Jaya's Home
Hosted by Neverbeen
Neverbeen is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Experience the creaky floors, old woodwork and a wonderfully authentic atmosphere of this 200 years old home of a musician.

The space

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.

Free parking on premises

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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


1 night minimum stay

1 Review

Alexander User Profile
January 2016
living in Jaya's villa is the best way to dive into old-fashioned traditional pastoral life of Lanka. Having all feutures of a museum this 1850-s beautiful house is decorated with wonderful woodwork in every place where it's possible, furniture is simple and chic in its own way and every interior looks like a picture of some forgotten reality.  Jaya and his wife are beautiful open-hearted people. For Jaya welcoming guests and sharing food with them is not a business. They do it not often, only few times a year, but becoming friends with every person and remember and love them for all time. Lankians are very welcoming in general, but Jaya's family is a golden standard of sensere kindness and love.  To be more formal, location is great and you have a beach for your own if you like to. Small harbor is only 300m from villa and there are no people at all. Also a small semi-island is available for your meditations and sunbathes:) It's about 4-5km to hikkaduwa Centre, and 4 to surfing beach so walking there is a bit too long - bike or tuk-tuk (300rs) is preferable.  Definitely will stay again and recommend to friends.  Best, Sasha & Ann

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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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