About This Listing
Well maintained bungalow with a peaceful surrounding.
Shady Grove Holiday Bungalow is an ideal getaway to spend your holiday with family and friends. This beautiful fully furnished bungalow is situated in a peaceful neighbourhood approximately 5 km away from the Kandy City, Sri Lanka which is only a 10 minutes drive from Shady (website hidden) has a well maintained 35 perch landscaped shady garden where travelers will experience a totally relaxing environment with garden benches/swing, outdoor coffee table to sit and enjoy the nature.
It is only minutes away from The Kandy Dalada Maligawa-The temple of tooth relic,Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Kandy Museum, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
The house consists of 4 bedrooms ( 3 double rooms and 1 triple room) and 3 toilets (2 attached and 1 separate) and provides parking facilities for 3 vehicles. Cable TV is available with international channels.
Good quality comfortable beds, pillows, clean linen, fresh towels, soap and complimentary mineral water provided.
It has the self catering option in the kitchen or if you prefer the we could provide the cook free of charge, who could cook your meals. He would also be happy to do a BBQ dinner on request.
It is just 5 minutes away from Mahaweli Reach Hotel where you could do fine dining or go for a swim. web: (website hidden) (website hidden) page: (website hidden)
Communication in English with the person on site was a challenge, though he's a good person.
It was a great experience! We reached Shady Grove around evening after a long day's drive and Nalin (caretaker) was very welcoming. The place is very beautiful, not too far from main city. We were 4 of us (my parents and the two of us) and the place was perfect! It has good greenery around and aesthetically decorated place has a calming, soothing effect.
We went running the next morning in the neighborhood and it is equally pleasant outside as it is inside.
Nalin was a cherry on the cake, he was hospitable, willing to help and even cooked all that we wanted without making us feel we were being demanding.
One tip for those who are travelling, carry mosquito repellent gels / sprays. Though the rooms have mosquito nets, additional coverage is no harm.
Overall, a really good experience and we recommend this to those who are looking to visit.
We had a wonderful time in Kandy! The housekeeper Nimal was so friendly and accommodating. He set us up with a wonderful and well-priced driver and we kept him for our futher travels through the country. The housekeeper cooked breakfast for us, (either Sri Lankan or Continental) and dinner on request. It would have been difficult to prepare our own meals, as we were used to with other airbnbs in US and Europe, however, this is Sri Lanka and this is typical here. (We were grateful and glad not to do dishes....) He also did our laundry and was just a really pleasant guy, all for reasonable tip at the end of the stay. The house was as listed, very clean, spacious, one newly remodeled bath, altho the others were fine and clean as well. We were so busy sighseeing, that did not use the small but nice outside garden area.
Without a driver, it would have been very hard to stay here, I recommend using the driver we did, or bring your own.
Communication with Bahkti was great right from the start, and our driver from the airport was able to call ahead and get detailed directions on how to locate the house.
Great place overall, we were really glad we stayed here and highly recommend it. Sri Lanka overall is getting very expensive, and this was a great option for two families- 9 of us total. Thank you!
We had a great stay, and were well taken care of by Naleen the wonderful housekeeper.
The breakfast is impressive, fast and reliable wifi - made our business stay quite functional.
Jolie maison située dans un quartier calme et luxuriant. Les seuls bruits sont les chants des oiseaux et les cris d'animaux. Il faut un tuk-tuk ou un taxi pour aller en ville ou dans les sites à visiter. La personne chargée de l'accueil, Nalin, est charmant, souriant et très aidant. Autant pour négocier les tarifs des tuk-tuk que pour préparer (gratuitement ) un petit déjeuner. Le confort est suffisant et l'absence de clim supportable. Merci pour cette belle hospitalité!
About the Host, Bhakthi
Hi, i'm Bhakthi the property owner of Shady Grove Tourist Bungalow in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I worked at British Council Colombo for approx 10 years before I resigned to look after my three adorable children who are 8, 4 and 2. My husband is CEO at an IT company in Colombo.
This is our earlier private residence which we have converted into a tourist bungalow. As I live in Colombo now, I am now letting this house away on short term rentals.