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The Lookout Sri Lanka – 5* Beachfront Villa, Dikwella

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Welcomed with a Cold Towel
Relax at sunset at The Lookout
our beautiful Dikwella Beach

Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Villa
Luxury Beach front villa with 9m private pool located on magnificent Dikwella Beach. Fully staffed with own butler, housekeepers and private chef. 4 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms with both bath & shower. 3 bedrooms on the upper floor have access to a balcony with stunning panoramic sea, garden & pool views. 1 bedroom on ground floor with private courtyard & direct access to the garden, pool & beach. We have an open plan living area complete with dining table for 14 and fully equipped kitchen. Downstairs, a large open plan lounge area provides flexibility and comfort. Upstairs, another lounge is available with a plethora of board games and books. Designed to be your home away from home with luxury, simplicity & comfort. Dining can be indoor or outdoor - enjoy your m...Luxury Beach front villa with 9m private pool located on magnificent Dikwella Beach. Fully staffed with own butler, housekeepers and private chef. 4 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms with both bath & shower. 3 bedrooms on the upper floor have access to a balcony with stunning panoramic sea, garden & pool views. 1 bedroom on ground floor with private courtyard & direct access to the garden, pool & beach. We have an open plan living area complete with dining table for 14 and fully equipped kitchen. Downstairs, a large open plan lounge area provides flexibility and comfort. Upstairs, another lounge is available with a plethora of board games and books. Designed to be your home away from home with luxury, simplicity & comfort. Dining can be indoor or outdoor - enjoy your meals looking out over the pool and garden to the ocean If you are needing a massage, natural facial or mani/pedi we will book this for you through our local suppliers and they will come onsite for your convenience. Perfect for Retreats - Wellness, Yoga, Corporate Perfect for Private Wedding & Honeymoon Perfect for Location Photo shoots Perfect for a Family Beach and Pool Holiday
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We want you to have an awesome time but please respect that we have neighbours & need to observe reasonable noise levels at all times Our swimming pool is not fenced - please take care if you have children Please respect that this is a 5* luxury villa and filled with beautiful furniture & furnishings - we ask you to avoid spillage on the furniture & rugs Please tell us anytime if we can help you with a booking for massage, mani/pedi/facial, or a tuk tuk booking to take you to local attractions.
Bedrooms
2 Kings3 Queens1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Half bath4 Full baths

Meet the host
Nicola B
Hosting since April 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOn arrival to The Lookout, you will be greeted by our Manager, who will welcome you with a refreshing cold towel and a welcome drink. Once you decide on which of the spacious, well-appointed rooms are for each guest, the baggage will be brought to your rooms. From arrival to departure, you can expect a 5* luxury stay from the service to the food to the chic surroundings and fit-out of our villa. All showers are rain showers and every bathroom has a bath for your additional comfort and enjoyment. We provide toiletries, hair dryer and towels in all bathrooms. Enjoy the pool with our sun loungers and umbrellas and pool towels.The beach is at the edge of the garden and yours to enjoy for a long walk along the ocean or a leisurely swim.

