Two double bedrooms, one with bathroom, one with shower room. Thick American mattresses, kitchen. Excellent quality Linen /Mosquito Nets/Towels. Two Patio Areas, Pool, Breakfast Ambalama Very quiet location but ten minutes to centre of Hikkaduwa, bars, restaurants, snorkelling, diving, beaches etc. Lal - Night Watchman/Handyman.... Wyomi is available for daily help or to cook (extra little cash for her) also laundry can be done for little extra cash for Wyomi.
This dwelling is in the grounds of an old restored home
top quality mosquito nets, view from room. Fully fitted kitchen, Maid available to cook one of her famous Sri Lankan curries. Breakfast Cabana, or shelter from the sun… Covered Dining area in beautiful gardens, by the side of the pool. Lal is the Night Security guy who will do errands, jobs, fetch and carry, fix anything ! Coconuts straight from the trees,… try the fresh juice with Malibu and Cream !!! Bananas straight from trees, mango when in season. Trips can be organised for you, avoiding excess charges sometimes added for tourists, or out of town visitors.
Very quiet, Jungle location ... but just a short walk or tuk tuk journey to town.
Ten minutes from Bus and Train Station, Gunaratne is our Tuk Tuk driver available at any time. Ten minutes from stunning beach where you can swim with the turtles. Many local shops and restaurants also close and within walking distance. Very quiet location, monkeys in the trees, and the most beautiful birds dipping in and out of swimming pool.
Dolphin and Whale watching trips, close to historic town of Galle and also Galle Fort where there are some wonderful hotels and restaurants, watch locals diving from 100ft cliff for 500 rupees (about two pounds). According to Sir James Tennant, Galle is referred to in the Bible as Tarshish, it was to Galle that King Solomon sent emissaries to procure the jewel that won him the heart of the Queen Sheba. Close to Gem mine and Sleeping Buddha. The location also boasts some of the country’s most famous archaeological sites, numerous temples, monuments and statues. Monuments found in this coastal resort are related to Buddhism, which religion is practiced by the majority of the country. Some of the historical sites date several hundred years, and some are as old as several thousand years. Stretches of the most beautiful palm tree lined beaches. The situation is two hours drive from Colombo on the new motorway, or three hours drive along the beautiful coast road where you can still see some Tsunami ruins. Airport Collection can be arranged for 8,000 rupees (about 38 pounds)
Visit our Hopes and Dreams Charity Village where you can see locals working in our sustainability centre and earning a wage, also orphans in new houses with special care for those with cerebral palsy, Montessori School too.
You are welcome to explore, you have your own private terrace, but there is also a private raised garden, and of course the swimming pool and surrounding gardens.
Interaction with guests
I am usually around to help, or give advice ... arrange trips for you, i run a small charity here and my girls love to have visitors, some orphans too. We make a variety of items to buy
Other things to note
There are two dogs at the house, very very friendly ... little afraid of people at first but soon make friends ... Poppy and Lily
Although the cottage is separate from the main house, there are communal areas, like the pool and outdoor dining areas.
You are welcome to use these, but please take care and keep it clean.
If you come in late, please respect the rest of the house and neighbourhood.
Towels supplied are for exclusive use within the Property. Please do not take them to the beach - suggest using a sarong - they dry a lot quicker and could even be mde for you in our sewing project !! But there are also towels for the beach if needed.
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Honest, fun and loving person, who does not describe herself very well so this is being written by her friends.
She is the most giving person in the world - the work she does is inspiring and her motivation is infectious (written by someone who stayed at Joy's house)
Couldn't help thinking I felt like goldilocks!! she is such a generous hostess and can't thank her enough for her hospitality!
She is the founder of the Manacare Foundation - a charity organization that has helped many in many countries.
Cash earned from letting the properties mentioned goes towards keeping her orphans and training ladies and girls who would otherwise be begging on the streets. She also runs a physiotherapy centre for adults and children with disabilities, Montessori School, Music classes and much much more.