About the property
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5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, yoga shala, pool and A/C in a tropical garden setting
Moonwater is a characterful house located on 45 perches of beautiful, tranquil landscaped tropical gardens in the southern part of Sri Lanka in Unawatuna, close to stunning Wijaya and Jungle beaches and the World Heritage site of Galle. Moonwater is fully staffed, sleeps 10 and is the perfect retreat for families, friends and groups; In fact, we’d like you to think of it as your tropical home from home.
In the main house are 4 large bedrooms, 3 of them are en-suite and all have access to the gardens. There is also a TV/games room, morning room and separate shower with toilet plus there is fibre optic WIFI connectivity throughout. Above Moonwater is a large, self-contained ensuite bedroom and balcony. All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. The large open plan living area has a wonderful vaulted ceiling plus a dining area that comfortably seats 10.
This unique house was an original Sri Lankan plantation managers home that has now been renovated true to local design and architecture. Moonwater is a solid beach house that naturally flows from one living space to the other and has that unique style of combining both privacy and inviting open spaces for all round entertainment.
Outside is a large private swimming pool as well as fantastic outside dining, BBQ and entertainment areas that comfortably seat 10 plus; we can arrange for our Chef to cater to all your culinary requirements. The Moonwater Yoga Shala is situated within the grounds next to a tranquil water feature and we are more than happy to organise both private and group yoga/meditation sessions as you wish.
At the World Heritage site of Galle, an entire morning can be spent exploring the maze of narrow streets that are lined with Dutch and British Colonial era buildings that are still in use. Sturdy ramparts overlook Galle's international cricket stadium and a scattering of shops , art galleries, museums, boutique hotels and cafes are in abundance. Galle is a veritable Aladdin's treasure trove of gemstone shops, arty shops, cafe's and collectables and a visit not to be missed.
If shopping isn't your thing, why not take a 5 minute trip to either Wijaya or Jungle beach or a boat ride on Koggala lake where rural life unfolds and along the way visit a village temple or cinnamon estate. Whale watching, Elephant orphanages, turtle rehabilitation centres, moonstone mine exploration or a Sri Lankan safari are all on offer and we can help to arrange for your convenience. Snorkelling and Scuba diving is possible in Unawatuna Bay and there are also several surf points nearby.
If you don't wish to venture far, you can spend your time locally in the magical and vibrant beachside village of Unawatuna sampling the cafes, restaurants and local craft and souvenir shops. You can sit at tables as the water laps at your feet or lie for hours on the sun lounges under the tropical sun.
If you're travelling with a small child, the house is equipped with a cot, high chair, sand toys and children's indoor toys.
Our peaceful property is fully staffed and rates include breakfast each morning. We are more than happy to consider any special requests or events you may have in mind to make your stay at Moonwater very, very special.
Julie and Mark Adams
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, Sri Lankan
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 2018
About Julie and Mark Adams
We are a British family that live in Dubai and purchased Moonwater in early 2015 as a second home. After some renovations plus the installation of air conditioning throughout, a yoga shala and additional bathrooms, we are now offering to share our home. We holiday as a family as much as we can at Moonwater and treat it very much as a home from home. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. The Adams'.
Julie and Mark Adams purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Julie and Mark Adams chose Unawatuna
Moonwater has a particular energy that really does restore and revitalise! It is very natural, peaceful and somehow manages to take the stresses and strains of modern day living away! Although Moonwater is close to the beaches and to the World Heritage site of Galle, it is far away enough to feel as if you are in the middle of the jungle with the only sounds being the crickets, monkeys and tropical birdsong...
What makes this Villa unique
We have a resident full-time property manager that is able to take care of you and all of your needs whilst you are at Moonwater and who will happily book your excursions, trips and adventures to save you time and hassle. We can also offer breakfast and dinner; please get in touch for more details.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
An excellent choice for a family holiday
We rented Moonwater for our two children, their spouses and our four granddaughters, aged 5 to 10. The ten of us had a most enjoyable Christmas there. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the house had all the facilities we wanted. The staff were most welcoming and we were made to feel at home straight away. They provided an excellent introduction to Sri Lankan cuisine, with a wide variety of dishes and were very willing to adapt dishes to suit younger palates. The pool was well used, as was the outside dining table, and tuk-tuks summoned readily when ever we wanted to go to near-by beaches or into Galle. When it rained we were provided with towels to dry off and ate comfortably inside. Even a Christmas tree was put up for us.
A big 'thank you' from two very contented grandparents!
Dear Peter and family, the pleasure was all ours and we would be delighted to welcome you all back again, anytime! Happy new year to you all. With warm regards, team Moonwater
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