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With A View To Kill: 8 Airbnbs In Pondicherry For That Perfect Sea View
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.
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’.
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
The prettiest one of them all, Voguenvilla houses lovely antique furniture and has a beautiful garden space too. What's more, the house is located just a stone's throw away from the Auroville bakery and the beach, so all you beach bums can enjoy baked goodies any time you want. Apart from basic amenities, you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, a spectacular penthouse view and a porch where you can sit all day long and enjoy the cool sea breeze. Not to forget, Puneet is a super warm host!
Alex House, Serenity Beach
Just a minute away from Serenity Beach, this oh-so-cosy place features a private room dominated by wooden furniture. It's the perfect place to fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves in the distance. With a mini sit-out area that gives you Greece vibes and a pet-friendly atmosphere (you'll see two adorable doggos chilling here), it's perfect for a lazy weekend getaway.
The Hermit Crab
Minimalist, with a hint of oriental, this quaint little guest house with its red walls will make you feel like you're at your ajji's home. The room has an old grandfather's bed with a cosy mattress, that will make you forget all your worries. In the courtyard, you'll find an open shower to wash off any sand when you come from the beach. Plus, you have great views from the terrace, and it's breezy throughout the day!
180 Degree Panoramic Bay Of Bengal View Apartment
Located around 10 minutes from White Town, this 2 bedroom Airbnb is beach vacay goals. Apart from being tastefully decorated, they also provide you with basic breakfast (bread, eggs, cereal, milk) and a fully functional kitchen - utensils and everything! The second floor flat is ideal for those of you who want to just chill indoors all day while enjoying the sea breeze, views, and peace. Oh and they have Wifi and study tables in case you want to have a working vacation or a change of scene.