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nina lauritzen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, Sinhala

OLU VILLA Set in a Lush and Serene Garden.

13 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa

Overview

Photos and Description of this Unawatuna holiday villa

Peaceful Place 1.5 Km from the Beach a Quick Tuk Tuk Drive or a Short Walk

A spacious villa with a fence around the property and a beautiful wooden gate. Only few minutes from the beach and set in a quiet neighbourhood. The bedroom balconies are overlooking the backyard were you will find a polished cement patio with a dining area, a built in BBQ, work space, a huge dining table and seating area! A relaxing place to have breakfast and dinners or to entertain friends. The front garden is green, lush and full of flowers and a lily pond.

nina lauritzen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, Sinhala

About nina lauritzen

We are a Norwegian/Sri Lankan married couple. Most of the time we live in Sri Lanka! But we do love to travel and therefor are not at the house all year around

The house was finished built in 2010. Since then we have spent the time trying to give the house and the garden some personality and charm.

We have created the house we wanted to stay in and we hope it will feel like a home to you too.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveller reviews

OLU VILLA Set in a Lush and Serene Garden.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
4

Spacious house set in a lovely tropical garden.

  • 4 of 5

We had one of our best hoidays ever at Olu Villa and we hope to come back to stay there again soon. It was wonderful to come back to the tranquility of the house and beautiful garden after the noise and bustle of Galle or even the local beaches, which are also some of the finest we have excperienced. It was so easy to get a tuk-tuk to take us anywhere we wanted. Nina's family made us very welcome and ensured we had everything we needed. We arranged for them to cook us meals on alternative evenings and they certainly gave us some delicious Sri Lankan cuisine. Also we enjoyed good food in many of the local restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful and peaceful villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and peaceful villa set in a quiet area and lovely gardens.

The house is very well equipped, spacious and comfortable, which is perfect for the climate. It is near the beach, Galle, and very good restaurants.

The host family kept the villa clean and were a great source of local information, also provided one of the best Sri Lankan meals we ate cooked by the host family themselves - a real treat!

The whole family, including 2 girls (19 and 16) loved the experience, did not want to leave and would come back - need I say more!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jonathan and family, Thank you for your great review and we hope you comeback one day:) Nina
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4

Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of space inside and out to spread out ... sitting outdoors and watching the monkeys pass through the trees in the back was fun!

Quiet location, a 20 minute walk to the beach or into the local countryside. We felt safe and liked being away from the busy street life nearer the beach. Big kitchen with anything you needed to prepare your own meals, or have Anoula prepare her delicious curries!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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al soufouh
5

Wonderful accomadation

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay in this wonderful villa for a week in October, 2 adults and 2 children age 11 and 8 and are already planning a return trip! We booked this villa very last minute by emailing the owner in a panic who was so kind calling us from Norway and sorting the villa ready for us in the space of an hour. A beautiful, stylish villa that had everything , beach towels, washing machine and every kitchen utensil you could imagine. It really felt like we were in a hidden little secret garden somewhere. Our children loved the garden hunting for frogs and bugs and planned early morning walks to the nearby Mangroves with the father of the owners, which they absolutely loved. We would normally go for accomadation with a pool but we didn't miss this at all as the sea is so close and we also went to a few nearby small hotels and paid 500 rps to use the pools for the day. Having all the gorgeous areas with comfy, brightly coloured cushions scattered everywhere for relaxing inside and outside of the villa and having space to relax outweighed a pool for us. Yummy curries cooked by the family if organised in advance is a must. The lovely big table outside was our special area to eat breakfast and plan our days. We absolutely loved this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dubai
5

Great find!

  • 5 of 5

Three of us (inc a teenager) had the pleasure of staying in this fantastic villa...in fact I am sitting in the lush garden listening to birdsong and other wonderful noises as I type!

The host family are most welcoming and we very much felt at home here. The villa is indeed much better than the photos show, also very spacious and very tastefully decorated. It is very well maintained and our hosts were at hand to do the garden, give us fresh king coconut to drink and lots of little extras that made our stay all the more memorable. Though they live nearby they were not at all intrusive but were available if there was anything we needed. Very good location....it is very peaceful and tranquil but a short tuk tuk ride from the beach and various restaurants etc

Also we sent a small shopping list and the items were bought prior to our arrival which was very helpful to have the basics at hand without having to find a shop.

We were provided with lots of information and also we were lucky enough to sample a typical Sri Lankan breakfast as well as several amazing curries made for us by them. Just make sure you have a healthy appetite as the portions are beyond generous.

I would highly recommend staying here....the only negative is we are not staying longer :( but will certainly be back!!

