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Olive Greens

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About the Home

  • Situated under the rugged Sahyadris, and a mere 2 hrs drive from Mumbai and 12 km from Karjat station, SaffronStays Olive Greens, a 4-bedroom pet-friendly pool villa in Karjat can be your next weekend getaway near Mumbai.
  • This private villa in Karjat with WiFi is ideal for a workation.
  • An exceptional example of what it's like to live in an army house, this beautiful farmhouse boasts of lush lawns with a towering Buddha statue right in front of the bungalow, spacious rooms, a private swimming pool and ample scenic scapes.
  • Next to the lawns is an in-home bar with a canopy. This private vacation home is an ideal venue for intimate celebrations, and team-outings for up to 100 people.
  • SaffronStays Olive Greens embraces contemporary design, cosy furnishings and handpicked accessories. With all the 4-bedrooms on the main floor, this home is ideal for elders too. The 2 rooms here have attached bathrooms and the other 2 rooms share a common bathroom
  • See nature unravel its true-blue glory from the elevated terrace overlooking the Sahyadris. On quiet nights, let fireflies and stars be your companions.
  • The 360° view of the surrounding greenery is sure to steal your heart. 
  • We bet you will spend all your time at the verandah outside soaking in the breathtaking view of the mountains.
  • Enjoy an evening outdoors playing badminton or cricket in the lawn with your folks.
  • The deck by the poolside is the ideal spot for some sundowner cocktails.
  • Enjoy barbeque evenings around a bonfire or relax under the canopy sharing stories with your loved ones.
  • The gorgeous and unusual Triveni tree in the property is sure to catch your attention.

    Capacity

    12 Guests for an overnight stay, 100 guests for day event.

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    Home-cooked Meals

    Veg (Not Jain) and Non-Veg meals are available at additional cost.
    Click here to view meal plans and pricing.

    Spotlight

    What it feels like staying at Olive Greens, Karjat

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    SaffronStays Care


    • Our dedicated caretaking and housekeeping staff will ensure you have a comfortable stay.
    • Savour delicious home-cooked Indian cuisine prepared by our in-home chef. 
    • The home has mesh fencing with security lights. 
    • We have installed CCTVs in the common areas.

    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 is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Pool timings are from 9 am - 7 pm.
    • 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.

    About the Property:
    • While 2 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, the 3rd and the 4th bedrooms have a shared bathroom.
    • A part of the road falling 10-15 minutes before the home is bumpy.
    • The pictures on the website were shot during monsoons. The surroundings may not match the pictures during the other seasons.
    • There are no restaurants in the neighbourhood and the nearby market is an hour away from home.
    • The low cell reception here makes this an ideal place to disconnect and unwind.
    • Outside meals are not allowed in the home.
    • Barbeque can be availed at an additional cost of Rs. 500 per person (Veg & Non-Veg).

    About the Locality:
    • Enjoy late night strolls and let fireflies be your guiding light. 
    • Bond with your folks over board games or have a friendly badminton match. The home also has a cricket set and a football. 
    • Go on a guided trail walk or trek to Kondane caves to explore the cultural heritage of Maharashtra. Or visit the nearby Ulhas river just (10 minutes). 
    • You can also explore the scenic meadows, just 10 minutes from the home. 

    Cancellation Policy


    Sleeping Arrangements

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

    Reviews

    4.7 (36)


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    Hardik
    19 Sep 2021

    Very good experience Mr sameer and his team were too good Should have more option in Fruits and food option

    SaffronStays Care Team

    It was a pleasure to host Mr Hardik. We shall certainly look into his suggestions.


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    Alka
    12 Sep 2021

    Scenic background, lots of open space, staff makes effort but they need to be trained more, they are attentive & helpful, food is good, hygiene needs to be worked upon - fly in tea, sugar.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    It was unfortunate that our staff could not control the fly falling into the tea which was of course reserved immediately. It is first time we have ever received a non professional feed back about our staff (request refer all the earlier reviews). We were unable to entertain guest's unacceptable request to treat full meal payment to half. Over all not a very encouraging experience with them.


