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Great property and fantastic hospitality!! Spent a quiet and peaceful weekend....if u r just looking for a place to chill with good home style food, this is the place to go.. Place has just been renovated and small things yet to be fixed but that is work in progress. Will definitely visit again....read more
This is a beach touch property which offers a surround sound effect of roaring sea waves. Totally isolated, but very closed to Alibaug-Murud road. Food is awesome and staff is humble. Do carry the required staff with you as there is no shops nearby. We carried fishes from market as the place serves only chicken in non-veg category. Liked this place a lot....read more
We were looking for a much needed break and being an old user of Saffron Stays properties we finalized this property for the vacation. It was a perfect gateway for the kind of break we were looking for. The villa is convenient to reach and located at a beautiful place. The food preparation was excellent and everything we ate was just awesome, food was something we were more worried for because we were travelling with kids but it turned out to be extremely satisfying. The villa is on a secluded place surrounded by hill, greenery and sea but is at close proximity to market place and very close to Kashid beach. This helped us to stay in a calm and soothing environment yet enjoy the beach sports and fun on Kashid beach which was nearby. The beach in front of the villa is good for early morning or evening walks but not so much for water play since its rocky. The overall experience was very good and am glad I took Saffron Stays services again and this time the experience was better then before. Thank You team for being such a good hosts and providing excellent service....read more
1) Beach sight not as expected, very rocky beach. 2) Living/dining hall was very warm, hence A/c is a must in the hall, especially when the doors of the balcony is closed in the evening to prevent insects from coming in. 3) Both the bathrooms require re-furbishing with shower curtains, as its very old and even the wash basin is not well placed. 4) Indoor games like carrom, chess and table tennis would have been an added feature. Even badminton net with rackets and shuttle cocks should have been a good idea. However, caretakers were very friendly and the food served was good. Overall we will rate as okay property. I will not recommend it to my friends in 'as it is'' condition. It's not a value for money property. Sudhakar Shetty ...read more
The location was gr8 i would say one of the best i have seen. another best part is there no mobile network to disturb.... only problem faced was with electricity.... wen we reached there was no power and power back up was not enough to run A/c or water heaters..... 10 mins drive from Kashid beach directions are accurate... another problem faced was on second day when without any info roads were dig for some cable work and the way to reach the villa was blocked.... however, Sanjay the caretaker immediately took us from another route to a point close to villa which was around 200 mtr walking distance. food was good service was good overall a very nice place to relax and njoy.......read more
Stay and accessibility
Korlai village is 120 km from Chembur by road. By sea, ferries at Gateway of India can take you to Mandwa jetty in 45 minutes. From Mandwa jetty, Korlai is 40 km by road. The nearest airport is in Mumbai.
Yes, this is a child-friendly home with plenty of space for kids to run around. There is a bunk bed for kids and a 200 sq ft upper level that can be used as a “Baithak” or children’s play area. The villa has been stocked with books and board games like Monopoly, UNO for kids to enjoy. Kid-friendly dishes (Bournvita milk, hot milk etc.) can be prepared if given advance notice (preferably at the time of booking). While guests are not allowed to use the kitchen, mothers of infants are permitted to heat up milk. A first-aid kit with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines has also been placed at the villa for minor injuries.
Yes, this villa is senior citizen friendly. There are two bedrooms with private bathrooms attached, easy to access at night without supervision. Please note that there is a flight of steps leading up to the entrance of the villa. Upon special request, our caretakers can prepare Low Salt/ Low Spice/ Low Fat/ Low Sugar for senior citizens. In case of a medical emergency, emergency contact details are available with the caretaker.
No, this villa is not wheelchair accessible.
No, pets are not allowed at this villa. Please note that there is a dog living onsite but rest assured, he will not disturb your stay.
Two extra mattresses can be provided per bedroom. Two single beds are available in one of the bedrooms and extra mattresses can be laid out on the floor in the loft.
Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized beds and the bed linen is changed every third day.
