One of the first things that comes to mind on entering the resort is the unique and homely ambience.
Plenty space to roam around, co ordial staff, 24×7 water, generator bak up etc., the list goes on.
All in all a must visit if you plan to go to kashid/kihim/nagaon/murud janjira.
The Devrai Bungalow owned by the Gadkari's (Vinayak & Shravani) is just along the road to Kashid beach.
It is a well developed and nicely maintained property.
I stayed along with 9 of my friends over there for 2 days-1 night.
The surroundings were clean and neat and the entire bungalow was up to the mark when we arrived.
The care-taker residing on the bungalow premise was helpful and ok-ok types. His food offerings are not that great, and whatever was on offer was not worth the money we paid. Be very 'SPECIFIC' in what you order with the care-taker, other wise they will have their own versions of food stuff made and present to you. (breakfast: tea is good, breakfast eatables aren't)
You can skip the care-taker's meals and visit hotels just 1 KM from the bungalow.
Hotels here are expensive as it is being a tourist place, but tasty food is served in the hotels.
Another small thing we faced an issue in was with the cooling of the air-conditioners which was not providing much cooling. The Gadkaris have taken care of this off-lately by getting them serviced immediately post the issue being reported to them by me on phone.
The whole booking experience was amazing and vinayak was prompt to answer all the queries. Be it FAQs, ways to reach the farmhouse, reminders for the trip etc. all was well communicated.
Overall a very descent and nice experience.
We visited as a couple with an infant and had a pretty good time staying here. The caretaker is very helpul and you get a homely feeling. He will provide you home cooked food and other things. He can also get you daily things from nearby places. He also escorted us to one of the nearby beaches. The devrai cottages and bungalow are within the same campus with bungalow for a bigger group of people. The place is situated at a few kilometers distance from kashid beach.
Since the place is siyuated on the road from alibaug city to kashid, it is mostly dark in the night. SO if you have a females in the group and wish to go out for a walk in the night, you might want to stay in the city (though the entire place I very safe I heard). It was so dark on the road outside that you could see nothing 100 mts away.
The house keeper there are very helpful and welcoming.
in case in future ever happen to go there again, definitely it has to be devrai farmhouse.
So we visited this resort with a huge group of 25 people for a 1 night stay. We had booked the entire place which consisted of a bungalow and 2 cottages with ample garden area. The caretakers and the owners were very helpful and guided us on every path.
They did tell us in advance only that they won't be able to provide food for 25 ppl,so they told us to visit A restaurant called Konkani which was mindblowingly cheap and tasty
Overall I would conclude that the place is easy on pocket and wonderful for huge groups and is also near the beach which makes it perfect.