Kick off your shoes and relax at Samudrawasa, our beautiful colonial villa in Ambalangoda, Galle Province. Built in 1901, it has been renovated to a very high standard and is now a laid-back, luxury retreat sleeping 6-12. A private pool to the front of the house is the perfect place to cool off, and the sandy beach is a stone's throw away.
Samudrawasa is looked after by our house manager, Kingsley, and his small team. It sleeps 6-12 comfortably in 5 bedrooms (2 king suites, each with additional day bed; 2 queen suites; 1 twin room), all of which have A/C and en suites. There is also space for an additional 2 children/nannies in the bunk room that can be accessed either from the queen suite at the back of the house or from the rear veranda. Cots and baby chair available on request.
Breakfast (served at a time of your choosing), tea, coffee and evening cocktails are provided on a complimentary basis. If you would like Kingsley to prepare lunch and/or dinner for you, please discuss your menu choices with him at breakfast so that he can buy the necessary ingredients - these will be charged to you at cost price. Those who prefer to cook may take advantage of the separate, well-equipped sea-view kitchen, which is stocked with a complimentary pantry of spices, condiments and base ingredients.
There is a large communal sitting room and a dining room that seats 10. The internal courtyard with traditional reflecting pool and the verandas to the front and back of the property allow for seamless indoor/outdoor living.
The infinity-edge-style swimming pool is situated to the front of the house with views of the beach. Please note that the pool is not fenced off, so children MUST be supervised at all times.
Wifi is available for those who wish to stay connected!
Also available for guest use are: a picnic hamper and beach mats; beach games; 2 x sea kayaks; body-surfing boards and fins; snorkelling equipment; 4 sets of scuba-diving equipment; scuba-diving compressor and 6 tanks (available for shore and boat diving, for qualified divers only). Life-jackets available for all activities.
Please note that the beach directly opposite the house can be choppy at certain times of the year – please take note of the safety flags. For more sedate waters all year round, head to the harbour side of the breakwater. Obviously guests enter the surf at their own risk, and swimmers/surfers should be aware of possible rip tides when there are waves.
The villa is situated in the small coastal town of Ambalangoda in Galle province on the southern coast, approximately 2 hours from Colombo international airport. Transfers can be arranged at any time directly to the villa; depending on flight times, some guests choose to spend their first night or last night in Colombo, in which case transfers can be arranged to/from your overnight hotel.