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Great place very close to Korlai beach. Great for travelers and Families. Excellent garden area with hammocks and swings. Thanks for the lovely stay.
Thanks for the great review. Shivangi. Good to know that you loved the place and could manage a walking trip to the Korlai fort. Hope to see you again sometime!
So we visited this resort with a huge group of 25 people for a 1 night stay. We had booked the entire place which consisted of a bungalow and 2 cottages with ample garden area. The caretakers and the owners were very helpful and guided us on every path. They did tell us in advance only that they won't be able to provide food for 25 ppl,so they told us to visit A restaurant called Konkani which was mind blowingly cheap and tasty Overall I would conclude that the place is easy on pocket and wonderful for huge groups and is also near the beach which makes it perfect. Thank You
It was a pleasure hosting Chinar and his huge group. They stayed at our bungalow for a day and were excellent guests in all ways. There were absolutely no complaints although there must have been some inconveniences. We really hope that they visit us again in the near future. Thanks a ton, Chinar.
Nice Place to stay and relax for 2-3 families with kids. Property is well maintained. Close to kashed beach as well. One suggestion, please make sure you have the directions to this place well understood, there are multiple places with the name starting with Borli around this region.
Thanks for your super super generous feedback, Mohan. The extra super is for putting away the problems that you faced while locating the place. AirBnB shows the co-ordinates as Borli-Panchatan which is not correct and should be Borli-Mandla. We will get this rectified with AirBnB immediately and also sincerely apologize for the loss of time else you would have enjoyed the place a bit more. We will also ensure that your excellent suggestions are addressed by the time you visit us again. Thanks!
It was as we had expected. It was secluded, quiet, small and beautiful. The hammocks, cots in under the trees were a great addon. The room was small, quaint and adequate for two people. We had already received few instructions from the host for arriving their with some detour instructions too because of the road work that was ongoing. For anyone planning to visit this place a personal tip, have food at their place. The caretaker's wife prepares amazing food.Its awesome and they take your order and prepare it to their best! We had the most scrumptious and tasteful fish fry and fish curry there. The caretaker and his wife are very helpful and will help you in all ways possible. Since the location is a bit off the main area there aren't much options in case of things you may need so stock up anything you may need before you reach there. You have to take the night out on the terrace to watch the stars which are non-existent in our cities, its beautiful and you can spend hours looking at them as me and my wife did! Another tip, they have cemented bed area on which you have the mattress put so if you find it uncomfortable they do provide you with an extra pillow and mattress, so use it if needed. All in all a great place to unwind and all the nearby places are wonderful. Kashid beach and Murud beach are nearby. The place is very neat and you have option of campfire if need be. They have light music(radio station) playing outside if you need any music cravings. Recommended by me for sure. Will be visiting again soon and will definitely be staying there again to cherish the amazing food, location and their hospitality.
Thanks a ton for the super generous feedback, Sharad. Will also convey your feedback to the caretaker so that they serve you even better food when you visit the next time! Your suggestions are excellent and you should find them addressed by the next time you visit us. Hope to see you and your family soon.
Spent one night here with frnds, very good place for group, have small farm and trees, good for kids as well playing around trees. Food is typical konkana style, little bit on spicier side. Care takers are helpful, limited connectivity for mobile network.
Thanks for your generous review, Ashish. Hope to see you and your friends/family again.
Good place for family's and groups...
Thanks for your generous review, Sushant. Wish you had added another star (wink!). Hope to see you and your friends/family again.
Beautiful place, very close to the beach. The caretaker is very warm and friendly. We really enjoyed our stay!
It was a pleasure hosting Susan and her group. They stayed at our cottage for a day and were excellent guests in all ways. There were absolutely no complaints although there must have been some inconveniences. We really hope that they visit us again in the near future. Thanks a ton, Susan.
