WELL-EQUIPPED BOUTIQUE BUNGALOW IN TRANQUIL SETTING, HIKKADUWA

Marc Eeley

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LIVING-ROOM, BEDROOM, KITCHEN, BATHROOM, VERANDAH - SLEEPS 2 IN COMFORT

'Thilina' is a well-equipped and comfortable detached bungalow located 3 km from the scenic, palm-fringed beaches of Hikkaduwa, a busy tourist metropolis on the south coast.

'Thilina' is a peaceful retreat located in a tranquil glade about 30 yards from the main house where the Sri Lankan family who will be hosting your stay live.

Cooked breakfast served daily on the verandah included.

Transport from/to Colombo International Airport:

The head of the Sri Lankan family, Udaya, who lives in the main house near to bungalow 'Thilina', operates a tour guide/transport/excursion service with his 4WD vehicle and, should you wish, he can collect you from Colombo international airport (Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake) on your arrival and take you straight to Hikkaduwa. At the end of your stay, he can also return you to the airport.

The distance from the airport to Hikkaduwa is about 130 kms and the journey can take up to 3 hours at peak traffic times, although the opening of the Southern Highway (the first highway in Sri Lanka) in November 2011 has reduced the time. The one-way charge for pick up at the airport is Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR) 8,500 (approx £40); the one-way charge for drop-off at the airport is Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR) 8,000 (approx £38).

Any tours of the island can also be arranged and conducted by Udaya according to your chosen itinerary and duration.

Welcome Pack:

For your arrival, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, two bottles of water and a box of biscuits are provided.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Marc Eeley

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Currently living and working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, I have become enchanted with Sri Lanka and its people.

Marc Eeley purchased this bungalow in 2005
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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4.8
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WELL-EQUIPPED BOUTIQUE BUNGALOW IN TRANQUIL SETTING, HIKKADUWA
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
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WELL-EQUIPPED BOUTIQUE BUNGALOW IN TRANQUIL SETTING, HIKKADUWA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51785
+966 569748280
Hikkaduwa Southern Province
5

PERFECT FOR A QUITE AND PRIVATE JUNGLE SETTING!

  • 5 of 5
We only had two days available to stay in Marc's bungalow but we couldn't have asked for a better place. We will definitely be back! We had such a great experience on the hospitality of all our hosts. There are far too many positive things to list here about our very short stay so it's best you find out for yourselves how good of a find this bungalow and its hosts are. We were made to not feel like tourists but part of the family. Many thanks to Marc, Udaya, Loku and family, Kosala and even the many neighbors who welcomed us into their home.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your favourable review. All of us who had a hand in making your stay a memorable one are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and we hope to welcome you again for a longer stay in the future.
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5

HOME FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
Thilina is a 10 minute or so tuk tuk ride to Hikkaduwa's excellent sandy beaches. Udaya and his wife were wonderful hosts and he arranged an 8 day island tour for us as our driver/guide and friend. He is obviouslyvery experienced at being a tour guide with connections throughout the island. We were conviced that he successfully arranged rates for accommodation and tours unobtainable by mere tourists. He took us frpm Galle to Dambulla with many visits on the way
The bungalow was perfect for our needs and we felt very relaxed and safe. It was a home from home rather than a holiday let.
Kursla, Udaya's friend, was at our beck and call in his tuk tuk to drive us to and from the beach cheeerfully and at very resonable rates.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in bungalow Thilina. Udaya and I work closely together to ensure that your stay is relaxing, comfortable and stress-free. We hope to welcome you again to bungalow Thilina.
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5

