Suvarna Sangam - Pet-Friendly Farmstay with Waterfront View on Private Island by the Suvarna River | Villa, Udupi

Suvarna Sangam - Udupi, Karnataka

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Our speciality

Set on a private river island in Udupi, SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam is a pet-friendly waterfront villa. Sit out on the gazebo by the river and gorge on delicious seafood or hop onto the motorboat to explore the backwaters or lounge with panoramic views. A proud winner of SaffronStays Select Awards for the Most Memorable Waterfront Home, it has also been featured in Architectural Digest India and LBB.

Detailed Description

SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam, a rustic-luxe homestay, rests upon a private river island formed by the splitting, then merging, of the mighty Suvarna River. Nestled amidst the coconut groves and a river on all sides, this hidden island is perfect for a romantic getaway. Untouched and unharmed, the raw pulsating beauty will leave you spellbound!

The aura is so serene and calm that you can hear the silence around; a wild call of a peahen, ripples of the river, coconut trees dancing to the tunes of the wind, standing tall glorifying the land which fuels them, seem like music to the ears. Sit out on the gazebo, situated on the riverbank and savour the dazzling view of the clear waters and colourful sunsets. If you're at the deck at the right time, you may chance upon a fisherman, and ask for the catch of the day! Spend a day on the golden shores or cruise around in your private motorboat to explore the beautiful backwaters.

The home has two small rooms on the ground floor and one room on the first floor. With a private deck, the stunning views of the river beckon the romantic souls for a quick getaway. Gorge on delicious seafood delicacies on the deck as the panoramic views enhance that ambience. Away from the din, you can whisk your loved one away to this hidden paradise.

The bustling city of Mangalore is less than 45 minutes away, and the home can be easily reached via road. The scenic drive is worth every minute. The gorgeous Malpe beach is close to the home and makes for another great spot to catch the sunset. The star attraction, besides the location of the home itself, are the St. Mary Islands. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava. The lava rocks form five, six or seven-sided pillars, called "laminar lava", and are found in varying heights in all the islands; the tallest of the columns is about 6 m (20 ft). Considering the importance and rarity of such an occurrence, these islands were classified as a National Geological Monument in 2001 by the Geological Survey of India.

You can also explore the neighbouring towns and cities, like Udupi which is known for its Hindu temples especially the 13th-century Sri Krishna Temple. Or you can also explore its rich history at the. Corporation Bank Heritage Museum. Not just that you can visit the village of Kalayanpura or Hanovar, a beautiful port town.

Experience the wonders of nature at SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam, a private piece of paradise which offers dramatic scenery and a tranquil setting.

Please Note: The house is situated on a private river island and during monsoon it may face power tripping issues due to the rains. But, there is an invertor present and it can power up the lights and fans for up to 4 hours. So, make the most of the rains and enjoy the beautiful weather to up the romance meter.

Meal arrangements

The meals can be availed at an additional cost. Home-cooked meals are available. The charges per person, per meal (for persons 13 years and above) are as follow:
Breakfast: Rs. 300
Lunch: Rs. 350
Dinner: Rs. 350
Children (ages 6-11) are chargeable at Rs 300 per head, per meal.
The meal charges are payable in cash to the caretaker at site.
Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same.
Listing rating: 5.00 out of 5 with 1 ratings
Provider: Saffron Studios Private Limited

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Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 3
Security Deposit 3000 Rupee
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
  • Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Air Conditioner
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Only Vegetarian or Jain Meals
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
  • Self Catered
  • Meals not provided
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Unmarried Couples Allowed
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Inverter
  • Pre Wedding Shoots
  • Proposal or Anniversary or Babymoon
  • Small Weddings
  • Sundowners
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Milestone Birthdays
  • Team Offsites
  • Strategic Meetings
  • Clubbing
  • Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • Dining
  • Nature
  • Theatre Or Films
  • Historical monuments
  • Street food
  • Geographical wonders
  • Beach
  • Places of worship
  • Amusement park
  • Museums and Art
  • Business District
  • Transit
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
Map view

Aug 2018

This a quaint little home tucked in interiors of Udupi (near Santhekatte) surrounded by lush greenery and backwaters. Perfect location for you to wind down away from all the hustle and bustle of the city life. Delicious home cooked food served by the caretaker and his family adds to the beauty....

