5 Guests for an overnight stay, 50 guests for day event.
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Overall very good experience
For those living in the city, Elfreda is like a blissful oasis in the desert! The house is welcoming and speaks to you. It says, 'Leave your worries outside.' The staff took good care of us. Shout out to the cook who prepared delicious delicacies without the overpowering spices. Overall, Elfreda is a good weekend getaway.
Property is beautiful, well maintained. The staff are helpful and courteous. Enjoyed the stay. Village style food that was mentioned was not available. Although yesterday's dinner was very nice. Chef had made some authentic maharashtrian dishes as per our request.
Loved the stay! Totally worth the money
The property was beautiful, the staff is extremely hospitable and approachable. We were pampered by the people at Elfreda. We’re going to remember this trip very fondly :)
This was a stay where I was celebrating my wife’s 50th birthday. Nothing could have matched the choice of Sayonika when she suggested this property. From the time I confirmed booking to my pleasant surprise was the call from Dess where she patient explained each and every aspect of the property with great detail and enthusiasm. I reached the place late at night and was lost. Then came the man with the torch “Ashwini”. He brisk walked sliming a mile to be our escort to the hotel. Once I reached the place it was mesmerising. The decor the peace the serinity was just too overwhelming. Ashwini was at his best proving us all the we need and it was as if someone of his own has come over. The chef “Pappu” gave us mouth watering Pasta in white sauce and pizza thin crust. We wined dined till late in the night and at every moment they made us more and more comfortable. The next day was so relaxing with the massage and the yummy food, the timely tea that we felt so at home. Both sid and dess was there and their hospitality was heart touching. May be I would have shed a drop to have left the place so early only to be back again. Thanks Sayonika Thanks Mayur Thanks Dess Thanks Sid Thanks Ashwin Thank Pappu You made our day a very special and memorable.
We stayed at Elfreda for 2 days and it was one of the best stay till now. The owner Desiree Gonsalves, the manager Ashwani and all other staff were very courteous and always available with a warm smile. Even the chef Pappu was best. He made really tasty dishes and was personally taking the feedback. The property is beautiful and exactly same as shown in the photos. There were lot of games kept in cupboards for kids as well as adults. So, you can easily pass time just inside the property and have a relaxed vacation. There is nothing as such to see around the property except Sajan Dam. But that too is not advisable if you are going as a family. There is one Warli Painting workshop on the way to the property if you are interested in buying some sort of souvenir.
Have never come across a service as this one. The food was just perfect. The service was more than amazing. The property is so beautiful that I fell in love with it. The place will always hold a special place in my heart
The place is very beautiful, creatively design specious, very peaceful. You can spend some quality time with your family and friends. Food is excellent and staff is very friendly and helpful. This place is so close to mumbai compare to other gateways . I would highly recommend this place for people who wants to explore Palghar belt for weekend option.
Good Stay Overall,Even Service,Food
Excellent property and great staff. All the meals were delicious and the hosts are great folks too. We had a great time here.
Had a lovely and comfortable stay. The food was delicious and the staff especially the Manager Ashwin was very helpful and soft-spoken. The property is beautiful and amidst nature which has a calming effect .
Was Wonderful Stay,
one of the best & finest place i may have visited…. will like to give 5 *ratings in terms of all aspects… food, cleanliness, meals, service and lot more… even the staff were very professional & polite.. spl thanks to Mr ashwani (the manager ). will definately visit the same place again….keep up the good work team saffron + team alfreda.
Good Over all experience
Food was Tasty And Employee behaviour polite
The property is really nice and well managed by the staff. Just one suggestion, they can be little flexible with food options and timings. Otherwise extremely good experience and enjoyed the stay thoroughly.
We enjoyed a peaceful, quiet weekend...with lots of space to roam around lazily and great food...the icing on the cake was a tractor ride to thenearby Sajan Dam - were literally left shaken at the end of it....
