Panchgani, Maharashtra, India (PAN003590)
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|Viewed (since March 9, 2015)||36647 time(s)|
|Normal capacity (per Villa)||4|
|Extra People allowed (per Villa)||4|
|Bedrooms (per Villa)||2|
|Bathrooms (per Villa)||2|
|Check In||1 PM|
|Check Out||10 AM|
If you are from a city and want to escape the perpetual mindlessness, then just go here. As the name suggests, you will not be disappointed by the Verandah. Relax, sit down with a drink, and just stare into the endless horizon. It is beautiful, simply put. The sunrise is even better (this is testimony under oath from a lazy bugger). There are two rooms, but, they can accommodate more people. The stay is homely; you get good home-cooked meals courtesy the caretaker, Santosh, and his wife. Santosh is a great host and helped us by putting up a fire in the chilly night around which we spent most of our time. The place is adjacent to a village and the tranquility will make you clamor for more in your daily life. The rooms are basic--not much fanfare there. But, they are comfortable. I think a little amount of refurbishing in one bathroom (which I heard is due soon) will help in the days to come. Simply put, a great experience. Like the name suggests, it is one peaceful place to spend your days. To soak in the atmosphere, I would suggest that people should stay at least for two nights here. Anything less is just not fair. Btw, they also have a few books and board games to spend time....read more
We had a really great stay, the helpers are very helpful and accommodating. The place is beautiful, and the view is breathtaking. The road to reach there is a little rocky, so you have to be careful of that. You can also visit the locally owned strawberry farms and other farms too....read more
This review has been long pending from my end...!!! I visited verandah in Feb '17 for SaffornStays' weekend strawberry fest. We reached the place really early at 5:30am on a Saturday by the bus & the organizer, Vinda was already up to drive us to the place from the bus depot. This place is wonderful & helps you chillax whenever you go. There are multiple corners at this home like the swing, terrace, sofa in the verandah where you can sit for hours, look at the view, do nothing & yet feel happy. We were joined later by the chef, Sai & owner of SaffornStays Tejas. The place, program participants & organizers were extremely approachable & made us feel home. Vinda even gave her car to us for a visit to the market as we had no vehicle. The cooking session was fun followed by lots of tasty food & start gazing from the terrace. The highlight of this program was fresh strawberry picking from the strawberry farm! The best vacation is that which has a beautiful location, great service, good food & happy faces around to always help you. And SaffornStays' program was just that! Thank you for a lovely stay & some weight-gain [(thanks to yummy food ;)]...read more
Our stay at the Villa was outstanding. The Villa is placed beautifully on the hilltop with mesmerising view of the breathtaking mountains which was the most relaxing & stressfree moment for us. The view is so very outstanding which cannot be expressed in words. You need to stay at the villa at least once to realise its beauty. The morning sunrise was amazing. Best interiors and well maintained property. The home made food prepared by the caretakers was yummy & delicious. Caretakers were so simple, friendly and helpful, they really deserve a big THANK YOU. Really appreciated. Nearby farms were also very beautiful. We must say, this was one of the most memorable & mesmerising stay at Verandah. We enjoyed a lot and will cherish & treasure these beautiful memories forever. We would surely like to come again to stay at this beautiful Villa. Last but not the least, our only feedback to the coordinators is that they should attend customers calls promptly and not juz communicate on watsup as there are many things which cannot be communicated thro watsup always. Rest all, was absolutely excellent 5 star to this Villa. Thanks (from Monali, Priyanka, Arpana, Shailaja & Prajakta)...read more
'Verandah by the Valley' is a very apt name for this beautiful place. Calm and decent, this is the perfect getaway from the daily hustle bustle of the city. Given its size, the Verandah is best suited for group of 4 or more, but even couples can spend some private time here like we did on our 9th anniversary. Friendly host, a very helping and lovely care taker family, excellent facilities, and more than anything else, the captivating scenic beauty of the location makes the stay a most memorable one. Definitely one of the best places I have been to (and I have been to quite a few). Most recommended to anyone looking to spend some quality time in nature's lap....read more
I went to Verandah by the Valley with my friends and family for my birthday weekend. The location is slightly difficult to find and the road is not paved. But once you reach there, you will not want to leave! The place is as beautiful as in the pictures. The caretakers are great and went out of their way to make the stay comfortable. The hosts also called and checked if we were fine and needed anything. The place is clean and the location is great. Its a great place to be away from the city hustle bustle. I wish we had more days to spend. ...read more
I visited during week day and I loved the stay there. We wanted a peaceful and homely stay during our this short vacation and we got it. The morning sunrise is something which I always wanted to see and it was picture perfect. It had homely food and the caretaker really took good care of us. I was travelling with a senior citizens and a kid and it was quite easy to manage both....read more
Stay and accessibility
Verandah by the Valley is very close to Table Land, Parsi Point. Panchgani itself is a 5 hour drive from Mumbai. If you're travelling by public transport, there are direct state transport buses available from Mumbai. The closest railway station is Satara which is approximately 34 kms from Panchgani.
Yes, our Home is child friendly. We have a lot of open space and an organic farm to keep kids occupied. Alternatively, the villa has been stocked with books, board games & playing cards. Please note that the villa opens out into the entire Panchgani Valley. While we have installed safety railings, guests are requested to be cautious around kids. There is a first aid kit available for minor injuries. Kid-friendly menus (pastas, cornflakes, Bournvita milk, etc) can also be prepared if given advance notice (preferably at the time of booking).
