The last two holis were a bleak affair. And while we are still not completely out of the pandemic, one can still celebrate the festival in the company of those they love at a private villa. What’s better? It’s a long weekend, too! Bond with your folks amidst the natural, gifted hues and views at these private villas by SaffronStays.
Birdsong, Madh Island:
Make this long weekend all about that long-pending reunion with your friends at this 3-bedroom pet-friendly villa in Mumbai. A cutesy space, it offers picturesque terrace treetop views, plenty of outdoor sit-outs, and the calming breeze for company. Featuring expansive rooms, large French windows with sit-outs and ornate architecture, the home’s greenery and beige hues give it a warm, welcoming vibe. You can take a stroll through the home, find some books from the in-house library and read at one of the window ledges or look onto the sea during sunsets. Give your pets the much-needed open space they deserve to run around.
Dig into scrumptious food at the gazebo. The gated community has its own facilities such as a tennis court, gym, and more. Sloping trails around the property make it great for cycling.
Make a quick trip to the quiet Erangal beach to see a 500-year-old Church, take a short ferry ride to Versova village and check out some nice restaurants, try out local food stalls serving fish fry and thali, or visit the Madh local market to pick up groceries.
Grand Mansion of Saipem Hills, Candolim:
Take your Holi celebrations to Goa at this enticing 6-bedroom uber luxe villa surrounded by rich greenery with a widespread lawn and garden. As you enter the home, you’ll be greeted by lush green views of the distant Saipem hills, the large swimming pool below eye level surrounded by lush green lawns on one side and a deck/entertainment room on the other. The living area, along with other walls, are adorned with one-of-a-kind paintings, artifacts and state-of-the-art furniture. No matter where you walk or sit, every element of this mansion speaks of opulence and grandeur.
Unwind in style on the larger than life deck, dive into the pool, or have a fun karaoke night with your loved ones. Sunset, beach and your loved one in one frame – this chance is up for grabs as Candolim Beach is just 10 minutes from the villa.
Welcome the warmth with stunning views of the valleys and mountains till infinity for company. At this 2 bedroom pet-friendly secluded private homestay, there’s plenty of activities to keep the group occupied. Begin your day with mesmerising views of sunrise, arrange a picnic on the lawn, chase your furry friend along the trails, and have dinner at the gazebo.
Designed in earthy colours with African paintings on the first floor and merging seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, it affords plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors, jogging, reading on the lawns or playing with the kids. Foodies can dig into hearty Indian and Chinese cuisine prepared by the in-house cook, and enjoyed indoors or at the outside sitout that can accomodate 7-8 people.
Within a 1-km trek of the home is the Sahastradhara River where you can splash around. Drive through the Mussoorie Route crossing the valley (15 kms) for a scenic view, or visit the ancient Buddha Temples just 18-kms away.
Nestled amidst nature is this 3-bedroom villa that overlooks the pool and surrounding gardens and offers fantastic views of the Sahyadri mountains. What makes this villa unique is that it offers multiple options for water babies. You can lounge in the plunge pool, get your workout in the main pool, or simply relax in the jacuzzi – there’s a pool for every need…
Bringing your kids along? There’s a kids’ play area designed for their playtime. Have the perfect vacation with your family! Don’t miss out on your morning walks during your staycation. The walking track around the villa is ideal if you wish to go jogging or simply take a stroll. You could even enjoy a game of badminton on the lawns if you’re missing your daily workout routine.
If you’re an indoor animal, there’s plenty of entertainment here. Blast some of your favourite tunes on the music system and enjoy karaoke night with your group.
Catch up on evening coffee and snacks at the gazebo outside. You could also set up a bonfire, or gaze up at the stars while munching on the delicious barbeque prepared by our in-home cooks. The Kolad River and dam are must-see spots nearby, while the Kundalika River is just a kilometre away.
“Let the sea set you free…”. A philosophy that best describes SaffronStays Athaang, a set of 3 private cottages – Trishna (4 bedrooms), Megh (6 bedrooms) and Tarang (2 bedrooms) – situated right on the ever-serene Konkan coast. Take in the spring vibes as you head out for a slightly longer road trip amidst the Sahyadri ranges. Thoughtfully spread across a 7-acre land, it overlooks the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea and is ideal for a family holiday, a couples getaway, or large groups looking for a reunion or a corporate offsite.
Roofed by Mangalore tiles in crimson tones, traditional pillars, and the sea breeze that evokes a sense of belongingness will all woo your heart within the first 15 seconds. The homes come with massive common balconies that open up to breathtaking views of the sea and the opposite shore. The various open spaces here are ideal for yoga, meditation, or a workout of your choice. Relish piping hot, home-fresh Konkani meals using locally sourced ingredients, fresh fish, and fiery spices along with Chinese and Continental in the company of ocean waves.
Jade Gardens, Pawna:
Amidst a sloping 1-acre plot, surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery is this 5-bedroom pet-friendly infinity pool villa. Set across 2 floors, the ground floor has its own big balcony which looks onto the magnificent scenery outside. As you walk down from the ground floor, there’s a swimming pool with a pool deck to catch a refreshing swim and breathe in the fresh air. No-fuss, modern interiors provide the perfect space to breathe in the fresh mountain air, catch up on some urgent work with the complimentary WiFi, or for you to just while away some time, enjoying the sunrises and sunsets. The rooms with sit-outs and swings provide for easy reading nooks, while the large lawns are perfect for your kids and pets.
Enjoy home-fresh authentic, delicious North Indian and Maharashtrian meals prepared by the in-house cook. Special Chinese and Italian dishes in both veg and non-veg are also served. Craving for more? Enjoy a hearty barbeque prepared by the cook while chilling with the fam.