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Places to stay in 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

    One bedroom villa walking distance (1.5miles) to Kandy lake. Surrounded by beautiful tropical garden. Submerge in own private pool or read your holiday literature in the lounge or terrace. Scrumptious delicious breakfast provided free of charge. True paradise. Please feel free to check our new property as well if this one is not available (just in case already booked), please click on my profile to access.
    Your own villa in a tropical oasis.
    Situated in less than 1.5 miles from town centre, away from hustle and bustle from the town. Enjoy your privacy and tranquility in this tropical garden surrounded. Unlike the town centre you can see and feel how real local life is like. Nice bakery shop there if you fancy a snack in the afternoon.
  • Host was lovely, he helped us arrange transport easily and gave us local tips. He even provided us breakfast to go for our early train ride one morning.

    Emma2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great little place. Champs dad was brilliant. Champ organised a taxi from the airport, and was great at keeping communicating with us. We only stayed one night and wished we’d stayed longer - just for the hospitality. The pool is very nice, room great, and thanks for giving us a fantastic take away breakfast for the early morning train. Highly recommended.

    Patrick2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Loved Champ’s parents place - the garden is amazing and the room ever nicer than in the pictures. The Sri Lankan breakfast was also one of the best we’ve had here! Really recommend this as a little oasis to stay slightly out of the city centre when visiting Kandy.

    Anna2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • The room was very nice and it was great to have a fridge to keep cool water in and a way to make extra coffee/tea. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Breakfasts were delicious.

    Elizabeth2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house with nice host. Bed is big and confortable. You have to walk 15-20 min or take a tuk tuk to reach the center . But the distance is not a problem. Just sad that due to the oasis inside we did not have lot of sun around the pool.

    Oriane2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay here!!! An absolute oasis in busy Kandy with monkeys and birds in the beautiful garden and the prettiest bedroom we stayed in during our trip. Its a short drive into the centre of Kandy, but having seen how hectic it is, we were glad to have a bit of calm. The very best thing about this gem of a place however is Champ’s dad, such a friendly and knowledgeable man! We were only here for one afternoon / evening and were a bit unsure of the best plan. He arranged the perfect itinirary (gardens, a wander around the lake, kandyan dancing, temple visit and a great dinner spot) and booked our Tuk Tuk driver Gehan who picked us up and dropped us off for the whole day for a very reasonable fixed price. He was bang on time, every single pick up, and answered all of our questions about the city. If you want to get through traffic in a hurry - Gehan is your man. He took us to a lovely lookout point on our way home at the end of the day. Champ’s dad was also brilliant at giving advice for our train to Ella the next day, arranged for Gehan to take us to the station and packed us a lovely breakfast for our trip. Would recommend to anyone looking for a very warm welcome, and a bit of peace away from the city.

    Jen2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect peaceful retreat in chaotic kandy. Great and very helpful host with amazing authentic and filling breakfast!

    Harriet2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much, we had a lovely stay in Kandy. they helped arrange transport with our trip and with recommendations as to where to eat and drink. The place really did feel like a paradise within the city!

    Nick2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    KANDY, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    A double bed room... simply and beautifully decorated in white, with wooden furniture and a bathroom, offers travelers a quiet and comfortable home in a residential location. Airport pickups/drops can be arranged. If you are travelling in a group or a family, we have 02 extra rooms with a king size bed available. Please search for: COLOMBO 7-CHARMING BRIGHT AND COZY ROOM & COLOMBO 7 - CHARMING LIBRARY ROOM in AirBnB
    Location The property is conveniently located in Colombo in a lovely residential area. Its strategic location ensures that guests can easily reach many local points of interest. The city's numerous attractions such as Barefoot, Paradise Road, Museum, Independence Square, Old Parliament, Galle Face Green, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Gangarama Temple,Old Dutch Hospital, the Fort Railway Station etc. Away from the traffic and the noise in a residential neighbourhood, its only a 10- 15 minute ride to almost any location in town. Its a superb base to discover the exciting city of Colombo. About the property A double bed room...simply and beautifully decorated in white, with an attached bathroom,offers travelers a comfortable home. The room is equipped with fan and A/C and can accommodates two adults and a child. The AC is an additional feature. If you need AC you need pay rs. 1000 per night and obtain this facility. Wi- Fi and hot water are available. The room comes with a mini library for those who enjoy reading. The guests are given a key, so that they can get about freely at any time. The room is equipped with a mini-bar I have a small home office in the premises. Air-conditioning The room is also equipped with air-conditioning. Meals Breakfast is on the house and consists of fruits, eggs tea and toast also occasional traditional Sri Lankan food can be served. You have access to a separate dining area, while a fully equipped kitchen enables you to prepare your own meals if you so wish. House Keeping Linen and towels are provided and changed every 3 days for long term visitors. Airport pick up Airport pick up can be arranged for US$ 22 Rs. 3300 for the highway toll. Payable in Sri Lankan rupees to the taxi service directly . please send passenger names and flight information. Check in and check out Check in time is flexible subject to the previous days booking. Check out time is 12 noon. We can keep your luggage for you to collect later. Other Guest rooms available We can also offer the New White Charming Room and the Charming Library Room if the Charming White Room is unavailable and booked. These rooms are both in Longden Place and listed under AIRBnB as the "New White Charming Room" and the "Charming Library Room". If you are looking for a city beach experience please check out our "Charming Colonial Home Near The Beach" situated in Dehiwala, Colombo, listed on AIRBnB and Booking com.
    The house is located in a private lane behind the Bandaranayake Memorial Conference Hall. Its on Malalasekara Mawatha, also known as Longden Place. The main road that connects to Malalasekara Mawatha is Baudhaloka Mawatha. Its the road with the traffic lights, on the opposite side the Independents Arcade on Baudhaloka Mawatha. once you get to the top of Malalasekara Mawatha ( The one with the trafic light on top) as there are two.You proceed straight down passing the Chartered Institute of Accountants and Sri lanka Development Authority. ( With a Peoples Bank ATM outside) You will arrive at a T- junction. At The T- Juction turn right and take an immediate left at 30/74 (yellow metal gate) and take another immediate left after the speed bump to a private road. Its before the bridge. If you pass the bridge you have gone too far. The house is on the left hand side, 3/4 way down the road next to a big tree. Black gate. number is 30/12 a 1/1 Longden place Colombo 7.
  • My third time staying at the Charming White Room - the hospitality is wonderful and is always the same. Friendly host who is quick to respond and is flexible for any additional requests - I loved staying there and will be back there soon. The place is more like a home to me now. I would highly recommend the guest house for anybody travelling to stay in a private place where you are surrounded by other tourists - cozy and warm house - you can be yourself - solitude. Close proximity to city centre and very convenient to be in and out for shopping or on other trips.

