About this listing
This beautiful studio flat is located in Koregaon Park, within easy walking distance of Osho International meditation resort. As an artist, I have used decorative paint effects and sculpted the space around the unique shape of the room to create a warm and welcoming environment. There are also some of my original artworks decorating the walls. A window running along the entire length of the room overlooks the Mulla river and two huge trees, much frequented by birds and squirrels, making you feel that nature is your immediate neighbor.
The space comprises a large double bed, sizable wardrobe with drawer, a coffee table and two cane chairs, a desk and office chair, and a small meditation area. The kitchen area is equipped with a fridge, double gas stove, pots, utensils, crockery and cutlery, food storage containers and cupboards. The bathroom features a solar-heated shower, givng a continuous supply of hot water.
Koregaon Park is the most beautiful location in Pune, with lots of trees and greenery, and pleasant residential streets and park for early monring or evening walks. There are plenty of restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of international cuisine. Shops just a few yards from the house sell toiletries, basic foods and other household products. Koregaon Park is about 20 minutes from the airport and about 10 minutes from the train and bus stations.
Pune is one of the most developed cities in India, situated about three and a half hours from Mumbai, It is a centre for many international businesses with a major university and many other educational institutions.
I stayed in Silvester's place for a month. He made my stay incredibly comfortable and was there to accommodate anything I needed, including a housekeeper for a nominal extra charge. The location couldn't be better in Pune and the flat itself is clean and well furnished. I would highly recommend Silvester's flat for anyone wanting to stay in Pune for a while.
It was an amazing experience through and through with an extremely accommodating host and a beautiful property. I truly felt at home!
What you see is what you get- the photos are an accurate depiction of this beautifully decorated apartment and combined with its attentive host, Silvester Cordeiro, this really is a 'beautiful space for your soul'.
As a host Silvester is prompt with his responses, keeps you well-informed in the lead up to your arrival- providing you with address details/contact numbers- and facilitated a relaxing stay, answering calls/text msgs and providing solutions to any queries within minutes. The apartment has been well-maintained and was clean with fresh bedsheets. All the facilities on offer are fully functional- washing machine, space to hang and dry clothes (you can also use the roof), a fully kitted out kitchen including all the masalas for Indian cooking, a toaster, kettle, microwave and fridge/freezer, there is also an AC and fan, and the bathroom has a shower with hot water. All products and accessories for cleaning are also available.
Despite Silvester's best efforts, the wifi can be a little slow, but Cafe Coffee Day, Yogi Tree (great cafe/restaurant for fresh and healthy food- their carrot cake is divine!) and Starbucks are within a 5 min walking distance and all offer wifi.
The apartment is well-located in Koregaon Park with a good range of excellent restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and cinemas. There is also an upcoming shopping mall within a 20-30 min walking distance (Phoenix shopping mall is about 25 min by rickshaw). There are plenty of places for grocery shopping and pharmacies to stock up on odomos to take care of those mosquitoes! ('all out' is also a good plug in room repellent which you can purchase from nearby shops).
Koregaon Park is a safe middle class neighbourhood with lots of foreigners roaming around in the signature burgundy kaftans of the Osho ashram.
Overall, whatever the reasons for your visit- Osho, travel, work, visiting family/friends- you will have a wonderful stay and will definitely want to return! Enjoy!
J'ai bcp aime mon séjour chez Sylvester. Propre, pratique, bien situé , son appartement est vraiment agréable et je m'y suis sentit bien de suite. Sylvester a été très accueillant. Merci pour tout! :) i like very much my stay in Sylvester ´s place. Clean, nice and useful, i feel comfortable very quickly in this place. Very good place in pune! Thanks!!
Enjoyed our stay.
The house was nice and cozy....would love to come back again
Silvester is a great host. The house is very well maintained with beautiful interiors and all the amenities. Would definitely like to go back to this place again!
Silvester is a very warm host who had everything organised very properly (key handover, introduction to the neighbourhood, explaining how the different machines and appliances work). Had a lovely stay and can very much recommend Silvester.
The place is pretty spacious, beautifully decorated, and is clean (a cleaner comes twice a week). There is a laundry machine and the sheets etc. dry in a couple of hours on the roof.
The neighbourhood provides for all grocery needs you might have, including some 'westernised' restaurants for those of you who want to eliminate any risk for a Delhi belly.
Some points that Silvester cannot do much about, but that I still wanted to mention for future guests: at night, you may hear dogs barking under the window, and rikshaws passing. If you want complete silence, I recommend you use earplugs. Also, as in many places in India, Internet access is a bit limited, with connection drops and generally lower speed than you might expect elsewhere (Skyping succeeded so-so).
Other than that, a very good experience.
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About the Host, Silvester
I am born and grew up in Goa,and moved to Pune in the year 1973,mainly for my spiritual quest,where I came to see a lot about my self and see my self is a continuous process which i know never ends.I paint,I host and simply live my life what else can really be done?Life has happened GREAT! I ENJOY.I really enjoy being a host to guests as life has been a perfect host to me....