Gardenia

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About the Home

  • Inspired by the ‘seamless garden’ that rolls right up to the first floor, SaffronStays Gardenia is a 4-bedroom villa with an infinity pool near Kihim Beach, Alibaug. Overlooking lush green views and uninterrupted skies, this villa in Alibaug is 20 minutes from the Mandwa Jetty and only an hour away from the Mumbai Port by the RoRo. 
  • The garden-facing infinity pool with barbecue and bonfire arrangements will make your pool-themed celebrations bigger and better. 
  • This villa in Alibaug has one bedroom (with ensuite bathroom) on the ground floor and three bedrooms (with ensuite bathrooms) on the first floor - each with a view of its own. The pool-facing living room consists of a dining space, a sit-out patio with a swing and the powder room. 
  • The first floor opens up into a balcony that meets the ‘seamless garden’ through lush green slopes and offers an aerial view of the infinity pool. It is just the perfect spot to click frame-worthy photos. 
  • The terrace is where our courteous staff could set up a moonlit dinner, a sundowner or an evening tea arrangement for you, upon request. 
  • Your quest to find a private villa near Mandwa Jetty to work with a view ends here. Work with a strong, free WiFi connection and enjoy perks of impeccable hospitality. 
  • Relish Alibaug-style home-fresh meals and local authentic seafood prepared by our in-home chef. Bombil Fry, Fish Curry, Prawns Curry and Chicken Popti are definitely a must-have!
  • Be it a team offsite (just like the stunning Miss India’s team), a family get-together, a 40th birthday celebration or a ‘friends in their 40s’ reunion - the spacious tendency of the home makes every indulgence worth it!

    Capacity

    12 Guests for an overnight stay, 75 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 Gardenia, Kihim

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    SaffronStays Care


    • Our onsite caretakers and housekeeping staff will ensure you have a memorable stay.
    • Savour authentic Maharashtrian cuisines like Veg Popti and Popti Chicken made by our in-house cooks. 
    • The home has a boundary and a gated closure.
    • There are 6 CCTV cameras in the home.

    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.

    About the Property:
    • Alibaug experiences load shedding by MSEB every Tuesday, between 9 am and 6 pm.
    • During monsoon, power cuts may recur throughout the day. 
    • The home has a genset. Diesel for its operation during power outages will be charged as per actuals.
    • Guests can avail barbeque services at Rs.450 per person. There is a separate BBQ set up available for those who prefer non-veg. 
    • We have a professional music system with karaoke that you can use after informing the caretaker on site.
    • Outside meals/ready to made foods are not allowed. 
    • A grill has been recently added below the main gate to ensure strays do not interrupt your stay with us. 
    • The caretaker will be staying 24x7 throughout your stay in separate quarters on the same property for safety and security reasons. 
    • Given the weather conditions, you might spot few insects/reptiles that can be mistaken for snakes but aren't harmful or poisonous at all. While we strive to offer you the best experience, we cannot do much in such cases. Should there be any inconvenience, please feel free to inform the caretaker. 

    About the Locality:
    • Dive into the pool or take a long walk in the lawn. 
    • Travel back in time as you visit the famous Revdanda fort 27 km from the villa. Karmarkar Museum is just 30 minutes from the villa. 
    • Wake up early in the morning (between 6 AM and 6:30 AM) to watch different types of birds on the lawns - something that the city life doesn't offer. 

    Cancellation Policy


    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    Additional mattresses available

    Reviews

    4.8 (63)


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    Neha
    05 Dec 2021

    This was one of the better family holidays as compared to other trips we have had in the past. The staff is extremely prompt, humble and always taking care of the guests. Lastly, our enjoyable experience at the property more than made up for the earlier unpleasant experience with the Finance/Revenue representative of Saffron Stays. Thank you to Sachin and the other caretakers for looking after us nicely.


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    Abhishek
    30 Nov 2021

    courteous and diligent staff.. yummy hone cooked food with garam chapatis..


