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Places to stay in Sri Lanka

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.
  • 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
  • A lovely place to stay with friendly and attentive hosts!

    Dawn2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern 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

    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

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    KANDY, Central 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

    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/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ampitiya, Central 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/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    5

    Hemmathagama,, Sabaragamuwa 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. Please note:- this is an entire house booking and our prices do not vary according to the number of guests or rooms being utilised.
    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
  • 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
  • Great stay. Location and property spot on. B and T were perfect hosts. See you again soon.

    Lynne2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dikwella, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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    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 Suite 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/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Unawatuna, 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/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Unawatuna, 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/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Lavinia, Western 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.
  • 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
  • Excellent place to stay in Ella, breakfast was superb!

    Lyndi2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ella, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

    The Square Peg is a quirky hotel located halfway up the legendary Bahirawakanda hill. It is within a 4 minute drive from the kandy Railway station (1.1km) 10 minutes by foot. 1Km to the Temple of the tooth and the Kandy lake. The rooftop lounge exclusive for inhouse guest offers breathtaking views of the entire city of Kandy including the historic Temple of the tooth, the Kandy lake, the old Bogambara prison and the Hanthana mountain range.
    The property has stairs and high balconies which are not suitable for kids below 14 years and/or guest with fear of heights.
    Probably the last remaining non touristy neighborhood so close to the city. The property sits in the middle of the most high-end residential neighborhood of Kandy on one side and a densely populated working class neighborhood on the other.
  • Our stay was really great even we’ve only stayed for one night. The view from the rooftop is amazing and we really enjoyed the breakfast and also the dinner - everybody was so nice and helpful :)

    Corinna2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • The Hotel / Loft is located above the roofs of Kandy in the immediate vicinity of the famous Buddha statue. From the roof terrace you have an incredibly great view of the city, which makes the breakfast served there a real highlight. The rooms are new and modern. Large shower including hair dryer and towels available. Air conditioning works very well and lets you sleep at night with pleasant temperatures. The host is very friendly and tries to give good tips. The beautiful view naturally has the price that you are not directly in the city center and have to walk about 15-20 minutes to get there. As an alternative, there is the "PickMe" app, which, like "Uber", allows you to order TukTuks or cars for very little money (we paid around € 1 for the journey between the hotel and the train station). Another advantage is that the price is already fixed here and you don't have to argue with TukTuk drivers whether you pay more or less. All in all, the accommodation is highly recommended!

    Matthias2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay here! We were greeted with coconuts when we arrived, and we were shown how to get to various landmarks. Breakfast was lovely, we had freshly cooked omelettes, fresh fruit, coconuts and coffee - a great start to the day! The room was clean, stylish, and very spacious. We very much enjoyed our night at the Square Peg!

    Robert2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved everything! The team was so considerate and helpful. The design is unique, facilities are great. The rooftop-view stunning Do yourself a favour and go there.

    Nicole2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome accomodation. Nice people, beautiful view

    Jörg2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • This was the best place to spend our first night in Sri Lanka - a private driver picked us up for a very fair price and even the spectacles we left at the place were sent to us! Best communication host ever! The place looks as the pictures, the terrace is just amazing!!!

    Saskia2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Dinesh and the staff were super friendly and helpful! We loved our dinner (the curry is fantastic!). Our room was clean and we loved the interior design of the Loft. Totally recommend.

    Leonie2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great view and amazing food. Would recommend Jack Fruit curry on the rooftop. Beautiful and stylish apartment and easy to communicate with. Thank you!

    Leyla2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kandy, Central 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).
  • 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
  • This place is so amazing! Don’t hesitate anymore and go. The view with/from the pool is gorgeous. Don’t be surprise by the ride to go there, it makes the experience even better at the end. The food cooked specially for us was so good, the best you can find in Sri Lanka! Just go you won’t regret it :)

    Cyril2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kalawana, Sabaragamuwa 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/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    6

    Tangalle, SP, Sri Lanka

    **New from November 2019: 14x6 foot Plunge pool! ** For those who love the sea, but like a quiet space to relax in away from the crowds and take in the beautiful nature this area has to offer. The self catering apartment is nestled in amongst cinnamon fields and jungle at the end of a residential road in Hikkaduwa. A short scooter ride or pleasant stroll to the beach.
    One of four celf-catering properties on the same site. The apartment is equipped with.. Fitted kitchen- fridge freezer, gas hob and sink with all utensils, large breakfast bar with seating on terrace. Ac/fan bedroom with: desk and chair, large four-poster bed with mosquito net and wardrobe for clothes storage. Not over-looked which is great with our large windows! Bathroom with: Hot water bath/shower, sink and towel rail/towels. It is an amazing wildlife-spotting area and we have built a shady chill-out area in the garden with large barbeque so you can lie-back and watch the monkeys, birds and chipmunks. In addition to this we are now opening up our adjoining garden for guests to access our plunge pool! This is one of 4 apartments which are all slightly different- Bamboo, Jackfruit, Kurundu and Kittul. If you are travelling as a group there is a possibility of booking all four as a discounted block so please let us know if interested. We can arrange transfers, scooter hire or tuk tuks. Amila is a surf instructor and enjoys teaching our guests! Please note that these apartments are designed for 2 adults sharing rather than families. For that reason amongst others, we only consider taking children and infants in certain circumstances where we think it can work. Please consult with us before booking if you're travelling with a child, thank you.
    Hikkaduwa is famous for its surf, nature and watersports. You can swim with turtles, learn to surf, wakeboard on the nearby lagoon and see an abundance of wildlife only a short distance from our doorstep. Seafood (and food generally) is fantastic here-very fresh and we can show you the fish and fruit markets to help you with any supplies you need. If you are here to fully relax and unwind you can try some authentic Ayuevedic treatments including massage and cleanses nearby.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Phantastic apartment, tastefully decorated, lovely attention to detail! This is one of the best Airbnb’s you’ll find in the Southern Province. Hannah is an excellent host, the Guide Book is really useful. I got some fruits when I arrived and the filtered water to refill bottles was great too! The Bamboo room is the first apartment near the entrance, so everybody walks past it, but it’s not really a problem. A bit far from the main road and eateries, all other guests had scooters, I walked (20min) or ran (7min) the distance for exercise. WiFi issues, and powercuts just as in the rest of country. Overall great stay, I recommend it!

