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Tracy & Andy Bishop

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

3 A/c Bed Deluxe Villa With 34ft Private Swimming Pool, Fully Staffed Inc. Cook

1 Review
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Mirissa holiday villa

Famous Whale & Dolphin Watching Locations In Sri Lanka. Gen 5 Min Walk to Beach

Chill out by the private 34ft swimming pool or relax on the beautiful beach, this is a truly remarkable place. Wait for the sun to set and chase fireflies in either the garden or along the beach. Great place for surfing or body boarding. Fully Staffed and complete with separate staff accommodation attached to the side of the property with their own bathroom and kitchen. The housekeeper and cook are available any time throughout the day to help in any way, serve drink or food etc. In addition we use a Villa Management Company who can assist you organising any trips, a night watchman, gardener, pool cleaner and maintenance manager. WiFi is provided free of charge throughout the villa.

WiFi is provided free of charge throughout the villa.

3 bed deluxe air-conditioned villa newly renovated and extended. Full time housekeeper, Chef and night watchman. 5 minute walk from Mirissa beach... best place in Sri Lanka for Blue Whale watching! 34ft private swimming pool. Guest relations manager will arrange trips.

For a more detailed view of the property please visit http://www.daisylanka.com

The villa comprises of...

The Master Bedroom is air-conditioned and has 1 super-king sized bedroom with 180x200cm bed in a huge bedroom. The full wet room/bathroom en-suite comprising of a large bathtub and 4ft by 4.4ft wet shower with massagers. Twin sinks, toilet and vanity unit. En-suite dressing room comprising of dressing table/shelving unit and wardrobe. A/C in bedroom and 4 poster bed complete with fitted mosquito net. 2 sets of french doors leading to the rear Ambalama and garden. Bed linen and towels provided (including beach towels) - Linen is changed every 3 days and towels are changed at your request.

The second double bedroom is also air-conditioned and has 1 King-size bedroom 150x200cm 4 poster bed complete with fitted mosquito net. A/C room with en-suite bathroom/wet-room comprising of large rain shower, toilet, sink and vanity unit. Complete with wardrobe facilities and dressing table. Bed linen and towels provided (including beach towels) - Linen is changed every 3 days and towels are changed at your request.

In the twin bedroom, again air-conditioned, you will find 2 x single (extra long size) 4 poster beds 90x200cm complete with fitted mosquito nets. A/C room with en-suite bathroom/wet room comprising of large rain shower, toilet, sink and vanity unit. Walk in dressing area comprising of shelves, wardrobe and table. Bed linen and towels provided (including beach towels) - Linen is changed every 3 days and towels are changed at your request.

Large indoor lounge area with double folding doors leading to an outdoor seating area for 6 (the rear Ambalama) with ceiling fans and lighting, leading to the rear garden. The living area comprises of 3 x 3-seater sofa's & table and has 3 ceiling fans in the room plus the new addition of an A/C unit for your use during the evenings. Computer desk with chair is available for your use as is a portable 15' DVD player. The L shape of the lounge has a 6-seater dining table & stools for indoor dining. Board games and books are also available. WiFi included.

This 30ft fully fitted luxury kitchen has all essentials... cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, drinks blender - all items you or the Cook would need! A 12 ft island sits in the middle of the kitchen of which 6ft is a breakfast bar.

The villa is cleaned daily throughout. The housekeeper and cook live at the property in their own accommodation attached to the side of the villa and the remaining staff attend daily.

Ceiling fans are provided in every room and in most cases, after an initial blast of A/C in the bedrooms at night, the ceiling fans are a much better option... the air conditioning gets quite cold whereas the ceiling fans maintain a more constant cool temperature!

We have listened to our previous guests and taken on board their recommendations to improve the villa. In June 2015 we installed an Air Conditioning unit in the lounge which is available for use during the evening. We had previously only used fans as there are many windows in this room and some large vents through the brick but we have closed these off using additional window frames to prevent the cold air from the A/C unit escaping. The unit in this room is a timed unit to work between 5.30pm and 11.30pm as it is not needed during the day. The windows are opened each morning and the use of the 3 ceiling fans are very effective. The added benefit of the A/C in the lounge in the evening is a welcome upgrade, particularly for families with young children who spend more time at the villa than the beach, especially at night.

In addition to the 34ft private swimming pool, the grounds comprise of 2 Ambalama's... outdoor covered seating areas! In the main garden the Ambalama overlooks the pool and garden and has 2 ceiling fans and lighting and 2 power sockets. Inside the Ambalama is a huge cushioned seating area which can seat a minimum of 12 people or 6 comfortably lounging/lying down! An outdoor dining table and chairs are also provided for those wonderful meals overlooking the landscaped gardens and pool. One guest described this area as stepping onto the set of Alice in Wonderland having drank the shrinking potion! At the rear of the villa, accessed through the double folding doors of the lounge, the French windows in the master bedroom or the kitchen is a 2nd Ambalama with 3 further wooden recliner chairs. Both area's have lighting and ceiling fans and power sockets.

