Johnson’s Home stay, an established guest-house- is now in it’s 17th year. We offer 3 beautiful a/c en-suite rooms that includes a kitchen in one room, ideal for groups or families. Rooms are bath attached with balconeys. A beautiful garden adorns the property.
Located ideally between town center and the beach. We offer houseboat & canoe village tours.
Friendly, informal hospitality marks us out as does the pleasant, airy, large, colorful rooms and its spacious quirky patios that have bathtubs.
It's a homestay, and more. It is the only hotel in the world that has rooms with bathtubs on the balconeys :-) It is probably the only hotel in India where the owner has a beautiful horse as a pet- on the property. It is probably the only guesthouse in the world where the owner has modified a canoe to double up as a dining table and a fish tank! The 3 a/c rooms are top notch. Two of them have mod con multi use showers, probably the best India has to offer! (at the same time, please note that these modern fancy showers are driven by a pressure pump which sucks in a lot of power. So, it is very important that the guest turns off the shower and the pressure pump immediately after its use). The garden has fruit trees including mangoes, jackfuit, lemon, pineapple, papaya and berries. A nice collection of orchids, jasmine, illang illang, lillies and other fragrant flowers refreshes the air - and mind.
The rooms, the balcony, the grounds, outdoor restaurant.
Interaction with guests
As an aspiring author working on his first historical epic fiction novel, the owner would love to interact with his guests on topics like 'religious free thinking' and 'finance free society' (nothing like the disastrous experiment that the present Indian government indulges in). As a sports fan, he wouldn't mind watching El Clasico or the IPL on the idiot box together with his guests in the lounge area with a beer in hand and a smile on everyone's faces, (as long as everyone supports Real Madrid and roots for Mumbai Indians :-).
Other things to note
We have pets in the grounds. 2 dogs, coupla cats and a beautiful horse. Needless to say, as a homestay, we can prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for our guests. Now, you can also make your own coffee in one of the rooms that is equipped with a kitchen. There is also a small dining space. We have our own houseboat and arrange cheaper alternative canoe village tours. We arrange mopeds for hire. Arrange for Money X'change. There is an in house beautician to look after the ladies who arrive. In house laundry for the convenience of the guests on request. Other than the backwaters, we also arrange visits to the Secret beach and Snake temple for our guests.
Please note that we do not offer free breakfast or offer discounts.
For the benefit of our guests, we offer a free pick up on arrival in Alleppey town limits.
Hi, I am Johnson Gilbert. I converted my home into one of the pioneer, premier Alleppey homestays. 'Johnson's' is listed in International guidebooks and is now well established among the top Kerala home stays.
I understood that the main reason tourists visit Alleppey/ Alappuzha is for the backwaters and for beach stays. We are fortunate that we can satisfy both the needs to our guests as I have a houseboat, offer cheaper interactive canoe tours, and our guesthouse is close to the town beach.
Other than the backwaters, we also arrange visits to the Secret beach and the Snake temple in Alleppey. It gives further impetus for my guests to spend more time in Alleppey.
Since the last 10 years, we conduct a special event for our guests to watch the Kerala snake boat race. It’s getting bigger every year.
There's an Ayurveda massage parlour a minute's walk from our homestay and we offer for our lady guests an inhouse beautician.
We have a free pick up service for our guests on arrival in Alleppey. And you can pay for any service here with your credit card as we have a swipe machine.