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Villa Vatura at Talaramba Reef

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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Mirissa, Southern Province
There are two houses on the property of Talaramba Reef, Villa Sulanga and Villa Vatura.
Intended as informal beach houses where you can kick off your shoes and relax, the wide verandas, open living areas and colonnaded courtyards, blur the boundaries between house and garden and heighten your awareness of the natural elements around you. The open design allows cooling breezes to waft through the villas, even in the height of summer, and screens can be dropped to keep the elements out if Mother Nature's mood turns grey.
Each villa has four spacious, air conditioned, double bedrooms, with four poster beds, comfortable mattresses, and en-suite bathrooms. Up to two single beds can be added to each room for children. French windows open onto wide balconies, where you can sit and take in the stunning views across the reef and the Indian O...
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About the Owner, Andrew C
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 89 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2010
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 122 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL192499
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sxw24
san francisco ca
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Do yourself a huge favor and book this place.
The house is beautiful, perfect for a large group. We were 3 couples and a single. The house is tastefully appointed, stylish and comfortable. The place was spotless.
The pool and grounds are gorgeous! The tiled pool is large enough to be used for laps.
If you are hesitant about having a cook and staff, let me assuage your fears - the staff could not be more lovely and unassuming. It is surprising just how comfortable it is - not awkward at all because they seem genuinely happy in their work (the owners likely treat them very well). There isn't much around the house by way of restaurants etc. so I highly recommend having Deepani (the cook and head of staff) do the cooking for you. She will buy the ingredients, which you pay for at cost (including fresh caught that day fish, lobster and crab!), and create the most beautiful five-star meals for you. They frankly spoiled us because we never had a meal as good as she made...

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stinebali
denpasar bali
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

I spent 3 days there with a group of friends celebrating a birthday getaway. Seriously the best place to unwind from the daily grind. So peaceful and tranquil.
No need to go find a decent restaurant because the kitchen knocked out some of the best fish, meat and vegetable curries I have ever tasted. If rest and relaxation is what you are looking for then I highly recommend Talaramba Reef's Villa Vatura and her sister Villa Sulanga. Outstanding value for money !!

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates

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

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
£629
US$799
1 May 2017 -
30 Jun 2017
Low Season
2 nights
£393
US$499
1 Jul 2017 -
31 Aug 2017
High Season
2 nights
£471
US$599
1 Sep 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
Low Season
2 nights
£393
US$499
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About the neighbourhood
If total relaxation and fine dining is your goal, then you never have to leave Talaramba Reef, but if you're feeling a little energetic, there's plenty to keep you occupied nearby:<BR><BR>Dining<BR>There are numerous beach cafes for a drink or fresh barbequed fish along Mirissa beach, fabulous rice & curry up at Mirissa Hills cinnamon plantation, and if you want to go further afield, glamorous dining at the Galle Fort Hotel and Amangalla in Galle Fort.<BR><BR>Cycling<BR>We have four bikes at the house for energetic types who fancy a spin through the paddies. Once off the main roads, you are embraced by the charm of rural Sri Lankan life, and two wheels provide the right pace at which to experience it.<BR><BR>Surfing<BR>The s... more
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo: 191.0 km
Railway: Matara: 15.0 km
From Colombo airport you have the option of road, train or seaplane. <BR><BR>We can arrange transfers from Colombo by van or car. The journey on the coast road takes 3-4 hours, but the new expressway to Galle cuts the time in half. <BR><BR>Far less stressful than dealing with Sri Lankan roads is the coast train, which takes about 4 hours from Colombo to Matara, and then 15 minutes by road to Talaramba. <BR><BR>Or for a real adventure take the Airtaxi seaplane which leaves Colombo for Koggala Lake every morning. Sri Lankan Airlines offer a free transfer from the airport to the Buddhist monastery on the river, which acts as the seaplane terminal/dock. We'll pick you up in Koggala for the 25 minute drive to Talaramba.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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