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    Swaraj
    21 Nov 2021

    Excellent experience


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    Rohan
    17 Nov 2021

    Everything was smooth and timely, no delays at all. From talking to the customer executive to the cook, everyone was very polite and helpful. Special mention for the staff, jayendra, Vishal, Rahul kaka and cook, sushama and malti maushi. They were excellent!! A feedback to the owner/saffronstays- pls provide a dishwasher to the staff for ease, as alot of crockery is used each day. The meals were tasty. Safety precautions were good. Cleanliness was up to the mark. Property was awesome, must visit!!


    Swati
    14 Nov 2021

    We had a lovely stay at Gardenia. Food was good,but the prices are on the higher side.Way too expensive. Otherwise all was good.


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    Piyush
    09 Nov 2021

    The property, food and staff was good but the policies are extremely weird. Either you are a hotel or something like a airbnb, it seems there is confusion on the identity. There was no tea/coffee kettle for before or after hours, the website and the kitchen policies says staff will be there at 6 am but no one came until 8.30 am, so until then if someone wants tea or coffee, with no kitchen access what is one supposed to do? No snacks provided after the staff leaves, no onsite staff at all, so not sure what are you wanting to be, hotel, air bnb, bed and breakfast or none of the above? Charges: extremely high but since we booked knowing fully well it was ok, food was separate, we had initially booked for 8 than we added 4 more adults to the booking and since then(which was 5 days before the scheduled trip) have been trying to reach someone to confirm the meals and plan it, no-one was answering and bothering to get back, very poor customer service and rude. They took Rs. 25000 as security deposit but wanted only cash when we insisted on card payment they said they cannot take it since there will be a surcharge to them(how is that my problem). Then they charged us for the generator, like seriously!!! I am not sure what are we supposed to do if the electricity is out, sit with out one? Why would one charge for generators, should it not be part of the deal, next thing you know they will be wanting to charge to dry the towels as well. Would not go their again or recommend it anyone, infact would actively ask people to avoid saffron stays altogether.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Dear Mr. Piyush, Thank you for writing to us regarding your grievances. We'd like to address each one of them and put our point of view. To begin with regarding your understanding of SaffronStays, we wish to reiterate us being a holiday home rental company offering private vacation homes with personalised unique experiences unlike an AirBnB, a Hotel or a Bed 'n' Breakfast. Coming to your points, below is what we've put forth post our internal discussion with Sachin, the property manager and caretaking staff at the villa. These are all logged in and maintained for every home. 1. On your first day of stay, breakfast was served to you at 8. Post your unhappiness with the time and upon asking by our property manager, you mentioned needing tea at 6 am which was duly fulfilled by us. That being said, it would have really made it convenient for all of us if you had informed specific requirements to our team in advance. Breakfast at all our properties is served between 8 and 10 am, which was also conveyed to you before your check-in. 2. Our care team was constantly in touch with you about the check-in, pricing and other details. 3. It was informed to you that security deposit will be collected in cash on-site because it becomes easier for us to return it to you upon check-out, forgoing the 5-7 business day wait or constant follow ups by you. It is just done to make things easier and hassle-free for our guests, including you. 4. Generator is used only in case of a power outage. Throughout your stay, there were no power cuts and hence the generator was used at all. Thus, no charges for genset usage were collected from you. This is confirmed by our on-site records, the Care Team, Property Manager and the Home Owner. Do please understand that we do all we can to give you a safe and hassle-free stay. We hope we were able to clear any misunderstanding between us and invite you to stay at SaffronStays again.


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    Gajendra
    01 Nov 2021

    Excellent experience great place to relax and enjoy. Hospitality is at the very best even at this unpredictable time it was well taken care off. Biggest highlights are the property, very big rooms and beautiful view. Definitely coming back ❤️


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    Abhishek
    01 Nov 2021

    We booked this property to spend some leisure time with friends and family. It turned out to be an amazing experience, far better than our expectations. Friendliness of the staff and their cooperative nature for all of our requests made our stay memorable. The home cooked food was super delicious, seafood was heavenly, ask Rahul and Sachin for recommendations. The villa was super spacious with large furnished bedrooms and spacious bathrooms. The large pool was the major highlight of our trip where we spent most of our time. Villa also contains a game room which includes a table tennis table and pool table. The large garden takes you close to the nature. Will definitely want to visit this property again.


