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The Riverside; Out of the Ordinary
The Riverside; Out of the Ordinary
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Dear Traveler
Greetings from The Riverside!!!
Someone said it's the journey that's important and not the destination. The world is a beautiful place and I appreciate the fact that you are an avid traveler.
Since you are on this page , I am sure you are considering travel to the beautiful city of Udupi and some scenic places around. It's an excellent choice and I happy that you are considering my town among the options available. We would like to be a part of journey through The Riverside.

The space

Frankly speaking; there is no place in Udupi like The Riverside.
Everyone out there offer a house ; what we offer is an experience unlike any other out there . The home is just a part of your stay as there are so many things you can do and explore .

The Riverside is conveniently located just 15 minutes away by road from Udupi and is adjacent to the national highway . We offer an escape place which is away from the hustle and bustle of city life and yes we offer a serine and tranquil surrounding which might help to rejuvenate / recoup onself to take on the next battle out there .

The Riverside home consists of a large living room ; a fully furnished and equipped kitchen; a bedroom with a queen sized bed .

We offer a place surrounded by acres of coconut grove ; a breathtaking panoramic view of the river Suvarna and some really scenic places to explore near by (by Boat) . If you donot wish to travel, then just sit back and cuddle up at the property and unwind in the majestic surrounding.

The space is suitable for dreamers (to reflect; reset and recreate); couples on a romantic getaway ; young travelers ; the thinkers ; the liberals ; the corporate traveler looking for a break and of course the genuine movie buffs; as we offer a private secluded sanctuary; which is far but yet not too far ; a movie collection to die for and much much more.

It's a no frills home which we had built as a weekend retreat ; however we are sharing it with like minded people who are on a quest to explore places beyond the horizons of 2 BHK pigeon holes that we live in.

Guest access

There are many wonderful places which you can explore near to The Riverside; namely the island opposite; hanging bridge; a lovely scenic boat ride to the beach passing some really beautiful islands on the way.

If you are into fishing; you can definitely consider it but do bring your gear

What my guest can get access to is the entire property; an DVD collection of over 300 movies ; All modern amenities like furnished kitchen; cable TV ; basic provisions for cooking; Queen sized bed; Hot water to name a few

We have not installed an AC & laundry facility is not available

Interaction with guests

Myself, my mom and my wife are a team

I take care of the communications and mom takes care of the logistics

My mom who would be present and would be assisting you at every step to make your stay comfortable and your visit a real pleasure

I am a phone call away and would be interacting on a regular basis to help you understand the place and explore the surroundings.

But remember; our level of interaction depends on the guest preference ; some have been talkative to the core and some have been silent recluse. Ultimately it's your choice and we respect that.

Other things to note

The kitchen is fully furnished and equipped with all groceries, but cooking would be your prerogative
Guests are requested not to venture into the waters if you are not a certified swimmer as the water current varies depending on the tide


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people $19 SGD / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 8AM - 6PM
Check out by 4PM

1. Please be thoughtful while arriving and leaving and treat the property with care.
2. We are kind and good hearted people but do not take our kindness for granted.
3. Guest are requested to live the property as they find it ; this would help us get ready for the next guest.
4. Airbnb is home sharing and not a hotel room; please understand this basic difference and do not expect us to be available at the press of a button.
5. There are certain things we provide complementary like eggs and bread etc; please do not expect us to deliver the same every morning ; when you check in we provide substantial quantity which should be sufficient.
6. Two Bicycles are available but on rent Rs. 150/- per day per bike.
7. If there are any breakages (which can happen to all of us) please let us know so that we can replace for the next coming guest.
8. We are sorry but we don't allow pets.
9. Please don't check in after 6 pm as we stay a little away from the property and it becomes a little cumbersome.
10. Short boat trip will cost you Rs.800/- ( to hanging bridge and back) and a longer trip would cost Rs.1500/- ( to Bengre beach and back).
11. Smoking is allowed however outside the house.
12. The Auto guy will deliver food and whatever you require but will charge for delivery.
13. There are peacocks roaming around our property sometimes; please don't hurt them.
14. We have a bed , comfortable for 2 and for the 3rd person would be providing a rolling mattress.


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1 night minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Vivek User Profile
October 2017
The Riverside, Uppoor As it is, Location is nine points in Travel. And to top that, the Good people at The Riverside earn for it fulsome points on account of Hospitality, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Activities, Facilities and Fixtures, Provisions, Responsiveness, and, always Striving at all these. So, yes. For the first time in all my wayfaring, a Nadia-esque Perfect 10: to this lovely, idyllic, sylvan, retreat and to the people who make it possible. I was there for 5 days, from 27 Sep to 2 Oct 2017. I wish, the next time, I could be there for 5 weeks at least. I'd then probably be able to write and complete that book which has been in my bonnet for these past 10 years! I'd like to say more; but travel is also about discovering delight for oneself. A caveat, though. This is not London, Shimla, Davos. It is miles less noisy and much more pocket-friendly. The last-mile red-earth path to The Riverside is to be tarred and metalled soon, I understand. That might be the only the only thing to think about, if at all.

Krithika User Profile
September 2017
I was the first guest to this little piece of heaven, and I came back, just a few months later. Great to see Aldo and team put together a bunch of other things to make the stay more comfortable. Loved the boat ride, the constant checking-in, and the helpful auto driver. Hugs to your mum. :)

Balkrishna User Profile
September 2017
If you are looking for nice peaceful few days for yourself, far away from routine disturbances... Go to this place, you feel blessed.

Balram User Profile
September 2017
Riverside is a wonderful, quiet place, amidst nature and a few residences alongside a quiet river, to read, relax and explore nearby places and beaches. Place is neat and clean, great place if one wants to cook homely food. You can spare some time to watch excellent collection of Blueray/DVD movies and music concerts I definitely would revisit, would recommend it to family as well as friends.

