Stylish riverside eco retreat near Neral

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Entire villa hosted by Shabnam

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 3 baths
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Intensely green and peaceful, this is Sohana. Enjoy early mornings with steaming cups of tea/coffee, hear the peacocks calling, swim, play, walk around the grounds, sit, chat, have fun, do nothing, enjoy simple, healthy country food lovingly cooked by our helper lady, Sohana is Ideal for upto 8 adults, max 10.
The property is exclusive yours on booking. Good good is guaranteed @a small extra charge per head and warm hearted service. I can also help manage the tax via Special offer. Pls ask how.

The space
Sohana is a farm house situated in a hundred acre estate, which you are welcome to explore.
In line with the objectives of Modak Van Society, you can learn first hand about nature and see rainwater harvesting and solar power in action.
We can comfortably accommodate six to eight adults in two bedrooms and can sleep ten at a push. Larger groups upto a maximum of 18 inclusive of children would have to be accommodated on mattresses in the living room.
Water is drawn from the borewell, and filtered and is very drinkable. We have it tested once a year.
The house normally runs on solar power, so you should not suffer electricity outages, except during the monsoons when we switch over to the government supply, and that can be unstable at times and during periods of high heat.

The courtyard water tank and it is just that, is filtered and kept bacteria-free by ozonation, meaning we use very little chlorine and can use the water for irrigation of the trees and plants. You will usually find some natural sediment on the bottom, which will cause it to feel sandy underfoot and some insects floating on the surface, but it is great for swimming and our help will remove anything that worries you. It has been deliberately tiled with Taandur tiles, to create a rough and therefore non-slippable tank floor.

The river Pej borders the orchard and has a path to help you explore its banks and rapids.

We do have ACs and also WiFi, but no guarantee that they will work because they run off government supplied electricity and that is erratic so they are not offered as a feature. If that is something that really matters to you then Sohana may not be the right place for you. However, there is a lot else on offer like intense peace and greenery.

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Pets allowed
Washer
Security cameras on property
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Karjat, Maharashtra, India

Nasarapur is a typical small river-side village situated between Karjat (12 km) and Neral (7 km).
The hill station Matheran is nearby, as are the Kondana buddhist caves.
The nearest shops are a few kilometers away, in Kadav.
The nearest places to eat out are about 5 kilometers away. Dada's Grill is near Kadav and there is another good restaurant, Namak, on the Karjat - Neral road, about 14 kms away.

Hosted by Shabnam

Joined in December 2015
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I love to travel. We have experienced the joy of meeting local people through AirBnB in countries as diverse as Spain and Sri Lanka. We also like good food, music, art ... My Kindle always travels with me. Sohana was designed as a place to relax and entertain friends. I enjoy sharing our home with guests and hearing how they appreciate the effort we put into making it a special place.
I love to travel. We have experienced the joy of meeting local people through AirBnB in countries as diverse as Spain and Sri Lanka. We also like good food, music, art ... My Kindl…

Co-hosts

  • Koen

During your stay

In our absence our house helpers will be there to help you.
You can reach us by telephone should it be necessary, once you have booked.
In an emergency, the following are the phone numbers of people who can be reached to help.
Shabnam - 9167577450
Koen- 9167827399
And in case we are not reachable, as we do travel a lot ourselves then you may contact the following:-
Jayawanta Mausi and Ganpat (caretakers )- 7057513524
Reshma d/o Mausi - 8805134558
Rafi Shaikh (electrician) - 9272927319
Razzak Shaikh - 9881924420
Please note that my caretaker lady is a simple, village lady. She makes excellent food, keeps the place very clean and will do everything possible to help but will not be able to fix WiFi, AC and electricity problems. She also cannot read, so if it is absolutely necessary you may dial the respective emergency numbers for her so that she can talk with the service providers.
In our absence our house helpers will be there to help you.
You can reach us by telephone should it be necessary, once you have booked.
In an emergency, the following are…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock

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