The monsoon season makes everything more beautiful. The greenery becomes greener, and the breeze becomes fresher. Monsoons are the best time to plan a memorable vacation, even if it is just for a weekend. If you are planning a weekend getaway during monsoons, there is no better place to go than some of the best private villas near Mumbai. To add to the breathtaking views, cosy accommodations, and lip-smacking food, some of these homes have vineyard tours, farming experiences, adventure-based activities and other unique experiences, making the villas a perfect retreat for you, your family and your pets. So, here is a list of some of the best homes you can visit to enjoy unique monsoon experiences.
1. SaffronStays SanvinaFarm, Karjat
This private pool villa is located in Karjat, Maharashtra, which serves as one of the most sought-after weekend getaways near Mumbai. Surrounded by majestic mountains and lush greenery, this 3-bedroom villa is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views on three sides and a vast farm. This beautiful villa offers a myriad of on-site experiences like stargazing, authentic farm-to-table dining and tours of chikoo and mango orchards, ATV rides, and much more.
Max number of guests: 9
2. SaffronStays Kairos Athena, Karjat
Offering stunning views of Lake Kalote and the surrounding hills, this spectacular 3-bedroom pool villa in Karjat, Maharashtra, flaunts exquisite Greek-style architecture. Counted amongst the best monsoon getaways near Mumbai, it features charming whitewashed cottages with bright blue doors and vibrant bougainvillaeas. It houses a gorgeous infinity pool and tiled terrace, which offer incredible views of the surrounding landscapes. With its proximity to Lake Kalote and a camping site on the other side, this villa offers plenty of outdoor activities, including boating, kayaking and more that you can explore during your stays. With a private butler, super-helpful staff and a fully-stocked minibar, the villa redefines luxury.
Max Number of guests: 12
3. SaffronStays Midori, Kolad
Situated near the rushing Kundalika River in Kolad, Maharashtra, this 4-bedroom country house with a private pool serves as one of the most popular monsoon getaways in the region. Surrounded by the magnificent Sahyadri range, it has a massive verandah at the entrance. Featuring a pool at the back, the villa boasts of a lovely lawn too. This home is close to some thrilling adventure centres at Kundalika river where you can indulge in exciting water sports; barely a 2 mins drive from the home.
Max Number of guests: 12
4. SaffronStays Inverlochy, Lonavala
This 3-bedroom private villa is located in the gorgeous hill station of Lonavala, known to be one of the best tourist places in Maharashtra. With the look of an old-style Parsi home, it flaunts kitschy wall art, patterned tiles and vibrant upholstery. The first floor of this incredible home opens up the treetops, drowning the entire place in greenery and scenic beauty. Featuring an outdoor Jacuzzi tub, it is perfect for enjoying a night of bonfire and stargazing with your loved ones. Moreover, you can ask the caretaker to prepare authentic Maharashtrian meals to treat your taste buds.
Max Number of guests: 9
5. SaffronStays Masaya, Alibaug
Situated in Alibaug, this incredible split-level 3-bedroom villa comes with a high-ceilinged living room, the attached bar and two outdoor sitting areas. Its spacious and well-appointed bedrooms feature private balconies that offer breathtaking views of the lush green surroundings, making it an excellent monsoon getaway near Mumbai. This home, with open-air bathrooms and alfresco dining areas, is also known for its two private waterfalls. Moreover, its in-home Marwari chef prepares delicious Rajasthani and North Indian meals.
Max Number of guests: 12
6. SaffronStays Coorg Toddy Farms, Coorg
Sprawled across 8.5 acres, this 3-bedroom private home in Coorg, Karnataka, serves as one of the most romantic weekend getaways for couples. Flaunting a traditional verandah, the traditional-looking estate has a spacious living room with a high ceiling, wooden bannisters and an open fireplace on one end. This home is linked to the mesmerising backwaters via a charming cobbled pathway.
Max Number of guests: 10
7. SaffronStays Yahvi Waters by Kosha Villas, Pawna
This rustic 2-bedroom villa in Pawna, Maharashtra, is one of the best weekend getaways for couples. Featuring a spectacular blend of old-world charm and modern luxury, this country-style estate is situated along a rushing stream with lush green trees all around. With a wooden bridge connecting the villa’s entrance to the thick woods, the private villa comes with a fantastic swimming pool and glass flooring in the living room from where you can see the flowing stream.
Max Number of guests: 8
8. SaffronStays AsanjA Titaly, Murbad
Offering enchanting views of the majestic Sahyadri Hills, this unique underground 2-bedroom home in Murbad, Maharashtra, serves as one of the most idyllic and unique weekend getaways near Mumbai. With a pool, outdoor dining area and lovely terrace garden breathtaking 180° view of the Sahyadris, an orchard with chikoo and mango trees, sighting of fireflies, rare ‘red’ dragonflies and numerous birds, a monsoon stream flowing within the premises, special appearances by rainbows and the sky painting a different picture every day, this estate is a must on your bucket list. Despite being underground, the villa is brightly illuminated by natural sunlight that seeps through skylights on the roof and curved windows. Moreover, foodies will be thrilled to know that the home serves a wide spread of local and international food.
Whether you are looking to drown yourself in luxury or spend a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, these remarkable private villas are just what you need for unforgettable monsoon getaways.