About This Listing
The room overlooks onto Mango and Coconut trees and most of all, the vast expanse of sky which is rare in a city of high rises. Kites and parrots are a common site and if one is lucky a family of kingfisher.
Convenieny. Being centrally located guests can travel easily into the city center or to the airport or into North Bombay.
Hot water, wifi (sometimes the signal is strong and sometimes weak), filter water, tea or coffee in the morning, a wardrobe, a desk. Access to kitchen is provided for a small fee. I am happy if guests treat my place as their home and they are free to use the dining table and living room.
Interaction with Guests
I do enjoy interacting with guests and sometimes move around the city with them. I have access to cultural events and am happy to share these with guests.
When I was younger I didn't like many things, the dirt, people defecating on streets, noisy festivals...
Today I see and hear the same things but I I strangely love it all. I love walking down the vegetable market, walking into little east Indian villages (which are speedily disappearing under the weight of construction activity).
Excellent public transport..train station is 5 minutes away and you can board trains for Churchgate or Victoria Terminus.
Taxis and autos and buses too.
Other Things to Note
There is an abundance of street food, restaurants, expensive and inexpensive. We have 4 main streets Hill Road and Turner which lead to the sea. Then there is Linking Road and SV Road which are main arterial city roads that connect the suburbs to the city center.
Linking Road and Hill Roads are the 2 main shopping areas.
India does not follow the norm of garbage segregation. I do so. Strictly. I expect guests to do the same.
Fan, AC, lights and geyser have to be switched off when not in use.
Lila, who helps me with house cleaning arrives at around 10 am. Anytime between 10 and 11 she cleans the guest room. I expect the guest to make the room available at that time.
While using the elevator, the guest must ensure that elevator doors are shut properly. Otherwise the elevator stays stuck on that floor and cause inconvenience to other society members.
Jyotee was a wonderful host - full of smiles and advice. The stay was smooth and easy; the room is simple but perfectly comfortable. There's a bit of train noise due to the location near Bandra station, but it wasn't bothersome. Overall, an easy and pleasant experience with a great host.
The room was very clean an spacious. The AC worked very well, which was a present in the heat of Mumbai. The location is 15km away from the city centre, but you can easily reach it by train within 30 minutes.
The apartment is next to the railway trails, so it is quite noisy during the night.
Joytee is really kind and gives as much information as you like.
All together it was a very good experience!
Jyotee was a wonderful host to my partner and I. We found ourselves stranded in Mumbai after a missing passport incident. Joytee opened up her home to us, made us feel welcome, and offered her support and knowledge of local stores etc to help us in every way possible.
Her flat has a lovely view of the city, the beds are large and comfortable and whole apartment is clean and nicely decorated.
I would recommend staying at Joytees for everyone.
Good locality, a wide range of options of restaurants within walking distance. Shops also nearby.
Room decent, good sized( considering Mumbai), ample space for clothes in (website hidden) missing.
Railway track nearby.
Staying with Jyotee was great. It was our first time in India and the beginning of our month long trip. She set up a ride for us from the airport to her house, took us to and showed us some great restaurants, helped us get our SIM cards set up and was lovely to chat with. Her house is very clean, with a convenient location close to the train station. There is some train noise, but nothing that affected us. It is a great place to stay and a lovely host.
My first stop in India and just what I was looking for. Clean, good location and Jyotee is a friendly, thoughtful and very helpful host who'll give you as much or as a little information as you need. The room itself is a good size with ensuite.
The station is a five minute walk away and takes you straight into town. Do the take to walk around The leafy parts of Bandra too (particularly up near the Fort).