Sisindu C – the ‘C’ a play on the word ‘sea’ – is every bit the iconic beach house. Cosy, comfy and idyllic, its sits before a sweeping stretch of golden sand and mirrors its locale through a soulful colour scheme that draws in the blue of the skies, the greens of the sea and the pale gold of the beach. The house’s two double bedrooms both present lingering ocean views, and its living and dining areas are incredibly spacious. An openness to the entire ground floor allows the living space to spill into the garden, and the sea breezes to generously flow through the house, pulling at the edges of magazines, teasing cushion tassels and swaying the oversized ceiling lamps as they go.
A stay here is to experience total relaxation. Although the built-in sofas and the cement-moulded kitchen are more exotic in their design than familiar, their tasteful presentation makes you feel immediately at home. Deep, thickly cushioned sofas stacked with cushions take the weight off your feet, and the inviting turquoise pool lies just inches beyond the pillared dining veranda. Double mattresses cosseted in wickedly soft towelling fabric flank the pool and urge you to be lazy, whilst sun beds in the shade of a vibrant turquoise parasol invite further languishing. In the end-of-garden pavilion, yet more loungers are perfectly placed for whiling away hours of the day and capturing the most stunning sunset scenes.
Despite having just two bedrooms, this villa has loads of potential and is ideal for couples and families: it’s a total escape (though being close to Galle, there’s lots to do and see nearby); it’s an idyllic wedding venue for small guest lists, and it’s ideal for celebrating a milestone birthday (especially if booked in conjunction with three-bedroom Villa Saldana right next door). The British owners of Sisindu live locally and sometimes pop over to the house, but otherwise it’s looked after by an ample staff of three. On the team is a cook who takes care of gourmet cravings (meals are charged at cost), although the well-equipped kitchen is designed for self-catering too.
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February 11th, 2013 - February 22nd, 2013
“We absolutely loved the place, the staff was amazing and made you feel at home from day one”
- Theis Hoffgaard, Denmark
May 11th, 2012 - May 19th, 2012
“My family and I had the lovliest holiday at Sisindu C. The staff were fantastic, food superlative, beach pristine and the weather divine. Quite honestly I cant think of anything that would have improved our stay. It was just wonderful.”