Little Paradise - Orchid - Murud, Maharashtra | Villa, Murud

Little Paradise - Orchid - Murud, Maharashtra

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Romantic getaway near Mumbai | Pet-friendly villa near Mumbai | Caretaker, Cook and Housekeeping Staff
- Villa near Mumbai in Murud with an ocean-facing verandah
- This romantic getaway near Mumbai is pet-friendly
- Enjoy personalised experiences including candlelight dinner, bonfire & barbecue, and movie screening under the stars
- This sea-facing villa near Mumbai has an outdoor porch swing placed in the garden
- Our in-house chef prepares home-cooked Maharashtrian cuisine while our caretaker and housekeeping staff ensures you have a comfortable stay

Please Note: The home is in a rural area of Maharashtra, powered by MSEB. In case of disruption due to fluctuation, we have a genset. Since the genset 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.
Currently, construction is underway in the vicinity of the villa near the beach. The guests will not be able to access the beach. The view of the beach from the villa is also obstructed a little by the stone wall.

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Detailed Description

A quiet little corner located in Agardanda (some 10 kms from Murud), SaffronStays 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, SaffronStays Little Paradise has two villas 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. Cordelia is the cabin with a single large room.

Enjoy the amazing ocean breeze from the comfort of a cosy front porch. P.S - The view is spectacular during the monsoons! Savour 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.

Various activities can be arranged for guests of SaffronStays Little Paradise with prior notice include -
- Candlelight dinner: Rs 800 per couple
Enjoy a romantic dinner by the sea. Dine on delicious Indian/ Italian cuisine as the perfect music serenades your perfect night.
- Bonfire and Barbecue: Rs 800 per couple
Sit around the warmth of the bonfire where the flames dance to the tunes of the unplugged music and you gorge on grilled food prepared by the caretakers.
- Movie Screenings under the Stars: Rs 1000
Catch the latest flick on Netflix/ Amazon on a 12-inch mega projector screen. And don't forget the movie staple - the Popcorns!
- Private Sailboat to Janjira: Seasonal rates apply
Sail across the sea in your own private sailboat and visit the ever-popular Janjira.

Please Note: Currently, construction is underway in the vicinity of the villa near the beach. The guests will not be able to access the beach. The view of the beach from the villa is also obstructed a little by the stone wall.


Meal arrangements

Home-cooked meals will be available. All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) can be availed at the home for Rs 1200 per person, per day.
Guests opting for Non-Vegetarian meals, should specify so, at the time of booking.
Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which is payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same.
Listing rating: 4.94 out of 5 with 8 ratings
Provider: Saffron Studios Private Limited


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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 3
Security Deposit Rupee 4000
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"
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  • TRANSPORT
  • THINGS TO DO


Apr 2019

Place is great! Good vistas and amazing staff, so helpful and always at your service. The best part is they have thought of everything from your internet and activities to enjoy The best thing about the place is the view and the food. Awesome preparations in a Konkani style! Highly recommended...

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Mar 2019

Superb place to stay. Tasty food. Clean. ...

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Jan 2019

Great location with amazing hospitality satyam ensure viewed all request through all his efforts looking forward to visit again....

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Pets

Yes. Pets are allowed in the bedroom, but not inside the bathroom. Guests must be responsible for their pets and any damage caused to the property shall be deducted from the Security Deposit.

Yes. There are 2 dogs on the property and they have been inoculated.

Yes. Guests have to pay Rs 500 pet pet, plus extra for meals, if requested.

Payments

A Guest is entitled to a refund of 75% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 15 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM). A Guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 7 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM) If the Guest cancels within 7 days of the Date of Check-In, he/she is entitled to no refund.

Unfortunately, there is no option for part payment. Guests are required to pay 100% of the payment before check-in.

Once you have chosen your dates and your booking has been accepted, you will receive a payment link where the payment can be processed. In case you're unable to make an online payment through the link, you could also deposit the cash in our bank account directly. We also offer other options like PayTM, NEFT/IMPS or UPI.

All additional payments (such as extra meals, pet charges, etc.) will have to be paid to the caretaker onsite in cash at the end of your stay. In special circumstances, we do accept these payments through PayTM.

Security deposit 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.

Stay and accessibility

Little Paradise is located in Agardanda, a small coastal village located 9 kilometers south of Murud. The villa is approximately a four and a half hour drive from Mumbai. If you are traveling from Mumbai, then the Roha route is recommended rather than the Alibaug route. 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 plenty of space to run around and many indoor activities that will keep your children occupied. Since SaffronStays believes that holidays are about families bonding, we do not have any TV or WiFi in our Homes. The home has instead been stocked with books and board games such as Life, Monopoly, Chess, Carrom, Table Tennis and Darts. There is also a basic first-aid kit, stocked with Dettol, band-aids, etc., for minor injuries. Parents are advised to be cautious when allowing kids to run around. Kid-friendly menus (pastas, cornflakes, Bournvita milk, etc) are also available. These would need to requested in advance, preferably at the time of booking. In the case of infants, mothers will be permitted to use the kitchen to prepare their 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. Every pet will be charged at Rs. 500. 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.

Accommodation

You can book one room at a time, or all 3 cottages.

A single domestic help or domestic help 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, the second 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.

Parking for up to 4 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).

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.

The home is in a rural area of Maharashtra, powered by MSEB. In case of disruption of power due to fluctuation, we have a backup generator installed. However, this backup power does not support ACs or Geysers, and will also burn out beyond 4 hours of usage. Our homes are environment friendly, and we push our guests to be too. Please use electricity optimally at all times. The pleasant monsoon and oncoming winter season do not require any extreme cooling appliances.

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

Home-cooked meals will be available. All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) can be availed at the home for Rs 1200 per person, per day. Guests opting for Non-Vegetarian meals, should specify so, at the time of booking. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which is payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same. 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). Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which is payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same.

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.

Children up to the age of 6 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 6-11 shall be charged Rs 600 per day.

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 as well as will need to be requested in advance and will have to be paid at actuals. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which is payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same.

Yes, there is a steady water supply. If you wish to consume only sealed bottled water, please inform the caretaker of the same and pay him for the actuals on site, in cash.

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.

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). Various activities can be arranged for guests of SaffronStays Little Paradise with prior notice include - Candlelight dinner can be arranged for Rs 800 per couple. Bonfire and Barbecue can be arranged for Rs 800 per couple. Movie Screenings on a 120-inch projector screen can be arranged for Rs 1000. Private sailboats to visit Janjira can be arranged. The charges for the same are according to the seasonal rates.

There are no pool facilities at this villa.

This is a beachfront property. However, the beach can not be accessed due to construction work.

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

House Rules

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

Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly not inside the home. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside in the garden/lawn area. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry or loud music.

Check-in time at 1 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Please note that check-out timings are strict as we need to ready the rooms for our next booking. Guests are requested to respect the timing of other guests as well. In case you wish to check in a little early or check out a little late, do inform us at the time of booking. Additional charges will be applied. 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 and garden. 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.

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