My place is located mere steps from the beach in the heart of the village of Mahabalipuram, and is the only local guesthouse with a communal kitchen and free WiFi! Surfing the best point break on mainland India, exploring the ancient temples and ruins, and dining at the best restaurants and cafes are all right on our doorstep! My home boasts spectacular views from every level and is good for all guests - couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
We are a one-of-a-kind homestay in a unique village known for being a surfing, culinary, cultural, archaeological and architectural mecca!
Our beachside paradise is located mere steps from the water's edge in the heart of the village. We are the only local guesthouse with a communal kitchen! Offering high-performance surfboard rental, and able to arrange cooking lessons, surfing trips, tours, guides, transportation and even SCUBA diving, we cater to adventure and tranquility seekers alike!
Whether it be charging mainland India’s best surf break, lounging in our rooftop garden enjoying spectacular 360° views, dining in one of the local cafes, or exploring the UNESCO World Heritage sites, you’re in the prime location for the perfect holiday!
It will be our happiness to bring you yours!
Our rooms are spacious, finely decorated, clean and comfortable. Each room is ensuite and includes closet, mirror, side table, hot water heater, and an air conditioner or fans. We have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal anytime and aspiring chefs will love our organic garden, complete with herbs, veggies, and special spices for all your cooking needs. Our covered and open rooftop living areas, complete with hammocks, cozy couches, color changing lights, and 360 degree panoramic views, are perfect for lounging or watching the sets roll in before heading out to surf! No matter how you wish to spend your holiday, our homstay will surely exceed your expectations!
I love to help guests with anything they need from our in-house services such as surfboard rental, cooking lessons and private yoga sessions, to arranging transportation, tour guides, special accommodation needs, or whatever my guests may need to make their holiday more enjoyable!
We simply ask that you treat our home as you would your own, and please let us know if there is anything we may do to make your stay more pleasurable!! That being said, here's the basic boring rules:
Please observe the “quiet time” hours of 10 PM – 7 AM by vacating all common areas and keeping noise to a minimum, being mindful of those who may be waking up early to hit the waves!!
We have never had a problem with break-ins, however, we take no legal responsibility for lost or stolen articles whilst you are staying at Temple Tree Homestay and we simply suggest that you practice the same common sense in Mahabs that you would when travelling anywhere in India.
Please do not flush anything down the toilets which you did not make yourself! Toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, etc., must all be placed in the wastepaper basket provided, as our plumbing and septic system can become easily clogged – and absolutely no one wants that!!
Please respect our dog Benny and all animals!
Lost water bottle replacement fee 200 INR.
Lost key replacement fee 500 INR.
Born in Chennai, now living in Mahabalipuram for four years, I love to surf and help people, so hosting guests at my seaside surfer's paradise is a dream come true! I enjoy making sure my guests have the best holiday possible! With the water's edge only steps from the front doorstep, mainland India's best point break and breathtaking ancient temples within walking distance, a relaxed 420 friendly atmosphere, a communal kitchen, spectacular views, and clean, well-appointed, spacious rooms, my home is the perfect place to enjoy all Mahabs has to offer! It will be my pleasure to provide you with the best budget beachfront accommodations in the South East of India!