Very nice property to accomodate 20 people. Amazing experience. Very clean swimming pool. Nice sitting area.… More
Thank you Amar. Am glad you had a good stay.
30 Nov 2015
"A hidden Gem.. A serene and perfect getaway"
There are some experiences which always stay with you for the rest of your life.. The photos that were available on the internet looked quite interesting and frankly speaking we were a little apprehen… More
Hi, Thank you very much for appreciating the property and the staff.
Regarding the towels - it was mentioned in the confirmation email that was sent out. However as you rightly said it was an absolute last minute booking so all your group pax may not have been able to go through the details in the email. Will make sure it is mentioned over a call too.
Thanks again and hope to see you again at the Villa.
on 28th July we arrange my wife's birthday at sony palace lonavala its very nice place to arrange these type of parties we arrange a party on pool side with music at late night.the food was very goo… More
29 Jun 2015
"Not worth for the price"
We had been to sony palace for 2 night stay. We were informed that Sony palace is a 6 bhk bungalow, but when we reached, we noticed it was only a 4 bhk bungalow.
2 bhk were provided to us in the ou… More
I simply have no words to describe my experience at Banyan Bliss. None at all. The breathtaking views of the valley and the charming rooms have stolen my words away. The hospitality shown by Mr. Vinod… More
28 Apr 2015
"reminder to grandma's house"
Had a lovely stay at banyan bliss with the hosts vinod and beena, their dogs Pablo and patchy, their horse prince and the most amazing house help ever Sanjay and pundit.
Best part definitely the way… More
19 Apr 2015
"Take a holiday with nature"
We absolutely loved staying at this place. The gracious hosts Vinod and Beena Nair made our stay a very memorable one. Rooms are very comfortable with loads of books to read. You can spend your Time p… More
An excellent and well maintained bungalow almost touching the mountains with scenic view. A perfect place to relax and spend time with your friends and families.
It has all the ameneties you expect… More
15 Nov 2015
It was our wedding treat :) My In-Laws had arranged for a huge family get together at this beautiful property. Being a resident of a desert country (UAE) greenery is a major attraction for me and this… More
15 Nov 2015
"A perfect holiday!"
Really enjoyed our stay at such a beautiful place. The villa was clean and very well maintained. They looked after us like a family and the quality of food was excellent.
Overall the ambiance was v… More
Friends made a plan for a weekend getaway, and what better stay could they have chosen. As soon as I reached the property, I was awestruck by its beauty and serenity. It was like the most peaceful pla… More
Thank You for your feedback on La Petite Maison. Our motto at Gooseberry Holidays is to give the best experience to our customers and we are pleased to see that we have stood up to your expectations. Hope to serve you again in the future.
28 Nov 2015
"Peaceful and Quiet Getaway"
Had booked La Petite for 2N/3D. The Villa is peaceful and quiet and is the perfect place to go if you want to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Villa is thoughtfully built and even … More
Thank You for your feedback , we hope you had a great time at La Petite Maison. Looking forward to serving you again.
1 Dec 2015
"Amazing Place To Stay"
Had visited this in Mid October.. and what a great place to stay. The villa is comfortable and cozy. The caretaker was also very courteous and helpful. Hope to visit again… More
Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Lonavala Villa Rentals, Premium Villa, large Spacious Bedrooms, Open plan Balcony's, Terraces overlooking the gardens and Outdoor BBQ,
Located off the lonavala expressway exit, so you conveniently avoid the weekend traffic, perfectly placed so that you can visit. G …see more
25 Jun 2015
"Outstanding if your coming to Lonavala this is the place to experience it."
The pictures don't do this place justice. We came with our entire extended family from the US and everyone was in awe. The property was far above our expectations.
Rooms were well lit, tastefully … More
Breathtaking view, absolutely serene , good
out of the world experience . Must visit for all
17 Aug 2009
The Machan has it all!
If you are not one to connect with nature then a visit here will change all that. An unforgettable experience that brings you close to nature in the lap of luxury.
The travel… More
15 Aug 2009
"Unique peaceful hideaway!"
There really can be few places in India quite like the Machan. A short drive from Lonavala in some beautiful forest rises a spectacular fully equipped modern bungalow - 45 feet in the air! Crossing th… More
Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
Set off on long walks, explore the river,lions point, Rajmachi Point,malavali station for hot tea n Vada pav …see more
2 Jan 2015
"Awesome birthday at this amazing place"
Went for two days with friends (25th and 26th December) and celebrated my birthday.
