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We have 64 reviews of our villas in Sri Lanka.

3 bedroom Hikkaduwa holiday villa rental with private pool
December 2018

It's all been said before, but, From the second I initially contacted Gavin to the very end of our stay (over Christmas & New Year), the whole experience could not have been better. The ease of booking, the transport arrangements (getting from the airport to Hikkaduha), to enjoying the famous BBQ's and lovely Sri Lankan curries cooked by the house staff, it was all fantastic. Mahinda was terrific in organising any tours or transport we wanted, even a last minute whale watching on a private boat (yes, you pay more, but 5 of us were on a boat and not with 80 others). The pool was a great place to come back to after a long drive and a leisurely walk along the beach to any of the (many) restaurants was always a pleasure (much better to walk back after the meal to let the food go down). If you didn't feel like walking, there were always 2 Tuk Tuk's out the front waiting to take you anywhere. We are an 'Aussie' family and travelled as a family of 5 and our only regret was that we should've booked a few extra days. Thanks again Gavin (& Mahinda and staff). We will be back!

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Renter: Peter
Peter Family from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3 bedroom Hikkaduwa holiday villa rental with private pool
January 2018

We stayed at the tropical beach house in January and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The staff were friendly and courteous and on call for when you need them. Gavin responds to communications quickly and effectively and is only too happy to provide useful information. The house itself is located at the quieter end of the beach which for us was perfect, there are restaurants and cafes within walking distance but if you want to go the main part of town then its a 200 rupees tuktuk trip into town (oneway). The beach outside the house is wide, clean and beautiful and there are no hawkers, the sea is suitable for paddling but there are warnings about swimming on that part of the beach even though we did on certain days when the waves were not too big. The pool is a great alternative and is kept clean by the pool guy who visits in the morning. We had many fun days lazing by the pool and playing games with the family. The rooms are comfortable and clean and well equipped with ensuite and a kitchen in each area. My husband and I had the top floor in the main house which in my opinion was the best room in the house, the views are spectacular and the sound of the waves gently take you into a peaceful sleep at night time. All the family said how comfortable the beds were in each of their rooms. We had a seafood BBQ one night which included fish, chicken, prawns, salad and rice. They even made us delicious spicy sauces which we requested and everyone commented as to how well cooked and delicious the food was. I would thoroughly recommend this house for family or large groups of friends. I would go back again tomorrow if I could!

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Renter: Louise
Louise Family from London, United Kingdom
3 bedroom Hikkaduwa holiday villa rental with private pool
April 2017

Traumurlaub!!! Meine Familie und ich verbrachten knapp 2 Wochen (16.04. bis 27.04.2017) an diesem wunderschönen Ort. Das Anwesen ist sehr gepflegt und die Zimmer gemütlich eingerichtet. Einfach unglaublich! Der Pool ist schön groß und sauber. Wir hatten den kompletten Strand für uns und traumhaft gutes Wetter. Das gesamte Personal war sehr hilfsbereit, freundlich und erfüllte uns jeden Wunsch. Wir empfehlen jedem, der nach Sri Lanka reisen möchte, ein paar Tage in diesem tollen Haus zu verbringen. Besten Dank natürlich auch an Gavin, für die unkomplizierte und nette Konversation/Vermittlung. Wir kommen gerne wieder :)

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Renter: Joerg
Joerg Family from Bretzenheim, Germany
5 bedroom holiday villa in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, with private pool
April 2017

We stayed in this beautiful spacious villa from 1-8 April 2017, 6 adults & 4 children and were delighted that it was perfect for our stay. The children loved the huge pool & the very pretty garden. it was possible to walk to the beach but when very hot took a tuktuk to the main beach where you can swim with the turtles who are twice daily near the reef. Ise, who managed the house on behalf of the owner, attended to anything we wished sorted, going out of his way to keep us happy, many thanks! Two points to constructively help – (1) there was a shortage of small plates, bowls & large bowls etc, & a few other matters to sort out in the kitchen & scullery. there should be sufficient for 10 people. (2)While we appreciated our comments re no hot water in the scullery being taken seriously, it is not a good idea to try to rectify these matters while the guests are staying there – Good luck to the next guests who shall not have this problem! In fact we would highly recommend this Luxury Villa to all who are planning to visit Hikkaduwa!

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Renter: Michael
Michael Family from Cape Town, South Africa
3 bedroom Hikkaduwa holiday villa rental with private pool
January 2017

Dear Gavin, We had a great time in your fantastic beach house. The location was perfect and I do hope to stay again at some point in the future. In terms of help Mahinda (house manager) was outstanding and we used his driver colleague Janaka a few times. Having been to similar places like Sri Lanka it didn't take long to make a load of local contacts/drivers etc. My tip to others coming to Sri Lanka would be to get an Etisalat SIM! once again thank you and I will be in touch should we wish to book again! Kind regards, Simon Johnson

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Renter: Simon
Simon Family from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3 bedroom Hikkaduwa holiday villa rental with private pool
March 2016

We stayed at this property with our 4 young children, and it was the perfect location on a quiet stretch of the beach. It is not safe to swim in the ocean, so the small pool was a great touch that we all loved. The kids spent hours alternating between the beach and the pool, enjoying every minute of it. The staff was unobtrusive, yet friendly and as helpful as needed. The hotel next door was also very convenient as their restaurant/waitstaff was happy to deliver meals right to the house and then would come back later to pick up the dirty dishes. We did all stay in the bottom portion of the house as the bottom and top floors are separate and our children are so young, but we knew that when booking. This house would be perfect for extended families, couples, or friends traveling together who also wanted some personal space, or families with older children that didn't mind the separation. In all, we had a wonderful stay and would recommend!

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Renter: Susana
Susana Family from Midland, Usa

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