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Elephant Villa

Entire villa
hosted by Mark
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bath
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Dive right in
This is one of the few places in the area with a pool.
Experienced host
Mark has 49 reviews for other places.


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Waterland is a magnificently situated private estate in a quiet corner of Negombo with 4 villas and 1 luxury suite.

Cross a picturesque white bridge, pass through the entry gates, and enter a tropical oasis of palm trees, flowering birds of paradise, and ornamental ginger.

The most common comment from guests about Waterland: "We wish we had stayed longer."

The space
The Elephant Villa is Waterland's only Studio Villa by the River.  The expansive floor-to-ceiling windows offer gorgeous views of the villa's infinity-edge plunge pool and of the river.   The Elephant Villa has significant amounts of outdoor living space including a a pool terrace and a large back deck.  The back deck has 2 teak lounge chairs for sun-bathing and offers outdoor seating with extraordinary views of the river.  The villa honors the elephant, a symbol of good fortune.

Bedroom, bathroom, infinity-edge plunge pool, pool terrace, and back deck.
Over 60 square meters including over 40 square meters of interior space and over 20 square meters of exterior space.
Maximum occupancy: 2.

Open floor plan
One-story villa
Sofa seating
Ceiling fans
Free high-speed Wi-Fi
Flat-screen television with satellite channels
Tea-making facilities
Safety deposit box
Shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toothbrush, and hairdryer
Complimentary bottles of water
King size bed with a luxurious 10" mattress
Plush linens
Spacious bathroom featuring wall-mounted toilets, waterfall faucets, and ceiling-mounted rain showers
Maximum number of guests: 2
Complimentary breakfast for 2

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private pool
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Negombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Waterland is on a unique site, with a river on one side, a canal on the other, and views of the Indian Ocean on the horizon. This is a quiet place of extraordinary natural beauty. We encourage you to explore the area by foot and by boat.

There is a boat dock on site and we can arrange two different boat trips from Waterland.

One boat trip takes you north on the Dutch Canal to a scenic area called Waikal. This is an ideal trip for bird-watching. Along the way, you may see herons, egrets, cormorants, parakeets, bulbuls, robins, ... Watch a toddy tapper climb towering palm trees and have a glass of toddy (fermented coconut sap) with him.

The other boat trip is longer and takes you south to Negombo Lagoon. This is an ideal trip for seeing village life along the water. Pass coconut plantations, rice paddies, and picturesque mangroves. Stop at one of Negombo's fish markets and at a Catholic Church on the lagoon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

Hosted by Mark

Joined in May 2014
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I am an American and have lived and worked in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

During your stay

Waterland has a full-time staff of 10. There is an intercom in the villa to facilitate communication with the staff.
  • Language: English
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.