Begin your India travels with good karma! Stay at our clean, comfortable, classy budget suite, in an elegant home, at Mumbai's most convenient central suburb!
KARMA is a twin-bedded, budget suite in Chembur. It has air-conditioning, hot water, wi-fi, a private bath, secure wardrobes, desk and chair, in a tastefully-designed, super-clean apartment. The suite has an extra open-out sofa-bed and hot water kettle (tea, coffee, milk, snacks and complimentary toiletries form the welcome package).
KARMA is in a fully furnished and serviced designer apartment that has elevator access, 24 hr security, a lush garden below (we grow our own fruits and vegetables, organically!) in a premium area of Chembur.
Guests can access common areas of the apartment which include a beautiful, spacious, open-plan living-dining-kitchen TV room, and balcony with good views beyond. They are also welcome to hang out on the spacious rooftop terrace with its veggie garden, and a private lawn (with a swing and climbing frame for kids) in the building compound. So much private space is rare in Mumbai, and the property is pretty unique in this city...
Общение с гостями
When I'm not traveling myself, I would be there to meet you and introduce you to Mumbai - the magnificent and sometimes exasperating city I call home! I have enjoyed the company of many of my guests and like to host decent, interesting folks who know how to enjoy the good life. If I am not there, be sure that I will have a very reliable and friendly person to host you in my place – and will be in email contact throughout.
Другие важные подробности
*** I have four suites and four studios in Chembur. If this one is reserved, please check for availability in the others…....
Dining-in – There are lots of dining options and I encourage you to eat out and try India’s varied and wonderful cuisines. If however you are at least two guests in your party and prefer home-cooked meals, I can hire a cook to make your meals at a nominal cost.
Airport Pickup/Dropoff – If you are familiar with the city and its interesting taxi drivers, I recommend you refer to the detailed house directions on your reservation to get here on your own. However, if this is your first time in Mumbai and/or you are arriving at night and/or you do not speak the local language, and especially if you are a single woman, please use our airport pick up service. For a reasonable $35 charge to cover our time and travel costs, you will be met by a reliable friend of mine who will bring you directly to your suite by ac taxi, saving all of us a whole lot of stress. I cannot tell you how many times I have received frantic calls from guests who land up jet-lagged at the airport at 3 am to realize that there are no GPS-enabled taxis in Mumbai, the taxi drivers do not speak English and can be very rude, and that they are well and truly lost in the middle of the night (A useful tip: In India we use landmarks and directions from locals, not maps, to find our way.)
Other Services - We have folks on call who provide Ayurvedic massages, Mehendi Applications, Beauty Treatments, and Indian Cooking Classes at nominal costs. Also, I stock menus of all the nearby restaurants so you can make yourself cozy at home and just order in!
What's really not done….
Bringing in day/night visitors
Using the room for work/any commercial purpose
Engaging in any illegal activity
Leaving an unholy mess behind :-)
Hi there, I'm Mandy - never-say-die globe trotter and inveterate rolling stone - former journalist, designer, management professional, academic and entrepreneur - to name a few :-) I'm also a greenie, and have a little organic farm on my terrace in Mumbai that keeps me grounded when I'm not traveling! Besides travel, I enjoy the good life, great music, soul-stirring movies, awesome literature and inspiring company - the last item being the reason I've been an airbnb host since 2009 :-)
I have homes in India and the US, so catch me wherever...and know that even if I'm not home when you visit, I'd have a reliable and friendly person hosting for me. My homes are clean, comfortable and conveniently located - eight listings in Mumbai (five in same building - good for group reservations) and two in upstate NY (same house).
IMPORTANT: Please see photos, descriptions, and previous guest reviews before contacting me, to save our time. Also, know that I may simply not respond if:
a) you have a blank profile
b) you seem to be email bombing many hosts to begin a price war
c) you have no introductions, verifications or reviews, are quite mysterious about your purpose of visit, but still want me to rendezvous with you somewhere and take you - a complete and utter stranger - back to my home for a viewing of the room :-)
That having been said, I'm glad to answer GENUINE inquiries from GOOD FOLKS! And if you end up being my guest, will gladly go out of my way to make your stay a GREAT experience :-)