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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 4 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 4  Type: House

2 Full baths

The Petals - tranquil gardens overlooking paddy
TripAdvisor property ID 3799485

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Unawatuna today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 52 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1400, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Mar 19, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Linda J.
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Calendar last updated:
19 Mar 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Swedish



Check in time:13:00, Check out time:11:00
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Yes, smoking allowed
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Unawatuna Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (52)

Excellent – based on 52 reviews Excellent
52 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 5 Jul 2015

We had a wonderful week at the Petals with our 2 children (4 yr and 18 months). The garden was beautiful and so well looked after. The pool was heaven and we spent many happy hours in it. The children loved the dogs, monkeys, squirrels and peacocks. We loved the curries cooked by Upul - utterly delicious. The children loved his tomato pasta and Jagath's many smoothies! Chris was an excellent tuk tuk driver and always was there waiting for us on time and seemed like a safer driver than some! Highly recommended!

“Fabulous pocket paradise”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2014

We spent Christmas and New Year at The Petals. It has such a lovely atmosphere, tucked away amongst the rice paddies, a perfect retreat from the bustle of Galle, and right by the beach - easily reached by tuk tuk. The gardens are beautiful and full of birds. We spent evenings eating Upul's delicious curries (far better than any we ate anywhere else), as fireflies floated over the garden, and afternoons by the pool, to which kingfishers were regular visitors. Linda was delightful to deal with and gave us lots of recommendations. We spent a great morning cycling through the surrounding fields and villages, seeing local life. A completely enchanting, delightful spot.

Response from the owner Fantastic! So pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your selves and felt at home. Hope to see you back in Sri Lanka in the future. Best wishes, Linda, Upul & Jagath

“Heaven on Earth!”

Reviewed 12 May 2013

I stayed at The Petals for 2 weeks and can't rate it highly enough with only 5stars! This place is a pure heaven on Earth. You wake up in the morning with the beautiful sounds of nature, cup of the best tea in the world, fresh papaya juice, breakfast like nowhere else from Upul the amazing chef and refreshed with freshly chopped king coconut. If you decide not to go to the beach you can easily spend a day here around the pool or with tons of books and board games, otherwise the most beautiful beaches are only walking distance away or about £1 with tuc-tuc. During the day you'll be looked after by Upul and Jagarth 2 amazing guys and now also friends for which no request is a problem. The best way to explore the area is by motorbike but you have to be a very good rider since on the road no rules apply, if that's not the case the taxi's and tuc tuc's are incredibly cheap but ask the price first. By the way a stunning tea farm and factory is only 30 mins ride. In Sri Lanka I haven't met one person who wouldn't smile back at me, truly beautiful people. And if you like surfing, this is the place! I'll be definitely back very soon. Thank you Linda, Upul and Jagarth

“Amazing stay”

Reviewed 9 May 2013

We spent 3 days at Petals with our boys aged 7 and 10 - a special treat at the end of a busy two week trip travelling around Sri Lanka. We will not forget our stay! It was just the perfect place to finish a wonderful trip. The house is beautiful, comfortable and decorated with great taste and attention to detail. The garden is just perfect whether you are watching the birds or the monkeys in the tree tops from the terrace or relaxing by the pool. It is wonderfully peaceful yet only 5 minutes by tuk- tuk to the beach or 15 to atmospheric Galle. And Upud and Jahgar looked after us so well, always stricking the right balance. Upud's food was the best we had in Sri Lanka. His curry is really delicious. I actually find it quite hard to think back to our stay as I would very much love to be there. The boys said that in an ideal world this is were they would like to live. I can't say I disagree. Thanks to you all at Petals!

