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43 reviews
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Pool area...
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pool
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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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: Today
Listed since : Dec 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 43 reviews and 1 property
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Wendy J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...

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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 Region, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

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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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Reviewed June 10, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We booked this as a family holiday of a lifetime. We were not disappointed. The villa is beautifully designed with large bedrooms and great outdoor terraces perfect for relaxing and watching the monkeys play. The villa is set amongst trees and the nearby cove provides a musical background with waves crashing into the cove. You can watch the local fishermen...

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Management response:

Hi Sue, Many thanks the review, it it most appreciated and we are off course absolutely delighted that you had the most fantastic holiday with us. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 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 Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
$255
£195
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Dec 15, 2017 -
Jan 7, 2018
Christmas / NY '17 / '18
7 nights
$1,566
£1,200
$10,963
£8,400
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 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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