Little Paradise - Beachfront villa near Murud | Verified Villa, Murud

Little Paradise - Beachfront villa near Murud

Murud , maharashtra, India (MUR003355)

38 Reviews

Our speciality

With its own private, secluded beach, Little Paradise - a cozy waterfront villa near Murud - is aptly named. With only the sound of waves to keep you company, this rustic set of cottages is the soul of tranquility.

Detailed Description

A quiet little corner located in Agardanda (some 10 kms from Murud), Little Paradise is a tranquil space for city dwellers to rest their weary souls and breathe in the calm of this place. The only sound to be heard for miles is the crash and roar of the Arabian Sea, barely 50 meters from the villa.

Constructed in a minimalist log-cabin style, Little Paradise has two charming beach units facing the ocean - one with a single large room and the other with 2 bedrooms. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and have bathrooms ensuite, ensuring a peaceful stay.

Sink your toes into the water, lounge on a secluded beach or enjoy the amazing ocean breeze from the comfort of a cozy front porch. P.S - The view is spectacular during the monsoons! Savor our delicious, home-cooked Maharashtrian cuisine while lounging on the ocean-facing verandah. This idyllic retreat is only improved with an outdoor porch swing placed in the garden, encouraging guests to sit for a spell and delight in their surroundings. Adding to the charm are two adorable geese that live on the property.

For those who’d like to explore Agardanda, you can catch a ferry at a jetty nearby to visit Dighi port and other tourist spots. Alternatively, Murud beach has some fantastic water sports for the more adventurous.

Listing rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 38 ratings
Provider: Saffron Studios Private Limited


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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 2
Num of Rooms 3
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 12
Security Deposit 6000 Rupee
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
General
  • Television
  • Cable Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Airconditioned
  • Heater
  • Hot shower
  • Bathroom ensuite
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Vegetarian or Jain ONLY
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
Social
  • Family or Child friendly
  • Elderly friendly
  • Guests allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Unmarried couples allowed
  • Gay friendly
  • Corporate Guests Only
  • Family ONLY
  • Women ONLY
Other
  • Elevator in Building
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Genset or backup power
  • Parking available
  • Accommodation for driver
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • 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"
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Jan 2017

A beautiful place nestled in a peaceful environment with an adjoining beach which can be considered as a private beach as it seems less accessible by outsiders. It has small farms as its neighbors which add to the beauty and adds up to your experience. They have a couple of dogs and ducks on the property which is an added bonus if you're fond of it. The host Muneera is sweet and will always be available for all the things you need, that is before you reach the property. Once you reach the property, the on-site staff, lead by Jahangir, takes care of the tiniest of things, We celebrated our anniversary and Muneera went out of the way and surprised us with a cake. If you are a person/couple seeking solitude, the host has crafted the place for you! ...

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Dec 2016

Only thing is it is too far from Mumbai & hot water in bathroom we face little bit problem......but we like privacy and atmosphere surrounding of property & staff behaviour....

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Dec 2016

It was an awesome place and More importantly the Host. The place got its charm with the help and support of Host and team. The surprise from the Host will be remembered forever and will bring us again to the Little Paradise. Amazing time !! ...

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Sep 2016

I had a wonderful weekend with my parents at Little Paradise Villa, Murud. I second everything in the previous reviews. It is an idyllic place for a quiet timeout from Mumbai/Pune. The caretaker family is very efficient, helpful, paid a lot of attention to hygiene & cleanliness. The food was absolutely yummy and customized to each of our preferences! I had mentioned about my birthday when I booked, and they arranged a cake for me - the place is so remote, must've taken a lot of planning & effort, much appreciated! We will be back again with more family & friends for sure :) Please ensure that you take the route via Kelhar & Shighre to reach Agardanda, right now, that is the road with the least potholes!...

