20 Homestays in Puducherry Near Beach We Need to Thank the French For!

The French departed but left a little piece of a charming ghetto behind; Pondicherry, which today is referred to as Puducherry. A scenic, 155-kilometer drive from Chennai leads you to this incredibly quaint, colonial town with a plethora of opportunities to explore. Drawing several national as well international visitors to it is the unique blend of Indianness and French Provencal attributes like the elegant White Town or the bohemian much Auroville. With just the right number of things to do and see, along with a very easy accessibility, Puducherry can be considered as an ideal weekend (or week-long) getaway too. 

Rent a bike and gallivant around the lanes where every house, door, and pavement is worth a click, indulge in European delicacies at beautiful heritage houses converted into restaurants beautifully lit up with fairy lights, enjoy leisurely strolls at the promenade, take a surfing class or just check into an AirBnb alongside the beach! Pondicherry will make sure you keep going back to it. Intrigued, are you? Check out these 20 Puducherry homestays near beach that will bequeath you with an unparalleled rendezvous. 

1. Casa Laxmi

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I can absolutely relate to the desire of staying at a location so close to the ocean that other than being steps away from it, you want to see it as you eat, sleep and do absolutely anything! Casa Laxmi is one such property near the Serenity Beach, where this is possible. A rather luxurious place to stay at, the bedrooms here boast panoramic views of the sea that you can admire from the king-sized beds. To keep the rustic aesthetics in check the Airbnb features a garden with frangipani plants and coconut trees, under which you can while away your afternoons on a hammock. A great melange of rustic and contemporary decor and views of the ocean earn this villa the Numero Uno position on this list of homestays in Pondicherry near beach. 

Where? Serenity Beach, Kottakuppam, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu 605101

What's coolest? Garden and Front patio. 

How much? INR 4,206/- per night

What's free? Wi-Fi, Kitchen, Hangers,

What's the Check In? 1 PM - 8 PM

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2. Gulkand House on Serenity beach

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This is one property that you will come across several times in your pursuit of a good homestay in Pondicherry near beach through various sources. Nestled in Ruben’s property on the first floor, this Puducherry Airbnb rewards you with sweeping views of the sea from the bedroom as well as the living room. There are many people, well not as many that you will to question your privacy or solitude, but just enough for you to know that help is around the corner when needed. Along with a fantastic location at the Serenity Beach, this place also lies within proximity of the main town of Puducherry.

Where? Serenity Beach, Kottakuppam, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

What's coolest? Independent apartment 

How much? INR 5,417/- per night

What's free? Free parking on premises, Wireless Internet, Kitchen, Family/kid friendly, air conditioning, smoking allowed, bathroom essentials 

What's the Check In? 12 noon - 8 PM

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3. Heritage House in Pondicherry

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As the name suggests, the heritage house in Pondicherry is a one of its kind place considered a great homestay in Pondicherry near beach. Staying true its name, this property is a fabulous Tamilian house featuring red tiles, huge white pillars, Indian wooden furniture and ethnic paintings among more. The minute you see it, the frangipani tree and characteristic pink and white colours of the house, invite you into its warm hospitality. Double doors, fresh and bright spaces and interesting furniture are characteristic of this property. Its location, despite in the heart of white town is just a few minutes away from the promenade and the rocky beach. Don’t be surprised if the friendly Khalicat cat decides to greet you spontaneously. 

Where? Near the Aurobindo ashram

What's coolest? A garden and colour-themed rooms 

How much? INR 6,883/- per night

What's free? Internet, Wi-Fi, pets allowed, kitchen, hangers, air conditioning, toiletries 

What's the Check In? Anytime after 2 PM

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4. Voguenvilla

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Perched in the fairly covered forest area of Auroville, Voguenvilla can easily be counted as one of the best homestays in Pondicherry. Choose this place if you want to enjoy the bohemian vibe of Auroville, cycle or walk down to places like the Tantos pizzeria, the Auroville bakery, Mango Hill hotel where you can head to for a brunch and swim and of course the unadulterated, pristine beach of the region. Apart from spacious, clean rooms, the main draw of this place is its amazing garden that has beautiful wrought iron benches, stone structures, and lots of terracotta and stone assemblies. 

