It is called the river home because my house is right on the bank of the river. Its the property and the river, nothing in-between. A perfect place to cleanse and unwind. The home has a mandir. Along with the flower garden, there is a kitchen garden and we grow seasonal vegetables. Indoor games like carom, ludo and cards are there. The place has a hammock and fishing rod for angling. The river and the sky has its own beauty. Looks spectacular in different seasons. A perfect retreat.
“It was my parents' first Airbnb experience on their 40th Wedding Anniversary, and the one-night stay was more than perfect. Our group included a 4 year old child. THE PLACE: We drove down from Kolkata and reached the place very easily (the lane opposite the 300 years old Tamarind Tree), parked our cars without worry, walked into a dream of a bungalow, and were overwhelmed by the hospitality (superlatively attentive) by the caretakers there that never wavered. Once inside, the river stares right back at you, and it is the most calming backdrop. The flower-and-kitchen-garden is beautifully maintained, and there is a "Glass Room" near the wall (atop which is the view-point terrace in the pictures), which catches you by total surprise. We spend an unexpectedly long time in that room: it's designed to help you unwind completely. The whole place is designed very, very well, for 4 people, with some space to spare. THE INTERIOR: The rooms, like the rest of the property, is very tastefully done up, leaving close to nothing for you to ask for. Wi-Fi is fast, the bathrooms literally sparkling clean and spacious, and the open air dining area opposite the living quarters, with a full view of the garden, doubles as an activity area, including a small hammock! THE EXPERIENCE: To wake up at sunrise, walk out into the tiled and stone-laid garden, and walk up to that gate as the river sits in front of you, boats gliding along it and the wind blowing in your face, is one of the most calming feelings you can get, especially if you are from the city. The air is clean, and the surroundings quiet. THE FOOD: Cooked to perfection. We wanted not too oily or spicy, and we got the best of home cooked food. The portions were more than generous, the caretaker staff dote on you while they serve you the food, and the menu was discussed and locked more than a week prior, so we didn't have to invest a single brain-cell to decide what to eat. Even the evening snacks, which seemed to appear automatically, were delicious! THE HOST: Right from the first contact, Aveek had been super helpful in terms of accommodating our somewhat-demanding requirements, being in constant touch throughout, sending forth navigation and stay details without ever being prompted, and answering every single query. A few days before we were about to set off, we already knew that every arrangement possible had already been made. Thanks to him, we had true peace of mind. Thank you so much, Aveek!”
The dreadful effect of the virus has engulfed the entire world. Choices to take a holiday and travelling out in this situation are limited. Why not take a staycation at our Raychak cottage? Staying amidst the lush green watching the monsoon rains. The Raychak complex restaurants are now open catering to your gastronomic needs. Revitalise with your family or friends in a sanitised home. We plan to open the cottage to selected guests. Should you be interested, pl message us with dates required.
“The villa is exactly the same as shown in pics. Importantly, sparkling clean. Not a spec of dust or dirt anywhere to be found. Kudos to the caretaker who has taken excellent care of the place. The kitchen has all basic and required amenities. All utensils and dishes were clean and well kept. The villa can easily accommodate a family of 6-8 pax. Do not think twice before booking. Only a sad soul will find negativity at Bosu Villa. Already planning for a winter visit :) Note : Mr.Ramprasad (caretaker) is a real gentleman. Always smiling and ready to help. Nothing is a problem for him. See you till next time :)”
Spacious, quiet, room with balcony available on 1st floor of a house. Wi-fi and TV available. Well connected on Main Junction by metro.
“Anju is a very gracious hostess who is warm and welcoming. I felt as if I was with a friend even though we were meeting for the first time. The cups of tea with homemade snacks were so delicious. So too was the feast at breakfast. The room is spacious with a lovely balcony attached where you can enjoy the many birds that come to the surrounding trees . Anju and her husband were always available to answer questions about getting around Kolkata as well as places to see. I would highly recommend Anju's place to anyone looking for a quiet restful place away from the noise and crowds of Kolkata.”