Whether you’ve decided to go explore the state from North to South and East to West, or you’re just looking for a quick escape with the crew, this one’s for you. We know how tough it is to find that ideal Airbnb place to stay at. It has to be clean, not dodgy and sure as anything shouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket, yes? Got it. So here’s our pick of places for you to stay at – from beach villas and luxury villas to heritage homes and rustic cottages.

Artistic Resort Villa 2km From BLR

Set in a gated community on the outskirts of the city, this one is great to escape the humdrum. The villa is carved out of granite and you’ll find it’s a rustic meets luxury space. Ideal for large groups as it can accommodate about 16 people, there’s the option of just relaxing in the landscaped garden, or skip across to the waterpark which is part of the larger complex.

Where: Jade Garden Resort, Bangalore

Price: INR 9,500 upwards per night

Type Of Stay: Entire villa

Can Accommodate: 16 guests

Driving  time from Bangalore: 1 hour

Find out more about them here.

The Last Resort – Homestay in Coorg

In the Tibetan settlement area of Coorg, this one is in Kushalnagar, making it a great base to explore both the touristy and off-the-beaten-path areas in the coffee region. We love that they have a part of the Cauvery river all to themselves. It’s safe to swim in so a bonus for the water babies of the group.

Where: Kushalnagar, Coorg

Price: INR 2,475 per night per room

Type Of Stay: Entire villa

Can Accommodate: 14 guests

Driving distance from Bangalore: 6 hours

Find out more about them here.

Vedic Village Ocean View Home Stay

Honest, non-pretentious and wonderful, this one has a sea view from each of the five bedrooms. Set atop a hill, the town of Gokarna and the sea are what you have for company. Tipped in favour of yogis, there’s a sit out for each room so you can get in some solid yoga without compromising on the vista.

Where: Gokarna

Price: INR 2,475 a night

Type Of Stay: Entire villa

Can Accommodate: 4 guests

Driving time from Bangalore: 8 hours

Find out more about them here.

The Radcliffe Suite

Head here if you want to explore Malnad. Built in 1861, you walk into history here thanks to the rosewood rafters, terracotta floors and even an old school library for some quick reading. The gazebo in the garden gets brownie points. Oh! And the fact that you can see plenty of wildlife without trekking too far. Make sure to have a shower in the open air bath, at night, for memory’s sake.

Where: Sakleshpur

Price: INR 6,024

Type Of Stay: Private Bedroom

Can accommodate: 2 guests

Driving time from Bangalore: 5 hours

Find out more about them here.

Exotic Seafront Cottage With Pool

With a quiet and sandy beach to yourself, plus a swimming pool and sprawling lawns, what’s not to love here! Great for a group of about 8-9, you can comfortably fit into the four bedrooms. A lovely addition to the already great space is the two large terraces – perfect to watch the sunset with wine or sunrise with a cuppa.

Where: 40kms from Mangalore Airport

Price: INR 7,096

Type Of Stay: Entire villa

Can accommodate: 9 guests

Find out more about them here.

Driving time from Bangalore: 7.5 hours

Villa In The Midst Of A Serene Location

If you’re looking for quiet but with modern amenities, especially WiFi, look no further than Palm Grove. Tucked away in a large farm space on the outskirts of Mysore, the whole house is open to you although you may want to spend more time on the terrace and in the mango and coconut grove.

Where: Mysore

Price: INR 6,020

Type Of Stay: Entire villa

Can accommodate: 6 guests

Driving time from Bangalore: 3 hours

Find out more about them here.

Idyllic Bungalow In Mala Village

Wilderness. Check. Starry sky. Check. Waterfall in backyard. Check. There’s no reason we can come up with that should stop you from living here. It’s like living in the Swiss Family Robinson home, except this isn’t an island. Spot on for photographers and relaxers alike, go with a small group so you don’t ruin the tranquillity.

Where: Mala Village

Price: INR 2,609

Type Of Stay: Entire home

Can accommodate: 5 guests

Driving time from Bangalore: 7.5 hours

Find out more about them here.

Sea Facing Villa At Malpe

Move over Hamptons! This one has a beach in its backyard. Need we say more? Spread across about 1.5 acres of swaying coconut trees, you can really soak in the beach atmosphere here. We’re loving the fact that to get to the beach, all you need to do is roll out of bed.

Where: Malpe

Price: INR 10,000 per night

Type Of Stay: Entire house

Can accommodate: 10 guests

Driving time from Bangalore: 8 hours

Find out more about them here.

Featured image via: The Radcliffe Suite

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