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Private room in house hosted by Eastern Homestay
2 guests1 bedroom1 bedHalf-bath
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Eastern Homestay has 77 reviews for other places.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
A simple home perched on a gentle hill in a small village near a vast lake, welcome to Pavalam Illam! Experience the local village lifestyle in Unnichai, a rural area 30 km from Batticaloa, rightly famous for its magnificent water reservoir...

The space
Pavalam Illam (which means the house of Pavalam) is a simple village home perched on a gentle hill in Unnichai, a village locally famous for its vast water tank, providing irrigation and water to most of Batticaloa district's locations.

Guest access
The guests will have a basic room, equipped with a double bed (4ftx6.5ft) with mosquito net, a cloth rack with hangers, a standing fan and a bedside lamp.

They will also access the family's sitting room where meals are generally taken in common, and be able to watch TV with the family.

There is so far no water supply in the house, therefore the family members will accompany the guests to the nearby river or lake for taking bath, as locals do!

Clean latrines are attached to the house and shared with the family.

Guests will be welcome to give a hand in the garden, where the family grows number of plants, vegetables and fruit trees.

Other things to note
Gentle reminder: what you are about to book is a homestay, not a guesthouse or a hotel. Please stay with us for the right reasons! Our hosts, who are carefully selected by our field team, are newly introduced to the hospitality sector. They are simply beautiful human beings having this “something special” that makes us believe that you will enjoy sharing a moment of their lives.
To be accommodated by a local family is a unique experience. Families welcome you at their home, which enable you to grasp a bit of the local lifestyle, but which also bears limitations. Please read carefully the description of the facilities and understand what you plan to book. Local houses generally have rooms that are quite small, which is adapted to the local families’ lives, but might be uncomfortable for guests coming from wealthier contexts. Therefore if you need large rooms, luxury beds or hot water and this is obviously not described in the listing, we do encourage you to find a place which is more convenient for your material needs, rather than booking one of our homestays with expectations that cannot be met in a family home and ending up dissatisfied. Thanks for your understanding...
A simple home perched on a gentle hill in a small village near a vast lake, welcome to Pavalam Illam! Experience the local village lifestyle in Unnichai, a rural area 30 km from Batticaloa, rightly famous for its magnificent water reservoir...

The space
Pavalam Illam (which means the house of Pavalam) is a simple village home perched on a gentle hill in Unnichai, a village locally famous for it…
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Location

Batticaloa, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

Hosted by Eastern Homestay

Joined in January 2014
  • 77 Reviews
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At Eastern Homestay, we intend to put in touch guests from around the world with our local families willing to offer homestay facilities. By travelling with us, you contribute to our aim of creating economic opportunities for local communities. While you enjoy chatting with your hosts and discovering their environment, don’t forget one thing! You are providing them an income and stability that enables their children to grow safely and study further, without their parents migrating abroad because of the lack of local economic opportunities. Thanks for this! Being part of a travel agency named East N' West on Board, Eastern Homestay can definitely keep you busy during your stay with guided bicycle rides, village tours, cooking and fishing classes, etc... We hope to see you soon... in our "Homestay, Sweet Homestay!"
At Eastern Homestay, we intend to put in touch guests from around the world with our local families willing to offer homestay facilities. By travelling with us, you contribute to o…
During your stay
Pavalam Illam is the home of a family of 4 members: Ranganathan, the father, Pavalakokody, the mother, Divya, their daughter and Ranjithkumar, their son.
Except Divya who is fluent in English but might/might not be present during your stay, the other family members speak very little
English, therefore, you'll definitely have to find alternate ways to communicate, and get a unique opportunity to improve your Tamil!

Ranganathan will be able to bring you on the water tank in the traditional fishing catamarans (if the weather is ok...) and his sister, living in the same village, is ready to give you a cooking class if you like!
Pavalam Illam is the home of a family of 4 members: Ranganathan, the father, Pavalakokody, the mother, Divya, their daughter and Ranjithkumar, their son.
Except Divya who is…
  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Show more
Smoke alarm not reported. Show more
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