    David2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • It was a pleasure to meet you guys! Thank you for this lovely 10 days we spent with you both at your beautiful oase. I am sure we will meet us sgain .. :)

    Julia2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    My place is close to the city center. You’ll love my place because of view. My place is good for couples and solo adventurers.
    You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms include a private bathroom. Ella Treehouse Pearl features free WiFi . Spacious room, comfortable extra size bed, incredible bathroom with hot water, large balcony to enjoy view and nature. Two other rooms "Cave" and "River" located 150m down
    Car hire is available at this guest house and the area is popular for hiking. Little Adam's Peak is 1.7 km from Ella Treehouse & Cabanas, while Ella Rock is 1.8 km from the property.
  • Very cool accommodation right on the tracks. You feel like you are in a tree house. The room is very cute. The terrace is beautiful and you get a huge breakfast served on the terrace. In addition, the view is phenomenal!

    Antonia2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This cabin is so nice! The location and view are beautiful. That makes this place very unique. You can see the mountains, a waterfall, all sorts of plants and trees and most important; the famous train drives just in front of the cabin. The host was very kind and helpfull. Everything was clean. The breakfast was very nice. Only thing was the communication before we arrived. We wanted to know if we could park our tuk tuk but didn’t get an answer.

    Indi2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible time staying at in the tree house. What a view!!! Absolutely incredible! Was total heaven sitting outside having delicious breakfast with the most incredible views of lush scenery and beautiful waterfall. Really wonderful host. Highly recommend! Such a good location for town too. Will be back!

    Susan2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at the Ella Bamboo Cabana for 3 nights and our stay couldn't have been any better! Indika was so helpful with all our questions, always organized us a tuktuk or a taxi and provided us with the best tips. The room had the most beautiful view over Ella, an amazing balcony and was super clean. Also we want to mention the delicious breakfast. Every day we got different regional specialities for breakfast and we never stayed hungry. Also we were provided every day with water bottles. We couldn't be happier, thank you very very much!! See you soon.

    Jessica2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! This place was an experience for a life time, I will never forget this house with the most impressive view! Small tip: get there before it’s getting dark, it’s a bit tricky to find :)

    Saskia2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We LOVED this place. Absolutely stunning views (of Ella Rock and surrounding hills), great place to relax and watch trains pass by, lovely host (and adorable doggy), amazing location: peaceful and out of the hustle of town but easy access to it (10/15 mins walk along track to Ella/ easy access to Ella Rock hike), and very comfortable and cosy. We didn’t see another place like this in Ella. Would highly recommend.

    Rachel2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • It was a pleasure to live here! Location is great — there were just we and nature. And it took ten minutes on foot by railroad and we were in city center. We liked breakfasts. We ordered it a day before and chose any time 7:30-10:00. Breakfasts were good: tea/coffee, eggs, fruits, toasts with butter and jam, main local dish (such as rice and curry). We were thankful for the map with all routes to attractions such us Ella rock. Definitely recommend this place to live!

    Irina2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • You won’t find a better view from your front porch in Ella! Very true to the photos. It’s located on the route to Ella rock and is a quick 15 min walk to town along the tracks. The trains are infrequent, so you won’t need to worry about them waking you up at night. There are a lot of animals around and you’ll hear lots of critters on the roof at night. The space itself is clean, spacious and has good WiFi.

    Janae2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ella, Uva 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

    *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/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, Southern province, Sri Lanka

    Any kid lucky enough to have a tree house in their backyard growing up was the source of envy on the block. Located in the most charming beach village Hiriketiya and set in Mond's own lush tropical garden overlooking the Indian ocean, you have the chance to stay admidst Hiriketiya's treetops to the sound of peacocks and the ocean waves.
    Hiriketiya - Rolling sapphire waves, headlands of palm trees and free spirited holiday makers soaking up more than their share of Vitamin D. Both treehouses are free-standing structures built on stilts 3.5meters off the jungle floor with a stairway leading up to a spacious room featuring a kingsize bed. The simple treehouses are our response to the hectic world and are truly worth the climb. - Kingsizebed - Open bathroom with rainshower - No AC, but a 24hour-sea-breeze and fan - Nature sounds for a goodnight sleep - Free Wi-Fi
    While staying in the treehouse you certainly will 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. Hiriketiya Bay is a beautiful horseshoe-shaped cove. Due to the hills on the right and left of the bay, it is quite wind-protected and surfing is available pretty much all year round. The reef break is a peeling left hander on a very shallow reef closer to the coast line. It’s a powerful wave, holds up to 6ft and can lead up to 350m long ride. The beach break in the middle is a lot of fun for both beginners and intermediate. Dikwella Bay is a great place to first discover the underwater treasures of Sri Lanka. It's all about the chance to swim with elegant turtles in the waters off this unimaginably-lush island. Best months for snorkelling are between October and April. 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.
  • Absolute pure bliss. Sleeping in the jungle with all the comfort you need, near the beach. Absolutely lovely hospitality by the hosts and staff. Our Sri Lanka highlight. 10/10 would recommend!

