77 Sunset Strip
About the home
The Bungalow is very clean and comfortable offering relief and tranquility to the weary traveller. Situated just 20 minutes from the Katanayake airport you can be settled in, showered, changed, and enjoying a meal within a couple of hours of collecting your luggage at the airport.
The Bungalow is situated within its own delightful walled garden with Coconut trees, Banana Trees, and Papaya etc.
No more than 1 minutes walk to the Beach, Nearby Hotels and restaurants. Pool facilities etc are available for just a nominal charge. Eating out is very cheap, either at the Hotels, or one of the local, colourful restaurants which are paradise for the lover of sea food, and for the adventurous who can sample the delights of the Sri lankan curry dishes.
We recommend taking several days to rest and explore the locale, and then plan a 2/3 day trip away, which can be flexibly planned to suit yourselves, followed again by a few days back 'home'
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Staffed Property|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The bungalow is airy, spacious and very comfortable. The tariff includes an English breakfast. Mathilda the Housekeeper, who is fluent in English and German, as well as Tamil and Sinhala, will look after all your needs whether it is refreshments, snacks, washing and ironing, or arranging trips and tours through our driver/couriers, or just general advice as to the Do's and Don'ts when in Sri Lanka.
Two rooms with Double beds. Two rooms with Twin beds. All have ceiling fans as well as air conditioning
Fax and phone. cable TV with English films and sports.
Further details outdoors:
Set within its own walled garden, it has sitting areas front and back, and a wealth of trees shrubs and flowers. The garden can be lit up at night providing a real spectacle. Chamaeleons are often seen on the coconut trees and many exotic birds visit the garden. The house has its own resident Star tortoise and Black Turtle. Sun beds are available with Towels provided.
One room one night only : £35 total price, 2 people included
One room per week : £195 total price, 2 people included
One room per month: £650 total price, 2 people included
The complete house would be £650 per week, total price, 8 people included.
It is also ideal for those travelling on, to stop over and rest on their First and Last nights nights in Sri Lanka
Strictly no smoking within the Bungalow, but smoking is permitted in the garden or
on the front terrace.
The Western Province region
Negombo, being centrally located on the West Coast makes it ideally situated for the many diverse trips which can be arranged for you, with our well known and trusted driver/couriers. Visitors who only base themselves in the South, face a journey of several hours to reach their destination, and then find themselves far away from the fabulous Elephant Orphanage at Pinawalla, and other favourites such as Kandy, Dambulla and Nuwara Eliya.
Being well in the tropics at about 6 degrees North, the Sea and air temperature is warm all year. Typically sea temperatures are around 28 degrees, and air temperature 28 - 35 degrees. Tropical thunderstorms with heavy rain can be experienced at various times of the year, and will often occur at the end of the afternoon.
The Negombo area
Negombo is a small provincial Town about 1 hour from Colombo. It is one of the liveliest resorts within Sri Lanka having a diverse selection of restaurants. Negombo is a fast developing place with a diversity of modern shopping facilities alongside the traditional markets and shops, where haggling is expected.
A Visit to the Fish market is a 'must'. This was featured by Rick Stein on his travels, and is open every morning except Sunday
Sunbathing on beach or poolside. There is often sufficient surf for surfboarding. There are Body boards at the bungalow.
Sea fishing trips can be arranged, where you might typically catch Barracuda.
The local Buddhist Temple is well worth a visit, rivalling the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy for splendour.
Shopping trips can be arranged into Colombo, where you can buy many items at very cheap prices, in particular clothing and luggage, bags and handbags of superb quality
White water rafting is available for the novice or the experienced, at Kitulgala on the Kilani river, which is the main film location for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai
Visits to the following places are highly recommended:
PINAWALLA, the Elephant Orphanage best arriving for the breakfast feeding time. The very young are hand fed bottles of milk.
After breakfast you will see the Trouping of the herd down to the river where they bathe, play and enjoy themselves for some time. This can be viewed from an adjacent restaurant where you enjoy all of this whilst having lunch or light refreshments
KANDY, where you can visit the Temple of the Tooth which is considered to be the bedrock of the Buddhist faith, and is home to the Tooth of the Lord Buddha. The fabulous Botanical gardens at Perideniya with its amazing variety of Trees (ie the coco de mer) and many splendours such as the colonies of Fruit Bats and Macaques.
SIGIRIYA, the ancient mountain fortress with it's 3000 year old Frescoes provides Stunning views from the top.
Sigiriya is also close to DAMBULLA, which has game reserves and Hotels set in the Jungle where diverse wildlife can be observed from the Hotel. Monkeys can come onto balconies, but can also be seen feeding in nearby shrubbery while you are taking refreshments near the poolside. Wild Elephants can sometimes be observed passing the Hotel going down to the Lake for water, and many exotic species of Birds can be seen closeby, as well as the occasional Mongoose, Giant Hare, and there are plenty of Mantis's, Geckos and bats seen around the Hotel, in the evening.
NUWARA ELIYA, nicknamed 'Little England', at 7000 feet above sea level, provides cool relief from the heat, and is worthy of a stop-over in your itinarary. You would pass through the Tea Plantations of the High country and this can be taken as a stunning Train Journey.
How to get there
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Sri Lankan Airlines Heathrow Terminal 4 to Colombo about 11 hrs
Recommend Night Flight departs about 2125 and arrives at 1330 next day. 15 mins travel from airport. Usually in house by 3pm
Qatar Airlines currently offer the cheapest, quality flight, but with 1 short stop at Dohar
Activities near Negombo
Tennis in town
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
26 Apr 2013
The property had average lounge area, the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen was very dated and in need of update. On a positive note the garden was lovely. If the property didn't have a live in maid(who was lovely), it would have been depressing.
29 Jan 2013
Absolutely fabulous place to stay whether it be for a couple of nights or a few weeks. Matilda and Kulan have done a fantastic job of looking after the property. Each room has it's own individual colour scheme along with en-suite. The garden is perfect and very well looked after with it's orchids and fruit trees, well done Kulan. We had a fabulous three week stay here over the Christmas period. Matilda cooked a full English breakfast each morning which was a perfect start to the day. The property is within easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants and bars. Negombo town is a short tuk-tuk ride away and the train station is very accessible for commutes in to Columbo or further afield if you so wish. Matilda and Kulan are such good people and couldn't do enough for us. They've become really good friends of ours and we remain in touch with them. We'd definitely recommend staying here, it's in the perfect location and not too far from the airport. We hope to go back very soon.
29 Jun 2012
The hosts Mathilda and Kulan are lovely generous people. The rooms are small, bathrooms adequate, AC effective, mosquito nets had holes in them and breakfast curious. This is a B&B not a holiday... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Aug 12||2 Aug 13||£ 195||£ 35||£ 35||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Aug 12||2 Aug 13||£ 650||£ 120||£ 120||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
One room for one night: £35 this covers the cost of 2 persons
One room for one week: £195 this covers the cost of 2 persons
One room for 4 weeks: £650 this covers the cost of 2 persons
the whole house ( 4 rooms)
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The owner is based in the United Kingdom and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2008. This bungalow has received 6 reviews from previous guests.
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