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stone well garden villa

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3 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum
Villa
Beautiful secluded property set in a verdant lush tropical garden. Wake up to birdsong. Infinity Pool with a fabulous view over the rice paddies of Hikkaduwa. What more could you want? This is as close to Paradise as you can get. This is the place to relax and be pampered. Privacy guaranteed as the villa is set within large grounds of 1.5 acres . Villa comes fully staffed with a cook, housekeeper, gardeners and night watchman. The cook can produce delicious Sri Lankan meals and has a small repertoire of western meals. A seafood barbeque poolside is one of the highlights of your stay at Gallindawatta (Sri Lankan name meaning stone well garden). The villa is well appointed and tastefully decorated with art works of local artists on display. All three bedrooms have their own ensui...Beautiful secluded property set in a verdant lush tropical garden. Wake up to birdsong. Infinity Pool with a fabulous view over the rice paddies of Hikkaduwa. What more could you want? This is as close to Paradise as you can get. This is the place to relax and be pampered. Privacy guaranteed as the villa is set within large grounds of 1.5 acres . Villa comes fully staffed with a cook, housekeeper, gardeners and night watchman. The cook can produce delicious Sri Lankan meals and has a small repertoire of western meals. A seafood barbeque poolside is one of the highlights of your stay at Gallindawatta (Sri Lankan name meaning stone well garden). The villa is well appointed and tastefully decorated with art works of local artists on display. All three bedrooms have their own ensuites and have air-conditioning as well as ceiling fans. Has all the conveniences you expect. FREE WIFI. Television with a hard disk full of movies and DVD player. Great sound system with an ipod/iphone4 dock, usb stick and CD. A good selection of board games as well as outdoor games. Please note there is no driver accommodation provided. The beach, bars and cafes of Hikkaduwa are just a short tuk tuk ride away.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is permitted only outside the house. The swimming pool has no safety fencing and is a long way (300 meters+) from the villa. There is also a large pond and a well in the gardens. FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN NEED TO SUPERVISE THEIR CHILDREN AT ALL THE TIMES. VILLA MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ACTIVE YOUNG KIDS THAT TEND TO WANDER OFF.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Shower, 3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Tam d
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

We stayed here recently with our two kids (aged 3 and 1) and couldnt have wished for a better place to spend our 2 week holiday. Ajith and the staff at the villa were fantastic and made us feel at home from the moment we...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank michaelwB9123JV
Resort21509758396, VR Owner at stone well garden villa, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2019

Thank you Michael for such a fantastic review. I will pass on your kind words to Ajith and the team. Hope to see you back soon. Best wishes for the Festive Season. Tam

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic week here at the start of our holiday in sri lanka. The setting is simpy beautiful. The service of the on hand staff was fantastic alao, they xouls not do enough for us. I would highly recomend this place. So much...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Celtic74
Tam987, VR Owner at stone well garden villa, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Graham. So glad you and your friends enjoyed the villa. I will pass on your kind words to Osmon and Kasun. Best wishes, Tam

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We loved the 6 days spent here . A true paradise . We travelled as a pary of 6 and were fully looked after . Osmond and Kasun are fabulous , they are so helpful and we were sad to leave , Lucky the puppy...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Wilsons2310
Management response:Responded August 16, 2018

Thank you Suganthy and family for your lovely review. I will pass on your thanks to my wonderful team - Osmon and Kasun. Look forward to hosting you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Tam

Reviewed July 20, 2018

We started our three week holiday in Villa Gallinda Whatta. Whatta place! Turning off the main road through little overgrown roads and ending up in this little paradise. We stayed three days but would happily have extended our stay but for a strict traveling schedule....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Dirk K
Management response:Responded July 21, 2018

Thank you Dirk for the lovely review. Glad you liked the villa. Will pass on your positive comments to Osmon and Kasun. Would love to welcome you and your family sometime in the future. Best wishes, Tam, Osmon and Kasun

Reviewed May 27, 2018

We stayed at Villa Gallindawatte for 2 nights in late October 2017 and had a lovely stay. We used the pool a number of times overlooking the rice paddies; starting the day with breakfast and then a refreshing swim at days end. It was especially...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank pd000
Management response:Responded May 27, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Peter and Jill. So glad you enjoyed your stay at the villa and experienced a taste of Sri Lankan life. Best wishes, Tam

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

This villa was excellent, set in beautiful gardens with infinity pool. The staff were brilliant nothing was too much trouble and the chef was available to cook extra meals if required, his chicken curry and coconut sambol were particularly good. Owner Tam sent us maps...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Anne_Nick
Management response:Responded March 24, 2018

Thank you Anne for the lovely review. I will pass on your kind comments to Chef Osmon.So glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the villa. Best wishes, Tam

Reviewed March 6, 2018

This was our favorite stay in our whole trip to Sri Lanka. Just a short drive from the main beach area of Hikkaduwa the property is in the middle of a stunning lush jungle area the grounds are imacculately kept by the gardner Kasun who...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Lindy1168
Tam987, VR Owner at stone well garden villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Dear Lindy, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It made me so happy that you enjoyed the natural beauty of the gardens and the villa. I will pass on your generous comments to the team who will be most appreciative. Hope to see...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 5 weeks in stonewellgardenvilla and had a absolutely great time, the most impressing is the wonderfull morning birdsconcert! The garden a true dream with a refreshing pool. The boys are looking well for us, the house and garden. For us the most...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank thommendornach
Management response:Responded February 25, 2018

Thank you Gabriela. What a wonderful review. Glad you and your family love the birds and the gardens. It is a place for nature lovers. Best wishes, Tam

Reviewed December 29, 2017

My 2 daughters (16 & 19) and I absolutely loved our stay at Stone Well Cottage. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. We loved the bedrooms with private ensuite, the large living/dining area, the beautiful décor and the little extras like board games, great...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank GotTheTravelBug2013
Tam987, VR Owner at stone well garden villa, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you Linda. So glad you and your daughters enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your lovely comments regarding the staff to Sampath and Osmond. Best wishes, Tam

Reviewed December 6, 2017

This was our first trip to Sri Lanka and our first place to stay and it was amazing!! The villa itself is gorgeous, situated in a stunning garden. The pool is beautiful and was the perfect place to relax after a long flight. The rooms...More

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank CharlotteH422
Tam987, VR Owner at stone well garden villa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thank you Charlotte for your lovely review. So happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the villa. Please do come back. Love to welcome you back. Best wishes, Tam

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Safe
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
The villa is situated in a quiet secluded area with rice paddies and a village atmosphere. Just a km away are the beaches and bars and restaurants as well as supermarket and other amenities. The TV series Good Karma Hospital was filmed in Thiranagama beach which is the beach closest to the villa.
Getting around
From the airport, you would need a taxi or we can arrange pickup/dropoff. The airport is about 2 1/2 hours away. From Colombo or other major cities, you can take either a bus or train.
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Frequently Asked Questions about stone well garden villa

  • stone well garden villa is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

  • stone well garden villa has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • stone well garden villa has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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