    Jonas2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • A really nice place! A fantastic experience staying at the top of the palm trees between coconuts and monkeys overlooking the sea and the stars !! The cabins are very stylishly decorated in elements that almost blend in with the surrounding nature - very beautiful! In addition to that, we got a super delicious breakfast with the most beautiful view at the associated café, where the staff was very welcoming and friendly. If you want to live so that you really feel the nature (in the good way), you must definitely stay a few days in the cabins !!

    Gaia2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The treehouse is something you’ll want to experience. Sleeping with the sounds of wildlife and the ocean (and if you’re lucky, a storm:). To my surprise we had no issues with mosquitoes as the property had nets around the bed, but we used plenty of deet to be in the safe side! Jessica and Renato were great hosts, easily contactable and a friendly face around the corner!

    Alexander Charlie2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Paradise isn’t enough to encapsulate the feel of the place. We had the pleasure of staying in the Treescape for our last night in Dikwella, it was wellness for the soul. The small touches of the incense inside was the cherry on top, from stars to the moon, we couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you Jessica & Renato for hosting us. Your vision is incredible , we feel exactly how you wish for all of your guests to feel!

    Samantha2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • such a beautiful place! jessica and renato are lovely hosts and make you feel at home. ✨ delicious breakfast with sea view on the rooftop terrace. everything you need in walking distance.. lot of nice bars, restaurants and beautiful beaches! good vibes there 🌴

    Valentina2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Jessica and Renato’s place was absolutely unreal!!! This stay was exceptional - loved listening to the waves at night. Would recommend to anyone!

    Tennyson2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing experience staying in a treehouse by the sea, listening to the peacocks, the ocean and waking up with the sunrise each morning. Breakfast was delicious, served on the rooftop of mond, with great views overlooking the sea in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

    Harriet2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • The treehouse is an incredible place to wake up. The sounds of the birds, the monkeys and the waves mingling is not something I'll forget in a hurry. Also, the breakfast in the main house was delicious and healthy - perfect way to start the day

    Gavriel2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Treehouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matara, 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.
  • 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
  • We were couple and 2 kids for 6 nights and it was more than perfect. The villa is stunning the service is more than we could think of and everything was above and beyond.

    Dana2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern 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.
  • 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
  • Wow. Anils place goes above and beyond anything we imagined. The setting/views, the hospitality, the room. Absolute bliss. The best airbnb we have ever stayed. Anil goes out of his way to help you out in every way possible , provides honest, thorough local advice. Kind, friendly. We will be back I hope. If you are staying in ella do yourself a favour and stay here. You won't regret it.

    Tammy2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ella, Uva 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/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Luxurious home suitable for families with small kids boasting a large tranquil tropical garden enjoying country & sunrise views. 3 x Spacious Air Conditioned double bedrooms, a modern indoor kitchen, an outdoor cooking area, 2 x bathrooms, an outdoor shower and open plan living area. 'Al Fresco' terrace dining. The garden has 2 dedicated areas for meditation or yoga or simply for chilling in hammocks. Approx 6min walk from Mirissa Beach.
    NEW LUXURIOUS HOME ON THE MARKET - YOUR DREAM HOME - MIRISSA This luxurious home boasts a beautiful large tranquil tropical garden enjoying country & sunrise views. The designer finished property boasts 3 x Air Conditioned Double Bedrooms, a modern indoor kitchen plus an outside cooking area.2 x Showers Rooms, plus a sitting & living room area. Dine 'al fresco' on the large terrace to the exotic sounds of nature. The garden is a paradise for watching wildlife. I've seen a huge variety of exotic animals & birds by just sitting on my terrace, such as finches, kingfishers, parrots, humming birds, woodpeckers, peacocks, black & brown monkeys, mongooses, porcupines and regal monitor lizards walking across the lawn. At night time the jungle sounds & ambience changes...the fruit bats fly silently above whilst the tall mango tree in our garden is visited by hundreds of fireflies.. a truly magical experience! Crack open a coconut (a beer or a pina colada) & lay back in a hammock & experience yet another beautiful sunrise or the 'full moon' rising over the paddy & cinnamon fields whilst listening to the exotic ambience oozing from the jungle. A short 5-6 minute shaded walk by a beautiful mangrove will lead you to the stunning Mirissa Beach. So we ask you why rent just a room when you can enjoy a luxury home & garden for a similar price! 'Your dream home' combines the comfort of an exceptional villa with all the modern comforts of five star hotels. Why compromise when you can reside in the perfect blend of privacy, space and cleanliness. IMPORTANT - Our Bedroom Set Up 2 x Double Bedrooms with Double Beds 1 x Bedroom with 2 x single Beds ( This bedroom is accessed from within one of the Double Bed Bedrooms make it very ideal for families with small children) We can Provide a cot if required.
    The Sri Lanka Southern Coast region BLUE WHALE WATCHING... Mirissa is perfectly placed for whale-watching expeditions, thanks to it's proximity to the world's great cetacean migratory routes. With sightings of these majestic creatures almost guaranteed for large parts of the year, there's a high possibility of seeing Bryde's whales, Killer whales, Sperm whales and Blue whales (as well as spinner dolphins) on a single trip. December to April being the best months. MIRISSA BEACH ...Lonely Planet describes Mirissa as follows...Crack open a coconut, slip into a hammock and rock gently in the breeze, allowing the hours, days and even weeks to slip calmly by. Welcome to sleepy Mirissa, a place so idyllic that only a fool would ever want to leave. This sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka's best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises. TURTLES ON MIRISSA BEACH ... Sri Lanka is home to five kinds of turtle's species including Green turtles, Leatherbacks, Olive Ridleys, Hawksbills and Loggerheads all of who regularly visit Mirissa Beach to lay their eggs and build their nests. Situated on the beach you'll find The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project with the purpose of preserving and raising the awareness of sea turtle conservation.The coast guards move the eggs to safer areas and once they hatch visitors are invited to release the baby turtles back into the sea at sunset time . LAKE GARADUWA & NILWALA RIVER ...Mirissa is not all about the beach, there is so much more to explore. If you're a wildlife lover take a trip on Lake Garaduwa or the Nilwala River. Sri Lanka is a birds paradise with more than 420 resident species and it seems that many of them like to visit the lush lake & surrounding mangroves. Photography lovers will enjoy snapping away at exotic birds such as Red-faced Malkoha & Green billed Coucal peacocks, Woodpeckers & electric blue Kingfishers to name a few. WILDLIFE IN MIRISSA... the area is rich with wild life. You'll see chipmunks, monkeys swinging on trees, mongooses, porcupines,iguanas and a variety of land and water monitor lizards.
  • Our family really enjoyed our time here. We spent a total of 6 nights and enjoyed our stay so much that we ended up coming back for 2 nights at the end of our trip. House was sparkling clean and the onsite hosts Rani and Lanka were absolutely amazing, cooking breakfast and supper and organizing trips for our family. Bryan also was very responsive and gave us all kinds of recommendations on where to visit and eat. House is very peaceful at night and the garden is full of birds and other wildlife. Our kids really enjoyed the fireflys at night. Thanks Rani,Lanka and Bryan for making our trip to Mirissa so enjoyable!!