FABULOUS VILLA

  • 5 of 5
Arrival: Arriving in the early hours after a long flight it was wonderful to be met at the airport by the smiling face of Udaya who took charged and whisked us to our villa quickly and safely and then to be greeted by his wife Loku with flowers. What a joy and fantastic start to our very first trip to Sri Lanka. Accommodation: The beautiful Villa Thilina was exactly as described, clean and not only well maintained it provided all the facilities we needed and more. This is the best equipped villa we have stayed in and we have been to many around the world. The location and the feeling of being in a jungle were superb with the bird song, fireflies, the unusual animals and Henry. Being the best friend of all mosquitoes I found the surround nets and the fan on the patio a great help, it allowed me to sit out at night with little fear of being bitten to pieces. What other accommodation offers you, security, free local and national calls from the villa telephone, free internet access from the available dongle, beach towels, free washing service, free Air Conditioning and free use of the mosquito machines with tables. We have been fortunate enough to travel widely and have never found a villa that offers all this free. Family: The hospitality is second to none; the family (Udaya, Loku and their boys, Tharindu and Thilina) is attentive without being invasive, breakfast delivered every morning with a genuine smile, and information and knowledge freely available without feeling you are bother them. We were honoured to be invited to their son Thilina 15th birthday celebration; it was amazing how they just treated you as part of the family. Trips: We enjoyed many trips, some planned with Udaya to places we wished to see, Safari, Waterfalls, Moonstone Mines and Turtle Farm, Dambulla, Polynnurwaru Sigiriya all stunning and Kandy Temple of the Tooth, amazing, really pleased we went. We found Udaya to be extremely knowledgeable. Others where we were invited to join them on their trips to the fruit and Vegetable market or to walk around the old town and walls of the Fort in Galle. Transport: You could walk to Hikkaduwa and the beach but it is some 3 kilometers away, the sun gets very hot and the traffic can be a little scary. Kosala the smiling one and his Tuk-Tuk is a much safer and quicker way and he is available to be booked or at short notice when necessary. Beach: .The beach in Hikkaduwa is clean, long and easily accessible with safe places to swim.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review. Udaya and I put a lot of thought and effort into making the bungalow comfortable and functional and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your first visit to Sri Lanka. I hope it won't be your last !
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NICE BUNGALOW IN TROPICAL NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • 4 of 5
Udaya and Loku were very hospitable and provided us with a nice breakfast every morning.
The description of facilities was accurate only that we didn't really have in mind that the rooms are not separated by doors. So if you're not that close with your travel companion you will be so after your stay ;-).
Note that you can walk to Hikkaduwa beach but the track of 3 kilometers along the road in the sun or while it's raining can be tough, also because of the traffic. The Tuktuk driver Kosala is a good alternative. You can call him via landline from the bungalow and he'll be there on time and also short notice.
The beach in Hikkaduwa is extremely nice and, although sometimes reviews suggest it's too crowded, we found it very relaxing even during high season in January. Best food in Neela's Café and Moonbeam hotel at the beach.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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WELL-EQUIPPED BOUTIQUE BUNGALOW IN TRANQUIL SETTING, HIKKADUWA
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Hikkaduwa Southern Province
4

OUR STAY IN THILINA

  • 4 of 5
•The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, etc
•The property was clean and was generally well-maintained. (There was a bad smell from the kitchen sink which was found to be due to the lack of a u-bend in the drainpipe. This was reported to the ownwer before we left).
•The owner provided very good customer service. We had a very warm welcome from the owner and his family when we arrived. Breakfasts were well cooked and served in a very friendly manner. We were shown around and provided with information regarding our whereabouts and even had transport provided into and from Hikkaduwa. Local buses and taxis were also inexpensive.
•We would recommend this property to a friend or relative.
•We found many activities, attractions and restaurants in Hikkaduwa that we liked. In particular the diving school and the swimming pool on the sea front. The local bus service. The many restaurants, bars and pubs catering for many international tastes. Football on wide screen TV is available in many bars
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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WELL-EQUIPPED BOUTIQUE BUNGALOW IN TRANQUIL SETTING, HIKKADUWA
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Hikkaduwa Southern Province
5

A GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
I truly mean that this wonderful rental bungalow is probably the best place I have ever stayed on a holiday and there have been many, many of them throughout the world. I agree with other guests re cleanliness, location, the furniture, the location and the feeling of being in a mini jungle and especially the extremely caring family that is so very super. Every possible needed/wanted indoor and outdoor furniture, tools, books, TV, huge closets, kitchen tools, a washing machine, transport to anywhere, breakfast delivered daily and on I could go. I was travelling solo, arrived at the airport in Colombo @11:30 p.m. and Mr. Udala met me there and provided a swell drive to the bungalow. I later visited 2 National Parks with the family plus Mr. Udala drove me to Kandy when I moved there after 6 wonderful weeks staying in Thilina. You'll love everything about it, go for it!!

Kathy, of the USA........"
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Colombo
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Hikkaduwa
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Baddegama
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Thiranagama
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Hikkaduwa lies at the heart of the palm-fringed South coast, conveniently placed for the historic town of Galle. This small beach resort sprang to prominence as a favourite haunt in the Sixties backpacker trail. It is now showing signs of regaining its youthful, informal feel, with one of the best surfing beaches in Sri Lanka, a good scattering of decent beachside bars (particularly lively at weekends), restaurants, night clubs and great-value fish restaurants. The Kosgoda turtle hatchery and Sinharaja rain forest are among nearby attractions.

About 20km from Hikkaduwa is Galle, the most important town in the south. Its Dutch fort area, with its ramparts, encloses some wonderful examples of colonial architecture. The diving season along the south coast is November to April and Hikkaduwa has the best diving schools. International surfing championships in November are a special attraction.

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Availability & Rates

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Hikkaduwa Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
£40
£280
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
1 night minimum stay
£55
£385
 
 
Peak Season-Xmas/New Year
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
£60
£420
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
£55
£385
 
 
Low Season
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
£40
£280
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
£55
£385
 
 
Peakon Season - Xmas/New Year
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 5 2016
1 night minimum stay
£60
£420
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A daily cooked breakfast served on the veranda is included in the above rates.

For stays of three weeks or longer, a discount may be offered.
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Amenities

Hikkaduwa Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
General:
  • Safe
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Hot water from solar panel available in bathroom. Hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 double
  • Air-conditioning, ceiling fan and built-in wardrobes.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
Split-level air-conditioning units and ceiling fans in both the living-room and bedroom. Flat-panel satellite television with 51 channels and complimentary internet broadband access.
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