Calamondinn Bungalow - 1890's Heritage Bungalow, Coorg, Karnataka | Exclusive Villa, Gonikoppal, Coorg

Calamondinn Bungalow - Coorg, Karnataka

Our speciality

Carefully restored to its former glory, the bungalow maintains its charm and uniqueness, despite having all modern amenities and beautiful surroundings. The bungalow sits amidst manicured lawns and an English cottage garden

Detailed Description

Built in the 1890's, this 6000 sq.ft. Colonial bungalow is located amidst a verdant landscape, and endless coffee plantations and forests of the Scotland of India, Coorg. Nestled in South Coorg bordering Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, the bungalow gives ample opportunities for guests to explore the flora and fauna around Coorg.

Our Bungalow is a working coffee plantation. Hence, all our guests receive personal attention while staying with us and have the opportunity to experience an authentic plantation. Many of our repeat guests come here to simply kick back, relax with a book, watch the colorful birds, engage in nostalgic conversations, enjoy cool evenings with their favorite drink and savor home cooked meals. Our estate is well-known for its Couples retreat complete with a private cottage.

The estate has well-appointed bedrooms with all modern comforts expected from a seasoned traveler. The estate has several walking trails for exploring the surroundings of the coffee plantation.

Come experience this unique property and our hospitality. We promise it will be an experience of a lifetime.

**The prices are inclusive of Breakfast, Dinner (Local/ Continental) and evening tea/coffee and snacks. Barbecue available (not applicable in monsoons).

**Things to do

* Bee keeping demonstration area
* Plantation Visit (on request)
* Elephant Camp
* Visit Nagarhole National Park
* Adventure and nature trails


Meal arrangements

Breakfast, High Tea and Dinner are included in the Tariff.

Lunch can be arranged and is charged as per actuals.
Listing rating: 5.00 out of 5 with 1 ratings
Provider: Saffron Studios Private Limited


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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
Num of Rooms 5
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 15
Security Deposit 5000 Rupee
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
General
  • Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Air Conditioner
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Only Vegetarian or Jain Meals
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
  • Self Catered
  • Meals not provided
Social
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Unmarried Couples Allowed
  • LGBTQ Friendly
Other
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Inverter
  • Clubbing
  • Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • Dining
  • Nature
  • Theatre Or Films
  • Historical monuments
  • Street food
  • Geographical wonders
  • Beach
  • Places of worship
  • Amusement park
  • Museums and Art
  • Business District
  • Transit
  • AVAILABLE
  • BOOKED
  • SPECIAL RATES
  • UNAVAILABLE
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
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  • THINGS TO DO


Jun 2018

We stayed at Calamondinn bungalow between the 25th and 27th of May. We were a group of 6 people and right from the booking on wards everything was handled very professionally. The property is quaint and beautiful, and the hosts are always available should you need them. Food was great. Would definitely recommend this place as a weekend getaway...

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Accommodation

You can either book one room or the entire home, depending upon the number of people travelling with you. If you would like to book the entire villa, please select the maximum number of rooms possible. OR No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.

There is no drivers accommodation as of now. Meals are provided to the drivers on a chargeable basis. They will have access to a common bathroom facility. There is no separate accommodation available for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.

There is no separate accomodation available for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.

"Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities. Meals will be provided on site at an additional charge (per person, per meal). Please note that the maximum capacity for an overnight stay is 14 people. During the day, guests will be allowed to use the washrooms and other amenities at the Bungalow. The home is also stocked with indoor games like UNO and playing cards, monopoly, chess, badminton, snakes and ladder, etc."

"Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 14 people can be accommodated in the Bungalow for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photoshoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]"

"Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 14 people can be accommodated in the Bungalow for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photoshoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]"

A minimum of one room needs to be booked. For long weekends a minimum of two nights needs to be booked.

Stay and accessibility

The Address: Calamondinn Bungalow is approximately a 4 hour drive from Bangalore. Alternatively, one could catch a bus to Gonnikoppal and take local transport to the Bungalow. Nearest Railway station is Mysore (about 85 Kms). Regular Buses ply from Mysore to Gonnikoppal

Yes, our Home is child friendly. There is plenty of space to run around and many indoor activities that will keep your children occupied. Since SaffronStays believes that holidays are about families bonding, we do not have any TV or WiFi in our Homes. The home has instead been stocked with books and board games such as Life, Monopoly, Chess and Carrom. There is also a basic first-aid kit, stocked with Dettol and Band-Aid etc., for minor injuries. Parents are advised to be cautious when allowing kids to run around. Kid-friendly menus (pastas, cornflakes, bournvita milk, etc) are available on request. These would need to requested in advance, preferably at the time of booking. In the case of infants, mothers will be permitted to use the kitchen to prepare their meals."

Yes, our home is senior citizen/elderly friendly. The home has 4 bedrooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible by seniors. All the rooms have private bathrooms, again easy to access at night without any supervision. All our bathrooms have anti-skid surface. There are 5 steps with railing suport leading into the villa. Hand railings and ramps have been placed for additional support. There is a dedicated entrance for wheelchair access. Upon special request, our caretakers can prepare Low Salt/ Low Spice/ Low Fat/ Low Sugar for senior citizens. These requests should be informed at the time of booking. In case of a medical emergency, we have numbers for doctor-on-call or ambulance service-on-call. The home is ambulance accessible. "

Yes, our home is wheelchair accessible. We have a dedicated entrance for wheelchair access to the home

"Yes, this is a pet-friendly bungalow. Please get in touch with us before making a booking along with your pet. We have other pets living on the premises. Pets will be charged at an additional cost of Rs. 500. A refundable deposit may also be applied. Pets are not allowed on any of the furniture and will be restricted to the verandah area. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets. In the event that guests cannot carry their own pet food, the caretaker will be available to cook and payment for the actuals will need to done at the property itself. In some cases, there maybe territorial dogs already living on site. Rest assured, they will not disturb your stay or bother your pet."

