Villa Barbara Srilanka Holiday
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This new Luxury Villa edges the famous Negombo Lagoon. Extremely large with over 5000sq feet of living space with 150sq feet of summer hut on the water and it is built on half an acre land leading straight to the lagoon. The sea is a hop across from the Villa and the sea side is part of villa, as The Villa comes with all the creature comforts including its own port with a boat inside the land, bicycle, and BBQ facilities. The villa includes a relaxing and peaceful summer hut that is built on the water in the lagoon !
The Villa is only 20 mins from the airport , 40 mins from Colombo (capital) and 10 mins from the happening Negombo Town packed with bars, cafes and restaurant. There is plenty to do at the Villa from swimming, fishing , bird watching and sailing. With a huge garden and an all year around sun it is the ideal place to relax with the whole family , including grandparents
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Negombo, Talahena 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bandaranyake International Airport (Colombo - CMB) 17 km, Nearest railway: Negombo 6 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, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This Villa is exceptionally large in size and comes with 5 double bedrooms and 2 single bedroom with wardrobes, attached larger than average bathrooms, 5 rooms are fully air conditioned.
Has 3 reception rooms including a formal dining rooms for seating for 6/8. The kitchen alone is 700+ sq feet with a country style cooking. There are plenty of large balconies to host BBQ parties and sun bathe. The villa comes with all the creature comforts one wants.
We also provide a professional chef, caretaker, babysitter, elderly helper , driver and maintenance depending on the booking requirement.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is built on a half an acre land bordering the lagoon. The beautiful garden has small port that is connected to the lagoon and a summer hut 150sq feet. You can walk straight out to the lagoon where we provide catamaran (boat) rides, fishing, Bird watching etc. You can get fresh fish prawns and crabs right outside the Villa!
The Balconies have panoramic view of the lagoon. It is a beauty day or night. Early morning you can witness the fishing boats returning from your own bed!
The Villa can be rented on Self-Catering or Catered basis. For catered option you can chose from either Full or Half Board or even Bed & Breakfast basis. Even if you chose the Self-catering we can provide grocery shopping and/or delivery to the door step. You can order in meals, too.
The Western Province region
Negombo is the ideal place to start and end your Holiday in Sri Lanka. Sun worshippers, prepare to stretch out, curl your toes in the fine yellow sand, and get a superb tan on sundreched palm caressed beaches in Negombo. You can start tours from Negombo to Kandy, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Anuradhapura, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Yala National Park, Kosgoda.....
The Villa is situated 10 mins from the historic beach city of Negombo. It is also very popular as its only 20 mins from the International Airport. The Villa borders the very famous "Negombo Lagoon". Negombo is one of the most popular towns for tourists . There are plenty of bars (of all types), restaurants and shops. The town also has some ancient catholic churches.
Negombo is historically a Catholic Town and as such people are VERY approachable , generous and welcoming. You will never be short of things to do. There are many things that will entertain you .
Finally, the Villa is also only 40 mins from Colombo (city)
The most relaxing activity is the boat (catamaran) rides along the calm lagoon with a fishing rod! You can watch the endless calm waters, stalks and flying fish!
For the Nature Lovers there are plenty of birds to watch. For the culture lovers there are plenty of Churches to see and the morning fish market is a hustle worth seeing. As Negombo is a fishing town with thousands of colourful fishing boats.
You may also go for rides in the very popular local mode of transport called "Tuk Tuk" - basically it is a three wheel Taxi.
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8 Jan 2014
"Relax, throw your troubles to the wind."
We arrived in Sri Lanka early Morning after a night flight. The sun was just rising and the scenery was breathtaking (even around the Airport). The bus was waiting to collect us and took us on the 30-… More
31 Jan 2013
"A fresh breeze for the soul"
The Villa is delightful, with a constant fresh breeze from the lagoon. The location is ideal for trips to Colombo or Negombo and is in a nice quiet community that feels safe. The Jetwing Lagoon resort is just a few hundred meters away.
The breeze is so enjoyable, we preferred to turn off the AC and open the doors at night. Mosquitoes are common in Sri Lanka, but the continuous breeze from the lagoon meant no mosquitoes, a welcome respite I assure you.
The villa has a nice colonial charm, with exposed rafters in the house and verandas. Everything was kept clean and tidy inside and out. Lovely landscaping and a protected walled in yard and gated entry made us feel comfortable, as our younger children do tend to take unannounced excursions (we are travelling with our four children, ages 4-9).
The lagoon is home to lots of creatures so wildlife watching is a lot of fun. In just a few days we had seen two monitor lizards, two ruddy mongoose, and many different birds.
Upul, our host, made sure all our needs were taken care of, yet was sensitive to ensure our privacy - his staff were friendly and helpful.
If you are looking for a beach, I recommend a trip to the Jetwing Negombo resort north or Negombo. The beach is long and the swimming is nice. It's _relatively_ clean. Go past the breakers and the surf is quite calm and with no riptide while we were there, even if the waves do pull hard near the beach. After some initial concern, even the older children were going out past the breakers.
Our stay was delightful and exceeded what we had hoped for.
29 Jan 2013
"A comfortable stay"
Villa Barbara is a nice big house and was well suited for a family holiday; we were 6 adults and 5 children and there was plenty of space for all of us; it is clean and comfortable; there are several … More
13 Jan 2013
"Excellent, quiet location near beaches en Negombo and good base for visits to Colombo"
Large house with pleasant garden and veranda direct at the Laguna. Friendly and helpful staff. Pick up services to and from airport or railway station in time. Well equipped kitchen. Bed and bathrooms okay. Living room specious and fine terrace. Shops near by. The Jetwing Laguna hotel is a five minutes stroll and offers a perfect swimming pool (100 m!) and a very good restaurant with reasonable prices. Bus or tuk-tuks services close to the villa. Fish market or local fishermen offer fresh seafood. A great spot for a few relaxing days.
7 Jan 2013
"Luxury and Service from Upul and Patham"
I stayed here in December with my wife and two teenage children. We were looked after from the moment we stepped off the plane as the pick up was trouble free. We then had a short drive to Villa Barba… More
28 Aug 2012
"Fantastic accommodation with superb local staff"
Our family stayed in Villa Barbara for three superb weeks that just went so quickly and none of us wanted to go home! The villa is spacious and well appointed, a major plus is the excellent WiFi conne… More
17 Jul 2012
"Beautiful Villa Barbara"
I have recently stayed at this residence with my girlfriend, mother and sister. From the minute we arrived, we were blown away by the natural beauty of the grounds that the villa is situated on and al… More