I'm an entrepreneur from the Netherlands and have a company in Sri Lanka. When I'm not there I rent it out to nice people...
This apartment was wonderful for our stay in Colombo. It was really well furnished and quite cozy. Amazing views and perfect location. Barend is an good host. I did not meet him personally, but he was really quick at responding. Thanks so much!
I would recommend this place to anyone.
Brilliant appartment! Very clean and spacious; two bathrooms! :-D Lovely roof terrace pool that helped us relax after a busy day in Colombo! Barend wasn't there when we arrived but his house keeper Lalitha was very kind and helpful. Stay here during your Colombo experience, really!
One of my best trips & thanks to Barend & his host !! The apartment is really nice & it was worth more than the best hotels. Thanks
Barend's place is nicely set on the beachside & close to the city & bustling Wellawatta's section of busy Galle Rd. The landlady was amazing to greet us at 1230am after a long flight & the place was tidy & in great order. Would recommend to anyone wanting a homely Colombo experience!
We arived late in the night and it was wonderful to have a place which is cool and clean high up, looking out over the Colombo Bay. The 2 bed rooms and the living roome were nice. Our 2 kids and my wife enjoyed the stay. Great place, will definetly use again if avialable in case we are back in Colombo.
I had the most wonderful time in Barend Raaff's beautiful apartment that overlooks the sea.Such a pleasure it was to hear the sound of the ocean even though we were on the 9th floor. The beds were comfortable. With three of us in the apartment we had enough space to circulate, have our privacy and enjoy each others company in the comfort of this pleasant apartment. Within easy reach of all that Colombo offers. I cannot but recommend this safe haven to all visitors.
In addition there is a wonderful housekeeper Lahlita who very kindly assists a passing traveller in her gentle kindly manner.
I hope to visit again in the near future.
Barends apartment is definitely a good choice for Colombo and not only because of the roof top pool. You are far away from the noise of the streets and you have fresh air on the balcony. It's easy to go everywhere in Colombo by tuk tuk or by train, which is good for Mount Lavinia. It is possible to walk back along the beach (except for a few meters). We didn't meet Barend but Lalita, the caretaker, will help you when you need it.
After a day in the city, the ocean view apartment is a quiet retreat high above the crowds overlooking the ocean. Thank you for the welcome.
Good location with an amazing sea view. The house keeper was managing everything for Barend and she was very friendly to us.
Everything went really well, booking with Barend was a breeze. His lovely care taker, Lalita, was there to welcome us and even prepared breakfast for us. We really enjoyed the flat and location and found it very good value for money, having a comfy bed, some nice details and enough room. We struggled with the Internet at first, but after reloading the SIM card and activating the data plan again, it worked. Enjoyed the pool. We would come back here any time!