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Ratnakara Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five 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 quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it all lifestyle but with the amenities of Matara, Sri Lanka's southern commercial hub, 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 who will be on hand to look after you as much or as little as you require. A friendly welcome is guaranteed!

Location description from owner

Southern Province region

Away from it all.... the South Coast of Sri Lanka is a place of sandy palm-fringed beaches and lush tropical jungle where tourists are generally few and far between.

Dondra

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Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five 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 quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it all lifestyle but with the amenities of Matara, Sri Lanka's southern commercial hub, 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 who will be on hand to look after you as much or as little as you require. A friendly welcome is guaranteed!

Location description from owner

Southern Province region

Away from it all.... the South Coast of Sri Lanka is a place of sandy palm-fringed beaches and lush tropical jungle where tourists are generally few and far between.

Dondra

When you are not indulging in rest and relaxation at the villa there is plenty to do and see in the neighbourhood including swimming from unspoilt, uncrowded, palm-fringed sandy beaches, climbing Dondra Head Lighthouse, visiting a blow hole, going whale watching, taking an elephant safari, seeing the largest Buddha in Sri Lanka, visiting Temples, tea plantations and turtle sanctuaries, fishing, cycling, wildlife watching...

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 5 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Ian B
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
29 Aug 2016
Years listed:
3
Skype name
ratnakara_villa
Based in:
Sri Lanka

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Jan 2013. Located in Southern Province, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1050 to £3010.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Aug 2016.

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“Best holiday EVER”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2015

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.

“Sinhalese New Year went down with a bang!”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2015

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.

“The photos don't do it justice”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2015

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 .

“Exceeded our expectations”

Reviewed 5 Mar 2015

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 !

“Paradise”

Reviewed 19 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...

“Luxurious villa with 5 star hotel service”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2013

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!

“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”

Reviewed 18 May 2013

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!

“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”

Reviewed 10 May 2013

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.

“An amazing place to stay!”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2013

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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