A self-contained property with one bedroom, bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette located just a few minutes' walk from a beautiful stretch of beach in Hikkaduwa. Ideal for couples or those with a baby or toddler. (Max 2 adults & 1 child)
Saman Siri Cottage is situated in a safe and peaceful location within the grounds of a Sri Lankan family home in Narigama at the south end of Hikkaduwa. Close enough to walk to restaurants, shops and the beach, but tucked away amidst 'real' Sri Lankan life, it offers the best of both worlds.
The family garden is well-tended with lots of tropical plants, birds and occasional visiting monkeys.
Guests have exclusive use of the spacious veranda with banquette seating which serves as a sitting cum dining room. Perfect for an al fresco breakfast.
The bedroom has a double bed with sprung mattress, mosquito net, air conditioning unit, two clothes hanging rails with coat hangers, a shelf unit, a writing table and chair and a mini safe. Bed linen and towels are provided (but not beach towels).
A cot bed with mosquito net and suitable for a baby or toddler is available at no extra charge.
The kitchen has a fridge, washing machine, kettle, toaster and single-ring gas cooker. Crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils are provided.
The bathroom has a hot water shower, toilet with bidet shower and sink
THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR ELECTRICITY OR COOKING GAS
There are lots of things to see in and around Hikkaduwa including:
a working tea plantation (Handunugoda)
a moonstone mine at Meetiyagoda
an elephant reserve (Udawalawe National Park)
Kottawa forest reserve
lagoon trips at Dodanduwa (by canoe) and Balapitiya (by motor boat)
feed wild turtles on the beach
PADI scuba diving
sea fishing trips
whale watching from Mirissa
guided bicycle rides through the paddy fields
And of course there is the beach to enjoy with lots of different bars and restaurants.
British TV programme Good Karma Hospital was filmed on the beach just a few minutes' walk away
The historic town of Galle - a UNESCO World Heritage site - with its 16th century Dutch Fort and international cricket ground is only 15km away. Look out for Galle's international literary festival held in January each year.
Guests have 24-hour access to the cottage and garden. They are also welcome in the family home.
Kontakt z gośćmi
We will respect your privacy but are more than happy to offer help and assistance if needed. We love meeting new people and are always happy to sit down for a chat.
We can arrange airport transfers, day trips and longer island tours.
Please note that it costs around LKR 1,000 less for an airport drop than for a pickup as there are no parking and entry fees to pay.
Inne ważne rzeczy
Saman Siri Cottage is situated halfway between Narigama and Thiranagama Junctions, next door to Sumanarama Buddhist Temple and about 50 metres behind the railway line.
There are no visible street names in Narigama and no house numbers making the cottage a little difficult to find on the first visit. We always offer to meet guests outside Avenra Beach Hotel, Galle Road, Narigama, and guide them to the property, which is just a few minutes away.
You should apply for a visa to enter Sri Lanka before travelling. This can be done online.
If you are planning your first visit to Hikkaduwa you should note that the main Galle Road and railway line run parallel to the beach and so there is always the chance of noise from the road and/or the railway wherever you stay in Hikkaduwa. Trains travel through the town about once an hour from early morning till 10.30 at night. The train takes less than 15 seconds to pass through Narigama.
No strict house rules other than appreciating that the accommodation is in a family enviornment.
It is preferred that guests do not smoke inside the property.
No overnight guests without permission.