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Villa 54 near Hikkaduwa Beach | 3 bedrooms

Entire home, Whole Villa
Beach Villas (1-3 bedrooms), Family Villas, Inland Villas (Beaches in 10 minutes), Safe Swimming, Surf Villas
|3 Bedrooms|

Villa Description

Discover serenity at Villa #54, nestled by the river, the house is just a 10-12 minute tuk-tuk jaunt from Hikkaduwa’s famed beaches and surf spots.

The The River House Villa #53 in Sri Lank can accommodate 6+2 guests in 3 bedrooms. Facilities: Air conditioned bedrooms, Family rooms Private Outdoor swimming pool, Flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, Safety deposit box, BBQ facilities, Terrace.

Available on B&B basis, with in-house Chef/Cook & Staff Service. Price Winter 2024/25.

  • Price: POA (Price on Application- From USD 500++ to USD 900++ per night. Rates change seasonally; to have an accurate price, please make a request. Prices are also available in British Pounds (£ – GBP ) & (€), subject to exchange rates| Contact us for availability.
  • Minimum nights: High/Peak (Xmas & NY) and 20 Dec – 05 Jan: 7 Nights. 05 Jan – 30 Apr: 4 Nights. 01 May – 19 Dec: 4 nights.
  • Christmas/New year Bookings: Only 7 or 14 nights will be accepted during the peak season
  • Children and Teenagers should always be under the super-vision of adult parent/Guardian (especially near the River, Pool and beach)
  • Please note that baby cots and high chairs are subject to availability and may incur additional charges. We strive to accommodate all guest requests to the best of our ability; however, due to limited availability, there may be times when these amenities are not readily accessible. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to contact us in advance to arrange for these items during your stay.

Deep in the south of Sri Lanka, nestled within the quiet village of Dodanduwa (just a 25-minute drive from Galle town), lies a charming private villa by the lake/river in Hikkaduwa, awaiting guests for short vacation rentals. Despite its tranquil setting, it remains conveniently close to the bustling and vibrant beaches of Hikkaduwa, making it ideal for budget-conscious travelers seeking proximity to surf spots while avoiding the noise and hustle of the main beach area. Restaurants and bars are just a short tuk-tuk ride away.

Book this River House Vacation rental near Hikkaduwa beach in Sri Lanka

Steeped in history, the River House, originally a coconut plantation residence dating back over 130 years, carries the legacy of the Perera family, esteemed landowners in the region. Under the stewardship of the Anverally family, the property underwent a transformative journey, with its landscape meticulously crafted by the legendary artist Laki Senanayake. Meanwhile, the architectural restoration, masterfully executed by Amila De Mel, a disciple of the renowned Geoffrey Bawa, breathed new life into its rustic interiors. Welcoming up to eight guests (six adults and two children), the three-bedroom abode exudes an irresistible charm, promising a snug and inviting retreat amidst its storied walls.

03 Ensuite bedrooms in this Hikkaduwa villa can accommodate 7 to 8 guests

THE BEDROOMS

Nestled within the tranquil surroundings, the Bungalow boasts three meticulously designed bedrooms, each accompanied by its own en-suite bathroom. Featuring both living and dining areas, a patio, and a private swimming pool, this retreat offers an exquisite blend of comfort and luxury. Two of the bedrooms boast double beds, while the third, a family room, accommodates up to four guests with its three beds. The interior design exudes an airy charm, complemented by modern amenities including air conditioning, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Rustic yet refined, the bathrooms offer indulgent hot water showers and baths, ensuring a truly rejuvenating experience for guests.

Groups exceeding 8 guests but below 12-14 guests can also opt to combine their stay with Beach Villa 53, accommodating up to 6 guests (just a 5-minute tuk-tuk ride away), by renting both properties together.

MEAL SERVICES & STAFFING

  • Meals: Breakfast included.
  • House Keeping/Maid service: Included
  • Cook/Chef service: Included
  • Villa Manager/Host: Included

Villa Staff: Couple take of the property who acts as house keeper and cook,

  • The villa’s skilled private chef/Cook will happily prepare a range of delicious meals from a suggested menu, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements (you pay only for ingredients & transport for shopping).
  • Your rooms will be made up by the housekeeper/maid, who will also make sure your needs are attended to so that you can relax and enjoy the perfect getaway.

