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Moonwater 5 Bed Villa with pool, A/C, Wifi, fully staffed, BBQ and Yoga Shala

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

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

Member Since 2016
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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single, Two single beds in the first bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, This bedroom is ensuite with access to the gardens beyond
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, This bedroom is ensuite with access to the gardens beyond
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, This bedroom is ensuite with access to the gardens beyond
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king, This large s/c 1st floor bedroom is ensuite with balcony
      • All bedrooms have full A/C, ceiling fans, clean linen and towels. White towels for the bathrooms and coloured towels for the poolside. There are extra blankets and pillows upon request.


      • 5 Bathrooms
        • All bedrooms - except the twin room - are ensuite. There is a further separate shower and toilet next to the games room on the ground floor. All bathrooms have excellent lighting and two even have 'moon roofs'!

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Rural


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Catering available


                      • Living Room
                        The living room is open plan, spacious and designed for good airflow.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Full A/C plus ceiling fans in bedrooms.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Complimentary wifi throughout.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        The large traditional yoga shala is situated in the garden with yoga mats available too.
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons, Nutribullets, coffee making machines etc. There is also a water cooler and large fridge.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            We have a gas/electric oven with hob in the kitchen.
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            There are two large fridges in the property.
                          • Stove
                            We have a gas/electric oven with hob in the kitchen.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                We have dining tables and chairs inside to seat 10 and also, a large outside dining table and benches again, to seat 10.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Books
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • smoking allowed
                                            Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms but guests are welcome to smoke outside.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • bay/sound
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    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.

                                                                    1 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    An excellent choice for a family holiday

                                                                    Peter H.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    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


                                                                    Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

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