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    Ridhi
    05 Sep 2021

    Very amazing stay in midst of nature Very courteous staff, very different experience during this pandemic times as you are in a bio bubble and no risk what so ever Very well maintained property and very peaceful

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Thanks a lot for your visit to our place. It was pleasure hosting you with little one. Look forward for your return....


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    Anurag
    31 Aug 2021

    Beautiful location, everything was perfect except the wifi. Given that there is very poor reception here, atleast the wifi needs to work properly. The host had arranged for a Jio dongle but that had a very limited range and was not always working. Other than that, everything was great

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Mr Anurag has been a wonderful guest. We fully appreciate his concern about WiFi problem. Though we have a dedicated leased fiber cable for the Farmhouse but at times there are certain breakdowns which are beyond control. Dongle as a back up will be further strengthened for future. Look forward to host you with family and friends in future as well.


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    Dr. Shaumil
    29 Aug 2021

    Beautiful place, nice and courteous staff especially Samir who is the caretaker of the property, a humble human being who accommodated all our requests and made our stay comfortable and memorable. A big FIVE star to the entire staff, meals and the property.


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    Harshad
    23 Aug 2021

    Good cozy villa. Enjoyed. Staff is really nice and helpful


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    Kiran
    22 Aug 2021

    Very homely atmosphere.


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    Parul
    20 Aug 2021

    The location is great. The best we could have asked for during the monsoon. The staff is helpful and pleasing. Samir ensured we also have a look around the villa to the Ulhas river. However the approach road to the villa is really bad. Better to have a SUV, Few things that can be better inside the villa- there needs to be a goodnight inside each room- loads of mosquitoes. Also the utensils can be cleaned better. We had to ask for them to be cleaned again


    Mihir
    16 Aug 2021

    The location and the staff were simply amazing. Service was provided with a smiling face everytime and we were well taken care of. No complaints about the staff at all. The property was not as exclusive it appeared in the pictures and the door know of one of the bathrooms was spoilt which caused a lot of trouble. All in all, we had a good time but we felt that the property was not worth the price paid.


    Tanmay
    09 Aug 2021

    Serene location with lots of space. Helpful staff and excellent meals.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Very nice to host Tanmay and family. Look forward to host them back again.


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    Lenita
    06 Aug 2021

    Excellent services


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    Avneet
    30 Jul 2021

    Awesome stay with family. Cozy home.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Wonderful family to host. Appreciate they liked the Olive Greens and cozy stay there.


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    Kishor
    27 Jul 2021

    An awesome place for a getaway and right in the greenery and the mountains and the village of Karjat. An awesome place for relaxation and I loved my time spent with my family. The staff at the villa is very helpful and warm. The food is good and homely food but very very expensively priced and the same applies for drivers food.


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    Aniket
    19 Jul 2021

    Beautiful property with excellent staff. We had a great time playing in the plunge pool and the well maintained lawn. The sit out area is a gr8 place to have food, enjoy the views and have family fun time…

    SaffronStays Care Team

    It was nice to host Mr Aniket and his friends at Olive Greens.


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    Viral
    16 Jul 2021

    Staff is excellent.. Chef Indian cuisine preparation is very good.. but needs training on other cuisines.. we had opted for Chinese for dinner and it was a disaster.. All other meals with Indian cuisines were excellent.. Found the Villa a bit overpriced.. The best part was service of entire team.. Specially Sameer the caretaker 1 extra star is for him.


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    Vishal
    13 Jul 2021

    Great service... Rooms are average Food is good Staff is very helpful


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    Rajiv
    06 Jul 2021

    The place is extremely beautiful with open view of rolling meadows and hills. The lawns are spacious and well maintained. The house is clean and well-appointed with WiFi modem, tv with cable, pressure pump, power backup etc. The caretaker and staff is available round the clock and take good care. We left a few things back and they took special care to ensure that we got it back. The attractions nearby including the Kondane caves and ulhas river and the treks in the hills kept us occupied. The house is a little small for such a large property and the living area and bedroom can feel a little cramped. Two of the bedrooms have a common toilet. The swimming pool is small and even though cleaned, the water was not clear (not sure what the issue was). The food is plentiful and made with good ingredients but lacks the skill of an adept chef. Beyond a day or two, it can get monotonous (though the cooks are willing to try their hand at variety for e.g. pasta, but lack the skill). Overall, it is a gem of a place in a quiet and restful corner of Karjat.


