guests. Its two full bathrooms offer hot water showers with free essentials. There’s also a living room where guests can watch TV comfortably, and a dining area that seats six guests. The L-type kitchen is equipped to cook family meals. Guests have access to the playground, swimming pool, and parking area, which are perfect for a small family who is looking for a long-term stay.
Bella's Holiday HouseKottayam State, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe rooms were very good and exactly same as describedvery clean and is as picturedRead more reviewsa great place in a great locationnice location restaurants and super markets nearbyneena's place is located in a quiet neighborhood and has some amazing amenities
This expensive-looking villa is located in a quiet residential neighborhood 1 kilometer (.62 mile) from the railway station, and 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from the city center. It could accommodate up to 16 guests comfortably with its 6 capacious bedrooms and 6 luxurious bathrooms, but only 4 bedrooms have available air-conditioning. The main floor features marble flooring and teak wood interiors furnished with posh leather sofas and a formal dining table. Guests can also cook family-sized meals and have their breakfast shared in the gourmet kitchen. A winding staircase leads to the second floor featuring a lounge, guestrooms, a covered balcony, and an open-air terrace. The balcony is overlooking the garden and driveway, while the back terrace is perfect for huge outdoor parties.
Large villa in kottayam town with 6 bedroomsKottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsthe place was comfortable and centrally located in kottayama good place for large groups and families in proximity to kottayam town
Johny Moose Backwater Farm is a family-owned operational fishing farm located on the shores of Meenachil River in Aymanam Village. The rental space is their guest house which was built overlooking their 5-acre (2.02-hectare) private pond. This modern bungalow with minimal furniture admits up to four guests. Its open layout features a dining area for four, a living room, a kitchen, a sleeping area with a double-sized bed, a tiny library, and a private bathroom. More so, its owners offer home-cooked Kerala food, so renters won’t have to cook their meals. Guests can also go fishing or kayaking within the farm and on the river, or go trekking or biking on the winding trails that pass through the paddy fields.
Naturesque Independent Farm Villa Exclusive to YouKottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe cottage was done up really nicely and was very comfortablethe farm is very peaceful the stay is clean and has all the amenities
Host:johny are the best hoststhe host family is absolutely lovely and welcoming and attentivejoshin was an excellent host and very responsivethe owners were very warm people and served us some amazing home cooked foodthe hosts: joshin & his family has been great hosts and made our stay really comfortable and easyRead more reviewsamazing experience at this serene location“ ullasakottaram” is indeed a paradise to spend some fun time with your closed oncethe place is just amazing - the perfect getaway for a weekend
This three-bedroom apartment with pastel-colored walls offers a cozy long-term stay for six guests. It occupies the ground floor of the apartment building in a residential area in Kottayam. Guests can relax in the homey living room while watching shows on cable TV. There’s a dining table, a fully equipped kitchen, and two bedrooms with three double-sized beds. The rooms are fully air-conditioned, supplied with free WiFi, and have a huge closet for guests to keep their belongings. Plus, there are two full bathrooms provided with hot showers and free essentials. You will also enjoy its free parking and access to the covered terrace on the top floor where you can relax at night.
Modern Apartment In Quiet NeighborhoodKottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe whole flat was clean and well kept upon our arrival
Host:mr george is an excellent and amazing hostexecelent host very nice place i enjoyed stay heregeorge was very helpful and attentive would recommendthe restaurant staff also readily agreed for door delivery which was very nice of themRead more reviewsfurthermore the surrounding location was safe and convenient being close to a supermarketthis was a wonderful location for our 5-day stay in kottayam
Near the bus and railway station is a four-bedroom full-serviced apartment available for seven guests. The unit is designed to provide the comforts and privacy you need for long-term stays. All rooms are bright and airy with high ceilings and tall bay windows. These rooms are made comfy with air-conditioning, free WiFi access, and thick-cushioned double-sized beds. It also features a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living room with cable TV. The rental is in an apartment building with a terrace, drawing room, and a multi-purpose hall that are common areas shared with guests from other units.