The private 34ft swimming pool is 6ft in the deep end and 3ft in the shallow end and is professionally cleaned. Available for you to use by the pool are 4 plastic sun loungers, 2 hammocks and 3 wooden recliner chairs.

Changeover days are flexible.

Check in is available from 2pm.

Check out is 10am.

A discount of 5% will be applied for bookings of 7 days or more (excluding the Xmas, New Year & Easter weekly rates which are fixed). A 50% deposit required on booking with the balance being paid one month in advance of arrival. Refundable $200 security deposit required with final balance payment. Refund within 2 weeks of departure. We accept payments by bank transfer. All bank fee's must be met by the person renting.

Located on the South coast of Sri Lanka, approx 40 minutes from Galle and a genuine 5 min walk to the beach where the best Blue Whale Watching trips in Sri Lanka are available. Surfing & Body Boarding are extremely popular on the beach in Mirissa and also Weligama.

Approx 2 hours early morning/late night drive from Colombo International Airport to 2 1/2 hours in traffic - changing to 1 hour 30 mins when the Highway extension opens.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tracy & Andy Bishop (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english

About Tracy & Andy Bishop

Daisy Lanka is a family owned property, which was renovated and furnished for our own use. We have carefully peeled back the layers and rebuilt the villa starting from scratch. Living in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka is a short 4 hour flight and having holidayed in Sri Lanka every year since 2005, we finally took the plunge and bought a property in 2011. We had travelled around many areas of Sri Lanka and fell in love with Mirissa as soon as we arrived there and knew this was the place for us. We hope you will find that it has a slightly more personal touch. We have a 17 year old daughter who has traveled with us throughout our many visits to Sri Lanka as well as a 24 year old son, both of which absolutely love Mirissa, the house and the area, but specifically, the pool & the beach!

Tracy & Andy Bishop purchased this villa in 2011

Why Tracy & Andy Bishop chose Southern Province

Whilst most of Sri Lanka is very basic, we purposefully designed and renovated Daisy Lanka to provide a luxury villa at all levels! The villa is truly a 5 minute from the stunning golden sands of Mirissa beach, where surfing and body boarding lays await in abundance.

Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday.

Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish.

What makes this villa unique

Once we had decided to buy a property and decided on the South Coast, the rest came pretty easily. We saw many houses but this was the first and we instantly fell in love with it. Our Realtor told us to visit the beach in the evening and we felt like we had been transported to the set of Peter Pan as we walked along the beach. We had never seen fireflies before and there they were, dancing before our eyes, floating around, so colourful & majestic! You really have to see them to believe them!The relaxed atmosphere and the fact that the beach was totally non-commercial both during the day and at night made us feel a million miles from home. The palm fringed beach with guest houses and bars set back on the beach almost made us feel like we were on a deserted island. We were sold!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wednesday 18th December 2013... R., M., L., & M. (British/UAE)

Once Again, Thank you all very much for taking care of us during our second stay at Daisy Lanka. Maybe you will see us again next year! Thanks again.
Dec 2013
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3 A/c Bed Deluxe Villa With 34ft Private Swimming Pool, Fully Staffed Inc. Cook
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Thank you all so much for our amazing stay at the end of Sri Lankan tour. The house was perfect - the style, decor, facilities, staff.... All brilliant. So close to the beach but far enough away to be quiet & relaxing. The pool is great, the garden pavilion a great place to relax away from the sun. We've been to so many places in Asia but Daisy Lanka really was brilliant. Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
155 Kilometres
Colombo
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mirissa Beach
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Mirissa
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
The Southern Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
Cook at the villa!
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mirissa Beach
Car: not necessary

Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality.

Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hustle and bustle of your other life that’s a million miles away.

This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises.

All the Guest Houses in Mirissa are set back from the actual beach giving you the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island. Every now and again the silence is broken by the sound of a coconut falling on the sand or a chilled beer being opened by someone further up the beach.

Mirissa Beach is rapidly becoming a popular Surfer hangout during the months of November to March when it’s the rainy season on the East coast.

Whale watching in Mirissa

Word has reaches us that many people visiting Sri Lanka have been taking side trip to Mirissa to do some Whale and Dolphin watching . A Company based in Mirissa reports to be able to introduce you to Spinner, Striped, Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphins.

Large whales are also seen in the waters off Mirissa. I suspect everything is seasonal so its best to give them a call and see what they have to offer. There are a few companies to choose from so spend a few minutes deciding before you commit to a whale watching in Mirissa trip.

If you are an early riser , now by early we mean 6am , why not take a short walk to Mirissa Port to see the fish being unloaded from the boats and trawlers.

This is ground zero for the local fishing community where people come from all over the South of the country to buy. It is not unusual to see large sharks being hauled off boats that have just come back from a 2 week excursion to the water close to the Maldives.

