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Villa Sulanga at Talaramba Reef

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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
There are two houses on the property of Talaramba Reef, Villa Sulanga and Villa Vatura. Intended as informal beach houses where you can kick off your shoes and relax, the wide verandas, open living areas and colonnaded courtyards, blur the boundaries between house and garden and heighten your awareness of the natural elements around you. The open design allows cooling breezes to waft through the villas, even in the height of summer, and screens can be dropped to keep the elements out if Mother Nature's mood turns grey. Each villa has four spacious, air conditioned, double bedrooms, with four poster beds, comfortable mattresses, and en-suite bathrooms. Up to two single beds can be added to each room for children. French windows open onto wide balconies, where you can sit and take in the s...There are two houses on the property of Talaramba Reef, Villa Sulanga and Villa Vatura. Intended as informal beach houses where you can kick off your shoes and relax, the wide verandas, open living areas and colonnaded courtyards, blur the boundaries between house and garden and heighten your awareness of the natural elements around you. The open design allows cooling breezes to waft through the villas, even in the height of summer, and screens can be dropped to keep the elements out if Mother Nature's mood turns grey. Each villa has four spacious, air conditioned, double bedrooms, with four poster beds, comfortable mattresses, and en-suite bathrooms. Up to two single beds can be added to each room for children. French windows open onto wide balconies, where you can sit and take in the stunning views across the reef and the Indian Ocean. Meals are taken on the verandah overlooking the garden and pools. Brealkfast of fresh fruit, toast, eggs any way, hoppers, roti, coconut sambal, reshly squeezed juice and tea or coffee is included, but order in the morning, and our fabulous cooks will prepeare fresh fish straight from the fishermen on our beach, Sri Lankan curries, or western dishes for lunch or dinner, and all you pay is the market price for the ingredients. Both villas feature the work of contemporary Sri Lankan artists, and all of the furniture, bed linen and ceramics were designed and beautifully made in Sri Lanka.More
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About the Owner
Andrew C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2006
Interaction with guests
The villas are fully staffed with manager, houseboys, cooks and security. Breakfast is included and our cooks will happily prepare lunch or dinner at just the cost of the ingredients plus a small service charge of LKR 1,500 per meal. Meal times are below. You will not be able to eat outside of these times as the kitchen will be closed. Breakfast 7.00 am - 10.00 am Lunch 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm Dinner 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Our week at Villa Sulanga rates as one of the best family holidays we have ever had. The villa is large and spacious and the rooms are furnished to a high standard (lovely linens) in a clean and fresh style. There is a beautiful waterlily...More

Date of stay: January 2012
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Yard
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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About the neighborhood
If total relaxation and fine dining is your goal, then you never have to leave Talaramba Reef, but if you're feeling a little energetic, there's plenty to keep you occupied nearby: Dining There are numerous beach cafes for a drink or fresh barbequed fish along Mirissa beach, fabulous rice & curry up at Mirissa Hills cinnamon plantation, and if you want to go further afield, glamorous dining at the Galle Fort Hotel and Amangalla in Galle Fort. Cycling We have four bikes at the house for energetic types who fancy a spin through the paddies. Once off the main roads, you are embraced by the charm of rural Sri Lankan life, and two wheels provide the right pace at which to experience it. Surfing The surfing near Talaramba Reef is fantastic all year round, although good clean breaks are easier...
How to get there
From Colombo airport you have the option of road, train or seaplane. We can arrange transfers from Colombo by van or car. The journey on the coast road takes 3-4 hours, but the new expressway to Galle cuts the time in half. Far less stressful than dealing with Sri Lankan roads is the coast train, which takes about 4 hours from Colombo to Matara, and then 15 minutes by road to Talaramba. Or for a real adventure take the Airtaxi seaplane which leaves Colombo for Koggala Lake every morning. Sri Lankan Airlines offer a free transfer from the airport to the Buddhist monastery on the river, which acts as the seaplane terminal/dock. We'll pick you up in Koggala for the 25 minute drive to Talaramba.
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