    Mathew2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice big villa, the yard is very clean and comfortable, the landlord is even better, every day I ask what is missing, super awesome

    Chenguang2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Your Dream Home, Bryan, was our dream home for 5 unforgettable days! My family wants to thank you, Rani and Lanka for the hospitality and the care that you all took for us during our stay at your house. Your magnificent villa is a well-made and carefully crafted house with an interior that shows the heart of a soulful designer. The house is fully completed by the wonderful colourful garden that made our stay so pleasant and so peaceful. Our diving into the Sri Lanka's atmosphere wouldn't be full without the delicious food that Rani masterpieced.

    Alexander2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much for making our time in Mirrissa so memorable, Rani and Lanka were wonderful hosts and made us feel so welcome. The breakfasts were delicious and the garden was incredibly beautiful - with lots of gorgeous wildlife including monkeys and mongoose! A really peaceful spot close to the beach and restaurants, and we really enjoyed using the next door pool most days too.

    Barney2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • I would certainly recommend Bryan's place for anyone looking for a quaint bungalow close to the beach in Mirissa. The property is beautiful and the staff are really lovely people too.

    Gayatri2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, you have everything that you need for a pleasant stay. The garden is really beautiful. Would recommend if you stay in Mirissa and want some privacy from the busy beach :)

    Kadri2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this oasis in the middle of busy Mirissa. Garden is lush and beautiful. Spent our time outside when we weren’t exploring the surroundings Rani is a sweet, caring soul that makes an amazing curry spread. 10 minutes walk from the beach. Bryan is a super host who is very responsive and informative. Highly recommend this house if you visit Mirissa.

    Tamalyn2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect accommodation with friends that I highly recommend and especially not to miss the dishes of Rani who are really very good thank you