Misty Rosa Resorts(Furnished Serviced Apartment)Kottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was very nice well-furnished and beautifulrooms are clean and hygienicgreat home apart from minor niggles especially cleanliness of the bathrooms
Host:the host was very friendly kind and helpfulalex was very helpful toohe is a great host i wouldn’t stay anywhere else but here thank you jose uncle for everythingRead more reviewsgood location near bus station & railway stationthe apartment is very central and well located with great restaurants and easy access to transportationa really calm place though its really close to the railway stationvery good place to stay at an excellent locationvery near to railway station great host thank you
The apartment is situated in a secure residential neighborhood in Kottayam, near a 24-hour supermarket, pizzeria, restaurants, and shops. It has basic necessities to make a long-term stay comfortable. This fully furnished apartment features three spacious bedrooms and a common area with enough beds to sleep up to six guests. Do note that only two out of three bedrooms have available air-conditioning. Meanwhile, the dining area shares an open layout with the living room, separated only by a bookshelf, and the fully equipped galley kitchen is in a separate room. Its French doors open to a furnished balcony where guests can enjoy a citywide view.
Fully furnished AC 3bhk Apartment in Kottayam TownKottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe decor was a vibrant cheerful and comfortable with wooden furniturethe apartment was very clean and had all the essentials
Host:the caretaker is also helpfulshe was friendly considerate with requests and flexible with check-in & out timesgreat host who made sure that you have almost everything you need for a few days stayshe was flexible with check-in and check out time which was extremely helpful to our familygreat host with proper communication and seamless check-in / check-outRead more reviewsgreat location as it is near to shops and restaurants but still a quiet areagood location - convenient 24 hour supermarket nearby
The rental is on the upper floor of the owner’s house with a private entrance and balcony for guests. It is located on a farm with free-roaming animals near the shores of the Meenachil River. Six guests can stay comfortably in this three-bedroom home with a shared bathroom. It has spacious rooms that are simply furnished with a thick double-sized bed, a desk, a seating area, and cushions on the floor. The dwelling’s fully stocked kitchen is equipped to cook simple meals that guests can eat in the dining area. More so, its wide bay windows offer awesome outdoor views. Guests can also hang out on the patio or meet the owners of the house there.
Anu's Farm StayKottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe bed rooms are spacious while a separate hall and dining room have their own charm
Host:john and his wife were wonderful hostsa lovely place stay with amazing hosts thank you john and anuthis is a wonderfully authentic place to stay with lovely hosts that can't do enough to helpan excellent place to stay wonderful hosts with friendly pets and beautiful natureRead more reviewsif you wish to spent quite time in simplicity this is a place
This two-bedroom apartment is located on the upper floors of Mannakulathil Towers, an apartment building in the city center close to Kottayam Civil Station and to the city’s railway station. The suite is spacious, with a resort-like vibe due to the woods and wicker furniture featured in the dining area, living room, and its U-shaped kitchen. Its two cozy bedrooms and a common area are equipped with enough beds where six guests could sleep comfortably. Modern comforts like air-conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, hot shower, and laundry facilities are also provided. Guests would enjoy access to free parking spaces, airport pick-up, and drop-off services, on-call assistance, 24-hour security, and a swimming pool area.
Mannakulathil Towers APT. 1Kottayam, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsgood and quiet location with spacious rooms and great amenitiesvery accessible clean and comfortable spaceapartment is neat & cleanquick response clean place good location
Host:manu was a good host especially with regards to the flexibility in check in time he providedRead more reviewsnice and spacious and very close to railway stationvery well connected in the heart of the city prominent locationwould recommend this place to anyone planning for a short trip to kottayam
This rental is ideal if you want to book your accommodation near Kottayam railway station. It’s on the upper level of Mannakulathil Towers, where guests have 24-hour security, elevator access, unlimited water, and power supply, free parking, and access to the swimming pool area. This fully serviced apartment is perfect for four guests. It has a living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. The two bedrooms are spacious, fully air-conditioned, and furnished with a thick-cushioned double-sized bed each. Plus, there are two full bathrooms where you can enjoy hot showers or long soaks in the tub.
Mannakulathil Towers APT. 3Kottayam, Kerala, India
Experience living in the Land of Letter
These rental spaces provide you with a taste of the local lifestyle whether within the city or near the lakes or paddy fields of Kottayam. While some rentals can be very rustic or modern, all of them offer basic amenities for a comfortable stay. Include these top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Kottayam, India, in your travel plans for a unique vacation in the Land of Letters.
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