Lockdown Your Weekends on Family Getaways With Work, Stay or Poolside Play

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to grapple with us again, the Maharashtra government has issued a fresh set of guidelines. A mini-lockdown of sorts on weekdays and a complete weekend lockdown have been imposed to break the chain of rising cases. But these lockdown weekends can be made interesting by planning a safe staycation or family getaways. In the upcoming week, if you are lucky enough to secure a Monday off, Gudi Padwa on April 13 (Tuesday) can be turned into an extended long weekend celebration. Abiding by the new government orders, lockdown your weekends on a short family getaway to safe and sanitized private villas. Let your weekends and festive celebrations be nothing short of happiness and good vibes in private villas around the city that emanate the same feeling.

Plan Long Stays in Workation-Friendly Homes

SaffronStays Villa 270°, Dapoli
Imagine working to a view like this!

Unable to get the day off? Don’t worry, you can carry work on vacation! Thanks to remote working, the trend of workations is in and we have private homes with WiFi connectivity, that will ensure you a smooth stay. Check out some workation-friendly private villas around Mumbai and Pune for your family getaways: 

If you’re contemplating heading out not too far with the uncertain conditions around, you can plan a safe family getaway to Lonavala. There are private villas in Lonavala enabled with strong WiFi connections like SaffronStays Elm. This 4-bedroom pool villa is set in a gated complex that has a separate children’s play area. So while you work, the kids are busy playing. The outdoor deck will ensure you unwind with breathtaking mountain views sipping on your evening chai. 

On the contrary, if you’re planning a long vacation away from the city to ensure your safety better, then head to SaffronStays Kenwoods in Vikramgad. Experience a comfortable farm-like stay in a Portuguese-style villa! Yes, that’s a combination you may not have heard of, but the amenities in this private pool villa off Mumbai will make for a fulfilling family getaway experience. It is an elderly-friendly 5-bedroom villa surrounded by chikoo and mango plantations. A gazebo, natural pond with ducks, herb garden, hammocks to laze around, and of course, pool with a sunken bar, at this property, you can work hard to party harder! 

It’s time to replace the ocean waves on your laptop wallpaper with a real-time horizon view on the outside. At SaffronStays Villa 270° in Dapoli, your work playlist could be the sound of sea waves and flowing breeze. These cosy cottages, equipped with WiFi have verandah space that opens to generous views of the Arabian sea. So you can finally upload the picture with ‘My work view is better than yours!’

Gift Your Kids Summertime Pool Fun

SaffronStays Foresta By The Lake, Kamshet
Splash in the pool and beat the heat

Children are once again going to be stuck within the same building compound, not able to meet their friends anytime soon. But you can give a break to their boredom by planning a summer getaway to private pool villas, where you’re assured about sanitization and everyone’s safety is prioritised. Having an entire pool villa property to yourself, unleash the kid within you too! 

Going to a resort seems such a far-fetched idea these days, but what if you could own one to yourself? Yes, at SaffronStays Foresta By The Lake you have access to a massive property of 70-acres! At this private villa in Kamshet, children will have some tough choices to make – whether splash in the poolside, visit the lake, play on the multipurpose court or just run around the many tree plantations. It’s a summertime family getaway that will end up as a celebration of making beautiful memories. 

You could arrange a family reunion where all cousins can come together and relive memories of their summer vacations. SaffronStays Kenzen in Alibaug, a 7-bedroom pool villa can host large families. With a pool at the epicenter of this property, it serves as the best meeting point for everyone. The cousins can have their own games in the verdant lawns, besides the property has several board games too.

Get a sense of Greek living at India’s most genuine Santorini home. SaffronStays Santorini Sunsets, a 3-bedroom private villa in Talegaon transports you to the pristine Greek island the minute you lay your eyes on it. This distinctly blue and white colour scheme cozy home with rooftop views of tangerine sunsets is just a 2-hour drive away from Mumbai. Uploading pictures after vacationing at this gorgeous pool home will give everyone else some serious vacation goals!

A Family Getaway With Nature’s Retreat

SaffronStays Crimson Orchards, Nashik
Greenery as far as you see.

For someone who is really stressed with city life, a two-day escape into nature can do wonders. With greenery as far as you see, organic farm stays, and naturally pleasant weather, enjoy your family getaways on nature retreats near Mumbai. 

Ever fancied living on a vineyard? At SaffronStays Crimson Orchards in Nashik, you can enjoy this unmatchable experience! A beautiful Indo-European style villa located in the middle of a vineyard and forest guarantees you rejuvenation amidst nature. The handcrafted interiors will please your social feeds with aesthetics against the white-washed walls. 

What if we told you, there’s a home that has trees piercing through its ceilings? To get up, close and personal with nature, plan your family getaway at SaffronStays Zen in Igatpuri. This elderly-friendly private villa near Nashik has a wrap-around porch with relaxing chairs and a quaint view of the Kadwa lake. Your family getaway will be a relaxing retreat for every member, pets included! 

Relive your childhood nostalgia of staying around mango plantations, in a home that has so many stories to tell. At SaffronStays Asanji Wadi, a heritage home in Alibaug resurrected from the remains of the Bhuj earthquake,  every corner is steeped in history. From its brick stone construction to sturdy wooden furniture that comes from Bhuj, this nature retreat stay will remind you of your ancestral home, a perfect emotion for family getaways.

Don’t let the new guidelines of weekend lockdown dampen your festive spirit. Instead, you can take advantage of them to plan longer staycations. We wish your New year begins by crafting happy memories in our safe and sanitized villas with celebrations that feel no less than in your own homes!

About Riddhi Jadhav