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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
40 reviews
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Pool area...
pool
pool
pool at night
pool at night
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lily pond
Lily pond
getting ready for dinner
Beach at the end of the garden
Double rainbow over the house
Walking along a nearby beach - Great for swimming / surfing  / body boarding year round !
Beach at the end of the garden
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Overview
Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Dondra, Southern Province
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it all lifestyle but with the amenities of Matara, Sri Lanka's southern commercial hub, only a short tuk tuk ride away. Ratnakara is a great place to base yourself for exploration of the south coast or the perfect retreat to sit in the shade and read a book... The house comes with house staff who will be on hand to look after you as much or as little as you require. A friendly welcome is guaranteed!
About the Owner, Ian B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 40 reviews and 1 property
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in January 2017

An absolutely gorgeous villa! We were really well looked after by Wasantha and his team who organised amazing trips for us. The rooms were beautiful and really generously proportioned - perfect for a large party, (we were a party of 9). It was like having a luxury hotel all to ourselves. We spent a lot of time in the infinity...

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Management response:

Many thanks your wonderful review. We value the time taken for your feedback and are delighted you had a fantastic time and are thinking about coming back to see us :).... And a little secret ....our repeat guests often say they have an equal or better time 2nd and 3rd time round... Looking forward to welcoming you again Very Best...

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Anissa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

If you are in the middle east and you are looking for a week end in paradise this is the place for you ! We just had an incredible stay at Bacon's family house , the house is amazing, the staff so profesionnel and the food is to die for! Beaches, temples, shops and all the beautiful sceneries are a...

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Management response:

Thank you for a wonderful review Anissa. Glad you had a amazing time, do come back and see us again soon. Best wishes, Ratnakara

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Ratnakara is a most special place. The villa is simply perfect, with airy, large, well appointed rooms, balconies, beautiful en suite bathrooms. The staff - including Wasantha, Sarath, Nihal, are incredibly warm and attentive, always ready to help with any queries with a smile. The cooking by the chef Sarath is better than most I have tasted in 5 star...

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Many thanks for your fantastic review. We were delighted to see you come back for a second time and look forward to seeing you come back and visit us again soon :). Very Best Regards , Ratnakara.

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • En Suite Rooms (5)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 4 nights
$217
£175
$217
£175
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Dec 15, 2017 -
Jan 7, 2018
Christmas / NY '17 / '18
7 nights
$1,238
£1,000
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$8,669
£7,000
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The property is not a Hotel and as such rooms are not let out separately or on an individual basis. Our letting agreement ensures sole ocupancy and exclusive use of the whole property.
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About the neighborhood
When you are not indulging in rest and relaxation at the villa there is plenty to do and see in the neighbourhood including swimming from unspoilt, uncrowded, palm-fringed sandy beaches, climbing Dondra Head Lighthouse, visiting a blow hole, going whale watching, taking an elephant safari, seeing the largest Buddha in Sri Lanka, visiting Temples, tea plantations and turtle sanctuaries, fishing, cycling, wildlife watching...
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo: 99.4 mi
Railway: Matara: 3.1 mi
Ratnakara is a 3.5 hour drive from Colombo Airport. SriLankan Airlines is the national carrier and has a good network with modern planes flying direct from many major European and Asian cities. There are also plenty of other quality carriers that fly into Colombo including Etihad, Emirates, Qatar and Jet Airways. Let us know your flight arrangements and we can assist you with arranging a minibus to meet you on arrival.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 mi.
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