12 Guests for an overnight stay, 100 guests for day event.
Meals are available at additional cost.
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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
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 :)
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..
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!
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..
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
It was a pleasure to host them at Olive Greens.
Although the staff is good, the property is a bit basic for the amount of money that was charged
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
The staff was very cooperative and took care of our every need. It was a very relaxing holiday .
Very polite and simple person. He has been extremely gentle and cooperative with staff. Thanks. Great host such guests.
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.
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
They have been very polite and extremely wonderful to host at Olive Geena. The staff was much obliged with their kind nature and support.
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.
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
Very fine people to interact with.
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.
Good place to stay with family. Meals r yummy and caretaker is great. They made our stay very comfortable
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.