Live Like A Celebrity At Janhvi Kapoor’s Gorgeous Chennai Beach House Now Part Of Airbnb’s ‘Icons’

Indulge in a Rare Glimpse of Showstopping Luxury! Explore Janhvi Kapoor's Enchanting Chennai Beach House, Exclusively on Airbnb's 'Icons' Collection. Immerse Yourself in Bollywood Glamour and South Indian Hospitality.

  • 6 May '24
  • 5:22 pm by Satarupa Datta

Sprawling mega mansions or estate beach homes are a given when you’re a celebrity. On the 2nd of May, Airbnb announced a new category of experiences hosted by some of the most celebrated names in music, film, television, art and sports. Rightly named ‘Icons’– they are eleven iconic homes you’ve only ever dreamed of. “Icons bring to life experiences that are magical and truly beyond imagination,” said Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager, Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. An exciting addition to the collection is Janhvi Kapoor’s beautiful Chennai beach house.

The rich wood-clad wall and contemporary pieces of furniture mixed with handwoven wicker ottoman bring an earthy tone to the living room. (Image Credit: Airbnb)

Modern Glam Meets Timeless Elegance At Janhvi Kapoor’s Chennai Beach House 

This standalone beach house sits on four acres of serene Akkarai beach on Chennai’s East Coast Road. With a sprawling lawn of variegated plants and trees, a swimming pool, a stunning fountain, and a gazebo, Janhvi’s beach house offers its little slice of escape to the outdoors. As you make your way past the frontal courtyard into the home’s huge living room, it is evident the design allows for a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. The legendary actress Sridevi had envisioned a warm and inviting space for her family with a mix of art and artefacts from her world travels. After her untimely demise, her husband Boney Kapoor took charge of doing up the interiors that reflect calm, open spaces that flowed easily into one another. 

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The artwork in the dining space by Sridevi herself complements the refined interiors of muted beige. (Image Credit: Airbnb)

The open plan living space and dining is a nod to the minimalist design approach with an emphasis on the use of bespoke design detailing, materiality and a subdued palette; each aspect of design harmonises with the personal touches such as the memorabilia wall and art collection and sculptures commissioned to artists over the years. Dressed in wooden flooring and some parts marble, the space celebrates experimentation of bamboo and rattan textures and neutral cool tones with warm accents as seen in the living and dining areas.

A unique twist to the canopy bed is choosing the rattan woven dome, and the suspended linen drapes unite for a cosy yet elevated aesthetic. (Image Credit: Airbnb)

The airy one-bedroom listed for Airbnb guests at Janhvi Kapoor’s Chennai beach house looks like a dreamy retreat. We love the idea of a statement canopy bed under a white-hued wooden vaulted ceiling, and the classic linen drapes add to the calming ambience. The showstopper is the walk-in closet, a true dose of luxury for fashionistas, it is equipped  with a sleek console that doubles as a vanity desk with a round-edge dressing mirror. Boho-chic and minimalist styles are the keywords to this bedroom space that ensures a sophisticated interior arrangement, made even more elegant by rattan woven furnishings and textile claddings. 

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The doorless open wardrobe unit is made of solid wood yet looks lightweight by fusing hand-woven cane sheeting on drawers. (Image Credit: Airbnb)

The glass window of the walk-in closet slides open to the garden and the sea views and continues to hold the design narrative of the beach house – blurring the lines between outdoors and indoors. Comparing Mumbai’s daily hustle, this Chennai Beach home is Janhvi’s sanctum of solace as it was for her mother Sridevi.  Every aspect of the design is tied with sentimentality and memories of good times spent with the beautiful Sridevi. One can only imagine how incredible it must be to see the ensemble of artworks and objet d’art displayed and get a closer look into the artistic sensibility of the late actress. She made a whopping number of fans for her work on the big screen, and it’s truly touching to see her legacy being celebrated in this way.

Janhvi Kapoor reveals her favourite nook in the Chennai beach house during the home tour. (Image Credit: Airbnb)

What Makes This Airbnb Stay Extraordinary 

While there are many luxury homes on Airbnb for design-conscious travellers, what makes Airbnb’s ‘Icons’ exclusive are the money-can’t-buy experiences, tailored for each home. This unique experience includes enjoying the luxury of this beautiful property, along with a private tour of the house led by Janhvi Kapoor herself. She will share her cherished memories and favourite spots in the house, making you feel like anything but not a stranger. The itinerary will kick off with a refreshing morning yoga session amidst tranquil beach views. After the session, indulge in a sumptuous lunch experience with Janhvi’s authentic South Indian dishes like Ghee Podi Rice, Andhra Biryani, Pesarattu Dosa, and Palkova among other mouth-watering delicacies. Further Janhvi will be sharing her beauty secrets and natural skincare rituals passed down to her by her mother, Sridevi. Celebrity hosting has never been so intimate and we are sure guests will treasure this as a once-in-a-life opportunity. 

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The gazebo has a vernacular architectural approach and serves as a stylish place to relax beneath the cool comfort of the terracotta roofs. (Image Credit: Airbnb)

How To Book This One-off Airbnb Experience and Stay 

It was revealed at the launch held in Mumbai on the 2nd of May that ‘Icons’ would be priced under $100 per guest; they will also be available to 4,000 customers through 2024. Janhvi Kapoor’s beach house however is prized zero! Bookings can be made on the app and only the marked lucky ones receive the golden tickets by answering candidly and creatively why they deserve to stay in this iconic home. Two groups, each consisting of two persons, will be selected for the stay. Keep in mind that bookings will open from May 12th. For further updates and notifications regarding the booking of Janhvi Kapoor’s beach house in Chennai, please click on the Airbnb booking link.