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Stay and accessibility
Yes, our home is child friendly.
Orchard by the River is located on Nane road in Kamshet, Maharashtra, which is 10 minutes away from the Kamshet railway station. From Lonavala, the villa is 14 kms away which takes almost 30 mins.
Yes, our home is senior citizen/elderly friendly. 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.
Yes, this is a pet-friendly villa. Pets will be charged at an additional cost of Rs. 500 per pet. A refundable deposit may also be applied. Pets are not allowed on any of the furniture and will be restricted to the ground area. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets. In the event that guests cannot carry their own pet food, the caretaker will be available to cook and payment for the actuals will need to done at the property itself.
No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.
Guests need to book the entire villa.
Yes, separate accommodation is available. Charges for the same are Rs 750 per person, per night which would include stay and meal.
Accommodation for domestic help is available. Charges for the same are Rs 750 per person, per night which includes stay and meal.
Free parking is available for up to 4 cars.
Yes, the home is available for day picnic. Meals will be provided on site at an additional charge (per person, per meal).
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). 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. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). 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]
5 extra mattresses can be arranged onsite. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.
There are cotton mattresses which are 3 inches thick.
Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.
Our home is not air conditioned but our home is surrounded by greenery and it is cool throughout the day.
No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity for 2G but 3G can be connected in the veranda area.
Please note: Kamshet experiences load shedding by the MSEB every Thursday between 9am - 6pm. There is no power back-up.
All of the rooms have been furnished with All-out machines and mosquito nets have been placed over the windows. Guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30 pm to avoid mosquitoes. If needed, the caretaker has Odomos on site.
Food and Beverages
The meal charges for per person, per day is Rs 900. It includes all the meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same. The meal charges will have to be paid in cash to the caretaker on-site. Please note that meals are not permitted in the room and that the kitchen shuts at 10 pm every night.
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.
No, guests are not allowed access to the kitchen and outside food is not allowed on the premises. Please ask your reservation agent at the time of bookings for further details.
Yes, you can use the common fridge to store food/beverages.
Yes. In case you would like the caretaker to cook a special dish, you can pay him for the actuals and cooking, cleaning fee on site, in cash. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which is payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same.
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. There are no corkage charges.
A guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking 15 days or more before the start of the reservation. If the Guest cancels less than 15 days before start of the reservation, he/she is entitled to no refund. Guest Fees paid/ payable to SaffronStays are non-refundable. A reservation is considered officially 'canceled' ONLY when the guest clicks the cancellation button on the cancellation confirmation page, which they can find under Dashboard > Your Trips > Cancel on our website. If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given to SaffronStays within 24 hours of check-in. SaffronStays will mediate when necessary and Guest and Host are required to extend their full co-operation. SaffronStays has the final say in all disputes.
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 at the time of booking/ 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
There are 3 paragliding schools & a hot air balloon rental in Kamshet. One may choose to register for a solo flying course or enjoy a tandem joyride. In addition, Camp Water's Edge provides kayaking and other water sports facilities. Numbers for various attractions have been placed with the caretaker. For those who like to shop, there are two local bazaars nearby: Kanhe market on Monday and Talegaon market on Thursday where guests can pick up local souvenirs.
Yes, there is Indrayani river nearby.
Yes, loud music is allowed.
Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly not inside the home. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry.
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. Late check-out charges includes meals (lunch).
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.
There is no security guard/watchman present.
Yes, stray dogs can enter the premises. However, you can inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.
Yes, our home has a stone wall surrounding the premises.
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.
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 route would be taking an auto from Lonavala
Yes. Guests have to pay Rs 500 pet pet, plus extra for meals, if requested.
No, pets are not allowed in the rooms. They are to be restricted to the ground floor. Guests must be responsible for their pets and any damage caused to the property shall be deducted from the Security Deposit.
No, there are no resident pets on the propert.
We offer boiled chicken, rice, fish, vegetables, or chappati for lunch and dinner at a cost of Rs 250 per meal, per pet. Please inform our caretaker of your pet's food habits 2 days prior to Check-In. We do not store or serve packaged food for the pets.