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Great location93% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Perfect for travelling to the sights of the Deccan, only five hours to Bijapur and onto Gulbanga and Bidar. Perfect peace just to read paint write do yoga learn to cook birdwatch and long walks. Spectacular views and two kms to the nearest village.


Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 11AM


38 Reviews

Brij User Profile
April 2018
Very nice stay, the atmosphere was quaint and the view picturesque. We had a nice time.
Ujwala User Profile
February 2018
Susan has a beautiful house & we had a good time at her house - a Home away from home :) I would recommend her place to everyone who I know!
Soumen User Profile
January 2018
Only for you if you want to lose yourself amidst the solitude and tranquility of nature, while having the comfort of a lovely home replete with books.
Priyadarshini User Profile
December 2017
Susan's house is such a warm and a cosy place , full of character..we absolutely loved it and the best part is the VIEW its so serene and peaceful. She is very prompt in her communication and very helpful. Vithal the caretaker is also very helpful and sweet. Thanks Susan for a lo…
Saransh User Profile
October 2017
The host is very rude and impolite and has severe understanding and ego issues (maybe given to her old age). She lacks basic etiquette of talking to guests. We found stay at her place demeaning and insulting. (Critical to the core that had to take the pains of reporting her to …
Abhijeet User Profile
September 2017
This is one of those places that makes Airbnb so cool. This place has an amazing vibe and a unique character. If you are not interested in sightseeing but just want to spend quiet and peaceful time in Mahabaleshwar, this place is for you. I highly recommend this place.
Rutuja User Profile
August 2017
Go. Just go. Don't overthink this. Just find a date this place is available and book it! Susan's place A Writer's Retreat can be anything you wish it to be. Here's what we did - switched off our phones, picked out books from the amazing collection, had those long-overdue conv…

Hosted by Susan

Mumbai, IndiaJoined in September 2014
Susan User Profile
40 Reviews
A 69 year old English woman, lived in India for the past 47 years. Books are my life and my passion is the Deccan and its art history. My late husband was an author and playwright and once said "only peace and quiet grow at Blue Valley" but we also grow our own fresh vegetables…
Languages: English, Français, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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