|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
The villa was spacious and clean. The garden and pool lovely and well kept. Serimal who looks after the property does a great job, he couldn't be more helpful, his English is excellent and his knowledge of Sri Lanka and the best places to visit is invaluable.
We visited Sri Lanka as a family of 7 + a baby and were worried that we would be on top of each other but the villa had more than enough space. We had an amazing time and will hopefully be back again in the future.
We spent over one week with (8 people) at this property and highly recommend it for a relaxing family stay. The property is located in very close to Balapitiya, a town offering all you need as far as daily amenities are concerned (local & international food & beverages). The property itself was lovely - spacious & clean with a very nice pool that was at our disposal at all times. The owners were super friendly at all times, provided all of the necessary information and helped out with any special requests that we had. The beach is also not far - about 300m walking distance or if you would like to go more touristy it is a max. 10 min tuk-tuk drive. Our tuk-tuk driver - recommended also by the owners was wonderful to us helping us out on a daily basis to get to the shops & beach. Overall, I would highly recommend this property for a great, relaxing family stay. You will for sure enjoy it!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.