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SaffronStays, a Mumbai-based vacation home rental company, has widened its bouquet of private villas and estates with a clutch of new entities. If you are keen to travel during the upcoming festive and holiday season yet wary of crowded places (with the pandemic still remaining a threat), these private villas with limited accommodation can be your own safe bubble.
Located in different settings, the new set of accommodation offers a range of experiences, including organic farming, horse-riding, boating and trekking. The new vacation homes are located within easy driving distance from Mumbai.
Aqua Chalet in Murbad is a one-bedroom villa located within a three acre estate. Enjoy a quiet swim in the pool beneath a neem tree, retire to the private ‘machan’ with a book or create your own detox meal plan where the kitchen will prepare your meals from the organically grown vegetables from the estate’s farms.
Le Soil in Nashik is a pet-friendly one bedroom villa surrounded by hills and the river. Nature walks, a swim in the river, and star gazing at night can be some of the activities you may plan with your family or friends. If you are a large group, there is the three bedroom Viva La Vida in Nashik set on the fringe of the Anjaneri forest. Guests can opt for activities such as archery, horse-riding, boating and trekking.
Or, if you are looking for a venue for a small gathering, you may choose between Misty Mountain in Pali with its set of four environment-friendly cottages with two bedrooms each, along with a spacious manicured lawn and a swimming pool, or Boulevard Clubhouse in Lonavala where all the five bedrooms are built around a pool. For even bigger groups, there is Maison Fraise in Panchgani, a charming eight-bedroom bungalow, with an outdoor bar, open verandah for outdoor games, large lawns, surrounded by strawberry gardens and jungles, and view of the Venna River.
Ayurveda By The Sea in Alibaug is for those who want a holiday by the beach. The four-bedroom estate has direct access to Kihim beach.
The list of new properties also includes Jaipura Garh in Jaipur (Rajasthan), a Rajasthan government certified heritage home. Built on a parcel of land gifted to Sardar Singh by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur, the building has been restored to its 19th century grandeur. There is nothing to stop you from playing a modern royal among the ancestral memorabilia, traditional artefacts, and hand-drawn door ornamentation taking you back to the old days.
For more details on the bungalows and booking, see here.
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