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Raanwaara and Aranya Vilaas

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Raanwara and Aranya Vilaas is a cluster of 10 gorgeous private cottages with a pool in Kamshet that is an ideal getaway for large families and friends, both. 
  • Located amidst a dense forest, close to the famous Thokarwadi Dam, this holiday home is pet-friendly with a uniquely designed seating area, made of stone and glass bottles, and the balcony hammocks.
  • 4 cottages at the private estate have a jacuzzi: take a dip and unwind!
  • Our on-site staff shall pamper you with home-style, scrumptious food at the dining area.
  • With a shared infinity pool that overlooks the Thokarwadi Dam and the mighty Sahyadris, you'll be spending all your time here, with your family and friends.
  • Relive the good ol' days as you battle it out in board games, carrom, table-tennis or cricket.
  • Ideal for: Celebrations for families and friends (upto 30 guests), get-togethers, annual family reunions, corporate offsites, day event venues (upto 60 guests)

    Capacity

    30 Guests for an overnight stay, 60 guests for day event.

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    Home-cooked Meals

    Jain, Veg and Non-Veg meals are included in Tariff.
    Click here to view meal plans and pricing.

    Spotlight

    What it feels like staying at Raanwaara and Aranya Vilaas, Kamshet

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    SaffronStays Care


    • The caretakers, cooks and housekeeping staff will ensure you have a hassle-free stay.
    • This is a gated complex with security surveillance, and CCTVs installed in common spaces.

    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.

    About the Property:
    • This home has 10 individual cottages. If 6 or more cottages are booked, guests will get pool access and the cottages with private jacuzzis.
    • Since the home is in the middle of a lot of greenery, it has extremely poor network coverage. Perfect for all those who would like to disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature.
    • Please Note: The TV in one room is currently not operational.
    • Pet charges are Rs 500 + applicable GST per pet, per day. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets. Pets are not allowed in the pool.
    • Due to the harsh monsoon, expect dampness of the walls and heavy rains and winds bringing the rainwater in the veranda. Guests who love the monsoons and don't mind this hiccup should definitely visit this home.
    • Since the home is enveloped in greenery, you might spot some insects in your room.
    • The jacuzzis are only operational with room temperature/cold water.
    • Internet dongle, although offered, is subject to network availability at any given time.
    • The area faces frequent power outages and load shedding on Thursdays. Genset usage charges are Rs.550 per hour and will be payable as per actuals.
    • Outside meals aren't allowed in the villa.

     

    About the Locality:
    • Guests can take long walks in the garden and around the ponds.
    • The placid Thokarwadi lake is close to the estate.

    Cancellation Policy


    Sleeping Arrangements

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

    Reviews

    4.6 (51)


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    Akash
    06 Dec 2021

    Our stay at Ranawaara and Aranya villas was excellent. We stayed 2 nights to get away from the city. This place is peaceful, secluded and surrounded by greenery. The rooms were maintained well and very clean. Our stay here was very comfortable The team is very hospitable and made us feel special throughout our stay. They arranged a surprise candle light dinner and high tea at sunset point for us. This is called going an extra mile and we were really happy and loved the experience. The food was lip smackingly good. All meals were carefully made and delicious. Exceeded our expectation in every way. Special mention to Madan, the chef and the saffron team at Ranawaara who made this an amazing stay and paid personal attention to make it a memorable stay. Thank you team saffron stays.


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    Manika
    05 Dec 2021

    Had a great and super relaxing stay amidst nature. Madan and his team were very warm, friendly band efficient. Took care of the minutest details. We really enjoyed the meals prepared by the chef! Overall a wonderful experience.


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    Tarun
    01 Dec 2021

    It was simply amazing and wonderful experience. Very nice staff and tasty meals. Keep up.


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    Kunal
    28 Nov 2021

    Overall great experience, Mr. Madan was very helpful and courteous. Food spread could be better for the price charged.


