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Ratnakara

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it all lifestyle but with the amenities of Matara, Sri Lanka's southern commercial hub, only a short tuk tuk ride away. Ratnakara is a great place to base yourself for exploration of the south coast or the perfect retreat to sit in the shade and read a book... The house comes with house staff who will be on hand to look after you as much or as little as you require. A friendly welcome is guaranteed!...Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it all lifestyle but with the amenities of Matara, Sri Lanka's southern commercial hub, only a short tuk tuk ride away. Ratnakara is a great place to base yourself for exploration of the south coast or the perfect retreat to sit in the shade and read a book... The house comes with house staff who will be on hand to look after you as much or as little as you require. A friendly welcome is guaranteed!More
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About the Owner
Ian B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

My wife and I with our 7 year old daughter spent an amazing 10 days here. The food was excellent and all the staff were incredible..friendly and helpful. This was during the Easter Sunday troubles so we were far away from Colombo. We had the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Sightsee56745282370, VR Owner at Ratnakara, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

Thanks very much for your review. We do hope that we will see you back. Many thanks from all at Ratnakara and the land of big smiles :)

Reviewed 28 February 2019

Exceptional wonderful place for a family stay. An amazing house located a beautiful place surrounded by lots of wildlife Completed by an incredible service-minded staff who keep such fine order and makes so wonderful food that you never want to leave. Try it - and...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Sightsee56745282370, VR Owner at Ratnakara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2019

Many thanks the fantastic review! It really does mean a lot to the whole team to get such great feedback and we all truly appreciate it. You were fantastic guests to host and we would love to welcome you back again should you choose South...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Simply outstanding rental home which allowed us to fully enjoy our trip to Sri Lanka. High quality home & furnishing added to by a fantastic staff who could not do enough for us. The food was amazing and the chef offered a great variety. The...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Sightsee56745282370, VR Owner at Ratnakara, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Rob123, Many thanks your review, we really appreciate your feedback and hope that we can host you again in Sri Lanka at some time in the future. Best wishes for 2019, Ratnakara.

Reviewed 30 December 2018

We stayed for Christmas 2018 and were blown away any this magical place. Beautifully designed, architectural house, set in wonderful tropical vegetation. We saw and heard monkeys, iguanas, chipmunks and peacocks every day - not to mention kingfishers, hornbills and other wonderful birds. The house...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Sightsee56745282370, VR Owner at Ratnakara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Many thanks your fantastic review :) It means a lot to the whole team when we know we are "getting it right" and we would be delighted to see you stay with us again. Best wishes to you all for the New Year. Ratnakara.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

One word...WOW!!!! We knew from reading previous reviews & looking at pictures & videos that Ratnakara was going to be the highlight of our tour of Srilanka, but nothing could prepare us for the wow factor when we arrived! It is so spacious & has...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

Angela, Many thanks for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and very much look forward to giving you a warm welcome again at some time in the future. Very Best regards, Ratnakara.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Blender
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
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Would you recommend this holiday rental for a group retreat?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
When you are not indulging in rest and relaxation at the villa there is plenty to do and see in the neighbourhood including swimming from unspoilt, uncrowded, palm-fringed sandy beaches, climbing Dondra Head Lighthouse, visiting a blow hole, going whale watching, taking an elephant safari, seeing the largest Buddha in Sri Lanka, visiting Temples, tea plantations and turtle sanctuaries, fishing, cycling, wildlife watching...
How to get there
Ratnakara is a 3 hour drive from Colombo Airport. SriLankan Airlines is the national carrier and has a good network with modern planes flying direct from many major European and Asian cities. There are also plenty of other quality carriers that fly into Colombo including Etihad, Emirates, Qatar and Jet Airways. Let us know your flight arrangements and we can assist you with arranging a minibus to meet you on arrival.
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