We stayed at Kiwi Cotttage for 5 days in May. It is a great place to satay away from crowded Manali town. One can see snow clad mountains from the villa. The villa is tastefully done, with most amenities in house. But if one is expecting a hotel like treatment (24X7 staff availability, food choices etc.), then this is not the place. This is thinly staff given only three cottages. For most of the things you dont need any help, but can call manager Devi to sort oout things. Meal was good. It took a couple of days to figure out right test and quantity of food. But in the end it was great. This location also serves good, if you want to travel to Kullu, Manikaran, Naggar apart from Manali town. Stayibg right in the middle of orchards was great experience with flowers all around. This is not a cheap homestay, but does give you value in terms of location, property and ambience. It does need minor improvements to make it vow, and hence not 5 star rating.