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EXCLUSIVE - PRIVATE ACCOMODATION IN 2 ROOM BEACH VILLA, OPTIONAL 2 MORE ROOMS

Harendra de Silva

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
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EXCLUSIVE - PRIVATE ACCOMODATION IN 2 ROOM BEACH VILLA, OPTIONAL 2 MORE ROOMS

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Habaraduwa - Maaya

2 rooms accommodates 4 adults and 4 kids. Optional 2 rooms 4 more adults

Maaya is an Exclusive Private Accommodation Concept for those who do not wish to be disturbed by bothersome neighbours you may come across in an usual Hotel. it is a Select retreat, built on large boulders with a RUSTIC INTERIOR with private viewing decks from the 2 main bedrooms that offer an unbelievable view of the aquamarine ocean. The pool too is all yours. You can dine in private with the background symphony of the ocean, . Granite carved elephants greets you and a solid granite stairway leads you into the house. Natural granite giving the rustic environment. The bedrooms are exclusively designed with four-poster King sized beds. You can relax on the Dutch styled sofa on the deck enjoy the splashing of waves. The bathrooms are unique in design. 2 main rooms in the villa is included in the price. The 2 smaller rooms are optional and will be closed for exclusive accommodation

The rates given are for 2 rooms. The additional 2 smaller rooms are available for a nominal rate of 30 euros per extra room. The smaller 3rd and 4th rooms have power showers but no baths

AC for the 2 main rooms (5 euro/room/day) and Internet dongle (2.50 euro per day) is optional

Whale and Dolphin Watching from Galle: Whale and Dolphin Watching service operated by the Navy is available from the Galle Harbour November to April.

Turtles are often seen from the MAAYA resort Balcony (SEE REVIEWS)

The new Expressway from Colombo is now open and the van hire adds the toll as an additional fee. The travel time is reduced by 2 hours.

Air taxi Serveces: A new air taxi service is being operated by the Air Force and interesting venues can be visited. It will also be possible to travel to and from the airport. The helicopters have to be chartered. but expensive

slafhelitours@yahoo.com

The Sri Lankan Airlines Airlines runs a service with seaplanes from Colombo to Koggala daily for 80US$ per person (may be changed) one way once a day at fixed times.

sri lankan reservations@srilankan.aero

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Harendra de Silva

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Speaks English, Sinhala
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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4.1
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Exclusive - private accomodation in 2 room beach villa, optional 2 more rooms
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews
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Exclusive - private accomodation in 2 room beach villa, optional 2 more rooms
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p488027
+94 (0)777 895 086
Habaraduwa Southern Province
4

A RELAXING HOLIDAY!

  • 4 out of 5
We visited Sri Lanka in January of this year and while visiting the Southern Coast stayed at Maaya in Talpe.
Maaya is a quaint little rustic villa, ideal for those looking for a relaxing getaway. You can see the ocean from the main rooms – and the view is nothing short of breathtaking! Accommodation is exclusive – this was perfect for us and we enjoyed the privacy. The caretaker and his wife live on the property and we found this very helpful as we always had someone on hand if we needed anything. There was also a cook who prepared our meals. The staff is very accommodating and humble.
It is also only about 15 minutes tuk tuk ride away from Galle town where one can explore the beautiful Galle Fort.
Of the villa itself, some amenities listed on the website were not available during our stay. The décor is minimalistic and the villa is eco-friendly – it is quite refreshing to see such a beautiful place care about their ecological footprint. We found the rates comparatively quite reasonable – a bargain almost, for the beach it provides! The beach right in front of Maaya is mostly reef but a short walk will bring you to a delightful little bathing spot. The sea was so lovely – the colours surreal.
I highly recommend Maaya to anyone – it is a beautiful, reasonably priced villa situated on one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen in Sri Lanka.
  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comment
I have recently updated with new cooker/oven, gas barbecue grill, and bean bags
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Exclusive - private accomodation in 2 room beach villa, optional 2 more rooms
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2

NICE BUT OVERPRICED

  • 2 out of 5
The property is beautifully set between the Indian Ocean and the busy (in terms of traffic) Galle Road. Even the watchman's family is living on the same plot, there is privacy enough to spend a whole day in the garden.

After having spent several months in Sri Lanka over the past two years at several regions and at several holiday homes, the property is overpriced.

