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Shalini Villa

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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This luxurious, comfortable, spacious modern villa, designed by a student of the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa is set in a secluded lush tropical garden with a private swimming pool in a quiet residential area in the village of Unawatuna. The villa has been designed with 'keeping cool' in mind in this hot climate. The high ceilings and many french doors from all rooms ensure a constant cooling air flow throughout the villa. The villa is tastefully decorated with a mix of Sri Lankan antiques and modern furniture. All bedrooms are en-suite with hot water showers, have comfortable beds with mosquito nets and good quality bed linen. There are 2 bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with two single beds. All rooms have Air Conditioning and fans. There is also a cot and highchair avai...This luxurious, comfortable, spacious modern villa, designed by a student of the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa is set in a secluded lush tropical garden with a private swimming pool in a quiet residential area in the village of Unawatuna. The villa has been designed with 'keeping cool' in mind in this hot climate. The high ceilings and many french doors from all rooms ensure a constant cooling air flow throughout the villa. The villa is tastefully decorated with a mix of Sri Lankan antiques and modern furniture. All bedrooms are en-suite with hot water showers, have comfortable beds with mosquito nets and good quality bed linen. There are 2 bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with two single beds. All rooms have Air Conditioning and fans. There is also a cot and highchair available. Being one of the most biodiverse countries in the world the garden contains amazing palm, mango, papaya, araliya, avacado trees and boasts many different types of heliconias. The garden is frequently visited by interesting wildlife such as monkeys, different types of lizards, squirrels and many species of birds such as parakeets, paradise flycatchers, humming birds, kingfishers and the odd peacock. The villa is approximately 3 minutes walk from the beautiful beach of Unawatuna which is safe for swimming or a 5 minute tuk tuk ride away from the quiet beaches of Dalawella and Talpe. Check with the locals to see where it is safe to swim at these beaches. A significant place of interest nearby includes the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle which is 4km away from Shalini Villa. If you wish to go further afield (45 mins drive via new highway) and are a garden lover you may enjoy visiting Geoffrey Bawa's house and garden 'Lunuganga' or his brother's house and garden - 'Brief Garden'. Other enjoyable things you may like to do are body surfing or whale/dolphin watching at Mirissa beach, releasing a baby turtle into the indian ocean from the turtle farm at Habaraduwa, surfing, snorkelling or shipwreck diving in the aqua marine waters of Unawatuna, taking a catamaran trip on the scenic lakes at Koggala and visiting Cinnamon island, visiting nearby buddhist temples, taking a yoga class or relaxing massage in Unawatuna, hiring a bicycle and cycling inland amongst the paddy fields admiring the gorgeous views or you may just want to relax in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of the villa. There is a chef at the Villa to cook your meals for you if you wish for a small fee. Just buy all the ingredients. Or if you want to cook yourselves the Villa has a fully equipped modern kitchen. Alternatively you could try the many restaurants in Unawatuna, Dellawella, Talpe or Galle. There is a housekeeper at the Villa that comes daily and takes care of cleaning and gardening. Babysitting can be arranged if needed. The villa can be rented as a small yoga retreat venue. It is fully equiped with yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, bricks and belts. We can arrange airport transfers and also recommend a travel agent if you would like to go on a tour of Sri Lanka. Find Unawatuna Villas on FlipKey More
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Geeth W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 23 May 2019

Shalini Villa is a beautiful property and a very well thought-out space. Outdoor ceiling fans mean you can sit outside day and night and keep cool and not be bitten by mosquitos. The rooms are lovely with very comfortable beds and good wi-fi throughout. Outdoors...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank FillMeBoots
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Our family of four including 2 teenage children stayed at this villa for 4 nights and it was absolutely perfect. Plenty of space for everyone and peace and quiet but only a few minutes walk to the beach and nearby restaurants. The house and the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

Amazing Villa. Very Cool inside. Tastefully furnished and very well equipped. So well looked after and maintained. Stayed over Christmas with my 2 teenage boys. 13 yrs and 15yrs. Alison the owner very helpful from moment I booked. Comes with house keeper Kamindika and chef...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Brynster123
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Shalini Villa is an ideal location, away from the busy road with every amenity you would require. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The pool is perfect and so safe for kids. The rooms are comfortable and cool. I could not recommend this villa...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank anniebergin
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This has been my second stay at Shalini Villa. It’s such a little gem just moments from the beach and I highly recommend it to anyone. The house is stylish and comfortable and the garden is really lush and exotic. There are different lounging areas...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank lindalazer
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
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Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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