About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, poolside shower, sleeps 8
Spacious private villa with exclusive use of house and swimming pool for your family and friends. Sleeps 8 people with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Large lounge/dining area with ample seating, LCD TV and DVD. Air Conditioning and ceiling fans in lounge and all bedrooms. Set in 1/2 acre garden with masses of tropical flowers and fruit trees. Lovely new pool finished to very high standard with poolside shower. Garden visited by numerous species of exotic bird life (kingfishers, sun birds, paradise flycatchers etc.).
Located just 6-7 minutes walk from fabulous surfing beach of Hikkaduwa (used for international surfing competitions). Just a 10 minute walk along the beach takes you to a place where it is possible to feed giant 120 year old sea turtles by hand as they practically come in to the shore. Numerous restaurants along beach front to choose from. Maintenance manager close by to sort out any concerns and arrange excursions to any destination. Historic and shopping centre of Galle less than 1/2 hour away.
Serendib villa is a splendid modern villa built on a plot of land we fell in love with when we visited Sri Lanka 13 years ago because the setting was so tranquil and peaceful. Despite this it is only 6-7 minutes walk from the famous surfing beach of Hikkaduwa with a multitude of restaurants to choose from. Our maintenance manager, Sarath, at the nearby Golden Sand Beach Hotel, will take care of any concerns you may have and arrange excursions to anywhere on the island. He can also arrange your collection from the airport and transport to the villa if required.
The garden is a haven for bird life and you can see numerous exotic tropical species just sitting on the Veranda or stroll through the garden filled with Hibiscus, Frangipani and Bougainvillea flowers with papayas, bananas and mangoes ripening on the trees. The pool is of the same luxury standard as those at the 5 star Saman Villas Hotel and it is surrounded by coconut palms.
Serendib is a great place to do as much or as little as you want. Just chill out by the pool and watch the bird life, go for great surfing at the beach, or use it as a base to explore all the delights that Sri Lanka has to offer. A welcoming bowl of tropical fruit will be waiting for you on your arrival. Please note that although the pool is delightful for swimming at any time of year the sea currents on the coast in the European summer (July - August) can be strong and make swimming inadvisable.
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- english, Korean
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Chilled out locations with LOT'S of wildlife and near to everything
I wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived at 10pm but I was really pleasantly surprised. Between John (the owner) and Sarath (the property manager) they helped answer every question I had and helped make it a relaxing holiday.
The apartment is about a maximum 10 minute walk from the main road (I was with young kids so it is shorter) and is set back so it's truly quite! The result is that we spent most afternoons in the pool watching the wildlife (monkey, chipmunks, king fishers (in the pool), monitors, wood peckers, foam nest frogs) - excellent :)
The beach was nice (maybe a bit rough for little kids) and the choice of food places plentiful so we never used the kitchen beyond toast for breakfast - I looked well stocked though.
Nice place and I would recommend it :)
Villa in nature close to the beach
We stayed in villa for more than a week - 4 adults and 4 children (age 1-4). Overall, the villa is acceptable, but not perfect. John is really helpful with everything, but Sarath could do more for us. There were some problems at the beginning (no travel baby cots as agreed, no wifi, broken air con, etc), but John did really his best to help us. The surroundings and the pool is nice, but maintained poorly. We enjoyed animals in the garden: squirrels, parrots, monkeys, lot of birds, etc. It is also a nice village in the opposite direction to the beach. I would recomend the place to not so demanding travelers.
We regret that our last guests at the villa found things about it that they were not happy with and are going to ensure that the issues raised are promptly dealt with so that everything is exactly as it should be and in full working order for future guests.
The issue of the cots is something of a misunderstanding as I have reviewed our email correspondence and while I said we would attempt to provide the cots that were requested I never actually guaranteed that we would be able to do so. If one of the Air-con units and the Wi-Fi were not functioning when our guests arrived it is something that our on-site manager should have checked beforehand and we are going to make sure that all such equipment is fully functioning before guests arrive from now on.
