This beautiful home was perfect for what I needed. I was working 12 km down the road and cut my daily commute to work down to 20 minutes instead of the 90 minutes from Bangalore. The home was clean and well run. The beds were firm, as is typical in India. There are western style toilets. There was plenty of hot water and brand new screens on the windows, which allowed us to keep the windows open and enjoy the evening air without the fear of mosquitoes. The power is spotty, but they do have a back-up system that allowed us to run some lights and our computers. The home is also a little musty, but I think this is typical in a monsoon environment. There is no air conditioning, but it was not needed. The home was VERY pleasant with the windows open and a fan running to move the air through.
The staff was kind and did their best to accommodate any requests. The food prices were very reasonable and the food was always fresh and tasty. And, as we did not have a car while we were there, we took the majority of our meals at the house. Fresh coconuts were always available, straight out of the trees in the yard!! The menu is sometimes limited, based on what can be found at the local markets. So, if you are willing to try the "special of the day", whatever that may be, you will always have a nice meal.
The home is 2 km down a dirt road (in very poor condition), from the main road connecting Bangalore to Kanakapura. But, it is a pleasant walk and everyone was very friendly. We were even invited in for tea and snacks to one home. The home-stay is also about 2km from the village of Somanahalli, a quiet little town where people are friendly and you can walk around, undisturbed. There is also a very nice restaurant called Paul's Hut on Kanakapura road, just 4 kms from the home-stay, which does nicely if you want something different for dinner.
Overall, the home-stay was very nice. However, it is quiet and secluded. It is not close to much, but if you are looking for an Indian style accommodation at a reasonable price, with good customer service, this is a good option. It was exactly what I was looking for. Cindy Lu, Knoxville - TN
This is the third time I am coming here with my husband and pets and each time we have only enjoyed the space out here, not to mention the lovely stream. However, I would sincerely like to make one small suggestion. Happy(the cute little dogie here) must be provided with a much cleaner living space and also if he could be kept little more cleaner. The food was awesome. Both Sanjeep and Rajinder took great care of us. Thanks a tonn. Preeti Narayanan Preeti Narayanan
We had a perfect and well deserved vacation for our pets and they had a great time. We were very well taken care off, special mention of Rajendar who was very cordial and was very helpful. We would definitely come back and I am sure my pets are going to miss this place once we get back home. .
Perfect Holiday and perfect hospitality! We are sure to come back. ThanksSunil Padmanabh
Excellent place for day out and night out as well. We had lots of fun. Will surely come back once again. - Chancery Pavilion Hotel Awesome farm house. We had great fun. Leaving with good memories. Don't feel like leaving. Definitely we will come back "***** (5 star.
Its awesome,cool, homely, excellent and fantastic place. Pls. keep carrying the same things along with neatness that is superb and extraordinary. Thank You so much.Yo Gang
The experience was awesome. We'd definitely suggest the place to family and friends. Great service and ambiance. Kishan Bhat & Party
Very good experience, nice location and well maintained. Wonderful food, garden and specially lawn is very good. Sporting goods make the stay enjoyable and kids had lots of fun. Some suggestion would be to keep a first aid kit available.Santosh Pai, Debashish Ghoshal and Panity
"We had a good time and we look forward to coming back and utilizing the homestay facility once again."Swati & family
Wonderful experience!Great to see stocked up kitchen for kids and adults. Staff is very good. The Cook was very very good. He really took care of us. Outdoors are very well maintained. Had a leasure Afternoon. Liked the fact that Soccer, basketball & other sporting goods, magazines were available for guests. Some suggestions for improvement: Insect Screen door, Proper Kennel for the dog, increase the capacity of boiler and brighter upholstery for sofas will be more attractiveBhadsavle
Great getaway from the city. Nice and cozy, kids had lots of fun. Very hospitable and warm host. Naaz and Nidha looked after the kids really well. Hope to be back soon - Thanks. P.S. Papayas were awesome and bananas were spectacularThe Abreo's
We had great time for 2 days at Geese Haven and we would recommend all those who want to getaway from the concrete jungle to try Geese Haven Manikantan
We had a comfortable & nice time in your farm. Well kept house & lovely animals. We were taken care of very well. Barbecue was so commendable. Few suggestions, the windows need mesh. Need to keep them open during summer. Sunita & Pradeep