If you know us, we’re constantly on the lookout for unique boutique properties or villa rentals when we travel. There’s something beautiful about travelling slow and living like a local or just having a unique experiential stay when you travel, isn’t there? We’re perpetually scouring the internet and have loads of such places bookmarked for when we do get there. (We’re pretty sure you do this too!) Take a look at some from our latest find!
MyIndianStay.com is a vacation rental site, that takes all the hassle out of finding those unique, local escapes with a fabulous set of listings, and a secure payment procedure. We combed through their listings and found a wide range of our favourite destinations like Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra and more! With an image gallery, listing amenities, house rules, map, booking calendar and more, it pretty much covers every question you might have while trying to rent a place. But wait, here’s the best part, take a look at our favourite listings!
5 Amazing Luxury Offbeat Stays in India
1. A Plantation Lodge Amidst Nature’s Best- Coorg
Get this. You wake up to the sound of birds, look out from your bed, and all you can see is a diffused green light filtering through lush rainforest around you. The beautiful stilt cottages at Meriyanda Nature Lodge in Coorg lies nestled within 40 acres of woods with natural gurgling water bodies and exotic spices growing all around. Definitely the best place to wake up and smell the coffee (that’s what this region is best known for). We love that it also features a spa, what’s a languid stay without some pampering, right?
2. Luxury Guest House In Mount Abu
Perched on the outskirts of Mt. Abu in Rajasthan, this property enjoys a stunning bird’s eye view of the region. But that’s not why we picked it. You know how much we love places with a rich history. And this one’s both, rich and historical. Classified as a heritage building, this palace was once home to a Rajputana royal family. We’re pretty much set to rule this stay! Where’s my crown and sceptre?
3. Stay in a Tea Estate in Darjeeling
We agree when they say time is the ultimate luxury. This 1862 Bungalow is everything but outdated. While its quaint design indulges the romantic nostalgia of sipping tea on Darjeeling’s oldest tea estates, you won’t miss any modern luxuries while you’re here. And that’s just how we like it. We’ve got this fabulous view of Kanchenjunga, now where’s that silver tea service?
4. Boutique Island Resort In The backwaters Of Kerala
We absolutely love Kerala. So this resort gets full points just for that. But it definitely doesn’t end there. Two gorgeous cottages nestled on a private island, designed with natural elements to echo the pristine surrounds. Wow. An open to the sky bath. Sigh. Fresh caught local food. Amazing. Waterfront Dining. Perfect for couples like us. And we do hope you didn’t miss the bit that it’s on an island. Read: You get to it by boat.
5. Jasmine privasea Beach Villa in Varkala
What’s not to love about a beachfront property? Especially when it’s a secluded stretch of beach, all yours for the taking. I’d have to be dragged away from the water, but I’m still pretty sure I’d enjoy lounging in the hammock, umbrella drinks and a good book in my hands, listening to the waves of the Arabian sea, letting the balmy calm just wash over me. And I’m pretty sure Charles had beach bum somewhere on his list of things he wants to be.
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Picture yourself kicking back at one of these stunning locales? You can win a chance to book a stay at one of MyIndianStay’s amazing properties using the Voucher up for grabs! Just enter using the widget below, keep your fingers crossed, and do think of us when you’re on that holiday!
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