Perched high on a clifftop, the Far Horizons is a 5 bedroom villa that enjoys spectacular views by day and night over the bay of Unawatuna and the ocean beyond. This listing is for exclusive use of the whole villa.
Situated just 10 minutes walk from the beach, down a path and steps past a temple (or about 15 minutes walk by the road), the villa is located at the edge of a small village community at the top of a steep and bumpy hill. You can dip in and out of the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Unawatuna as you wish, while enjoying a quieter and more authentic experience of Sri Lanka than in resort accommodation. We also offer a free daily tuk tuk down to Unawatuna or to the beach at Mihiripenna.
Our villa manager, Upul, speaks excellent English. He will arrange everything for you and will prepare all your meals and shop for you as required. All dietary requirements and preferences can be catered for. Meals are not included in the rental price, but the only additional cost until 7pm is for the ingredients and transport, so you can eat what you like. Please note that meals served after 7pm will attract a small charge, paid directly to our staff. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, but please note that the villa is not configured for self catering. Guests are, however, welcome to bring their own alcohol and drinks.
Enter the front porch, kick off your flipflops and enjoy the feel of the cool polished cement floors underfoot. Through the central living room, you emerge onto a large wooden railed veranda and outdoor dining area, with plenty of seating for 10 people to dine, relax and enjoy the view.
Down the granite steps you reach the grassy terrace, where the water sparkles invitingly on the pale green slates lining the 50ft infinity pool. The entrance to the pool has wide, shallow steps, perfect for parents to play with toddlers, or to sit and enjoy a drink. The infinity end reaches 6ft deep, but is furnished with narrow steps where you can stand to gaze at the scene below. Eagles can sometimes be seen both overhead and swooping down below the pool. There are both sunny and shady areas and plenty of comfortable sunbeds and a hammock around the pool.
Furnished with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture and artefacts the villa highlights natural finish teak woodwork, custom made teak, jakwood and painted furniture, handloom fabrics from Vyanni of Unawatuna and original artwork by artists from all over Sri Lanka.
The villa has 5 bedrooms, all with aircon, ceiling fans, four poster beds, mosquito nets, lockable wardrobes with plenty of hanging space, small fridge, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and ensuites with walk-in rainshowers and toiletries. All ensuites have non-slip slate floors. Apart from the Cinnamon room, which is located on the ground floor at the front of the house, all rooms enjoy a large balcony or veranda with ocean and pool view.
The ginger room (24 sqm) is located upstairs and has twin beds.
Saffron (26 sqm) is the largest room, located at the centre of the balcony and features antique double doors to the ensuite. It has a king size bed. There is also plenty of room for a cot bed or two.
Chilli (20 sqm) has a king size bed and archway to the ensuite (located behind the sleeping area).
Cardamom(18 sq m) is on the ground floor, has a king size bed and archway to the ensuite (located behind the sleeping area).
Cinnamon (17 sqm) is on the ground floor, at the front of the house and has a queen size bed (5ft), antique double doors to the ensuite and a private entrance from the side garden.
Wheelchair access is possible to the ground floor. The cardamom and cinnamon rooms, lounge, kitchen, dining and veranda area are on a single level and the pool area is linked to the main house by a grassed, sloping path as well as steps. Further details are available on enquiry.
A maximum of 2 children using cot beds or sharing a bed with parents may stay free of charge. A child using a separate bed is classed as a guest. We have 2 cot beds, 2 baby feeding chairs and a playpen.
Smokers are welcome, but outdoors only, please.
Airport transfers, local transport and all sightseeing requirements can be arranged on request.
The lounge has a 47inch HD TV, with a 120 channel satellite package and an extensive hard drive move library. There is 4G wifi with up to 5Gbs/day of usage included. All guests will receive a fact sheet of information about the area, with sightseeing and activity suggestions, prior to their visit.
Whenever possible, we will greet guests on arrival and come back to say goodbye. For the rest of the time you will be in the capable hands of Upul & Piumi, who can arrange anything and everything to make your stay enjoyable. However, we are normally only around 20 minutes away in case of any problems and will always be contactable by phone and email.
The area round Unawatuna provides plenty to do, whatever the length of your stay. There are numerous beaches, where you can enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkelling, diving, watersports, etc. Within 10- 40 minutes from the villa you can go whalewatching, do yoga, a canoe or cycling tour, visit Galle Fort, Koggala Lake, spice gardens, temples, tea plantation, turtle hatchery, get close up with elephants, etc. Further afield are the national parks at Yala, Udawalawe, Sinharaja and many more, but if all that sounds too strenuous, just curl up in a hammock with a book, or have a massage.