About this listing
Official Airbnb SUPERHOST.
A big room with lots of air and light , quiet and comfortable on the first floor in an upmarket location. Twin beds, ideal for friends or family travelling together.
I am an official Airbnb SUPERHOST.
This listing is for a large, comfortable room with plenty of sunlight,two extra long single beds, two chairs, a work table, a chest of drawers for storage and a bedside table. Enough wardrobe space to hang some clothes. Complimentary use of special bolsters and mat for yoga.
Laundry is available at an extra charge.
PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER ROOM LISTINGS IF THIS ONE IS BOOKED. We have four rooms and each can accommodate 2 people.
> ABOUT THE PROPERTY
1. A large, clean, comfortable, private and quiet room in our home, with an ensuite bathroom that has running hot and cold water. The apartment is in a gated community with 24hr security, in an upmarket residential area. There is an elevator, and parking space is available on request.
2. As hosts we love to help our guests find the best experiences here...from food to music and shopping to sightseeing. We are in and out of the house all day - if you need any information, please ask!
3. The base price mentioned is per room for single occupancy.
4. Apart from the room shown in the listing, please note that the rest of the house is private.
> NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
1. We are very centrally placed in the upscale Koregaon Park area, close to everything from food to shopping and nightlife!
2. You would be hard put to find a better area to stay in on your visit to Pune. Five star hotels are a block away and you have easy access to transport.
3. There is a big, common garden with lots of greenery to sit and sun yourself, or walk around, and friendly neighbors.
4. We are a five minute walk from Koregaon Park, the Osho Ashram, the Nature Cure Centre and the Goethe Institute.
5. All the major hospitals are within a 2 km radius of our home
6. Rickshaws are available right at our doorstep. Private taxis can be booked via Uber and other mobile apps on your phone.
7. We are just a short ride from Main Street and the City, close to the Tribal Museum and the Race Course.
8. Fifteen minute drive from Pune Lohegaon (PNQ) airport
9. Ten minutes by rickshaw to M.G Road, the shopping district
10. Very close to the railway station, restaurants and sights.
> LOCATION: NEIGHBORHOOD DESCRIPTION
This listing is in a secure gated community in the upmarket Koregaon Park area, with tree lined avenues and comparatively little traffic. It is a residential area, though the biggest hotels are just around the corner.
Well lit at night, and safe to walk around.
Cafes and restaurants are very close by, as well as shops to provide all necessities.
The Botanical Institute is down the road and a short walk will bring you to the river.
1. Clean linen provided, 100% cotton
2. Shower gel and shampoo provided
3. WiFi, Hairdryer, Iron
4. Hot and cold water in Shower.
5. Tea and Coffee making facilities in the room.
6. Filtered water for drinking
> MEALS & CHECK-IN
Breakfast is included in the price, 8:30-9:30am
Check in at 11:00am
Check out at 10:00am
Early check in possible on special request (up to 3 hours before check-in time).
> EXTRA CHARGES FOR OPTIONAL SERVICES
1. Laundry available at Rs. 250 (~$4.50) per load.
2. Osho robes can be rented at Rs. 200 (~$4) each
3. Suggested tip for the housekeeper: Rs. 100 (~$1.50).
You will receive keys to your room and the house on arrival. If you would like your room cleaned, please leave it open between 9-12 am.
Breakfast is served on the common dining table between 8.30 and 9.30 am.
The rest of the house is private, but I am generally around and about to answer any queries and guide you with onward travel plans.
Interaction with Guests
We like to share a convivial breakfast with out guests and I am around and about to help out with any information or onward booking if required.
The trees, the chirping of the birds, the faint hooting of the trains. Safe and green area. Relaxing walks down the tree-lined roads of the Koregaon Park neighbourhood. A cup of coffee and people-watching at bustling cafes on North Main road.
Rickshaws are available just outside the gate and take you everywhere. Taxis need to be booked at least twenty minutes in advance for single journeys, and can be booked for a half day or full day as well. We suggest booking through the Uber App or Ola App if you have a smartphone. These are private taxi companies which offer fairly reliable services in Pune.
Other Things to Note
Questions and Answers:
Q 1. Can I check in early?
A 1. I am fine with early check in up to three hours before check in time (11 am) provided there are no other guests already staying in the listed room. Please mention your expected time of arrival at booking, for a seamless check-in.
Q 2. Can I check out late?
A 2. Again, late check out is fine, for up to three hours if no guest is expected.
Q 3. Can I store my luggage at your place till I leave?
A 3. You are welcome to pack and keep your luggage in the hall for later daytime pick up on the day you leave, provided arrangements are made with the maid or host.
Q 4. Can I smoke?
A 4. Smoking is allowed only on the balconies. Not all rooms listed have balconies.
Q 5. Is the home safe?
A 5. Our home is very safe. We are located in an central and upscale area of town. We are also in a gated community with 24 hour security. The roads are well lit and fine to walk on .
Q 6. Do you have Wifi?
A 6. We have Wifi, which can be slow sometimes depending on the server.
Q 7. What size is the bed ?
A 7. The beds are teo extra long singles . They can be put together to make a large dpuble bed , with an excellent mattress and can fit two very comfortably .
