Spacious Apartment near Bus Line
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The apartment is located in a very safe neighborhood and a couple of minutes walk from the nearest bus stop. Friendly neighbors and convenient location would make this place a perfect home away from home to any traveler. Just 8 miles to downtown.

The space

This ground-floor apartment consists of a large living room with French doors (opening to a small lawn/garden), a well equipped kitchen, a large bathroom with a shower with hot water and a large air-conditioned room with a queen-size bed.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to use the garden/lawn and one parking space to park their vehicle. Guests can obtain a remote control for the front gate (this will be useful/necessary if you rent a car and plan on using the parking spot) with a security deposit of USD 200.00 (Reason: replacement of the remote if lost or damaged will cost me approximately USD 180). Laundry facilities are located in the apartment.

Interaction with guests

I will be available in person for the most part. However, if I am not in the upstairs apartment at any given time, the guests can always reach me via phone anytime.

Other things to note

My apartment is just above the advertised apartment and I will be more than willing to help you with anything (i.e. information, recommendations, equipment, etc.) that would make your stay more comfortable. If you have more than two guests (i.e. children), please let me know in advance and I will be able to provide an additional folding bed to accommodate them. However, the maximum number of occupants under any circumstance cannot exceed four.


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please be respectful to the neighbors and keep the noise levels at a reasonable level. Smoking inside the house is strictly prohibited. However, feel free to smoke in the garden/lawn area.


1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Ruzaik User Profile
December 2016
Was available when I needed him.
Don Ruwan User Profile
Response from Don Ruwan:
Thanks for the feedback Ruzaik!
December 2016

Arun User Profile
May 2016
Great place and awesome host. Thank you Don Ruwan! Wish I could have stayed there longer. Very convenient to buses and taxis. Very clean and nice apartment in a safe area. I would absolutely recommend this place and host.

Carla User Profile
April 2016
I have known Ruwan for years from his time in Wisconsin. He has an extensive and diverse array of friends from all over the world. EVERYONE likes him and for good reasons. He treats others with integrity and kindness and has a way making people feel instantly accepted. His house was clean, comfortable, and beautiful. The utilities worked well. The neighborhood was busy but safe, and I loved waking up to the musical sound of the bread truck in the morning! I will definitely stay here again if I am back in Sri Lanka. Thank you Ruwan!
Don Ruwan User Profile
Response from Don Ruwan:
Thank you Carla! It was a pleasure to have you here! Hope we'll see each other again soon! Cheers!
April 2016

Nathaniel User Profile
April 2016
I had an amazing stay and the apartment lives up to all expectations! It was clean and cozy, and the bed was very comfortable and cool with the air conditioning! The neighborhood was very quiet and safe, and there is a grocery store that is a 3 minute walk away. If you don't feel like cooking, there were also plenty of rice and curry places that were close. The location is hard to beat with the easy access to a multitude of bus lines. Bus#138 is right there and takes you to the Pettah and downtown area. You can reach mount Lavinia beach by Tuktuk in 15-20 minutes (outside of rush hour), and Independent Square Arcade shopping is 20 minutes by taxi/car. Ruwan is a very gracious host and an outstanding person. He is a very close friend of mine from Madison and he comes highly recommended. I was obviously there to spend time with him, but I know that he would be more than happy to meet and assist anyone that stays with him. He is not only fun to get to know and spend time with, but also very knowledgeable of the city and country. I hope that you have a chance to meet him and spend time with him!
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Response from Don Ruwan:
Thanks Nathaniel! Cheers my friend!
April 2016

Véronique User Profile
December 2016
Un appartement bien conçu, propre et confortable. Je recommande vivement, surtout que Don Ruwan, l'hôte est très disponible si besoin.
Don Ruwan User Profile
Response from Don Ruwan:
Thank you, Véronique! Cheers!
December 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Don Ruwan User Profile

After living abroad for more than 15 years, I retuned back to my beautiful home country - Sri Lanka. Growing up in this island nation filled with its natural beauty and plenty of places to visit during school holidays and vacations, I did not grasp the wisdom of the old Sri Lankan proverb, "the foot that travels is priceless (crudely translated from "Avidda paya dahas vatyi")," until I had the opportunity to travel the world and experience different cultures and people.
Sri Lanka is a unique destination: whether you are a traveler seeking an adrenaline rush by whitewater rafting, or exploring wildlife in one of the national parks, or just kickback near a beautiful beach while enjoying an ice cold beverage of your choice, you can find it within this 65,610 square kilometers. Just in case if you are a history buff and South Asian history and languages are what excites you, you will not be disappointed with the remnants of old kingdoms and artwork that spans back 2000 years or more. Apart from the hustle-bustle of the capital city Colombo, which is not too different from any other cosmopolitan city that most travelers have experienced, I believe the true Sri Lankan values are still strongly embedded in the outskirts of the four main population centers (i.e. Colombo, Kandy, Galle and Jaffna) of Sri Lanka. However, in order to experience this, a traveler may need to be somewhat adventurous and step out of ones comfort zone. Before revealing all the secrets of this gem of a place, I'll invite you to my home and my country with two greetings that you will get very familiar with if you visit Sri Lanka - "Ayubowan" (translation: "May you live longer") and "Vanakkam" (translation: "Greetings").

Languages: English

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