Laterite House - Villa exterior
Laterite House - Veranda
Laterite House - Pool and outdoor seating area
004 Laterite House - Grand living room
Laterite House - Bedroom suite
Laterite House - Elegant bathroom
Laterite House - Outdoor bath area
Laterite House - Dining area
Laterite House - Lounge and pool table
Laterite House - Table tennis
Laterite House - Alfresco dining
Laterite House - Lawn and pool area
Laterite House - Villa hallway
Laterite House - Spacious gardens
Laterite House - Villa view at night

Laterite House

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Sleeps 8 Adults

Grand views of the lush ghats, tropical weather and a verdant landscape - discover paradise just a short ferry ride from Mumbai at the luxurious Laterite House. Experience a holiday in this contemporary abode set amidst serenity and tranquillity. Allow yourself to slow down and let the relaxed aura of this magical space wash over you.

The design respects its natural surroundings with clean lines, lavish outdoor spaces and ample use of glass. All four beautiful bedrooms are located on the ground level, making it a favourite with multi-generational families and groups. The rooms feature tropical baths, outdoor bathtubs, glass doors and patios with green views. The chic living room has a retractable glass wall, allowing the outdoors to come in when the weather is good, and closing up for air-conditioned comfort in the heat of the day. The dining room adjoins the pool deck and features an eight-seater table for indoor dining. Breakfast is complimentary and best enjoyed alfresco at the freeform wooden dining table by the pool.

Spend long, languid days by the stunning private pool as the kids play around on the sprawling lawns. As dusk settles, head to the outdoor bar for a sundowner before ending with a lavish meal in the dining room or by the poolside. The variety of social spaces makes this the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones.

If you wish to explore the many beaches, temples and historic sights of Alibaug, a car can be hired for an extra charge. Our intuitive hospitality team is sure to take care of all your needs.

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Near the beach
Pool Table
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A short boat or ferry ride away from Mumbai’s iconic Gateway of India, Alibaug is a coastal town in India’s Maharashtra state, best known as a celebrity getaway. The landscape is a mix of uncrowded beaches, coconut groves, forested hills and village settlements. Once a sleepy semi-rural town, Alibaug has bloomed into a destination for the swish set, with cultural offerings such as art galleries and museums, eclectic dining and boutique shops. From November to March, the town comes alive with music festivals, pop-up entertainment, and gourmet experiences that can be enjoyed by visitors. The weather is pleasant, and you can stroll along Kihim Beach to catch an epic sunset or explore a historic fort. The Ro-Ro (roll-on roll-off) car ferry makes the destination extremely accessible for travellers.

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Your Guest Relations Manager and staff hail from the area around and know Alibaug inside-out. They will be happy to share recommendations for everything, from coastal Malvani seafood joints to in-villa catering and even art shows. Do ask them about winter events, local sightseeing or even what typical village life is like. A car and driver can be hired for the day (on extra charge) or shorter periods, as required. Here’s what you can do while visiting Alibaug:

  • Alibaug’s main town is 45 minutes from Mandwa Jetty and nearby is Alibaug Beach, where crowds descend every evening. Bedecked camels and horse-drawn carriages cart tourists on joyrides against the pink and vermillion sky. The 17th-century Kolaba Fort is an enjoyable kilometre-long walk into the sea and fascinating to explore, as it played an important role in the region’s history.
  • If you want to sample the fiery Gomantak cuisine this coast is famous for, head to the humble Sanman Restaurant, which serves finger-licking dishes such as Pomfret Curry, Prawn Masala and Clams Sukha (dry). They are known for their thalis (a complete meal served in a large round plate with lentils, rice, bread, vegetables, poppadoms, and curry) in chicken, fish, prawn and crab variants.
  • Those looking for an epicurean experience should visit famous Mumbai restaurateur Gauri Devidayal’s farm located not too far from Mandwa Jetty, where you can sip on homegrown butterfly pea tea as you walk around the vegetable patches. Harvest winter vegetables, then watch expert chefs turn them into delicious salads, pasta and curries served family-style under a flaming-orange gulmohar tree in the garden.
  • The Guild by Shalini Sawhney, a south Mumbai art gallery that moved base to Alibaug a few years ago showcases artwork from known and emerging Indian artists and has a room full of vintage bric-a-brac. It hosts periodic previews and solo shows as well.
  • Pinakin Patel is an architect credited for building some of the fanciest villas in Alibaug. He has now launched the Dashrath Patel Museum, dedicated to his late artist friend of the same name. The museum features Patel’s paintings, sculptures, and photography, as well as a cafe. Upstairs is Pinakin’s lifestyle store, which showcases minimalist attire, chinaware, cool artefacts, and more.
  • Mandwa Jetty is home to Flamboyante, a seaside restaurant which turns into a thumping beach club on weekends. Nearby, you will also find Kiki’s Cafe, known for its pizzas and desserts (the owner Nitin Mongia also runs a catering company that delivers innovative, multi-cuisine food to your rental villa).
  • If you’re in the mood to break a sweat, trek up the hills to Kankeshwar Temple, which has a big local following and affords spectacular views of the surrounding lush landscape. You can spot indigenous trees and birds as well as grazing cows on the way.
  • Alibaug hosts an annual, groovy music festival (now called Goonj, formerly Nariyal Paani) every winter. It is held in Tala, towards the south of the town. A weekend of performances by Indian artists such as Peter Cat Recording Co. and Ditty, sunset high tea with a view, and bonfires at night await you at this fun-filled event.


