A small piece of tranquilty yet close to beaches of Unawatuna and Galle Fort.
An antique house standing amongst two acres of coconut palms and frangipani trees but only five minutes to the Galle end of the Colombo Highway, ten minutes into Galle and its Heritage site, Galle Fort, and five minutes to a swimmable beach.
There is a pool for an early morning dip or to cool off at the end of the day. Loungers are available by the pool or if you prefer, hammocks overlooking the lily pond or a verandah at the front of the house.
The Garden View Room has an ensuite bathroom with semi outdoor shower with a view of the perfumed frangipanis right outside the window
The wildlife in the garden is extensive and truly Sri Lankan.... exotic birds, water monitors and of course monkeys. Its easy to wile away the day doing absolutely nothing. If feeling more energetic there are bike rides around the paddy fields, scuba diving and of course swimming.
You will be looked after by a member of staff who will clean, do laundry and prepare breakfast for you.
Tuk tuks are available at the end of the road or can collect you from the house. Buses are also available from the end of the road and Unawatuna train station, which can take you north or south, is a walk away.
Unawatuna Beach has an extensive selection of small shops, restaurants and bars and lively night life. Galle Fort, a heritage site, ten minutes away in a tuk is of interest. Walk around the narrow streets soaking in the, atmosphere and checking out the antique Dutch houses, watch the sun set from The Ramparts.
In addition to the wildlife I have three rescue dogs on the property, Bella, Uggs and Jojo, all extremely friendly but you must like dogs!
Accès des voyageurs
Swimming Pool, WiFi , Laundry Facilities, DVD's,
Garden and Ambalamba, Front Verandah and Pavilion.
Unless the complete house is rented the master bedroom and it's verandah are off limits.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
If I am in Sri Lanka then happy to socialize or give space, completely up to the guests.
To respect the house and treat as they would their own home.
No loud music to be played which could upset neighbours.
Swimming pool - no diving as only 5' deep
Polished cement floors are very slippery when wet so care should be taken when coming inside from the pool or in the bathrooms.
No outside visitors allowed in the house
No smoking in the bedroom
I can't live without red meat, oysters, french cheese and good friends.... so why am I in Sri Lanka! A good question . My first visit was two days after the Tsunami eight years ago and I fell in love with the island. I came back to look for a property, built my first home and I am now in my third house over a period of five years..... I worked as an interior designer in UK so love the challenge of restoring and building here but do miss those luxuries of life listed above! I love to travel as often as possible, Istanbul being one of my favourite destinations and Paris has to be my favourite city in the world but do need to get to Buenos Aires soon.
Reading is a big thing here as not much else going on so I devour books and am a member of a local book club. Pilates and lengths of the pool are compulsory daily. I am into Opera and Requiems but rather out of touch with what's going on in Europe right now on the modern music scene . You certainly don't want to be with me in my car when I sing along badly to whatevers playing on the local Golden Oldies Radio Station. I am passionate about film and art movies but difficult here in Sri Lanka to access... another reason for getting out and about frequently.
This years motto : DO, OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY.