This property has two standard bedrooms and one family room and is ideal for a family retreat or friendly getaway.
Bordering Yala National Park and overlooking a lake, my father’s dream house, kept him close to his passion, wildlife. Our bedtime stories hovered around his close encounters with the animal kind and Jim Corbett’s man-eating leopard of Rudraprayag and we were infected early. Rustic fuses with comfort. The front facade of this hideout is a natural stone finish, rough and beautiful as the jungle, hiding contented wellbeing within.
So open that closing your eyes will make you believe you’re in the middle of the jungle. Bird songs by day and the rustle of leaves as elephant forages by night and always, the strong thirsty winds of this dry zone pass gently through. Makes the veranda idyllic for pitching extra beds to sleep the deep nights in. Three simply furnished comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms promising dreamful sleep only disturbed by peacock calls.
Our caretakers Premalatha and husband Sunil are green-fingered and enjoy growing our own vegetables, fruits and herbs that flourish in this soil. Our cook is a master of local cuisine and accomplishes western fare admirably. Accompany our staff to the local market and choose produce that tempts your palette, stay home and give them your wish list or order from our a la carte menu, whichever your mood desires. We hope your memories here are etched as ours.
The ‘chill area’ is perfect to drink in the vista of the lake and silently watch its resident crocodiles or visiting elephants in the dry season. Perch up in the tree house and lookout for wild visitors dropping by. Fishing on the bund is fun. Catch something for lunch! In the rear garden the pool beckons. Take a dip and discover the secret bliss of the water buffalos and why they’re so hesitant to surface.
Yala National Park is 20-minutes away. 378 square miles homing 44 species of mammal, 215 bird types, the highest density of leopard on the planet. Sightings are elating with elephant and elusive sloths staying high on the hope list. Bundala, 30-minutes away, is designated a RAMSAR wetland a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Its waterways and lagoons make perfect wintering ground for migrant birds like the Greater Flamingo arriving in flocks of over thousand. Nearby at Mirissa Port, witness haggles over strange and rare fish as they are hauled from trawlers coming after weeks at sea. Choose a responsible tour operator to catch a glimpse of the largest mammal in the ocean and many varieties of dolphins. Kirinda holds legends from our history dating to 2nd century BC. The ancient temple on top of a rock gives an unparalleled view of the coast, the Great Basses Lighthouse and beyond. Kirinda harbor buzzes with characterful fish traders bargaining for the day’s catch.