About the Home

  • Looking for a romantic getaway from Mumbai? Head to SaffronStays Elfreda, a picturesque studio cottage, tucked in a quaint little village in Palghar district, 2.5 hours from North Mumbai on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway.
  • Set in a 2.5-acre estate, it is surrounded by chickoo and mango plantations. The home adorns artistic handcrafted decor and colourful mosaic tiles, and follows a pastel and floral theme. The home has been designed by the lady of the home herself. 
  • There is a living room, with a TV and a large AC bedroom with an ensuite bathroom that can easily accommodate upto 5 adults (privacy for 2), a dining area, kitchen and a second bathroom. This makes the home ideal for couples or small family getaways.
  • The home also has a small non-AC room, which can be used to accommodate nanny/maid for an additional charge.
  • Follow the cobbled path through the thick trees in the property to reach a gazebo, where you can sit back, and enjoy the beauty around you. There’s also a natural pond with a few ducks and lots of fish.
  • To make your getaway even more exciting, the caretaker can set up a candle-lit dinner to help you celebrate special occasions and anniversaries.
  • Ideal for celebrations, because:

    1. Due to its proximity to SaffronStays Kenwoods and plenty of outdoor space - lawns and gazebo - it can accommodate upto 50 pax for a day event. For an overnight stay, the homes can together accommodate 18 guests

    2. Owing to its eclectic decor, the home is perfect for a pre-wedding function where the bridal couple can host a grand celebration. 

    3. To make the celebrations even more special, the cottage and the surroundings can be extensively decorated with fairy lights, balloons, et al. 


    5 Guests for an overnight stay, 50 guests for day event.

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    Meals are available at additional cost.
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    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.
    • Smoking within the villa/rooms is prohibited.
    • 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.

    About the Property:
    • Due to its proximity to SaffronStays Kenwoods and plenty of outdoor space, it can accommodate upto 50 pax for a day event. For an overnight stay, the homes can together accommodate 18 guests. 
    • While kids below 5 yrs enjoy a complimentary stay, there will be an additional charge for the meals. 
    • Outside meals are not allowed.
    • The home is in a rural area of Maharashtra, powered by MSEB. In case of disruption due to fluctuation, we have an inverter and a genset. 
    • The hot water in the bathrooms are provided by a geyser.
    • Drinking water is bottled water and not chargeable.

    About the Locality:
    • Bask in the brilliance of nature and savour every intimate moment spent with your loved one at this romantic paradise.
    • Bring out those cameras and capture these beautiful moments into a frame.

    Cancellation Policy
    • Standard
    • Bookings with check-ins and/or stay from 24 December 2020 until 2 January 2021 (both dates included) will be non-refundable. No date changes will be allowed for these bookings.



    What it feels like staying at Elfreda, Vikramgad

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    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    Additional mattresses available

    SaffronStays Care

    • Our caretaking staff will ensure you have a wonderful stay.
    • Enjoy home-cooked meals prepared by our cook.
    • The home is properly fenced.


    5.0 (22)

    29 Nov 2020

    We chose this place to celebrate our anniversary and it was memorable experience at Elfreda. Everything is perfect - courteous caretaker, tasty and variety of meals, Cleanliness in these COVID times. If you want to spend quiet and pleasant time with your loved ones, this is the place.

    18 Nov 2020

    We had an absolutely wonderful time at Elfreda. The hosts were always eager to help us and their staff was just perfect. Each and every meal was a delight! The place is very tastefully done and we could just spend hours looking around and each and every indoor and outdoor aspect.

    01 Nov 2020

    Best And calm place away from hustle bustle life of city..love to visit again

    31 Oct 2020

    We had amazing time in Elfreda! It’s lovely place. Food was too good! We would loved to visit again🌿

    19 Oct 2020

    Outstanding place! The food was delicious. The by caretaker Rahul was great. He was kind and welcoming. Desiree the owner was really considerate with our stay. We hope to come back soon :) Just Brilliant!

    12 Oct 2020

    If you want to cut yourself from busy , hectic schedule, most importantly Mobile then this is right place ....peaceful life 😊

    06 Oct 2020

    Really polite and always available staff. Rahul was exceptional. Jeetu the chef provided some excellent meals that took care of all our quirks

    05 Oct 2020

    Excellent property very well maintained. We enjoyed our stay. Owners are very enthusiastic and approachable and take good care of the property and the guests. Lush green cover at the property and around makes for an ideal time away from the city in nature. We also appreciated the friendly service.

