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Walatta House - Max 6 pax

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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Villa
Walatta House is one of the most unique villas on the south coast. The house is partially ‘submerged’ into a hillside that overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers a seamless junction between architecture and nature. It is a superb example of contemporary design. The imperative was to maximise interaction between the indoors and out, to create a sense of openness and space. Thus the landscape is used as an integral design element with an open sided living room offering stunning views across the infinity pool to the ocean, the beaches and the sky. Indoors, too, the design blurs any distinction between house and garden. Courtyards and landscape penetrate the bedrooms and bathrooms, allowing maximum airflow and natural ventilation, and the heat absorbing grass roof also minimises the need fo...Walatta House is one of the most unique villas on the south coast. The house is partially ‘submerged’ into a hillside that overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers a seamless junction between architecture and nature. It is a superb example of contemporary design. The imperative was to maximise interaction between the indoors and out, to create a sense of openness and space. Thus the landscape is used as an integral design element with an open sided living room offering stunning views across the infinity pool to the ocean, the beaches and the sky. Indoors, too, the design blurs any distinction between house and garden. Courtyards and landscape penetrate the bedrooms and bathrooms, allowing maximum airflow and natural ventilation, and the heat absorbing grass roof also minimises the need for air conditioning - although all 3 bedrooms do have that option available. The rectangular infinity pools runs the length of the house, and the secluded beaches are just a few metres down the slope. There are 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin - all ensuite and with air con. The bathrooms are indoor / outdoor and have views onto the gardens. The kitchen and staff house is in a separate building adjacent to the main house.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Kings2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Eden Villas
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 55%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (46)
Ollemadthee K
Ollemadthee K
Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia7 contributions
One of the most beautiful villas in Sri Lanka
The moment you see it, you will know that this is one unique building with so much work and details has gone into every corner of the house. The view is beyond spectacular. You could also walk down a private beach area and swim in the ocean. The pool is incredibly long and I still dream about it! Staff were amazing, went all out to make sure we are attended to. Chef Naveen whipped out amazing Sri Lankan and Western cuisines. His BBQ sauce is the best I have ever had. The only downside would be dealing with the person who handles your booking online; Udheshika. She has poor customer service skills and kept giving us deadlines and messaging at odd hours too. Luckily she wasn’t there in person at the Villa, so the stay turned out to be a pleasant one.
Visited March 2023
Written 6 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Hi Many thanks for your review. So glad that you enjoyed the villa. Sorry that you felt Udeshika has poor service skills. She 100% does her best but sometimes, when booked services are cancelled, it is difficult balancing the wishes of guests with the financial demands of 3rd party suppliers. Wishing you very pleasant onward travels. best regards Jack
Written 19 April 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JoannaTomasz
JoannaTomasz
Warsaw, Poland434 contributions
Piękne miejsce
Willa jest przestronna, wspaniale urządzona , z fantastycznym basen. Widok zapiera dech w piersiach. Bezpośrednie zejście na małą i dziką plażę dodaje miejscu uroku. Domem zarządza pan, który jednocześnie gotuje. Trzeba przyznać, ze robi to wspaniale ! Jedyny minus miejsca : cena za posiłki. W teorii miała być to tylko cena zakupionych produktów. W praktyce ceny jak na Sri lanke kosmiczne ( w niższych jadaliśmy w eleganckich restauracjach ). Kiedy próbowaliśmy to wytłumaczyć, uzyskaliśmy odpowiedź, ze moglismy pojechać na zakupy razem z szefem kuchni. Słabe zakończenie cudownego pobytu na przepięknej wyspie.
Visited February 2023
Written 1 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jane W
Jane W
1 contribution
What a place!
We have just stayed for 3 weeks at Walatta and wanted to give feedback as requested in your guest information. The positives are many. The location and villa itself is wonderful. Occasional visiting wildlife add to the whole atmosphere and the living space is fabulous. The pool is a wonderful size too. Above all, the staff team cannot be praised enough. They are discreet and beyond helpful and the food Madura has produced is first class. It is quite literally fine dining at every meal. We thoroughly recommend The Walatta House and will certainly revisit.
