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The Cinnamon Cottage

SuperhostBentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Private room in nature lodge hosted by Sanjaya
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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The Cinnamon Cottage is a beautifully located private cottage looking out on to the Bentota River. Situated at the bottom of a large garden full of fruit and spice trees, the cottage has a tropical modernist design, built using recycled timber and boasting an outdoor shower. Breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and tea is included in the room rate, and provided with a smile by the host's family, who are always on hand to help with whatever you need. Birds and lizards abound in the adjoining garden.

The space
The Cinnamon Cottage, named for the cinnamon tree that stands by the cottage door, has been designed using the concepts of tropical modernist architecture. The space includes one large bedroom with double bed, coffee table and chairs, a modern open air bathroom, and a private outdoor veranda with views of the water and tropical garden. The bedroom windows look out over mangrove trees and on to the Bentota River, providing travellers with a sense of calm and tranquility.

The cottage is located at the bottom of a tropical garden full of fruit and spice trees. Mango, jackfruit, coconut, guava, pineapple, lemon, breadfruit, ginger, cashew, saffron, and Sri Lankan almond trees can all be found in the garden, as well as a variety of birds and animals. Chameleons, water monitors, squirrels and mongoose can often be seen, and the Bentota River is a haven for birds such as sea eagles, kingfishers, storks, cormorants and parrots.

Features of the Cinnamon Cottage include:

*Double Bed with mosquito net
*Towels and linen provided
*Small fridge
*Ceiling fan (portable air conditioner on request)
*Indoor sitting area (coffee table and chairs)
*Outdoor sitting area (wicker lounge, dining table and chairs)
*Bedside lamps
*Clothes hanger
*Wooden storage shelves
*Bathroom with hot and cold water
*Yoga mat for guests to use
*Wireless internet connection

Basic toiletries (soap, shampoo) are provided, as well as a 5L bottle of drinking water for the room.

Meals

A breakfast of tea, fresh fruit and toast is included in the room rate. If guests would prefer to eat in at night, a homemade Sri Lankan meal of rice and a selection of curries can be arranged at the cost of 700 rupees per person, delivered to your room. Vegetarian guests will be catered for. Please make arrangements with the host at the time of your stay.

Other things to note
Your host, Sanjaya, lives with his mother, grandmother and teenage sister in the main house. They have two large and friendly dogs, a German Shepherd named Pinky and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Heide, and a cat named Tom.
The Cinnamon Cottage is a beautifully located private cottage looking out on to the Bentota River. Situated at the bottom of a large garden full of fruit and spice trees, the cottage has a tropical modernist design, built using recycled timber and boasting an outdoor shower. Breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and tea is included in the room rate, and provided with a smile by the host's family, who are always on hand to help with whatever you need. Birds and lizards abound in the adjoining garden.

The space
The Cinnamon Cottage, named for the cinnamon tree that stands by the cottage door, has been design…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Breakfast
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Hangers
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Our property is located in Kahagalle village, around 2km outside of Bentota township and 3km from Bentota train station. It is a quiet, safe and friendly neighbourhood, and the local Buddhist temple stands at the end of the street. We are tucked away from the dust and noise of the main town, and there are few other tourists in this area, giving you a real taste of local Sri Lankan life.

Diya Sisila Restaurant, renowned for its delicious fresh seafood, is a short walk away. Lunuganga House, designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, is around a 2km walk or bike ride away.

Small grocery shops are located within walking distance, and larger shops, cafes, clothes and souvenir shops can be found in the main town, accessible via bike or tuktuk.
Our property is located in Kahagalle village, around 2km outside of Bentota township and 3km from Bentota train station. It is a quiet, safe and friendly neighbourhood, and the local Buddhist temple stands at t…

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Hosted by Sanjaya

Joined in October 2014
  • 224 Reviews
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Hi I am Sanjaya Rodrigo :) After working for some years in different fields in tourism industry, thought to start my own holiday bungalow! As I wanted to do always ,I took my start to build the business which can give the experience of real Sri Lankan taste to my clients come from all over the world!! Sri Lanka is a mysterious island with a wonderful Cultural, Historical, and environmental value... We have an amazing biodiversity like a natural laboratory included all the zoological contents. So in the River Edge, I try my best to serve all to feel the best excitement of Sri Lanka as you want! May be you will stay calm at the river with counting flying bats with a cup of Ceylon tea :) or have a nice ayurveda for relaxing... Or discover Buddhism, Sri Lankan culture or wildlife... For whatever ,best will be here!!! So thanks for having these difficult time with reading my description!!! ;) See you at the River Edge then!!!!!
Hi I am Sanjaya Rodrigo :) After working for some years in different fields in tourism industry, thought to start my own holiday bungalow! As I wanted to do always ,I took my start…
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During your stay
Sanjaya, your host, has a range of experience in the Sri Lankan tourist industry having previously managed villas and running tour for international guests. He offer advice and ideas for activities to do in the Bentota area and beyond.

Options include:

*Village tours
*Whale watching at Mirissa
*Bentota Turtle Sanctuary tour
*Brief Garden and Lunuganga House tours (tropical modernist architecture and landscape design)
*Boat safari on the Bentota River
*Fish Harbour BBQ
*Tours to Sigiriya, Galle and Udawalawe National Park

All tours can be arranged on arrival
Sanjaya, your host, has a range of experience in the Sri Lankan tourist industry having previously managed villas and running tour for international guests. He offer advice and ide…
Sanjaya is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Self check-in with building staff
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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