The Saffron House

Asia villas / Sri Lanka / South and South East Sri Lanka / Dikwella

4 5 8


USD 980

per night


Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Swimming pool

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Condition
  • King Size bed

Bathroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Outdoor shower
  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Local mobile phone or card available

Dining facilities

  • Electric stove
  • Gas stove
  • Laundry
  • Dish washer
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Juicer
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Wine cooler
  • Water cooler
  • Food processor/mixer
  • Dining area seats 10 people.

Living facilities

  • Sofabed
  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling Fans

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • Speakers system
  • Hammock


The Saffron House lies about 15 kms from the southern tip of the island on the edge of the town of Dikwella, 25 minutes from the end of the new Southern Highway. The stunning Dondra to Tangalle coastline is now within easy reach, with Galle only 45 minutes away.

With Yala National Park (to the east) close enough for a day’s tour and Galle now easily accessible to the west, this is the perfect location from which to experience all Sri Lanka’s "deep south" has to offer; from elephants and leopards at Yala to leatherback turtles at Rekawa and blue whales at Mirissa.

The entrance gates lie up a quiet lane, 30 metres above sea level, the highest point on this small headland and sandwiched between two of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, each just a few minutes’ walk away.
Directly ahead, across 5,000 miles of uninterrupted water, lies the coast of Antarctica. We have seen blue whales passing close to the bottom of the garden; few places on earth offer such an opportunity. There are also monkeys, tortoises, many types of birds, including sea eagles and most evenings the local peacocks arrive to roost in the coconut trees.

Once around the southern tip of the island from the Galle coast, the main road is mostly set well back from a complex coastline, with small sandy bays, jagged rocky seafront and quiet, bird-filled lagoons. The road from Matara is quite new and a pretty drive through numerous tidy villages. The coastline is blessed with many kilometres of stunning, empty beaches and not far inland, serene paddy fields, cinnamon estates and wooded hills bursting with wildlife.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Season Dates Bedrooms Daily Rental Minimum Stay
High Season 1 Jul 2018
31 Aug 2018
4 bedroom USD 980 3 nights

Rates Include

The rates include 10% service charge and government taxes. The villa is fully staffed. Guests discuss their requirements with our chef who has a broad repertoire from local dishes to other asian and western cuisine.

Rates Exclude

The rate excludes transport, drinks and food ingredients.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations notified within 60 days, but more than 30 days before the booked arrival date will receive a refund of 25% of the booking total. Cancellations notified within 30 days may also receive a 25% refund at the discretion of the owners. We recommend our guests purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances.

Payment Terms

A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable when a booking is confirmed. The deposit can be paid by electronic bank transfer. Balance payment will be due 60 days before booked arrival date.


Luxury Ocean-Front Villa

The Saffron House mixes traditional and contemporary design, reflected in hand-built furniture, hand-finished floors and simple tropical architecture, all from local materials. The villa has four double bedrooms, with extra beds available for children.

The gardens include bougainvillea, heliconia, Japanese araliya, hibiscus, mango, wood-apple and much more, including a vegetable garden. Below the main lawn, a coconut grove slopes down to 100 metres of dramatic rocky shoreline; all to explore. Watch the sun set over Dondra lighthouse on the southern tip of the island and later, the fishing lights out to sea at night.

The house is set around a central paved courtyard, about 20 metres above sea level. The courtyard is flanked on two sides by a large covered veranda with an adjoining kitchen, an open veranda for sunbathing and a 6 x 10 metre swimming pool. The pool's infinity edge faces directly south through the coconut trees and over the surf to the horizon.
The main covered veranda is the centre of the house with a dining area by the Koi fish pond and large sofas for relaxing at the south end, overlooking the terrace, the pool and the ocean beyond.

The bedrooms are cool and airy, with polished concrete floors and contemporary furniture, hand-built from local teak and mango. Thick 12" mattresses and fine linen lie on striking, under-lit polished concrete beds topped with huge mosquito nets. Each room has a selection of thick white towels, coloured beach towels and lots of flowers.

The house has broadband Wi-Fi and receives a 3G signal. All bedrooms have mosquito nets, fans and air conditioning. There is a good quality amplifier and wall speakers on the veranda for ipods etc.

The Master bedrooms: The two largest Master bedrooms are set on the north side of the courtyard, each with large adjoining bathrooms partially open to the sky. While both of these rooms face the courtyard, they also look onto separate small gardens of their own.

The Courtyard bedroom: This smaller bedroom lies on the west side of the courtyard and has wonderful elevated views across its own small private garden and lawn to the sea. Behind the bedroom is a simple, stylish bathroom.

The Sea bedroom: This bedroom lies much closer to the sea and provides more privacy. A similar size to the Courtyard bedroom, it is bright and airy, with the whole of the south end of the room opening onto its own private terrace, just 30 metres from the sea and the sound of the surf.