This was our second visit to The Boathouse and we found there is even more to enthuse about. In this beautifully designed villa all rooms open onto a wide balcony or verandah with the Indian Ocean just beyond the stunning pool and garden. An evening meal, prepared by one of the two internationally trained chefs from fresh local ingredients of your choice, served on the verandah as the sun goes down - what could be more magical? The garden is now well established and is attracting its own wildlife - a family of mongoose, a lazy monitor lizard, chattering chipmunks in the palm trees and a variety of birds, including waders and brilliant blue-tailed kingfisher who makes the pool his own domain. With all this you have a friendly and very professional staff who will make you most welcome and seek to meet your every need, both within the house and by arranging any visits you want to make from the house.
It was with great reluctance that we left the beautiful Boathouse - an amazing place for a memorable holiday.
I think I’m still dreaming about this house...and with this, there’s not much left to be said about how gorgeous this property is! Everything is perfectly done down to the last detail, the design and the furniture are amazing, there’s a huge swimming pool which is perfectly maintained, kind staff and helpful, the ocean right in front of your eyes when you wake up in the morning...speechless!
We were 3 families with kids, The villa is beautiful and very well equipped. the swimming pool is very clean, and the food was great. However the best thing in the Villa is the kind and helpful staff which made our vacation so perfect!
The Boat House is simply put, perfect. It is an absolute dream house where every single detail has been perfectly thought of. It outranks even some of the best 5 stars hotels I've stayed at. Also noteworthy to add that there's also a pool and private access to the beach.
Location of the villa is great 2.5 hours from Colombo airport, very close to anything that you need groceries and shopping... etc.
The villa itself is exactly as shown in the pics and probably slightly better than expected from the rooms to inside sitting area to the pool and outdoor.
All of the staff spoke very good english, specially the Villa manager who was extremely professional a better service than a 5* hotel, the Chef knew how to satisfy all our needs and specific food requirements to a group of 9 people with different tastes...
Finally I cant express our gratitude to the owners Andrew and Elaine, we had a special occasion and despite the bad weather in Sri Lanka ( which they offered to cancel the Trip) made every single effort to make this occasion a successful one...
I would highly recommend this villa!