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Sri Lankan Tropical Retreat.

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kandy house description

The house comes with all the luxuries, hot water showers, huge comfortable 4 poster beds, freshly laundered towels, and an infinity swimming pool for refreshing swims.
The whole retreat can accommodate 9 comfortably. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, 2 double bedrooms and one single bedroom, all with attached bathrooms. Then a further two bedroom villas built into the side of the sloping terrain which add an extra dimension of privacy and peaceful relaxation and can accommodate 2 guests in each. An open mezzanine area can be used for yoga, and table tennis.

For the more active there are 4 mountain bikes on which you can explore the village area, or simply stroll through the paddy fields and along the river or climb up through a wooded glen for more spectacular views. Bible rock is around 5kms away and a challenge to climb for the more adventurous.
During your stay you will be looked after by Jeyanthi and Sudharma who live in a small house next to Guava House, they will be there to do all the cleaning and washing-up daily. Either buy and cook your own food in a modern well-equipped kitchen, with stunning views or ask Jeyanthi to prepare Sri Lankan rice and curry.

The Neighborhood
Guava house is located on the borders of the Sri Lankan hill country. It’s within easy reach of the famous elephant orphanage (about one hours drive), and close to the ancient capital Kandy (one and half hour drive). Day trips to a 'up country' tea estate can be arranged.

Getting around
We can arrange a known driver to meet you at the airport and drive you to Guava House (not included in the price). During your stay your driver can sleep in a separate cottage on the estate. He will be available to take you on day trips to the surrounding area. Alternatively a van and driver or 3 wheeler from the local area can also be arranged when needed for trips to the nearest town Mawanella for food supplies or other day trips.

Other Things to Note
Guava House is family home which has been designed and built by the owner architect, to blend in and compliment the surrounding nature outside, the roof is thatched in “iluk” (a Sri Lankan reed) and the floors and walls are mango wood and teak.
In this tropical rural area there are an array of wild insects, including mosquitoes, butterflies, beetles etc. Remember to bring mosquito repellent. However we provide mosquito nets on all the beds.
During rainy periods, it is likely that you will encounter leeches in the land around the house and chalets. They are harmless, but if bitten by one you may feel a slight itch for a few days. In the house we have a list of tips for avoiding them!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • This house is not suitable for very young children for various reasons (If you would like further information about this, contact Shaunagh.) Please handle the bi-folding glass doors with care as they are fragile and there is certain technique to opening and closing them (Ask Jeyanthi for assitance) Occassionally the whole village area will have power cuts which usually last for a couple of hours. We have plenty of candles to hand and gas hobs and oven to cook on. Hot Water heater switches are in all the bedrooms if required, switch on for around 15-20mins to heat up, and switch off after use. Please be careful when showering as there are no thermostat controls, turn cold first and turn hot sensitively. Thank you for saving on precious energy. This is our precious family home which we are sharing with you, we hope you will respect it as you would your own. ...moreless


              • Books:

                A small selection of novels and books on wildlife in Sri Lanka...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Ping Pong table is on the mezzanine floor...moreless

              • Games:

                Many board games and playing cards...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Rustic

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing


              • Dining:

                There are extra tables which can be added to seat up to 16 people...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove:

                Outside fireplace which can be used for barbecues...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plates, bowls, mugs, cups, tea pots, cutlery, and serving dishes for 15 persons are available...moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Bicycles
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


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                      7 night min stay


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                      • Refundable Damage Deposit £120
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                      92 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo
                      13.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      55 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Golf Couse, Victoria Golf Club Rd, nr Kandy
                      39 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      92 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Colombo to Bandaranike International Airport
                      34 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      95 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Negombo Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage is about 45 minutes drive and Kandy the ancient capital city


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About: I grew up in England, lived the early part of my married life in London and in 1999 my husband and I moved to Sri Lanka with our two children. We have lived in Sri Lanka since then and my architect husband built our dream house in 2008. I am a yoga teacher and welcome any yogis and other nature lovers to our home.

                      Why Kandy:
                      When we first saw our plot the land we were taken at how very magical and holistic the area was, with sleeping rubber trees, 360 degree views of surrounding mountainous range, with Bible Rock protecting it at a distance. My husband dreamed of creating a special retreat for our family and friends, to be more in tune with nature and all it’s surroundings. A place to escape to, from all of the busy pressures of city life. In 2005 we bought the land and by Dec 2008 the house was complete.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The sense of staying at Guava House is that of simple ‘open-plan’ living and kitchen area, open to the breezes and extensive views that the terrace and infinity pool have to offer. It is a thoroughly peaceful environment in which to chill, relax and regain a perspective on what is important in life. It’s a truly wonderful place to just do nothing and spend time talking, discussing and contemplating. Two, separate thatched chalets, built into the side of the sloping terrain add an extra dimension of privacy and peaceful relaxation and can accommodate a further four guests in addition to the three bedrooms in the main house. An open-plan first floor area can be used for a variety of communal uses including additional sleeping area, yoga, exercise classes and games area.

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                      Speaks: english


                      • Guava House

                        Guava House

                      • Swimming pool

                        Swimming pool

                      • Staircase to the mezzanine

                        Staircase to the mezzanine

                      • View from the mezanine

                        View from the mezanine

                      • The mezzanine

                        The mezzanine

                      • Rambutan villa

                        Rambutan villa

                      • Bedroom in Mangosteen villa

                        Bedroom in Mangosteen villa

                      • Mangosteen Villa at night

                        Mangosteen Villa at night

                      • View of Bible Rock

                        View of Bible Rock

                      • Living, dining, and kitchen

                        Living, dining, and kitchen

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • View from the house

                        View from the house

                      • Paddy fields in the surrounding area

                        Paddy fields in the surrounding area

                      • Rambutan Villa

                        Rambutan Villa

                      • Bathroom in Mangosteen Villa

                        Bathroom in Mangosteen Villa

                      • River below the house

                        River below the house

                      • View of Narangala peak

                        View of Narangala peak

                      £2,200 per week (GBP)

                      5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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