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RAAJMAHAL- AN EXCLUSIVE STAFFED BOUTIQUE GARDEN VILLA,SOUTHERN COAST

Ifham Raji

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, SINHALA, TAMIL
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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RAAJMAHAL- AN EXCLUSIVE STAFFED BOUTIQUE GARDEN VILLA,SOUTHERN COAST

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

South West Sri Lanka Villa Rental Photos and Description

Get- Away Holiday home , a large sri lankan mansion With big gardens and Pool

'Raajmahal' A fully renovated 75 year old Sinhalese Manor villa with a mix of Dutch architecture with large 1 acre garden surrounding the house near the sea coast in beruwela,south west of Sri Lanka .. It has 5 air-conditioned bedrooms, with 4 attached toilets. The villa has a large veranda of about 500sq meters overlooking the main lawn where one could relax with family and friends, where one could also dine and relax throughout the day .It has a equipped Kitchen. All floors in the villa are cut and polished cement which makes the villa cool throughout the day. The pool also has a Jacuzzi and can be accessed from your rooms.

The Villa adorns furniture, fittings and lightings of typical Singhalese and Dutch periods with Antiques and artifacts that decorates the interior of the house.

A 15 Minute walk to the Sea,beach,shops and restaurants it's a Haven to be with family or friends enjoying the large garden and spaciousness and comforts of this Villa.More Info : wwww.raajmahal.com

THE ENVIRONS OUTSIDE THE BUNGALOW: The Bungalow is located a-midst a small Village but still has a feel of privacy and a sense of being away from it all. Once you are in its compound one will feel relaxed and comfortable amidst a large garden and views of Paddy fields. The surroundings are ideal for Bird watching and cycling .

ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THE AREA: Most of the People of the area are either traders, farmers and Fisherman .One could go walking or Cycling and mingle with these very friendly and Homely people who will be at your service or assistance in need. They will even invite them to their homes and host you with meals.

OTHER LANDMARKS: The Famous Golden Mile Beach from Beruwela to Bentota is only 0.5kms or a 15 minute walk from the Villa. This stretch of Beach called The Golden Mile is home to some of the Best Resort Hotels in the Country. Should you want to go Deep Sea Fishing, Surfing or swimming or just relax on the Beach which is the Backyard of this Bungalow. River Safari's can also be arranged.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a world Heritage site which is a mere 2.5 hours Journey. Its Tropical Rain forest with many Endemic birds, reptiles, butterflies flora and fauna, which are unique to Our Island. Its a adventurous trek with water falls, mountains amidst thick forest. One could do this trek and be back in the Villa in half a day. You could leave the villa in the early morning with packed Breakfast and arrive at the Villa for a Late Lunch.Transport can be arranged.

Galle Fort , a 1 hour journey to this world heritage site which of a Old Dutch Fort. A visit here is a must

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Ifham Raji (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, SINHALA, TAMIL

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to the staff at " Raajmahal Villa " for making our stay so pleasurable and so much fun!. To Dunisha for maintaining the Villla, Jesudas for the gardening, Asanka and his beautiful family took care of our day to day needs and last but most importantly, we must say a huge,huge thanks to Anura for some incredible dishes. The cooking was amazing and we will always remember his sauces.Especially when I am trying to get the weight off my back!!

Seriously, the villa is lovely. The staff though are incredible! Thank You

Denis,Deborah and family, Singapore
Jul 2012
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
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Raajmahal- An Exclusive STAFFED Boutique garden Villa,Southern coast
average rating of 4.7 based on 21 reviews
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Raajmahal- An Exclusive STAFFED Boutique garden Villa,Southern coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492491
South West Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
4

Great family time in Raajmahal

  • 4 of 5
After a trip of one week in Kandy area, we spent great days in Raajmahal. The villa is very beautiful, we felt transported in the past but with all the modern comfort. We mostly appreciated to relax in the wonderful garden or at the swimming pool after having visited some interesting place in the area (Galle, Brief Garden, the turtle hatchery...). All the people working in the villa are very nice and make your stay a very good experience. We have really liked the food prepared by the Chef, the best that we ever had during our entire journey, much better than in any restaurant we've been to! We dream to come back one day, maybe with a family of friends as we occupied only 3 of the 5 rooms of the villa.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raajmahal- An Exclusive STAFFED Boutique garden Villa,Southern coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p492491
South West Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
5

A delightful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We were welcomed by Quintus and the other support staff, who made us feel at home from the time we stepped into the Villa. The location was perfect for a "spend the day" since it was just an hour away from Colombo.

Surrounded by a huge beautiful garden, Raajmahal is the ideal place for anyone looking for a peaceful and quiet holiday.

