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John Kramm

Member since: 2010
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5 bedroomed holiday bungalow with swimming pool

22 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Balapitiya holiday bungalow

Situated in Balapitiya, midway between Hikkaduwa and Bentota

This self catering property has two double bedrooms, both with a/c and ceiling fans. The twin room and two single rooms have ceiling fans. There is a comfortable lounge, separate dining area, fully equipped kitchen and two modern bathrooms. Satellite television is installed. There is also a DVD player with a selection of films. The swimming pool is cleaned and maintained daily.

From the porch you can relax and watch the large variety of birds that visit the garden, or lounge around the pool.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
John Kramm (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

Reviews

4.7
based on 22 traveller reviews

5 bedroomed holiday bungalow with swimming pool
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
4

Fantastic place

  • 4 of 5

A lovely bungalow set in a charming little garden with a lovely clean pool. Spacious rooms and everything you need for self catering. The owners and their groundsman/Tuk Tuk driver were very friendly and helpful. The local 'Bord d'eau' restaurant does good food but relatively pricey compared with other places we visited further away. We were 2 parents with 3 children aged 7 to 12 and we thoroughly enjoyed our week here. It is a very quiet town and we were the only holiday makers on the local beach every time we went which suited us fine. If you are looking for peace and relaxation with a friendly local guide we would not hesitate to recommend a stay here. Thank you for looking after us so well Marylin, John and Sirimal.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us.
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was a plesant stay! Very nice area and house. We were 7 adults and 2 kids and we fit perfectly into the house. The swimmingpool was cleaned every day by "the helper" Sirimal. He made the holiday easy for us, with his big smile and his mantra; Yes, I can. Next time we visit this beutiful country, with the best beaches, food and kind people we would like to stay in Marilyn and Johns house in Balapityia! Greetings and hugs from the Norwegians

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this review. We hope you will have the opportunity to return to Sri Lanka in the future and we would love you to return to our bungalow. Sirimal says Ayubuvan.
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5

Great place to relax and enjoy the Sri Lankan heat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for a week in April as part of our year on the road and we had a wonderful time. John and Marilyn are VERY hospitable hosts and they made sure all of our needs were looked after. Marilyn's advice and the service she provided arranging our activities were so appreciated. Balapitiya is a quiet village with plenty to do in the surrounding area. Highlights for us were the river safari, the turtle hatchery, and a trip to Fort Galle.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It is very much appreciated.
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5

Awesome ******* 5 Bedroomed holiday bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Awesome in all ways++++++++. The owners John and Marilyn have thought of everything to make the bungalow a definite home away from home whilst on holiday meeting all needs,(plus every extra you suddenly think about is there too we can tell you ) Also cleaned and maintained to a very high standard.with first class mosquito nets and air conditioning in each room which are really appreciated)

The pool is a dream and kept clean on a daily basis by John - thanks so much John

We saw the resident bright blue king fisher numerous times each day we stayed which was wonderful, other birds, butterflies were also an absolute dream. The local monkeys, and above all amazing rare Fire Flies can also be seen although weather dependant around the pool area lighting up the night sky an absolutely amazing sight not to be missed a real .'must' to stay here also a 'rare find' as in other countries such as Borneo a paid excursion with travelling time of an hour plus with in guarantee of a sighting. Is necessary John and Marilyn are very proud that the pool area is a mass of fire flies from time to time however which is wonderful and mesmerising

Siramel is the perfect tuk-tuk driver who likes to keep all his passengers happy and we can confirm this is the case -thanks Siramel

The location is perfect for all sightseeing via tuk tuk , train, bus, walking or taxi (to suit)

The River Safari which is absolutely excellent is nearby, a working rare blue moon stone mine, Tsunami museum, Galle Forte and International Cricket Stadium are all nearby making this the perfect Sri Lanka Holiday base for anyone. Also a few wonderful restaurants Fishermen on stilts being approx an hour away by car also

My husband and I would like to take the opportunity to thank John and Marilyn for such a perfect break whilst in Sri Lanka -The bungalow is definitely a golden nugget in Sri Lanka and we will definitely recommend a the bungalow to friends/stay again in the future

Marilyn and John keep up the great work we miss our home from home so much already so look after it still please

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this brilliant review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you again soon. For your future reference I must just point out that only the two double bedrooms have air conditioning.
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5

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed five weeks in the bungalow and it was perfect for a family vacation. It was nice, clean and big enough for two families (4 adults and 5 children ages 3-11). The children absolutely loved the pool wich was meticulously maintenanced by the owners. The location is quiet with empty, beautiful beaches within walking distance. Tourist areas like Hikkaduwa and Bentota are only a short tuk-tuk drive away. The owners Marilyn and John are very friendly and helpful and provided us with a lot of useful information. Their helper and tuk tuk driver Sirimal provided excellent service and always made us laugh. We had a wonderful stay that totally exceeded our expectations. We would really like to come back next year./ Bylund family from Sweden

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review. We would love to see you all again.
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5

Great place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderfully relaxing 10 days in Sri Lanka. The country is very pretty with colourful scenery and we found everyone friendly and helpful. Balapitiya is a small town with the most unspoiled and empty beaches; it has yet to be commercialised which for us added to its charm.

Dralion is a spacious, very comfortable and clean bungalow with everything needed for a self-catering holiday. The pool and gardens are kept immaculately clean and tidy and are very private; linen is changed every 4 days. The owners, John and Marilyn, couldn't have been more helpful giving advice on where to go and what to do; this was especially appreciated when we needed to visit a dentist! Their tuk-tuk driver Siramel is a real treasure helping us with our shopping and taking us on a couple of local trips. We particularly enjoyed the river safari and a visit to Galle on the local rail service. Recommended for a completely relaxing and “away from it all” holiday where you’ll be able to unwind in peaceful and attractive surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are really lucky to have the opportunity to meet so many nice people. We do our best to make your holiday in Sri Lanka a memorable experience.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Colombo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Ambalangoda
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Mangrove Cave - Balapitiya
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Balapitiya
Car: not necessary

We are situated midway between the holiday resorts of Bentota and Hikkaduwa, where scuba diving and snorkelling are popular attractions. The local beach is less than 5 minutes walk away.

The town of Galle with its historic fort is approximately 40 minutes away.

There is a river safari available in Balapitiya 5 minutes from the Bungalow, which is worth a visit. A working Moonstone Mine and jewellery shop are within 10 minutes ride in a Tuk Tuk.

The area has several hotels where non residents are welcome to dine. For a small charge the Chinese Take Away in Ambalangoda will deliver to your door. Ayurveda massages and treatments are available by local specialist.

Tours of your choice can be arranged for example:- Kandy, the Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya, Yala National Park, to name but a few.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016
3 Mar 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$765
A$3,060
 
 
2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$765
A$3,060
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$765
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 30% of the total booking is required as a deposit.

Arrival time - 4 pm
Checkout time - 10 am
Taxi to and from the Airport can be arranged - payment to be made directly to the driver.
Tours of choice can be arranged - payment to be made directly to the driver.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • A hot or cold water shower is available in both the recently refurbished bathrooms - the larger of which contains a full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • Both the double bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning and ceiling fans. The twin bedded bedroom and the two single rooms have ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Although smoking is not banned we would be grateful if it could be restricted to outside the bungalow.