“15 days in paradise”

Reviewed 6 May 2013

We had two wonderful weeks in sri lanka unawatuna mall. the petals house is fantastically located about 5 km into the jungle from the sea with a large floral garden with pool and great service and good food. Many thanks to the two employees upool and jagar did everything they could to make our week to be as good as possible. can highly recommend this accommodation to others. Unfortunately, we have not the right computer when we type this, we can not put some out of all those 100's of photos we took. Hello Linus, Sophie, Christopher, Hanna

“Beautiful villa, tranquil location”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2013

After a week of touring the island, The Petals villa is the perfect place to relax and let the world go by. The villa is clean and homely, in lovely gardens and the new addition of the pool was very welcoming. The villa set within paddy fields is very well located, being a 15 min walk to the local beach or a short tuk tuk ride which was never crowded and had a good safe area to swim and close to Galle to see the fort, markets and watch the fisherman bring in their catch of the day. On site throughout was Jagath to look after the property and us. Perfect balance of being there when you needed him, and unobtrusive for the remainder. Very friendly and willing - kept us well and truly hydrated with tea and water!! Coming in everyday was Upul the cook. His food is made from natural ingredients fresh every day and is very, very good. Any initial ideas of self catering or going out to eat were abandoned as soon as we ate his first meal for us. Also very happy to show us how he makes his curries etc and willing to give us tips. At the end of our stay he gave us a big doggy bag of spices etc to bring home and try for ourselves - sure they won't taste the same! Plenty of wildlife to spot in the garden and surrounding paddy fields as well as having the 3 dogs and cat as our adopted pets for the week. Great & interesting island and The Petals was the perfect place to end our holiday in Sri Lanka - only downside, over too quick!!

“Gorgeous, homely, comfortable place to end our SL experience”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2013

Petals is simply beautiful! The location is just off a little side road, 10 minutes out of amazing Galle, so it feels as though you are on your own private island nestled amongst the rice paddies. We were treated so thoughtfully by Jagart and Upul, who anticipated our every need and then some - Upul made one of the best curries we had in SL, and we enjoyed a lovely seafood barbeque one night by the pool. And Jagart is such a sweet guy to have around. Linda kept in contact from London, advising us of little places to go etc. One of which is a beautiful beach - Wijaya, a 20 minutes stroll along a quiet back streets. We felt so at home, and hope one day soon to return with our family. Many thanks to Linda, her lovely Mum :) and the boys. If you are trying to decide between staying here and somewhere in Galle, i would pick The Petals - much more relaxing, spacious, quiet, and within an easy tuk tuk ride to the restaurants and sights of Galle.

“Full of suprises.”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2013

The Petals is quite simply the best place my wife & I have ever stayed in. Whilst the surrounding area, the people, the food, the culture and everything that Sri Lanka is is truly awesome, Linda & gang who work at the Petals could not have made our stay any better. Nothing was too much and it actually felt as though we were staying with friends / family opposed to a rental property. Cannot wait to return.

“Fantastic relaxing hideaway”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2013

I stayed at the petals with my husband and my parents for 5 nights in December 2012. We had a wonderfully relaxing time. We were the first users of the swimming pool which is lovely. Upul is a great chef and he and Jagath looked after our every need. Linda was also very hospitable, even from afar! Will definately be visiting again!

“An idyllic luxury hideaway”

Reviewed 31 May 2012

This is a fantastic place to stay for couples or families - the service we received was of a very high standard, so high in fact it was like a honeymoon experience! Upul (the cook) and Yagath (the housekeeper) treated us like family and we were spoilt the whole time. The house is very special - set in a large plot of land with a wonderful garden and 2 large and well-appointed bedrooms. We especially loved sitting on the sofas on the terrace, eating and drinking and enjoying all the animals that seem to live around the property. Location-wise it is great - so quiet and peaceful. We were initially a bit worried when booking it that it may be a hassle to get to the beach, but actually it was perfect. Upul would get hail us a tuk-tuk and it was only a 5 min ride to the beach, and its only a 15 min ride to Galle so if you are looking for a getaway destination away from the noise and mayhem of the town or the main coastal road this is definitely it. What i liked most about The Petals was the fact we felt it was a home from home for the 5 days we were there, the wonderful food (sri lankan curry especially!) Upul cooked up for us, and the beautiful setting - it really did feel like our own luxury villa. The only slight downside would be there is no pool at the time of writing - but Linda and the boys mention this is a plan for the near-future!

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