(10 customer reviews)

From US $750 /night

Dickwella, Sri Lanka – 4 Bedrooms

The Boat House is a beachfront villa with direct access to a white sand beach and beautifully curated design in Dickwella.

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If you’re looking for a luxe slice of beachside bliss, you’ve found it. The Boat House sits right on the beach in Dickwella, Sri Lanka. Designed as a lavish holiday home surrounded by the magical beauty of Sri Lanka, the four-bedroom villa offers a massive pool, gorgeous freestanding bathtubs and a dedicated staff waiting on your hand and foot. With a beautiful pink twin bedroom, a collection of games and video game console, The Boat House is also great for kids. Please note that The Boat House is a semi-detached villa and shares the pool with the neighbouring villa. Other than the pool, the two villas are completely private.


  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Shared pool
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • In-room safe
  • iPod dock
  • Baby cot
  • Baby highchair
  • Children’s games
  • DVD & Book library


  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Villa manager
  • Chef
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • Security guards


  • Extra bed child free
  • Groceries at cost
  • Airport transfers USD $80 each way
  • Spa services
  • Hire children’s equipment

Hot Deals

Early Bird Bookings – 10% Discount

Book at least 180 days prior to arrival and receive 10% off. Valid with no other specials.

Stay 7 Nights or More – 10% Discount

Book for 7 nights or more and receive 10% off. Excluding peak season. Valid with no other specials.


The Boat House Living

The Boat House initially wows you with its amazing beachfront location and massive turquoise pool. Once you venture inside the two-storey villa, you’re charmed further still by the beautifully designed interiors which feature chandeliers, freestanding bathtubs and dreamy canopy beds. Inside and out, The Boat House offers a paradisal break from reality.

Living Room

The living room features a generous L-shaped sofa and a unique circular coffee table over an intricately woven carpet. The sofa faces a flatscreen TV mounted on the wall. The living room extends into the outdoor terrace through glass bi-fold doors. There’s a second lounge area upstairs.

Dining Room

Sharing the same space with the living room, the wooden dining table seats up to 10 guests. The dining area is flanked by an open-plan kitchen. There’s additional room for dining out on the open-air terrace overlooking the pool. The villa also has a barbecue.

Garden & Pool

The Boat House has a 17-metre pool which overlooks a pristine stretch of white sandy beach and the ocean. The pool is surrounded by a generous deck with sun beds and parasols. There’s a pretty pathway leading down to the beach through the property’s manicured gardens. And of course, there is a rustic boat in the garden! Please note that The Boat House shares the pool with the neighbouring villa.


The Boat House Bedrooms

The Boat House has four bedrooms designed to accommodate up to ten guests.

Master Bedrooms

The villa features three bedrooms with a beautiful king-sized canopy bed with ensuite bathrooms furnished with luxe bathtubs.

Guest Bedroom

The villa features one bedroom with two twin beds. The room has a romantic yet subtle pink design and it’s bound to be a big hit with the kids. This room also has its own ensuite bathroom.


The Boat House Layout

The Boat House is spread over two floors. The ground floor houses the living and dining room and one of the double bedrooms. The other three bedrooms are housed upstairs. All bedrooms offer great views of the beach and the downstairs bedroom gives access to a private courtyard. The villa overlooks the pool, which is followed by a stretch of white sandy beach.

The Boat House Floorplan | Dickwella, Sri Lanka

The Boat House Staff

Your stay in The Boat House is made enjoyable by the professional staff. The Boat House’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.

Villa Manager

The Boat House’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.


You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.


Butlers are on hand everyday to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.


The villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements.


It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.


The Boat House Location

The Boat House is in Dickwella, Sri Lanka. Dickwella is known as one of the best beach destinations in Sri Lanka and the villa provides direct access to the beach. The market of Dickwella is close by, as is the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka. The UNESCO protected Galle Fort is about 90 minutes away by car. The Boat House is located about three hours from Colombo International Airport.


The Boat House Bookings

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Need to Know

  • Return airport transfers included for guests arriving / departing on the same flight*
  • Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 5 nights, Peak Season: 7 nights
  • Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
  • We offer the best rates online and offer a price guarantee to prove it!
  • A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
  • Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
  • Check-in time: 2pm – check-out time: 12pm
  • Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
  • Payment can be settled by credit card (Visa / Mastercard / Amex)
  • Payment can be settled by bank transfer in your preferred currency (AUD / EUR / GBP / JPY / NZD / SGD / USD)
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10 reviews for THE BOAT HOUSE

  1. Avatar for Ben Kingdon

    Ben Kingdon

    Incredible Villa

    We stayed as a group of seven at the boat house and couldn’t recommend it enough. The villa itself is beautiful, spacious but homely and immaculate! located right on the beach which was absolutely stunning.

    The staff were attentive, but not obtrusive – no question or enquiry was ever too much and was always done with a smile on their face.

    We opted to have meals at the house a lot and the food was delicious, highly recommend trying all the local curries.

    Thank you Suraj and the team, we could not fault you for anything!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed June 2019
    Stayed in June 2019

  2. Avatar for Talyssastar


    Best Place To Host Your Yoga Retreat

    The Boat House was the perfect place to host my first retreat, the staff , the villa, the location.. Elaine who is just super helpful when it comes to bringing the place alive.

