The Space'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, is 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 neither 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 ground and is flanked by big patio around it. It has high slope roof covered with Mangalore roof tiles which keeps the villa naturally cool and eco-friendly. Guest AccessVarshavan 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.
Varshavan has 4 bedrooms , each one aimed for special purpose and has specious living room surrounding with large patio.
The bedrooms are-
#Garudmaachi- is family double bedroom including kids room at attic (occupants: 2 on real beds + up to 4 on rolling mattress)
#Shalmali- is good for couple (occupants: 2 on real beds + up to 2 on rolling mattress)
#Raanjai- is located near living room is reserved for host or strictly for senior citizens guests and will be available on special request. (occupants: 2 on real beds + up to 2 on rolling mattress)
#Vihangam- is large living room located on first floor surrounded by Patio with a picturesque gaze at valley - (occupants: 1 on real bed + up to 10 on rolling mattresses. Cousins and close friends just love to sleep together in living room, chit-chating till late night. :)
Kitchen: There is a fridge and other necessary utensils in the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsThis property has care taker to help guests during their stay continuously. Caretaker Praveen and his wife who is also a good 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. The NeighborhoodVarshavan being surrounded with semi deciduous forest offers chance to observe nature activity in soulful silence.
Staying in our home ‘Varshavan’ will not only offer you a rare freedom from daily routine but roaming around the town endlessly, walking bare footedly on red sandy beaches, visiting the renowned agriculture university and knowing its research activity, observing the local culture, tasting the exotic Konkani food especially fish curry- rice and ‘Konkan Cha Mewa’; including the world famous Alphanso Mango, will certainly be the unforgettable moments of your life, you will surely cherish forever. Getting AroundThis house is located slightly outskirts of Dapoli, still at just 2 km away from local market and close proximity with beaches, ancient rock cute caves, scenic view points as well as forest area. 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 is complimentary where as lunch/dinner and other snacks are available with extra cost payable directly to cook. Cook prefers large order though variety of dishes would not be possible to make at one time. for example for group of 10 people only 2 of them need specific food then it would not be feasible and that may cause delay to cook the large quantity food and everyone would get hampered. However guests are allowed to bring outside food if the quantity is too low in this case
* Child above 5 is chargeable as guest.
* We don't have an additional room for the driver. If the driver has to sleep in the house; extra guest chargeswill apply. However he can use caretaker's toilet/bathroom for limited time.
*Guests staying in Varshavan may have to share common premises with other guests staying in other bedrooms if entire villa is not booked