Nandanvan Estate

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About the Home

  • How about you ditch your daily morning ritual of sitting in your living room, sipping coffee and head to a coffee estate near Kodaikanal instead? If this sounds like an idea, SaffronStays Nandanvan Estate is where you should be.
  • Engulfed in a 35-acre organic coffee plantation, take an assisted tour of the estate where coffee is not just grown using rainwater harvesting but also roasted. 
  • Run by third generation of coffee growers, the coffee estate was established with a single goal: To enjoy an exceptional cup of coffee with friends while protecting the environment.
  • Choose from over 200 books stacked in the library here. Experience the much-needed quietude with people who you vibe with. Enjoy a leisurely trek in the estate and plan a picnic by the stream. De-stress by playing with the 2 adorable pet dogs in the lawn.  
  • Birdwatchers, keep your binoculars handy and be ready to spot around 30-40 species of birds. You may even spot a herd of elephants, bison or mouse deer as you trek through the woods.
  • Meant for the thinking souls who love to sit back and enjoy reading a novel while enjoying their cuppa, this 3-bedroom vacation home is draped with climbers and surrounded by flowering plants. Right choice when all you want to do is nothing...
  • Relax in the gazebo with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and admire the striking views of the lush green mountains with fog as the icing on the cake. Our friends had a tough time trying to move us from here. 
  • Enjoy healthy home-cooked meals prepared using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Try out South-Indian style dishes as well as Mixed Veg Gravy, Veg Biryani, Chicken Biryani and Chicken Fry with your group in the dining area. 


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    Meals are available at additional cost.
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    What it feels like staying at Nandanvan Estate, Kodaikanal

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    SaffronStays Care

    • Our onsite caretaker will not only welcome with his warm hospitality but also show you around. 
    • Enjoy healthy home-cooked meals prepared using locally sourced fresh ingredients by our in-home cook, Velankani. Try out South-Indian style dishes as well as Mixed Veg Gravy, Veg Biryani, Chicken Biryani and Chicken Fry with your group in the dining area. 
    • There are no CCTV cameras installed on the premises.
    • The villa is located in a gated complex.

    Things to know before booking

    Check-In and Check-Out:
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.

    House Rules:
    • Outside food is not allowed in the villa.
    • Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen except for infants with prior permission.
    • Guests cannot invite other guests and day visitors during their stay.
    • Bachelor groups & stag parties are not allowed.
    • We do not encourage parties and late-night revelry. Loud music is not permitted beyond 10 pm.
    • Consumption of alcohol is permitted only within limits.
    • Illegal activities including but not limited to carrying/consuming drugs/narcotics and carrying firearms/weapons are prohibited on the property. Management reserves the right to report any such activities to local authorities.
    • Guests are prohibited from smoking and setting up hookahs in the rooms/villa/lawns.
    • The pool (if present) is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Guests are requested to take care of all personal valuables. Management is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any items.
    • As required by law, every guest above 18 years must carry government-approved photo ID proof, that shows address. We accept only Aadhar Cards, Driving Licenses and Passports.
    • Inappropriate behaviour or violation of any of the above House Rules will invite a polite refusal to accept a Booking. If already checked in, Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.
    • No crackers or colours are permitted in this home.
    • All payments for booking the villa, including meals will have to be pre-paid prior to checkin. Security Deposit collected during booking will be returned during check-out or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out, provided no damages are observed. To avoid inconvenience, we will not be accepting cash onsite for any reasons henceforth.
    • Security deposit is to be paid two days prior to check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out. Please Note: The Security Deposit is subject to change depending upon the number of nights and the group size. Please check with your holiday advisor at the time of booking.

    About the Property:
    • For all the necessary COVID-19 related updates, please check with the caretaker as you book. 
    • Guests can avail a tour of the coffee plantation.
    • All three bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
    • Bonfire can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs. 1000
    • Guests with pets need to pay Rs. 500 per pet per night. 
    • Pets are not allowed on any furniture.
    • Pet owners need to carry food and bedding for their pets. In case you need help with pet food, the caretaker will be available to cook and payment for the same needs to be done as per actuals, at the property itself. 
    • Pets will not be allowed in the kitchen or the dining hall.

    About the Locality:
    • Visit the serene Kodaikanal Lake and Silver Cascade Falls, which are both just 20 to 30 minutes from the villa.
    • The Kurinji Andavar Temple is half an hour from the villa. With weather that’s pleasant all through the year, it’s true when they say there’s no right time to visit the right place.
    • There is a river nearby and the house is engulfed in coffee plantations you may want to take a tour of. You can also visit Kodaikanal town. The estate has multiple trails, where guests can trek.

    Cancellation Policy

    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    Additional mattresses available


    4.7 (29)

    Hari (4)
    22 May 2022

    Food quality should be improved for such high money collected. Very less menu and some dishes the can’t cook well.

    Lakshman (3.8)
    29 Mar 2022

    Place needs renovation. It’s a lot run down than what’s in the pictures. Moreover, Goibibo were promoting this particular villa with video of a pool when there is no pool in this villa. Make sure you check on that too.

