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♥Family getaway for 15, 15 min to beach♥.

SuperhostPuducherry, India
Entire villa hosted by Shiv
16+ guests4 bedrooms7 beds4.5 bathrooms
Entire home
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Sharanya Holiday villa is a large 4 bedroom property constructed in the traditional Kerala style. Surrounded by trees and lush greenery, this peaceful retreat is best suited for large families or groups. Relax by our lotus pond, feed the fish, read a book from our library on the hammock, get a massage or just chill. A short 15 min drive gets you to the beaches. Come back from the beach to lie down on the terrace and watch the stars come out. I am sure you won't want this stay to end.

The space
THE HOUSE:
The house is a beautiful villa just 15 minutes from Downtown Pondicherry and the beach. Perfect for family gatherings. Here’s some details on this beautiful getaway:
♥ On 1.5 acres of land, so you have plenty of privacy.
♥ Surrounded by unbelievable greenery, peace and quiet.
♥ 4 air conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms.
♥ 4 ½ bathrooms.
♥ 4,500 sqft of indoor living space.
♥ Free breakfast
♥ Huge terrace
♥ Separate living room with TV, DTH, couches, chairs.
♥ High speed wi-fi so can login to your NetFlix account, post to instagram.
♥ Well stocked library and board games
♥ Decorated in traditional style.
♥ Fully equipped kitchen (please check with us).
♥ Dogs allowed. (please check with us)
♥ Huge garden around the house filled with flowering plans, fruit tree a fish pond and a stream for you to relax by.
♦♦ Pool access is 2 min away ♦♦
— ROOM 1: Downstairs Bedroom has a Queen bed, closet, it’s own bathroom.
— ROOM 2: Downstairs Bedroom has 2 single beds,closet, space for additional mattress, it’s own bathroom.
— ROOM 3: Upstairs Bedroom with super King bed, closet, space for additional mattress, it’s own bathroom.
— ROOM 4: Upstairs Bedroom with 2 twin beds. space for 4 additional mattresses,closet, it’s own bathroom.

GREAT FOR FAMILY REUNIONS:
Family reunions often have up to 4 generations of family, spanning from little babies to great grandparents. The Villa is comfortable for all age ranges!
— Lots of spaces for people to eat together.
— Lots of spaces for people to gather together, hang out, sit, chat, have fun.
— Lots of fun for kids: They’re amazed by all the animals, see the stars so well, go for a swim, feed the fish, laze in the hammock.
— Comfortably sleeps 15 people.
— The open courtyard is a perfect family environment where everybody wants to hang out , an “open flow” concept. Great for families!

“Best weekend getaway we had in recent times!...very artistically built villa rejuvenated us.” – Vaishnavi
“The kids have soooo much space to run around!” - Ekta
“Great place for family & friends. Enjoyed every moment spent at Sharanya” - Sandeep
“The villa was the perfect place for our family from different parts of the country to come together and spend some time together’’– Nikesh

THE KITCHEN:
Food is a huge deal when getting together. All you need to bring is your food.
— Fully equipped Kitchen to cook in and entertain and bring everyone together.
— 3 burner gas, big fridge, mixer / grinder, microwave, water filter.
— Comes completely stocked with selection of pots, pans, serving dishes.

LOCATION:
Even though we’re on 1.5 acres, we’re actually surprisingly close to everything!
Almost everything is within a short drive:
5 minutes to local dining, groceries
5 minutes to KFC and coffee day.
15 minutes to centre of Pondy city.
5 minutes to Auroville.
20 minutes to Pondy Airport.
20 minutes to Pondy Station.

CONTACT:
We would love to host your family gathering. We love entertaining and making our guests super happy, so if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us!

Guest access
Guests will have full access to all parts of the house, gardens, kitchen and laundry facilities.
Lunch / snacks/ dinner can be made available at extra cost and with prior notice.
We are pet friendly, but please do contact us before booking. A pet fee and cleaning charge is applicable.

Other things to note
FAQ.
Q) Where is this Villa located ?
Answer: The villa is located approximately 6Km from Pondicherry city centre and 3Km from the Auroville visitors centre. You get a location that gives you the choice of exploring the city and coming back to peace and quiet at the end of the day to relax and unwind.

Q) What is the age policy for children?
Answer: Children under 6 stay for free.

Q) Do you allow pets?
Answer : Yes. we welcome guests with pets. However , please be aware that we have 2 dogs living on the property along with some roosters and hens. Pets are not allowed into the bedrooms. An additional pet fee of 1000/- per pet, per day is applicable, a security deposit may be required.

Q) Do you have a swimming pool?
Answer: No, the property does not have a swimming pool. However, guests can access a swimming pool next door for a fee.

Q) How far is it from airport and railway station ?
Answer: The Villa is approximately 160Km ( around 2.5 hours) drive away from Chennai airport and 6 Km from both the Pondicherry Railway station and the Pondicherry bus station.

