Wifi enabled apartment on the top floor of a building on top of a hillock. An abode with books-music CDs-film DVDs-paintings, wall-to-wall French windows providing cross ventilation & ample lights, light modern furniture, elegant draperies & crockery. Best for professionals, young couples and researchers.
High speed Wifi enabled, Modern apartment on the top floor (7th floor) of a building that is on the top of a hillock. With wide French windows cross ventilation is available in all rooms and none of the windows in the house opens to any other building but to an open space. Fashionable electrical fittings, artistic curtains & draperies, wall paintings and light weight modern furniture are the main attributes.
The bedroom has large double bed, large wardrobe, dressing table and air-conditioning. The sprawling living room has a dining area with cane furniture and a separate lounge area around the TV. The kitchen is spacious and equipped with all required gazettes and fine crockery.
The building is well maintained with two lifts and has good security and intercom facility.
Guest may use the car park for free but that will need to be notified at the time of making the booking. But if the guest needs to get the car washed they will have to request the building watchman and pay him separately and directly. The apartment is on the top floor. The terrace is accessible and has a great bird's eye view of the changing cityscape from a pastoral land to a city of skyscrapers.
Interaction with guests
I shall be available on email / (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) / sms / (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for 24 hours. There will be a local person appointed by me who can be requested to come over in case of emergency such as sudden illness, accident, house repair, case of harassment etc. The maid will take care of the daily need of the guests. She will come every evening at 9am and make breakfast and do the laundry and house cleaning. She speaks Hindi and Marathi. She has her own key to the apartment and her schedule will be independent of the guest. If the guests need breakfast before 9am then they will have to help themselves. The maid can also cook simple meals for the guest. She cooks only in the evening. The guest will have to provide the provisions and pay her extra for the cooking. The rate of that payment is negotiable. The guest/s may use the cooking gas oven, the cooking oil and the spices and sauces that is in the kitchen. But the rest of the provision they will need to get.The building watchman too will help in household shopping, if required.
Other things to note
I have written books and made films on the city of Mumbai. So if you need any tips, beyond the usual ones in the tourist literature, about the city I maybe of some help.
The guests are requested not to take away the books-CDs-DVDs out of the house. Smoking is allowed in the living room. Guests can be entertained provided that the neighbours are not inconvenienced. Though the apartment is ideal for two people three can be easily accommodated. Wine bottles kept in the living room and the beer bottles in the fridge can be taken by paying in cash - the price-stickers will be on each bottles. Depending on the departure schedule of the guest the logistic of handing over the drink money can be mutually decided. The crockery should be taken care of and placed back in their designated places.
Guests must take care to switch off the AC, bathroom geyser, TV and other electrical gadgets when not in use.
A maid will come at 9AM to serve breakfast. There will be 2/3 options for breakfast to choose from. Thereafter the maid will clean the kitchen, bedroom and the living room. That is the time bed linen, towels and garments should be given to her for washing. As I use a lot of handloom for my personal use and in the household clothes in my house are hand washed. A iron board and iron will be provided.
The maid will have her own key and will not depend on the timings of the guests. The guests will have to fully trust her.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I am a video artist and I have been living in Mumbai for last 28 years. On work and on invitation I have traveled to several countries in all continents. Sometimes the travel took me to places where the language problem was very crucial and at other times the climate was too hostile. Sometimes I stayed in 5 Star hotels in Western countries and sometimes in short stay home in Mali or in University Guest House in Turkey. So I have some concrete ideas what a global traveler would need and more than that what s/he / them would appreciate. I also understand that cultural diversity can be an important issue when it comes to hosting somebody from another country or another culture. This house was designed and furnished for my personal use with lot of love and with articles from all over the world. It also has an exclusive collection of books, music CDs and DVDs that you can access but cannot take out of the house.
I simply love Mumbai - a mega-metropolis, a site of tough love. I have made films and written books on the cultural side of contemporary Mumbai. So if you are into exploring urbanity or simply want to know Mumbai, beyond the descriptions available in tourist guides, then we ought to connect.
I put this apartment for short stay only when I am away for a longish stint. I would appreciate if you treat this city and the apartment as your own while I am away. I shall keep one room in the apartment under lock and key with my personal belongings. But the rest of the apartment ( a bedroom with attached bath, living room and kitchen) is completely independent and will be accessible to you.
In short, when I will be traveling I would be thrilled if I could find an apartment like this one for short stay.
And while you are traveling I will be glad if you could find a home in my apartment.