Villa Magnolia - Villa facade
Villa Magnolia - Villa exterior
Villa Magnolia - Hidden outdoor seating
Villa Magnolia - Bedroom four
Villa Magnolia - Bathroom two
Villa Magnolia - Master bedroom sit out
Villa Magnolia - Dining area
Villa Magnolia - Living area by the pool
Villa Magnolia - Bedroom four sit out
Villa Magnolia - Bedroom one
Villa Magnolia - Pool
Villa Magnolia - Table by the pool
Villa Magnolia - Garden
Villa Magnolia - Blissful retreat
Villa Magnolia - Aerial view

Villa Magnolia

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Sleeps 10 Adults

Resting in the verdant countryside of Alibaug’s Chondi Village, Villa Magnolia is surrounded by tropical jungles and lush greenery. A short one-hour drive from the bustle of Mumbai, this idyllic locale urges you to forget the city life and give in to the tranquil surrounds, balm for any tired soul.

Five lavish bedrooms are spread across two levels and furnished with four-poster beds, earthy rugs, and vintage ornaments. While the bedrooms are blissfully private, the vast living spaces beg for communal gatherings, with long patios and terraces on each level.

Colonial-style architecture is reflected in the high ceilings which keep the villa cool, as well as elements such as circular pillars lining up along the veranda. The interiors are a tale of sleek sophistication, artfully combining local materials such as granite, marble and stone, with statement furniture pieces including planter chairs, patio swings and treasure chests.

Allow yourself to daydream as you lounge on the poolside patio, or dine alfresco while gazing at the lush gardens around. The days seem to slip by, and the nights allow restful sleep when you holiday at Villa Magnolia, a peaceful little haven tucked into western India’s countryside.

Delicious seafood can be ordered from a local restaurant to please your palate. Other options include sumptuous curries, grills and fried dishes. For a more personalised experience, your in-villa chef can craft meals suited to your individual preferences. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen for your use if your group harbours a secret Gordon Ramsay.

Local attractions are not too far away and easily accessible via car (extra charge). Mandwa Beach is 25 minutes from the villa, while Awas Beach is merely 20 minutes away. Should you wish to step out, Villa Magnolia is also close to a handful of interesting art galleries, cafes, and historic ruins

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Near the beach
Heritage Site
Unique Architecture
Art Gallery

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Location

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.
 

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Quick facts

Location
Alibaug, Maharashtra, India.
Capacity
10 people (5 bedrooms: 4 queens, 1 twin).
Living Areas
Large, air-conditioned living room; white hues with dark wood accents; fully equipped kitchen; first floor terrace with seating; poolside patio with swing and alfresco dining; indoor dining for 14 people.
Staff
Villa Manager, chef, housekeeping attendants, 24-hour security. Additional staff such as a nanny/babysitter, spa therapist and driver are available upon request at extra charge.
Dining
Breakfast included. Villa’s suggestion menu includes a wide variety of local and western dishes on a chargeable basis
Communication
WiFi broadband internet access.
Entertainment
Satellite/Cable TV, home audio system, and board games.
Families
The villa is highly suitable for families travelling with children. Baby cots, high chairs and baby monitors are available on request, while other items can be hired for a small fee.
Spa
Massages and a range of beauty treatments can be arranged by the villa staff and enjoyed in various locations in and around the villa.
Transport
The villa’s central location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If additional transport is required, a six-seater Innova car with driver is available on a chargeable basis.
Additional facilities
Generator; car parking; refrigerator stocked with locally-available food on request.

The layout

Indoor Living

  • Bright dining room with glass walls on two sides and a dining table for 14 guests
  • Air-conditioned living room with comfortable couches and a reading nook 
  • Spacious and fully equipped kitchen
  • Entertainment options including televisions, home audio systems and board games

Outdoor Living

  • Spacious outdoor living spaces encouraging alfresco living
  • Long patio that runs along the pool, furnished with a swing and lounge seating
  • Dining table on the poolside patio for five diners
  • Private rectangular swimming pool
  • Surrounded by tropical gardens with further alfresco dining for four
  • Surrounded by tropical gardens with further alfresco dining for four
  • Hidden outdoor seating area, perfect for catching up with your family
  • Cosy terrace with a seating area and dining for four

The rooms

Villa Magnolia bedroom

Master bedroom

  • Queen-size, four poster bed
  • A writing table in the corner for you to pen down your thoughts
  • Bedside tables and a storage cabinet
  • Flat-screen television for late night movies
  • Air-conditioned comfort with a ceiling fan for breezy evenings

Guest bedrooms 2, 3, 4 and 5

  • Three queen bedrooms and one with twin beds
  • Comfortable beds with headboards and bedside tables
  • Bright and spacious, with garden views
  • Air-conditioned room with a ceiling fan for breezy evenings

Dining

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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