About the Homestay

  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We would love to welcome you to our home in Fort Cochin. We enjoy cooking and socialising and have 2 AC Double bedrooms and one Family room for four, with balcony. . Facilities are TV, Air Conditioning, Fridge, Closet / Wardrobe, Desk and Lamp, and Mirror.

Harry Bernard is 67. He speaks English, Hindi, and Malayalam and enjoys sports, socialising, cooking, watching movies, music, gigs, festivals, painting, reading, photography, learning foreign languages, travel, television, gardening, nature, board games, fashion design, car, bike racing, science, theatre, and opera
Harry and his wife in house

Additional Info

There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Your host Harry offers qualified language instruction in his native language Hindi. One hour of instruction costs 100.00 INR. The classes will be given by the host himself at the accommodation.

The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning and internet access

Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):

Pick up service: 2,000.00 INR one-way
Lunch: 400.00 INR per person per night
Dinner: 600.00 INR per person per night
Charge for washing machine usage: 200.00 INR per machine load

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Deluxe Double Room with Dressing Room and Attached bathroom
From 1,500 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room consist of double bed , wardrode , desk , wifi , Television , dressing room accompanying attached bathroom with hotwater .

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
1,500
2,500
Standard twin bed room with AC & attached bathroom
From 1,500 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Standard double room comes with twin single beds , air conditioning , wifi Attached bathroom comes with hotwater .

Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
1,500
1,500
Non AC Duplex Quadruple Room with Balcony , Lobby , Private Entrance
From 3,000 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double, 2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Two interconnected double bedroom with balcony , living area and external private entrance . The room accomodate four adults . Both rooms have wifi plus Television in the room attached to the balcony . Attached bathroom comes with hotwater . free wifi

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
3,000
3,000
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About the Area

Our home is located in Fort Cochin, which is 0.5 km away from the center of Kochi. We can help you with transport details if you let us know how you will be arriving.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Halal

House Rules

Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house

Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance

Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!

Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please

Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance

Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

8 Reviews

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    Austria
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    This was our second stay in Harry’s house, this time in a double room which looked even nicer than on the photos. Again it was an outstanding experience and we would definitely love to come back again.

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    Austria
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Beautiful and nicely decorated house, perfectly located in a calm but very central part of Fort Kochi. We had a spacious and cosy family room with a nice balcony and an independent entry. Breakfast was absolutely fantastic. Easy communication even before arrival and very friendly host family on site who shared lots about Indian culture and arts. We were absolutely delighted and were more than happy to see them again as we had booked another night after coming back from Marari beach. We highly recommend.

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    India
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Great quiet place in center of Fort Kochi and super friendly hosts. They also served us excellent authentic local food.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Harry in ,

    Hi Rahul,
    I thank you very much for your kind words! We are really happy that you and your family had been fully comfortable in staying with us. We will remember you always.
    Love to you all,
    Harry John

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    England
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    My sister and I have just spent the most magical 2 weeks holidaying at Fort Kochi India.

    The wonderful people we met and stayed with at Harry’s Homestay Lilly street are so very warm and very kind.

    Harry’s attention to detail in making sure all of our plans went without any hiccups, and Mercy’s beautiful cooking and welcoming environment made our 2 weeks restful, exciting, and full of laughter and enjoyment.

    Our apartment was on the top of Harry’s and Mercy’s House with our own entrance and front door. The beautiful 2 bedroom accommodation with bathroom was always kept emaculate, we spent many evenings chatting and admiring the views from our own beautiful balcony, and hearing the exotic sounds around us, (before we went out into the buzz, and excitement of Fort Kochi).

    We cannot believe our fate at having the opportunity to have met them both and to have had Harry and Mercy keep a watchful eye over us, even though we did not need it, but taking care of us came without any hesitation or thought of their own plans, this came naturally, they are both truly unique and wonderful individuals, our new extended family.

    The vibrant anything goes but works attitude, and wonderful places we visited and accomplished while in Kerala for 2 short weeks, will be with us for ever.

    Along with all the other friends we have made while in Fort Kochi, we have surely made friends for life and will be returning to Forth Kochi along with staying at Harry’s Homestay Lilly street, for many more years to come.

    Lots and lots of love

    Julie and Lee from UK London

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Harry in ,

    Hello dear Julie & Lee,
    I am immensely delighted to read that you were happy and comfortable in my house. I am also honoured to know that my humble, simple and open way of hospitality had been satisfactory for you. From the depth of our heart's, me and Mercy thank you very much, for expressing your feelings and recommendations for the record. We will be extremely delighted to host you again. Your relatives and friends are also most welcome in hour humble home.
    Thanking you once again and looking forward to hearing from you
    With lots of love and prayers for you,
    Harry & Mercy

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    February 2018

    Helpful and cordial host and always available. Welcoming and clean rooms.
    Very good quality price

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    Belgium
    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    January 2018

    Very good and quiet place to sleep, Harry’s homestay is situated in a calm area with garden not far from the sea. Food was delicious.
    Harry proposed us another homestay for our last day, but this was not what we expected, too much noise from the street and neighbour rooms.
    We could not sleep. So avoid this other place !

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    Ireland
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    Harry was like a father in India. Before we even left Ireland we had lots of very helpful communication. His location is quiet but still a short walk into the centre. We had a delicious breakfast each morning prepared by his wife. She also organised cloths washing etc. He is extremely knowledgable about the area and his English is excellent. The rest of our trip around india has been hassle free due to his help and advise at the planning stage. We will return to his home without hesitation and look forward to our next. reunion. A big thanks to Harry and Mercy.

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    I can really recommend Harrys homestay. He and his wife are both very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed a delicious Indian meal. Harry suggested good activities and arranged everything so that i could relax .Their House ist perfectly situated near the harbour and other interesting Places to visit in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood.

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When do I pay?

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