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Places to stay in Southern Province

Places to stay in Southern Province
Set on the shores of the Indian Ocean, this 6 bedroom, private beach villa sits on a beautiful, private and tranquil beach. At Paradise Cove Villa we are able to offer you a full-service experience, with a dedicated team and a private chef to make your stay as relaxing and care-free as possible. Be Part of Something Bigger - 10% of all rental income goes straight to WeCare Worldwide, a non- profit veterinarian organisation who looks after the kind street puppies & dogs of South Sri Lanka!
The Villa: - 6 modern designed bedrooms 5 full en-suite bathrooms.  Each bedroom has a California king size bed with mosquito net and air-conditioning.  •Large terrace and deck that descends onto a brand new infiniti pool overlooking the beautiful Nilwella beach and Nilwella cove. •The beach starts where the back yard ends. Only steps away from the villa. The water in the cove tends to be very calm for the south coast, with a beautiful sand bottom. Safe for children and adults alike to frolic in on most days.  •Full service villa with an in-house manager, and 24-hour security.  • Private Chef at additional cost. •Fully enclosed property. •Pool area is gated for safety.  •Outdoor shower. •Projector and 100” TV screen on the terrace for night time enjoyment! Netflix signed-in and ready for enjoyment.  •Very high bandwidth WIFI through entire villa down to the beach.  •Surfboard free for use. •Boogie boards free for use. •Tuk tuk drivers available within minutes.  •Hirikitiya Bay 3-minute tuk tuk ride. •Town of Dikwella, 5-minute drive away, which has grocery store and bottle shop, along with many other services.  We can help organise: •Fishing charters •Whale watch charters •Galle Fort tours •Surf lessons •Tea plantation tours •Transport to and from airport and other locations •Day trips to Yala National Park (safari) •Snorkelling trips Events PC Team has much experience with venue celebrations including but not limited to:  •Weddings celebrations •Birthday celebrations •PC Villa is partnered with a wedding planner at a very reasonable price to help relieve the stress and help organise a dream beach wedding or birthday party.  Daily services, amenities, and toys: •Turn down service •Daily room cleaning  •Beach towels available for use •Laundry available at small fee •Shampoo and body wash complimentary in room •Surfboard free for use •Boogie boards free for use •Beach toys for kids •Board games and outdoor games for adults and kids •Our villa chef is one of the best on the south coast. Delicious food and flexible meal plans at a great price. 
The villagers and surrounding area is beautiful and natural. Additionally, on the next cove over, Hirikitiya Bay, is known for world-class surfing. Only a 2 minute tuk tuk drive away. However, one of our favorite things that we recommend other than villa and beach-side activities, is to visit the street in front of the villa. If you want a true experience of Sri Lanka, just walk along the road, being cautious of tuk tuks and scooters of course, and experience rural living in Sri Lanka. It is a once in a lifetime experience. Trust us.
  • simply heaven on earth! a caring team, an exceptional setting, in a country that has everything to offer. great moments lived with magnificent people.

    Alain2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house, right on the beach. It was almost as if we had a private beach to ourselves & this was the highlight of the house. The water was quite shallow and the waves were not too rough when we were there. Be sure to ask the staff for the boogie boards and try them out on the waves- it was a blast! Staff were very kind and did everything they could for us. Would definitely come back here.

    Nadira2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Superb "private" beachfront villa (no neighbor to the left of the beach). Exceptional swimming pool with sea view. Splendid sunrise. A super attentive and attentive team. Do not hesitate!

    Cha2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay in Paradise Cove! We spend 12 days (4 adults and 2 children) in the Villa and the staff, Sena, Christy, Pathum and Rayudu gave us all fantastic service during our stay and they are all very warm and helpful. The food was just delicious, and the team was very flexible regarding our wishes for fresh seafood (and special foods for our children). We felt very comfortable and relaxed in the Villa and the staff helped us with everything we was asking for. The house has everything you need and with a nice and clean pool. During our stay we was visiting beautiful beaches, the fish harbor, a big buddist temple and we did some shopping tours. Sena is a wonderful person and manager, and he helped us to arrange a visit to a school for children with different disabilities and a orphanage so we could help with some clothes and things that the children needed. Jimi and Rebecka that owns the house was very communicative and was always very helpful. If you looking for a relaxing and authentic holiday with worldclass Sri Lankan food, we warmly rekomend this Villa!

    Johanna Maria2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • This place was magnificent. The private beach was nicely secluded and the conditions perfect for a dip/ body boarding. The staff were very friendly, in particular Sena and the boys. We would gladly recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be staying here on future visits.

    Budhima2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fabolous location. Clean and very comfortable villa. We had everything we wanted. The staff are amazing! They really know how to take Care of guests in the most perfect way. Location is amazing. The Beach is beautiful. The whole property is really PERFECT. We are so delighted and overwelmd of everything. THANK you all on location and to the hosts: you have a stunning place with the BEST crew. 😊 We all long for the next time we can come and stay here again!

    Peter2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place with a fantastic location, the beach is finer than the pictures and you have it almost for yourself. Funny Waves to Surf! The house is tastefully decorated and there is really everything you need! Sena and his crew cook delicious food and are incredibly helpful, they fixed everything we asked for without the slightest problem, we really felt pampered! Can really recommend Paradise Cove Villa

    Marie2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time in the house and on the nearby beach. The staff was amazing and thr food delishous

    John2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    6

    Tangalle, SP, Sri Lanka

    **New from November 2019: 14x6 foot Plunge pool! ** For those who love the sea, but like a quiet space to relax in away from the crowds and take in the beautiful nature this area has to offer. The self catering apartment is nestled in amongst cinnamon fields and jungle at the end of a residential road in Hikkaduwa. A short scooter ride or pleasant stroll to the beach.
    One of four celf-catering properties on the same site. The apartment is equipped with.. Fitted kitchen- fridge freezer, gas hob and sink with all utensils, large breakfast bar with seating on terrace. Ac/fan bedroom with: desk and chair, large four-poster bed with mosquito net and wardrobe for clothes storage. Not over-looked which is great with our large windows! Bathroom with: Hot water bath/shower, sink and towel rail/towels. It is an amazing wildlife-spotting area and we have built a shady chill-out area in the garden with large barbeque so you can lie-back and watch the monkeys, birds and chipmunks. In addition to this we are now opening up our adjoining garden for guests to access our plunge pool! This is one of 4 apartments which are all slightly different- Bamboo, Jackfruit, Kurundu and Kittul. If you are travelling as a group there is a possibility of booking all four as a discounted block so please let us know if interested. We can arrange transfers, scooter hire or tuk tuks. Amila is a surf instructor and enjoys teaching our guests! Please note that these apartments are designed for 2 adults sharing rather than families. For that reason amongst others, we only consider taking children and infants in certain circumstances where we think it can work. Please consult with us before booking if you're travelling with a child, thank you.
    Hikkaduwa is famous for its surf, nature and watersports. You can swim with turtles, learn to surf, wakeboard on the nearby lagoon and see an abundance of wildlife only a short distance from our doorstep. Seafood (and food generally) is fantastic here-very fresh and we can show you the fish and fruit markets to help you with any supplies you need. If you are here to fully relax and unwind you can try some authentic Ayuevedic treatments including massage and cleanses nearby.
  • Loved the appartment, like a little oasis in the middle of the jungle. Well designed, super clean, nice little pool to cool off after a day at the beach. Tiny Moka express for morning coffee was super appreciated. Loved the kitchen we had everything we needed. Thanks a lot.

    François2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay! A quick tuk tuk into town. Very cute kitchen with everything you would need for a homemade meal. Comfortable beds. I'd recommend an eye mask if you're sensitive to light at night (but most places in Sri Lanka have thin curtains). I'd definitely stay here again!

    Christy2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic experience! Amila was there to receive us and was very kind in explaining to us all the local hang out spots as well as give some travel tips. We also met Hannah briefly, who was enthusiastic and kind to us to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Overall, a really clean place and would definitely recommend. Although it's a fair bit inside from the main road, so be prepared for that. But an excellent property with a quiet, beautiful, natural space. Absolutely loved our experience.

    Devarshi2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amila and Hannah's place is lovely! It's a bit far from Hikkaduwa, but it's clean, cozy and comfortable. And there's a lot of birds and animals in jungle around apartment. Great place to stay for those who extremely tired of the city. Also Amila checked-in earlier because we arrived in early morning. Also he left some fruits for us. We are really appreciate that! Amila and Hannah are very hospitable hosts. We enjoyed every minute spent in this apartment!

    Anna2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • My husband & I had a great time at The Banana Leaf Apartments. Its a lovely place that's very comfortable & cozy. They also offer a well equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals. The hosts are super friendly and are always ready to help you out in anyway possible to make your stay more comfortable.

    Prajwala2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect

    Kristin2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Hannah and Amila are excellent hosts--so helpful and friendly - we even were invited to join a family party on our second night. Perfect hosts and the most beautiful and stylish apartments in a quiet part of Hikkaduwa surrounded by cinnamon fields and jungle. When we were leaving, Hannah reminded us to contact her for any advice we might need on our travels. Also, Amila's cooking is the best! Thoroughly recommend Banana Leaf.

    Anne2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • It's my best place around the world. The beach side is too much hotels ,so it's very touristic. But the place around the house is very quite and peaceful. And Amila and Hanna were so nice hosts. I got Amila's surfing lesson. It was so nice too. Highly recommend this house to all.

    Yasuo2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Modern Clifftop 3 Bedroom villa located at the southern end of Weligama bay with direct access to a semi private bay. Designed by world renowned Pritzker prize winning, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, features infinity pool, cliff edge summer hut, large 8 acre garden. Very private and stunning views
    The villa is located in an 8 acre cliff top tropical garden and was designed by world renowned Pritzker prize winning, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Multi level large open air living area facing 60ft infinity pool with stunning views over Weligama Bay and the distant hills. The pool has a unique sliding deck that allows you to have drinks or meals right on top of the pool facing the bay. The main dining area can seat up to 20. The villa has 3 bedrooms with bathrooms in the main house with sea view and balconies. The master bedroom is cantilevered over the sloping garden and is double height, wood paneled with stunning views to Weligama bay, the red cliffs and the hills. A gym with underwater windows that look into the pool. There is satellite tv in the master bedroom and wifi. There is direct access to a semi private bay within the larger Weligama bay. Massages can be arranged on site. Summer hut located near the cliff edge perfect for barbecue lunches overlooking the bay or to watch the sunset from. The main house has been featured in Architectural Digest France - Special Edition - the 25 most beautiful holiday homes, Also featured in AD France, AD India, INTERNI, Cubes, The New Sri Lankan house, GA magazine, The Architect. There is a one bedroom guest house located on the same property that can be rented as well (see separate listing - charming cottage Mirissa). There is a friendly dog who runs around freely.
    Very private and with few neighbors, located minutes from Mirissa bay with access to bars, restaurants and nightlife. Also close to the bars and restaurants of Weligama bay. 30km from Galle Fort. A perfect place to go Whale watching from with Mirissa harbor 5 min away. Weligama bay is perfect for sailing and this can be arranged from Mirissa harbor. Located on one of 3 cliff top properties on the southern end of Weligama bay between houses by renowned architects Geoffrey Bawa and Tadao Ando. Taprobane island is located directly across the bay. Within easy reach of many top surfing points of Mirissa, Midigama and Ahangama (and 5 mins to the Weligama surf beach which is excellent for beginners, has several places to rent boards and classes are offered)
  • If Carlsberg made AirBnb homes, then this is what they would make. We stayed for 3 weeks but cut short due to corona virus escalations. It was just my wife and I and we were so delighted with the seclusion of the place that we hardly left. The staff, Hasha and Vish were the best house staff and best cooks I have ever experienced. Overall this one gets an 11/10 from my wife. Gentlemen if you have not paid attention to your partner and need a few weeks of bliss, this is the place for you. My best Airbnb to date, by a solid country mile. We will be going back at our earliest opportunity

    Matt2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Cliff Top Villa Vista -Mirissa has been planned by famous Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Great place.

    Sabine2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The Villa overall is just amazing and unique. The staff of Koenraads made our stay so special and wonderful. I only have one regret... I should have stayed longer :).

    Christian2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • It ’s a wonderful space. Once you come, you can experience unforgettable scenery. The service was excellent and the response was excellent. I want to go again!

    良太2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • The place was amazing! We enjoyed every second on an incredible view! We had unforgettable times! The food was also amazing! I highly recommend the villa for who is looking for a relaxing place or a place to celebrate with your loved ones !

    Aisha2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Wow.. is all you can say about this place. The location, the design of the house and every other little detail of the house were exquisite. The pictures (which look amazing) do not do justice to the feeling you get when you walk into this space! Most of all though, Koenraad, Harsha, Vishwa and the other staff were the most hospitable hosts you could ask for - really a cut above what you normally get in SL. They were always willing to help with a smile on their face but never intrusive. If you’re not sure whether you should stay here - stop thinking and make a booking. My only advice would be to book a day or two longer than you think you want to stay because you will not want to go anywhere else once you get there! Thanks guys and see you next time!

    Sach2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Wow, I’m not really sure to start when it comes to writing a review for Koenraad’s place. From the moment of arrival we were completely blown away. The communication leading up to our arrival was very clear and Koenraad was very responsive checking we had everything we needed for a smooth arrival. He had made sure that dinner was arranged for our first evening as we arrived late afternoon. Harsha and Vish were there to greet us on arrival and made sure we received a very warm welcome and had absolutely everything we needed. They cooked us a traditional Sri Lankan meal that blew us away. There really are too many things to note down from the trip as we were pinching ourselves the whole time and this really was the trip of a life time. We spent 10 days at the villa and could have easily spent longer. The location is perfect overlooking Weligama bay a view that you will never get tired of. The sounds of nature that come with the open plan house really do have add a magical element. The food cooked at the villa is one of the biggest highlights of the trip. The hoppers and the seafood bbq I have to give a special mention to. We were celebrating a 30th birthday there and the staff truly went above and beyond to make it the most special celebration. Vish and Harsha were just a true dream to have with us. They helped us organise a Safari. Incredible!!!! We saw so many elephants and so close. Whale watching, all the Tuk Tuks we could need and also made sure we were not being overcharged with anything. By the end of the trip we’ve come away with two life long friends and we had a final sit down dinner which was the perfect end to the perfect trip. Lastly how could we not give a special mention to Tucker the softest most loving guard dog who was an absolute joy to have around, and make us feel safe during our time spent in the house. I honestly couldn’t think of a negative thing to say about this visit. If you need somewhere to stay then Koenraad’s place is the place. Everyone will make their own special memories here but I can guarantee it will be one of the most special and memorable places you’ll ever stay. To wake up and walk out into the huge open plan living space and see that view every morning is a view that will stay with you forever. We surfed most days down on Weligama beach. The coastline surrounding the house is paradise. We left our hearts here in Sri-Lanka and in this home and we will be back it’s too special not to return. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!s SJ, Rose, Emma & Vik xxx

    Sarah-Jayne & Rose2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing. Echoing all past comments on how spectacular the design is so I’ll include some practical info. We were 4 friends traveling together so it was huge but even with 3 couples there’s still so much space. Location is pretty much 5mins by tuk tuk to both Mirissa and Weligama and the staff can arrange these. Recommend a tuk as the road/traffic isn’t too much fun to walk alongside despite not being a long distance. Private yoga sessions and massage can be also be arranged. We did yoga in the private beach hut with a yogi from a local school which was great and cost USD $70 for 2 hours for 4 people. The lunch and breakfasts we had at the house rivaled any Sri Lankan restaurant food we had and so highly recommend! Koenraad was super responsive and helpful with local tips and his staff were delightful. Overall, I cannot recommend this place enough.

    Kate2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Stunning four bedroom beachfront villa located ten minutes from Galle offering relaxed and stylish living, seriously good food and some of the most beautiful views to be found in all of Sri Lanka
    The house comprises three king sized bedrooms and a double bunk bedroom (all with own bathroom), an open living area, upstairs TV lounge, outdoor deck areas and garden. Designed in a simple but beautiful style, concrete floors, white walls and louvered doors open to tropical sunsets, ocean breezes and blindingly beautiful Indian Ocean views. An infinity edged pool, shaded by coconut palms, stretches the length of the house, overlooked by a stunning open living area. The bedrooms of the house are air conditioned, with living areas well ventilated by fans and the sea breeze. The house has Wi Fi throughout, cable TV and cooking facilities and is well equipped for families - stocked with kids toys, games, beach gear and pool toys. Cots, high chairs and other gear for babies and toddlers can be arranged upon request.
    Woolamai Beach House is located in Thalpe - a secluded and stunning stretch of coastline in southern Sri Lanka, home to some of the best restaurants and beaches in the region and only fifteen minutes from Galle Fort.
  • We had fantastic days in Liz's wonderful house. The house was perfect for our party, 6 adults and 2 children. The pool has been used extensively, although the sea outside is too wild to swim in, we have all appreciated the house's private location a stone's throw from the Indian Ocean. EVERYONE in the staff has done everything and more to make us happy, an extra thank you to Saman for the good food, Upali who has served us all day and Ranga who has everything in mind. Unfortunately we managed to dot our stay with the curfew in Sri Lanka in connection with the Corona virus, but we all agreed that it was a perfect place to be "trapped" in. Also want to mention the tasteful architecture and decoration, big plus !!