Place is located in a calm serene place. The bungalow is very spacious and very neatly kept. Bathrooms are hygieni… More
8 Feb 2016
"Excellent for family or friends weekend stay"
We were school friends having reunion once a year and for the first time booked a bungalow instead of a standard resort or hotel. To our pleasant surprise this one was a well designed and tastefully d… More
We had recently gone to this bungalow along with friends and were extremely happy with our decision.....this bungalow has been made up very nicely by the owners ...... The whole bungalow is very neat,… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Belle Vue lies on an Estate that dates back to 1860, and has been owned by a single Parsi family, all educated in England. The family continue to live on the upper Estate and we welcome guests from across the world to interact with us and share our lives. Belle Vue is …see more
28 Jul 2015
"Awesome Place ... Scenic...well setup ... nothing but a perfect homestay"
Visited Bella Vue Cottage with friends and had the most wonderful weekend.
the bunglow is at a perfect scenic spot surrounded with dense vegetation.
the host and the caretaker really made us feel l… More
11 Oct 2015
We stayed at Khursheed’s lovely estate over the long weekend of Oct 2 for two nights. We were a group of 3 couples with 3 children with 2 nannies.
We loved our time at this estate. With 3 large … More
Delighted to receive this review. Thank you so much. Yes, Belle Vue Cottage is a marvelous old, British-India, Colonial Cottage, tucked away in the hills of Khandala. It is secluded and heavily wooded, and has an old-wolrd charm, but is nonetheless, well equipped with excellent facilities and cooks. It is also easily accessible from both Mumbai and Poona.
In response to the above feedback:
Yes, the final stretch of road to the house from the highway is a rough road, just for a very short patch, and this is because we live in the forest. Therefore, like all forest, country drives, some patches are a little rough, but the cottage is easily accessible and many people visit. We also drive up each week from Mumbai.
Second, one need not stay in the house for the whole weekend. There are several treks and hill walks and Belle Vue Cottage lies at the trail head of Duke's Nose, one the the highest peaks in Maharashtra. So there is a lot to do. However, if it is raining heavily, then most people opt to stay at home. But one can still trek or go out to visit some of the other points by car. The Karla Caves, (some of the oldest Buddhist Cave Temple Sculptures in the world) are also easily accessible from the Cottage. The market in Lonavala is charming and the drives to age-old points are beautiful from where the views are spectacular.
Third, the garden is very well maintained, but gets overgrown in the monsoon. That's what gardens are supposed to do in the rains. It's impossible to keep a manicured garden during the monsoons, and part of the charm of the cottage, is to experience both the Cottage and Khandala in the rains.
We look forward to hosting guests from across the world and to sharing with them, life in the Western Ghats of India.
Thank you, Khursheed
16 Nov 2015
"Staying in a place with history"
Such an experience with Khursheed who owns and manages the place. The place is rich in history that goes back 160 years. Around 2.5 hours away from Mumbai, its nestled literally in the forests of Khan… More
Sometimes, things are just meant to be. Meeting Sunil and Reeta was one such phenomenon and an act of destiny. They came to Belle Vue at short notice, and their spirit has become a part of this historic Estate.
Moreover, I have made life-long friends, and I await their return, not just to the Estate, but to us, eagerly . Rare and exceptional people, Sunil and Reeta were not just 'guests,' but that unique type of being who contribute to the ethos and spirit of the places that they visit, leaving their distinct mark behind - that of love, warmth, generosity, respect and wisdom.
I think of them every day, and will never forget the evening that Sunil called me to say that they would arrive tomorrow. We dined together - twice in one day - and the more I got to know them, the more I wanted to get to know them. Hunger of this sort, is a special feeling, and it is here to stay.
Therefore, in conclusion, all I can say is, please come back soon and stay with us - next time for a longer period. You are missed already and may our friendship grow from strength to strength. Anyone who gets to know this couple, will identify with what I have just written. They are more than special human beings who possess rare qualities that they share.
Their's is a spirit conspicuous by its absence in the world that we live in today, and therefore, one to be cherished and nurtured. Belle Vue beckons you as do we. Please come home.
With Love and Respect, Khursheed N. Khurody
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Studio Apartment on rent in lonavala on daily basis …see more
17 Dec 2015
"Party Like Heavennn......"
We had Booked Through Other Travel Site and initially we found hard to go this place as there were no review about the place but since we found the Picture attractive we took chance for same, we have … More
Thank you Aakansha for your review...
