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9 Farmstays and Homestays near Mumbai for your weekend holiday

Panchgani
Written by Jane Sophia
In this blog post, you will come to know where you can stay in and around Mumbai that includes homestay offers. In addition, I have written about several lesser-known but extremely beautiful places to stay during weekends and other public holidays. This valuable list of weekend vacation Homestays near Mumbai include:
  • Farmhouses
  • Estate bungalows
  • Homestay options
  • Villas
  • Eco-lodges

Mumbai city, the capital of Maharashtra State in India is the most visited city in India. Being a commercial capital and industrial hub, Mumbai’s visitors include:

  • Industrialists
  • Top businessmen
  • High Government officials
  • World Political leaders
  • Common tourists

Temporary staying options in and around Mumbai cannot even match New York, Paris, and London, the world’s most visited cities. Expensive 5-star hotels, beachfront resorts, 3-star hotels, lodges, vacations homes, forest lodges, beach cottages, youth hostels, cheap lodges, and Homestays near Mumbai serve the needs of tourists to Mumbai.

You will find the information provided in this blog very useful.

1. Homestays near Mumbai at Panchgani

Panchgani is a hill station near Mumbai, located at a height of 4200 meters. It is one of the very popular weekend getaways for Mumbai residents. Staying options in Panchgani are quite good and one of them is a lovely home set amidst green meadows and peaceful surroundings. This property is called “Exotic HomeStay, Panchgani” and can be easily found next to Panchgani Health Resort at Bhose Gaon.

Nearby attractions include:

  • Strawberry farm
  • Velocity Theme Park
  • Mapro Garden
  • Parsi Point

Homestays near Mumbai

This is a typical Homestays near Mumbai that has 3 rooms (all air-conditioned), common living room (in case three different couples happen to share the 3 rooms) and a dining hall. The caretakers of the holiday home will cook and serve Marathi food.

2. Serene Couple’s Retreat, Khadakwasla

If you just want to laze away your weekend in bed with no disturbance and timely food, head to Khadakwasla, near Pune and find the “Serene Couple’s Retreat”.

This is a lakeside retreat located just on the shores of a sprawling lake.

Homestays near Mumbai Serene Couple’s Retreat

The owner of this Homestays near Mumbai has a website but as I wrote this blog post, the website’s link was broken.

I happen to find a Facebook page for the Serene Couple Retreat that goes by another name ‘Bye-bye city’.

Here is one more exterior view of the Serene Homestay:

Serene Homestay

I noticed the price is a bit expensive but the location is too serene to be bothered by the price you pay which also covers breakfast. I recommend this as an excellent weekend Homestays near Mumbai.

3. Firefly Farmhouse, Alibaug

Alibaug is just 95 km from Mumbai. Firefly farmhouse is located on a hill from where you can view the Revdanda River. Your accommodation and food are taken care of by the staff at the property.

The farmhouse is located amidst lush green surroundings and the pool has crystal-clear water. The landscaped garden will make your weekend stay comfortable.

Firefly Farmhouse

This weekend getaway near Mumbai is managed by Airbnb. A beach is found 30 minutes drive away.

Firefly Farmland is an ideal weekend vacation destination to the Mumbaikars who are always waiting to escape to an undisturbed location with plenty of air, water, food, and library to while away the time.

You can rent either a poolside cottage or a glass cottage. Both are air-conditioned and both offer a beautiful view of the Revdanda Valley.

Amenities include a mini kitchen with limited supplies and a washing machine.

4. Countryside Farm, Alibaug

It seems Alibaug is a coveted place near Mumbai as there are several options to spend your weekend. Alibaug is  a coastal town. It naturally attracts more Beach lovers. Most of the beaches in Mumbai are too crowded and dirty.

The cozy and unpolluted farmhouse stay in Mumbai is located on the Mhatre Road., between Madwa and Sasawne. The Mandwa beach is only 25 minutes away.

For a cool weekend near Mumbai, this Alibaug countryside retreat is just perfect. You can book your accommodation through online.