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Sep 2016

An isolated property just 10steps away from the beach of agardanda, one would doubt if they they are driving into nowhere. The journey itself was a nice experience driving through twisted roads, greens & hills. Would recommend to leave early morning to visit temple and eateries in Roha. Their property is huge with simple wooden villa's which have maintained their hygiene including the washroom. The view & sounds of beach with greenery of property is very calming & scenic. During monsoon you can hear the winds whistle and with such strong winds coming through the sea we could barely manage to stand. With no amenities of city-life one can take a walk along the shore line, gaze at the night sky, play with friendly pets of the owner. Would recommend to carry a movie, board games to take advantage of connecting more with your better half in such a quiet & calm place. They have a big lawn where one can organise a mini picnic lunch. The food was simple in taste just like home and you have the option to sit on the deck to have your meals. The caretaker & family were sweet people to interact with. Looking forward to such outings with my better half...

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Sep 2016

Awesome place. Good food. Clean and neat Villa. Wish to thank Munira for arranging the decoration of the villa and cake for our anniversary. A special request to Munira to arrange to clean the shore area in front of the gate which was dirty. Otherwise, a very memorable stay and would love to go back again with other family members....

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Sep 2016

Great place for a quiet weekend getaway. Took the scenic route to get there.. Location is awesome! Food is good and the rooms are comfortable.. Would surely recommend this place! Some pics @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10157411745705084.1073741839.668410083&type=1&l=51cbd70e7c ...

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Ami
Aug 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at Munira’s property in Murud. We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) along with our pet dog. The cottage was cute and sufficient for us. The major positive was the proximity to the beach. Although the water smelled heavily of kerosene becoz of the refineries. That didn’t stop our children and dog to play in the water repeatedly. The caretakers went above and beyond to make sure our needs were being met. The drive from Navi Mumbai took about 4 hours. Next time we will stay 2 nights since a 1 night stay led us to wanting more. The biggest positives were the awesome homemade food, attentive caretakers, beach access, lovely garden with a swing, and plenty of room for my children and dog to run around! We will definitely visit again! ...

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Aug 2016

Peaceful place with a beautiful view from your Villa. The home cooked food was yummy especially lip smacking non veg food served by care taker. An ideal place to spend weekend with your loved ones. For people in Mumbai & Navi Mumbai, It is advisable to take Vadkhal naka->Alibaug-->Murud route to reach to the destination in less time. The route from expressway-->Imagica can extend your journey by at least 3hrs as the roads are not in good condition and local people are not much aware about the exact location. We would like to highlight that post reaching to the destination Host Munira was not answering/reachable over the phone till the time we left that place. Hence considering destination is situated at Isolated place, we expect SaffronStays to share at least one backup HOST contact details with the guests & also urge guests to ask for backup Host details during booking so that in case of any help/emergency guest can easily contact them. Thanks SaffronStays!!!...

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Jul 2016

If you're looking to get away from city life for a weekend, this is the perfect place to go to. Around 4 hours from Bombay, this beautiful property is on the isolated stretch of the Murud beach. We went during the monsoons, when the weather was absolutely wonderful and to complement that, we had some lovely food cooked by the caretakers. The host Munira and her husband are extremely helpful, and provided us with detailed directions. Overall we had a fantastic stay, and would definitely recommend this place for a long weekend!...

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Jul 2016

We had a wonderful stay. Jahangir fatima and Rihanna were a complete delight. The food was delicious and the place was very well maintained. Though for the extra bed i.e. floor mattresses, we thought 7 extra grand was a bit steep! But I would definitely recommend this as a perfect weekend getaway. And do take the roha route - we tried both alibaug as well as roha - and roha turned out to be much scenic and a better option....

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Jul 2016

If you are looking for a peaceful place away from the madness of this city, this is the place to be. Tucked in a quiet village of Murud, this is indeed a paradise. The onwer is very nice to talk to and ensures that you have a comfort stay (rather a homely stay). Your meal requirements are well taken care of (even if you are travelling with kids). The care taker is helpful. The drive to the place is not pleasant, thanks to our state highways, however this place is worth the pain....

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Jul 2016

It was my first time I went to Homestay and I would say it was a most memorable Stay of my life!!! "The Little Paradise", perfectly represents this title and one of the best hidden gem in konkan. Super stay... Thanks to saffron stay & Muneera and Team!!! Cheers!!!...

