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Moonwater Retreat Unawatuna

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Beautiful Beach House set in 45 acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens. This quiet secluded retreat is located in beautiful Unawatuna.

This unique property was an original village house renovated true to local design. Its structure highlights the beauty of Sri Lankan architecture. Bedrooms spill out onto private courtyards and living areas welcome company. It is a solid beach house that flows from one room to the other offering both privacy and open spaces for entertaining.

Snorkeling and Scuba diving is possible in Unawatuna Bay. There are also several surf points nearby.

An entire morning can be spent exploring the maze of narrow roadways lined with Dutch and British Colonial era buildings that are still in use, sturdy ramparts overlooking Galle's international cricket stadium, and scattering of shops , art galleries, museums, boutique hotels and cafes.

Take a boat ride on Koggala lake where rural life unfolds and along the way visit a village temple or cinnamon estate.

Or spend your time locally in the magical beachside village of Unawatuna sampling the cafes, restaurants and shops. You can sit at tables as the water laps at your feet. Or lie for ours on the sun lounges.

Our properly is staffed.

If youre travelling with a small child, the house is equipped with a cot, highchair and pram, sand toys and childrens indoor toys.

For the older kids (and young adults), the house offers bikes, cricket set, basket ball hoop, badminton, swing tennis and botchi

We are sure you will enjoy your stay

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Unawatuna 1 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Columbo , Nearest railway: Unawatuna Train Station 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 4 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

Southern Province region

Unawatuna is situated on the Western side of Sri Lanka, down towards the Southern tip. Its unique location protects it from exposure to the monsoons that hit the Western and Eastern coasts and offers surf for most of the year.

Unawatuna is a magical beachside village full of cafes, restaurants and shops.

You can sit at tables as the water laps at your feet. Or lie for ours on the sun lounges. Hire boats and kayaks for extra fun.

The house is 10 min from Galle and a two hour trip from Columbo airport.

Unawatuna train station I a couple of minutes from our house.

Galle is a Portugese Fort with beautiful architecture and history.

Galle has even more restaurants and cafes and is a treat for antique hunters.


Unawatuna was voted one of the best beaches by Lonely Planet. It is protected bay surrounded by shops and restaurants.

Our house is a quiet retreat. Privately located, yet within minutes you are surrounded by the bussle of the village and beach.

Quieter beaches surround the bay area.

Our tuk-tuk driver can take you to wherever you like.

He knows where to get the best coffee and best surf spots.

The house comes with a cook and house keeper, however we are in a very well serviced area so you can eat out as much as you like.

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27 Apr 2014


"Good Family Retreat"

We stayed at Moonwater over the Sinhala/Tamil New Year with the family and my brother from England. Chandrani, the cook/housekeeper and Tilak her husband that does the the garden and the heavy lifting… More

10 Feb 2014


"fabulous homely place"

We are a large family of 10 persons, including old man above 70 and child ages 6, and stayed at moonwater for 5 nighs. Thanks to Mr Subodha and his team for making the whole experience so well, and it… More

16 Sep 2013


"Comfort, style and location - We will be back"

If your looking for a villa that is well priced and accommodates a large group... that's clean, comfortable, stylish and with all the comforts you would expect, we would certainly recommend Moonw… More

16 Sep 2013


"Perfect Holiday House!"

We had a magical time at this very special place. The gardens, the house, the housekeeper, the food served for breakfast lunch and dinner - it all made for a truly perfect holiday. The owners were ama… More

16 Sep 2013


"A superb find....."

Friends recommended that we stay at Moonwater and we were not disappointed. Located approx 10 mins by tuk tuk from Galle Fort in a very quiet area of Unawatuna. Its only 5 mins tuk tuk ride to all the… More

30 Jun 2013


"Incredible home, within close striking distance of divine beaches."

The first thing that struck us, was the warmth of the house help. Nothing was a problem. The home has a practical layout and exquisite design details. Think: colonial type building with high ceilings, bespoke kitchen, chill out areas, and bedrooms that ooze charm.

You will be blown away with the cuisine. Sri-Lankan food in my humble opinion is a step up from their closer neighbor India. Succulent grilled seafood, mouth watering mild curries and delectable tropical fruits.

18 Jun 2013


"Such a beautiful, family friendly home away from home"

My family and extended family had the pleasure to stay at the Moonwater in Aug 2012. The property is great for families who want to get away from the hassle and bustle. The home is located a very shor… More

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