Kid Friendly Villas

Happy kids make for a happy holiday. These villas are packed with things for the kids to do or have plenty of attractions in the local area. Whether it is Wii or WiFi, pool (snooker) or pool (swimming), it's boards rather than bored. We can’t guarantee that every property is 100% ‘kid safe’, but we can guarantee that there will be plenty to keep them entertained.

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Skye House

Skye House

Sri Lanka » South Coast » Habaraduwa-Koggala

We loved everything about this fabulous house, perched on Habaraduwa’s beautiful beach.  The two upstairs suites are very grand and open directly onto a balcony that wraps around the top floor of the house and reveals incredible coastal views (you can’t really see the sea from the ground floor due to a screen of beach foliage, planted for privacy).  The house is definitely designed for families, and the ground floor twin bedroom works well for independent teens or perhaps elderly relatives keen to avoid the stairs.

The staff team are efficient and we had all of our meals cooked for us.  Most memorable was our fabulous lunch of grilled tiger prawns followed by a delicious tropical fruit pavlova.  Although there is no outdoor dining area as such, the staff can move the dining table onto the veranda or even set up lunch or dinner for you on the beach (highly recommended).  We really liked the L-shaped swimming pool and its visibility/proximity from the dining area and living pavilion, as it made it easy to keep an eye on kids.

Whilst the sea here can be rough at times (and there are no lifeguards), bathing is best during the high season (December to April), and for strong swimmers the rest of the year.  If you do plan to take a dip in the sea, let the staff know and they can advise you on the best places for a bathe.
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Villa Songket

Villa Songket

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

We knew staying at Villa Songket would be a pleasure the moment we arrived to find Ayu, the charming Villa Manager, and her team waiting to greet us with a refreshing cold towel an icy lime juice in the lovely vaulted living room. And indeed it was, right up to our departure when we were presented with a lovely sarong as a memento of our stay – a lovely ritual that is typical of the care and attention that has gone into creating this delightful holiday villa. Space-wise the villa is decidedly deceptive; though it occupies a small patch of land it is laid out very cleverly to create generous living space. There are plenty of private spots to retreat to – the upstairs balcony and the poolside balé being delightful for a quiet afternoon snooze. And although there were three bedrooms and only two of us, we were able to spread out without feeling swamped; in fact, the villa works really well as a romantic retreat and is amazingly private! We loved the master bedroom pavilion opening onto the pool – almost as close as the fabulous stone tub in the garden bathroom, so a good spa-style soak and a cooling swim are equally effortless. There’s good WiFi coverage everywhere, and we appreciated the iPod dock and home entertainment system too. Ayu and her assistant Henny really impressed us, managing the rare combination of being friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Their breakfast presentation was excellent, and we marveled at how quietly they prepared it in the open-plan kitchen to avoid disturbing us. And while we appreciated their discreet presence during the day, we liked having the villa to ourselves at night (other than the security team who patrolled the place with equal discretion).
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Villa Songket

Villa Songket

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

We knew staying at Villa Songket would be a pleasure the moment we arrived to find Ayu, the charming Villa Manager, and her team waiting to greet us with a refreshing cold towel an icy lime juice in the lovely vaulted living room. And indeed it was, right up to our departure when we were presented with a lovely sarong as a memento of our stay – a lovely ritual that is typical of the care and attention that has gone into creating this delightful holiday villa. Space-wise the villa is decidedly deceptive; though it occupies a small patch of land it is laid out very cleverly to create generous living space. There are plenty of private spots to retreat to – the upstairs balcony and the poolside balé being delightful for a quiet afternoon snooze. And although there were three bedrooms and only two of us, we were able to spread out without feeling swamped; in fact, the villa works really well as a romantic retreat and is amazingly private! We loved the master bedroom pavilion opening onto the pool – almost as close as the fabulous stone tub in the garden bathroom, so a good spa-style soak and a cooling swim are equally effortless. There’s good WiFi coverage everywhere, and we appreciated the iPod dock and home entertainment system too. Ayu and her assistant Henny really impressed us, managing the rare combination of being friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Their breakfast presentation was excellent, and we marveled at how quietly they prepared it in the open-plan kitchen to avoid disturbing us. And while we appreciated their discreet presence during the day, we liked having the villa to ourselves at night (other than the security team who patrolled the place with equal discretion).
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Villa Songket

