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Lonavala

CESTLAVIE - A peaceful serene abode to relax and unwind

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
This Peaceful Simple Warm Abode Has A Tale To Tell………. I was put together in 1950, one of the first dwellings in this locality, for brothers spending their childhood in this once one-horse town before migrating to a distant shore. Years of neglect and the carnage of time sucked most of the grandeur out of me and I almost fell to ruins, till this family saved me! Slowly and steadily they nurtured me back to life, their own hands nursing and gradually infusing new life back into me. I had heard many of our neighbors advising them to run me to the ground and replace me with a new structure, but they stood by me and let all the wagging tongues tire out. The positive energy that I exude probably influenced their minds! (Apologies on this pompous remark - however, do let me know if you feel the...This Peaceful Simple Warm Abode Has A Tale To Tell………. I was put together in 1950, one of the first dwellings in this locality, for brothers spending their childhood in this once one-horse town before migrating to a distant shore. Years of neglect and the carnage of time sucked most of the grandeur out of me and I almost fell to ruins, till this family saved me! Slowly and steadily they nurtured me back to life, their own hands nursing and gradually infusing new life back into me. I had heard many of our neighbors advising them to run me to the ground and replace me with a new structure, but they stood by me and let all the wagging tongues tire out. The positive energy that I exude probably influenced their minds! (Apologies on this pompous remark - however, do let me know if you feel the same). Not all of their artisan skills are brilliant but they do everything with so much love, I sometimes think they are nuts! Yet I am proud of them … I was built as 2 separate units but they innovatively and tenderly united me into one, with 3 bedrooms, a dining and a kitchen. The hall that you enjoy today, which sits below the remainder of the house, was nonexistent; it was an open space with steps leading into the two portions of the house. I was conceived at a time when washrooms weren’t considered such an integral part of a dwelling, so you had to walk outside to a small structure in the backyard to visit John or Jane or to have a bath! That part of me was broken down and is now a cozy sit out where I have seen many a family bond. Blending the washrooms into the original structure took a bit of engineering, hence the size and location. The sit out in front of the house, which I like to call “Stonehenge”, has a history too – but that’s a tale I will tell later. Beside the lawn is an organic vegetable patch that thrives in the non-monsoon months, a treat to behold but not to touch. If you’re lucky, my family may share some of these organic treats with you! Besides my family, I also have another faithful companion “Caesar” who is very dear to me. I think you will love him too! He has protected me from the time my journey in rejuvenation began and continues to take good care of me. He has his ways and moods but he is an old soul and a loving dog. I too am an old soul and you will undoubtedly understand my sentiments, my dignity, my attachment and my limitations. A humble request to you - treat me with respect, kindness and care. My only desire is for you to indulge in a wonderful, peaceful, serene time, that will rejuvenate you, still the wheels of your mind, strengthen your family bonds and leave you with fond memories of Lonavala. My family is very protective of me and will not tolerate anything out of the line of decency and dignity so be aware. If you need anything my family are only one a phone call away!!More
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About the Owner
june M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2017
Interaction with guests
Our home is just a two minute drive away from the bungalow so if you need anything we're only a phone call away. Our caretaker is also readily available to assist you.
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fans
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Kettle
Toaster
Swingset
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Although Rao Colony is located away from the hustle and bustle of the town it is at a convenient distance from everything. The Railway Station and highway are just about 2 kms away. Eating places are also in the radius of 1 - 2 kms from the space.
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