    Abdulla2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Superb room, very clean and very cozy. Really a favorite! Very caring host, who really puts you at ease. In a beautiful district, we are calm while being a few minutes by tuk tuk from places to visit. If you go through Colombo I can only advise you to come and stay with Gayathri

    Chloé2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful stay!

    Mayyanna2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very much nice place to stay with comfort and good hospitality! It's truly a value for money experience! If you are a creative and well read person this is a place for you! Very clean, peaceful place closer to public transport, good hotels! So Gayathri's stay gave us a very good start for holiday in Sri Lanka! Thank you!

    Sajjala2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved our stay here! Our taxi was kindly organised from the airport to the Airbnb resulting in a seamless late night arrival. The room was cosy and cute. Further, we were cooked a nourishing breakfast when we woke the next day. Had lovely chats with the host. Highly recommend. Above and beyond.

    Daisy2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very Nice - in a quiet area. This way you get to see the greener side of Colombo.

    Jesper2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Gayathri's lovely home is in a quiet and paceful neighborhood. However the hustle and bustle of the city center is just a short tuk tuk ride away. The house itself is bright, clean and very comfortable. Gayathri was extremely helpful in giving me the confidence to navigate around Colombo, after an international flight. This was a great introduction to Colombo. Thanks so much, Gayathri!

    David2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely stay. Fresh, Comfy and Clean. A home away from home!! The library was mesmerizing... felt so wonderful to have such an exquisite collection of books at my leisure... Sweetest staff.

    Dulini2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

    Ella Mount View Guest Inn is located on hill top with magnificent view of most famous Ella Gap. Surrounded by mountains,lush green valleys,scenic landscapes,waterfalls and tea plantations. Rooms are large,clean and with lovely balcony where you can sit to read and relax. Just 500M away from the center of Ella and only 5Min walking distance from the Ella train station along the train track towards Kandy. We can offer delicious Sri Lankan home cooked foods.
  • Great location near town but away from the bustle. Sri Lankan breakfast was excellent. Hosts were attentive and helpful

    Frazer2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Buddhi! The entire accommodation is very nice, you feel right at home. The rooms are extremely clean and stylish. Buddhi is a great host, we can also highly recommend TukTuk driver Gila (organized via Buddhi) :) A great extra, of course, is the pool! Breakfast was delicious too. Definitely recommendable!

    Jana2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot, just up the road from the main strip (10 mins walk or so) and a lovely quiet retreat. Easy and helpful communication with the host 😊

    Alice2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great rooms and super helpful team. The view from the rooms is amazing! Definitely eat the traditional breakfast :)

    Marcia2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great 3 night stay at Buddhi’s place! He is so nice and helpful and same with the other staff members. The room was simple and just what we needed. We enjoyed a hot shower and comfortable bed at the end of our adventure packed days. The breakfast was also a delight to enjoy in the morning. We would recommend staying here!

    Melinda2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • Buddhi and his cousin are super kind and relaxed! This place is close to downtown, close to nature. The weather however makes such a difference. Our first day it was super misty so we couldn’t see anything and it was cold (bring something warm when you go in low season) but the next day it was sunny and we were surprised with the a beautiful view of the mountains en waterfalls. On our last day the road to Yala was blocked and Buddhi’s cousin drove us to Yala via a different route in a massive van which was awesome!

    Amber2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Friendly staff, incredible view and great food! Perfect place to relax in Ella.

    Lorna2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful view over the mountains and waterfall. Next door is a large hotel in renovation / construction, view of Little Adams Peak a bit limited, but still beautiful. Surrounded by nature sounds. Walk to the center of Ella 15min downhill / 20min uphill. To the train station way over the rails about 10 minutes.