Q 8. Can I do a load of laundry?
A 8. Yes you can, at an additional charge of Rs. 250 per load. The maid will give you a laundry basket on request and will do your laundry. Since our laundry is sun-dried it is advisable to give it at least a day before you need it (two days during the monsoon). Your linen will be changed once a week.
Q 9. Is there air conditioning?
A 9.There is an air conditioner in the listed room and it can be used at an additional charge of Rs 200 per day.
Q 10. What do I need to bring with me?
A 10. We provide clean cotton sheets, blankets, towels, hand towels, toothbrush, soap, shampoo and lotion, along with Tea / Coffee / sugar and filtered water.
A small first aid kit is available on request for minor injuries and ailments.
Q 11. Is there a curfew?
A 11. No. You can come and go as you please. Just switch the light off in the hallway on your return if it is late at night.
Q 12. Do you have a hairdryer and an iron?
A 12. Both are available on request.
Q 13. Can you book cabs, train tickets, air tickets for me?
A 13. I can give advice and guide you on the best options, but do not offer concierge services.
My other listings are:
- Sunny Room https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/223331
- Large room with Balcony https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/809044
No drugs or smoking allowed.
No pets allowed.
Use of kitchen/fridge available on request.
No visitors in private areas of the house.
No visitors allowed after 9 pm.
By Indian law, a photocopy of first page of passport and visa is required immediately on check in.
Believe the reviews: Jay and her family are terrific hosts, warm and always ready to answer questions. We arrived at about 5:30 in the early morning and found a warm welcome at Jay's doorstep. A clean room with the a/c already running to welcome us after a long 12-hour bus ride felt we'd reached heaven. That small touch of thoughtfulness set the tone for the rest of the stay - which was comfortable and felt like home.
The breakfasts are wonderful: fruit, an Indian dish (always interesting), cereal, eggs, toast, coffee/tea. And you have the pleasure of Jay's company :)
The flat is spacious, very tastefully furnished with art and artifacts purchased on travels.
We definitely made the right decision by staying with Jay. We hope you do the same thing too.
Our stay in Pune at Jay's house was a great experience, the result of the family's warm hospitality. Stephanie was sick most of the time and Jay did everything in her power to help make her comfortable and get her back to feeling well again, even so far as taking her to her family doctor. The room was just as described with a nice sunny sitting area and private bath. The breakfast was always delightful and we enjoyed getting to know the other guests as we sat around the morning table. Jay even made arrangements for a computer teacher to come to the house to give me some much needed iPhone training. Thank you Jay for all the other things you went out of your way to do for us!!!
This is a great place to stay. The room is accurately described and all the facilities on offer were the same. I arrived very early in the morning (3.30am) and was greeted by Jays very friendly husband and shown my room. The next day I woke up very late and expected I had missed breakfast but no, the trusty maid had a place all set for me and I was served up a very nice breakfast. I had come to Pune to visit the Osho Ashram as I had been there before a few years previously. For me it had lost something so I decided to leave early and have a look at Goa. The refund policy is strict and I booked on that basis so did not expect a refund but Jay kindly paid for a ticket to Goa on the bus. This family is very friendly and accommodating and we had a few nice chats during the time I was there. I found out a lot about Pune and Jay was very helpful with all the other info about India I wanted to know. If you want a private but relaxed accommodation experience in Pune you can beat this. Thanks Jay
My mother and I had a great experience staying at Jay's place. Her apartment is absolutely gorgeous, and our guest room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed having a nice breakfast prepared for us each morning. The convenient yet quiet and peaceful location was also a big plus for us. It is very close to the restaurants of Koregaon Park (you could walk to Starbucks in about 10 minutes). There is also a reliable auto-rickshaw stand right across the street so it was very easy for us to go where we wanted to go each morning. We would definitely recommend Jay's place to other Pune visitors.
This is a very nice room with a great bathroom attached. I stayed here 3 weeks and had a very good time. And Jay is a generous host, always willing to help you out.
The only thing to be aware of is that the room is located close to a railroad. Although you hardly hear the trians drive by, you clearly hear the horns (which they use a lot). I got used to it though. All in all this is a great place to stay.
Thanks a lot Jay for the nice room and your hospitality.
This was a really lovely place to stay in with hosts that went much beyond their call of duty to make us feel at home and at ease in Pune, going from baking a cake for my birthday (a wonderful surprise) to helping us with putting on Indian clothes for a wedding. All in all, a wonderful place with wonderful people. Strongly recommended.
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About the Host, Jay
Life is too short to explore all the things I am interested in! Arts, crafts, design,travel, walking, people, spirituality, reading,music you name it I have something to do with it. Jill of all trades, for me every day is a new world, a new experience, a new opportunity to connect.
I like people who are interested in others and the world around them, enquiring minds and friendly feelings.
If you like Tolstoy, Queen and Vermeer, Arundhati Roy, Bhimsen Joshi and Sudhir Patwardhan, Greece, Italy, and Turkey, fresh baked bread, chicken curry, and waffles we will get on just fine!
Other listings in the same location are : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/809044
Our independant 2 bedroom apartment is listed here:https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/800805