SaffronStays Master's Courtyard - Gholvad, Maharashtra

Master's Courtyard - Gholvad, Maharashtra

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Quick Takeaways

  • Nestled in the Chickoo bowl of Maharashtra - Gholvad, SaffronStays Master's Courtyard is a 3 hour drive from Mumbai, and just 15 minutes away from Bordi beach.

  • Surrounded by chickoo orchards, this 4 bedroom Parsi-style home exudes an earthy vibe and is adorned with the owner’s personal collection of artefacts from his travels across the world.

  • The highlights of this pet friendly home are the cosy courtyard that has been planted with palm trees and bamboo trees, and the owner's paintingsat his studio on the 1st floor of the home.

  • What's more? Visit the beautiful Aswali Dam that is less than 30 mins away, organise a workshop with the famous Warli artist to learn more about this art form or stop by Vrindavan Studios where the TV epic Ramayana was shot.

  • Another interesting spot is a pristine secret beach that you can access by passing through a forest of Eucalyptus trees, 10 mins from the home on the road to Dahanu. 

  • While breakfast is provided at the home, your can also visit the restaurants in the village to try out authentic local delicacies.

Jul 2017

We were looking for nice cozy place for the weekend getaway and this was just a perfect place for it. The place is well maintained and the staff and the owners are extremely warm. Would definitely recommend this place ... :)...

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Jun 2017

I run a company called The Travel of Art. I had organised an Art Tour for our group with stay at Master's Courtyard. All the guests had a great time there. They loved the place and its comfort. All guests were especially happy with the hospitality provided by the house owners and the staff. All in all, it was a lovely weekend for our guests....

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Feb 2017

The location,place without a doubt is beautiful,peaceful and clean,the host provided detailed directions and information about the restaurants nearby and the places to visit,hospitality was extremely perfect the caretaker was very warm and friendly and very trustworthy and helpful,the house was to die for and was a perfect detox vacation for all of us and i would recommend this lesser known location as a weekend gateway and staying here was a perfect choice and worth every rupee,for sure visiting here gain and recommending it to others....

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Jan 2017

Porus and his wife were gracious hosts. My friends and I enjoyed our stayed. They ensured that everything we needed was provided. The villa itself is beautiful and well kept. I wish we could have spent a few more nights at the villa. ...

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Dec 2016

Hi all, Me and my fiance went to Masters Paeridaeza Farm on 03-12-2016 and stayed there for 3 days 2 nights. i have to say this is a MUST STAY place. We , Who stays in city will get to stay in many 5 star or 4 star  Hotels but for Nature Friendly place, we always have to search a lot. Those are planning to.....this is highly recommended. Me and my fiance will never forget this villa.. Will always have great memories of time spent here. ...

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Nov 2016

Great place and amazing hosts! If you are looking for a quiet place to relax over the weekend, away from the hustle & bustle of the city, this is a great option - Simple, spacious and memorable. I stayed the weekend with Family - elders and kids - and everyone enjoyed it. Expect a laid back weekend, surrounded by nature and some great conversations with the host. The hosts are very warm and welcoming. They were gracious enough to share their house, their stories and ensured we had a great stay. Recommended for folks looking to enjoy a nice, relaxed weekend. One thing to watch out for - mosquitoes. They do provide mosquito repellents in each room but maybe carry a mosquito repellent cream if you are a mosquito Magnets :) I have found that any place that's surrounded by nature does tend to have mosquitoes, so keep that in mind. Overall a Fun and memorable experience. ...

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May 2016

A wonderful fun filled stay and an excellent host! Indeed a memorable stay at the bungalow. The architecture of the first level which houses all common spaces was excellent and made the stay even more memorable. The only reason why 1 star is removed from the overall rating is issues with the air conditioner. However, the host went out of his way to help us out on this front and is looking into the issue.No other complaints. ...

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  • 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
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels and Toiletries
  • Inverter
  • 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
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SaffronStays Recommends

- Craving for some Dhansak or Patra ni Machhi? Relish traditional Parsi meals at the home. (A minimum 2 days' notice is needed to arrange this. Guests are requested to inform about this in advance.)

About the Home

Come rejuvenate your spirits in a quiet, eco-friendly environment, surrounded by lush greenery and chikoo orchards. Gholvad, being a relatively unexplored beach destination 45 minutes away from Dahanu, is the perfect summer getaway.

A charming four bedroom homestay located 15 minutes from Gholvad beach, SaffronStays Master's Courtyard is ideal for families looking to escape the city for a weekend. Relax with your loved ones in our comfy living room, lounge in the inflatable pool, gear up for a cosy tete-a-tete on our indoor swing or explore the owner’s personal collection of artefacts adorning the private courtyard.

