BEECHBORO


Homestay - Fortkochi

About Us


The Homestay

Holidaying in a homestay accommodation along with its hosts provide you with an opportunity to touch the soul of Kerala from a different perspective, which cannot be experienced from a normal run-off-the-mill holidaying. You will always receive a warm welcome and experience the local customs, food and hospitality. The friendly people of Kerala will be delighted to show you their beautiful country.

Beechboro is a beautiful ancestral house located in the heart of the heritage town ‘Fort Cochin’, at Napier Street and its Portuguese facade speaks of the historic nature of the structure. The house is in Dutch architecture built in 1735 AD, aesthetically decorated maintaining traditional themes.

The hosts are Arlene & Andre Bernard, who are natives of Fort Kochi and are in the hospitality business for more than a decade. Their sole motto is to provide affordable, friendly and quality homely environment for the guests and promote eco friendly tourism.

Beechboro is an ideal home for someone looking for a quite retreat in the heart of Fort Kochi. It is one of the nearest spot from the historic monuments and attractions of Fort Kochi. Places like Parade ground, St. Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi beach, Chinese fishing nets, are situated at walk able distance.

Our Rooms


Room Features

Suite Room

Air Conditioned

Room 1

Double Room

Air Conditioned

Room 2

Double Room

Air Conditioned

Room 3

Delux Double Room

Air Conditioned

Room 4

Dining Room

Homely Food

Dining Room

Main Hall

traditional theme

Product Type 4

Aesthetically decorated & Traditional

Beechboro has six rooms allotted for its guests. All rooms are air conditioned and two of them have wooden ceiling, which keeps the room cool and comfortable, round the clock. The guest rooms are aesthetically decorated and retain traditional themes In an absolutely pollution free environment and family atmosphere. All rooms are well furnished and have modern amenities.

We offer nice, spacious, well ventilated & clean rooms which guarantee you security and personalized service. The rooms have comfortable twin-beds & attached bathrooms with private European style toilets. 24 hours hot/cold water is made available. Every day in this place is a feast for the senses - and especially the taste buds! The food is cooked in homely manner using fresh ingredients. Chinese, Continental menus are made available to choose from. But for true Keraleeyan style, there is a wide selection to choose from, in case you decide to eat with the family.

Kerala Cuisine offers delicious meals using locally-grown spices and herbs, local fish - Karimeen Pollichathu, Avoli Fry, Neimeen Curry - and chicken and duck dishes, specialties of the region, as well as dosa, appam-egg roast, puttu-kadala, mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. On special request Ms Arlene Bernard can teach the guests, the secret recipes of Kerala food.

Facilities


What We Offer

Checkout time

11:00 AM.

Checkout

Cable TV

International Channels and leading channels that are aired in India.

Satellite Channels

Internet

Internet Ready

Safe and secured Wi-Fi hotspots with high speed internet connectivity inside our premise.

Ayurveda Massage

Ayurvedic Massage

Traditional and authentic Kerala Ayurvedic massage is arranged for guests, on demand.


Laundry Service

Our guests clothes are cleanly washed, pressed and handed over with atmost care.

Laundry

Cultural Programs

Entry tickets to cultural programs like Kathakali, Kalaripayattu, Indian classical music and dance etc are arranged.

Kathakali

Houseboat

Sightseeing Trips

Daily backwater cruises and House boats for daily or over night stay are arranged on prior request.

Tickets

Ticket Booking

Travel tickets by Air / Bus / Train and renting of Taxi / Auto / Bi-cycle are arranged as per demand.


In House Service

Extra mattress, Mineral water, Homemade wines, 24x7 Hot Water

Wine

Cooking Lessons

Guests interested, could join the host to learn traditional Kerala cooking.

Fish Fry

Houseboat

Rental Apartments

We also provide 1, 2 and 3 BHK (non-furnished) apartments for monthly & yearly rental, at Fort Kochi and Edappally.

Tickets

Healthacation

We arrange one day group activity at Healthacation, where you feed your heart with happiness to brim your body with health!

Nearby Attractions


Places of interest




The Chinese fishing nets

The Chinese fishing nets

The Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square are erected on teak wood and the bamboo poles used in it, work on the principle of balance. Records say they were first set up here between AD 1350 and 1450. The Square parallels the beach, & is the best place to watch the nets being lowered and pulled out of the sea. Located near to these nets, are an array of restaurants which serves fresh seafood.

St. Francis Church

The oldest church in India built by the Europeans (The Protestant church was built originally by the Portuguese in AD 1510 and is believed to be the first church built by Europeans in India). Vasco Da Gama the Governor of Portuguese territories in India was buried in here before his mortal remains were taken to Portugal, fourteen years after his death. But the original tablet still remains here.

St. Francis Church
Santa Cruz Basilica

Santa Cruz Basilica

The Santa Cruz Basilica, built originally by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558, was spared by the Dutch conquerors who destroyed many Catholic buildings. Later the British demolished the structure and Bishop Dom Gomez Vereira commissioned a new building in 1887. Consecrated in 1905, Santa Cruz was proclaimed a Basilica by the Pope John Paul II in 1984.

The Dutch Palace

The Dutch palace or Mattancherry palace was originally built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma in 1555. It was later taken over by the Dutch who improved it through extensions and repairs in 1663. Since then it came to be called the Dutch Palace though at no time did the Portuguese nor the Dutch stayed there. Today it is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas.

The Dutch Palace
The Dutch Cemetery

The Dutch Cemetery

The tomb stones here are the most authentic record of the hundreds of Europeans who left their homeland on a mission to expand their colonial empires and changed the course of history of this land. The cemetery was consecrated in 1724 and is today managed by the Church of South India.


The Synagogue

The Synagogue at Mattancherry built in 1568. The Great Scrolls of the Old Testament, the Copper Plates on which the grants of privilege made by the Cochin rulers were recorded and the exquisite Chinese hand-painted tiles are of interest, it is the oldest Synagogue in the Common Wealth Countries. It was partially destroyed in the war of 1662, but was rebuilt by Dutch. In the mid 18th century a clock tower was added to the structure.

The Synagogue
Princess Street

Princess Street

One of the earliest streets to be constructed in Fort Kochi, Princess Street with its European style residences still retains its old world charm. The best view of this quaint street can be had from Loafer's Corner, the traditional meeting place and hangout of the jovial funloving people of the area.


Parade Ground

The four acre Parade Ground was where once the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British colonists conducted their military parades and drills. The buildings around the ground housed their defence establishments. Today, the largest open ground in Fort Kochi, the Parade Ground is a sports arena.


Parade Ground
Vasco House

Vasco House

Vasco House, believed to have been the residence of Vasco da Gama, this is one of the oldest Portuguese residences in Fort Kochi. Built in the early sixteenth century, Vasco House sports the typical European glass paned windows and balcony cum verandahs characteristic of the times.


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Beechboro Home Stay
1/278-A, Napier Street, Fort Cochin - 682001,
Kerala, India.
Tel : +91 484 2216062, 2215682
Mob : +91 98470 36392, + 968 9610 3613
Email : beechborohomestay@gmail.com