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“Wonderful house just at the beach”
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17 reviews
our beautiful beach
Front yard and beach
The Boathouse
Lovely outdoor bathroom off the 4th bedroom
Kitchen dining room
Dining - seats 12 comfortably
Kitchen with fruit platter
Friendly staff provides breakfast daily
Coffee machine!
Upstairs living room.
Upstairs deck looking over the ocean
King beds with imported linen.
Master with ensuite
Master bathroom ensuite
Bathing with a view..
Second bedroom w ensuite and king size bed
Second bedroom
My attempt at macrame..
Cottage King size bed
Outdoor bathroom with local ginger.
Fourth bedroom - 2 singles or converts to 1 King bed
Fourth bathroom
Lounges on the garden patio
A great learn to surf and safe swimming beach
Covered walkway to the cottage.
Books, DVDs and kids toys
Our very pretty kitchen
The famous Weligama fishing boats.
Soap imported from Noosa Australia!
Our front gates.
Your private beach steps..
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Weligama, Matara, Southern Province

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oskarsson...
Varberg, Sweden
1 review
“Wonderful house just at the beach”
Reviewed January 21, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

We had a lovely stay in the Boat House, welligama.
10 days of full luxury of having a beautiful house and a really nice garden just to ourself. Just a walk out the gate and we were on the beach. Really nice staff who will take care of you. Great breakfast. One evening we asked the staff to make us a rice and curry, and it was excellent!
Definitely a perfect place to stay when in Sri Lanka!

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hudsonshi...
New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrific Stay”
Reviewed January 11, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

We spent four great nights at The Boathouse. Perfect setting for Weligama. Stones throw from the beach, but very private. Captivating architecture.

The onsite team who manage the holiday house are fabulous - warm, accommodating and incredibly helpful.

The Boathouse worked great for a group of seven ranging in age from 5 - 70's.

Highlight was the cooking class with Shehan's family.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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1 review
“Great holiday spent in Sri Lanka - The Boathouse was perfect!”
Reviewed January 7, 2017 for a stay in November 2016

The staff were really friendly and provided a great service. Michelle gave some good recommendations on local attractions. The house had everything we needed and provided a really relaxing holiday for us all!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jamespP66...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great location and space”
Reviewed January 7, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Spent a few days here. Great space and literally steps to the beach which was perfect for a young family keen to play in the waves.

Staff house team were lovely and there to help whenever needed. Booking and communication with Martin was great throughout. He helped manage booking logistics between two houses that are owned, the other being Marleys Beach House half an hour away which was superb.

The combination of the two houses worked very well for us and kept the family happy!

Would recommend both properties.

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Jaby1988
Cronulla, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Relaxing and easy access to facilities.”
Reviewed December 19, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of all the Boathouse staff and the efficiency of meal preparation that they provided.To have access to in house masseurs was also a bonus for my relaxation.
The decor of the premises is elegant but very comfortable for holiday living and would recommend to families with children, as there is plenty of space but allows for intimacy.
The easy access to the safe beach only a few steps form the front door was the drawcard, that I enjoyed, at all hours of the day and to rinse off at the outdoor bathroom afterwards was a bonus.
Having restaurants and bars within easy walking distance added to the charm of the holiday stay and the friendliness of the locals added to a very relaxed and enjoyable holiday.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 20, 2016
Hi June,
Thanks so much for your review, and hope to see you back at one of our houses soon. Maybe next time with your lovely kids!
Michelle
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coiscoill...
Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, great location BUT.........”
Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We have just returned from a week at The Boathouse. The house is very nice and has a superb location right on the beach, making it ideal for beach-lovers, surfers etc. The beds are very comfortable with good quality bed linens. The breakfasts were enjoyable and the manager and his staff were very pleasant.
Unfortunately however, we had a very significant problem with the large numbers of mosquitos in house, with all of us suffering multiple bites during our first night (over 60 bites in my son's case). It was bad enough that we considered finding alternative accommodation, however the management and staff did take immediate action on the issue, organizing mosquito nets for the beds, and attempting to clear out the areas where the mosquitos were hiding. They also offered to have the house 'fogged', however with us already in the house we turned down this offer, due to the toxic chemicals involved. The nets on the beds were very helpful, but the problem persisted in the central areas of the house (kitchen, dining, sitting areas), due to the open wooden slats above the windows and doors, most of which are not screened, so there is no way of stopping mosquitos from entering. Our children, during their downtime, would sit under the nets on the beds rather than in the sitting area, the adults would sit outside on the balcony where, amazingly, there seemed to be fewer mosquitos than inside the house.
Overall we had a good week in Weligama, and we enjoyed the proximity of The Boathouse to the beach, town etc., however the mosquito situation certainly detracted from our enjoyment of the house, hence the lower rating.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Sep 27, 2016
Thanks Niamh for taking the time to write a review, and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy yourself more. The house and beach are so lovely, I really get disappointed when people don't have a fantastic time. I do however, completely respect your decision not to use any of the repellents that we provide at the house, but for your benefit, wish we had have chatted prior, as Galle supermarkets sell products free from DEET. The house is built to suit indoor and outdoor living - fantastic in this climate, but being the tropics, insects are always a challenge. We rarely have any real issue with mosquitos, but appreciate your comments, and have already looked at other DEET free products.
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KaWillers
2 reviews
“Perfection”
Reviewed September 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This modern house located right on the beach is perfect for a family holiday. The beach was clean and fun to swim at, even my son who isn't a fan of the ocean was out body boarding. The town of Weligama is vibrant and interesting as are the other towns located near by.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 6, 2016
Hi Jamie, thanks for taking the time to write a review and really happy you enjoyed your time at our lovely house. Hope to see you back one day, Michelle
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