Visited January 2023
Written 5 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Many thanks Jane. It was so wonderful to host you for 3 weeks. Thank you for coming & we very much look forward to your return. Jack
Written 7 February 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leigham
Leigham
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
The perfect holiday - We cannot wait to return
We rented Walatta House in January 2023 with 5 friends. We were absolutely blown away when we arrived. The house is simply stunning. The layout, the views, the incredible pool, the deserted beach at the end of the garden, which is stunning, all made for the perfect stay. The thing however that makes this house so special are the staff. Madura (manager and amazing chef) Suranga and Binash went above and beyond to make our stay incredible; they were so good, attentive but discreet at the same time. Nothing was a problem for them. We were so impressed by the service we received. What a team they have there. .....And what a great manager and chef Madura is - truly ...Wow! His food was just delicious. He was accommodating with every meal, and took such pride in what he prepared and delight in seeing the guests so happy. He is truly a very special person. We were very sad when we left Walatta house (there were actual tears). But our hearts were full of love and gratitude after such an amazing stay. I would also like to thank Jack Eden and Udeshika from Eden Villas for making everything so easy to organise prior to our arrival. Sri Lanka blew us away - The people, the food, how easy everything was. I know some will have reservations still about travelling there, but no one should worry. It is a country so stunning, and welcoming and safe that we would highly recommend people to go. We cannot wait to return.
Visited January 2023
Written 12 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Many many thanks for your kind & generous review. We all look forward to welcoming you back as soon as you can. Best wishes for 2023 Jack
Written 16 January 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter
Peter
2 contributions
Einmaliger Ort, beispielgebender Service
Wenn man einen unvergleichlichen Urlaub erleben möchte, bucht man das Walatta House. Perfekt am Ozean gelegen, erfüllt es alle Wünsche und noch viel mehr. Ein persönlicheres und privateres Ambiente wird man wohl nirgendwo bekommen. Das Grundstück ist riesig und man kann an mehreren Stellen entspannen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Der große Pool ist ein absolutes Highlight, die Architektur des Hauses sowieso. Das Besondere ist der beispielgebende Service. Madura mit seinem Team erfüllt praktisch jeden Wunsch von Essen über Safari-Orga bis hin zur Musikern, die am Abend ins Haus kommen. Das Team ist immer da und hilft, aber immer diskret. Man hat die Intimität eines privaten Ferienhauses kombiniert mit dem Service eines hochklassigen Hotels. Man kann entspannen, die Natur genießen und Tiere beobachten (regelmäßig kommt ein prächtiger Pfau vorbei, was man so auch nur selten erlebt), alles an einem Ort. Das Grundstück liegt versteckt in absolut ruhiger Lage und eignet sich vor allem für Familien hervorragend.
Visited August 2022
Written 15 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you Peter.
Written 20 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Where are the Actons?
Where are the Actons?
Australia67 contributions
The most perfect stay in Sri Lanka
I can't rave about this place more highly. I'm torn between telling everyone about it and keeping it a secret to keep all to myself. The house itself is gorgeous. A truly unique design which makes you feel as if you are in the most gorgeous James Bond bunker ever. The villa is comfortable and has all the amenities and comforts you could ever need - Wifi, hairdryers, aircon etc. The pool is huge and perfect, and the short walk down to the beach takes you to your own private beach paradise which comes with rockpools to explore for hours, and a gorgeous little beach bar and swing which you have all to yourself. The true shining star of this place however is by far the staff who stop at nothing to make your stay perfect. The team go out of their way to make sure they have everything you want - they'll arrange massages, go pick up supplies from stores. They are amazing. The food especially is out of this world - Madhura is a Michelin star worthy chef hiding in a little beach town here. We have 2 small kids who usually live on a diet of nuggets and spaghetti, but with his cooking every single meal came up with empty plates and usually with second plates as well. Every meal was more delicious than the rest. Thank you Walatta team!