Food and Beverages

"Meals are provided onsite. Breakfast, Evening Snacks and Dinner is included in the tariff. Please inform the home owner about lunch preferences and it served on a chargeable basis. You will need to inform the host in advance about your meal preferences. Meal timings are as follows: Breakfast - 8 am to 9:30 am Dinner - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and afternoon tea time. If you would like tea/coffee during the day, this will be arranged at an additional charge. Please note that meals are not permitted in the room and that the kitchen shuts at 10 pm every night. If there is another guest staying at the property, please adjust your meal timings with the host and respect the privacy of other guests."

We offer simple home cooked meals. There is a standard menu available. You can inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences (veg/non-veg), specific requirements, etc.

Breakfast, Evening Snacks and Dinner are included in the tariff. Lunch will be based on chargeble basis.

"Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. However, mothers of infants or small children will have limited access to boil milk or prepare their kids meals. Should you choose to order in, the host will be able to help you with menus of nearby restaurants. "

"Yes, you can use the common fridge to store food/beverages. In case there are other guests on site, please adjust and use the common fridge accordingly."

Yes. In case you would like the caretaker to cook a special dish, you can pay him for the actuals and cooking, cleaning fee on site, in cash. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.

Yes, there is a steady water supply. If you wish to consume only sealed bottled water, please inform the caretaker of the same and pay him for the actuals on site, in cash.

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ample ice stocked in the fridge. Smoking is not allowed inside the bungalow. Smoking is permitted in the lawns outside. Snacks and other beverages can be arranged if advance notice is given to the caretaker. This amount will need to be paid to the onsite caretaker in cash, at the end of your stay.

"The kitchen is accessible in self-catered homes, and the cleaning/use of kitchen charges is to be paid to the caretaker on site, in cash. We also have a microwave placed in the Bungalow at your disposal. Alternatively, we have a tie up with local food caterer. If informed in advance (at the time of booking or two days before check-in), food can be arranged for an additional cost as per the menu"

Children up to the age of 6 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 6-12 shall be charged Rs 500 per day.

Room specifics

Extra foldable mattresses can be arranged on site. Our home has adequate bedsheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.

Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized poster beds. All our mattresses have mattress protectors.

We provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.

Our home is surrounded by greenery and it is cool throughout the day. Our home is not air conditioned but all rooms have been furnished with fans and mosquito nets over the windows.

There is WiFi available on request. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G. Please note - Vodafone does not provide network connectivity in this area

Yes, we have a backup inverter and a generator in case of rare occasions of power failure.

"All of the rooms have been furnished with Goodnight fastcards. Guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30pm to avoid mosquitoes. If needed, the caretaker has Odomos on site. As an additional precaution, mosquito nets have placed outside all of the windows. "

Things to do

Our home is centrally located with close proximity to nearby parks, markets and tourist locations. Please contact the host for further details.

Yes, there is a water body (River) nearby. It is a tourist spot. The water body is safe.

Payments

A Guest is entitled to a refund of 75% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 15 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM). A Guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 7 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM) If the Guest cancels within 7 days of the Date of Check-In, he/she is entitled to no refund.

Unfortunately, there is no option for part payment. Guests are required to pay 100% of the payment before check-in.

Once you have chosen your dates and your booking has been accepted, you will receive a payment link where the payment can be processed. In case you're unable to make an online payment through the link, you could also deposit the cash in our bank account directly. We also offer other options like PayTM, NEFT/IMPS or UPI.

All additional payments (such as extra meals, pet charges, etc.) will have to be paid to the caretaker onsite in cash at the end of your stay. In special circumstances, we do accept these payments through PayTM.

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.

House Rules

Given the location of our home, playing loud music is not allowed. However, light music is permitted Guests are requested to respect our neighbors and keep the noise level mild and within the Bungalow.

As required by law, all adults have to provide their government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in. Your co-operation is of utmost importance to us.

No, smoking is not inside the home. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside in the garden/lawn area. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry or loud music.

No. Guests will only be able to access common areas on the property such as the living room, garden, private pool (if any), etc. Guests are strictly prohibited from crossing into neighboring properties under any circumstances. We request our guests to respect the privacy and personal space of our neighbors.

How to get there

"While roads connecting to the property are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip. Please ensure that you download offline maps while navigating to the property. Telephone connectivity may be limited in some parts of your drive. Our home is cool and breezy round the year, so you could visit at anytime."

"The best way to reach our home is by a private car / taxi. If you would like to travel by public transport, the best way would be: Bus: Regular Buses ply from Bengalurur and Mysore to Gonnikoppal. You can avail local taxis to reach the bungalow Train: Mysore (85Kms away) Air: The closest airport is Mangalore Airport, and preferred if taxis are booked in advance. Bangalore airport is 255kms away. Taxis are easily available from Bangalore to Coorg"

Safety

Yes, our home has fencing, guarding the premises.

Yes, there are CCTV cameras installed in the living room, common areas and outside sections. Private bedrooms and bathrooms are not monitored.

No, the home is within a fenced area. However, should a stray dog enter, inform the host and they will address the issue.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, Crocin etc.

Others

Owners live on the premises. Feel free to reach out to the hosts for any query

Yes, we do allow unmarried couples. They should both be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

Yes. Please note that both guests should be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

Pets

Yes. Guests have to pay Rs 500 pet pet, plus extra for meals, if requested.

Yes. There are other resident pets on the property.

Yes we provide food and water bowls for pets.

Please contact the hosts before making a booking with pets.

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