'Firefly' - Luxury Farmhouse with Pool near Mumbai

From $458 / night

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Cottage

Firefly is our holiday farmhouse set on a 4 acre hill overlooking the Revdanda River & Estuary a few hours south of Mumbai.

The Farmhouse is in rural Maharashtra, a 1 hour drive from the Mandwa Jetty (across the bay by the 50 minute Ferry from the Taj Hotel in Colaba, South Mumbai), or a three hour drive South of Mumbai.

We are within 30 minute drive of Kashid Beach, 20 minutes from Revdanda 16th Century Jesuit Monastery ruins, the remains of Shivaji's Temples, and 25 minutes inland from Alibaug.

Firefly includes three cottages - the non AC Poolside Cottage with two rooms, the AC Glass Cottage with views over the Revdanda Va...Read more


'Firefly' - Luxury Farmhouse with Pool near Mumbai
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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The Alibaug area is the rural playground for Mumbai's second home owners - euphemistically termed the 'Hamptons of Mumbai'. Firefly is on a secluded hill overlooking the Revdanda river valley half an hour from both Alibaug, and Kashid Beach.

The town of Revdanda 20 minutes from Firefly has been built in, around, and of, the ruins of one of the most majestic Monastery / Fortresses that the Portuguese built anywhere in India. A relic of their brief pre-Goan 15th Century adventure on the Western coast of India, it is a breath-taking warren of cloisters, churches and fortifications that protected their ambitious, but flawed, early Indian commercial and religious expansion.

Shamefully neglected by the Centre’s Heritage department and Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revdanda), and over-run with vegetation, urbanisation and neglect, it is the definition of ghost haunted beauty, hubris and pathos.

The local guides will not only show you round, but will also introduce you to brokers offering you property for sale in the very centre of the ruined Monastery’s Quadrangle … where Portugal’s warrior-monks once strode at Vespers, and trained with bell and sword. If you climb the arches opposite the Revdanda Bridge, you’ll find 15th Century, Portuguese 9 pounder cannon lying abandoned since 1523. If you’re into this sort of thing, its entirely fascinating.

Kashid Beach

Forty minutes from Firefly, and the playground of both Mumbai’s very rich, and very poor, Kashid is a stunning 4 kilometre stretch of sand and swimmable sea.

Kashid is pretty enough for a whole day out (there’s a cool box and very large beach umbrella in storage at Firefly- ask Dalip to dig it out for you) with lunch at the Kashid Beach Resort. Its also a great reason to come back to Firefly and the pool at sunset.

In the Glass Room, you’ll find a professional 2 metre kite designed specifically for 5pm in the evening at Kashid when the wind gets up. You’ll also be able to watch the Kashidis training and racing their bullock carts on the beach during the late afternoons – especially during the mid week evenings.

3. 20 minutes drive south of the imposing and amazing Murud Janjira Fort, and just past the fishing village that is all that remains of this once great centre of regional power, you’ll find the well preserved Runs of two great Temples, centres of Maratha Learning. We’ve never been able to find out their history – but you’ll know them when you see them.

So, as you drive to Revdanda and beyond, you’ll see the ruins of 16th Century Havelis & Temples. The remains of once great Manorial buildings. The abandoned and neglected relics of Maharashtra’s powerful history. Between them, the Siddis and the Marathas have left an entire storybook of architectural history – unexplored, raw, and completely unleavened by the heavy handed attentions of local authorities and moneyed Foundations.


More About This Location

Rural retreats

Getting There

Car is not necessary


Last updated on June 25, 2013
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $164


  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Pool / Spa
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - ask
Living space
  • 3000 square feet

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