Varshavan-Nature,Hobby,Art Residency: being bestowed with its typical rainforest beauty provides conducive living arrangement for nature lovers. Located in Dapoli, remains always cooler than hot n humid beaches is a perfect place for a weekend get-away with family n friends.
'Varshavan’ in English translates as Rainforest. A very apt name for our long cherished dream home; we built just to enjoy the verdant beauty of the nature surrounding it. Located at a small town called Dapoli, situated 800 ft above sea level in konkan region of India has pleasant climate throughout the year. Varshavan is surrounded by hilly area and has valley facing view; still at close proximity to the main market. Travelling down few kilometers, one can reach to famous beaches around Dapoli.
Varshavan is not a hotel, resort nor just a bed and breakfast provider; because we believe in providing a personalized and comforting stay. A three story villa has a large living room located at one level up the ground and is flanked by big patio around it. It has high slope concrete roof top, additionally covered with Mangalore roof tiles which keep the entire house naturally cool even in summer and make eco friendly environment. Guests are allowed to book one or two bedrooms as per their wish.
Varshavan extends a warm welcome to birders, butterfly watchers, seascape lovers, anglers,bikers, photographers, writers, artists, performers and other enthusiasts who would like to dwell in a completely sunny, serene and silvi environment, just to indulge leisurely in their unique hobbies and arts and thus, calm their restless souls.
This is the best place to enjoy with your family who would like to feel relaxed away from daily routine AND make unforgettable memories to cherish forever.
Note: Through this listing guests are allowed to book maximum 2 bedrooms from Monday to Thursday night .
If more than 2 bedrooms are required and want to stay Friday to Sunday please refer our other listing--Varshavan-Entire villa.
With booking of the private room, guest are allowed to access living room surrounded by large patio. Free car parking area.
*** Guests staying in Varshavan may have to share common premises such as kitchen, living room , patio with other guests staying in other bedrooms if entire villa is not booked
Other things to note
*TV is avoided to observe the beauty of nature around the villa. Indoor games and small library set up are provided for guests to spend utmost quality time.
NO telephones or WiFi in the house. BSNL has best mobile network inside house and Catch 3G as well. However IDEA, VODAPHONE also may work.
*No alcohol is served, but you may carry your own.
*Breakfast, dinner will be ordered from outside and available with extra cost payable directly to Manager.
* We have an additional room for the driver Rs. 100 per night However he can use the common toilet/bathroom near staff room free of cost if wishes to sleep in the car.
## Please don't add driver in the guests count, Drivers are not allowed to stay in house or any of the bedrooms. We will provide alternate accommodation for drivers at extra cost of Rs. 100 including night bed and breakfast.
#To enjoy the peaceful atmosphere around the house and chirping of birds right outside, guests are requested NOT to play LOUD MUSIC AND MAKE NOISE. **Quiet time after 11 pm.**
# There is inverter back up for power failure. One fan, one light and charging point work on it in each room. However inverter power does not last long depending on usage. Guests are requested to switch off unwanted lights and fans during power failure and if possible save inverter power for night usage instead.
**Most important is, be prompt to switch off electric water geyser after the use.
#Some facilities such as power operated equipments or water taps can go under maintenance at any point of time. We will try to provide alternate arrangements for the same but no alteration in tariff are applicable.
#Kitchen: Guests can make use of plates and other utensils. Use of kitchen is allowed only for making tea/coffee, baby food or reheating the other food.
Breakfast and dinner are available and ordered from outside.
Tea/coffee is complimentary and can be made in the kitchen by guests.
Please inform caretaker if you damage anything unwittingly, this will help us maintaining trust with our Guests.
#Its not very welcoming for hosts if guests intrude plantation area or neighboring properties and pluck out flowers/fruits without permission.
Its worth to stay ..
Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, cherish nothing but memories...
This property has care taker to help guests during their stay continuously. Caretaker Praveen and his wife who is also a cook stay just on the ground floor and have separate entry from backside of villa. They will also help you for serving food, cleaning, washing dishes, laying extra beds and other housekeeping job.
Occasionally we also personally host the guests but are mostly available on calls/text messages once your booking is confirmed.
**PLEASE do not provide your phone number in the booking inquiry prior booking. (It violates Airbnb policy) Request you to go through details of property thoroughly and feel free to ask as much as queries/doubts you have through Airbnb only.
We are a family of nature lovers and artists. We lived in Dapoli for almost 30 years and my sons had spent their entire childhood there. Though now, we stay in Pune, it is our long cherished dream to develop Varshavan as nature, hobby and art residency. Thus we remain bonded by nature and the town itself.
We warmly welcome our guests to Varshavan Villa to creatively express themselves in their unique hobbies and arts or just to enjoy peace of mind amidst nature.