    Sandra2019-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ella, Uva Province, 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

    Guava House is a unique and remote jungle hideaway situated on a rubber tree plantation surrounded by mountains, paddy fields and the quiet sounds of the near by village away from mainstream tourist locations.
    HOW IT WORKS Guava House, has 5 bedrooms. Rates vary depending on how many rooms will be used. It is always let out on exclusive use, full villa basis. 1 room occupied $300/night 2 rooms occupied $425/night 3 rooms occupied $550/night 4 rooms occupied $675/night 5 rooms occupied $750/night This rate includes housekeeping and service from Jeyanthy, the housekeeper/cook. The whole retreat can accommodate 9 comfortably. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, 2 double bedrooms and one single bedroom, all with attached bathrooms. Then a further two bedroom villas built into the side of the sloping terrain which add an extra dimension of privacy and peaceful relaxation and can accommodate 2 guests in each. An open mezzanine area can be used for yoga, and table tennis.
    Guava house is located on the borders of the Sri Lankan hill country. It’s within easy reach of the famous elephant orphanage (about one hours drive), and close to the ancient capital Kandy (one and half hour drive). Day trips to a "up country" tea estate can be arranged.
  • Guava House is an absolute piece of paradise. If you are keen on visiting Sri Lanka's inland activites, this is a great base and a magnificent environment. The housekeepers Jeyanthi and Suddhartha are super-warm and welcoming. The house is very clean and accommodating. The nature around the house, the jungle, the pool, the house; everything is simply magical. We literally ran back to the house after everyday's activities and wished that we had more time to enjoy the great food and the pool. Would go back any day :)

    Bahar2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Magical place! Just perfect for the two of us

    Justine2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • RECOMMENDED TO ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO RELAX IN THE GREEN OF SRI LANKA ... SIMPLY FANTASTIC

    Elisabetta2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • AMAZING experience!! We had the best time away from the hustle bustle of busy lives, and the most relaxing 3 days. The property is very well done and the hospitality is fantastic. The care takers of the property did everything to make our stay the best possible. Will definitely come back again!

    Nalin2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • It was great! Thanks to Jeyanthi and Sudhama for the great food. It was a pleasure to stay in guava house.

    Corine2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Guava is a magical place perfect for chilling in the sun by the pool, consuming wonderful Sri Lankan cuisine amongst the sounds of the jungle. Perfect for small and big groups this was the perfect was to end our trip. We will be back!

    Steve2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Guava House is AMAZING!! Literally, like paradise. The location is private and just STUNNING. Jeyanthi is amazing, her service and care is so special and gentle. We visited as part of our honeymoon and we couldn’t be happier. We will definitely be back and for longer! Recommend to everyone interested in relaxing, meditating and having fun! ❤️

    Tammy2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • An idyllic property which provided a relaxing retreat on our Sri Lanka trip. The property was perfect for my wife and It would be great to enjoy with a larger contingent!

    Andrew2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    5

    Hemmathagama,, Sabaragamuwa Province,, Sri Lanka

    Set in hustle and bustle away from town centre, a tranquil one bedroom villa with roof top plunge pool surrounded with tropical garden. Situated only 1.5 miles away from town centre. Submerge in your own private plunge pool, read your holiday literature in roof top terrace or in the garden down below. Scrumptious complimentary breakfast provided.
    A tranquil chateau like single bedroom villa with a balcony overlooking luscious tropical garden. A self contained apartment with your own kitchen providing tea and coffee making facilities. Small fridge and a microwave also there should you need it. However if you require anything we are only next door, just give us a shout. We are more than happy to help at anytime.
    Situated in less than 1.5 miles from town centre, away from hustle and bustle from the town. Enjoy your privacy and tranquility in this tropical garden surrounded. Unlike the town centre you can see and feel how real local life is like. Nice bakery shop there if you fancy a snack in the afternoon.
  • Champ’s parents who manage the place are just wonderful! Incredible breakfasts every morning and helpful tips on transport and site-seeing. Incredibly hospitable, generous and kind family. We had a wonderful stay and particularly enjoyed the rooftop pool. Thanks for everything.

    Olivia2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • It is a wonderful villa in the middle of a beautiful garden. The pool is nice. The hosts are very-very kind and helpful. The villa is closed to Kandy Lake. There are pharmacy, post office and groceries in the near.

    Monika2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • What a brilliant stay! Champ's instructions/directions and contact leading up to our stay was brilliant! We were allowed to check in at anytime the day of arrival which really helped! Champ's dad was second to none in helping us out, advising us and giving us handy tips for our stay. The breakfast that he laid on each morning was amazing! He even allowed us to try some true Sri Lankan snacks! The only thing i would say is that it was a little noisy from the road (as there were roadworks) going on when we were up on the roof/plunge pool area, but that's just life! We were very happy with our accommodation and the location was about a 10 min tuk tuk ride into Kandy which Champ's Dad arranged for us whenever we wanted to go into Kandy. Brilliant stay!

    Michelle2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Champs place. Loved all the extra features - plunge pool, super comfortable bed, plush towels & great kitchen facilities. His parents were so friendly and couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a great time in Kandy. Thank you Champ. Regards, peter and Caroline.

    Caroline2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great space outside of the hustle and bustle of Kandy. There are still roadworks outside so it’s not quite as peaceful as it could be, but they are due to be finished soon. The room is very comfortable, with a lovely bed. We loved sitting up by the pool in the refreshing breeze. Champ’s Dad is a wonderful man. Really interesting to talk to & he organised drivers for us all the time. He also made yummy breakfasts. With the roadworks it’s impossible to walk into Kandy at the moment, but cheap to get a tuk tuk. A memorable visit.

    Tracey2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing airbnb experience. Champs communications were really quick. Place was amazing and roof top area nice to relax. Breakfast and hospitality provided was brilliant along with local knowledge provided. Our days out were all organised with our tuk tuk driver who was great in taking us to excursions and whatever we wanted. Highly recommend

    George2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • What a place! Everything from the delicious breakfast, quiet location and beautiful apartment made for a great stay. It’s the perfect place to come back to and enjoy a beer on the terrace after a busy day exploring.

    Sophie2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • First class communication from Champ, who is in the UK, and amazing hospitality from his mother and father, who run the place. The room and pool couldn't be better. Can't rate it highly enough!

