Our annexe is a self-contained single bedroom apartment,situated in the best area of Colombo: known as 'Cinnamon Gardens'.
It is within walking distance of the SSC Grounds and other important venues like the Royal Colombo Golf Club, Nelum Pokuna Theatre and the National Museum are nearby..
Location of “Self-Catering Tranquility”
The space is located in a highly residential area of Colombo, surrounded by a number of foreign missions such as Japanese, British, Australian, Swiss, Canadian etc. Its uniquely convenient location ensures that guests can easily reach many local points of interest; while being surrounded by streets with lush greenery.
The city's numerous attractions such as the National Art Gallery, Museum, Independence Square, Viharamahadevi Park, The Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre - fully equipped performance centre in Colombo, Sambodhi Vihara Temple, International Meditation Centre, Bandaranaike International Conference Hall etc. are within ten minute walk from the flat.
Despite the absence of the noise and pollution typical for a city center, it is only a 10-15 minutes ride to many key locations in town. Many restaurants and fast food outlets are located in the neighborhood such as McDonald’s, KFC, Coffee Bean, Coco Veranda, Odel food outlets, Urban Kitchen, Bread Talk and many more. Cargills, ARPICO and Laugfs super markets are within a ten minute ride. The latest high-end shopping malls: ‘Racecourse Shopping Precinct’ and ‘Arcade Independence Square’ are within a fifteen minute walk.
Several cycling tracks are around for you to enjoy riding, and two bicycles are provided, free of charge, to experience this pleasure; which is becoming increasingly popular among Colombo folks..!
This flat is a superb base to discover the many facets of the city, while living in self-catering tranquility.
About the property
A single air-conditioned large bed room with wooden furniture, artificial timbre flooring (in bedroom) and a separate bathroom with hot-water, offers travelers a quiet and comfortable haven to rest and recuperate. The bed-room has a large collection of books, including cookery books, and a reading table, to cater to different tastes. The bedroom opens, at the back, to our home garden and children’s play area, but access will be provided once the pet dogs are locked up.
The living cum dining room is separately air-conditioned and has cable TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, refrigerator, water-cooler, leather chairs and dining table, and ironing board.
The kitchenette is fully equipped with gas and electric utensils and various other appliances, such as electric bread-toaster, rice-cooker, kettle, and microwave-oven are available and these could be supplemented, on request, with special appliances such as barbecue oven, bread-maker, electric deep-oil fryer etc.
The flat has a separate gate and an entrance. The guests will be given the keys to enable them to can move about freely. The open space at the entrance to the flat has an exercise machine “Total-Gym” for the guests’ exclusive use.
Meals are not provided but provisions are made available, free of charge, for two days to prepare breakfast such as milk, coffee, sugar, eggs, butter, yogurt, cereal and tropical fruits.
Linen and towels are provided and an extra set is provided for long term visitors.
A fully automatic washing machine and washing powder are available for the guests to do their own washing.
A cloth-rack for drying washed clothes is available in the open-yard in front.
Toiletries including soap, bath liquid, shampoo, toothpaste, shaving cream, cologne, air-freshener and toilet paper are provided.
Dust pans are provided in the kitchen and bathroom with a large garbage can outside which will be collected daily.
Airport pick up
Airport pick up can be arranged. But it is more convenient to get an Air Port taxi which will cost Sri Lanka Rupees
2500 and extra 300 for the highway toll. The ride will take around 20 minutes on a typical day.
Check-in and check-out times
Check in time is flexible subject to the previous days booking. Very late checking-in is not encouraged.
Check out time is 12 noon but could be made flexible depending on the next booking.
Interaction with guests
Depending on the interests, the guests could discuss Eastern philosophy and Tai Chi Qigong practice.
Other things to note
If the guests are interested Eastern cooking could be demonstrated using modern kitchen equipment.
Basic rules that a guest would observe in visiting a house.
I'm a retired Engineer, retaining a keen interest in engineering education and training having spent many years as an academic. Amongst my many other interests are Tai Chi, Qui Gong, meditation and Buddhist philosophy, which I would gladly introduce to guests - entirely optional and free of charge!
I love cycling along the many cycle paths around the area and I could share the fun with you as I have two cycles equipped with gears and lamps.
I strum an acoustic guitar and if you are interested you could borrow it.