Where? Viluppuram

What's coolest? Proximity to Auroville's best hangout and the whole house to yourself. 

How much? INR 1,530/- per night

What's free? Free parking on premises, Kitchen, Family/kid friendly, bathroom essentials 

What's the Check In? Anytime after 3 PM

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5. Serenity Beach, Villa Majoreller

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If you are looking for beach villas you cannot go wrong with the Villa Majoreller located literally on the Serenity Beach. Watch surfing enthusiasts taking a lesson or two, local fishermen earning their bread, or just the waves embracing the beach’s sands, from this villa. This property has a very Greek vibe to it owing to the white furniture and lots of floral infusions. The terrace depicts a shack, complete with a straw roof and laid back cane furniture. A drink here in the evenings will give you just what you came to Pondicherry for. What’s more? A stay here guarantees sweeping views, morning or night! 

Where? Serenity Beach, Kottakuppam, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

What's coolest? The whole house to yourself and a shack-like terrace 

How much? INR 3,378/- per night

What's free? Pets allowed, Free parking on premises, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, Family/kid friendly, toiletries 

What's the Check In? 2 PM - 10 PM 

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6. Ananda Bhavan Family Home

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Considered as one of the best holiday homes in Puducherry, the Ananda Bhavan Family Home is a welcoming property that exuberates warmth. Perhaps, it is its mellow yellow and orange coloured walls or the cane furniture that exudes that peculiar Indian affability. The place depicts a characteristic Indian home with floral printed bedsheets and white tube lights, with cleanliness given utmost importance. If it is too hot to go to the beach, you can still enjoy its views lounging on the cane swing in the terrace. The place is set in a local housing society, thus giving you a glimpse into the local lives. The owner, Victor’s father can help you giving various information. 

Where?  Muthialpet, Puducherry, India

What's coolest? Proximity to White Town, a dedicated access to the terrace from where you can see the sea 

How much? INR 1,211/- per night

What's free? Internet, Pets allowed, Free parking on premises, Wireless Internet, air conditioning, and toiletries 

What's the Check In? Flexible 

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7. Spacious accommodation near the sea

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This is one property you are ought to like if you are all about large spaces. Sprawling across an entire floor at an area of 800 square feet, the Airbnb in Puducherry is considered as one of the best holiday rentals further amplified by the fact that it lies just 500 meters from the beach. It lies very close to the best things to do in Pondicherry like Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the Ganesh temple, and the promenade. There’s a nice swing within a room and a wonderful terrace. 

Where? Puducherry, India

What's coolest? An entire floor of the house to yourself and a terrace featuring benches

How much? INR 2,549/- per night

What's free? Hot tub, Wireless Internet, Family/kid friendly and Laptop friendly workspace 

What's the Check In? 3 PM - 7 PM

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8. Tamil House near White Town

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A Tamil House near White Town sounds like the ideal place to experience the Indo-French melange that Pondicherry is famous for. This Airbnb is a lovely heritage Tamilian house with contemporary interiors. The owner, Mouguilane who is a native of Pondicherry and raised in France, is known to be a very warm host who loves to meet and greet his guests. In his absence, the maid will take care of all your requirements. Spacious and clean rooms along with a great location make this a choice you will choose time and again.

Where? Between the White Town and Tamil Quarters

What's coolest? A heritage Tamil house and an owner raised in France

How much? INR 4,206/- per night

What's free? Pets allowed, Free parking on premises, Wireless Internet, and Kitchen 

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9. Bougan Villa, Auroville

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This property is certain to draw your attention and raise your curiosity given its name Bougan Villa, more so if you are a bougainvillea admirer like me! On the name front, the property does not disappoint with interiors of an orange and pink bougainvillea shade and very conventional décor. The unfinished finishing adds that appealing, rustic touch. Wooden pellet furniture, exposed red brick walls, glass divisions and your very own pool are some reasons you should consider this property! 