    L'Abri Côtier2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    CHECK ALL 5 LISTINGS UNDER AIRBNB For GALKADAWALA FOREST LODGE FOR AVAILABILITY, EVEN IF ONE LISTING SHOWS FULL. TAILOR MADE DISCOUNTED SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPT, OCT AND NOV .... depending on the length of the stay ... whether you are single, a couple ... family or a group of friends :) 2 Forest Lodges nestled in the centre of the "Cultural Triangle" and 3 Wildlife Parks. Habarana is on the main road to Trincomalee, Passikudha, Batticaloa, Arugambay & Kandy.
    Nestled in the mystic Sri Lankan countryside, 10.5 km (10 Minutes) from the Habarana town, Galkadawala is a FOREST HOMESTAY consisting of 2 treehouse like bungalows. 1st bungalow consists of 3 rooms and 2nd bungalow has 2 rooms. Each room can be made into double, twin, triple or family room as required. All rooms are with attached bathrooms, electricity, hot water, large canopy type mosquito nets (for an insect free sleep), fans, Wi-Fi and a comprehensive library on Sri Lankan culture, history and wildlife. Galkadawala, was discovered in 2006, a land deforested and destroyed by chena (slash and burn) cultivation. Our aim was to transform this barren patch to a jungle habitation; creating a haven for guests to enjoy in a setting where MAN AND NATURE LIVE IN HARMONY WITH EACH OTHER; in which ANIMALS, BIRDS, REPTILES AND INSECTS ALSO HAVE THEIR DUE PLACE. Galkadawala, is constructed mainly by reusing “used building materials” like used timber, doors, windows, bricks, roofing tiles, even discarded industrial trunking. Consumption of power has been reduced considerably by sensitive use of natural light and ventilation for cooling. The ‘open concept’ of architectural design offers the guests a very deep connection with nature. Guests should be open minded to accept various creatures inside as well as outside, since it is their habitat and we are the guests. Forest pathways, the network of waterways and lakes surrounding Galkadawala is ideal for trekking or bird watching. Visit popular heritage sites and also sites unknown to tourists of the ‘Cultural Triangle’. Experience nature at its best in the dry zone of Sri Lanka unhindered. Learn to cook like a local. Or just get under a tree and relax : ) We offer discounted rates to "OFF SEASON" TOURISTS, APRIL TO JUNE AND SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER, WHEN GALKADAWALA IS AT ITS BEST ... for seekers of peace, tranquillity and solitude : ) Please check the availability of rooms with me via Airbnb mail even if the calendar shows fully booked. I have 5 listing under Airbnb for the 5 rooms at Galkadawala. Even if the calendar of a listing show the place is fully booked it does not mean so. Check out the other listings, namely, Galkadawala Forest Lodge a), b), c), d) and e). ALL 5 LISTINGS SHOW UNDER THE AIRBNB HABARANA RENTALS. BROWSE DOWN TO SEE THE OTHER LISTINGS.
    The wilderness. The Tranquility.
  • This is an amazing experience of the Sri Lankan forest. Don't miss it!

    Monica2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Maulie's place is for the nature lovers. Confortable bed, adorable team and great location (close to sigirya and Dambulla). The accomodation i a bit expensive for the standing but the experience in the forest is great.

    Brice2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Galkadawala is a unique and special place. You feel like you are staying in a magical treehouse that allows comfort while connecting to the surrounding nature. The staff are very friendly and our host ate dinners with us and our fellow travelers/guests, sharing tips for local adventures and sharing her journey to create this amazing eco friendly place. Delicious local food too. I recommend taking out the kayaks on the lake in the early morning...tons of birds, bring binoculars!

    Lora2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • If you are going to Srilanka... You have to visit this place... Little expensive? Yes... But Awsomest experience ever...

    Sagar2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • We had a 3 night stay and it was a truly expectional experience for all the right reasons. Maulie our host and her staff were very welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. It was a perfect location for visiting local attractions. The lake for birdwatching was incredible. A good variety both on the lake and in the trees. The food was exceptional and authentic. When we needed to leave early in the morning a packed breakfast was always waiting for us to take away. Would highly recommend this accommodation and hope to return there ourselves in the not too distant future.

    Ian2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and peacefull place. You can stay and just ralax at the lodge for a couple of days - but also its a good location for going to places in the Habarana area during tha day, and withdraw to the sounds of the jungle in the afternoon. Good place for couples, families, friends and solo travellers looking to chill out in a quiet place. Rooms are open to the nature, so you should be to :) we loved our three nights there! Food is the best - The people working there aswell! We would love to go back some time.

    Ståle2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • We really had the most wonderfull stay. Waking up with birdsong in the middle of the jungle, amazing sri lankan breakfast and dinner & countless activities that can be arranged through Maulie. Who is the warmest of hosts. You’ll be a fool not to book.

    Anna2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • The place is truly magical as all the reviews have said. I absolutely love falling asleep and waking up surrounded by the sounds of nature inside a comfortable room. Maulie and her team, including the dogs are so welcoming! The Sri Lanka food are extremely delicious!

