Yes and this is included in your rental price. Some of our guests want their bedrooms and bathrooms cleaned daily, some don't. All we ask is that you make your requirements clear to Mahinda at the beginning of your stay so that we can properly cater for your group.
Although the beach house is offered on self-catering terms, we can also prepare meals for you and serve them to you at the beach house. We particularly recommend the seafood BBQ and you can read what our guests had to say about it. It's best to discuss specifics with Mahinda once you arrive but we normally charge a small preparation fee plus the cost of the ingredients. Alternatively, the 2 nearest restaurants will deliver directly to you at the beach house.
Normal check out time is 11am and normal check in time is not before 3pm. This is only to allow us time to clean and do maintenance work between bookings. If we have no other guests staying before or after then we are pretty relaxed about you staying on a little longer or arriving a little early. However, the only way to guarantee an early check in or late check out is to book the previous or following night. We are happy for you to leave your luggage with us on site for a few hours.
Unit tariffs increase with usage and so electricity bills can quickly become very expensive in Sri Lanka. Due to having some eye-wateringly large electricity bills in the past, and for environmental reasons, I want to encourage you to use energy conservatively. I therefore decided to include a free daily allocation of 40 units (kilowatt hours) but charge a heavy usage tariff of Rs75 for each additional daily unit used on top of this. Daily usage below this allocation will be freely included in your rental price.
Yes we do and it is generally freely available but you can't get unlimited access packages in Sri Lanka so your useage should remain within 2.5Gb per day. This is plenty for normal usage but not for streaming videos, etc. Any additional usage will be charged at Rs1,500 per additional 5Gb.
The beach house is 110km south of the airport and two recently-opened expressways now make the journey possible within 2 hours if you avoid the rush hours.
Yes, but this is a local service arranged by Mahinda and not included in your booking fee. All vehicles are air-conditioned and have seat belts. Prices depend upon the type of vehicle you require for your group but a car for 2 people would cost Rs12,000, Rs14,000 for a van and if there are 8 of you and you have lots of luggage, you might need to hire a large mini-bus for Rs16,000.
There are plenty of restaurants within a very short walk up and down the beach. Both the restaurants next door and across the road will arrange delivery to the beach house.
The nearest supermarket is 1.5km north of the beach house. The nearest shop for you to get basic provisions is just 300 metres away at Thiranagama Junction. There is an easy walk along the railway path to get to it.
Take a look at this really handy guide for a good approximation.
The main surf break is about 1km north of the beach house, which is an easy stroll up the beach even with a surfboard under your arm!
No! The ocean directly in front of the house is too dangerous to swim in. Just enjoy the calming effect of watching the waves crash in front of you and use the swimming pool instead. For calmer ocean swimming, you'll need to go to the coral sanctuary in Hikkaduwa or along the coast a bit further. This can easily be arranged through Mahinda.