Parsi Manor

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Parsi Manor is a 4-bedroom villa for rent in Matheran, Maharashtra.
  • This private villa built in the 20th-century is located in Matheran, perfect for your do-nothing, lazy holiday.
  • There are four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The villa has old-world style poster beds, a large dining table and lazy-armed chairs in the verandah for you to relax and unwind.
  • The chef here will treat you to scrumptious and authentic Parsi and Mahrashtrian cuisine. 
  • Ideal for: Intimate celebrations with your family, the villa can host up to 15 people for an overnight stay. 
  • This villa is 1km from the Matheran Railway Station towards Charlotte Lake.
  • Come here to disconnect- There is no TV, barely any cell reception and virtually no way to communicate, except with each other and nature.

    Capacity

    16 Guests for an overnight stay, 15 guests for day event.

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    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 Parsi Manor, Matheran

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    • Santosh is one of our longest-serving caretakers and pampers guests throughout their stay. 
    • Kunda learnt Parsi-style cuisine at a young age from her parents who were servicing a Parsi family at that time. Her dhaansak is a guest-favourite.

    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.
    • No crackers or colours are permitted in this home.

    About the Property:
    • 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.
    • The Kitchen and living room area is open till 10:00 pm only. If guests wish to access the area post 10 pm, they can pay the caretaker Rs 500 per hour. Please note this service cannot be extended beyond 12 midnight.
    • The meal timings that need to be strictly adhered to are- Breakfast from 9 am to 10.30 am. Lunch from 12.30 pm to 2 pm. High tea from 5 pm to 6 pm. Dinner from 8:30 pm to 10 pm.
    • The Caretaker will be available from 8 am to 10 pm. Pre and post these hours, Rs 500 per hour needs to be paid in cash to him.

    About the Locality:
    • Visit some of the popular scenic points like Charlotte Lake, Louisa Point, One Tree Hill Point, Matheran Observatory and Lord Nowroji Garden.
    • For adventurous souls, there is paragliding and zip-lining.
    • Since vehicles are banned, the pure air and verdant nature is perfect for some trekking.
    • Shop for leather products and chikkis at the local bazaar.

    Cancellation Policy


    Sleeping Arrangements

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

    Reviews

    4.8 (52)


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    Rahul (4.5)
    18 Jan 2022

    The property is beautiful.....very elegant and classy....the location is also spot on.....neither too close nor too far from the market....the caretakers are also very sweet...the non-veg Parsi meal was delicious....had a hearty dinner and breakfast....overall a great stay


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    Radhika (5)
    16 Jan 2022

    Very excellent care taker and cook. We had lovely food like never before. Thanks to them


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    Ashima (5)
    30 Dec 2021

    Beautiful decor, amazing people and fantastic food !


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    Ashish (5)
    25 Dec 2021

    It was great experience. The place is in jungle and very calm and relaxing. Santosh and Kunda will do their best to make your stay comfortable. I appreciate the hospitality provided by them


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    Sarvesh (3.8)
    22 Dec 2021

    Meal tastes good but is definitely not worth the amount you charge. Room/bathroom has spiders and Brown stink bugs


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    Pranoti (4.8)
    19 Dec 2021

    Lovely, quiet place away, yet close to the market managed by a Maharashtrian caretaker and his wife. The place is super clean, comfortable and peaceful. The care-taker's wife serves simple home cooked food which is much better than the options available in the market. This place is to relax, unwind, read a book and go for long walks. We had an overall good stay.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Pranoti! Such a detailed review can only add up to the motivation of the on field team. All the minute usps have been well captured! Parsi Manor indeed is one of the best Heritage homes we are blessed with! We can't wait to host you again :)


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    Abhishek (5)
    18 Dec 2021

    Had a great time. Special mention to Santosh and Kunda for everything they do to ensure amazing guest experiences. Will definitely visit again!