Where?  Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India

What's coolest? A beautiful villa in the heart of Auroville

How much? INR 13,511/- per night

What's free? Pets allowed, Free parking on premises, Pool and Family/kid friendly 

What's the Check In? Anytime after 3 PM

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10. The Amber Room, Mantra

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Located on the property’s first floor, the Amber Room is a part of a villa named Mantra, owned by Kakoli. Although the property features a lovely swimming pool, the use of it is optional and surcharge able. Same applies to breakfast. Lots of neem trees, the ability to disregard the fact that you are actually in a pretty bustling part of the town, and proximity to the seashore make this Airbnb a great choice of a homestay in Pondicherry near beach. 

Where? Vaithikuppam, Tamil Nadu, India

What's coolest? Adjoining a picturesque fishing village

How much? INR 3,314/- per night

What's free? Free parking on premises, Wireless Internet, Pool and Kitchen 

What's the Check In?  Anytime after 12 PM (noon)

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11. The Big Red Villa

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A rather cute place to stay at, the Big Red Villa boasts a playful vibe owing to the endearingly imperfect paintings here in. This Airbnb is a beautiful house with lots of creepers, cane furniture, and a friendly dog or two lazying in the property’s premises. The Paradise beach is a two-minute walk from the house along with the national heritage site- Arikamedu that lies close by too. The owner Ishan, may not always be there onsite but if you make a plan he will be happy to help you out with some surfing lessons. 

Where? Ariyankuppam, Puducherry, India

What's coolest? A super chill host who can teach you a thing or two about surfing

How much? INR 1,530/- per night

What's free? Pets allowed, Free parking on premises, Kitchen, and Breakfast 

What's the Check In? Flexible

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12. Sea View apartments

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If you are on the forage of a beach facing homestay, the Sea View apartments in the town area of Pondicherry can be a great choice. This property gives you the best of both the worlds; you are close to the beach as well as in the heart of the town. The Airbnb is well accommodated with basic facilities and a glimpse of it will make you comprehend on how clean the place is. The host Ramanan along with manager Mr. Benny will make sure you have a comfortable stay. 

Where? Netajinagar, Puducherry, India

What's coolest? Very accommodating hosts and a common border with the Aurobindo Ashram's garden

How much? INR 2,422/- per night

What's free? Elevator, Free parking on premises, Wireless Internet, Air conditioning and Kitchen 

What's the Check In? 11 AM - 2 PM

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13. La Marguerite Chateau 

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If you don’t mind shelling out a little beyond your budget for an entire house of four bedrooms, the La Marguerite Chateau is a great option. It is especially apt for you if you are planning to go with a big group (accommodates a maximum number of ten). This house features beautiful European characteristics and a plus point is that it was recently painted, so the whole property looks absolutely fresh. The beach is at a walking distance, and you even get amazing sea views from the house. Life is good when you are staying at a place that has its own garden and a pool that jazzily lights up at night. 

Where? Kottakuppam, Tamil Nadu, India

What's coolest? A proximity of 80 meters to the beach, BBQ facilities, and beautiful European architecture

How much? INR 11,026/- per night

What's free? Free parking on premises, Wireless Internet, Pool, Kitchen, Family/kid friendly, Air conditioning and breakfast 

What's the Check In? 2 PM - 9 PM

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14. Prime Area

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As the name suggests, this property lies in one of the most prime locations of Pondicherry. It is a basic house with all amenities that a visitor on holiday would require. There are two bedrooms, both featuring an air conditioner. Lots of storage space in the form of cabinets and cupboards. The owner’s house and important attractions like the Sir Aurobindo Ashram lie at a walking distance of two minutes. The hosts are known to be very prompt and friendly in responses. 

Where? White Town, Puducherry 

What's coolest? Proximity to major attractions, restaurants, a market, and a hospital

How much? INR 2,995/- per night

What's free? Hot tub, Family/kid friendly, Shampoo and Air conditioning 

What's the Check In? Anytime after 8 AM

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15. Beach House

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A cozy place to stay at, the Beach House resembles an old house that is certain to give you a nostalgia of your childhood. Complete with a front yard featuring a swing, and lots of plants this is one property that certainly feels like your grandparents’ house. Cleanliness is given utmost importance at this property which is evident in almost all its features. Geographically, it lies exactly between Pondicherry and Auroville, so you can get up and go to either whenever you want. Another great thing about this place is if you demand, you can be served delicious home-cooked South Indian food

Where? Kottakuppam, Puducherry, India. 

