Experience the creaky floors, old woodwork and a wonderfully authentic atmosphere of this 200 years old home of a musician.
The real attraction of Jaya’s is the house itself. Built in the local style some 200 years ago, four generations of Jaya’s family have lived here. Creaky wooden floors, limestone walls, lots of ornamental woodwork: a jewel of a home for those who appreciate a bit of old school architecture. It’s not a fancy place though, with simple but spacious rooms, basic bathrooms and kitchen. Breakfast included.
Interaction with guests
Mr. Jayawickrama, the youngest of a musical family, is a professional musician. In his spare time he likes to pick up one of his instruments and he enjoys the nearby beach. He also speaks proper English and even a bit of German. His wife is a retired school teacher and she cooks Sri Lankan dishes for the guests.
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Neverbeen offers a wide variety of rare homes off the beaten track, from fisherman's huts and tree houses to heritage homes and tea estates. Our team hand-picks and visits every home and meet all hosts to make ensure guests have a positively memorable stay in places they've never been.
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The first country we're active in is Sri Lanka, a beautiful country with many undiscovered places to stay. Due to it recently having opened up to tourism after decades of conflict, it is a great place to start and pilot the Neverbeen concept. We plan to expand to ten countries before the end of 2017.
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