Joy's House

Entire residential home hosted by Sacha

  1. 13 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 12 beds
  4. 5 baths
Entire home
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Built in the early 1950s, Joy’s House is a manor house with all of the modern comforts, situated close to the Kalutara beach and town. It was the home of Kingsley and Joy, the former first couple of Kalutara. They were known for their hospitality, kindness and fun loving qualities, and we trust that your experience here would be synonymous with them.

We hope that staying at Joy’s House will be a home away from home to you.

The space
Kalutara is a mere 1 hour drive from Colombo, and 25 minutes from Bentota beach.
Joy’s House has five spacious bedrooms and can accommodate up to 13 guests. All five rooms are air conditioned with ensuite bathrooms and shower facilities.

The house can be rented per room, or in its entirety, as follows:
-Kingsley’s Room – 1 double bed – USD35
-Sarath’s Room – 2 single beds – USD35
-Joy’s Room – 3 single beds – USD45
-Rashan’s Room – 3 single beds – USD45
-Sacha's Room – 3 single beds – USD45
-Entire house – 10 guests – USD205

Staying at Joy’s house, you will get to enjoy its beautifully landscaped gardens, swimming pool, badminton court, table tennis table, pool table, laundry facilities, free WiFi and dining facilities with breakfast included. While renting an individual room, guests will have access to all facilities in the house as well.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Kalutara, Western Province, Sri Lanka

We would love to help you explore the surrounding area and the following activities can be arranged upon request:
- Visit to the iconic Kalutara Buddhist Temple – this is the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka where one can walk inside the Dagoba – free entrance (2 minutes)
- Kalutara Beach (10 minutes)
- Water sports such as jet skiing, paramotoring, water skiing in Bentota (25 minutes) - note: transport can be arranged for a fee
- A boat ride on the Kalu Ganga (river) - one of the largest rivers in Sri Lanka and that which gave Kalutara its name; meaning ‘by the banks of the Kalu ganga’ (5 minutes)
- Visit to the ‘Richmond Castle’ – a former manor house that is now a property of the National Trust (10 minutes) – note: a small entrance fee applies
- Visit to a rubber plantation and factory (30 minutes) - note: transport can be arranged for a fee
- Toddy tapping (tapping the flowers of the coconut tree to collect the sap which is left to ferment and then made into the local alcoholic drink) (10 minutes)
- Visit to ‘Brief Estate’; beautiful gardens and residence of Bevis Bawa, the famous horticulturist and internationally renowned landscape architect from Sri Lanka (30 minutes) – note: an entrance and transport fee applies
- A day trip to the Galle Fort (40 minutes) (Can’t miss it!) – note: transport can be arranged for a fee

Transport for all of the above can be organised free of charge (unless stated otherwise above), so please don’t hesitate to ask.

Hosted by Sacha

  1. Joined in March 2017
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    House rules

    Check-in: After 2:00 PM
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events

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