Republic Day 2023 is around the corner and it's bringing along a potential long weekend — i.e. if you take an off on Friday, January 27, 2023. If you're not excited about taking a full-on vacation for the first long weekend of 2023 and would much rather stay in and opt for a movie/series marathon while gorging on some good food, a staycation is your answer!
Staycations offer a break from the daily hustle and bustle of life without being far away from home. So, we bring to you a list of properties near Mumbai for a staycation that you can consider for the Republic Day long weekend. Expect dramatic views, good food, comfort, escape, and the sheer joy of taking a break and slowing down.
Republic Day long weekend staycation ideas
1. Oleander Farms, Karjat
A dine-in restaurant that also serves craft beers, live gigs for entertainment at the in-house brewery, a wine-tasting experience, a café to chill at, a chocolate store for desserts, a clothing store for retail therapy, a private lake, and a gaming arcade for fun — all this makes Oleander Farms, Karjat, the perfect destination for a staycation near Mumbai. The 180-acre pet-friendly property features 46 rooms, has a common pool for guests, and is all for promoting eco-tourism with minimal to no compromise on luxury.
Price: Rs 31,000
2. Villas by Chandralok, Lonavala
A four-villa pet-friendly property nestled in the hills of Lonavala, Villas by Chandralok is ideal for all kinds of staycations — friends, family, and couples — and offers several Instagram-worthy corners. Each of these villas has four and a half rooms and a private pool. The good folks at this property offer room service for guests. In addition, guests can also opt for a salon or spa service, bonfire, barbeque or a yoga session at the property, basis prior appointment.
Price: On request
3. Irani Homestays, Karjat
Go for an idyllic setting, scenic vistas of the Western Ghats, and a luxurious time at a sprawling bungalow with tastefully done interiors, and stay for the delectable, homely Parsi bhonu at the Irani Homestays in Karjat. The homestay offers a pool, a jacuzzi, green lawns to sit down and read a book or play outdoor games, a living and lounge area for some indoor games over drinks, a barbeque and bar setups, and multiple trails for a stroll amid nature. They have four bedrooms and can accommodate a total of 12 guests.
Price: Rs 35,000
4. Tooth Mountain Farms, Karjat
A 50-acre luxury boutique property in Karjat, Tooth Mountain Farms offers a holistic and humbling experience of living at a farm. Expect a farm-to-table multi-cuisine dining experience at their in-house restaurant, indoor and outdoor activities including an art village tour, plant nurseries’ tour, cycling, kayaking at their man-made lake, nature trail, and trekking, and swimming. When at this property, you can also opt for a relaxing massage at their in-house spa.
Price: Rs 11,800 (without food)
5. StayVista The Coral Arch, Alibaug
For the true-blue beach bum, Alibaug has StayVista The Coral Arch to consider for a long weekend getaway. Spread across five acres of land, this plush property is surrounded by palm trees and greenery, and is a minute away from the beautiful coastline of Alibaug. It has five bedrooms and five baths and can accommodate up to 15 people. Your time will fly by at the property’s massive pool, tennis court and jacuzzi.
Price: On request
6. AirBNB Ekostay - Neptune Villa
A three-bedroom villa, it is located 33 km away from the Pandavlena Caves in Igatpuri and is surrounded by green hills. Ekostay – Neptune Villa is perfect for a family getaway, and it features an outdoor swimming pool, a spacious lawn, a patio and a rooftop. This Republic Day long weekend, you can check into this villa and give yourself a much-needed break to unwind.
Price: Rs 13,000
7. 574 Fernandes Wadi
Located an hour and a half away from Mumbai in Uran, you can reach 574 Fernandes Wadi by either car or ferry. It is a three-bedroom bungalow nestled in a coconut grove, just a few steps away from the beach. 574 Fernandes Wadi is a family-run setup managed by Jharna Thakkar and Rohan Fernandes, a couple who recently left the hustle-bustle of city life to practice organic farming.
Price: Rs 21,000
8. Konoha Murud, Alibaug
Also known as the Bachans' Farmhouse, Konoha Murud is perfect if you want to unplug and just sit back and relax in the company of your friends and family. It has four bedrooms, a dormitory, a functional kitchen, and a massive swimming pool. Nestled amid lush farmlands, Konoha Murud promises picturesque and calming views in every direction you turn. It is a family-run homestay, and one of the owners is always present at the property to help you arrange essentials.
Price: Rs 12,000
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