Fragrant Sun By The Lake (3 cottages)

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Fragrant Sun By The Lake is an eco-friendly, remote homestay by the Mulshi lake - 40 minutes from the Aamby Valley fork and a 3.5-hour drive from Mumbai. It was nominated for the Outlook Responsible Tourism India Award 2018 for the Best Earth Home.
  • At this fully staffed and serviced home, enjoy a lovely breakfast of dal pakwaan and chole bhature on the outdoor community table overlooking the Mulshi Lake.
  • Savour exotic meals including tacos and salads for lunch on the sewing machine-styled tables (you’ve got to see it to believe it) and pani puri and wood-fired pizzas for dinner by the bonfire. You will wait for the next meal post every meal!
  • Besides the 3 cottages that can be booked individually, the property also has a family room.
  • Fun Fact: The Home Owner bought the doors and windows of this home before she laid the first brick of construction. The earthy, bohemian-style decor of the house exudes warmth in each corner. Infact, every piece in the house is placed in its position decisively.
  • Why opt for a chlorinated hotel pool when you can take a refreshing dip in the Mulshi Lake and escape the hubbub of city life?
  • The cosy, remote cottages are perfect for a much-needed romantic getaway or a detox staycation.


    9 Guests for an overnight stay, 45 guests for day event.

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    An eco-friendly homestay overlooking the Mulshi lake where the staff on-site pamper you with lip-smacking meals and fine hospitality.

    Romantic getaways, unique date nights with your partner, digital detox staycation, serene retreats for small families.


    Only Veg (Not Jain) meals are available at additional cost.
    Click here to view meal plans and pricing.


    What it feels like staying at Fragrant Sun By The Lake (3 cottages), Mulshi Taluka, Pune

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    SaffronStays Care

    • The lovely Home Owners stay in a separate cottage on the property and cater to all guests personally. 
    • You will be blown away after every meal. The hospitality background of the Home Owners translates to specially curated meals for each guest.
    • There are no CCTVs on-site, but the home is on a gated estate.


    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • All payments for booking the villa, including meals will have to be pre-paid prior to checkin. Security Deposit collected during booking will be returned during check-out or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out, provided no damages are observed. To avoid inconvenience, we will not be accepting cash onsite for any reasons henceforth.
    • 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. 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.

    About the Property:
    • Extra beds and meals for kids below 6 years will be provided at an additional charge.
    • For groups consisting of more than 10 guests, we would require a notice at least 8 days prior to Check-In.
    • The roads connecting to this home are poor; guests are advised to travel in a sturdy car.
    • The closest village is 4 km away.

    About the Locality:
    • You can swim in the lake at the bottom of the hill or head out for a trek.
    • If you wish to stay in, you can play table tennis, badminton and throwball or take advantage of the board games that have been stocked in the home.

    Cancellation Policy

    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    2 x Single bed
    Additional mattresses available


    4.9 (39)

    Shrikrishna (4.3)
    22 Mar 2022

    Excellent Food. Staff was very courteous & always helpful.

    Devraj (4.8)
    23 Dec 2021

    Such a Beautiful and Rustic Homestay. Amazing Caretakers who make you feel completely at home. The food was just finger licking good. The quantity and quality was just too good. The ambiance around the dining area was pleasant too. 5/5 for this Homestay. The Caretaker Rohit was exceptional.

    Gaurav (4.5)
    17 Dec 2021

    It was a near perfect stay. Kudos to Mrs Beri for the effort she has put in on the property.

    Aasawaree (5)
    30 Nov 2021

    The home is great, amazing views, access to the lake (think swimming and a lovely picnic), lots of nooks and crannies to chill at, plenty of common areas and picturesque spots around the property and all comforts needed in the room. Even with all rooms full it never feels crowded. Superb food, great taste and variety. The road leading up to the property is bad, more so from Mumbai vs Pune, so be mentally prepared for that, and everything else will be perfect!

    Sharmila (5)
    08 Nov 2021

    Perfect in every aspect. Kavita is a super host who s intuitive to her guests' needs. The place is great to chill and has a positive vibe will definitely go back again.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Sharmila, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to hosting you again!

    Kalpana (5)
    26 Oct 2021

    It was a lovely and awesome experience all thru the stay! Right from the time we checked in...All rustic, earthly colors and decors. Every piece of furniture is so so exquisite and lovely. Courteous staff, place is very clean and safe over all. Simple yet tasty home meals, especially those desserts! Would love to go back there again and again just to get detoxed from urban chaos! Now Fragrant sun is added to our list of favorite vacation and home stay places!

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Kalpana, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're happy to know about your pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed it. We look forward to hosting you again!

    Manoj (5)
    17 Oct 2021

    Amazing experience. Easily one of the best stays in Nature. So serene, beautiful and touching nature to the core. Food is the best part of the stay. The cravings were at the top and the host were looking forward to serve us

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Manoj, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're happy to know about your pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed it. We look forward to hosting you again!

    Amrita Yeshwant (5)
    24 Sep 2021

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    Amit (5)
    14 Sep 2021

    would love to visit the place again...such a lovely stay

    Shahrukh (3.8)
    13 Sep 2021

    Go for the experience. Stay for the food. The staff has been trained to be extremely efficient. Will return.

