|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Frangipani house is a colonial style property, located in Northern Thalpe near Unawatuna. It's slightly elevated position overlooks the paddy fields. The house has a comfortable, open plan sitting room with satellite tv and wifi connection. There are ceiling fans in every room including the terrace. The house is set in a peaceful and tranquil location, conveniently located close to beaches and the lhistoric town of Galle and international cricket pitch. The house is within easy access to all amenities. All bed linen and towels are provided and the villa is cleaned on a daily basis. A private chef is available if required. High beamed ceilings allow a gentle breeze to cool the house from the heat of the mid day sun. The wide veranda at the front of the house allows you to relax on the sunbeds and take in the atmospheric sounds of the birds and wild life. Chants from the nearby budhist temple can often be softly heard in the background .
I live in England UK. I love travelling and have been to many places in the world. My favourite place is Sri Lanka which I now consider to be my second home.
Julie Fewtrell purchased this villa in 2008
I have friends in Sri Lanka who I met when they were studying in the UK. I had visited them many times before deciding that I would buy my own place.
I chose the area because of its serenity and beauty. It's well worth the long journey. One can go back home feeling fully rested after a vacation at Frangipani house.
Although it's off the beaten track it is still easily accessible to the main places of interest including the beach.
I love having breakfast on the terrace and listening to the sounds of the birds and the wildlife. The soft chants from the Buddhist monks from the nearby Yatagala Temple can often be heard in the early evening.
The fresh fruit can be plucked from the trees in the garden and everything tastes better.
The people are so friendly and will go that extra mile for you.
I have wonderful, trustworthy staff who make you feel special.
I spend most of my holidays in Sri Lanka now because there is something for everyone here.
Great place to stay if you want peace and quiet. Wild life is plenty and the noises are amazing. Ranil is an excellent host, cooking some fantastic dishes, he is very helpful at sorting out adventures etc, all round nice guy. Bobby is the most laid back dog on the island and a pleasure to be around.
Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable .
This is a fabulous property, off the beaten track but easily accessible by taxi or tuk tuk. It is surrounded by lush woodland and, given the temperatures, you can eat al fresco all the time and watch the many types of wildlife pass by the veranda as you do so. There are monitor lizards, monkeys, peacocks, palm squirrels and many many more creatures right before your eyes. Ranil, the manager, is a fount of local knowledge and a cook of quite superb quality. He was happy to take us to local markets, help us to buy food and then cook it back at the house. We enjoyed some of the best food ever, better even than the food we ate in local restaurants. It is the perfect place to visit the rain forest or from which to plan a safari and within walking distance an ancient temple and mangrove swamps. Perfect for couples and families, and very safe for children.
Frangipani house is off the beaten track. It was not easy to find. The house has lovely sized rooms which allow the breeze to waft through when very hot. Comfy bed, and nice areas to sit and read through the day.
Ranil visited virtually every day to check we had all we needed. He also arranged a phone for us to contact a reliable tuk tuk driver (lovely Wilson). Ranil is your 'go too' man for trips etc he also cooks if that's what you want. We enjoyed heading to Galle fort most nights (15 -20 mins in tuk tuk).
The wild life is lovely to see especially enjoyed the beautiful birds. We enjoyed having Bobby (dog) around, he apparently goes with the house.
We do have enjoyed our 3 nights in this wonderful villa in Unawatuna. Magic views on the rice plantation. Tuk tuk available to drive us to beach (10 mins) or to Galle (15mins). Excellent welcoming by Ranil, house conceived with really good taste.
A short tuk tuk (3 wheeler taxi) ride away, approximately 10-15 minuets will take you to Unawatuna beach, one of the many beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. Unawatuna has some great restaurants and bars along the sandy beach. There is safe swimming and snorkelling here. Glass bottom boat trips and SCUBA diving can also be arranged.
The house can be reached from the Southern Expressway in approximately 10 minutes.
The journey from Bandaranaike Airport via the new Expressway is now approximately 2 to 2 and a half hours. A small toll has to be paid in Sri Lankan Rupees to use the Expessway. Distance from the airport is 96 miles.
Transport can be arranged upon request in air conditioned vehicles.
Unawatuna railway station is 1.3 miles from the house.
Galle town centre including the famous, historic Galle Fort and Ramparts are approximately 15 minutes away in a tuk tuk. The walled city bears witness to the past through it's architecture and grand old buildings, street names and Dutch churches. The Fort has many interesting bijou gift shops and jewellers who sell amazing designs.
Turtles can be seen in the sea from the Rampart in the early evening.
Sri Lanka's cricket ground can also be viewed from the Rampart.
Tours can be arranged through the manager. Yala National Park is well worth a visit while visiting the south. From the safety of a jeep, visitors can watch leopards, elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, deer, boar and bears roaming free in the 800 square miles reserve.
Kandy and Colombo can be reached by train from the train station in Galle or by hiring a driver and car.
Hikkaduwa can be reached by bus and takes approximately 45 minutes .
The local supermarket can be found on the main road.
Amazing spice, fish and fruit markets can be found in Galle town centre
The main tourist resort in Unawatuna is a short tuk tuk ride away. Here you will find many restaraunts, bars, gift shops, European laundry services, cookery classes and jewellers.
Cultural sites, temples and boating on Koggala lake can also be arranged.
Yatagala Budhist temple is within walking distance of the villa.
There are ATMs along the main road from Unawatuna to Galle.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$62|
25% deposit is required to confirm a booking.
A refundable damage deposit will be required when the balance is paid and will be refunded 7 days after check out, providing there has been no damage to the property or owners possessions.
Changeover day can be flexible. Check out 10am Check in after 14.00 hours
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.