Food was Good , Even Nice Environment with Decorated
A beautiful short trip to this place ðŸ™‚ The house is being built with lots of love and taste. We got to spend sometime with our host Desiree and Sid and they are truly awesome folks. loved the food, ambiance and our time there â¤ï¸
Good n polite staff. Some meals were very good. Could have been more variety. Very pretty decorative items which should be dusted. Overall good
Dear Joanne, It was wonderful to have you at our property. Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are looking to bring more variety into our food and better cleanliness on premises. Hope to see you at SaffronStays again.
All I can say is we were sad to leave.....ðŸ˜¢ Elfreda is a beautiful cozy cottage which makes you feel as if you are transported to the good old days. The lead caretaker Rahul is so polite, courteous..... Gave us a feel of being taken care of by a 7 star Hotel team.... I believe Elfreda should get a 7 star rating. Chef Papu..... His food.....ðŸ¤¤ need I say more!!!! He has a hand for every type of food your heart would desire. Chinese, Indian....you name it and he delivers. Lastly, the owners of the property gem of a couple. We wish SidDes all the very best and pray they always be successful in their ventures. BTW, we are going to be regulars at Elfreda, I feel a real connect to nature when at the property......
We had a beautiful n cosy stay at Elfreda. Well looked after by Pappu who cooked for us an amazing spread n Ajay who took care of all our errands. Elfreda is a cozy cute cottage in a beautiful farm which makes you feel you own it if you are alone at the property.
Its a cozy little place. Perfect for staycation and unwinding
Great place and beautiful property. Highly recommend
Villa is good but you can't move around freely in property as this is shared property with kenwood so Elfreda villa is given very small space to move around. We have felt restricted.
Experience was good,, overall food was very good, specially care taker Rahul was very good person, very polite
Me and my husband visited this place in monsoons and it was so dreamy. Such a well done rustic & quaint house. We stayed at Elfreda of the three farm stays that are in the vicinity. The owner Desiree has taken a lot of effort on the detailings that add a unique charm to the house. You’ll fall in love with the place, everything is so picturesque. Just at a 2 hour drive from Mumbai and yet a peaceful stay. Our caretaker Rahul was on his toes for all our requests. Meals were great too, not a fancy spread yet decent enough to leave no complains. Overall a great farm stay. It would be worth visiting in winters when you can move around the farms much more frequently and explore the beauty of the property with all the greenery that sways your heart.
The food was tasty but a bit too spicy and masaaledaar. Caused gastric discomfort to the kids.
Dear Anuradha, We're happy to hear from you and are glad that you enjoyed the food and stay at SaffronStays Elfreda! We understand that the food was spicy and may not have suited the kids. However, after speaking to our team we learnt that there wasn't a specific mention of food for the kids. The next time you stay with us, please feel free to ask our staff if they can whip up something that is kid-friendly and they'll guide you through whatever is possible and will do their best to accommodate your need. We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones once again and soon!
Rahul took good care of us.
Peaceful property â˜ºï¸
We absolutely loved our stay at Elfreda. The property is so beautifully done , lots of veggie plantations, fruit trees, duck pond. A perfect monsoon getaway it was with farm to table lovely delicious Home style cooked food
The team was very hospitable
Dear Ashish, It was a pleasure hosting you and your group at our home. We hope you give us another chance to host you, soon :)
Very hospitable warm hosts. Staff is well trained, soft spoken and warm. Food is prepared home style keeping in mind your requests / tastes. The place is very green child friendly and very large. One can walk around and the place in. Elfreda is a beautiful house with enough space for 2 adults and 2 small kids. They have very tastefully done the interiors are Mediterranean style and the place is very well done. We had such a lovely stay and will definitely come back again. Thank you so much!
Dear Adit, Thanks for taking out the time to review us. We are so pleased to know that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the villa and its surroundings to the fullest. Glad to know that our onsite staff met your expectations; we pride ourselves on them. We can't wait to host you and your loved ones once again :)
elfreda is an amazing place to stay. It’s really well made and maintains besides having great hospitality from the hosts and the care takers. Service is impeccable, special mention to Rahul, the caretaker. Will definitely visit again. Cheers.