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May 2016

It was a great experience staying at the little paradise! Muneera is a great host and her team of Jahangir, Lakhia and Chhotu are excellent. Little Rehana adds to the fun! Very clean rooms and bathrooms and clean beds make it all the more pleasant! Serene and peaceful- will go back again for sure!!!...

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May 2016

Muneera's place is a charming getaway. Beautiful trees and flowers surround the beach facing property. Excellent home made meals and friendly and accommodating staff made for added feel good qualities. Clean, pretty, safe, comfortable, hospitable and peaceful :) loved it. Thank you muneera :) ...

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May 2016

Awesome place at a fantastic location. A bit of a long drive for a weekend gateway but well worth it once you get there. Make it an nighter and itge drive won't be a bother. The place is scerene, with picture postcard views from your room verandah. An almost private beach in front of you to dip your legs in the waves. 2 nights here and all your stress is gone. There is simple home cooked food which is ideal. A welcome change from the usual hotel room commercialised breaks everyone is used to. My first honesty and must say the experience has been superb. Can definitely do this again. ...

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Apr 2016

The owner didn't exaggerate one bit when she called this a "Little Paradise". A couple of gorgeous cottages right next to the beach, facing the upcoming Digha port, about 1 hour's drive from Murud. Very secluded, perfect for a relaxing weekend stay away from the maddening crowds and pollution of Mumbai. While getting there is a slight pain, even with a car - a stretch of bad roads in the middle - once you get there, it's worth every pothole you had to navigate. We reached Agardanda at 11 AM, settled in by noon, after a lavish fish lunch - spent the afternoon enjoying the vista. A trip to the Murud-Janjira fort, another round of snacks in the evening, and a brilliant dinner were all highlights of one of the best mini-vacations I have had. The caretaker and his wife were extremely helpful and their toddler daughter was a delight. Although she was travelling, Muneera was very committed to making our stay was pleasurable. In all, a great stay - will recommend to everyone looking for a day trip destination from Mumbai....

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Apr 2016

It was my first time I went to Beachfront and I feel that I met the real paradise. We pulled up to the house and the first impression is simply picturesque standing on the deck built out from the house's living room overlooking the ocean - nothing beats that !! This house offers everything you need for an amazing quiet retreat on the water and I am definitely coming back to stay here again and re-experience the friendliness of the people that resides there, the astounding and unspoiled nature and the rare tranquility that is just so hard to find in today's hectic everyday life. I would recommend for everyone who is thinking about spend a time by the sea, enjoying a beautiful island nature. The house is comfortable and perfect to host a family. A special thanks to Muneera for being so approachable at all steps.....

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Feb 2016

The weekend that my my parents and I spent at the Little Paradise on the Beach, will be one of the most beautiful memories of our family. It was serene and quaint, just what we needed! Little Paradise literally rescued us from the city craze and gave us a much needed break. Nestled amidst trees and the beach, it feels like you have walked into a story book! All I could hear for my time there were the birds chirping and the soft gushing of the waves. The beach is not the usual commercial or huge beaches that you would generally visit, this one is almost like a small private beach with no strangers walking in and out on it. You will be amazed to find yourself as the only ones to be on the entire stretch of the small beach! The food is simple,home cooked and delicious and is served at your pleasure. Muneera, the host is a gracious, friendly lady who would make you feel comfortable and make sure you have everything on time. It's indeed a home away from home :) The drive and the distance can be a little too much if you have mid-sized or a small car. A tip, start early and the Alibaug- Murud route is scenic and preferable as compared to the Roha route (like a short cut but bad roads winding through the mountains, other side of the beach.) Must say, one day is definitely not enough in this Paradise :) ...

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Feb 2016

The Little Paradise is indeed a hidden gem. The location is beautiful and its really a nicely done place. Loved every bit of it. The food was delicious too. Being right on the beach, it is the perfect place to unwind and has a calming effect. Highly recommended!...

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Jan 2016

Muneera is an extremely courteous host, we really appreciated the personal attention to our needs by her and the helpful staff at the venue, the cottages are really well crafted and maintained, just what you need on a quick getaway from the city. Looking forward to my next stay....

