Saman Siri Cottage, Narigama, Hikkaduwa
Beach cottage with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
From £183 per week
Cottage to rent in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
A one bedroomed property with en suite bathroom, kitchenette, aircon and WiFi. Only two minutes' walk from the beach.
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Cottage overview - owner's description
Ideal for couples or those with a baby or young child.
Saman Siri Cottage is situated in a safe and peaceful location within the grounds of a Sri Lankan family home in Narigama at the south end of Hikkaduwa. Close enough to walk to restaurants, shops and the beach, but tucked away amidst 'real' Sri Lankan life, it offers the best of both worlds.
The family garden is well-tended with lots of tropical plants, birds and occasional visiting monkeys.
The bedroom has a double bed with sprung mattress, mosquito net, air conditioning unit, two clothes hanging rails with coat hangers, a shelf unit, a writing table and chair and a mini safe. Bed linen and towels are provided (but not beach towels).
A cot bed suitable for a baby or toddler or a folding bed suitable for a child up to the age of 12 are available at no extra charge. Both have a mattress and mosquito net.
There is no extra charge for electricity or cooking gas.
LOCATION OF PROPERTY
The cottage is situated halfway between Narigama and Thiranagama Junctions, close to Sumanarama Buddhist Temple (Thiranagama) and about 30 metres behind the railway line.
The houses are not numbered and there are no street names making the place difficult to find on the first visit. We always meet guests on the main road and guide them to the property.
It's easy to hire a motorbike or bicycle. Tuktuks (three wheeler taxis) are readily available. Public buses are also plentiful. Hikkaduwa main bus and train stations are 2km away.
One of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Hikkaduwa is just a few minutes' walk away and was the location for the British TV programme Good Karma Hospital.
There are lots of things to do in and around Hikkaduwa including:
a visit to working tea plantation (Handunugoda)
a moonstone mine at Meetiyagoda
an elephant reserve (Udawalawe National Park)
Kottawa forest reserve
lagoon trips at Dodanduwa (by canoe) and Balapitiya (by motor boat)
feed wild turtles on the beach
PADI scuba diving
sea fishing trips
whale watching from Mirissa
guided bicycle rides through the paddy fields
And of course there is the beach to enjoy with lots of different bars and restaurants.
The historic town of Galle - a UNESCO World Heritage site - with its 16th century Dutch Fort and international cricket ground is only 15km away. Look out for Galle's international literary festival held in January each year.
We can also help organise local and island round tours and airport pickup and drops.
You should apply for a visa to enter Sri Lanka before travelling. This can be done online at: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp.
You will need to provide the address of the accommodation which is: Wedage Watta, Narigama, Hikkaduwa.
This cottage has 4 verified reviews.
4 out of 4 people recommend staying here
We rented a cottage Samana Siri in December 2012. Mr. Saman very friendly and caring host. On the first day of arrival showed us shops, beach, recommended us a restaurant with good food. Cottage is not very big, is set back from the road so noise is not audible. In general, all fits the description. Many thanks to Samana and his son for the attention!
My wife and I stayed here for 5 weeks Feb 2011.
For what you pay, this place has to be the bargain of all time. Compared with other villas close to where it is at, this place has got what it takes at a price that has to be seen to be beat. Close to the northern end of Hikk, and a number of quality restaurants as well as access to the beach. The truth is that whilst the bungalow offers you all the facilities you need, whilst there is a well stocked kitchen, aside from a kettle you dont need anything else. Food out is cheap enough not to worry how to stretch your budget, we ate out every night and still took money home at the end of the stay (breakfast as well). What it does offer is a washing machine, which when you consider our stay was 5 weeks was something we couldnt do without.
The family Saman, are a very nice typical Sri Lankan family, and with a brother with his own taxi, making trips out all the more easier to sort out, not that you really want to leave the area anyway.
Hikk itself has everything you need with a marvellous market down by the Railway Station, as well as a meat, fish and veg market (if you do want to cook). Plenty of 5* PADI diving to be had, as well as a number of other resort entertainment. They also have a music festival although I cant remember what time of year it is held.
Things to do, use the local trains to visit Columbo, Candy and Gauli, take a river trip and visit one of the national parks. Or simply relax, sit back and read a book (although with a Kindle you can read a UK newspaper daily if you want) or two or three.
I could wax lyrical for ever and a day, but the truth is that even if you only do the usual 2 weeks, including the cost of Air Fair, Sri Lanka is very very doable and compares favourable with any Costa in Spain.
A great little find on the jungle side of Hikkaduwa. Saman Siri Cottage has some of the mod cons you wouldnt except in properties in this price bracket, such as a safe, hot water & air con. We didnt use the kitchenette but that would be great for people who plan to stay in Hikkaduwa for any length of time and are on a budget. My main worry about being on the jungle side was the mosquitos but we didnt have a problem with them at all and it was interesting to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle when in previous stays in Sri Lanka weve always stayed in beach side guest houses. Thumbs up!
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Outside this cottage in Hikkaduwa, Sri LankaThis cottage is in a village near the beach. It has outside lighting and a shared garden. Car hire is not necessary as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 19 February 2019 - 31 July 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
1 bedroom, Sleeps 3:
- 1 double bed and en suite
There is also 1 cot
1 bathroom including 1 en suite
Internet / WiFi
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Pots / pans, Toaster
Outside lighting, Parking, Shared garden
Saman Siri Cottage is situated in a safe and peaceful location within the grounds of a Sri Lankan family home in Narigama at the south end of Hikkaduwa. It is ideal for those wanting easy access to the beach but looking for a tranquil refuge from the sometimes hectic Hikkaduwa social scene. The cottage has a large well tended tropical garden with outdoor seating and a spacious veranda with banquette seating which serves as a sitting cum dining room.
Private Owner From Dodanduwa 80250, Sri Lanka Member since Dec 2008
Past bookings: 13 bookings
Last seen: 9 months ago
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