The location is in a village called Kotawde which is about 15 kms from the main tourist spot of Ganpathipule. Athiti Parinay is in a typical village setting enconced within the greenery of western ghats. It has several tents, cottages, couple of rooms (in the main house) and one tree house too. We stayed in the room as all tents & cottages were already booked.
The room was well maintained and neat with all needs taken care of. The room was large enough to accommodate all 4 of us and a double bed plus 2 additional beds were already placed before we arrived.
The nearest beach is Arrey beach which is about 5 kms away (10 mt drive). I would recommend going to this beach as it is very near with less crowd. We also most had the entire beach to ourselves till sunset with very few people around. There is some boating there. Ganpathipule beach is very crowded but does have a lot of activities. However, one can find a lot of beaches (one in each village) along the drive from Kotawde to Ganpathipule. View of the beach from mountains (while driving) is breathtaking.
The place has a lot of greenery and one can hear the birds chirping throughout the day. Bird lovers can spot a lot of different birds. At the rear is a small stream. One can put his/her feet in the water and get a nice fish pedicure!
Food is cooked in the kitchen of the main house and it was typical Maharashtrian vegetrian. The meals are served in a common dining area. The food is fantastic (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with different dishes for every meal. Here , i would like to mention that the highlight was the poha we had for breakfast. I never thought that this simple dish could be so good.
Something about the host. Medha is very friendly and pro-active. she called to give us precise directions to reach the place. Location is very easy to find with (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps. While she has very friendly staff, Medha is always available personally to take care of every little need. During every meal she is available in the dining area and strikes up conversation with all the families.
Hope we do go there more often now!