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    Offbeat
    26 Nov 2021

    Our company offsite was at the villas and it was amazing experience. The view, the rooms, the service was incredible. Looking forward to more trips.


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    Seema
    23 Nov 2021

    Goodfood leakage to be repaired


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    Karishma
    19 Nov 2021

    The staff were lovely and friendly. However they do need a little training. The place definitely needs maintenance work in the rooms especially. The manager Madan was super.


    Yash
    09 Nov 2021

    Excellent place with amazing staff .Kudos to the team for making the trip a memorable team.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Yash, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to hosting you again!


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    Devshree
    03 Nov 2021

    Our stay was really good at Raanwaara and Aranya Vilas because of the hospitality and the food.. Avinash the villa manager helped us throughout and made our stay hassle free n easy.. Umesh the chef had prepared some really delicious meals and also made sure our kids enjoy them. We surely recommend this place to maximum people. Shall visit again soon..

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Devshree, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're happy to know about your pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed the hospitality and meals. We look forward to hosting you again!


    Shrinivas
    31 Oct 2021

    Staff was friendly and hospitality was good.. Food was very nicely made and hygienic. Manager Mr Madan went out of the way to help and make our stay very comfortable. It was a great time.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Shrinivas, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are happy to know about your pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed it. We look forward to hosting you again!


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    Manish
    19 Oct 2021

    Madan from Saffron stays managed and took care of our requirements in timely manner. Avinash (saffron stays) was slow in responding and had to search for him but did attend us and resolved our issues . Madan would periodically contact us for any service related issues. Food was good but options were great for Indian and Chinese menu. Pasta was fine. We had to wait for 5 - 10 mins once we asked for filling empty counter bowls. For 17th lunch we had to wait for 30 mins for roti as Aata had got spoiled and we were informed after 30 mins which should have been communicated earlier. Staff took care of all our needs but needs to be faster in serving foods. Chef needs to enhance his skills for cooking continental food. Pool side lighting needs to revamped with multiple small lights and rather than focus lights and starting the closed / defunct lights. Property is awesome with nature all around and that is amazing which is the plus point. A sport room with TT table and carrom chess would be value addition. Staff needs to polish their communication skills in Hindi. Overall a memorable experience with family beyond our expectation.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Manish, Thank you for your insightful feedback. Your reviews and suggestions are being taken into consideration and it helps us improve our guest experience for future. We look forward to hosting you again!


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    Shibu
    10 Oct 2021

    What an experience! This was one of the best getaways we’ve ever had. Although the place is a little distant from Mumbai, the beaut and the hospitality more than made up for that. Nestled between the lush green forests of Kamshet, the place is rustic and takes you back to nature. The rooms were clean and we were highly impressed by the unique architecture of the place. The infinity pool is exquisite and the perfect place to enjoy during the summer. The biggest stand out of the experience was the hospitality. The food was perfect, it was well served and the staff was highly accommodative. They always greeted us with a smile and patiently listened to all our needs. A very very special shout-out to Avinash, the person managing the property. He was always present and made sure we had one of the best experiences of our lives. Avinash and his team comprising of Yogesh, Umesh and the Chef Vinod were outstanding. In a place which already wins your heart by its sheer beauty, the hospitality wins the race clearly. We would highly recommend this property & experience to everyone. This property will always be in my list of go-to getaways.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Shibu, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are very delighted to hear about your pleasant stay with us. We will continue to provide great service to each of our guests like you, and we look forward to hosting you again!


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    Kapila
    06 Oct 2021

    We really had a great time in this villa. The property is nice, the pool is very beautiful and the staff were very helpful. It’s a very peaceful property to help you to unwind.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi Kapila, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are happy to know about your pleasant stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again!


    Alisha
    26 Sep 2021

    Amazing place and hospitality. The manager Mr. Avinash took care of all our needs and the staff overall was very friendly and helpful.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again, soon!


