The SpaceOur home is a one-of-a-kind neat, clean, modern bungalow with a garden retreat to boot! It has all amenities including rooms with modern en-suite bathrooms and warm red oxide flooring. In Bangalore’s concrete jungle, our house is a unique, comfortable abode to relax in and to show-off to your friends, or guests! Earlier guests named our home "the Oasis"! The interiors are beautiful, with wide-open spaces and walls covered with reputed Art. Outside the house, the neighborhood is thriving with lovely restaurants, retail stores, medical stores and Hospitals within 50 to 100 yards or within a 10 to 15 minute walk! Returning home after a day at work, or in the city, you will definitely appreciate the calm, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and environment that the House and Garden offer. A late evening drink in the lush garden, set to the sound of water flowing over rocks of the fountain, is a tranquil experience you will certainly enjoy.
Our home offers 3 very comfortably, spacious, independent rooms that accommodate two people in each room. Children below 6 years can be accommodated without charge in the same room. Our listings are separate for each room and they can be booked by a Guest independently, by choosing Listing 1, Listing 2 or Listing 3. If you are a Family or Group of six people, then you should select Listing 4 which books all the three rooms in a single booking. PLEASE NOTE with caution – if you are booking Listing 4 as a Family or as a Group wanting all 3 rooms, then please make sure that none of the other rooms (Listings 1, 2 or 3) are booked by any other Guest(s). The Airbnb software is not integrated and therefore it is unable to recognize bookings of other Listings made independently. I think the Airbnb Server expects us - the Host – to fill out the different Calendars. This is not always possible across the time zones of the World. The Calendars of Listings 1, 2, 3 are separate from the 4th listing; and, Listing 4 is an entirely different booking that is meant only for a Family or Group requiring all 3 rooms. The independent Calendars of the 3 individual Listings is not integrated with the Calendar of Listing 4. Please be aware of this! This issue has been brought to the notice of Airbnb for remedial software modification.
Guest AccessGuests may come and go as they please with the given set of keys. This large room has a private patio entrance from the garden side-walk and you enjoy privacy to come and go as you please. The patio is a lovely, cosy space in which to chat, read, chill or party! You may also connect to the main home via the drawing room door or the connecting door of your room. We respect your privacy and leave you to decide how much you wish to engage with us. We will definitely see you and join in at Breakfast; and, if you wish, at other meals as well!
Interaction with GuestsWe entertain, host and mingle a lot! We are big music fans - Jazz, Country, Blues and retro (music of the 60s, 70s & 80s). Often, we go dancing, go to theatre or concerts and to live music music performances. We respect the privacy of our guests and you are free to decide how much you wish to engage with us. At our home, should you wish to relax over a drink – wine, beer, alcohol and/or non-alcoholic beverages can be provided at additional cost that is cheaper, or at market rate, depending on the product.
We provide delicious and wholesome Breakfasts to guests along with coffees/teas and juices. The Breakfast is presently complimentary! We also take requests for home-cooked dinner/s at an additional cost of INR 500/person per dinner. The food served is healthy, tasty, has variety and is ‘eat as much as you like’. We request that you kindly notify Grace upon check-in and/or at Breakfast if you would like us and our staff to prepare your dinner at home. Please also let Grace know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.
At our home, we do not charge the cleaning fee. In its place, a Staff Donation Box for voluntary contributions for the staff is placed in the dining room. This option came to us as a suggestion from two of our guests who were highly appreciative of our hospitality, the free Breakfast, the free room cleaning, the good & tasty food that is an ‘eat as much’ feature available at a cheap/affordable cost compared with eating Lunch or Dinner outside! And with all this, last but not the least; you will experience the whole hearted positive attitude of our Staff who like to look after our guests, as we do! For the information of our guests, it is an Indian tradition to show respect and gratitude to the staff, by tipping them on departure from any home! Even so, for you, this is not “hard & fast” – we have merely invoked an Indian tradition that is more heart-warming than it is to charge a cleaning fee! It would be your way of saying thank you, to our staff for looking after you! Therefore, in lieu of the cleaning fee, we would greatly appreciate and welcome a small donation made by you.
On our part, as part of another very important Indian tradition; of personal value to our nature and character, we are glad to help you with any special requests, personal requirements or preferences that you have or want us to arrange or seek our help for any problems you may have. This may include anything from transport arrangements, your personal security considerations and so on. To cite an example, a young English Lady realized that the Visa for her stay in India had expired. She was visiting on an exigent Visa and in the joy of her stay in Bangalore quite forgot about time! To cut a long story short, I persuaded the Bangalore Police not to arrest her, took personal responsibility and sent her to the Home Ministry in Delhi, got a letter endorsed by the Ministry for a Police extension, then moved her to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and had that extension of illegal overstay regularized, so that the overstayed period was not viewed as a violation of our Law and in place got an official extension of stay stamped in her passport as a Visa extension to cover the said period! To say the least, she was very grateful and was able to conclude her visit to India on a happy note and fly home to London from Delhi in peace! This is just an example, but we are happy to help above and beyond what meets the eye for our guests to ensure they have a pleasant stay in our home, in Bangalore and in India.
We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay unique, enjoyable and memorable. The NeighborhoodWe are located off Sarjapur Road within a radius of 12 kms of the most important hubs of Bangalore like MG Road, Indiranagar, Whitefied, etc. Koramangala and certain major IT hubs like Electronics City are within 5 to 7 kms.
Within 1.5 km of the house, there are several restaurants providing take away options of Tandoori, Chinese, Continental, Mexican, Indian regional, Coastal, Goan food and Pizzas. Home delivery time is generally 20 to 30 minutes. A large store with all convenience goods, snacks, etc, is exactly opposite the house.
Getting AroundPublic transport is easily available - the bus stop is right across at La Casa restaurant. Auto-rickshaws (tuk-tuks) pass the house regularly and good radio taxis are available on call at INR 20/km. Free parking is available on the main street and along our cul-de-sac. Other Things to NoteWe are well connected with locals and across India and that is a big advantage for all foreign guests visiting Bangalore or traveling around the country. We can help you with suggestions over and above your itinerary. We can also help arrange necessary transport to get around.