    Emma2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • We have just returned from a lovely 6 night stay in this beautiful villa in Thalpe. We were a group of friends with small children and were really impressed with how family friendly this villa is. The villa itself is stunning, modern facilities and amenities and very clean. It is on the beachfront and has a lovely pool which the kids loved. The staff at the villa were all really lovely and helpful and were always on hand if we needed anything whilst also giving us space and privacy. Saman the chef was amazing and we opted to have most of our meals cooked by him, the kids really loved their meals too. Made holidaying with children a stress free experience! Wouldn’t hesitate to come back and also to recommend to others, thank you!

    Sonali2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Woolamai Beach House. The house is stunning, the location is great and the staff are outstanding. Saman, the chef, cooked some of the best food we have eaten in Sri Lanka. We loved the large living area downstairs and the pool is just perfect. Just a short tuk tuk ride to Galle and close to some lovely restaurants and beach bars. Local information from Liz and Courtney was really useful. We have visited Sri Lanka a number of times and this was by far our favourite place to stay. We were sad to leave and hope to return soon!!

    Andrew2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • A stunning beachfront property, exactly as shown in the photographs. The staff are excellent with the quality of Sri Lankan food produced by the chef a real highlight. We wouldn't hesitate to return to this exceptional property.

    Nicolette2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • This is truly a fabulous property. The villa and staff were amazing. Great for families with lots of toys for kids to play with. Food was incredible- we didn’t have a bad meal. Staff could not do enough for us. Highly recommended and a 10/10 experience 😀

    Elaine2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • The villa is highly luxurious and literally situated on the beach! From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty by the guys at the villa. Nothing was too much trouble and Geeth the chef was extraordinary - ours kids love pancakes and he went out of his way to make them for them every day - he even sourced a jar of Nutella for them, which the kids absolutely loved! We loved the fact that we could say to the guys to not worry about staying the whole day as we really value our privacy - this was also respected and we had the best family relaxing holiday! Thank you!!!!

    Kerry2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic beachside villa, modern and well maintained with everything you need for a chilled stay in Sri Lanka. We travelled as two couples, with two small children and everything that could have been done to make our stay memorable was done. Elizabeth was very helpful and quick to respond prior to our arrival and the staff she had at the villa were on hand to go above and beyond for us all. The team at the villa were especially good with the kids who, like the adults all loved the food! Saman the chef cooks an awesome Sri Lankan breakfast, Evening Curry as well as the fish we brought from the fishermen on the beach. Can't beat the pool, bbq and beach. Thanks, we would highly recommend to all. Regards, the Dubai Crew.

    Daniel2019-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • This villa is really stylish and relaxing to stay. A gorgeous beach as the front view is truly amazing. Food and staffs are nice, which made us a memorable trip. Definitely recommend and hope to come back again!

    Yining2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Light and airy with beautiful views. A place to relax in tranquil surroundings.
  • The house is really good located between tropical trees with some monkeys and tropical birds in it. The house is nice decorated and the terrace is in the shadows. Leela makes the breakfast end the dinner for you if you want, she is a sweet and nice person. The beach is reachable in only 5 minutes drive where you can swim with children because the see is quite here.

    Arletta & Willem2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed staying at Mataramba Lodge! The house is located at a quiet and beautiful spot and the pool was our favorite! Leela is such a amazing woman, welcoming us and made us tasty breakfast. The only bad was that the place was not fully prepared when we arrived and the power was gone for about 5 hours. But I really recommand staying here for some days while visiting Unawatuna!

    Kamilla2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Cecilia is a really good host with a lot of good advice ! The house is very cute and you will feel quickly at home !

    Helschger2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Cecilia Villa is set in a lovely village. She has a lovely neighbourhood and we were lucky to have her lovely neighbours cooking. Beautiful location and very peaceful. Great area for bird watching from the pool!

    Brooke2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The best home we had in Sri Lanka!!!!

    Janin2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean villa with beautiful surrounding,will definitely book again.

    Johanna2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Mataramba is the perfect place for 2-4 people to sit and do nothing in peaceful and quiet surroundings. The birdlife is amazing and we saw monkeys, monitor lizards and peacocks everyday. The delightful Leela cooked amazing Sri Lankan breakfasts and dinners for us daily at a small fee. The road can be a bit tricky after heavy rain and you may have to walk for a few minutes only, ( a small torch would be useful to bring in your suitcase), but the location is worth it. The tuk-tuk driver Amila, recommended by Leela is a very sweet young man who speaks good English and is a careful driver. We highly recommed Mataramba. Jerry and Lotte

    Lotte2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • I loved Mataramba lodge. Felt like it was a hidden gem amidst the lush Sri Lankan jungle.. worth the adventure to get there! Cecilia is an incredible host, very responsive over message and happy to accomodate whatever your needs are - she helped us before, during and after our stay. I would absolute love to visit again, we already miss the amazing private pool! Leela the housekeeper is a sweetheart as well, she always wanted to make the stay as comfortable as possible for us.

    Alysia2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Unawatuna, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    to feel space, tranquility and nature...
    Nestled in the middle of a large lush garden with sprawling trees and picturesque scenery, our villa is only a 15 minutes drive from Galle Town, the most well-known coastal city in Southern Sri Lanka. Deliberately designed to provide ample space and relaxed privacy for its guests, this is a newly- restored 18th century two-storied building which offers two large suites, each with a private swimming pool and a bath tub. The main house is surrounded by spacious verandahs opening out onto the terraced garden which gently slopes away from the house. Although hidden away, the ingenious planning of the original 18th century original owner (who's said to be a supplier of material to the Dutch Fortress construction) means that the position of building provides almost a lookout over the surrounding area. This suite -- Village Suite -- is a two roomed unit with a balcony overlooking the village. Surrounding jungle mountains are visible from the pool and faces west. The bedroom is air conditioned. Original old building was sympathetically restored in keeping with the history of this very old building, but with a modern emphasis on comfort, space and connection to nature. In a continuation of its heritage & is decorated with antique furniture from the Dutch period including large four poster beds. Time stands still as you enjoy the peaceful comfort and understated luxury of the rooms and the simple pleasures of being close to nature. Alternatively, Galle Town and the famous Dutch Fortress are easily close enough for exploring, shopping and dining. The popular and renowned Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa beach is only 20 minutes away. (Please note that given its large balconies, staircases, and open swimming pool on the first floor, we regret that it is not able to accept guests with small children for safety reasons.) The famous "The Lighthouse Hotel" -- a masterpiece by the world renown Architect, Geoffrey Bawa -- and the beautiful beach just 10 minutes away. Wifi Meals can be ordered or a cook can be hired by prior arrangement. Breakfast included in the rates
    Galle Town and the famous Dutch Fortress are easily close enough for exploring, shopping and dining -- 15 minutes by tuk tuk. The popular and renowned Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa beach is only 20 minutes away.
  • The suite consists of two rooms, two bathrooms, a private pool area and a lovely terasse. The Airbnb is situated in a peaceful and quite neighborhood. The house is surrounded by jungle and you observe nature from the pool. Dinesh is an excellent, kind and caring host and made our stay truly special. Charming Galle fort is easily reachable. Tuk tuk transfer can be organised by Dinesh. The Sri Lanka breakfast offered for us, was extremely delicious. We can highly recommend this Airbnb to fellow travelers. Thank you Dinesh and all the best during these challenging times!

    Ayleen2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • An oasis in the middle of nature. We had a huge room with a view of the sunrise. Just beautiful. In addition, the private pool with access from the bathroom left nothing to be desired.

    Alfons2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • The place of Sumudu & Denish is amazing. Densih helped us with the transfer from the airport after our arrival. Everything went completely smooth. The place itself was beyond everything we have expected. From the small private plunge you have a view through coconut and mango trees. The place offers a living room, a spacious veranda and a nice sleeping room. In short words if you want to stay in Galle, stay at their place you will never regret it.

    Maria2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dinesh and Sumudu's place is gorgeous! Lots of space and it's clean and designed well. Swimming pool is amazing! Their family is sweet and warm welcoming. Dinesh was super friendly and helped with all questions we had. Also we were blown away by Sri Lankan breakfasts cooked by a nice lady. Also sometimes someone played by the piano La-la land theme in the evening. Such a romantic atmosphere! It was such a pleasure to stay in this place :) We enjoyed every minute spent in this lovely house. Extremely recommend!

    Anna2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A quiet, spacious and wonderful place in the nature where you can relax! The hosts are so friendly and helpful with everything! Was a wonderful time to end our trip in Sri Lanka!

    Luana2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The apt was not so easy to find but Sumudu gave our driver precise instructions so that we could get to our paradise destination quite quickly. We were warmly welcomed with cookies and a drink. What was somehow not so clear to us is that we had 2 rooms. A master bedroom with bath and shower and a "relax room" also with bath and connection to the pool. It was really unique. The house of the two is incredibly large and beautiful! We felt very very comfortable and the breakfast was amazing! The two also had their own tuk tuk driver, which explained the way home. We wrote a what's app to Dinesha or Sumudu and a short time later the driver was there. Very nice and careful driving TukTuk driver We can only recommend this accommodation to everyone, it is pure luxury and relaxation. Thank you very much we will be back!

    Viktoria2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • This stunning old property, restored by the owners and surrounded by trees, is amazing. Dinesh and Samudu couldn’t be more helpful, the breakfast is great and the pool at the back of the room is a very nice touch! We hope to return!

    Andrew2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed as a couple for 5 nights in this charming property. When we arrived we were more than overwhelmed by the beauty of this property. The location is just outside of Galle, in the middle of a tropical garden with a variety of animals, plant fruits and spices. It was a pleasure for us to walk through the garden with Dinesh and Sumudu and to admire the biodiversity. The accommodation is many times more beautiful than in the photos. The private pool is wonderfully cool (the pool is actually on the roof). The room had an air conditioning system, but we hardly used it because the temperature was very pleasant. Dinesh is a superhost who really organizes everything, transfer from the airport to Katagerama, Tuck Tuck everywhere in the vicinity, to the beach .... The breakfast was sensationally delicious and every day there was something different ... delicious, Dinesh tried very hard to serve us something different for dinner ... there was absolutely nothing that could have been better .. many thanks for that wonderful days with you .. with kind regards Angelika and Klaus

    Angelika2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    CURRENTLY OFFERING BIG LONG STAY DISCOUNT! Please contact us if interested. Renovated 2 bedroom cottage amongst local houses on Unawatuna hill. Amazing view overlooking trees and beautiful Unawatuna Bay. Private gardens and pool. 10 mins walk to the beach and a short tuktuk to Unawatuna, Thalpe restaurants and Galle Fort. If the house is not available, check out our Garden Suites located on the same property with the same wonderful team: https://www.airbnb.ae/rooms/20432112
    Unakanda sits in the heart of a small Sri Lankan village at the top of Unawatuna Kanda (hill). In addition to the White House, we have a brand new duplex with plunge pool, roof terrace and stunning views. The duplex may be booked independently or in combination with the White House. It is not currently listed, so please contact us if you are interested. Unakanda overlooks natural jungle, a Buddhist temple and the beautiful Unawatuna beach. Originally a local villagers home, it has been renovated to embrace the luscious surroundings. Contemporary design using local materials and building skills create a peaceful, relaxed environment. There are two air-conditioned bedrooms, open plan kitchen / living, and 2 large bathrooms. The house is furnished with an eclectic mix of local antiques and custom designed / locally made furniture. The kitchen / living space opens onto a covered cooking area and cantilevered, polished concrete dining pavilion that overlooks the infinity pool. Hidden below the house is a large, private galwala (‘stone hole’) filled with fish, turtles and a magnet to an array of beautiful birdlife. The garden at Unakanda is the soul of the property and the living areas have been designed to access the outdoors as much as possible. The garden features a private pool, rustic tree-house, dam and a vibrant mix of wildlife and plants. Tropical fruits grown on the property include; coconuts, bananas, papaya, passion fruit, lemons, mangoes, pineapples, jackfruit and avocado. Unakanda is a bird watchers paradise. Other wildlife include monkeys, butterflies, squirrels, and fish.
    Unakanda offers peace and tranquility just minutes away from Unawatuna Beach, the restaurants and havens of Thalpe, and historic Galle Fort. It is on a ridge road at the top of Unawatuna Kanda ("kanda" = hill) amongst local village houses. Within less than 20 mins of travelling you will find many casual and fine dining options as well as a turtle hatchery. We provide guests with a list of local eateries, attractions and useful information.
  • We had a wonderful time here! Chi was always smiling, helpful and friendly. And a brilliant cook of Sri Lankan food for us (and less spicy versions for the slightly fussier kids). Thank you!

    Hayden2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Going to the end of the world to relax in a nest called “UNAKANDA” perched in the jungle of Sri Lanka Southern Province, is a haven of peace and beauty to discover. This pretty house with all the comfort assures you a tranquility near an overflowing swimming pool overhanging the sea on the horizon, without forgetting the tasty dishes which are served to you by THI and SUJEEVA rivaling the local restaurants by their flavor. The discovery of this magnificent country with the help of MANOJ, THI and SUJEEVA to guide you in your stay, is very reassuring. Many thanks to SHAR and TIM, supported by the kindness and dedication of MANOJ, THI and SUJEEVA who made us discover their beautiful region. Three Marseillais on holiday.

    Bruno2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a perfect little oasis tucked high up on a hill overlooking the Ocean. The photos are accurate, two beautifully appointed bedrooms and a small infinity pool were perfect for my family for our three night stay. Unawatuna has developed rapidly and so we were happy to have a retreat away from the main drag, hotels and restaurants. The best part of our stay by far were the staff, the manager Manoj was so kind and prompt in helping with our every question and request. But Chi the houseboy and cook was the shining star, his beautiful smile, chill vibe and great cooking would make anyone feel at home and want to return.

    Miles2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . Chirath’s was very helpful and cooked us Delicious meals . I would recommend this house to anyone visiting Srilanka. Romila

    Romila2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Unakanda is gorgeous, as we knew it would be. Chi and the staff at the villa were outstanding. We ate at the villa a few times because Chi was such a great cook. We really did have a wonderful break.

    Amanda2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place! Very comfortable and cozy, close to the beach. The villa is fully consistent with the photo. We are grateful for the hospitality and helpfulness of the villa staff, for excellent breakfasts and dinners!

    Анна2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • What an incredible stay! An absolute piece of paradise in Unawatuna. Manoj and Chi were such an incredible team that made us feel so welcome and at home. Chi's cooking is superb. Do not waste your time and eat elsewhere!! He even gave us a casual cooking class and shared the magic of his recipes. He also went out of his way to make sure we were happy with anything else we needed. A huge thank you again for the beautiful rooftop dinner on the last night. If you're in Unawatuna and this property is available, book it. You will not be disappointed. We will be back, and a huge thanks to Shar and Tim for sharing your beautiful home with the AirBnB community.

    Lisa2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • We just got back from our roundtrip in Sri Lanka. We spent the last couple of days at the Unakanda White House and we can only highly recommend it. The estate is beautiful - the interior, the pool, the view and the food. The two gentlemen working there are phenomenal, they made our stay to something special. The infrastructure is outstanding as well - you can either enjoy this retreat and quietness, or simply spend your time at the beach in one of the countless restaurants or bars. We will definitely be back soon.

    Michael2019-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Unawatuna, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Pepper Jungle House is an architecturally designed, fully staffed villa perched on top of a lush jungle ridge. Nestled within landscaped gardens, the villa offers complete privacy. It offers the serenity of being inland whilst being just a few minutes away from the beaches and 4km to UNESCO Galle Fort. The villa is a blend of imported luxury and local charm. The villa comes fully staffed, including a private chef. Staff will go the extra mile to ensure you love your time in at Pepper.
    Light, contemporary, and very private spacious villa.
    The property overlooks the jungle towards the horizon and the Indian Ocean. The home is located approximately 5 minutes inland from the nearby village with shops, restaurants, and more.
  • Staying at Pepper Jungle House was just amazing from beginning till the end. The villa is incredibly well located and provide a beautiful infinity pool. There are nothing to say about the rooms, equipments, food and cleanness, all was just perfect. The staff is really friendly and available at any time you need something. We stay at the villa for a night and will definitely recommend the place to friends and family. We also made pictures and videos that we will post through our social media pages and will leave our information to the owner so if you guys need any information or accuracy about the place do not hesitate! Thank you again. With love from France, Marketa & Lioney

    Markéta2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Pepper Jungle House was just perfect. Before we reached there James was super helpful in coordinating for our requirements. Once we reached the place - Chaminda & Sarath looked after us really well. The location of the house is just perfect. We tried to soak in the view and environment as much as we could. Highly recommend it to anyone who’s visiting Sri Lanka.

    Karan2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Super modern villa in the jungle near the ocean. This is the type of housing in which you begin to think about moving to warm countries for a long time) Not typical Sri Lankan architecture, stylish furniture and good plumbing. Branded shampoo, conditioner and shower gel with a pleasant smell. It can be seen that the owner approaches the matter with a soul and stands for the convenience of the guests. Great internet. The jungle makes relaxation unique - wild animals are at arm's length. We really enjoyed. At the same time, we were not embarrassed that in the whole villa an easy modernization is required. These are all trifles that do not affect vacation. caretakers of the villa have prepared a delicious dinner that we shared with friends, yes, perhaps, at a price it can be compared with restaurants nearby (12,000 rupees), but relaxing at home after surfing is gorgeous. Recommend

    Nikolay2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic villa to stay in after a tour around the island. You will be welcomed by a kind and helpful staff which does everything to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. We really recommend this house to others! The pictures are as beautiful as the reality. But be prepared that you have the animals very close to you, but we though this was a fantastic experience.