We occupied two bedrooms with access to a private pool and the lovely dining area by the garden. The food was very well prepared and the BBQ in the evening was the perfect way to wrap up the day. Thanks Vishwa :) (the cook)

All in all, We had a very memorable stay at Raajmahal and I look forward to visiting the place soon. :)
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raajmahal- An Exclusive STAFFED Boutique garden Villa,Southern coast
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South West Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
5

A relish

  • 5 of 5
Raaj Mahal was everything and more than I was looking for. I have been longing for a week long get away for a while to come, but with disastrous schedules of everyone at home including myself, we only had the weekend - rest assured that only a weekend at this beautiful ethereal place did the trick for me. We were met by a beautiful landscape of plush green. Most of our time was spent in the veranda facing the garden. The staff was great, and a name that stands out is Quintus. He's a lovely man with a knack, if I must add, for theatrics. The Chef did a wonderful job in giving us what we wanted. We were well and truly, pampered and fed. The pool, probably deserves a mention. We dipped into the pool in the night, and it was an absolute relish. We had the company of birds too :D This villa is perfect for everyone who wants to get away from the noise and bustle of life, and for more reasons.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raajmahal- An Exclusive STAFFED Boutique garden Villa,Southern coast
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A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
We have just arrived back from a two week holiday at Raajmahal and both the villa and staff surpassed our expectations. From the time we were welcomed at the airport to our departure from the villa we all felt that the team at Raajmahal could not have done anymore to make our stay memorable.

The villa is beautiful and very restful, we loved the space and informality of the place. the local mosques do compete at certain times of the day and night to challenge the peace, but for the rest of the time tranquility prevails.

The team organised two trips during our stay and although the roads of Sri Lanka are challenging we thoroughly enjoyed our time away from Berewula exploring Kandy and the surrounding area and an amazing not to be missed safari to Yala.

During our stay we did encounter one or two problems with electricity supply and rain leaks, but the team did all they could to sort out the issues as soon as they could....we could not ask for more.

Our trip with Anura, the chef to the local markets were wonderful opportunities to learn about local foods and how to make Sri Lankan curry and the food was so good we only ate out once during our stay.

We are a family of five (all adults now) and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Ifham help prior to our arrival was invaluable and the team at the villa were exceptional, thank you.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad to hear Kelvyn and your family enjoyed your stay. Also happy to note that you have had a good experience travellling around the area with our transport service and drivers who have taken care of you well and saw some exciting places recomended by our team.

With regard to the leak, as it rained quite so unexpectedly during your stay, some water had got into one of the out door garden lights which was why you experienced sudden power problems. This water leak atomatically cuts off the Tip Switch connected to the other lighting in the house as a protection.Now, We Glad to inform you and all our future guests that this has been sorted out.
Same goes with the roof leak. This small leak was rectified before your arrival but we couldnt really see unless it rained.It rained the first time since it was fixed during the time you were here. So we knew the job was not perfectly attended to. Now we are happy to inform that this was also attended and problem is solved.
We are sorry for the inconvinience caused.
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Great time at Raajmahal

  • 4 of 5
We and our 3 young children stayed at Raajmahal for 10 days prior to going on to The Maldives. We wanted to see some of Sri Lanka and the villa was an ideal base for trips out to Galle, Kandy and many local attractions - elephants, turtle hatchery, gemstone mine etc.

Firstly, the villa - it's very spacious with a lovely big verandah overlooking the tropical gardens. The pool is of an average size and not very deep, but that suited us fine with the kids. But it is walled all round and not overlooked so it's very private, but note that access is through 3 of the bedrooms although you can get to it via a side gate from the garden. Pool towels are provided, you just need to ask. The decor is simple but quite good, although note the main bathroom was quite old and shabby, the other bathrooms are quite basic. We met Ifham the owner who advised he is planning to refit the main bathroom soon. All beds have mosquito nets which were very useful as we found there were lots of mossies around. There is a big TV with satellite channels and DVD player which kept the kids entertained in the evenings, plus a pool table. One thing to note is the local mosque which is next door - there is a wake up for the call to prayer at 5:00am every day!

The staff were great and really made staying at Raajmahal a treat - Leela the housekeeper did our washing and ironing, but the star was Anura the chef who made us delicious food and would take us to the local supermarket and market to buy fresh produce. He was very experienced at preparing all types of food and even did a lobster and jumbo prawn barbecue one evening, with homemade barbecue sauce. The local Sri Lankan dishes like coconut curry and rice with vegetable were fantastic and the kids loved it too.

Thushara was our driver and he did a great job of taking us out either locally in his tuk tuk or for longer trips in an air conditioned van. He knows all the good places to go and can advise you on information, shopping, eating out and history etc. In fact, Thushara is very kind and can organise any trip you want to do and was very helpful in sorting out any help we needed during our stay - eg. going to the local doctors and getting my watch strap fixed!