Villa Songket

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

We knew staying at Villa Songket would be a pleasure the moment we arrived to find Ayu, the charming Villa Manager, and her team waiting to greet us with a refreshing cold towel an icy lime juice in the lovely vaulted living room. And indeed it was, right up to our departure when we were presented with a lovely sarong as a memento of our stay – a lovely ritual that is typical of the care and attention that has gone into creating this delightful holiday villa. Space-wise the villa is decidedly deceptive; though it occupies a small patch of land it is laid out very cleverly to create generous living space. There are plenty of private spots to retreat to – the upstairs balcony and the poolside balé being delightful for a quiet afternoon snooze. And although there were three bedrooms and only two of us, we were able to spread out without feeling swamped; in fact, the villa works really well as a romantic retreat and is amazingly private! We loved the master bedroom pavilion opening onto the pool – almost as close as the fabulous stone tub in the garden bathroom, so a good spa-style soak and a cooling swim are equally effortless. There’s good WiFi coverage everywhere, and we appreciated the iPod dock and home entertainment system too. Ayu and her assistant Henny really impressed us, managing the rare combination of being friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Their breakfast presentation was excellent, and we marveled at how quietly they prepared it in the open-plan kitchen to avoid disturbing us. And while we appreciated their discreet presence during the day, we liked having the villa to ourselves at night (other than the security team who patrolled the place with equal discretion).
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South Point Villa

South Point Villa

Sri Lanka » South Coast » Habaraduwa-Koggala

There’s plenty to enjoy at this tranquil beach villa: swimming in the sea right outside, the ocean views, the peaceful private garden with its pool and palms, and the comfortable bedrooms with satellite TVs and DVD players; all very child-friendly. The bedrooms are generously sized so that the villa comfortably accommodates the maximum group size of six plus two children (under 12); a babysitter can be arranged with advance notice.  The villa is furnished in traditional Sri Lankan style (planter’s chairs as opposed to squashy sofas, for example) and bathrooms are without tubs, but are modern and spacious.

We felt that its having just three bedrooms also made South Point Villa good for couples; there are plenty of intimate places and the staff are a discreetly pampering presence. And its secluded setting – you are very unlikely to see any other tourists on this beach – would appeal to honeymooners and anyone wishing to escape into their own private hideaway. Rates for just one couple staying are lower, so it also represents good value.

There is a staff of 12 who work between this villa and sister property South Point Abbey, and despite mixed levels of English, the manager, cook and housekeeper understood us – and our needs – well. The chef bakes his own bread (delicious!) and presents the food imaginatively: Sri Lankan dishes and seafood being the house specialities.
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Sri Villas

Sri Villas

Sri Lanka » West Coast » Bentota

This is definitely Sri Lanka’s best choice for large groups and for entertaining as the property has been designed so well for big parties. The genial setup means that villas are placed at just the right distance from each other to allow for conviviality whilst their individual self-containment means that family units within a group can still enjoy a degree of privacy if they need to. Sharing one big swimming pool between the three villas works out better than having three smaller pools, allowing for lengthy swims. There’s a shallow section in front of Nisala that you access directly from the villa’s terrace, making it a focus for families and therefore the busiest area of the pool. Verandas and balconies offer quiet spots for individual moments if you need to get away from the crowd. We found the staff team to be very able; the food was good (there was lots of choice), the smiles genuine and their experienced system of dealing with guests shone through. I liked that fresh juices were left in the fridge for us to help ourselves to (or brought to us in chilled glasses) and that we could order whatever we liked, when we liked. Typically guests choose to pay their food bills via a grocery system (staff doing the shopping and presenting you with receipts), which we did; however you could otherwise opt to pay $40 per person per day for full-board.
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Sri Villas - Araliya (Villa Three)

Sri Villas - Araliya (Villa Three)

Sri Lanka » West Coast » Bentota

Araliya is well-suited for families – either one large or two small – with its double suites upstairs and two colourful bedrooms (including a twin) on the ground floor. There’s a basket full of toys, special menus for the kids, a palm-shaded garden plus an easy-to-watch-over pool. Araliya’s location on a quiet stretch of beach that’s more popular with turtles than people was stunning. If you’re looking for conviviality and don’t mind sharing facilities then Araliya is a good choice. The houseboy assigned to our villa was very polite and helpful, as were the rest of the staff who took over the cooking, cleaning, securing and beautifying while we relaxed and topped up our tans on the terrace. The food was good (there was lots of choice), the smiles genuine and their experienced system of dealing with guests shone through. I liked that fresh juices were left in the fridge for us to help ourselves to (or brought to us in chilled glasses) and that we could order whatever we liked, when we liked. Typically guests choose to pay their food bills via a grocery system (staff doing the shopping and presenting you with receipts), which we did; however you could otherwise opt to pay $40 per person per day for full-board.
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Sri Villas - Nisala (Villa Two)

