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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Fully air conditioned first and mezzanine floor consisting large 2,000sq ft, well designed self contained two level first floor apartment of a house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

House is located at very convenient central Colombo 5. Many restaurants, fashion stores and super markets are within a walking distance and there are many other options within 1-2 km radius.

Amenities

4 bedrooms with a mix of king/queen/double beds with cupboards, dressing tables, 3 rooms with attached bathrooms and one common bathroom. Cot is available on request. Hot water is provided from environment friendly Solar panel. Open concept sitting, dining and pantry. Sitting area is equipped with a Sofa, Cable TV, DVD player and a Stereo. Free Wi Fi Internet is available.

Kitchen is equipped with Gas Hob, Oven, Rice Cooker, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Mixer/Grinder, other utensils, cutlery and crockery. Washing machine with separate maid/ caretaker's bathroom. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioners.

Doors are protected with magnetic curtains, preventing mosquitoes and flies getting in.

Bed linen will be changed once in five days or at request.

Caretaker/ Cook during the day is available for an additional fee.

Airport pickup/ drop and tours, self drive cars, tours around the country with hotel bookings could be arranged.

Electricity Charges Extra

The published rates include all taxes and other utilities except Electricity. Electricity will be payable as metered. This will depend on your usage. The electricity rate U.S.$ cents 0.40 per unit.

Location – neighborhood description

Ideally located for either the busy business executive or leisure travelers. Perfect place for Sri Lankans visiting friends and family or Tourist. Anywhere in Colombo is just few minutes drive. Given below are places which are within a radius of approximately 1-2 km.

Supermarkets : Cargills (Park Road/ Thimbirigasyaya & Jawatta Road), Keells, (Havelock Town and Narahenpita), Laughs – Havelock Road

Banks : Commercial Bank, NDB Bank, Samapath Bank, Seylan Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, PanAsia Bank, Hatton National Bank, Nations Trust Bank, Bank of Ceylon, Peoples Bank

Restaurants : KFC, Pizza Hut, Q Baa (Sanath Jayasuriya's) Moon River, Xialton, Kingjou (Chinese) Jak Tree (Thai) Mathura (Indian) , Sensal (Mixed), Bread Talk, The Fab, Coffee Shops (Park Road, Fife Road & Jawatta Road), Perera & Sons, Caravan, Tasty Caterers

Hospitals : Asiri Medical, Asiri Surgical, Lanka Hospitals (formerly Apollo), Park Hospital, Oasis, Ninewells

Fashion Stores : Thiangra, Vaishi, House of Fashion, DFO, Cool Planet, ODEL (Dickmans Rd)

24 hour Pharmacies, Salons, Laundries

Courtesy tour by a three wheeler (Tuk Tuk) around the area to show the above places could be arranged free of charge if requested.

Complimentary Fruit Basket, Tea/Sugar/Milk, Soap are provided on arrival until guest(s) gets a time for shopping!

You are welcome to make any inquiry. Wish you a pleasant stay in Sri Lanka.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bambalapitiya
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking

The Western Province region

Colombo is the largest city and the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka. It is located in Western Province on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte suburb or the parliament capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city, with a mix of modern living, local cultures and colonial architecture.

Colombo 5, Havelock Town is on the south of main Colombo city centre and is has mix of commercial and residential properties. Several large scale apartment projects are located in Colombo 5 and attracts many visitors due to cheaper pricing for the same comforts when compared with higher pricing in the city centre. Main Colombo City (Fort) area is within 15 minutes of reach from Colombo 5 as it borders or situated in main three highways namely, Havelock Road (High Level Road), Elvitigala Mawatha (Baseline Road), R A De Mel Mawatha (Duplication Road) and Galle Road.

Weather

Colombo features a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification. Colombo's climate is fairly temperate all throughout the year. From March to April the temperature averages around 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) maximum. The only major change in the Colombo weather occurs during the monsoon seasons from May to August and October to January. This is the time of year where heavy rains can be expected. Colombo sees little relative diurnal range of temperature, although this is more marked in the drier winter months, where minimum temperatures average 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit). Rainfall in the city averages around 2,400 millimetres (94 in) a year.

Geography

Colombo's geography is a mix of land and water. The city has many canals and, in the heart of the city, the 65-hectare (160-acre) Beira Lake.[18] The lake is one of the most distinctive landmarks of Colombo, and was used for centuries by colonists to defend the city.[18] It remains a popular attraction, hosting regattas,[19] and theatrical events on its shores. The Northern and North-Eastern border of the city of Colombo is formed by the Kelani River, which meets the sea in a part of the city known as the Modera (m?dara in Sinhala) which means river delta.

Points of interests includes;

National Zoological Gardens Dehiwala, National Museum of Colombo, Galle Face Green, Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, Royal Colombo Golf Club

Sports

Undoubtedly the most popular sport in Sri Lanka is cricket. The country emerged as champions of the 1996 Cricket World Cup and became runners up in 2007 and 2011. In the ICC World Twenty20 2009 they became runners up again. The sport is played in parks, playgrounds, beaches and even in the streets. Colombo is the home for two of the country's most popular international cricket stadiums, Sinhalese Sports Club's cricket stadium and R. Premadasa Stadium (named after late president Premadasa).

Colombo has the distinction of being the only city in the world to have four cricket test venues in the past: Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo Cricket Club Ground and Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium.

Colombo

Annual Cultural Events and Fairs

Colombo's most beautiful festival is the celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death all falling on the same day. During this festival, much of the city is decorated with lanterns, lights and special displays of light (known as thoran). The festival falls in mid May and lasts a week. During this week people distribute, rice, drinks and other food items for free in dunsal which means charity place.

The Sinhala and Hindu Aluth Awurudda' is a cultural event that takes place on 13 and 14 April. This is the celebration of the Sinhala and Hindu new year. The festivities include many events and traditions that display a great deal of Sri Lankan culture.

Christmas is another major festival. Although Sri Lanka's Christians make up only just over 7% of the population, Christmas is one of the island's biggest festivals. Most streets and commercial buildings light up from the beginning of December and festive sales begin at all shopping centres and department stores. Caroling and nativity plays are frequent sights during the season.

Since there is a large number of Muslims in Colombo. Eid Ul Fitr and Eid Ul Adha are two Islamic festivals that are celebrated in Colombo. Many businesses flourish during the eventual countdown for Eid Ul Fitr which is a major Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims after a month long fasting.

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Chanaka W.

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Calendar last updated:25 Jun 2014

Based in Sri Lanka

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