Inverlochy

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Inverlochy is a home that executes vibrancy from the moment you enter. 
  • It is located 20 minutes from Lonavala and at a distance of 3 kms from the well-known Karla Phata, 2 hours from Mumbai and 1.5 hours from Pune. 
  • This private villa is embellished with patterned tiles, kitschy wall art & colourful upholstery that mirrors old style Parsi homes
  • A flight of stairs leads to the split-level home that opens up to the treetops.
  • Two bedrooms are housed on the first level (one of which is furnished with an ensuite bathroom), while you will find the third bedroom in the loft.
  • Compete in a game of Table Tennis or challenge your friends to some indoor games. Relax in the outdoor jacuzzi and watch the sunset.
  • Work up an appetite and request the caretaker to whip up some authentic Maharashtrian home-cooked meals. The aloo and chana ki sabji and gavron mutton curry are a must try!
  • Enjoy a night of stargazing and bonfire in the outdoor fireplace.
  • Ideal for: 2-3 small families, family getaways, reunions and celebrating special occasions.
  • If you’re wondering about things to do in Lonavala while at home, take a 30 minute nature trail and visit the nearby waterfalls.



    Capacity

    9 Guests for an overnight stay, 25 guests for day event.

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    FAQs


    A 3-bedroom private villa with charming interiors, indoor games, modern amenities with jacuzzi and fine hospitality.

    2-3 small families, family getaways, intimate celebrations and reunion with friends.

    Meals

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

    Spotlight

    What it feels like staying at Inverlochy, Lonavala

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    SaffronStays Care


    The Caretaker, Cook and Housekeeping Staff serve healthy home-cooked meals. Do ask Eknath to prepare his scrumptious aloo and chana ki sabji and Sugandha to serve her gavran mutton curry.


    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:
    • You have to climb 2 flights of stairs from the parking area up to the home.
    • We cannot provide Jain meals in this home.
    • 1 bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, while the other room on the 1st floor and the loft bedroom share one common bathroom.
    • The internet connectivity is minimal.
    • Please do not run up and down the stairs inside the home. 
    • The home is in a rural area of Maharashtra, powered by MSEB. In case of disruption due to fluctuation, we have a genset which burns out beyond 6 hours of usage. It will be turned off after every 2 hours for 30 minutes in order for it to be used throughout the day.
    • The use of diesel will be charged as per actuals at the home.
    • Since the home is surrounded by nature, you are advised to shut the windows and doors before dark.
    • In the case of a power outage or fluctuations, generators can be switched on. However, as power outages or fluctuations due to weather, regional restrictions etc. are beyond our control, diesel charges will need to be paid by the guests at actuals. Do note, the Genset needs to be switched off for 30 mins, after every 2 hours of usage, to avoid a breakdown.
    • All of our bedrooms are air-conditioned. However, the cool weather all year around is the perfect excuse to not install ACs in the living room.

    About the Locality:
    • You can walk up the hill and catch beautiful sunsets by climbing the path behind the house (ask the caretaker to show the path).
    • You can also visit the Bhaja caves, or trek to Visapur fort or Lohagad fort.

    Cancellation Policy


    Sleeping Arrangements

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

    Reviews

    4.8 (60)


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    Jenil (4.5)
    15 May 2022

    Caretakers were good. But could be more welcoming. Food was also good. Property location and interiors were excellent. Overall good stay to relax for the weekend. Would definitely recommend.


    Ashwini (5)
    23 Apr 2022

    Great villa, really pleasant, clean rooms, but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay is the staff - Pinky, Ashish, Eknath, Aasteek and Sugandha were incredibly helpful and generous with their efforts to make our stay a memorable one! Loved the forest surrounding, good maharashtrian food and so much calmness around that made us feel at home! Thank you for making our anniversary a memorable one! 😊


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    Sahir (5)
    23 Mar 2022

    Staff and stay was very good Enjoyed the Holi celebration Happily


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    Robin (3.8)
    13 Mar 2022

    Very beautiful place, perfect for vacation and travelers of all kinds


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    Tejashree (3.8)
    06 Mar 2022

    Place was good but over-priced as compared to other similar villas. Service was awesome, accessibility was good. Donot order the food items provided in the menu of saffron stays, order local maharashtrian dishes. Poha, batata wada and Misal were awesome. Caretaker was extremely polite and helpful.


