Stayed a night here during shooting of Shivaji Surathkal 2. The place is quite surrounded by nature and transports you to your grandma’s place when we were kids. The team was very hospitable. The food was homely and I had a terrific meal. Felt I should come back with my family soon.

Mr. Ramesh Aravind
Actor & Director


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Areca County

Areca County is one of the finest homestays in Honnavar region that offers a traditional stay with modern facilities. The homestay is amidst the areca farms where one can experience lots of greenary, excess oxygen, chirping birds & rustling leaves. The host was also very prompt in ensuring that we are having a good time at their homestay. The caretakers Sachin & team were extremely humble & soft spoken.

Their local cuisine was also delicious. Upon our request they also prepared the curries that we preferred. Being a vegetarian, their only-veg menu was a plus for me. The aspect of this homestay that I liked the most is the "cleanliness". Everything was absolutely spotless.

They have ample parking area. They have also kept cycles for the guests. The Wi-Fi had a good bandwidth. Everything was spot on. I would recommend this place with all confidence to anyone who's reading this review. I also intend to visit this place at least once every year with a sole purpose to stay there.

All the best, Areca County. Hope you continue to serve your guests with the same spirit.
it was choice of my wife to stay here, i need to mention having a worked for an well known hospitality chain, the eye to detail is mind blowing, There are 2 types of rooms available (Family cottage - 2 Adults+2 Kids, Deluxe Cottage - 2 Adults+1 Kid). We choose Deluxe cottage. All rooms face the 1929 dining hall,
The rooms entry is by steps carved out of locally made stones, rounded off at edges, feels good to sit here during morning/evening to enjoy the birds chirping and fres breeze.
The grand portico/sit-out is well designed and makes you feel nostalgic experience taking back to traditional homes of Grand parents.
Door/Windows reminded my childhood memories, with a touch of luxury to avoid any mosquito entry, Cloth hanger stand and umbrella to serve heavy rains.
The rooms are setup with an user friendly experience switches being ear marked for easy lights/fans/AC.
The mattreses are king size, bed is traditionally designed, to accomodate 2 adults and a kid for a perfect sleep to wake up fresh.
TV/AC/Hot water kettle/Hair dryer/Cups/glass water bottles with a work table have been dealt with all nitty-gritty in the room.
Bathroom is well designed with all toiletries, the shampoo dispenser is a good thought, hot/cold water pressure is well managed.
Food is VEG ONLY. Breakfast consists of specialities of Land, lunch/Dinner need to ordered on chargeable basis.
In the library areas can we also introduce childhood games, chakka bhara and similar to that.
After dinner, if required can provide Betel leaf+ fresh ripened Areca, to provide the Essence of the soil at ARECA COUNTY
Areca county is an Incredibly beautiful property.
Homemade delicious vegetarian food,comfortable cottages,neat & tidy area ,friendly staff,lush greenery,lots of bird life.....a highly recommended place for families seeking a quiet and peaceful experience.
Keep up the good work,Nithin,Prashant and Mahesh !
Hats off to the owners,Mrs & Mr.Hegde for keeping everything so very beautiful...appreciate your tastefully designed cottages.
Loved the every bit of this beautiful place. We surely gonna revist the place.
Food is very tasty and its satvic which will keep ur stomach light and healthy which is important when ur on traveling..
Had a great fun with family and kids.
It's equivalent to a boutique resort!!
Must stay here for atleast 2 nights.

The property is Beautiful, room too spacious & very clean, excellent place to stay with/ without family. Have a wonderful sitout for every room.
Here you wake up to the melodies of birds!!
Delicious homely food
Very Clean bathroom & bed
Bonfire, board games, mini library available. Cycling for kids
Farm walk with the friendly host will leave you mesmerized
Eco Beach and early morning boat ride are must visit nearby places and the host assist you for that.
Had a lovely time!!


Areca County is proudly the highest rated property amongst all the hotels, resorts and home-stays in Honavar.