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. In Panchgani, take a left at Shivaji chowk towards the table land. Then, instead of the next turn towards the tableland, take the 2 nd left towards the village Ghodawali. At Ghodawali, take the road going through the village towards Kaleshwari temple. Take a left at the temple. The dirt road leads directly to the home.
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.
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 at Rs. 250 per meal 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.
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.
Yes, all our are bedrooms are air-conditioned.
No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.
Please Note: Panchgani experiences load shedding by MSEB every Tuesday, between 9am - 6pm. 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 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. .
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
Breakfast is inclusive in the tariff. Meals are available at Rs 300 (veg) and Rs 400 (chicken) and Rs 500 (mutton) per person, per meal and for children are Rs 300 per child, per meal. The caretaker can also organize a barbecue on the rooftop terrace. This costs Rs. 500 for 4 people, with the raw materials being charged at actuals. Please indicate your meal preferences in advance to allow our caretaker to procure the same. Meals for kids below 5 years are complimentary. The meal charges are payable in cash to the caretaker at site.
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.
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 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
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 Nagewadi dam, 11 kms from the property. Lingmala Waterfall is approximately 17.2 kms away, but has flowing water only during monsoon and for a little while after that.
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. The last patch of the road is a muddy road which can get slushy during the rains, so guests are advised to use sturdy cars. 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. They charge Rs. 200 for a one-way trip. Please connect the cab driver to the caretaker of the property for accurate directions. 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.
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, there is separate accommodation with a washroom available for up to 2 assistants (driver/domestic helpers) at an additional charge of Rs. 500 per night. But this is a common area for both, drivers and domestic help. Hence only one of the two can be accommodated. Meals will be charged at Rs. 250 per meal and will need to be paid to the caretaker in cash at the end of your stay. If domestic help is travelling with you, please mention this to our Booking Assistance team.
Yes, there is separate accommodation with a washroom available for up to 2 assistants (driver/ domestic help) at an additional charge of Rs. 500 per night. Meals will be charged at Rs. 250 per meal 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, parking for up to 2 cars is available onsite.
Children upto 6 years of age shall not be charged accommodation fees. Children between 6-11 years shall be charged Rs 750 for accommodation. Guests can ask the caretaker for extra mattress if need be, and shall have to pay on site itself.
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.
|Normal capacity (per Room)||2|
|Extra People allowed (per Room)||2|
|Num of Rooms||2|
|Security Deposit (per Room booked)||₹ 2000|
|Check In||1 PM|
|Check Out||10 AM|