SaffronStays Hillside Chalet - Lonavala, Maharashtra

Hillside Chalet - Lonavala, Maharashtra

Quick Takeaways


  • Set on a hilltop, SaffronStays Hillside Chalet is a short 30 min drive from Lonavala and a 10 min drive from Pawna lake. Make a right from the Kamshet Junction on Old Mumbai Pune Highway to reach this mountain retreat.

  • Inspired by Swiss architecture, this 4-bedroom wooden chalet has mesmerizing views of the Sahyadri mountain range. Take a dip in the pool to enjoy some chill time with your favorite people while overlooking the changing hues of the mountains

  • Enjoy the luxury of privacy in a gated community. All the rooms are on the first floor, each having a balcony with never-ending views of the valley

  • The view from the living room deck is totally worth your stay. Lay down on the deck and enjoy the cool weather and the gorgeous star-studded sky 

  • Enjoy the homeowners collection of old Hindi movies or challenge your friends to a game of carrom

  • An interesting fact here is that the owner of the villa wanted to gift her mother the home of her dreams as a surprise. As soon as she came across this amazing location on Amarja Hills she was convinced that this was it! 

  • Our caretaker Pappu and his family will pamper you with delicious homemade Maharashtrian delicacies

  • If you are in the mood for some adventure, head to the Pawna lake for activities like paragliding or simply enjoy a laid back evening by the lake.

Jul 2019

Our stay at Hillside Chalet was amazing, this place is tucked away in nature, giving you best views all day long. Fresh air and awesome surroundings, you could see like 5 waterfalls on the hills in front. We went as a group of 3 couples(also 1 infant and 1 child) and everyone enjoyed the place to its fullest. You have to go there to experience it, it's hard to describe the experience in words. Service from caretaker Pappu and his better half was another high point of the trip, those guys are really courteous and always ready to help. Last and not the least, support from Saffron stays deserves 5 stars, right from the booking, toselecting our custom meals, payments etc, Aayushi from Saffron Stays was always there. We even extended 1 day since we liked the place & service so much and support was always there to get our booking done in time and helping us out all the way. We will definitely revisit this place and more shown in their site....

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Apr 2019

We had a great time as always on saffron stays property, food, location, and service is highly commendable. Looking forward for the next stay soon. ...

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Apr 2019

Awesome property! Great service.Over a fun..Great Getaway. Excellent.. Amol and Chaitra are great !!...

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Mar 2019

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Feb 2019

Great property, Service was really good. Caretaker amol was very helpful. The view from this villa is really amazing !! We will surely come back :) ...

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Jan 2019

Good property with great view. Amol- the caretaker was helpful throughout our stay....

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General
  • 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
Social
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • LGBTQ Friendly
Other
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels and Toiletries
  • Inverter
Occasions
  • Pre Wedding Shoots
  • Proposal or Anniversary or Babymoon
  • Small Weddings
  • Sundowners
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Milestone Birthdays
  • Team Offsites
  • Strategic Meetings
  • 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
  • AVAILABLE
  • BOOKED
  • SPECIAL RATES
  • UNAVAILABLE
* 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

A mere 15 minutes from Pawna Lake, SaffronStays Hillside Chalet is set on a hilltop overlooking a picturesque valley. A perfect vacation home, this graceful wooden chalet is the quintessential mountain retreat with its own private pool. Reminiscent of the famed Swiss chalets, this woodsy abode with breathtaking views is equally riveting.

There is an interesting story associated to the villa. The owner of the villa wanted to gift her mother the home of her dreams as a surprise. As soon as she came across this amazing location on Amarja Hills she was convinced that this was it! It was only a few days before completion of the villa that her mother showed her the exact same location from a newspaper cut out and expressed her desire to own it.
When the surprise was finally revealed and her mother visited the villa for the first time, she called it a paradise. The villa is truly no less than a paradise.

Apart from offering breathtaking views it also exhibits a sophisticated look. The wide and open interiors of this 4-bedroom home have been decked with minimal decor, giving it a very comfy vibe. 1 of the 4 bedrooms is located on the ground level while the other 3 are located on the upper level. Wake up to the beautiful views as the rooms open out to the surrounding valley and lake views. Although there's no air-conditioner, the constant breeze keeps the home cool throughout the year.

Spend your time catching up with friends and family over board games and enjoy the crisp weather as you sit out on the deck. Splash around in the outdoor pool which overlooks mountains and admire the stunning views of the lake and the mountains from wherever you sit!

Soothe your soul and rejuvenate your spirits as you spend your holiday with your loved ones in this rustic abode.

Please Note

The last 1 km approach road towards the villa is rough.
The home is in a rural area of Maharashtra, powered by MSEB. In case of disruption due to fluctuation, we have an inverter which burns out beyond 2 hours of usage.

Meal arrangements

We provide healthy home-cooked meals prepared using locally sourced fresh ingredients. We recommend trying out our local chef's specialty like Zunka Bhakhri and Maharashtrian-style veg and non-veg dishes.
Fish and mutton dishes (subject to availability) can be served at an additional cost which is payable at actuals onsite

Click here to view the sample menu.

Meal Charges All Meals (₹)
Adult - Veg1200
Adult - Non Veg1400
Children - Veg600
Children - Non Veg700

These are all charges Per Person, Per Night (Excluding GST)


Stay and accessibility

Yes, our Home is child friendly. The home is perched on a hilltop, so parents are advised to be careful.

Yes, our home is senior citizen/elderly friendly. The home has 2 bedrooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible by seniors. Both the rooms have private bathrooms, again easy to access at night without any supervision.

No, this is not a pet-friendly villa.

Accommodation

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

A single driver accommodation is available. Charges for the same are Rs 500 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Additional charges for meals to be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.

Parking for up to 3 cars is available onsite.

Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities. 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. The home is also stocked with indoor games like UNO and playing cards, monopoly, chess, badminton, snakes and ladder, etc. Depending on the event, you are allowed to erect a small stage, stall or tent for your event purpose.

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). Please note that a maximum of 12 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to homeowner's approval. 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 functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]

Others

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). Please note that a maximum of 12 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to homeowner's approval. 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 photoshoot will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]

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.

Absolutely, but all guests have to be adults and government-approved Photo IDs that clearly show the address must be provided to the caretaker during Check-in

Food and Beverages

Children up to the age of 6 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 6-11 shall be charged Rs 700 per day.

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.

Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. However, mothers of infants or small children will have limited access to boil milk or prepare their kids meals.

Yes, you can use the 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, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ample ice stocked in the fridge.

Room specifics

4 extra mattresses can be arranged onsite. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.

Our bedrooms have lovely queen-sized beds. All our mattresses have mattress protectors.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.

No, our home is not air-conditioned. It is cool throughout the year.

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

Yes, we have a backup inverter in case of rare occasions of power failure. Guests are requested to switch off the ACs during power outages as it consumes more power.

Payments

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 of Rs 8000 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 home is near Pawna lake and Lohagad Fort.

House Rules

Given the location of our home, playing loud music is allowed within limit and during specific time/hours. Guests are requested to respect our neighbors and keep the noise level mild and within the villa.

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. 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.

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.

Safety

No, the home is within a fenced area. However, should a stray dog enter, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, etc.

How to get there

While roads connecting to the property are good, the last 1 km of the road is rough. 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, then guests can take an auto from Lonavala railway station or the bus stand to reach the home.


Views 6599 time(s)
Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
Num of Rooms 4
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 12
Security Deposit (per Room booked) 2000
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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