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View from bed to veranda and surroundingSpacious double bed with private bathroom
Private room in nature lodge

Natural Mystic Sanctuary - Valley View - Room 1

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Sam And Karina

Natural Mystic Sanctuary - Valley View - Room 1

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Sam And Karina is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Far from the main road, surrounded by tea and ancient forest, our self-sustainable living project is a sanctuary for plants, animals and humans to recover and reconnect.
On 6 acres of hill land there is a river running along 2 sides with inviting pools and a lot of wildlife so there is plenty to explore or just sit and enjoy the peace.
NMS is eco friendly and completely off grid with its own water source & solar plus many different organic fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs grow on the land.

Amenities

Essentials
Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 super king bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

25 Reviews

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Gareth+Claire User Profile
Gareth+Claire
March 2017
A remarkable place, carved out of the forest from mud and sweat and run by a charming couple. A truly unique and thoroughly enjoyable stay.
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Sarah
December 2016
Thank you for a relaxing stay. It was really great to se what you are doing here. We all enjoyed getting away from the hustle and bustle of Sri Lanka. The wildlife was amazing, except for the leeches. Thank you for a warm welcome and great food too. Good luck with your building p…
Maya User Profile
Maya
August 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Natural Mystic Sanctuary for 2 nights and we had a great time here. Before our arrival Karina was so helpful; helping us to find a secure parking space for our car, offering to organise rainforest tours, etc. When we arrived Karina was not ther…
Elise User Profile
Elise
July 2016
I will start by saying that the scenery is beautiful in this area and we had a great time exploring the jungle nearby! However, I feel the need to warn other travellers about this place. On arrival, despite being in contact for many weeks, the hosts 'realised' there was an 'issu…
Sam And Karina User Profile
Response from Sam And Karina:
I will start by saying that I am dissapointed and upset with the dishonesty of this review. There was a problem with the booking in that they had only paid for one room and were expecting two rooms so we discussed this with them when they arrived and offered a second room at half price which they said they were happy about. She also said that she had not much money and that they only had 1 bank card between all 4 of them and that was not working, which sounded a bit suspicious but we trusted them anyway and agreed that they didn't have to pay cash and could transfer the money when they got home. We only asked for the cash at the end because we found out she had money for private taxis, tours, expensive snacks and there next accomadation so suspected she was not being entirely truthful to us. Still after talking about our concerns openly with her, we gave her the benefit of the doubt once again and agreed she could pay later. After reading all the lies in this review it is clear that she is not an honest person and we were right to doubt her truthfulness. I am not expecting she will transfer the money she agreed to pay. We have a local chef, a young mother from the village who comes only when we have guests so that they can enjoy some really authentic Sri Lankan food. It takes hours to prepare the curries in the traditional way, even the spices like pepper and cinnamon are not from a plastic packet, they are home grown organically and crushed by hand in a pestle and mortar fresh everyday and vegetables harvested each day from our land when possible so we can really provide the freshest, best quality food we can. We had tried to explain this to her which is why we had asked the day before if they would like rice and curry for lunch and dinner and they had said yes. After rummaging through our private belongings when we were not around they found the old menu and decided not to eat anything here meening a lot of food we had prepared had to go to waste. We do give some left overs like rice to the dogs, cats, and chickens but not everything is suitable for them. The reason we had stopped using the old menu (rice & curry Rs.500, pasta Rs.400, sandwiches Rs.300) was because firstly our limited solar system was not able to run the fridge all the time so we could not keep butter and cheese fresh and secondly because no one else who had came had ordered pasta or sandwhiches and would prefer to eat the traditional Sri Lankan food whilst in Sri Lanka. We do our best to please everyone so if they had said that they dont want to eat Sri Lankan food and would rather have pasta or cheese sandwhich then we would of arranged this for them no problem. Instead they were not honest about it and spent as much as they would of done on good quality food, on biscuits, crisps and chocalte which they ate in their room. It is up to the individual what they would like to eat but that is why we ask before hand. Our dogs might of been panting but that its because it is hot here and thats there way of cooling down, they can not sweat in the areas covered by fur (most of their body) so they pant to cool down when they have been running around playing. Apart from the bowls of water we leave for them, our land is surrounded by a river, which you have to cross to get here, and being free range dogs, never tied or locked up, they are free, as they often do, to go to the river whenever they like to cool down or have a drink. They are never short of water. There were no other guests were here who left "After seeing how elise and her friends were being treated as guests". Everyone else has been happy with their stay here and anything they have not been happy about they have left honest feedback about which we really appreciate so that we can improve these things for future guests. I'm shocked at all the lies Elise has written in the review and knowing know that she is a dishonest person, although she comed across very friendly, I would not recommend her to anyone. Please read the other reviews if you want honest opinions or come and see us for yourself.
July 2016
Amy User Profile
Amy
February 2016
In order to get to the farmstay, we had to take off our shoes, cross a river and then walk upwards for about 1km! It's certainly off the beaten track. We truly were in the middle of the rainforest. Karina and Sam are working incredibly hard and it was really quite magical to e…
Sam And Karina User Profile
Response from Sam And Karina:
Thank you so much for your feedback Amy! I wasn't aware of the fact that Rice gets bad so quickly. Although we haven't had any problems so far, you're right, someone with a sensitive stomach might be affected. We will change this and make fresh rice. We were often invited by Sri Lankan families and got cold curries and rice so we don't bother that. I appreciate your honesty about it very much. You both were amazing guests and I hope you will be back one day. lots of happy trails and all the best.
February 2016
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Sasha
January 2018
lovely spot in the jungle with small waterfall pools to dip into. respect to sam and karina for creating this space . it’s pretty good for young kids who want to experience the rainforest without actually going on a long trail. karina and sam were both very kind to our 3.5 yr o…
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Elant
April 2017
Wow! This really is a magical place. If you are looking for nature, peace, quietness, good food and a friendly welcome: just make your way up the hill of 'natural mystic' and indulge yourself! Really friendly hosts that have created a piece of paradise near Deniyaya (making it a …

Hosted by Sam And Karina

Deniyaya, Sri LankaJoined in March 2013
Sam And Karina User Profile
59 Reviews
Sam And Karina is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sam is from England and Karina is from Germany, we have both travelled a lot. We currently have a self sustainability and reforestation project where we try and use permaculture principles. We try to keep our lifestyle simple and have a positive impact on the earth.
Languages: Deutsch, English
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