Wrap around deck with great views of the Mahaweli River ValleyComfortable lounge area
The Kandy House ~ Exclusive Villa
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The Kandy House is a lovely private residence available for your exclusive use (just you - no other guests!). Just a few minutes out of Kandy centre (2.5km), the house affords stunning views within a peaceful setting.

The space

Whether just for a few nights or longer term as a base to explore Sri Lanka’s hill country and cultural triangle, the Kandy House is your home away from home. Ideal for a couple, or small group or family, can sleep up to 5 comfortably.

Guest access

Full kitchen for self catering, modern bathroom with hot water, washing machine, library and games, swimming "plunge" pool and garden to relax.

Interaction with guests

Manager lives offsite but is readily available via phone / internet contact.

Other things to note

Two night minimum booking.

For those seeking a truly "local" experience - Nimal can also arrange for an “off the tourist track” eco-tourism tour of a local village in the Kandy area (tea, spice, vegetable growing, paddy fields, local temples, panoramic views and wildlife, 2km+ jungle hiking) – from USD30 per person (full day) including transport and traditional Sri Lankan lunch.

Tentative dates of the Kandy Esala Perahera in 2016 are 8th - 18th August.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed

Wireless Internet

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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Guest guide with lots of practical information about the house and Kandy is available upon confirmation of booking.


Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

72 Reviews

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Dayana User Profile
September 2017
The house is nice has a nice view , the pool is not what we expected , the rooms are ok before checking in ask the host to check the house for rats. Overall was ok

Michelle User Profile
September 2017
The views alone are worth the stay here. Great space. Note- our drivers would not go down the final road, so we did have to carry our bags down and up. But the Tuk Tuk would go right down to the gate.

Fahad User Profile
September 2017
Place is very clean and nice. Tge views are fascinating and worth everything. But tge place has some problems, first it has only one bathroom, and there was no AC in the place. The biggest problem to me is that it's so difficult to reach the place without TUK TUK, your car will never reach the place. And the TUK TUK don't stop for you at anytime, I spent hours to get one for my family. The host is not from Sri Lanka but there is a house manager, who's not cooperative at all.
Simon User Profile
Response from Simon:
Dear Fahad, We are disapointed with your review - our listing and guest information clearly describe all the house facilities. The road access for the last 100m is steep but serviceable for cars, vans and tuk tuks. We are happy to arrange tuk tuks for guests and work with a number of reliable drivers from the local community. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Sri Lanka.
September 2017

Celine User Profile
August 2017
Simon and Nimal were perfect hosts. Our stay was great, in this big and beautiful house, in a very peaceful atmosphere.

Maarten User Profile
July 2017
Big house in a quiet neighborhood in Kandy (15 minutes with tuktuk to city center). Fantastic view, and a small plungepool. The housekeeper organises nice eco tours 20 kms from Kandy, showing you his village of birth. In this tour he shows you coffee and tea plants, but also lots of other spices like pepper and cloves. The housekeeper is a sociologist and tells you a lot about nature, but also about the culture and politics of Sri Lanka.

Phelia User Profile
April 2017
We would highly recommend Simon's place. It is very well equipped, beautifully furnished and the views are amazing. We enjoyed the use of the kitchen, having breakfast with a view on the balcony and swimming in the splash pool. Nimal was very helpful at our check-in and with providing information. We wished we could stay longer!

Elfie User Profile
March 2017
The house is beautiful and has magic views. You have everything you need and our kids liked the small pool. Location is good, very quiet but easy to go by tuk tuk to the city centre. The manager is always available for any questions and helped us for some practical things. The house has a special and relaxing athmosfere. But we must say the house was really not clean. The Floor, the kitchen, the tables, in the corners, under the sofa,... it was just not clean. We understand that here in Sri Lanka you live together with the animals and this was not a problem at all. But you just could see that the floor hasn't been thoroughly cleaned in a while. So except for the cleaness of the house, our stay was great!
Simon User Profile
Response from Simon:
Dear Elfie - thanks for your review. Following your comments and a detailed inspection of the house last week, we have decided to change our cleaning service providers. Apologies for the inconvenience to your family. Future guests should enjoy a higher standard of house cleanliness.
March 2017

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Simon User Profile

The house is owned and managed by humanitarian aid workers... a percentage of profits support humanitarian and development projects in Sri Lanka.

Ask us about our "off the tourist track" eco-tourism day trips to villages around Kandy... combine a short trek with some learning about organic farming and a home cooked lunch...

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Response time: within a few hours

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