I am not sure what is being referred to when the review comments about the pool and gardens not being maintained properly as all previous guests have loved the pool and gardens. I will have to investigate this and ensure that if there are any current deficiencies they are returned to being as beautiful as they always have been and as they appear in the photos that appear on our web-site.
Great place to unwind and relax
We have just returned home after spending 10 wonderful days relaxing in a fantastic villa in a great location! The villa was clean and comfortable allowing our party of 5 (2 adults 3 kids 14,11 and 2) plenty of space. The pool was cleaned daily by the night watchman and used every day by all of us...the beach only 5-10 mins walk down the road was fine, although the sea a little rough for the youngest one to get into. We found the location to be tranquil and the town very relaxed (even with the buses) after a couple of days the local shop keepers came to recognise us as we wandered down to the supermarket for our daily supplies (about 15min walk). The food was a little hit and miss in the restaurants, we were a little out of season, but JLH and Time and Tide were both good, the pizzas at Time and Tide a hit with the family. Sarath was available to organise anything you need in terms of trips around the island, buses and TukTuk's if you don't fancy the walk into town, he had also arranged for wireless internet in the villa which was a welcome bonus. All in all we really enjoyed our short stay at the villa and will be returning sometime soon. Thank you John for a memorable holiday...
Relaxing and peaceful holiday
We are a family of 7 and found Serendib Villa very comfortable and spacious. The gardens and pool are wonderful, peaceful and relaxing. Sarath, the manager, is always on hand to help with any queries and to organise any tours. We went on the River Safari tour and we would definately recommend it. My husband and sons also went on a fishing trip and caught 32 fish! Our favourite restaurant was JLH, again recommended by Sarath, the staff were lovely and the food delicious. Our 5 children, aged between 10 and 16, had a great holiday and would love to go back next year as would my husband and I. We stayed for a week this year but would like to go for a longer holiday next year.
My family spent a wonderful Christmas in this villa - our ages ranged from 28 to 83 and it suited everyone! From the moment Sarath met us at the airport we knew we were going to love Sri Lanka and its people and especially Hikkadua and Villa Serendib.
The villa is spacious and well equipped and the garden and swimming pool were perfect. The plus side was being able to stroll down to Saraths guesthouse and sit next to the beach when we were fed up with the pool! Our family have many different interests so with one son surfing, another diving, my daughter sunbathing and even doing a cookery course in Unawatuna everyone was happy.
We would definately return here again and perhaps next time do a few tours of the island, we were all so happy and lazy in Villa Serendib we didn't get round to touring this time!
Many thanks to John for having such a lovely villa and to Sarath for all his help and wonderful cooking!
relaxing and comfortable place to stay
We stayed at Serendib villa last week and did enjoy it.
This beautiful villa is very well equipped, clean and comfortable, the kitchen has everything what can be needed, the AC is working perfectly and a beautiful swimming pool and garden are at your disposal.
Sarath the manager is very helpful, but never intrusive, as well as the night watchman.
The villa is ideally situated for exploring the south of the island both on the coast and inland. The beach is in walking distance as well as all the little shops where you can buy everything needed for self-catering or go for eating.
We really were happy to have found this place for a relaxing week after having crossed the country by bus and train.
The property is on the southern edge of Hikkaduwa about 10 km north of Galle. It is set about 600 meters back from the internationally renowned surfing beach of Hikkaduwa, in a quiet and peaceful area surrounded by coconut palms. Colombo and the airport are 2-3 hours away. The Dutch Fort at Galle and the excellent diving at Unawatuna are about half an hour away. Overnight and longer excursions can easily be arranged to Yala National park, Pinawala elephant orphanage and the ancient historical sites of Sigiriya and Anuradhapura.
Other Activities: Bird watching
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25% deposit is required to secure booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to occupancy. To book the villa please look on our availability calendar to see if the dates you want are available and if they are just email us or contact by phone. Rental price includes, house cleaning, swimming pool cleaning, night watchman, laundry service.