At a glance

100
Stringent Quality Checks
1 in 10
Homes Accepted
4.65 / 5
Smiling Guests
90%
Guests are families

About Leisure Home Network

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A collection of hand-picked vacation homes and heritage properties measured to international standards for the traveler who wants nothing but the best. Each home is carefully chosen and the experience hand-crafted.

  • THE NETWORK EFFECT

    Your vacation home is your ticket to the first of its kind Leisure Home Network- a group of homes owned by a privileged few.

  • Exclusive Invite

    Only a select number of homes are invited to the network after a strict quality assessment. This ensures every leisure home the exclusivity, exposure, and attention it deserves.

  • Stress-Free Branding & Maintenance

    You’ve put in your time, money, and love in building your home. Now sit back and enjoy the hassle-free branding and maintenance of your home.

The Benefits

Your Vacation Home is a Valuable Asset

Your second home need not be a dead investment. Being a part of the leisure home network makes it a valuable asset.

Attract The Right Guests

We attract like-minded guests who respect your home and treat it as their own.

Build Your Brand

Each home has a unique identity that mirrors the personality of the home owner and their refined taste. Build your own brand that reflects the unique essence of your home.

Pay as per Performance

We make money, when you make money. Till then the branding and marketing of your home is on us!

QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Only a selected number of homes are invited in any given destination to ensure that each of our Leisure Homes receives the exposure and attention it deserves.

Transparency

We keep you informed with real time updates about bookings and upgrades undertaken at your estate.

Leisure Home Network

1865 built heritage Bungalow, Ooty

Coming Soon! Built in 1865, this heritage bungalow is steeped in history. Raised wooden flooring, fireplaces that actually work, antiques across the house, a beautiful garden around this house, serene surroundings - transport you to another era.

Thanjavur-style stone heritage house, Kodai

Coming Soon! A 1930 built Thanjavur architecture inspired, stone house, built by a Tamil Brahmin family, spread across a 9 acre wooded section of Kodaikanal - far from its maddening crowds.

Calvin and Hobbes, Lavasa

Two large bungalows with a stunning view of the lake & mountain as its backyard. Perfect for large family outings, reunions, small function, etc

Meet The Team

Devendra Parulekar, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Hacker, SaffronStays.com

Devendra Parulekar

Co-Founder & Chief Growth Hacker at SaffronStays

An avid traveler and photographer, Devendra is a management graduate with over 18 years’ experience in the Information Technology Industry. An Ex-Partner and Practice Leader-Cyber Security, India at Ernst & Young, Devendra left his cushioned corporate job in 2016 to pursue the vision of transforming the hospitality and real-estate market in India. His first rendezvous with SaffronStays was as the Chief Investor and Mentor. The initial phase of the firm also saw him code the website to save the startup from a technology crunch! Although the foundation for their dream had been set by Tejas, Devendra brings his vast experience, leadership skills, and passion to their business to offer unique vacations!

Tejas Parulekar

Co-Founder

A Chartered Accountant by training and a corporate banker by profession, Tejas made SaffronStays a reality in 2013. During a family trip to Europe, the joy, privacy, and freedom of a homestay gave birth to the idea of a platform that offered the comfort of a home on a holiday. Tejas decided to leave her corporate career and took a plunge into the rough world of startups. SaffronStays was then born with the motive of providing an indulging travel experience. The platform as it stands today is the result of her tireless endeavors to fulfill the dream of transforming the hospitality and travel industry in India. This mother of two unstoppable kids is a total foodie, loves swimming, playing basketball and trekking in the monsoons. All this combined with her energy and enthusiasm that she brings to SaffronStays makes her a true inspiration!

Sanjay Mehta

Mentor, Lead Investor at SaffronStays

Sanjay is an entrepreneur and a prolific angel investor. Awarded Angel Investor of the year 2017 by Let’s Venture and featured in India’s Top Angel Investors List by Forbes India, Sanjay’s portfolio includes Oyo Rooms, StayZilla, RepUp, PrettySecrets, Zippr, AdStringo, Core, LogiNext, etc.

  • "Opening doors of a heritage property with a lifetime of memories with family, loved ones and friends is a big milestone and decision for a home owner. However one can do this only if there is a comfort level, similar wavelengths, tastes and sensibilities. All these aspects have earned SaffronStays the privilege of taking our home and opening its doors to likeminded guests who believe in a boutique, homely and culturally rich experience. Tejas and her team also assist in beautifully maintaining the property and helping restore the home to its original glory..."

    Dr. Marker, Home Owner

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

If you think your vacation home is a good fit, leave us a few details in the Contact Us section below and we will call you back. We would then like to evaluate the property, and if it looks like we could be a good fit for each other, we would love to sign you up.

How is SaffronStays.com Leisure Home Network different from other listing sites?

Well, first, we are not just a listing site. We provide complete hospitality services. We take care of the operations as well as marketing and branding. That means, it is hassle free and stress free maintenance of your home. But more importantly, you get access to leisure homes owned by other like-minded individuals.

How does SaffronStays choose new Leisure Homes?

Properties are evaluated based on a 100-point stringent checklist. Based on gaps identified, home improvements are planned. Only if found suitable, the leisure home is accepted into the Network. SaffronStays oversees home improvements, creates a unique brand identity and launches hospitality operations. Further only a select few are chosen for each destination so that each can be given the attention and marketing effort it deserves.

How much does it cost to be part of this Network?

We believe in a pay as per performance model. So, only when your property makes money, we make money. Till then the entire marketing and branding is free to the Home Owner.

Can I refer a friend to the Network?

Yes, definitely. We wish to create a network of like-minded Home Owners, so people known and recommended by you would be a great fit and hence would be given preference.

Contact Us

Interested?

Apply to the SaffronStays Leisure Home Network - a carefully curated collective of some of the most interesting homes with a story.

 
Acres   Sq.Ft
 
Sq.Ft   Sq.m

Do you have a full time caretaker ?   Yes   No

Do you have an in-house cook ?   Yes   No

Condition of the House   Outstanding   Good   Requires Upgrades

Property Type   Heritage   Luxury   Comfort

Our Home Assessment Team will then assess the suitability of the property.

SaffronStays Headquarters
  • 122, National Storage Building, Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai-400016, India
  • Phone: +91 80806 20320

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