Known as the ‘Chikoo Bowl’ of Maharashtra, Gholvad is famous for its chikoo orchards and ancient Parsi-Irani bungalows. Stroll between rows and rows of orchards, admire the architecture of old Parsi houses and fall in love with the raw beauty of the place (untouched by industrial development). One can also stop by a tribal home and check out the Warli paintings adorning the house or stop by Vrindavan Studios where the TV epic Ramayana was shot. For the foodies, we recommend checking out the local eateries for delicious Parsi food and Taari (a famous drink that Parsis would choose over tea, any day).

Please Note

Smoking inside the villa is strictly prohibited

Meal arrangements

Breakfast is inclusive in the tariff. Meals are not provided on-site, guests can explore the various restaurants around the home. At a minimum notice of 2 days, traditional Parsi meals can be arranged.

How to get there

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Expressway is fairly good but guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip.

If you're traveling by train, Gholvad and Bordi are the closest stations to our farmhouse. If you're travelling by bus, you should alight at Bhilad instead.


There is a caretaker onsite.

Yes, we do allow unmarried couples. They should both be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

Absolutely, but all guests have to be adults and government-approved Photo IDs that clearly show the address must be provided to the caretaker during Check-in

Stay and accessibility

Our home is located along the coastal road to Gholvad. As you enter Gholvad, simply turn right towards the village. Once you turn, take the next first right. You will hit a small road that will lead you straight to the farmhouse.

Yes, our Home is child friendly.

Yes, our home is senior citizen friendly. Railing supports have been placed on all the staircases and the bathrooms are furnished with anti-skid floors. There are four bedrooms (two on the ground floor and two on the first floor). The ground floor rooms are easily accessible to senior citizens.

Unfortunately, our home is not wheelchair accessible.

No, this villa is not pet friendly. Please note that there are a few pets present on the property but rest assured, they will not disturb your stay.

Room specifics

Six extra floor mattresses can be provided. Every room has extra bedding for additional people.

Every room has been furnished with a queen sized bed with bed sheets being changed every third day.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. To avoid hygiene issues, we do not provide towels.

Yes, three of our bedrooms are air-conditioned.

There is WiFi available. There's also 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 inverter 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.

All of the rooms have been furnished with All-out machines. Guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30 pm to avoid mosquitoes. If needed, the caretaker has Odomos on site.

Food and Beverages

Tariff is inclusive of only breakfast which will be provided onsite. Lunch/dinner can be ordered in from nearby restaurants. Please note that meals cannot be served or eaten in the bedrooms. Tea/coffee is complimentary only with breakfast. During the rest of the day, tea/coffee will be served at an additional cost, to be paid to the caretaker onsite in cash.

Excluding breakfast, meals are not served onsite. There is a standard breakfast available.

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

Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. However, should the guests want to order in, the caretaker has food menus for you to order in.

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, we allow alcohol consumption, within limits.


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.

Things to do

Bordi beach and Gholvad beach are close to the villa. Guests can also wander around the chikoo orchards, admiring vintage Parsi houses. Key tourist spots around the area are Zai (famous for hundreds of fishing boats), the scenic Asvali Dam, the Kalpataru Botanical Gardens at Umergaon, Vrindavan Studios (where the TV epic Ramayana was shot) and a tribal village home to the Warli tribe.

There are no pool facilities at this villa.

With Gholvad being a relatively unexplored beach destination, there are two or three beaches nearby worth visiting. Bordi beach is fairly clean and secluded. Chikla beach is quite close to the villa and Gholvad beach is approximately a 15 minute walk away. While all three beaches are safe, parents are advised to accompany their children.

There are two beaches nearby. Bordi beach is fairly clean and secluded. Gholvad is approximately a 15 minute walk from the villa. While the beaches are safe, parents are advised to accompany their children.

House Rules

Playing loud music is permitted during the day and early evenings only. During nights, guests are requested to respect our neighbors and keep the noise levels mild and within the villa.

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

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

As required by law, all adults have to provide their government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in. Your co-operation is of utmost importance to us.

No. Guests will only be able to access common areas on the property such as the living room, garden, 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.


No. The local caretaker and his family take care of security. There are also vigilant dogs on the property.

No, there are no CCTV cameras installed.

Yes, stray dogs can enter the premises on rare occasions. Should this happen, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, Crocin etc.


The villa has separate accommodation for upto 2 drivers, chargeable at INR 1000 per day. Meals must be paid for in cash, on site. There is no separate accommodation available for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.

There is no separate accommodation available for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.

Yes, parking is available on the property itself.

Yes, a day picnic for up to 20 people can be organised. However, overnight accommodation can be arranged for a maximum of 12 individuals only. Guests will be permitted to use the home and its amenities during the duration of their stay. Please call our call centre for specially curated packages for your event/picnic.

Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Please note that a maximum of 12 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit may be applied. Any other 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. Please note that a maximum of 12 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit may be applied. Any other 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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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
Num of Rooms 4
Security Deposit (per Room booked) 2000
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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