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Overview

Hikkaduwa holidays – One of the liveliest of the south coast holdays in Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa is located approx 100km south of the countrys capital, Colombo. The area is well-known for its coral sanctuary and the proximity of wonderful scuba diving sites to explore. With its unique beach culture, Hikkaduwa has long been the most popular diving and surfing area in Sri Lanka. In the centre of Hikkaduwa, a lagoon also creates a beautiful and safe snorkelling area. Further south, where the currents are stronger, surfing is the dominant water activity. The impressive coral reef runs just offshore and is populated by exotic fish and sea turtles that come ashore on this beach to lay their eggs.

House
The house is located in a quite neighborhood and approximately 700 meters to the sea and 30 meters to Hikkaduwa river. Approx 1.5km from main beach / tourist area and has a private large swimming pool (separate kids pool) and large garden for relaxing.

This is a fully furnished guest house which can be highly recommended for families with childrens.

Ground Floor:
Massive veranda, Large sitting hall, dining area, two bathrooms, kitchen and three air conditioned bed rooms. (sitting halls are not airconditioned)

First Floor:
Two air conditioned Bedrooms, two bath rooms, a sitting hall and massive balcony.

Facilities:

This is a fully furnished holiday villa which has 5 Air conditioned bed rooms and a private swimming pool & Kids pool ideal for group of holiday makers and families. Free 24/7 high speed ADSL WiFi internet connection, Satellite TV channels.

A personalized, secured and friendly guest service will be provided from arrival to departure through our qualified and experienced tour guide 'Chat'.

Things to Do while you are in Hikkaduwa

Beach
Hikkaduwa beach is a heaven for sun-seekers and is one of the most popular in Sri Lanka, with its idyllic white sands and swaying palms, lively beach bars and colourful coral reefs.

Surfing
The resort is a major surfing centre, and attracts many to its shores, thanks to the reliable surf seen here, especially during the main season from November to April.

Diving
The waters around Hikkaduwa offer exceptional conditions for diving and snorkelling, and boast a stunning coral reef close to the shore and an excellent range of subtropical fish. There are PADI centres here, and divers can head out to explore the reef and the famous shipwrecks located off the coast.

Water Sports
As well as diving and surfing, Hikkaduwa and the neighbouring beach at Bentota to offer banana boat rides, windsurfing, jet-skiing, wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Boat Trips
Glass-bottomed boats run up and down the coastline, and offer great views of the coral reef here, whilst deep-sea fishing is are also available, as are whale-watching trips. Inland, there are boat trips through the mangrove forests available.

Bikes & Scooter Rides
Many shops in Hikkaduwa has facilities for bike and scooter rental - a great way to get out and see the area and its surroundings. More adventurous visitors can head out to explore the nearby forests and the thick jungle terrain, full of local flora and fauna.

Ayurvedic Treatments
A holiday in Hikkaduwa offers a range of ayurvedic services, including massages, herbal baths and facials, and the various health spas, centres and hotels can create tailor-made treatment plans for visitors.

Trips & Excursions
Trips to take include the Galagoda Temple, with its stunning hilltop views, and the local Hikkaduwa Lake, home to a range of interesting birdlife and a fresh-water fishing site. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle is an interesting trip, with its 17th century Dutch FORT and Intl cricket ground, as is the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Project, the Yala National Park and the Kottowa Rainforest.

Summary:

The 'HikkaVilla' is a five AC bedroom self catering private and peaceful family holiday villa located in Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka. This villa has a private swimming pool (with built in jacuzzi) & kids pool

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10

Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 King size bed, En Suite
Bedroom 4: 1 King size bed, En Suite
Bedroom 5: 1 King size bed, En Suite