Yes, this villa is senior citizen friendly. The home has two bedrooms on the ground floor which are accessible to senior citizens. Both rooms have private bathrooms with anti-skid surfaces attached, easy to access at night without any supervision. Please note that there is a long flight of stairs between the ground floor and the upper level. Senior citizens unable to climb stairs may face a problem. In case of a medical emergency, the caretaker has the numbers for doctor-on-call or ambulance service-on-call. Upon special request, our caretakers can also prepare low spice/ low fat/ low-salt food for senior citizens.
No, this villa is not wheelchair accessible.
No, pets are not allowed in this villa. Please note that there is a pet dog already present on the property. Rest assured, he won't disturb your stay.
2 extra mattresses with bedding can be provided.
Each bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed and the bedsheets, pillow covers are changed every third day.
Yes, we provide basic hand wash, soaps, shampoos bath & hand towels for up to 6 people.
No, the home is not air-conditioned but as it is perched on a hill, it remains cool throughout the day.
No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.
Power outages are rare. There is an invertor installed as a backup power source for such situations.During power outages, guests are requested to use electricity efficiently.
All of the rooms have been furnished with All-out machines and mosquito nets have been placed over the windows. Guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30 pm to avoid mosquitoes. If needed, the caretaker has Odomos on site.
Food and Beverages
Yes, lunch/dinner will be provided onsite at an additional cost. Breakfast is included in the tariff. Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and afternoon tea time. Please note that meals are not permitted in the bedrooms and will be served in the dining area. Meals timings will be as follows: Breakfast (8.30 am to 10.30 am) / Lunch (1:30 pm to 3 pm) / Dinner (8 pm to 9 pm).
We offer simple home cooked meals. There is a standard menu available. Pastas and soups can be prepared, if given advance notice. Additionally, there are barbecue facilities available for both veg/non-veg.
Meals will be charged per meal as follows: Veg (Rs. 300) / Non Veg Chicken or Egg (Rs. 400) / Non Veg Mutton (Rs. 500). Meals for kids below 5 years are complimentary. Payment for meals can be paid to the caretaker in cash at the end of your stay.
Yes, outside food is allowed. The caretaker will have food menus of nearby restaurants available. Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen. However, mothers of small infants and toddlers will have limited access to boil milk or prepare simple food.
Yes, guests can use the fridge to store food/beverages.
Yes. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients. Payment for actuals, cooking, cleaning etc. will need to be paid to the caretaker in cash at the end of your stay.
Yes, we have a steady water supply. However, guests are requested to use the hot water judicially as we have a Solar water heater with a maximum capacity of 200 liters. During the monsoons, guests are provided with hot water in buckets.
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.
This is not a self-catering villa.
A guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking 15 days or more before the start of the reservation. If the Guest cancels less than 15 days before start of the reservation, he/she is entitled to no refund. Guest Fees paid/ payable to SaffronStays are non-refundable. A reservation is considered officially 'canceled' ONLY when the guest clicks the cancellation button on the cancellation confirmation page, which they can find under Dashboard > Your Trips > Cancel on our website. If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given to SaffronStays within 24 hours of check-in. SaffronStays will mediate when necessary and Guest and Host are required to extend their full co-operation. SaffronStays has the final say in all disputes.
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 at the time of booking/ check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 2 business days after check-out.
Things to do
There is a strawberry farm within walking distance from the villa. Additionally, guests could visit Tableland, Parsi Point, Dhom Dam & Kamalgad Fort. The best time to visit is just before sunset. Guests can also visit Horizon Point for Tandem paragliding. For the shoppers, Panchgani market is approximately 3 kms from the villa.
There are no pool facilities available.
There are no beaches close to this property.
The nearest water body is the Lingmala Waterfall which is approximately 17.2 kms away.
Given the location and surroundings of our home, playing loud music is allowed within limits and during specific 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.
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 but this is a fenced property. The local caretaker manages security.
No, there are no CCTV cameras installed.
No, the home is within a fenced area. However, should a stray dog enter, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.
Yes, the property is properly fenced. However, guests are requested to be cautious as the home is perched on a hill overlooking the valley. Safety railings have been placed, as a precaution.
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 roads around Panchgani are slightly rough but cars can be driven right up to the property. Guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before heading out for a road trip.
There are regular state transport and private buses from Mumbai/Pune to Panchgani. Cabs are available from Panchgani bus stop to the property. The nearest airport is Pune Airport.
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, there is separate accommodation with a washroom available for up to 2 drivers at an additional charge of Rs. 500 per night. Meals will be charged above this amount and will need to be paid to the caretaker in cash at the end of your stay. If drivers are travelling with you, please mention this to our Booking Assistance team.
Yes, there is separate accommodation with a washroom available for up to 2 domestic helpers at an additional charge of Rs. 500 per night. Meals will be charged above this amount and will need to be paid to the caretaker in cash at the end of your stay.
Yes, free parking is available onsite for one car.
No, this place is not suitable for a day event or picnic.
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 8 people 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]
No, this villa does not allow reservations for professional shoots.