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Jan 2016

Super stay .. Thanks to saffron stay ,, please provide me all such places you have .. I will be reviewing you guys on many websites .. Cheers!! ...

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Sep 2015

The location is amazing and the experience is awesome. The property is maintained very well....

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Sep 2015

Wonderful little beach property!!! The Host has come up with...The property overlooks a small stretch of beach which quaint and mostly private, tastefully done wooden cottage is a perfect getaway for the leisure traveler who wants to shy away from conventionality & is looking for a totally relaxing & soul refreshing experience close to nature! we just chilled out and relished the privacy. We loved every bit of our stay. The staff and The Host took care of all our needs including our daily menu and my special preference!!, The Host was extremely helpful right from the time of making a reservation till the time we left the property. Fantastic facilities and awesome food.... The caretakers were very friendly and attentive to our requests. Overall we had an excellent stay and have already recommended the place to some of our friends. All in all a fabulous stay and we are definitely returning! ...

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Aug 2015

We had a wonderful experience right from the booking of this 'Little Paradise'!!! I was a little sceptical in the beginning of the trip as to the cleanliness aspect of a homestay. But my fears were put to rest. The place was spic n span and I couldn't have asked for more. The warmth of the host showed right from the directions given to reach their place and the hospitality they showered on us was an icing on the cake!! And the location of the homestay is just superb. No words can describe the feeling of unwinding one gets as soon as you reach the place. A must visit for all those who want to unwind especially us Mumbaikars !!!...

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Aug 2015

Good memories we carried back after wonderful stay Good food Excellent location ...

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Aug 2015

We stayed at this Villa earlier this August. It actually provides a perfect setting for the being at the beach in the monsoon. The cottages have a spacious porch where you sit sipping your chai with samosas and look out at the endless sea. Sitting all day on that swing and reading a book; every now and then you look up at the landscape of coconut trees, serene beach and the sun playing hide and seek - it's a perfect time capsule. And a small drive away from the creature comforts is the small fishing village of Murud with the Janjira fort. It's quaintly lively and worth a visit. The Host and Kezar made us feel completely comfortable. They are by far the friendliest hosts we've come across. We didn't have to worry about anything, including the drive from Mumbai and back. Jasmine and team, including the roosters and the 4 geese (whom we fondly called John, Paul, George and Ringo) kept us entertained and well-fed through our stay. We haven't been much around Mumbai, given we live in Bangalore. But this has been a great find off of Saffron Stays. ...

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Aug 2015

What a wonderful little beach property The Host has come up with! We loved every bit of our stay. The staff and The Host took care of all our needs and surprised us with a few elements. The property overlooks a small stretch of beach which quaint and mostly private. One can take a boat to reach the other side from the nearby jetty. All in all a fabulous stay and we are definitely returning! ...

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Jul 2015

Little Paradise was just the thing that we needed to get away from Bombay for a quiet relaxed weekend. The location was stunning with beautiful views of the beach right from our front porch. The beach was practically for our private use with the exception of a few stray dogs and some goats and we thoroughly enjoyed running with our dog on the beach. The caretakers were very friendly and attentive to our requests and served us simple but delicious food including a very tasty prawn dish and some chicken biryani. Our host The Host was extremely helpful right from the time of making a reservation till after the time we left the property. She instructed the staff to take care of a few dietary restrictions that we had and messaged me from time to time to make sure that we were enjoying our stay. Overall we had an excellent stay and have already recommended the place to some of our friends and family. Our dog enjoyed the property and the beach so much that she was reluctant to leave and we found it hard to get her back in the car much to the amusement of the caretakers. We hope to be back soon....

