The SpaceOur ecofriendly cottages offer you setting for an especially memorable Konkan vacation getaway. Cottages are conceptualized as Maachli which is traditional term for huts made on heights to safeguard the crop and water it. Cottages are located in beautiful village Parule.
Maachli means a cottage which isset up in the farm for stay and observations. Maachli is used in farm during irrigation process and cropping process. Maachli is the education place for children with the experienced elders in the family to learn the farming activities and various processes. During the farming time family stays in Maachli for days and days.
In Konkan typical Maachli is surrounded by Coconut, Beetlenut Trees, Mango, Jackfruit, Kokum (Tropical Fruit of Konkan). Around Maachli one can also find various spices like black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, cardamom etc which are planted for day-to-day use. Staying in Maachli one is away from Urban Civilization and also goes closer to the Nature by way of staying without modern habitudes like air conditioner, television etc. These things are not at all required here. The Air is conditioned innovatively by sprinkling water in the farm which maintains the temperature and adds the freshness in an environment. The Weather is always pleasant as the cottage is surrounded by the Coconut and Beetlenut Trees. For the entertainment we have wind which blows the whistle while passing through the trees and birds add tune to it. Small Water stream through the farm makes it more interesting. While selecting space for the Maachli it’s ensured that trees are not cut. The Farmer understands that the planted and well grown tree is cultivated generations before for him and he needs to carry this for next generations. It is ensured that staying style is traditional but with basic facilities which are offered to make a stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
In our dining area ‘PAVHNER’ food is served on banana leaves, ’Patravali’ (leaf plates), which adds villageness to it. Earthen pots are used to serve food on table. Chool (Mud-stove) is used to cook food which imparts distinct flavor to the food.
Menu is designed by Mrs Priya Samant. Her concept behind the menu planning is to introduce guest to various Malvani veg and nonveg delicacies.Mrs Priya Samant and her team is committed to cook organically grown local vegetables and the best and the fresh available catch of the local fish for you.
Our main concept behind project is to tune man’s cord with the nature, to make him/her feel relaxed, rejuvenated and energized, to stimulate his/her verve &vitality, to subside manipulated worries & relieve boredom of modern man who is often eluded by real happiness due to civilization, modernization, industrialization and professionalism. Guest AccessMaachli farmstay,located in beautifull village called Parule,offers lovely tropical paradise from all the hustle bustle of the cities.The local styled cottages are surrounded by lush surrounding of coconut,beetle nut,banana,spices and Mango trees. The water stream which flows through the farm makes the all the more enchanting. Interaction with GuestsMaachli Farmstay is run by a Konkani Samant Family.Hosts are always there to interact with the guests.They take you for a morning nature trail,plantation walk,sunset trek to the beach,temple tour,milking cow and pottery.The Hosts also introduce you to the local way of life,culture and tradition.The cooking demo with Mrs Priya Samant is something not to be missed. The NeighborhoodMaachli is surrounded by 3 unexplored,virgin and sun kissed beaches situated at the distance of 15 min drive.There is also a alluring backwater and mangroves to visit at the distance of 10 min drive.Guests can also explore various architecturally appealing temples of village deities and Sun God(there are very few temples of Sun God in India.) Getting AroundLocal rickshaws or rental vehicles can be arranged on extra cost. Other Things to Note1. Guests are requested to carry Photo ID proof, floaters,
sunglasses, hat, swimming costume.
2. Walk from parking place to cottage is 150 steps roughly on
little uneven surface. Guests have to cross knee high water stream
Hence guests are requested to carry minimum required baggage.
3. Mobile network is not guaranteed however guests can use host
land line if required.
4. The Weather is always pleasant as the cottage is surrounded by
the Coconut and Beetle nut Trees.Thick plantation and water stream
which flows through the farm leads to the micro climate and rules out
requirement of Air conditioner hence the fresh and open air is
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sprinkling water in the farm.
5. T.V is avoided in order to enhance relationship with the nature.