Navin User Profile
August 2017
Aldo and his mom are exemplary hosts. Right from the way they introduced themselves and welcomed me 2 days before the trip and kept me informed about places to visit/do, he was right on the buck. The way he communicated was like a virtual hug. Riverside is a little slice of paradise. I found the rains and the sounds of the river lapping at the edges soothing and therapeutic. The DVD collection is envious! The amenities just right for a non-fussy traveler. What The Riverside is not is - it isn't a Hilton. What it is - It is a cozy place where you need to visit with that special person in your life, so that you can kick your feet up, unwind (with a drink maybe), and listen to your soul. There are a lot of great things about The Riverside but the proof is in the pudding and experience the place for yourself. If there is something I'd like to improve, it would be getting the approach road fixed/reinforced. 4/5 stars!

Bashir User Profile
July 2017
Great Place; Will visit again highly recommended... one of the best property I have ever visited. Mr. Aldo mom is a great host, made stay comfort and special. got all essentials ready available and she was available on call. Mr. Aldo was highly professional in communication and ensure the stay is smooth. I strongly advise to anyone book this property if you are nearby area and need a stay. thank you

Sridhar User Profile
June 2017
The Riverside stands upto its name. My vocabulary fails me to describe this place and the hospitality. You must get first hand exposure and I am sure you would be amazed too. The serenity of this place would bring out the creative in you. This place would introduce you to the artist, poet, writer, photographer, musician concealed within. Even a lot of what I am writing in this review comes out naturally as a result of my experience. Definitely inspiring. Aldo and his mom are very humble but the place exceeds expectations. I happened to spend only one day not knowing what to expect. At the time of checkout I felt, I should have had a much more relaxed itinerary so that I could absorb more of what the Riverside had to offer. Aldo's place in itself should fill the itinerary. The experience that has been created is unique and at such a competitive price, it is actually a steal. In the midst of nature, but not too remote. Feels rural, but offers modern amenities. The attention to detail in the construction, decor, furnishing and the facilities show that Aldo wants to treat others the way he wants to be treated - first class of course. The communication about the stay, before, during and after was timely, relevant. Just what you need to know at the right moment. At no time you would feel bored or left with nothing to do. In fact doing nothing is also something that the Riverside will teach you. The Riverside is not for the hurried package tour type traveler, the thrifty backpacker or a splurging business traveler. Rather it is for those who want to press the pause button on time and savor the moment. It is for the creative ones who are looking for that bit of inspiration for their next master piece. It is for those who think they are not creative and after spending a few days here, come out transformed. The Riverside also in a way heals. You get to meet yourself. I sincerely hope that you qualify to cherish a few moments of your life here to appreciate one of nature's best.
Aldo User Profile
Response from Aldo:
Dear Sridhar, We are humbled by your review and feedback and we are overwhelmed. The words used are exemplary and you have forever left an imprint through this wonderful review. It is indeed gratifying to see that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Riverside. You people are forever in our hearts and we would be looking forward to your visit again. Aldo Lewis
June 2017

Mumbai, IndiaJoined in October 2015
Aldo User Profile

The Riverside; Out of the Ordinary

Hello !!! My name is Aldo Lewis

The story goes like this...
The property has been an ancestral property and has been with us since generations; I grew up in these pristine surroundings and over the years have spend a lot of time here, star gazing and marvel at the picture postcard beauty.

As time flew by, And I embarked on my career and started to climb the corporate ladder and moved on to a different city in search of greener pasture. Life has been kind to me and have been able to achieve significant milestones. In retrospect, We built a cottage in this place as a weekend retreat to spend some time whenever we are in town.
One day as I was sitting at a Mumbai Railway station on my way back home; I watched passengers go by ; some happy to arrive and some lost and confused in the big bad city of Mumbai ; At that moment it dawned on me; why not share the wonderful place we have with like minded travelers and atleast be a part of their journey called life and in the process spread some happiness.

One of my other motives is to put this place on the Map . We have the landscape of Kerala backwaters and a culture on similar lines to Goa; thereby you can call it an amalgamation of both as this place is exactly in between kerala and Goa; So let's see... Time will tell how far I will reach.

Writing about myself , I am an avid traveler and have crisscrossed the Globe ; thereby I do understand the needs of a Traveler ; influence of this can be found in the decor and outlook of this home. Overall We have built this place with an objective to unwind oneself and get ready for the next battle which lies out there.

For anybody out there who is looking for the extraordinary and who chooses my place ; please come with an open mind to absorb what we have to offer . Airbnb to me as a concept is not a hotel room provider; it's more about home sharing; thereby as a guest , you got to be ready to accept what the host has to offer and adhere to some basic house rules and a way of life

Please note ; if you have chosen this place ; It too has chosen you; we do spend a lot of time on selecting the right guest who fits into our kind of outlook ; for every one approval there has been at-least 3 rejections on an average ; considering what we offer , we could have priced it in the Rs.3000/- to Rs.5000/- bracket; but we haven't done it by choice ; somewhere deep down I also believe that capitalism has failed us and the concept of sharing has withered down.

Please donot choose this place if you are coming for one night; you will regret it ; please come with at least a 2 day outlook and with an objective of unwinding oneself

This might sound a little narcissist and boastful, but that's the way it is . We are confident on what we are offering and not in it for only the money ; but hoping to spread some joy and happiness. As the founding fathers of America said in the Declaration of Independence; we all are in Pursuit of Happiness.

If you have read till this sentence, you have come a long way ; so hoping to see you soon

Cheers to life

Aldo Lewis

Languages: English, Hindi
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