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    Kumar (5)
    13 Dec 2021

    Just brilliant - No words can do justice - Guys go and see it for yourself !


    Arati (4.8)
    06 Dec 2021

    The caretaking family was very friendly.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Arati! Thank you for choosing SaffronStays. Glad that you loved the stay. Safety of our guests has always been one of the top most priorities across all our homes. While the villa has a private gate, also the caretakers' family stays in an outhouse within the same premises so our guests can reach out to them in case of any help required. Any further inputs from you are always welcome. We look forward to hosting you again :)


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    Karl (5)
    01 Dec 2021

    Santosh and Kunda, the caretakers at the Parsi Manor were available for any of our requirements. Not only were they excellent cooks, but we're even willing to tailor our food requirements as requested by us. The Parsi Manor is in excellent condition, airy and secluded, offering the perfect getaway for a few days.


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    Paresh (4.3)
    10 Nov 2021

    We had a good time.


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    Pranav (4.8)
    06 Nov 2021

    Had a wonderful time. Peaceful and helpful staff.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    We are glad you'll had a wonderful stay! Parsi Manor indeed is a perfect one for your do-nothing, lazy holiday. We look forward to hosting you soon :)


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    Archana (5)
    04 Nov 2021

    We made the right decision by choosing Parsi manor at Matheran ,it was a home away from home with the right ambience and santhosh and kunda to pamper us with food and affection, looking forward for quaint holidays with saffron stays


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    Tanvi (5)
    27 Oct 2021

    Santosh and Linda's exceptional service, hospitality and tasty food has won me and my family over. Beautiful place and the people make the stay even more beautiful. Would recommend to all my family and friends


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    Reshma (5)
    21 Oct 2021

    We spent one night at Parsi manor ..nut it really wasn't enough! The location is perfect, surrounded by trees all around and the old colonial architectural design of the house really transports you to a bygone era. The interiors are tastefully done with paintings, artefacts, Mink vases and lamps....there is nothing Modern here and thats the beauty really ! Every piece of furniture is vintage too, like old wine one has to savour this place slowly. The staff is so courteous and cooperative , its hard to leave this place! The food was exceptional. Mutton dhansak had succulent pieces cooked to perfection and the dhansak gravy was too good to be true (Believe me I am a lover of dhansak and cannot tolerate imperfection in this glorious dish). The Caramel custard too was just perfect! The white bed linen and Jaipur print rajais in Muslin make the most amazing companions for good nights sleep. Here you can just put your feet up and do nothing, listen to the chirping birds while you sip a cup of tea or take a walk enjoying the beauty of nature ( Charlotte lake and Echo point are not too far away)


    Devendra (5)
    18 Oct 2021

    Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend


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    Namita (4.3)
    11 Sep 2021

    A beautiful and well maintained property, Parsi Manor is a gem in the quiet and yet accessible part of Matheran. The meals were okay. Our breakfast was inclusive. But we realised while checking out that we were charged for the second omlette that we ordered. The breakfast is very basic and for vegetarians it's either poha or upma so the third day it's a repeat. Parsi bhonu is not so parsi! The staff is helpful. Overall a good experience.


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    Ranan (5)
    08 Sep 2021

    Parsi Manor was our grand and gorgeous home for three days. Like us, if you crave for that archaic grandeur yet homely, snug and cosy feeling and quietude, all you have to do is to submit yourself to the charms of this manor and the ever efficient and congenial hospitality of the caretaking couple - Santosh and Kunda. Our most memorable moments were in the parlour, creating music and singing in the most romantic ambience, kept fuelled by the endless cups of tea that Kunda kept us supplied with, all with a smile! Impeccable hygiene, artistic decor (photographer's dream come true), excellent cooking and someone to keep us comfortable at all times - were what we came looking for here in the manor. We got all of that and much more....and yearn to return very soon😊!