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    Melissa (5)
    02 Mar 2022

    Very happy with saffronstays . All the staff we interacted with from Nikhil , Shiva , Kavita were very courteous , helpful and answered all our queries promptly . The caretaker also met all our expectations . Looking forward to many more holidays at saffronstays 😊


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    Dimple (5)
    01 Mar 2022

    we enjoyed the stay staff was really good food is also so delicious


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    Madhumita (5)
    25 Feb 2022

    Superb Stay


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    Chandraprakash (5)
    27 Jan 2022

    Caretaker was good food was delicious. had a happy stay .


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    Rohit (4)
    26 Jan 2022

    Everything did meet our expectations. Except the wifi connection. Wifi wasn’t working. When asked about it, the care taker told us it wouldn’t be working throughout our stay because of some technical issues.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Rohit! Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know about your stay with us. However, we regret to know about the WiFi issue you faced. We will take this into consideration and ensure a seamless, hassle-free stay for our future guests. We hope to host you again, to the best of our services!


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    Neha (4.5)
    22 Jan 2022

    It is a good property to come to stay in for a small group if you don't have any senior citizens traveling in your group.


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    Manish (5)
    17 Jan 2022

    Good place. In a secluded part of busy lonavla Yash was really very helpful and amazing host.


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    Mrinal (5)
    09 Jan 2022

    We Enjoyed The Stay everything Was Good


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    Manan (5)
    04 Jan 2022

    Everything Was Good


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    Beena (4.8)
    02 Jan 2022

    The Stay Was Really Awesome we Enjoyed A lot Also Celebrated A Happiest New Year .


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    Karan (5)
    31 Dec 2021

    Caretakers Are So Good Specially Mausi's Food Was So Tasty Hygiene And Cleanliness Was Well Maintained.we had A Happy Stay .


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    Vandana (5)
    27 Dec 2021

    Food Was Delicious staff Is So good And Very Helpfull Stay Was Amazing .


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    Sanvid (5)
    24 Dec 2021

    We had A lovely stay


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    Jugal (5)
    19 Dec 2021

    Great stay, wonderful service, very friendly staff and a good location away from the city.


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    Yash (5)
    11 Dec 2021

    Amazing stay peaceful environment throughly enjoyed our stay here .staff is excellent .


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    Adit (5)
    21 Nov 2021

    Peacefull villa cleanliness and hygiene was well maintained the food which they served was wow . The proper homestyle food we loved it .


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    Pranav (4.3)
    14 Nov 2021

    Great place to stay and unwind. Food is great and the staff is very helpful.


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    Amol (5)
    09 Nov 2021

    Had a wonderfull stay lovely place for families .Hope we visit again

    SaffronStays Care Team

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


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    Udit (5)
    07 Nov 2021

    We Lived A happy stay at this property .staff is so amazing food was so tasty .

    SaffronStays Care Team

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


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    Aditya (5)
    31 Oct 2021

    Excellent experience. Amazing staff along with caretaker Eknath and supervisor Shiva. Food And Stay Was So Good. Amazing overall experience.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Aditya, 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!


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    Roopesh (5)
    18 Oct 2021

    Our stay at Inverlochy was absolutely amazing. Food, cleanliness and just about everything was wonderful. The friendly staff who knew the invisible boundary was nice .

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Roopesh, 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!


    Utkarsh (5)
    09 Aug 2021

    Great location & staff. However, I was not happy with a camera being present in the living room.


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    Divesh (4.8)
    16 Jul 2021

    Very Good location specially during monsoons. Could get a bit warm during summers. Caretakers( Mr and Mrs Eknath) are super helpful and definitely make the stay worthwhile. The place needs some maintenance ( water leak in patio area during monsoons).


    Abhay (4)
    14 Jul 2021

    Food was good and staff were cordial. House was well maintained. The house would require some safety railings for toddlers and babies.


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    EKTA (4)
    01 Jul 2021

    Average Home Stay


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    Avadhoot (5)
    27 Jun 2021

    Great staff was super helpful, very cosy place. Great home made food too. Slope climb to the villa is a bit steep.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Thank you for staying at the villa and hope you enjoyed it!


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    Dinaz (5)
    21 Jun 2021

    superb place. very helpful staff towels bedsheets absolutely clean we all loved the food. too good would love to visti again


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    Sushant (3.8)
    10 Jun 2021

    It was good stay. Propery is located in natural surroundings.


