By Aatreya Bhat
“A house is not a home without a pet”.
Ever feel sad looking at the forlorn eyes of your pet when you go out on a holiday without them? Do you feel your holiday pictures are incomplete because your pet had to be left back in a pen or with a friend? You don’t have to leave them behind anymore as we bring to you a host of homestays around Mumbai where your pets are welcome and can be part of the merriment.
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#1. Farmhouse in Karjat.
Ideal for a luxury vacation, this farmhouse boasts a basketball court, indoor and outdoor games, ATVs and a swimming pool. It can accomodate upto 15 people and is perfect for get-togethers. Food is looked after by a cook, but orders can also alternatively be placed with a local caterer. 10 acres of land that this property is set on, will make your four-legged friend happy, very happy.
#2. Bungalow near Awas beach.
If you fancy early morning walks on the beach, yoga and a lip-smacking Konkani breakfast after, then this is just the place for you. Artistically constructed, this stone structure with antique furniture will surely put a smile across your face as you fondly reminisce about your experience. Awas beach is in Alibaug, easily accessible by road and ferry.
#3. Bungalow in Karjat
Kaleidoscopic rooms and a scenic view make for a perfect weekend getaway. The lawns are well tended to and your kids and pets can run and play around. Forge unforgettable happy memories here.
#4. Dapoli Beachside villas.
Provisioned with all the requisites, this 2-BHK villa is the perfect getaway from your busy life. The host provides recreational facilities like bicycles on rent, horse riding, badminton, night safari and boat rides into the open sea. The Dapoli beach is very close and you can have a fun-filled vacation along with your pet. Dapoli is about 225 kms from Mumbai and is easily accessible by road.
#5. Konkani styled Bamboo cottages in Bhogwe.
Traditionally constructed bamboo cottages offer an awesome view of the ‘sangam’, or the meeting place of the Karli river and the Arabian Sea. A short walk from the beach, these cottages offer a perfect break from the hectic city life and allow you some memorable times with your pet. Bhogwe, which is in Malvan region, is a beautiful 545 km drive from Mumbai.
#6. Bungalow in Mahabaleshwar
A simple, yet comfortable 4-BHK villa in Mahabaleshwar, you can enjoy serene evenings in the lawn with your children and pets. Nestled between rows of trees, you can enjoy nature at its finest, and yet be close to the busy Mahabaleshwar market.
#7. Villa in Alibaug for large groups.
Located in Nagaon, about 10 kms from Alibaug, the peaceful beach and the quiet surroundings make for an ideal retreat. The villa is perfect for hosting parties for large groups. In the forecourt, there is a beautifully tended lawn and hammocks to laze around in the afternoons.
#8. Beachside Luxury huts on Vengurla Beach
Go back to your roots in a modern way by living in these luxurious huts just 50 metres away from the Vengurla-Sarageshwar beach. A perfect spot to witness the stunning sunset at the beach, a relaxing and serene holiday awaits you. Vengurla , is one of the south-most beaches along the Maharashtra side of Konkan coast. It boasts white, sandy beaches, azure sea and tasty seafood.
#9. Beachside Homestay in Chivle, Malvan
Located by the Chivle beach, this homestay provides a beautiful view of the sea. There is a lot of open space right outside the room for outdoor activities, especially to play catch with your dog! The beach is as close as it gets, and you can go on early morning runs with your pet.
Chivle, is one of the lesser crowded beaches on Malvan, Sindhudurg , about 540 kms from Mumbai.
NOTE: Some of the hosts charge a convenience fee for pets, a per night pet charge. They may also request for a deposit to cover for damages, if any, by the pet. The hosts are happy to let your pets around in the property, but the guests have to take care their pets do not disturb other guests. Further, hosts do not stock pet food, so you are requested to carry your own stock.
About the author: Aatreya Bhat spends a major part of the day reading, writing and jamming. The rest of the day, he spends explaining his name to others. He loves reading political books and is a big fan of the caped crusader. Skydiving and experiencing a Manchester derby at the Trafford will always top his bucket list