The villa owner Ifham and his manager Mr Saly very kindly even organised a cake for our wedding anniversary - a lovely surprise! Overall we had a great time at Raajmahal and were very well looked after by the staff.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom,
Thank you for your kind comments in helping us improve our villa. Firstly as i told you that all our bathrooms will be upgraded to the best standards. We have commenced refurbishing them now as it is our low season. The Bathroooms will be ready for guests from Mid June 2013. With Regard to the Mosquitoes, as you know sri lanka is a tropical country with lots of vegetation and that attracts mosquitoes to add to that unfortunately there were some unexpected showers during your stay and that attracts a few more mosquitoes. But however we have noted this issue and we will take extra precautions to eliminate this issue to the best of our ability for our future guests and Finally With regard to the Mosque close by, as you know Beruwela is Historically a Sea Port which attracted many visitors including fom the mIddle east, Early Arab settlers including Ibn Batuta visited Beruwela The Arabs married Sinhalese Women and settled down in the area making it a Historically Rich with Muslim,Christian and Buddhists faiths living together in perfect harmony. The Azan's are very brief and they also reminds one, of the History of the Place that retains its Character.
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Transportation

  • 4 of 5
regarding villa and staf we had nice time with them the chef cook many kind Asian and western and more the owner the owner was good to us. We just complain transport never we get the price agree always the price increase after we lives villa and price more than other 30-40% if we like to get from out said CAB they tell us out said CAB dangers if any problem happened we cant do any thing We paid for round airport pick up advance after they send us back to airport (last day) they asked about 60$ more price was for round trip 160$ they make for us to match noise we planning call police but we afraid miss the flight.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret your unfortunate experience. We have outsourced the taxi service to a third party and as such we do not have any inclinations with them at all. Its a mere service we are offering to our guests and it is solely their choice if they like to use them or they are always welcome to sort their transport. There are plenty of transport available in the area so it would not be a problem at all How ever, i wil inquire into your compaliaint with them and revert to you shortly.

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
KATUNAYAKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
BENTOTA
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
COLOMBO
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Beruwela Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
WELIPENNA / DODANGODA
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
KANDOORI BERUWELA -Western and Eastern Cuisine
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Water Sking at Bentota
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Beruwela and Bentota Beach- The Golden Mile
Car: not necessary

Beruwela is a coastal fishing village and home to a thriving people of gem merchants. Muslims, Singhalese and Christians live in perfect harmony here. It has some of the best beaches in the island which are perfect for surfing, swimming and fishing. Beruwela is surrounded with paddy fields, lakes, rivers, swamps making it an ideal for boating, bird watching, cycling, enjoying nature and village life. It was part of the Singharaja rainforest (a world heritage site) and one could see parts of it around Beruwela even today. World famous architect Geoffrey Bawa made his home here and created his garden of paradise which one could visit today. One could visit the turtle hatchery and dive into coral reefs of Hikkaduwa which is only a mere half an hour away. One could also see places of worships of all faiths here, churches, temples and mosques are built close to each other. The famous china fort gem market is only 5 minutes away where one could buy sapphires and rubies at down to earth price

Other Activities: Gem Market,Bird Watching,Country Life

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Rates & Availability

From $280 Per night

South West Sri Lanka Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
PEAK
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Off Peak A
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,200
 
 
Off Peak B
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,200
 

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Amenities

South West Sri Lanka Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • All Toilets have High Quality Sanitary Ware and Tap Fittings, with Rain Showers. 1 bathrooms has a Bath Tub.All Toilets are provided Hot and Cold Pressurized Water. Wooden Vanity Tops
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , All Rooms have 4 poster beds
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 2 double , FAMILY ROOM Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children
  • 4 Bedrooms with 4 poster beds. 2 Bedrooms with Timber flooring and 3 with Tiles.3 Bedrooms have direct Pool Access and 2 bedrooms have Garden and Varendah Access.All Beds Have Mosquito Nets, Air-conditioning, High Wooden Ceiling,8 inch Mattresses.2 rooms are placed as one unit ideal for a Family with Direct Pool Access and has a Common Toilet. The Other 3 Rooms have Attached Toilets
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All rooms and Fully Air-conditioned. The Bungalow is equipped with Cable TV and DVD with 42 Inch Plasma TV, Dock For your iPod etc. An Experienced cook is at Hand to prepare any meal of your choice to suit any occasion. The Bungalow has a full time Gardener,cook,cleaner,housekeeper to attend to any need. There are 3 dining Areas inside and outside the House with Tables , One for 8 people , another for 14 people and yet another for 6 people. These can be moved to any area of the house. It has a Library with Sri-Lankan, Indian and western literature, fiction and non-fiction. The Entire bungalow is wifi enabled also has a 9 feet pool table,Chess, Carrom and other games. The Main attraction of the Bungalow is the huge 1500 sq feet Varenda where you can relax and entertain your friends or Family overlooking the Lawn and Swamp. One could have that special occasion celebrating with your family and Friends be it a birthday,anniversary etc. Transport Facilities are also available

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