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 10 in the dining area
Room for 10 in the living area
Bathrooms:
4 bathrooms, 4 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in English, Local
Leisure:
Gym
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning - Bedrooms only
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private: Dimensions 9.1m x 4.26m, Depth 1.2m to 1.6m,
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Garage
Outside lighting
Private garden
Extra information (Private swimming pool with Jacuzzi chair, garden with boundary wall and separate entrance. Massive Balcony and veranda to relax. Also the in house waterfall and pond makes your living room more attractive. Enjoy FREE 24/7 WI-FI internet and satellite TV channels. This is a massive self catering house where you don't want go for local shops and buy each and every item and cooking and cleaning when you are holiday isn't it? Yes we can give you a solution. You can hire cook cum house keeper for GBP 60 per week. Once you book, He will be available to serve you 7 days a week. All what you have to decide next menu and handover some cash to buy ingredients. Lal will go to local market and buy fresh vegetables, meat, fish, prawns & live crabs to make your meals. He will take care of setting up lunch/dinner table and do the cleaning after you meals. FYI - 80% of our past guests have used service of Chef 'Lal' standard check out time is 10 am. we need to keep enough time to clean the v)

Suitability

Suitable for
Children
Infants
Smoking
Pets (No Special Conditions)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Cycling
Fishing
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Swimming
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
4th February 2015 to 30th November 2016 3

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st May to 30th June 90 Days 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 60 Days 20%
1st January to 31st December 45 Days 15%
1st January to 31st December 30 Days 10%
1st January to 31st December 15 Days 5%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Electricity Expenses to be paid as per consumption upon check out. Electricity meter reading will be communicated upon check-in. Final bill will be available upon check out. All year Unit (Cost per unit is approx Rs.50)

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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Personal Chef cum Housekeeper (Service Fee) - GBP 60 per week All year Cook will make Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner

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Baby Sitting Service (optional) All year N/A £5.00 per night

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Airport Pick up in a luxury airconditioned van ( 4 to 6 pax) All year Airport to Hikkaduwa

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Airport Pick up in a luxury airconditioned mini bus (7 - 10 pax) All year Airport to Hikkaduwa

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Airport Pick up in an airconditioned vehicle ( Less than 3 pax) All year Airport to Hikkaduwa

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Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 1km
  • Nearest bar: 1km
  • Nearest restaurant: 1km
  • Nearest supermarket: 500m
  • Galle (Capital of down south): 17km
  • Ambalangoda: 12km

