Back garden viewVilla pool
Banyan Grove - Awas, Alibag
Hosted by Nandini
Nandini is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2.5 baths
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This luxurious 3 bedroom contemporary villa newly maintained is ideal for a special occasion or a weekend away from Mumbai.Located on a 2 acre plot of land in the village of Awas, just 15 minutes from Mandwa jetty. A beautiful pool, lawn facing verandah and suspended balconies nestled in trees.

The space

Two large guest rooms are on the ground floor level accompanied by a verandah facing the garden and the magnificent Banyan Tree. The feature of the bedrooms are the spectacular wooden four poster beds. A skylight in one of the bedrooms from which natural light pours in. The swimming pool with a jacuzzi seat frames the back of the villa. A large dining table and deck chairs grace the decks. Table tennis is also provided in another nook created at the edge of the garden. As one enters the first floor a large outdoor terrace overlooking the coconut grove comes into view. The living room and dining area have floor to ceiling glazing allowing in natural light from all sides. There is a mezzanine library for those who enjoy a reading nook. A kitchen and pantry can be found adjacent to the living area. The final bedroom is found upstairs with 16 feet high ceilings and an ensuite bathroom. There is another floating deck at the end of the bedroom corridor sitting amongst the branches of the banyan tree.

Guest access

Guests will have access to all the spaces mentioned above.

Interaction with guests

There is staff present at the villa who have been caretakers of the property for over 12 years. They are available for any maintainance issue that may occur during the stay and are happy to interact with guests who would like any further local information.

Other things to note

Breakfast can be provided is requested for in advance. Other meals can be ordered in by guests.


Amenities
Breakfast
Cable TV
Air conditioning

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit €134
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please take care of the house like you would your own. Several decorative pieces that have been carefully curated are part of this villa. We hope you visually enjoy them but also take care that they are not damaged in any way during your stay.

No dirty feet on the beds or sofas.

No glassware in the pool. Use of the pool must be at your own risk and children must be supervised at all times when using the pool.

Please shower in the outdoor shower before entering the pool and wash your feet before entering the house especially after returning from the garden or pool.

The space is ideally suited for 6 people. Can accommodate extra children in bedrooms.
Smoking is permitted on the outdoor decks and open spaces, but not in the house.


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Deepakshi User Profile
May 2017
This was the villa of my dreams. I was already very excited after reading the reviews and listing on AirBnB and it stood true to everything. Loved the place and the weekend we spent there. Someone already mentioned but reiterating it - point your GPS to Mango Farm and this will get to you within 200-300 m of the Villa. Else its easy to get lost. Once you arrive, prepare to be wowed. Every nook and corner of this beautiful villa is curated and an experience. Its tastefully done and comfortably appointed for a stay. We were a group of 6 people (3 couples) and we thoroughly enjoyed the time here. Make sure you take the suggestion of ordering lunch with plenty of time in hand. We ordered from the local (Vaibhav) lunch home closeby and while they did not have anyone to deliver, we wuickly went and picked it up ourselves as we had a car. The food was so good, authentic local food and so modestly priced. For dinner, we ordered from two of the restaurants listed and the food was again pretty good. The next day breakfast was served in the villa, delicious breakfast lovingly served by the caretakers Sunita and Pramod and I could have been eating this at my home - it was such a warming experience. After several cups of tea and a morning playing board games, we headed out for lunch at a close-by trending restaurant before driving out to Mumbai. I think the pool is lovely and you can just lounge there. The deck under the starlit night sky was where we spend the evening enjoying a lovely breeze, even though its pretty warm in the day. Like I said the villa is beautifully done, and maintained and seeks to provide each and every thing of comfort you can hope for. I would highly recommend this place and definitely visit again if I have the chance. Thanks to Nandini for having us.

Norman User Profile
May 2017
I was a little circumspect about trudging down to Alibag for the hot hot summer weekend, but I am glad we ended up staying in Nandini's place - Banyan Grove. Nandini was super prompt with responses to questions about the place, amenities etc. and that helped firm up our plans to visit. We did travel by road from Mumbai and had no problems in locating the place (Use 'Mango Farm House Awas on your maps application as the destination location and you need to travel 100-200 meters past that) . We were slated to reach late in the afternoon and so we pre-ordered our lunch from a restaurant (which was listed in the welcome mail shared by Nandini) and timed it right so that our famished lot could dig into some great seafood as soon as we reached. We were welcomed by the caretakers Pramod & Sunita who helped us around the place and promptly set up the dining table for us. All the 3 bedrooms had the required amenities like towels, toiletries etc. and were comfortably air conditioned. We spent most of our day in the spacious living room area and the balconies which had a cool sea breeze blowing through most of the day. The wind chimes will try and tell you for most of the day why it doesn’t feel like summer. The swimming pool was well maintained and we did clock a few hours in the pool over the weekend. The mornings and evenings are a great time to do some bird watching from the balconies. We did manage to sneak in a couple of games of table tennis too. Sunanda cooked some lovely breakfast for us on both the days comprising of omelettes, sabudana (sago) khichdi, toast. For our lunches & dinners, we ordered from the local restaurants but do note that you need to place your orders well in advance and for Sunday dinners as early as 5.30-6.30 PM. There is a grocery store within 5 minutes driving distance that can help you stock up the refrigerators. We were travelling with a little baby and Sunanda set up a crib which helped the baby in catching up on some nap time. Overall, the Banyan Grove is a great place to spend some time with your family and we loved it so much we wound up our trip to Alibag without a trip to the beach.

Shreya User Profile
November 2016
Was an amazing experience to stay at The Banyan Grove! It's a beautiful house and the help are very understanding and kind and took very good care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would strongly recommend it to everyone! It's a beautifully designed house surrounded by nature making it a perfect getaway, even just for a day. A special thanks to the owner Nandini who was also very helpful and sweet throughout the process of booking the villa and staying there.

Richard User Profile
August 2016
Our weekend at this property was in the middle of the monsoon - during this time we found that there were almost no restaurants open, and of course access to Alibag via the ferry from Mumbai was not operational. That said the property is beautiful, the caretakers were welcoming, and the owner was in constant touch with us and others during our stay to help us with logistics such as finding places to eat. The property is in a very remote and peaceful place in the countryside with a beautiful setting. If your intention is to get away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai this is a haven.

Viven User Profile
August 2016
After a topsy turvy ride thanks to the roads between bombay and alibaug we reached a beautiful house very well designed. The house was very well maintained and we were taken care of warmly by pramod and his wife. We had a 1.5 year old baby and tai was very helpful to ensure the baby got what was needed. Would have been great if there was a cook at the house but a variety of resteraunts around the area for delivery helped in keeping the hunger pangs away. Will definitely recommend this place and if you want a quick break away from the city, this place is ideal. Very close to mandwa jetty as well.

Harshal User Profile
August 2016
We have been planning to visit the place since long and have finally managed to on 30th July. Host Nandini is a gem of a person. She helped and guided us to reach the place. Banyan Grove is a must stay destination if you want a modern farm house experience. It has been designed beautifully, perfect example for a luxurious home. We had a great time with friends and family. Care takers are very friendly and always available to guide you if you need anything. Pool area is amazing and very well maintained. Entire place is neat and clean with all the necessary amenities required. Thank you Nandini, for hosting us and giving us this unforgettable and luxurious experience. We highly recommend this place.

Madhura User Profile
June 2016
The listing was as shown in the images and more. We had a great time over the weekend. Bedrooms were clean, fresh linen was provided and the housekeeper took great care of us. We would definitely come back :)

Mumbai, IndiaJoined in May 2015
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