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    Rajnarayan (4.5)
    29 Mar 2021

    We were 2 families who spent the Holiday weekend at the quaint villa called inverlochy tucked in the hills of Lonavala. The caretaker Eknath and his family took very good care of us. The food was very good, hygienic and made to our taste. They very friendly and hospitable . Would recommend this place for a short quick staycation.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Thank you for taking out the time to review us. We're glad you had a memorable stay. We hope you give us another chance to host you and your loved ones.


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    Naresh (5)
    08 Feb 2021

    Surrounded by nature, Comfy place for family and tasty food.


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    Rohan (3.8)
    04 Feb 2021

    Good stay, Good Staff, obstructed views from the veranda


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    Sayantani (5)
    24 Jan 2021

    Excellent...more precise direction and wifi would have been great


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    R (4.3)
    09 Jan 2021

    Amazing staff, who will take homely care and cater to all your needs. Had a good relaxing time with our group of 5.


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    Vidya (5)
    28 Dec 2020

    We had travelled with senior citizens and Eknath and team at the villa took utmost care of us and them. Thanks to Mayur from the operations team as well for assistance


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    Hariharan (5)
    25 Dec 2020

    Inverlochy is a great property. The care taker Eknath and his wife are very caring, and they have ensured our stay was enjoyable. Mrs Eknath cooks delicious meals. One improvement area is the mattresses are old and not comfortable. Unfortunately there was some work nearby and the sound disturb the silent atmosphere thru out the day.


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    Charvi (5)
    21 Dec 2020

    Eknath and family took great care of us.


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    Sarang (5)
    14 Dec 2020

    Had good time with family. Nice cozy place to relax over weekend.


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    Nirvanjyoti (5)
    07 Dec 2020

    Had an amazing stay. This is a jewel of a stay. Peaceful, safe, homely and and oasis of calm. Staff was extremely friendly, and rooms were clean and comfortable. Must stay for family get together and few days of solitude amongst nature..


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    Sidhvin (5)
    28 Nov 2020

    Eknath and his family took very good care of us. Loved the stay


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    Rahul (4.8)
    25 Nov 2020

    Excellent weekend retreat. Staff and caretaker were excellent


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    Mihir (5)
    14 Nov 2020

    Nice secluded place for staycation especially during pandemic.


    Ishan (5)
    07 Nov 2020

    Very good!


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    Sachin (4.3)
    08 Nov 2020

    Very good experience. Food prepared by caretaker family was very delicious. Very nice ambiance.


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    Shahid (5)
    26 Oct 2020

    We had a great time. The staff and the dog mili were very friendly. We’d love to return in the future. Thanks for the great hospitality!


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    Samina (5)
    22 Oct 2020

    I loved my stay at Invercholy with my family recently...The staff is amazing, Eknath and his wife ensured we don’t feel left out at all. Both the husband & wife served us with the best meal, gave us our privacy, and kept the villa super clean. Wish they could get one more helper though


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    Darshan (5)
    18 Oct 2019

    The villa is located on hilltop and is highly recommended if you are looking for a peaceful stay. Will visit again.


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    Nandan (5)
    05 Jun 2019

    This is one of those first time where I found the real location better than the photographs on the web... Awesome detailing in terms of wooden frames /rocks/lights and upholstery. Good seating outside and on top of that very well maintained property.... which normally most of the property fades in a couple of years. The caretaker was good and soft-spoken... Overall not me but my family and friends liked which matters to me a lot...


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    Nikhil (5)
    01 Jun 2019

    Stay was wonderful. Great food and good caretakers. Very happy with property and service. I will surely come back to SaffronStays in the future.


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    Neetika (5)
    18 Feb 2019

    Property was well maintained. Food was good and well served. Helpers were very nice. Good time overall...!!


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    Liana (5)
    13 Feb 2019

    The property was fantastic, serene and beautiful and so tranquil. My family enjoyed the most and Eknath & Sugandha are so good and they cooked fabulous food. Thank you so much for this alternate place.


    Sudarshana (5)
    11 Jan 2019

    Very good property. Eknath and sugandha are very nice and helpful. Food is excellent. Overall had a nice wonderful time.


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    Rohan (5)
    19 Mar 2019

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    Kulman (5)
    21 Oct 2018

    Beautiful villa. warm staff gives feeling of an ancient bungalow nestled in the midst of woods. Caretakers make up amazing meals. Only missed having a small pool for taking a dip. The manager rohit took all care to ensure our comfort. Eknath and Sugandha are very homely & loving people taking care of the property. Best wishes!!!!


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    Archit (5)
    21 May 2018

    We really liked the place. Staff was extremely cooperative.


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