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25 out of 25 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Friday 08 August 2014 with Family
This was a lovely, large villa - very clean and well kept. The pool and garden were particularly lovely. Its within walking distance of Hikkaduwa (plenty of restaurants, shops etc) but it is also incredibly easy (and cheap) to take a tuk tuk there and back. Lal cooked breakfast and dinner for us each day - hes a brilliant cook who created wonderful meals for us. He would cook whatever we wanted but was also very good at suggesting local foods to try and at every meal, there was a range of dishes. Chanaka (the owner) was very welcoming, he was able to organise a range of trips for us (very reasonably priced) as well as our onward transport to other parts of Sri Lanka. He speaks excellent English. Our driver was Janaka - he took us on several trips from the villa as well as driving us onto Nuwara Eliya and Kandy. Over the days he drove for us we were impressed with his excellent driving and calm manner. Having stayed in numerous villas across the world, this has to be one of the best.
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Stayed Sunday 15 June 2014 with Large Group
We were 2 families who stayed in the villa. Overall it was great accommodation, Lal the cook and Chat our guide were brilliant at looking after us. the only problems we encountered was that the tv did not work and a smaller replacement was bought in which after a while was faulty. This was a minor problem on the days we just wanted to relax as we had young kids. the location and the house itself was great. there was a minor problems with mosquitos getting in as one of the upstairs bathrooms had an opening that could not be sealed leading to 1 bathroom having a lot of mossies after dark. All in all though the villa was great and I would recommend it to anyone
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Stayed Saturday 01 March 2014 with Friends
As a party of 8 adults, the property proved to be spacious and a lovely destination for us. The property is very well looked after and the gardens quiet, full of birds and the occasional monkey. Every room and sitting area was very comfortable. Lal, the cook was absolutely the highlight of our stay, with his knowledge of food and the superb Sri Lankan breakfasts every morning, we all decided we would take him back home if we could. His evening meals were delightful and extremely tasty. We will all be cooking Sri Lankan food at home from now on. Thanks to Lal !!! He should do a mini cookbook for guests. Hikkaduwa is a pleasant beach resort with various beaches available to you. Totally recommended and we will be back!!!!
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Stayed Friday 25 October 2013 with Large Group
We were a large group of 5 couples and we all fit very comfortably in this house. The facilities were excellent and the caretakers were very friendly and helpful. It is in a great location in a quiet area, and the yard and pool are lovely. We were very pleased with our stay.
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Stayed Wednesday 17 July 2013
We have just come back from 14 nights spent at Hikkavilla in Hikkaduwa. We are a family of 6 and found it extremely relaxing and comfortable, in fact it felt just like home. We were firstly picked up at Colombo airport up by “Chat” a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who very quickly became our children’s favourite person and a good friend to us!! The drive to Hikkaduwa was very comfortable and quick in his air-conditioned van on the new highway from the airport to the south of the island. After checking in we met “Lal” our cook and housekeeper for the stay. During our stay Lal made us an amazing array of meals from traditional Sri Lankan dishes to more Western dishes for our children. He would discuss the meals we needed throughout the day and go shopping for the ingredients. He kept a very good tally of funds needed for our meals and we found we ate out very rarely as his food was much tastier and more value for money. Lal is a very quiet man who liked to please us and listened and watched what we liked. If we picked out onion in a dish, he noticed and would not put it in the next time!! He made us packed lunches for a day trips consisting of very tasty Sri Lankan style pancakes with banana, coconut and chocolate inside. On coming home we have all missed Lal and his cooking!! Chat, the local guide who comes with the house is a world of knowledge about his beloved Sri Lanka. He took us on some amazing day trips such as the Maduwa River Safari, Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Elpitiya Waterfall just to name a few. Other days we were happy to explore ourselves the City of Galle by train from Hikkaduwa and also Hikkaduwa itself. Chat is not overbearing at all and is extremely honest and