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Marketing Villas Ltd. announced the launch of its
first three villas in Sri Lanka. It is a joint
venture between the Elite Havens Group and Singapore
based Private Homes & Villas Pte Ltd.
The three properties to be managed by this Hong
Kong-based group are Ambassador’s House in Galle,
Pooja Kanda in Koggala and Ocean’s Edge in Tangalle.
Jon Stonham, Chief Executive Officer of Marketing
Villas Ltd, at the launch held at the Park Street
Hotel in Colombo, said: “We are excited to launch
our first three villas in Sri Lanka. As today’s
tourism demands are changing rapidly, and travellers
are moving away from holidaying in hotel rooms, what
they want is a private and exclusive experience
suited to their specific needs.”
“The company essentially provides every guest with a
completely private space to be enjoyed at their own
pace,” he added.
Stonham described how the villa market was
gradually expanding across Asia.
“The villa experience is entirely different from
typical ‘hotel’ experience and it is fast becoming
popular. Privacy and tailored services are becoming
considerably more important to holiday makers. Bali
is a model example of a destination that has enjoyed
success as a leading villa destination. Five years
ago there was no villa market in Bali, following a
dramatic change, there are over 1,000 villas
operating in Bali today.”
The three new villas are located in key destinations
Ambassador’s House in Galle
Tucked within Galle’s historic seventeenth century
fortress on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka,
Ambassador’s House is a magnificently proportioned
five-bedroom property bursting with colonial charm.
Once the residence of the Bangladeshi Ambassador,
this majestic house boasts an abundance of living
space, including a spacious roof terrace and a
cavernous lounge, which make it an exceptional place
The house is fully-staffed and comes with an
elongated plunge pool, wireless internet and a
satellite-enabled TV and DVD player.
Pooja Kanda in Koggala
Situated on a flourishing hillock bathed in rich
vegetation, Pooja Kanda is a quiet five bed room
hideaway that’s five minutes inland from the Koggala
beach. This Dutch colonial style villa was
unmistakably designed for relaxation and its
tranquillity is further enhanced by a garden
bursting with birdsong and enlivened by visits from
inquisitive monkeys high up in the trees.
This fully-staffed house comes with a turquoise
swimming pool with lounging ledge, a wireless
internet, a TV room and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Ocean’s Edge in Tangalle
Sensationally situated on Sri Lanka’s southern
coast, Ocean’s Edge, priced at US$ 350 per day
offers a true taste of exotic seclusion. With four
spacious bedrooms boasting spectacular views, this
colonially-inspired villa also features comfortably
furnished wraparound verandas; a fully-equipped
kitchen and an air conditioned TV Room.
In the extensive, tropical, bird-filled garden
beyond sits a gorgeous swimming pool that’s the
perfect place to cool off in the heat of the day,
whilst opportunities for exploratory walks along the
near-deserted beach are endless. Fully-staffed,
Ocean’s Edge is beautifully private and perfectly
suited for families, groups and nature lovers
looking to completely relax and unwind.