Relax in Colombo
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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Relax in comfort and enjoy the privacy of a secure, 4-bed roomed and air conditioned house in Colombo, close to Mt. Lavinia beach. Only a 2-minute walk from the main Colombo highway (Galle Road), 7-minutes by tuk-tuk to Mt Lavinia beach and Mt Lavinia Hotel and 30-minutes by tuk-tuk to Colombo city centre. Enjoy the great seafood restaurants , cafes, bars and the nightlife in Mt Lavinia, shopping and attractions in Colombo and come home to unwind.
All amenities provided, including towels and linen, china, crockery and cutlery. All self catering facilities available.
Secure car parking in the compound and driver's / maid's quarters.
Great for large groups or families with kids as there is plenty of space to run around, in a compound secured by high walls. The house is on the land side of Galle Road.
Satellite TV with 60+ channels, DVD player, washing machine and ironing facilities, free wifi. Hot/ cold water and modern bathrooms. Cooker, microwave, rice cooker, toasters, sandwich makers and other small appliances. A welcome pack of basic necessities is included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mt Lavinia 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Colombo International (Bandaranaike) 45 km, Nearest railway: Mt Lavinia 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Tastefully furnished interior. Lounge area with comfy chairs, 8-seater formal dining area, bedrooms with large double beds, closet, bedside tables an clothes dryer.
The Western Province region
Western Province hosts the legislative capital of Sri Jayawardenepura as well as the business capital Colombo. It attracts many travelers with its myriad charms. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins and a population of 647,000. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago.
Like many cities, Colombo's urban area extends well beyond the boundaries of a single local authority, encompassing other Municipal and Urban Councils. The main city is home to a majority of Sri Lanka's corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. Famous landmarks in Colombo include the Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, Mount Lavinia beach as well as the National Museum.
Although the beach stretches intermittently along the coast from Galle Face Green, it only becomes desirable south of Colombo at Mt. Lavinia. Considering it's proximity to the city, it's suburban life is in stark contrast to the screeching madness of Colombo city. The sea is generally safe for swimming, but swimming between the flags in the patrolled area is always recommended. Use of the grand Mt Lavinia Hotel's pool will set you back a few rupees, but is worth it for a lazy and refreshing sea breeze and a wander around the historic splendour of the buildings, which was originally the mansion of a British governor. There are many beachfront restaurants serving both international and local cuisine, and global franchises like McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut along the main road. Situated 15 minutes from the house is the world renowned Colombo zoo.
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2 Dec 2014
"Nice, safe and spacious self-catering central location in Colombo"
Very nice and secure place to travel around the country. Well equipped kitchen, but there are many nice eating places around 2-3 miles radius, including famous Mt. Lavinia hotel. We most certainly wil… More
28 Nov 2014
"A great base for your trip"
We stayed at the relax in Colombo villa for 4 nights in November 2014, centrally located for travelling into Colombo city and other major towns with bus and rail stations close by, The main Galle Road… More
Thank you for staying with us and for your comments! We certainly enjoyed having you at the property and welcome you to stay again.
I have investigated your comment relating to fuzzy TV reception. It appears that the caretaker had removed the cable from the rooftop antenna to the TV one evening, due to severe rain and lightning. He subscribes to a belief in Sri Lanka that people can sometimes get electrocuted via the TV, if the antenna cable is connected during thunderstorms. He admits that he may just have forgotten to reconnect the cable once the storm had passed. Simple mistake to make, but we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and have taken steps to ensure it doesn't happen again.
15 Apr 2014
"home away from home"
Well maintained house, what you see in the photos is what you get, clean with ample room for a large family or a group of friends. Secure and convenient location close to Galle road, but in quite surr… More
24 Mar 2014
"Good Property for a break before you travel around the country"
This property is good and feels safe. It is in a good location and a short walk to the shops, which makes things easy as it's self catering. There are a few things which can be improved,like the … More
Thank you for your comments. Your suggestions for improvements have certainly been noted but I wanted to reply as some of your comments may be taken out of context by other potential guests.
Your booking inquiry was received with only a few days before your travel to Sri Lanka. While I was overseas myself at the time, I somehow accommodated your request. Given your haste, we did not get to sign the standard rental agreement I send out to guests, which stipulates that a small breakage deposit of SLR 2,000 (USD 15) will be taken at check-in and then refunded in full at check-out upon an inspection. This is more of deterrant against willful damage than anything else. This requirement was explained in detail by my local agent to you at check-in and it appears you did not raise an issue with it at the time. Clearly, you seemed to like the property while you stayed there, which was the reason you re-booked the property for a second stay, a week later.
As with any other accommodation, telephone calls are at cost to the guests. We do have a phone with dial-out facilities for which there is an extra charge, but you did not request this from the caretaker or my local agent during your stay. Most of my guests have their own mobile phones with a local SIM, so we have not had many guests asking for the dial-out facility.
Pots have now been replaced and knives work fine :-).
11 Mar 2014
We stayed at this property in Feb 2014 with a party of 4 adults and 2 kids. The house was large enough for all of us and very clean and stocked up with all mod-con's. The house has a lovely gard… More
22 Jan 2014
"I had three Australian Couples and us, the facilities offered were very good and the house was veyry warm and welcoming"
We were welcomed by the person who looks after the premises at 3 a.m. with a welcoming smile and was most helpful in assisting us to unload our luggage, show us to our rooms and also explain the ameni… More
24 Aug 2013
"A great property"
The property was in very good condition, and is in a convenient place for tourists. Close distance to the town, beach and markets. The house itself was taken good care of by the man who watched the h… More
21 Jul 2013
"Great Location, Very SAFE!, Clean & Comfortable House. Great A/C. Affordable. Friendly Staff."
This is my 3rd time to Sri Lanka and this was the best accommodations that I've used. As an American girl, I am very conscious of safety. I feel extremely safe and comfortable at this house. T… More
25 Jun 2013
"Felt like a home away from home"
Beautifully maintained house with plenty of room for a few families or a group of friends. Very secure and good location with plenty of little shops and places to eat within walking distance. Kitch… More
7 Mar 2013
"Well worth it!"
Very nice property, located in a quiet neighbourhood with good connectivity to the City. The traffic to the city is a killer but the beach is just a short Tuk Tuk ride away. Supermarkets are walking distance away and well equipped. The rental is safe and secure. Nothing for kids to do though. Great place to set up base for day trips around Sri Lanka. Nice kitchen with most kitchen equipment for a quick home cooked meal. Not many restaurants though.
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