Incredible Homestays Near Mumbai for Weekend Getaway

Mumbaikars have a wide range of options in terms of natural beauty around them. Right from the picturesque hill stations to gorgeous beaches to adventurous getaways, there is an interesting mélange of landscapes. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a relaxing weekend getaway to one of these 12 handpicked homestays near Mumbai that can be reached in less than 5 hours drive.

Experience the charm of a home away from home as we guide you through the best homestay options for a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city.

1. Ulhas Riverside Farmstay, Neral – Karjat


Located at the foothills of Matheran, in a small town in Karjat, this beautiful farmstead is located in the midst of a mango grove by the side of the Ulhas river and overlooks the Matheran mountain. Quiet, lush and peaceful, it is perfect to relax in the lap of nature and enjoy outdoors with family and friends. Enjoy the company of butterflies and birds like kingfisher and cormorant. If you’re lucky, you may even sight a peacock. There is a well maintained garden, a fire pit where you can have cool evenings with no disturbance and a swimming pool to chill out. There are many waterfalls and nature trails to explore around.

Distance from Mumbai: 80 kms
Cost: 4500/- for double occupancy room with breakfast
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2. Jungle of Joy Homestay, Hetavane-Pen

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Just 2 hrs away from Mumbai, this is a forest cottage tucked away in a quiet corner of backwaters of Hetavne Dam. The homestay is totally off grid and is powered by solar power only. Take a walk along the lake waterfront (3.5km) and other trails on the 35 acre property. Situated at the rear of the cottage, the angan area is completely private and has a commanding Lake, Forest and Mountain view. The Aangan has a Huge Jhoola and a Hammock for guests to enjoy. It is ideal for outdoor activities like High Tea, Dining, Campfire and Barbecue.  

Distance from Mumbai: 85 kms
Cost: 4000/- for double occupancy room with breakfast 
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3. Leisure Time Homestay – Alibaug

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Located in village Choul, at a distance of 12 kms from main Alibag city on Alibag-Revdanda Road, this homestay provides a perfect blend of comfort and natural beauty, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful retreat with modern amenities in a lush, rural setting. Revdanda beach, a fairly peaceful and clean beach is just 10 min walk from the homestay. It is perfect to place to enjoy mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. There are many ancient temples as well to explore in the village.

Distance from Mumbai: 93 kms
Cost: 3500/- for double occupancy room with breakfast 
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4. The Countryside Villa, Chavani Village – Khandala 


This newly built luxurious villa is located in a tiny hamlet Chavani on the foothills of Khandala. The place is an undiscovered gem and is scenic, clean and green. It transforms into paradise during rains with the gushing river Amba and many waterfalls. There is an organic farm of the host in the adjacent plot. Organic haldi and peanuts are grown in summers while seasonal vegetables like broccoli, tomato, cauliflower is available in winters. The harvest, if available can be purchased.

Distance from Mumbai: 95 kms
Cost: 16000/- for the entire place 
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5. Sea Delight Homestay-Alibaug

Sea Delight Homestay-Alibaug

This 2 storey bungalow is located in green & peaceful surrounding in a beautiful coastal area of Nagaon, Alibaug. Located at at walking distance from the beach, the homestay also has a well manicured garden in backyard with hammocks and outdoor sheltered sitting area. Wifi, fridge on both floors, indoor outdoor games, parking makes it ideal for a weekend trip. It is well known for authentic Konkani food freshly cooked on mud oven. 

Distance from Mumbai: 96 kms
Cost: 1700/- for double occupancy room
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6. Nature’s Bliss Organic Farmstay – Kamshet 

Nature's Bliss Organic Farmstay-Kamshet

Located in a small village at around 5 kms from Kamshet, this eco-friendly farm-stay is a great place to unwind, relax and detox in natural surroundings. This artistically built place with uniquely designed interiors, is situated on 4.5-acre land that is filled with fruit and flower trees. The house is energy efficient made on the model of sustainable development, that supports an environment-friendly lifestyle, without sacrificing comforts. There is a lotus pond, a tennis court, and an open dining space with a kitchen. Organic rice, wheat, maize, groundnut, soy and vegetables are grown in the farms.

