About the Home

  • SaffronStays RiverRock, a pet-friendly, 2-bedroom villa in Kalle, Panvel is just a 2 hour drive from Mumbai and 17kms from Panvel station.
  • This unique triangular shaped home is inspired by Manglorian architecture and is located right on the river bank, making it a simple and quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Trail along a hike, Relax in the non-heated jacuzzi, go fishing in the river or cosy up with a cuppa in the balcony.
  • If you are feeling adventurous, you can visit the Karnala Fort and Karnala Bird Sanctuary close to the villa.
  • The caretaker can suggest and can help you order food from the nearby restaurants. No meals are served at the villa


    10 Guests for an overnight stay, 25 guests for day event.

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    Meals are not provided onsite, guests will have to order food from restaurants near the villa. The caretaker can help with the menu and details.


    What it feels like staying at RiverRock, Panvel

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    SaffronStays Care

    • This is a self-catered villa, and the caretaker can help you with menus of restaurants in the neighbourhood.
    • The housekeeping staff will ensure you have a hassle-free stay.

    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.
    • Smoking within the villa/rooms is prohibited.
    • 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.

    About the Property:
    • 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 to be restricted to the living room; they're not allowed in bedrooms, Jacuzzi or on any of the furniture.
    • The jacuzzi is not temperature controlled.
    • The home is in a rural area of Maharashtra, powered by MSEB. In case of disruption due to fluctuation, we have a genset. Since the genset burns out beyond 6 hours of usage, it will be turned off after every 2 hours for 30 minutes in order for it to be used throughout the day.
    • WiFi is not functional on genset.

    About the Locality:
    • The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is the perfect ecosystem for ornithologists and wildlife lovers to enjoy and the Karnala Fort trek is a must-do too.
    • SMART Park, a unique 20-acre eco-park that teaches visitors about urban planning, sustainability, renewable energy, global citizenship and more.

    Cancellation Policy
    • Standard
    • Bookings with check-ins and/or stay from 24 December 2020 until 2 January 2021 (both dates included) will be non-refundable. No date changes will be allowed for these bookings.


    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    Additional mattresses available


    4.7 (23)

    08 Jan 2021

    Plz keep kitchen clean to dirty

    30 Dec 2020

    Great place. Comfortable stay. Extra bed could be better.

    29 Dec 2020

    We recommend getting the hanging beds down before sleeping otherwise you might wake up with a headache the next day. Otherwise its a well made property at a great location.

    19 Dec 2020

    We had 6 worries when going to riverrock for our 5 day holiday getaway 1. Property won't be as good as the pictures and videos show it is. (photographers have a way of making things look nicer sometimes). We were surprised to find the property for real was just as good if not better. Totally worth it. 2. We couldn't understand if the water body next to it is an actual river or just a glorified nalla. We were surprised to find it is an actual river. Though a polluted one with villagers washing their clothes in it but still a good water body (for mumbai standards) to sit and stare at in the evenings. 3. We were worried about the food. They said no kitchen and no cook. So we thought for 5 days we will have to get food from nearby restaurants. Surprisingly we had the best food EVER at this property. There is a "mausi" who lives next door that cooks home cooked meals of your choice. We couldnt get enough of it. Almost want to go back just for the food! Very hygienic. Very tasty. Very homely. Priced like a restaurant(One sabji around 300 rupees). But large proportions and totally worth it. (Also... They do have a kitchenette... Sufficient to heat my kids milk or a quick coffee or tea or maggi when we wanted) 4. We were worried about this being so close by to panvel and mumbai that it won't really feel like a getaway. Surprisingly it has a wall built around the property that genuinely makes you feel secluded even though you're in the middle of a village. 5. We thought we would get bored. Given covid we didn't want to venture out to crowded places. But we visited the bird sanctuary close by. As well as the animal farm. Our 4 year old loved seeing all the farm animals and birds. They surprisingly even had iguanas! 6. We weren't sure about the caretaker. Having good service can always be a make or break. I think in all the stays we have ever had... Arjun is most definitely the best caretaker we have ever seen. And yes that's quite a statement to make. Super helpful. Super positive. Makes the whole experience significantly better. So all in all a surprisingly great experience! We see ourselves going back for sure. Things to watch out for. 1. There are swing beds. Takes a bit getting used to but towards the end we started enjoying it. 2. The extra matresses they have are a sofa cum bed which is worn out. We had friends over for a night and their stay was uncomfortable. 3. Don't buy chocolate and ice cream from shops nea

    19 Dec 2020

    Great stay . Better extra beds will be appreciated.