25 Dec 2015
The apartment is beautiful and well maintained. Worth every rupee... Go for it. It has a beautiful terrace where u can enjoy your night under the blanket of million stars. The garden is also well mai… More
Thank you Hardik we are happy you had a memorable stay ....
23 Nov 2015
"Good for Party people"
Here are the GOOD and BAD of the stay..
* The property is equipped with Fridge, MW Oven, LED TV (2 nos), AC (in bedroom) and 2 bathrooms, necessary utensils.
*The property unit is attached wi… More
Thank You Sir for your review i will definitely add water purifier in coming days ..........yes Sir its weekend home complex thats y much occupancy is not there on usual day since your visit was in diwali festival it was quite but on other day there are occupancy but i guess in them of security you must have find full proof security coz there is one 24*7 manager and 3 watchmen day n nite for security.....
I went here for an extended weekend with my whole family. We had gone to Adlabs Aquamagica and wanted to stay back nearby so we decided to book this house as it is just 20min away from there. The driv… More
11 Aug 2015
"As name goes truly RUSTIC and CHARMING place"
It was among one of the offbeat place i have visited in my life with beautiful scenic surrounding the property. Very well and creative interior with open sky concept inside the farmhouse. Clean and … More
We were office group of 13 people who had visited Karjat Villa on 25th and 26th Sep 2015 and let me mention our experience in few words that it was wonderful place and property and enjoyed all the fac… More
10 Jan 2016
"Extremely Fun place, if you have people who enjoy, Swimming, box cricket, Pool table and many such fun activities"
We had visited the karjat Villa, just after new years on 2nd - 3rd Jan 2016 ,
Few things would like to highlight, its a brilliant place, well maintained and good caretaker, who made our stay worth th… More
Many Thanks Ashish!!!!!!
21 Jul 2015
"A Farmhouse without any service.....No value for money"
It is a bunglow surrounded by small mountain and looks nice in rainy season. location is good. bunglow is also big with all meaningless facilites as there is a big problem of electricity.
They have… More
First of all we appreciate your feedback and apologies for the issues faced by you.
Just would like to highlight, the electricity problem was due to heavy rains in karjat and one of the poles had fallen which was under repair by the electricity department and we do agree that due to voltage fluctuation, the geyser and A.C of one of the rooms did not function properly. You would be aware that when you arrived the swimming pool and the rooms were cleaned but without electricity we were not able to operate the filter plant of swimming pool and due to rains the water had turned a bit foggy.
I hope you understand that the electricity was beyond our control and we could not have done anything, we value your feedback and will like to have an opportunity to compensate the unpleasant experience you may have faced during your stay.
We went to TOOTH MOUNTAIN FARMS as part of weekend trip it was easy to locate and we arrived early morning, The overall vibe we got was of peace and tranquility. There was no sound except the chirping… More
4 May 2015
We were celebrating my wife's birthday over the weekend with 15 friends. This would be one of the fewer places we've come across that out beats the pictures posted. The property is huge and very neatl… More
15 Nov 2015
"Hospitality, Tranquality, Luxury...In one package"
Not far away from the buzzing city of Mumbai is this tranquil farmhouse surrounded by hills and flanked by a lazy river, TOOTH MOUNTAIN FARMS & NURSERY. My friends and I had visited this place to get… More
Great villa to Stay. The biggest pool among all the villa that i have stayed. The pool was of 9 feet depth. The villa is sculptured with 7 Lavish bed room. Must visit for the travelers. The staffs in … More
Thank you very much - We appreciate the positive response, it makes us yearn for more and more appreciation. Please do share any suggestions, since that will help us serve others behind you in a better manner.
Parsi Manor was a beautiful place tucked away in a quiet corner, yet easily accessible. We went with friends and family for new years and had a wonderful stay there. It's a heritage structure which h… More
14 Dec 2015
"Its like a walk in the clouds!"
Matheran is a well preserved destination, thanks to no roads and traffic and the Parsi manor is a hidden gem. It is a heritage villa owned by a Parsi family and is decorated with lovely antique furnit… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
* Property is on the BEST LOCATION of LAVASA - PROMENADE which is the main happening attraction place with all the Fun, Activities & Restaurants.Has the BEST VIEW in LAVASA of the Lake Warasgoan & Sayadari Mountain. It has the BEST DEVELOPED OWN OPEN POCKET GARDEN. Lux …see more
Distance approx 25.39 miles from Lonavala Show on Map