Distance from Mumbai: 105 kms
Cost: 2400/- per person with breakfast 
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7. Pavana Lake Villa, Lonavala

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This boutique villa is tucked away in serene environment on a 10 acre natural estate with diverse landscape. Literally on the edge of Pavana Lake, it’s a perfect retreat into gorgeous nature with all required amenities. You can see the water sparkle while enjoying the fresh air coming from the hills that are literally all around you. It is so quiet that you can hear birds chirping all day. The lake is easily accessible, and you can go for a swim in it with the life jackets available at the stay or take a walk along the lake waterfront. Pets will enjoy the open space and splashing in the lake. There are many other nature trails around that you can explore assisted by the caretaker. Camping and barbecue experience will make your stay truly memorable.  

Distance from Mumbai: 115 kms
Cost: 16000/- for entire place with Breakfast
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8. Bordi Heritage Homestay

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Located just across the road from the Bordi beach, this is a 150 years old ancestral property, thoughtfully laid out over 8 acres of land. A home that still retains its old world charm is filled with quaint antique pieces and tastefully upholstered furniture that have stood the test of time. There is a beautiful orchard with about 350 Chickoo trees, over a 100 mango and Coconut trees and visitors are welcome to pick fruits during the season. A 1.5 acres of organic vegetable garden ensures fresh produce to the kitchen in all seasons. There is a huge playground for children to make sure they have their own fun too. If you ever wanted to stay in a place where the echoes of time still speak of an era of relaxed style, rich taste and sheer class then this is your destination.

Distance from Mumbai: 155 kms
Cost: 16000/- for the entire ground floor with access to fully furnished kitchen
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9. Chillax Homestay, Diveagar-Raigad

Diveagar-Beach-Chillax Homestay, Diveagar-Raigad

This is a cozy well-maintained independent house located in peaceful surroundings, close to the beach in Diveagar located in Konkan coast of Maharashtra. With white sand beaches, pristine blue water and tall coconut & palms trees, it is a perfect destination to relax with family and friends amid the glory of serene nature.  There is a spacious lawn and a covered terrace where you can relax, enjoy your meals or do group activities. You can also enjoy water sports at Diveagar beach. Expect a clean and comfortable stay with superb hospitality and lip smacking food. Overall it is an excellent place to unwind and relax for a couple of days.

Distance from Mumbai: 180 kms
Cost: 6500/- for the entire place 
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10. The Great Escape Heritage Homestay – Panchgani

Open-Area-The Great Escape Heritage Homestay-Panchgani

Conveniently located, less than a kilometer from Panchgani’s market, this newly restored British-era Parsi style heritage house is done tastefully and is unique in its heritage with all modern amenities. This is an excellent place for family get-together with serene environment, comfortable rooms with all modern amenities and ample open spaces for outdoor activities in the green area of over 20,000 sq ft. filled with eucalyptus trees. It has a beautiful gazebo, multiple swings, and khatias spread  or play indoor board games like carrom. There are over 100 books spread between the units that you can read in your free time.

Distance from Mumbai: 241 kms
Cost: 4500/- for double occupancy room with breakfast 
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11. Tableland Farmstay – Panchgani

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This farmstay is located right at the start of Panchgani, at the foothills of the Tableland. Set in 2.5 acres of farmland, it is ideal if you are looking for a simple and rustic stay in greenery. There are 3 cozy and spacious rooms, all with attached bathrooms. The warm ambience of the farmstay will make you immediately feel at peace. Delicious home-cooked food, clean & hygienic rooms, individual sit-outs and a gazebo where you can just relax and take in the green surroundings makes it perfect for a relaxing getaway. There are ample options nearby for walking and trekking enthusiasts. 

Distance from Mumbai: 241 kms
Cost: 3450/- for double occupancy room with breakfast 
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12. The Red Stone Homestay- Ratnagiri

Front view-The Red Stone Villa-Ratnagiri

With its majestic Sahyadri range, virginal white beaches, cascading waterfalls, hot water springs, palm groves and the most famous, Alphonso mangoes Ratnagiri is a travelers’ delight. This beautiful homestay is located in village, Kotawade, 18 kms from Ratnagiri and is surrounded by mango, jack fruit, cashew and jamun trees. Explore stunning beaches nearby, visit temples and indulge in Alphonso mangoes. Whether you seek relaxation or cultural exploration, this home stay has it all. Aare Ware Beach is just around 6km from here.

Distance from Mumbai: 325 kms
Cost: 2750/- for double occupancy room with breakfast 
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