    Andrew2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ampitiya, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    6

    Tangalle, SP, Sri Lanka

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    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

    **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
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, 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

    AMBA villa is a large villa designed by Architect Channa Daswatte, it is located in a tropical garden and has fenomenal views over the Victoria reservoir and Jungle. The Owners live upstairs in the spacious villa and rent out two individual suites.
    Contemporary villa with spacious rooms and bathrooms , rain-shower and private toilet , large living and dining area with an impressive antique table , tropical garden and infinity saltwater 25 meter pool with gazebo. Sliding doors that can be openend all around to give the feeling you are living in nature.
    Small rural village opposite the Victoria Randenigala forest , most villagers are employed by the Victoria Golf course.
  • Lotte & Shadwell welcome you into their most stylish and luxurious home. The property is of the highest end. If you are looking for somewhere in nature to relax whilst enjoying the company of a very kind and interesting couple then this is the place for you. Having praised the property so highly though, our parting thoughts were the immence kindness of Lotte & Shadwell after our little girl got an infection at our previous hotel. We will be forever grateful.

    Stuart2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay in the villa was very nice! We liked the peace, the view and the surroundings. The food we were offered was very varied and delicious.

    Laura2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • The stay at Lotte’s place was outstanding! The villa itself is absolutely stunning and Lotte & Shadwell are very kind and generous. We felt very welcome in their house. Lotte even took us to a very nice temple during our stay. Furthermore, they have extremely nice staff and a very good cook. It is definitely worth to spend a few days in this wonderful environment. Thanks Lotte!

    Christian2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This place is exquisite. Words don't describe it. The layout of the villa is a wonder, the interior so in tune with its surroundings, which are themselves jaw dropping. The view is to die for. Add to that Lotte and Shadwell, who go above and beyond to ensure everything is expertly tended to. I was travelling solo, on my first trip to Sri Lanka and they took me completely under their wings and treated me as a member of their family, acting as personal tour guides from the moment I landed. AirBnB was founded for experiences like this; book in immediately.

    Nina2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • A truly unique and memorable experience. The property is simply stunning. Lotte and Shadwell are the quintessential hosts and whilst they live on the property, the space is private and large enough to enjoy time out relaxing. The property is quite a way out of town, however we enjoyed most of our meals at the villa, and the candlelit dinners were a highlight of our trip.

    Cara2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • We are actually having a hard time adjusting to our regular life at home after staying in amba villa. We were just spoiled there, the villa is so beautiful, the views are incredible, the food beyond amazing and the hosts and staff are incredible. Above and beyond amazing. We are so happy to have had the privilege of staying here and we can’t wait to be back. Highly highly recommend.

    Alex2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • The villa is stunning! The photos looks great, but the reality is even better. Lotte and Shadwell took so good care of us. Lovely people. If you book this place you will get luxery right in the middle of beautifull nature. I hope to be back here someday.

    Kristian2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing property, photos and words can’t explain the beauty and peacefulness of this villa and surrounding countryside. Whether lying by the pool, having a drink looking out over water below or chilling out under the Mango tree in the stunning gardens you will instantly relax! The villa is stunning and the food delicious. Lotte, Shadwell and their lovely staff are fantastic hosts. This is a special property that I wouldn’t hesitate in booking.

    Sam & Anna2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Maberiyatenna, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Red Parrot Beach Villa is an antique finished, concrete and wood designed villa in Ambalangoda in Sri Lanka. The villa has two air conditioned sleeping rooms which beds are covert with mosquito nets. A fully equipped kitchen is ready for you to use. In front of the house lies a beautiful beach garden, where you can relax in the shade and look out on to the Indian Ocean. The price includes a tasty breakfast plus daily room and laundry service provided by our team.
    Red Parrot Beach Villa, the cosy holiday home! Quite close to the town yet far enough to escape the busy city life... You will find peace and harmony in a beautiful environment. This villa is the ideal home away from home... perfect for two to four people. Its comfortable interior, the stunning view and the welcoming team will make your holiday an unforgettable experience! - This house has a large, open-concept kitchen... well equipped with everything you need - Attached you will find the living room with comfy seating - From there you will enter the bedrooms... one with a comfortable king size bed and the other with two comfortable single beds which can also be put together to have a second double bed - The nice bathroom is very convenient, clean and well maintained... with hot water and a hair-dryer - Your tasty breakfast will be served on the open terrace in front of the villa - And the sunbeds in the garden are there for you to relax and enjoy - We also provide free WiFi for all our guests - And if you don't want to cook by self or go out to eat... we are happy to dish up a delicious dinner for you... on extra costs payable at the end of your stay At the back of the property you can find a small shop where you can get snacks and drinks. Banks, restaurants, bars, local supermarkets and souvenir shops you will find in the near by town of Ambalangoda. Do you want to go on a trip? The owner Sudath will be happy to assist you to arrange a TukTuk or car to take you where ever you want to go. We will also arrange an airport transfer for 65 € (per trip one way) if required.
    Ambalangoda is famous for its carved masks and its dancers which can be seen in the Ambalangoda museum. In the neighborhood you can find interesting temples, moonstone mines, turtle farms and exciting boat trips on the lagoon. Fans of architecture have the opportunity to visit Geoffrey Bawa’s Lununganga and his brother's Bevis Bawa's Brief-Garden. Round Tours – also those lasting several days – can be arranged individually, such as to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage places, national parks, tea plantations, temples, botanical gardens, to the elephant orphanage, waterfalls, rope bridges and so forth. These tours can be arranged with our air-conditioned van and our english speaking driver or another tour leader. Hikkaduwa, a lovely town with shopping facilities – only about 11 km away, has a well sorted wine store, restaurants and an active night life. The Unesco cultural heritage of Galle Fort is about 29 km away and definitely worth a visit.
  • Well, paradise on basically your own private beach is what you get with this property. Amazing. Gorgeous. Clean. Homely. Incredible service from Sudath and his team offering top notch food and spotless accommodation. Well located with a short walk into Ambalangoda for the shops etc and only around 800lkr to get to the lovely restaurants in hikkaduwa. We took a 2.5 year old and this was perfectly suitable. Our second trip to Sri Lanka and even with the shadow of corona virus over the entire world we still managed to escape it all and have a wonderful holiday. Thanks Sudath and team!

