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3 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Darga Town, Western Province
'Mandalay' is a beautiful villa fully enclosed for privacy with 1.5 acres of tropical gardens. The villa is set on a hill with wonderful panoramic view of the paddy fields and countryside. Furnishing is to an exceptional standard, with all rooms en-suite and benefiting from air conditioning. A veranda surrounds half of the house with comfortable seating and al fresco dining.

The pool is suitable for all the family with a specific area for children. There are 3 cabanas: from 2 of them you can sit and admire the fabulous views. The property has a manager who will cater for your specific holiday requirements (travel to beaches,amenities and tours). There is also full time security and cleaning staff. A chef can be arranged for very reasonable rates, as required.

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Listing #HL163144
About the Owner
Kim L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start? At the beginning I guess! Kim, with the patience of a saint answered all our questions before our trip. Despite that we still had our reservations as we'd never visited Sri Lanka before and we weren't sure what to expect. It's fair...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Kimmy2004, VR Owner at Mandalay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, they are really important to us. To know that you had a memorable holiday for all the right reasons is all we ask. You will be very welcome at Mandalay any time. Kim

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We have just returned from Mandalay and have had such a fantastic time. The villa is just magical with an amazing view! Thank you to Sudu who was the perfect tour guide. Nothing was too much trouble with memorable trips to see turtles, elephant safari,...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Kimmy2004, VR Owner at Mandalay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words, it is wonderful when we know that you all had a memorable holiday and you will all be welcomed back at any time with open arms. I do hear that you are all now very proficient at...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We absolutely loved our two week stay at Mandalay! Four of us in total - my parents, myself and partner - we loved everything from the beautiful villa with amazing views and swimming pool, to the delicious meals cooked everyday from Ranji the chef. We...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank lisaallison6
Kimmy2004, VR Owner at Mandalay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you very much Lisa, we are all so happy that you had a lovely time and you know that you will be welcomed back at any time.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(3)
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The property has full kitchen facilities. However, we would always recommend that you hire our chef to meet your catering needs. A wide variety of books and CDs are available, together with several pairs of binoculars.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Kings
    1 Crib
    1 Twin
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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 Per week
Default 3 nights
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
The rental price quoted is for the booking of the whole property irrespective of the number of guests.
A cook is included in the price.

Any breakages or damage to be paid locally.

Christmas and New Year
Rental charge will be £1,520.00 per week from 19th December 2013 to 2nd January 2014

Payment Method
By Bankers Draft telegraphic transfer to an account in sri lanka.
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About the neighbourhood
Dharga Town
This is a thriving local village with many shops and market stalls. About 4 kms upriver from the tourist settlement is the Galapatha Vihara. This 12th century temple has few remains, but does include a carved gateway and a long inscription recording a gift of lands and slaves to the monastery on the site.

Brief Garden
The Brief Garden is just 1km from Mandalay. This was the home of the late landscape artist, Bevis Bawa. The sprawling house in the midst of this tranquil oasis is a veritable museum of art, containing Bawa's own works, and those of friends, such as George Keyt. Bawa created this enchanting garden on a hillside with wonderful views off Kalawila between 1929 & 1989. Bawa's private collection of paintings, sculptures photographs and furniture (many col...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Bandaranayake International Airport: 94.0 km
Railway: Aluthgama: 3.0 km
Transfers can be arranged at a cost of £60 each way per party. However if the villa is booked for 7 nights or more transfer costs are free of charge. The journey from the Airport will take between 2/4 hours depending on the time of day.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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