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Reviews (36)
Andreas F
Andreas F
1 contribution
Amazing pool, beach and accommodation
This place is amazing in all possible ways. We live in Sri Lanka and Dickwella Beach is one of the most stunning beaches on the island (and amazing for kids!!!). There's a beautiful view from the villa across the nice garden to the beach. The villa itself is amazing. Fully equipped kitchen and great rooms and beds. Very spacious bathroom, which is great when you use a lot of swimwear. The staff is very service-minded and strive to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. There's a small in-house menu, but if you speak to the staff they can make you anything you want - whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. We had a large seafood BBQ. We actually had a few days of rain, but it doesn't really matter as the villa has great covered outdoor areas and lots of toys (Lego, etc.) and board games. The area is also great for exploration. Smoke & Bitters is a must-visit. Artisanal cocktails 100 metres from the house. Verse Collection is also next door and has a great menu. 20 min walk to Hiraketiya with great surf and many food/drink options. Visit MOND in the way there for modern architecture and a great café with an amazing location.
Visited November 2021
Written November 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola B
Nicola B
Thank you very much for this 5* review Andreas - it is also great to give the information for other guests of venues in the area - new ones are popping up all the time! We look forward to welcoming you and the family back again soon! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all Best wishes Nicola and The Lookout Staff
Written December 26, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John F
John F
3 contributions
Real luxury and splendid service
This really is a luxury villa. Right on the sea with its own wonderful pool. All rooms had ensuites. The service from the staff was faultless, and all with good humour. The food was spectacular, including a wonderful fish barbeque and great curries, but you could chose every night what you preferred.. There are good places to visit within easy reach of Dikwella, in particular Galle, which is charming and interesting.
Visited March 2020
Written March 25, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola B
Nicola B
Thank you John for your 5* review. It was a great to host you and your friends - our last before the border closures for Covid-19. Apologies that it appears that there was a glitch with Trip Advisor as my previous response wasn't posted by them Now that Sri Lanka is open again, we hope to welcome you and your friends back to The Lookout in 2020 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all Best wishes Nicola and The Lookout Staff
Written December 26, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth A
Elizabeth A
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Luxury Oasis providing an outstanding experience
Just had a wonderful week at The Lookout. Ash and his staff take care of your every need and go above and beyond with their service. The meals were delicious - made with produce sourced from the local market. I particularly recommend the seafood live cooking station (aka barbecue) - we had it twice! Ditto the French toast at breakfast. The beach is literally at your doorstep. We went to celebrate a 70th birthday and it was a memorable day for all of us. Actually a memorable week for many reasons. We will certainly be back when the pandemic is over.
Visited March 2020
Written March 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola B
Nicola B
So glad the airport stayed open long enough for your group to keep your dates so you could enjoy the 70th birthday! It was a pleasure to have you and we hope you’ll come back when the Covid 19 situation is resolved and the world opens up again. Thank You Nicola and The Lookout Team
Written March 25, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leeanne1950
Leeanne1950
Milan, Italy14 contributions
If you want luxury and fabulous food then head to the Lookout
The lookout Dickwella,an amazing experience .spent a week at the Villa and was totally amazed by the length the staff went to,to provide a wonderful birthday celebration for a friend who was staying with us.this included a cultural show by local dancers,fire works and a seafood banquet.the staff are truly wonderful and are not at all intrusive.the Villa it self is right on the beach and the view from the balcony at sun set is beautiful.The villa it self is tastefully decorated with a mixture of Sri Lankan and European art. if you are in need of a luxurious holiday with every thing you need, The lookout is for you.
Visited March 2020
Written March 15, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola B
Nicola B
Thank you Leeanne for leaving us this great review. We are so thankful your group were able to enjoy The Lookout Sri Lanka before the world lock down and look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes Nicola and The Lookout Team
Written March 23, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maria Abihabib
Maria Abihabib
1 contribution
Perfect spot for a trip with friends or family
If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Dikwella, Sri Lanka, this is it. We had quite a few requirements; all were met and expectations exceeded. We needed a versatile place for grandparents, children (my siblings and I) and grandkids. The Lookout worked beautifully. My parents were entertained — which is a tough order as they get a bit bored of beach — the kids (ages 1-12years) needed activities and my siblings and I and our spouses wanted to catch up over G&Ts and surf. This place ticked all the boxes. There were enough activities around for my parents (tea plantations, temples), the large pool was big enough to do laps in or for all the kids to play in, and there were enough restaurants within walking distance (dots, salt house) that you could grab a burger, healthy salad or a drink and watch live music. The House: Four big rooms with comfortable beds, with TVs in each, all rooms overlook a 20 meter pool and with the beach just beyond that, steps away. A comfortable and large common area overlooking the pool, a pleasant patio for dinning. There’s even a whole library, a giant box of legos, other toys for children and board games for the adults. The staff: Ash, the butler for the house, is simply the best. Whenever we returned from surfing, playing on the beach or a day excursion, he’d welcome us back into the house with some inventive nonalcoholic beverage he’d whipped up— fresh pineapple juice, a cold coffee frappe, mint and lime coolers, you name it. He was also a great bartender, and created wonderful cocktails. The staff are constantly cleaning and making sure you’re taken care of. There’s that sweet spot between making sure you’re served but not breathing down your neck. Ash was great at making sure we always had a drink in our hands, but also gave us space. The cook was great, always making whatever we wished. Fresh crabs or prawns grilled just the way you like them? Done. Sri Lankan curry? No problem. Sushi? Taken care of. Pancakes for breakfast? Sure! And endless chocolate milkshakes for the kids on demand. Ash is also great at planning excursions for you, on the fly. And in case of an emergency, he’s the man you want behind you: my dad threw out his back and was in extreme pain, we had to call the ambulance at midnight one night. Ash arranged everything and even accompanied him to the hospital. They returned at 3am, and the next morning Ash was up, serving us breakfast early and making sure some of us got off alright at 530 am on our fishing trip (which he also organized!). At the end of our week-long stay we joked that Ash should be in charge of a small country. The area around The Lookout: The house is steps away from a beach that is gentle enough for children to safely play in, adults to boogie board in, and broad enough for frisbee or volleyball games. Nearby is hiriketiya beach (15 mins walk) which has a cool scene with bars and restaurants and surfing. Other beaches are around that are better surf spots, about 20-30 mins by car The photos below are of the beach that the house has access to, and a photo of the pool from the living room. To sum it up, you won’t be disappointed you stayed here!
