This Villa Margareta is one of 4 villas (Ad Astra Villas) sharing 1.5 acres of land by the sea in Wadduwa 35 km south of Colombo. The property includes a 16 meter saltwater swimming pool, a tennis court, staff and guard houses. The villa has direct access to the beach with the seawater always maintaining 27 degrees Celsius and from which the chef is offered fresh fish and seafood. Our staff is on hand to cater to all your wishes – you do not even have to enter the kitchen during your stay. Would you choose to eat outside of the resort, there are many good reataurants nearby. The famous Siddhalepa Ayurveda hotel is our closest neighbour, where ayurveda treatment can be booked.
- Bungalow200 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay1 - 3 nights
3 bedrooms beach villa with private chef chef and maid. All meals at the actual cost for the engredient.
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep. 2018
About Property Manager
I and my wife have lived and worked all over in Asia for over 30 years now. We love being in Asia although we regularly return to Sweden for holidays. My family and I have used holiday homes around Asia and know what holiday makers want based on what I expect myself for my own family and listening to holiday makers.
Property Manager purchased this Bungalow in 2004
Why Property Manager chose Wadduwa
We actually built the house following my retirement from employment. We are 4 families who built one house each, sharing swimming pool and tennis court. The reason we selected Wadduwa is simply because it combines the tranquility of the countryside with the commuting distance to Colombo.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The convenience of having everything within reach and the luxury of having staff, chef, maid, driver, gardeners etc.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
One of Sri Lanka’s best holiday homes
We were lucky enough to have only two of the four residences in this beautiful development occupied. This gave our house an extra special air of exclusivity.
How can anyone not love waking up to overlook beautiful gardens, an enticing pool and the sea beyond. Add to this the care of Pushpa the housekeeper and chef who ensures you enjoy the best of Sri Lanka’s food delights, whether for breakfast or an evening meal. She allows you to have a real self indulgent experience.
The sea is a delight - extensive beach which is kept relatively litter free for Sri Lanka and a sandy shore that makes plunging into the waves a joy. The waves are not big enough for surfing and there can be an undertow but hey, lovely warm water to frolic in is wonderful.
Whilst local transport (tuk tuk) is easy and cheap the local sights are somewhat limited and there is a dearth of the usual local restaurants.
This does not detract from the joys of your “home” at the villa itself.
We would have liked better bed linen and towels but this was more than offset by a house that works! The shower is excellent, the bed comfortable and the furniture in good condition. There are books and dvds and generally you are at home in this lovely property.
Then there is the tennis court - it has its limitations but it is an excellent facility to work off those self inflicted extra pounds. The court is set within the flower surrounded ‘compound’ which is not just 24hr. guarded but cared for in the very best fashion.
As a well travelled couple we can only recommend Villa Margareta as an excellent relaxing holiday venue.
Dear David and Ruth,
Thank you so much for your kind review. We would love to have you back.
Pushpa, Rex and Olof
We spent a week at the beginning of November relaxing at Villa Margareta. We were thoroughly spoilt by Pushpa's wonderful cooking and Rex was a fantastic guide around the small part of the island which we had time to explore. We were lucky with the weather and had 4 beautiful days by the swimming pool and on the beach. Thank you Olof for creating an excellent holiday destination and we hope to return soon!
Dear Prudence with family,
Pushpa, Rex and myself are very glad that you liked it and that your expectations were met. We hope to welcome you again in the near future.
With best regards
Olof, Pushpa, Rex
Wonderful stay! Brilliant staff!
Spacious, smart and relaxing Villa. Brilliantly helpful staff. Excellent food!
Thank you very much for your kind Review. Our staff tells me that they really enjoyed to serve you and we wish you welcome back.
With best regards
We spent a week in the villa, and what a wonderful time we've had! This place is absolutely fabulous and we had the most relaxing time we've had in years. The nature, the sound of the ocean, the villa, pool and garden will make you feel like you are in paradise. There are lovely people looking after the house, and who are the best hosts ever. Pushpa's cooking should get Michelin star and she was making sure we have all we need to feel as comfortable as possible. She was really caring when our little boy got sick, and Rex the driver was happy to help us in the middle of the night to look for pharmacies. He was also a wonderful guide on our daily trip.
There is a friendly dog - Nangi that our kids absolutely adored and who kept us company everywhere we went.
