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Review for SaffronStays Little Paradise - Lotus & Tulip in Murud
Little Paradise We have stayed here for two days with kids on Valentine's evening and a day more. First and foremost I would like to say, the name of this place should be changed to the ULTIMATE PARADISE. As L. Boyer had said "Paradise isn't a place. It's a FEELING." It is so apt for this place. Once you enter to this place, you can feel it. First time my words seems so tiny to express my feelings for this place. Many things I would like to say and share about our stay at this place. Pros - Amazingly beautiful place - Superb hospitality - Super friendly staffs on the ground - Home cooked delicious food of our choice - Place with almost all western amenities - Homely feeling - Private beach with super cleanliness where one could just sit, listen to the sound of waves, enjoy the beautiful sea view and relax. - Last but not the least, Muneera the owner. Special thanks to you, you have made our stay a real beautiful experience. She had sent the exact loc
Private beach, simple but delicious food and cooperative but non intrusive staff..will definitely return again.
We had a wonderful time at this calm secluded place. The host shared us the exact location and its easy to reach. We get our own private beach where we could just sit and listen to the sound of waves. There is a swing in the front to enjoy the beautiful sea view. The caretakers made us very good food, of our choice. They were always accesible. A perfect getaway if you are looking for a peaceful time
I had been with my wife to this place and we stayed for 2 days. This place is like a paradise in dream. We just loved the place and never wanted to go back to mumbai. The place looks more beautiful in real then in pictures. I recommend to visit this place in monsoon as it has the best breeze and lovely climate to be with your loved ones.
I visited the Little Paradise mid July.. I think there is no better time than the monsoons to be here... The caretakers were so hospitable... The beach was beautiful and the stay at Little Paradise was near to perfect. Of all the places that i have explored in and around Maharashtra, i think this has been the best vacation ever ! The highlight of this destination is the serenity that you encounter while on the way ! The hills... waterfalls... flowing river on the side of the road.... All of it is just beautiful..!!
Amazing place to be at away from the madness of the city. My husband and toddler thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. The garden, th swing, the geese and of course the beach. The food was very yummy, the care taker is very cordial and helpful. Definitely coming back with my entire family.
The food was yummy and ambiance was really good . Location and view was just amazing. We chose this property for our anniversary and they made our day very special. Though there are some areas of improvement in services. which SaffronStays have taken positively, the host Munira has personally supervised even while being away.
Wanting a short break, just we as a couple with our small pet dachshund, we were looking for a beach place that was not a typical tourist destination and a few hours drive from Pune. Agardanda Little Paradise seemed to offer all that and a call to Vrinda helped us finalise in just an hour. Smooth booking process and very helpful directions, got us there for 2 nights 7th and 8th May. The caretakers (there is Jahangir with his wife Fatima and their colleague Sashikant) are all just so courteous and respectful. Non intrusive service at its best. The best of holidays can be ruined by some grumpy staff behavior. Here the joy is enhanced by the sheer old world charm of these folks The cottages are a charm - all wooden and rustic but with all modern amenities and comforts. The evenings cool after hot days and the nights afford the bliss of solitude with nothing but the breaking of waves on the priavte beach just 50 meters away. Yes, a warning - if you want a lazy morning, keep ear plugs
Little Paradise - Murud is a perfect homestay where you and your pet can actually relax. Excellent open space for the pet to roam around freely and safely. Wonderful experience for the entire family. Good staff,good natural surroundings.A perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.A quite and secluded place,for our family its going to be a regular get away spot.
Really quiet place. Faces sea and also a small patch of land. The view is amazing from the room and you can see sunset right from the porch of the room. The staff is really friendly. Food was really good.
This is a small property hidden inside the Konkan belt near Murud. Surrounded by coconut groove on one side and sea / creek on the other makes it really a nice location. The property is clean and well maintained. The caretakers are very prompt and always ready to help. The food is delicious and is served warm every day. Overall a great place to unwind over great views of sea and the sunset with your favourite book and coffee mug.!!
What a great find !!!!! it truly is a paradise... private beach, gorgeous property, breathtaking sunrise and sunsets. the food was so delish! we just couldnt stop eating. Munira is a perfect host, and her caretaker boys are the best and the kindest !
My wife and I had a great time. It was exactly what we needed getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The soothing sounds of the waves crashing, birds chirping, butterflies floating and the beautifully maintained property. The food (non-veg) was pretty good too. The only time we were left a bit disappointed was when there was frequent power cuts post midnight on our last night of stay. Now, there is a generator backup but when we tried calling the caretaker to turn it on, his phone was switched off. So, it was a bit hot and uncomfortable. My wife was a bit scared too. But other than that we were really happy with our caretaker and his team. They did a great job and because of that, we are already planning to go back again.
A bit difficult to reach the place, but once you reach, worth the effort. Good food, location is SUPER. Chotu the caretaker was very helpful and courteous. We needed to prepare separate meal for our daughter, which wasn't a problem at all, as the kitchen was well stocked. Overall, one of the best places to enjoy ur day !!
We were a group of 6 adults and 4 kids and we thoroughly enjoyed this place. It's isolated, serene and perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy company. Below are some pros and cons. Pros 1. The bungalows are clean and beds were comfortable. 2. AC in every room which was a blessing. 3. Food made by the cook was nice. 4. There were four support staff, who were attentive to our every request. 5. Cook would take request for the meal and prepare the food accordingly. 6. Easy access to the beach. 7. Besides couple of plastic bottles, the beach and water was clean. Kids played for hours at the beach 8. Beautiful property with lots of open space for kids to play and explore. 9. Kids were entertained by the Geese, hen and dogs that live in the property. 10.The caretaker sprayed bug spray every evening, so bugs were very less. 11. Amazing sunset view. The mountains in the background make the view from the beach magical. 12. We were allowed to put our stuff in the refrigera
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!
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.
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 !!
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!
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
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.
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
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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!!!
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 :)
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.
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 looki
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..
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 driv
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!
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.
Super stay .. Thanks to saffron stay ,, please provide me all such places you have .. I will be reviewing you guys on many websites .. Cheers!!
The location is amazing and the experience is awesome. The property is maintained very well.
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!
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 !!!
Good memories we carried back after wonderful stay Good food Excellent location
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
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!
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 w
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 w
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 Ow
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 se
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.
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 - yo
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
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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