DEJA VIEW

Wayanad | 4-5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

Deja View is a beautiful 2-bedroom plantation-style luxury villa with locally-inspired design and contemporary interiors that makes it one of the most romantic vacation homes in South India. The villa is part of a private community of six homes set on top of a hill in a 14-acre coffee & cardamom plantation in Eastern Wayanad, Kerala. From your verandah enjoy sweeping and unhindered views of rainforest clad hills. Indoors, an open plan design comprising two tastefully furnished bedrooms and a gorgeous loft make for an intimate & enjoyable holiday. Make time for nature walks & cycling, discovering ancient history, and savouring the delicious cuisine of Wayanad.

 
 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Grounds

  • Deja View is located within a private gated plantation called Elamala Estates, about 20 minutes from Sulthan Bathery (Sultan’s Battery), one of the large towns in Wayanad District. The common use private road winds its way up to the top of the hill past a parking area used by other villa owners in the estate. Up to two cars can be parked on the driveway of your villa.
     

  • Deja View shares the estate with five other private villas and residences. Guests of Deja View are free to spend time in the immediate environs of our villa, and use the common access road leading to the main gate. However, other private paths leading to other residents’ homes are out of bounds.
     

  • The front of the house facing the forest & valley has steps leading down to a small sit-out besides a man-made fish pond. The pond is unfenced and is deep – precautions to be taken when travelling with young children.
     

  • There is a small rear garden with a BBQ grill. It’s the perfect place for a small evening get together.

Exteriors

  • Four entrances to the house. The main entrance is via the central French doors on the main verandah that lead directly into the living room. On the left is a single door which connects the outdoor dining to the kitchen. On the right, are French doors from the verandah into the Master Bedroom. At the rear of the house, another door leads from the back garden into the TV area of the open plan living-dining-entertainment area.
     

  • The piece-de-resistance of Deja View is the Verandah that runs along the length of the house on its eastern side. Built in a plantation style, it has a charming six-seater dining table perfect for sun-lit breakfasts and lazy lunches with stunning forest and valley views. On one side is a day-bed swing and a comfortable rocking chair—both perfectly inviting for a coffee and a good read. Or even better for a snooze.
     

  • At the rear of the house is a raised sit-out with comfortable chairs and views of a lovely plant filled garden and lawn, filled with birdsong. The rear garden has an outdoor grill and makes for a nice evening of drinks and DIY barbecue.

Interior Spaces

  • The Living Room has a three seater sofa set and two elegant single chairs. The north wall has a set of three water-colours by Rajeshwar Rao. Elegant art-nouveau lamps from Hyderabad lend a warm glow to the room. The south wall is adorned by a large acrylic painted by the homeowner’s daughter.
     

  • The 4-seater solid mahogany Dining Table has been designed by a local master furniture-maker. Seating consists of two single-seater teak chairs and a bench seat made of a slice of teakwood resting on a wrought-iron frame. The table has been sandwiched cleverly between two carved wooden pillars, salvaged from a demolished Moplah bungalow in the Malabar. A lovely place to dine or work.
     

  • The Media Nook behind the dining area has comfortable seating with Tata Sky, flatscreen TV with an Amazon firestick and Netflix and other OTT channels built in. All you have to do is login and catch up on your favourite shows. There is a Caravan music dock with Bluetooth connectivity.
     

  • The Kitchen is fully-equipped with a 4-burner gas stove, appliances, refrigerator, microwave, oven, toaster, high grade UV drinking water system and a range of cooking and dining ware.

Sleeping Spaces

  • The Master Bedroom is a large space with gorgeous king size four poster bed made in acacia with a tree-of-life inspired headboard design. Elegant Malabari bedside tables adorn the bed. French doors lead directly from the bedroom onto the east verandah. An antique roll-top desk provides a nice workspace. The wardrobes and other storage have facades made in fine bamboo from Uravu. The ensuite bathroom is spacious and luxurious with twin vanities sinks and a separate shower area.
     

  • The Second Bedroom has a King Bed made from African padauk, wardrobes and seating with storage and a luggage rack. The walls are adorned with art by Prakash Karmarkar and Rajeshwar Rao. The ensuite bathroom is large and with separate shower area, a dressing area, and a single vanity sink. An additional door leads directly to the living room.
     