    Lucy2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 3 nights in the Red Parrot beach villa and felt right at home from the first moment. A beautiful clean house with everything you need. The tranquility and the view are priceless. if you need something and very friendly and accommodating. An absolute insider tip to slow down. The beautiful, deserted beach is right in front of the villa. The host Sudath is extremely friendly and responds to all wishes and needs. Highly Recommended! We would like to come again.

    Klaudija2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • What a wobderful place! The beach right in front of the terrace is totally beautiful and nearly empty. The appartment itself offers enough space and a good equipment. It‘s very stylish too. Sudath really made everything what he could to make our stay perfect. Answered very fast, asked if we‘re ok..there‘s a possibility to enjoy dinner, which was delicious and you really have to treat yourself with a massage, which Sudath can arrange for you. All in all - we didn‘t want to leave! Thanks!

    Giulia2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location right on the water making it a very luxurious stay. Breakfast every morning by the wonderful staff is so delicious! In house dinner, massages and transport all can be organised by Sudath making everything so easy. Quick trip to hikkaduwa for snorkelling and lots of places to eat around the area. Would highly recommend this stay! Thank you Sudath and team!

    Tiarna2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • We are from Moscow! We had a family vacation with a child for 4 years! I really liked the location of the house in the center of the beach, a place for those who want privacy and get a quality relaxing holiday in a little crowded place near the ocean! The staff is friendly, I would also like to thank Gita and Booze for their quality work! As well as the owner of the villa Sudat, who is in touch every day and is always ready to help on emerging issues to make the stay in the villa comfortable! If possible, we will come back again !!

    Максим2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • My friend and I stayed in this really amazing accommodation! Location: perfect. On the beach and not too far from the shops either. Space: great. Can relax outside, use the kitchen or be very comfortable in the bedrooms. Cleanliness: excellent. The staff are constantly raking the beach and sweeping to ensure the villa areas are looking good. Host and staff: FAULTLESS. Sudath and his team go above and beyond for their guests. Always on call, willing to help, very friendly and completely non-intrusive. Also arranged some trips and transport for us. Extras: so many! We had bought chicken which they cooked beautifully for us, laid out a delicious breakfast for us, were awake at 2am with umbrellas for us to be sheltered from the rain for an early morning safari, really friendly dogs on the beach infront (I really miss one of them!).... We felt so happy and comfortable here! Thank you so much Sudath and I hope I get to return one day!

    Miriam2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • If you prefer a quiet place to stay and have the ocean just in front of your house, this is the place. Any time u can contact sudath and his stuff. Great place!

    Simon2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to unwind and relax.

    Brock2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Ambalangoda, 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

    *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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Villa Ananya is a perfect getaway from the busy city life. Tucked away in a town 10 Km away from Colombo and will take about 40 minutes on a busy day. Villa Ananya is a 3 room bunglow with a pool overlooking the scenic bolgoda lake. The surrounding is calm and serene with a variety of birds. The sunrise and the sunset is breathtaking. The lake is inhabited by the local fisherman for their daily catch. Motor boating and kayaking can be arranged on request.
    The villa consists of 3 double A/C rooms with attached bathrooms. Rates vary depending on how many rooms are booked. Once a room is booked by a guest, we will not take any other bookings to the villa. This will give the guests total privacy of using the villa. However the guests can ONLY use the room/s booked . The other rooms will NOT be AVAILABLE for their use. 1 double room - $60 per night 2 double rooms - $120 per night 3 doube rooms - $ 180 per night An additional guest will be charged at $35 per room. If the guests does not like to share rooms they will have to book additional rooms or talk to the host. Breakfast is provided free of charge. Lunch and Dinner can be provided for a additional charge. There is a spacious living and dining room with a TV and a DVD player. A live in caretaker and a cook is available. Please contact me for further info about the the pricing .
    It a peaceful secure place with lots of trees and a variety of birds. The sunrise and the sunset over the lake is breathtaking. Full moon nights on the lake edge can belovely to spend some quality time.
  • We had a great stay in this attractive house with a lovely setting. The lake views were wonderful and watching the fishermen checking their nets early morning as the sun came up was lovely. The garden, swimming pool and the house are all great. The food provided by the friendly staff was terrific too. Communication with Ramesha was easy and prompt. We much recommend this house for a relaxing stay.

    Sally2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • We looked for a few days of relaxation and got unlimited silence. The villa is a magical place, regardless of whether you look out of the house into the well-tended garden or admire the sunset on the banks of the lake. The colors are indescribably beautiful, and even with a few days of rest, you feel like you've been changed, even if you've been born again. Thank you for everything in a place where we felt at home and which will be remembered for a long time until we will definitely come back one day.

    Max2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • This gorgeous villa right next to a beautiful lake is the perfect getaway spot. Ramesha was really easy to talk to and her staff was amazing! They made the best lunch we've had in Sri Lanka (we have been here for a month). My favourite part of it was that It was all quiet except for the birds, you could hear them all day. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone! Thanks for letting us stay, we will be back.

    Alice2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • My family had an excellent stay at Villa Ananya. The caretakers took very good care of us by cooking and with laundry. We highly recommend the villa!!! Thanks Ramesha for being an excellent host.