Security: Host in charge

THE FOOD

An endearing local couple, deeply rooted in the area, act as attentive housekeepers and skilled cooks, ensuring guests are treated to delectable meals tailored to their preferences. Breakfast is served each morning, while guests have the liberty to select their desired dishes for lunch and dinner, with the couple readily accommodating any specific tastes whenever feasible. While Sri Lankan cuisine remains a popular choice, the cooks are more than willing to cater to individual preferences. It’s worth noting that Hikkaduwa boasts a plethora of restaurants, ranging from budget-friendly to high-end establishments. For those seeking further culinary adventures, Galle Fort and Unawatuna Beach, both just a 30-minute drive away, offer an array of beachside restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to explore.

Guests can discuss their menu preferences directly with the chef/cook. Read more about the Villa meals policy in Sri Lanka. .

ADDITIONAL SERVICES (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND EXTRA CHARGES)

When you book the villa (with Staff and Chef Service included), we as Sri Lankan local operators – with our concierge team with local insight – will immensely contribute to helping you make the most of your holiday. We are happy to book your extras such as airport transfers from Colombo airport to the villa or arrange childcare. Please contact us for availability.

  • Massage/beauty therapist on request
  • Private Yoga sessions on request
  • Laundry service
  • Baby Sitting/Nannies – baby cot, high chair
  • Airport transfers from Colombo airport

FACILITIES

Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected

  • The elegantly laid dining area designed for family gatherings and enjoyable mealtimes can seat up to 8 guests.
  • The Private pool, which is in the back garden of the bungalow, has been built strategically a few feet from the patio in close proximity to the lake offering breathtaking vistas of the natural surroundings.
  • The patio at the back of the bungalow looks out over the tranquil waters of Ratgama lake. The perfect spot for enjoying a beautiful sunrise and an exquisite sunset, the patio is ideal for a quiet evening with good company and a bottle of wine.
  • Cook and house staff included

A mere 5 minutes from this River house offers easy access to both coastal delights and the historic charm of Galle, a scenic 25-minute drive away.

THE BEACH & LOCATION

The lake is adorned with numerous islands accessible via a brief boat excursion. A highlight is a visit to the renowned temple situated on an island downstream. The bungalow’s gardens teem with diverse bird species, occasionally graced by the presence of majestic peacocks. Additionally, small mammals like rabbits, water monitors, and squirrels often roam the vicinity. Positioned just a stone’s throw from the patio, the pool in the bungalow’s rear garden offers stunning panoramas of the lush natural landscape, complemented by the serene backdrop of the lake.

  • Closest Beach: Hikkaduwa Beach (5-minute tuk-tuk drive)
  • Closest Surfing Beach: Hikkaduwa Beach (5-minute tuk-tuk drive)
  • Closest Seasonally Safe Swimmable Beach: Hikkaduwa Beach (5-minute tuk-tuk drive)

ACTIVITIES NEARBY

  • Enjoy relaxing boat rides on the lake, fishing, and even canoeing, which can be arranged upon request. Alternatively, you can simply sit on the patio and watch the fishing and tourist boats go by. While the bungalow is private and cannot be accessed by outsiders, its charming view and setting from the lake have made it somewhat of a tourist attraction.
  • Galle Fort: Dodanduwa village is situated just 15 minutes from the historic southern town of Galle, the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka. Once the main “port of call” on the island, Galle reached the height of its development during Dutch rule in the 18th century. The historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a testament to European architecture, initially built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. Museums, cathedrals, and exquisite architecture await visitors in the city of Galle.
  • Hikkaduwa Beaches: A three-minute drive will take visitors to the town of Hikkaduwa, a bustling seaside town where fun and entertainment happen around the clock. The beautiful golden stretch of beach at Hikkaduwa is dotted with hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, offering various options for relaxation. Other attractions include swimming, snorkelling, boat rides, and shopping for souvenirs at the quaint little shops along the stretch.

PRICES & AVAILABILITY- 2024/25

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 Guests:

RATES AND INCLUSIONS

Available on B&B basis, with in-house Chef/Cook & Staff Service. Price for 2024/25.

