India West Bengal

Lakeview Villa

Incredible Place

A retro-style homely villa amidst nature

Inspiring People

We are a 100% local family-owned

Impactful Planet

90s style homely stay that's perfect for staycations

Incredible Place

Guesthouse (B&B / Inn) Mountain

A retro-style homely villa amidst nature

– Picking vegetables and learning to cook Nepali meals

– Pickling and fermentation workshop

– Natural dyeing and paper-making

– Engagement with family’s historical archives

– Indoor board games and Table Tennis

Meet & Work
  • Hot Desks
Eat & Drink
  • Breakfast & Brunch
Shop & Services
  • Baggage Storage
  • Bike Rentals
  • Car Rentals
  • Currency Exchange
  • Desk
  • Grocery Shopping Service
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Secured
  • Public Transport Nearby
  • Shuttle Service - Airport - Paid
  • Shuttle Service - Paid

Philosophy

Lakeview Villa is a family-run homestay located in the serene atmosphere of the Bokar Monastery in a small hill town around a lake called Mirik in the Eastern Himalayas. Our home is a refuge to many guests (who have become our long-term friends) coming to understand Buddhist spirituality at the Monastery. The house is old but Mom has filled it with colourful flowers. It was built lovingly by my grandparents and we’ve displayed old collectibles and keepsakes from their adventures in this Indo-Nepal fringe in a common lounge. Mom is the chief host at Lakeview Villa and will lure you to extend your stay with her exceptional cooking skills.

History

As people poured in to explore their spiritual practice at Bokar Monastery, Ama and Buwa started hosting these faraway guests & named the home Rose Wood Cottage. Eventually, these guests became my parent’s friends and our home became a Homestay for wanderers.

Mission & Vision

Nestled amidst the serene hills of Darjeeling, Lakeview Villa in Mirik offers a tranquil escape for seekers of serenity. With breathtaking views of the tranquil lake and surrounding mountains, this villa provides a haven for those looking to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate their spirits. Guests can indulge in modern comforts while experiencing warm hospitality and authentic Nepali cuisine prepared with locally sourced vegetarian produce. Lakeview Villa’s commitment to sustainability is evident through waste segregation, composting, and a dedicated kitchen garden. Beyond its scenic beauty, the villa offers unique experiences such as vegetable picking, Nepali cooking lessons, and workshops on pickling, fermentation, and natural dyeing. With a rich history of hosting travelers drawn to the spiritual ambiance of Bokar Monastery, Lakeview Villa invites guests to immerse themselves in the culture and heritage of the Himalayas while fostering warm memories and nurturing connections with nature and community.

Inspiring People

Good for Remote Work Good for Solo Travelers Cultural / Creative Heritage / Historic

We are a 100% local family-owned

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Sasank

Altered Host Member

Sasank is a local who loves hosting, traveling and immersing himself in unique experiences

Host since ...

2017

We speak ...

Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali

We have lived in...

India

Guests, ask us about...

We want our guests to go away with warm memories of their Home in the Himalayas. We want people to believe in the nurturing nature and each other generously.

Impactful Planet

Fostering sustainability and nurturing a greener future

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– We segregate our waste and try as much to use them to create art

– We have a dedicated composting unit and kitchen garden for our own veggies

– Mom loves cooking the best Nepali food using local vegetarian produce

Learn & Do
  • Walking Tours
See & Visit
  • Cultural Landmarks
  • Walking Tours

Our Location

A scenic small town with pleasant climate, natural beauty, and easy accessibility

Address

Deosi dara, Mirik, West Bengal 734214, India

Local Area
  • Walking Tours
Local Attractions
  • Cultural Landmarks
  • Walking Tours