|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
the house is 12 years old, and in very good condition. the view to the sea is excellent. Our Chandra and our Upendra will help you in the daily affairs. You you have warm water (if enough sunshine!), and also a washing-maschine.
to the beach there are only 2 minutes. and into the village with the shops, tuk-tuks and railway-station, 3 minutes.
5 km away is the touristic-center Hikkaduwa!
The sea is in one part in that area calm enough for to swim without risk.
My wife and me visit Sri Lanka since more than 20 years. We both are more than 60 years old, have a son and two adult grandchildren.
We come from Germany and live nearby Munich (25km).
Johann Stöger purchased this house in 2004
you can use internet (but no flat), garden, pool, terrasse and washing machine - all included; the final cleaning. Only the mobile AC (if available) will cost 10€/night.
The special advantage is the position of our house: direkt on the beach. And far enough (ca. 5 km) away from the next tourist-center Hikkaduwa. And we have as railwaystation as busstop very near. And in the center of our village you are within 3 minutes by walking.
Unsere mobile AC kann - auch kurzfristig vor Ort, wenn verfügbar - für 8€/Nacht hinzugebucht werden.
Ab der dritten Woche gibt es 10% Rabatt (also für alle Tage ab dem 15. Tag!)
Für Wiederholer gibt es einen Treuebonus von 10% (natürlich auf alle Tage)
Und für die Anmietung der gesamten Villa gibt es einen Nachlaß von 20%!
Bes. Hinweise: Der Service durch unser Personal beeinhaltet n i c h t die Ressoucen (für`s Essen, Drinken, Waschen etc.)!
We were spending 4 weeks over christmas in Villa Kandu.
As a family with 2 small kids we had the time of our life.
The place, country, people are just much more than what you normally expect. But the cherry on the cake was Upendra & Chandra, every little "problem" they solved, every advise you needed they provided and they treated us in the best way possible.
Even after 4 months our two kids still talk about Sri Lanka :)
I would suggest to go and discover this treasure
We were there 2-8 March 2016 and enjoyed our stay. Nice place. Pool and beach (safe swimming at nearby cove to the left) were a delight. Chandra and Upendra looked after us, both very pleasant and eager, but we checked their calculation for food and took over the shopping ourselves. Gave them clear orders for dinner and plenty of time off. Their English is somewhat limited and cleaning seems no high priority. We didn't take up any offers from people coming to the house to sell tours (overpriced). We were in House A, because we wanted 3 bedrooms. House B is better and classier. Kitchen and fridge in both houses for your own use.
Busses to Galle and Hikkaduwa no problem.
We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Kandu for 12 nights in January 2016. We were two Families so we had the house with 4 bedrooms, house B I think. We were lucky enough to have the owners here at the same time which was lovely and we had some nice evenings on the Terrace having dinner, they had lots of great tips, Like who to go to for best massage , trips to go on and getting the Tuc Tuc do Beer trips (bring back the old bottles and get new ones) for a very small fee !!! . The location is Ideal, Its by a little fishing village ( Dodanduwa ) that has everything you need ( except Alcohol and ATM ) , but its only a short tuc tuc ( 2 or 3 K ) ride away from the busy Hikkaduwa with all the bars .The lads in the TucTucs around Villa Kandu were very reliable and friendly , one of them Bird is a good friend of the owners and staff . He let my two sons drive his tuctuc which was one of the holiday highlights. Its quiet and the locals are so friendly. We bought Fish straight from the fishermen in the village ( with Upendras help ) , and while we were there the kids watched the big water monitors under the bridge( another tip from the owners ). Chandra and Upendra the staff are brilliant, they made breakfast every morning and cooked some amazing meals we had a big BBQ one of the evenings too. They have worked for the owners for more than 20 yrs, so they are very very Reliable and trustworthy . The Views are just stunning(I will never forget the sunsets )and the sounds of the sea and crashing waves. The sea can be rough, so we were advised to swim just down a few meters away by the rocks, but we got in just in front of the house a few times when the waves weren't so big and it was fine. The villa Has a good WiFi . The garden is very private and has lovely shady areas . We really had a blast , can't recommend the villa enough. It really is a very special place.
We had a great five nights here, occupying both houses. We are a
family of twelve, from four countries (Sri Lanka, Singapore,
Australia, and USA). There was plenty of space for all of us, lots of
beds, bathrooms, etc. Upendra & Chandra were very helpful, and we
also got meals from the plentiful local food shops. We went to the
wonderful sandy beach every day for surfing (far less crowded than
Hikkaduwa), and the pool at the house was larger than we expected,
long enough to swim laps. The place was fairly well-kept (many places
in Sri Lanka are rather run-down).
We have had two absolutely fantastic weeks here in Kumarakanda and Villa Kandu.
We had pretty high expectations but they were exceeded at all levels. Extra fun that we got to meet the hosts Hans and Gabi few days. They are incredibly hospitable and generous and could provide valuable tips. Then they have also forwarded connections to several nice people who could provide transportation, boat tours, massages, tours and more. Since then, we have the best of everything, Upendra and Chandra, which are fantastically warm and kind people. We have had the absolute best service imaginable. If you want sun, sand and relaxation hefty as the Villa Kandu right place. We really want to come back here.
Pär Eriksson with family
The property is excellent. Big rooms and big spaces . The view from the terrace is amazing as there is a view along the beach and in the morning or afternoon is possible towatch the fishermen. Chandra and Upendra who are there to help in the house and with the cooing are really nice and trying to help al the time. Chandra is an amazing cooker and very nice person. There are some waves in front of the house but just a few meters on the left the seas is suitable to swim and even next to the house on theleft there is a little bay with a very nice beach . The beach is suitable for nice long walks or running. Next to the house there are several good restaurant right on the beach and around there are shops and many things to visit. Hikkaduwa is very close , it is possible to go by the beach although is a long walking or by tuk tuk in just a ten minutes. Swimming pool is nice and in general everything is perfect. While we were there we did not need to plug the aironditioning as we had enough with the fan and opeing the sliding windows as it is just in front of the sea and there is always a nice sea breeze. It is amazing listening the waves and the birds. We really loved it and sure we will come back next year. I highly recommend staying in Villa Kandu, excelent quality.
15 minutes to the highway. beach, sea, jungle, lagoon, temple - everything very near.
Also 15 minutes to Galle. 4 hours to the Yale-park. 2 hours to Wale-watching.