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...read more
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!!...read more
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....read more
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. ...read more
How to get there
The best way to reach our home is by a private car/ taxi. If you would like to travel by public transport, then you can take the ST buses and get down at the Kalle village stop, which is just 100 meters away.
While roads connecting to the property are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip.
There is a caretaker onsite.
Yes, we do allow unmarried couples. They should both be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.
Yes. Please note that both guests should be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.
Yes. Guests have to pay Rs 500 pet pet, plus extra for meals, if requested.
No, there aren't any resident pets on the property.
We offer boiled chicken, rice, fish, vegetables, or chappati for lunch and dinner at a cost of Rs 250 per meal, per pet. Please inform our caretaker of your pet's food habits 2 days prior to Check-In. We do not store or serve packaged food for the pets.
There is no separate accommodation for drivers or domestic helps.
No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.
Guests need to book the entire villa.
No, separate accommodation for domestic help is not available.
Free parking is available onsite where up to 2 cars can be easily parked.
Yes, the home can be used for a day picnic. Meals will be provided on site at an additional charge (per person, per meal). Please note that the maximum capacity for an overnight stay is 8 people.
Yes, we do allow events at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 8 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to home owner's approval. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photo shoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]
Yes, we do allow shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 8 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to home owner's approval. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photo shoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]
Stay and accessibility
Yes, our Home is child friendly.
Yes, our home is senior citizen/elderly friendly. The bedrooms are on the upper floor which can be accessed only by the stairs, the stairs have railings on both the sides for support.
No, our home is not wheelchair accessible.
Yes, this is a pet-friendly villa. Pets will be charged at an additional cost of Rs. 500 per pet. A refundable deposit may also be applied. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets. In the event that guests cannot carry their own pet food, the caretaker will be available to cook and payment for the actuals will need to done at the property itself.
Four extra mattresses can be arranged onsite. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.
Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized poster beds and Sleepwell mattresses.
Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc as well as towels.
Our home is surrounded by greenery and it is cool throughout the day. Our home is not air conditioned but all rooms have been furnished with fans.
Yes, there is WiFi available and there is adequate network connectivity.
Every Friday, for three to four hours, there is a power outage. But we have a genset to tackle the issue of power failure. Guests are requested to switch off the unwanted amenities during power outages as it consumes more power.
No, there are no issues of mosquitoes. But, to be on the safe side guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30 pm to avoid mosquitoes.
Food and Beverages
Meals are not provided. The guests will have to order food from restaurants near the villa. The caretaker can help with the menu and details.
Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. Should you choose to order in, the caretaker will be able to help you with menus of nearby restaurants.
Yes, you can use the common fridge to store food/beverages.
Yes, there is a steady water supply. If you wish to consume only sealed bottled water, please inform the caretaker of the same and pay him for the actuals on site, in cash.
Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. Snacks and other beverages can be arranged if advance notice is given to the caretaker. This amount will need to be paid to the onsite caretaker in cash, at the end of your stay.
A Guest is entitled to a refund of 75% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 15 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM). A Guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 7 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM). If the Guest cancels within 7 days of the Date of Check-In, he/she is entitled to no refund.
Unfortunately, there is no option for part payment. Guests are required to pay 100% of the payment before check-in.
Once you have chosen your dates and your booking has been accepted, you will receive a payment link where the payment can be processed. In case you're unable to make an online payment through the link, you could also deposit the cash in our bank account directly. We also offer other options like PayTM, NEFT/IMPS or UPI.
All additional payments (such as extra meals, pet charges, etc.) will have to be paid to the caretaker onsite in cash at the end of your stay. In special circumstances, we do accept these payments through PayTM.
Security deposit is to be paid two days prior to check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out.
Things to do
Our home is centrally located with close proximity to nearby markets and tourist locations. There is the Karnala fort, Karnala bird sanctuary, Shiv temple, etc in close proximity to the home. Please contact the caretaker for further details.
There is a jacuzzi in the home.
No, there is no beach nearby.
Yes, there is a river nearby. It is a tourist spot.
Given the location of our home, playing loud music is allowed within limit and during specific time/hours.
Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly not inside the home. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside in the garden/lawn area. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry or loud music.
Check-in time at 1 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Please note that check-out timings are strict as we need to ready the rooms for our next booking. Guests are requested to respect the timing of other guests as well. In case you wish to check in a little early or check out a little late, do inform us at the time of booking. Additional charges will be applied. Late check-out charges includes meals (lunch).
As required by law, all adults have to provide their government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in. Your co-operation is of utmost importance to us.
No, there is no security guard/watchman.
Yes, there are CCTV cameras but they have been installed outside the home, to monitor the grounds.
No, the home is within a fenced area. However, should a stray dog enter, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.
Yes, our home has a stone wall surrounding the premises.
|Normal capacity (per Room)||2|
|Extra People allowed (per Room)||3|
|Num of Rooms||2|
|Security Deposit (per Room booked)||₹ 2000|
|Check In||1 PM|
|Check Out||10 AM|