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Aqua Chalet

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About the Home

  • Looking for a quaint getaway with an abundance of nature & water? SaffronStays Aqua Chalet, a set of two pet-friendly cottages with shared pool in Murbad, is the perfect choice for a couple’s getaway near Mumbai, Pune and Nashik. 
  • These private Machans made of pine wood, opening to the river on one side and a man-made pond on the other side are nature’s retreat designed on a 3-acre estate. The wooden interiors with a golden charm are designed with lofts that children are sure to enjoy! This studio for rent is an elderly-friendly home. 
  • The swimming pool sits right under a neem tree. You can relax in the pool with the cooling effects of neem leaves that fall from the tree, an experience you’ve never had before. The pool is filterless keeping in line with the organic farm and eco-friendly lifestyle of the place. 
  • What began with the idea of organic farming is now a home for couples and small families, with lots of activities to enjoy a holiday near Mumbai. A river right by your window, an abundance of nature all around, and a farm with fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers growing. Paradise calling, isn’t it?
  • Get ready to enjoy a farm-to-table experience! The vegetables that grow in the farm will be used in the food preparations for delicious, authentic, local, home-cooked meals crafted for you. Here, everyday is a great food day! 
  • Everything in this private home is eco-friendly. Wastewater is treated and the clear water is used for the plants.
  • Choose to take a dip in the pool or play badminton, volleyball or basketball with your loved ones.

    Capacity

    5 Guests for an overnight stay, 30 guests for day event.

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    FAQs


    Eco-friendly private cottages with a natural river on one side and a manmade pond on the other side, with a unique farm-to-table concept.

    Couples with pets looking for trekking and staycation experiences near Mumbai.

    Meals

    Meals are available at additional cost.
    Click here to view meal plans and pricing.

    Spotlight

    What it feels like staying at Aqua Chalet, Murbad

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    SaffronStays Care


    • Our caretakers will ensure you have a smooth stay. 
    • There are CCTVs installed on the premises.
    • The property and its surroundings are well lit up and there is a common parking area nearby.

    Things to know before booking

    Check-In and Check-Out:
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.

    House Rules:
    • Outside food is not allowed in the villa.
    • Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen except for infants with prior permission.
    • Guests cannot invite other guests and day visitors during their stay.
    • Bachelor groups & stag parties are not allowed.
    • We do not encourage parties and late-night revelry. Loud music is not permitted beyond 10 pm.
    • Consumption of alcohol is permitted only within limits.
    • Illegal activities including but not limited to carrying/consuming drugs/narcotics and carrying firearms/weapons are prohibited on the property. Management reserves the right to report any such activities to local authorities.
    • Guests are prohibited from smoking and setting up hookahs in the rooms/villa/lawns.
    • The pool (if present) is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Guests are requested to take care of all personal valuables. Management is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any items.
    • As required by law, every guest above 18 years must carry government-approved photo ID proof, that shows address. We accept only Aadhar Cards, Driving Licenses and Passports.
    • Inappropriate behaviour or violation of any of the above House Rules will invite a polite refusal to accept a Booking. If already checked in, Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.
    • No crackers or colours are permitted in this home.
    • All payments for booking the villa, including meals will have to be pre-paid prior to checkin. Security Deposit collected during booking will be returned during check-out or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out, provided no damages are observed. To avoid inconvenience, we will not be accepting cash onsite for any reasons henceforth.
    • Security deposit is to be paid two days prior to check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out. Please Note: The Security Deposit is subject to change depending upon the number of nights and the group size. Please check with your holiday advisor at the time of booking.

    About the Property:
    • House help will be accommodated at an additional cost.
    • The pool will be shared by both chalets when booked together.
    • The pool is filterless keeping in line with the organic farm and eco-friendly lifestyle of the place. 
    • A daily English newspaper and a welcome fruit basket await you at the home! 
    • The villa has a good connectivity of Jio mobile network.
    • The wifi broadband speed is 8 Mbps. 
    • House help can sleep in the common area. There is a separate washroom for them.
    • The home is properly fenced and the surroundings are well lit-up.
    • Four cars can be parked onsite
    • There is a first-aid kit and fire-extinguisher at the home
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • There is no seperate driver's accomodation but can be accomodated in the common area near the kitchen. Rs 1200 will be charged for basic meals and accomodation. 
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.
    • There is an inverter for electricity backup in case of power fluctuations. 