    Teresa2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Treehouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Habarana, North Central 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/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Matara, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    The only absolute beachfront accomadation on amazing Hiriketiya Beach A large private room within a 4 bedroom Guesthouse/cafe If ther are no vacancies please see Beach House Room1(has A/C) or 2 or 4 https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/4718383?s=51  Beach house 2 https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/4720250?s=51 Beach house 1  https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/4739670?s=51  Beach house 4 Pristine beach. Great waves for beginners & experienced, shade on the beach and safe swimming
    FOR BOOKING....(the price is per room per night, price includes breakfast) They can be booked individually or multiple rooms or as a 4 bedroom villa https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/19182725?s=51 Beach house (all 4 rooms) PLEASE enter your required dates on calendar and send an enquiry.(if there are no vacancies see beach house room 1 or room 2 or room 4 for vacancies. THANK YOU !) The only absolute beachfront guest house and restaurant on Hiriketiya. Family friendly atmosphere. The Beach House offers 4 beach style rooms with king size beds and huge inside outside bathrooms.(We can provide extra bed upon request $10 to cover linen & breakfast) . The Beach House is situated on the sands of Hirikitya beach just south of Dikwella and 15 mins before Tengalle. It is the most stunning beach in Sri Lanka with great surf for the beginner and the experienced AND it works all year round.The beach is also ideal for swimming and snorkelling and surf lessons. surfboards are available for hire. We offer aryvadic massages in our massage cabana for very reasonable rates.
    Our bay is one of, if not, the most beautiful bays in Sri Lanka. Unspoilt natural beauty make this a unique place
    Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dikwella, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    to feel space, tranquility and nature... Very Spacious suite with a private plunge pool and modern comforts where time stands still as you enjoy the space nature and tranquillity in this very old Dutch colonial villa.
    Nestled in the middle of a large lush garden with sprawling trees and picturesque scenery, our villa is only a 15 minutes drive from Galle Town, the most well-known coastal city in Southern Sri Lanka. Deliberately designed to provide ample space and relaxed privacy for its guests, it is a newly- restored 18th century two-storied building which offers two large suites, each with a private swimming pool and a jacuzzi/ bath tub. The suites are surrounded by spacious verandahs opening out onto the terraced garden which gently slopes away from the house. Although hidden away, the ingenious planning of the original 18th century original owner (who's said to be a supplier of material to the Dutch Fortress construction) means that the position of building provides almost a lookout over the surrounding area. This suite -- Sunrise Suite -- obviously facing east, on first floor, is surrounded by long wide balconies. It also has 6 large windows and 3 double doors giving a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, jungles and paddy fields. The two suites can be booked together or separately. Each suite is completely separated from the other to ensure privacy. Both suites have been sympathetically restored in keeping with the history of this very old building, but with a modern emphasis on comfort, space and connection to nature. In a continuation of its heritage & is decorated with antique furniture from the Dutch period including large four poster beds. Time stands still as you enjoy the peaceful comfort and understated luxury of the rooms and the simple pleasures of being close to nature. Alternatively, Galle Town and the famous Dutch Fortress are easily close enough for exploring, shopping and dining. The popular and renowned Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa beach is only 20 minutes away. (Please note that given its large balconies, staircases, and open swimming pool on the first floor, we regret that it is not able to accept guests with small children for safety reasons.) The famous "The Lighthouse Hotel" -- a masterpiece by the world renown Architect, Geoffrey Bawa -- and the beautiful beach just 10 minutes away. Wifi Meals can be ordered or a cook can be hired by prior arrangement. Breakfast included in the rates
    We are in a very quiet residential neighbourhood. As our home is at the end of a private street vehicular traffic is almost non existent.
  • 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
  • Beautiful property with a big and stylish upstairs room with private plunge pool and huge private balcony overlooking the jungle! Dinesh & Sumudu are very kind and welcoming people and they were always available if we needed everything. Every morning there was a different kind of Sri Lankan breakfast ready for us, which was really good! It is about 10-15 minutes drive to the fort and the house is not so easy to find, but just ask Dinesh and he will arrange a tuk tuk and this worked flawlessly (drop off and pick up). All in all a really nice stay and would definitely recommend if you are looking for something more secluded and green but still nearby the fort.

    Ivo2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    'A cute little hidden away homestead. Fringed by jungle bathed in peace and run by a lady who never stops smiling' - Lonely Planet Guide We would love to host you in our family home, offering authentic homecooked Sri Lankan meals with panoramic views of both Little Adams Peak and Ella Rock from your bedroom and the shared terrace. A short walk from town, we are happy to help you plan a memorable stay in Ella and any activities you'd like to do.
  • Great location, incredible view, amazing host, lovely room, yummy dinner. Stayed with a two year old and it was easy and a great base time explore Ella and the area. Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your home stay.

    Tobina2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views and a quiet spot, away from the busy Main Street, but only a short scenic walk away. The dinner we had their was excellent and HUGE portions that we couldn’t finish. Unfortunately we couldn’t have breakfast there as we had excursions booked but we were provided snacks by the host so we didn’t go hungry. Good value for money and a beautiful spot.

    Kerry2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lilu's place on Waterfall Road is an absolute gem. The location is almost beyond description overlooking one of the most beautiful views we have experienced in the country - it has to be seen to be believed. Lilu and her family are so friendly, so helpful ... you feel at home immediately in their beautiful balconied rooms. Only a short walk along the railway track to the vibrant down town of Ella, this is a perfect stay and I can't recommend it highly enough.

    Linda2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • We booked Lilu’s place for the lovely view and it didn’t disappoint! On top of that, Lilu is a great cook and has the best hospitality we’ve had in Sri Lanka (which is saying something as it’s been great everywhere). We were always having tea on the terrace and Lilu even did some laundry for us. When our driver arrived to take us to our next place, he arrived early and was greeted with tea as well- he commented on how friendly all the staff were! Would absolutely recommend!

    Tiffany2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lilu's place in Ella is great. It's just a short walk or tuk tuk ride from the main strip for shops and restaurants. She is very hospitibal and her team run the guest house very well. Breakfast was awesome, wish we'd also had dinner. We had a couple extra requests that were easily met. Would stay again!

    Colby2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • The view and breakfast is amazing here! We stayed for 3 nights and loved all of it. It’s a short walk to the town down the train tracks so you’re away from all the noise of the town and the bed and room is very comfortable for a good nights sleep. It was all spotlessly clean and well organised. Couldn’t have asked for any more for the price!

    Sophie2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • We loved Lilu's place! Excellent accommodations and location with breathtaking views of Ella! Lilu was a great host and was very helpful with all of our questions. Highly recommend staying here.

    Mark2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our visit to Chamodya Homestay. It is in a good location, just a short walk into town on the train tracks and therefore also easy access to the Ella Rock hike and Nine Arch Bridge. The view is stunning and made the delicious breakfast even more enjoyable. The room itself was a good size, fairly basic but with all the essentials. The only slight downside is that it is difficult to have a shower without getting the whole bathroom wet, but the shower and other facilities are good. Lilu was also a fantastic host. Always friendly, smiling and super helpful. She gave us local tips, did some much appreciated laundry for us, and was always on hand with water or fresh juice when we got back from exploring. We also ate dinner at the homestay one evening and the food was amazing. Really reasonably priced for an absolute feast. I would definitely recommend this little homestay as a base for Ella!

