As you sit comfortably on the veranda overlooking the placid lake or enjoy a long, lazy lunch on the sundrenched dining terrace followed by a dip in your own private swimming pool, you will appreciate how this villa has been created to make its guests feel very much at home. Its design, merging the indoors with the outdoors, was inspired by the work of the late Sri Lankan master architect Geoffrey Bawa whose work typically celebrates the island’s stunning beauty and tropical climate. Local materials used in the construction including timber, concrete and metal have been combined in such a way to give this property a modern edge.
The design of the villa complements the sloping piece of land that it was built upon. The timber ceiling of the dining room soars metres above, making it feel spacious but not overwhelming. A staircase at the middle of the building zigzags up four floors and connects a cosy lounge, three bedrooms and a roof terrace from where the best views of the lake can be appreciated. The high ceiling, open plan design and airy nature of the build allows the air to circulate and ensures that the property remains breezy and cool. The layout of the villa works well for families (with older kids) and groups, and is also intimate enough for a couple to enjoy.
The suitability of this villa as a holiday home is enhanced not only by its proximity to the famous beach resort of Hikkaduwa (3km) but also by its large private pool, its big kitchen and selection of modern conveniences including a wall-mounted plasma screen TV, DVD players, a CD player and an iPod dock. Although the property is primarily designed for self-catering, a chef can be arranged to prepare simple Sri Lankan cuisine for an extra daily charge whilst the friendly housekeeper discreetly cleans up after you.
December 21st, 2013 - December 28th, 2013“Beautiful, modern and comfortable house. The house is a fair distance away from the main road and beach (not walking distance), but is situated in a very peaceful location, over looking the lake. Chaminda the housekeeper was WONDERFUL! He was so warm and caring. He really made us all feel comfortable and at home. He would not let us lift a finger or do any work. He was always smiling and there to assist us, for whatever we needed. We would have loved to have taken him back to Australia with us! haha Rasika the chef and tuk-tuk driver made DELICIOUS meals and took us around to wherever we needed and suggested fun places to go. Our stay as a whole was a very enjoyable one! Extremely happy with the staff and all that they provided. Thank you ”
- Rachel T, Australia
September 9th, 2010 - September 30th, 2010“The house is beautiful and we had a great stay there. Susantha the housekeeper (not Gunapala as per your web-site) is a fantastic and very helpful guy. The path from the main road to the house is very bad. Certainly in the rainy season. The tuc-tuc drivers could hardly climb the hill due to the large puddles of water on the way. Contrary to the web-site a safe was not available and the wine fridge was out of order the whole time. Several times we had no hot water in the morning due to a short circuit in the kitchen switch. Need to say that it was always immediately repaired by the staff but the problem occured again during the night. The cooking by the staff was delicious and very cheap. Although upon request tuc-tuc drivers were immediately available the house is a little too far from the main village and restaurants. But this minus point was made good by the wonderful food of The Asian Jewel Hotel in the immediate neighbourhood. Can certainly recommend the White House for 2 or 3 couples as it is too big and expensive for just two people. ”
- Freddy Van Noten , Belgium
June 13th, 2010 - June 19th, 2010“Beautiful outlook over the lake with jungle in the background. A good distance from the hustle and bustle of the town. Some bedrooms a little musty. ”
- Alison Armstrong, United Arab Emirates
|• Bedroom 1||Double|
|• Bedroom 2||Double|
|• Bedroom 3||King|