Q) Do you arrange airport pick up and transfers ?
Answer: Yes, we do arrange airport or railway pick ups. We prefer our guest to take this facility as its easier and safe for them. Also eliminates the possibility of being ripped off by cabs.
Our charges are as follows –
From / to Chennai airport - Rs.3000/- (US$ 47) for 4 people in an Air-conditioned taxi, Rs.4200/- (US$ 75) for 6 people in an airconditioned Van, Rs.7500/- (US$ 120) for up to 14 people in an Air-conditioned van. This includes all taxes, parking and 30 minutes waiting charge. * T&C apply
From/To Pondicherry train / bus station – Rs.450/- (US$ 7) for 4 people in an Air-conditioned taxi, Rs.650/- (US$ 11) for 6 people in an airconditioned Van, Rs. 1000/- (US$ 17) for up to 14 people in an Air-conditioned van. This includes all taxes, parking and 30 minutes waiting charge. * T&C apply

Q) Do you provide breakfast ?
Answer: Yes, Complimentary breakfast on a preset menu is provided between 9 AM and 10 AM.

Q) What about tea/coffee?
Answer: We provide complimentary morning tea / coffee and tea/ coffee is again served with breakfast. Tea/coffee/juice is available on request at other times and costs 30/-.

Q) Is there a power back up ?
Answer: Yes there is a battery back up for 1 light and 1 fan in each room. The battery generally lasts up to 3 hours depending on usage.

Q) Is the kitchen fully equipped ?
Answer: Yes, the kitchen is fully equipped with Gas, microwave, toaster, kettle and all utensils needed. Groceries are available at the market, a 5 minute drive away. Guests will have to get their own groceries in case they wish to cook a meal. Guests will also have to ensure that the gas is turned off when not in use and are responsible for their safety. Basic spices are available in the kitchen. Should you need to use the groceries stocked in the kitchen, please contact the owners ; a charge is applicable. The kitchen is for self catering only, outside cooks will not be allowed to use the kitchen. Guests will have to clean up after use, else a cleaning up fee is applicable.

Q) Are there any markets/restaurants close by ?
Answer: The Villa is around 1.5 Km from a market that has many shops and stalls selling groceries, fruits, vegetables etc. Many restaurants and fast food joints are within a 10 minute drive away. There is Pizza delivery available to the villa.

Q) Is there wifi facility ?
Answer: Yes, Wifi Internet is available. However, we do experience internet outages at some times due to factors beyond our control. We suggest that you carry an internet access device if connectivity is imperative for you.

Q) Is there a clothes washing facility ?
Answer: Yes , we have a fully automatic washing machine. The clothes are delivered the following day. We have an iron for your use, please ask the housekeeper for the iron.

Q) Do you refill the stock like toilet roll, tissue paper etc ?
Answer: Yes, if you run out of any of these let us know and we will get it refilled.

Q) what are the best means of transport available from the Villa ?
Answer: All taxi/auto can be ordered over the phone from the villa. 2 wheeler motorcycles and scooters can be hired from Pondicherry city for the duration of your stay. Alternatively, we can arrange to have rented scooters / bikes ready for you when you reach the villa. The rates are Rs.250/- for automatic scooters and 400/- for motorbikes per day, unlimited mileage, excludes fuel. Id required. Additional security deposit may be required.
Public buses stop by request at the toll gate, a 15 minute walk from the villa. The buses will take you into Pondicherry city.

Q) Is there space to park the cars?
Answer: Yes there is a lot of space to accommodate and park your cars. We also have a small room for your drivers to rest and spend the night.
Sharanya Holiday villa is a large 4 bedroom property constructed in the traditional Kerala style. Surrounded by trees and lush greenery, this peaceful retreat is best suited for large families or groups. Relax by our lotus pond, feed the fish, read a book from our library on the hammock, get a massage or just chill. A short 15 min drive gets you to the beaches. Come back from the beach to lie down on the terrace and…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
3 single beds, 5 floor mattresses

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Heating
Dryer
Hair dryer
Cable TV
Iron
Breakfast
TV

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Puducherry, India

The house is just 3km from Auroville's Matrimandir and a 10 min drive gets you into Pondicherry town. Traditional ayurvedic massages and treatments are a minutes walk away as is a Kalari that teaches the traditional indian martial art form of Kalaripayattu. A leisurely cycle ride can get you to the shops and restaurants around Auroville.
Distances in Km.
Auroville visitor's centre / Matri Mandir : 3Km
Pondicherry city / Sri Aurobindo Ashram : 6Km
Beach : 8Km
Nearest shops: 750 meters.
Ayurvedic massage: 100 Meters
The house is just 3km from Auroville's Matrimandir and a 10 min drive gets you into Pondicherry town. Traditional ayurvedic massages and treatments are a minutes walk away as is a Kalari that teaches the tradit…

Hosted by Shiv

Joined in March 2011
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Professional photographer, scuba diver, tech geek. I share my love of travel with my family and together we love to see and sample different places. I love to discover local eateries and try and learn at one local dish from the place I am visiting. As the Spanish saying goes " Mi casa es tu casa" - my home is your home. Welcome to Sharanya, Auroville.
Professional photographer, scuba diver, tech geek. I share my love of travel with my family and together we love to see and sample different places. I love to discover local eateri…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹10000