    14 Sep 2020

    It was a lovely experience staying at Elfreda. Very aesthetically designed, keeping minute details in mind. Thank you for arranging the barbecue set up as per our request. Now Elfreda is in our list of one of the most memorable stays we've ever had !! Thanks again 😊

    27 May 2019

    Staying in Elfreda by Saffronstays is one of the desire a person can have. Beautifully maintained property and hospitality. No matter whatever is the season, one can get closer to the nature along with it. Saffronstays keeps its commitment to the client at great level.

    19 Mar 2019

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    30 Jan 2019

    Me and my wife had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful and tastefully laid out property. The entire estate has 2 buildings both of which are listed on Saffron Stays. Elfreda, the stand alone 'cottage', is ideal for couples or a small family. The property and the interiors are similar to the pictures in the website listing. This is a perfect place for someone to unwind, unplug and bond with family/ friends. There is absolutely no sounds of traffic, only the chirping of birds and occasional shouts of village kids playing in the field nearby! The whole estate is full of lush fruit trees which provide a coolness even during the heat of the day. The staff is efficient and kitchen functional enough for anyone wanting to cook something (of course the ingredients will have to be bought!). We had the locally cooked meal which was simple and tasty. The village is close to the beautiful Saajan dam and we had a fun walk in the evening charting a route to the dam through the forest and villag

    05 Jan 2019

    Loved the tranquility of the place.The home is so tastefully done, will be back soon. Ajay is very helpful.

    26 Dec 2018

    Nice & Quiet Place, tastefully done up. The boys are very well trained, Kailash was amazing. Food was simple and tasty. Great place to unwind from the city. I would definitely recommend Elfreda and would love to try out other properties as well.

    06 Dec 2018

    Amazing food, beautiful place. Amazing ambiance and lovely host. Amazing hospitality and definitely coming back!!

    20 Nov 2018

    Elfreda- A Mediterranean touch in the hinterlands of Maharashtra. We traveled as a family of 4 last weekend just after Diwali revelries, my wife Priya, 2 kids (11&7) and self. We are avid traveller's & love the concept of boutique homestays. Thus our association with SaffronStays, Elfreda is our 8th SaffronStays (all the others were food to great but this one was compelling) need we say more! Very rarely will one get a perfect combination of subtle charm indoors & rustic virgin woods outdoors. Elfreda delivers just that & more. The villa with its interiors could easily pass off as high end boutique B&B in one of the Mediterranean countries. As one step is in the the property, it is striking to see the natural unhindered flora & its surrounding ecosystem. You need alot of sensitivity to allow the natural habitat to bloom yet to be able to maintain a classy decor. Guess this comes naturally to Desire and Sidney (our hosts) as charing as a couple one can hop

    30 Oct 2018

    We traveled as a family of 4 . Two adults and two kids of 10 and 3. A drive of nearly 3 hours from Powai was a scenic one. As you approach Vikramgarh the greenery around you eases you from Mumbai city life to one of tranquility. As we arrived we we were warmly greeted by the Saffron stay staff Ayush and the caretaker, who made us feel comfortable and confident that we were going to have a memorable stay. Our cottage Elfreda was an  exclusive Villa on the property which shares the gardens with the main house called Kenwood's. The cottage really impressed us in the class and elegant design of what we later realised was a signature style of   the lady of the house , Desiree Gonzalvez, who is known for select projects around the city. We soaked in the outdoors and the elegantly designed indoors till we were treated  to some rustic village food which all of us enjoyed immensely. The simplicity of  the food in the setting so beautiful is a perfect example of what des

    23 Oct 2018

    A very charming little cottage , fresh air and good company. We spent a weekend with friends and could not help but notice the loving care put into this home by the owners. We take back great memories of the place, beautiful green surroundings ,chirping of birds the pond and some delicious food. Would definitely recommend Elfreda to anyone looking out for serenity and calm away from the noise and dust of bustling city life.

    04 Oct 2018

    The property ambiance and service was very good especially the caretaker's

    23 Jul 2018

    A must visit place for a couple. Decor has been beautifully done by the owner

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