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Jul 2015

First of all the drive was spectacular!....50 shades of green all around...misty mountains...paddy fields...followed by the stretch of wild sea at Kashid and Murud (Although this bit was a detour we went on by mistake, but nevertheless very enjoyable). The drive back from Agardanda straight to Roha (the correct route) was super spectacular as well....a bit winding but you had lush green mountains on one side and the sea on the other. Truly unique. This was my first foray at a homestay and was very lucky to have a host as warm and helpful as The Host who was ensuring everything was taken care of. The stay was everything we wanted a quiet lazy beach side holiday to be.We were guests at The Host's breathtakingly beautiful home next to the sea.The rooms were lovely, quaint decor and very tasteful.Very thoughtful touches of fragrant linen,playing cards,candles,comfy easy chairs, a rocking chair and a very cozy charpai to ensure you have a very lazy existence.We received a very warm welcome from Rahim and Jasmine and they looked after us very well. The extremely beautiful view (straight from your bed) the unwavering sea breeze and long walks on the beach (pretty and clean mostly , though you never know what washes up during high tide - a dead sea turtle on the 2nd day!) were the best bits of the trip.As the beach is the best USP, maybe a a way to clear up debris could be the only suggestion. Will definitely visit again! Huge thanks to Tejas as well :)...

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Jul 2015

The idea of going for a holiday was to relax and unwind from daily routine. This one for us was special because it was first Holiday for our 7 month old daughter and after a year we were going for any vacation. To begin with I would say I was lucky enough to find Saffron Stays website and in that could zero in on Little Paradise as it turned out to be the Perfect set-up we wanted. It was like the whole thing was customized exactly for our needs. The location which is right on the beach (yes it is actually like that). Next thing the wooden cottages with all the required amenities of luxury stay, the calmness of location, the food which was just apt for kids and the last and best part was the service. The caretakers of the place were extremely generous and polite. They extended all the help and service they could do. I never heard them say No for anything or giving any excuse for not doing anything. One of the best service I have received. One can take each and every word mentioned in Owner's description of the property for granted because its actually like that, be it the approach of place, sounds of waves etc...the Owners were extremely helpful and flexible in guiding us with correct route and extending all the help to make our stay memorable. We went as a group of excited people and returned as bunch of extremely satisfied and happy individuals be it the adults or kids. This is definitely one place I would want to come back again and again and again..........

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Jul 2015

Nestled admist the green and filled with the echoes of the rhythmic lashing of the waves of the Murud beach front, this quaint tastefully done wooden cottage is a perfect getaway for the leisure traveller who wants to shy away from conventionality & is looking for a totally relaxing & soul refreshing experience close to nature! We drove from Thane and enjoyed the drive through the mountains and meadows to reach Agardanda. The cottage was very well maintained... simple, cozy and inviting with all necessities careful laid in place. The tastefully planned layout of the porch, the garden with cute farm pets (ducks and hens), especially the grand swing facing the sea front completed the picture perfect setting. For beach lovers, what more would we want than to be able to walk into the waters just 10 meters away from the cottage! Or, open our eyes in the morning to the lashing sound of the waves! Or, just sit on the porch with steaming coffee and watch the sun go down into the sea just a few steps away from you! The host makes sure you are well taken care of and your food preferences are met. Based on your choice, they get fresh stock from the market to be cooked that day! It felt so much like the cozy comforts of my own home, just laced with a feeling of the exotic because of the amazingly beautiful location. Far from the maddening crowd of city & the corporate life, this lovely beach front haven offered such a soul rejuvenating experience to us! Cant wait to come back soon!...

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Jul 2015

A very nice option for a quiet getaway with friends/family. The road to the village is amazing as well- specially the last bit through some really dense forests....

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Jun 2015

This was an outcome of a much needed break. Between jobs, needing to recharge, get away from the city for a while and what a break it was. Getting off the expressway and driving through scenic cloud shrouded mountains was just a small step compared to the awesomeness that was in reaching the cottage. I had long conversations with The Host (the owner) about how to reach and what to expect. As friendly as she is, she is no great salesperson. Three and a half hours from Mumbai, I was expecting a cottage a walk away from the beach and just another serviced room kind of a setup. We were met at the gate by the exceedingly helpful and cheerful housekeeper, and truth be told i was kind of apprehensive. All that disappears, when you meet his wife and the amazing food she cooks. The food, the dessert, the setting, their promptness, try as i might I couldn't fault them for a thing. (And I'm in general a cynical man). The view of the sea is something else, it never seemed so real, the tides - you see the frolicky, noisy sea in high tide right at the cottage boundary, that steps away to reveal an amazing beach during low tide. A walk in the morning and evening is a must to truly understand what peace can mean (so desired when you come from the hustle bustle of Mumbai). btw, they have some very shy flock of ducks to keep company and add a surreal touch to an incredible setting. A must go place for anyone who needs a break to find a smile back on their face. ...

