An Architect designed, luxury 3 bedroom villa offering fully equipped self catering facilities. Located in a quiet residential area of Hikkaduwa, just a short distance from the main beach
Babelena House is located in a quiet residential area just 10 minutes from the colourful town of Hikkaduwa. It is a 2 hour drive from the airport and in a good location to relax and visit other picturesque and historic sites around the island.
The house built, 4 years ago, has been specially designed to blend into the local surroundings, offering maximum comfort and security in an ecologically friendly way. A feature of which is the impressive high ceilings with through ventilation and ceiling fans that naturally creates a cool living space. Hot water is solar generated and pumped from our own well. All the bathrooms are beautifully tiled wet rooms with designer Italian fittings.
The high walled garden is maintained daily, so you can lay back and relax on a sunbed, enjoying the aroma of the beautiful tropical plants and watch monkeys run through the trees. There are a number of coconut and banana trees and depending on the time of year, you could have the chance to sample some. The spice garden offers all the different flavors available to pick, if you would like to make a traditional curry in the well equipped kitchen.
The house supports many of the local arts and crafts with different features such as wicker furniture, local artists paintings, sari bed spreads and pillow covers, wooden masks and candle holders.
The resort of Hikkaduwa has stunning palm beaches a great surf and an array of restaurants, bars and boutique shops. It's a family resort offering snorkeling, diving and jungle side walks. A compact and friendly seaside village with so much to offer.
If you would like an airport collection or transport to see more of the amazing island we would be happy to organize this for you.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Babelena House and Hikkaduwa.
Absolutely great house. Better that what we though.
Than you very much
Wieslaw from Smolec
Stayed 10 Feb 2013
Wonderful house, nice owner and wounderful stay. House is very well equipped, there is everything you may need and you even didnt expected it to be there, for example mask for snorkelling, fishing rod, umbrella... House is situated in very quiet and tranquil place. You can hear sounds of forest, screams of monkeys... only nature. One more important thing - there is no TV - it allows you to go away from reality and relax. Beautiful! Thank you!
Traveled with family. the house is comfort for family staying! everything at the kitchen, everything for cleaning. nice garden with animals. Quiet place around. but two nights we slept too bad cause of dogs bay.
850m from a beach or 15 min by foot. recommend you to visit small cafe close to a main road by the way from the house to a beach. cheap and tasty.
Shaminda helps with everything.
I have just come back from a very enjoyable holiday in Sri Lanka where I stayed at the impressive Babelena House in HIkkaduwa. This is the second time I have stayed in this property which is a lovely large, clean, airy house which is very tastefully decorated throughout. The house has 3 large bedrooms all with a large ensuite shower room. The 2 upstairs bedrooms have a large balcony where you can sunbathe, sit and watch the monkeys swinging in the trees or just enjoy the sunset in the evenings. The downstairs bedroom overlooks the beautifully maintained garden with its abundance of colourful plants. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would need during your stay if you wanted to cook for yourself and there is even a washing machine you can use. The large sheltered patio is perfect for relaxing at any time, whether you are eating your breakfast or enjoying a drink at the end of the day.
Babelena House is situated about a 10 minute stroll from the beautiful beach and small colourful shops in HIkkaduwa. There are plenty of sunbeds available to use on the beach and many different bars where you can enjoy a drink or a meal. At one end of the beach you will also be able to see the large turtles and get the opportunity to feed them.
There are many places of interst nearby that you can visit. Taking a trip in a tuk tuk is an experience and not expensive. We made a 3 day trip which included a visit to Kandy to see the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic and to Nuwara Eliya with its beautiful scenery and Tea Plantations. On our previous visit we visited Pinnawala where we rode an elephant at the elephant sanctuary and then watched as the elephants walked down the road to the river, a sight not to be missed. We also climbed Sigiriya Rock which was a challenge but the view from the top made it all worthwihle. We also visited the temple at Dambulla. All of these trips were organised by Chaminda from Lanka Surf Trips who is a lovely man who goes out of his way to make sure you get the most from any tour you want to make.
Another very enjoyable holiday at Babelena House in HIkkaduwa.
Just returned from our recent trip to the lovely Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka and a fantastic time was had by all!! In our group there was 6 of us so we needed a suitable place to accommodate this and Babelena house did not disappoint!!
Firstly the architecture and design of the house is stunning and provides a spacious living environment for which to relax and enjoy after a hard days sun bathing and surfing at the beach -) There are great cooking facilities if you wish to eat in but Hikkaduwa also offers a range of great restaurants so equally great to eat out.
Great features of the house are the patio, great for pre-evening drinks, the spacious double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, the man made well and also watching the bats fly past in the distance just before sun set every evening is an experience not to be missed!
I would highly recommend this property and Hikkaduwa for a great holiday. Also if on your stay you fancy exploring the country Chaminda from Lanka Surf Trips http://www.lankasurftrips.com/
can organise the details for you at a very reasonable price! We had a great trip with them and went to Kandy, Nuwera Eliya, visited tea plantations and saw the elephants at Pinnuwala (not to be missed!).
After a long flight from the UK we were met at the airport as arranged and were quickly on our way to Babelena House in Hikkaduwa. We were so thrilled in our choice of house, the ceilings are high and the fans do a great job in keeping the place cool and airy – a perfect sanctuary from the heat outside. But go out onto the balcony and Sri Lanka is all around you, we even got to see the monkeys swinging through the trees, chipmunks running along the telephone lines and many colourful birds were spotted. What can I say, beautiful bathrooms fitted to an extremely high standard, comfy beds with gorgeous cushions and throws, a well fitted contemporary kitchen – in fact, everything we needed for our four week stay. Chaminda and Sarah looked after us very well, from the airport transfers, advising us of great restaurants to visit, to help and organization of trips to the many amazing places in visit in Sri Lanka. We will definitely go back – we had a holiday of a lifetime and have no hesitation in recommending Babelena House
About the owner
The owners of the house are a married couple, Chaminda being Sri Lankan and Sarah is British. Together they are able to ensure that guests are given the best experience of Sri Lanka. Understanding the different cultures and expectations from guests all over the world.
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