The room is quite small; only for 2 people as the bed occupies the entire place. The bathroom and place is clean though. There were few insects however the caretaker was helpful to remove them. There are also a couple of dogs in the farm house. It is a pain to reach at this place and no guidance was provided to reach by ferry (boat) which is the most convenient way via Alibaug. The roads are very bad to travel on. The host was kind enough to allow flexible checkout time as we checked in quite late. Blanket & Towel were not provided. No availability of food nearby for veg people. When asked the caretaker for food his answer was "no GAS to cook food". In the morning when asked for Bread & butter his reply was "could not find butter in market" but when i went to buy i could easily find it. The place is far from Kashid beach almost 30-35 mins away. However you can get a sharing rick but getting back in the evening is a big problem after 7pm; specially if its dark as the roads do not have lights and it becomes scary. The place is overpriced looking at the locations and distance from various places.
Thanks for your feedback; Dhaval. I will talk to the caretaker about the unavailability of gas and butter. However you have noted down few points which may be quite misleading for other people reading the review; hence I feel obliged to correct them. 1) You *never* asked for directions via ferry which is anyways closed during monsoon. You asked us for directions via bus and we provided maps; bus routes with timings and bus stops in between for the entire day and directions (verbal and over the web). Inspite of all this you got down at a bus stop in Pen (!!!) which is two hours from Kashid beach and our place. If you could have looked at the map and the directions; it would have saved you lots of hassles and also set the proper mood for the trip. 2) Our place is *exactly* 8 kms away from Kashid beach which can be verified from the map. Looks like you took a bus to the beach which took you 30-35 mins. You should have mentioned the mode of travel. 3) Both veg and non-veg are available in the nearby hotels as well as with the caretaker but they are also local (Konkani) options. We have had Jain families as guests who did not have any problems.
Hi; yes thank you for letting us enjoy the property and surroundings.. we really had a nice time there. The weather; beach; the drive through mountains were awesome. it was a monsoon day.
Thanks for your kind comments; Soumya. Good to know that you enjoyed your trip and will carry back wonderful memories. Hope to see you and your friends the next time around.
Bungalow is in a good place. Staff is helpful. Food is overpriced and not the best. I would suggest that guests drive to Alibaug or Patil Khanaval in Murud for food. Also the only cell networks available are Tata Docomo(and BSNL but that is extremely unreliable). If you have Airtel; Vodafone or Gio expect to not have any network. Closest network is at Kashid beach. This is not expressed in the manual. Also; we lost power for 36 hours. Though the hosts are not to blame; there is no generator(only an inverter that ran out in 3 hours).
The farmhouse was beautiful and exactly as in the pics. Shravani was a great host and communicated immediately after booking online with all details; nearby places; what to expect etc.. In fact a day before the travel; I even received and SMS regarding the road condition! Superb! The stay was comfortable.
Thanks a lot for your super generous feedback! We try to go that extra mile since we want our guests to come back again and again. Kind reviews like this make that effort worthwhile. Also thanks for the kind comments about the caretaker. We have already followed up on your suggestions and will ensure that your next trip is even better. Hope to see your family/friends soon!
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Hi Nitin; Extremely sorry; but the bungalow is booked for the night of 21st today morning and hence the AirBnB calendar was not updated. Again extremely sorry for the inconvenience. Sincere regards; Shravani Gadkari. (Devrai Farm House)
My friends and I were looking for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle around so that we could just relax some place nice. Out of several houses that were listed on this site, "Devrai' caught our eye. We were hoping that the pictures did actually match the real thing-and it did! Vodafone and Airtel networks did not work here at all and hence it was truly the best experience for all of us to spend time together. The hosts and caretakers of this house were very gracious...any query we had w.r.t finding the place/amenities was PROMPTLY responded to in detail (Mr. Gadkari). We didn't have the need to call the hosts for anything. As mentioned in earlier reviews as well, the plot and house is very well maintained. It was very neat and clean. The food cooked by the caretaker was indeed delicious. It definitely felt like home away from home. Overall - a great place for family and friends to spend the weekend on.
If Dale Carnegie would have written a book "How to be a perfect guest", Shruti would be one of the perfect case studies. We really appreciate her super super generous review. More than that, we wish to acknowledge the kind way she responded to any inconveniences she faced. Her gentle words for the caretaker amplify this fact even more. @Shruti and friends: Thanks again! We really really wish that you visit us again and again. And also promise to ensure that your next stay will be even better.