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    AIZAZ
    20 Sep 2021

    Beautiful location... had a wonderful time here.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to hosting you again!


    Alisha
    15 Sep 2021

    We celebrated and hosted some friends for my husband's 40th at Raanwaara and its been one of my best memories. The entire staff specially Avinash and akash have been tremendously helpful and so courtesious. All My guest were extremely happy with the ambience stay good hospitality. Keep up the good work


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    Kavita
    20 Jul 2021

    Property was amazing. Architect has created that space full heartedly. But maintenance was very weak. It is a rainy days ,didn`t get hot water any day. So we all 13 can`t bath .


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    Dilip
    12 Jul 2021

    Good place to chill between the nature


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    Aayushman
    10 Jul 2021

    Avinash is an excellent host!


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    Amit
    05 Jul 2021

    It was a fabulous stay, amazing staff led by Avinash, good food , fantastic property and all safety standards maintained


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    Amit
    05 Jul 2021

    Property is good. Staff is cordial. Property needs maintainence. Overall a good stay and get away.


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    Viral
    21 Jun 2021

    exquisite location.


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    Suvarna
    17 Jun 2021

    Location is excellent, but property was not worth the price charged.


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    Rohan
    31 May 2021

    We went with out pet dog Murphy and all of us loved our stay here!! Specially Murphy.. it was his first ever outdoor experience and the staff made sure it would be his best too!! Can't thank Mr Avinash Kotian enough! He made sure we had everything we need and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable! The food was delicious.. loved it! Special thanks to Ravi who decorated our dinner table 🥰 The staff was amazing! We totally recommend this place and we are sure to go back again! It's pet friendly and your doggo would have a good time for sure!! Thank you so much team for making our stay memorable 😊


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    Manpreet Singh
    31 May 2021

    Had a pleasant stay and amazing fun .. food is Topnotch and staff is very well helpful n friendly … beautiful property. Must try all


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    Naresh
    24 May 2021

    Excellent property and very comfortable stay. Shubham was very courteous and helped us in all the matters even though the property was not operational since last two months or so. The Chefs were very superb and prepared homely food which was very tasty and nice to stomach, Three kudos to them. The caretaker and Ravi was very attentive and looked after us very well. No need to mention about the location, its interiors and overall design of the property which has been done with lots of pain and thoughtfulness. Missed the swimming pool though.


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    Amey
    29 Mar 2021

    Loved our stay at Raanwara. Pool was the best part at the location, one of the best. The place is well maintained and clean. Whatever was required, was arranged promptly. Vignesh has been a good host. Food was decent, they can try to add few varieties though. But limited menu was good one. Location is quite inside, make sure you’ve loaded the maps, as the network Is not there around the property Just one suggestion, there should be a sign board saffron stays on main Road.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Thank you for taking out the time to review us. We're glad you had a memorable stay. We have noted your suggestion about the sign board and will look into it at the earliest. We hope you give us another chance to host you and your loved ones.


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    Vikram
    24 Mar 2021

    Beautiful quiet spot, , will recommend it to friends. Always nice to be in nature with close friends

    SaffronStays Care Team

    "Dear Vikram, Thank you for taking out the time to review us. We're glad you had a memorable stay. We hope you give us another chance to host you and your loved ones."


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    Sapna
    09 Mar 2021

    Staff just needs to be trained around a bit


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    Poonam
    01 Mar 2021

    Its a very nice scenic cottage...far frm city hustle....not very crowded...so u can have ur own tym n privacy....staff was very good ....avinash one of d staff made sure we r comfortable n enjoying n took efforts to make our anniversary special....ambience is very good Safety can be an issue...as its in remote area with nt many staff....overall loved d experience


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    Jinal
    28 Feb 2021

    Kudos to the staff they made us feel welcome and comfortable. Avinash and ravi from management helped us with everything we needed and made our stay memorable. Food is very homely and the chef listens to the feedback and makes adjustments according to guests requests


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    Darayash
    28 Feb 2021

    Lovely place. Truly pet friendly. The staff was very patient with pets being around and helped with special meal requests for them. Avinash who manages the property ensured we were comfortable at all times. Highly recommend the place - will be back soon. Thankyou to Ravi at the resturant.