explains everything about costs up front. Chat would also “pop in” to the villa most days to make sure we were ok. Chat has become a great friend to us and we have kept in contact and will see him when we come back to Hikkaduwa, which we plan to often as its such a lovely part of Sri Lanka. Our stay at Hikkavilla was made even better by being able to swim and relax in the private pool everyday. The gardens and pool are well maintained and are an asset to the villa. The Villa is situated in a very lovely part of Hikkaduwa. It is quiet with lovely green surrounds and friendly local neighbours. It is easy to walk to most parts of Hikkaduwa from the villa otherwise it is very cheap and easy to get a Tuk Tuk driver to take you to town or further. We have no hesitation in recommending Hikkavilla to families or groups that want to stay in Hikkaduwa. Chanaker, the owner is a very friendly and honest person who provides a gorgeous villa and staff to look after you.
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Stayed Saturday 06 April 2013
Our second holiday at this villa and we werent disappointed. Looked after from the start with Chat the friendly tour guide meeting us at airport and suggesting interesting trips for the week. Jungle Beach was fab and the bat walk memorable. At the villa we were catered for excellently by Lal, who cooked fantastic food all week. Its a lovely villa and the owner continually tries to improve it. Well back, Im sure
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Stayed Sunday 02 December 2012
The villa was a truly delightful place to stay. It had everything you could need or wish for. The people who took care of the villa were friendly, helpful and nothing was too much touble for them. The cook Lal was a real bonus and made the stay at Hikka Villa perfect. The location of the villa is just right and away from the general bustle of the beach front. The pool was lovely and looked after daily. This was our first holiday in Sri Lanka and having such a lovely place to stay made the holiday one of the very best we have had. We would reccommend the villa and also i think we will go back!
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Stayed Monday 01 October 2012
We were staying 8 peoples for 10 days and really enjoyed it. Big house with average rooms(3 on the first floor is ok, 2 on the second - poore) but with nice hall to spend evenings all together. Swimming pool with airmassage and 2 rabbits(!) in the garden. Very good house location: far enough to be a calm place to rest and close enough to main Hikkaduwa city activity (~2km). We rent scooters and it took 5 min to reach beach, restaurants, massage, 7 min serfing place. Cant imagine this place without scooters. There are two people who make this place magic for us is Chat(house manager,guide) and Lal(cook). Chat is the key person to organise anything and to provide you any information. He help to rent surfing with instructors, scooters, trip to tea plantations, turtle farm, jawel shop, waterfal.. Lal is the great cook could satisfy your any cuisine requests, especially with sea food. Very recomend this place. P.s.: extra thanks for owner brother - doctor, who helped us in very important moment.
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Stayed Monday 01 October 2012
We were staying 8 peoples for 10 days and really enjoyed it. Big house with average rooms(3 on the first floor is ok, 2 on the second - poore) but with nice hall to spend evenings all together. Swimming pool with airmassage and 2 rabbits(!) in the garden. Very good house location: far enough to be a calm place to rest and close enough to main Hikkaduwa city activity (~2km). We rent scooters and it took 5 min to reach beach, restaurants, massage, 7 min serfing place. Cant imagine this place without scooters. There are two people who make this place magic for us is Chat(house manager,guide) and Lal(cook). Chat is the key person to organise anything and to provide you any information. He help to rent surfing with instructors, scooters, trip to tea plantations, turtle farm, jawel shop, waterfal.. Lal is the great cook could satisfy your any cuisine requests, especially with sea food. Very recomend this place. P.s.: extra thanks for owner brother - doctor, who helped us in very important moment.
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Stayed Tuesday 19 June 2012
We snend nice days at this villa woner and his family are frendly to us walking short time to beach.claean house .
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Stayed Friday 03 February 2012
large Villa, enough room for 8 people, long walk to beach so tuc tuc advisable. good condition and very clean. good pool, good garden. real star of the show was Lal the cook/cleaner etc, great breakfast and cooked a top quality sri lankan curry selec tion one evening. Hikkaduwa beach is long with big waves, good enough to surf in.
Owner reply:

Thanks for the feedback.

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Stayed Friday 18 November 2011
Ive been to review this property for a long time. We spent 2 weeks at the villa back in November 2011. Plenty of space, as there was only four of us. We hired Lal to cook for us, and he was a brilliant chap. Whilst we were there the was a electricity cut due to a storm, but there were flash lights in the villa, and we always carry candles whilst on holiday. THe villa owners family, took care of us extremely well, I would like to thank them personally. We hired tuk tuks to venture out to go into town, overall it was lovely holiday, I particular didnt enjoy the food in town. The rest of the group like spicy food. The only downside to the holiday was due to the rain etc, it brought out creepy crawlies, Just petrified.
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Stayed Sunday 12 December 2010
We, an extended family of 8 people, have enjoyed our stay very much. The house has all it needs, plus the landlord and his wife, living next door, are extremly helpful, interesting and attentive. Very quiet surrounding, no traffic, only a few minutes drive by tuktuk or scooter to the beaches and bars etc.
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Stayed Wednesday 26 December 2007
This house was located in a quite neighborhood outside of hikkaduwa, about 1.8km from the main beach. About a 20 minute walk or $1 tuk-tuk ride. The house was huge, with a full kitchen and an excellent dining room. There were many open living areas and a waterfall/pond in the main living room. The second floor balcony is a great place to relax. We were really well looked after and anything we needed was provided. Even fresh coconuts when we wanted and a new years breakfast! Great value!
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Excellent! I am always a bit suspicious of overwhelmingly positive reviews about places but have to say that my familys holiday at Hikka Villa was superb. The people Lal (chef and house keeper) Chat (local rep) and others have all been friendly, knowledgable and helpful (without being at all intrusive or pushy) Lal is an excellent chef, we demanded that all our food be Srilankan food and had superb fresh food everyday. Chat is a great organizer and seemed able to arrange bespoke day trips and longer tours of the island with almost no notice at all. The house the house is perfect for us, spacious, clean, and lots of cute touches and details to keep the kids and the rest of us amused. The kitchen is massive with breakfast bar, there is seperate dining area and then more space upstairs. There are only a few signs of wear and tear which are easily resolved eg rinse sun loungers, replace one or two lightbulbs. The surrounding area the local area is just charming, with a narrow lane overhung by palms and tropical grasses, rustic homes and tiny general store which sells anything you need in an emergency. People nearby are friendly and helpful, most people say hello as you stroll along. As you get closer to the beach things appear a bit more dusty and busy, do not worry about this as the beaches are amazing. We arrived during monsoon so no snorkeling, however plenty of body surfing and boogie boarding for the kids at the three most local beaches. 1st choice was Chaya beach, feed turtles relax. 2nd choice was top secret beach, best sun loungers and more interest for surfer dudes and shoppers. 3rd best was coral sands beach its closest, and guaranteed safe swim, coral is very close by but as it was monsoon we ere not able to see much. All beaches accessible by tuk tuk which is by far the best way to travel : )
Owner reply:

Many Thanks for your feedback

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As mentioned in other reviews, the photos do not do the property justice - it was incredible, theres even a gym and a koi carp pond in the living room!!! Chanaka met us on arrival and gave us a tour, the place is absolutely huge. I would love to come back with more than 3 people because it is the perfect group holiday home. We had loads of fun in the pool and exploring Hikkaduwwa. We went out of season in May and so the price was incredible - amazing value for money compared to if we had a similar villa in Europe. We really enjoyed our stay - there were a few teething problems with the villa as the bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms were newly refurbished, but I am sure these will be sorted soon. There are lots of people on hand to help you out if you need anything. Thanks very much, really enjoyed our stay!
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An absolutely outstanding property in a superb setting. Having the cook, Lal, was an absolute god-send and he was very helpful and accomadating. The owners were also very helpful and answered all our queries. One slight way of improving things were if you put a number/name on the property etc as it was very difficult to find initially. Also the left turn off just before the Police station would be a better description of where it was
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We had a fantastic holiday in Sri lanka, and a wonderful stay at Hikkavilla, made that bit more special by Lal our brilliant chef who cooked up a storm in the kitchen. The villa was big and well organised, and the pool was clean and very safe for the children. Will certainly recommend to friends and family.
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My husband our 2 young children and myself stayed in Hikkavilla for just over a week in February 2012. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and can wholeheartedly recommend it. The villa is huge and would make a good party house for a large group. The Internet connection was excellent and Sky TV is available, but I recommend you request it when booking so the owner can ensure the necessary channels are available on your arrival. There is a team of English speaking staff on hand to assist in your every need should you wish: Lal the cook/housekeeper, Chat the travel guide and Chanaka the owner. If you are able to hire Lal, the cook/housekeeper, I urge you to do so. Lal can cook all manner of foreign dishes, but we preferred a more local menu at which he excelled. Lal is a very honest and kind man who will do his very best to make your stay so much more relaxed and trouble free. If you give him a menu request for the following day and some money he will shop for ingredients and ensure your meals are ready at the time you specify. Lal always gave us change from his shopping trips his integrity cannot be faulted. On comparison we found Lal’s excellent cooking to be far better value than eating out every night. I have returned to England with recipes and instructions from Lal’s kitchen. Hikkavilla is located a little out from the town centre and beach front and this is a real bonus if you want the ability to retreat to your own sanctuary. Chat or Lal can arrange for a tuk-tuk to taxi you around, but we found it convenient to pop down to the local shop to use the excellent tuk-tuk driver based there. The villa owners are a locally well-known and respected family, so just tell any tuk-tuk driver you want to go to Chanakas place and he will know where to go. After a long day it was a delight to return to the peace of our private garden and pool. We got a lot of pleasure from swimming whilst surrounded by coconut palms (complete with adorable monkeys), banana palms, figs and a whole host of other exotic flora and fauna. The children searched for the resident Chameleon and touched every bit of sleeping fern they could find (ask Lal to point it out to you). It is wise to arrange for Chat, the very attentive travel guide, to meet you at arrivals in the airport. The journey to Hikkaduwa is beautiful, but lengthy and you will be glad of Chanaka’s very comfortable air-conditioned people carrier. Chat is an excellent choice for arranging day trips as he knows the local area well. He is truly fantastic with children and we frequently used him to look after our daughter when we were out and about together. Chat is a young man who will do his best for you, but will not give you the hard sell if you are not interested Once we had returned home we continued to be impressed by the care the villa owners showed us. My daughter had left a bag in Colombo. Chanaka collected the bag and posted it back to England without charge to us. I think that illustrates the kindness afforded travellers in Sri Lanka and at Hikkavilla in particular.
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The villa is beautiful, majestic and has all the amenities you would need to enjoy your vacation in Hikkaduwa. The smallest of details have been taken care of to make the stay comfortable and hassle free. From a beautiful fully equipped kitchen to a lovely dinning area to warm comfortable rooms to a mini library on top with guitar next the to couch to a lavish living room to a personal pool with a jacuzzi. Everything you need is right there in the house. And it is extremely safe as we were five girls and were staying there for a couple of days and the time of our arrival we were welcomed and taken care of by Chanaka, the caretaker of the house. He was extremely helpful, warm and greeted us with a smile every single time. The local rep Chat was so helpful and friendly and pointed us in the direction of some excellent trips which lead to us having many unforgettable memories. We also had freshly cut coconuts - the king coconuts from their garden, which was a real treat. All in all a fabulous stay. Thank you Chanaka & Chat.
Owner reply:

Its nice to hear great feedback from our guests. many thanks for sharing your genuing feedback.

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We together with the wife and my kids spent wonderful holiday in this Villa. Owners of the house, which kind have very much liked, sympathetic and are ready to helpany minute, even at night. It is not necessary to worry about troubles about health, as the brother of the owner of the Villa the doctor with the European education that is very important in Asia. A place very silent, many singing birds, around of a palm tree and flowers. The child spent greater time in pool, the sea was even not necessary, though this unique place, I so think in Sri Lanka where never happens big waves, because in 100 meters from coast there is a reef which forces down a wave. The owner owns also travel agency, and has pickedcould find for us wonderful excursion on the country. Have fine spent time. I recommend.
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We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in this beautiful villa. From the moment we arrived until we left we were cared for royally by Chanaka, who lives next door. Both Chanaka and his wife are so friendly and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble for them. They provided us with some authentic Sri Lankan breakfasts, which we did not expect and really appreciated. We also had freshly cut coconuts from their garden, which was a real treat. The local rep Chat is so helpful and friendly and pointed us in the direction of some excellent trips. We also had our own tuk tuk driver, who like most of the Sri Lankans we met always had a big smile for us. I can highly recommend hiring the chef for some or all of your stay, we had him for one evening and he provided us with a feast to remember! All in all, I highly recommend this place and all of us who went, will I am sure return.
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Met all our expectations and more. Excellent, friendly and helpful caretaker, Chanaka who was always on hand. Property comfortably accommodated 10 residents and also held party for 40 guests - Chanaka did an amazing job organising caterers, fireworks, Kandyan dancers, music, tables, chairs and decorations - an absolutely spectacular event and nothing was too much trouble. Also helped to arrange reasonably priced tours via his friend Chat, e.g. 2 day trip to Kandy and back including rubber plantation, pineapple grove, spice gardens, elephant sanctuary, half-board overnight accommodation, evening entertainment, tea factory, hill country with fulltime guide = approx £100 per person (based on 14). The pool will be a welcome addition as will the Expressway, which should make the journey to/from the airport/Colombo much quicker. The main town of Hikkaduwa is approx 5 mins by tuk tuk and it is an easy walk to the station - train to Colombo Fort (for shopping!) took 2 hours. The location is quiet and there are a couple of small shops near by that supply basics and a supermarket which is a 15 min walk or 2 minutes by tuk tuk and only cost approx £1 - £1.50. Main tourist beach again is a 15-20 min walk, although quieter stretches of beach can be found at the other end of Hikkaduwa - about £2.50 by tuk tuk (head for the Cinnamon Gardens Hotel). There are some great restaurants in Hikkaduwa, including Spaghetti & Co (authentic Italian) & St Francis Hotel (huge portions of Chinese & Sri Lankan cuisine). The Cool Spot and The No1 Roti Shop also recommended. Would recommend tuk tuks to all the restaurants, especially after dark as the main road is very busy, with fast driving traffic and is also not well lit. The accommodation provided everything we needed and we look forward to returning soon - possibly for a wedding!
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Weve just returned home after a fantastic week long stay at this villa. We travelled with six adults and three young children and there was plenty of space for all of us - and more! Its a beautiful property - the nicest of any that we saw during our time in Sri Lanka, wih a wonderful garden - complete with bananas, coconuts, monkeys and even a resident monitor lizard! Very tropical. The house is well equipped and provides a home from home. Channaka and his wife were extremely accommodating and hospitable and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. They arranged an airport pick-up, provided mosquito repellant and medication when we needed it, as well as giving slides/paddling pool for the children to enjoy in the garden. They also cooked us a full Sri Lankan breakfast on our last day, and were on hand to provide us with advice on everything - from trips to go on, the best tailors and where to buy beer! Their resident tour guide Chat was also lovely, offering us excursions - but leaving us to decide whether we wanted to go - no hard sell. The property is extremely well placed for both peace and quiet - and partying - youre only a short tuk tuk ride from the many restaurants/bars nearby. We recommend Top Secret! Great for families/groups. Were told that the new pool will be ready by September. Also that a new road from Columbo to Hikkaduwa will be in use, cutting the journey time to around an hour. Thank-you for a wonderful stay. Would definately recommend.
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This house and the host family, who live next door, exceeded my expectations and allowed me to have a wonderful break in april. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen, a patio area, and a balcony. The living and dining areas have a very open feel that was well utilized by our party. There is also a garden with sun loungers if you fancy topping up your tan. The indoor pond/water feature is also a nice touch. The kitchen is well equipped and coffee, tea and basic provisions for arrival were provided so that we could relax before hitting the supermarket. There are many local restaurants but my, budget range, favourite was Sams restuarant and bar, and slightly more expensive (but very good food) was ‘refresh’. The family who own the house introduced us to a local restaurant owner, and some tuk tuk drivers that they knew to be reliable and fair on prices (keeping in mind that they were usually outside 10 mins after a phone call). I recommend getting a SIM card for 300 rupees at the dialog shop and 500 rupees credit easily lasted the whole 9 day stay. We also found some of the hotels (20 min walk away) allow you to use their swimming pool for the whole day for a small fee (approx $2). All in all, the house was lovely and I would not hesitate to return. I hope that others will visit so that the family can slowly gain enough income to afford their next project, which is rumoured to be a pool!
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We stayed for 7 weeks and had a wonderful holiday. Our friends joined us and were really taken with the villa. Thanks to the family for looking after us so well. All the village people were very friendly and the tuk tuks great. We will be back again when the pool is built.In all a great holiday. Highly recommended. Norman and Pat.

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Dear Guest, We offer good quality, high standard Private Holiday Villas, Guest Houses, Bungalows & Beach apartments to travelers who would like to stay away from typical hotel rooms. Most of our clients are families or group of friends who wants to have a peaceful and private holiday in a house or villa. We do have a variety of villas from single bedrooms to 7 bedrooms. Some of these villas has its private swimming pools and all other standard requirements (WiFi, Hot Water, Satellite Channels, AC & Non AC rooms etc) Our qualified, professional and dedicated team of 7 ensures all our guests receives best service that they could expect in Hikkaduwa. We offer end to end service from Airport pick up, Tours & Excursions, Housekeeping, Villa maintenance, Laundry & Chef Service. We also have experience with foreign weddings and beach or garden parties for larger groups. If you need any assistance or further informations, please let me know. Prasad Warusavithana Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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