This is am amazing place very beautiful and very systematically maintained. Hygiene;cleanliness;caretaker;food;stay;greeting;drinking water. Everything is taken into consideration very nicely. Extremely friendly & helpful caretaker. You guys will definitely fall in love with the environment; ambience. Very genuine people everything was worth the money within a budget. Every corner of the place is simply clean and (URL HIDDEN) was not just customer satisfaction but customer delight. Hope you guys will maintain it cuz I am looking forward to visit here again and again.
We had a great stay at Devrai Farm house. The cottage was clean and neat and the adjoining land around it was beautiful. Riddled with coconut trees; hammocks and sitting areas- Devrai farm house is just a 10min walk away from the sea and you can even see the sea from the balcony! The hosts do not live on the property but were extremely prompt with their responses and had great communication. I would recommend this place to everyone visiting Kashid!
Thanks a ton; Rudransh! We love to travel ourselves so we do have that common bonding. The feedback is very kind and thanks from ourselves and the caretaker for adjusting to any inconveniences you faced. Definitely do visit us again. Looking forward to your next visit!
Excellent place to stay and explore Kashid; Revdanda and Nagaon beach; Korlai fort and Korlai light house. - Garden is very well maintained. We went there with our child (2 yr old) who enjoyed the garden and pets a lot. - Caretaker is also good and friendly. They even allowed us to make few calls through their cell phone as our cell phones did not have network. - Although hosts do ont stay at the place; they are available on call and are helpful. They allowed us late check-out as our vehicle could not reach in time to pick us. - Food- Good and home made food available; but you have to order at least 3 hours before. - Need to install intercom between the private rooms and caretaker because to call caretaker one has to go all the way to his cottage; which is very inconvenient. - Private rooms were airy; but mosquito nets are not available for all the windows.
Wow; thanks for the kind feedback; Amit. We are glad that you (and specifically your kiddo) liked our place. Looking forward to seeing you again. Regarding the points you mentioned: - Point well taken regarding the intercom between caretaker and guests - it helps both ways. - We do have repellents and nets! A new caretaker has taken over and that may be the confusion. Will get this cleared immediately.
The good ting was the host confirmed the booking on urgent basis which much appreciated. The stay was not pleasant has accepted since there was no water due to plumbing problem and the caretaker was very reserved and showing concerns in usage of the property. The booking showed breakfast included but later the money was collected mentioning the breakfast was not complimentary.
Thanks for your kind review; Jiten. Acknowledging that there was a water problem on that particular day; thanks for bearing with us. Food (breakfast etc..) is at actuals and not complimentary. We specifically mention that when we send out the receipt. In your case it was an instant reservation so probably you did not notice this. It would be worthwhile mentioning that we have adjusted the portal fees in your booking so that should probably compensate a small bit. We hope you had called us regarding any problem with the caretaker so that we would have sorted it out immediately. We apologize on his behalf. Thanks!
Devrai is one of the calmest and cosiest place i've been to in Kashid. Absolutely mesmerising ambience; good use of space; lush green plantation everywhere and innovative use of old stuff. Ideal for 4 to 8 friends who just want to relax for the weekend as the place has no restrictions except for damaging the property 😀
Thanks for the kind and generous feedback; Krishna. It was wonderful to have you and your friends. Regarding your feedback: 1) AC: We plan on installing this soon. This also depends on feedback from guests i.e. how many guests need AC. 2) Fridge: We do have a small fridge with the caretaker; we will keep one more that will help in such cases. 3) Stabilizer: There is a stabilizer already! However the voltage fluctuations are rapid in that area and that is hard to control. Will talk to an electrician to check if we can do something about this. Sincere regards; Vinayak/Shravani Gadkari. (Devrai Farm House)
A very cosy cottage; great for a laid back and read a book holiday. good food joints nearby and maadi (local konkani drink). I suggest the murud beach and janjira fort for a drive down and take a look. great hosts.
Great Residence and Very Peaceful and charming Nature At This Place.... Well Maintained And very well care Taken by The Owner And Care Taker... The Area of Farm Was Very Clean. Had A Great Time There... Want to visit again if Possible…
Thanks a lot for your generous feedback; Vrushikesh! Also really appreciate your adjusting nature for any inconveniences you faced. We will do our best to provide an even better experience. Looking forward to you and your family or friends visiting us again. THANKS!