Visited May 2022
Written 8 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and we all look forward to the next time. Best wishes Jack
Written 11 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Walter K
Walter K
Basel, Switzerland6 contributions
Fantastic
Walatta house was one of our highlights of our architectural travel. The house and the location were fantastic and all of us were excited. Also the staff and the food were excellent. I will be very happy to recommend the Walatta house. Kind regards Walter Kläy
Visited February 2020
Written 1 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation59952068392
Vacation59952068392
Dear Walter Thank you for coming and for your kind review. Hopefully we can welcome you back one day. Regards Jack
Written 9 March 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Baruncella
Baruncella
Brno, Czech Republic2 contributions
Perfect place like a fairy tale :)
Perfect place like a fairy tale :). First of all, the amazing The Walatta House team. Very nice people who show that they love their work. They do everything they see in your eyes and nothing is a problem. Madhura is an amazing cook. He would really be a celebrity in Europe, thanks to what he can do. Perfect tastes, all from quality ingredients. His traditional Sri Lankan curry was the best we have ever eaten. At the same time Italian Linguine perfect and absolutely authentic. Finally, the most important thing for me: When I heard my heartburn during my stay… Madhura had no problem to start cooking my diet food .. Steamed rice, steamed vegetables, steamed fish .. everything perfect and tasty. And that saved my stay because unfortunately I suffer from heartburn. When I once wanted the same thing in our country (Czech Republic), it was a big problem to make this diet: D. They looked at me like a fool that I didn't want another fried and spicy food…: D But not here. Madhura was perfect and really did what I wanted. Although my English is at a very poor level. That's why I translated via google translator and I wrote SMS to Madhura :). That was all right for him, too. At the same time, he continued to cook to my boyfriend without diet. so my boyfriend could enjoy all of Madhura's culinary art. The rest of the Walatta House team made us feel more like a fairy tale. At the same time, they were very unobtrusive so that they would not disturb our rest. At night, the night watchman guarded and in the morning personally set up a room for the day and in the evening they set up mosquito nets. Above all, we got in touch with a very nice person named Surunga. Very cheerful and pleasant person with whom it was a pleasure to communicate with our bad English. Next to him were two other helpers who were helping with everything. At the same time, they were really unobtrusive not to disturb our rest. Thanks to their care, I felt like a princess. :) Thank you very much again for everything. My boyfriend went with Madhura to the market to see how Madhura buys fresh ingredienst. Madhura knows how to buy the freshest fish and seafood directly from small fishermen on the coast. He doesn't take anything from the stinking markets, he takes pasta from Italy… he buys vegetables in organic quality and I have to confirm that I have never eaten such good vegetables. :) As for the house, it is the perfect house that is in complete symbiosis with nature. Everything looks natural and very comfortable. The pool is beautiful and you will really swim in it and the best is finally, the beach below the house is breathtaking and can swim there beautifully. Well just great big experience really like a fairy tale .. :) Thank you very much for everything! :)
Visited February 2020
Written 16 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation59952068392
Vacation59952068392
Thank you so much for coming to stay and for your kind and thorough review. Madura and the team really enjoyed looking after you. Pleas come back soon. Regards Jack
Written 9 March 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

charmingportugal
charmingportugal
Lisbon, Portugal43 contributions
best beach house i stayed
It is really amazing - i am used to booked nice houses arround the world but this one is really 5 stars - the house it self . But also the location, the beach, the staff, the food, the company that takes care of the payments etc - everything is just so professional. The place is really quiet. You have all this wild birds etc We are already planing to go back next year !!! Thank you all
Visited December 2019
Written 9 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation59952068392
Vacation59952068392
Hi, wow!....thank you for your kind and generous review. It means a lot to all of the team and we really hope you can come back soon. Have an amazing 2020 Regards Jack
Written 13 January 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alexander L
Alexander L
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Third time visit
This year we came for the third time within the last four years - and again enjoyed this extraordinary place. Besides the amazing location also the stuff around the cook and property manager Maduro is just wonderful. We have been welcomed warmly like having coming home. At any time they did their best to make our family happy and helped us to have a relaxing and peaceful stay. We especially like the privacy of Walatta House and the beautyful beach which is directly accessable from the property.
Visited October 2019
Written 10 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacation59952068392
Vacation59952068392
Thank you so much for returning with us and also for your kind review. We are really lucky to have the team we do led by Madura - we appreciate them - and I am so glad that he continues to host our guests with such natural hospitality and attention. Hopefully we can welcome you back a 4th time. Best regards Jack
Written 29 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping included
  • Internet access
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Safe
  • Cable television
  • Secure parking available
  • Stereo system
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Waterfront views
  • Waterfront location
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about Walatta House - Max 6 pax

Walatta House - Max 6 pax is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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