COTTAGE IN KASAULI - Private home in Simla hills
Our home was custom built again in 2003 and faces nearly one acre of wild flower gardens and a huge landscaped private lawn of 2000 square meters . The house has a living area of 3,200 square feet, divided into upper and lower levels. The living room in each level has huge panoramic windows built into the entire front wall. The windows allow you to soak in the views of the curved Spit, mountains and gleaming glaciers formed across the bay.
Amenties - For entertainment ,besides TV( which we discourage ),we have a number of indoor games like chess , carom board etc etc and outdoor games like cricket , badminton etc.
Its actually the kind of place to listen to Ghulam Ali or well Pink Floyd and read books on the hammock and go for long nature walks .
Things to do -
1) Visit the Tibetan shopping mall ( 15 min walk)
2) Visit church
3) Visit Monkey Point /Hanuman Temple
4) Buy beautiful Rugs from the mall
5) Visit Simla/Chail for a day and back (one hour drive )
6) Visit Chandigarh if on a longer stay (1.5 hour Drive )
7) Trekking in Subhatu
Lt Lala Duni Chand Ambalvi ,an emminent lawyer , member or first parliament and a freedom fighter worked in close collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi for the freedom struggle right from this cottage .
Kasauli is a cantonment untouched town. The cantonment was established by the British Raj in 1842 as a Colonial hill station 77 kilometres from Shimla, 65 kilometres rom Chandigarh, and lies at a height of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level .
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2014||$80||$80||$500||$1,940||2 nights|
|Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: We Confirm booking at 100 % advance ONLY|
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|Other Fees: There are no hidden costs|
Kasauli Mall Road within ten minutes walking distance .
Permitted Games : Table Tennis, Badminton, Frisbee, Chess, Caroms Board.
Simple Music System with old classical collection ( Ghulam Ali , Jagjit Singh)
Bar be que
Dedicated cook facility available at additional charges for long stays.
Guests are welcome to bring their domestic help/ driver. Stay arrangements at Rs 150/day.
The place additionally comprises multiple lawns across various levels.
Parking Facilities: Available. For approx 4 cars.
November 24, 2012
The quaint hill town of Kasauli ALWAYS leaves you wanting for more ... As it is it's just pure bliss to be there and can't get better if you are staying at this Holiday Hill Cottage!! Everything from my out of the blue phone call to Shikha (the owner) ... to being at the Hill Cottage ... the food & related arrangements, were ALL fantastic. I highly recommend this Holiday Home for it's location, view, service & very friendly & courteous staff & owner. Thank You and hope to be back sometime. Cheers !!
September 23, 2012
Great location, views, home away from home. Ideal place to relax with family, friends and your pets. Perfect location not far from the market. The cottage garden has great views of the shimla hills.
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
September 21, 2012
If you are looking for home-like cosy place in Kasauli, Homestead is the best place. No reception, no restaurant, no fleet of people at your disposal, no room service, no intercom, no never ending check-in and check-out procedures and most of the other things that you are normally used to, when you set out on a vacation. You will not feel like a guest here. You will feel as if you are at your own home surrounding by the hills and a back lawn with the most photogenic tree and the best vista of the mountains. Dont miss the most delicious food cooked by the caretaker. Will definitely recommend and shall visit again.
July 29, 2012
An excellent place, one of those where you want to go back again. The hospitality, courtesy, comfort of a home.. all that you look for when you travel out.. all was just waiting for you no sooner then you settled. The place sufficiently equipped and whatever is missing, you have Jaswant ready to help you. His service was outstanding all the way. The place with its ‘captive lawn & scenic view’ is something that you cherish lazing through the day or at night overlooking the valley and ranges across. The villa is located in a quite part of Kasauli just a few minutes walk from the market place on the Mall. We went as a group of 3 families and like to say the cook delighted all of us which ever meal and the barbecue was awesome be it the non veg or the veg stuff. All in all, love to get back another time for sure! Cheer all the way!
