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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. ...read more
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 villages. We only wish we could have stayed more! This is just a 2.5 hour drive from Mumbai and instead of going to the regulation spots near Mumbai (like Karjat/ Alibaug/ Lonavala) this is an area worth exploring. On our way back we visited a place called Jawhar; I imagine the landscape would be stunning during the monsoons....read more
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 hope to meet. We wanted some solitude with just the 4 of us spending quality time with each other after couple of hectic DSDT (Dussera se Diwali tak) party weeks. We played outdoors with the kids, we played board games, we had delicious village fare & 2 perfect night sleep. Desire and sidney your property is right up there in our list (if not the best) & you deserve all the kudos!! Thanks for all your hospitality. The days shall be back soon! ...read more
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 destinations are made of. We decided to make the best of the day and headed for the Sajan dam. It didn't disappoint us. On our return we were warmly met by Sidney and Desiree, our hosts. We immediately realized that we were in great company. Desiree and Sidney are enthusiastic hosts full of pride for the farm, the trees and the history of the place. A post dinner walk through the gardens to admire the lawns and night view of the place and we we're ready to tuck the kids to sleep. We played as a family after a long time...read more
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....read more
Food and Beverages
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.
Meals can be availed at an additional cost of Rs 1200 (veg and non-veg) per person, per day. The meal charges include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal charges for children are Rs 700 per child, per day. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite.
Yes, outside food is allowed and can be reheated in the kitchen.
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, 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. 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.
Stay and accessibility
Vikramgad can be accessed from Wada, Jawhar, and Palghar. Guests can travel by private vehicle or use the bus service.
Yes, our Home is child friendly.
Yes, our home is senior citizen/elderly friendly.
No, our home is no wheelchair accessible.
No, this is not a pet-friendly villa.
There is just one room which needs to be booked.
There is no separate accommodations for drivers or domestic helps. They will be charged as an extra guest.
There is no separate accommodation available for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.
Free parking is available onsite. 2-3 cars can be parked easily.
Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities. Please note that the maximum capacity for an overnight stay is 4 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.
Yes, we do allow events 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 4 people can be accommodated in the villa 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 photo shoot/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 shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Please note that a maximum of 4 people can be accommodated in the villa 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 photo shoot/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]
2 extra floor mattresses can be arranged onsite. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.
Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized beds. All our mattresses have mattress protectors.
Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. Towels are also provided.
Yes, the bedrooms are air-conditioned.
No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.
Yes, we have a backup inverter in case of rare occasions of power failure.
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.
Things to do
The home has been stocked with various indoor games and the outdoors is also spacious. The guests can spend time with the locals and try the authentic local cuisine. For further details, contact the caretakers.
No, there is no pool.
No, there is no beach nearby.
Sajan dam is nearby.
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. Please Note: Guests are advised to check-in before sunset as there are narrow and winding roads and navigating in the dark would be troublesome.
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. Guests will only be able to access common areas on the property such as the living room, garden, 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.
No, there are no CCTV cameras installed.
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. Please Note: Guests are advised to check-in before sunset as there are narrow and winding roads and navigating in the dark would be troublesome.
The best way to reach our home is by a private car/ taxi. If you would like to travel by public transport, then there is a bus from Palghar to Vikramgad and then take an auto from there to village Zadapoli .
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.