Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fleetwood House II, Matheran

We spent considerable amounts of time lounging around in Fleetwood House, drinking tea, reading books, playing with the dogs, just catching up on conversation. The beauty is that this is the kind of place that is perfect for that. The Villa is not polished up and shiny and therein lies its charm. It is rusty and antique and weathered (built in 1871), the high sloped ceilings with its painted wooden beams, the slatted doors and windows of the dining room, the interesting knick knacks strewn around, the guitar and the barbeque stand in the corner of the dining room and the paintings on the wall all suggest a lovingly put together place.

self portraity :) and isn't that brass vessel beautiful?

An old sewing machine holds interesting memorabilia
I have to say I was a little obsessed with shooting the white star that hung from the ceiling. I have pictures of it from every meal time, in multiple angles & it drove my friends nuts. And here I must also say that they are all extremely indulgent with me and my camera obsessive ways.
Mirrors and little artefacts brighten up walls

The last 2 pictures are from a clustrer of rooms behind the main Villa. Shanker and Raju keep the place with great love and cook up some amazing simple and yummy fare. I'd say this place is definitely worth a visit.


Georgianna said...

What a remarkable place to stay, Vineeta! Thank you so much for sharing.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with joy!!!

xo – g

Miss Stovetop said...

Oh dear, nostalgia hitting big time now!!! I wanna go backkkkkkkkkk :( :( :(

Frangipani Decor said...

Thanks for this lovely post. What a lovely place, indeed. I've got tons of inspiration for our Goa home and have bookmarked all the photos for reference. Lovely!

Happy New Year, Vineeta!


Frangipani Decor said...

PS: Your photos are so much better than the ones on their site - you must give them some copies :)

Sound Horn Please said...

This is such a lovely post. Absolutely beautiful images! Makes me want to fly down to Mumbai pronto :) Happy New Year!

Sans! said...

Wow! This is an amazing hotel! Not your typical ones in India. Reminded of a lot of Sri Lanka. I will jot this down ! Thanks Vineeta!

Gunjan Pai said...

vinee, u make matheran look incredibly romantic!!

raey said...

Its such a baeutiful place!!& you have captured it in an even more beautiful way!Now I can't wait to check this place out! :) Thanks for sharing!