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    Keshav (5)
    15 Jul 2021

    Good property


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    Erum (5)
    31 May 2019

    It was a very nice experience, the villa is quite well maintained and managed. The caretaker Santosh was very helpful and accommodating. I look forward to visiting this place again Thank you for your hospitality🙂


    Vivek (5)
    04 Oct 2018

    The house is a brilliant property. Perfect for a family time without any distraction. The interior are excellent and exquisite. The house host, Santosh and his family are very good, efficient and warm people. Rejoicing experience overall!!


    Sampreeti (5)
    26 Sep 2018

    We had a lovely stay. Santosh & family cooked amazing food and took very good care of us. Loved the furniture and the property. A perfect getaway from the city.


    Shuporna (5)
    26 Sep 2018

    It was a lovely stay very quiet, clean and friendly. The food was amazing we enjoyed the trip a lot.


    Richard (5)
    23 Feb 2018

    Richard Parsi Manor is a peaceful and beautiful old home full of antiques and charming original features all lovingly looked after. The verandah is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature whilst gazing out over the leafy garden (motor vehicles are prohibited in Matheran). The comfortable and quiet bedroom is a great place to rest. Mr Santosh is a welcoming host and his wife, Ms Kunda, prepares delicious home made meals served in the Manor's atmospheric dining room (some of the best food we’ve had in India). We’ve really enjoyed our stay here and are sad to leave. Very highly recommended.


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    Sangeeta (5)
    19 Jul 2017

    Beautiful Heritage Villa, nestled in green and scenic surrounding. Very Well maintained. Impeccable service. Finger licking delicious food.


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    Dhairya (5)
    19 Jul 2017

    Very well maintained. Loved the manor. The caretakers are great. A little away from the main market but situated in a very peaceful area.


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    Ipsita (5)
    19 Jul 2017

    An exceptional property, maintained beautifully. Santosh, the caretaker was a great host. Definitely worth it!


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    Nivriti (5)
    19 Jul 2017

    We had an absolutely lovely time at the Parsi Manor. Not only is the property beautifully maintained and restored, the owners have made the effort to share the property's vibrant history. Santosh the caretaker was extremely hospitable and ensured we had a comfortable stay. Also don't miss out on the authentic Parsi food provided.


    Mrinal (5)
    09 Jun 2017

    We stated at the parsi manor or Keki bunglow as it is also known on 27/28 May.The property is close to market at the same time tucked away from the hustle bustle .Beautiful colonial country cottage having an old world charm it's a great place to stay if you don't want to literally do anything.A break from city habits,no tv,no pool n loud music are a blessing The caretaker Santosh n his wife are very polite,humble couple who settle you down comfortably. The rooms are clean,the sheets,covers,toilets quite scrupulous. Food is excellent homely affair .We had 3 kids with us so we were wanting homestyle food .the caretaker also asks your choice so that they can arrange fresh produce from local market Although I felt that price of a meal per person was little high didn't mind spending because of quality n service Looking forward to staying again next time.


    Daipayan (4)
    02 May 2017

    We spent a night at this villa and it was nice. The caretakers were warm and friendly. Food was good. Location is great. Cleanliness was excellent!


    Tanay (5)
    02 May 2017

    Nature at its best at keki villa. Rooms/cleanliness/In house food/Staff (Mr Santosh and his wife/ surroundings are 100% perfect. Mind blowing food was served throughout our stay with best hospitality. One of a kind place and a must visit for all the nature lovers away from the noisy market/tourists. We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary in a perfect style. Thank you Saffron Stay/ Mr marker for the beautiful villa. We be there again for sure.