    Shehan2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • A little outside the city you will find this beautiful, quiet place to rest and relax. The caretakers make you feel at home and prepare delicious breakfast & dinner. Communication with Ramesha was very quick and easy. Thanks!

    Aishah2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Such a luxurious place to stay! A wonderful place to relax at the end of our trip to Sri Lanka. Please note there isn't much around to do other than relax but we were very happy to swim in the pool and read all day! Ramesha was very attentive and quick to respond. A great experience.

    Madison2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Ramesha’s place is idyllic. Next to the lake, it’s a paradise to wake up to. The house itself is of course, beautiful. But the hospitality that the two caretakers extend to you is incredible. I cannot wait to be back. It’s a bit far from the city, so ensure that you have some means of transportation (I had Farida, one of the caretakers :-)) It’s a lovely quiet space fantastic for a a quick getaway.

    Arnold2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Ramesha is a Great host and has a wonderful villa. It has a huge space, especially garden and living room. Caution: YES there are sleeping rooms with AC! Ramesha welcomed us and were always helpful and supporting at any time! Fareeda (caretaker) and Sumathi (the cook) made this stay to a homeplace... the breakfast and the srilankian dinner they prepared was outstanding good! The whole area is very save and it is just about 6€ with a normal pickme car to Colombo! We had a fantastic and relaxing time there and would ever recommend this place to our friends! Thanks from Germany, Katharina

    Katharina2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Panadura, Western Province, Sri Lanka

    Experience the beauty of Ella from your room in our award-winning homestay and enjoy the magnificent view of Little Adams Peak, Ella Rock and the gorgeous green valley of Ella from our spacious terrace. Your private room has a comfy queen-sized bed, a private bathroom as well as your own outdoor sitting area to enjoy the view.
    Make yourself at home at our place! You can enjoy the outdoor living and dining area as well as enjoy your private porch. A full home-made traditional Sri Lankan breakfast is served in our outdoor dining area -watch the sunrise over the peaks while sipping on a freshly brewed tea or coffee.
  • We really enjoyed the stay. The room is very nice and has a private terrace with a magnificent view of the valley and the mountains. The local breakfast and dinner is an absolute must. In the village you can simply follow the tracks or you go a bit further and get to the 9 arch bridge. The cooking class in the Spice Garden is highly recommended (not to be confused with the Spice Garden in Kandy). Thank you for the many good tips, the great food and the great time in Ella!

    Sebastian2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely amazing place and can’t wait to visit again. Location was great, room super comfortable & stylish. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Views were out of this world and set this place apart from others. But, my greatest compliment goes to the effort that was made to help me celebrate my birthday. Thank you, take care and keep doing what you do best. Regards Caroline & Peter.

    Caroline2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great views, great hospitality! Even though we had a short stay, Anil was super helpful and friendly and went out of his way to arrange our transportation and advised us how to make the most of our short time in Ella. Room was very clean, bed was comfortable, place has a nice rustic charm. Watching the sunrise from our private balcony was amazing! And a wonderful breakfast to boot. Would stay here again if we're back in Ella.

    Lucine2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • First of all thanks to Anil and his family for the hospitality. The breakfast was great and the room was a nice and quiet place. Anil gave us some helpful tips for discovering Ella. We can definately recommend staying at Anils place!

    Julia2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Anil and his wife made our stay special. The view was really great and the rooms nicely decorated! Anil provided us with great tips and spoiled us with a delicious breakfast every day! We would come back!

    Louise-Marie2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The view from our room was to die for. Stunning scenery- with monkeys, a mongoose and some beautiful birds for company. The breakfasts varied each day and were delicious. Anil was wonderful in organising a shared car for the next part of our journey. We saw someone eating one of his curries when we returned from town. We wished we had also indulged rather than having the less appealing one in town. Thanks again. Hope we can get back one day.

    Trish2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • It was perfekt! Thank you.

    Sophia2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Idyll is tucked away in the hillside a short ways up from the main town area. Anil and his family are gracious hosts. The room has a lovely balcony with an incredible view! It truly is idyllic. Anil helped me organize transportation logistics (even driving me on his scooter at one point) and prepared a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast. Highly recommend to all visitors looking for a true home stay while traveling to Ella.

    Christine2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ella, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

    This is a perfect venue for a variety of guests especially honeymooners, families and travelers who wish to have a memorable experience with adventure, dining, and nightly entertainments. This resort villa is just 5 minutes away from the Ella city center. Focused on offering a warm and pleasant stay in Ella, Skygazer ensures great hospitality throughout your stay.
    Villa Skygazer provides a comfortable and luxurious place to stay with unlimited relaxation. It has been built to a modern design, enabling a panoramic view from the bed. At night you will be sleeping under the stars gazing at the night sky through your very own skylight. Villa Skygazer is a perfect hideaway for guests who love quite and calm neighborhood away from the city; but not far from the action.
    Villa Skygazer is located in Ella, Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Our neighbourhood is a calm and quite, consists of breath taking views and is served with a healthy dose of fresh mountain air.
  • Beautiful place with a personal touch from the hosts. View is Magnificent, at night you’ll hear the nature as if you were sleeping under the stars! Amenities are basic, but trust me you don’t need much in such a place. Extremely clean and tidy, elegant yet luckily doesnt give you the hotel vibe. This place is managed by a beautiful, kind family whose members offered us assistance basically on everything we needed and more. Their son provided us with recommendation on where and when (!) to go, father told us where to buy the best arrack (and drove us to that place!). Food cooked by mother and grandmother is outstanding - they even shared with us some recipes and showed us their beautiful fruit garden (they live 1 minute away from the property)! From all our stays in Sri Lanka we will remember this one as the most magical place.