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    Nish
    18 Jun 2021

    The place is beautiful with an amazing view and serene surroundings. Sameer and his team made sure our stay was comfortable and we are well looked after. Good destination for a weekend getaway.


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    YOGESH
    13 Jun 2021

    We had absolutely fantastic experience. The villa n it’s surroundings were breathtaking n beautiful. The staff Samir , Mama , Rawat were very courteous n the service was spot on . There’s absolutely no room for any complaints n we are definitely coming back again

    SaffronStays Care Team

    It was indeed a great pleasure to host Dr Yogesh. We appreciate the way he encouraged the staff and liked our villa. We look forward to welcome him back.


    Viraj
    11 Jun 2021

    The saty was great, we faced a minor problem due to power shortage and sudden rains. But the staff handled it well and they were available 24/7

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Guest, whom any one would love to host. Very quiet, humble and kind individuals. Look forward for their return to the property very eagerly.


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    Vishal
    06 Jun 2021

    The staff was really welcoming and warm.....we enjoyed every moment spent. Thank you to the whole team.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Very simple, friendly and cooperative guest. Appreciate their dealing with staff very humbly and patiently. Would love to host them again.....


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    Akash
    29 Mar 2021

    Very nice place qnd staff. Friendly caretaker. Went out of their way to make the stay nice for us. Only request is if a proper wireless Internet can be provided. Lovely place to detox over the weekend

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Dear Akash, Thanks for taking out the time to review us. Glad to know you enjoyed the place and our hospitality. Basis your feedback, we have installed a fiber optics cable for a steady internet connection. We hope you give us another chance to host you and your loved ones, soon :)


    Sumit
    10 Feb 2021

    If you want to take a breather from the hustle bustle of Mumbai (and you love your pet too much to leave him/her behind), Olive Greens presents a great home away from home. I could never imagine that such a picturesque place exists at just a 2 hour drive from Mumbai - located in a quintessential Indian rural setting at the foothills of Sahyadris and fortunately too far for the dreaded disease to have made a mark. The actual living space at the Colonel' farmhouse (renamed Olive Greens) is probably slightly smaller than you would ideally like it to be but the overall property including the garden area etc. is expansive enough with a breathtaking view of the mountains. While Chochi Wadi may not necessarily ring a bell, but it does have pieces of history and adventure (Kondana caves, Baba Gambhirnath samadhi and caves, temples etc.) intertwined for folks who want to put the extra effort (a fair bit of effort for city dwellers like me but definitely worth it).. But as they say good behavior and great food can conquer any heart (albeit sometimes through the stomach), the three muketeers – Samir, Inder ji and Mama look like an indispensable team who have kept the Saffron banner flying high and have impressed one and all. Inder Ji’s lip smacking food (the real Maharaj); Mama’ ever-smiling face (along with Mami’ hospitality at her home) and exuberance, and Samir’ calm persona and willingness to go the extra mile – all three of them epitomizing the spirit of “Atithi Devo Bhava”, made a world of difference and made us feel at home, away from home. Off course, there are a few things that still can be improved – proper fencing and security, upgrade of the bathrooms (exhausts etc.) and the garden area, creating proper lawns etc. But if you desire a lazy weekend getaway, waking-up in the lap of the mountains, gorging on some yummylicious sumptuous Indian food, enjoying your children and pet getting tired with acres of playground, not zooming / Teaming, not having to dress-up every morning to do the tourist’e things and for most parts not depriving your body of oxygen hiding behind a mask…just relaaaaxxxxxx and absorb nature with a rustic twist…book your stays now… Thank you once again to the 3 musketeers and Team Saffronstays for making our first ever homestay really special and creating these moments which we hope to cherish forever..


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    Aaditya
    01 Feb 2021

    The staff at the property are very nice and took great care of us during the stay. The SaffronStays team was not very helpful. We had an issue at the property and they did not offer to help resolve - in fact they were not even reachable!


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    Jay
    26 Jan 2021

    Had a lot of fun.A very nice place for your dog as well.The staff is very caring and make you feel at home.Overall a very good experience.Might visit again soon..


