With A View To Kill: 7 Airbnbs In Pondicherry For That Perfect Sea View

Aakanksha posted on 07 December

While the world flocks to Goa for the beach, Pondicherry sometimes takes a back seat. But we’re bringing back this lovely seaside town to the fore. Especially since it’s really a place you can unwind, soak in the culture of the place and live like the locals. But since you’re by the sea, no harm in waking up with a stellar view of the rising sun, eh? So pack your bags, book your tickets, set sail to Pondicherry and check into these Airbnbs with gorgeous views of the sea.

Sea View Penthouse

Set midway between Auroville and the main town, we’d rather focus on the terrace — not to say that the room — with two king-size beds, are bad though. Ideal for four close friends or even a family, make sure you spend most of your time on the massive terrace — in fact three terraces. With possibly the best views of the Indian Ocean, you can go crazy getting photos to blow up your Instagram handle. Shutter bugs, this is your chance to get classic time-lapse videos.

Casa Meena

Smack on the beautiful Serenity Beach, here you can call two rooms in this quaint house your own. While one of the rooms has AC and the other not, since it’s literally on the beach, the sea breeze is likely to keep you cool either way. A self-sustaining Airbnb, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, linen, a house keeper who comes in everyday and even WiFi so you can really just chill out in the comfort of ‘your home’.

Casa Blanca

Also on the charming Serenity Beach, two bedrooms are on offer here. Simple, homely and with a kitchen to freely use, we like this one for location. You can pretty much roll out of your bed and straight onto the sand banks. If you’re staying a while, the fisher folk constantly milling about will give you great insight into Pondicherry, from a local point of view. Plus endless tales of them at sea.

Colonial Room With Sea View Balcony

Located in the French Quarters of Pondicherry, the view of the sea isn’t quite the reason you’ll stay at this Bed&Breakfast, but it certainly gets this place brownie points… many brownie points. A two-storey French colonial building with high ceilings, a garden and sit outs, the place blends the old and new, just like the rest of Pondicherry. The terrace is all yours for enjoying the view and the sea breeze. Being a penthouse, you can take up this space for a longer stay as its quiet, inspiring and enjoyable – throw in a glass of wine, and it’s all made better. Oh! And did we mention it’s a stone’s throw from the popular Promenade where all the action is?

Sea View Orchid House

While there are about five houses in the eight-acre Tanto property, we particularly love the sprawling sea view house. Right for eight people who don’t mind sharing, the garden leads straight onto the beach and just next door is a cutesy garden café serving up delicious Italian food. Ooh, plus a swimming pool if you don’t want to go wading in the sea. If you’re the tree house kinds, check out the Wooden Chalet on the same premises.

Serenity Beach - Gulkand House

Smack on the beachfront, the Brindavan apartment sits pretty on the second floor of the Gulkhand House. Offering two bed rooms (although one is really the living area), there’s two bathrooms making it ideal for a group of four. Since it’s quite literally on the beach, you’re unlikey to be indoors too much, but if you do stay in, you’ll still have a dreamy panoramic view of the endless waters. Win-win, no? Oh, and do check out the cool mirrors and wall hangings in the house for an added dose of cool

Homestays

22, Mariamman Koil Street, Thandirayan Kuppam, Serenity Beach, Kottakuppam, Tamil Nadu

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Aadhaar Guest House

With plenty to see and do, the former French settlement is perfect for a quick vacay and we know just where you should stay when you’re there…The Aadhaar Guest House. A nice home that overlooks the sea, it is just a short walk from the beach and has comfortable rooms for you to nestle in. With a lovely terrace that has a hammock to laze around in, it’s perfect for whiling away time. They have an outdoor space with a vintage wooden swing too that you can perch on to read a book in the balmy weather. They have beach chairs outdoors too that you can lounge around in while soaking up the sun.

Homestays

11, 2nd Cross, Soupamal Clovis Street, Puducherry