Maachli

by Prathamesh Samant

Deep rooted in Tradition

Sindhudurg, Maharashtra
Maachli

Story

Prathamesh Samant’s father Pravin Samant came up with the idea and concept of Maachli farm stay and designed and built it with the help of local artisans. All the Samant family members are involved in the running of the property.  Maachli is situated in Parule village in Sindhudurg, along the picturesque Konkan coast. It's an eco-farm located amidst thick plantations of Betel nut, Coconut (Naralachi Wadi), Mango, Banana, and spices with a gurgling stream flowing through its grounds, Maachli is built out of local materials and designed to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible. The cottages mimic traditional farmers' huts and the décor of the property is all locally sourced folksy artifacts. The kitchen is personally looked after by Pravin's mother, Priya who cooks up the most flavourful ethnic Malvani Saraswat cuisine featuring old forgotten recipes. The food is cooked on a woodfire and served in earthen pots. At Maachli you’ll enjoy a relaxed stay and a simpler way of living. Maachli is for those seeking a more authentic experience, from healthy traditional food to a peaceful atmosphere in nature.

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Regional Cuisine
Regional Cuisine
6 Local Style Huts
6 Local Style Huts
Responsible Tourism
Responsible Tourism
Non AC
Non AC

Policies/House Rules

 

  • Mobile network is not guaranteed however guests can use the host landline if required. Television and the Internet are avoided in order to maintain seclusion and enhance the relationship with the nature.
  • The cottages are designed innovatively by using cross ventilation technique and are surrounded by a thick plantation which rules out the requirement of an Air Conditioner.
  • Maachli does not allow pets.
  • Maachli does not offer room service and no outside eatables are allowed 
  • Maachli has a fixed menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Maachli is situated in a very dense plantation, very close to the Jungle thus live in an abundant, rich, and healthy ecosystem. So you may encounter snakes or other insects (mosquitoes etc).

Experience

Itineraries with Maachli

Parking
Outdoor Activities
Toiletries
Wifi
Linen
Ensuite Bathroom
Filtered Drinking Water
Housekeeping
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Notes

Mobile network is not guaranteed. However, the guests can use host landline/wifi if required. Television is not available.
Maachli does not serve alcohol or have an MRP counter (for chips, beverages, etc). Guests can bring their own.
Since the cottages are located in a plantation, no eatables are allowed in the cottage.

Maachli is a term that describes the huts made by the farmers to look after the farm and rest. This homestay offers 6 minimalist eco cottages that are built on the principles of tropical modernism. Constructed using the vernacular architecture of the region, they have taken care not to cut a single tree during construction. The cottages feature innovative cross ventilation in their design eliminating the need for air conditioning.

Maachli
Maachli
Maachli

Cottage

The cottages are spread across the farm with serene expansive views of the surrounding plantation. Furnished aesthetically each with an ensuite bathroom. There is a small sit out area with deck chairs.

200 sq ft

200 sq ft

6 rooms

6 rooms

Plantation View

Plantation View

2 + 1

2 + 1

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Price Description: The price is for double occupancy and includes all taxes and accomodation with the meals mentioned below.

Meals: All meals are included. Please inform Maachli about your preferences in advance.

Extra Note: Maachli does not have an a-la-carte facility. They serve ethnic, authentic, regional, and traditional Malvani Saraswat cuisine. The menu is fixed and no other style of cuisine is served.

Third Person/Child: Third Adult Rs. 4248/-

Raahghar Payment Terms: Reservation is confirmed with an advance payment of 50% of the total amount at the time of booking. The balance payment is to be made 7 days prior to check-in.

Cancellation Policy (Indian Passport Holders Only):

  1. In case of a cancellation due to any unforeseen circumstance a credit note will be issued by the property to the guest for the amount paid till date.

  2. The credit note will be valid for use within one year from the period of booking. The guest can redeem the credit note against the amount of any future booking within a year and pay the balance if any as per the rates applicable on that date. This credit note is also transferable and can be used by the guest/transferee only once within the stipulated date.

  3. Raahghar would keep your credit card information secured with us and it won't be charged unless needed.

airports
Closest Airports

Sindhudurg airport is 3 km away, although a better alternative would be either the new airport in Goa at Mopa (68 km 1.5 hrs drive) or Dabolim airport (119 km 2.5 hrs drive).

train
Via Train

Kudal Station is at a distance of 20 km from the farmstay.

via road
Via Road

For the driving enthusiasts Maachli is well connected by road, Mumbai is 11 hours away and a drive from Panjim, Goa will take you 2 hours.

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Access to the Property

Walk from the parking to the entrance is roughly 200 meters on an uneven surface. Guests have to cross a betel-nut trunks bridge over a beautiful water stream.

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In Maachli, the cottages have an innovative feature of Cross Ventilation. The cottage has a stainless steel net set up on all 4 sides, which allows the air in the bottom to rise as the structure is very tall and the same is replaced by the fresh air from both sides. This process creates a pleasant channel of air within the cottage.

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No tree is cut while selecting a place to build a Maachli cottage. Maachli also supports water conservation. It has set an example by experimenting with a small temporary dam on the stream which helps in the increase of water retention level of the soil. It has boosted the water level of the wells nearby.

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