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“Perfect place in Sri Lanka to enjoy the beach, people and cultur” My husband and I travelled through Sri Lanka for a couple weeks, then off to Maldives for a week and were looking for a spot to unwind back in Sri Lanka to wrap up our holiday, this place was perfect. The house is simple but has everything you need (including a washing machine - which we weren't expecting, but was a great treat after travelling for several weeks). Right from the initial booking, Gavin was responsive and the transaction was easy. The staff at the house arranged a driver from/to the airport (about 3 hours) which worked great, stopped to pick up beers for the ride :). Mahinda greeted us and visited a couple times to ensure we had everything we needed. The house staff on site were always busy cleaning the yard, house other accomodations. The security guard overnight was really smiley as well. Mahinda's brother made us a lovely seafood bbq on the beach in our backyard and it was amazing! If we come back to Sri Lanka, we will definitely come back to this house!
“The most friendly owner ever.” We've stayed at the place for about six weeks in December, 2013 - January, 2014.
The location is pretty good though not the front line. It is about 500 meters from the swimming beaches, restaurants and shops.
This is a four bedrooms place for seven people with a separate living and dining rooms and a kitchen. There are three twin-bed bedrooms on the ground floor and one single-bed bedrrom on the first. There is also a pretty large balcony with a nice garden view (not fully finished yet but is ready to hold six-persons dinner-parties on it which we used to hold sometimes).
The house is fully equiped with fridge, washing machine, gas-stove, grill-owen, sandwich toaster, electric kettle and a steamer. There are all needed kitchen utensils.
A bathroom is very good and greatly differs from everything what I've seen in Sri Lanka's private houses - there are two showers (a cold tropical and a one with hot water) and everything looks clean and shining.
There is no airconditioner (this is common for the majority of Sri Lanka's houses) but there are ceiling fans in bedrooms and in living room.
The price is more than reasonable and is lower than prices that were proposed by more "tourist-oriented" owners. I don't think there is something that is close to it by value for money.
Finally, I absolutely can't finish the story without telling about owners of this property. The house is really great but it hardly could make me write this detailed review if it wasn't operated by such great people.
Hasini (she is the daughter of the owner and speaks english pretty good) and her family are great, kind and modest people who always try to do their best to make your stay comfortable. They are the perfect example of Sri Lankan people kindness and greatly differ from the cheaters that you sometimes can face in tourist places.
All our friends who came to us said that we were lucky to have rented such a place. And we absolutely agree with them.
Have a pleasent stay here.