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Belle Vue Cottage - Luxury Victorian Estate

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Belle Vue Cottage - Luxury Victorian Estate

16+ guests
6 bedrooms
16 beds
6 baths
16+ guests
6 bedrooms
16 beds
6 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Outstanding hospitality2 recent guests said this host offered outstanding hospitality.
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Bell Vue Cottage, recently restored, is a secluded, 6-bedroom heritage bungalow, that sits on a 160 year old historic Estate, uniquely located in a densely, green and wooded forest, in the hills of Khandala in the Western Ghats of India. The property has a distinct old-world charm and has remained with the same family - Parsi-Zoroastrians - for 7 generations. Some of the buildings were built during the reign of Queen Victoria, and the integrity and values of the Estate remain unchanged.

Amenities

Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 king beds
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 super king bed
Bedroom 4
1 super king bed
Bedroom 5
1 super king bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

20 Reviews

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Meenakshi
February 2018
This delightful cottage is a perfect blend of vintage charm and modern amenities. Our family of 14 was well accommodated in the comfortable rooms and well looked after by the hardworking, soft-spoken, efficient staff. There was plenty of food which was simple yet delicious. The l…
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Response from Khursheed:
Meenakshi, everyone on the Estate has enjoyed having you. I have heard so many good things about your stay. Please, all of you do visit us again. We look forward to meeting you and interacting with all of you soon.
February 2018
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Ummeed
January 2018
Charming cottage with luxurious finishes. Great communication and flexibility for one and all in our group of 17 people. Preferably travel in a vehicle with high clearance like SUVs as the road to cottage is quite tricky in sedans.
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Response from Khursheed:
We loved having all of you Ummeed and hope that you will return. The road belongs to the Railways. Unfortunately it is not a private road, so we have no control over it. Even so, we have written a series of letters asking them to repair it. On the flip side, driving over old British Catch-sidings is rather an adventure and great fun!
January 2018
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Zaheer
December 2017
Belle Vue Cottage is truly a gem of a place. We spent three nights at this location for our family reunion. The accommodations were clean and tidy and the setting was wonderful. The staff was kind and helpful and the food was delicious. Khursheed was a really gracious host an…
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Response from Khursheed:
We loved having Zaheer and his family stay with us. The Cottage felt lived in when they were there. They are also fantastic guests, warm and respectful and we shall miss them. We enjoyed their company and spending time with them was a special experience. We look forward to having them back with us again and to remaining in touch. I, unhesitatingly, recommend this family and their extended family to other hosts on Airbnb. You will make friends for life.
December 2017
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Shruti
September 2017
We had planned our cousins' yearly reunion this weekend at Belle Vue Estate, Khandala. This is an ideal location for a large group (we were 13 adults & 7 kids).. the bungalow is beautiful, has the old world charm & also has all the modern amenities. It's an immaculately maintaine…
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Response from Khursheed:
Dear Shruti, the loss was entirely mine. I'm so sorry that I suddenly had to miss the weekend. But you were a joy to deal with and the staff have done nothing but praise you to the hilt. I'm delighted that you had a lovely time. Please come and see us again soon. We have so much to share and talk about. Warmest, Khursheed
September 2017
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Manjit
August 2017
Beautiful place, warm hosts, old world charm. We had a wonderful time.
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Response from Khursheed:
We will miss all of you. You were wonderful guests. Please do come back soon and visit us.
August 2017
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Ravi
July 2017
Though we did not have the pleasure of meeting Khursheed personally, she was a very good host, had taken care of all our needs, and the property is a real heritage property surrounded by lush green forest, and maintained in very good condition. Would love to visit the property ag…
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Response from Khursheed:
It was a pleasure hosting Ravi too and we look forward to seeing him and his family in the winter. Thank you for visiting us and see you all soon again. Khursheed
July 2017
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Mamata
February 2016
The cottage has an old world feel about it. It was kept very clean. The doors and windows are equipped with nets to keep away the mosquitoes. The children had a good time playing hide and seek and running about in the backyard. Stuff which they don't get to do in the cities. Vais…
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Response from Khursheed:
Mamata and her family were a delight, and the children, very special - a perfect family for home stay. We enjoyed interacting with them and it was a real pleasure to take them out onto the hills of Khandala. These are exactly the kind of people we love to host and we hope that they will come again. Thank you so much. Khursheed
February 2016

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Mumbai, IndiaJoined in May 2015
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22 Reviews
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I was born in India to a Parsi, Zoroastrian family, but raised and educated in England and America. More recently, I returned to India to spend time with my father and to restore our heritage properties in India. My dad was the head of one of the oldest Tata companies. Current…
Languages: English, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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