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Guest House, With Infinity Pool ,from £49 for double room/nightly, W/ breakfast

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Guest House / B&B in Beruwala, Western Province, Sri Lanka - Peaceful Location Nestled Among Paddy Fields - Yet 10 Minutes From The Beach By Tuk Tuk

An ideal position to explore the West and South coast within easy reach of Colombo. Our Guest House/ villa is close to the rural village of Kalavila and a few minutes away from Beruwala, Aluthgama and Bentota. Set in beautiful countryside with lovely views across the paddy fields and the jungle beyond the villa is built on three levels to blend into the landscape. The villa has four guest rooms. The balcony/dining area has spectacular views. The upper pool has a seat where you can sit, sip a drink. This pool cascades over into a larger pool where you can enjoy a swim. We have an internationally trained chef and offer lunchtime and evening meals as well as breakfast.We have maintained some traditional features and have an ambalama where you can sit and enjoy a drink or a meal. We have recently added a massage hut where you can relax and enjoy an Ayurvedic massage from our trained masseur. We have our own tuk tuk for short trips to the beaches and local tours and an a/c minibus to take you anywhere you might want to go on the island. We also do airport pick ups any time day or night.


Owner
chris whetter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Sinhala
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About chris whetter

I moved to Sri Lanka from Cornwall,England after spending some time here as a volunteer in 2004 and falling in love with the island. I now live here with my Sri Lankan wife, who is a nurse, and our son. I also teach English in the local area.

chris whetter purchased this villa in 2011

Why chris whetter chose Western Province

I designed and built the villa (not with my own hands) in 2011. I love this area of Sri Lanka and enjoy running in the early morning on the beautiful beach of nearby Bentota or seeing the early morning heat haze rising from the paddy fields below the villa

We are right in the countryside surrounded by paddy fields and jungle yet close to several small bustling towns and also within easy reach of Colombo to the North and Hikkaduwa, Galle and other beach resorts to the South.The new Express-way now makes us very accessible from Bandaranaike Airport.

What makes this villa unique

Nisalavila is ideal as a centre where you can enjoy short trips -to the waterfall, Brief gardens, a boat trip on the Madu Ganga river ,a visit to the turtle sanctuary to release baby turtles into the Indian Ocean to name a few. We can also offer trips further afield with our own transport.

Then you can return to beautiful tranquil grounds, great homemade food from our internationally trained chef, lovely views from the upstairs dining area and relax in either swimming pool at the end of the day.The local wildlife that visit the garden is a real treat with over 50 varieties of birds spotted by former guests.

With just four rooms we offer you a personalised service and are there to enable you to get the most from your holiday.We have recently added a traditional massage hut where you can relax and enjoy Ayurvedic massage from a trained masseur and the views from here are beautiful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a wonderful time at this beautiful villa. The warm pool was footsteps from our own door."

" A little bit of paradise - surrounded by the landscaped gardens with paddy fields and the trees beyond chilling out in (one of two!) pools was bliss"

"Everyone was friendly and helpful and eating there was a sheer delight - the best rice and curry on the island"

"tranquility at its best!"
May 2014
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Amenities

Beruwala Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms have hot & cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms are en suite with hot water,AC, fan, safe and fridge. Each has a small patio area with coffee table and chairs. The two bedrooms on the lower patio area lead out to the lower pool and both have superking size beds. An extra single bed can be added to one of these rooms. A third bedroom has twin beds (can be a double) & overlooks the garden and paddy field. We have recently added a fourth room - a large family room/ apartment which leads out to the top pool and down towards the ambalama. This room has a SMART TV and is a little more expensive than the other rooms. All the bedrooms have AC & Fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Each double room is from £49 per room per night based on two people sharing. The family room is from £60 per night. This price includes a full English/Sri Lankan breakfast. Upstairs there is large open sitting and dining area with fantastic views across the valley. All the rooms have private access, a fridge and a safe for valuables. The two downstairs rooms have a shared area with tea/ coffee making facilities. Outside: Two pools with a shared patio with sun loungers and parasols. The upper (infinity) pool is a smaller pool with a seat where you can sit, sip a drink and look out at the view across the acre of beautiful gardens with banana trees, coconut trees and large natural pond to the paddy fields. The water flows over into a larger pool where you can enjoy a swim or laze in one of the loungers alongside. There is also a table tennis table and traditional Sri Lankan outside eating area(ambalama). The pool is naturally heated, often being cool in the early morning but like a bath by the afternoon.

Reviews

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Guest House, With Infinity Pool ,from £49 for double room/nightly, W/ breakfast
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews
4

Tranquil surroundings. Excellent service. Relaxing stay.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed with family & children. Rural setting. Easy access to nearby attractions. Grandchildren loved the swimming pools. Chef very good. Excellent food. Efficient service from staff. Owner on hand if needed. [Called in to say 'Hello.']

Would return if visiting the area again.

The Norcliffe family. UK

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful and excellent service all round

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 4 adults and 2 young children (3 and 9 months) having a rendez-vous between the UK and Australia. Planning the logistics was challenging, but it was made so much easier with the help of the villa owners, John and Chris Whetter, who responded immediately to all the questions we posed, organising transport, car seats for the children, cots etc. When we arrived, late at night, we were welcomed by Shan the manager who was discreet but always attentive for the whole week and especially taken with the children. (Loved the towel folding!) The villa was spacious, clean and comfortable and the lovely grounds and pools very well maintained. We booked 2 rooms but had the villa to ourselves as it was off season - a substantial and delicious breakfast was included, but lunch and dinner menus were also available - which we took full advantage of - it was all excellent.The location is off the beaten track, so very quiet and peaceful - but tuk tuks or a car were available on request to take us sight seeing or to the beach. Although it was monsoon season, we enjoyed good weather most of the time.