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    Nikhil
    01 Nov 2021

    We went to Gardenia for an extended weekend to relax, it turned out to be an amazing experience and since then we’ve been to this place a couple of times. Love the cleanliness, staff and food. The outdoor pool have wonderful vibe and they allow the pool usage even in night. The rooftop is also open which has an amazing view during night. Even though it’s 4bhk, the rooms are so spacious that a group of 12-15 people can stay very conveniently. The location is also very accessible, hardly 15 minutes drive from Mandwa Jetty and very close to Kihim Beach. The Alibaug beach is also 20 minutes drive from this four bedroom villa. Highly recommended!!


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    Sayantan
    31 Oct 2021

    Gardenia by Saffron Stays- Me with a few of my friends went to this 4BHK luxury private pool villa for workation in Kihim near Alibaug/Alibag on 27-29th October and was amazed with the overall experience. You don’t even have to go till Alibaug to reach the property from Mandwa Jetty port. It’s just 15 mins driving distance. They had amazing friendly staff with delicious meals through out the day. We were skeptical about the whole property because the images were too good to be true but mind you it’s absolutely the same as there in the images. Completely secured(gated), no pollution or traffic nearby. We all coined it as ‘’The Perfect Gate-away’’.


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    Ashish
    06 Oct 2021

    Very good property with a well maintained garden. Food was outstanding for every meal. Staff was attentive and very friendly. Sachin led entire team of Rahul, Jayendra and others well. Overall a fantastic experience. Special mention of the cooks, Sushma and her team for lip smacking delicacies.


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    Divya
    27 Sep 2021

    The place was beautiful. Great pool, good sized rooms and super clean. The staff at Gardenia was beyond amazing! They took the meaning of being good hosts to a whole other level. They took care of us so wonderfully. The morning breakfast in particular was my favourite. Would absolutely recomend everyone going there!


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    Ajay
    10 Sep 2021

    We stayed at the Gardenia villa in Kihim for 3 days. It was a family outing and we were 8 adults. The reservation process was smooth and we were ably assisted by Nikhil andPranay through the planning and reservation formalities. Sachin Purao connected with us a day prior to guide and confirm on the meal plan for the first day. The villa is around 25 minutes from the Mandwa jetty. It’s a gorgeous property with a sprawling well maintained lawn garden with lovely sit-out garden seats. The villa is huge with a sprawling sitting room and elegant furniture. The 4 bedrooms are very large in size and well furnished. The attached bathrooms are large, well equipped and very clean. The dining area is well planned overlooking the well maintained swimming pool and seats eight people at a time. The food and service provided by the staff was outstanding. The quality of meals was superb and the staff takes great pride in taking utmost care of serving you at all times. We relished the Maharashtrian cuisine that was served and the mutton curry with vade, fish curry, zhunka bhakri were excellent. Batata wada, kanda and potato bhajias and kothimbir wadi with steaming hot masala chai were perfect to relish during the rainy evenings. The desserts like piping hot puran polis and ukdiche modak were out of the world. Also, there is very good cuisine variety as we enjoyed Chinese food prepared for dinner. The staff catered to every need. One of the family members cannot eat spicy food and the staff prepared each dish without the chilly spice unfailingly. We would like to thank Sachin, Jayendra, Rahul, Malti, Sushma, Vishal & Ravi for a wonderful stay


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    Divya
    06 Sep 2021

    Fantastic team at Gardenia, that goes out of their way to make sure the guests are well looked after. Food is clearly a highlight with Sachin, Jai, Rahul and the extended team, serving delicious home cooked meals through the day. We also requested for a barbecue on Day 1, which was very good. The local delicacies are a must try - ask the staff for recommendations. The villa is very spacious, functional and comes with a lovely pool. The property in itself is not very fancy but is well equipped and offers great value for money. Perfect for a short weekend getaway, especially during the monsoons as the villa offers lush green views on all sides.


