The top five luxury villas near Mumbai to host your very own all-nighter
HT48HRS_Special Updated: Dec 17, 2015 17:16 IST
Caramba, Panchgani: If you want a room with a view, it’s hard to beat this one. The villa overlooks the famed Table Land (highest part of Panchgani). It also has a large indoor swimming pool with a netted skylight.
Food: Hire the on-call cook, or make your own.
Accommodates: 15 to 18 people.
Safety: A 24x7 caretaker.
Restrictions: There is no lifeguard, so kids need to be monitored. Loud music has to be played indoors post-11pm. Smoking is allowed outdoors and in balconies.
Where: Masrani Villa, Godavli, near Bhartiya Vidyapeeth school, Panchgani
Call: 90217 90217
Price: Rs 50,000 for up to eight adults
Micasa, Khandala: Located close to the Della Adventure Park, this villa is surrounded by two massive lawns.
Food: Hire the on-call cook, or make it yourself.
Accommodates: 12 adults and six children.
Safety: Gated property
Restrictions: Smoking indoors is prohibited. Post 11pm, one can play loud music indoors.
Where: E-8, Deccan Hills, Khandala
Call: 90217 90217
Price: Rs 75,000, for up to 10 adults .
Belle Vue Cottage, Khandala : A quiet, ivy-clad, two-storey colonial bungalow located in the private estate of a Parsi family. It’s 160 years old, and nestled among coconut trees and woodland. You also get a fully-equipped kitchen with appliances, outdoor bonfire facilities and a barbecue. A caretaker and a cook come at no extra cost.
Food: The cook makes vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Accommodates: 9 to 15 people.
Safety: Smoke detector, first-aid kit and fire extinguisher on the premises.
Restrictions: No littering; music has to be played softly. Smokers have to step into the garden.
Where: Above Railway tunnel no. 26, Khandala, Taluka Maval
Call: 2351 2568/6260
Price: Rs 28,000 per night for up to eight people
Rumourss Sky Villa, Lonavala : ‘Sky villas’ stand on a single iron mast, 30 to 40-ft above the ground. They also have Japanese Tree House Chalets (wooden homes atop trees). For New Year’s, they’ll have unlimited dinner and a pool party. Each villa comes with a balcony, an attic, 50-inch LED TV and room service. Also, they are pet-friendly.
Food: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available.
Accomodates: Up to four people per villa.
Safety: Security personnel on the premises; CCTV monitoring cameras in the open areas.
Restrictions: Photo ID proof/address proof mandatory. Outside food not allowed. Music can be played within permissible decibel levels.
Where: INS Shivaji Road, near Bushi village, before Bushi dam, Lonavala
Call: 21142 02335
Price: Rs 33,024 (Sky Villas); 30,656 (Earth Villas), inclusive of a gala dinner with starters and drinks, next-day breakfast, free Wi-Fi
Le Farm, Kamshet : This standalone villa sits on 15 acres of private land, and overlooks a lake and the hills. Also, there are no decibel limits or cut-off time for music.
Food: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, made by an in-house cook, using produce from the farm.
Accommodates: 12 to 24 people.
Safety: Six staff members reside at the property permanently. The property is fenced, and the main doors are locked at 11pm.
Restrictions: No alcohol; food served indoors.
Where: Near Tata Power Somwadi Dam, Vadivali Lake, Maval Taluka, Kamshet
Call: 93238 31732
Price: Rs 1,00,000 for 12 people (inclusive of meals)