Dear Jitesh, Thank you for taking out the time to review us. We're glad you had a memorable stay and would love to stay with us again. We hope you give us another chance to host you and your loved ones.
It's a beautiful property, food was also delicious. Special thanx to Rahul who took good care of us.
We had an excellent stay, the property is gorgeous and there is so much to explore. Definitely a recommendation to everyone.
Beautiful villa, extremely helpful staff...super delicious home food and a wonderful bbq in the evening under the stars....thanks for a great experience
We had a fabulous stay at Elfreda. The Hosts are very welcoming and they have paid great attention to minute details too. The staff is well trained, courteous and resourceful. Overall we had a wonderful stay at this hidden gem so close to mumbai. Will surely go back in the near future.
Shout out to Sidney and Desiree for an amazing weekend getaway experience. The warmth of their hospitality, care and the attention to detail on the property made our stay one of the best ones yet. Looking forward to returning to Elfreda!
Quaint property so close by to the city - we enjoyed every moment of our stay Polite and well mannered staff, good food and hygienic premises The owners were also very cordial and made us feel special ðŸ¥°
Elfreda was great
Loved the place...so calm and peaceful...the staff...the food....the property....everything was perfect
Excellent experience, will visit again
A very tastefully done home! Can see th owner's efforts as to taking care of the place as their very own, which is commendable!! The entire property is well kept. Gardens and the artificial pond are well maintained. The food at the property is very homely and doesn't make you feel bloated like restaurant food. Plus points for that!! The owner as well as the caretaker were extremely welcoming and helpful at all times. So overall I had a wonderful wonderful experience and shall be recommending the place to others!!
The place is extremely pretty. Pictures dont even do justice. Each corner is done up well. The staff is helpful and arranged everything we needed so well. Since we planned this for our Anniversary, we asked for a candlelit set up for dinner...and we were blown on how well it was done. Hands down the most romantic set up, specially when the temperature dropped to 19 degrees. The place is surrounded with nature. You can also visit a Dam that is a 10 min drive from the place. Overall a must visit place for a couple or a small family.
Elfreda - The cottage makes you feel like you've landed in Goa. Quaint, charming and beautiful would not even begin to explain how lovely the entire estate is. It has a huge garden with several fruits and vegetables - farm to table, and you can even buy plant saplings from them. There is a small pond with few ducks and fish. The cottage has a lot of board games and is fun for people who like to play. Food - True to SaffronStays high standards, the food was amazing. Every meal was made and served with love. Would highly recommend the fruit custard. Location - It's about 2.5 hrs from Mumbai with very good roads. Travelling to Elfreda is extremely comfortable, even for those with back issues, pregrant women - anyone! Service - Desiree and Sidney (the owners) were extremely welcoming (they stay in an adjoining property) and went out of their way to help my fiance set up a surprise candle light dinner. The caretaker Rahul is also a good chap, pretty helpful and prompt in service. Definitely a place that I would recommend to friends and family for a break from the city.
Worth a visit. Cosy comfy place. Nature at its best. Staff are very helpful. Looking for a peaceful short stay then nothing best compared to this.
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.
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.
Best And calm place away from hustle bustle life of city..love to visit again
We had amazing time in Elfreda! It’s lovely place. Food was too good! We would loved to visit againðŸŒ¿
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!
If you want to cut yourself from busy , hectic schedule, most importantly Mobile then this is right place ....peaceful life ðŸ˜Š
Really polite and always available staff. Rahul was exceptional. Jeetu the chef provided some excellent meals that took care of all our quirks
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.
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 ðŸ˜Š
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.
Review for SaffronStays Elfreda in Vikramgad
Review for SaffronStays Elfreda in Vikramgad
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
Loved the tranquility of the place.The home is so tastefully done, will be back soon. Ajay is very helpful.
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.
Amazing food, beautiful place. Amazing ambiance and lovely host. Amazing hospitality and definitely coming back!!
Review for SaffronStays Elfreda in Vikramgad
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
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
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.
The property ambiance and service was very good especially the caretaker's
A must visit place for a couple. Decor has been beautifully done by the owner