Shake off the stress of holiday planning. Let the Elite Concierge take care of all your bookings and arrangements, from transport, tours and restaurant reservations, to any special requests for your arrival. We’re here to make your holiday experience extraordinary.

Quick facts

Mhatroli, Alibuag, Maharashtra, India.
8 adults (4 ensuite bedrooms: all with king-size beds).
Living areas
A contemporary living room with retractable glass walls; modern and edgy architecture; lush green views and tranquility; four ensuite rooms; shaded veranda; expansive garden and sprawling lawn; alfresco dining for six; lounge with pool table and ping pong table; indoor dining table for eight guests; fully equipped kitchen.
The villa has dedicated professional housekeepers while a Guest Relations Manager is on-call. Cook/Chef services available upon request (extra charge). Additional staff such as a nanny/babysitter, spa therapist, or driver can be hired on request at extra charge.
WiFi broadband internet access.
Flat-screen televisions; board games; pool table; ping pong table; magazines; books; music players; outdoor bar.
The chic and modern living spaces of Laterite House are complemented by a stunning private pool, a sprawling lawn, and an entertainment lounge, making it the ideal retreat for families. Kids will love playing in the lawns and splashing around in the pool.
If additional transport is required, a seven-seater car and driver are available on a chargeable basis. 
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The layout

Indoor living

  • Living room flooded with sunlight owing to high ceilings and retractable glass walls
  • Living areas spill onto manicured lawns and the pool deck
  • An atmosphere of serenity and tranquility
  • Rustic wood dining table for eight people in the dining area
  • Lounge with a pool table, ping pong table, and comfortable couches
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Outdoor living

  • Private lap pool
  • Poolside sun loungers
  • Extensive shaded veranda overlooking the pool with sofa seating
  • Beautiful freeform wood table for alfresco dining for six people
  • Outdoor bar counter by the pool deck
  • Expansive lawns and gardens, perfect for kids to run around in
  • Coffee table seating on the lawns

The rooms

Laterite House bedroom


  • Four gorgeous bedrooms with king-size beds
  • Wood furnishings and modern furniture such as bedside tables and lamps
  • Easy access to the villa’s pool
  • Large glass doors looking onto greenery
  • Ensuite tropical bathrooms with outdoor bathtubs
  • Air conditioning, ceiling fans and indoor plants


The diversity of cuisine in India is unparalleled and no visit to one of our India villas is complete without sampling the delicious fare on offer. It is well-known that the best food in any country is homemade and cooked in the kitchens of the locals. At Elite Havens, we bring the experience of home dining to you, albeit in style. Relish local and international fare cooked to your taste by a private cook who will craft meals to delight you, day after day.

From breakfast until dinner, appetizers to desserts, dining promises to be a memorable affair at an elite haven. It is a common misconception that Indian food is spicy. Discover the myriad flavours of the various regions of this ancient country, cuisines that go far beyond Chicken Tikka Masala, and try age-old recipes passed from generation to generation. When you seek a bit of comfort, our cooks will be happy to revert back to international dishes of your preference. Come, indulge your senses in a way that only India can promise.

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