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Elegant luxury, and barefoot bliss on an almost private beach

18 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
The house exudes an aura of peace and tranquility, as many of our guests have commented. Walking in through the hidden front garden, you just cannot help but feel elated by that first wonderful view of the ocean. We love this beach house, designed for us by our architect son, not only because we were involved in the building process from day one, but because it exceeded all our expectations. The building materials, artisans and labour were mostly locally sourced because we wanted to support the local community, and by doing this we have got to know the people of the area. We came to this village as strangers, but now we have no hesitation in calling this our home away from home. This is our bolt-hole, to unwind and recharge; but much as we would like to, we don't get the chance to ...The house exudes an aura of peace and tranquility, as many of our guests have commented. Walking in through the hidden front garden, you just cannot help but feel elated by that first wonderful view of the ocean. We love this beach house, designed for us by our architect son, not only because we were involved in the building process from day one, but because it exceeded all our expectations. The building materials, artisans and labour were mostly locally sourced because we wanted to support the local community, and by doing this we have got to know the people of the area. We came to this village as strangers, but now we have no hesitation in calling this our home away from home. This is our bolt-hole, to unwind and recharge; but much as we would like to, we don't get the chance to vacation without limit. So, we want to share the wonderful experience of staying at this enchanting location with people from around the world. Be warned, you will be spoiled rotten by our staff. Our housekeeper Buddika and chef Sachika will cook, clean and generally take care of all the chores and make sure you feel at home from the moment you arrive so that you can get down to some serious vacationing. Do ask if you have any special requests; we try our best to cater to our guests' individual needs and preferences. Sachika makes mouthwatering Sri Lankan fare as well as international dishes, so tell him the level of your spice meter and prepare to feast. We can arrange transport for your trips, tours and transfers and help you in the event of unforeseen problems. Our property is staffed 24 hours, with Nelson doing night duty when Buddika and Sachika finish their work day. The staff is available when you need them, but always in the background and never intrusive. They are very sensitive to your need for privacy. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: -More
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About the Owner
Nirmala d
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
We try to personally welcome our guests whenever this is possible. Occasionally, when we are not in Sri Lanka, we call our guests on the day they arrive to find out if all is well and whether help is needed in making any special arrangements. Wherever we happen to be, we can always be contacted by phone or email 24/7. Hosting people from around the world must be one of the best jobs ever. It is very satisfying to know our guests' stay has been truly memorable.
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our grown up family spent Christmas at the villa and it exceeded all our expectations. The staff were friendly and attentive and the meals were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble including arranging bbq's and bonfires on the beach. The sea was a bit rough...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Nirmala d, VR Owner at Elegant luxury, and barefoot bliss on an almost private beach, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It gives us, your hosts and the villa staff, an immense feeling of satisfaction when we hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. We love meeting all the wonderful people from around the world who choose our rental for...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

Although most of the reviews are so positive we were (to tell the truth) a bit worried about the road noise mentioned in the last couple of reviews but decided to book anyway, and so happy we did. You have to listen very attentively to...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Olivia S
Nirmala d, VR Owner at Elegant luxury, and barefoot bliss on an almost private beach, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Hosting you and your lovely family was a pleasure for us and the staff of Olu Beach Villa. Thank you for your kind comments.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

We spent a week here at Olu Beach villa in April (family of 5 with 3 young children). What we loved -The proximity to the beach, accessible via a gate at the bottom of the garden. The sunsets were especially beautiful and we have fond...More

Date of stay: April 2016
2  Thank samjames12
Nirmala d, VR Owner at Elegant luxury, and barefoot bliss on an almost private beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. Be assured I will look into the shortcomings you mention, the staff is employed to do more than just be pleasant and friendly. We have been experiencing unusually hot and humid weather since...More

Reviewed 13 April 2016

We loved the villa, the grounds, the beach and the pool. The location is excellent and very beautiful. We had a few issues but these did not prevent us having one of our most enjoyable holidays to date. Please note this is an outdoor living...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank nvh100
Nirmala d, VR Owner at Elegant luxury, and barefoot bliss on an almost private beach, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us such valuable feedback. I am so pleased you had a pleasant stay with us. Although I am sorry there was a misunderstanding about the staff leaving without clearing up after your evening meal. Generally all the...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016

Spent a wonderful 5 days just chilling out at the villa. The staff were absolutely brilliant and could not do enough to make sure everything was perfect. One word of warning, if your on a diet don't expect to lose weight as the food is...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank 2tubby
Nirmala d, VR Owner at Elegant luxury, and barefoot bliss on an almost private beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you, we are so happy you had an enjoyable stay.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Take long walks on the beach, or take a tuk-tuk to Ambalangoda where the shops and supermarkets are. Ambalangoda is the centre of mask making in Sri Lanka and there is a nice little museum as well as numerous workshops, not to mention the many antique shop Other destinations for day trips include moonstone mines, turtle hatcheries, a rainforest, as well as a boat trip on the Madhu river. For those interested in wildlife there is the Uda Walawe Nature Reserve and whale watching in Mirissa. For cafes and restaurants, Hikkaduwa is just 15 minutes by car and Galle a few more miles further down the coast.
Getting around
The cheapest way to get around is by bus. The bus stops almost opposite our gate, every 15 minutes or so, so hop on for a 15 minute ride to Hikkaduwa or 25 minutes to Galle. The railway station is a mere 3 minutes away. Tuk-tuks are readily available, and we can arrange a people carrier at short notice.
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