SaffronStays Fragrant Sun By The Lake - Family Room - Mulshi, Maharashtra

Fragrant Sun By The Lake - Family Room - Mulshi, Maharashtra

20 people love this home

Quick Takeaways

  • Located in Mulshi, 40 minutes from the Aamby Valley fork, SaffronStays Fragrant Sun By The Lake is a mere 3.5-hour drive from Mumbai.

  • This Eco-friendly home was nominated for the Outlook Responsible Tourism India Award 2018 for best ‘Earth Home’. Fun Fact: The Home Owner bought the doors and windows of this home before she laid the first
    brick of construction. 

  • With a family room as well as 3 Cottages that can be booked individually, and a total capacity of 16 guests, this home is the ideal getaway from Mumbai.

  • A lovely breakfast spread of dal pakwaan and chole bhature, served on the outdoor communal table, tacos and salads for lunch on the sewing kit tables (you’ve got to see it,
    to believe it) and pani puri and wood-fired pizzas for dinner by the bonfire. Every meal in this home is celebrated with pomp and fashion.

  • Do not forget to trek down to Mulshi Lake for a refreshing dip.

Sep 2019

My stay was excellent! It's a true gem and I am really glad we found it. The food is the cherry on the top and you will not leave without asking for a second serving....

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Jan 2019

Beautiful view and amazing property very tastefully done- the antique fittings, book cases and the common area. The staff here is great. Food was extremely tasty, and we had a lovely time, The fact that the lake is so close makes it better....

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Jan 2019

This was the first time we got to experience a homestay through SaffronStays , we had a wonderful time over there , the hosts were extremely gracious and welcoming. Have nothing but good things to share about our experience . With respect to SaffronStays many thanks for your support and transperancy in all your interactions !...

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Dec 2018

It is heartening to see such a beautiful place, merging so beautifully with nature. Everything is done up so tastefully. The team is just fantastic, who made us feel so comfortable. Even the dogs ensured we always had company and were protected :-) We will always remember and recommend this place to others. Thank you! ...

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Dec 2018

Dear Kavita. Rohit and entire staff . We are falling short of words to describe how impressed and happy we are with our stay, food and the service. We had beautiful 2 days stay at the place. Rohitji and his helper have been so kind and helpful in all aspects. The food is as good as home food away from home, and even the way we were served is no less than a experience. The beauty and creativity is evident on the plates. Very happy with our stay. Big thank you to the staff and to Kavita. ...

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Nov 2018

After a very hectic few months I was seeking a place to decompress and revitalise. I chanced upon Frangrant Sun and arrived at this quiet paradise. The berry's have maintained a fine balance between maintaining the wild and sustainabke luxury. The staff are well trained to give privacy yet ensuring comfort. Magnificent vistas officer glimpses of the mulshi dam. I am sure to come again to soak in the peace. ...

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Sep 2018

Hi Sanjeev, Kavita, Rohit and all the staff here. -> We are 4 friends from different areas come together here as a girls trip and thoroughly enjoyed. 1. Property -> It is fantastic, with so pleasant views, clam, nature. Such beautiful decoration. Rooms so well done. I can go on & on. 2. Food -> Par excellence. Rohit, Hira aunty & Sanjay were so amazing. The varieties of food and never say no attitude to anything was so welcoming & warm. We can go on & on for food. Plating was excellent. 3. Rohit -> Special mention is Rohit. We will be short of words on how amazing he is so courteous and very helpful. P.S - Barfi will be missing Arfi. We will be definitely coming here back with family and friends and enjoy!!! ...

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Sep 2018

Dear Sanjeev, Kavita and rest of the staff. We absolutely loved every moment we spent here. from the absolutely amazing food (Special mention cheese cake) to the beautifully designed property to the warmth with which all of you greeted us here. This has been one memorable weekend. And we look forward to keep coming back!!! This place is so good we did not even feel like stepping out :) Cheers to all of you!!! See you soon!! Lots of Love..:)...

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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!! ...

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  • Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Air Conditioner
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Only Vegetarian or Jain Meals
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
  • Self Catered
  • Meals not provided
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels and Toiletries
  • Inverter
  • Clubbing
  • Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • Dining
  • Nature
  • Theatre Or Films
  • Historical monuments
  • Street food
  • Geographical wonders
  • Beach
  • Places of worship
  • Amusement park
  • Museums and Art
  • Business District
  • Transit
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
Map view

About the Home

This villa, crafted using natural materials and decorated with subtle pastel shades, natural fabrics, organic textures and wooden interiors is perched right on the banks of Mulshi lake. The house is surrounded by lawns with a bonfire sit-out, gardens, fruit trees, herbs and vegetable patches.