5. Mango Villa Homestays near Mumbai at Kihim Beach

Kihim Beach is, fortunately, a little-known beach near Mumbai. Near this clean beach is our weekend beach cottage from where Mumbai is less than 100 km only. The popular tourist destination Alibaug is just 11 km away.

The beach cottage is located on a by-lane near Kihim Beach.

beach cottage

I believe it can accommodate just a single family. With no restaurants nearby, you have to wholly depend on the in-house kitchen. Of course, if you have a car, you can quickly reach Alibaug where the restaurants are many.

The name of this beachside Homestays near Mumbai is Arte Cottage is surprisingly approved by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. The Government body has classified this weekend getaway near Mumbai under ‘bed and breakfast’ category.

Quality food and affordable pricing make this cottage a coveted destination among the people of Mumbai. Advance reservation is a must.

Though the building looks outdated from outside, it has all the modern amenities. The food they serve is Konkan cuisine.

6. Gulzar Beach Homestays near Mumbai

If you don’t mind traveling about 240 km Mumbai, you can choose to go to Murud, a popular weekend destination near Mumbai. For the residents of Pune, Murud beckons them with its beautiful Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary and a big farm comprising 20 acres abutting the Arabian Sea. From Pune, the distance is 210 km.

Gulzar Beach Homestays near Mumbai

Well, it looks much more than just a homestay. It is more of a farm bungalow.

I saw several images of this Mumbai weekend getaway on their Facebook page.

Apart from the impressive images of the property, there is not much information. I guess the owners are not Internet savvy.

The deserted beach is a big attraction for beach lovers of Mumbai and Pune.

7. Saffron Stays 9 Palms, Alibaug

Farmstay near Mumbai

Oh, here we go again to Alibaug near Mumbai for a farm stay. The reason for so many farmstays, beach villas, and Homestays near Mumbai is the alternative mode of transport from Mumbai.

Plenty of ferry services are available at the scenic and popular gateway of India in Mumbai. The ferry will deposit you at Mandwa ferry dock and a bus (your ferry ticket is inclusive of bus ride) will pick you up from the ferry wharf and take you to Alibaug.

However, if you wish to use your own two-wheeler at Alibaug, you need to go to ‘Bhaucha Dhakka’ and board the ferry with your vehicle.

The Saffron Stays at 9 Palms farm located at Awas village near Alibaug is just a 15 minutes drive from Mandwa ferry station.

This property is very popular with corporate gatherings also. The farm is spacious and the villas offer 5 air-conditioned rooms. A common living room is shared by the occupants of the bedrooms. If you need privacy, book the farmhouse all to yourself.

The facility includes a swimming pool and the food is served by the cook employed by the Saffron Stays.

Warning: There is no television

The idea behind cutting down of the essential evil is to make you enjoy various indoor games.

On request, you can ask the cook to prepare Jain cuisine to you.

8. Camp stay on a riverside, Pune

Knowing Pune very well, I know there is a wide range of options to spend your well-earned weekend holiday in a farmhouse, village homes and open camps near Pune.

River Krishna flows through the small town of Wai near Pune. Camps  on the riverfront offers a whole new experience. Foregoing all the luxuries of hotel rooms, staying inside a camp on open grounds will take you very close to nature.

I believe Mumbaikars who are known to like adventures love the idea of staying in a camp on a river shore.

If you enjoy going on a joy ride on a raft built with bamboo poles, this is your only chance that is close to your big city.

9. Broome Farmstay near Mumbai

I am sure you can cover 140 km in just two hours from your home in Mumbai to reach the Broome. The owner Leela Broome offers a cottage right in the middle of a farm of fruits and paddy. 4 people can comfortably stay in a cottage.

Call 9822966111 or write to leelabroome@gmail.com for inquiry and reservation.

You must be surprised to note about so many weekend getaways near Mumbai where you can grab offers for  a Farmstays or a Homestays near Mumbai. Staying in Mumbai doesn’t mean getting lodged up in pigeon hole anymore.

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Jane Sophia

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