Beautiful 1-2 bedroomed villa in Colombo
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||1200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Away from it all, City, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Dove Cottage is a 1-2 bedroom holiday villa, in a quiet suburb of Colombo. The villa was designed by one of Sri Lanka's best architects, with high ceilings, balconies and verandas, making maximum use of tropical breezes. One of the features of the villa is the two bathrooms with power shower areas that are open to the skies, and finished in slate and cement, with tropical plants all around.
Upstairs is the master bedroom and en suite bathroom. The room is fully air conditioned with twin beds, and has two balconies on either side - one leading to a large sun lounge area with potted palm trees, overlooking the swimming pool. The bed...Read more
Beautiful 1-2 bedroomed villa in Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Additional Location Information
Mirihana is a quiet suburb of Colombo. The villa provides off street garage parking for one car, and ample on street parking. Various supermarkets are located close by, and Colombo and all its restaurants is just ten minutes away. Tuk tuks can be found two minutes walk up the road, as well as radio cabs which are freely available and turn up fast.
Location Type Away from it all, City, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$120||$120||$750||$2,600||1 night|
|All Dates||$120||$120||$750||$2,600||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $20 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Single night surcharge - $20 / stay - Fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Cottage comfort for a relaxing start to your holiday
We arrived from Sydney via Singapore only minutes before New Years Day but were welcomed without any fuss. Sunil and annuk have a cottage in a peaceful garden with a private pool. We spent three days. Annuk's dad built it with loads of local charm thrown in. Excellent value for us and the two kids and recommend this one without hesitation.
we didn't want to leave
I stayed here with my husband and grown-up son and his partner. From walking in the door we were blown away by the beautiful gardens, the fabulous house and the owner's peaceful welcome. The house is even better than the photo's. Tiny little details like the tiny little elephants by the sink indicate the care taken with Dove Cottage. This house had everything you need from and was so comfortable it truly felt like home. For small apartment city- dwellers like us, the space and serenity meant we were quite happy not to explore busy Colombo a 20min drive away. It was only the certain knowledge that we would return one day that enabled us to leave and explore the rest of the beautiful isle.
Gary and Debbie Smith
Ilkeston Derbyshire UK
Paradise in Mirihana
This is an ideal place to stay when visiting Sri Lanka, located in a quiet suburb of Colombo close to local town Nugegado,and only a 15 minute tuk tuk ride to nearby Mount Lavinia Beach.
The apartment is set in a quiet out of the way location where you can relax by the private swimming pool and take in its stunning surroundings and natural wild life. The apartment itself has everything you would wish for, very nice artistic decor and beautiful semi outdoor en suite bathrooms to both bedrooms which you neeed to see to believe,a truly refreshing early morning shower experience.
The bedrooms are very spacious with air conditioning and a beautiful terrace balacony with sun bed and seating area for those nights when you want to chill and watch the sun go down.
All in all I cant wait to visit again, the people are so friendly and this is just the perfect place to stay. 10 out of 10.
Response from Sunil Situnayake - 08/01/2012
Debbie and Gary it was great having you stay. We also can't wait until you come again!
What a find..an Oasis in the city
Having been regular visitors to Sri Lanka over the last 25 years to see family, we have always stayed in hotels but this time decided that we would prefer a more relaxed villa type holiday.We found Dove Cottage on Google and what a find...an oasis in the city!!
The day that we arrived in Sri Lanka we had booked an overnight sleeper train to Trincomalee for a three day stay and Sunil kindly let us drop off our cases and freshen up at their house(3 days before we were booked in at Dove Cottage) only to discover that the cottage was being used as the location for a film..and no wonder as it is beautiful.
When we returned from Trinco we were made so welcome by Sunil and anouk.The house is so full of character and charm.Our two daughters used the lounge which was very quickly converted to a bedroom and the main bedroom upstairs is so spacious with both rooms having the most amazing showers that we have seen as they are open to the sky..wonderful design!
Dove Cottage is situated in the leafy suburb of Mirihana with easy access by taxi or tuk tuk to central Colombo.We often travelled by tuk tuk to Mount Lavinia Hotel where we used the private beach and facilities.
It was so relaxing to come back home to Dove Cottage ...sit out on the veranda with a glass of wine and watch the sun going down after a dip in the pool.We regularly met up with family for dinner but on the evenings when we stayed at home we sampled local food brought in for us by Senaka who runs errands for Sunil and anouk.Senaka is a legend in his own right..speaks amazing English and has lots of stories to tell.
All in all we had a wonderful holiday and subject to availability we know where we will be staying on our next visit to Colombo!
Thank you Sunil and anouk
The Williams family
Response from Sunil Situnayake - 08/08/2012
How very kind of you to write such a lovely review of Dove Cottage. It was great having you stay, and you became our friends. We really look forward to your next visit here. Take very good care of yourselves. Many thanks again.
Our Oasis in Colombo! We Had to Come Back!
We fell in love with Dove Cottage the first moment we stepped through the door!, it was such an oasis in the heat and humidity of Colombo and we were glad that although we had looked at places closer to the city center we were glad we had chosen to stay here once we saw it.. and the city center is only a short tuk tuk drive away! The house is so comfortable and has a wonderful feel and beautifully presented.. I especially loved the open air ceiling bathrooms on both floors, Even though the house is great we tended to spend most of our time sitting outside on the patio or the upstairs balcony watching the skies change under the mango tree and also being amused by the squirrels and monkeys!! It was great to have the pool to ourselves for the whole time we were there on both stays and nice to come home to after a long day out in the heat! When we left for the start of our tour we knew we would miss this little oasis so much so that we decided to return at the end of our tour of Sri Lanka so this would be our last memory here in the garden at Dove Cottage! Thank you also to anouk and Sunil who are there if you need them but respect your privacy. We arrived during the Tamil New Year and anouk bought over traditional sweets and fruits and both Sunil and anouk were great with helpful suggestions and messages ... thank you so much anouk and Sunil we do hope one day we may return...but we have wonderful memories and hundreds of photos and most of them of the time spent at Dove Cottage! We stayed at many places on our tour of Sri Lanka but none of them compared to how much we enjoyed our stay here.
Response from Sunil Situnayake - 07/17/2012
Thank you so much for that lovely review. You were perfect guests and we loved having you stay. We do hope you come back!
A beautiful home away from home
Highly recommended if you would like a comfortable, stylish, homely base in Colombo. I spent a week here and would have been happy to spend another.
It is situated on a quiet street and is a sanctuary well removed from the hustle and bustle of Colombo; but yet 20 minutes from the heart of Colombo .
The owners are a charming couple who were extremely helpful and hospitable; and who made me feel welcome
I will return.
Response from Sunil Situnayake - 07/26/2012
Thank you so much for that Subo. I am very glad you and your girlfriend enjoyed your stay. I do hope you decide to come again. My very best regards to you both.