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Sihinayavilla - A Truly Stunning Family Friendly Boutique Villa with pool&staff.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sihinaya Villa is a simply stunning, family friendly, exclusive use boutique holiday villa.

It is a newly renovated traditional 100 year old antique house in a beachside location in Weligama, one of the worlds top diving and surfing hotspots, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

It is situated off the main coast road away from the traffic hustle and bustle but just minutes away from all the town and main beach action.

Sihinaya translates in Sinhala to "Dream" and Sihinaya is truly a "Dream" property.

Our Villa is suitable for families, couples or friendship groups wishing to have the exclusive use of the villa and the services of its trained staff.

It has being lovingly renovated by craftsmen to a very high standard and decorated and furnished in a luxurious but comfortable style keeping the needs of our guests in mind at all times.

The Villa is fully staffed including our Chef, Housekeeper, Steward, and our Manager, they operate from the separate staff quarters located in the grounds of the villa. They work in a very discreet manner ensuring the privacy and relaxation of our guests at all times. There is also night time security at the villa.

The Villa has four air conditioned colourful bedrooms with gorgeous handmade beds with deep comfortable mattresses. The bedroom furniture is made from locally sourced wood by a local carpenter. Ceiling fans are also provided for our guests bed time comfort. Two of our our bedrooms have an interconnecting door which converts the two rooms into a family suite should it be required.

We can accommodate two further children under the age of 11 on fold away beds and we can also provide a baby cot for one infant.

We have three en suite bathrooms with open to the sky showers and a private outdoor courtyard bathroom with a luxurious free standing bathtub.

All our bedlinen and towels are high grade Egyptian cotton and we provide cosy bathrobes and toiletries.

The large living area at the rear of the villa is open to the garden and overlooks the pool area. The large handcrafted wooden dining table seats 10 comfortably, whilst our well equipped villa kitchen can be used by our guests should they wish to self cater. We have provided a large comfortable seating area with handloomed cushions. There is also a TV with DVD player and a Bose Bluetooth sound speaker which has been provided for your enjoyment.

The garden is secluded, walled and private and has a stunning pool pavilion with bar area and seating, satellite TV and a changing room with toilet facilities.

We have provided numerous sun beds, bean bags and parasols in our tropical gardens which extend around the property.

Our pool is large, has a shallow end for the kids and steps for easy access.

The gardens are visited by native birds, peacocks and the occasional passing monkey, watching the local wildlife is a really entertaining pastime.

Either a Sri Lankan, English or Continental breakfast is available every morning and is included in the rental fee. Delicious evening meals, drinks and snacks can be lovingly prepared by our in house chef from a menu and are charged separately, but of course you are free to eat out away from the villa. The choice is yours!

Whilst we do not sell alcoholic drinks at Sihinaya, our staff are happy to purchase beers and wines from the village on your behalf for your own consumption.

The villa is beautifully appointed and has a comfortably luxurious, private and tranquil atmosphere. We are very family friendly and provide board games, kids dvds and we have high chairs, cots and kids eating and drinking ware is available.

The beautiful local beach is just a two minute walk away, here you can find a dive centre, beach bar and restaurant. The beach is safe for kids and there are surf breaks on the bay.

The main beach in Weligama is a wide, shallow sandy bay where you will find surf schools, beach bars and differing level surf breaks. Surf lessons and board hire is very reasonable and the tuition really friendly. Weligama beach is just a fun five minute tuk tuk ride away.

In Weligama town you can find all your shopping, banking and medical needs and a large array of tourist facilities.

Mirissa beach, about 15 minutes away, has many beach bars and restaurants right on the sand. The waves are great and surfing areas abound. This beach is really buzzing in the evenings with music, restaurants and bars.

There are many places of interest in the local area including Temples, snake farms, turtle hatchery, local towns, historic sites, batik factories and whale watching to name just a few.