    About the Locality:
    • If you love trekking, Naneghat is the place you should definitely visit during monsoons.
    • You can also explore nearby places like Malshej Ghat and backwaters of the nearby Degorah  dam.
    • Catch views of the small but stunning waterfall. 
    • As the home is surrounded by lush greenery, it is the perfect place to just sit back, relax and bond with your loved ones. 
    • Play fun indoor games, sports or watch a movie with the fam! 



     

    Cancellation Policy


    Sleeping Arrangements
    Per Villa

    1 x Double bed
    3 x Single bed
    Additional mattresses available

    Reviews

    4.8 (32)


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    Abhay (5)
    09 May 2022

    Stay was good and hospitality was fantastic.Hoping to book more stays with saffron in near future.


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    NIREN B (5)
    26 Apr 2022

    Very nice stay ,we will enjoying a lot and staff was very helpful,very polite.


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    Viral (3.8)
    16 Apr 2022

    Different experience . Food bills are expensive almost double the fair value. Chalet charge are fair. Appreciate the efforts taken by Saffron team to ensure user gets experiential product.


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    Mahendran (5)
    04 Apr 2022

    The place was clean and natural with organic farming around.Staff were great and helpful and also the cook was good. The owner took good care.


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    Khusbhu (5)
    14 Mar 2022

    Amazing experience


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    Siddhant (5)
    06 Mar 2022

    Amazing stay.


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    Rakesh (5)
    08 Mar 2022

    Was a comfortable stay with the staff more than willing to help us be completely relaxed. While the area is completely isolated, you are quite immersed in nature.


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    Rishad (5)
    27 Feb 2022

    Great staff, pleasant location. The owner is very hospitable and his presence and attention to guests is appreciated. Farm fresh food is great too.


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    Tanmay (5)
    21 Feb 2022

    Me and my wife were looking for pleasant stay and we came to the Aqua chalet. Without wasting a second we did the booking and it was a great decision indeed. Place has its own charm. Surrounded by nature feels good. Chalet is perfect to stay. Pool is clean. Staff is very cooperative. Special thanks to Mr Sachin for taking great care. Food was delicious and staff did special birthday decoration and arranged the cake for us to celebrate my birthday. We will surely visit this place again.


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    Devia (4)
    15 Feb 2022

    A lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle and tons of exciting experiences for the kids . The team at Aqua Chalet lead by Mr. Bharat the owner , are simply amazing . The hospitality offered to us was simply genuine and kind . Great for special occasions and time away with your family . Thank you to Sachin, Kiran the cook and the quiet boy who cleaned our rooms. We appreciate all you did for us .


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    Shailendra (5)
    12 Feb 2022

    A great place to unwind in natural sound of river stream and jungle. Sit back and read a book on the hammock, or enjoy a whisky by the river aide table or play some games The Ranch has two chalets - one that faces a river stream and one that faces a small pond inside the property. These chalets are clean and comfy. The river facing chalet gives u an unparalleled view of open fields, river and beautiful sunset. The chalet has a tv and indoor games - cards, board games and jenga There is a pool in the property to soak in and an adjacent basketball/ badminton court. Heard that there will be cycles here soon...You can also take a walk to explore the vegetable and flower fields the staff is courteous and receptive and will help you with all your requests Food- Food is one of the best things here, specially the menu items. You can also ask the chef to make something to your preference. Most vegetables and fruits are grown in the ranch itself! Recommend it!


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    Shonak (4.5)
    23 Jan 2022

    Good job.. enjoyed the stay... Will definitely come back.. and ask others to check out the same..