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    Pallavi
    03 Sep 2021

    We had an excellent stay. Excellent service by the staff. Some stray dogs but that aspect is being addressed.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Pallavi, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Further to your constructive feedback, we'd like you to know that we've now installed a grill right below the main gate to keep strays at bay. Thank you and looking forward to host you again. :)


    Sheetal
    24 Aug 2021

    Lovely property and the highlight has to be the food & the team led by Sachin, Rahul who put in every effort to put in place anything needed. We stayed 5 nights at the property and enjoyed the large pool and lawns. We spotted a snake & few dogs entered the property, apart from that our stay was safe and comfortable.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Sheetal, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a wonderful time hosting you. We've taken immediate action on your feedback about strays and have installed a grill right below the main gate to prevent them from entering the premises. As for snakes, you can be rest assured that they're reptiles that look like snakes, are completely harmless and non-poisonous, and happen to enter the property given the current weather conditions. Thank you, we look forward to hosting you again. :)


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    Dipti
    17 Aug 2021

    Lovely stay.


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    Henal
    10 Aug 2021

    Great experience overall ..


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    Sheetal
    19 Jul 2021

    Bungalow is very nice with the amenities.. perfect stay for a big group of 10-15 ppl.. very big garden area for kids to play around.. food was very okay for Vegetarians.


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    Adarsha
    06 Jul 2021

    The Bunglow was great and soo was the staff. Mr Sachin and team went above and beyond to give us everything we asked for. We forgot a few items there, they even ensure we got those delivered to our house

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Adarsha, Thank you for reviewing us. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please book with us some time soon, cannot wait to host you again. :)


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    Ankit
    27 Jun 2021

    A villa with a unique design. Courteous staff, providing excellent food and a huge villa giving you all the right feels for a vacation. Huge lawns, huge rooms with huge bathrooms. This villa ticks it all! A must visit villa! Alibag has a gem in Gardenia!

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Ankit, Thank you for reviewing us. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please book with us some time soon, we cannot wait to host you again. :)


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    Parul
    14 Jun 2021

    The staff was excellent especially Rahul and Sachin Good food too

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Parul, Thank you for your review. Please book with us again, cannot wait to host you. :)


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    Amit
    13 Jun 2021

    Fantastic property - exactly like the pictures. Very well maintained and in great condition. The staff was very good - responsive, prompt, and always available for whatever is needed. Absolutely delicious meals - they were able to customize to exactly our preferences - very homely, comfort food. Very highly recommended, we will be returning for sure!

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Amit, Thank you for reviewing us. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back soon, cannot wait to host you again. :)


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    Sanjay
    10 Jun 2021

    Superb place will come back

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Sanjay, Thank you, come back soon. :)


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    Sachin
    06 Apr 2021

    Wonderful stay

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Sachin, Thank you for your review. :)


    Disha
    26 Mar 2021

    No one at the bungalow after 10 pm ...so safety wise a bit concerned staff was very courteous Rupesh ,his wife especially

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Disha, Safety is our number one priority. You can always be carefree and enjoy to the fullest at our homes. Thank you for your review. :)


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    Jyoti
    09 Mar 2021

    We had a super stay🥳

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Jyoti, Thank you for reviewing us. Please book with us some time soon, we cannot wait to host you again. :)


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    Akash
    01 Mar 2021

    Great experience!

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Akash, Thank you for your review. Please book with us some time soon, we cannot wait to host you again. :)


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    Sachin
    24 Feb 2021

    Very nice property & good staff

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Sachin, Thank you for reviewing. Please book with us some time soon, we cannot wait to host you again. :)


    Saurabh
    15 Feb 2021

    Fantastic place. Staff is friendly and caring. Villa is beautiful and well maintained. Highly recommended stay option at Alibagh

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Saurabh, Thank you for such kind words. Please book with us some time soon, we cannot wait to host you again. :)


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    Sachin
    11 Feb 2021

    Very good food & hospitality


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    Prachi
    08 Feb 2021

    A very pleasant stay

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Prachi, Thank you for your review. Come back soon. :)


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    Radhika
    08 Jan 2021

    We had a wonderful stay and the staff service was immaculate . Even though we were a large group, the cook was able to cater to different prep requirements. The views were amazing and the location fabulous.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Radhika, Thank you for your review. Glad you loved your stay with us. Please visit again. :)


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    Anant
    26 Dec 2020

    Excellent property and warm staff, ever attentive to all needs. Always a pleasure to come back to this property


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    Parag
    19 Dec 2020

    We loved our stay Amazing food, superb hospitality, great location Pls do maintain the way it is Great villa for having fun and entertainment with family and friends


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    Pratik
    17 Dec 2020

    Was a nice stay , staff was helpful n courteous .


