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Elfreda

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Elfreda, a bohemian-styled 1-bedroom studio cottage in Vikramgad is 2.5 hours from Mumbai and 4 hours from Surat.
  • This private villa for couples near Mumbai has a large bedroom (with ensuite bathroom); an additional full-size bed and cosy dining, a fully-furnished living room, a kitchenette and a powder bathroom.
  • A 2.5-acre estate filled with chickoo and mango plantations, a herb garden where you can buy organic kitchen plants, a duck pond and an outdoor chess table - there’s enough and more for you to bond with your partner.
  • Our caretakers and cook can set up a candle-lit dinner to help you celebrate special occasions and anniversaries.
  • With high-speed, free WiFi, this villa is perfect for an extended workation.
  • Sajan Dam is a mere 10 minutes away from the cottage and is great for some peace and quiet time.
  • Ideal For: Anniversaries, special birthdays, missed date nights, celebrating with your loved ones.

    Capacity

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

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    Home-cooked Meals

    Jain, Veg and Non-Veg meals are available at additional cost.
    Click here to view meal plans and pricing.

    Spotlight

    What it feels like staying at Elfreda, Vikramgad

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    SaffronStays Care


    • Our caretaker, Ashwani and his team, will ensure that you have a hassle-free stay.
    • The home is properly fenced.

    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 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.
    • Guests are prohibited from smoking and setting up hookahs in the rooms/villa/lawns.
    • 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.
    • For your convenience, housekeeping services will be conducted only between 9 am - 10 am and 6 pm - 7 pm.
    • 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.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.
    • No crackers or colours are permitted in this home.

    About the Property:
    • The home is next to SaffronStays Kenwoods and together these homes can accommodate 18 guests. 
    • There are no accomodation charges for kids under the age of 6, but if an extra mattress / bed is required for the same it will be chargeable.
    • While kids below 6 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. 
    • Please Note: The Security Deposit is subject to change depending upon the number of nights and the group size. Please check with your holiday advisor at the time of booking.
    • The hot water in the bathrooms are provided by a geyser.
    • Drinking water is bottled water and not chargeable.
    • In case, your house help is accompanying please inform us at the time of booking. Do note, they'll be charged as a regular guest. 
    • Driver can be accomodated at an extra charge of Rs 1900 per day.
    • Meals can be prepared without ginger, onion, garlic and potatoes for our Jain guests.

    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


    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed
    Additional mattresses available

    Reviews

    4.8 (54)


    Mukul
    07 Nov 2021

    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.


    Seetaraman
    18 Oct 2021

    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....


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    Pooja
    21 Sep 2021

    A beautiful short trip to this place 🙂 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 ❤️


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    Joanne
    13 Sep 2021

    Good n polite staff. Some meals were very good. Could have been more variety. Very pretty decorative items which should be dusted. Overall good

    SaffronStays Care Team

    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.


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    Nigel
    02 Sep 2021

    All I can say is we were sad to leave.....😢 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.....🤤 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......


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    Bhavna
    26 Aug 2021

    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.


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    TEJAL
    22 Aug 2021

    Its a cozy little place. Perfect for staycation and unwinding


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    Neha
    16 Aug 2021

    Great place and beautiful property. Highly recommend


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    Firdous
    15 Aug 2021

    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.


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    Ketan
    07 Aug 2021

    Experience was good,, overall food was very good, specially care taker Rahul was very good person, very polite


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    Prerana
    21 Jul 2021

    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.


    Anuradha
    18 Jul 2021

    The food was tasty but a bit too spicy and masaaledaar. Caused gastric discomfort to the kids.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    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!


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    Srinivas
    12 Jul 2021

    Rahul took good care of us.


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    Abhay
    09 Jul 2021

    Peaceful property ☺️


    Archita
    21 Jun 2021

    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


    Ashish
    13 Jun 2021

    The team was very hospitable

    SaffronStays Care Team

    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 :)


    Adit
    29 Mar 2021

    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!

    SaffronStays Care Team

    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 :)


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    Jitesh
    22 Mar 2021

    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.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    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.


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    Gaurav
    01 Mar 2021

    It's a beautiful property, food was also delicious. Special thanx to Rahul who took good care of us.


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    Nehan
    22 Feb 2021

    We had an excellent stay, the property is gorgeous and there is so much to explore. Definitely a recommendation to everyone.


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    Manish
    19 Feb 2021

    Beautiful villa, extremely helpful staff...super delicious home food and a wonderful bbq in the evening under the stars....thanks for a great experience


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    Anita
    13 Feb 2021

    Wonderful getaway


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    Rohit
    08 Feb 2021

    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.


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    Kunal
    31 Jan 2021

    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!


    Shilpa
    24 Jan 2021

    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 🥰


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    Shraddha
    21 Jan 2021

    Elfreda was great


    Jhanvi
    18 Jan 2021

    Loved the place...so calm and peaceful...the staff...the food....the property....everything was perfect


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    Kevin
    16 Jan 2021

    Excellent experience, will visit again


    Rachit
    13 Jan 2021

    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!!


    Reagan
    24 Dec 2020

    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.


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    Prerna
    24 Dec 2020

    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.


    Saumil
    13 Dec 2020

    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.


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    Sandeep
    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.


    Disha
    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.


    Rakesh
    01 Nov 2020

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


    Dhanashree
    31 Oct 2020

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


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    Abhijit
    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!


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    Milind
    12 Oct 2020

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


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    Jay
    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


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    Dhawal
    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.


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    Krinal
    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 😊


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    Abhijit
    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.


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    Nishant
    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


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    Vijayeta
    05 Jan 2019

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


    Smirti
    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.


    Hardik
    06 Dec 2018

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


    Pradeepto
    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


    Priyanka
    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


    Nirmala
    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.


    Mahendra
    04 Oct 2018

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


    Himani
    23 Jul 2018

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


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