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Genesis Houseboats – Home 7516593 Boathouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Welcome to Genesis Houseboat

A leisure trip on GENESIS houseboats offers a panoramic view of Kerala backwaters. You will get a chance to explore the greenery and the traditional village culture of Real Kerala. We will take care of your requirements with great pleasure and ensure that you return back with wonderful memories of this paradise. Houseboats are the symbol of simplicity and creativity. A cruise on the houseboats of Royal Genesis is an experience that is a fine blend of tradition and modern luxury, making your holidays a unique Kerala Experience. Relax in one of the most elegant comfort zone on the move. Book directly from the owner No agency fees, no confusion, and no hassle.Your Kerala Backwater tours of Kuttanad with GENESIS are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Your houseboat will be trailed by flocks of ducks, coir workers processing coir look up from their tasks and wave as you pass by, otters and water birds can be seen on the edges of the waterways, and the sound of rippling water is a soothing lullaby as you sail along on a houseboat through the backwaters of Kuttanad.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Waterfront
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Fridge
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Suggested Airport is Cochin International Airport and the Railway Station is Alappuzha Railway Station. Cab is the convenient way of transportation. other choice are Auto Rickshaw and Government buses. Route when Coming From Cochin Side- continue throuhg Alappuzha/ Alleppey on NH 66, Turn left to Alappuzha - Changanassery Road, Continue 7.3 Km and take left on Poopali Junction to Kainakary Road. The Second bridge is our Destination. Route when Coming From Trivandram/ Ampalapuzha Side- continue tgoing to Alappuzha/ Alleppey on NH 66, Turn Right to Alappuzha - Changanassery Road, Continue 7.3 Km and take left on Poopali Junction to Kainakary Road. The Second bridge is our Destination.

Interaction with guest

On your arrival, We be there right from you step down the Car to welcome you. We will also assist you with the luggage to the boat. Have a hassles check in with us.

Policies

Check in time: 12:00, Check out time: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

1.The timing starts from 12 Noon. Genesis Houseboats do not hold the responsibility for becoming late arrival.

2.Houseboat will be stopped near the river shore from 5:00PM to 8:00AM (as per government safety rules).

3. AC timing are from 9:00PM to 6:00 AM. Full time AC will be extra chargeable.

4. Food includes a Lunch, a snacks, a dinner and a breakfast.

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About the owner

Kevin J.
Average reply time:
59 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
10 May 2020
Years listed:
4
Overall rating:
4_5

Languages spoken: English

Map

Map and how to get there

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Guest reviews

Very Good
54 reviews

Excellent
38
Very Good
10
Average
2
Poor
2
Terrible
2

“OK For What It Is - But Some Things To Be Aware Of”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2020

Its a house boat so don't expect hotel comfort. Enjoy the scenery passing by and visit the places suggested by the excellent captain and enjoy the lovely food prepared by the chef. But - the be… More

“Not as luxurious as expected”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2020

The top feature of our stay was the morning canoe trip, when we asked for the option to paddle ourselves rather than sitting in a little motor boat. Kevin made it happen, and the silence brought out t… More

“Relaxation at it's best!”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2019

Our boat had only 2 bedrooms so as friends travelling together we used one each. The boat was much bigger than I expected but had everything we needed, albeit NO TV or Sound equipment which was perfec… More

“owner's attitude was bad”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2019

owner (Joseph) attitude was bad. they way he handled the conversation and any communication gap resolution forced to the verge of abandoning the trip in between. typical 3rd world attitude. food serv… More

“Excellent Experience. Would definitely recommend others”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2019

I had visited last week with my family including my 6 year old daughter and had excellent house boat stay there. The staffs Bapu ji, Sha ji tood good care of us. The food was good, room was clean and … More

“Best experience, will recommend to others”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2019

We fell in love with the Food, Credit's to the cook. The houseboat was very well maintained in terms of cleanliness and we didn't found any insect's or any bad odour during our stay. Th… More

“Horrible and Dis-satisfactory”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2019

This is our third time we are hiring a house boat for travel (with night stay) in Alleppey and Kumarakom. Very sorry to say that the experience was horrible. We had booked the house boat after reading… More

“Great day with Genesis Houseboats”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2019

We had a pleasant day cruise on 6/6/2019.Owner Mr.Joseph is a nice fellow withgood service attitude. Booking and planning was smooth. He will give all details before booking which he can provide, neve… More

“Awesome houseboats trip. Highly recommend houseboats”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2019

It was a nice experience with Genesis Houseboats. We booked them after checking a lots of review and done booking on their Website. We had been contacted by them soon after the booking to know more ab… More

“Definitely wouldn’t do it again or recommend it to anyone”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2019

Staff are friendly but a little hard to communicate with, that’s the only good thing... .The problem is the pictures shown and the advertised “WiFi and tv”. WiFi didn’t work at… More

Owner's reply: Hi Thank you very much for your review. Bu we are sorry for the inconvenience caused. There was a technical errors with the WiFi device with us. And hence there was a delay to get internet to you. But we provided wifi with delay. And corrective action is taken and brand new wifi device is installed and activated. We are every time working hard to make things as much as good and pleasant for our guest to get the best service, including the interior and exterior of the houseboat. As per New TRAI rule in india the tv channels are been associated as packages and priced as per channel. We had included many important channel of all the languages including Hindhi, English , Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada, News, Sports and Kids favorite channels. And we are adding channel as per our guests requirements soon as we come to know missing channel as guest needs. Please understand that it was not only the free channels but paid are also there as most of the important channels of all languages are paid. We are sorry to here about the big insects as you said but you didn't show us and we didn't find any even on cleaning. We are doing timely pesticides in each room as well as the other areas including the kitchen to make it the best. As part we even replaced new mosquito nets recently. But if something made you uncomfortable, we are extremely sorry for the inconvenience. All the houseboats will be stop for night hault by evening. We are providing fishing rods, village walks, playing card and the tv . We are sorry you didn't utilise all these to spend your time. In spite of all the above, we are extremely sorry for all the inconvenience. Thanks Kevin

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Kevin (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Kevin (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Kevin (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kevin the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Kevin (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Kevin (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Kevin (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kevin (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kevin (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Kevin (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kevin (the owner) a message.

If Kevin (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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