Temple Garden is a hidden gem in Columb beach near Patnem. Robin will welcome you with his friendly and polite smile. He also speaks a very good English which is not something you should take for granted in India. The huts are basic but quite clean and hot water and wi-fi are always available. There are mosquito nets on the beds but really there are no mosquitos so we decided to take it off. We really enjoyed having breakfast on our porch in front of the hut. Robin can make porridge, toasts, coffee, fruit and other breakfast items if you ask him. The huts are in a shaded area so they are quite cool all day long. The area of Columb can be a little noisy at night because of dogs barking at the monkeys or the trains passing by but we were ok with ear plugs when needed. The garden and the premises are very well kept by the cleaning lady Sunnita but unfortunately just outside the gate there is a dumping area that really would need to be moved or organized but... this is India! Next door there is a very nice Nepalese restaurant and some yoga options, the beach is 5 minutes walk so the location is very convenient. We were supposed to stay a week and we ended up staying more than a month!
We also experienced the uncertain availability of hotwater, but had negotiated an acceptable room rate in person. Good beds, should've slept but for our room being near the gate. Guard dog spends the night fending off streetdog incursions.