    Sagar
    08 Jan 2021

    Very helpful staff and the chief was very friendly and excellent .Approach road is difficult to navigate and I recommend anyone visiting this villa to connect with the caretaker before reaching there so as to avoid any confusion

    SaffronStays Care Team

    It was a pleasure to host them at Olive Greens.


    Ashish
    30 Dec 2020

    Although the staff is good, the property is a bit basic for the amount of money that was charged


    Sachin
    27 Dec 2020

    Very good and caring staff. Property location has very patchy road and the property is being upgraded. But was still nice and homely. We had a good time


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    HITEN
    26 Dec 2020

    The staff was very cooperative and took care of our every need. It was a very relaxing holiday .

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Very polite and simple person. He has been extremely gentle and cooperative with staff. Thanks. Great host such guests.


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    Amit
    20 Dec 2020

    Best part was the host team and the front porch. Team took good care of our requirements. Safety could be improved a bit by keeping a proper security guard as the area is secluded. Lastly, farm house pricing is high as the living area is small for a bigger group.


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    Nirav
    07 Dec 2020

    We had a very pleasant experience with our stay at Olive Greens. The property is clean and well maintained (even though it isn’t expansive, especially the pool being quite small). The food was quite good, and the staff led by Sameer were very courteous, prompt and accommodating. Couple of areas that they could do better in: (a) Wifi availability - with telecom network poor, wifi does become important and it was quite patchy (b) Mask adherence - the staff was very focused on hygiene, but had to be often reminded to properly wear masks, especially indoors. This is especially relevant for conservative folks travelling with elderly people, like us. Overall, no major complaints and loved the enthusiasm and service-focus of the staff

    SaffronStays Care Team

    They have been very polite and extremely wonderful to host at Olive Geena. The staff was much obliged with their kind nature and support.


    Srikanth
    04 Dec 2020

    We visited saffron stays , Olive green, Karjat from dec 2 to dec 4. The property was well maintained and the caretaker was very supportive in making our stay comfortable. The food prepared was also very good and we all enjoyed our stay here.


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    Sandeep
    30 Nov 2020

    We had a pleasant stay. The facilities were clean and the food was prepared as per our taste with less oil and less spices. Our family had a really good time

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Very fine people to interact with.


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    Radhika
    22 Nov 2020

    The staff and the service was great, the cook made some delicious meals. The property has beautiful rugged views of the mountains. The only drawback was that the pool size was smaller than we expected.


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    Pankti
    19 Nov 2020

    Good place to stay with family. Meals r yummy and caretaker is great. They made our stay very comfortable


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    Shanto
    08 Nov 2020

    Excellent arrangements...fabulous property. Lovely rooms. Enjoyed a lot. Special attraction was the space allotted outside the villa. You can play, swim, barbeque and dance. Awesome experience.


    Arvind
    11 Oct 2020

    Property is not worth for the money that we have spent for 3 nights i.e. 76K Approach Road to property is also pathetic. There is nothing to do in the property except indoor games. Anyway food was good and staff was also good.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    We thank you for rating the property Four star and appreciating the food, housekeeping, hygiene and safety. A heartfelt thank you to your son for leaving the encouraging video for us. It is unfortunate that you could not explore the nearby attractions like Kondane caves, Ullhas river, tracking routes and bird watching greens due to rains and weather conditions. We do have out door sports activities like cricket, football, badminton and swimming pool etc but may be due to rains you couldn’t make use of the same. Wishing you many interesting holidays with Saffronstays.


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    Monika
    05 Oct 2020

    The location is beautiful. The staff is courteous. They could probably be told to clean washrooms more. The common bath needs some upgrading. Please do consider improving the wifi. While the cook is good, the chicken was prepared in the same way for all meals.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Monika, Thanks for your feedback. You were one of our first guests at this villa and this definitely helps us improve. I am glad that overall you had a good experience and liked the villa and the view. Yes, we will surely work on training the caretaker for more variety in food preparations.Cleanliness is very important to us and he does clean up the place once a day. We can surely ask him to check with guests if they wish to have the washrooms cleaned up more often. We look forward to having you stay over again.


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