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    SR (5)
    26 Dec 2021

    The description and pictures of the property on the SaffronStays site are a little misleading. Before booking I had checked with a Saffron Stays executive whether it was suitable for our family of four adults. When their advisor said it was, I booked. When I asked for more pictures as there are very few on the site, I realised it has one compact room ideal for a couple and a tiny attic for maybe up to two small kids, not adults. No way. An adult cannot even stand upright there. The site still says it can accommodate 5 adults; this needs to be corrected or clarified in greater detail on the page. We were in a dilemma. The Sales Team were stone cold unresponsive and insensitive to our situation. Two days before our travel we tried changing over to another property, but there was no one to speak to and when we did, it was to someone high-handed and indifferent. What saved the day for us was their new on-site Operations Manager Atul Gadge who moved mountains to soothe our disappointment by ensuring the second under-construction chalet was readied for our use by working overtime to complete it( It was much more spacious and better designed than the existing one that we had booked ). Atul was there at Aqua Chalet to see all the arrangements were satisfactory and was in touch with us throughout our stay. He was totally professional and proactive yet so humble and empathetic. The super heroes, though, were the staff at Aqua Chalet - Kiran, Sachin and Jaggan. Their only purpose in life seemed to make us happy. Every meal was discussed in detail and customised for us. Do try Jaggan’s mutton preparations which are world class, as are his pancakes, and the medu vadas. They arranged a driver to take us to Malshej for a pleasant drive. We enjoyed fun games in the smallish but clean pool and the team served us hot snacks on the side. It was their warmth, personal touch and the utter pampering that made it more memorable than any more luxurious, scenic up-market stay and almost erased the unpleasantness over the booking. Kiran, the kindly caretaker even packed bhakris cooked at his home as a give away present (I had casually expressed a wish to eat them) along with plenty of freshly plucked hara dhania and a papaya. We’d go back only for them.


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    Nitisha (5)
    22 Dec 2021

    Beautiful place. Very calm. The staff Sachin is extremely helpful.


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    Naina (5)
    20 Dec 2021

    We had a wonderful stay at Aqya Chalet .The caretakers Kiran ,Sachin and others took every care to see we were comfortable . Meals served was excellent and clean . The farmhouse was great,kids loved the swimming pool . We all enjoyed our stay . Thanks everyone


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    Pawan Satishkumar (5)
    13 Dec 2021

    Stay was completely mesmerizing!! As it was my 1st experience with saffronstays (Aqua chalet) will definitely visit again when another machan will be ready to go , we loved this place completely, it also has few activities such as basketball and badminton which kept our day busy and enjoyable. Sachin made sure that everything was according to our preference , on asking Sachin he never did hotel management or never worked in hospitality industry but the way he delivered himself was not less than the staff working at 5 star hotel and jagan chef made finger licking food with passion We really enjoyed our stay , Thankyou everyone !!


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    Kandarp Atul (4.8)
    30 Nov 2021

    Excellent experience.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Soo happy to know you've had a memorable stay! Do share with us any further pointers you think can help us get a 5/5 henceforth. Looking forward to host you soon :)


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    Rajni (5)
    28 Nov 2021

    Had a very pleasant stay. The staff was very hospitable. The rooms were clean and aesthetically done. The views were mesmerizing and peaceful. Was a perfect getaway with our little one on his first birthday and his first holiday.


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    Alain (5)
    24 Nov 2021

    The caretaker - Kiran , helper - Sachin , cook - Jagan we’re top and very good and resourceful. Bharat has a good team with him. The property too is really good.


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    Radha (5)
    22 Nov 2021

    We had a great time at The Aqua chalet. It was the much needed break. Great staff and service. Shout out to Bharat for making our trip a memorable one


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    Rolita (4.3)
    15 Nov 2021

    Food taste for certain cuisines needs to be worked on. Furniture is not great. Everything else is superbly managed. Lovely experience!