    Emmy2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We really liked the villa, stylish interior, comfortable accommodation, very polite, friendly and unobtrusive staff. Responsive manager, a couple of times there were problems with electricity and the Internet, but they were immediately solved. The villa is located on a mountain in the jungle, we saw an iguana and many monkeys, some were right on the territory of the villa - a great immersion in the local nature.

    Olga2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • What an absolutely amazing 5 days! Chaminda and the team made our stay so special. I would highly highly recommend staying here. We didn't want to leave. The best 5 days of our 3 week trip. Thank you Pepper Jungle House!

    Jessica2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing two nights at pepper house. Loved the villa and its setting and especially its staff who were great and accomendating. Would love to come back soon John

    John2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place and great service. Would love to visit again

    Danuka2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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    Fort Sky is a double bedroom apartment with en-suite attached bathroom, and a wonderful terrace on the top floor with a lounge bar, kitchenette and open to sky balcony. The upstairs rooftop terrace has a small kitchenette where guests can prepare and cook simple meals, and dine under the sky. Fort Sky is located in a very convenient central location, just minutes walk from the best restaurants and shops. It’s the perfect base to explore all the charms and delights of Galle Fort.
    The whole apartment just been fully renovated with brand new furniture and furnishings. Fort Sky is located in a very convenient central location, just minutes walk from the best restaurants and shops..
    around the flat is have coffeshops,restaurants,Bank ATM also.good and friendly neighborhood.
  • Very cozy place, well located at the entrance of the fort which is exactly where you want to be! Nice rooftop with a comfortable terrace and well equipped kitchen! Perfect!

    Suzie2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Fort Sky house is the perfect place to stay at if you are visiting Galle. Given that its situated on a street with lot of luxurious hotels this place stands out on its own as a one room appartment with a rooftop kitchen. There is only one word to explain this property- 'WOW'. Such a well thought out property with all possible amenities available to rock the nights as well as enjoy a beautiful and a peaceful sleep. The rooftop kitchen cum seating was the perfect place to enjoy the evenings and get a clear look of the clock tower and the galle fort skyline. Please please please book this property if ever going to Sri Lanka and visiting Galle. A special mention to the caretaker Kent for his hospitality and giving us an insight and a tour of this amazing house.

    Prateek2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed for 2 nights and it was amazing. Couldn’t fault anything wish we stayed a night or two longer. Definitely would recommend

    Frazer2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Super comfortable Super stylish Super host Super place to stay What an amazing discovery. This place is located just with the walls of Galle Fort so it’s easy to locate. Sakila is an amazing host and with the help of Kent, they provide a stylish retreat for you. The bedroom is dark and cool, the perfect place to rest after busy days exploring the fort. Plenty of space for our luggage and growing collection of shopping bags. The top floor, open plan kitchen and sitting area are incredible. The fridge was fully stocked with drinks, beer, water, and snacks which was an added surprise. We enjoyed our evenings watching the world pass by below as the sun set over the neighbouring St Joseph’s Chapel. As previously stated, this is an amazing place to stay. We walked everywhere in Galle Fort as it was so easy and if you happen to be traveling by bus or train, the station is not that far either. Sakila & Kent greeted us and welcomed us to Galle, they were full of advice and information and easy to contact if we needed them. If you are looking at booking, do not hesitate...book it now. You will not be disappointed.

    Daniel2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and to be very honest we did not want to leave. Sakila was very helpful and always on hand to answer any questions we had and even helped arrange for our laundry to be done on short notice. The rooftop was our favourite, it's a beautiful space to sit back and relax after a long day exploring.. not to mention the stocked fridge which was a really nice touch. Would definitely stay here again should we pass through Galle Fort! A+++

    倫強2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • What a great little house in a fantastic location for being right in the middle of the Fort. Easy to walk everywhere, great restaurants and shops just a stroll away. Fort Sky was spotless and a great fun place to stay! Loved having a G&T on the rooftop watching the world go by! And the stocked fridge full of drinks was a great touch. Thanks Sakila for a great stay!

    Nikki2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A very clean apartment in a great location for the main sights in Galle. Aircon in bedroom very welcome as it was very hot outside. Excellent communications on check in and departure.

    Mike2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Sakila's house is in a good location, right in the old town, and easy to get around. The host responded promptly, the room was clean, and I liked the open kitchen very much. It was very comfortable to sit and watch the stars and the moon at night.

    虹(Hong)2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Entire flat1 bed
    Fort sky house
    Price:₹2,566/night
    122 reviews
    Superhost
    Sukha Lanka..Bliss in Sri Lanka. Sukha House is the funnest beach house in town. Sit back and relax in your very own private plunge pool, daybed, sundeck chairs, bean bags, a swinging hammock and an outdoor shower. Inside offers 2 air-conditioned bedrooms with king size beds, luxury bedding, TV & DVD player, L-shaped daybed, a swinging hammock chair, and bean bags to get cozy in. Kitchen & dining room and toliet are also located inside.
    Sukha House is a short walk to Hiriketiya Beach. A beautiful bay that's great for swimming, has an excellent left-hand point break for experienced surfers and a smaller beach break for beginners. Start the day watching monkeys and peacocks play. Surrounded by trees and privacy this house makes for a great place to soak up the sun rays, read a book, take time out, stargaze on a clear night and watch the fireflies at night. Sukha House is managed by our Sukha team. One of our local team members will be there to greet you and leave you to enjoy your own space. Our place is great for self-suficent families, couples & groups.
    Enjoy a 300-meter walk through a village of very friendly people as you stroll down to breathtaking Hiriketiya Bay. Spend the day staring at coconut trees, hit the waves or soak up some sunshine. The markets are close by for fresh produce or should you opt to eat out for dinner there are plenty of cafes and restaurants within walking distance and some hidden gems a short tuk-tuk ride away.
  • Really outstanding. Ben has though of everything and really made us feel welcome, comfortable and part of. I wouldn't recommend anywhere else to stay in hiriketiya. Thoroughly thought out and brilliantly executed.

    Tom2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic villa very close to the beach but away from any noise! Hiriketiya is our favourite place in Sri Lanka. Ben and Tenille were very quick to respond and were very helpful. Samee who looks after the place is so friendly and was extremely helpful. Cracked my surf board and he immediately cane round to help me get it fixed. Definitely recommend!

    Bertie2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place. The house is located near two beaches. The owner is very welcoming. Very quiet and peaceful place. I didn’t want to leave!

    Анна2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great clean place in perfect location. Samee and Ben were great hosts and gave us tones of local tips as well as places to travel throughout the country. They made our time there feel very welcome and everything ran smoothly. We highly recommend and would love to come back to visit one day. Hiriketiya is amazing. Cheers

    Adam2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Sukha House was just as I expected. The pictures show the place perfectly - it’s decorated stylishly and has all the amenities you might need to make your stay comfortable. The bedrooms are simple and comfortable with air con and mozzie nets - not that we really need them. The lounge is a great place to relax after a long day at the beach - I love the hanging chair! The pool is just an extra touch that made the house that much better. Samee who checked us in and out is an absolute sweetheart and was very responsive on WhatsApp. Thanks for having us and I can’t wait to come back!!

    Harri2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent stay. Ben is a legend.

    Dale2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Where to start? Absolutely amazing stay. The location is awesome, just a few hundred meters from the beach. Ben and Samee welcomed us with open arms and were gracious with their time if needed. For Airbnb hosts they were so readily available with any questions we had along the way. We’ve never experienced this from any other Airbnb hosts, normally we are just given a code/keys and take care of ourselves. It was definitely a welcomed luxury to have our own private plunge pool and outdoor entertaining space, something we have found hard to find on our Sri Lankan journey within this price-range. Samee comes daily to clean the outside areas and take care of the pool, however leaves us to enjoy our privacy for the rest of the day. For an old renovated village house in the deep south of Sri Lanka, the house was clean, tidy and well-appointed. Hiriketiya has a great restaurant and cafe scene, by far the best along the south coast. We loved having brunch out everyday. The beaches are beautiful, Pehibiya Beach being our favourite for family time and Hiriketiya for surfing. It you’re after a very chilled, relaxed vacation where you will be left alone to enjoy, this is definitely the place to stay. We can’t wait to come back next year!

    Rhonda2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Ben and Tennelle’s place is in an incredible spot in Hiriketiya, we loved our time there. Although the place is not as clean (mainly bathroom) as photos make it out to be which is a tad disappointing as it is quite pricey. But the location and space definitely make up for it.

    Steph2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dikwella, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Where the tropical jungle meets the sea, you will find tranquility. Soto House is located in the most charming beach village on a quiet dead-end street with no traffic on the hill of Hiriketiya overlooking the Indian ocean. This home away from home is a bright and beautiful house exuding warmth, comfort and serenity. With its 2 king bedrooms and 1 queen bedroom the private residency is perfect for families or a group of friends travelling together.
    Hiriketiya - Rolling sapphire waves, headlands of palm trees and free spirited holiday makers soaking up more than their share of Vitamin D. Soto House is nestled in the palm trees on the right hill of the bay. Featuring 2 King bedrooms, 1 Queen bedroom and 2 bathrooms the house sleeps up to 6 adults. The open plan living dining and kitchen area is bright and spacious. The main living room is a spacious and light flooded place to relax and unwind. The well-equipped kitchen includes gas stove, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster and an array of cooking equipment and utensils for the avid home cook! Should you opt to eat out, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants within walking distance and we also provide recommendations for every restaurant in town or greater area. There are two bathrooms, one is in the house equipped with hot water and the other accessible from outside, cold-water only. The lounge on the terrace is ideal to escape the heat of the day, relax and unwind. And at night, when the sky is clear, it is a perfect place for stargazing, and sometimes the fireflies visit us too.
    While staying at the Soto House you may see a slew of wildlife. There are many peacocks, monitor lizards, monkeys in the surrounding palm trees as well all kinds of beautiful song birds and fireflies making an orchestra of gentle sounds that will guarantee a deep sleep. Peckish? Take a wander through the neighbouring towns market which holds a huge selection of fresh, yummy foods from vegetables, fruits, pastries and salads to seafood straight from the Indian ocean. There are a few things to do in and around Hiriketiya, we are happy to share our secret spots with you.
  • Hey design nerds and architecture lovers! This house makes it worth staying at home, have breakfast on the terasse or enjoy an evening there instead of going to one of the the beaches (although nearby Hiriketiya is gorgeous, of course). Beautiful modernistic and simple but with subtle yet charming details.

    Angelika2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Our family had a lovely stay at Soto House. We especially enjoyed being a distance from the hustle & bustle at Hiri beach but close enough to carry out boards down without complaint children. The front terrace was a highlight to relax & read. We also loved cooking for ourselves & breakfasting at Mond. Thanks again

    Ed2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Really loved staying at the beautiful Soto House. Nestled a few mins away from the busy Hiri beach and down a quiet street where all you can hear is wildlife. The house is stylish, has a lot of character and very clean! It’s conveniently next to MOND which has the best coffee and breakfast in Hiri - we went there every morning without fail. Renato and Jessica were super helpful, smooth checkin and gave us lots of tips on where to eat and drink in the local area. Really recommend staying at Soto House and will be staying there again on my next visit!

    Noran2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • I can highly recomend this place for anyone that's planning to visit the Hiriketiya area. Really nice and stylish house that really makes you feel at home right away. Even better then the pictures are showing. Also good and easy communication with Jessica which made the visit very smooth.

    Lars2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Soto House is a wonderful place to relax, just be and enjoy. The location is perfect; the beautiful surfing beach right around the corner and yet not in the middle of the hustle and bustle a bit off the main road. During our stay the house was cleaned daily and the beds made; the housekeeper left us flowers, typical pastries and fruit juices. Better than in the hotel! Jessica and Renato are very helpful, open and friendly and gave us great tips for our stay. Even a scooter was organized for us within less than an hour! The Hotel Mond by Jessica and Renato is located right next to the Soto Haus and is a great address with its café! Try it out: Full Moon Lassie and the Pain au chocolat! :-) We had a perfect stay and will definitely be back! Preferably next year. :-)

    Katharina2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • We love mond! 10/10

    Antonia2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed staying and having the whole house to myself. It's a great location and a nice refuge at the end of the day.

    Charlotte2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • beautiful place well localize in a small street between two beach next to a great café for breakfast, very calm, good place to have a break. All the best guys

    Vincent2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Matara, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    *New from November 2019: plunge pool in rear garden for guests to enjoy!!* Bright airy apartment with balcony and semi-open air bathroom, situated opposite a cinnamon field in a peaceful green spot. This is an ideal base from which to enjoy the beach life of Hikkaduwa, in a relaxing environment.
    This is one of 4 purpose-built self-catering apartments. Located opposite a beautiful cinnamon field, where you can often see tropical birds and monkeys, it's just a 15minute walk or a short scooter ride from the Narigama end of Hikkaduwa beach. This apartment is upstairs and has a balcony with lounging day-bed which overlooks the garden, Large double bedroom with super-king sized bed, mosquito net and fan, desk and wardrobe..large windows look out onto the jungle behind. Spacious modern semi-open air en-suite bathroom, with hot water shower and bath tub, you can watch the stars and fireflies at night while you soak, and shower in the sunshine! Private kitchen with breakfast bar, gas/electric hob, fridge-freezer, and cooking equipment. The garden is shared with the other guests and is a great, shady place to relax-it has a big barbeque (perfect for cooking up the great local seafood!) and Chill out area with a long table and floor cushions. There is space to park scooters within the gated area, and there is also room to park a small car outside the property. Please note that these apartments are designed for 2 adults sharing rather than families. For that reason amongst others, we only consider taking children and infants in certain circumstances where we think it can work. Please consult with us before booking if you're travelling with a child, thank you.
    Hikkaduwa is known for its beach and the various water based activities-from late October until March, it becomes a popular surf destination with something for each level-from beginner to advanced. (Ask if you would like lessons or help with board hire!) during this time you can dive, snorkel and wake board. There is a beautiful lagoon nearby, with small islands and a temple, and we are in a good position to visit Galle and its historic fort. Local handicrafts, leatherwork, and moonstones along with other gems can be bought here. If you want any advice on an itinerary we can easily advise you on how to make the most of your stay!
  • Hannahs and Amilas place is just awesome. The appartment is beautiful with a lot attention to detail! We got great recommendations and Hannah and Amila were really helpful to organize activities/ drivers etc. The surrounding of banana leaves is amazing and you can definitively find your peace of mind there. We'd love to come back one day <3

    Sarah2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at the Banana Leaf was truely everything we could wish for - and more. The apartment was super spacious with a big bathroom, a beautiful balcony and a kitchen that contained everything we needed for a homecooked meal - even a basket of fruits for us to enjoy! The hosts were always available through text or at the property if there was anything we needed. 10/10!

    Helene2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • beautiful and quiet place in the garden near the center, which is very noisy, design interior in the original style. I especially appreciate the drinking water filter in the garden, the constant presence of the hosts and their assistance in organizing the transport for excursions.

    Jana + Vaclav2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Just spent two amazing weeks at Banana Leaf Apartments with my wife. Hannah and Amila were perfect hosts, full of local knowledge and always helpful and on hand to help with any questions. From the moment we arrived they made us feel welcome with their amazing hospitality and by the time we left it we felt we had always known them. The apartment was perfect, spotlessly clean and had everything you need for your holiday whether your there for a couple of days or a couple of weeks. Hikkaduwa is an amazing place to spend time but it can be very noisy and chaotic. Banana Leaf is perfectly positioned. Hidden away in a jungle setting amongst cinnamon and palm trees, waking up to the sound of chipmunks, wild peacock, sun birds and parrots but a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute tuc tuc ride puts you at the Galle road with all the shops, bars and restaurants you could ever need and the fantastic beach. I couldn't recommend Banana Leaf enough, perfect for nature lovers and beach lovers. We cant wait to get back there next year!

    Phil2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 10 nights in the Kittul, every morning we were woken by the peacock, so not for late risers;) a beautiful place where you can also relax from the hustle and bustle of Hikkaduwas.

    Tina2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Banana Leaf, it has the perfect combination of beach and busyness of Hikkaduwa whilst being set back in the jungle and cinnamon plantations making it really private and peaceful. The concrete interiors are stunning and the pool is perfect for a little dip on a hot day! Amila and Hannah were so helpful, they arranged us tuk tuks and taxis everywhere and gave us loads of of locals advice. This is a great place to stay I highly recommend! Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Suzannah2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Our most beautiful accommodation in Sri Lanka. The morning hours are especially beautiful when you are woken up with the sounds from the jungle. 100% recommended

    Daniela2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. A peaceful refuge from the busy main strip of Hikkaduwa. Room was exceptionally clean and modern and it was really nice to have a little kitchen and balcony. The pool area was lovely to enjoy some afternoon sun after a morning on the beach. Amila and Hannah were so friendly we had a great evening together. It’s a lovely little spot and if you are thinking of booking - do it!

