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Olu Beach Villa, enchanting ocean front villa

Overview
Villa -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern Province
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...
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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 any help is needed in making any special arrangements. Wherever we happen to be, we can always be contacted by phone or email, 24 hours. Hosting people from around the world must be one of the best jobs ever. It is very satisfying to make our guests' stay truly memorable, and to know we have met their expectations.
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Reviewed 10 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 Olu Beach Villa, enchanting ocean front villa, 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 Olu Beach Villa, enchanting ocean front villa, 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
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Nirmala d, VR Owner at Olu Beach Villa, enchanting ocean front villa, 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

Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed outdoors including the terrace. Please shower before getting into the swimming pool. Bedroom furniture and fittings may not be displaced by guests. Please ask...
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Bathrooms
    3 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Crib
    6 Twins
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Fees
  • Refundable damage deposit: AU$317 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$317 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Child up to 12 years in the same room as the parents is free of charge.
Baby cot: no extra charge
Airport pick-up: Rs 12,000/-
Airport drop: Rs 11,000/-
Colombo drop/pick up: Rs 9,500/-
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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.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Katunayake: 109.0 km
Railway: Ambalangoda: 1.6 km
We can arrange your transfer from the airport or anywhere else in the island - just ask.

From Katunayake International Airport it takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the time of day.

A transfer from the airport for 1 to 6 passengers costs Rs 12,000/-.
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