    Francine2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ella, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

    cafe - co-work - rooms - surf shop - hostel a co-work space on our favourite beach on the island, dikwella. giving freedom to traveling creatives balancing work & island life. airy communal spaces with stunning ocean & palm jungle views. our cafe offers handcrafted speciality coffee & a twist on the traditional sri lankan roti. red sky & blinking overhead fireflies make us first choice for sundowners in the area. during the day you'll have our crystal blue swimming beach all to yourself. enjoy.
  • We had a great stay at Verse Collective. Our room was clean, super spacious, well designed and air conditioned – we loved the huge balcony too! The location was amazing – across the road from a beautiful beach (which was great for swimming at), close to local eateries, ATMs and shops and only 10/15 mins walk away (or very short tuktuk ride) from Hiriketiya. Communication prior to check in was great, the team were super accommodating with our 2am check in time and helped with organising transfers. The café/bar was also great place to hang out. Verse Collective is a really well designed, cool spot - high recommend!

    Laila2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay. Great location, across the road from Dikwella main beach and five minutes away from Hiri beach. Stylish and relaxed place. Highly recommend.

    Sara2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great space! Loved staying here for a week, working hard and going for daily swims literally across the road to Dikwella beach. The beach was very chill, not as many people compared to Hiri or other areas which is what I loved. If you’re looking for a space to chill out, work remotely and have good food daily I recommend staying here. The aircon rooms upstairs were a luxury, great internet speed and great hospitality from all the guys working there. Also walking distance to local supermarkets and other great spots to eat in close by Hirikiteya.

    Lora2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Huge room with balcony overlooking the sea. The location is incredible and with delicious breakfast included. It’s above a bar/restaurant but it’s not noisy at all and closed at 10.30pm so we weren’t kept up at all.

    Kelly2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • You will be staying at the place where everyone wants to be. You can tell by how busy the restaurant and the workspace are, that this place is amazing. The location is perfect, in the quiet part of beautiful Dikwella beach, but still a 10 min walk to Hiriketiya, where all the surfers and yogis hang out. First you'll be intrigued by the hip entrance with a small skating area, then the open restaurant with feel-good music, great vibes and delicious food and drinks. You'll be greeted by the warmest people and a refreshing welcome drink. You'll walk thru the cool little shop (you'll end up buying a tee or swimmers for sure), the communal area with a lounge, swing and an open creative space, where you'll see people working on their blogs, photos or just sharing ideas. Next to it, you'll find a long wall that hides the studios, then the communal washrooms (loved how stylish and clean they always are) and in the middle there's a stairway over a koi pond that leads to the upper level. There are 4 suites up there, with great views of the palm trees all around, and from the Ocean Suite you can see the restaurant and of course the gorgeous beach. The suite itself is very very spacious, with a super comfy bed, an area to put your clothes and a desk. The bathroom is quite tall and spacious, and has beautiful details on the shower and sink (don't need to bring toiletries). The best part of the room is opening those big wooden doors onto the balcony where you'll find a hammock and a little seating area where you can spend hours listening to the waves, birds and the good tunes downstairs. If you add up, the amazing place, vibes, drinks (coffee is insane) and delicious food (vegan haven), it's the formula for a great experience in the southern beaches. Will definitely visit again soon. You give it a go asap!

    Jose2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great couple of days at Verse in Dickwella. Property is very stylish, with great amenities and great breakfast/coffee.

    Gillian2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to stay in a great location for Dikwella beach. We loved the cool and stylish interiors at Verse. Our room was super spacious with a big, comfy bed, beautifully suspended mosquito net, air conditioning that worked brilliantly and cool touches like lots of lovely plants. We also liked chilling out on our spacious balcony which had a hammock. The shower was really good too and we liked that they supplied toiletries in glass bottles and not plastic. We also loved that Verse has a super handy water refill station. The food was tasty, the WiFi worked great, and the staff were helpful. We’d definitely recommend staying here!

    Claire2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • a great place to stay in Hiriketiya. Amazing staff and great burgers!!

    Yashwant2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dickwella, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka's first and only A - Frame Cabin consisting a bed with a window for stargazing. This place gives you positive vibrations like no other. Have a stay and calm your soul. Close to many attractions such as, Horton Plains, Railway Station, Lake Gregory, Tea Factories, etc. Tuk-Tuks or Cars can be arranged to any of these places. Room Rates includes Breakfast.
    This is a place that you can chill and relax your mind. The architecture of this cabin is mainly focused in positive vibrations. Its located close proximity to many hiking trails, mountains, view points, waterfalls and many tourist attractions such as Horton plains, Lake Gregory, tea plantations and tea factories, Seetha Hindu temple, Victoria park, Haggla Botanical gardens, Nanu-oya railway Station, etc.
    The neighborhood is located in a calm and quiet surrounding with a vast area of tea plantation surrounding it.
  • Amazing stay at the Hide Out Cabins. Amazing views, very relaxing. Breakfast was incredible - Pubudu had so many local tips and was so helpful throughout. Amazing all round!

    James2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Wow. Stunning homes with fantastic value. Tucked away about 15 mins from town in the middle of a tea farm. The design was something out of a fairy tale. The home was very comfortable, stars to sun rise was more than anything we could have asked for. The breakfast prepared by the owners were lovely, they have the cutest kittens and puppies on site, so be prepared to have your heart melted during your stay!!! Seriously, the value is unbeatable, if you don’t want the generic stopover in Nuwara Eliya, this is your destination!