    Katy2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, Southern province, Sri Lanka

    Cassia Hill is a grand, renovated colonial villa with modern luxuries and an infinity pool, on a secluded hillside with sweeping views and surrounded by tropical forest, 8 minutes from the coast. Sumptuously appointed, the villa is professionally staffed with a butler, chef, security, on-call massage and yoga, and an optional car and driver. A peaceful haven free of the coastal railway noise of beachside villas, but close enough to enjoy all that coastal Sri Lanka has to offer!
    Cassia Hill is a newly renovated, grand colonial-style villa designed by George Cooper of Kahanda Kanda fame. Tastefully decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage Raj-era and modern furnishings, the villa is nestled in a tropical garden on a hillside with sweeping views, just 8 minutes from the coast. Enjoy sunset drinks on the sweeping verandah under lazily turning fans, or lounge in the infinity pool or hammock, to the sound of distant temple chants and the chattering of wildlife in the trees.
    The villa is just outside a small village about 9 minutes from the coast, and 20-25 minutes from Galle Fort. Private, peaceful and secluded, but with easy access to the beaches, restaurants, and nightlife of Galle, Unawatune, Thalpe, Hikkaduwa, and Mirissa.
  • This colonial villa is superb, very spacious (there were 6 of us so 2 times too much space!) And well decorated on top of that. The staff on site can not do enough for those who enjoy the stay. Due to the covid-19 epidemic that raged during our stay, some staff were not available, but even without them, we were able to take advantage of this magnificent home! LeeAnn and her team are generally very reactive and know how to propose solutions when necessary. I highly recommend !

    Nicolas2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay. The location is private. Although a bit distant from the closest beach and Galle / Unawatuna, transportation with tuk-tuks worked really well and was very convenient. The staff were great. Among other things, they kept the villa spotlessly clean.

    Andreas2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • I liked everything very much! Hospitality and the villa itself!

    Elvira2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning Villa with amazing location. Very friendly and accommodating staff. We felt like being home. The chef was outstanding. We really regret when we had to leave.

    Stoyan2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic house and staff who pampered to all our needs including those of four very young children. Excellent location and we’ll definitely be back.

    Lyndel2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This place makes me come back to Sri Lanka every year! It’s my third time at Cassia Villa and it’s for sure an experience. The team, the stylish villa, the vibes are much more than you can imagine. The pictures don’t do justice. See you in one year!

    Crina2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • An incredible experience and showcase of Sri Lankan hospitality. We felt so special, Manoj and his team run a very professional show. The house is magic and we can't wait to return.

    Tanya2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • What an exquisite hide-out and truly edenic in nature! We have already shared the Airbnb link of Cassia Hill with many of our friends and cannot wait to be back. We planned this vacation so our 22-month-old toddler could spend time simultaneously with both set of grandparents and what a beautiful time it was thanks to Cassia Hill. We were all up at crack of dawn everyday to enjoy the amazing coffee and tea prepared by Silva and relished it while listening to the peacocks cawing in the background and looking out for the purple-faced Langurs swinging from the trees. We swam, we over-ate (all the mangoes, all the egg hoppers, all the eggplant curries please!), we napped, we got massages, we had dance parties, and we marveled at the beautiful interior design and the garden. Thank you to Manoj, Silva, and Arun for taking such good care of us and LeeAnne for sharing her beautiful home with us. Until next time :)

    Vineet2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    6

    Galle, SP, Sri Lanka

    Beautiful Colonial style guesthouse set in a acre of lovely tropical gardens with an infinity swimming pool & relaxation pavilion. We are also only a one minute walk from a gorgeous little reef protected bay, which is perfect for snorkeling.
    Please note that the price is for a double room ( two guests ) with balcony & private bathroom and includes breakfast. If you wish to inquire about a single room rate please contact us on our website.
  • We loved our stay with Phil and Wathsala. The house and room is beautiful and in a great location. The breakfast was really good. The staff were very helpful. Phil and Wathsala arranged transport to and from mirissa for us. Would definitely stay here again.

    Kirsty2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • The Spice House Mirissa was one of our most beautiful places to stay in Sri Lanka. Phil and his team are very warm people and the accommodation has a really great aura. The garden is wonderful and you can see monkeys, birds and some kind of squirrel there. The breakfast was very good and you should also have dinner there !! Very very tasty! Our room was also beautiful, we immediately felt comfortable. Many thanks to Phil and his great team!

    Gabi2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Such a wonderful stay at the Spice House, beautiful house and gardens - so peaceful! Perfect location for exploring and wonderful food. All hosts and staff were brilliant, would highly recommend!

    Claire2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place to stay, staff were very friendly and helpful

    Emma2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time with Phil and Wathsala, they are great hosts and have an amazing home. We felt very comfortable in our lovely room and enjoyed all the amenities: the pool, the gardens and the lounge. I had an amazing massage whilst there, a wonderful experience. We also had some delicious meals there! The location is great, walking distance to the beach, many shops and restaurants. Highly recommended!

    Angela2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fabulous, relaxing two night stay at The Spice House, Mirissa. Excellent prompt, detailed communication from our host Phil from the moment we booked. A warm welcome, a comfortable, well thought out room with a recently added balcony with two two sun beds and a great view. Excellent food served overlooking the garden. Watching the mischievous monkeys was a bonus! Transport and whale watching arranged by Phil. Highly recommended! Thanks Phil all the best, Rosemary and Rob

    Rosemary2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful guest house, lovely hosts, great food! I’d definitely recommend this place.

    Ailis2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • This is a must recommend place. The staff was top notch and they were able to help me out before and during my stay. Through them I was able to arrange transport from Colombo to Mirissa and also booked other activities through them. The place is in an excellent location, only a short walk to the beach and great restaurants. The room was spacious and the property was perfect for relaxing. My only regret is that I didn't book a longer stay. If and when I come back to Mirissa, I will stay here again!

    Jarred2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    My place is close to Sinharaja Rain Forest, great views, art and culture. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
  • Nest Wood Bungalow is situated in a middle of a tea estate. I stayed one night with my family and we loved our stay. Absolutely breathtaking views. Naditha and staff are very friendly and their service is excellent. Their food is delicious too. Rooms are clean & well maintained. I highly recommend this place.

    Kasun2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place even with a 2 year old! Very remote and cut off and would recommend them installing an “honesty fridge” with drink/snacks/ beer in it because otherwise it’s just water between meals. Stunning location which is of course why you’d visit here. Service is impeccable and the meals were incredible. Thank you!!

    Lucy2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • In fact it has been the most amazing location: view, pool, house, etc. but what has touched us the most is the incredible aura of Naditha (your host). His smile is unique and the way ow he is giving his guests the most amazing experience in Sri Lanka is absolutely outstanding! In that regard, we come back to you Naditha wherever you are! When there is light, there is shadow: I would really appreciate a modernisation of the house: the furniture, bathroom etc. is not the highest standard and can be upgraded with a few days of work / ideas / furniture! We would love to come back- for sure!!!! HUGS! Lennardt & Ela

    DaniEla2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Go there with your eyes closed it's great! An exceptional view, very good local cuisine, a warm and discreet welcome

    Marjorie2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing. We stayed 3 nights - the first 3 days of our Sri Lanka holiday. The surroundings are amazing. Spectacular views and so quiet and peaceful. The inside is nothing special, but not important when you spend most of the time outside. The host is so friendly and helpful and took really good care of us. He cooks amazing meals with lots of local food from the area. Anything you ask for is possible. I will always recommend anyone to try this, and I recommend a minimum of 3 nights. I imagine 1 or 2 nights is just not enough to enjoy this wonderful place. I’m sure we’ll be back one day. It’s really amazing. Even better than the pictures.

    Rikke2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Exceptional house and pool in a fantastic location! You just never get used to the view, the rainforest and tea plantation are so beautiful! The breakfast and dinner that is served is one of the best meals we were able to enjoy during our trip. The hosts are very friendly and courteous and showed us a small part of the rainforest on a walk. The interior is kept very simple; the shower in particular needs to be revised urgently. Toilet goes great, but the water pressure was so little that we had to wash under the tap because the shower didn't work. The beds are simply built and can become uncomfortable. Overall, we had a wonderful stay, perfect for relaxing after an exhausting Sri Lanka trip. We didn't want to stay more than 2-3 nights, as the possibilities in the area are very limited.

    Katharina2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • There are few words to describe how special this place is. The views are utterly staggering and the varied & delicious meals a real treat - Naditha’s knowledge of flavours are out of this world! We even got shown where the fruits, spices and herbs were mostly sourced around the property. The isolation was perfect for us & could have stayed another week...easily! We thank you Yasiru & Naditha so much for your hospitality in your beautifully located, gem of a stay!

    Ali2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • The place: perfect! The service from Nadita and Rohan (kitchen): perfect! The food - breakfast, lunch, dinner: perfect! The view and the pool: perfect! The equipment and the furniture in the rooms could be much better.

    Edda & Nicolas2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kalawana, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

    Nestled amidst a grove of towering Satinwood Trees, this modern villa is made up of Five re-purposed shipping containers. The rooms are well appointed and spacious, and well insulated from the heat. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and 5 star hotel grade Bed & Bath amenities. Centrally located, just 3.5KMs from Tangalle Town, and walking distance to the main Tangalle-Hambantota A2 Highway. This property is located on the beach access road, just 1KM away from Marakolliya beach.
    This Architect designed villa is a one-of-a-kind experience. The original form of the containers' industrial exterior has been maintained, while the interior has been transformed into a chic space with a custom designed furniture fit-out. The villa is centred around an internal courtyard, which Blends the outdoors with the indoors, making it a plush exotic living experience.
    Marakolliya beach, located 1km away from the property, has facilities for Kayaking, Beach Access, Restaurants and Bars. Other popular beaches and sights are also in close proximity.
  • We stayed in the Box House for 4 night(two families with young children.). Two of us are architects and they really enjoyed the design. The pictures are accurate. The pool is big enough, there is a huge garden around it. The beds are comfortable, aircon works well. We got filling breakfast of fruits, toasts and omelets each morning. Also couple of times the staff cooked very tasty curry. For couple of days we rented motos from the close by grocery store and explored the area. The nature is beautiful as are the beaches. Close to Tangalle there are a lot of restaurants but you need to have scooter or use tuktuk to get there. We enjoyed the Box House and Tangalle and would recommend the place.

    Anna2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The Box House experience was all we expected it to be and more!  I was genuinely intrigued by the whole concept having heard about it from a few friends who had stayed here previously. The cosy layout of the house with the surrounding landscape was a much welcome break from the city. The rooms were extremely comfortable and well air conditioned. The pool was open for use at all times and well maintained. The common living area was the ideal hang out space for us! Special mention also should be made of the food and staff working at the Box House. They really knocked the Srilankan meals out of the park. The staff were welcoming and also took keen interest in ensuring our needs were attended to. They maintained the space very well and were also quick to assist in getting us tuk tuks to go the beach which was close to the Box House. Overall it was one of the best AirBnb experiences we've had! 

    Asela2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely modern house with spacius rooms and a wonderful pool. The staff are friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay at The Box House.

    Peter2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place and wonderfully taken care of by super nice staff. Loved it!

    Hanna2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • The villa is gorgeous, and the staff are very attentive and wonderful. Highly recommended!

    Shivani2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect blend of nature and modern architecture amazing place must visit once

    Nisarg2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • WOW!! The Box House is so amazing! It’s such a beautifully designed and furnished place, super comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The food was delicious and the staff (Dilhan and Chandika) were so friendly and accommodating. They made the stay that much better than expected. Their drive to give a wonderful experience is just so great. This would be the best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed in. The 4 nights we had here have been the highlight of our 2 week trip. Lots of great swims and plenty of comfortable spaces to sit and relax to do anything you want. I can’t recommend this place highly enough. Please support Sri Lanka, spend a few weeks, meet and spend time with the people and do yourself a favour, stay in Tangalle at The Box House!

    Joel2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely beautiful property and so relaxing with a great ambience. Definitely a must stay property in Tangalle!

    Sashara2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    5

    Tangalle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    This first floor apartment is situated Whitemanor a contemporary house which is set in approximately one acre of well maintained mature gardens which the apartment overlooks. The apartment has its own well equipped kitchen, balcony, private bathroom
  • What an absolutely fantastic place to stay. Perfect in every way. We loved it. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Juliet2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • I liked everything very much. Clean, comfortable, the place and view from the second floor is super, good kitchen, there are all appliances.

    Andrei2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing stay, the garden is beautiful and gives the house a great vibe. The kitchen is well equipped, bathroom was the best we had, matress is super comfortable and the whole interior design is just stunning

    Viki2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • You can expect exactly offer view on the site

    VittorioeDuba2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The living conditions in the villa are excellent. The apartments are large (everything is as in the photo), well equipped, there is all the dishes and everything you need for cooking. Beautiful blooming garden, well-groomed area. The owner does not interfere with the privacy of the guests, but reacts upon demand. Cleaning every other day. Great internet. The only negative (but you quickly adapt and get used to it) - go to a good beach with a cafe and sunbeds for 15 minutes. Part of the way is along the road. Compensates for the fact that the quality of life compared to guesthouses cannot be compared.

    Veronika2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • We really liked this apartment. Quiet courtyard, balcony ... you can spend breakfast and evenings here. To the sea 5-7 minutes on foot. Nearby there is a supermarket, you can get to the super market by tak-tuk for 300 rupees (100 rubles), but you can buy fruits and fish nearby in tents. To the cafe you need to go on a tuk-tuk or walk along the road, but this is not a problem. The sea is calm without waves! Also nearby is a diving center with rental equipment and masks. The apartment was cleaned every day. The insects did not disturb us, since this is the second floor. We were very happy to stay here. Thanks a lot! We will advise!

    Денис2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment turned out to be exactly what we had hoped it would be. The main room is large with a high ceiling, the bathroom clean and comfortable. The kitchen is outdoors on the balcony, which works perfectly in this climate. We made breakfast every morning and ate on the balcony with a view of the garden. The beach is only a 5 minute walk and great to visit, but we were always happy to return to the quiet of our room overlooking a beautiful green space. Yes, I definitely recommend Nimal's place.

    James2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this accommodation. The location is wonderful, 5-7 minutes walk to the beach, every day they cleaned the house, own kitchen, comfortable beautiful four-poster bed, spacious room. The bathroom has no ceiling over the shower, very unusual and great. In addition, a turtle lives in the yard! The only minor flaw is the poor internet, but as far as we know, this is a problem in many homes and hotels. Therefore, the house and the owner of 5+, we really hope to return to this house.

    Марина2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Villa 5 minutes tuctuc (Taxi) from the most 'beautiful beaches of Hikkaduwa, surrounded by nature at 30 meters from Rangalle river that takes you' along its banks in beautiful walks to Lake Hikkaduwa. Coconut trees, mango and banana trees in a private garden and fenced by walls of protection for your privacy, private pool of 5m by 3m, 1,80mt tall, outdoor shower for swimming pool, barbecue area. Possibility of transfers to and from the airport and organize private tours
    UPSTAIRS TWO SPACIOUS BEDROOMS ONE WITH KING SIZE BED AND PRIVATE SERVICE BATHROOM,SECOND WITH LARGE BED , BOTH WITH MEMORY MATTRESS. BALCONY. DOWNSTAIR ,LIVING AREA WITH DINING TABLE FOR 6/8 PAX, STEREO, SATELLITE TV ,INTERNET CONNECTION WIFI FREE ,KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WITH SHOWER HOT WATER.
  • I will write an honest review!)) So, the villa is in reality more than in the photo, the situation is thought out to the smallest detail, which is an undeniable plus! For a long stay, things like a washing machine, an iron and a fully equipped kitchen are simply irreplaceable attributes of comfort! I would also like to note the presence of a video game console and a room with board games - these are nice bonuses. In general, the villa does not look like an ordinary guest house, rather it is a family-owned house with all the little things bought for your comfort, so the feeling of being in a home environment is relaxing))) And now about the nuances that you need to know (the owner actually writes about it himself, but few people read it): there are no air conditioners in the house, only fans, be prepared for this if you endure the heat very poorly - this is not your option, maybe at another time it is easier to tolerate, but we fell into the abnormal heat, therefore I am writing about my personal experience. The villa is located in a residential area where locals live, there are no tourists there, you will need private transport to the shops and beaches or the Pick me application for calling a taxi, we did not see an abundance of tuk-tuks nearby. The villa is surrounded by the jungle, so the abundance of fauna rolls over :)))) a large family of chipmunks lives on the trees, who are silent only when they sleep :)) there are a lot of birds, there are monitor lizards (they don’t enter the territory!), There is a wild cat, house frogs come to the house, for people they are more than safe, but there is a huge plus from them: they eat insects, which for us personally was a huge joy! :))) About insects: we didn’t see any poisonous insects in 2 weeks! Do not panic about this! Spiders of different sizes came, cockroaches a little more than European ones, something similar to a grasshopper and banal flies, mosquitoes, ants. But since they don’t care when they arrive, and the windows are open - close the canopies at night so that the meeting is not unexpected :)) On communication with the owner and manager: 24/7 support, answers to any even the most stupid question were answered quickly :)) in general, there is always help and support and this is great! :)) To summarize, I want to say that the impression is very pleasant, despite the heat in which we fell (nature has its own rules, this does not apply to the villa) we are happy with everything! The villa fully meets the description and photo, there are no pitfalls! Recommend! PS Great thanks to Massimo and Amila for welcoming us, for cozy stay and helping us any time !!!! :)))

    Valeriya2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • This is my third time back and definitely hope to come back in the future. It was amazing as expected. Massimo and family and Amila have been so helpful and very hospital as so they have been in the past. It is so worth the price. The place is excellent for a nice relaxing trip and the place is so homely and comfortable. The place is super close to the beach and the town to get supplies. We all enjoyed and had the best time. Hope to Soo you'll again soon.