No towels or toiletries are provided at this villa. Guests are requested to carry their own towels and toiletries.
Yes, all of our bedrooms are air-conditioned.
No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.
The home is in a rural area of Maharashtra, powered by MSEB. In case of disruption of power due to fluctuation, we have a backup inverter and genset installed. However, this backup power does not support ACs or Geysers, and will also burn out beyond 4 hours of usage. Our homes are environment-friendly, and we push our guests to be too. Please use electricity optimally at all times. The pleasant monsoon and oncoming winter season do not require any extreme cooling appliances. Genset will burn out beyond 6 hours of usage. So, it will be turned off after every 2 hours for 30 minutes in order for it to be used throughout the day
Yes, there is a mild problem. Guests are requested to keep their doors and windows shut in evening between 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm and to carry along Odomos. If needed, the caretaker can provide mosquito repellent coils.
Food and Beverages
Yes, meals are included in the tariff. Meals will be served in the dining hall or upon request, in the lawn area. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian options are available. Tea / Coffee will be served throughout the day at no extra cost. Meal timings are as follows: Breakfast (8.30 am to 10.30 am), Lunch (1 pm to 3 pm) & Dinner (8.30 pm to 10 pm)
We serve simple, home-cooked Maharashtrian meals.
Children up to the age of 3 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 3-6 shall be charged Rs 500 per day.
Yes, outside food is allowed. Takeaway menus should be available with the caretaker. Guests also have the option of cooking their your own meals. Please note that if you decide to cook your own meals, there will be no reduction in room tariff. The caretaker can arrange for provisions if given advance notice. Payment for actuals and cleaning will need to be paid to the caretaker in cash at the end of your stay.
Yes, guests can use the fridge to store food/beverages.
Yes. In case you would like the caretaker to cook a special dish, you can pay him for the actuals. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.
Yes, there is a steady water supply and drinking water is filtered using AquaGuard. Mineral water is available upon request at an additional charge.
Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ample ice stocked in the fridge. 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.
While this is not a self-catering villa, guests have the option of preparing their own meals. Please note that basic provisions for the same will have to be paid at actuals and a cleaning fee will also be applied.
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
The Korlai Fort and lighthouse is just a 10 minute drive from the villa and a major tourist spot. For water sports, guests could visit Kashid and Nagaon beaches.
There are no pool facilities at this villa.
There is a rocky beach right outside the property which is relatively clean.
Aside from the beach, there are no water bodies close to this villa.
Yes, loud music is permitted. Guests are requested to carry along their own portable speakers.
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. Guests will only be able to access common areas on the property such as the living room, garden, private pool (if any), etc. Guests are strictly prohibited from crossing into neighboring properties under any circumstances. We request our guests to respect the privacy and personal space of our neighbors.
No, the local caretaker manages security.
No, there are no CCTV cameras installed.
No, stray dogs can't enter the property.
Yes, the property is fenced on all sides.
Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, Crocin etc.
How to get there
The property is accessible by car. If you're driving from Mumbai, one can reach Alibaug by driving down the Mumbai-Goa highway (NH-17) until Wadkhal (or Vadkhal) at which point you take a right for Alibaug.
The best way to reach is to catch a ferry to Mandwa jetty which is approximately a 45 minute journey. From Mandwa, a local taxi can be hired to reach the property, some 40 kms away.
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.
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
Yes, a single driver can be accommodated in the caretaker's cottage at an additional cost of Rs. 750, inclusive of food. There is no separate accommodation for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.
There is no separate accommodation for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.
Free parking for 2 cars is available on the premises.
Yes, a day picnic can be arranged. There is a lawn that can be used to erect a stage, tents or pergolas. Meals can be arranged for Rs. 2000 per person for breakfast & lunch OR lunch & snacks. Please note that a maximum of 10 people can be accommodated for an overnight stay. During the day, guests will have access to the washrooms and other amenities.
Yes, we do allow events/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 10 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Any permissions required for the event will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for a specific event, 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 10 can will be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Any permissions required for the event will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for a specific event, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]