  • The Loft is located above the TV and dining area and overlooks the living room. The steps are surfaced with upcycled wood and Rajasthani marble inlay. The flooring is all teak and a trundle bed fills one side against the large sloping windows. This is a great space for doing yoga, working, or as a sleeping space for the extra adult or children in your group.

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FLOOR PLAN

 

DETAILED VILLA INSIGHTS

  • Deja View shares Elamala Estate with five other residences, who fiercely maintain their privacy. Guests of Deja View are free to spend time in the immediate environs of the villa, and use the common access road leading to the main gate. Private paths leading to residents’ homes are out of bounds.
     

  • Deja View is primarily a self-catering luxury villa with no permanent staff on-site. There is a daily house-keeping service with varying timings. A dedicated housekeeper cum cook is available daily from 0845-1545 hrs with breakfast and lunch breaks. Laundry assistance, or cooking services are available, subject to availability of the housekeeper. In addition, your dedicated LUL Location Manager is available on-call for any assistance.
     

  • Cooking services are available at an extra charge, but the repertoire is limited to homestyle Kerala cuisine only. For more complex & variety, refer to your villa app for recommended restaurants that home-deliver.
     

  • Electricity supply by the government is both erratic and of poor quality throughout the year in Wayanad. Do expect frequent power cuts throughout the day. The house comes with an automatic partial-back up inverter and batteries that runs all lights and 5A electrical points throughout the house, except for the heavy loads. Wi-Fi is uninterrupted.
     

  • With such a salubrious climate (neither too warm nor too cold), the rooms are air-cooled with ceiling fans only. Temperatures range from 15 deg C (min) - 28 deg C (max) during Sep to mid-Mar and from 20/22 deg C (min) - 26/33 deg C (max) during mid-Mar to Aug. Both bedrooms’ bathrooms have independent hot water geysers. There is a solar-heated water for the kitchen.
     

  • The washing machine is located in the master bedroom’s cavernous bathroom. Staff will operate the machine; please handover the laundry to them. Clothes are sun-dried. Ironing board and iron are available for self-use only.
     

  • There is no staff or drivers accommodation or even day-use toilets at Deja View or the estate. For drivers we can recommend a homestay a few minutes away.
     

  • The Elamala Estate main gates are kept locked between 7 PM - 7 AM. Gate keys are provided to you. Should you be stepping out between these timings, please unlock and lock-up after yourselves. Should you be ordering any delivery services, please inform our LUL Concierge so that the gates can be kept open for service providers.
     

  • Wayanad has a major human animal conflict problem with Indian bison & elephants. Please be careful when walking or driving in your environs. In-creasingly, monkeys have also become a menace and be careful as they do raid indoor spaces looking for food.
     

  • You are surrounded by jungle, so expect to see bugs (forest cockroaches!), and reptiles. The house is surrounded by a continuous gravel bed which keeps out terrestrial crawlies.
     

  • The Estate has two very friendly, vaccinated dogs (Puchki & Julie) and several cats who might visit you. Please do not feed or allow them indoors.

 

DETAILED CURATED EXPERIENCES

  • Go on half-day or full-day expert guided walks and challenging hikes in Wayanad led by experts on natural history, culture and visual arts.
     

  • For more active folks, try out of many guided cycling tours led by experts and back-up vehicles
     

  • Visit the Pozhuthanga Adventure Zone for ziplining, and bamboo rafting.
     

  • Drive to Sultan’s Battery for some history and culture. See the prehistoric petroglyphs at the Edakkal Caves, explore the ruins of a 13th century Jain temple & browse through the small but excellent Waya-nad Heritage Museum. End with a yum Kerala meal.
     

  • Go on jeep safari in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary either at Tholpetty or Muthanga.
     

  • Drive north to Mananthavady and see the ancient Thirunelly Temple & the Panamaram Jain Temple
     

  • Visit one of Kerala’s best known non-profits, Uravu, where you can see bamboo converted into a variety of end products. Then enjoy a spectacular meal at one of many great local restaurants.
     

  • Set off before sunrise and make the challenging ascent of Chembra, the highest peak in Wayanad
     

  • Go on scenic self-drives with a picnic hamper or just light a bonfire at home or enjoy a good BBQ.
     

  • Visit a working tea, coffee or spice estate and learn about the history, farming and processing of these agricultural food products.

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