This is mainly due to the following:
- The 2 main rooms are nice but the optional 1 room (despite the listings says the property features 2 optional rooms, I just saw 1 and don't know where the 2nd would be) is rather small and too noisy as it is facing the Galle Road
- The pool is rather murky and it seems the watchman* does not know how to maintain a pool
- There is no Wifi (at the time of our booking the amenities included Wifi)**
- Between 10.00-14.00 there was no water on the property
- The mosquito net of at least one main room has holes
- When heavy rain the roof of one main room is leaking
- The sink of one bath room was clogged
- The kitchen is rather small and dingy***

*The watchman and his family are friendly people but seem not trained well enough to keep the pool well maintained. Also it's rather difficult to communicate with them when not knowing any Sinhala.
**When informed the owner about the not existing Wifi, he offered us to use a Dongle. Nevertheless we would have had to organize/purchase a own SIM card (including the necessary credit)
***Nihal, the chef, does a great job and he is responsible that everything gets done and/or fixed when asking for help.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all let me thank whoever is writing the review, for the positive things mentioned!
However I must say that there was no guest who checked in on the 20th Feb by the name givenin the review! Therefore I do not know who is writing the review. I am only addressing some general issues /allegations in the review! Water cut is not only to my villa but all houses due to the drought. Not anything to do with the villa

Therefore I cannot address some issues since the guest name and date of arrival is wrong! And I do not know which guest has reviewed

We had a guest from the 17th to the 22nd Feb from Australia whose name was different,, first time in Sri Lanka, who occupied on the 20th. I met them personally who had all but praise for the villa. The price was120 euro per day for BOTH rooms which if excessive, I cannot undersatand what pricey is!! The next guest checked in on the 22nd February who is still in occupation for 3 weeks the name is also different!. They did not come through homeway website but came through an agent, hence they could not have seen what is presumably in the website! The price was 115 us $ per day for BOTH rooms which is 57 $ per day per room!! This was a special price for the agent for a long stay. Is this too pricey??? I did not have any monetary dealings since the agent did that!! I do not know what their commission was (usually it is 15%). Especially when the other 2 rooms are closed to give exclusive accommodation! The other rooms are mentioned as small in the website and includes king sized beds. However when not used, one cannot speculate the noise level. If one could enjoy the garden as mentioned, the sound has to be less inside!! The price of the 2 smaller rooms are 35 $ each provided the main section is occupied and also cannot be justified as expensive!!
The pool has a filter and is flushed and we use chlorine and HCL.


The review mentions that all complaints were corrected, so I cannot understand the issues?

We have not had the wifi for more than 2 years and has been removed from the website for 2 years. I never promised wifi!! It may be mentioned in older reviews more than 2 years ago! We cannot maintain wifi equipment in the seaside, hence the withdrawl of this facility. The dongel is cracked and any SIM could be used. There are no unlimited data usage sims in Sri Lanka and we cannot estimate the usage by individuals, hence the reason for the guests to buy their sims. Anyway sims costs less than 5 $ for
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4

A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED

  • 4 out of 5
We, a party of 6 have just returned from 11 nights at Maaya. Immediately the views across the Indian Ocean dominate the 2 main bedrooms.
There was, however, no tv`s in bedrooms, as stated by last reviewer, no fresh flowers, no wifi,no coffee machine, no ice maker, no hair drier, no ironing board, no ,mosquito traps,only nets,no working oven and minimum towels. The third bedroom is well below European standards.
However, once we got used to all the wildlife inside and outside the villa, we loved it!!
Nandhi,Linda and Nihal were marvellous. Nihal, the cook served up whatever we asked for supper. For a set price each night, the 6 of us had many meat and vegetable dishes to sample.Nihal excelled under the cramped conditions.It was amazing, a little throbbing on the lips at times.
Sitting on the wall at the bottom of the garden was just priceless. The odd fisherman plying his trade on the beach, was all we saw, apart from the turtles we saw feeding off the seaweed.
We loved Nandhi and Linda, survivors of the 2004 tsunami, and wanted to bring them home. We shared a tipple or 2 with Nandhi, and my eldest son even bought himself a sarong like Nandhi to wear at the local disco.(He`s 27 !!)
2 tuk tuks were on hand everyday offering tours and general transport.
We had lovely days whale watching with the Sri Lankan Navy, trips to Yala National park, Kogalla lake, Mirissa and the local turtle hatchery. Everywhere we went there were wide beaming smiles.
Maaya villa and the people who run it, touched us deeply, and will always be in our hearts.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exclusive - private accomodation in 2 room beach villa, optional 2 more rooms
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Habaraduwa Southern Province
5

A WONDERFUL WEEK TO RELAX & RECHARGE

A wonderful week to relax & recharge
  • 5 out of 5
We spent a wonderful week relaxing at Maaya after travelling around Sri Lanka for 12 days.