We felt so comfortable that we did not want to leave the house :)
There is lots of books in the house which is fantastic. What I would take for our next visit though would be few board games or pack of cards to play and keep the kids away from pool for couple of hours :)
Thank you Mr Olof, we had truly amazing holidays.
Thank you so much for your kind review. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back.
With best regards
6 days in paradise
We had a truly memorable and relaxing time at the Ad Astra Villas. The villa was perfect for a family (4 and 5 year olds and grandparents) get away and we were pampered by Pushpa and the staff. While there is not to much to do in Wadduwa we happily whiled away the hours relaxing by the pool and enjoying the gardens and strolls on the beach. When we wanted to go out Rex was happy to assist with day trips and recommendations on what to see and do. The villa itself was spotlessly clean and with more than enough space for all of us.
All in all a great relaxing break for our family. At the end of the week we were reluctant to leave and we would definitely love to go back.
Thank you soo much for your kind review, and thank you for not complaining about the pool tiles, which have shown a need to be changed. We will do that now in May, and I can promise you that when you return you will not only have a retiled pool but also softer beds and softer towels.
A truly memorable holiday
My family and I stayed at this Villa for 10 days and were absolutely bowled over by its location and surroundings but the real impact and lasting impression has to be the wonderful local people we had the privilege of spending our time with. Pushpa cooked us amazing meals everyday of our stay and is such a lovely person, Rex organised excursions to Safari where we saw Leopards, Sloth bears as well as 3 week old Elephants roaming free in their natural habitat in Yala. Rex and Pushpa then took us off shopping and exploring in Rex's Tuk Tuk which was great fun and a real experience. Silva was our resident security guard making sure we were left free to enjoy our holiday uninterrupted and secure in the knowledge he was on hand whilst we were fast asleep in our beds. That's not to say we ever felt unsafe or threatened once but the piece of mind was very reassuring. Monica the Elephant came to visit the Villa and gave us all a ride up the beach and back as well as a fair well cuddle. If you are looking for a complete family relax and unwind then I think you would be hard pressed to beat a stay here. Olof the owner made booking and organising transfers to and from the airport very easy and we thank him and the wonderfully sincere and genuinely humble people who look after the Villa whilst he's not there for allowing us to share their little piece of paradise. We stayed in July and had very good weather - 30 to 32 degrees most days and only one night time storm which was actually quite exciting, but we were reminded by lots of people that we had come in the off season, but because of school term times and our Children's A' level and GCSE exam schedules could not come any other time of year, but we may well be back in high season when all that is over as we are led to believe the sea is very calm and tranquil in December. Chris, Lisa, Abi and Nat.
Dear Chris and family,
Thank you soo much for your kind Review. We look forward to your coming back within shortly.
You can walk or swim for miles in the water which keeps a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius all year round. Unbelievable sunsets and walks to arrange a lobster for the evening is at hand. It is only 2 minutes´walk to the Siddhalepha Ayurveda Hotel for ayurvedic treatments and use of the gym at a charge.
The distance from the International Airport north of Colombo to our villa south of Colombo is 70 Km. Depending on the traffic it will take between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Our driver can meet you at the airport and bring you to the villa.
Wadduwa is located some km north of Kalutara, where the famous Kalutara Temple is situated. The turtle reserve center is 40 minutes south of Wadduwa. The distance to Galle, (UNESCO world heritage site), which is further south, is 100 km and takes appr 1 hour, using the new expressway. Colombo is 35 km north of Ad Astra Villas and provide shopping, some important sightseeing venues, fine food and night life.
Booking Notes: The rates above are for 2 persons using the entire villa, including services from a private chef, Maid and Cleaning lady. For additional guests the rate is 20 Euros per guest and night. Pick up and drop at airport is optional and 60 Euros each way... A 20% advance payment is requested to confirm a booking. Balance 80% latest 2 weeks before arrival. Payment through Paypal is prefered. T&C applies. Changeover Day: We do not have a changeover day policy. Notes on prices: Price above are for 2 persons using the entire villa, including chef and cleaning service. For additional bedroom for 2 persons: 220 Euros (285 for peak period). The chef prepares whatever you wish for breakfast, lunch and dinner at actual cost for the ingredients. Optional: Pick up and drop at airport: 50 € one way. A driver and vehicle is available for your excursions etc. Maximum number of guests: 6 adults and 2 children. All taxes included.