About the home
Samyama is situated on the beach in a garden setting. The house was designed to be light and airy with doors and windows 11 feet high. Wake up to the sound of the waves and the early morning birds' chorus.
Samyama will not disappoint you. One enters through tall majestic doors into a marble foyer where the afternoon sun streams through the magnificent stainless steel and glass dome above, your eyes are drawn to the mahogany staircase curving its way up and you sense all tension melting away.
The large sitting room with cool marble floor opens on to the veranda from which you can watch the fisher men bringing in their catch at midday or luxuriate in the stunning sun sets.
Samyama offers you luxury, total seclusion and tranquillity. Your experience here will revive, restore, and nourish you. No hawkers on the beach, so you can go for long walks, just meditating on nature. Our beach is wild and exhilarating, filling you with energy, and excitement. There is an array of wild life, so if you are keen on nature especially birds, remember to pack your binoculars.
Google map coordinates- Coordinates:
* Lat: 7.149774
* Lon: 79.830372
|Size:||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||On the beach 40 yards from the surf|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||8 Bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 7 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (10), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 16, Lounge seating for 16|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
The main house sleeps 16, all bedrooms are en-suite (fully tiled with marble topped vanity units) 5 rooms are twin bedded. 3 rooms have queen size beds. Most rooms have sea views all have verandas.
The pool measures 50'x20' (shared) Adjacent to the pool is an area 58x26 feet, which can be used for dancing, Bar-B-Q or yoga.
You may choose to self cater, or a complete hotel service can be provided. Friendly, unobstrusive support staff are on hand to ensure your stay is relaxed and enjoyable. An Ayurvedic practitioner/yoga teacher is on call for treatments and massage.
Sharing the same grounds you will find the "Gate Keepers' cottage" with 2 double bedrooms,(each en-suite), sitting room, verandah, and kitchen. This cottage can be rented with Samyama or by it self
Samyama offers 3-7 day tours of Sri Lanka. Covering the Cultural Triangle and more. For all tours please discuss with our Guide Lal. He is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and honest. He speaks fluent English.
Further details outdoors:
All Samyama's vegetables are organically grown in its own garden. Eggs and chicken are free range bought from neighbours, Hot water is provided via solar panels and it is envisaged in the near future to change the swimming pool to a chemical free ozone type pool. At present the Sri Lankan Electricity company does not offer the consumer the choice of selling its excess electricity to the board. When this opportunity arises Samyama will invest in its own wind generator.
A welcome breakfast pack can be provided for the client according to client instructions.
All breakages caused by the client during their stay must be made good or the cost for repairs will be deducted from the security deposit.
Smoking illegal substances are not allowed on the premises.
Clients are not to invite Persons of ill repute or immoral habits to Samyama.
Clients wishing to book Samyama immediately can pay by paypal, please enquire for details.
Please read carefully the terms and conditions below before proceeding to the booking form.
CONTRACT OF BOOKING: No contract shall exist until the signed booking form is submitted together with a minimum 20% deposit and a Confirmation Receipt has been issued.
BOOKING AUTHORISATION: Where a booking is made on behalf of several individuals whose signatures do not appear on the Booking Declaration, the booking is conditional on the person signing the form and is responsible for all payments.
PAYMENT: Where only a deposit is paid at the time of submitting the booking form, full payment of the balance due must be made 8 weeks before departure. Failure to do so may result in Hotel Samyama's agent(s) exercising their right to cancel your booking(s) and to charge the applicable cancellation charges set out below.
CANCELLATION: Though our spaces are limited, we will endeavour to treat cancellations sympathetically. As such, if a replacement booking is secured for a late cancellation by the person making the cancellation all monies paid will be returned, save the deposit (equal to 20% of the cost of the holiday), regardless of when the cancellation is made. However, if a replacement is not found, the charges below will be applied. Cancellation of your holiday, for whatever reason, should be notified to us in writing.Up to 56 days before departure loss of deposit55 - 28 days before departure 50% of total price27 days or less before departure 100% of total price.
INSURANCE: In order to participate in holidays to Samyama guests must have travel insurance. This can be arranged by your travel agent when booking your ticket
FEES: flights are not included.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is on a twin-shared basis. There are a limited number of double-bedded rooms for couples which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis..