Sri Villas - Nisala (Villa Two)

Sri Lanka » West Coast » Bentota

We really liked the easy arrangement of Nisala, plus every room’s direct sea views and the fact that the villa’s open kitchen felt exclusively ours as the chef cooked all (Sri Villas) meals in the staff kitchen. There’s loads of space on the ground floor for dining and relaxing and this made up for the fact that its outside areas had less privacy than the other two villas. We had all three Sri Villas properties to ourselves on our visit, which was fantastic. I liked the fact that I could sit on the shady veranda almost dipping my toes into the shallow section of the pool, but wondered how the ambience would have differed had there been some little paddlers around. However, with its basketful of toys, child-friendly staff and a special kid’s menu, we thought this villa would be ideal for families with young children. Nisala’s location on a quiet stretch of beach that’s more popular with turtles than people was stunning. The houseboy assigned to our villa was very polite and helpful, as were the rest of the staff who took over the cooking, cleaning, securing and beautifying while we relaxed and topped up our tans on the terrace. The food was good (there was lots of choice), the smiles genuine and their experienced system of dealing with guests shone through. I liked that fresh juices were left in the fridge for us to help ourselves to (or brought to us in chilled glasses) and that we could order whatever we liked, when we liked. Typically guests choose to pay their food bills via a grocery system (staff doing the shopping and presenting you with receipts), which we did; however you could otherwise opt to pay $40 per person per day for full-board.
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Sri Villas - Sagara (Villa One)

Sri Villas - Sagara (Villa One)

Sri Lanka » West Coast » Bentota

Sagara was our favourite of the three Sri Villas; it’s intimate, comfortable and – being the furthest away from the main staff area – seemed the most private. It also has the most ‘hidden’ living and dining areas plus a kitchen that we had all to ourselves (the staff/chef have their own) making self-catering easy. There’s little true privacy outdoors and if all the properties were occupied I could imagine the ambiance would feel more like a small boutique hotel (certainly around the pool) than a villa, but if you don’t mind sharing then this is a good villa for you. If you’re a small group (maybe even a couple) looking for the personality of a villa, or perhaps are new to villa renting, this communal setup works well as having extra people around (if there are any) provides a little more atmosphere so that you don’t feel completely alone. The houseboy assigned to our villa was very polite and helpful, as were the rest of the staff who took over the cooking, cleaning, securing and beautifying while we relaxed and topped up our tans on the terrace. The food was good (there was lots of choice), the smiles genuine and their experienced system of dealing with guests shone through. I liked that fresh juices were left in the fridge for us to help ourselves to (or brought to us in chilled glasses) and that we could order whatever we liked, when we liked. Typically guests choose to pay their food bills via a grocery system (staff doing the shopping and presenting you with receipts), which we did; however you could otherwise opt to pay $40 per person per day for full-board.
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Strathdon Bungalow

Strathdon Bungalow

Sri Lanka » Hill Country » Hatton

It’s always a joy to stay in such evocative surroundings and take a trip back in time. Strathdon Bungalow manages to combine the sensitivities of yesteryear – both in terms of ambiance and hospitality – with today’s essential comforts and modernities. The bungalow dates back over a century, however the current management performed the latest refurb back in 2010 so plush sofas, thick duvets, dozens of cushions and bedspreads all nestle nicely into a setting reminiscent of days gone by. The caretaker of the bungalow has worked on the estate since 1983 so if you need to know something about the house, or indeed the estate, he’s your man and more than happy to tell a tale or two! He’s also incredibly courteous and did all he could to make us feel at home. Since he’s also the chef (his curries are absolutely delicious), he loves nothing more than seeing his guests’ plates empty. The bungalow has an unusual layout. Most of the bedrooms and living rooms lead off a central passageway (some with windows into it) and the dining room tucked to the back of the house is not particularly atmospheric as it feels a little out of the way (as does bedroom 2, the smaller of the two triples). You may find it nicer to either sit out on the front veranda to eat (weather permitting), which is a wonderful place for breakfast, or ask for the tables to be set up in the sociable hallway, as this setting feels much more convivial. The manager of Strathdon Bungalow, Siri, also manages two neighbouring sister-properties and he pops in to visit guests regularly and can be called upon anytime. He’s a friendly character and a wealth of knowledge on the local area.
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