    Anshum (5)
    16 Aug 2021

    The vibe of the place is surreal, hosts and hospitality is comforting- They are there when you need them and never interfering, fingerlicking good food- go with their recommendation. What else does anyone needs? If you are looking for a vacation by yourself, in lap of the nature, only sounds of rain or chirping birds to break the silence...this is the perfect place.. by yourself or with a family group... We visited in a family group, the common room is a blessing!! Outdoor and Indoor space to yourself- for a big group without being cramped in a room or wondering what to do... Indoors- there are board games to play, ample place for everyone to laze, listen to music and chat through the day.. Outdoor in the common room itself is a lovely place overlooking the lake.. Again ample space to yourself to just hang around, play TT, take a small trek down the lake, or enjoy your chai... Go there looking for an experience, expect friendly, clean, earthly home stay... This is not your usual Hotel, or a Boutique property, this is to soak in nature while still being in comfort of a home.. Five Stars for the intent and effort alone... Cheers

    JP (5)
    04 Aug 2021

    What an amazing stay. We loved every bit of it. One of the rare times that we actually loved the vegetarian fare over non-vegetarian fare. And the level of service was mind blowing. No request was denied, all our requests keeping in mind our two toddlers was taken care of. The property was lovely, beautiful landscapes, and very well maintained. Lovely setups for each meal as well.

    Mihir (5)
    14 Jul 2021

    Fragrant Sun By The Lake is a beautiful experience made even better with hosts Kavita & Sanjeev's warm hospitality. The property is set in a lush and remote part of Mulsi which makes it peaceful and idyllic. The architecture & interiors are gorgeous— designed in an organic and eco friendly without compromising on any comforts. The food is outstanding. The staff is very helpful and polite. The highlight is the beautiful lake to yourself.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Most considerate and accomodating and polite guests--- no problems

    Ajay (5)
    28 Jun 2021

    It’s a magical place. Great hosts who go out of the way to make every thing perfect. Stunning views, great ambience and out of the world food. Each preparation was personally overlooked by Sanjiv Berry our host. Looking forward to next time

    Ajay (5)
    29 Jun 2021

    Fragrant stays has taken hospitality to a new level all together. One of the best holidays I have ever had

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Very appreciative---non demanding inter active---- well behaved young adults--- a pleasure

    Neha (5)
    26 Jun 2021

    We had a wonderful stay. We are very thankful to our hosts Sanjeev and Kavita. The ambience of the property is ethnic and thoughtfully designed. The menu was quite extensive and all the preparation of the food was very delicious and scrumptious

    SaffronStays Care Team

    No problems ---- simple and not demanding---- nature lovers

    Devendra (5)
    14 Jul 2021

    Amazing property. Beautifully decorated over the years by the lovel owners. Food is delightful, gourmet experience.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Devendta garware was a very easy guest--- no problems--- excellent

    Anirudh (5)
    08 Mar 2021

    This was one of the loveliest stays that we've been to. We loved absolutely everything about this experience - Sanjiv and Kavita were great hosts and made sure that every aspect was well taken care of. The food was fantastic and Rohit and team made sure that we had a great time. The room was very neat and clean. The cottages gave been done up tastefully as well. Finally Mulshi lake is an 8 minute walk away. There are some pristine views and crystal clear water to be enjoyed.

    Kalpak (4.5)
    22 Feb 2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again

    Sajal (5)
    25 Feb 2019

    We had the most wonderful weekend at Fragrant Sun !! The love and care in everything makes it a super special experience for all of us. The attention to detail and thought behind everything is visible. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us and sharing your lovely house with us. The kids and us had a great time. The food was especially wonderful !!

    Aditi (5)
    29 Jan 2019

    Absolutely perfect setting and service both. Food ambiance and location all 5 stars. Thank you for an absolutely perfect and magical stay.

    Kuldeep (5)
    29 Jan 2019

    Very beautiful place, The staff is very well trained. It is clean and has got a scenic beauty around it.The arrangements of the rooms and the and the entire place is very artistic. best place for weekend gateway for everyone.

    Ameet (5)
    22 Jan 2019

    Loved the stay. All your people are polite and helpful. The room was clean and lovely. food was nice. i would like to come again. thanks or everything

    Bharat (5)
    22 Jan 2019

    I just love staying here. I just bled here so homely, perfection and warmth is in built.

    Brijraj (5)
    22 Jan 2019

    This place is as beautiful as it shown in the pictures. Amidst jungle and away from hustle, bustle of the city. This place is exact gateway for the couples/ family and friends. The rooms are extremely clean and the service enhances the beauty of the place, Rohit and team were extremely warm and helpful.Thank you so much Rohit and team and the fragrant sun for making our stay and anniversary memorable. Thank you until we meet again.

    Manoj (5)
    08 Apr 2019

    We had an awesome time. The food was scrumptious and the hosts were awesome! Definitely will be going back!

