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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 Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (42)
Walter K
Walter K
Basel, Switzerland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Portugal41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.

naomirushmer
naomirushmer
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely magic !
Our family had the absolute pleasure of being welcomed into the Walatta house fold in late July. Wow, it was a truly magical three days, and an absolute sensory extravaganza ! The smells Maduras incredible cooking creations, the sound of the wild stormy waves, the feel of the stone underfoot and soft waters, the view to the Indian ocean and tropical plants that wove within and around the house.... Simply amazing. I don't know that i have seen our family so relaxed! Of course the extraordinary attention to our meals was a highlight, Madura would gather us each morning to create the menu for the day, the kids were in heaven! We even got a few tips in the kitchen ... those devilled nuts. The attention to detail and the great care in truly hosting from Suranga and all the team working tirelessly behind the scenes. Not to forget Wally the dog who loved to escort us on long beach walks and joined us in the pool too!. And what a pool, best ever. The gardens are just exquisite and they way nature and house blend is a delight, loved the grass roof and the way the roof lights allow the plants to grow through. We weathered a moody storm, and lost the power a couple of times, but the generator kicked in within minutes with this pro team. Not once did we worry for our security, it never entered our head. We decided to continue with our travels to Sri Lanka post the April bombing, after much much careful thought. I can whole heartedly say that it was an incredibly safe experience around the entire country and we have never felt such great care and hosting as by the Sri Lankan people. Come and experience this magic place !!
Visited July 2019
Written 16 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for coming and for this very kind and thorough review. I am certain it will be helpful to any future guest. So glad that Madura and his team continue to look after our guests with their very natural hospitality...and that his cooking continues to delight. Please come back soon. Regards Jack
Written 18 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bita
Bita
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A real vacation for everyone
We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful villa. We were 7 family members, our 5 year old son stayed in our room that was the largest and they added one bed for some fee in this room. The villa is beautifully built and is clean and comfortable. The chef/ manager is gifted, the presentation of the food and table setting is beautiful and the staff are friendly and helpful and they make sure you have everything you need. The ocean is 5 minutes away and suitable for swimming while there is swimming pool with pioneering view towards the ocean. We requested 2 masseuse to come to the villa. A lady and a gentleman came. I recommend the stone and steam massage with the man. The oil massage with the lady was ordinary. We all had a great time and highly recommend this place. Thank you Madhura and team
Visited March 2019
Written 1 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you very much for your helpful review. I am so glad that Madura and his team continue to delight with the quality of food and presentation and service. Thank you for your feedback re the masseuse - of course the enjoyment of a massage is very subjective and your feedback is helpful. Regards Jack
Written 6 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

easternwesterner
easternwesterner
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most amazing place I've ever stayed at!
Walatta House is an incredible place, absolutely perfect getaway house for a couple in love. Once we arrived and saw the place, we decided to not leave the house and just indulge in everything it has to offer. And that's a lot: a beautiful private room with a huge window looking at the pool (+ two more rooms that we didn't use), garden and the ocean below, lush garden with a hammock, super comfortable chill area in the shade, amazing pool, private way to the beach, tasty food served the way you want it, and great staff that provided us with anything we could think of. Couldn't wish for more, really! All we can think about since we left is how to come back once again :D Simply a paradise! 10/10
Visited March 2019
Written 20 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted with your 10/10. Thank you. To come back all you need do is make the decision...we will do the rest. Hope to see you both back here soon. Regards Jack
Written 27 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nico
Nico
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise
This modern luxurious villa on top of a hill, overlooking the ocean, surrounded with palmtrees can only be described as paradise. With Madura daily cooking delicious meals and two other staff members serving you tea and taking care of everything, there is not really a reason for you to leave the house. Stroll down to the beautiful beach, cool down in the breathtaking infinity pool or just read a book in the open space lobby, Walatta House is a perfect place to take a break from the world and clear your mind. Needless to say, the upkeep was perfect and the rooms spaceous with walk-in wardrobes and plant filled open air bathrooms. The only downside of visiting this place is when you have to leave it behind. Thanks again to Madura and his staff for taking such great care of us. We had an unforgettable experience.
Visited March 2019
Written 16 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am really pleased to see that Madura continues to delight with his cooking and that his team are attentive and take good care. Thank you for coming and please come back soon. Best regards Jack
Written 21 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fergusson m
fergusson m
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing house, beautiful spot, wonderful people.
Our stay at Walatta House exceeded all our expectations. The house and pool were perfect for our family of six and would surely be perfect for other groups. We loved the house and felt that our trip to Sri Lanka was greatly enhanced by both the house's location and Madhura and his team's accommodating nature. Madhura was an excellent chef and made us delicious meals of various curries and other local dishes, and was extremely efficient in the organisation of trips to temples, whale watching and to Uda Walawe national park. On the morning of our whale watching trip he even made us breakfast before we left at 5am, and he was more than happy to teach the whole family how to make some of our favourites of his dishes as well as to show us the local fruit, vegetable and fish markets. Siranga and his team kept the house and pool in perfect condition (which isn't easy with four kids around!) and were always charming, kind and friendly to us. There were fresh flowers in the bedrooms which were kept tidy and clean, much like the rest of the house and garden. We were doubtful, before we arrived, of whether we would be able to swim on the beach below the house, but the beach was safe and perfect on so may levels: it had a tyre swing, great snorkelling and hundreds of hermit crabs, as well the tracks of some extremely elusive turtles. Wally the dog was also lovely and was always there to greet us when we got out of the van from a day trip or from tuk-tuks on visits to the closer landmarks and attractions near Walatta House. I would definitely recommend staying at Walatta House to anyone visiting Sri Lanka and would love to visit again in the future.
Visited February 2019
Written 21 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you very much for your thorough and kind review. I know all that you say will be really helpful to future guests and I am very grateful to you for it. Thank you. I really hope that you can come back one day and please please stay with us again. Regards Jack
Written 6 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Someoneinsydney
Someoneinsydney
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Impossible to describe in one sentence how lovely this place is!
Everything about this place is perfect. The architectural design is breathtaking - blending seamlessly into the tropical landscape. The house (if that's what you can call it) is so comfortable - we loved lounging on next to the pool and on the day bed overlooking the ocean. The bedrooms and bathrooms were gorgeously appointed, spacious and comfortable. As you can tell from all the previous reviews, the absolute highlight was the service we received from Madhura, Suranga and team. Attentive, kind, discrete, and the most delicious food ever, it was like dining in a michelin star restaurant every night! I am counting down the days until we can go back and visit again.
Visited January 2019
Written 10 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edenvillas123
Edenvillas123
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am really delighted that the team at Walatta House continue to provide an excellent service. Madura will be really thrilled that you enjoyed his cooking so much. Please do come back soon...it will be a pleasure to host you again. Thank you Regards Jack
Written 6 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Things to know
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 once booking is confirmed

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