    06 Dec 2020

    Was a lovely stay. The caretaker was very helpful.

    29 Nov 2020

    It was great experience. Meals need to be ordered but they are tasty and worth the money. Well trained staff and utmost cleanliness. Overall great ambience and close to nature serene location that uplifts your mood and reboots you. Thank you team saffronstays

    27 Nov 2020

    Very nice super property

    16 Nov 2020

    Privacy is enjoyable

    10 Nov 2020

    The food and electricity was fluctuating

    07 Nov 2020

    Great place and a great care taker

    12 Oct 2020

    Lights has been frequently going...very bad experience,,,as it has only the villa to relax no nearby outing..without power how can anyone survive...very unpleasent stay

    18 Oct 2019

    The villa is really beautiful. But overall the villa is a must-visit.

    18 Oct 2019

    Very nice place for friends and family specially in rainy and winter season...

    17 Oct 2019

    The caretakers were really good and food was excellent if you like spicy home made food. We loved the view and the location too. Great for a quiet weekend.

    25 Apr 2019

    Absolutely wonderful experience.. Great place for couple...Staff was polite and courteous.. Would love to go again..

    24 Dec 2018

    It's a beautiful house atop a seasonal stream. Unfortunately, it's location right inside a village and the villagers do their washing (clothes and dishes) all day, right in front of the house and the deck (the only logical place for folks in enjoy the house). Also, there is too much trash inside the stream and around it. It would be great to see the owners take some initiative and get this cleaned up. The linen and bedding quality was good and clean. The food, ordered from outside, was tasty but definitely not worth the price. They seem to have an arrangement with a friendly neighbour and frankly, there isn't any other place to order from nearby. The in-house breakfast was very oily and not great. We were travelling with a baby and the house is not the most kid-friendly. The jacuzzi's location, right in middle of the deck, is a safety hazard for children for sure. Our dog had a gala time, exploring all around the house and the surroundings. Overall, it was a decent experience

    06 Dec 2018

    Awesome place, beautiful view. Enjoyed alot.

    09 Oct 2018

    It was a pleasure to stay at SaffronStays River Rock, lovely ambiance, very well maintained and very homely given by the caretaker's. We would lovely to recommend this place to our friends.

    04 Oct 2018

    The stay was very pleasant, he food was good. Maintenance, quality & interiors were good. Thank you.

    18 Sep 2018

    Beautiful location, Aesthetically done house.Very restful experience. Prem & Kamla (caretaker's) are diligent and keep a clean house. They are attentive,co-operative and friendly. The games are a good addition and also the jacuzzi. Loved the Ambiance! Thank you SaffronStays!!

    28 Aug 2018

    It was a very nice experience. Villa is very beautiful and and worth the stay. Caretaker prem and kamala were very helpful and kind. They were very caring and food served was very tasty. Overall it was very well spent weekend.

    07 Aug 2018

    Offering an in-house jacuzzi with the river view and a rustic looking cottage so close to nature, SaffronStays River Rock is located so close to Mumbai in Panvel. I decided to go here to celebrate my birthday with a small bunch of friends & it was incredible. The property opens to a small garden with a living room with different & earthy looking cottage. At night it was pitch dark, we could here the sounds of insects & in morning the chirping of birds. The caretaker was helpful & friendly too. People at SaffronStays were always connected while our stay. Go out, explore & enjoy your nature stay here.

    06 Aug 2018

    To start with, the location was absolutely stunning ! Great Scenic View, the mountains and the river ! Absolutely Stunning. The Villa over it for truly a marvelous creation. The way the villa is designed is outstanding. The care taker was very kind and helped us out in everything. The Jacuzzi is one of the added attraction to the Villa. Pros: - Location - Ambience - Peaceful - Good Caretaker - Good Food Available in the Vicinity ( The villa does not offer food, but the caretaker helped us with good local food) Cons: - Heated Water in the Jacuzzi could have been more Better :) but it does not matter. Tips to other traveler: The google map might not help you till the villa. After Karnala Bird Sanctuary, you have to take a left turn. Just keep on driving ahead till you will see a Right turn. The villa is well visible from the turn.

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