4 bedrooms with Indian Ocean sea view, 5 bathrooms, swimming pool with baby pool
- english, finnish
Me and my family are from Finland. The weather in Northern Europe is the main reason we built this wonderful villa on the beach of Indian Ocean. We warmly welcome you to enjoy Villa Riina !
Owner purchased this Villa in 2014
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Staying with sandy and co.
We really enjoyed this unique experience of staying in this house with sandy and her fellow staff
They did their job without being in our faces which we would find uncomfortable. The food that they served us was fabulous. They arranged transportation for us and gave us ideas as to where to go etc . Very honest with regards giving them money to get shopping etc.
Beautiful Spot Right on the Beach
Despite the bombings in Sri Lanka that happened during our stay, we had a fabulous time at Villa Riina.
Good communication with owner, friendly staff
Nice spot on the beach with amazing sunsets
Easy to catch tuk tuks
Easy to arrange transportation and tours
Excellent air-conditioning in the bedrooms
Shampoo, shower gel and soap provided
Cons (most of which Villa Riina has no control over):
1. The rooms smelled a bit musty, but airing them out during the day helped. I have allergies, and they were not set off so it really wasn't too bad.
2. The two adjacent properties seem to be illegal trash dumps and the waves can both pull out the trash and deposit new trash on the beach--including the usual plastics, glass bottles and cans, but also dirty diapers and household trash. I did a beach clean up--I hope everyone considers picking up a couples pieces of trash each time they go to the beach.
3. Undertow too strong for swimming--I wouldn't suggest anyone with daring, disobedient, or very young children stay there. My 10 -16 year olds were strong enough to play in the surf, but none of us felt comfortable enough to dive in. This might be seasonal.
4.The noise from the road--there are tuk tuks that go around selling bread, ice-cream, etc, and each has a different jingle. They start EARLY.
Wonderful Villa. Wonderful Staff.
Staying at Villa Riina was an unforgettable experience! The owner and in-house staff were all fantastic. They took care of everything including airport transportation, bringing in very affordable nannies, excellent food, and even a massage therapist. It was a completely relaxing and pampered vacation. It’s easy to get to both Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa from the villa. Be aware, the AC is only in the bedrooms. Although there are ceiling fans in the living room and porch, it still gets very hot.
Fantastic location on the beach with really friedly staff!
The Villa is super nice with its fantastic location in the (almost) private beach and the staff is really friedly and helpful. We had great days in the Villa. Only reason for not givning 5 stars is that its a little bit noicy being right next to the main road. I would strongly recommend my friends to stay in Villa Riina, as we were recommended by our friends. Enjoy your stay here!
Marvelous place steps from the ocean; most amazing sunsets
What a wonderful place!!! Our stay here was nothing short of idyllic. Sandy, Jagatha, and team took excellent care of us. They cooked incredible meals and fulfilled every request we had.
The villa is right on the beach and the back veranda faces west where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets. We spent a lot of time on the beach and in the swimming pool.
The villa is a few minutes away from the train station which we used to go to Galle (~35-40 mins only). Also took the tuktuk to Hikkaduwa (~20 mins) to explore the beach and restaurants there.
The host Heikki was very responsive to our questions and helped make all the transfer arrangements, gave advice on what to do, tipping etiquette, etc.
We truly hope to come back again and stay for longer.
Awesome stay and worth every penny!
This was a magical place. The house is exactly like the photos and 10 steps to the beach. Sandy and her staff are awesome cooks and go out of their way to make sure every detail is taken care of. They arranged transport, tours whatever we needed. Awesome stay!