About this listing
A perfect place to lay back near the beach. Price is for a double, non-A/C room with attached bathroom and there are several rooms available, some with A/C.
Chamin's looks brand new and that's because it is. Built specifically to host guests, it's a pretty big villa, with five double and two family rooms, a big garden, a small veranda, a bar, a restaurant and some proper sea views.
Interaction with guests
Chamin is a friendly 26 year-old. Just like many of his young generation, he's the entrepreneur in his family, and it was with the help of his father and four brothers that he started this guesthouse. He's studied hotel management and speaks enough English to help you out with food and activities if you like. His assistant Rex is mostly there for cuddles and play, but that's because he's a Labrador pup. Awww...
The stretch of coast between Matara and Tangalle is - in our opinion - the best place to visit Sri Lanka's Southern Coast. Abundant in marine wildlife such as Dondra's population of Blue Whales and Rekawa's leatherback turtles, it's sparsely populated by people, apart from a thin line of fishermen's villages along the coast. There are few big hotels and resorts here, so everything has a friendly, local feel and a small scale, yet it's very accessible by train and highway. Seriously, if you're looking to spend a week on the Southern coast, this is where we'd recommend to go.
Chamin's itself is located opposite Polhena Beach, which is good for snorkeling and surfing. Matara town is just a short stroll and whale watching tours leave some 10 kilometres away.
Neverbeen offers a wide variety of rare homes off the beaten track, from fisherman's huts and tree houses to heritage homes and tea estates. Our team hand-picks and visits every home and meet all hosts to make ensure guests have a positively memorable stay in places they've never been.
We provide travellers and home owners in challenging locations with access to one another, by offering communication services, online marketing services and tourism training, so that locals can make a living off their home and travellers can get to stay in places they have never been.
As such, Neverbeen works for a world in which everyone has the chance to earn income by renting out their home, regardless of language, internet access and tourism experience.
In Sri Lanka, Dishan manages our growing group of homes in cooperation with our scouts, while Rohan creates listings and provides service. In Amsterdam, Marten works out international growth plans. Our team of in-house programmers is constantly developing the platform itself and Ernst & Young does our finances.
The first country we're active in is Sri Lanka, a beautiful country with many undiscovered places to stay. Due to it recently having opened up to tourism after decades of conflict, it is a great place to start and pilot the Neverbeen concept. We plan to expand to ten countries before the end of 2017.
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