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Jun 2015

There are some vacations that are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and there are others that make you want to come back for more . Our vacation at Murud was definitely a bit of both . We fell in love with the place the moment we saw it on the saffronstays website , but little did we expect it to be so full of character and charm . With a location like that , facing the sea , it's very own stretch of private ( well,almost) beach , surrounded by coconut plantations , splattered with beautiful ducks and chickens in the front yard - it is sheer relaxation . We traveled along with another family and hence,having two adjoining rooms with a long shared verandah allowed us many lovely conversations to bond on .The flora ,fauna on the property , the swing , beach ,verandah and the charpai -- all contributed to keeping our kids very very busy & off our territory. The rooms are well furnished with wooden antique furniture and extremely hygienic & well sanitized . The care taker couple are very friendly and warm - sensitive to our needs and very resourceful .As one non-vegetarian and another vegetarian family ,we were relieved that our differing food preferences were taken care of beautifully by the host. This vacation will be one we will remember for many years to come as it was our first with our 10 year old pet German shepherd cross . We haven't managed one in all these years and the beach house at Murud was the best homestay to have made a start with . Thanks The Host for making this possible for us - we will see you again soon. ...

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Jun 2015

This charming place has got it all....over three days we just chilled out and relished the privacy, great views of the backwater, fantastic facilities and awesome food. At the end of the stay we felt we could do with a few days more!! Highly recommended for families with toddlers - mother's will have access to a clean and modern kitchen. The place is close to most attractions - 9km to Murud, 25km to Kashid and 28km to Diveagar (if the ferry is available). Host, The Host, will go out of her way to make your stay comfortable. She took care of everything...including our daily menu!! We are looking forward to enjoying this place again in the monsoon and winter season this year....

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Stay and accessibility

Little Paradise is located in Agardanda, a small coastal village located 9 kilometers south of Murud. The villa is approximately a 3 to 5 hour drive from Mumbai. If you're travelling by train, you will need to get down at Roha or Panvel from where you can take a bus to Murud. Alternatively, State Transport buses operate from Mumbai Central to Murud's Durbar Road.

Yes, our home is child friendly. There is lots of open space for children to run around. The villa is located close to a secluded beach which is easily accessible. While we don't have WiFi, the villa has been stocked with books and board games like Monopoly, Scrabble etc. First-aid kits has been placed in the villa for minor injuries. Kid-friendly menus (cornflakes, Bournvita milk, hot milk etc) can be prepared if given advance notice (preferably at the time of booking). Mothers of infants and small children will be allowed access to the kitchen to boil milk or prepare simple meals.

Yes, this villa is senior citizen friendly. There are limited steps leading up to the villa and down to the beach. All rooms are on the ground floor and the bedrooms have private bathrooms attached which are easy to access at night without any supervision. Upon special request, our caretakers can prepare Low Salt/ Low Spice/ Low Fat/ Low Sugar meals for senior citizens. In case of a medical emergency, the caretaker has the numbers for a doctor-on-call / ambulance-on-call.

No, this villa is not wheelchair accessible.

Yes, this is a pet-friendly villa. There are 2 pet dogs already present on the premises. Rest assured, they have been inoculated. If you wish to carry along your pet, please note that a refundable deposit of Rs. 3000 will be applied. If there is more than one pet, every additional pet will be charged at Rs. 500 per pet. Pets are not allowed on any of the furniture and will be restricted to the verandah area. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets. In the event that guests cannot carry their own pet food, pet food can be arranged and payment for the actuals will need to done at the property itself.

Room specifics

One extra mattress per bedroom and 4 extra floor mattresses can be provided with bedding. Please note that all mattresses will be laid out on the floor.

Every bedroom has a queen size bed and the bed sheets are changed every third day.