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Stay and accessibility

Suwarna Sangam is approximately a two-hour drive from Mangalore Airport/railway station. If you are up for a long an scenic drive you could drive from Bangalore which is roughly around 400 kms. There are enough trains/buses from Bangalore/Mangalore which one could take to the town of Udupi

Yes, our Home is child friendly. There is plenty of space to run around and many indoor activities that will keep your children occupied. Since SaffronStays believes that holidays are about families bonding, we do not have any TV or WiFi in our Homes. There is also a basic first-aid kit, stocked with Dettol, band-aids, etc., for minor injuries. Parents are advised to be cautious when allowing kids to run around. Kid-friendly menus (pastas, cornflakes, Bournvita milk, etc) are also available. These would need to request in advance, preferably at the time of booking. In the case of infants, mothers will be permitted to use the kitchen to prepare their meals.

Unfortunately, this home is not senior citizen friendly, since the main bedroom is located on the first floor which is accessed through a spiral staircase

Yes, this is a pet-friendly villa. Pets will be charged at an additional cost of Rs. 500 per pet. A refundable deposit may also be applied. Pets are not allowed on any of the furniture and will be restricted to the verandah area. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets. In the event that guests cannot carry their own pet food, the caretaker will be available to cook and payment for the actuals will need to done at the property itself. In some cases, there maybe territorial dogs already living onsite. Rest assured, they will not disturb your stay or bother your pet.


No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.

A minimum of one room needs to be booked.

Free parking is available onsite.

Yes, the home has a garden/lawn area within the premises that could be used for outdoor picnic activities. Meals will be provided on site at an additional charge (per person, per meal). Please note that the maximum capacity for an overnight stay is 5 people. During the day, guests will be allowed to use the 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. Depending on the event, you are allowed to erect a small stage, stall or tent for your event purpose.

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 5 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. 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 5 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. 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]

Room specifics

3 no. of extra floor mattresses can be arranged onsite. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.

Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized poster beds. All our mattresses have mattress protectors.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc.

Our home is surrounded by greenery and it is cool throughout the day. Our home is not air conditioned but all rooms have been furnished with fans and are very well ventilated.

No, there is no WiFi available. There is adequate network connectivity, if not 3G then 2G.

Yes, we have a backup inverter in case of rare occasions of power failure.

Food and Beverages

Meals will be charged at an additional cost. You will need to inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences. Meal timings are as follows: Breakfast - 8 am to 9 am Lunch - 2 pm to 3 pm Dinner - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and afternoon tea time. If you would like tea/coffee during the day, this will be arranged at an additional charge. Please note that meals are not permitted in the room and that the kitchen shuts at 10 pm every night. If there is another guest at the property, please adjust your meal timings with the caretaker and respect the privacy of other guests.

We offer simple home cooked meals. There is a standard menu available. You can inform the caretaker in advance about your meal preferences (veg/non-veg), specific dietary requirements, etc. Guests will be served typical South Indian meals.

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.

Yes, you can use the common fridge to store food/beverages. In case there are other guests on site, please adjust and use the common fridge accordingly.

Yes. In case you would like the caretaker to cook a special dish, you can pay him for the actuals and cooking, cleaning fee on site, in cash. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.

Yes, there is a steady water supply. If you wish to consume only sealed bottled water, please inform the caretaker of the same and pay him for the actuals on site, in cash.

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. 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.


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

Our home is located near the riverfront and amidst a coconut grove to enjoy the serene surroundings

Yes the Maple beach is a short 25 mins drive away. The beach has white sand. The tides are safe, but we recommend you to enjoy the waves from a distance post sunset.

Since it is an island, it is surrounded by Swarna river from three sides. It is a tourist spot. The water body is safe.

House Rules

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.

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.


Yes, the caretaker family lives on the ground floor

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 road connecting to the home is a village road which is narrow and not in the best condition. Guests are advised to use a sturdy car. Our home is cool and breezy round the year, so you could visit at anytime.


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. Guests have to pay Rs 500 pet pet, plus extra for meals, if requested.

Yes. Pets are allowed in the bedroom, but not inside the bathroom. Guests must be responsible for their pets and any damage caused to the property shall be deducted from the Security Deposit.

Yes, there is a resident hound on the property

Yes we provide food and water bowls for pets if requested during the time of booking

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