Reena Gupta Jha
July 2, 2012
I stayed there with husband and few friends. Had a wonderful time… nicely done clean rooms, Great food, all home-made and customised as per the guest’s choice which I thought was a very nice attribute when travelling with family and loved ones…… Absolutely loved it! Worth every penny ;) perfect location, very quiet away from the hustle & bustle of the city, great views of hills around, you can enjoy reading or just sit out and enjoy the beautiful nature, will definitely come back….
New Delhi, India
June 29, 2012
The cottage is excellent and has a pristine view of the valley and mountains. It is located 10 mins away from the hustle and bustle of The Mall Road which is ideal to spend a holiday with family and friends. The service and hospitality is wonderful...the cook prepared great food of our choice and even did a barbeque one evening. Excellent place for a retreat. Will surely go there again. Cheers, Puneet
February 23, 2012
This is a wonderful 4 bedroom cottage located on the lower mall. Fully equipped with a kitchen all attached washrooms & warm interiors make it a wonderful home like experience. With a attached open lawn overlooking the hills, it makes the property a must stay for everyone. Your very own place to chill, to party, to relax, to read, to solace......just about anything....Great Experience.... The Caretaker YASHWANT ensures that all guests are well taken care of & serviced. Simple wonderful. DO VISIT !!! cheers
June 9, 2011
My family and me have stayed in this property several times..The cottage is very homely and warm... Has an excellent location, just about walking distance from the mall road...It has a fabulous view overlooking the mountains....We have had many night with the bonfire in the lawns, listening to music and looking at the scenic view. The vacation home has almost all the facilities, and our family will keep visiting it again!
October 31, 2010
We had been wanting to take a vacation for long time, but the problem was my pet dog which could not go for vacation with us because no hotel would allow pets. Then after searching the web I found Homestead Bungalows which allowed me to get in the pet. This was our fantastic holiday with my mom,brother and our pet. Yashwant and his wife were very helpful during our stay and I still remember the Aloo and Gobi paratha. I would highly recommend the Homestead Bungalow people with pet or without.
June 21, 2009
It is a wonderful, clean and homely place. Very well located -- close to Mall, and both Lower and Upper Mall roads are accessible. Have been to Kasauli 3 times, and this was easily the best place. Makes you feel at home. Most importantly for us, it allows pets and so we can get our doggy along with us. We definitely intend to come and spend more holidays here.
July 2, 2008
we enjoyed our stay atkasauli .property was neat/clean n surrounded by trees service was real nice n cordial we plan to stay there again next summer
June 25, 2008
Thanks Shikha , We had a wonderful week . For all the guests reading this review , please note its the best and most comfortable place to stay in Kasauli . We relaxed for two days , took walks in kasauli .Other days we could do sightseeing in simla , chail . It was as they said " home away from home " for us . Thanks again , we shall surely visit soon . Regards Rajesh
January 5, 2007
Well , we guys( three couples and our toddlers ) were there with our respective better halves on NEW years eve. all i can say is the we had the most peaceful ,relaxing time as our kids were busy playing games in the sun (welcome change from living in delhi !! ) and we were happy just bumming out the whole day !!! The continuos mandir kee ghanthi is especially soothing in the evenings !!! and YASHWANT BHAIYA ROCKS (he's the caretaker )!!!
June 5, 2006
i had not thought that first the weather would be so good in kasauli in june and next that this villa would be sucha dream house . my children cannot stay without ac and had gone with me on the condition that we might leave if they didmn't like the place . rather they wanted to stay for two more day but unfortunately the place had already been booked. The caretaker is more than helpful. Listeing to the owner's prized collection of ghulam ali and sitting in the lawn and going through their library was the most amazing experience for me . the children were busy playing in the lawns as there were provisions for games.All in ALL i had a complete rejuvanation with home food and absolute calm in the hills of Kasauli and in Homestead villa.