    Kruti (5)
    07 Jan 2019

    Thanks for a wonderful stay, loved the home & loved the food and the whole experience. The new year was made really special with the warmth and attention by the entire team here! Would love to be back :)

    Anjallee (5)
    30 Dec 2018

    Beyond words!!! The serenity of the place, the hospitality of the hosts gives you an experience to cherish forever. A perfect getaway to unwind and be to yourself and be one with nature. A special mention to the finger licking food. It is too die for....Thank you!

    Smita (5)
    16 Dec 2018

    To our new friends Kavita/Sanjeev, Never expected such a pristine beauty and solitude.You have an enchanted place and if there is a god I believe, he/she is found her sometimes.You should both be very proud of the heaven you have created and the rest of the charm comes from your warm and generous hospitality and I'm quite bowled and over but shall return and write a more deserving tribute.Thank you for the conversation.!!!

    Parisha (5)
    16 Dec 2018

    Dear Kavita, We had a blissful stay and loved every corner of the house. The staff and rohit have been very helping and made us very comfortable. The cake was amazing!! Thank you for the lovely stay!!

    Akriti (5)
    16 Dec 2018

    Dear Kavita, Thank you so much for opening your doors to us. You have a lovely home and its very generous of you to open it to others. Your staff is very helpful and they made us feel at home. We hope to come back again soon. Ohh yes, the food is yum. Thank you. Akriti

    Rucha (5)
    24 Sep 2018

    A mesmerizing weekend started off with Fragrant Sun. The specially brewed welcome drink by Sanjiv was just the start of our amazing stay. Had gastronomic pleasure rides at every meal preparations by the hosts. The rustic interiors with antique furniture pieces dotting all seating and common areas across the property makes you bond with the warm place. Cleanliness is top notch in common areas as well as the cottages. The generous and warm hearted hospitality of the hosts Kavita and Sanjiv along with the breathtaking view of backwaters make this a 'need-to-do-this-frequently' trip and stay!

    Michelle (5)
    21 Sep 2018

    Dearest Kavita, Sanjeev, Aditya the staff and all the pets on your land. These last 4 days have been deeply rejuvenating, relaxing & tranquil. We were so blessed to find your lovely home.Thank for taking care of us so well. You went out of your way to make us feel us so comfortable & loved. We are all very grateful for all the TLC. I am particularly impressed with the impeccable cleanliness. of the rooms. In spite of the monsoon there were no traces of mildew. The food was super delicious and really unexpected for a homestay. It exceeded all over expectation. Thank you for being mindful of our dietary requirements. The vibes in this place are very soothing and its the perfect place for meditation and deep connections. May it be a space for many to reconnect, rejuvenate and find solace. I'll be back.!!!!

    Trisha (5)
    18 Sep 2018

    Bunch of wise friends decided to relax at a resort in mulshi. We had zero expextations from the place other than the pictures on the site. It blew our minds, the simple interiors and warm staff made our stay incredibly perfect. The service was comforting. Food was rich and delicious. Definitely made with love. The rooms are clean and sapcious. Perfect weekend and birthday gateaway (with friends and Family) !!! We celebrated our friends birthday and it was most memorable experience for all of us!!

    Mohit (5)
    10 Sep 2018

    Special Mention : Many thanks to the owners - Kavita and Sanjeev- in ensuring a wonderful experience!! :-) We are compelled to review out of a rating of 5. Given a choice, we would love to give more than 5/5 for all the above mentioned parameters. Everything was customized to delight us. The staff was super helpful & always willing to ensure that we are satisfied to the core!! Definitely will be coming back again here. This time with family & more loved ones :) P.S. Rohit, Maushi (cook) and the team were par excellence in elevating our overall experience. Their smiling faces & proactive approach towards customer experience is simply awesome!!!! Team Fragrant Sun and SaffronStays. Stay blessed forever!!!!

    K (4)
    25 Aug 2018

    Fragrant Sun is a fantastically located property, perfect for enjoying the nature and chilling out. The staff is well trained and Kavita is a perfect host who made us totally feel at home. The food quality is absolutely 'Fine Dine'. We had a great time! The drive to the property is a challenging one! The best way to reach there is to key in the coordinates and be in touch with the host!

    Karishma (5)
    26 Feb 2018


    Lalit (5)
    23 Feb 2018

    Beautiful place with a rustic vibe and old world charm. Simple yet tasty food. Beautiful views of the lake. Loved the lake swing. Peaceful atmosphere and hospitable staff.

    Visha (5)
    26 Feb 2018

    First and foremost.. apologies for a late review.. i have to thank the hostess Kavita Ji for going out of her way for our comfort at a very short notice. That was amazing hospitality. About the place.. it's location is absolutely stunning.. overlooking the lake.. very beautiful and peaceful. The place is very lovingly and tastefully done up. Has a very rustic and earthy vibe to it. You immediately feel comfortable and at home whether it's the dining area..the living room portions or the bedroom. The lovely swing overlooking the water in the distance. So romantic. Special mention about the caretaker who was very very sweet and helpful and prepared lovely local food. Overall an amazing experience. We are obviously coming back and for longer.

    28 May 2022

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    You will have to pay a refundable security deposit of 5,000 per room