EXCLUSIONS: We do not accept responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, changes or losses caused by acts of God, war, threat of war, closure of airports, civil strife, natural disasters, accidents or any other events beyond our control; guests' injuries, illnesses, medical or psychiatric conditions developed during or subsequent to the holiday; loss of/or damage to personal property of guests.
What to take: Very little indeed. Repeat guests leave valuables and smart clothes at home: In Sri Lanka it is advised that ladies wear skirts/trousers instead of tiny shorts. Women need something arm-covering when visiting temples or for occasional cool evenings. For those venturing to Badulla on the train, a sweatshirt would be needed. Rain is rare but, when it comes, it deluges
Some essentials are: at least one beach towel, sunscreen, bathing costume and insect repellent, binoculars if you like to watch birds, and appropriate medication. Water less handwash.
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The Western Province region
Negombo is on the westernside of Sri Lanka. The west coast has an enormous natural reef protecting the coast line . It was this reef that saved this area from the disastrous consequences from the Tsunami in 2004.
Negombo is conveniently located only 15 km from Sri Lanka's International Airport. Negombo Beach was Sri Lanka's first beach resort and is an ideal place for your holiday: It offers wide beaches, many water sport facilities, excellent restaurants, well stocked supermarkets.
Used by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British as the main export harbour for cinnamon, you can still see many historical colonial buildings such as the fort which is today used as the jail The area was/is heavily influenced by the Catholic church and 80% of the population in this area are Christians including the Mormons and Jehovah witness.
There are many ways to explore Negombo but one of the most recommendable ones is by travelling along the many canals which connects Negombo lagoon and the sea.
Sri Lanka's tropical location ensures perennially high temperatures, with monthly averages between 72° F (22° C) and 92° F (33° C) in the lowlands. In the Central Highlands, higher altitudes account for lower temperatures, with monthly averages between 44° F (7° C) and 71° F (21.6°). The monsoon season differs from the east to the West. The best time to visit the West is October to March. The wind comes from the north and is refreshing
The seas are calm.
The Negombo area
The population in Negombo, being mostly Christians the festivals in the area are celebrated at Xmas, and Easter.
DEEP SEA FISHING
Sri Lanka is much admired for its multitude of sub-aquatic life. Its unspoiled sea and fishing zones hold an abundance of game fish for the keen angler. Species of Marlin, Sail Fish, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevallie, Bonito, Dorado, Queen Fish, Barracuda and tuna make this beautiful Island second to none when it comes to sport fishing.
WATER SKI ING
The water-ski camps in Negombo cater for all water skiers (slalom, tricks and barefoot) From beginners to professionals, from young to the still young at heart, singles, couples and families..
Negombo is more suitable for windsurfers of grade 4 and up. The shore break there in the months January – March requires some experience. On good days you’ll get up to 6 beaufort with an average of 4-5 beaufort.
For windsurf equipment rental, windsurf lessons and/or windsurf packages please contact us
The main spot for kite surfing in Sri Lanka is in Negombo. One of the factors for this are the nearby factories of NORTH KITEBOARDING, FAITH KITEBOARDING or and CARVED.Here we have perfect wind conditions for kite boarding. Especially in the months January – March when the NW trade winds will provide the necessary power. Over a length of 5 km, the beach of Negombo is wide enough for take off and landing.
For kite surfing equipment rental, kite surfing lessons and/or kite surfing packages please contact us
EXPLORING THE FISH MARKET
Enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts like the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing a variety of marine fishes like seers, skipjacks, pomfrets and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters, crabs, and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurants.
YOGA,MEDITATION AND AYURVEDA
At Samyama we offer Yoga asana, meditation,and Ayurveda massage. Enquire about the 5 days yoga retreat for serious yoga students or Asana and meditation daily or as required
We arrange wildlife safaris to the various wildlife sanctuaries located in different parts of Sri Lanka.
240 species of butterflies, elephants, leopards, sloth bear, deer, reptiles, amphibians and an amazing number of other animals are the background for our exciting wildlife safaris.
