3 bedrooms beach villa with private chef chef and maid. All meals at the actual cost for the engredient.
Olof & Margareta
About Olof & Margareta
I and my wife have lived and worked all over in Asia for over 30 years now. We love being in Asia although we regularly return to Sweden for holidays. My family and I have used holiday homes around Asia and know what holiday makers want based on what I expect myself for my own family and listening to holiday makers.
Olof & Margareta purchased this Bungalow in 2004
Why Olof & Margareta chose Wadduwa
We actually built the house following my retirement from employment. We are 4 families who built one house each, sharing swimming pool and tennis court. The reason we selected Wadduwa is simply because it combines the tranquility of the countryside with the commuting distance to Colombo.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The convenience of having everything within reach and the luxury of having staff, chef, maid, driver, gardeners etc.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We have stayed in the willa unfortunately only 1 week....what a shame! We traveled as 2+3 children and everything was just great, location, villa itself, our guide Rex and great cook Pushpa. Without them our stay would be just half experience. Rex showed us amazing places like Yala national park or even the trip around Wadduwa was unique experience. He is such a great person! Food was great as well, we had to take some recepies from Pushpa to try to cook some of the curry at home....although I don't think it will ever be the same. Not to forget all the stuff - they were all such friendly people. Villa + pool = just great.
Dear Olof, I have to thank you for letting us stay in your villa, we will come back again for sure!
Dear Jiri with family,
We really appreciate that you liked it and your kind review. I agree that our staff Pushpa and Rex do add a lot of value. You are most welcome back again.
We all loved everything about our stay in your beautiful Villa Margarita
Pushpa looked after our every need and cooked the most delicious meals that everyone including my 2 teenage children loved!
The house & it’s stylish decor were spotless and downstairs floors kept clean throughout our stay.
There were comfy sofas up and downstairs & the beds were the best I’ve ever slept on, all with mosquito nets. The bathrooms were spotless & had very good showers.
In the early morning from our balcony, my husband and I loved to observe & listen to the stunning birds amongst the palms and beautiful foliage in the garden surrounding the villa.
Another gem we witnessed was the local fishermen pulling in their catch a few hundred yards along the beach, early one morning.
We enjoyed playing tennis on the excellent court and swam in the large pool several times a day.
My only regret was that we didn’t stay longer at your property, as being an artist I would love to have had time to to paint the fishermen sea & gardens.
Our first couple of days were a bit grey so the light hadn’t been conducive to painting. The day we left the sky was blue & the light was perfect for painting!
I took plenty of photographs so have material for working from but it is not the same as painting on location. If you would like to see any of the photos I took just let me know & I’d be happy to share them with you.
On our last afternoon Monica the elephant paid us a visit while we were in the sea. The children were thrilled and both rode on her back while she walked along the beach.
Thank you so much for letting out your beautiful home
We hope to be back again one day.
With warmest wishes
Liz, Jag, Maya, Oliver, Monica & Arthur DeAlwis
Thank you Elisabeth and family for your kind review,
It was very nice to have you here t would be interesting to see if your painting comes through.
Best regards and welcome back.
Pushpa, Rex and Olof
Fantastic! immaculate and beautiful!!!
We stayed for a week with our family my wife and kids plus the grandparents and had the most relaxing and fun holiday!
The house was perfect with plenty of space for us all and very comfortable indeed.
The gardens were beautifuly looked after and the pool was immaculate! We enjoyed this so much! We played Tennis a few times as well despite the rains causing a few tricky patches on court!!
Now to the best part! Pushpa was truly wonderful! such a lovely person who took care of the house and most importantly the exquisite food she prepared for us was a highlight of our stay! Thank you !
I must also mention the invaluable Rex of course he was always on hand to answer any questions and he took us out on some great adventures and in who’s company we felt very safe. Nothing was a problem for Rex! Thanks
We would all love to come back in the future!
Thank you so much for your kind review. Pushpa and Rex are really valuable for us and contribute a lot in making a stay memorable.
You are most welcome back.
One of Sri Lanka’s best holiday homes
We were lucky enough to have only two of the four residences in this beautiful development occupied. This gave our house an extra special air of exclusivity.
How can anyone not love waking up to overlook beautiful gardens, an enticing pool and the sea beyond. Add to this the care of Pushpa the housekeeper and chef who ensures you enjoy the best of Sri Lanka’s food delights, whether for breakfast or an evening meal. She allows you to have a real self indulgent experience.
The sea is a delight - extensive beach which is kept relatively litter free for Sri Lanka and a sandy shore that makes plunging into the waves a joy. The waves are not big enough for surfing and there can be an undertow but hey, lovely warm water to frolic in is wonderful.
Whilst local transport (tuk tuk) is easy and cheap the local sights are somewhat limited and there is a dearth of the usual local restaurants.
This does not detract from the joys of your “home” at the villa itself.
We would have liked better bed linen and towels but this was more than offset by a house that works! The shower is excellent, the bed comfortable and the furniture in good condition. There are books and dvds and generally you are at home in this lovely property.
Then there is the tennis court - it has its limitations but it is an excellent facility to work off those self inflicted extra pounds. The court is set within the flower surrounded ‘compound’ which is not just 24hr. guarded but cared for in the very best fashion.
As a well travelled couple we can only recommend Villa Margareta as an excellent relaxing holiday venue.
Dear David and Ruth,
Thank you so much for your kind review. We would love to have you back.
Pushpa, Rex and Olof
We spent a week at the beginning of November relaxing at Villa Margareta. We were thoroughly spoilt by Pushpa's wonderful cooking and Rex was a fantastic guide around the small part of the island which we had time to explore. We were lucky with the weather and had 4 beautiful days by the swimming pool and on the beach. Thank you Olof for creating an excellent holiday destination and we hope to return soon!
Dear Prudence with family,
Pushpa, Rex and myself are very glad that you liked it and that your expectations were met. We hope to welcome you again in the near future.
With best regards
Olof, Pushpa, Rex
Wonderful stay! Brilliant staff!
Spacious, smart and relaxing Villa. Brilliantly helpful staff. Excellent food!
Thank you very much for your kind Review. Our staff tells me that they really enjoyed to serve you and we wish you welcome back.
With best regards
You can walk or swim for miles in the water which keeps a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius all year round. Unbelievable sunsets and walks to arrange a lobster for the evening is at hand. It is only 2 minutes´walk to the Siddhalepha Ayurveda Hotel for ayurvedic treatments and use of the gym at a charge.
The distance from the International Airport north of Colombo to our villa south of Colombo is 70 Km. Depending on the traffic it will take between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Our driver can meet you at the airport and bring you to the villa.
Wadduwa is located some km north of Kalutara, where the famous Kalutara Temple is situated. The turtle reserve center is 40 minutes south of Wadduwa. The distance to Galle, (UNESCO world heritage site), which is further south, is 100 km and takes appr 1 hour, using the new expressway. Colombo is 35 km north of Ad Astra Villas and provide shopping, some important sightseeing venues, fine food and night life.