    Annamarie2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice villa to stay in. Amila was great and helped us with many things. Villa is out in the countryside away from the noise and bustle of the town but is an easy tuktuk ride. Can easily recommend.

    Stu2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • I recommend this place, everything was same as they mentioned and more than what expected.. Thank you

    Hamed2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing week at Luxury Villa Costanza and recommend it to everyone! A quiet little spot, but still close enough to Hikkaduwa, and with absolute privacy. Beautifully appointed, really stylish interior, stunning private courtyard with your own private pool. Superb communication all the way through from booking to leaving, a lovely welcome from the housekeeper, and just a general feeling of hospitality. We didn't want to leave...

    E & Ben2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great house & great host. The pool was a bonus in the house and was clean. It is located amidst the trees and jungle but the bedrooms are secured with nets to not let insects in. Amila and Massimo were readily available over phone or messages. Will surely visit again!!. Had a great time here with my husband !.

    Safura2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amila was a very warm and loving host. Ready to help if in need, even if it's in the night. The place was very private and cosy. loved the swimming pool. And absolutely value for money. Would highly recommend people to stay here..

    Khan Mashkoor2019-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • The villa was great! Clean, spacious and we loved the pool! They had various board games and a play station too. Just 10 minutes to the beach. Calm and quiet surrounding. Full equipped kitchenette is there if you want to cook your own food. Massimo and amila took a great care of us with smooth communication and support. We really enjoyed the stay and definitely will come back. A place worth the price.

    Hasanka2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Villa Pinthaliya is a 3 bedroomed house/villa on the beach front in Unawatuna. You can book the whole villa for $240 US per night. Breakfast is included. Close to beautiful lagoon, water sports, shopping, Galle city and Galle Fort.
    Villa Pinthaliya is a newly constructed villa with all amenities. It can accommodate 6 people. Extra beds available upon request. Has everything you want to make your stay comfortable and feel like home!
    Villa Pinthaliya is near beautiful swim spots, including a lagoon where you can swim with giant sea turtles and great for families! You are also near Galle city for shopping and heritage sights.
  • Villa pinthalyia is everything that is advertised and much much more . The place itself is stunning and a wonderful location right onto the water . It is true that there is a busy road at the back but this is true of so many beach locations in the south Security is no issue as there is a member of staff 24/7 and they really do look after . Chagada serves glorious breakfasts and couldn’t do enough for us . Sunil was a terrific host . And yes do get him to cook definitely best meal we had on holiday and I intend to go and cook like him I was here with 2 old uni friends It was an idyllic place to meet Can’t recommend enough

    Susan2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much for the lovely stay, Sunil. We knew we were going to love it even before we got there when you were kind enough to let us check in so early and didn't even charge us for it. This is a place we are all definitely returning to. From the views to the hospitality; this was a holiday we enjoyed thoroughly. Even the breakfast that Sunil very sweetly made on my request on the last day, was phenomenal! All in all, I would recommend this place to anyone travelling to Unawatuna.

    Sangeeta2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in Sunil's Villa for 4 nights and the stay with him was absolutely fantastic! Everything went like clockwork ... Sunil organized an airport transfer for us and after about 2 hours we arrived at the accommodation. The villa is an oasis and corresponded exactly to the pictures in the Airbnb. Sunil and his team do a great job and are super helpful! We were with the whole family (2 children 11 and 3 years) and also enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the pool ... If you like it stylish, there is a new, stylish beach club on the beach 50m and if you walk about 200m on the beach in the other direction (or a tuktuk at high tide) you will come to Dalawela Beach, where you can swim with turtles. Great beach for the whole family! All in all a great start to our Sri Lanka vacation ...

    Jasmin&Fabian2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! We (family with two children, 5 & 7) enjoyed a 10 day stay in the villa. The team around Sunil made our time in the villa unique with great warmth. We already miss the delicious breakfast, the wonderful Sunil curries, the sea view, the beach in front of the house, the beautiful pool, the fine fruit juices and fruits ... 100% recommendable.

    Marco2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • What a nice villa, just in front of the sea, best service, excellent breakfast, fully equipment. And 1 min walk to a very nice Italian & seafood restaurant, pizza is really nice. My parents are saying they want to visit Sri Lanka again, and just stay in the villa for a week.

    Shiny2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • The house is awesome. The independent house is on the beach when I go out. I cook and eat at night. The housekeeper and the boss insist on helping us wash the dishes. The breakfast in the morning is super rich. Unfortunately, I only stayed one night. Hope you can come and stay! awesome!

    Paopaoxiaowa2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Sunil and his team are fantastic hosts. The six of us had a great time in the villa, which is located directly on the beach. Sunil takes care of everything, organizes tours on request, is a personal city guide and cooks incredibly delicious food in the evening. It was by far the best Airbnb experience we've had. Chapeau.

    Christof2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • To sum up in one word , AMAZING. First time using an Airbnb and it was truly astounding. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The house and the view was serene. House keeper was very helpful. Right next to Angel Beach Club and many other beach shacks. All the restraunts on the Dewala Road are just a 5-7 min tuk tuk ride

    Jyoti2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Welcome to La Maison De Mawella. Our beautiful five-bedroom beachfront plantation style home, nestled in the turquoise bay of Mawella beach in Southern Sri Lanka. Situated upon the secluded pristine sands of one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, La Maison De Mawella provides endless opportunities for relaxation, exploration and adventure. The property is a quiet sanctuary within the beauty and tropical surrounds of a vast and rare landscape.
    La Maison De Mawella is designed for exclusive occupancy. Individuals, couples, retreat and corporate groups, families and friends are welcome to enjoy and experience the exclusivity of your very own Sri Lankan hideaway. Complete with onsite and offsite management team we are here to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable Sri Lankan stay and look forward to hosting your next wonderful holiday experience. PROPERTY FEATURES * Three Ocean facing Queen Rooms complete with large private en- suite, * Two Garden front Double Rooms with shared large eco en-suit lounge and alfresco dining area. * Large entertaining and dining room complete * 15 metre pool with gazebo * Large landscaped tropical gardens * Direct beach access * Airport transfer and excursion taxi service * Onsite staff * Children’s cot and high chair (provided on request) The Estate has been designed to inspire beauty, comfort and relaxation. Two properties share a luscious coco palmed garden complete with large pool, gazebo, multiple dining spaces and direct Ocean beach access. Both villas have been designed to celebrate the natural environment with understated elegance and amenities to accommodate up to 10 people.   DINING   A traditional Sri Lankan style Lunch and dinner can be prepared in advance for at the additional cost of 10 euros per person. Wholesome, locally inspired dishes are prepared by our staff for you to enjoy the variety and authentic flavours of the region. Freshly caught seafood, delicious curries and spicy sambals exemplify the authenticity and uniqueness of Sri Lankan cuisine. Service style for all meals is a relaxed shared buffet. Should you require a dining experience for a special occasion our offsite staff can organise this for you in advance of your booking. We also encourage exploring the variety of hidden excellent dining options in the region for lunch and dinner. Bookings in advance are recommended and our staff can assist you with your arrangements. A list of recommended restaurants is available upon booking and available at the property on arrival.   ACTIVITIES   La Maison De Mawella is designed for families and groups to relax and enjoy the comforts of a beautiful private beachside retreat. When your not sipping a fresh coconut by the pool, swinging in the hammock under the palms or exploring the two kilometre long pristine sands and rocky enclaves of Mawella beach, the property provides additional recreation activities for your onsite entertainment.     BEACH   La Maison de Mawella is situated upon the Southern tip of Mawella beach where the water is still and protected, ensuring a safe location for swimming and children. At low tide the white sands are optimal for beach games and fishing. Further along toward the Northern end of the beach you can enjoy body boarding and foraging for coastal wildlife. The entire stretch of beach is perfect for yoga and meditation, running and exercise.   Please note that the beach is not manned by lifeguards so parental supervision is recommended.   SURF   For the keen surfer seeking empty, clean waves, surf breaks can be discovered via moped or tuk-tuk along the southern stretch of coastline. Hiriketiya is now a popular surf break and further along Mirissa and Weligama beach provide great long and short boarding breaks.   We are proud to align with the following local surf organisations who can provide excellent quality surf coaches, recommend secret surf breaks and organise board hire during your stay.   SURF STAYS SRI LANKA CEYLON SLIDERS BANDULA SURF SCHOOL   AYURVEDA/ SPA   Sri Lanka is famous for its ancient ayurveda remedial and therapeutic spa practices. For Panchakarma detox programs and ayurvedic treatments we recommend Under the Mango Tree.   UNDER THE MANGO TREE For massage and luxury spa treatments we recommend the exclusive Anantara Spa   ANANTARA SPA For retreat guests we provide in house massage during your stay.  
      LOCATION   La Maison de Mawella is located in the South East of Sri Lanka. The house is tucked quietly away from the main road and is located 7km from the nearest township, Tangalle. Primarily a fishing port, Tangalle is a small town offering a selection of beachside restaurants and bars, general store and small pharmacy for immediate provisions.   The nearest train station is located in the major township Matara, 30km from the property. Train tickets can be purchased at the station for travel to other regions of Sri Lanka ad we recommend booking in advance to ensure air conditioned cabin class. Supermarkets, pharmacy and private hospital are also located in Matara.   There are three flight routes available.   1. COLOMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Distance from property 218km Transfer time approx. 5 hrs Transfer cost $150 US for air-conditioned 7 seater van   2. MATTALA DOMESTIC AIRPORT Distance from property Transfer time approx. 1.5 hrs Transfer cost $50 US for air-conditioned 7 seater van   3. MAWELLA LAGOON VIA SEAPLANE Distance from property 2km Transfer time 5 minutes Transfer cost. N/A http://www.cinnamonair.com/schedules-fares/fares.html   Due to confusing road and driving conditions we do not recommend hiring a self-drive vehicle for safety reasons. Tuk-tuk rental and private transfer are the easiest and safest methods of transport.     TRANSFERS   La Maison de Mawella is assisted by our wonderful driver and local guide, Gayan. After booking, we can organise your private airport transfer reservation and provide excursion transfers to regional attractions in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.  
  • We really enjoyed our stay here and was the perfect place to be during a Coronavirus curfew. Perfect location with private beach access to a beautiful sandy beach and sea suitable for swimming. The food and service was really excellent and I could not fault either. We did have some issues with contacting Jess (although this was partly due to the Coronavirus situation) and finding the property prior to check in but these were quickly resolved and Jess kindly accommodated our needs. We would love to return one day. My only suggestion would be to have an outdoor table for dining in the evenings with a sea view! Thank you to Jess & the management team.

    Nick2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous villa right on the beach at Mawella. We were a group of 10 and were very comfortable in the villa. The staff were all fabulous and helpful and the food was great!! Highly recommended

    Mark2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • It was absolutely lovely there and we can’t wait to come back again !!! We totally fell in love with the place ! Gayan and the team took such amazing care of us and we felt kind of emotional to leave the house

    Eric2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing beachhouse with a lovely pool and all needed facilities - and a perfect view to the sea and the beach. Watching the sunrise in the morning is one of these unforgettable moments. The beach is wonderful and you can safely jump in the waves and swim here, compared to many other beaches in Sri Lanka that are more rough. We had five amazing and relaxing days here, only leaving the house and the beach once, and it was a perfect retreat after a full month og travelling around Sri Lanka. What made this to more than just a stay but an extraordinary experience was the hospitality and service mindedness of Dasantha, who served us with coffee, breakfast, dinner etc. and with whom we had many good talks. Go there, you will not regret :-)

    Martin2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely villa in a secluded and remote location. Very friendly and helpful staff - a great base for exploring this part of Sri Lanka.

    Zoe2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place on a very quiet beach. Outstanding service from the staff. Tastefully decorated and a very large common area for family gatherings. The three main bedrooms are spacious and airy, while the two smaller bedrooms are a bit cramped and have to walk outside to the shared-bathroom. I'd stick with the main bedrooms as better value. Location: Mawella beach is very quiet, only fishermen in the morning. It's a long beach and the waves are not so big, good for swimming. I recommend this place.

    谷岳 Kyle2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely tranquil space, thoughtfully furnished, attentive staff. Direct access to wonderful beach space. Recommended for adult rest and recuperation.

    David2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We have just spent an amazing week at this house over Christmas travelling as a family with small kids, parents and grandparents for the holidays. The house is in a prime position on the beach. It really is a a stunning secluded spot on a non built up authentic Sri Lankan beach. The house itself is great with three large bedrooms which have been nicely decorated. The other two bedrooms I would have to say are are less nice and have a shared bathroom. There is a good pool directly outside the rooms from which you can view the ocean and hear the waves. The team managing the house Guyan and Gosanta in particular were extremely helpful with everything and the food was fantastic. We ate there every night and each time we were all very impressed. Noting was too much trouble for them, we were looked after very well and would not hesitate to recommend!

    Ben2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    5

    Tangalle , Southern Provence, Sri Lanka

    A perfect place for couples or families, right on Dalawella Beach. Iconic Frog Rock and popular Wijaya Beach Restaurant are steps away, right down from your plunge pool and deck. Find two ensuite bedrooms upstairs with ample living space downstairs
    Calm and light with stunning views from the master bedroom and all downstairs living areas.
    You'll be on one of the south coast's prettiest beaches, with rock pools on one end and a reef break on the other. If you turn your attention inland, you can walk or ride to nearby rice paddy fields and Under Rock Temple. And of course you have historic Galle Fort 7km away
  • Skinny Beach House is amazing. The portion of the beach it is built on has everything. Surfing. Lagoon with turtles. Restaurants. Soft beautiful sand and amazing sunsets. We enjoy cooking so we are most meals at home. The kitchen has everything you need. From reusable straws to a great blender for smoothies. Bed is very comfortable and great view from Master bedroom. Pool on the ocean is great. Lounge chairs for relaxing is sun are divine. This place is just awesome. Cecilia is always online. Wi-Fi is fast. Highly recommend.

    Heather2020-04-18T00:00:00Z
  • THOSE. VIEWS. Best Airbnb I have ever stayed in, I would go back in a heartbeat. Prepare to never leave the house because you can’t stop staring at the bluest ocean mere feet from the house. Stay here- you won’t regret it!

    Brit2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Skinny Beach House is such a wonderful place! You couldn't ask for a better location, waking up to the waves and being able to swim with turtles on Wijaya beach. The villa itself is very spacious and comfortable, however the second bedroom can be a bit loud due to noise from the main road. Sashi and Proboth are both lovely people and will make sure you have everything you need during your stay, the breakfast alone is enough to make us want to return!!

    Alice2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at skinny beach. The location is steps away from a nice beach and a restaurant. The villa itself was very airy and open with lots of sunlight. The amenities in the villa were perfect for a beach stay. Cecilia helped us at every step from reminding our permits to accommodating our meal preferences.

    Drumil2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • I don’t even know where to begin!! Skinny Beach house is absolutely incredible - We are a family of 5 from New Zealand. Our children are aged 3, 5 and 7. After visiting many beaches around Sri Lanka we can agree that Dalawella is one of the best, if not the best, there’s something for everyone - 20m to the left is a huge natural swimming pool which is ideal for kids and also for snorkelling - turtles come into this area and swim around, directly out from is another great spot for snorkelling in the waves with turtles but has a strong current (fine for adults but less suitable for kids) then there are also two epic surf breaks directly out front as well! The surf is great for intermediate/experienced riders but it’s also very close to other beaches (a few minutes in a tuktuk) for beginners surf and lessons. Sashi and Proboth are absolutely wonderful - they make incredible meals which we highly recommend. Proboth can take you places in his tuktuk for small set prices (which we’d definitely recommended as he is a very safe driver) There’s a small convenience store a few minutes walk away which stocks nappies, milk, cereal, snacks, treats etc and a fruit stall. I literally can not fault this place, would undoubtedly recommend it to others and would stay here again in a heartbeat! We will be dreaming of the magnificent views from Skinny forever! You won’t regret booking this place!!

    Hannah2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and beautiful property Lovely hospitality Will be back for sure

    Lama2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • The Skinny Beach House is one to remember. It has everything you need and is such a beautiful space. It is perfectly located on the beach! We were even luckier to have the ocean out front filled with sea turtles. Sashi and Proboth were both absolutely lovely and made sure we were look after.

    Jaimee2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful charming beach villa complemented by a great location. Stayed two days at Skinny beach and loved our time there.

