About the Homestay
Family with two living rooms, five bedrooms out of which a twin-bed room with attached bath, air-conditioner, wardrobe, table etc is set aside for home stay guests. We are a family of husband and wife with two children, daughter 24 and son 18, still in school in grade 11. We are fun loving, well informed about Mumbai city and the places to visit in Mumbai as well as India. We both are freelance TV Producers-Directors by profession having our own set up at our place to make information based television programmes for TV channels. We love foreign cultures, cooking both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian spicey food, interact with guests etc
Reasonably priced, we arrange requests for pick and drop from airport/railway stations as well as taxis for the whole day to go around the city. It works on the basis of 08 hours, 80 kilometers at a cost of Rs.1500 depending on the type of vehicle you hire.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Located in the north of the city on the western suburbs, about 20 minutes from the International airport (when traffic is less) we are close to a major long distance and suburban railway station (Borivali station). Because we are on the well developed western corridor, transportation network is better (taxis, buses and local trains are easily available round the clock) doctors are stones throw away, chemists round the corner, many malls in the vicinity, sundry shops, cafes, cinema halls and educational institutions are easily accessible. We are also a stones throw away from 2600 years old Buddhist caves (more than 90 caves carved from monolithic stones inscribed with organic paintings still intact) It is situated in 'Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Bang opposite our building, for a fraction of a dollar, a frequent public transport bus that takes one to and from Borivali Station from where one can easily access suburban trains to many parts of the city. In our area the temperature is at-least 4 to 5 degrees less than the city average due to a large stretch of national park which is also home to deer, leopards, monkeys, langoors and many species of birds and reptiles.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
NO DRUGS PLEASE
NO SMOKING PLEASE (IF YOU MUST, YOU COULD DO SO OUTSIDE THE PROPERTY)
NO STRANGERS IN THE PROPERTY PLEASE
NO ALCOHOL PLEASE
HELP US SAVE WATER & ELECTRICITY IN THE PROPERTY BY SWITCHING OFF WATER TAPS, FANS AND HEATERS WHEN NOT NEEDED
Smoking is not allowed.
A comfortable and fascinating stay with a delightful family - and the best possible home cooking!
The minute you see Murali and Seema's smile, you feel welcome and at home. They show kind and loving interest for everyone around them, during and even after the encounter. They're available to help you anytime. Dinner time in family are the best, talking with Seema while she cooks a colored and spicy meal, exchanging ideas with Murali, listening to him talking about meditation, or Seema about their infotainment project through India.
They are the best family to enter peacefully in this beautiful country!
ich habe meine 2 wochen in indien bei der familie murali und seema verbracht. alles war gut das zimmer war sauber, gross und das essen war super. die familie sind sehr freundlich. hier fuhlt sich niemand alleine. auch zum einkaufen ist es praktisch in paar minuten zu fuss ist man in thakur village da bekommt man fast alles. es war fuer mich eine neue erfahrung. so sieht man wie eine familie lebt wie sie sind und was sie tun.
es war eine schöne zeit hatte mühe von der Familie mich zu verabschieden.
I stayed with Murali and Seema for three weeks, and all I can say, is that this homestay left me speechless. Everything about it was beyond perfect, be it the facilities, the food or the overall mood in the household. If you're looking for a place that feels like home, come here! Because Seema and Murali, and also their son Tanmay will really make you feel like a part of their family.
Great family,good food,nice room.i wish I could stay longer.i will book again the next time I'm in Mumbai ,defiantly!!
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I stayed with the family for 2 weeks at Kandiville East. The home is ideally located near the Western Express Highway with easy access to buses, trains, autos and cabs.
The home stay is exceptionally clean and well maintained, and the food was amongst the best i ate during my trip especially the brownies, cup cakes, dal dhokli .... I can just go on and on...If you are looking for a real home from home - this is the perfect place.
Simply a perfect homestay experience!
During my 3 month journey through South-India I didn't find any place where I felt more welcome!
Murali, Seema and their two children are very friendly and extremely helpful. They helped me with everything, told me many nice stories about India and helped me planing my cycle tour.
The room is comfortable and the food ... oh the food was very very delicious! Thx Seema !
You can reach Mumbais center within 1 1/2 hours by train. This is Ok and it is also a nice experience to drive with the train through Mumbai.
Only 2 km to the north is the entrance to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The Kanheri Caves and the view from the mountains are great!
I couldn't have imagined it to turn out any better. A wonderful, perfect homestay experience! ..with a fully comfortable room, delicious food and loads of helpful assistance in terms of being a tourist in Mumbai or for travelling in India in general. If that wouldn't have been already more than enough, I really enjoyed the chance to exchange ideas, to learn about different aspects of indian culture.
Many thanks for the warm, welcoming way of making me feel at home!
As Mumbai is a HUGE city, guests who only visit for a short period of time should be aware, that it takes about 1 1/2 hours to travel to the main tourist part of Mumbai (i. e. South Mumbai). But where else could one experience one aspect of "real" Mumbai life better, than in travelling by local trains. As each part of this maximum-city has it's own character, I'm very glad to have gotten to know other parts as well and fully recommend it.
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