Thank you John, Chris and Shan for making our family reunion such a success! We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely, quiet retreat with great staff

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nisalavila. After arriving in a thunderstorm a few hours late we were greeted by the driver at the airport and taken the hour or so to Beruwala.

Throughout our 10 day stay nothing was too much trouble for Shan and Tharindu. Chris (owner) was also on site frequently and was invaluable for arranging trips, restaurant bookings and tuk tuk trips around town. The staff were great with the kids and during a thunderstorm that the kids were very scared during Shan even brought the table to the room so we could eat the meal we had ordered down there!

The rooms were clean and spacious, the bedding changed every 2 days and towels provided for the pool and room. The wifi worked well (apart from after the storms but that was a wider problem) and the villa had some portable insect nets for the kids. We had the 2 downstairs rooms.

The food was made to order with a small charge (around £6 per meal), the portions were large and the quality was good, Tharindu the chef deserves special mention. I'd particularly recommend the Sri Lankan curry for 2 with the various veg based curry dishes and your choice of meat as well.

The gardens and pool were lovely and we had good fun looking at the birds, lizards and the house animals (pony, cow, guinea pigs, dogs, guinea fowl, chickens).

We had a great time on the activities we did, nearby temple complete with big buddha and elephant, whale watching (2 hours drive to the south) where we saw blue whales, train to Hikkiduwa was hot and busy but a good experience nontheless, had a couple of days in the Cinnamon Bey hotel nearby (very good value for pool use and lunch buffet at 3k rupees for adults and free for kids under 6) the highlight for the kids was the turtle sanctuary (around 15 mins in a tuk tuk) where they let us release hatchling sea turtles into the sea at dusk.

The only slight downside (hence the 4 stars and not 5) was the grout in the pool that I know Chris was addressing after we left and he had some free time. It lead to a few cuts on the kids feet and meant we didn't use the pools as much as we would have liked.

A huge thanks to Chris, Shan and Tharindu for an enjoyable 10 days and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others. It was great also to meet Chris's family who were also visiting at the same time.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for taking the time to give us such a super review. We are delighted that you had such a good holiday and enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments are really appreciated and will certainly be passed on to Shan and Tharindu. We have now regrouted the pool as we are committed to addressing any issues that arise at the villa as quickly as possible, to maintain our high standards and ensure our guests have the best possible holiday. We would love to see you back again at Nisalavila. Many thanks. Chris and the team.
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5

Beautiful peaceful garden setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the fabulous gardens of the villa which were a lovely haven to return to after being out and about in the crazy SriLankan traffic. The owner, Chris was very friendly and helpful, arranging trips for a river cruise, a visit to a tea plantation , a turtle sanctuary and ( the highlight of the holiday) a ride on the local temple elephant which we would have missed if Chris had not been on the case. The staff were attentive and the breakfasts were particularly good. Man versus Sri Lankan breakfast was a regular sight ( my husband ) though the rest of our party settled for fabulous platters of exotic fruit. All the staff were friendly, but Shan in particular was very attentive, bringing pots of tea before we even asked for them ! The chef took great care to accommodate my food allergies. We did not want to leave !

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ledbury
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C00L SPOT

  • 5 of 5

Greatly enjoyed our stay at Nisalavila. Accurate description of house and facilities, understated if anything. Comfortable rooms, lovely garden, stunning pools and verdant surroundings. Owners and staff all very helpful and friendly. Good choice of food,delightful balcony.

Local lanes and tracks ideal for walking and exploring, with the beach and town near bye for more hedonist activities. Resident tuk tuk and a/c van useful for journeys there and elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The villa is ideal for bird watching with over fifty different species of bird having been recognised by our visitors. The large natural pond is a particular draw for kingfishers, waders etc.

Coast/Beach:

Within three miles of several beaches including the beautiful beach of Bentota which has several miles of golden sand and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. It takes about ten/ fifteen minutes to get here by tuk tuk.

Travel:

Nisalavila is within easy reach of the new highway and about 40 miles from the airport. It takes about an hour on the new highway to reach the airport and less to Colombo or to go to Hikkaduwa or Galle to the South. We have our own A/C minibus available for pick ups from the airport or for other trips.

Distances:

Nisalavila is an ideal base for local trips and those further afield. Bentota beach 3 miles, Aluthgama two miles, Beruwala two miles.

Local visits include turtle hatchery, a trip on the Madu Ganga, a trip to a tea plantation and waterfall. The Kanda Vihara Temple is within a mile.

Further Details:

In Aluthgama which is the local town there is a very good supermarket, banks, ATM's, railway station etc and an excellent local market on a Monday.

There are several temples close to the villa with the famous Kandavihara temple which has one of the largest sitting Buddha statues in Asia just five minutes tuk tuk ride away.

The Bentota River is very well known for its water sports.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE NOTE: The quote shown is based on one double room per night for the number of nights required for your booking.
As Nisalavila is a Guest House / Boutique Villa we charge per room (from £49 per room for two people bed & breakfast; £45 for a single person). We now have an apartment/family room with lounge area & SMART T.V. (from £60 per night). Daily housekeeping is included in the room rate and there is daily onsite management. (Prices vary according to season).
Make a booking through Owners Direct or contact Chris Whetter for more information or to make a booking on nisalavila@hotmail.com. Please contact the owner regarding availability.

Changeover Day:
We have no specific changeover day and can arrange airport transfers at any time, day or night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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