Ruby Cottage

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About the Home

  • Perched on a hill with beautiful valley views, SaffronStays Ruby Cottage in Pen, on the Mumbai-Alibaug route, is a 3-bedroom pool villa enveloped by a green canopy.
  • This pet-friendly villa near Mumbai and Pune is ideal for a quick family getaway.
  • The exposed red brick wall prevalent throughout the structure is an homage to genius brickwork architect Laurie Baker. The rustic-chic browns complement the surrounding greens with humble ease. 
  • There are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one of which is a cosy cottage, on the ground level. The third bedroom on level one with an ensuite bathroom has an attached open terrace offering panoramic valley views of the neighbouring mountains. 
  • Wooden furniture, potted plants and small antiques in every room beautifully complement this brickstone construction to give it an earthy appeal.
  • While here, you can choose your favourite spot for outdoor dining - we recommend the gazebo facing the plunge pool or a setup on the lush lawns. 
  • The step-layered garden outside is perfect to strengthen your family bond with sit-out sessions under the canopy of mango and coconut trees. The blooming varieties of Frangipani and Sonchafa will linger in your mind for days after you’ve left the home.
  • With several trees and magnificent valley views, the rainy season here is a delight. Watch as the clouds float low, and spot several waterfalls at this charming fun monsoon getaway just 2 hours off Mumbai.


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

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    Veg (Not Jain) and Non-Veg meals are available at additional cost.
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    What it feels like staying at Ruby Cottage, Pen

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    SaffronStays Care

    • A trained onsite cook will serve you local Maharashtrian cuisine. 
    • Our housekeeping staff will ensure you have a smooth stay.
    • The villa is a part of a gated community of more than 50 bungalows. With the entire home to yourself, your privacy will not be compromised. 
    • The home is safe and sanitised regularly.

    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 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.

    About the Property:
    • There are about 10-12 steps on a slight upward slope to reach the entrance. There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp making it an elderly-friendly villa. 
    • The bedrooms do not have ceiling fans but table fans.  
    • One bedroom on the first floor is accessible with a flight of 9-10 stairs. 
    • The inverter at the home has a power backup of 6 hours. One fan and light can work in each room during a power outage. 
    • Running hot water is available in washroom taps only. 
    • In case of a power outage, the WiFi won't function. 
    • The kitchen is not inside the property but in a separate section outside near the gazebo.
    • There is a fully functional caretaker room and a separate kitchen for the staff.
    • Owing to its setting in the middle of nature, you might spot insects and other creepy crawlies. 

    About the Locality:
    • The home offers splendid views from the open terrace. Vyaghreshwar mountain is one of the many mountain ranges across the home. 
    • Hetwane Dam is approximately 20 mins drive from the home. 
    • If you want to explore more or go for a drive, Alibaug is about 30 kms from Pen. 
    • Visit the local Pen market to shop for locally produced, fresh vegetables and fruits.

    Cancellation Policy

    Sleeping Arrangements

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


    4.5 (2)

    14 Jun 2021

    Ruby cottage is one of the prettiest, coziest properties we have ever been to! Nestled on a hill, its a part of a gated society with many other such villas. The cottage interiors are soo aesthetically pleasing. The villa has a traditional touch to it. Its surrounded by lush green trees all around. The private pool is just perfect for a dip. Our Caretakers Mr Ravi and Ms Reshma were really helpful with everything we needed. The home cooked meals were amazing. This is truely a hidden gem and we will surely return back.

    11 Jun 2021

    Generator needs to be installed as there was frequent load shedding, even in night. Inverter doesn’t take care of ACs in such cases. WiFi also needs to be upgraded .

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    You will have to pay a refundable security deposit of 5,000 per room