What's coolest? Proximity to Auroville and Pondicherry, a fully equipped kitchen and an open roof

How much? INR 3,696/- per night

What's free? Internet, Pets allowed, Free parking on premises and Wireless Internet 

What's the Check In? Anytime after 9 AM

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16. Omkara Retreat

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Of what looks like a bungalow straight off the streets of Boston, the Omkara Retreat is this beautiful red brick house, with glass doors, teak furniture, and white upholstery. The master bedroom features a chandelier raising the glam quotient. Evidently, there is a huge garden engulfing the whole property where you can enjoy morning bliss. The beach lies at just five minutes from here. The owner Nigel certainly wins all the credit for doing up this property so tastefully. Ample public transport available in the vicinity. 

Where? Villupuram, India.

What's coolest? Private walled gardens and an amazing host

How much? INR 8,030/- per night

What's free? Pets allowed, Free parking on premises, Kitchen and Family/kid friendly 

What's the Check In? 2 PM - 8 PM

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17. Downtown apartment

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There is no dearth of budget homestays in Pondicherry, but if you are looking for a beautiful property that you want all to yourself, the Downtown apartment Airbnb is a fabulous choice. A lovely Indian home featuring a wooden swing, a functional kitchen, wooden pillars, wooden furniture and accents like a brass lamp among more. Owing to its proximity to the beach, this property is very breezy adding to the freshness of the house. Weekday and weekend charges differ at this property. 

Where? Pondicherry, India.

What's coolest? An airy property with a private balcony and very economical

How much? INR 1,530/- per night

What's free? Wireless Internet, Kitchen, Family/kid friendly and Iron 

What's the Check In? Anytime after 10 AM

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18. Her View

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A property done with a highly refined taste, the Her View Airbnb is beautiful, warm place hosted by a young, vivacious boy named Krtatma. He runs this property just as an attempt to help his parents out. A surfing enthusiast son and a father who runs an art gallery, sure reflect their inclinations in the interiors of the house. Colourful glass windows, lots of paintings, and fabulous sheesham wood furniture are some of the eye-catching elements of the house. Visitors also vouch for the incredible view from the terrace. 

Where? Kuruchikuppam, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

What's coolest? A very artsy property

How much? INR 5,672/- per night

What's free? Pets allowed, Buzzer/wireless intercom, Kitchen, and Family/kid friendly 

What's the Check In? 12 PM (noon) - 9 PM

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19. Holiday Home Villa Rock

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Even huge would be an understatement for this eight-bedroom Airbnb that has the capacity to accommodate sixteen guests at a time. The property is fully air-conditioned and is suitable for couples, families or large groups. Lots of paintings and strategically placed chandeliers lend a characteristic appeal to this place. There is a tiny little waterfall inside the house, that adds to the ambiance of this palatial Airbnb. All major attractions of Pondicherry lie within proximity of this property. 

Where? Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

What's coolest? A huge property, best for a big group

How much? INR 8,986/- per night

What's free? Internet, Free parking on premises, Wireless Internet, and Kitchen 

What's the Check In?  11 AM - 11 PM

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20. Terrace Room with Sea View 

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Saving the best for the last and my personal favourite in the list, the Terrace Room with Sea View is set up in a heritage house. A pent house where unlike any other property you have two friendly dogs who are a delight to cuddle! High ceilings, a gorgeous garden, and classic accents dominated by solid colours of brown, beige, white and black. Minute detailing with reference to linen upholstery and cane blinds elevate the appeal of this Airbnb. The terrace features comfortable wrought iron furniture, apt for you to watch mesmerizing sunsets. A very well done place, indeed! 

Where? White Town, Puducherry

What's coolest? A pretty two-storeyed property with French characteristics 

How much? INR 4,971/- per night

What's free? Internet, Pets Allowed, Wireless Internet, Kitchen, Air conditioning, Smoking allowed and Breakfast 

What's the Check In? Anytime after 12 PM (noon)

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Spoilt for choice you must be with this list of goodness! Let us know which one was your pick in the comments section down below!

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SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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