    Samantha2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This place is absolutely breathtaking! The location of the property, the cottage in itself, the service, everything is amazing. It looks magical in the pictures but it's even better in real life. Would recommend this to friends, couples and solo travellers alike. 10/10 ♥️

    Amrita2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • This place is very cozy, unique cabins with spectacular views. Pubudu is very nice and quick in communication. Also we really loved his mom and the breakfast she made us!

    Janneke2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • great stay, very kind and helpful host. Excellent value for money

    Nicola2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • From the day of the booking the communication from the host has been very professional and beyond what was expected from such a place. All the requirements were asked by the host well before we arrived at the place, much to the satisfaction of us. The place is situated with perfect scenery and was super clean, both inside and outside. Totally worth it for the price and would recommend to anyone. Hopefully with time roads can be improved a bit so that even a slightly big vehicle can go near the place with ease, but overall 9.9/10 for the stay.

    Piyum2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • This accomodation is perfect for a night to relax away from the main time, with amazing views looking out on to tea plantations. It is in walking distance to the lake but maybe not the main part of town, going into town would require a tuk tuk. Either all of you’re not interested in the town so much this is a perfect place to hang out and have a break from other epic travels.

    Poppy2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Hideout cabins popped up On Instagram and we were instantly hooked. The A Frame building are super cool and the location great with lovely views. The hospitality was amazing. We are a family of 4 with two small girls aged 5 and 7. Nothing was too much trouble for Pubudu and his family. They sorted out transfers to and from the station. Tuk Tuks into town and helped us with breakfast variations for our girls. Oh, ask for some homemade lime juice drink. It’s unbelievable x

    Rory2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

    Any kid lucky enough to have a tree house in their backyard growing up was the source of envy on the block. Located in the most charming beach village Hiriketiya and set in Mond's own lush tropical garden overlooking the Indian ocean, you have the chance to stay admidst Hiriketiya's treetops to the sound of peacocks and the ocean waves.
    Hiriketiya - Rolling sapphire waves, headlands of palm trees and free spirited holiday makers soaking up more than their share of Vitamin D. Both treehouses are free-standing structures built on stilts 3.5meters off the jungle floor with a stairway leading up to a spacious room featuring a kingsize bed. The simple treehouses are our response to the hectic world and are truly worth the climb. - Kingsizebed - Open bathroom with rainshower - No AC, but a 24hour-sea-breeze and fan - Nature sounds for a goodnight sleep - Free Wi-Fi
    While staying in the treehouse you certainly will 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. Hiriketiya Bay is a beautiful horseshoe-shaped cove. Due to the hills on the right and left of the bay, it is quite wind-protected and surfing is available pretty much all year round. The reef break is a peeling left hander on a very shallow reef closer to the coast line. It’s a powerful wave, holds up to 6ft and can lead up to 350m long ride. The beach break in the middle is a lot of fun for both beginners and intermediate. Dikwella Bay is a great place to first discover the underwater treasures of Sri Lanka. It's all about the chance to swim with elegant turtles in the waters off this unimaginably-lush island. Best months for snorkelling are between October and April. 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.
  • Thank you Jess and Renato for creating such a beautiful space! From the design, furniture, sheets, incense and soap everything is so tastefully thought-out. We loved our stay in your treehouse and cannot wait until the next time we can wake up there. Wishing you all the best with Mond.

    Beth2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at Mond to the fullest. We love waking up next to palm trees in the beautiful surroundings of Hiriketiya. Thank you so much for having us Jessica and Renato. We will be back soon!

    Olivia2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • the treehouse was only available for one night (fully booked on other nights) but we decided to book it anyway because we really wanted to give it a chance. Well... I can describe this place in one word: paradise! Nice furniture, amazing view, clean, a comfortable bed, a good shower and a lot of privacy despite the fact that you sleep in a treehouse. We will recommend this little place of heaven to our friends.

    Julie2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at MOND Treehouse. We loved the design and effort put into making it a special place. All the staff we encountered were great and we enjoyed the location in between the two bays. The Cafe was also amazing, with a well thought-through menu and a gorgeous space. The internet in the treehouse was spotty at best, but there are plenty of cafes & co-working spaces around to get some work done if required. Overall we definitely recommend MOND and would love to come back in the future.

    Sebastian2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed two nights in the treehouse and we absolutely loved it. The design of the treehouse is beautiful and made with a lot of awareness - you feel really close to the nature around you. The bed is super comfortable and the room is very clean. The treehouse is located in the middle of the beautiful nature but it is only a 5’ walk to the beach. Jessica and Renato are very lovely hosts and they gave us tipps for restaurants etc. The communication was super easy and there were really attentive. We will definitely be back some time at this unique and beautiful place. another highlight was the food and coffee we enjoyed every day!

    Deborah2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • A superb hut, perfectly clean and very well placed (the two beaches of Matara are within walking distance). Renato knew how to be very good advice and give us good addresses. I recommend +++

    Emilie & Thomas2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Jessica & Renato super friendly hosts. A tree house is a great opportunity to be closer to nature with sea views. Where is also a stylish MOND boutique hotel where you can have breakfast or lunch. Always very quick answers and solutions to all emerging issues! Highly recommended! Hope to come back this place again :)

    Denis2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Loved staying at MOND. Impressively designed place and Jessica and Renato were great hosts.

    Haddon2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Treehouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matara, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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