    Yohann2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Talpe, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Welcome to beach villa on Weligama Bay in Sri Lanka! Down a narrow, leafy lane off the main Galle-Colombo road, our new, modern villa overlooks the sand and surf to a limitless horizon. The villa has a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and an adjacent lounge space. The two en suite, a/c bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, will accommodate four guests. Free WiFi of course. Weligama is only a five minute drive away and Mirissa Beach is less than fifteen minutes.
    Beach villa is a private and secluded villa right on the beach of Weligama Bay. Designed as open-plan, there is a large, well-equipped kitchen with a built-in gas range and an island with seating for two. The spacious dining area is adjacent with a very large table and seating for six or more. The lounge space has comfortable sofas and chairs. The front of the villa has two sets of French doors which open to the sea breezes and allow waterfalls of unobstructed natural light into the living space. Just outside the doors is a shaded verandah with a long, cushioned bench seat that is the perfect place for sunset drinks or an afternoon nap. A jewel-like plunge pool set in a pretty green lawn with a pink frangipani tree overlooks the sea. Hammocks swing from the coconut palms. The raised property is surrounded on three sides by a sculpted wall with a secure gate and there is a small wooden fence between the villa and the edge of the beach about 10 meters away. The villa and pool are set on a small elevation both for privacy and an unmatched sea view. There are two, a/c bedrooms with en suite rain-shower baths. Each bedroom has an extra-long queen-size bed. The muted sound of the surf makes for a gentle lullaby. Life at Beach Villa is independent and private and serene. Minutes away from town and the surfers’ paradise of Pelena Beach our guests can join in the fun that Weligama and Mirissa Beach have to offer or spend quiet and restful days in their “home on the beach.”
    Our villa is a very short distance from the main Colombo-Galle-Matara road down a lane lined with local family homes. This area of Weligama has many families who make their living from the sea and you can see their fishing boats on the beach in the distance. As a guest at Flying Lotus your focus will probably be on the beach which provides walking access to the surfing beach and Weligama town. It is also easy to catch a local 3-wheel taxi to town or Mirissa Beach from the main road. Weligama town has most everything for your stay. There is an a/c Cargill’s grocery store, clothing stores, telecommunications shops, and hardware stores. There are even a couple of basic gyms! The bus stand is right in the center along with the railway station. Aside from the numerous beachside restaurants and cafes, there are a couple eateries in town. The newly-opened five-star Marriott Hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from Flying Lotus, either via the beach or the road.
  • The House sits directly on the most calm area of the Beach, between Weligama and Mirissa. With full privacy, perfect view to the sea, a neat garden, lovely pool and a stylish house, you may just have the most relaxing days there. If you want more action, Dasun will take you by Tuk Tuk to Mirissa in less than 10min and you may enjoy the party life, good restaurants and a nice beach. To Weligama you may even go by foot, around 15min. We never experienced such a hospitality as with Bianca and Dasun ever before. They do everything that you feel comfortable and are the greatest hosts ever. Breakfast is included and will be delivered to you at your request. Bianca gives you perfect recommendations for restaurants and others. I would recommend everyone who wants to experience the South of Sri Lanka to stay at that gorgeous place. Thank you Bianca and Dasun for everything!

    Sarah2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Bianca is the best host we’ve ever had. She is so nice and helpful. She gave us a lot of tips, restaurants edc. We felt very cared for <3 Dasun and boys from the villa are very nice too:) The house is amazing. The beach view is the best of our lifes:) the garden is beautiful, you can just be there, watching the sea and relaxing. We had also yoga time in the garden with the ocean view and it was magical. On the beach there’s a lot of surfing schools, you can just leave the house and have a surfing. The waves are amazing. Location is very good. Waligama beach is like 20 minutes by walk but our beach was better:) 6 mins tuk tuk to weligama restaurants and 6 mins tuk tuk to mirissa restaurants so its very close:) Thank you Bianca and Dasun for what you’re doing <3 we hope to back someday :)

    Maja2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location directly on the beach. The host was extremely responsive and helpful throughout our stay. There is staff that comes daily to clean the house and drive you around if needed. Truly exceptional experience and best I've had on AirBnb so far.

    Sacha2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you very much for this wonderful stay! We miss the house and especially this sublime view! Bianca and Dasun are adorable and we had a lot of fun meeting them! Thank you again for this wonderful vacation!

    Marie2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • AMAZING place with amazing hosts! Bianca and Dasun have created a true gem. The location of the villa is absolutely stunning. It’s clean, safe and has everything you need. The breakfast is great, Bianca and Dasun have great knowledge of the area and are more than happy to give advice on surfspots, Spa treatments, restaurants, beaches etc. We are a family with teenagers and they had the time of their lives surfing already early morning just outside the villa. We will definitely come back!

    Johanna2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • This place is the best. We are a couple with 2 kids looking for surf holiday. Location is perfect: pool/beach for kids and surf beach breaks in walking distance from the house. Close to Weligama and Mirissa that has tons of perfect bars and restaurants. House is clean and comfortable. Hosts are just amazing people.

    Kristjan2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful beach home with everything you need. The private pool that opens straight out to the beach is a dream. This home is the perfect accommodation for a small family or couples. Bianca and Dasun are wonderful hosts, right on hand for anything we needed including food deliveries, cleaning, recommendations and Tuk Tuk rides into Weligama and nearby Mirissa.

    Jodi2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic stay on a great beach

    Klaus2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Weligama, SP, Sri Lanka

    The cabana is a one of two cabanas with sea view situated near the edge of the beach and it is just a little steps to nightlife, public transport, restaurants and family-friendly activities such as sea bathing, snorkeling, diving, lagoon safari and more. You’ll love this because of the beach front location, the comfy bed, the kitchen, and the clam environment. My place is good for couples, business travelers and solo adventurers. A delicious home made breakfast will be provided for our guests.
    Bella 69 - beach cabana is one of beautiful two cottages situated in the middle of beach, screw pine trees and coco trees. It has built near the edge of calm and sunny beach spread over a wide range with fresh breeze. It is a combination of modern facilities with natural surroundings. The cabana has a small veranda with a beautiful view of the sea and arranged it with two arm chairs and a table to enjoy the breakfast or to do some work on laptop. There is a place for yoga and space for barbecue at the garden. There are two hammocks hanging on shady coco trees. This is a quiet, cozy place in the beach!! The inner part is equipped with a comfortable double bed with a canopy, a table with a cupboard, a ceiling fan, clothing rack and doormats. Also there is a small kitchen equipped with a gas cooker, gas tank, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a toaster, a blender and a set of plates and dishes. The shower room with hot water and the toilet is attached to the cabana itself. We have arranged all these things to add a remarkable description to your Holiday Diary!!! The place is located near to the restaurants with wide choices, shops and bars, but the location is also safer and quieter than being in the middle of things. Laying on the hammocks you can often enjoy the view of beautiful blue waves, golden beach, a variety of birds, mongooses and the odd monitor lizard, so you feel close to nature!! The most wonderful thing is you can spent all your evenings with golden sunset at your veranda itself!!
  • In the Chutti & Kanchana Beach Cabana you can relax and unwind. It lies away from the hustle and bustle, whereby the city center can be reached in 3 minutes with the TukTuk. In the garden you could see a lot of animals! So you shouldn't have a problem if one or the other little animal gets lost in the accommodation :). Of particular note is the beautiful sea view with direct access from the garden. As well as the authentic traditional breakfast from Kanchana's father! It tasted super delicious! We would love to come back! :)

    Julia2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic hospitality in an amazing location. Chutti, Kanchana and Kamal were excellent hosts. Its basic beachfront accommodation in walking (or tuk tuk) distance of the much busier Hikkaduwa main town. Lots to do and see locally, or just relax and watch the waves rolling in. Fabulous

    Chris2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • It was a heavenly stay in this quiet place, the Chutti and Kanchana have created there - on this beautiful beach of Hikkaduwa. It's a very basic place to stay, but because you're always out in the open, it's quite enough - for people who like to have it easy and straightforward. We were excellently cooked - rice and curry. It was so good!! The breakfast was plentiful and - if you wanted it - varied. We have recovered very well there. Unfortunately, the days were overshadowed by the bombing in Colombo on Easter Sunday. We were as shocked as the population. It is to be hoped that tourists will not be deterred from continuing to visit this pearl in the Indian Ocean.

    Sabine2019-04-25T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic stay at Tranquil gardens. The hosts were very friendly and always on hand for some advice. We were so very comfortable! We could have moved in! The location is superb as it is out of the town but not far and a very short walk to some very popular restaurants and bars. Breakfast was brought every morning and the hosts helped us by booking tours etc. Overall we had a beautiful stay

    Paula2019-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved this place. We had the beach in front of the cabin practically for ourselves, fell asleep to the sound of the ocean and enjoyed a beautiful home-made breakfast. This place is so much more beautiful than in the pictures. We wish we could hAve stayed longer. Thank you so much for the hospitality!

    Julia2019-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • The family was very nice. We felt right at home. The small cabin on the beach in a top location overlooking the sea. Super equipped with fridge. We stayed here for 2 days and would come back anytime. Thank you for everything

    Mona2019-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location, directly at the beach but still very private, very nice and welcoming hosts, easy communication and good breakfast. Already miss lying in the hammock with a good book and enjoying the sound of the waves. Definitely recommend this place and would love to come back some day.

    Oliver2019-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • It is worth to stay there! The small hut is under some trees and palms directly at the beach. If you ask you can have breakfast under the roof next to the beach! everything was fine! The hut was cleaned and with hot water, mosquito net and two hammocks! The two were very friendly and helpful hosts! Moreover, the hut is within walking distance of hikkaduwa!

    Pia2019-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Self contained apartment with 4G WIFI...three balconies, living room with books/ kitchen space, bedroom and bathroom. All mod cons, microwave, toaster, gas cooker, refrigerator, washing machine, etc included.
    APARTMENT DETAILS: Self contained, three balconies, living room, bedroom and bathroom. All mod cons, 4G WiFi, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, gas cooker, washing machine, and hair dryer all inclusive, no extra charges. A home away from home! This is a hidden treasure in Galle Fort- a UNESCO world heritage site. Myself and my wife Moninna are retired bankers and are most happy to welcome and host you in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Our homely self contained apartment has full facilities in case you wish to eat in. At the bottom of our street there is a little corner shop which sells many things you may need, or take a short tuk tuk trip into Galle town for a larger supermarket. We can recommend a good driver for you. Galle Fort itself is also full of delightful cafes and restaurants which offer food throughout the day from breakfast-dinner.
  • Stunning building, even more beautiful than the photos. Great location and wonderful host. We would love to come back!

    Georgia2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I have been traveling for 5 months and Ranjit’s flat has been a stand out experience. It is places like this that make Airbnb so special - friendly host, helpful tips, unique space and lots of character. Also the unit is on a quiet street and after 3 weeks in Sri Lanka hearing dog fights most nights, we had blissfully quiet sleeps. Thoughtful touches and great to spend time with Ranjit and his wife. Very close to all the cute stores and restaurants in Galle Fort but away from the tuk tuks and bustle. Perfect spot.

    Lauren2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Galle Fort, and would recommend Ranjit's self-contained accommodation within the fort. It's a wonderful location, with friendly hosts, and great hospitality. Thankyou.

    Brigid2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely spot to enjoy Galle from right in the centre . The accommodation is full of beautiful things and birds on the tree outside your bedroom

    Neil2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Ranjit and his family is very welcoming, warm and social, they went the extra mile in helping us with transfers and good tips. The place is lovely with super restaurant and scenic views just around the corner. The garden inside with lovely trees, flowers and wild life such as squirrels, birds and 2 turtles made the stay even better. Highly recommended place with an extra touch.

    Viktor2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful place to stay! Ranjit and his wife are so welcoming and very helpful. Perfect location, great apartment, we couldn’t have asked for any more! Would 100% recommend this place to anyone!

    Madison2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of those memorable places that Airbnb is renowned for. Great host amazing home and wonderful hospitality. What more can you ask for.

    Mohan2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • This gorgeous vintage unit was so charming we could hardly believe it! The location is amazing, and the hospitality sensational. A truly stylish and comfy stay, wish we had more time.

    Angus2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Private established luxury villa & pool, AC, fans & generator Easy access to all Hikkaduwa has to offer Free high speed WiFi & Cleaning. Full Cable TV Sleeps 6 +baby Private Chef option 2 Superking 1 Kingsize bedrooms, 3 ensuite power shower rooms Spacious interior & shaded veranda outdoor living area Large sunny tropical walled garden Supported stay with Chef/Villa Manager & Driver on call Bed linen/towels changed every 2 days Peaceful neighbourhood 5 minutes to beach Airport transfers arranged
    Villa Sapphire is a private tropical luxury home and pool, located in a tranquil residential area, in the popular beach holiday destination of Hikkaduwa on the South West coast of Sri Lanka. The villa is not overlooked by neighbouring properties, and is offered on an entirely exclusive basis. It accommodates up to 6 people and an a baby (cot provided) in your own private group, with as much or as little support as you wish from our very helpful Staff. The nightly price is for the whole place, not per person, and includes a full cleaning service every 2 days when bed linen and towels are changed. Free WiFi with high speed internet access throughout the villa and garden. The option of your own professionally trained Private Chef to cook what ever you wish, whenever you choose, and only if you want. He can cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences, so not just traditional Sri Lankan food. Dietary requirements and preferences also catered to. Stylishly interior decoration throughout, combining antique and modern furniture, with every comfort the international traveler might wish for. 2 Super King and 1 King size bedrooms, and a baby cot. Each bedroom has individually temperature control Air Conditioning and high ceiling fans; and 3 en-suite bathrooms with power showers. Each bedroom has a comfortable huge four-poster bed draped with nets, and finest quality cotton bed linen and towels. Ensuite bathrooms, bidet showers, wardrobes, dressing tables and stools. The Master bedroom and villa, opens onto a large shaded verandah with ceiling fans, just 2 steps away from your own private pool. The ensuites off the Master bedroom, and middle bedroom have rain showers, with hand and foot showers. Spacious open plan indoor living area, with beautiful interior design and ceiling fans. Furnished Hallway opens onto the living room with sofa, coffee table, flat screen and full Cable TV, DVD, and speakers to hook up to your own devices. Fully equipped open plan kitchen, with a gourmet range of facilities and appliances. Large fridge freezer and water cooler. Laundry room with clothes washing machine, iron, ironing board, and drying facilities. Free to use as you please. A comfortable outdoor living area with shaded verandah overlooking the pool, with sofas, coffee table, dining table and chairs. Here you can relax on the outdoor sofas, and if you have children they can play in the pool and large sunny tropical garden, under your watchful eye (the pool is just 2 steps away and the garden has a surrounding high secure wall). Table tennis table, bar area, patio and barbeque. Our Chef can shop for you and prepare any meals, snacks and drinks you wish for alfresco dining - an inexpensive way to holiday in style (there's no corkage charge). We can also help you celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries. The garden has palm trees, tropical flowering plants, banana and mango trees, and pineapples. Many different species of birds and butterflies visit the garden daily including the occasional Peacock, along with palm squirrels and sometimes monkeys can be seen swinging through the trees with their babies. Enjoy all-day sunshine in complete privacy round the pool, terrace and garden. Relax on the carved wooden daybed and cushions, in calm tranquility. Comfortable Padded sun loungers, sun umbrella, pool towels and inflatable pool lilos and toys provided. Beach towels also freely available to borrow. Games, books, jigsaws, toys, yoga mat, and snorkel/mask/ fins available for Guests to use during your stay. Generator back up for electricity, in case of power outages. Digital safe, and digital weighing scales for your luggage. We are very popular with families and a fully range of baby equipment is available for our little Guests. This equipment is tested to U.K. Safety Standards, including a travel cot with net, mattress and bedding; baby listening monitor, high chair, baby bath and towels, changing mat, baby dinner and table wear, electric socket safety covers and safety latches for kitchen cupboards. Gym equipment also available. Villa Sapphire is a one level home, that can be Accessible for Guests who have a mobility conditions. Please message me to discuss how we might best meet your particular Accessibility requirements.
    Situated in a safe and tranquil residential area close to Narigama Beach, the most beautiful beach in Hikkaduwa, with its many bars, restaurants and shops. Villa Sapphire is a peaceful oasis, with easy access to the beach and town of Hikkaduwa, and everything it has to offer. Our location ensures you can be at the beach in 5 minutes, and join in the party nights at the many beach bars when ever you want. Equally you can escape from the noise of trains, traffic and all night music; and relax in calm tranquility at the villa with a late night swim in the pool, staring at the stars or listening to music of your own choosing whenever you wish. Near to shops, supermarkets, fresh vegetable and fish markets and all amenities. Local convenience food shopping and bakery less than 5 minutes walk away. An idyllic place to relax, swim or sunbathe privately, or join in the fun of Hikkaduwa's beach scene and its vibrant party nightlife. There are a wealth of activities on hand if you wish, catering to enthusiasts of surfing, wake boarding and water sports, snorkeling and scuba diving, wildlife (including whale and dolphin watching, and turtle sanctuaries), history, culture and temples, yoga, Ayurveda treatments and massages, lagoon and river boat trips, tea plantations, shopping and party nightlife. A paradise for Photographers - leave your lens cover off and phone camera at the ready! If you want to see elephants, the best place (for the elephants) is to take an overnight trip to Yala National Park, to see them in their natural environment. The park is also home to monkeys, crocodiles, birds, buffalo, and the island's largest population of leopards - don't forget your camera. The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Galle Fort is a 25 minute drive away. If you need any help with sights to see and places to visit- please just ask. Please see our House Manual for many more ideas for things to see and do. There's also a copy at the villa. Different part of the beach running along the coast in Hikkaduwa, offer everything from swimming, snorkeling in the coral sanctuary, Surfing and Diving. Narigama beach has even been used as a location for filming beach scenes, in Series 1 and 2 of the British ITV programme The Good Karma Hospital!
  • Villa Saphire is so far the best AirBnB finding for us. Loved every minute of stay. Villa feels like home - although we stayed just 2 weeks. Villa and garden is amazing, so green, clean, quiet. Definitely returning as soon as possible. Gizelle is more than host, serving guests like best friends and helpful in anything and far beyond that is related to villa. Very good suggestions and what to do and what not to do in Srilanka and Hikkaduwa. The local team around Gizelle is very well trained and motivated to make the stay in Srilanka incredible.

