Food and Beverages
Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ample ice stocked in the fridge. 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.
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 dietary 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 caretaker will be able to help you with menus of nearby restaurants.
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.
We do not have a genset. However, there is ample power supply to the home.
Yes, we provide toiletries like towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.
Yes, all of our bedrooms are air-conditioned. The living area has 3 large, high functioning fans.
No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.
Things to do
There is no pool on the property. However, the house is situated right on Velneshwar beach.
Yes the beach is right in front of our home. The beach is safe but rocky. The beach has white sand. The tides are safe, but we recommend you to enjoy the waves from a distance post sunset. The beach is absolutely private, with no intruders.
Given the location of our home, playing loud music is allowed within limit and during specific time/hours. Guests are requested to respect our neighbors and keep the noise level mild and within the villa.
Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly 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.
Check-in time at 1 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Please note that check-out timings are strict as we need to ready the rooms for our next booking. Guests are requested to respect the timing of other guests as well. In case you wish to check in a little early or check out a little late, do inform us at the time of booking. Additional charges will be applied.
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.
There are no CCTVs in this home.
No, the home is within a fenced area. However, should a stray dog enter, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.
Yes, our home has a stone wall surrounding the premises.
Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, Crocin etc.
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. 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: To take a train or bus to Chiplun and then an auto or taxi to the property.
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: To take a train or bus to Chiplun and then an auto or taxi to the property. "
There is a caretaker onsite.
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.
Stay and accessibility
The address is Chirebandi Homestay, Thakur Stop, Velneshwar Beach, Taluka Guhaghar, District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra-415729 The villa is 8 hours journey by road from Mumbai. Drive down the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, take the exit onto the Pen-Khopoli Road and then turn right at Nagothane onto NH 66, exit at Chiplun onto NH 78 till Marg Tamhane and then follow Google Maps till Chirebandi Homestay.
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 WiFi in our Homes. The home has instead been stocked with books and board games such as Life, Monopoly, Chess, Carrom, Table Tennis and Darts. There is also a basic first-aid kit, stocked with Dettol, band-aids, 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 also available. 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 2 bedrooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible by seniors. Both the rooms have private bathrooms, again easy to access at night without any supervision. All our bathrooms have anti-skid surface. There are about 3-4 steps leading into the villa. 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, the caretaker has the numbers for doctor-on-call or ambulance service-on-call. The home is ambulance accessible.
No. This home is not wheelchair accessible.
No, this is NOT a pet-friendly villa.
You cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home. Inquire about room-wise booking for weekdays.
Guests need to book the entire villa.
There is a single bed in the outhouse. Charges for the same are Rs 500 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Additional charges for meals to be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.
Accommodation for 1 domestic help is available. There are 1 single bed in the outhouse that is charged with the caretaker. Charges for the same are Rs 500 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Additional charges for meals to be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.
Free parking 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 6 people. During the day, guests will be allowed to use the washrooms and other amenities at the villa. The home is also stocked with indoor games like UNO and playing cards, monopoly, chess, badminton, snakes and ladder, etc.
|Normal capacity (per Room)||2|
|Extra People allowed (per Room)||2|
|Num of Rooms||3|
|Security Deposit (per Room booked)||₹ 2000|
|Check In||1 PM|
|Check Out||10 AM|