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The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool

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The Boat House Dikwella
The Boat House Dikwella
Dikwella Bay
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Villa
The Boat House has been featured twice in the UK Sunday Times as a perfect family destination and one of the top 10 holiday picks for summer 2017 and winter 2018. The Boat House is a luxury semi detached 4 bedroomed villa set in an acre of lush tropical gardens with unrivalled views across one of the most beautiful beaches. The house comes fully staffed with chefs, butlers and house staff, who live on site in a separate building.Breakfast is included in the price and all other meals/drinks and snacks are charged at market value only. Our huge outdoor pool 17 x 8 metres (one of the largest on the south coast) is shared with our sister villa next door. Each of our four air conditioned bedrooms have been meticulously designed to provide comfort and stylish living. All bedrooms are en suite ...The Boat House has been featured twice in the UK Sunday Times as a perfect family destination and one of the top 10 holiday picks for summer 2017 and winter 2018. The Boat House is a luxury semi detached 4 bedroomed villa set in an acre of lush tropical gardens with unrivalled views across one of the most beautiful beaches. The house comes fully staffed with chefs, butlers and house staff, who live on site in a separate building.Breakfast is included in the price and all other meals/drinks and snacks are charged at market value only. Our huge outdoor pool 17 x 8 metres (one of the largest on the south coast) is shared with our sister villa next door. Each of our four air conditioned bedrooms have been meticulously designed to provide comfort and stylish living. All bedrooms are en suite and have a combination of roll top, oversized concrete tubs and rainforest showers. There are 2 lounge areas, with large sofas and TVs. We also have a range of DVDs and a playstation for guest use. The kitchen is modern and sleek and boasts a huge centre island ideal for pre dinner drinks. Guests have use of a fridge freezer, coffee machine and kettle in the house. However, all meals are prepared by our amazing chefs in the main kitchen, or on our poolside charcoal BBQ. There is an indoor dining area for 10 plus ample outside dining on the terrace over looking the pool and Indian ocean. Our friendly and professional staff are on hand for your comfort and service and can arrange in house massage, yoga and day or overnight excursions. Popular for Surf and Yoga retreats. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Elaine B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

This was the best holiday I ever had. The villa is large and beautifully furnished. The pool incredibly inviting and the beach amazing. The food was so good I wanted to bring the chef home with me. We will definitely be returning and recommend very...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

We stayed as a group of seven at the boat house and couldn't recommend it enough. The villa itself is beautiful, spacious but homely and immaculate! located right on the beach which was absolutely stunning. The staff were attentive, but not obtrusive - no question...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Escape05455681186, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you Ben for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you at The Boat House and our team loved looking after you. The staff enjoyed the cricket matches and Jenga competitions! We would love to see you again very soon. Enjoy the...More

Reviewed April 24, 2019

A fantastic spacious villa, made to feel at home immediately from welcoming staff who looked after us unobtrusively for the week. Our group, 2 families with 4 teenagers (19-14 ) had an amazing week. This is the perfect location for villa, right on beach, soft...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Shona M
Escape05455681186, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2019

Thank you Shona for taking the time to write such a perfect and detailed review. We are delighted that you had a great week at The Boat House. I will pass on your lovely comments to our staff. it sounds like you had a fun...More

Reviewed April 20, 2019

The Boat House was the perfect place to host my first retreat, the staff , the villa, the location.. Elaine who is just super helpful when it comes to bringing the place alive. The staff quickly become your family which is what I believe makes...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank talyssastar
Escape05455681186, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Thanks Talyssa. You are such an inspiration and so full of energy. Our staff loved hosting you and the retreat was so successful. We are so excited to be planning our next retreat in August with you. Thank you for choosing The Boat House. Best...More

Reviewed January 19, 2019

We arrived at 3am and the staff were ready and waiting to help us unload our luggage, including 5 surfboards. That was just the beginning of an awesome time spent at this villa , the staff were always there to assist they were more than...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank corbetthouse8
Cosmopolitan706714, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing and detailed review. Our staff really enjoyed looking after you. I will of course pass on your fantastic comments to the chefs and all the house team. We would love to host...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2018

We stayed at the house in mid-December as a family of 5, with another family of 5, with the children all between 9 and 4 years old and it worked fantastically. We had more friends staying in the house next door, which made it even...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank TobyB
Cosmopolitan706714, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed and amazing review. We take great pride in The Boat House and our staff are a very special team, so your comments are very heartwarming. I will of course pass on your praises to our team. Sounds like...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

What an outstanding holiday destination. I happily give 10/10 for a truly remarkable holiday. The staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. They were genuinely happy to assist. The food was local, fresh and utterly delicious. Rooms were spotless and decorated to a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank dmccool2018
Management response:Responded September 8, 2018

Thank you Debbie for taking the time to send us such a lovely review. We would love to host you again soon. Best wishes from all of us at The Boat House.

Reviewed July 3, 2018

Thank you Andy and Elaine for the beautiful setting of The Boat House. To surf and swim before a leisurely fresh fruit breakfast served gracefully by Suraj and Dili was an ideal way to relax. The rest of the staff discretely supported us. Saturday was...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank shawgreenlyle
Cosmopolitan706714, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

It was a pleasure to host you both and delighted you had such a relaxing stay. We hope the rest of your tour was as perfect as your stay with us at The Boat House. Best wishes, Elaine Andy and all The Boat House Team.

Reviewed June 30, 2018

Well all expectations were fully met 10 out of 10 and more for this place. Great spot on the beach and relaxing. Staff under the guidance of Syraj with Thilina in close second outstanding food cooked by the team who waited on us hand and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank BackPacker513010
Management response:Responded July 2, 2018

Thanks so much Scott for taking time to send us such a lovely review. We would love to welcome you back again soon, best wishes from Elaine and all The Boat House Team.

Reviewed April 13, 2018

We spent 11 days at the Boathouse at the end of March. From the moment we got in touch with the owners Elaine and Andrew, who were both extremely responsive and accommodating to our needs, till the day we left, we were never disappointed. Arriving...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank sonal b
Management response:Responded April 15, 2018

Thank you so much Sonal for this wonderful and detailed review. It was our pleasure to have you and your family stay with us! We are delighted that The Boat House was everything you dreamed of and more. I will pass your kind comments onto...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Ocean Views
Patio
Private Yard
Safe
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighborhood
Dikwella is a bustling market town on the south coast. It boasts one of the most beautiful beaches which is safe for swimming and boogie boarding. If you are looking for top surf then take a short walk to Hiriketiya in the next bay and you'll be in surfers paradise! Dikwella has a few supermarkets and banks on the main street and also an off licence. Historic Galle Fort is worth a day trip and a wander around the quaint cobbled streets with boutique shops cafes and restaurants. Marissa is 40 minutes for snorkelling and whale watching. Turtle nesting, elephant safaris can all be arranged by our staff.
Getting around
Our staff can arrange Tuk Tuks for guests or a driver.
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