    Evija2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Where to begin?! Wow. We had the most incredible stay at Villa Sapphire and are so sad to leave. The house is filled with every amenity and touch you could hope for so that it truly feels like home. Chaminda is an excellent chef and the highlight of our stay. He cooked us every meal for an incredibly fair rate. Gizelle is warm, welcoming and so easy to deal with. We will be back!

    Sarah2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful trip and very organised from the beginning. Gizelle is a very good host with attention to detail and gave us as much information as possible. The check in was very smooth and we where greeted by the staff who took care of us during our stay. The chef is brilliant and cooks what ever you desire, we had breakfast and dinner and could not fault anything. We would recommend the Villa as it is a tranquil and relaxing place to switch of and just be yourself. Thank you

    Anne2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Villa Sapphire is a dream. It was terrific right from the beginning, starting with Gizelle's advance information, which was very helpful (visa, etc.) There are three real treasures in the mansion. Chaminda, Kosala and Ramani ... All their kind, the friendliness and helpfulness and work bring the whole a family atmosphere, that you can only feel good. We had a terrific great holiday and would always come back to this little oasis of well-being.

    Patrick2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Villa Sapphire was an amazing place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of booking. The rooms with en-suite bathrooms are all spacious and the set up was perfect for our family. The place is lovely and clean, with outside seating area for meals, large kitchen, lounge and pool. Gizelle was also very good at keeping in contact, providing many recommendations and booking some of our day trips for us; this is above and beyond what an Airbnb host is required to do and I thank her for all the hard work she provided in making sure our trip was a success. Our favourite part of our holiday was definitely Chaminda (the private Chef); his food was absolutely fantastic and we ate in at the Villa much more then we expected, the Villa guide did say it was the best food in Hikkaduwa and we definitely agree, this also made our trip overall very cost effective. We were provided a couple of phones to use while we were there, this was a very nice touch and allowed us to contact the tuk tuk driver Kosala and the transfer company when needed. Overall Villa Sapphire has been my favourite Airbnb stay to date and would recommend anyone to book. Thank you Villa Sapphire :)

    Mathew2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful place, clean quite and with an amazing chef who cooks FANTASTIC SRI LANKAN cuisine. The host is available 24/7, the staff is amazingly warm and welcoming. I cannot stop raving about the hospitality and the place. I had an amazing two days with my family.

    Dumith2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a perfect time at Villa Sapphire. Gizelle gave us a lot of helpful information and made a lot arrangements for us so we could just enjoy the time. Chaminda (Chef/Villa manager) was great and his food was delicious. Everything is arranged to your wishes. You just have to tell them. We enjoyed our time very much and hope to come back one day.

    Markus2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing villa.. a little heaven. the host was very helpful.. we were lucky to try the private chef .. amazing cooks. he can literally cook anything. Villa is well equipped with anything that u might need

    Lina2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Our natural beach cabana with balcony, ocean views and en-suite bathroom is the perfect place for a relaxed beach holiday . The cabana has everything you need and is situated in a quiet area close to the tourist town Hikkaduwa. From here you can explore the area!
    We have a cozy, wooden beachfront Cabana available for rent. The cabana is made from wood. It has an attached, modern bathroom with walk through closet. It is featured with a fan, mosquito net, mirror, mini fridge and sitting area. The water tank is on the roof and the tank gets hot during the day from the sun so the water is always warm unless it's raining! The cabana is right at the beach in front of the ocean, overlooking Thambili Café. A peaceful and quiet place, perfect to relax to the sound of the Ocean. Galle Road is behind and you are only 3km away from the tourist town Hikkaduwa. Our accommodation is unique due to its natural style, atmosphere and privacy. You are surrounded by nature, the birds and the ocean. You will love it! During the season from November until April we run a small beach café Thambili Cafe which you can see from the balcony. You can order yummy dishes but are not disturbed by the Café activities. Even so the cafe is closed during the off season you can get breakfast here if you wish for a small extra cost. You can also use the pool and enjoy the tropical garden at our other guesthouse 150m walk from the beach cabana. Public and private transport is right outside the door on Galle Road. We also have our own air-conditioned Van and can arrange transfers, excursions and tours around the beautiful Island of Sri Lanka for you. You can rent bicycles or a scooter from us to explore the area. The jungle starts just behind the railway line 100m inland and you can see lots of wildlife there.
    Our cabana is situated in a quiet, safe neighbourhood with private houses and Boutique Hotels. In walking distance to the main tourist area with surf spots, bars, restaurants and shops.
  • The cabana is located above the very nice Thamibili Café on the beach. At night you hear nothing but the sound of the sea. The accommodation is nicely decorated and clean and offers a little peace. After Hikkaduwa you can relax on the beach. The café offers delicious food and drink. We felt comfortable all around

    Alexander2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Ruwan & Linda’s cabana. The hosts as well as the cafe employees were very helpful and accommodating. The location was also perfect for our needs. Would 100% recommend.

    Reetta2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Ruwan & Lindas place was just perfect for a relaxed stay. It is directly at the beach so I could see and hear the waves from my room what really calmed down. The team around the cabana is doing an amazing job and you just feel comfortable. The decorated details in the cabana and room are enchanting. The food is great quality and just yammy. Thank you!

    Antonina2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • A really nice and cozy room right by the beach of Hikkaduwa. The people working there are very nice and friendly. The hospitality, location and food exceeded our expectations. It is located a couple of minutes from the busy parts of Hikkaduwa which suited us very well. Only downside was the lack of AC which the compensated with their hospitality.

    Martin2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay! It was authentic and unique, best part of our trip so far! Staff are so kind and offer advice and help with anything! Beautiful views and relaxing atmosphere

    Gemma2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • The time in the cozy cabana unfortunately passed far too quickly! It was insane and we would go back anytime. :) a highlight of our trip! The sea view was amazing and the people were so incredibly nice - the breakfast, snacks and dinner were also more than delicious! We had the best time - the great ocean view, best people and tasty food! Want to come again

    Katrin2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed two nights mid December I enjoyed the place so much I added an additional night onto my stay. The location is perfect stright out onto the beach nicely out of the main town but easy to get to by tut tut if you want a bit of commercialism. The room is spacious has fan,fridge and Mossy net over the bed nice small veranda to sit out on after sunbathing etc. The staff are very friendly and helpful food was amazing didn’t bother going into hikkawuwdu had everything here.Ranga sorted tut tut out for my day exploring Galle fort area. Must not forget to mention that a pool and jacuzzi are available to use over the road at the family hotel.

    Ian2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Ruwan and Linda’s place is a really nice cabana above the cafe with views of the ocean. It is on the quieter part of the beach so made for a peaceful start to our trip. Ruwan and the team were really welcoming and helpful and I would recommend to everyone!

    Amber2019-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Small bungalow in a serene location next to the Hikkaduwa lagoon. Property includes 1/2 acre of landscaped garden, 10m x 3m private swimming pool and jetty on the lagoon. Separate kitchen and caretaker's room. 5 min tuk tuk ride from Hikkaduwa town.
    Quiet and unspoiled natural location. The lagoon banks are lined with mangroves, and the jetty provides a great view of the water. We have many visiting birds including kingfishers, parakeets, orioles, woodpeckers and waders. Also a couple of water monitors. Canoe available for exploring the lagoon. Fishing rods and basic tackle box. Crate full of board games. Small bookshelf with selection of titles.
    We are situated at the edge of a quiet, friendly local community. There are several fishermen on the lagoon - if you like fresh fish, they will deliver straight to the jetty! Hikkaduwa town and the bustling beach strip are a short distance away.
  • We spent a week at PJ's villa, and had the most amazing time. We loved that the living area was open to the outdoors, so we could enjoy the great weather. It was nice that our toddlers could nap in the air conditioned bedrooms while we enjoyed a complimentary afternoon tea and could read a book next to the private pool. We had a wonderful time swimming in the pool every day, and even paddled around the lagoon in the canoe one evening. We took a couple walks, and were amazed by the neighborhood. A group of boys were playing cricket down the street and invited us to play along. They even climbed a tree to get us coconuts and gifted us with oysters. All the people we met in the neighborhood were so friendly.  The caretaker Nihal took wonderful care of us. He made us a delicious breakfast every morning including really good tropical juices. He also made us really good dinners at our request or helped us to order in food. Jambo, the gardener, had a tuk tuk and drove us into Hikkaduwa to visit the beach, turtle hatchery, tsunami museum, Galle fort, river safari, restaurants, etc. Both he and Nihal had great recommendations for what to do.  We loved all the wildlife at the villa. My husband is a big birder, and was happy to observe 20+ species on the property during our time there. We also saw plenty of lizards, tree frogs, squirrels, monitor lizard, and insects. There weren't as many mosquitoes as I was expecting, but definitely bring bug repellent. We all loved the dog, Ginger, too. She was great with our 1 and 3 year olds. When we left, my daughter gave her a big hug and exclaimed, "I love you, dog!"  Unfortunately, we had to suddenly leave a day early due to travel restrictions surrounding COVID-19. We are now in quarantine because of the travel, but it was worth it. We would go back in a heartbeat! We've never been shown such wonderful hospitality from an AirBNB before. Thank you, PJ, Nihal, and Jambo!

    Kimberly2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic villa for a perfect vacation. Nihal the care taker took great care of us. Great cook of local cuisine and extremely good with local all attachments including taxi to airport etc

    Jacob2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • PJ's place was the highlight of our Sri Lanka trip. Relaxing in the covered living space while my children swam in the pool was perfect. I loved how the living space was nicely shaded by the roof, but had no walls. This was a unique experience for me (being Canadian all of our homes need walls to keep out the snow and the bugs!). We were able to listen to music, snacked whenever we wanted, and enjoyed the peace and privacy. Nihal, the caretaker, lives in a separate cottage on the property and he did a perfect job of being available and extremely helpful, while also giving us plenty of alone time and privacy. He responded to any of our texts within moments and was eager to help prepare any food we wanted and to clean up (it is worth noting that we brought our own food that we picked up in Hikkaduwa before arriving - we also went into Hikkaduwa each evening for dinner - Nihal called us a tuk tuk). The bedrooms were excellent with comfy beds and strong AC units that could be adjusted individually. The bathrooms were beautiful with outdoor showers. We also enjoyed paddling around the lagoon. We saw plenty of birds and a number of local fishermen out in their tiny boats. It really was a special experience and one that I was sad to leave.

    Trent2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Lovely view. Excellent pool. Great care taker. Host was easy to communicate with. Enjoyed my stay so much more than I expected

    Rasula2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • PJ's place is really lovely. Two rooms with really nice outdoor baths. The swimming pool is really lovely as well. There is a canoe which the caretaker will take you for a quick ride in the backwaters. Excellent hospitality with great breakfasts :) Reccomend without a doubt !

    Vivek2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay at!!Felt like I was at home:)

    Azeem2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • It was a nice little house with a spacious garden and a quiet environment. The Caretaker was very friendly even though the communication was sometimes a bit difficult. Nevertheless, he responded to each of our requests. In general, I can only recommend the house l.

    Jonas2019-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • The house is beautiful, very peaceful and the pool is lovely. The beds are comfortable. The house keeper Denish, is really nice and cooked us dinner. There is a lot of bugs in the common area.

    Violette2019-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Fully renovated Colonial house in a residential area that is a short distance to Galle Fort UNESCO World Heritage site. The villa has been finished to a very high standard. Walk along the beach and watch the local fishermen bringing in their nets.
    The villa is a spacious three bedroom villa enjoying large lounge chill out area. The kitchen is hand built using European materials A/C installed in all bedrooms. The villa is totally private with a large ocean terrace and good sized plunge pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.
    The beach in Pitiwella is one of the best kept secrets in southern Sri Lanka and we like to keep it that way. The beach is almost private will golden sands the sea has a sandy bottom allowing guests sit and feel the ocean in comfort. The beach is an infusion of tourists and the local fishing community living in harmony together.
  • Moonstone Villa is a beautiful relaxing place to stay. The villa is located next to a beautiful and not crowded beach with many bars where you can eat delicious seafood. Dom and all his staff are lovely warm people who are very welcoming. The food provided by Malika and Raj was excellent. Anything we needed was accommodated immediately and without any fuss. Getting about was easy due to the Tuc Tuc drivers recommended by Dom. In the near distance there are many attractions worth seeing, for example Fort Galle, Turtles Hatcherry and Peraliya Buddha Statue. I highly recommend staying in this beautiful villa with it's outstanding view, host and staff.

    Kasia2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you Dom for the most amazing stay at the beautiful Moonstone villa! To anyone thinking of staying here, I would not hesitate to recommend it 100%. The location is perfect and Dom and his team went above and beyond to make sure we were well looked after including giving us a late check out. And really looking forward to reading your book!! Thank you again, we'll be back!! 😀

    Julie2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • The villa is beautifully decorated, right by the beach, for cooking

    晓华2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The Villa is located beautifully by the beach. The pool area is nice to relax in, and the water is nice and refreshing for hot days. Breakfast was great, and we also ordered food a couple of times. The seafood BBQ was excellent! There are decent restaurants and bars in walking distance on the beach. All the bedrooms had Air conditioning, and we certainly needed it! Only negative thing I have to say is that it's pretty close to the road so you might hear some traffic.

    Erik2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for a wonderful stay! The villa is located on the beach, excellent sea views, stunning sunsets and sunrises) The atmosphere is very home, fully consistent with the photo. The hosts are very hospitable, attentive. Stayed for two days, I liked everything very much. Among the shortcomings can be noted: Stuffy in the living room, since there is no air conditioning, they are available only in bedrooms The staff speaks and understands English poorly

    Надежда2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had 5 nights in Dom’s lovely house. It was fantastic!! Nice place with a stunning location. Dom was SO kind and helpful to us. He answered immediately if we had any questions or needed help with transportation or places to visit. Dom’s staffs was really kind and made us delicious breakfast. We also had an amazing barbecue in the garden. I highly recommend Dom’s place and will definitely go back next time I visit Sri Lanka.

    Marianne2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Dom is a very attentive and great host. He was very helpful particularly with tracking a missing bag. The staff is pleasant and service-minded. Location is only 15 min with Tuk-tuk from Galle fort. We will come again and highly recommend Moonstone villa.

    Elisabeth2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Dom has a beautiful place right on the Galle beach. The place has it's own private pool where you can choose to take a dip and have a few beers while you gaze into the sunset. This picturesque property has everything that you can ask for, it has all the luxuries that you can expect from a 5-star hotel, along with that homely touch that you crave when you're away from home. It's easy to get to and has multiple stores and food joints around the corner. The entire house is extremely asthetic and brings out Dom's attention to detail. The large roof, amazing furniture, the open kitchen adjoining the living room from where you can see the sunset is an amazing experience. All you'd want to do is spend time in the house with the beach right outside. I'd definitely come here again and recommend this to anyone visiting South Srilanka. Spend a day here and unwind.

    Geeth2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Watch the sun set over the water while catching the gentle ocean breeze that makes the house cool even on the hottest days. A dip in the plunge pool is also a refreshing option. The Picasso "Head of Woman" statue is one of many artistic standouts.
    Designed as an open-space sitting area facing the ocean, the upstairs area catches the ocean breeze, making the house cool even on the hottest days. A plunge pool upstairs is also always around to cool down or for the little ones to have fun! 3 bedrooms, each with its en-suite bathroom, offer queen size beds in the master bedroom and main guest room, 2 single in the 3rd bedroom can be joined into a queen bed as well. The master bedroom opens to the upstairs space, both others open to the lower level courtyard. Kitchen and staff quarters are in the lower level, in the back.
    Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walking distance from many shops and restaurants, as well as museums. Stroll a few steps down the ramparts in front of the house to a little beach, with the big surf beaches of the south not far by road.
  • This villa is everything everyone else says in the glowing reviews. Honestly one of the most beautiful houses in a fantastic location - definitely stay here if you can. The house is really stylish, with three beautiful bedrooms and an indoor pool overlooking the ocean. It’s perfectly located within the fort, and all the communication with Yann was so easy. The staff who work at the house are some of the nicest people, and could not be more attentive, helpful and kind. DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR and ask Damith (the head housekeeper/chef) to cook for you. It was our favourite meal in Sri Lanka. Enjoy!

    Sarah Kate2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Our second time in Galle and our second stay at Yann's place. We were mostly content to wander around the fort and chill. Fabulous design and amenities. One of our favorite Airbnbs in the world!

    David2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Yann’s house was very moden & nice next to the Galle Fort within walking distance. The staffs are very helpful & can cook very good local dishes. Only thing you need to be notice is they do not provide even basic food items, for example: tea, coffee, sugar, salt, butter, bread or jam so better prepare & bring along some if you’re check in late & booked to stay a few days. However the staffs are happy to get everything you need & present you with the bill. I can definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in that area. Yann is a very nice host.

    Sandra2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Yann’s Villa is stunning. The entire home has incredible works of art around it. The beds were comfortable and the en-suites were very clean. The staff made you feel very welcomed and were very helpful. The food they cooked for dinner was extraordinary, safe to say it was some of the best food we have eaten in Sri Lanka. The view from the living room is beautiful and the sunset over the sea was one to remember. The dipping pool inside was clean and often used by us to cool down from walks around the Fort. The proximity to everything in the Fort could not have been better. Everything was great at Yann’s Villa and I highly suggest staying here. Thank you very much to Yann and the staff at the villa.

