Alibaug, Maharashtra, India (ALI000457)
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Add extra persons (12+ yrs)
Add children (6-11 years)
TOTAL: Guests (12+ Years) , for Night(s)
|Extra Person Charges (13 yrs plus)|
|Charges for children (6-11 years)|
|(+ Owner Taxes and charges)|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Total - Payable Now|
|Security Deposit (Payable during check-in and returned 48 hours after check-out)|
|Viewed (since March 9, 2015)||3852 time(s)|
|Normal capacity (per Villa)||10|
|Extra People allowed (per Villa)||14|
|Bedrooms (per Villa)||5|
|Bathrooms (per Villa)||4|
|Check In||1 PM|
|Check Out||10 AM|
The Champa flower holds a special place for some,but full-bloomed Champa trees hold a special place for all. It was with that image of the Champa tree, with flowers laid out on the green lawn, that I chose to zoom in onto 9 Palms,Alibaug . Well good weekends ‘don’t grow on trees’.So,here’s a low down on what else 9 Palms had to offer. In the order of priority , 9 Palms definitely has great food . Vasant is an excellent cook with a very cheerful demeanour – he is happy to experiment with Indian /Chinese/Italian cuisines. His chai is to die for – make sure you have a cuppa or two. The Pool is a decent size for a relaxing time out under the sun with recliners by the side. The Family room is large with good cross-ventilation,bright walls and lovely skylights on the pitched roof .It acts as a perfect gathering space for any family to play games ,chat & snack around. Each room has a different characteristic and is tastefully designed.The toilets are well sanitised and hygienic. My favourite was the Kid’s room,which doubles up as a bedroom overlooking a large expanse of green manicured lawns outside . The bunk bed ,carom board and swing were a winner with the kids . Apart from the Pool,board games kept them busy through the day. Not much was needed to keep us busy, considering we were three mothers out on a holiday together. All you need is some hot gossip with some amazing tea ,don’t you ?...read more
9 Palms is a very spacious Villa with extremely well manicured surrounds . The Villa looked outwards with all rooms facing the green lawns . I preferred the room with a poster bed and a jhula as it added a very vintage character to the space . The central space was apt for gathering around ,playing board games or just generally having a chat . The approach was comfortable as saffronstays got us in touch with a trusted local rickshaw guy .The staff were very welcoming and helped us settle in for our mini vacay. The food was to die for and Basant, the cook ,deserves a special mention . The facilities were well maintained and hygienic. I look forward to making another visit to 9 Palms and recommend it highly to all reading this ....read more
The stay was amazing! the property, care takers were excellent. The villa, pool, surrounding areas are very well maintained. Would definitely recommend as a must visit. however, below are the few areas of concerns: 1. Care takers number, required details which were asked for from the host were not provided post multiple followups over email, text messages and calls as well. 2. Directions to the venue need to be more precise. Overall, it was a good experience! ...read more
The Villa is a really beautifully designed place, good ambience and excellent hygene levels. It is also well maintained. Only drawback is availability of Food at short notice. although A/C microwave and refrigerator was provided, they were not working most of the time possibly due to power fluctuation. All in all, this is a excellent place to visit with your family and we have a memorable time. ...read more
Hi. I just came back yesterday from here. Celebrated my Birthday during the weekend. The house is absolutely fantastic. We went WOW as soon as we entered and were in the pool within 15 mins. The caretaker Naseem was very polite and helpful. Ask for the person who can provide you home cooked meals. It was very tasty & not expensive. Cons: 1] Cooking wasnt allowed in the premises [We wanted to do BBQ in the night] 2] Out of the 4 huge rooms 2 didnt have AC's, but it was fine with us since we used only 2 rooms and 8 of us easily slept in one room [Yes !! it was that huge] but incase if there were more that would be a problem. 3] They charged for minimum 13 people. So if there are less people you still end up paying for 13 people. Since originally we were suppose to be 14 people but ended up only with 10 + 1 kid. But we still had to pay the whole amount. They should make it per person or the no. of rooms used kinda thing. But its not a deal breaker because the villa is worth a weekend stay with family & friends. Thankyou Saffron Stays for lovely & memorable birthday weekend !!!! :) Manoj Mathew. ...read more
Stay and accessibility
The easiest way to reach 9 Palms is by public ferry - from Gateway of India to Mandwa Jetty - approximately an hour's journey of Rs. 100 -150. Guests can alternatively book a speedboat for Rs. 500 - 750. These are available at Gateway and would be approximately a 25-minute journey. Auto-rickshaws are readily available from Mandwa Jetty up to the property.
Yes, our Home is child-friendly. There is plenty of space for kids to run around and a luxurious private pool. Parents are advised to be cautious near the pool. Please note that while the kitchen is not accessible to guests, mothers of infants will be permitted to use the kitchen to prepare simple meals or boil milk.
