Best 7 Cottages For Rent In And Near Munnar, India - Updated 2024

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Perched at the confluence of the Kundala, Mudrapuzha, and Nallathanni rivers, Munnar is a quaint little town in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. Best known for its swathes of tea plantations, Munnar was once a summer resort for the British government in south India. Today, it continues to be a huge attraction among tourists from all over the world, with sites such as Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Munnar Rose Garden and The Blossom Hydel Park. While lots of infrastructure in the way of shopping malls, hotels, family resorts and restaurants have developed in the town centre, Munnar’s outskirts retain their bucolic beauty. Make the most of your getaway to this lovely town by staying at a property that reflects the area’s charm and offers the best ambience. Scroll down for the best cottages for rent in and near Munnar, India.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Enchanting cottage with river views (from USD 17)

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Munnar, this cottage with a kitchen is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Imagine waking up to the melodious symphony of chirping birds, sipping your morning coffee on a private balcony that offers spellbinding views of lush greenery and a meandering river. For entertainment, there’s a 40-inch HDTV, and relaxation comes easy with a private bath. The fully fenced private back garden features a fire pit and a barbeque grill for delightful evenings with friends and family.

But that’s not all – this Airbnb vacation rental also boasts an indoor wood-burning fireplace, ideal for cosy evenings. Need to catch up on work? A workspace ensures you can mix business with pleasure. With WiFi access and a pool, you’ll have all the modern amenities at your disposal. Embrace the tranquillity, even as smoking is allowed.

Stayed at this property?
Munnar, Kerala, India
6.88 km (4.3 mi) from Eravikulam National Park
16 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
host is also great
staff is very courteous and well mannered
very friendly and helpful house staff
the caretakers are very helpful
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2. Mountain-view cottage retreat (from USD 24)

Perched on the steep slopes, gazing out at the majestic Chokra Mudi peak, is an undiscovered treasure waiting to be explored. This house for rent in Munnar promises an unforgettable experience. Picture yourself waking up in one of the three inviting bedrooms with double beds. Step out onto your private balcony to witness an awe-inspiring panorama of lush green landscapes.

Whether you’re a family in search of a serene retreat or a romantic couple on a honeymoon, this standalone cottage, positioned 3500 ft (1066.80 m) above sea level, caters to every need. Stay connected with WiFi, unwind with some TV, and enjoy the added convenience of complimentary on-site parking.

Stayed at this property?
Anachal, Kerala, India
6.75 km (4.2 mi) from Eravikulam National Park
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy farmhouse with great view of mountains
host played loud dance music late into the night
airbnb team please make the location correct
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3. Cosy home for five (from USD 52)

Nestled amid lush plantations is this two-bedroom vacation rental. This cottage can accommodate up to five guests, perfect for a group of friends or a small family. In addition to the indoor spaces, the outdoor patio is the best spot to relish the views and take in the fresh air.

There is no kitchen at this rental, but the host provides homemade meals on prior notice at an additional charge. A washing machine is available on site, and guests can use it for an extra fee. The host also conducts complimentary yoga classes for those interested.

Stayed at this property?
Idukki, Kerala, India
13.76 km (8.6 mi) from Eravikulam National Park
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were clean had all basic amenities and a group of 6 people can comfortably stay there
breakfast offered by them won my heart
place was very clean and spacious enough
house is very clean
the room was so clean and accurate as mentioned
kuttappan is a wonderful host
his wife is also a great host
he was a great host and we enjoyed our time over there
amazing hosts and tasty food
kuttappan and his wife both of them are very loving and helpful
i am glad we chose this place
so if you are planning a workation it might not be the most ideal place
close your eyes and go for it you will enjoy for sure
this is a fantastic place it was far above our expectations
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4. Solitude Munnar (from USD 43)

Enveloped in the lush greenery of sprawling plantations is this neat four-person private cottage in Munnar. Solitude is a one-bedroom rental with a double bed and an additional floor mattress to accommodate all the occupants comfortably. A wooden cot is also available for those staying with kids. Other facilities include an outdoor seating area and a garden towards the rear of the cottage.

A caretaker is available on site to assist guests, and the booking fee comes with homemade meals since there’s no kitchen on the premises. Central Munnar is about 30 to 45 minutes away from this property.

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Munnar, Kerala, India
11.31 km (7.1 mi) from Eravikulam National Park
26 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is comfortable
located in a v serene and peaceful environment the property is as clean and beautiful as they come
apart from slight communication from the owner everything good from the caretaker
caretaker kallesh was amazing lovely person so our stay
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5. Spacious rental for nine (from USD 54)

Situated 16 km (10 mi) away from central Munnar is this well-appointed home. Up to nine guests can comfortably sleep across three bedrooms on a double occupancy basis. The cottage features two floors, with spacious common areas, a balcony on the first floor and a well-equipped kitchen.

This cottage is a great option for larger groups. However, please note that network reception can be spotty. Several convenience and grocery stores are within walking distance of the property.

Stayed at this property?
Idukki, Kerala, India
13.13 km (8.2 mi) from Eravikulam National Park
55 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
very clean well furnished place
the place was clean overall
rooms were clean and spacious
the rooms were sparkling clean and well maintained
the house was sparkling clean and very spacious
very good response by the host
the host is awesome
the host was also warming and helpful
the hospitality was next level and the hosts made us feel very comfortable and homely
host was very helpful and responsive
the location was also good
@ ayasha - it was an ideal place for family or friends outings
its very spacious good ventilation and natural place to stay boney is very helpful
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6. Large cottage for 16 guests

This spacious cottage for families near Munnar boasts four bedrooms, a dining area, a full kitchen and a terrace. Sleeping arrangements include three king-sized beds, five double beds and four sofa beds. This cottage can comfortably host up to 16 guests and is equipped with all basic amenities, including linens, toiletries and other essentials. Parking space is also available for those with private vehicles.

A caretaker is available on site to provide any assistance you may need. The host can also help arrange safaris, taxis for local commute, and admission passes for sightseeing locations.

Stayed at this property?
Anachal, Kerala, India
13.14 km (8.2 mi) from Eravikulam National Park
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 8 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
you can expect clean rooms responsive hosts and a warm stay
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7. Pet-friendly cottage for 12 (from USD 46)

This well-equipped cottage for 12 offers stunning valley views. There are three bedrooms, a full kitchen, a terrace and a yard with outdoor seating. Plus, private parking is available for free. Pets are also welcome at this rental.

Homemade beverages and food can also be arranged upon request. Additionally, you can avail of massages, yoga services, tent rentals and campfire essentials from the host.

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Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, India
4.33 km (2.7 mi) from Eravikulam National Park
113 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
requires improvement in rooms bed sheets quilts etc mirror in rooms
very clean and spacious
neat and clean house
the house is clean and very comfortable
the place is very clean and tidy
the stay is very clean
jomon was a nice host
they were flexible with our requests and even provided kid friendly food
host is warm and ready to help
jomon is a great host
host was very helpful and guided us
a great location to escape the hustle and bustle of city life
very good stay love the location its totaly inside the woods
the place is really beautiful and serene - ideal for an entire family
its a nice place away from the busy munnar
great location by the stream and in the lap of nature
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Explore this south Indian paradise

Munnar is among the most popular holiday destinations in Kerala. With its stunning tourist locations and a serene environment, the town’s beauty is captivating, bewitching, and enchanting – all at the same time. Whether you’re planning a backpacking trip, a romantic getaway or a family vacation, this destination is a winner on all fronts. Start planning your vacation soon and experience Munnar’s beauty for yourself.

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