    John2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing villa in great location which was easily found in the center of the Fort. Very pleasant and professional staff who made our stay easy and “like home”. Very helpful and invisible(in a best way), so we even could not notice how we had our beds ready for sleep or dinner was ready on the table. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and restaurant quality. The house is a masterpiece itself, the garden in the house make it fresh and live, everything is done perfectly.

    Ira2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • We were blown away in awe of this accomodation. It’s a beautiful house within galle fort and walking distance from all things in the fort including the small calm beaches for a quick dip. The house is spectacular in layout and in style and the staff make the experience perfect. We loved the hospitality of dhammith, sanjeewa and isanka. Their home made curries and food were also great.

    Dioni2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Super super super! ! The location of the house is in the Galle Fort, which is especially convenient. And the living room on the second floor is in a good position, facing the Indian Ocean. Blowing the sea breeze, looking at the book, then watching the sunset, sunset. So beautiful. The housekeeper is particularly responsible! ! A little embarrassed, but work is particularly good. Super great! The rice made is so delicious! Every meal makes people want to eat again! We went out to the beach to get the sun. He also gave us a towel and suggested going to which beach nearby. Beautiful, cost-effective. Everything is perfect!

    景琦2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • This Villa is amazing! It’s location, design and house team are just magnificent.

    Keith2019-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    to feel space, tranquility and nature... Very Spacious suite with a private plunge pool and modern comforts where time stands still as you enjoy the space nature and tranquillity in this very old Dutch colonial villa.
    Nestled in the middle of a large lush garden with sprawling trees and picturesque scenery, our villa is only a 15 minutes drive from Galle Town, the most well-known coastal city in Southern Sri Lanka. Deliberately designed to provide ample space and relaxed privacy for its guests, it is a newly- restored 18th century two-storied building which offers two large suites, each with a private swimming pool and a jacuzzi/ bath tub. The suites are surrounded by spacious verandahs opening out onto the terraced garden which gently slopes away from the house. Although hidden away, the ingenious planning of the original 18th century original owner (who's said to be a supplier of material to the Dutch Fortress construction) means that the position of building provides almost a lookout over the surrounding area. This suite -- Sunrise Suite -- obviously facing east, on first floor, is surrounded by long wide balconies. It also has 6 large windows and 3 double doors giving a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, jungles and paddy fields. The two suites can be booked together or separately. Each suite is completely separated from the other to ensure privacy. Both suites have been sympathetically restored in keeping with the history of this very old building, but with a modern emphasis on comfort, space and connection to nature. In a continuation of its heritage & is decorated with antique furniture from the Dutch period including large four poster beds. Time stands still as you enjoy the peaceful comfort and understated luxury of the rooms and the simple pleasures of being close to nature. Alternatively, Galle Town and the famous Dutch Fortress are easily close enough for exploring, shopping and dining. The popular and renowned Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa beach is only 20 minutes away. (Please note that given its large balconies, staircases, and open swimming pool on the first floor, we regret that it is not able to accept guests with small children for safety reasons.) The famous "The Lighthouse Hotel" -- a masterpiece by the world renown Architect, Geoffrey Bawa -- and the beautiful beach just 10 minutes away. Wifi Meals can be ordered or a cook can be hired by prior arrangement. Breakfast included in the rates
    We are in a very quiet residential neighbourhood. As our home is at the end of a private street vehicular traffic is almost non existent.
  • Great place, close from Galle. Dinesh was very helpful with travel arrangements and suggestions about activities/where to eat. Waking up to the sound of the birds was a memorable experience. You can spot some exotic species near the house itself. The plunge pool is the best part of the room :)

    Jennifer2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re looking for a beautiful open-air room, furnished with dark-wood antiques; a private plunge pool and a huge balcony overlooking large, shady jungle trees; then look no further than Dinesh & Sumudu’s SR spacious suite. If you dream of watching the sunrise from your luxuriously comfortable four-post bed; listening to the sounds of the monkeys swinging from the branches just outside your window; eating delicious, traditional Sri Lankan breakfasts and being hosted by an attentive, generous couple then all you have to do is book Dinesh & Sumudu’s SR spacious suite. If you want an unforgettably peaceful jungle-retreat, do yourself a favour and book this AirBnB. We did. It was the perfect honeymoon. Thank you Dinesh, Sumudu & Sunethra, we had a wonderful stay and didn’t want to leave!

    Jonny2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Dinesh and Sumudu’s place is stunning. It was such a beautiful oasis from the busy city of Galle surrounded by amazing lush scenery. The room was even bigger than we expected and having our own private plunge pool was an absolute treat! Dinesh and Sumudu were charming and helpful and I would be back again if I ever return to Galle. Thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay!

    Anna2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • We only just left today after staying there for 3 nights and I must say, it was the definitely our favourite stay in our whole trip in Sri Lanka! The house itself has full of character. A very lovely colonial styled home surrounded by pure nature! The private plunge pool and the jacuzzi (although we didnt use it) were just perfect added bonus, it’s so easy to want to just stay in the whole day! Dinesh and Sumudu, the famiy and the staff are very attentive and hospitable! They were away on some part of our stay and they still arranged to get us take away dinner on a rainy night! Coudnt thank you enough! Daily Sri lankan breakfast was just lush, plus watching the monkeys and birds and occasional cat visitors, what more could you ask for?! We highly recommend this place, particularly if you want a nice peaceful stay away from the busy streets but close enough to Galle, Hikaduwa and Unawatuna beaches.

    Gretchelle2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Dinesh is a wonderful host fully deserving his superhost status. The room we stayed in was spectacular and enormous, with a very comfortable bed, wonderful plunge pool, good hot water and a spectacular view into the jungle. It was great to watch the monkeys leaping from tree to tree. Dinesh has a close neighbour with a tuk tuk who is charming and can easily whisk you off into Galle Fort or beyond. We had a really lovely stay - thank you very much!

    James2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • We can only join the many almost exuberant comments. Sumudu and Dinesh are great hosts! And once you have moved into your quarters on the first floor with the surrounding veranda and the small refreshment pool and watch the monkeys jumping and climbing halfway up the tree, you don't want to leave. Edda and Nicolas We only can confirm all the positive judgments we have read about Dinesh and Sumudu. They are great hosts !! And if you arrive at your new "home" on the first floor in the big apartment with the Veranda and the refreshing pool, watching the monkeys jumping from tree to tree, discovering beautiful white birds with long tailes, then you will never leave! We will come back. Edda and Nicolas

    Edda & Nicolas2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It was a total oasis, complete with monkeys and fireflies! Dinesh and Sumudu were lovely - so helpful and definitely knew the best places to eat. Loved the plunge pool and the hoppers perhaps the best!

    Steve2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Get ready to reach paradise. The accommodation is a gem hidden in the most beautiful green jungle with the sounds a birds, monkeys and squirrels. And yet, only 10min drive by tuktuk or bus to Galle. The room is extremely well and beautifully decorated. The pictures on the accommodation are beautiful but the reality is much better. The bed is comfortable and lovely dressed with beautiful white linen. The bathroom well equipped, and the fresh plunge pool was calling for us after a long warm day. There is a little fridge with ice cold water, small candlelights to enjoy the evenings on the terrace. Local breakfast served on the terraces by smiley and friendly staff. Lovely and interesting discussion with Dinesh and Sumudu. Extremely nice and helpful hosts. They really went beyond a hosts normal and expected attributions with food, guidance and assistance in any way. Our stay here, was definitely the best in Sri Lanka as being so authentic and so charming.

    Lisbeth2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Villa Serendipity is a stylish 5 bedroom villa on the most serene setting of Koggala Lake. Enjoy spectacular views of colourful sunsets whilst dipping in our 20m infinity pool and spoil yourself with delicious local cuisine from our master chef.
    As a guest you have the full property and grounds at your availability. No other guest will stay at the villa during your stay.
    We are about a mile from the famous beaches and ca 15km from Galle Fort.
  • Place is beautiful and modern

    Sai Krishna2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Villa Serendipity is STUNNING! We were there for 3 night and everything was just perfect! The staff is like no other, always smiling, attentive, genuinely looking after you. I absolutely recommend this Villa to anybody and hope to return in the near future."

    Smarita2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a perfect stay at the luxurious and comfortable villa Serendipity. Hospitable staff, delicious food, intricately designed bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces in a gorgeous house sitting on the edge of a breathtaking lake. The excellent staff even climbed up the coconut trees to pluck fresh king coconuts for us to drink after a long, serene boat ride on the lake. 6 star food and service! The photographs of the property do not do the location or house justice! Thank you again! Best wishes, The Joshuas

    Deon2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • This is a wonderful property set amidst the tranquility of the lake. It is a really sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and beach side properties. The design of the villa is spot on, with high ceilings and a downstairs area that becomes a huge communal indoor/outdoor space. The pool is a highlight with tiered levels making it great for kids who cannot fully swim yet. Our 2 year old bobbed around for hours (under close supervision!) and had the best time. Food was fantastic. Local dishes done the best we have had in Sri Lanka, and a simple, thoughtful offering for kids meals (spaghetti, chicken nuggets, fresh fish fingers, boiled veg etc but dine v well). Good western dishes. Nice seafood bbq. Good staff, and helpful suggestions for activities etc. Great base for exploring the surrounding area. Five stars.

    David2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space and really delicious food!

    Lara2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • A must do villa, the team is fab. It’s the most amazing place for a large group who wants to be a bit secluded and yet accessible (5-7mins) to the beach and other restaurants etc.

    Tarang2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • We have seen and stayed at many villas and homes across the world, including multiple stays at Sri Lanka's southern coast - but this is the first time we have fallen absolutely and completely head over heels in love with a property - the beautiful Villa Serendipity. The house is beyond stunning - pictures don't do justice to the beauty and scale of the place. The location on Koggala lake is serene, private - just picture perfect. And the level of service provided by Himal, Asanka, Udeshika and team truly epitomises Sri Lankan hospitality - we felt truly pampered, looked after and relaxed. We were a large group with 8 adults and 4 kids and while the architecture and interior spaces are truly immaculate and beautiful, almost straight out of a design magazine - the house is also super comfortable and relaxed where the kids could be safe, play and have fun without having to be watched over all the time. There were also enough places for the grown ups to relax and chill, which is really important considering the size of our group. The pool is huge and lovely - and we spent most afternoons in there. One of the main reasons we had booked the place was because we had heard wonderful reviews of Chef Asanka and we were not disappointed. His chilli crab, prawn curry and brinjal moju are must tries. While we only spent 3 days in Villa Serendipity - I think we have all left a piece of our heart & soul behind - and cant wait to return. If you're searching for a incredible Sri Lankan holiday experience - look no further than Villa Serendipity.

    Radhika2019-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • We spent our holidays with children and grandchildren at Villa Serendipity to celebrate our birthdays. The location of the Villa and the high quality of it and the team headed by Himal guaranteed us a perfect stay in what we call a near to paradise location. Top. Top. Top.

    Réal M.A.2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    5

    Kathaluwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Old Clove House is a traditional Sri Lankan house with colonial architectural influences that has been fully renovated, modernized and now operating as an upmarket vacation rental home. Located in village of Mihiripenna, OCH is just 5 mins from the beach, 15 mins from Galle Fort, and an ideal base for a family or group of friends to explore and enjoy the attractions in and around Galle. Tasty healthy meals is one of the main features of a stay at the house. We take great pride in our food.
    Old Clove House is located in a lush garden of more than half an acre with an expansive lawn, mature trees and shrubs. Its walled all around by a 10 foot high perimeter wall ensuring total privacy. The house is designed to maximise outdoor living perfectly suited to the warm climate of Sri Lanka. There are three bedrooms at the main house; the upper level master suite with a king sized bed and a separate sitting area, the poolside room with a king sized bed, and the children's room with a queen sized bed and two single beds. The main house sleeps 8 adults comfortably but with converted daybeds and bunk-beds, up to 10 can be accommodated. For larger groups numbering more than 10 or requiring more than the 3 rooms at the house, 2 more couples or up to another 6 guests can be accommodated at Spice House, just 1 minute away. Please get in touch for more information . All bedrooms are en-suite with hot water showers. All bedlinen are of the best available quality from the supplier of bedlinen to most upmarket private villas and boutique hotels in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. All bedrooms can be cooled by air-conditioning or overhead ceiling fans. Two cots can be made available and the house is very children friendly. Massages can be arranged in house at our massage room, and private yoga classes can be taken on the lawn or in the house. A standalone dining pavilion which seats up to 12 adults comfortably overlooks the 32 feet long swimming pool. The power supply is fully backed up by an ultra silent fully automatic generator which kicks in immediately when the main supply is interrupted, ensuring continued uninterrupted supply to the house. No more blackouts. No more hot stuffy days and nights and the fans, refrigerators and air-conditioners will continue working quietly to keep our guests cool and comfortable.
    The property is located in the village of Mihiripenna a pleasant, green, and quiet village. The beach is approximately 1 kilometer away, which is a very pleasant 15 minute stroll, or an easy 2 minute tuk tuk ride.
  • Our group of 11 had the absolute BEST time at Old Clove House. A serene house amidst a delightful jungle, it was exactly what we were looking for! Tai is an amazing host and was very accommodating of our requests. He was really helpful with providing us with local recommendations on where to go. Although, all of us would have happily eaten all our meals at the house since the food was delicious! He was very sweet to arrange a cake too at the last minute at our request. Pradeep, the caretaker, is someone we'd all remember for a long time. The sweetest, most helpful guy who only had a smile on his face throughout! With a boisterous group of 11 women, that's quite a feat. We'd love to come back and stay at the Old Clove House. Thank you for all the memories!

    Namrata2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of the most exciting homestays on our entire Sri Lankan journey.

    剑秋2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • The Old Clove House is everything you can dream of in a Sri Lankan country home. It has the right touches to make a family’s stay amazingly comfortable. The ambience was just right for a family break. And the meals ! They were tasty, the dishes well combined, and healthy. Even though there was a menu, I knew that the best thing to do would be to leave it to Tai to serve us what’s right and more importantly traditionally Sri Lankan. And I wasn’t disappointed. Tai had a great sense of how to curate 3 days of our family meals that made every member happy 😁

    Badrunnisa2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • This place is just heaven on earth. The house is gorgeous, the staff are amazing and the food .... Sensational!!! Seriously no need to eat elsewhere Nothing was too much trouble - they arranged tuk tuks, bought us hopper pans from the shops, arrak and any wine we desired - they even arranged for 2 guitars that we could use for the duration of our stay. In the afternoon the resident monkeys leapt from tree to tree for our amusement and in the evenings we were graced with peacocks and fireflies ❤️ It’s such a relaxing place to just lay by the pool and exhale We would highly recommend this for a family stay - you won’t be disappointed

    Menaz2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • The Old Clove House is a brilliantly curated and created space that's perfect for a recharge in a home away from home. We were a group of four and Tai's genuine concern and catering to all our needs was impeccable. The food was healthy and clean, the amenities all well taken care of and the garden nothing short of lush. The house is a short tuk tuk drive away or a ten minute walk to the beach, tucked away in an idyllic and quiet road of Unawatuna which means you can get the best of both beach living and poolside chilling. It's a haven and Tai is most definitely a Super Host.

    Amirah2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is an oasis. It is tucked away, approx 15 mins from Galle, but feels like your own spot. To begin, the home itself is very grand. As you walk in through the open,outdoor lounge you find a beautiful receiving room. Off to your right is a big bedroom, queen size bed which opens to an open air bathroom. Consideration for clothes (hanging and folded) are available in the walk in robe. Next to the kitchen is another bedroom with a single, a double and then through to another room with a single which then accesses another open air bathroom. So, sleeping downstairs can potentially accommodate 6 people quite comfortably. Then upstairs there is a 'parents retreat' with big bed, day beds, closets, sitting room and open aid bathroom. Everything was really beautiful. So much attention had been paid to minor details. The food at this Airbnb is glorious. But like with any good food around the world, it does not come cheap. We were slightly shocked at first seeing our food bill, but then realized that we had been ordering premium foods (fresh seafood etc) and Tai produced all receipts to show cost of everything, which was good. We figured when staying in luxury accommodation, it must be expected that food costs and things can add up. That's not a complaint at all, the team was 100% transparent, it's just we probably got a bit carried away. If you love beautiful places, stay here. If you love food, stay here. If you love expertly managed Airbnb, stay here. We most certainly will be back!

    Jenna2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • An oasis of grandeur, beauty and peace in a quiet village. The house is a stunning white set against blue skies and green palms. The walls inside are covered with a local artist's collection, and this combined with the bespoke chairs, tables and four poster beds fitted with graceful netting, it's as if one is living in an art gallery. It's in a perfect location, minutes from Unawatuna and Galle town via tuk tuk. There is a stretch of swimming beaches nearby with natural lagoons safe for kiddos to snorkel. Tai is a kind, warm and gracious host who looks after all his guests very well, even the littlest ones. The housekeepers/ cooks Ashan and Pradeep are unobtrusive but always there whenever you need something, with their big bright smiles and twinkling eyes. They made us feel so much at home. The food is outstanding in both quality and flavour. I would go back there just to eat! Highly recommend the prawn, fish and crab curries, all of the sambols, the okra and curried pumpkin. The Old Clove House is not just a house... it's an experience. And one that my kids and I will cherish forever.

    Mary2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Tai is a wonderful host and Old Clove House is simply the best! I was back for a second visit with some new friends and we had a perfect weekend. My only complaint is that I couldn’t lengthen my stay. Lovely, restful bedrooms, comfortable lounges by the pool, delicious meals!

    Kari2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    3

    Unawatuna, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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