|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This Villa Margareta is one of 4 villas (Ad Astra Villas) sharing 1.5 acres of land by the sea in Wadduwa 35 km south of Colombo. The property includes a 16 meter saltwater swimming pool, a tennis court, staff and guard houses. Leading from the living room is a terrace with views to the garden, pool and beach, furnished with table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. The garden has plenty of coconut, mango, cashew nut, avocado and lime trees and papaya and passion fruit plants. There is also a small kitchen garden. The house has direct access to the beach with the seawater always maintaining 27 degrees Celsius and from which the chef is offered fresh fish and seafood. Our staff is on hand to cater to all your wishes – you do not even have to enter the kitchen during your stay. Would you choose to eat outside of the resort, there are many good reataurants nearby. The famous Siddhalepa Ayurveda hotel is our closest neighbour, where ayurveda treatment can be booked.
I and my wife have lived and worked all over in Asia for over 30 years now. We love being in Asia although we regularly return to Sweden for holidays. My family and I have used holiday homes around Asia and know what holiday makers want based on what I expect myself for my own family and listening to holiday makers.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2004
We actually built the house following my retirement from employment. We are 4 families who built one house each, sharing swimming pool and tennis court.
The reason we selected Wadduwa is simply because it combines the tranquility of the countryside with the commuting distance to Colombo.
The convenience of having everything within reach and the luxury of having staff, butler, chef, maid, driver, gardeners etc.
Wow what a perfect holiday!
We loved every minute and did not want to be dragged to the airport and back to reality. A big “thank you” to Mr. Thilak, Pushpa and Rex for pampering us all week. The fresh lobsters, prawns and fish were all fantastic.
The villa is so relaxing and we spent most of the time in the pool (day and night).
Rex suggested trying out the food at The Blue Water Resort and it was a fab hotel – we went back twice.
The trip south to see turtles, masks, coral and the cute fort of Galle, was also enjoyable.
Thank you for having us in your beautiful villa. We hope we can return one day.
Meg, Danny and Isabella.
What a wonderful calm and replenishing holiday! Mr. Thilak and Pushpa have been attentive and extremely helpful. Rex took us to the most amazing local places.
All in a fantastic experience!
Mr. Thilak and Pushpa should start giving cookery lessons. We We are going home 2 stone heavier from fantastic food.
Great place, great people.
Len & Toby,
We spent a week in the villa, and what a wonderful time we've had! This place is absolutely fabulous and we had the most relaxing time we've had in years. The nature, the sound of the ocean, the villa, pool and garden will make you feel like you are in paradise. There are lovely people looking after the house, and who are the best hosts ever. Pushpa's cooking should get Michelin star and she was making sure we have all we need to feel as comfortable as possible. She was really caring when our little boy got sick, and Rex the driver was happy to help us in the middle of the night to look for pharmacies. He was also a wonderful guide on our daily trip.
There is a friendly dog - Nangi that our kids absolutely adored and who kept us company everywhere we went.
We felt so comfortable that we did not want to leave the house :)
There is lots of books in the house which is fantastic. What I would take for our next visit though would be few board games or pack of cards to play and keep the kids away from pool for couple of hours :)
Thank you Mr Olof, we had truly amazing holidays.
We had a truly memorable and relaxing time at the Ad Astra Villas. The villa was perfect for a family (4 and 5 year olds and grandparents) get away and we were pampered by Pushpa and the staff. While there is not to much to do in Wadduwa we happily whiled away the hours relaxing by the pool and enjoying the gardens and strolls on the beach. When we wanted to go out Rex was happy to assist with day trips and recommendations on what to see and do. The villa itself was spotlessly clean and with more than enough space for all of us.
All in all a great relaxing break for our family. At the end of the week we were reluctant to leave and we would definitely love to go back.
My family and I stayed at this Villa for 10 days and were absolutely bowled over by its location and surroundings but the real impact and lasting impression has to be the wonderful local people we had the privilege of spending our time with. Pushpa cooked us amazing meals everyday of our stay and is such a lovely person, Rex organised excursions to Safari where we saw Leopards, Sloth bears as well as 3 week old Elephants roaming free in their natural habitat in Yala. Rex and Pushpa then took us off shopping and exploring in Rex's Tuk Tuk which was great fun and a real experience. Silva was our resident security guard making sure we were left free to enjoy our holiday uninterrupted and secure in the knowledge he was on hand whilst we were fast asleep in our beds. That's not to say we ever felt unsafe or threatened once but the piece of mind was very reassuring. Monica the Elephant came to visit the Villa and gave us all a ride up the beach and back as well as a fair well cuddle. If you are looking for a complete family relax and unwind then I think you would be hard pressed to beat a stay here. Olof the owner made booking and organising transfers to and from the airport very easy and we thank him and the wonderfully sincere and genuinely humble people who look after the Villa whilst he's not there for allowing us to share their little piece of paradise. We stayed in July and had very good weather - 30 to 32 degrees most days and only one night time storm which was actually quite exciting, but we were reminded by lots of people that we had come in the off season, but because of school term times and our Children's A' level and GCSE exam schedules could not come any other time of year, but we may well be back in high season when all that is over as we are led to believe the sea is very calm and tranquil in December. Chris, Lisa, Abi and Nat.
You can walk or swim for miles in the water which keeps a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius all year round. Unbelievable sunsets and walks to arrange a lobster for the evening is at hand. It is only 2 minutes´walk to the Siddhalepha Ayurveda Hotel for ayurvedic treatments and use of the gym at a charge.
The distance from the International Airport north of Colombo to our villa south of Colombo is 70 Km. Depending on the traffic it will take between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Our driver can meet you at the airport and bring you to the villa.
Wadduwa is located some km north of Kalutara, where the famous Kalutara Temple is situated. The turtle reserve center is 40 minutes south of Wadduwa. The distance to Galle, (UNESCO world heritage site), which is further south, is 100 km and takes appr 1 hour, using the new expressway. Colombo is 35 km north of Ad Astra Villas and provide shopping, some important sightseeing venues, fine food and night life.
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Jul 2 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 20% advance payment is requested to confirm a booking. Balance 80% latest 2 weeks before arrival.
Payment through Paypal is prefered. T&C applies.
We do not have a changeover day policy.
Notes on prices:
Price above are for 2 persons using the entire villa, including chef and cleaning service.
For additional bedroom for 2 persons: 220 Euros (285 for peak period).
The chef prepares whatever you wish for breakfast, lunch and dinner at actual cost for the ingredients.
Optional: Pick up and drop at airport: 50 € one way. A driver and vehicle is available for your excursions etc.
Maximum number of guests: 6 adults and 2 children.
All taxes included.
20% to confirm a booking. Balance 80% latest 2 weeks before arrival.