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AnugrahaThe Descent of Grace. Entire farmhouse

Entire villa hosted by V
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds4 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the villa to yourself.
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Self check-in
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Anugraha The Descent of Grace is a farmhouse home we built in a Kerala style with open courtyards and living spaces to let Nature which is all around in.
It is 4 kms from the start of the white sands of Kashid beach
Whilst it is conveniently located on the Alibag Murud road, Anugraha sits on a rise and is totally private. There are no houses on either side of our estate.
It is our home, so we are very careful with it. We would expect the same love and respect from those who stay there.

The space
You reach Anugraha, which is on the mainland across the harbour from Mumbai, by speed boat or by ferry and then a car drive of about 1 hour and fifteen minutes. (If you are driving in from Pune, the drive is about 3 hours.) The distance is well worth it. We are just 4 kms from the start of the white sands of Kashid beach (a 5-minute drive) or 1.5 km from the curved bay of Nandgaon beach. We are on the road to the old sea port and fortress of Murud Janjira.

You enter the 3 plus acre property straight off the road and the driveway takes you to the top of the hill, where the house comes into view.

The architecture of Anugraha is unique: inspired by a south Indian tradition four sided home, it has tiled roofs, and open courtyard, wide running verandahs and tall doors and windows. The belief was that if you want to live with Nature, you have to let her in, so you never feel that spaces are enclosed. The sea breeze or land breeze goes through the house throughout the day and there are very few days or nights when one feels the absence of air conditioning.

Because there are no houses either side of us, you are surrounded by nature.


When you step through the big wooden doors that were inspired by a granary door in South India and see the long walkway that looks straight through a large open living room to the sea in the far distance, and when you suddenly notice to your left a lily pond and to your right a large open marble courtyard with a big rock in the centre, a champa ( frangipani) tree seeming to grow out of it and a holy basil plant encircled by two arms of the rock, the large dining table in front of you that sits next to a small indoor garden with betel nut trees, the little bridge that goes across the lily pond that lead to the kitchen pantry and utility room, you begin to get an idea of what Grace may feel like.

Walk through the the very large open loving room which has no walls on two sides that sits under a 35 feet high tiled roof and you come to the 13 feet wide 80 feet long verandah. Just beyond are mango trees and tall fish tail palm trees that are on either side of an amoeba shaped infinity swimming pool that overlooks more trees and the paddy fields and the sea about 500 meters away. We face west, so the sunsets are gorgeous and the vista is 180 degrees.

There are three bedrooms all with attached baths and an outdoor one by the pool side. A first floor study cum library cum extra sleeping room looks both east and west. The eastern view looks at the hills and forests of the Sansad Forest and game reserve. In the monsoons when Nature bursts green, this is a view that you must give thanks for. Every room is unique.
Anugraha is great for short getaways from Mumbai or Pune. Or even better for longer retreats for writers, artists, musicians or just nature lovers.



P.S.
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, 3 floor mattresses

Amenities

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi – 30 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Pool
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Murud, Maharashtra, India

The place is great for short hikes, long cycling, or leisurely swims in the generally safe and placid water of the nearby beaches.
Or you could just loll on the day bed under the mango tree and swim in our pool.

You can visit the abandoned 16th century Portuguese fort in Revdanda, with the ruins of a high church and a Jesuit monastery and cannons on the ramparts that faces the sea and creek or you could drive to Murud Janjira and take a dhow out to the island fort.

Hosted by V

Joined in May 2016
  • 48 Reviews
During your stay
Anugraha is staffed 24x7. The caretaker manager Bharat is always on call. Two watchmen not only secure you at night (not that in the 17 years we have had this home, we have ever felt unsafe) but also help. They sit in the quaint cottage which is out of sight of the main house but well within a soft hailing distance.
Jahnvi our cook who comes in every morning to make you your free breakfast will also cook delicious Indian food for lunch and dinner that is simple and wholesome for a small fee. You can add fresh sea food procured on order (Bharat will get it for you at cost) to your meal. Alternatively, you can order from local nearby eateries. If you do want to cook your dinner , you can use our kitchen with Jahnvi's help.
Anugraha is staffed 24x7. The caretaker manager Bharat is always on call. Two watchmen not only secure you at night (not that in the 17 years we have had this home, we have ever fe…
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House rules
Check-in: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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May encounter potentially dangerous animals
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