Further afield you can take a day trip to see Sri Lankan elephants, leopards etc in their natural habitat.

Airport or hotel pick ups can be arranged via local transport companies using air conditioned mini buses. Please ask for details. Other tours and excursions can be arranged by our Manager upon request whilst staying at the villa.

Our welcome is a warm friendly one and we look forward to welcoming you soon to beautiful Sihinaya Villa.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About The Owner

I am now retired and live in the UK but try to spend as much time at Sihinaya as possible with our family, who love the villa as much as we do. I oversaw the complete renovation of the house with the assistance of our Manager Chiqi, and took great detail in the end product. We have a gorgeous second home in a great location with great weather and feel blessed. We just hope our guests love the Villa as much as we all do!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2015

What makes this villa unique

The Villa is a peaceful holiday base in easy reach of lots of activities and fabulous beaches. It allows us a high level of luxury and in house service from our trusted staff team who look after our Villa, Us and our Guests beautifully, always discreet but always on hand to assist when necessary. Our team include Chiqi , our trusted Manager, Our Chef, Housekeeper and Steward. We also have a security guard during the hours of darkness.

It really is a home from home, a beautiful and peaceful environment in a gorgeous newly renovated antique house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is located in the outskirts of Weligama in the heart of the community enabling the opportunity to engage with the locals who are extremely friendly. On the other hand once inside the villa the atmosphere is one of tranquility with the feeling of complete isolation from the outside world. The villa is within easy walking of the local beach and restaurants. Alternatively, Weligama and Merrisa beaches can be accessed by tuk tuk in a few minutes very cheaply. The staff of four led by Chiqi the on sight manager are extremely efficient and helpful. Chiqi was most useful in organising trips and making recommendations for eating out etc. We saw a large pod of blue whales one outing. A trip to Galle about 25 miles away is also well worthwhile and we recommend travel by train for a mere 15p one way! We shared the villa with our two daughters and their families who joined us for a week each. Our grand children ranging between the ages of 23 and 17 could not believe their luck! Shihinaya, or Dreams in the local language was a real find and we are very envious of those who follow us.It really does mean that your dreams can come true!
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Weligama on the Southern Province

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No unauthorised overnight guests
  • No drugs tolerated on site.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , This bathroom has open to the sky luxury bath and shower
    Family Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom has Jack and Jill sinks and wet room shower
    En Suite Bathroom to Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Open to the sky shower, glass sink and natural granite floor
  • All our bathrooms are luxury standard with natural granite floors and counters. We have beautiful glass sinks, open to the sky showers and a luxury free standing slipper bath. Bathrobes, natural fragrance toiletries, fluffy towels, large vanity mirrors and hairdryers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot and kids bed available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot or kids bed available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot or kids bed available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot and kids bed available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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Sihinayavilla - A Truly Stunning Family Friendly Boutique Villa with pool&staff.
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
5

Feel a million dollars 6 stars!!

  • 5 of 5

“Excellent from top to bottom”

The decoration and attention to detail, the facilities, the staff, the food, the location (5 mins walk from the beach, 5 mins tuk-tuk ride to Weligama town). Just wow.

The review about feeling like a millionaire sums it up. Relaxing atmosphere, so close to nature (monkeys and iguanas living next door) tiny fly eating geckos and regular bird and chipmonk visitors. The excursions were fab, releasing 2 day old turtles into the sea, seeing whales and dolphins and the elephant safari, out of this world.

The food amazing!! Recommend the tuna (to die for) and red snapper. They even catered for our fussy children.

The staff were so conscious and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

The only negative... going home. I wish it was the hotel California instead.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Amazing, Beautiful, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our Family spend 8 Amazing nights at the villa

Staff Great

Food Beautiful

Location Perfect

The home is the perfect place to stay with a Family

also the home is Amazing (clean,very well maintained)

We will be return with our Family

Regards

Mathew

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Sihinaya. Thank you for your very kind comments and we look forward to maybe welcoming you to Sihinaya again some time in the future.
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5

Outstanding Villa and Service

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we contacted Debbie the owner our stay was fantastic. Debbie's outstanding customer service was reflected upon arrival with her incredible staff. Rakitha the manager could not have done more for us and the other villa staff were equally as impressive.

