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The Jungle Retreat, Hikkaduwa

Overview

The Jungle Retreat, Hikkaduwa is a beautiful self-contained studio apartment that is part of a home owned by a lovely Sri Lankan family. It is 2km inland from the coast and is west facing for gorgeous sunset views over paddy fields. Nightime is filled with the sounds of the surrounding jungle!

The apartment is accessed by a private staircase at the side of the owner's house and has two single beds with mosquito nets and a ceiling fan. A 4-poster double bed can easily be provided if requested in advance.

The spacious terrace has a large dining table, with seating for 6 people, and comfortable chairs to relax in.
The kitchenette comes complete with a fridge, cooker and kettle, which is ideal for preparing meals and there is a large en-suite shower room.

The apartment can accommodate 2 people and you can also choose to have meals prepared by the family, if you wish. Mahinda, the house owner, will happily arrange scooters, transport and local trips for you.

Hikkaduwa Area Information
Sri Lanka is a magical place of ancient Buddhist monuments, gorgeous beaches, lush green vegetation, clear blue skies, sunshine and friendly faces. The tropical beach cabana at Hikkaduwa is a great place to unwind, sample the local surfing and diving opportunities, and from where you can then start to explore this stunningly beautiful island.

Summary:

Authentic Sri Lankan homestay experience in a beautiful self-contained balcony apartment.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Bedroom 1: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Telephone
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Glassware
Kettle
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Scuba Diving
Swimming

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping

Prices and availability

Last updated 28.08.2013


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  • From £182.88 per week
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  • From £182.88 per week
  • From £182.88 per week
  • From £182.88 per week

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 January to 31st December 40 Days 5%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st July to 31st October 90 Days 20%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 15%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Airport transfers are Rs10,000 each way - to and from the airport - to be paid locally to Mahinda upon arrival. All year N/A £50.00 per booking

Paid locally

Hire of our air-conditioned vehicle with tour guide / driver is Rs10,000 per day. Just pay separately for fuel and accommodation. To be paid locally to Mahinda upon arrival. Please specify tour dates. All year N/A £50.00 per night

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 2km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 2km
  • Nearest supermarket: 2km
  • Hikkaduwa: 2km
  • Galle: 15km

Reviews

4 out of 4 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Thursday 29 January 2009
I booked the Jungle Retreat because I was looking for somewhere quiet to do some study during the winter months. Having stayed with my wife in downtown Hikkaduwa on a previous visit I knew how busy the main road could be and was looking for something off the beaten track, yet within a bike or tuk-tuk ride to the beach, bars and restaurants. The apartment was clean and well-maintained and had a verandah with views over the countryside where it was possible to view the birdlife and rural comings-and-goings. Mahinda has a great network of contacts and was able to organize trips and cater for any other requests. His airport transfer service is efficient and competitively priced. The Sri Lankan people are wonderfully hospitable and really do need the tourist income following the tsunami. The climate from Nov-Feb is superb, prices are low and I cant wait to return with my family.
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Stayed Friday 07 March 2008
The Jungle Retreat is the perfect place for a couple to stay in. The owners, Mahinda and Samanthe were the ideal hosts offering just the right amount of privacy. They are very friendly and their son. Poorna, is a credit to them. The apartment itself was clean and well equipped and the owners provided anything that we found we needed, which was very little. They also cleaned the room on a regular basis. As with any where in Sri Lanka, the ants were a bit of a problem initially, but a few cans of Ninja soon sorted them out. Mahinda was able to organise our trip to Kandy which was trouble free and his driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. On our last evning there Samanthe cooked us a wonderful rice and curry meal which we all ate sat on the veranda. We would like to say a big thanks to both of them for making our stay memorable and we look forward to the return trip next year.
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This property is in a beautiful location surrounded by jungle and overlooking rice fields. It is only a short drive or enjoyable walk from the main beach area of hikkaduwa and is excellent value for money. It has all mod cons and makes for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The terrace is even better than the pictures show and the rest of the property is exactly as described. The property would be excellent for a couple looking to get some privacy from the main hustle and bustle of the beach hotels and guest houses. I stayed here for a week with a friend and Mahinda, the owner, kindly replaced the double bed with two singles. He went out of his way to help us and make us feel welcome and provided us with services such as rides into town, airport transfer and any other requests we had all while giving us our own privacy. I would definitely recommend this property to friend and have vowed to return as soon as possible. The property and owners will make your stay in Hikkaduwa a memorable one and have you wishing you could stay a lot longer!
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This property is in a beautiful location surrounded by jungle and overlooking rice fields. It is only a short drive or enjoyable walk from the main beach area of hikkaduwa and is excellent value for money. It has all mod cons and makes for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The terrace is even better than the pictures show and the rest of the property is exactly as described. The property would be excellent for a couple looking to get some privacy from the main hustle and bustle of the beach hotels and guest houses. I stayed here for a week with a friend and Mahinda, the owner, kindly replaced the double bed with two singles. He went out of his way to help us and make us feel welcome and provided us with services such as rides into town, airport transfer and any other requests we had all while giving us our own privacy. I would definitely recommend this property to friend and have vowed to return as soon as possible. The property and owners will make your stay in Hikkaduwa a memorable one and have you wishing you could stay a lot longer!

Owner

About the owner
Working for an IT company with an office in Colombo brought me to Sri Lanka in the first place - back in September 2000. I was instantly charmed by the people, their culture and the fantastically beautiful natural landscape. Since then, I've split my time between living in Sri Lanka and the UK. As well as being my beautiful home and a fun source of income, the Tropical Beach House complex is my method of re-directing some Western wealth towards my less-well off local friends and so in turn to their family and friends.
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Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: April 2005