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Sri Mathie, An Historic Estate (Listing 1)

Private room in villa hosted by Mary
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 bathrooms
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This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Sri Mathie plantation, built in 1910 is furnished with family antiques and historic art works. In a forested area, it is five minutes from the sea, 20 minutes from Galle Fort. Sri Mathie is a working estate with coconuts, rubber, mangoes, cinnamon and pepper. We grow vegetables and our chickens provide eggs and our cows give fresh milk. A breakfast is included, dinner on request. National and local tourist license and permits. For additional rooms check our additional listing, Sri Mathie II.

The space
Our large infinity swimming pool (45'X16") overlooks the edge of our coconut plantation. We also have a 2,000+ book library with subjects ranging from Buddhism, South Asian arts, to contemporary fiction.

Guest access
Swimming pool, dining area, living room, library, verandahs, garden

Other things to note
We are registered with Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority as well as holding local licenses and permits. We welcome all guests and appreciate the ethnic and cultural diversity of our world.
Sri Mathie plantation, built in 1910 is furnished with family antiques and historic art works. In a forested area, it is five minutes from the sea, 20 minutes from Galle Fort. Sri Mathie is a working estate with coconuts, rubber, mangoes, cinnamon and pepper. We grow vegetables and our chickens provide eggs and our cows give fresh milk. A breakfast is included, dinner on request. National and local tourist license… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Cable TV
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Habaraduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Our neighborhood is rural, with rice paddy, and dense forest. We are close to the quiet, clean Habaraduwa beach. We are near a rural base hospital. 25 minutes to historic Galle Fort. For an additional room at Sri Mathie check out: https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/37729818?source_impression_id=p3_1576916432_DDBIYuYGZlhfSWSh

Hosted by Mary

Joined in July 2015
  • 75 Reviews
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Mary is an American academic who grew up in California, and has now lived in South Asia for many years. She has a Ph.D. in South Asian Art History from UCLA and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Along the way she acquired a Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Guy is English; he grew up in Nigeria, went to school in the UK and has lived and in worked in Paris and New York. He is an art dealer, cricket fan, and bird watcher. We both like to read, cook, garden and wander the remote areas of South Asia. Archaeological sites get us excited. We enjoy meeting new people and chatting about art, music, and current events.
Mary is an American academic who grew up in California, and has now lived in South Asia for many years. She has a Ph.D. in South Asian Art History from UCLA and an M.A. in East Asi…
Co-hosts
  • Guy
During your stay
We are happy to take guests bird watching, temple touring, snorkling, or share cooking secrets. We provide bicycles for guests for early morning or twilight rides around the villages.
  • Languages: Français, हिन्दी
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 13:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Show more
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