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    Tejaswinee (5)
    03 Dec 2021

    SaffronStays Aqua chalet near Karjat, was one of the most memorable getaways we have had in the longest time. Starting from the drive down the winding roads to the warm hospitality and the great food. The best part of the cottage is the African safari kind of landscape form the sit-out. The soft music and bonfire at dinner accompanied by some nice BBQ made it an evening to remember. The pool is large and clean and filled with clear chlorine free water. The overall experience was perfect with the meal set ups being done at 3 different places and breakfast in the lawns. The pool, the basketball court and badminton keeps the kids occupied. We will definitely love to visit again.


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    Ashton (4.3)
    05 Nov 2021

    We had a really memorable trip and stay at Aqua Chalet, with everything meeting our expectations and even exceeding them. All the Staff, from Sachin and Kiran, who were the Caretakers of the property; to the chef, Jagan were very helpful and ensured our stay was pleasant. A special mention of Mr. Bharat Jagwani, the owner of the property, for being personally present to welcome us and cater to our needs. Must also thank the Saffron Stays Team of Vaibhav, Amit, Ashish & Pranay, for helping with and facilitating this booking and accompanying arrangements for this holiday.


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    Mihir (5)
    01 Nov 2021

    We had initially planned a stay at Lavender Mews, Pali, but due to some issues with the property, Saffron Stays offered to relocate us to another property 2 days prior to checkin. We selected the option of Aqua Chalet after paying the difference amount and I am very glad we chose Aqua Chalet. We had an excellent stay at Aqua Chalet at Ranjangaon near Murbad. We stayed for 3N/4D and it was just perfect. - We are a family of a couple and two kids. - Excellent villa and very comfortable. The kids loved the upper level. - Food was top notch and the chef prepared any customized items you might like. - The property is very good and peaceful within the nature. There are lot of organic vegetables and fruits growing within the property like pineapple, amala, karela, french beans, ginger, rice, mango, and many many more. - There is a decent sized natural pool which is fun. - There were power outages quite a lot of times, but it affected only AC and WiFi, rest all lights, etc were on via generator at all times. - There are 2 more villas coming up which should be done in around a month. - The presence of the owner Mr Bharat added a personal touch and he provided great hospitality. Thanks to the staff Kiran, Sachin and Chef Jagan for their superb service. - Nearby farm visits or dam boating, etc can be done. - Entire huge property was lighted and felt very safe. - Will definitely recommend


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    Dipsha (5)
    19 Oct 2021

    I have been wanting to experience Saffronstays for a while now. However, most of their properties are huge and we are a small family of 4! When I came across this sweet little property with a pool and not too far from Mumbai, I booked it immediately. Our trip was made special by Bharat, the owner and his team. He took us around the farms and let us experience organic farming. His aide Vikas who is a professor of botany in a nearby university gave us a guided tour of his beautiful farms. The caretakers and the cook there are very affectionate people. Food tastes homemade and to the point on flavours, no excess oil/masalas. Just the warmth of the people associated with this property make it a very pleasant stay


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    Dr. Amit (4.5)
    19 Oct 2021

    Overall a great experience


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    Snehal (4.3)
    19 Oct 2021

    Good location...


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    Deanne (5)
    08 Oct 2021

    The Moment we saw the Ad for Aqua chalet we knew we had to be there. This place is really very different and beautiful ❤️.it over looks a small flowing river and the sound of the flowing river gives you a tropical experience. Waking up to that sound was one of the best. You can start


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    Prachi (5)
    03 Oct 2021

    Amazing property and superb hospitality.


    Sankalp (4.3)
    26 Sep 2021

    Beautiful property for short and long stay.


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    Paul (5)
    05 Sep 2021

    Great place with pool , basketball court , badminton ..Food is just wow!! Fresh made food , very home style cooking , the vibe of the place is amazing with beautiful lake view from the chalet , the Owner is very nice person looks after all your requirements too , amazing hospitality too , will visit again for sure


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    Amt (5)
    30 Aug 2021

    Great team, good food and hospitable host …. Though I think it needs more activities for us to stay longer.


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