Ten-Second Takeaway

A home-stay on Airbnb in Mumbai’s Dahisar West that’ll let you chill with the coolest mother-daughter duo, and its furry co-hosts is perfect for homesick travellers.

Home Away From Home

‘Boutique Bombay Home’ as listed on Airbnb, Mumbai is our latest obsession and find. We had our first ‘love at first sight’ experience after catching a glimpse of this beautifully done-up bright yellow bungalow, with a living room that looks like a dreamy Pinterest post with it’s antique-y decor.

It’s run by Ranjana Patil, and her daughter, Krushnaa, who take immense joy in hosting guests and showing them around.

A large private bedroom is up for grabs via Airbnb costing INR 2,800 a night {you’re welcome}, with full access to the living room and terrace. They accommodate two guests at one time, and have a no-smoke rule in the house, but feel free to do so outside.

We also recommend asking Ranjana to suggest some local dishes that you can cook in the shared kitchen, and take you to her favourite nearby tourist spot, the Kanheri caves.

What We Love

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A holiday home where we can chill with a family and their beautiful dogs is a welcome change from the usual resort/hotel kinda stay. They also have a really interesting book collection, so we suggest leaving yours behind, and pack light.

So We’re Thinking…

Stock up on annual leaves, pack your bags and head here.

#LBBTip: Do it for the happy family of four German Shepherds that roam the bungalow. Oscar, his wife Wilde {they’re apparently into literary puns}, their pup Olive, and an adopted Berry. These furry stars are super friendly, and lovable, and will host you to their furry paw-awesome licks and belly rubs.

To book, check out this Airbnb listing here.

How to get there: Pitruchhaya Bungalow, Damodar Mhatre Road, Behind Municipal Dispensary {Near Dahisar Western Railway Station}

Photos: Athul Prasad/LBB