About this listing
Johnson’s , a well-established guest-house, is now in it’s 16th year. It is recognized as one of the premiere homestays/guesthouse in Kerala and a hub for guests in selecting their Alleppey backwaters. Johnson’s features a beautiful garden with flowering jasmine, orchids, hibiscus and various fruit trees. Located in a quiet neighborhood on a straight road between town center and Alleppey beach.
Music Theme room is on the first floor of our homestay, suitable for a family or single guests. The room is furnished with all basic amenities and provides one double bed and one single bed for guests. This Air conditioned room has a roofed balcony with a small sit-out area facing our beautiful garden. One of the unique, quirky features is the bathtub on the balcony :-) And the very comfortable hanging bamboo swing chairs.
Guest can access to the booked room, garden, restaurant, common living space, and open areas.
Interaction with guests
We reside on the ground floor, hence we will be available throughout your entire stay for any of your needs.
Alleppey, or Alappuzha is famed across the world for its vast scenic undulating network of freshwater lakes, lagoons, canals, and rivers that comprise the backwaters.
While the freshwater backwaters are settled on the eastern side amongst lush velvet green paddy fields and are interspersed with small quaint villages, the Arabian sea forms another natural azure border on the western perimeter.
Thus, thousands of International and domestic tourists visit Alleppey every year. The normal tourist season begins by mid October and ends by mid May. Although, another world renowned event, the snake boat race regatta attracts throngs of tourists in the 2nd week of August, giving a fillip to tourism even in the off season.
The secret beach is 20 minutes drive north of Alleppey. A quiet beach situated by the side of a fishing village, it has sugary white sand and rows of coconut palms that fringe this picture perfect beach.
The Mannarsala Nagaraja temple is 40 minutes drive south of Alleppey. An ages old temple dedicated to women, it is a sprawling, atmospheric place with stone carvings and figuries of sakes all over the temple courtyard.
Kutanad, a scenic village along the backwaters is known as the rice bowl of Kerala.
Coir industry, fishing- both marine and freshwater as well as traditional industries based on coir, marine products and handlooms, toddy tapping are the other idustries prevailing in Alappuzha.
Over the last ten to 15 years, tourism, and specifically the houseboat industry has risen to establish itself as one of the major emerging industries in Alappuzha.
Aleppey, like the rest pf Kerala has only 2 seasons. The rainy season and summer. The monsoon breaks out over Kerala in the 1st week of June. June and July is peak of monsoon when it rains daily. The monsoon, on the wane extends to mid December. January to May are the generally dry summer months. It is humid during the summer.
From Johnson’s Homestay to:- Bus stand / boat jetty – 6 minutes drive Railway station – 4 minutes drive Alleppey beach – 10 minutes walk Town center – 2 minutes drive.
Located in a quiet neighborhood on a straight road between town center and Alleppey beach.
Other things to note
Wifi is available in lounge area and eco restaurant.
We arrange (on request):
Cheap alternative backwater canoe village tour
Secret beach tour
Snake temple tour
Ayurveda massage (parlour 1 minute walk from guest house)
Cooking classes and inhouse beautician is available
Guests can smoke in the balconeys, not in the room please. No hanging washed clothes in the balconeys, please. It will spoil the ambiance of the property. There are clothes lines at the rear of the house where you can hang them.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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.