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    Mansi
    14 Dec 2020

    Beautiful place, excellent service and very very clean! The food is amazing too!


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    Saif
    11 Dec 2020

    Staff & food great. Cleanliness of the pool could be better.


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    Mansi
    06 Dec 2020

    Very nice property


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    Radhika
    23 Nov 2020

    We had a wonderful time here. The house is open and spacious.The bathrooms are lovely, very clean and modern. The staff is super sweet and very courteous, food was very good. The pool was great The house does need some Aesthetic Sprucing up though, stained/torn upholstery in living rm, replace Sofa


    Sahil
    07 Nov 2020

    The overall Villa was very clean. The pool, garden and rooms were as seen in the pictures. Highly recommend taking all meals inclusive. A big thanks to Sachin, Rahul and the entire team for taking such good care for us. They were always available and ensured we got everything we needed..


    Meenu
    02 Nov 2020

    The towels could have been of a better quality


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    Shilpa
    28 Oct 2020

    Founder, Fullife healthcare Pvt Ltd

    Great property. Amazing local meals. Taken good care of all our allergy needs in meals. The whole vibe of the place is amazing. Felt like home and very comfortable that we extended our stay as much as we could 😀.


    Tina
    16 Oct 2020

    This place was simply Fabulous! On our Arrival, as soon as we entered we were offered lemon water as the staff took our bags out from the car while we look around the palatial Bunglow. Later all the staff came to greet us and the other staff got us Fresh Nariyal Pani while we were ready swim. TREAT


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    Anant
    09 Oct 2020

    Nice stay. Good property. Suggestion for improvement: - the garden area can be better maintained.


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    Tanu
    13 Jul 2019

    Very pleasant stay. Staff is very helpful and hospitable. Great experience!!


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    Krupa hardiksinh
    12 May 2019

    Very beautiful villa all people here who work in the villa are very supportive mainly caretaker Sachinji really help us. We enjoyed our stay here


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    Sanjat
    30 Apr 2019

    Beautiful house, very spacious. Had a very pleasant stay with my family. Food was nice and sumptuous, well cooked and good in taste. Enjoyed living amongst nature and the sounds of silence.


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    Sachin
    25 Apr 2019

    Excellent location, Good food and awesome HOSPITALITY. A Wonderful getaway place to De stress.


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    Deepti
    23 Apr 2019

    Had a beautiful stay. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Cooked some amazing food. Great hospitality and nice airy spacious house with a clean pool. Will definitely return.


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    Madhia
    13 Apr 2019

    Place is very well maintained. All credit to the caretakers. The service was amazing, Food was delicious. Loved every bit. Thank you for a great stay !!


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    Nicole
    13 Apr 2019

    Brilliant food. Comfortable stay. Wonderful host. Thank you.


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    ARJUN
    13 Apr 2019

    Thank you for an amazing time. Will be back soon!!!


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    Farhad
    25 Mar 2019

    Food and staff was very good. Enjoyed the stay!!! Place and property well maintained.


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    Saif
    25 Feb 2019

    Amazing place. Very well maintained. Staff did great Job. Food was delicious.


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    SANDHYA INDUSTRIAL
    10 Feb 2019

    Lovely tasty food. Amazing service. Lovely place.


    Sudha
    29 Dec 2018

    Excellent service. Homely Food, cooked well &served with SMILE. Property is Children friendly.


    Saurabh
    23 Dec 2018

    Brilliant bungalow. Excellent service. Had an amazing vacation. For sure coming back.


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    Rohit
    11 Dec 2018

    Brilliant stay amazing property and great service definitely look forward to coming back.


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    Tarun
    11 Dec 2018

    Great Staff Very Helpful and warm, good food service. Clean and specious property.


    Samir
    25 Jul 2018

    We liked the place.. nice property...great caretakers...loved the place !!!!


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