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A Garden Apartment in a Colonial Style Home, in Prime Central Location

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Last updated: 05/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Colombo apartment description

A century ago it was covered in cinnamon plantations. Today it contains elegant tree-lined streets and posh mansions, parks,museums & galleries.

This 1 bedroom suite is part of a large home but has a separate entry. It consists of living + bedroom + 1 full bathroom. High ceilings accompany this colonial style home built in the 1950's. The furnishings are mostly original antiques from the Dutch and British eras.

The bedroom is quiet and spacious with air conditioning, 1 king size bed and 1 single bed. Comfortable mattresses and feather pillows. A Sofa bed is located in the living room for a 4th guest, if required.

The living room is spacious and comes with fridge, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities.
Cable TV and a separate porch to relax and enjoy the balmy tropical evenings of Colombo.

Some of the best restaurants in the city. Shops, banks, Post office, cafes are all outside your doorstep including a super farmers market called 'The Good Market' on Saturdays.

'The Colombo Racecourse' is a 5 minute walk down the street. There you will find an array of restaurants and cafes such as 'Tsing Tao' (an upscale Chinese restaurant with great culinary delights), 'Tea Breeze' (which is unbeatable for afternoon high tea), RNR (a restaurant and sports bar), McDonalds & KFC (if you just can't do without it), gift shops such as 'Lakpahana' and some branded clothes/Lingerie shops, such as 'Abstract' and 'Amante'.

If you feel like a quiet peaceful stroll, the historic 'Independence Memorial Hall', built to commemorate Sri Lanka's Independence from British Rule in 1948; is just around the corner. There you will find grounds where you can stroll casually over bridges past ducks gliding on a pond; or exercise amongst beautiful trees and fountains.

If you walk to the other side of the apartment you will find 'Flower Road' which hosts the majestic Prime Minister's office, along with an array of shops including 'Cotton Collection', 'Dillys', 'Leather Collection', and popular cafes and restaurants such as 'Commons Coffee House' and 'Peach Valley Chinese'.
Just before Flower road you will find 'Flower Drum Chinese' restaurant, which has been around forever so you know it's got to be good. 'Cafe on the 5th' which is a go to spot for decently priced local fare.
Close by is also an exquisite Indian restaurant called 'The Maharajah Palace'.

A list of all the cafes, restaurants and other amenities within close proximity will be at the apartment, along with tips on traveling around Colombo city.

You will be greeted and shown into your apartment and handed the keys. You will have complete privacy but at any time you need assistance, there will always be someone in the main house who can be easily reached to help.

The Neighborhood
This is Colombo's most exclusive neighborhood surrounded by embassies and popular restaurants. As such It is quiet and very safe.

Getting around
Walk, hail a trishaw, dial a taxi or hop on a bus. Everything is at your finger tips and right outside your door. It cannot get easier to get around the city than from this prime location.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeper sofa is in the living room...moreless

          • This 1 bedroom suite is part of a large home but has a separate entry. It consists of living + bedroom + 1 full bathroom. High ceilings accompany this colonial style home built in the 1950's. The furnishings are mostly original antiques from the Dutch and British eras. The bedroom is quiet and spacious with air conditioning, 1 king size bed and 1 single bed. Comfortable mattresses and feather pillows. A Sofa bed is located in the living room for a 4th guest, if required. The living room is spacious and comes with fridge, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities. Cable TV and a separate porch to relax and enjoy the balmy tropical evenings of Colombo. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Full marble bathroom with bathtub and overhead shower with hot water.

          Other Amenities

              • You will be walking distance to the Prime Ministers Office, parks, embassies, Museums, Art and theater galleries, shops and restaurants....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    This is Colombo's most exclusive neighborhood surrounded by embassies and popular restaurants. As such It is quiet and very safe....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking:

                            Street parking is available...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Microwave
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden
                           

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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Payment to be made as soon as possible after a booking is made via bank deposit.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 05/19/2014
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                          Location

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          The city’s biggest park is located here as well as several sports grounds and Colombo's best schools.

                          The center piece of Cinnamon Gardens is the 50-acre University of Colombo (also called the University of Ceylon) campus, which originally opened as the Ceylon Medical School in 1870

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1950

                          About the owner: I love Sri Lanka and sharing this exquisite tropical Island with travelers. There's nothing like experiencing the country by living like a local. I'm sure you will enjoy staying at this residence in all it's natural habitat. Many of the furnishings used are genuine antiques from the Dutch and British colonization periods and the art are originals, some of them as old and historic as the furnishings. The house was built in the 1950's and has much of the charm of the typical large homes of Cinnamon Gardens. I travel internationally for my business but my family live in the main house and will always be there to assist, if I am not around.

                          Why the Owner Chose Colombo:
                          It was given as a gift to my mother by my grandfather when she got married. The house was originally built by a renowned architect for his son, but it was never given to him ... and was sold before anyone lived in it. We are the first and only owners so far.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          It's a home with character, quiet but located in the heart of Colombo's safest neighborhoods. Walking distance to shops, embassies, restaurants, banks and historical monuments and buildings of the city of Colombo!


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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 05/19/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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