The best part was the ambience. Loved the cleanliness around the cottage. In spite of having small area everything was well managed. The room was well managed. Perfect for two people to accommodate.
Thanks for your kind and generous comments; Nikhil. Hope to see you again. Take care. Sincere regards; Shravani Gadkari. (Devrai Farm House)
We spent 2 nights and 3 days at Devrai cottage. Right from the enquiry and booking; the owners were very cordial and prompt in their replies and accommodated our requests. They ensured that our stay was comfortable; hassle-free and were also flexible w.r.t the check-in; check out timings. The caretaker Mr. Surve was also very helpful and prompt. They served simple; home-made veg meals. About the property - The cottage and the garden around are simple; clean and well maintained with all the basic amenities. It is perfect place for a calm and peaceful vacation with a beautiful view of the star-filled sky at night from terrace. The farm house is close to many beaches and forts like korlai beach; korlai fort; revdanda; murud; kashid etc. We would definitely recommend Devrai Farm house for the courteous owners; caretaker and the amazing property!
Thanks a lot for your generous and informative response! Looking forward to your next visit with your family/friends!
First things first; the place is a lil difficult to find. Hadn't the care taker come on the main road; there was no way that we could find it easily. You guys need to put up decent sized sign boards to let your guests know about the place. The good part : The place is decent. The garden area is well maintained. Room was fairly clean for the amount of money I was paying. It was small and definitely not for 4 occupants. However; it was taken only for a night; so we didn't mind. It had basic amenities such as TV; hot water shower etc. No complaints as such on that front. The not so good part : The food was strictly OK. I would recommend other options - which can serve better tasting food and at a better price point. We were a bit annoyed by the way the caretaker handled few things. We came in a bit late post our dinner as we had decided to have dinner outside. Upon coming ; we had to wake up the care taker as the main gate was locked. The guy told us that the place timings are till 10:30 pm and that we were late. It sounded abruptly rude. Moreover he didn't bother telling us that there was some entry/exit timing. This should have been made clear before. We had also informed him that we would like to have break fast next day morning. Without our knowledge the break fast was made ready and served. Again; no intimation what so ever on when it will served & so on. Most was us weren't fully awake nor prepared for the break fast. Please take care of such small things as it leaves a negative impression. Anyway; rest of the experience was satisfactory. Good luck. Cheers
Thanks Sanjana for your frank feedback. Regarding some of the points you have mentioned: 1) Yes; we are putting up sign boards again since the earlier boards were vandalized. So hopefully other guests will not have that problem. 2) Regarding the room size; we had clearly communicated the same over emails so I hope there was no wrong communication from our side. 3) There is no exit timing so we will take this up with the caretaker; sorry about that and any rude behaviour by the caretaker. 4) Yes; the breakfast timings and the specifics should have been clearly communicated; so looks like a slip-up. Again will take this with the caretaker. Hopefully the annoyances were in-significant and your overall stay was satisfactory. We assure you that next time you will find things in a better shape without even the minor annoyances. Thanks again!
Really nice bungalow to stay. Food needs improvement. Since there is only one caretaker service is very slow and we missed our bus to ferry since we had to wait for our breakfast. Otherwise place is clean nice and relaxing.
Thanks for the kind feedback; Aalok. I will get in touch with you regarding suggestions for food. Sorry that you missed your bus! Hope to see you and your friends again.
