Library, hall, general hang out areaBedroom for guests

Shared room

2 Guests

2 Beds

Shared room

2 Guests

2 Beds

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About this listing

A two storeyed bungalow in a suburb of Mumbai, guests are welcome to share the house with the family (me). There are many rooms. There's also a terrace if people want to camp out in the open air.
Rights of admission reserved with me (owner)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Shared room



The space

It is a self contained room with its own bathroom, backdoor leading into a garden, storage units and ample space to throw your yoga mats as well. The room is on the ground floor with a nice quiet garden around it.

The house itself is inside a gated community with 24 hours security. It is in the corner away from the more noisier part of the community. There is 24 hours running water (unless there's some emergency - pipe burst, municipality cuts down water supply, etc.).

Guest access

Guests have access to the kitchen (and if they are familiar with the Indian gas stoves, they are welcome to cook). There is a small drawing room / library with a television and multi-format DVD & USB player. The second floor is a covered terrace (see photos) and guests can access that.

Interaction with guests

I respect my guests' privacy and the room is designed for that. However, it is a big house with lots of spaces for open discussions and guests are more than welcome to join in.

The neighbourhood

Chembur is in the north east of Mumbai. Once an open, forest covered suburb, it is now a very urbanised neighbourhood. Recent city developments have made it the most accessible suburb in the city with expressways and metro / monorail services connecting it with different parts of the city. The airport is now just 20 (30 minutes for the international terminal) minutes away while the UNESCO World Heritage Site VT Station (now called Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus) is, on account of a new high-speed elevated expressway, just 15 minutes away. There are pubs, cinema halls, international chain coffee shops, pizza delivery joints, Subway, McDonald's and KFC.

Getting around

All modes of transport (barring boats and planes) ply to and from Chembur. Specific instructions on getting to my place from airport / railway station / bus stand will be mailed to the guest on the confirmation of the bookings.

Other things to note

There is wi-fi in the house (but occasionally the phone company which provides the service does go off the air).

House Rules

There are no major house rules.
- Smoking can be done in the garden.
- Guests can bring in alcohol for their own consumption. However, they will have be conscious of their own behaviour as the house is inside a gated community and I don't want to be excommunicated by the neighbours for any unruly behaviour.
- The room will be cleaned everyday. However, my staff are very hesitant to enter the room when guests are in the room.
- Please do inform when borrowing books / music / video discs from the library. While they are there in the library for consumption, I am a little possessive about them and would like to make sure they do not become extra baggage for the guests.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

9 Reviews

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Francesca User Profile
February 2017
I enjoyed my stay at Annanya's. He was really prompt with communication and I really appreciated him being flexible with my check in time! The location worked well for me. I thought my room was a bit dusty which I didn't like but otherwise the space is lovely and would have been nice to have a bit more time there.

Gautam User Profile
December 2016
Beautiful place with lovely hosts! Definitely Mumbai home away from home!

Michael User Profile
October 2014
Good apartments, friendly hosts. Small transport difficulties in this area, but it has no relation to the room.

I stayed in India for last 3 years and because of my finished house agreement with landlord, I searched the room in Mumbai. Fortunately, Anannya offered me very nice room with reasonable price and thoughtful help. I spent homely time in the room. + acceptable price, big room in shadow(cooler than other place), nice toilet, helpful and kind owner(Anannya), fast wi-fi, kind housekeeper, real indian style - self do laundry, to many dust in the room, too many pictures in the room(private pictures of someone) which made me embarrassed, no soundproof, noisy work in process due to making new toilet to the next room without advance notice. It was fine room with the very reasonable price.

Quetzalli User Profile
May 2014
Annanya is a very nice host, willing to answer all the questions you might have on culture, politics etc. The place although is pretty far away from downtown Mumbai, you feel at home and for sure you will appreciate a calm and peaceful spot away from the noise and traffic.

Tobias User Profile
February 2014
Anannya's Place is where you wan a be, when South Mumbai is to touristic, and Bandra to hip. Chembur is a really nice neighbourhood and as "normal" as it can get in Mumbai. Anannya is a perfect host and and welcomes his guest like family members without infringing upon their private sphere. In him I found a true friend to whom I will definitely return when in this amazing town. His knowledge on Mumbai's special places comes from personal experience making him just the local guide one wishes for.

Daniele User Profile
January 2014
So happy I chose to stay with Anannya (Deb). He's a wonderful host, who is also a fellow traveler (and a great photographer might I add), full of stories and about said travels and a huge list of golden nuggets all throughout India and parts of Asia. The room is big and has its own toilet and shower, plus a direct exit to the front garden and a lovely terrace on the top floor for relaxing after a day in crazy Mumbai. Bus stop to fort area is literally outside of the complex, a nice hotel where the food is good and reasonably priced and an HSBC bank too. And if it's street food you're after then welcome to heaven, a few blocks away, this suburb of Mumbai lights up and a gazillion stalls, restaurants and anything food related you can imagine comes to life and delights your senses. Super recommended! Thank you Deb for all your help, you're welcome to London and Colombia any time! Bombay would've been much harder without his advice and city knowledge! Just book it! Daniele

Mumbai, India · Joined in May 2013
Anannya User Profile

A traveler who understands what fellow travelers need when they are on the road - a nice comfortable bed and some pleasant conversations. You can definitely find that here at my place.

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