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A Home Away From Home, Near Mount Lavinia Beach
A Home Away From Home, Near Mount Lavinia Beach
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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A place where you go for a holiday but yet feel as if your at home, with the beautiful Mount Lavinia beach only 40 meters away, we make sure you have the perfect holiday experience

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Anything the guests require anytime, we make sure we provide it, to make the stay a perfect one !

About The Home Away From Home
1. Fully furnished open space apartment with modern facilities including A/C and Fans to the whole apartment , parking , Internet & cable TV. 40 METERS TO MOUNT LAVINIA BEACH.
2. A roof top garden available for dinning and relaxation.
3. Accommodation for 5 persons.
4. Change of linen every three days.
5. Up keep and cleaning every three days.
6. If you feel like cooking your own food, the kitchen and pantry has all the modern facilities.
7. New bed sheets and towels every three days and when requested by a guest as well
8.Security available through out the day
9. Power and water back up available through out the day..
10.Transport available through out the day.
11. Pickup and Drop hires to the airport available.
12.Tours around the Island can be organized.

1. Cable TV
2. High speed wireless Internet
3. Air conditioning
4. Heating
5. Kitchen
6. Free Parking
7. Washer/Dryer
8. Wireless Intercom
9.Power, Water back up
10. All cooking and washing facilities available

A little something about where " A Beach Home, Away From Home " is situated -Mount Lavinia
1. When Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was under British rule, the governor in charge during the period of 1805-11 was Sir Thomas Maitland.
2. He had acquired land at "Galkissa" (Mount Lavinia) and decided to construct a personal residence there.
3. During this time, legend has it that he fell in love with a dancing girl named Lovina who had been born to Portuguese and Sinhalese parents.
4. During construction, the governor arranged to build a secret tunnel between Lovina 's house which was located nearby, one end inside her house and the other inside his wine cellar, so that the lovers could meet in secret.
5. However, Sir Thomas Maitland left Ceylon in 1811 and settled in Malta, where he died a bachelor.
6. Some time in 1920 the tunnel was sealed up and the Gypsy village that surrounded the mansion was developed into a modern bustling city. Later, the city of "Galkissa" was renamed "Mount Lavinia", keeping her name alive.

Interaction with guests

When ever the guests require anything, me and my family are always available with just one click of a personal bell which we provide for guests at the time of arrival. When ever the guests require anything at anytime , we are always available to make sure the guests feel at home and are comfortable.

Pets allowed
Buzzer/wireless intercom
Family/kid friendly
House Rules
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please dont forget to lock the door when leaving the apartment for safety reasons.
Please register a passport or any type of id copy with the doorman or myself.
The Beach home away from home is All yours to enjoy and please take good care of it as if it was yours
For any requirements the doorman is available, he will arrange for transport and himself get you anything if required.


124 Reviews

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Luca User Profile
December 2016
Great host and house. You will feel extremely at home. All beds are large and the house is very clean. Asela is an amazing host who will go beyond expected to make your stay a good one. Will definitely return next time I'm in Sri Lanka.

Dilin User Profile
November 2016
Asela is a great guy, and he went above and beyond to ensure my stay was enjoyable.

Géraldine User Profile
August 2016
We would like to thanks Asela for his kindness and warm welcoming. Everything was prepared for our arrival, the house is beautiful with everything you could need. Me and my fiancé joined the rest of our family 1 day after and Asela send us a text message as soon as they arrived in order to reassure us. We recommend this house for any travel looking to discover Colombo. Thank you again Asela for everything you have done.

Nevis User Profile
June 2016
We stayed here for one night after landing in Colombo at 11pm they waited for us until after midnight when we finally arrived and greeted us with a big smile and had prepared a lovely little snack for us. The house was perfect with it quite cool inside and the fans were more than enough to stay cool at night. They were extremely helpful and spoke very good English. I highly recommend this place. It was also perfectly clean

Kathryn User Profile
January 2016
We were made to feel very welcome by Asela. It truly was like a home away from home! There were all the comforts of home, including a kitchen, washing maching, including a garden oasis on the top level! Raja was also available if we needed someone to go to the shops to get a few things - which was very helpful if we didn't feel like going out in the heat! The location was excellent - walking distance to the beach, shops and bus stop. Would definitely stay again if we come back to Sri Lanka.

Randall User Profile
July 2015
My wife, son (5years old) and i had great stay in Asela's apartment. It was comfortable, clean and secure. Asela was a warm and generous host as was his mother who prepared lovely Sri Lankan snacks for us on arrival. Asela was very quick to respond to messages and even organized for a taxi to pick us up from the airport which was great after a long flight from home. He and his family were very welcoming. The apartment is a 200-300m from Mt Lavinia Beach (unfortunately not a fabulous swimming Beach but great for a stroll or splash around in the shallows) and about 40 min tuk tuk ride from Colombo train station. There are plenty of restaurants and a supermarket nearby. We would definitely recommend it as a great place to stay (especially families with children). Thanks Asela!

Vaish User Profile
November 2014
It's been a very friendly and inviting experience. Asela and his family have been very helpful and made us feel like our own home. Convenient location for shopping and sight seeing etc.

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri LankaJoined in March 2012
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