Himalaica - Nainital, Uttarakhand | Villa, Nainital

Himalaica - Nainital, Uttarakhand

Our speciality

Homestay in Nainital | Large group outings in Uttarakhand | Caretaker, cook and housekeeping staff
- A 6-bedroom mountain retreat in Nainital enveloped in privacy with stunning views
- This stay in Nainital has in-house glass conservatory, which offers breathtaking vistas
- This homestay in Nainital houses Raja, Lama & Cyber, the adorable dogs who will make your stay even more pleasant
- Guests can either head out for a trek, explore the garden or pick up a book from the library
- Enjoy delectable delights by our cook with excellent services by our caretaker and housekeeping staff

Please Note:

- Bonfire set-up can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs 800. The wood is specially sourced from sustainable forests
- Only 1 bedroom in the main residence has bathroom ensuite

Detailed Description

SaffronStays Himalaica, a tranquil retreat in the mountains offers a chance to experience the joys of nature. A cobbled stone driveway flanked with plants and colourful flowers leads the way to this 6-bedroom home. The lush greenery and the towering trees surrounding this commanding stone structure only adds to the privacy. The striking main residence has 4 bedrooms, while the guest house has 2 bedrooms; and each bedroom can be booked individually.

The main residence features a glass conservatory with high wooden rafter ceiling that frames the breathtaking vistas. Adjoining the glass conservatory on the ground floor, are the living room, the dining room and the TV room. The first floor of the home houses 4 spacious bedrooms, each boasting of beds with carved wooden frames facing beautiful views.

Along with the gracious caretakers, there are 3 very hospitable houseguests - Raja, Lama and Cyber, the adorable dogs that will make your stay even more enjoyable. Take a walk with them in the wilderness or relax in the comfy living room with them at your feet. Go for treks or explore the garden replete with a wide variety of plants. Turn up the music system or delve into a story from the library.

Experience unparalleled serenity and unbridled pleasure nestled in the lap of nature at SaffronStays Himalaica.


Meal arrangements

Meals can be availed at an additional cost of Rs 1900 per person, per day. It includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day refreshments and snacks except cocktail snacks. Barbecue can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs 1000 per head.

Please note - Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite.
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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 0
Num of Rooms 6
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 12
Security Deposit Rupee 5000
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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
  • TRANSPORT
  • THINGS TO DO


Stay and accessibility

Yes, our Home is child-friendly.

Yes, our home is senior citizen/elderly friendly. The home (guest cottage) has 2 bedrooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible by seniors.

No, our home is not wheelchair accessible.

No, this is not a pet-friendly villa.

Accommodation

You can either book one room or the entire home, depending upon the number of people travelling with you. If you would like to book the entire villa, please select the maximum number of rooms possible.

Free parking is available onsite.

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 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. 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

Room specifics

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

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 and mosquito nets over the windows.

Electrical supply is generally stable, however, being a rural area, is prone to outages and low voltage. Back-up is provided via a generator and battery inverter.

Food and Beverages

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. There is also a facility for barbecues onsite.

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. Snacks and other beverages can be arranged if advance notice is given to the caretaker. This amount will need to be paid to the onsite caretaker in cash, at the end of your stay.

Meals can be availed at an additional cost of Rs 2000 per person, per day. It includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Barbecue can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs 1000 per head. Also, fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite.

Children up to the age of 3 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 6-11 shall be charged Rs 500 per day.

Yes. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.

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 meals) 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 5000 per room 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

Guests can find a number of things to do at and around the home itself. Forest walks and treks, bird-watching in the garden, exploring the garden which is replete with a wide variety of plants and flowers, a wide selection of movies, meditation at the temple under the old Oak tree, music on the BoseTM surround-sound system in the Conservatory, reading a book from the library. Guests can go for trekking to Gagar View Point, from Kulethi – Jhandidhar, and Gagar to Tagore Top. Guests can visit Bhowali Sanatorium, Ghorakhal Temple, Shyamkhet Tea Estate, and popular tourist spots of Nainital.

Guests can visit Naini lake and Bhimtal lake.

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 neighbours 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.

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 neighbouring properties under any circumstances. We request our guests to respect the privacy and personal space of our neighbours.

Safety

There are 3 dogs - Raja, Lama and Cyber on the premises.

Yes, our home has a stone wall surrounding the premises.

The villa is well lit up. There is enough lighting even in the surrounding areas i.e lawns, grounds.

Yes, there are CCTV cameras installed.

How to get there

While roads connecting to the property are good except for the last patch of 500 m. Guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip.

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