    Antara (3.5)
    13 Mar 2017

    The Parsi Manor was a lovely place to visit and definitely one of the more tranquil places to stay in Matheran. Getting to the property wasn't difficult, almost a 45 minute walk from the car park. Once we reached, the caretaker Santosh did a splendid job of helping us settle in. He was warm and friendly, helping us whenever required. The rooms themselves were large and spacious. All the tourist points are rather close to the lodge, and the market is nearby as well. Santosh and his family were excellent at hosting. They prepared delicious food for snacks, dinner and breakfast. The aloo paranthas and puranpoli are an absolute must have. We were treated to a lovely show by the monkeys in the area and it was super entertaining to watch them for the better part of an hour. We were out on the verandah for hours, which was a welcome way to wind down. About the pricing - It does seem excessive considering the facilities. There is already space for three people in each room - so charging extra


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    Amit (4)
    07 Feb 2017

    Stayed at the Parsi Manor in Jan 2017. It's a nice little place in crowded Matheran. Tucked away in a corner, it is nice to be away from the main market street and the array of lodges & hotels. The place is good and the caretaker Santosh does a fine job. The meals were home cooked and we enjoyed it. The accommodation is nice but basic, in keeping with the old world charm. Cons - Getting to Matheran itself is a bit of a hassle considering the train doesn't ply anymore and I travelled with a kid and senior citizens. You have to park your car and walk up the hill for around 45 min. There are alternate modes of transport also available - horses, hand Riskshaws etc. - Price : I have stayed at a few Saffron Stays, Airbnb accommodations now and felt this was a bit pricey.


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    Rajesh (5)
    25 Jan 2017

    Excellent place! This is really what we needed to get a break from Mumbai. Very well maintained rooms. Very warm, courteous and efficient staff. Simple but very delicious homely food. Would recommend this to everyone.


    Harish (4)
    14 Jan 2017


    Rahul (5)
    07 Oct 2016

    As promised, Parsi Manor was the island of peace and tranquility that I so longed for! The bungalow is very charming and the caretaker and his wife were very helpful to our needs. The food was excellent and tasty. I spent an idyllic three days in Matheran with my family and it was the most wonderful holiday in recent times. As monsoon was on the verge of withdrawal, we got excellent weather without much heavy rain. As most scenic points are at a fair walking distance from here, we also had the added pleasure of roaming around aimlessly in the hill station. Overall a wonderful experience! Would love to visit again with a larger group of friends.


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    Shivali (5)
    03 Oct 2016

    Parsi manor aka Keki lodge is a wonderful place to stay in Matheran. When we reached Matheran, it was raining cats and dogs and we reached the place rain soaked. I really liked how the room was built to handle such situations. The rooms are big and comfortable. The verandah is nice to chill and relax. The caretakers are very sincere. The food is quite nice and homely. The location is sufficiently away from the market and not too far also. Overall we had a very pleasant stay here.


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    Nikita (3)
    19 Sep 2016

    Ms. Tejasvini (who was coordinating with us on behalf of Saffron Stays ) could be a little warmer. Follow-up was quite regular till the money was paid and thereafter Tejasvini was hardly responsive. As a result, got too many calls from her in the two days we were staying there. This could have been avoided if she could have responded to my query before we started the trip.Caretakers of the property are sweet couple. Though I understand that its a home-stay, given the price, we could at least have been provided with a clothes iron and hair dryer. Overall, I thought the price is very steep for the property, more particularly the rate for the extra person is exorbitant. Would suggest that cancellation policy be made more flexible.


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    Nancy (5)
    08 Aug 2016

    Hii.. I am really glad to say that I made a decision to select Parsi Manor as our weekend destination. The place is amazing, This 100 years old banglow left me spechless, Host "Santosh and his wife" I have to admit these people are amazing, alwayz with a smile on face they serve.. great food, Just like home. I specially wanted to experience a cup of tea siting in a veranda which i have read on the page of saffronstays and trust me it was exactly the same what i read. Me and my partner we wanted to visit this place again. "Santosh and his wife" keep the good work guys... With Love: Vaibhav & Nancy :))


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    Debanjan (4)
    31 Jul 2016

    It was a wonderful stay at Parsi Manor. The dinner and the breakfast was amazing. Santosh, the caretaker was very humble and helpful. The weather was amazing and was worth a stay there.