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    Sneha
    26 Feb 2021

    We had a great time.


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    Shirish
    22 Feb 2021

    It was a perfect break amidst nature, away from city hustle bustle. Mayur, yogesh, ravi from staff were very courteous, helpful. Had a great time at Raanwaara.


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    Ammeet
    22 Feb 2021

    Very good care taken by Raju Mayur and Yogesh .....superb hospitality


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    Dipankar
    21 Feb 2021

    If you want to be have a comfortable stay in the middle of nowhere then this is the place. Scenic view from the deck of your room or from anywhere in the property, birds chirping early in the morning, greenery all around, kind of old fort like charm created with stone arches and a stairwells and chiku and mango trees all around.


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    Vaibhav
    20 Feb 2021

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our overall stay was pleasant. Just one complaint I.e there was big communication gap between saffron stays booking team and on duty manager and our requirements were not clearly communicated to staff. (Ex. Kitchen access for infants food). Also, need to do something about insects entering in rooms.


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    Subodh
    13 Feb 2021

    All good just need a telephone service


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    Kruti
    08 Jan 2021

    Beautiful location, excellent hospitality and great experience!


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    Karan
    25 Dec 2020

    We had a wonderful vacation at this property. Ravi and his staff was extremely helpful. Vinod the chef here prepared lip smacking food. However, I feel with the amount of money they charge bbq should also be included in the meals.


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    Roshan
    23 Dec 2020

    Good Place to stay. Helpful Staff. Should have a few swings around for Kids and option for Bon-Fire


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    Akshay
    12 Dec 2020

    Super duper ek no. this is my second visit in 15 days


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    Manisha
    06 Dec 2020

    Avinash rocks!


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    Swapnil
    27 Nov 2020

    Superb facility ur staffs was so careful food is awesome overall all is superb


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    Pushpak
    20 Nov 2020

    Place is superb hospitality way above expectations, excellent staff services only thing require is maintaince of some furniture & fixtures like main door etc bcoz rats shouldn’t come in rooms twice.


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    Vinaya
    15 Nov 2020

    We would have liked a bit more flexibility with the food. One suggestion , along with kettle and tea/coffee in the room, please provide for milk powder. Most of us like our morning cup of tea/ coffee with milk. Other than that our trip was fabulous. Had a very happy pre Diwali vacation :)


    Saurabh
    09 Nov 2020

    Great property, well managed . Staff were courteous and were eager to make the experience better each day. Also at no point we were made to feel nervous about the hygiene which is great in current times. Kudos to the team


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    Maitri
    08 Nov 2020

    Lovely stay, especially if you have the place to yourself. Great views from the property and the lake is a short trek away. The pool was amazing! Staff was friendly and helpful, the place was clean and felt safe. Food was decent but could use some improvement.


    Jatin
    25 Oct 2020

    Must visit place


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    Manoj
    02 Sep 2020

    The villa Raanwaara & Aranya which we stayed in was superb..... In this COVID 19 time, special measures were taken for our safety and precautions by the staff and caretaker and the villa was properly maintained and especially the taste and quality of food was really very superb my whole family including the kids really enjoyed the food, rooms, view and all the staff. Will surely recommend to others whenever needed.


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    Pranoti
    28 Jan 2020

    Raanwaara is a lovely property 3 hrs from Mumbai but completely cut-off from the city. It's quiet, peaceful and perfect for a digital detox. The staff is polite and resourceful. We had an issue with the Ac and they were very prompt in identifying and fixing it. Food is decent; we preferred the regular Indian food to the Chinese cuisine. Good weekend break!


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