You will see people haggling and arguing over the price of some of the strangest or most valuable seafood creatures available in this region. Bring a camera to capture the mayhem but be careful where you point it. It’s a place of intense business and the locals are not there to pose for the tourists.

West of Mirissa you will find the small fishing town and railway hub of Welligama . It’s a 15 minutes bus ride ( 4 KM ) and getting lost in the back streets of this small market town can be fun . Take a stroll along the sea front and watch the fishermen dragging their boats up on shore or selling their fish in their small shops. There is a bank, shops, & Market.

The Port of Galle ( Galla ) is about another 30 minutes further on towards Colombo . If this is your main destination be sure to get a bus with a seat available or you will be standing all the way with a million other people.

Galle has one of the most beautiful old Dutch / Portuguese forts in all of South East Asia. It is a port town and there is a thriving neighbourhood with the fort walls . Once inside you can walk around the old fort and get lost amongst all the small streets. Grab something to eat or quench your thirst with a orange coloured King Coconut and sit on the old walls and look out over the ocean.

Galle is famous for its lace and you will not get more than 100 M before some old lady tries to sell you some. Spend an hour or so wandering around the old Dutch Church in the heat of the day and read some of the old tombstones from 200 year ago.

Heading in the direction away from Colombo and about 12 KM down the road from Mirissa is the bustling town of Matara. This is the final stop on the Train from Colombo and a major bus destination hub for the whole of the Southern Provence . It is from here that you can get back to Colombo or take a bus up to Ella and the Hill Country.

Matara also has its own Fort tucked away in a quiet corner of the town close to the main Bus Station. It is not as grand as the one in Galle , but it is still nice to spend a few hours walking around inside it .

Just after the Cricket Grounds is the extremely old Dutch Star Fort . This place dates back to 1600 and it is still possible to walk around inside it and with only a little bit of imagination its possible to transport yourself back in time and put yourselves in the shoes of one of the young soldiers stationed here from Holland.

Another 8 or so KM up the road is Dondra and this place is geographically the most Southern tip of Sri Lanka and the Indian Sub Continent . There is functioning lighthouse there and definitely its worth a trip to just to say you were there. Ask for details and directions at your guest house or hire a minivan or Tuk Tuk to take you there .

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2016/2017
1 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$3,113
 
 
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
A$2,875
Flat fee
 
 
New Year Week
28 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$2,875
Flat fee
 
 
High Season 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$3,113
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$214

Cancellation Policy

Full Payment - If the guest cancels, any money they have paid cannot be refunded.

Split Payments - If the guest cancels, any money they have paid cannot be refunded.

If the balance payment is not received at least two weeks before the holiday starts, the booking will be automatically cancelled and the booking deposit will not be refunded.

A discount of 5% will be applied for bookings of 7 days or more, as shown above (excluding the Xmas, New Year & Easter weekly rates which are fixed). A 50% deposit required on booking with the balance being paid one month in advance of arrival. Refundable $160 security deposit required with final balance payment. Refund within 2 weeks of departure. We accept payments by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , Wetroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Wetroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • Master bedroom has full wet room/bathroom en-suite comprising of a large bathtub and 4ft by 4.4ft wet shower with massagers. Twin sinks, toilet and vanity unit. Both the 2nd bedroom and the twin bedroom have en-suite bathroom/wetroom's comprising of large rain shower, toilet, sink and vanity unit. All bathrooms have bidet sprays. All towels are provided including separate beach towels for the pool or beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 superking sized bedroom (Master bed) with 180x200cm bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 Kingsize bedroom 150x200cm 4 poster w/fitted mosquito net
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 2 x single (extra long size) 4 poster beds 90x200cm
  • 1 superking sized bedroom (Master bed) with 180x200cm bed in a huge bedroom with writing desk, table & chairs. En-suite dressing room comprising of dressing table/shelving unit and wardrobe. A/C in bedroom and 4 poster bed complete with fitted mosquito net. Two sets of french doors leading to the rear ambalama & garden. 1 Kingsize bedroom 150x200cm 4 poster bed complete with fitted mosquito net. A/C room complete with wardrobe facility and dressing table and chair. 2 x single (extra long size) 4 post beds 90x200cm complete w/ fitted mosquito nets. A/C room with a walk in dressing area comprising of shelves, wardrobe and table. Bed linen and towels are provided (including beach towels) - Linen is changed every 3 days and towels are changed at your request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The housekeeper and cook live at the property in their own accommodation attached to the side of the villa and the remaining staff attend daily. Ceiling fans are provided in every room and in most cases, after an initial blast of A/C in the bedrooms at night, the ceiling fans are a much better option... the air conditioning gets quite cold whereas the ceiling fans maintain a more constant cool temperature! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is cleaned daily throughout. Bathroom towels & beach/pool towels are provided & cleaned at your request. The bedsheets are changed every 3 days. Other: A large separate en suite dressing room is attached to the Master bedroom.