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The White House at Birdlake

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    The living Area
    The front entrance
    The dining area leading to the verandah
    The atrium leading to the bedrooms and the roof terrace
    Property description
    Holiday Rental House – 
    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
    The White House comprises a decidedly contemporary villa inspired by the landscape. The sloping site leading down to the lake has been used to maximum advantage. Opened in 2008, the White House at Birdlake is situated at the end of a quiet unpaved road just 10 minutes away from Hikkaduwa town.

    The property was designed by architect Rihan Peruma and the simplicity of his design with lofty, light filled interiors, enhanced by contemporary furniture and the bold use of colour creates an environment which is a joy to encounter. High ceilings and natural air flow keep the villas cool sustained by the natural cement floors.

    Picture windows give uninterrupted views of the lake which can be reached at the foot of the gardens just beyond the private pool. The White House offers a welcome chang...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Cooker
    • Dining Seats (8)
    • Double Beds:(2)
    • DVD Player
    • En Suite Rooms (3)
    • Freezer
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet Access
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (8)
    • Private Fishing Lake/River
    • Private Garden
    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
    • Refrigerator
    • Safe
    • Secure Parking
    • Single Beds:(2)
    • Staffed Property
    • Stereo System
    • Telephone
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    'A building can only be understood by moving around and through it and by experiencing the modulation and feel of the spaces one moves through -- from the outside into verandahs, then rooms, -- the view from these spaces into others, views through to the landscape beyond, and from outside the building, views back through rooms and into inner rooms and courts.' Geoffrey Bawa.

    The villa has 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a cement bath tub which overlooks the lake and the second bedroom has its own balcony. The living room is comfortably furnished and is linked to the dining room by an indoor fish pond. The large teak dining table comfortably seats 8 and enjoys magnificent views of the lake.

    The kitchen is fully equipped and has its own walled herb and...
    Listing #HL74035 by: Holiday Lettings
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
    Mid 1 Jul 2014 31 Aug 2014 1 night
    Low 1 Sep 2014 30 Nov 2014 1 night
    Xmas 20 Dec 2014 4 Jan 2015 1 night
    High 1 Dec 2015 30 Apr 2016 1 night
    Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    Rates are open to negotiation for long stays.

    Peak holidays Xmas, Easter, some Sri Lankan festivals and Chinese New Year from US$350 per night

    • Minimum stay of 3 nights (Low season), 6 nights (Peak Holidays) Christmas and New Year.
    • A non-refundable deposit of 15% (30% for Peak season) is required to secure your reservation.
    • The balance of total rental amount is due a minimum of 4 weeks before the check in date.
  • Property location
    Things to Do
    Car not needed
    How to get there
    Airport: Colombo: 120.0 km
    Railway: Hikkaduwa: 2.0 km
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
    Nearby cities
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Rachel T
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

A group of friends and I stayed at White House at Birdlake No. 2. We had a wonderful stay!! The house was well maintained and take cover of, everything was nice and clean on our arrival and right throughout our stay. Everything was working perfectly fine, we had no issues whatsoever. The chef, Rasika, cooked delicious meals, which we all...


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I had the most disappointing holiday of my life staying in Whitehouse 1. I'm very surprised with some of the previous reports on here which I read prior to booking this villa. Upon arrival the villa was in a disgusting state, everything in the kitchen was covered in grime. The bed linen had holes in it and the towels were... more

Management response:

This is a review of Whitehouse No. 1, and we are Whitehouse No.2. Different villas, different owners and I am not sure why this review is up here as this site is for Whitehouse No 2 at Birdlake more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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My first word to anyone thinking of renting the White House at Birdlake is to not be discouraged by its location. We arrived at Hikkaduwa well after dark. Having already been twice frustrated by accommodation that proved to be considerably further out of town than the owners had advised, we were unhappy to find ourselves travelling away from town up... more

Management response:

Thank you for your suggestion about getting provisions in and we have made arrangements to make sure coffee, milk, tea, etc are there when guests arrive, or whatever they ask for in advance. We only have three bedrooms and so no drivers quarters. This is not often a problem, and I am sorry it was for you, but we do... more

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