The property is beautifully maintained - fresh flowers in the rooms, very designery (lots of wood/LED lighting), eco-friendly (solar power) and there are flat screen TVs with DVD players in both bedrooms. There's a computer & a wide selection of DVDs so our kids were happy to have somewhere to escape the sun and chill out. The bedrooms are identical & both have bathrooms (exactly the same as the pictures online).

The cook is great and very helpful (he seemed bemused when we tried to cook some pasta & instantly wanted to do it for us) and the housekeeper immediately put out cushions on the sun loungers when we used the pool, which by the way is clean & warm.

The ocean is so close and breeze is warm & salty. There are lots of towels & the four poster beds have good mattresses. There are mosquito traps in the rooms & there really is an ice maker that makes ice in 3 different sizes!

If you don't want to eat in every night, Unawatuna is a short tuk-tuk ride (£2.50/$4.00) away and a new Bistro & Beach Club has opened literally next door. Prices there are higher than elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but the food/cocktails provide an alternative to standard rice & curry fare for a special night out. When you do choose to eat in, the cook provides excellent meals. And no washing up to do!

For day trips, I recommend a tuk-tuk to Galle (£5/$8), and if you're here November to April then Mirissa is THE place to see Blue Whale.

I understand that the owner will be remodelling parts of the villa shortly to create more space. We hope to return!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is nice to hear nice things about the villa.

From the next month we will have 4 rooms while maintaining the exclusive nature if you wish to. The use of the extra rooms will cost only a small amount more

The Dolphin watch/whales would start in November and the best/safest would be to take the Navy craft from Galle much closer to the villa.

Sri Lanka Airlines now has a flight from Colombo to Koggala (only 3-4 Kms away from the villa)

The new Southern Highway will be open in a few weeks and the time taken to drive will be much less.
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Exclusive - private accomodation in 2 room beach villa, optional 2 more rooms
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p488027
+94 (0)777 895 086
Habaraduwa Southern Province
5

BEAUTIFUL MAAYA - A PERFECT SPOT IN PARADISE

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at villa Maaya, was a perfect and very relaxing getaway in a beautiful location. The beachfront villa gives unrivalled and stunning views of the Indian Ocean, and we and our children spent many hours 'turtle watching' as they came to feed in the coral reef. A little further along the beach you can see the stilt fishermen at work on their perches. The sea was a little too rough for swimming during our stay, but this did not detract from our fun - the pool is fabulous and very clean, with a jacuzzi seat at one end. Great idea! The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and comfortable - and we were very glad of the A/C units at night. We ate mostly at the villa - enjoying Saman's wonderful cooking everyday - Sri Lankan specialities, but also western style food, delicious seafood, curried crab, huge prawns, and mouthwatering curries. One of our party was vegetarian and certainly enjoyed many local veggie dishes.
The villa was an ideal base to explore from, we visited Galle Fort, the stunning Kogalla Lake and its temple, local spice gardens and the backpacker haven of Unawatuna.
Having not visited Sri Lanka before we did not know what to expect, but Maaya and its wonderful staff, made our holiday very special indeed and we cannot wait to return to this beautiful paradise Isle and its lovely smiling people.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We will have 2 more rooms for a larger group soon.. We are constantly trying to improve the quality of service, and we are happy that our clients are satisfied
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Habaraduwa Southern Province
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5

SIMPLE BUT ALMOST HEAVEN

  • 5 out of 5
Maaya is simple but very particular and different from all villas in the neighbourhood.
Located on one of the most beatiful beaches of South coast and near Galle and Unawatuna where you find everything you can need.

From the terrace you can see turtles entering the coral reef.

Mr Jayantha Silva, who comes every morning to prepare breakfast, is a special presence and of great help. We suggest to ask him to prepare dinner. Rice and curry were great.

Massage service is perfect.

