After looking on the internet for many many private villas to rent during my tour in Sri Lanka, I found this one and dropped an email to the owner, Ric replied. He was very cooperative and nice. Gave me a very good price and so I booked.
not many reviews you can find for this place on the internet, but its everything nice you see on its pages.
When we first arrived, we were welcomed by Chaminda the villa manager, Suasanthe the guy taking care of the villa (cleaning, shopping...).
The first impression was very good. it has a high locked door with a dog guarding outside. from the lake side there is a night security guard which is very important as the villa has this open design.
We stayed there for three days, during our stay I asked from Chaminda to cook for us. he did great food on the two lunch meals we had with him. Susanthe was very helpful always respectful for our privacy. I asked from him to go shop for me, he was very honest and got me bills for what he bought and even let me pay the tuk tuk money.
We needed to go to the city and Susanthe got us a tuk tuk that took us from the villa door to our destination and back.
The rooms were clean and nice. we only used one room with the best view (on the lake). hot water was available sure. there was available internet connection that is a USB dongle you can plug and use anywhere in the villa.
There was a dvd player with lots of movies to pick from Toshiba lcd TV, group games (monopoly like ones) and even cards. Bicycles were available and even a CD player with variety of CDs to listen to while on the pool and even you can plug your iPod or USB with music files there.
The kitchen is well equipped, bedrooms have AC but not all the rooms. The pool is lots of fun and private unless there are other people renting the next door villa (you can rent both and have the max privacy).
Next door there is a resort you can go to and eat or have a drink (didn't try it but saw it and didn't read it about it online so I thought of posting about it here).
Owners are nice enough to leave you a "manual" let me call it! that has lots of useful information like where to eat and what to do.
All in all it was a special part in my trip to Sri Lanka and definitely I recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The White House Villa No 2 is a contemporary house perched on the edge of Birdlake approx 5 km from Hikkkaduwa town. Architecturally stunning, beautifully furnished the villa is designed to take maximum advantage of the lake views. The villa provides the luxury of a high end boutique hotel but with the privacy of your own home. The Villa has 3 en-suite double bedrooms, indoor and outdoor eating and living areas, a fully equipped kitchen and media facilities. The swimming pool is in a tropical garden overlooking the lake.Extensive grassed terraces go down to the edge of the lake - ideal for watching the sun go down. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- White House Villas Hotel Hikkaduwa