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    Kiran J (5)
    25 Jul 2016

    My stay turned out to be just as I expected and was even more happier that you were considerate with my late check-out. Santosh & his wife were nothing short of ideal hosts and made us feel at home. The meals were simply finger-licking good, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Tejaswinee was very helpful all along right from the point of our booking until check-out. The manor and its premises have been maintained well and the interiors are real dreamy. Thank you for the experience. Only one suggestion - I could not locate the Manor mainly because I was looking for a sign board that pointed out to where Parsi Manor / Saffron Stays. There were no sign boards nor was the resort known by the name. Although, the mail I received may have mentioned this but I overlooked it and was hoping to find Parsi Manor. Suggestion being if there would be some way to place a board visible and indicating the location. Thank you & regards, Kiran Rao


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    Parag (5)
    07 Jul 2016

    Very Pleasant Stay..


    Debabrata (5)
    13 Jun 2016

    Wonderful experience. Feels like home. Perfect destination to hibernate. Loved it.


    Ravin (5)
    10 May 2016

    we had an awesome stay at the parsi manor last weekend.. although it was very hot in mumbai.. the manor and matheran were surprisingly cool. away from the hustle and bustle of matheran, situated in a shady wooded area.. the parsi manor is a beautiful , well decorated and very well kept colonial bungalow.. the rooms are very spacious with clean and large bathrooms.. the bed linen is unlike what you may find in hotels.. but what you would find in your home.. too good to sleep in.. the rooms and bathrooms smell too good as they have lovely candles lying all around.. the best part of the manor is the large verandah.. where in you have a front row seat to the hustle of forest life.. with monkeys crossing over our roofs and the garden through out the day.. and cicadas buzzing through out the morning.. and lots and lots of butterflies.. and amazing birds.. i am sue you would not leave your seat.. we spent hours watching and listening.. and did not want to get up. this was so peacefully divine


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    15 Feb 2016


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    Peter (5)
    29 Jan 2016

    This was best air bnb experience ever. Beautiful house, amazing home made kitchen. Host family will take care of you as if you were a king. If you stay at Matheran this is your place.


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    Payal (5)
    29 Jan 2016

    The place transformed us into a bygone era. The house and the rooms are very well-maintained and have an old world charm. If one would like to live in an 19th century house in Matheran then this should be the first option. The caretaker was present to welcome us and was always polite and courteous . We had lunch there and the food was like very good home made Indian food. Overall a great experience


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    Kavita (5)
    24 Jan 2016

    Parsi Manor was a beautiful place tucked away in a quiet corner, yet easily accessible. We went with friends and family for new years and had a wonderful stay there. It's a heritage structure which has been maintained very well with the comforts of modern amenities. The care taker family were very welcoming and made our stay was comfortable. Food was simple, home cooked and tasty. It is well located and we enjoyed long walks from the Manor. There is ample place for the kids to play around. It has something to offer to everyone in the family. We see ourselves going back to this place!


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    Munira Rampurwala (5)
    16 Jan 2016

    One of the best finds for us. The house and the rooms are very well-kept. The caretakers - Santosh and Kunda were always there to help and the best part - always smiling. The weekend away was enhanced by the beautiful property and amazing surroundings. Definitely a place to visit if you want peace and quiet. Add to that, the market is also accessible as it is less than a km away.


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    Raghvendra (5)
    16 Jan 2016

    Staying at the Parsi Manor at Matheran was very good experience. The bungalow is nice and the room we stayed was neat and clean. The caretaker family was very well behaved and helpful. It was nice to see such hospitality. The place is only 15-20 mins walking distance from Matheran railway station and is very accessible.


    Uday (5)
    28 Nov 2015

    A very nice heritage property adorned with beautiful antique furniture. There is ample space for 2-3 families to get together for a relaxed weekend.


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