    Shaheen (4.5)
    28 Mar 2022

    Quiet ambiance and very natural

    Hundal (5)
    27 Feb 2022

    It is excellent stay,

    Meetu (5)
    31 Jan 2022

    Loved the stay. Roxy and April( the canines at Nandanvan) will always have a piece of my heart. Situated within the hills on a 40 acre land, it’s an experience in itself and provides privacy for a family and have experiences - the trek, picnic by the stream, forest walk. John, the manager, selvi - the cook, everyone is kind and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

    PRADHEEP (3.8)
    11 Jan 2022

    No security during night 2) when power went off during night, there was no UPS backup- alarming 3) Menu card can be given which will minimise the work of both the guests and house keeping people 4) subsidy for Driver's meals

    Suhas (4.8)
    03 Jan 2022

    We went on new year's Eve so we found it to be too pricey and we had to shell out more. But otherwise on a normal day this place is bang on every penny spent. Property has a beautiful trail and scenic views all around. Only downside being it is 15 km away from kodai and in seclusion so in case of any need and if sightseeing is planned it takes toll on your short vacation But the beauty of the property does nearly compensate for all of it. Just come and enjoy the laidback life

    Pooja (5)
    31 Dec 2021

    Excellent service and food. Mr. John was very pleasant and kind and hosted us very well. Place was very clean. Food was delicious. We had the best time and trip ever.

    PULKIT (5)
    27 Dec 2021

    It's an amazing place to stay in Kodaikanal. Welcoming staff, beautiful property with serene view, delicious food

    Kathan (4.8)
    25 Dec 2021

    Had a wonderful experience at the estate. The caretaker (John) & team were very friendly & helpful. Would recommend the property.

    Prince (5)
    17 Dec 2021

    Had an amazing experience. Great hospitality

    Priyaj (4.8)
    11 Dec 2021

    Amazing property!

    Manali (4.5)
    08 Nov 2021

    Instantly loved the Nandanvan estate when I walked in the property was quaint and beautiful.My family and I enjoyed the simple and minimalist decor.A few things I think could be improved on however include: 1.Vegetarian Barbeque We asked the cooks at the property to prepare this one day and the food was fully raw. 2.Service The caretaker at the property repeatedly provided us with sweet lime juice despite us asking for orange juice. The food was overall quite good besides the above mentioned points.The Nandan coffee served at the property was delicious as well.A true delight was the two dogs at the property roaming about.

    Divya (5)
    25 Oct 2021

    We had a wonderful stay at Nandavanan estate. John caretaker was extremely helpful and available at all times. The food was extremely well done hygeinic and tasty. The cook and housekeeping staff were willing to do whatever we requested. The location is beautiful, serene and calm. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Kodaikanal.

    Suranya (4.8)
    05 Oct 2021

    Amazing stay, breathtaking view, special care by the staff, beautiful place.

    Sameer (4.5)
    18 Sep 2021

    Food was good but it’s very costly

    Amrut (5)
    09 Aug 2021

    The best vibes I have ever felt.

    Mahesh kumar (4.8)
    02 Aug 2021

    Pls try to install an electric fence for the safety of guests

    Dhriti (4.8)
    21 Jul 2021

    Wonderful property for a small group get away. The staff is courteous and professional. Food is amazing ans overall the place puts a smile on your face every time you think of it. Thanks Saffron stays for making this happen.

    Keerthi Abirami (4.8)
    15 Jul 2021

    Had an amazing time. It was a pleasant stay.

    Karthick (5)
    12 Apr 2021

    Wonderful place Very helpful and friendly staff Will definitely visit again

    Zohra (5)
    01 Apr 2021

    We had the most relaxing and rejuvenating holiday at Nandanvan Estate. The scenic and beautiful nature, the aesthetic villa with its comfortable clean living areas, the delicious local food prepared by the cooks and John ( caretaker) fulfilling our every need and request made our stay most memorable. Ideal getaway from the COVID stress and isolate yourself in the wonderful cozy nest of natural surroundings.

    Mahalingam (5)
    30 Mar 2021

    Excellent location Care taker john took care of us very much

    Anoop (5)
    01 Mar 2021

    We had a wonderful time and will be back soon.

    Shweta (4.8)
    15 Feb 2021

    Pleasent stay, well maintained property, delicious n hygienic food, but there was a lack of privacy.🙂

    Bharath (5)
    20 Jan 2021

    One of the best places I have ever visited would like to visit again

    ARUN (4.5)
    17 Nov 2020

    Amazing place

    Priyanth (4.5)
    24 Oct 2020

    An adventurous stay.

    Rahul (5)
    11 Nov 2019

    Stay - 9/10 Food - 9/10 Hospitality - 10/10 Staff - 10/10 Ambience - 10/10 The property was great and met the expectations. John and his team made the stay very comfortable and took care of all our needs. Thank You looking forward to visit again. : )

    28 May 2022

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    You will have to pay a refundable security deposit of 5,000 per room