SaffronStays SaffronStays Calamondinn Bungalow - Villa in Coorg, Karnataka

SaffronStays Calamondinn Bungalow - Villa in Coorg, Karnataka

Quick Takeaways


  • In an endeavour to promote sustainability, SaffronStays Calamondinn Bungalow has everything that makes it an eco-friendly home. For starters, there is a 10kw solar power plant, which helps run the lighting, borewells and appliances. Alongside the LPG, the wet waste goes into a biodigester for producing cooking gas; similarly, the plastic used is sent for recycling and reuse. 

  • High on all-things-organic, there's an in-house production of milk and honey along with homegrown herbs. That's not all. The organic veggies are sourced only from the local market.

  • Dating back to the 1890's, this heritage home in Coorg is spread across 6,000 sq.ft. Located amidst a verdant landscape, it is 288 kms from the Kempegowda International Airport making it an ideal weekend getaway near Bangalore.

  • With 4 bedrooms including a pet-friendly cottage, one can either book the entire home or book it room-wise making it suitable for larger groups as well as couples. 

  • Appreciate the colonial times? The classy interiors, a library in the living area and lawns with colourful flowers lend a characteristic English vibe to the villa.

  • In the presence of the homeowner, you can learn more about bees and beekeeping and if your group consists of 8+ guests, he can also conduct a special masterclass to help you learn the tricks of the trade of baking.

  • Being a working coffee plantation, you can opt for an assisted tour on request, and savour a freshly brewed cuppa with breakfast. 

  • Post 11 pm when the city lights go down, or on New Moon night, you can spot the Milky Way.

  • Impeccable hospitality by our housekeeping staff and home-cooked meals by our cook will make your stay unforgettable.

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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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
  • LGBTQ Friendly
Other
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels and Toiletries
  • Inverter
Occasions
  • Pre Wedding Photoshoots
  • Proposal or Anniversary or Babymoon
  • Small Weddings
  • Sundowners
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Milestone Birthdays
  • Corporate Offsites
  • Strategic Meetings
  • Day Events and Kitty Parties
  • Birthdays and Celebrations
  • 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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SaffronStays Recommends

- Post 11 pm when the city lights go down, or around the time of the New Moon Day, you can see the Milky Way.
- With a demonstrative session by the homeowner, guests can learn more about bees and beekeeping
- If yours is a group of 8 and above, you can opt for the Master Baking class
- On prior request, an assisted tour of the coffee plantation can be conducted or guests can go on a trail of the plantation

About the Home

Dating back to the 1890's, this 4-bedroom heritage home in Coorg is spread across 6,000 sq.ft. Located amidst a verdant landscape, this weekend getaway is located 288 kms from the Kempegowda International Airport making it an ideal weekend getaway near Bangalore.

With four bedrooms including a pet-friendly cottage, it is ideal for a larger group as well as couples. With classy English interiors, a library in the living area and lawns with colourful flowers rest assured that the Colonial vibe stays intact here.

In an endeavour to promote sustainability, this home has all that it takes to make it an eco-friendly home. For starters, there is a 10kw solar power plant within the home's premises. So, right from the lighting to the borewells and the appliances here run on this solar-generated electricity. Alongside the LPG, the wet waste goes into a biodigester for producing cooking gas; similarly, the plastic used is sent for recycling and reuse. High on all-things-organic, there's an in-house production of milk and honey along with homegrown herbs. That's not all. The organic veggies are sourced from the local market.

In the presence of the homeowner, you can learn more about bees and beekeeping in the beekeeping demonstration area. Being a working coffee plantation, you can opt for an assisted tour on request. Lastly, if your group comprises 8 and above pax, and wish to learn the tricks of the trade in baking, a special masterclass can be conducted by the homeowner with prior intimation.

Feel like stepping out? There's Besagoor Lake (21 mins), Glenlorna Tea Estate (46 mins), Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve (1 hr 28 mins), Madikeri Fort (1 hr 26 mins) and Dubare Elephant Camp (1 hr 10 mins) for you to explore.

Please Note

Guests with pets will only be offered the cottage rooms.

Meal arrangements

Breakfast, High Tea and Dinner are included in the Tariff.
Lunch can be arranged and is charged as per actuals.

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.

Free parking for up to 3 cars is available onsite.

"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. Guests with pets will be offered the cottage rooms only. 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. 2000. 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 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 homeowner about lunch preferences and it served on a chargeable basis. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. 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.

"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. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. 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 of Rs 5000 per room 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 2000 per pet, per day.

Yes. There are other resident pets on the property.

No, we do not provide food and water bowls for pets.

Please contact the hosts before making a booking with pets.

No, we do not offer meal options for pets in the villa. Guests are requested to carry ready food for pets.


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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
Num of Rooms 4
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 12
Security Deposit (per Room booked) 2000
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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