Peace and Coconuts
Welcome to real Sri Lankan life: close to nature, close to amazing surf breaks and soon to be close to your heart!
Nestled down a winding country road in sunny Uruvitiya village, this lovely farmhouse is within 10 minutes of excellent surf breaks and great restaurants at nearby Marissa and Weligama beaches. Look out your windows past your coconut, mango, papaya, ambarella and avocado trees, over your own rice paddy-- all organic and available for your use-- to the hills of the adjoining cinnamon-tree plantation. Take a deep breath of tropical air and relax.
The house itself was recently built on the family plot and was designed to be cooled by the natural breezes of the tranquil, verdant valley it rests in. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a small private balcony that affords views of the beautiful tropical surroundings, and off the upstairs sitting room is a larger balcony that looks out over the rice paddies-- a great place for bird watching, beers or both. Old and new are here together: the rustic country kitchen retains a traditional Sri Lankan wood-fired cooking hearth, while you'll enjoy these modern conveniences:
- DSL wifi
- desktop pc
- large flatscreen TV with 45 English-language satellite channels
- washing machine
- hot-water shower
- hair dryer
- clothes iron
- freshly washed towels and locally hand-loomed linens
Perhaps the best part of the stay is the personal guidance the owner/caretaker provides-- Hetti, a multilingual retired international sailor, will discretely stay at night in one of the extra downstairs bedrooms, available to help you with whatever you might need. Should you need guidance to the many nearby attractions, just ask-- his help in this regard is included in your booking fee!
We look forward to helping you have an incredible vacation! Please let us know if we can answer any questions for you or otherwise help in any way.
Enjoy the security of our villa, inspected and trusted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority:
Certificate of Registration #SLTDA/SQA/HSU/0362
License #HSU(phone number hidden)
As guests, you have the entire house, including the organic mango, papaya, ambarella, avocado, coconut and king coconut trees around the house.
Hetti and/or Malika will discreetly stay in the extra downstairs bedrooms in order to help you with anything you might need while assuring your privacy.
Interaction with guests
I live nearby and I'm available via Internet or phone every day. Your local contact, Hetti, will also assist you.
Other things to note
OPTIONAL AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS AND FOOD
Dr. Malika draws upon a lifetime of work to offer a full range of Ayurvedic treatments, from illness diagnosis and treatment to traditional massage.
Sri Lankan cuisine is an incredible fusion of Indian complexity with tropical ingredients and Asian influences. One of the pleasures of a stay at the villa is the option of enjoying organic farm-to-table meals using homegrown rice, fresh ingredients grown by nearby farmers in the village, and seafood sourced from local fishermen. Dr. Malika is available for personal chef services including from one to three meals per day and is happy to accommodate any dietary preferences you might have. Much of this is traditionally cooked over a fire. Choose from Sri Lankan, Indian, and Western fare-- and as an Ayurvedic doctor, she can provide healing meals from that tradition as well.
Services are offered for a very modest additional charge, price upon request. Please book in advance of your arrival.
First of all, have an awesome time!
Check-in and check-out times are "flexible" depending on your ideal times, those of other guests, and our work schedule. I'll make every effort to make things convenient for you, and Hetti can almost always break away to meet you. Reference times: check-out 11am; check-in 1pm (cleaning/laundry in between, during which time I can usually store your bags for you). Again, I'll try to shift these for your convenience if at all possible, and often I can.
Should fruits, coconuts, etc. be in season, you are responsible for picking them yourself.
The cleaning fee covers only moderate use of sheets and towels, and not anything that makes them unpresentable for future guests. Please leave the house more or less as you found it or be prepared to have some of your deposit directed toward cleanup. Any deductions from your deposit will be made at my sole discretion. I really believe I'm generous about this and so far I've never had to charge anyone, so don't worry about it, please just use common sense-- this is Hetti and Malika's home.
Please lock the house and turn off fans when you leave.
Any use of the house, appliances, etc. is undertaken at your own risk.
Please be sure to read the listing fully before you come. This is a nice place but it is Sri Lankan, not Western, and some things are simpler than in the West; particulary, please be aware that the 1/2 bath and the kitchen are pretty rustic, and the shower is the only appliance with hot water. It's the tropics, though-- you're unlikely to need more, and we've had no complaints. :)
Additional services like a personal chef or Ayurvedic treatments are dependent on availability and advance booking; please let us know well in advance of your visit if you'd like these.
Again, most of all: have fun! It's a HOUSE RULE!