    Maria2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Everything spot on.

    Sashika2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • The best thing on this accomodation was the family taking care of it. They were so kind and helpful, they arranged trip, lift and cooked delicious breakfast and dinner for us and were always smiling! We also liked the lokation away from busy citycentre. We can absolutely recommend!

    Anna2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Situated in a quiet corner in Ella Villa Skygrazer was the perfect place to break away and recharge our batteries from the first leg of our trip that we spent in Galle. Ella is truly a magical place and Villa Skygrazer is one of the reasons for it. The villa creates the feeling that you are alone in the forest. Such a great space to unwind for a bit. By the end of our stay I was wishing that I could have stayed longer. The hospitality was on another level. I have never experienced such pure kindness. We ordered a chicken curry for dinner and it was AMAZING! We received some helpful advice and assistance with getting around Ella from our hosts as well. I can definitely see myself staying here again soon be it with my boyfriend or even just coming for a solo trip.

    Simone2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We love staying at Villa Skygazer. Not only was it a perfect starting point to see all of the beautiful sights in Ella and the surroundings, the family took so good care of us. The house was beautiful and we loved sitting at the terrace and just listening to the sounds. Everything was good, and we also enjoyed the delicious food that Harshans family prepared for us. Thank you for everything - we will be back! Anders and Kathrine

    Anders Wærling2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • The design of the house is beautiful, surrounded by glass, That is, the house is not completely enclosed, and the beams from the outside are not sealed. I am afraid that something will come in at night. The location is slightly biased, and it is not particularly convenient to go out, The host was very welcoming and the breakfast and dinner were very hearty! If you like to be close to nature, this is a very good choice!

    2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this place! Harshan and his family were so accommodating, we had a brilliant stay in Ella!

    Thibault2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • A very beautiful place in the mountains surrounded by nature. The staff is polite and can feed you a delicious local dinner for little money. There were only pleasant impressions.

    Anton2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ella, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

    One of top picks in Panadura Tourist City . Located in the heart of Panadura.Fully furniture apartment with A/C Bed rooms,Nice roof garden & sun beds. A large variety of restaurants,supermarket and nice beach can be found within a few minutes' walk.JUST BOOK AND GET ENTIRE FULLY FURNITURE APARTMENT WITH NICE ROOF GARDEN,FREE WIFI Convenient located near beach Breakfast as request Cheapest rent car with free guide to go around Sri Lanka Free Bicycle Airport pick up.drop Ayrveda treatment
    Spacious brand new air-conditioned rooms come equipped with tiled floors,and this is 2 bed room Fully furniture apartment with everything, wardrobe, seating area, dinning are,fan,telephone,Fiber optic TV,modern pantry with kitchen,washing maching,Fridge,Iron,free parking,free bicycle and nice roof garden with small baby (URL HIDDEN) cheapest rent car or van arrange to go around Sri Lanka to see most interesting places.( rent car for around trip) Airport transfers can be arranged at an extra charge.apartment in 3rd floor and it has nice roof top can view of sun set and small baby pool only for guest.,This Apartment with 2 (URL HIDDEN) need other room will be separately charge but if you stay with one room with 2guest you can use entire apartment free with nice roof top. Cinnamon apartment arrange comfortable vehicle with free wonderful guide to go around Sri Lanka...,as guest request 1 day to 20days,All rent car will be arrange low cost rate,As guest request and guest interest will be arrange, 1.Experience the history and culture of Sri Lanka(Anuradapura,Polonnaruwa,Sigiriya,Dabulla,Kandy) 2.Experiencing the beauty of Sri Lanka’s hill country.(Nuwara aliya(little England),Kandy,Alla,Bandarawela,Badulla,Adam speak,Hoton place) 3.Sri Lanka’s wildlife. Ranges from wild elephants and leopards to sea turtles and a vast variety of birds. Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park is known to have the highest density of leopards in the world. 4,Down south Trip(mask musium,Turtle farm,Madu river safari,Moonstone mine,Galle port,Kande vihara temple and other places
    you can get bus and train to go around. just walking distance to bus station and train station,also free bicycle provide by Cinnamon apartment to go around.
  • We spent one week there and everthing was great, Irantha organized for us three days trip, where we could see many things, brought us some local fruits, recommended places,which we could see, etc.. He really did his best for us.

    Filip2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful big apartment, two bedrooms with comfortable beds and working AC. Rooftop with toilet and small pool (child-friendly) and its in your private use. Host was very friendly and helpful, he can arrange you all kind of daytrips & activities. He arranged an airport taxi for us, which was on time with good price.

    Erkka2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Irantha is truly a 5 star host. Starting from picking us up at the airport at midnight to the sightseeing he has planned for us, his attention to detail is phenomenal. We enjoyed our stay so much, we had to extend it, as we had a few empty days that we had not planned yet. He has given us an insight to the local Sri Lankan culture that we would not have gotten otherwise. Definitely plan to use Irantha as a tour guide, you are missing out if you do not use him.

    Marna2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Irantha is a host that will guide you, go above and beyond, and ensure you have the best experiences. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy and his place is comfortable. I suggest contacting him in advance to let him know what things you like to do. He will customize a plan for you. His place is great if you want to experience the culture, people and ambience of Sri Lanka. 7 days was not enough to cover all the great things to do. I suggest booking his place in the beginning and end while traveling in between since things are so far apart. Sri Lanka and Irantha are definitely hidden jewels.

    Sonya2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Good house. A little bit far from Colomb.

    XinChen2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, Irantha is very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend it.

    Dimuthu2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • This acomedation it mid- high Sri Lankan standard If you want to experience Sri Lanka then Irantha is you Man. Very friendly trustworthy and knowledgeable.

