Miami has a good location at Cherai, not in the busy part by the junction but not too far either. It is a stones throw from the pretty beach. The first floor room was a good size and clean. We used the huge roof terrace for reading and emailing. Wifi was ok but did go off from time to time. Downside is no kitchen so no breakfast, but there are plenty of options nearby.
This homestay is situated in Cherai Beach of Vypin Island, Kerala. For 6 consecutive years we always stay there when in Kerala. And yes, it was love at first sight, as we were offered a very good deal for our favorite room on first floor, with views both to the sea and the lake on the back. So, we enjoy the wonderful sunsets from the front and the moon rising from the lake, while the sound of the waves caresses our ears. Simply super! The place is well maintained, totally clean, wifi, a/c, room service without extra charges. The soul of the place is the manager, Mr. Johnson, who will take care of your needs as soon as he realises them and BEFORE YOU ASK!!! That is why we consider him as the best hotel manager in SE Asia. The staff is like our family, exellent service, sweet people, adorable. Upon request, they will cook delicious interesting dinner for you, Kerala style of course, balanced and perfect. The beach is right in front of you for swimming, promenades or just watching the locals on weekends as they enjoy the sea by the
hundreads. We strongly recommend Miami.
A no-frills, very clean guesthouse with kind, attentive staff. The beach is 100 metres away, less than 2 mins walk. I was looking for a quiet place near the sea to relax on my own and 'just be.' Miami Home Stay was perfect, with exactly the right level of comfort for my simple tastes. Accommodation has efficient air-con and ceiling fans. My room had a balcony where I could sit out and gaze at the ocean. I could borrow a bicycle whenever I needed it, and cycle gently to a near-by restaurant, along the sleepy beach road... perfect!
Miami was love at first sight, 5 years ago. Since then, we come every european winter for a few months. It is a 2store guesthouse (in India they call it homestay),right on the best part of Cherai Beach in Vaypin Island. You can hear the sound of the waves all the time! Wonderfull. Same for the phsychedelic sunsets. The manager, Mr. Johnson, is the best manager we ever met in S.E. Asia, that I call a clever manager. He figures what your priorities are and makes sure you get everything you need. We always get the a/c room upstairs, with 1 balcony facing the ocean and the back one facing the lake. The polite and sweet cleaning ladies are doing a great job, the black marbles and tiles are really shining. Mr. Chandra is always here at your service, a wonderful local gentleman, who will bring your breakfast at your room with a smile. Prices are 2500 ruppees for the a/c rooms & 1500 for the ones with fun downstairs/day. That is a very good value, as same level (& even less good) places on the beach ask for the a/c room 3.500 ruppees, for the past 3 years. Wifi available around the reception. The night porter/security local gentelman also very helpful and sweet. They even cook for us often, delicious vegetarian kerala dishes for dinner. This is our home in S. India.