Visited December 2019
Written December 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola B
Nicola B
Thank you thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. It was such a pleasure to have you and the family to stay at The Lookout Sri Lanka. We would love to welcome you back some time. Best wishes Nicola and The Lookout team
Written December 31, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacky313
Jacky313
Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
Ms
Stayed 3 nights. Magnificent beach front villa. Amazing staff and service. Excellent meals and outstanding service. Everything was perfect. Beautiful villa which is highly recommended.
Visited December 2019
Written December 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola B
Nicola B
It was wonderful to host you and your friends. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Come back again soon! Best wishes Nicola and The Lookout team
Written December 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wasia Pasha
Wasia Pasha
Doha, Qatar3 contributions
Luxury in Paradise
Paradise literally incredible at every level. Villa is luxurious. Location and views incredible. Staff wonderful. !!!!!!
Visited December 2019
Written December 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola B
Nicola B
Thank you for your review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Nicola and The Lookout team
Written December 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nada H
Nada H
1 contribution
Extraordinary
One of the best places I have ever stayed in. It exceeds a five start hotel. The pictures do not do any justice to what it really looks like in reality. A beautiful villa located right on the ocean, service was outstanding, the staff are beyond exceptional there is nothing they can’t do to make ur stay as comfortable and enjoyable as it can get. It is THE place to stay at.
Visited May 2019
Written May 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GlobeTrotting705461
GlobeTrotting705461
Hi Nada - thank you so much for such a fabulous review. We do pride ourselves with the level of service we provide so your feedback is appreciated. It was a lot of fun hosting you and your group - thank you for still coming at a time when the world was a bit unsure about the stability of Sri Lanka. We hope to see you all again soon back to our we slice of paradise! Best wishes Nicola and The Lookout Team
Written August 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hanna M
Hanna M
1 contribution
Amazing villa beautiful surroundings and the staff were just fabulous. Tasty breakfast lunch and
Amazing villa beautiful surroundings and the staff were just fabulous. Tasty breakfast lunch and Dinner were prepared daily by the chef. The villa is well looked after and super clean. Ash the butler was so helpful and always had answers to all our questions. This villa really is a slice of paradise I will definitely be back! Shoutout to everyone at the lookout who made our stay AMAZING! Hanna
Visited April 2019
Written May 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GlobeTrotting705461
GlobeTrotting705461
Thank you Hanna for this 5* review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your group stay with us at The Lookout - come back again soon! Best wishes Nicola and The Lookout Team
Written August 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah C
Sarah C
1 contribution
Perfect
This property has two villas attached with a shared pool it is right on the beach which has safe swimming and a small walk away from another bay great for surfing. Our stay here was absolutely amazing. The villa was lovely and kept so clean. The food was brilliant with lots of fresh seafood. Ash, worked so hard to keep us all happy, arranging a variety of trips and activities for us to do which meant we all had so much fun. Best holiday ever!!!
Visited January 2019
Written February 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GlobeTrotting705461
GlobeTrotting705461
Sarah than you so much for staying with us - apologies for the delayed response I had responded from my phone but just discovered it is not here! It was a pleasure to have you at The Lookout and we look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes from Nicola and The Lookout Team
Written August 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Watersports
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
About the neighborhood
Dikwella is on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. It is a small town and The Lookout is situated 3 mins walk to the town. There are local markets on various days of the week - fruit and vegetable, fish and a range of local shops including supermarkets and banks. It is a 5 min tuktuk or 15min walk to the famous surf beach Hirikatiya Bay which offers surf lessons and board hire. 40 mins away is Mirrissa - a famous whale watching location boasting the only location in the world to have the Blue Whales all year round. Rekawa is 50mins away and this is famous for Turtles! Most people that come find, once they are pool or beach side, prefer to stay put ... as they relax and unwind!
Getting around
The best means to get around is by car or van depending on the size of your group. Tuk tuks are readily available and are cheap, fun and an experience to enjoy! As there is so much to see and do in Sri Lanka, we recommend a car and driver (we can organise this for you on request) as this gives you the flexibility to take day trips or to enjoy more of Sri Lanka after or before your stay with us. The newly finished highway has significantly reduced the drive time to the South and comes straight to Matara. From here it is an easy 45 mins drive to our door. Hiring a scooter is also an option for the brave!
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are situated on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka in the magnificent Dikwella Bay. From Colombo airport, by car or van - an easy 2 hours on the newly finished highway (E1) to Matara then 45mins from Matara to the property(on the A2). The property is located almost at the end of Dikwella town - just before the hill that leads to the famous surfing spot - Hirikatiya Bay. If you are travelling by train - the nearest station is at Matara - you can take a taxi the rest of the way.
Activities nearby
Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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The Lookout – 5* Beach Villa, Dikwella is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

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