    Eunice2019-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • This place definetely suited ourwish.After a long travel around Srilanka,we wanted a place to relax. This place was amidst porsche residential area of Panadura and the main bless is the full private Baby pool. If you have a toddler or kid they will love this place. Roof baby pool and garden makes the Sunset view dazzling. keells departmental store is located around 750m walk and you will get mostly everything needed from here. Main town starts from keells and its all shopping area after this. Panadura beach is around 2.8km or a 10mins tuk tuk (3 wheeler taxi) ride. Tuk tuk charges 150SLR (less than 1USD) for oneway. Beach has a nice kids play area and nearby NAVRO SEAFOOD restaurant. This restaurant is one of amazing cheap seafood restaurants in SL nearby the beach locality. Portions here are really huge. Thanks to Irantha for recommending this place. Host was very helpful in fulfilling most of all requirements. He did supplied us some extra ladle, and dish washing soap assoon it was requested. internet was amazingly fast in his place. Host supplied with cleaning staff who cleaned the whole appartment and changed and supplied new linen and towels every 3rd day. Only 1 issue we faced during our stay was that ceiling fans was not working in Living room, which was supplimented by a portable pedestrial fan. Unfortunately with infant i was unable to use this pedestrial fan. Irantha did try to get the ceiling fans repaired, but itseems the guarantee period was ON and the manufacturing company do take some time to fix it. He did promise to get it fixed shortly. Host does provide various tour around srilanka and he sounded knowledgable in Srilankan history.

    Karthik2019-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Panadura, Western 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

    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
    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

    The apartment has an air conditioned bedroom, large balcony and a mini pantry located in a quite private neighbourhood. The unit comes with elegantly designed pantries and a bar table made of mahogany wood on open atmosphere with natural air flow. The famous Mount Lavinia beach is just 7 minutes’ walk, and leading supermarkets, food chains such as Burger King, Subway, KFC and Baristas are within 5 minutes walking. Distance to the heart of Colombo is only 7 kms. Best suited for Couples or singles
    This is ideal for those who look for a quite private space; the unit is very spacious and open, allowing free flow of air. Guests could relax and enjoy the large living area, the large bedroom where the windows could be widely opened and the big bathroom which is open to sky. Elegantly designed pantry and the bar table made of mahogany wood gives natural atmosphere with the ability for the guests to cook their own meals if they wish. Many guests choose this unit for their honeymoon and place great reviews about the place.
    The apartment is located on a private road away from vehicle noises. The neighbors are friendly fun loving people.
  • Great space and great host

    Georges2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place. Very clean with good bathroom and balcony. Benjamin good, fast communicator. Internet connection good. I enjoyed my stay and would book again if I return to Colombo

    Colin2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • The room is very nice and spacious and from the house it’s just a ten minute walk to the beach. Benjamin was a really nice host!

    Sarah2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to stay. Kind host will help with everything. Recommend to other guests!

    Michael2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Hospitable, told how to get to the ocean, where is the store. Unobtrusive))) helped call a taxi and talk with locals, so that we understand))

    Анна2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic and quiet stay hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. The outdoor area was lovely. We loved being able to finish a day exploring the city with a Lion lager on Mt Lavinia Beach just a short walk away. Thank you Benjamin!

    Beth2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and quiet place in busiest Colombo

    Andrei Silviu2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Just as shown in pictures. Thank you Benjamin. We had a great time!

    Mansi2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Lavinia, Western 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

    Super comfy 2-b ocean view apt. just 2 mins walk to the beach. All Rooms have A/C and free wifi. Self-catering kitchenette. Restaurants, banks, supermarket are steps away. A wonderful get-away place to enjoy the beach and Colombo city!
    5 mins walk to the miles long sand beach. Unobstructed sea view from the bedroom. Ten mins drive to the city center; bus stop, train station nearby. Family and kids friendly community - elevator, A/C, 24/7 on site security. Within 5 mins walk: the beach Beach restaurant with live band and candle light Restaurants (Sri Lankan, indian, western) Supermarket ATMs Bus stop
    Walking distance to the Dehiwala beach, a hidden jewel not yet fully discovered by the tourists. So on Sunday mornings, you might find just yourself alone with seagulls. Close to Ramakrishna church, and Wellawatta Arpico store. Less than 10 mins drive to city center.
  • Great apartment. Beautiful sunrise and sunset from one room. Everything is clean and stylish. True ants live, but if you do not leave the food, then they will not be visible.

    Андрей2018-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • clean and nice place, quick answers. very recommendable.

    Joscan2018-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • This is an apartment with a great view. The apartment is well set up and convenient.It was spacious compared to all our other stays in Sri Lanka and would easily accommodate 2 adult couples or a family with 2 children. It is as described and we were very happy with the apartment and our stay in it. Olly was very easy to communicate with and we would certainly use it again if visiting Sri Lanka and Colombo.

    Judy2018-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Facing the West Sea, you can directly see the sea view and the seaside train! The landlord is very welcoming and the rooms are clean and well equipped.

    2018-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Super host ! Thank yu olly

    Olivier2018-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely appartment in a decent location. Lots of good restraunts and a few bars within reasonable walking distance, or a very short tuk tuk ride. Olly was very easy to communicate with and a good host.

    Ben2018-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Stop looking for places. this is the best you will find. Loved every second. Incredible

    Daniel2018-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • I was very embarrassed to tell Olly to stay at the last moment and Olly agreed very nicely. The communication was smooth, the room was clean and tidy and the scenery was amazing. I hope I can check in again next time. Thank you.

    Shuyi2018-05-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Colombo, Western 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

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