For travellers who find the confines of a regular hotel rather restricting when they are on vacation, The Weekend Plan, a Mafatlal initiative, now offers a portfolio of more than a hundred luxury villas in Maharashtra and Goa for their dream holidays.
The ever-growing portfolio of handpicked and personally inspected villas are currently available in the popular holiday spots of Khandala, Alibaug and Panchgani in Maharashtra and in North Goa.
Since its inception in 2013, The Weekend Plan has catered to 1000+ plus travellers, a press release from the company said.
“(They) can’t stop raving about this unique vacationing experience. This is a travel bug of a different kind, once bitten you can’t go back to the confines and restrictions of a regular hotel,” it said.
The venture started as a way for travellers to find a private residence in a nearby destination by Satish and his wife Vridhi Dodani, both avid travelers.
What began as a simple web page with a few villas near the city for personal friends has now grown into a full-fledged vacation villa rental portal. Close friend and business entrepreneur Chirag Mehta shared his vision and helped align this company with the powerful business house of Mafatlals.
Renting a villa can always come with apprehensions of the experience. Understanding this concern, the founders decided to be different by ensuring quality and consistency. Every villa has been hand-picked according to strict standards and only the very best are invited to be part of the collection.
To make the vacation experience special and memorable, they decided to focus on providing comfortable villas with amenities like swimming pools, air-conditioned bedrooms, good quality bed linen, soft comforters, shower and hand towels, facilities of a cook-on-call and more to effectively combine the space and comfort of private vacation homes with the five-star service of luxury resorts.
Unlike typical online vacation rental agents that broker third-party homes, they manage most residences themselves 365 days-a-year for the exclusive use of the guests, investing in them to meet high standards, the release said.
“Every vacation has its own special vibe and it all starts with where you stay. Their uniquely luxurious homes are designed to suit every vacation style, from jaw-dropping lavishness to fashionably urban to charming beach cottages and everything in between. The villas have to start spectacular and taking it a step further they maintain the quality by investing in upgrades, so the guests have comfortable stays on every trip,” the release said.
“As with many other sectors, the Internet’s arrival changed everything. For us the path ahead is manifold, focus on customers, not channels has been our approach; unlocking the power of partnerships and mastering the entire customer experience,” said co-founder Satish Dodani.
“At the forefront of the ‘Comfort For Less’ movement, The Weekend Plan is a vacation solution ideal for travel with family and friends, offering a handpicked, personally inspected growing list of comfortable villas in popular travel destinations across the country. We ensure the villas we offer are the very best and the service starts from the very first call. We help you choose the right property, answer your questions and make the booking process as simple as possible. You are even assigned a Relationship Manager who will take care of every detail of your booking,” he said.
“Whether it’s an action packed adventure in Alibaug, an indulgent luxury escape with friends in Goa or a private family retreat to Lonavala, or simply a bonding girlfriends’ getaway in Igatpuri, there is a villa somewhere for everyone,” the release said.
“If you have ever dreamed of waking up in a designer holiday home a Frisbee’s throw from a sweep of soft sand and the inviting blue of the ocean , it’s time to make that dream come true!Who doesn’t want a weekend home, but why settle for just one, when you can get a variety of options across popular travel destinations with The Weekend Plan!” it added.
Most of the villas on offer provide more than 3000 square feet in which the guests can stretch out and unwind, and are ideal for intimate getaways or large family gatherings.
The Weekend Plan also offers second home owners a platform to monetize their extra space by showcasing it.