SaffronStays Odeon - Khandala, Maharashtra

Odeon - Khandala, Maharashtra

Quick Takeaways

  • SaffronStays Odeon is one of the few remaining grand vacation homes designed using art-deco architecture, a design style widely popular in the '20s and '30s.
  • This 4-bedroom heritage home, combined with modern amenities and luxuries located in Khandala, near Ryewood Park.
  • Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor, and two bedrooms on the first floor. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
  • Your stay would be incomplete without a midnight dip in the cantilevered pool.
  • Indulge in a game of table tennis or have a laid back evening in the sprawling verandah. If you want to step out, a walk through the 2-acre estate will take you through a canopy of forested trees, terraced gardens and fruit trees.
  • The trained Caretaker, Cook and Housekeeping Staff will ensure that you enjoy a hassle-free stay and enjoy tasty home-cooked meals.
  • Ideal for celebrations, because:
  1. You can organise a kitty party brunch with your girls in the sprawling lawns with a garden party table set-up. Owing to its large living room and huge lawns, the home can host anywhere between 75 to 100 guests for a day event.  
  2. Relive those terrace parties with your friends by personalising the rooftop area. Comfy mattresses and cushions, a barbecue set-up and beverages of your choice, music and lights that suits your mood - everything you need for a laid-back, intimate get-together
  3. Amidst plenty of greens and the cantilevered pool blues, bond with your group for jungle-esque quietude and some well-deserved pampering. Post a swim, enjoy some foot massage in the lounger by the pool.
Feb 2020

We had a great time and the staff at the villa was very helpful. All the area of the property including bathrooms bedrooms pool area everything was clean and maintained. ...

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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
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
Map view

SaffronStays Recommends

- Admire the art-deco architecture, a popular design style of 20's and 30's that uses sleek geometric or stylized forms
- Walk through the terraced gardens and fruit trees that form a canopy over the estate
- Indulge in a game of table tennis or have a laid back evening in the sprawling verandah
- Take a swim by moonlight in the cantilevered pool in Lonavala

About the Home

Engulfed in lush green forest trees, this villa in Lonavala, SaffronStays- Odeon, is a 4 bedroom home. The exteriors display art-deco styled architecture, reminiscent of an era by-gone. This villa is the perfect combination of old-world charm of wooden stair-case posts and charming verandahs, with modern amenities like private pool, and stylish bathrooms. The interiors are modern, flaunting a flawless look with wooden decor. This vacation rental in Lonavala houses everything that is necessary for a comfortable time. It is well furnished with a living room, 4 bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, a private cantilever pool, balcony, seating areas and a fun game area!

The living area is adorned with delicate chandeliers and a simple wooden showcase. You can enjoy mouthwatering delicacies in the adjacent dining area. If sightseeing is on your mind, then explore the beautiful Buddhist sculptures at Kalra caves which are just half an hour drive from the villa.

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 which burns out beyond 6 hours of usage. So, it will be turned off after every 2 hours for 30 minutes in order for it to be used throughout the day.

Meal arrangements

Meals are provided at an extra cost. We provide healthy home-cooked meals. We recommend you to try our chef's speciality in Maharashtran cuisines.

Click here to view the sample menu.

Meal Charges All Meals (₹)
Adult - Veg1500
Adult - Non Veg1800
Children - Veg750
Children - Non Veg750

Charges Available at Dinner (₹)

These are all charges Per Person, Per Night (Excluding GST)

Stay and accessibility

From Pune airport take Bengaluru - Mumbai Highway. Get on the Tata Power Plant road. Turn left onto Tata Power Plant road. Pass by Velvet County Resort & Spa, Lonavala - Khandala on the right. Continue straight, you will reach the villa in 5 minutes.

Yes, our home is child-friendly. There is plenty of space to run around and many indoor activities that will keep your children occupied. Did we mention the pool for hours of endless fun?

Yes, our home is senior citizen friendly. The home has 2 bedrooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible by seniors. Both rooms have private attached bathrooms. Large lawns and large verandahs are perfect for guests of all ages to run and play or lounge and chat

No, our home is not wheelchair accessible. There are 3-4 steps to the ground floor of the villa.

No, this is not a pet-friendly villa.


No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.

Driver accommodation is available for 2 people at an additional charge of Rs. 500 excluding meals.

Free parking is available onsite for upto 4 cars.

Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities.

Yes, we do allow small events/ photo shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. 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 small events/ photo shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. 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]

There is a caretaker and cook onsite to handle housekeeping, and serve fresh, home cooked meals

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

Room specifics

4 extra mattresses can be arranged at the villa. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.

Our bedrooms have queen-sized/double beds.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, towels, pool towels etc.

Yes, all of our bedrooms are air-conditioned.

There is WiFi available. There's also adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.

Yes, we have a backup genset in case of power failure. Guests are requested to switch off the ACs during power outages as it consumes more power. Khandala is blessed with cool temperatures through the year

Food and Beverages

Guests are allowed to access the kitchenette on the 1st floor at an additional service charge of Rs. 600. Outside food is not allowed.

Yes, you can use the fridge in the kitchen to store food/beverages.

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ice stocked in the fridge. For extra ice required, guests may need to pay charges to procure ice from outside.

Meals are provided onsite at extra cost. For your convenience, please pre-book your meals. Please be mindful of the meal timings, so that our staff has adequate time to prepare. Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and afternoon tea time. If you would like tea/coffee during the day, this will be arranged at an additional charge.

We offer simple, freshly cooked meals. There is a standard menu available. You can inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences (veg/non-veg), specific dietary requirements, etc. We also serve BBQ at extra charge of Rs.500 per head.

Fish is normally not easily available in Khandala. Mutton could be arranged , but charged extra at cost. Please do inform the caretaker in advance to make necessary arrangements.


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.

Meals have to be pre-booked for your convenience. Other items procured extra, like extra ice, mutton, or cold drinks etc have to settled at the site in cash.

A security deposit of Rs. 15000 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. Alternatively, at some villas, we have a facility to block credit card at check-in. Please check with our care team on this before check-in

Things to do

The property is a retreat in itself. Our guests love to spend time lounging in the sun on the lawns in mornings; long afternoon siestas for the tired souls followed by a swim in the pool, walk in the estate; and finally evenings are reserved for board games and long conversations.

Yes, there is a private pool at the villa. It is 4.5 feet in depth

House Rules

Given the location of our home, guests are requested not to play loud music but rather enjoy the quiet and peace of the estate.

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 neighbouring properties under any circumstances. We request our guests to respect the privacy and personal space of our neighbours.


There is a watchman at the Home.

Yes, our home has a stone wall surrounding the premises.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kit onsite.

The villa is well lit up. There is enough lighting even in the surrounding areas i.e lawns, grounds.

Yes, there are CCTV cameras installed at the entrance, in the balcony and in the verandah.

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

How to get there

While roads connecting to the property are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip. Our home is cool and breezy round the year, so you could visit at anytime.

If you are travelling by train you can take an auto to the property. If you are coming by bus, the nearest bus stop is the Lonavala bus stop.

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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 1
Num of Rooms 4
Security Deposit (per Room booked) 3750
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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