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The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool

33 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The Boat House has been featured twice in the UK Sunday Times as a perfect family destination and one of the top 10 holiday picks for summer 2017 and winter 2018. The Boat House is a luxury semi detached 4 bedroomed villa set in an acre of lush tropical gardens with unrivalled views across one of the most beautiful beaches. The house comes fully staffed with chefs, butlers and house staff, who live on site in a separate building.Breakfast is included in the price and all other meals/drinks and snacks are charged at market value only. Our huge outdoor pool 17 x 8 metres (one of the largest on the south coast) is shared with our sister villa next door. Each of our four air conditioned bedrooms have been meticulously designed to provide comfort and stylish living. All bedrooms are en suite ...The Boat House has been featured twice in the UK Sunday Times as a perfect family destination and one of the top 10 holiday picks for summer 2017 and winter 2018. The Boat House is a luxury semi detached 4 bedroomed villa set in an acre of lush tropical gardens with unrivalled views across one of the most beautiful beaches. The house comes fully staffed with chefs, butlers and house staff, who live on site in a separate building.Breakfast is included in the price and all other meals/drinks and snacks are charged at market value only. Our huge outdoor pool 17 x 8 metres (one of the largest on the south coast) is shared with our sister villa next door. Each of our four air conditioned bedrooms have been meticulously designed to provide comfort and stylish living. All bedrooms are en suite and have a combination of roll top, oversized concrete tubs and rainforest showers. There are 2 lounge areas, with large sofas and TVs. We also have a range of DVDs and a playstation for guest use. The kitchen is modern and sleek and boasts a huge centre island ideal for pre dinner drinks. Guests have use of a fridge freezer, coffee machine and kettle in the house. However, all meals are prepared by our amazing chefs in the main kitchen, or on our poolside charcoal BBQ. There is an indoor dining area for 10 plus ample outside dining on the terrace over looking the pool and Indian ocean. Our friendly and professional staff are on hand for your comfort and service and can arrange in house massage, yoga and day or overnight excursions. Popular for Surf and Yoga retreats. More
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About the Owner
Elaine B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
Interaction with guests
On arrival you will be greeted by your personal butler who will ensure your bags are taken to your rooms, you are made familiar with the house and garden and your cares start to fall away. Your personal chef will also be on hand to discuss seasonal menu options and preferences. As well as the usual five star service you would expect from a luxurious beach front villa, we can arrange private yoga, in House massage, surf lessons and excursions to explore the local area.
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

We stayed as a group of seven at the boat house and couldn't recommend it enough. The villa itself is beautiful, spacious but homely and immaculate! located right on the beach which was absolutely stunning. The staff were attentive, but not obtrusive - no question...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Benjaminkingdon
Escape05455681186, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Thank you Ben for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you at The Boat House and our team loved looking after you. The staff enjoyed the cricket matches and Jenga competitions! We would love to see you again very soon. Enjoy the...More

Reviewed 25 April 2019

A fantastic spacious villa, made to feel at home immediately from welcoming staff who looked after us unobtrusively for the week. Our group, 2 families with 4 teenagers (19-14 ) had an amazing week. This is the perfect location for villa, right on beach, soft...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Shona M
Escape05455681186, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2019

Thank you Shona for taking the time to write such a perfect and detailed review. We are delighted that you had a great week at The Boat House. I will pass on your lovely comments to our staff. it sounds like you had a fun...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2019

The Boat House was the perfect place to host my first retreat, the staff , the villa, the location.. Elaine who is just super helpful when it comes to bringing the place alive. The staff quickly become your family which is what I believe makes...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank talyssastar
Escape05455681186, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2019

Thanks Talyssa. You are such an inspiration and so full of energy. Our staff loved hosting you and the retreat was so successful. We are so excited to be planning our next retreat in August with you. Thank you for choosing The Boat House. Best...More

Reviewed 19 January 2019

We arrived at 3am and the staff were ready and waiting to help us unload our luggage, including 5 surfboards. That was just the beginning of an awesome time spent at this villa , the staff were always there to assist they were more than...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Cosmopolitan706714, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing and detailed review. Our staff really enjoyed looking after you. I will of course pass on your fantastic comments to the chefs and all the house team. We would love to host...More

Reviewed 26 December 2018

We stayed at the house in mid-December as a family of 5, with another family of 5, with the children all between 9 and 4 years old and it worked fantastically. We had more friends staying in the house next door, which made it even...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank TobyB
Cosmopolitan706714, VR Owner at The Boat House Dikwella southern Sri Lanka. Fully staffed. Beachfront and pool, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed and amazing review. We take great pride in The Boat House and our staff are a very special team, so your comments are very heartwarming. I will of course pass on your praises to our team. Sounds like...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Dikwella is a bustling market town on the south coast. It boasts one of the most beautiful beaches which is safe for swimming and boogie boarding. If you are looking for top surf then take a short walk to Hiriketiya in the next bay and you'll be in surfers paradise! Dikwella has a few supermarkets and banks on the main street and also an off licence. Historic Galle Fort is worth a day trip and a wander around the quaint cobbled streets with boutique shops cafes and restaurants. Marissa is 40 minutes for snorkelling and whale watching. Turtle nesting, elephant safaris can all be arranged by our staff.
Getting around
Our staff can arrange Tuk Tuks for guests or a driver.
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