Yes, toiletries and towels are provided. Towels are replaced every alternate day.

All the bedrooms are air-conditioned. In the event of a power failure, a backup diesel generator is capable of supporting these air-conditioners.

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

Power outages are rare and a backup diesel generator has been installed for such situations. Guests are requested to use the electricity efficiently during a power outage.

Yes. The caretaker fumigates the entire property every evening. Guests are requested to keep their doors and windows shut in evening between 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm and to carry along Odomos with them. If needed, the caretaker will provide mosquito repellent coils.

Food and Beverages

Yes, they are included in the tariff. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian options are available. Fish and chicken are each served once a day as part of the non-vegetarian menu. In case you wish to have either chicken or fish for both the meals, you will have to pay the additional cost to the caretaker on site. Meals will be served in the common area outside the cottages. Tea / Coffee will be served in the morning during breakfast and in the evening. Meal timings will be as follows: Breakfast (8.30 am - 10. 30 am), Lunch (1.00 pm - 3.00 pm) & Dinner (8.30 pm to 10.00 pm).

We offer simple, home-cooked Maharashtrian meals.

Yes, outside food is allowed. While guests are not allowed to cook, mothers of infants or small children will be allowed limited use to boil milk or prepare small meals for the kids.

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. Please note that this is subject to availability and will need to be requested in advance.

Yes, there is a steady water supply and drinking water is filtered using AquaGuard. Mineral water is available upon request at an additional charge.

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

Payments

A guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking 15 days or more before the start of the reservation. If the Guest cancels less than 15 days before start of the reservation, he/she is entitled to no refund. Guest Fees paid/ payable to SaffronStays are non-refundable. A reservation is considered officially 'canceled' ONLY when the guest clicks the cancellation button on the cancellation confirmation page, which they can find under Dashboard > Your Trips > Cancel on our website. If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given to SaffronStays within 24 hours of check-in. SaffronStays will mediate when necessary and Guest and Host are required to extend their full co-operation. SaffronStays has the final say in all disputes.

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 at the time of booking/ check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 2 business days after check-out.

Things to do

There is a secluded beach right outside the villa. Alternatively, guests can visit the Murud - Janjira fort (30 minutes away) or indulge in water sports at Murud beach (around 9 kms away).

There are no pool facilities at this villa.

This is a beachfront property. The beach can be accessed easily and is relatively clean and secluded. The tides are low and safe.

Aside from the beach, there are no water bodies close to this villa.

House Rules

No, loud music is not permitted. Guests are requested to consider the comfort of the other guests on the premises. Should you wish to play mild music, you are requested to carry along your own portable speakers.

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. 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.

Safety

No, the caretaker manages security.

No, there are no CCTV cameras installed.

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

Yes, the property is fenced on all sides.

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

Yes, the property is accessible by car. However, please note that the road gets quite bumpy after one exits the Mumbai - Pune Expressway. Alternately, guests could take the Khopoli exit, crossing Adlabs Imagica and heading towards the village of Roha. Our villa is located close to Dighi Port, Agardanda.

If you would like to travel by train, you can get down at Panvel where you can catch a bus or hail a taxi. Panvel is roughly 76km from Murud. Alternatively, one can catch the ferry to Madwa Jetty from where a local taxi can be hired to reach the property. The ferry is a 45 minute journey.

Others

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.

Accommodation

A single driver can be accommodated in the caretaker's cottage. While accommodation is free, meals will be charged at Rs. 900 per day. If there is more than one driver, the second driver will be charged as an additional guest.

A single domestic helper can be accommodated in the caretaker's cottage. While accommodation is free, meals will be charged at Rs. 900 per day. If there is more than one domestic helper, the second helper will be charged as an additional guest.

An open parking for 2-3 cars is available on the premises.

Yes, a day picnic can be organized for a maximum of 10 people. Please note that this villa is best enjoyed in the evening. We have a lawn that can be used to erect a small stage or for camping. During the day, guests will be allowed to use the washrooms and other facilities. Meals can be provided at an additional cost of Rs.900 (per head, per day).

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 10 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. Any 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]

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 10 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. Any 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]

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