this is the sitting and dining area which you may use.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This lovely bedroom and attached bathroom with solar hot water is in a tropical home with courtyards and exotic plants and trees.

The space

About the property
This lovely bedroom and attached bathroom with solar hot water is in a tropical home with courtyards and exotic plants and trees.
it is furnished with pure cotton linen,antique furniture and paintings by interesting local artists.
you may use the sitting and dining areas and you have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, which has a stove, fridge, kettle, microwave, cutlery etc.
you will have your own key so that you can come in and go out at anytime.

Location – neighborhood description
public transport is a 3 minute walk from here. 5 minutes to the city and shops. A large supermarket and chemist are a 5 min walk away and you can get a tuk tuk from our door step.
we have a great many good restaurants just a 10 minute walk away too. chinese, thai, indian, fish and chips. pizza, sri lankan and a really super juice bar and fab a cafe with its iconic sri lankan short eats that you must try as well as divine the cake shop which bakes the most delicious love cakes.
the good market a sri lankan version of an organic food and craft market is also a 15 min tuk tuk ride away. the craft village with its little shops is very close by and its a delight to see all our sri lankan arts and crafts being created in one space.
the clubs and bars in the big city are about a 15 minute tuk tuk ride away

breakfast is complimentary and will be fresh juices, fruit and either eggs with toast and preserves or traditional sri lankan.
Your fridge is stocked with complimentary boiled and filtered water. There is an electric kettle in your room with lots of tea bags milk and sugar which is also free of charge.
We provide linen and towels. These are changed every five days for long term guests. but just ask if you need a new set.
We clean the room every 5 days too for long term guests. The bathroom will be cleaned everyday.

Check-in time: Flexible
Check-out time: Flexible

if you have children, we have a daughter aged 15 with loads of books and dvd's they could use.

Internet Wi-fi is available free of charge

This is a property to relax in and very peaceful .

Please check out my other listing near the Yala and bundala wildlife national parks, i am sure you will love it as it's in a jungle area very secluded and bordering a stream. its called river island. near yala jungles.

Interaction with guests

We interact with our guests as much as they want us to.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 11AM

no smoking inside the house. preferably no visitors unless otherwise agreed. breakfast will be served from 7am to 10am. but if you are leaving early to catch a train or flight its no problem just tell me the night before and you could have an early breakfast



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Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

293 Reviews

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Simon User Profile
December 2016
We had a great stay in Nelun's place in Colombo. Although we didn't meet Nelun in our short stay she was very helpful in providing information and arranging transport. The housekeeper was also very friendly and made us an excellent breakfast. The room was very spacious and clean. The location is a short taxi into the centre of Colombo and is therefore a good place to explore the city from

Andre User Profile
October 2016
Nelun and her husband make us feel like home. What a wunderful people. They do everything to make it an unforgetable stay. The room was clean a good bed for sleep and a marvelous breakfast. Advice what to see, where to eat and they even arranged traintickets for us. If you are looking for a great place to stay this will be it.

Sumerbir Singh User Profile
October 2016

Kiran User Profile
October 2016
Nelun is a sweet hostess but her place is dark n dingy unlike the projected photographs.The house gives an antique feel unlike the photographs which give u a modern feel.The only plus point is it is centrally located.
Nelun User Profile
Response from Nelun:
i am so sorry that you did not like our home kiran. our sitting room is about 1500 sq ft which includes two open to sky areas with trees. i dont know what you mean by dark and dingy. yes, its not a modern house but it has character and style and lots of light and this is reflected in the photographs taken by the airbnb staff. i recall you saying you stayed at the cinnamon grand hotel the last time you were in colombo, maybe this is more your style. in fact i was wondering why you chose to stay at a cheap airbnb if you stayed at a hotel last time. anyway it was a pleasure hosting you and best regards
October 2016

Victoria User Profile
October 2016
Nelun and her family were brilliant hosts. We arrived after a very long flight from the uk with some delays. We were greeted by lovely staff and delicious food. My son instantly fell in love with all of them and loved playing in the big open living area and garden. Nelun kindly offered the use of her pool at another property close by. Both Earl and myself really enjoyed using it - lots of fun and very cooling, in a shady spot on the rooftop. The location is safe and fairly accessible. A great place to start your journey in Sri Lanka. We really enjoyed our time here and will surely go back when we are passing thru Colombo. Thank you Nelun and family!
Nelun User Profile
Response from Nelun:
it was such a happy experience
October 2016

广 User Profile
October 2016
The host Nelun is nice and friendly, but the room is a little bit old and not very clean. Too much mosqitos. One good thing is that Nelun cooked breakfast which is quite warm.

Grace Elaine User Profile
October 2016
My friend and I arrived in Colombo around midnight, and she patiently waited for us. Nelun recommended places to go to and places to eat. She helped us enjoy our stay being in Colombo without any plans in mind. Would definitely choose to stay at her place again when I visit Colombo.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka · Joined in August 2012
Nelun User Profile

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. we have the sweetest Labradors.

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