Renovated 2 bedroom cottage amongst local houses on Unawatuna hill. Amazing view overlooking trees and beautiful Unawatuna Bay. Private gardens and pool. 10 mins walk to the beach and a short tuktuk to Unawatuna, Thalpe restaurants and Galle Fort.
Unakanda sits in the heart of a small Sri Lankan village at the top of Unawatuna Kanda (hill). In addition to the White House, we have a brand new duplex with plunge pool, roof terrace and stunning views. The duplex may be booked independently or in combination with the White House. It is not currently listed, so please contact us if you are interested.
Unakanda overlooks natural jungle, a Buddhist temple and the beautiful Unawatuna beach. Originally a local villagers home, it has been renovated to embrace the luscious surroundings. Contemporary design using local materials and building skills create a peaceful, relaxed environment. There are two air-conditioned bedrooms, open plan kitchen / living, and 2 large bathrooms. The house is furnished with an eclectic mix of local antiques and custom designed / locally made furniture. The kitchen / living space opens onto a covered cooking area and cantilevered, polished concrete dining pavilion that overlooks the infinity pool. Hidden below the house is a large, private galwala (‘stone hole’) filled with fish, turtles and a magnet to an array of beautiful birdlife. The garden at Unakanda is the soul of the property and the living areas have been designed to access the outdoors as much as possible. The garden features a private pool, rustic tree-house, dam and a vibrant mix of wildlife and plants. Tropical fruits grown on the property include; coconuts, bananas, papaya, passion fruit, lemons, mangoes, pineapples, jackfruit and avocado. Unakanda is a bird watchers paradise. Other wildlife include monkeys, butterflies, squirrels, and fish.
Guests are provided with keys and have exclusive use of villa, pool terrace and pool. Our staff are not resident, but live nearby and will keep a discrete eye on things and can be contacted for help should anything urgent arise after hours.
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While we will not be present during your stay, we do leave you in the very capable hand of our staff who are available to prepare meals, clean, provide information and help to facilitate a wonderful stay. Breakfast is included with each booking, and the guys will be happy to prepare an additional meal each day for the cost of the ingredients. Please discuss your requirements with them.
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Morrie is our resident dog. We ask that he is not permitted into the house. If you prefer that Morrie is not onsite during your stay, he will be happy to have a sleepover at a friend's house.
Strictly no smoking inside the cottage.