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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
The property was designed by a local architect and the simplicity of the 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 airflow keep the villa cool sustained by the natural cement floors. The glassy lagoon - literally on the doorstep –hosts abundant and extraordinary wildlife with parakeets, kingfishers, cormorants ,sea eagles and mynah birds that roost in the jungle bordering the lagoon and monitors, iguanas, chipmonks and leaf monkeys that visit the garden by day; while fruit bats fill the skies at dusk, Locals say that the water never looks the same and changes constantly depending on the weather, time of day and activities of the fishermen. Fish off...The property was designed by a local architect and the simplicity of the 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 airflow keep the villa cool sustained by the natural cement floors. The glassy lagoon - literally on the doorstep –hosts abundant and extraordinary wildlife with parakeets, kingfishers, cormorants ,sea eagles and mynah birds that roost in the jungle bordering the lagoon and monitors, iguanas, chipmonks and leaf monkeys that visit the garden by day; while fruit bats fill the skies at dusk, Locals say that the water never looks the same and changes constantly depending on the weather, time of day and activities of the fishermen. Fish off the house paddle boat or simply sit on the jetty to marvel at the brilliance of the location, while Hikkaduwa beach (with excellent surf, diving and a variety of restaurants and nightlife) is a mere 10 minutes away (400 to 500 LKR single fare to Hikkaduwa, depending on time of day/night). More
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About the Owner
Philippa S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
The owners will not be present during the stay. They are represented by their managers Prem and Sunitha, a husband and wife on site team comprising housekeeper and cook, grounds man/security and cleaner. There is also a team of 3 drivers with tuk tuks for local and air conditioned mini bus for airport transfers and longer distance trips Sunitha is happy to cook breakfast, lunch and/ or dinner for you, for a small extra charge (we suggest 1,200 LKR per day). All you need do is decide what you wish to eat, pay for (or buy) the ingredients.
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Reviewed 23 May 2019

Another wonderful holiday at The Retreat, we had to return after visiting last year. Looked after and spoilt by lovely Preme and Sunitha. Sunitha’s cooking as amazing (if not better) than we remember, and felt completely safe with Preme always around. They are such a...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank FillMeBoots
Trip525614, VR Owner at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2019

Great review Laura, we welcome your return 😊🤗

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Reviewed 10 March 2019

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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip525614, VR Owner at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2019

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Reviewed 4 March 2019

We have recently returned from a fantastic 2 week stay at The Retreat. The house is beautiful with everything you could possibly wish for in the most idyllic location on the shore of the lake. The pool is really large and warm and there are...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank suethestudent
Trip525614, VR Owner at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2019

Thank you so much Sue for your kind words and very lovely review. We shall, as ever, pass on your compliments to both Prem and Sunitha and the Hikkasurf boys and await your return some day :)

Reviewed 18 February 2019

A beautifully appointed villa in a lovely tranquil location. The on site Husband and Wife Team of Prem and Sunitha were exceptional, attentive but not intrusive.

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank MacM808
Trip525614, VR Owner at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2019

Thanks for your review Mac, pleased you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 11 January 2019

Finally getting to review our stay at the Blue Lagoon in December for 2 weeks. I cannot say enough positive things about our stay, its more or less copying what prior visitors have experienced. Prem and Suneetha are the 2 most lovely people you can...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank kozi23
Trip525614, VR Owner at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

What a lovely review, it is so great to hear that our team continue to make such a positive contribution to our guests stays and holiday. We welcome your return and I will pass on your kind remarks to Prem, Sunitha and the Hikkasurf boys

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Boat Available
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The glassy lagoon - literally on the doorstep –hosts abundant and extraordinary wildlife with parakeets, kingfishers, cormorants ,sea eagles and mynah birds that roost in the jungle bordering the lagoon and monitors, iguanas, chipmonks and leaf monkeys that visit the garden by day; while fruit bats fill the skies at dusk, Locals say that the water never looks the same and changes constantly depending on the weather, time of day and activities of the fishing folk. Fish off the house paddle boat or simply sit on the jetty to marvel at the brilliance of the location. While Hikkaduwa beach (with excellent surf, diving and a variety of restaurants and nightlife) is a mere 10 minutes away. (£2 for return fare to Hikkaduwa)
Getting around
There is a team of 3 drivers with tuk tuks for local trips and air conditioned mini bus and car for airport transfers and longer distance trips
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