Yes, our Home is senior citizen friendly. All the bedrooms with attached bathrooms are located on the ground floor, easy to access at night without any supervision. Please note that there is a small flight of steps leading into the home. Some senior guests may require assistance.
No, this property is not wheelchair friendly.
No, this property is not pet-friendly.
14 extra mattresses with bedding can be arranged onsite.
Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized poster beds.
Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper and towels.
Yes, the living room and bedrooms are all air-conditioned. Guests are requested to ensure that not more than 5 ACs are running at any point.
No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.
Power outages are rare. Should the power go out, please inform the caretaker.
All of the rooms have been furnished with All-out machines. Guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30 pm and carry along Odomos.
Food and Beverages
Breakfast is included in the tariff. If informed in advance, lunch/dinner can be arranged through a local caterer at an additional cost. Please note that meals are not allowed in the bedrooms. Should you wish to order in, there is a restaurant nearby that serves Maharashtrian & North Indian cuisine named Vaibhav & Pali. On weekends, one can also order in from Cafe Zoe. If you prefer to dine out, Kiki's, Boardwalk and NH66 are all a 15 minute drive away. Please note that a reservation for Boardwalk may be needed.
The local caterer serves home-cooked Maharashtrian meals.
You can pay the local caterer in cash onsite, after every meal. Meals will be as follows: Veg (Rs. 250) / Chicken (Rs. 300) / Fish or Mutton (as per actuals)
Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. However, mothers of infants or small children will have limited access to boil milk or prepare their kids meals. Should you choose to order in, there is a restaurant nearby that serves Maharashtrian & North Indian cuisine named Vaibhav & Pali. On weekends, one can also order in from Cafe Zoe. If you prefer to dine out, Kiki's, Boardwalk and NH66 are all a 15 minute drive away. Please note that a reservation for Boardwalk may be needed.
Yes, guests can use the fridge to store food/beverages.
If you would like to request special meals, the caretaker would be able to connect you to the local caterer. Payment for the same should be made directly to the caterer.
Yes, there is a steady water supply.
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-catered property.
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
Guests can visit nearby tourist spots like Kankeshwar Temple, Kolaba Fort, Undheri Fort. For those who prefer watersports, Kihim Beach is a short 20 minute drive from 9 Palms. Alternatively, guests can also visit Awas (10 minute drive), Alibaug, Varsoli or Akshi Beach.
Yes, we have a private pool that is chlorinated. As there is no lifeguard on hand, guests are advised to be cautious, especially around kids. There is also an open Jacuzzi near the pool area that guests can use. While our pool is available for poolside parties, guests are requested to keep alcohol, food and glass bottles away from the pool to avoid accidents. Guests are also advised to not swim late at night once the caretakers have gone to bed.
Awas beach is the closest, approximately 2 kms from the Villa. Alternatively guests can drive to Kihim, Alibaug or Akshi beach.
We are about a 10 minute drive from Awas Beach. Water-sports enthusiasts can travel up to Kihim, approximately 9 kms from our property.
No, loud music is not permitted. Guests are requested to keep the noise levels within the villa.
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. Late check-out charges includes meals (lunch).
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, the caretaker manages security.
No, there are no CCTV cameras installed.
Yes, stray dogs can enter the premises on rare occasions. Should this happen, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.
Yes, the property is fenced on all sides.
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
While roads connecting to the villa are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip. Guests are also advised to be cautious during the monsoons. If you're driving down to Alibaug, we recommend the following route:: Mumbai - Panvel - Pen - Vadkhal Naka - Alibaug. Exit the Mumbai-Pune expressway at Shedung. After the toll plaza, drive right onto NH4, back towards Panvel. Take the Left onto SH66 or NH17, towards Karnala Bird Sanctuary, and Goa. Pass-thru Pen, onto Alibaug Road till Vadhkal toll naka, straight towards Alibaug. Keep driving till you read Awas.
The easiest way to reach 9 Palms is by public ferry - from Gateway of India to Mandwa Jetty - approximately an hour's journey of Rs. 100 -150. Guests can alternatively book a speedboat for Rs. 500 - 750. Auto-rickshaws are readily available from Mandwa Jetty up to the property.
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, a single driver can be accommodated in the caretaker's cottage at an additional cost of Rs 500 per night. This does not include meals.
There is no separate accommodation available for domestic help. They will be charged as an extra guest.
An open parking space for 3-4 cars is available onsite.
Yes, the home has spacious gardens that could be used for a day picnic, subject to Home Owner's approval. Please note that the maximum capacity for an overnight stay is 15 people. If required, meals will be arranged at an additional cost. During the day, guests will be allowed to use the pool, washrooms and other amenities at the villa. The home is also stocked with indoor games like UNO and playing cards, monopoly, chess, badminton, snakes and ladder, etc.
Yes, we do allow events/shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Please note that a maximum of 15 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to home owner's approval. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Any other permissions required for photo shoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]
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 15 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. Access to the pool will be subject to home owner's approval. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photo shoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]
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