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The Moonwater Villa, sleeps 10, Fully Staffed, A/C, Pool, BBQ and Yoga Shala

Dusk at Moonwater and the fireflies are out!
Very good
20 reviews
Dusk at Moonwater and the fireflies are out!
Moonwater House
Welcome to Moonwater!
The layout of Moonwater (for more information go to  Facebook Moonwater54
Wijaya Beach - 5 mins away
The gorgeous sunset at Unawatuna Beach - 5 mins from Moonwater
5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10 very comfortably
Relax by the Moonwater Pool
Welcome to Moonwater!  De-stress, disconnect and re-connect with the things that matter...
Double Bedroom
The view from inside the Moonwater Yoga Shala
The Moonwater Staff Team are on hand 24/7
Review August 2016
Moonwater Seafood BBQ by the pool
Twin bedroom
Looking for Monkeys!
Moonwater House
Fully equipped kitchen
The Moonwater Pool under the banana and king coconut trees.
King Coconut reflection on the pool
Welcome to Moonwater - your tropical home from home in beautiful Sri Lanka
The big Buddha fountain by the yoga pavilion
The Morning Room next to the kitchen, over looking the pool and outside entertaining area.
Moonwater Bananas!
Mrs Chandrani, our Housekeeper extraordinaire!
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5 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province
Interaction with guests
When you arrive at Moonwater, you will be met by our resident housekeeper, Mrs Chandrani. She will be on hand to answer any questions you may have during your stay and can help to easily organise local transport. You may come and go as you please at Moonwater and don't have to worry about locking up as Mrs Chandrani and her husband Tilak will be there at all times.

Breakfast is included in your stay and will be cooked for you each morning; please let Mrs Chandrani know your preference for either Continental or traditional Sri Lankan breakfast. If you wish to have evening meals or a special dinner/BBQ at Moonwater, please let us know in advance and we will ensure a professional Chef is on board to cook for you (charged extra).
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Heather M
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Reviewed April 17, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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My husband, 15 month old daughter and myself stayed at Moonwater along with two other couples who also had children. We all felt that the property was overpriced and not accurately represented on Tripadvisor for the following reasons: 1. The power went out multiple times and at one point was out for 6 hours. Although it was Sri Lankan New...

Management response:

We are very disappointed that Moonwater did not live up to your expectations. It was unfortunate that the power went off for six hours due to an area power cut over the Sri Lankan New Year, but we are confident that both the property manager and myself did everything we could to rectify this in good time, responding immediately. Moonwater...


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Melanie B
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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140 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
person found this review helpful

What an absolute joy to have had our first visit to Unawatuna ensconced in this little slice of paradise. The villa is beautifully, yet practically appointed, the swimming pool was perfect, the caregivers were unbelievably helpful and caring, the location was quite convenient, the food prepared for us was some of best Sri Lankan cuisine we've had... I could go...

Management response:

We are absolutely delighted that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your stay at Moonwater! Thank you for taking the time to publish your review about the house, ground, our team and the cuisine - we look forward to welcoming your return to Moonwater, Sri Lanka any time. With warm regards, The Moonwater Team!


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Gavin S
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
person found this review helpful

I always fret that a rental found online randomly won't live up to its description. This one did. Lovely accommodation with good access to all that you might want in the area. (Such as a doctor, an ATM, a good bar, a good restaurant, a pharmacy, shopping and lovely beaches). The house keeper was wonderful, the local cook produced simple,...

Management response:

How lovely to read your review of Moonwater! I am so happy that you had a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you and the family back again. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
* No Smoking inside bedrooms or in the Yoga Shala * BE RESPECTFUL! Moonwater is situated in a rural mainly Buddhist community * Please avoid loud music, especially late at...
    1 Full bath
    4 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Queens
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $50 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices quoted are for the entire house, sleeping a maximum of 10 and includes daily breakfast, a full-time housekeeper, pool, BBQ, wifi and air-conditioning. In-house dining is available upon request.
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About the neighborhood
Unawatuna was voted one of the best beaches by Lonely Planet. It is protected bay surrounded by shops and restaurants.

Moonwater is a quiet retreat that is privately situated, yet within minutes, you are surrounded by the bussle of the village and beach. Quieter beaches also surround the bay area including Jungle Beach.

The World Heritage site at Galle is a must visit and is full of eclectic shops, cafe's and excellent restaurants. Only 10 minutes away from Moonwater, you won't regret a trip there.
Getting around
If you require local transport, Mrs Chandrani and the team will organise the tuk-tuks for you that seat two adults comfortably and are a very economical way of getting around. Normally, the tuk tuk's will be with you in around 5 minutes of ordering them.
Car not needed
How to get there
Railway: Unawatuna Train Station: 0.3 mi
Moonwater is located in Unawatuna and is approximately 2 hours drive from Colombo Airport.

For local travel, we are happy to arrange tuk-tuks which can be arranged at your convenience and usually, are with us in a few minutes.

We are more than happy to arrange airport transfers if you email us your itinery and let us know of any special requests you may have such as baby car seats. Airport transfers are usually USD $110 one way and you can pay the driver direct.

An alternative route to Moonwater is the train which arrives in Unawatuna and is literally a couple of minutes from our house. Again, if you decide to take this route, we will be happy to collect you and your luggage.

Thank you.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.6 mi.
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