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44 reviews
Pool area...
pool at night
pool at night
pool at night
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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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: 6 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 44 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL268924
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English first
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Had a fabulous stay in this gorgeous villa, the people, the food, the comfort everything was perfect. There is so much space at Ratnakara, it has an open and natural vibe. You feel like you are amongst the tees with the wildlife. The team are all so welcoming and kind nothing is too much trouble. We felt thoroughly taken care...

Management response:

Dear EB, Many thanks for taking the time to write a wonderful review of our property. The team here would be delighted to welcome you back next time you are planning an event. Best regards , Ratnakara.


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Wendy J
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

WOW what can I say about Ratnakara ... Living in NZ we were looking for the perfect place to have a reunion with friends from the UK, and luckily for us we found Ratnakara :) We were greeted on arrival by the loveliest team and given a guided tour by Katy. As soon as we arrived I knew we had...

Management response:

Hi Wendy, delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you making a return visit to see us. Please make it soon ! Best Regards , Ratnakara :)


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m h
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed June 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We loved staying in Ratnakara and exploring the local area. The stunning villa with great staff made the perfect oasis after visiting giant Buddhas and tropical beaches. The team organised yoga, incredible on site massages and we even got traditional fire dancers to come on our final evening. Coming from New Zealand, we found it a great mid way place...

Management response:

Hi M.H . Many thanks your fantastic review. We were absolutely delighted that your "meet half way" reunion of NZ and UK based friends worked so well for you all and that everyone was able to have a holiday without being "host" for 2 weeks. The team will still be here to greet you again so we look forward to...


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  • 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
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    5 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Fulls
    2 Twins
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Dec 14, 2018 -
Jan 5, 2019
Christmas / NY '18 / '19
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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...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo: 99.4 mi
Railway: Matara: 3.1 mi
Ratnakara is a 3 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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