I'm sure we all agree that the idea of a quick weekend getaway in a snug homestay is a pretty cheery thought. Once you've booked an awesome place, and your weekend plans are sorted, doesn't the week go by faster? You're suddenly on top of your game and super motivated to power through the week. Yes, we all know that feeling.
However, the only annoyance lies in zeroing in on a place that can serve as the perfect weekend getaway. A place that is untouched by commercialisation and the swarms of people that come with it. And this is where we hit the wall and our plans don't progress, let alone materialise.
But worry not! We have discovered for you an absolutely magnificent Greek-style homestay at Malgund in Ganpatipule, a picturesque location on the Konkan Coast of western India. And I can guarantee that it will make you feel like you've been transported to an exotic Mediterranean location! And guess what? It's only 340km away from Mumbai!
Since this is a cosy two-bedroom apartment, it is perfect for a group of four friends, or perhaps two couples travelling together. It could also serve as a great place to stay for families travelling with children.
About the property
This Mediterranean-themed two-bedroom apartment is located in the small and sleepy village of Malgund in Ganpatipule, a town on the Konkan Coast of western India. Set amidst gorgeous views of the Arabian Sea on one side and the silent, thick Konkan forest on the other, The One has definitely nailed its location! An added bonus is that the property is pet-friendly! So your furry friends can tag along. The hosts Niyoti and Vinay are warm and friendly, and leave no stone unturned to ensure their guests feel the love and good energy the house is made with.
Staying at this exotic homestay, painted in Greece's national colours of white and blue, is sure to teleport you to Santorini without burning a hole in your pocket. The artsy apartment mimics Greek aesthetics authentically with its classy decor, complete with aquamarine hues and pristine white elegance. Silk curtains, whimsical antiques, four-poster beds, intricate mosaic flooring and a beautiful rooftop with a stunning view, make this place an absolute delight to stay in.
This unique apartment only offers two bedrooms, and you pay ₹6,049 per night for each room.
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Best time to go
If you're planning to visit, make sure you go between November to January because that's when the temperature is pleasantly cool. The sea is a bit rough during the monsoon season, in case you plan to go for a dip. Monsoons are usually over by October, after which the temperature drops. It would be best to avoid going in summer as the weather will be hot and sultry.
What to do here and around the property
This quiet little homestay is the perfect place to unwind. Make yourself a nice cup of tea and curl up with a book on the rooftop, and occasionally look up to soak in the natural beauty around you. Sounds like the perfect holiday, right?
If you do wish to step out, there are tons of things to do around Ganpatipule.