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Far Horizons Villa, Unawatuna, Galle

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5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Perched high on a clifftop, the Far Horizons is a 5 bedroom villa that enjoys spectacular views by day and night over the bay of Unawatuna and the ocean beyond. This listing is for exclusive use of the whole villa. Situated just 10 minutes walk from the beach, down a path and steps past a temple (or about 15 minutes walk by the road), the villa is located at the edge of a small village community at the top of a steep and bumpy hill. You can dip in and out of the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Unawatuna as you wish, while enjoying a quieter and more authentic experience of Sri Lanka than in resort accommodation. We also offer a free daily tuk tuk down to Unawatuna or to the beach at Mihiripenna. Our villa manager, Upul, speaks excellent English. He will arrange everything for you and ...Perched high on a clifftop, the Far Horizons is a 5 bedroom villa that enjoys spectacular views by day and night over the bay of Unawatuna and the ocean beyond. This listing is for exclusive use of the whole villa. Situated just 10 minutes walk from the beach, down a path and steps past a temple (or about 15 minutes walk by the road), the villa is located at the edge of a small village community at the top of a steep and bumpy hill. You can dip in and out of the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Unawatuna as you wish, while enjoying a quieter and more authentic experience of Sri Lanka than in resort accommodation. We also offer a free daily tuk tuk down to Unawatuna or to the beach at Mihiripenna. Our villa manager, Upul, speaks excellent English. He will arrange everything for you and will prepare all your meals and shop for you as required. All dietary requirements and preferences can be catered for. Meals are not included in the rental price, but the only additional cost is for the ingredients and transport, so you can eat what you like. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, but please note that the villa is not configured for self catering. Guests are, however, welcome to bring their own alcohol and drinks. Enter the front porch, kick off your flipflops and enjoy the feel of the cool polished cement floors underfoot. Through the central living room, you emerge onto a large wooden railed veranda and outdoor dining area, with plenty of seating for 10 people to dine, relax and enjoy the view. Down the granite steps you reach the grassy terrace, where the water sparkles invitingly on the pale green slates lining the 50ft infinity pool. The entrance to the pool has wide, shallow steps, perfect for parents to play with toddlers, or to sit and enjoy a drink. The infinity end reaches 6ft deep, but is furnished with narrow steps where you can stand to gaze at the scene below. Eagles can sometimes be seen both overhead and swooping down below the pool. There are both sunny and shady areas and plenty of comfortable sunbeds and a hammock around the pool. Furnished with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture and artefacts the villa highlights natural finish teak woodwork, custom made teak, jakwood and painted furniture, handloom fabrics from Vyanni of Unawatuna and original artwork by artists from all over Sri Lanka. The villa has 5 bedrooms, all with aircon, ceiling fans, four poster beds, mosquito nets, lockable wardrobes with plenty of hanging space, small fridge, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and ensuites with walk-in rainshowers and toiletries. All ensuites have non-slip slate floors. Apart from the Cinnamon room, which is located on the ground floor at the front of the house, all rooms enjoy a large balcony or veranda with ocean and pool view. The ginger room (24 sqm) is located upstairs and has twin beds. Saffron (26 sqm) is the largest room, located at the centre of the balcony and features antique double doors to the ensuite. It has a king size bed. There is also plenty of room for a cot bed or two. Chilli (20 sqm) has a king size bed and archway to the ensuite (located behind the sleeping area). Cardamom(18 sq m) is on the ground floor, has a king size bed and archway to the ensuite (located behind the sleeping area). Cinnamon (17 sqm) is on the ground floor, at the front of the house and has a queen size bed (5ft), antique double doors to the ensuite and a private entrance from the side garden. Wheelchair access is possible to the ground floor. The cardamom and cinnamon rooms, lounge, kitchen, dining and veranda area are on a single level and the pool area is linked to the main house by a grassed, sloping path as well as steps. Further details are available on enquiry. Further details: A maximum of 2 children using cot beds or sharing a bed with parents may stay free of charge. A child using a separate bed is classed as a guest. We have 2 cot beds, 2 baby feeding chairs and a playpen. Smokers are welcome, but outdoors only, please. Airport transfers, local transport and all sightseeing requirements can be arranged on request. The lounge has a 47inch HD TV, with a 120 channel satellite package and an extensive hard drive move library. There is 4G wifi with up to 5Gbs/day of usage included. All guests will receive a fact sheet of information about the area, with sightseeing and activity suggestions, prior to their visit. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: SLTDA/SQA/BUN/00520More
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About the Owner
Ken M
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2015
Interaction with guests
Whenever possible, we will greet guests on arrival and come back to say goodbye. For the rest of the time you will be in the capable hands of Upul & Piumi, who can arrange anything and everything to make your stay enjoyable. However, we are normally only around 20 minutes away in case of any problems and will always be contactable by phone and email.
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Reviewed 3 May 2019

Our stay at Far Horizons was absolutely wonderful. Lesley was fantastic in arranging everything / sending details etc and was there to meet us. Upul and his family looked after us so well - wonderful food, arranging tuktuks etc...we didn't want for anything. Location is...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank louisabijker
Reviewed 5 March 2019

We, two families with 5 kids in total, spend 4 wonderful days at the Far Horizon Villa. The villa was almost too good as we scraped plans that required being away for too long in favour of just staying put and enjoying the comforts and...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank kwlondonstockholm
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Far Horizons was a beautiful place for a relaxing family holiday. We were a group of 8 with an infant in tow and the team ensured that we had a wonderful stay. Villa is clean and well appointed, great communal spaces and a spectacular pool....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Peter John C
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We can only support the overwhelming comments of previous visitors in their praise for this beautiful place - a combination of a) the owners Lesley and Ken's wonderful home and their thoughtful advice and consideration to our needs, b) a great location to escape to...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank PaulD3389
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Well, what a place! 9 of us (6 adults and 3 children) stayed for 6 nights, and had the most amazing time. The villa itself is spacious, really well appointed, and very comfortable. Pool was fabulous, and garden brilliant. Hospitality couldn't be faulted. We were...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 352kathrynm
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Housekeeping Included
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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How to get there
Transport to or from the airport or elsewhere can be arranged. If booking your own transport, please be aware that the last 70m metres to the villa is via a narrow, unmade road. It is accessible by a long, narrow 12 seater minibus, but anything larger will need to stop at the turning and we will ferry guests and luggage the last few metres by tuk tuk. Please note that there is no driver accommodation at the villa, but there is a place 5-10 minutes drive away. If arriving by train, there are more trains to Galle than Unawatuna, so we would suggest taking a tuk tuk from Galle. If arriving by bus, get off by Miltons Beach Resort and take a tuktuk up the hill.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km
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