Thanks for having us and for making our stay a most wonderful one!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing stay at a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this gorgeous villa for four nights after our wedding, and I cannot rate it highly enough. The house itself is modern and clean (and huge! Gigantic kitchen with an oven, and a huge bathroom!) and Nina's family, who live very close, were incredibly welcoming and helpful - bringing us food when we arrived, and treating us to things like string hoppers and coconuts. They will also cook you rice and curry if you give them notice, but we didn't end up doing this, instead choosing to go out and about.

The house is not on the beach, but is situated near enough (it's a 5 minute tuk tuk ride) that it's no issue at all getting around. You can just call the tuk tuk driver and go. There's a supermarket at the top of the road if you need extra supplies, and the place feels very safe and lovely. It was just the two of us, but you could comfortable have another couple, or a couple of kids, and still feel like the place is massive. The WiFi was excellent, and there's a TV to keep you occupied on rainy days :)

I would 100% stay there again if I ever ended up back in the area. From start to finish it was a very easy process. Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Special interest holidays:

In the area you can find cookingclasses, massages, yoga, turtle hatchery, temples, stilt fishermen, paddy fields, mangrove forest, Galle Town and Fortress and the spice garden.

Galle fortress: http://www.experiencesrilanka.com/sri_lanka/exp/galle-fort

http://www.beontheroad.com/2012/09/exploring-galle-fort-sri-lanka.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+beontheroad+%28BE+ON+THE+ROAD+-+Travel+and+Photography%29

Turtle Hatchery: http://www.seaturtlefarm.org/

Snake doctor: http://www.girlandtheworld.org/the-snake-doctor/

Yala National Park:http://www.girlandtheworld.org/camping-in-yala-part-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GirlAndTheWorld+%28Girl+And+The+World%29

Great Train ride:http://www.girlandtheworld.org/the-worlds-best-train-ride/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GirlAndTheWorld+%28Girl+And+The+World%29

Maritime museum Galle: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297896-d3404

Coast/Beach:

A 3-5 minutes tuk tuk drive or a short walk to the closest beach. Unawatuna beach also has a lot of shops (in the backstreet) restaurants, bars and night-life.

Travel:

We can provide pick up at the airport. To easiest way to get to the house from the airport, is by hired van with a driver, taking the new highway. There is a small toll fee for using the highway. There is also buses and trains leaving from Colombo, situated about 40 km from the airport. To avoid the traffic, try to schedule you arrivals in the early morning or late night.

Distances:

Galle town is about 2 km from the house. Here you will find most things you might need, utilities stores, supermarkets, fruit and vegtable market, fresh fish and seafood, wine shops and clothing shops. Galle Fort is also an amazing place to visit with small streets, antique and jewellery shops, tea/coffee places, interior shops, and a spectacular walks on the fort wall.

Further Details:

Theres is a supermarket, post office, and a pharmacy in about about 5 min walk from the house. There is a big antiques store about 15 min walk away that is great to visit if you are a treasure hunter. Theres is no ATMs at the beach areas in Galle district. ATM machines is to be found in Galle City 2 km away. Very few places on the beach takes credit cards of any sort.

Here is a little movie from someone who travelled the Island:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GFmPnX6jHzI#!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 15
16 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
A$152
 
 
Rate 17
16 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$220
 
 
Rate 18
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$203
 
 
rate 19
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$169
 
 
Rate 19
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$135
 
 
rate 21
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$118
 
 
rate 22
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$102
 
 
rate 23
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$118
 
 
rate 24
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$118
 
 
rate 25
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$102
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departures times will be agreed on upon booking of the property.
But normal times are check out 12.00
Check in: 17.00

Notes on prices:
Price can be negotiated for stays longer than 3 weeks in the high season.
In the low season stays longer than a month will get an substantial discount.

For booking, 20% advance is required, outstanding payment is due one month prior arrival.
Contact us and we will send you our bank details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The house has one spacious tiled bathroom. With shower, bathroom vanities, wood counters, washer machine, hot water and a place to store things one might need in a bathroom:)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms, located on the 2nd floor, comes with a double bed, wardrobes, mosquito net and ceiling fan. Both bedrooms comes with an AC. Both Bedrooms have balconies overlooking the backyard with coconut trees and flowers.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: Tropical garden with coconut trees, flowers, grass and a lily pond. Front garden has a terrace with a roof and a seating area. The backyard patio has a built in BBQ with a dining and seating area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is included. Maid service 3 times a week. Traditional curry meals can be provided. Every morning Sarath comes to attend and water the garden. Other: In the front of the house there is a terrace with roof, fans, and a seating area overlooking the garden.