It is a homestay suited for nature, yoga, culinary, and backwater lovers. Aesthetically built in wood, it represents 100-year-old traditional Kerala style.
from France, December 2019
George welcomed me very well for my first days in India. He organised every activities very carefully like yoga, boat tour, canoé day and ayurveda massage and took me to very local and nice places. He also arranged me a driver from the airport to alleppey and also drove me to take my boat at the end of the trip. Thank you very very much George
from United Kingdom, March 2019
"Wonderful homestay off the beaten track "
This homestay is simple and authentic and located in a beautifully tranquil part of the backwaters, well away from the more touristy parts of Alleppey. George and his mother and father were so welcoming and arranged yoga each morning and boat trips to explore the area. The food was incredible and the cooking classes were great.
I felt safe at this homestay as a female travelling alone.
from United States, March 2019
"Fantastic yoga package in the Kerala backwaters"
Hormese George was a great host, all our activities were organised very well and we enjoyed the range of activities including yoga, canoeing, kayaking and cooking. We were made to feel welcome at their home and Leela (Hormese's mum) cooked and taught us amazing Keralan dishes most of which we had never had before and was the best food we ate in our 2 months in India. They even catered for vegans and between breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and fruit juices we were never hungry. The village was beautiful, very peaceful and only a short ride from Allepey. Yoga was great and we had a dedicated teacher just for us and we learned a lot in a few days. Highly recommended.
from Ukraine, February 2019
Me and my partner stayed with George and his parents for 4 days. We did vegetarian/ pescatarian cooking classes with his sweet mother, yoga classes with the village yoga instructor and boat trips with George. Everyday was filled with positive feelings, adventure and great food (I cannot emphasise the last one enough). When it comes to adventure, the best part was when George took us on a boat trip in the area and invited us to coconut wine. We also did kayaking and boat rides outside the village. We enjoyed everyday. The yoga instructor was traditional and strict, but very good. We learned a lot in the few days we were there. This is a perfect getaway for a couple, a family or a group of friends. George took care of us as if we were his long lost relatives. We are very grateful for the experience!
from Germany, February 2020
Überraschenderweise war ich die einzige, die die 3 Tage Sightseeingtour gebucht hat. Hormese George war sehr bemüht und hat das Programm auf meine individuellen Bedürfnisse abgestimmt. Er fuhr mich auf dem Moped überall hin, was es zu einem authentisch indischen Erlebnis machte. Ich wurde nicht, wie angekündigt in Georges Vacha Isle Homestay untergebracht, sondern in einem 6-Personenzimmer einer sehr schönen Jugendherberge, welche rückseitig am hinteren, ruhigeren Teil des Haupt-Strandes lag. Hormese George organisiert inzwischen diverse Touristenprogramme und baut momentan eine Plattform für Ayurveda Retreats auf und führt daher seinen Homestay nicht mehr. Ich durfte also eine individualisiertes Programm genießen und z.B. Yoga gegen Kajak paddeln tauschen und 3 Tage im Backwater sein. Am ersten Tag mit George in einem großen Privatboot, am zweiten an einer organisierten Tour mit dem Kanu (mit einem Inder der paddelt) teilnehmen und am dritten Tag eben selbst Kajak fahren. Das war für mich das absolute Highlight der Tour. Hormese George war wirklich sehr engagiert um mir alle meine Wünsche zu erfüllen. Danke :)