  • Price: POA (Price on Application- From USD 500++ to USD 900++ per night. Rates change seasonally; to have an accurate price, please make a request. Prices are also available in British Pounds (£ – GBP ) & (€), subject to exchange rates| Contact us for availability.
  • Minimum nights: High/Peak (Xmas & NY) and 20 Dec – 05 Jan: 7 Nights. 05 Jan – 30 Apr: 4 Nights. 01 May – 19 Dec: 4 nights.
  • Christmas/New year Bookings: Only 7 or 14 nights will be accepted during the peak season
  • Children and Teenagers should always be under the super-vision of adult parent/Guardian (especially near the River, Pool and beach)
  • Please note that baby cots and high chairs are subject to availability and may incur additional charges. We strive to accommodate all guest requests to the best of our ability; however, due to limited availability, there may be times when these amenities are not readily accessible. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to contact us in advance to arrange for these items during your stay.

PRICING & SERVICE OPTIONS – Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected.

Service charges (If a Chef/Cook is included, then this too) and All Taxes included. The service charge will be added to other services at the villas.  Please send us an email to check rates over Christmas and New Year, or Chinese New Year and Easter.

  • Rates are on a Villa only basis (Chef and Staff service included, however meals and drinks will be charged on top).
  • Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Supplements: will be added during the peak seasons.

Prices may change based on the time of your booking, arrival date, and length of stay. Whilst every effort is made to keep rates current, they are subject to change from time to time. If there is a rate change you will be informed before a booking is confirmed. Confirmed booking rates will not change.

Security deposit: Upon arrival at the villa you may be required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit, if applicable, will be returned to you prior to departure or as agreed less any extra charges or costs for accidental damage to the property.

Check-in/out

  • Usual Check-in after 2.30 pm and Check out – Before 10.30 am
  • Late check-outs up to 6.00 pm may incur a half-day charge, after 6.00 pm a full day may be charged.
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate other check-in/out times but this will depend on availability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We strongly advise that every client take out suitable holiday insurance for the duration of their stay, including cancellation insurance to limit your cancellation risk.

  • Children and Teenagers should always be under the super-vision of adult parent/Guardian (especially near the Pool and beach)
  • For all other Booking conditions please read our rental Terms and Conditions.

REVIEWS

“A piece of paradise on earth!” – Date of stay: February 2022

“As we made our way to the House through the narrow twisting lanes, nothing prepared us for what lay ahead….. The house took our breath away! Tastefully done and postcard perfect. We’ve made memories to last a lifetime! The staff was amazing and the food and hospitality was outstanding.”

“Beautiful spot” – Date of stay: March 2021

“We had a great time here! This place is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. The staff was very hospitable and friendly. Thank you for some amazing memories!”

“Really great experience” – Date of stay: December 2020

“Loved the stay, the staff were really welcoming and the food was amazing with a really good mix of Sri Lankan and western. Love that the house is completely surrounded by nature and is close to the lake so there are lots of activities like fishing and canoeing. Would definitely go back a 2nd time.”

“Never disappoints” – Date of stay: September 2020

“Second time back and it’s like time stood still and everything was perfect. Always too short a stay but had loads of fun and came back refreshed. Great hospitality as always all round. very amiable staff. since to 05 mins to Hikkaduwa and not too far to Galle there is heaps to do… but nothing to beat the tranquility and relaxation you get at this place

Rates per night
Minimum no of nights: 3
Allow more guests than the capacity: yes
Property Address
Area:
County: Southern Province
Country: Sri Lanka
Villa Details
Property Status: Verified
Property ID: 7196
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Check-in Hour: After 2pm
Check-Out Hour: By 10 am
Late Check-in: On availability or on Extra cost
Optional Services: On request
Outdoor Facilities: Lake, Boat rides, fishing, Pool
Cancellation: Refer to rental terms and conditions
Villa Features
AMENITIES
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fan
Essentials
DINING
Dining Table
FACILITIES
Family/Kid Friendly
Free Parking on Premises
Gardener/General Maintenance
Other Features
Breakfast Included
Housekeeping
I-pod dock
In-House Chef/Cook
Internet
Kitchen
Laundry (extra cost)
Mobile Telephone coverage
Mosquito net
Safe
Smoking Allowed (outdoor)
Spa & Ayurveda (extra cost)
Sun Beds
Swimming Pool
TV
Watcher/Security
Wireless Internet
Yoga Lesson (extra cost)
Terms and Conditions
Smoking Allowed
Pets Allowed
Party Allowed
Children Allowed

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