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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private 5 bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quite bay approximately 1km from Dondra lighthouse.
The house is ensures a get away from it all lifestyle with the ammenities of Matara, Sri lanka's southern commercial hub are only a short tuk tuk ride away.
Ratnakara is a great place to base yourself for exploration of the south coast or the perfect retreat to sit in the shade and read a book...
The house comes with house staff that will be on hand to look after you as much or as little as you require. A friendly welcome is guaranteed!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bottom of the garden 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Colombo 160 km, Nearest railway: Matara 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Southern Province region
Away from it all.... the South Coast of Sri Lanka is a place where tourists are generally few and far between.
Dondra Lighthouse , Blow holes , Whale watching , fishing, cycling, wildlife watching
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16 Jun 2015
"Best holiday EVER"
We stayed at Ratnakara for one week in May. In the lead up to our holiday, the owner was exceptionally helpful and communicative, making sure we had every bit of information to plan our holiday and make the most of it. We travelled during the monsoon season. It is a scandal that travel books discourage people from travelling during this period. The weather was amazing. I cant rate Ratnakara highly enough. The property is stunning with so much space. The staff are exceptional and really make the holiday. We didn't want to leave! During our stayed we had massages at the house. Most days at 4.30pm Wasantha arranged tuk tuks to take us to a gorgeous beach 5 minutes away. We had cocktails each evening before some fantastic food. We asked the chef for Sri Lankan food at every meal. It was fabulous. Chef will cater for any tastes and likes but I recommend you eat as much curry as you can - ask for traditional Sri Lankan breakfasts as well.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so Much. Its always great to know that we have got it right when we get great feedback like this. Please do come again! Best Regards, Ratnakara.
15 Apr 2015
"Sinhalese New Year went down with a bang!"
Had a lovely few days here with friends for new year. Super relaxed environment, facilities/rooms/staff really exceeded my expectations. Very sad to leave. Already planning my return trip.
Delighted you chose to stay with us, and off course we we look forward to seeing you come back! Best Regards, Ratnakara.
2 Apr 2015
"The photos don't do it justice"
We had a great 4 day stay at Ratnakara with 2 families of four, including kids aged 10-6. We were planning our return while we were there. Beautiful Bawa-inspired architecture and decor. The food was excellent. The service somehow never distracted us, but was always there. The location is perfect for a mix of activity and relaxation. We recommend Dondra lighthouse, whale watching, massages, the turtle sanctuary. We'd happily do it all again...
Many thanks for the great review! We would be delighted to see you back again .
5 Mar 2015
"Exceeded our expectations"
The staff is very friendly to us and the children. Always smiling and creating a good atmosphere. The service is excellent. It is nice that we can decide the menu together with the chef. After a few days we just let the chef decide the meals and it was always good! The house far exceeded our expectations. It looks good on Pictures, but in real life it is much better! Plenty of room for 10 people. We spent 7 days here and we just wanted to stay longer. Looking at monkeys in the palm trees behind the house while taking a shower outside is an exotic experience. I highly recommend this beautiful house.
Many thanks for the great feedback! We look forward to sseing you all back here again !
20 Jan 2014
Ratnakara is a luxurious, large and comfortable villa. Set amongst a jungle full of monkeys and beautiful rocky bays. There is a small bay just down the driveway and the walk to the lighthouse is a must. The staff are professional, warm and very attentive to all your needs. The house dogs were friendly and our kids loved them. The pool was huge and I would do laps every morning. We enjoyed the cooking from the chef and found deciding what to eat the most difficult aspect of our day. We absolutely loved staying at this amazing villa and could not recommend it highly enough for every type of traveller. Do your self a favour and book this villa whilst in Srilanka. We are so glad we did...
5 Aug 2013
"Luxurious villa with 5 star hotel service"
Family (2 children, 9 and 11) had a fantastic end to our holiday by staying at Ratnakara for 4 nights. Days spent in the amazing infinity pool with views over ocean and nights spent relaxing and being cooked the best Sri Lankan dishes of our whole holiday. Very spacious and luxurious accommodation attended by staff who made us feel very welcome and could not do enough for us. Highly recommended and very good value!
18 May 2013
"Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)"
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling with friends or a group. As there was only the two of us we felt like royalty! With a huge pool – (60ft) or so, suspended off the side you get great views and can do laps! We were well looked after by the staff who were lovely. They gave us space but were attentive when needed. We felt spoilt having all our meals cooked for us and it being just the two of us, but nothing was too much trouble. There was still some landscaping going on around the villa as the villa is newly built, but that was starting to take shape and given a few more weeks will really add to the ‘jungle’ charm of the place. The upstairs lounge is the coolest part of the house as its all open. The breeze is lovely in the evening since the villa sits quite high. We would recommend anyone stay here if you fancy a bit of luxury, want a fabulous holiday and love the privacy of a villa as opposed to a hotel. The food is probably much better!
10 May 2013
"most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka"
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourselfs to show all our friends the pictures of the villa and offcourse the infinity pool through facebook. The staff is great and the chef cooks amazing meals for you. Wassanta is an excellent host and really looks after you. This is one of those places where you can really relax and don't want to leave. We would love to stay here again.
10 Feb 2013
"An amazing place to stay!"
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too. The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is too much trouble. Don't be put off by the 4 hr drive from Colombo its definitely worth it, if you are looking for a really relaxing and quiet break away from our action packed lives. Thoroughly recommended.
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