Maaya is highly recommended for a holiday in a wonderful and romantic atmosphere...almost in heaven.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice words
Special discounted rates from May-July and sept - Oct

Location

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
International, Colombo -160KM: Loca Koggala 2 KM
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Talpe 1Km
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Talpe bordering the resort
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
next door
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
next door
Car: not necessary

Talpe is a calm township on the South Coast of Sri Lanka where the beach is lined with coconut trees till eternity. The well know holiday resort, Unawatuna, listed as one of the best 10 beaches, is about 3 Kilometers North of Maaya and further South about a Kilometer away is the world famous beach of Koggala. Talpe is fast becoming popular for holiday makers who seek exclusive and private accommodation. It is 127 km south of Colombo and 12 km South of Galle on the main road. Access is by road by taxi/van or by bus or by train. The Talpe railway station is across the road from Maaya. Helicopters (air Force) and sea planes (Sri Lankan airlines) transfer tourists from Colombo to the Koggala airport / Lake for quick travel by air-taxi. A new Highway is operational now and a toll fee is charged

Latitude: N5.99533

Longitude: E80.28766

Other Activities: whale and dolphin watching Nov-April

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Notes

  • Occupancy MAXIMUM 4 persons + 2 children under 8 yrs in the main villa provided sleeping arrangements can be made. Additional cot or bed can be given for children below 8 years. More than 6 persons (4 adults and 2 children) cannot be accommodated in the main villa. Additional rooms (2) are available for 30e/room/day. Special packages for 2 weeks or more can be negotiated. Breakfast for 4 people: (Extra breakfast 3 Euro). 2 bottles of water per room; tea ,coffee, soap, shampoo is available for the room rate. Other meals can be taken in nearby hotels and restaurants. Or self catering; the cook would prepare food bought by you. No extra payment to cook.
    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES COULD ROOMS BE SUB-LET OR OUTSIDERS INVITED TO SLEEP. CHILD ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED: (min mandatory sentence 8 yrs. In SL). ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. HOWEVER ONCE THE 50% advance has been paid after agreement of a room rate it would NOT change. BALANCE PAYMENT 1 month before arrival.
  • Write for special rates/offers - during low season depending on occupancy harendra51@gmail.com

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Habaraduwa in Southern Province

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Computer Available
  • PC
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Outdoor Shower , 2 jacuzzis in pool, Hand held bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , 2 jacuzzis in pool, Hand held bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 2 jacuzzis in pool, Hand held bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 2 jacuzzis in pool, Hand held bidet
  • Shampoo, soap, Toilet paper, hand bidet is provided. Jacuzzi in Pool The design is subject to modification during repairs/ refurbishment without notice
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 extra cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , An extra double bed optional
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedrooms are exclusively designed with a rustic interior with titaneum white cement and four-poster King sized beds. A Dutch styled rattan woven sofa is in each room. You can sit on the deck and watch the waves rising and falling to foam at the end for hours and spot a turtle that come for the seaweeds on the reef and gasps for air, right across from your bedroom balcony. Bird watchers may be interested in the terns, wimbrels and reef egrets that come to fish during the migrant season. Includes Mosquito net, Mosquito trapping apparatus, Ceiling and Pedestal fans. To create a romantic ambiance candles and aroma burners are available on request. AC is available as optional in the 2 main rooms. ONE MAY SMOKE IN THE GARDEN OR BALCONY. RESTRICTED DRUGS are punishable offenses by DEATH / STIFF penalties in Sri Lanka/ The design is subject to modification during repairs/ refurbishment without notice
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Wood Decking
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • pond
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Very young children and elderly the tenant should be responsible for safety. Transport from airport and back could be arranged. Inflatable toys/balls, floaters for children available free . Maaya Concept incorporates an environmentally friendly concept. All the lighting fixtures use energy saving LED bulbs. An 150 Watt solar panel generates most of the electricity needs for lighting. On cloudy days the solar battery may not get fully charged and it may be necessary to switch to the transformer. Tea is free. Two bottles of mineral water is provided free per day/room. Continental Breakfast (bread, butter, tea, jam, fruits + egg) for 4 persons (3 e for extra). The cook is available for other self catering meals. Internet dongle, and AC is extra. A cappuccino maker is available. Since different guests have varying tastes, we request the tenant to bring a brand of their choice