This was our second visit to this lovely home which really is everything one wants a holiday home to be. Set in a tropical garden with any number of fruit trees we were also regularly visited by the locals – the resident kingfisher and other birds, the troupe of monkeys and a monitor lizard of two.
The house is exactly as described in the blurb, and everything works as it should, and is only a 7 minute walk or so from the charms of Mirissa beach itself with its restaurants and bars. A short tuk tuk ride takes one to Polhena and The Secret Beach for peace, quiet and snorkelling, or to Weligama beach for surfing.
What really makes this home though is Rani and her family next door who manage the house. Rani is warmth itself and generously dispenses her local knowledge with recommendations of where to go and the best way to get there. She also provides wonderful breakfasts and evening meals on request and if you take an interest in Sri Lanka food she will make you as many different things as you wish to try. The breakfasts are surely the best on the island. So all in all this house is highly recommended and ideal place to while away a week or two.
You have to try it before you can even believe how good it is. My wife and two children (age 12 and 9) were especially fond of the beautiful garden and amazing wildlife. Really peaceful place. Short 7 minutes walk to the beach and only a short tuk-tuk drive to a good snorkling beach where we snorkled with big sea turtles. The neighboor Rani was very helpful and we loved her cooking. She really went out of her way to look after all of us. We recommend this place highly.
We loved our stay in this peacefull home . It's away from busy street of Mirissa and yet very close to the beach ! I will deffenetly return to our Dream Home !
It was a dreamlike stay in a dream come true of a house! Everybody felt very well and had the feeling to be received in a loving family. The garden is incredible beautiful. Each of us would like to go there again. Thank you Bryan for this fantastic Place and Rani, her daughter and John for the lovely care. We stay the most time in the garden-see monkeys-waran-quirills-fantastic Birds.... It was silent-only the animals you can hear. A amazing stay! At the end-we are very happy!
Great location, loved our stay. Mirissa is a nice beach with lots of places to eat and drink, highly recommended.
Bryan’s house i mirissa is the perfect and laid back stay. The housekeeper Rani and her family took such great care of us during our stay- even arranged a little birthday party for my mom who tured 60 while we were there.
For close-to nothing they will prepare both breakfast and dinner- which is always something differnet and exciting.
They also provided great information about places to go and see, and would call tuk-tuk drivers whenever we needed to go somewhere.
The garden is a tropical adventure in itself with everything from monkeys to lizards and peacocks running around making sitting on the porch reading or hanging out in on of the the hammock hanging our the garden quite the experience.
Highly reccomend if you want the perfect tropical getaway!
What a place! An oas of tranquility just 5 minutes from the beach. Animals are everywhere and constantly present on the property , apes, peecock, parrots, squirrels, birds of all colours and shapes, just amazing. The lady running the place , Rani, took care of us like her own family, helping us to book excusions and taxis, teaching us to cook, preparing local breakfast, always ready to tell us her story and answering our questions about the culture and the island. We highly recommend to anyone eager to discover Sri Lanka to stay a few days and embrace Rani and her family's generosity