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ENTIRE Cottage + Kitchen, Experience nature

Entire chalet hosted by Peter
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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Solitude - Relax, rejuvenate and unplug in this ultimate getaway. You can gaze at the stars, and listen to the sounds of nature from your cozy warm bed. Read or nap, take a swim in the lake 2min away, enjoy long walks and explore the nearby village. There is a small kitchen but restaurants are 15min walk or 5min cycle (3 X provided) ride away. The caretaker has his own hut to give u privacy. A simple breakfast is free. U have the opportunity to plant a tree to offset u r carbon footprint too :-)

The space
Solitude is what I get a sense of when I am here. Hope you too find some peace and quiet, serenity away from Sri Lanka's city noise and chaos. The cabin is in quite a spacious bit of land, so you can certainly explore the trees and fruit, and observe from a distance the fauna - monkies, lizards, birds and hopefully NOT elephants who come into the reserve at night on rare occassions.
You are in the middle of the wilderness, and Sri Lanka is in the tropics, so there are insects around. My advice is that you close doors and windows at dusk and that usually works. There are mosquito nets for all beds and a fan too.

Guest access
The cabin is in quite a spacious bit of land, so you can certainly explore the trees and fruit, and observe from a distance the fauna - monkies, lizards, birds etc. Its your home, for the duration of your stay, after all.

Other things to note
IMPORTANT: The place where my cabin is, sometimes you will see wildlife - but it is very safe.
Animals such as monkeys, tortises, birds, snakes, mongooses, insects, and very rarelly elephants, you may see them in the distance.

Please respect their day to day routine (mostly eating and sleeping) and observe from the distance. It is their home, more than it is mine.
IF on the rare occasion Elephants wonder into the reserve, you MUST absolutely NOT approach them, take flash photography, try to take selfies, etc, They may be cute, but are wild animals and need to be left alone to be themselves, and do their own thing. Please stay indoors and they will simply eat whatever they can find and be on their merry way.

It does have a small kitchen. It is self-catering. This was to give a sense of independence to eat in, and keep costs down too. However, if this is not your thing, we can certainly get some food purchased and delivered to you. There are take-away containers at the cabin for this purpose.
Simple rice and curry from a local food outlet at local rates or from the many restaurants that cater to overseas visitors at the foreigner (unfortunately over -priced) rates. Entirely your call. Just let us know at least a few hours in advance. Anything we can help with, we would love to make your stay a memorable one.
Last but not least - we know some of you are concerned about your carbon footprint. How would you like to offset that? We would like to give you the opportunity to plant a tree in the reserve during your stay. Let us know if you would like to do this. It would be a real pleasure to arrange this for you.
Solitude - Relax, rejuvenate and unplug in this ultimate getaway. You can gaze at the stars, and listen to the sounds of nature from your cozy warm bed. Read or nap, take a swim in the lake 2min away, enjoy long walks and explore the nearby village. There is a small kitchen but restaurants are 15min walk or 5min cycle (3 X provided) ride away. The caretaker has his own hut to give u privacy. A simple breakfast is fre… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Smoke alarm
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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Sigiriya, Central Province, Sri Lanka

The place is about 15 min walk from the Sigiriya main road (20 min to Sigiriya Lion Rock), 5 min bicycle ride and a 5 minute tuk tuk ride. It is away from the street in a little village. It is near a beautiful lake that you can swim in and is absolutely stunning.

Hosted by Peter

Joined in June 2012
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I was born in Sri Lanka but I travel quite regularly and that continues to provide me with travellerinsights which help me improve what I do as a host. It is a great feeling to being able to contribute positively (however big or small) to someone's experience of your home country. I look forward to becoming your next host. Pete
I was born in Sri Lanka but I travel quite regularly and that continues to provide me with travellerinsights which help me improve what I do as a host. It is a great feeling to bei…
During your stay
When I am in Sigiriya, I would love to meet up with you. But my local friends will certainly help you in whatever way they can. But I am always contactable at all times.
Peter is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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House rules
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No smoking
No pets
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