Samyama offers 3- 7day tours to explore the majestic ancient cities of Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa, the UNESCO world heritage site at Sigiriya (often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world)- a towering rock fortress with a fascinating history. The ancient cave temples at Dambulla are also worth a visit. We also include an afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park, where elephants roam freely. Or you can visit the temple of the tooth in Kandy (where there is the relic of the Buddha's tooth ) Surprisingly.the Buddha found enlightment in Sri Lanka not India
Not only for serious bird spotters - in the National Parks and lagoons on our Sri Lanka Bird Watching Tours you not only see the amazing variety of local and migrant birds in Sri Lanka but elephants, leopards, bears, crocodiles, elks and wild boars in their natural habitat, too.
Sri Lanka is the hot spot in South Asia for the most active nightlife. A part of the Galle Road in Colombo is said to resemble Las Vegas because of the many casinos here.Though gambling is illegal in some South Asian countries and Casinos are hard to come by, Sri Lanka boasts of quite a few of them. These casinos, which are full of life and activity the whole night through, are not allowed to be called casinos. So instead they are called clubs.
Negombo is well known for its many gifted and artistic jewellers. You will find good quality jewellery is much cheaper here especially if you are into precious and semi precious gem stones. Gold is mostly 18 to 22 carat gold.
SHOPPING IN COLOMBO.
Holiday makers may also be interested in having a sight seeing tour and shopping trip in Colombo. I mention this because Many western designers have their collection made in Sri Lanka, and the excess from the factories can be bought in 2 shops in Colombo. Shopping in Colombo can save you up to 5 times the price in London, Paris, Milan or Rome.
How to get there
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Prices vary according to the time of the year. Direct flights are more expensive. (Sri Lanka airlines) From £350.00 to £700.00 Other carriers with one or more changes tend to be cheaper, can be as low as £250.00.Samyama is only 1/2 an hour from the Airport and costs about £10 to £15.00.in a taxi. However if requested Samyama's driver can collect you from the airport.
I have just been told by 2 potential customers that the months of December and January are the monsoon season.THIS NOT SO IN THE WEST. At this time of the year in the west the wind comes from the north and the seas are calm. The monsoon season in the west is April to July.
Activities near Negombo
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
08 Nov 2012
Having seen the photos we were really looking forward to staying here and upon arrival we all pleased with our choice. The Villa is imaculately looked after and clean throughout. The swimming pool is... more
06 Nov 2012
It is been such a nice holiday we had together after we got married. Samyama is a unique experience not like other contemporary holiday spots. It was in a peaceful and natural environment where anybody can relax and enjoy. It is surrounded by sea and fishing village, also have quick access to town for shopping. They have provided healthy, delicious food and friendly service. I strongly recommend any family or couple can spend thier valuable time together at Samyama. It will be an unforgettable time there.
13 Mar 2012
we book my wife and I and another couple of friends this magnificent home. All persons of the house were very nice, helpful and we even had a chance to have a full day a person who has a vehicle Colombo and has helped us do our shopping. thank you very much. we shall return on what is surely one day with our children.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||14 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Jul 12||1 Nov 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Nov 12||16 Apr 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 16|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||14 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Jul 12||1 Nov 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Nov 12||16 Apr 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Where clients are renting Samyama for only 8 persons, they will have full use of the sitting rooms, kitchen etc. However it is expected that the clients will only occupy 4bedrooms in the case of 8 persons renting Samyama.
A security deposit is required.
For 1-8 persons......£800.00
For 9-16 persons......£1000.00
If there are no damages/ breakages This money will be returned in tact after 1 week
For easter/august bank holiday weekend Xmas day and New Year day an extra 10% is to be added.
Samyama offers guests 3 choices of catering:
1. A full hotel service (providing all food and staff)
2. The guest providing all the food but can hire the use of a cook and maid
3. The guests self cater
If extra accommodation is required, (over 16 persons)the gatekeepers cottage is available. It is a 2 bedrooms with en-suite showers,(hot and cold water)sitting room, kitchen, and veranda
Samyama would entertain clients on a B&B basis.
low season £35.00 per night per room. (maximum persons 2)
mid seaso £45.00 " " "
High seaso £55..00 " " "Book
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Samyama is closed from the 1st September to the 30th for redecoration
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