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Babelena House

Beach house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

From £366 per week

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House to rent in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

  • House
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

House overview - owner's description

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, 7 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, 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.

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This house has 8 verified reviews.

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8 out of 8 people recommend staying here

Large Group from Worthing, United Kingdom Jul 2015

"WOW WOW WOW" this place is just "AMAZING"
What an amazing place Babelena House is, Beautifully decorated, Modern, Stylish and comfortable everything we could of needed. Sitting in the lovely Garden watching the Fantastic wild life on your door step Monkey's swinging by, chipmunks , iguana's, so many amazing birds too many to mention. The gardener came every day and Chaminda the manager is a lovely guy nothing too much trouble he has fantastic local knowledge and really made our holiday special from organising airport pick up's to some great days out. Hikkaduwa its self is lovely and has some great restaurants, feeding turtles on the beach, chilling out at one of the many beach bars and all just a 10 minute walk from the house . We extended our stay twice (luckily it was free) because we really did not want to leave. "LOVED" everything about this place can not recommend it highly enough.




Family from Tampere, Finland Dec 2013

Absolutely great house. Better that what we though.
Than you very much

From Smolec, Poland 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!

Nataliya

From Lytkarino City, Moscow Region

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.

Debra

From Camberley

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.

Paul

From London

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!).

Location

This house is:

400m from the nearest beach 400m from the nearest bar 400m from the nearest restaurant 300m from the nearest supermarket 120km from Colombo International Airport 100km from Colombo 18km from Galle 760m from Hikkaduwa beach

Local activities

Boat hire 1.5km Cycling 1.5km Fishing 1km Scuba diving 1.5km Swimming 500m Water skiing 1km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 18km Local food market 1.5km Night club 700m Shopping 1km

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Outside this house in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
This house is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the beach. It has a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is not necessary as the house is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 August 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 September 2017 - 9 February 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 April 2018 - 9 February 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 April 2019 - 9 February 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 April - 31 July 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Receive 5% off if the booking is made 8 weeks before the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 25% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.

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

Extras

Optional

  • Airport collection

    £50.00 per booking, paid locally

  • Baby cot with mosquito net

    £2.00 per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 cot

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms including 2 en suites, 2 Separate WC's

Entertainment

CD player, Internet / WiFi, Radio

General

Living area seats 10, Dining area seats 6, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Infants, Restricted mobility

Extra information

3 x luxury wet rooms Solar heated hot water Queen size beds with mosquito nets 4 x Sunbeds Wall safe Secure doors and windows with safety glass and eurolocks

Sarah

Average rating from 8 reviews

Private Owner From Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka Member since Oct 2011

The owners of the house are 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.

Past bookings: 14 bookings

Last logged in: 27 days ago

Number of properties: 1

The owners of the house are 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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