I had been on a 5 day leisure trip to Konkan with my wife & 2 kids. We stayed at some popular hotels at other destinations during our trip; however our fondest stay was at Devrai farmhouse. The place is perfect for a peaceful & tranquil holiday. It is also very kid friendly with swings & slides. There is also a young & genial dog for company. The caretaker Mr. Nilesh Surve was courteous. Since it was an off season; we were the lone occupant of the entire property & I guess it helped us getting a prompt service. The entire interior setup is well planned covering all the basic necessities for a comfortable stay & also giving a homely feeling. The exteriors are well designed too giving the required farm-housey feel. Liked the level of engagement of the host- Mr & Mrs Gadkari. They were clear & prompt in all communications which was very reassuring. We were advised to carry certain mosquito repellents like Odomos in the advisory issued by the host. We feared the worst; however despite being surrounded by greenery we didn't encounter a single mosquito during our stay showing by & large how well the property is maintained. It was a pity we stayed only for one night here. Would like to try & plan for more no of days in our next visit maybe with an extended family & at the bungalow. On the flip side- (1) The place is hard to locate. The notice board only faces the north side. Since we had started our trip from Diveagar we were travelling in a South to North direction & wasted 15-20 min locating the property as it was already dark @ 7:00 pm. There was no connectivity on mobile network in the area (Vodafone) & hence we were unable to reach the caretaker or the host for directions. (2) We had opted for a Veg Thali for dinner & it was just about OK in terms of taste. Maybe the nearby restaurants might be better options for some. (3) The bathroom drainage in the cottage needs a bit of improvement as there was a water backflow due to incorrect alignment of the outlet pipe
Thanks a lot for your precise and generous comments; Swapnil. It was a pleasure to have guests like you. Regarding your suggestions: 1) A big board placed near the road side was unfortunately vandalized. We plan to put up a big lighted billboard on the Machaan which can be seen during day and night time also. Probably asking for Borli Mandla bus stop (the nearest landmark) would have saved you some trouble. 2) The caretaker prepares non veg stuff well since it's her forte. Even the veg stuff in hotels is not too good. I will convey your feedback to her. 3) Will take care of the flushing problem. We raised the tank higher to take care of this but apparently it's not enough. Hope to see you and your family/friends/soon. Sincere regards; Vinayak/Shravani Gadkari. (Devrai Farm House)
Devrai was a fantastic experience. The whole farm house is very superiorly well maintained. It was very neat. The food prepared by the care taker was amazing. Moreover; he was very helpful and helped us with the necessary transportation in and around the property promptly. The rooms and the entire bungalow was very spacious and tidy. Moreover; the host (Mr. gadkari) was also very prompt in his replies. I highly recommend this place for a weekend get away near alibagh.
Siddharth; good that you could make it despite one of your friends falling ill. The caretaker was very surprised since there was almost no noise even thought it was 31st Dec! I have already conveyed your feedback to the caretaker. Hope to see you again with your family/friends.
Despite us making a last minute booking; the host's care-taker was briefed well & welcomed us pleasantly. The room was basic; however; the bathroom was clean & so were the sheets. In all; it was a good stay!
Thanks Natasha for your kind comments. It was good that you were able to locate the place at night after a last minute booking. Hope to see you again!
The cottage is as shown in the pictures. Though being very near the road; the cottage is very calm and quiet. The food is good and tasty. The owners are caring and keep in touch with you via messaging. However; the cottage is a bit difficult to locate. We missed the signboard and reached Kashid. Then we had to call the caretaker and get directions. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps did not help us. Hot water is available; but the geyser takes a lot of time to get the water hot. Overall a nice experience; with a lot to cherish and little to complain.
Gaurav; thanks a lot for your kind comments. We will be putting up signboards as well as a big billboard so that it becomes easier to locate the place. The geyser is a 25 litre heater so that it can cater to needs of all people in the room once it gets hot. Hence it gets some time to warm up. I will instruct the caretaker to tell the guests accordingly. Hope to see you soon with your family and friends.
We ( group of 7 friends) visited Devrai last weekend. Its a beautiful bungalow with a huge garden. The rooms are big enough and cozy. it felt like home. the house matches the pics posted on the portal accurately. You can miss the house easily; so please ensure you check (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps and paper directions sent by the host upfront. The hosts were welcoming and ensured that we had the right support in place. Vodafone/Airtel don't work here ; so it was a blessing in disguise with absolutely no emails or pesky calls to bother us. While the house doesn't have direct beach access ; the rocky beach is just 500 metres walk away Only concern was the caretaker - who seemed a bit weird to us based on his behaviour. Wrt food - i would not recommend asking the care taker to prepare. Instead the 1-Kokani restaurant 50 mtrs away offers much better and cheaper food. Couple of thing that can be improved: 1) bed mattress - they have flattened out and needs to be puffed up 2) notice board - the one on the road is quite small and can easily be missed. Overall - a great place for family and friends to spend the weekend on. Will surely stay at Devrai when i visit kashid again
Dear Vikas; Thanks for the generous review and your compliments regarding the bungalow - especially since we have designed it to be simple but quite unique - similar to the farm stays in the US. Here are the steps we plan to take on addressing your concerns: 1) Bedding: We will be replacing the bedding with boxed beds soon 2) Notice board: We will be putting up sign boards on corners and a big-enough neon sing so that the house can be spotted easily. 3) The behaviour of the caretaker: There was an unfortunate death in the caretaker's family so that may be the reason that he appeared a bit mis-oriented. I have discussed with him already. The reviews from previous guest @ him have been positive so I hope this is an exception. 4) Food rates: This is managed by the caretaker entirely on his own. The guest can choose this option or the hotel option. Looking forward to tour next visit. Sincere regards; Shravani Gadkari. (Devrai Farm House)
We had very nice experience with this ; The farmhouse is exactly same as in photos in the site. The atmosphere is homely and Caretaker is also very nice person and he served delicious food to us. with the trees and swings around my children enjoyed a lot. The swimming pool is constructing stage; if that is also there it would be a great place for family vacation.
