Vacationing is on top of the list when we talk about Mumbai. And now, a ten-minute drive from Alibaug and 20 mins from Mumbai, a jetty will lead you to a luxurious abode, the mansion house Alibaug, perfect enough to spend a vacation in style and comfort.
An absolutely amazing place, the ‘mansion house’ is at a time span of just 20 minutes from Mumbai. Nestled in the village of Alibaug, near Singhania helipad- the property (a part of the Graviss hospitality) overlooks the beautiful and serene Sasawane Lake while the surroundings of the mansion house are enveloped in a rustic and natural charm.
The ‘mansion house’ Alibaug- is a twenty-five room hotel and has been especially designed to accommodate guests for small intimate get-togethers as well as grand parties. It’s appearance is mostly pearl white embellished in dense greens all around the area. Pools, lawns and intimate coves all add a Hawaiian touch to the hotel. The natural green ambiance makes it ideal for morning yoga sessions and wash away all your fatigue of the week gone by.
The mansion house, Alibaug is divided into 3 categories of rooms- the Cove rooms, the Palm Courtrooms, and the Sky Deck rooms.
Cove Rooms– The Cove rooms are the ones that essentially define the term solace as they quietly reside in the ground floor. The setup of these rooms is indeed romance like and would make you miss your partner if you decide to stay here, so bring him/ her along so that you can enjoy romantic dinners in this lavish mansion. If you still choose to visit by yourself, you probably wouldn’t mind breezing in on your own company in its open-air patio,or maybe go for a swim in the private pool.
Palm Court Rooms– The Palm court ones are on the first floor and are tailor-made for families. Spacious to be obvious, they reward you with adorable views of the palm trees and the mystic forest.
Sky Deck Rooms– Resting on the second floor are the Sky deck rooms that shall spoil you with incredible view of the starry skies, these rooms come with king size beds and state of the art facilities and separate 300-foot square sit out areas.
The mansion house claims to charm you with its alluring hospitality. The guys at work welcome you with a lovely hamper on arrival. Wifi is free at your disposal. The restrooms are equally luxurious and have ‘Kama Ayurveda’ toiletries, hairdryer, and the other basics. On request laundry service is available as well.
The Secret Garden at the Mansion house is an adorable breakfast setup overlooking the serene lake. You are at complete free will to enjoy buffet-style fully loaded breakfasts as you get to browse through an extensive taste of local and international cuisine.
The second setup is the ‘Poolside Cabana Cove’. It has an all-day menu, which you can leisurely enjoy under the relieving shade of the palms. Cocktails and barbeques are cabana cove specialties. The pool has an attached veranda and a living room too. So, feel free to indulge yourself with a glass of fine wine here with some juicy snacks from afternoon till dusk. Personally, this is where you would find me if I happen to be here anytime soon.
The ‘Lakeside Lounge’ is exclusively carved out for special workshops, trainings, private parties and even wedding functions. With a decent capacity of around 50 to 300 guests, you may consider this plush location for the next big thing.
Boasting magnetic views of the Sahyadri ranges and starry skies, the ‘West Coast Terrace’ is your Sundowners spot- a place perfect for outdoor barbeques, post dinners and after-parties.
There is yet another an open-air arena called the ‘Supper Theatre’ where you can enjoy alfresco entertainment, lectures and maybe even a cat nap under the sky. Definitely, the mansion house has put a good amount of thought in terms of freedom and mood of how and where you wish to enjoy your meal and favorite cocktail.
Alibaug definitely makes for a nice vacation-worthy spot. Frankly, the mansion house looks pretty awesome, location wise and in terms of lavishness, so while you are here, you can visit some beautiful beaches if you feel like heading out for a while. Take a day out to one of these quiet beaches Nagaon beach, Versoli beach, Awas beach and Alibaug beach to name a few.
Besides the serenading beaches, you can occupy yourself with a visit to any of these places- Andheri fort, Vrindavan farm and Nagoba mandir. All the places are easily accessible either by a jetty ride or through cabs and taxi services.
Apart from the great food and splendid stay, the hotel management also organizes activities to keep the guests entertained. Musical shows are pretty common at the mansion house.
So, maybe I have convinced you enough to book a romantic weekend or a weekly with friends out here. If you are simply bored, just book a couple of days with the family, the Mansion house Alibaug should not disappoint you.