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West Winds is a brightly coloured house sitting in an acre of tropical garden within the peaceful fishing village, Dungalpitiya (near Negombo). It is situated directly on the beach and has the most amazing sunsets every night. You cannot swim at the beach directly outside the house but there are rock pools nearby perfect for paddling, and we have arranged a discount at a nearby hotel’s swimming pool. Alternatively, you could do a trip into Negombo (7 km away), a town full of tourist activities such as wind surfing, kite sailing, sailing etc. plus bars and restaurants. The garden is lovely for children and has a trampoline, climbing frame, hammocks, chickens, two friendly dogs,two friendly cats and a small but perfectly formed Kade (local pretend shop). There is also a volleyball net, cricket equipment and lots of toys and books.
The house is fully staffed with delicious local meals prepared by our wonderful cook. All washing, cleaning and cooking is included in the price. Car and driver may be for trips but only to Negombo, Colombo and other nearby places. W have contact numbers for vehicles that can be hired for long journeys.
Sri Lanka is blessed with many different types of wetland, such as estuaries, lagoons, sea grass beds, mangroves and marshes. These areas are of immense environmental, economic and social importance, yet they are increasingly under threat. Part of the marsh known as Muthurajawela near Negombo is a protected area open to the public.
Kelaniya Buddhist Temple It is believed that the Buddha visited this temple, which is located just over 10 miles to the south of Negombo. Today it’s a major pilgrimage site for Buddhist devotees and a site of interest for many visitors. You’ll see a series of wall paintings in the interior that date from the mid-20th century. of Kelaniya in the month of November/December and January every year. It has a spectacular Duruthu Maha Perahera in the month of November/December and January and a good place to go for Vesak.
Gangarama Buddist Temple This is one of the most frequently visited Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, second only in popularity to the Temple of the Tooth, located in Kandy. The temple dates from the early 14th century and it is thought that the Buddha preached at this spot approximately 2,000 years ago. Highlights include a well-known reclining Buddha image and statues of numerous Hindu deities. An important national festival is held here annually in January - Duruthu Perah
Toward Negombo and beyond: Visit the town to wander around the Fort, the roads with crumbling houses, the Hindu Kovils at pooja time, the grand churches, clothes and gift shop, experience the fruit and veg market, wholesale fish market and the beach fish market.
Dutch Fort Gate Originally, built in 1672, not far from the coastline, the fort was part of a colonial prison complex. Today the fort itself is largely in ruin, but the gate with its date of construction inscribed on it is still visible. In addition to the fort ruins, there’s a lovely Dutch church nearby and other buildings around Negombo dating from this period. A bicycle ride on the path along the canal is a good way to see many of these colonial constructions.
Dutch Canal The canal was at one time an important link in the transportation route which supplied the Dutch colonial administration. It runs for more than 60 miles, with part of the route running through Negombo. Today it’s an attraction for tourists.
The house has wonderful caring staff who keep the house and grounds clean and tidy. Three meals of delicious local food are prepared daily and are included in the price. There is bottled water on tap. This is all included included in the price
If you want to know a little bit of the real Sri Lanka, you will enjoy staying in this house. It is in a village and the staff are from the village. If there is anything going on like a church festival, you will be included. Maybe even a wedding if lucky. Play cricket or volleyball with local villagers, enjoy trampoline, games and cards, read, DVD and DVD’s to borrow, watch a spectacular sunset, experience a tropical storm straight of the sea, ask the cook to teach you to cook some traditional Sri Lankan dishes. During the calm season (December – March) brave the sea when the fishermen have finished their catch, help to pull in the net, watch a way of fishing that has existed for centuries....moreless
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Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. The £100 a day includes all meals, bottled water, one bottle of arrack a week, 12 litre bottles of our local beer a week, car for local drives but not long distance. Full tank of fuel which has to be refilled by guests if not sufficient for their needs.
When booking you have to pay a deposit of half the rent into my account. The remaining half can be paid just before arriving.
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Car: Not Necessary
Dungalpitiya is a small fishing village situated on a narrow strip of land between a Lagoon and the Ocean. We are 7 km from Negombo Town, 36 km from Colombo and less than half an hour from the Airport. Its is a lovely area with coconut trees and a sandy beach with nearby rock pools. In the fishing season (December - April ), local fisherman haul in catches from the sea and guests are welcome to join in and help. Fresh seafood is served to guests including prawns and crabs from the lagoon and tuna and sprats from the sea . Nearby there are swimming pools and beach areas for swimming.
Guests may easily reach nearby attractions in Sri Lanka including, sailing on the Negombo lagoon, boat trips to watch Spinner Dolphins, trips to climb Sigiriya Rock and visit the Cultural Triangle, trips to the Elephant Orphanage and Bird Sanctuary.
About the owner: This is my home and I only rent it when away.
Why the Owner Chose Negombo: Always loved it because of the view, the closeness to
the sea and above all the peace.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I think my staff are very kind, excellent and are really
interested in their job. I hope this makes your stay more eventful.
Primary:+44 7896742148Owner is in England at the moment