Thanks a ton; Swati for your generous comments. We are glad that you and your family (especially the kids) liked the place. We should be able to complete the pool by next month so that kids can enjoy it. Hope to see you next time whenever you plan a trip to the Konkan side.
We stayed at the cottage for only a day; but it was a very good experience. The caretaker was very helpful and made sure we were comfortable and that we had all the basic necessities. We had to leave early the next morning and he was very attentive to us and made sure that we leave in a comfortable manner. The area is quite peaceful and make sure you don't miss star gazing at night. There are also hammocks perfect for lazing around. Everything inside the room is clean and dust free which was a bonus. Very unlike the usual hotels where the mattress and bed linen usually have a musty smell. We even got help in locating a driver to take us back and he was one of the best drivers I have ever travelled with. Overall; I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.
Thank a ton for your kind comments. It was a pleasure interacting with you. Thanks for accommodating the minor inconveniences and wish to see you soon! Hopefully you will stay longer the next time.
The area was quiet and peaceful. Since the Bungalow was placed a bit out of the way of the road; it offered a very nice spot to chill. The only thing we were surprised a bit about was the size of the roof; which we found to be a bit small. However; sitting on the terrace and looking up at the vast starry sky; we quickly forgave the house for that. We especially loved the place for the caretaker who was a very sweet man. He ensured we had whatever we needed; and even went as far as to helping us iron a kurta! Would definitely recommend; and would definitely come again if I have the chance. One word of advise - if you are taking the cottage with the terrace; take both the rooms as then the terrace would be completely yours!
Thank a ton for your generous and insightful comments. Since we just started the cottages; your suggestions are extremely helpful. You should see all implemented in this month. Please do visit us next time. And once again thanks for taking the time to send those suggestions!
The place was as described; we enjoyed the stay and the hospitality. I would recommend this place to my friends and colleagues too. The food from the care taker was really good; especially the fish fry and the chicken sukka masala. The location is convenient to kashid beach. The host was really helpful in all the matters. Will surely come again.
Thank a ton for your kind comments. I will convey your comments regarding the food to the new caretaker; maybe that will add more zing to the food! It was a pleasure interacting with you. Thanks for accommodating the minor inconveniences and wish to see you soon!
Devrai turned out to be better than what the snaps show. I went with my wife and son for a quick weekend getaway and the it turned out to be a nice rustic farmhouse that gives you the feeling of being away from the city surroundings; yet is not completely cut off being on the main road and eateries and shops nearby. The hosts have done up the place nicely with all basic amenities in place to give you a comfortable stay. The cottage and bungalow are separate and I would suggest taking the bungalow if you are a large group. Both however can be slightly better priced - seemed a bit expensive. The caretaker - Nilesh Surve was hospitable and prompt; though you need to give him enough advance notice for any food items needed. All in all a good stay.
Hi Ashish; Thanks a ton for the generous response! We have just built the cottages and also replaced the caretaker a month ago. Hence it was good to get such a good feedback regarding the place and the caretaker. We have taken into account your feedback regarding the cleanliness and it should be spotless clean by the time the construction work for the pool is over. Please ping us before visiting us next time so that we can give you a size-able discount! Sincere regards; Shravani Gadkari. (Devrai Farm House)