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River island. near yala jungles

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Nelun

River island. near yala jungles

5 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
2 baths
5 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
2 baths
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Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

This 1 acre hideaway is bounded on two sides by streams.the dry zone scrub that surrounds the house is not landscaped but we do plant native jungle trees that are a haven for birds.

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Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Private entrance

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No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

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80 Reviews

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John
April 2018
Well River Island was an adventure. It could be great but as things are now I wouldn’t recommend it unless the host Nelun makes some simple but important changes. Here is what we really loved: The setting is along a small stream where bright blue feathered Kingfishers sit, watch,…
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Response from Nelun:
thank you john for your good and well thought out review. i will look into the mattress and soft furnishings and upgrade them. we visit very often and built it ourselves about 17 years ago and love it dearly. but as you say i must look at it with a guests eyes
April 2018
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Eyck
January 2017
If you want to have an unforgettable experience in Sri Lanka, come to River Island. Troupes of monkeys dancing around on the roof and the yard. Water buffalo and wild peacocks wandering the premises. Ananda the housekeeper kindly arranged a safari in Bundala national park (elepha…
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Purobi
October 2015
Nelun's holiday home is simply a beautiful, tranquil haven for travelers. Her two house keepers Sarojini and Samantika were really hospitable people. We are traveling all around Sri Lanka for 30 days by bus and trains like common, local people. Nelun arranged to pick us up from t…
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Response from Nelun:
thank you for the lovely lovely review and your beautiful description of the place. you are such special people
October 2015
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Anne
April 2015
River Island is a great place to simply unwind. We played checkers, went for walks, climbed trees, and watched the peacocks, sea eagle, and other birds through our binoculars. If being unplugged from the world is your idea of fun, then definitely come to River Island!
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Response from Nelun:
thank you anne. so glad the children and you had a relaxing time
April 2015
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Zach
July 2014
Unfortunately, we were not able to uphold our reservation at River Island. Although we never actually made it, Nelun was wonderful and extremely helpful while we planned our trip. She was very gracious in her response to our cancellation and even refunded a healthy percentage of …
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Response from Nelun:
no problem zach. maybe we will see you one day :)
July 2014
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HY Fyan
April 2018
Mrs Nelun is indeed a nice person, she had been in touch making sure I have the map, contact numbers before arriving River Island. This place is really close to nature, you see more animals here than the National Park and I enjoyed my time listening to ‘natural music’, Ananda sto…
Brigitte User Profile
Brigitte
March 2018
Very nice house between paddy fields and forest, our host Ananda was very nice and respectfull. He is a good cook and cares for all. It was our second stay in River Island.

Hosted by Nelun

Colombo, Sri LankaJoined in August 2012
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hello everyone. i paint and design handwoven fabric and love colour. i went to university in nottingham uk years ago. my husband is a wildlife photographer and we travel around the island with no agenda. we love to read and are mad about movies. cooking is another hobby. w…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
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