A two storeyed bungalow in an upcoming well connected suburb of Mumbai, guests get a full room for themselves. They are also welcome to share the house with the family (me). There's also a terrace if people want to camp out in the open air.
Rights of admission reserved with me (owner)
It is a self contained room with its own bathroom, backdoor leading into a garden, storage units and ample space to throw your yoga mats as well. The room is on the ground floor with a nice quiet garden around it.
The house itself is inside a gated community with 24 hours security. It is in the corner away from the more noisier part of the community. There is 24 hours running water (unless there's some emergency - pipe burst, municipality cuts down water supply, etc.).
Guests have access to the kitchen (and if they are familiar with the Indian gas stoves, they are welcome to cook). There is a small drawing room / library with a television and multi-format DVD & USB player. The second floor is a covered terrace (see photos) and guests can access that.
Interaction with guests
I respect my guests' privacy and the room is designed for that. However, it is a big house with lots of spaces for open discussions and guests are more than welcome to join in.
Other things to note
There is wi-fi in the house (but occasionally the phone company which provides the service does go off the air).
There are no major house rules.
- Smoking can be done in the garden.
- Guests can bring in alcohol for their own consumption. However, they will have be conscious of their own behaviour as the house is inside a gated community and I don't want to be excommunicated by the neighbours for any unruly behaviour.
- The room will be cleaned everyday. However, my staff are very hesitant to enter the room when guests are in the room.
- Please do inform when borrowing books / music / video discs from the library. While they are there in the library for consumption, I am a little possessive about them and would like to make sure they do not become extra baggage for the guests.
A traveler who understands what fellow travelers need when they are on the road - a nice comfortable bed and some pleasant conversations. You can definitely find that here at my place.