The Villa is simply beautiful. Located down a quiet road we opened the front gates to an oasis. The bedrooms were very well appointed and the indoor/outdoor en-suite's were delightful. But the most impressive aspect of the villa is the dining entertainment area that opens directly onto the pool and outdoor villa. Our children spent most of their time in the pool with the adults relaxing poolside.

If you are thinking of visiting the Mirissa/Galle/Weligama area I could not recommend Sihinaya enough. The villa is simply outstanding!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a great stay with us here at Sihinaya Villa. We work hard to ensure our guests have a great experience from first contact right through till they leave us so thankyou for your kind comments regarding our staff. We hope to maybe see you at Sihinaya again sometime in the future and huge thanks for being great guests!
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Amsterdam
5

DREAM VILLA!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The proberty is brand new, clean and very well-maintained.

The manager and the owner provide very good customer service.

Highly recommend!! Hope we will come back sometime. Thank you for staying in your dream villa.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love to see you back at Sihinaya Villa sometime in the future.
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5

Amazing villa and staff!

  • 5 of 5

Started our 3 week tour of SL with a week here in pure luxury. Great place and fantastic staff. Thank you for treating our family so well.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Sri Lanka.
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5

Fab week in Sihinayavilla

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing week in the villa. The staff were brilliant and looked after our needs and more. Chiqi the Manager arranged for transport and also Whale watching for my 40th birthday which was amazing and he made sure we had the best deals and people looking after us. The food was lovely and there was a lot of choices.

We had a fab time in the pool and relaxing by it. The village is lovely to walk around and the local people were so friendly. I am definitely going back and have been telling all my friends about Sihinayavilla. Loved it

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your week at Sihinaya. You would be most welcome to return some time in the future and we look forward to welcoming you.
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Location

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Bandanaraike Internatonal Airport Colombo
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Main line to Colombo Fort
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Main Colombo to south coast Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Jungle beach
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Jungle beach
Car: not necessary

There is world class diving and surfing in the local area. Many half day excursions like visits to a batik factory, lace making shops, turtle hatchery, snake farm, whale watching (in season ) , the UNESCO site at Galle with its Dutch Colonial Fort and upmarket shopping areas, gem mines, tea plantations etc. The national parks at Yala and UdaWalawe are within a half days drive where you can see Sri Lankan elephants and leopards in their natural habitat.

Yoga, massage and relaxation classes can be arranged in the local area or at the villa.

Nearby are the towns of Mirissa, which has a very laid back vibe 
with its beach bars and famous surfing beaches, and  Matara, with it's off shore temple 
and good shopping areas. 


Our nearest sandy beach is situated just behind the villa and only two short minutes walk away. 


The Indian ocean is warm and inviting offering swimming and snorkelling at the off shore coral reefs.

Weligama our nearest town has everything you need including, food shopping, gift shopping, banks, ATM's, Pharmacy and Medical Clinic

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

The use of our pool by our guests and their guests is strictly at their own risk. The management or the staff of Sihinaya Villa will in no way be held responsive for any accidents howsoever caused. We do not provide a lifeguard and all children must be supervised at all times In and around the pool area.
The use of local Tuk Tuk taxis and excursion vehicles is strict at guests own risk.
The Villa Management reserve the right to manage our guests visitors for numbers and suitability.
Any guest or visitor under the influence of strong alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave the villa, no refund will apply in this instance.
The Villa owners will not tolerate any abusive behaviour or violence towards our villa staff. Any perpetrator will be removed from the villa and their stay curtailed and no refund will apply in this instance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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