A 2000 sq. ft open kitchen suggests the potential of delicious meals while the wood-fired oven gives one mouth-watering vision of the treats that await you! Several board games, a TT table, carrom and mesmerising views of the surrounding valleys ensure that guests have a memorable time.

Sleeping Arrangements:
The home along with the Family Room also has 3 rooms which can be booked individually. There is a separate listing for the 3 rooms - 'Fragrant Sun By The Lake - Mulshi, Maharashtra'.
The home including the individual 3 rooms and the Family Room can accommodate up to 16 guests.

Please Note

For groups consisting of more than 10 guests, we would require a notice at least 8 days prior to Check-In.
The Family Room has 2 washrooms.
The roads connecting to this home are poor; guests are advised to travel in a sturdy car.

Meal arrangements

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available at Rs 1700 (veg) and per person, per day and for children are Rs 950 (veg) per child, per day. The meal charges are payable in cash to the caretaker at site.
Non-vegetarian meals can be availed at an additional cost.

Stay and accessibility

You can take the Pune expressway and get off at the first Khandala-Lonavala exit. Head towards bushy dam and Aamby valley. After a scenic 21 km and just 2.5 km before Aamby valley (there is a milestone on the left) take a right turn. It is a broad road which soon narrows. There is a signboard on the right with Saltar Bhambarde Nive etc., written on it. After 6.5 km you reach Saltar, keep to the left and after 100 mtrs. down the road you reach a fork. Take the road on the right.

Yes, our Home is child friendly. There is plenty of space to run around and many indoor activities that will keep your children occupied. Since SaffronStays believes that holidays are about families bonding, we do not have any TV or WiFi in our Homes. There is also a basic first-aid kit, stocked with Dettol, band-aids, etc., for minor injuries. Parents are advised to be cautious when allowing kids to run around. Kid-friendly menus (pastas, cornflakes, Bournvita milk, etc) are also available. These would need to requested in advance, preferably at the time of booking. In the case of infants, mothers will be permitted to use the kitchen to prepare their meals.

No, our home is not senior citizen/elderly friendly. There are a very few steps.

No, this is not a pet-friendly villa.


No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.

Free parking for up to 4 cars is available onsite.

Yes, the home is suitable for day picnics. Meals will be provided on site at an additional charge (per person, per meal). Please note that the maximum capacity for an overnight stay is 12 people. During the day, guests will be allowed to use the washrooms and other amenities at the villa.

Yes, we do allow reservations for special functions, subject to Home Owner's approval. 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]

Accommodation for driver or domestic help is available.Charges for the same are Rs 250 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Rs 400 will be charged for 3 meals that will have to be paid.

Accommodation for domestic help is available. Charges for the same are Rs 250 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Rs 400 will be charged for 3 meals that will have to be paid.

Yes, we do allow events/shoots 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 12 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]

Room specifics

There are two types of mattresses - cotton mattresses and a mix of coir and foam mattresses.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper and towels. SaffronStays being an eco-friendly module, we provide a change of bath & bed linen after 2 days. Guests are requested to reuse their towels.

Our home is surrounded by greenery and it is cool throughout the day. Our home is not air conditioned but all rooms have been furnished with fans.

No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.

Food and Beverages

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available at Rs 1700 (veg) and per person, per day and for children are Rs 950 (veg) per child, per day. The meal charges are payable in cash to the caretaker at site. Non-vegetarian meals can be availed at an additional cost.

We offer a mix of Indian and Continental cuisine. You can inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences, specific dietary requirements, etc.

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.


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 guests can swim in the lake nearby and can even go for trekking. They can even play table tennis, badminton and throwball or if they wish to stay indoors, they can take advantage of the board games that have been stocked in the home.

Yes, there is a lake 200m away. It is a tourist spot. The water body is safe.

House Rules

No, loud music is not allowed.

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. In case there are no back to back bookings, the check-out time can be flexible and no additional charges will be applied. In case you wish to check in a little early or check out a little late, do inform us at the time of booking. 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, private pool (if any), 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.


Yes, there is a security guard.

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 except for a few patches where the roads might be bumpy. Guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip. Our home is cool and breezy round the year, so you could visit at anytime.

The best way to reach our home is by a private car/ taxi as the public transport i.e the state buses drop off at the neighboring village.


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.

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Normal capacity (per Room) 4
Extra People allowed (per Room) 3
Security Deposit (per Room booked) 5000
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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