Rockside - Panchgani, Maharashtra | Villa, Panchgani

Rockside - Panchgani, Maharashtra

Quick Takeaways

Luxury heritage villa in Panchgani | Pet-friendly villa near Mumbai | Caretaker, cook and housekeeping staff
- A luxury heritage villa in Panchgani built by the Nawab of Wai
- The 2.5-acre pet-friendly villa boasts of wide lawns and lush greenery
- Relax in the balcony and enjoy the warmth of a bonfire on a chilly night
- Enjoy warm hospitality by our caretaker and housekeeping staff as you relish meals prepared by our in-house cook

About the Home

SaffronStays Rockside is a 2-bedroom heritage villa nestled in the beautiful city of Panchgani. Formerly the home of Nawab of Wai, the villa is a quick retreat not too far from the city of Pune. The exterior walls are made of rocks painted in red which are well complemented by the white and green fences. Beautiful flower plants greet you as you climb up the tapering stairs at the entrance.

The interiors exhibit classy vintage wooden decor with beautiful paintings adorning the walls. Be it the massive dining table, the finely carved designs on the cupboards, the beds and the dressing table or the old school lamps lighting up the villa; every detail will take you back to 1940s. While the villa appears to be old fashioned it is well equipped with latest amenities to offer utmost comfort to the guests.

Take a stroll around the villa, relax in the balcony and enjoy the warmth of a bonfire on a chilly night. Your pets will surely enjoy playing in the wide lawns befriending the adorable pet dog at the villa. The city of Panchgani is no less than a treat for nature lovers. Kaas Plateau in Panchgani is full of landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. What makes it even more special is that it is one of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India. Tableland plateau in Panchgani ranks second on the list of the largest plateaus in Asia! Kate’s point is just 15 mins from Panchgani while the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar is an hour from the city.

Please Note

Pet charges are Rs 500 + applicable GSTper pet, per day. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets.
Panchgani faces load shedding on Tuesdays

Meal arrangements

We provide healthy home-cooked meals prepared using locally sourced fresh ingredients. We recommend trying out our local chef's speciality like Chicken Curry and Payasam.
Fish and mutton dishes (subject to availability) can be served at an additional cost which is payable at actuals onsite

Click here to view the sample menu.

Meal Charges All Meals (₹)
Adult - Veg1200
Adult - Non Veg1400
Children - Veg600
Children - Non Veg700

These are all charges Per Person, Per Night (Excluding GST)

Listing rating: 5.00 out of 5 with 3 ratings
Provider: Saffron Studios Private Limited

  • Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Air Conditioner
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Only Vegetarian or Jain Meals
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
  • Self Catered
  • Meals not provided
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels and Toiletries
  • Inverter
  • Pre Wedding Shoots
  • Proposal or Anniversary or Babymoon
  • Small Weddings
  • Sundowners
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Milestone Birthdays
  • Team Offsites
  • Strategic Meetings
  • Clubbing
  • Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • Dining
  • Nature
  • Theatre Or Films
  • Historical monuments
  • Street food
  • Geographical wonders
  • Beach
  • Places of worship
  • Amusement park
  • Museums and Art
  • Business District
  • Transit
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
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Oct 2019

Excellent property, Great food,, Really enjoyed our stay here :)...

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May 2019

Rockside is a superb property. In the heart of Panchgani yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its close proximity to Tableland makes it a perfect holiday place. The quaint villa is unique. It is very clean and well maintained and the spacious rooms give a homely feeling. Breakfast was very good and the caretaker was friendly and helpful. We had a superb holiday in an awesome villa called Rockside. Will surely go back again. Certainly value for money. Thank you SaffronStays for recommending. 😃...

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May 2019

Our stay at Rockside was amazing. .the hospitality we got was very warming..location was really peaceful and the food was just like homemade and the perfect one .Thanks to the caretakers they took care of us really well..We are really glad that we chose saffron stays and we will definitely visit there again. ...

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Food and Beverages

Yes. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.

We offer simple home-cooked meals. There is a standard menu available.

Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. However, mothers of infants or small children will have limited access to boil milk or prepare their kids meals. Should you choose to order in, the caretaker will be able to help you with menus of nearby restaurants.

Yes, there is a steady water supply. There is also an Aquaguard fitted in the villa. 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. There is ample ice stocked in the fridge.

Children up to the age of 3 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 3-6 shall be charged Rs 800 per day.

Stay and accessibility

Take a bus or cab for Panchgani, Shivaji Chowk, turn left from there to tableland road & after 220m, you find a villa with name ROCKSIDE.

Yes, our Home is child-friendly. There is plenty of space to run around and many indoor activities that will keep your children occupied.

Yes, our home is a senior citizen/elderly friendly. The guests need to use stairs to reach the villa.

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.


No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.

Driver accommodation is available. There are 2 single beds in the outhouse/driver room where up to 2 people can be accommodated. Charges for the same are Rs 500 per person, per night. This does not include meals. Additional charges for meals to be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.

Free parking is available onsite. There is parking space for up to 5 cars.

Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities. Meals will be provided on-site at an additional charge.


Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval.

There is a caretaker on site.

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.

Absolutely, but all guests have to be adults and government-approved Photo IDs that clearly show the address must be provided to the caretaker during Check-in

Room specifics

4f extra floor 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. All our mattresses have mattress protectors.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. To avoid hygiene issues, we do not provide towels.

Yes, 2 out of 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Yes, WiFi is available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.

Yes, the power supply is cut for 6 hours on Tuesday. We have a backup inverter for power failure. Guests are requested to switch off the ACs during power outages as it consumes more power.


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

No, there is no swimming pool within the complex.

No, there is no beach near the villa.

Yes, the Tableland lake is 1.5 km from the villa.

Kaas Plateau in Panchgani is full of landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. What makes it even more special is that it is one of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India. Tableland plateau in Panchgani ranks second on the list of the largest plateaus in Asia! Kate’s point is just 15 mins from Panchgani while the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar is an hour from the city. Tableland, Sherbagh and Microgarden are other famous tourist sites near the villa.

House Rules

Given the location of our home, playing loud music is allowed within a 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.

Guests will be allowed to access all the areas on the property. Guests are strictly prohibited from crossing into neighbouring properties under any circumstances. We request our guests to respect the privacy and personal space of our neighbours.


Yes. The home is located within a gated complex.

Yes, there are CCTV cameras installed in the property.

Yes, our home has a stone wall surrounding the premises.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, Crocin etc.

The villa is well lit up. There is enough lighting even in the surrounding areas i.e lawns, grounds.

How to get there

While roads connecting to the property are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip.

Pune airport is nearby & distance is 73 km. You can also reach the property by train. The railway station is 1.5 Km from the villa.


Yes. Guests have to pay Rs 500 per pet, plus extra for meals, if requested.

Yes, there is a pet dog at the property.

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Normal capacity (per Room) 4
Extra People allowed (per Room) 2
Num of Rooms 2
Security Deposit (per Room booked) Rupee 3000
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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