Check Into The 500-Year Old Vasco Residency, Fort Kochi That Was Once Vasco Da Gama's Residence

Vasco Homestay


A bed & breakfast homestay in Fort Kochi, Vasco Residency will cost you just under INR 1,300 per night per person. Make that Kerala plan with your squad soon, we say.

Heritage Homestay

Believed to be the residence of Vasco Da Gama, this quaint white-walled 500-year old homestay is located in the heart of Fort Kochi, making it an ideal place to check in when you are visiting the heritage capital of Kerala. Steeped in history, the architecture of this property is a mix of Dutch and Kerala influences, so you will find the two large rooms come with high wooden ceilings and large windows that open out to the streets of Kochi. Even the large stone staircase leading up to the guest rooms are reminiscent of the colonial era. Double and single beds are available in both the rooms with all the amenities including mosquito nets, running hot and cold water, cable TV, and help desk for general enquiries.

The ground floor is where the hosts stay and they run the in-house cafe called Vasco Cafe as well as Tours and Travels. Should you need any information, the hosts are ever ready to help you out. The cafe is a spacious, traditional style coffee shop attached to the property with Continental fare served with a touch of Kerala influences.

Exploring Fort Kochi

Since the property is located in the corner where Rose Street and  Bastion street meet, you will find that everything from the St. Francis Church where Vasco Da Gama was once buried to the Chinese Fishing Nets is all at a stone throw’s away. There’s also a post office located just opposite the property, so be sure to send postcards home.

Booking The Rooms

This is an Airbnb listed property and at the time of writing this article, the price for per person per night stood at roughly INR 1,250. You can either book the rooms through Airbnb or enquire with the homestay by calling George {the host} on +91 944779821.

Vasco Homestay