    The staff quickly become your family which is what I believe makes this such a perfect place to stay. Location, relaxation home away from home you got it. The beach is perfect and was secluded for the time we were there. I will be hosting my next retreat again at The Boat House because I just cant get enough.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2019
    Stayed in November 2018

  3. Avatar for Corbetthouse8


    The Boat House Dickwella

    We arrived at 3am and the staff were ready and waiting to help us unload our luggage, including 5 surfboards. That was just the beginning of an awesome time spent at this villa , the staff were always there to assist they were more than happy to organise anything we required, it was our sons 21st birthday , they organised champagne and a cake along with a special seafood bbq for dinner. Suraj and Tilly were awesome they organised everything we need including a tuk tuk’s to take us surfing each dayThe location and facilities are first class, infinitely pool with the beach right there, The food was amazing and we tried the local cuisine every day including breakfast, we will all remember the curried eggs for a long time.

    If you are looking for a great location and a villa with it all give the Boat house at Dikwella a go , you will not regret your choice.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2019
    Stayed in January 2019

  4. Avatar for TobyB


    A Great Place To Stay With Groups of Friends

    We stayed at the house in mid-December as a family of 5, with another family of 5, with the children all between 9 and 4 years old and it worked fantastically. We had more friends staying in the house next door, which made it even better, as we could have some big meals together and drinks after the kids had gone to bed

    First of all the people that looked after us, Elaine (the owner) did a good job of telling us what was what before we got to the place and arranged our transfers for us, which made us more relaxed. Secondly, the main guys for our house Suraj and Tilly were superb (the house next door had another good crew). They were friendly, patient and very professional. When one of the youngsters hurt their foot on the beach they got a doctor for us very quickly to check it over. They also gave us lots of good advice about what to do and how to do it in terms of day trips. Then there were the chefs and the house boys, the chefs did a great job cooking us what ever we wanted for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week, and it was all really high quality food, that was amazingly fresh.

    The next thing to mention was the house, set in a mesmerizingly beautiful setting, right on the beach, with a great pool out the back (shared with the other house), and steps right down onto the lovely beach, which was practically empty. We had a lot of fun bodyboarding on the waves. The inside of our house was decorated and furnished to a really high level, with a lot of style and fun, and was a complete home away from home.

    Finally the day trips and things to do from the house were lots of fun too. we did turtle watching, when they were laying their eggs, went on a day safari to see Elephants, crocs, monkeys, water buffalo izards and birds, which was all amazing, and our drivers looked after us. Sri Lanka itself is a great country to visit and now was a good time to do it, before it gets further developed as it inevitably will.

    I cannot think of a better family holiday I have been on. Truly memorable.

    Thanks again to all of those that helped host us.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed December 2018
    Stayed in December 2018

  5. Avatar for Dmccool2018



    What an outstanding holiday destination. I happily give 10/10 for a truly remarkable holiday. The staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. They were genuinely happy to assist. The food was local, fresh and utterly delicious. Rooms were spotless and decorated to a very high standard. Whilst relaxing around the pool you could see monkeys, visiting peacocks and hear the sea lapping just a few feet away. If you are looking for a luxurious holiday where you can escape the pressures of everyday life and be thoroughly spoilt then this is the destination for you.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed September 2018
    Stayed in August 2018

  6. Avatar for Shawgreenlyle


    “A perfect start to a two week tour for our 40th wedding anniversary. Thank you.”

    Thank you Andy and Elaine for the beautiful setting of The Boat House. To surf and swim before a leisurely fresh fruit breakfast served gracefully by Suraj and Dili was an ideal way to relax. The rest of the staff discretely supported us. Saturday was market day so Suraj took us round, explained all the local fruits, vegetables and fish with no sense of hurry.

    Lots of sites could be visited and by chance a Buddhist festival procession took place through Dikwella, even sitting by the pool we could watch birds and animals enjoying the garden with us. Diane and David Lyle

    TripAdvisor Reviewed July 2018
    Stayed in June 2018

  7. Avatar for Sonal b

    Sonal b

    “Family holiday in paradise!”

    We spent 11 days at the Boathouse at the end of March. From the moment we got in touch with the owners Elaine and Andrew, who were both extremely responsive and accommodating to our needs, till the day we left, we were never disappointed. Arriving at the Boathouse we were transported to a paradise far better than we had hoped or imagined. A stunning 20m pool leading to an endless sandy beach that was virtually our own personal space greeted us as we entered the tastefully decorated villa that is even more stunning than the pictures. From the moment you enter you feel an immediate sense of relaxation.

    The house is perfectly designed for families since it has great inside/outside spaces where the entire party can roam around and be part of a large group or simply enjoy their own personal space. The location of the villa ensures a cool breeze around the patio and pool area making reading or sun bathing possible throughout the day.
    Food was simply delicious. The chef was able to whip up meals exactly to our taste and nothing was ever too much trouble whether we wanted Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Sri Lankan, cocktails or even two birthday cakes, Suraj and the team could not have been more helpful and professional in looking after us.
    The location of the villa was perfect for day trips. We managed to do Galle, Udawalawe Safari Park, Mirissa Whale Watching and some local temples. Suraj and the team booked all of these trips on our behalf.

    We have travelled the world extensively staying in some amazing locations and hotels and this was our most memorable experience by far. If you want an idyllic villa in an incredible setting with amenities nothing short of 5 star come to The Boathouse! You will be welcomed by friendly and skilled staff led by the amazing villa manager Suraj who will do everything they can to make sure you feel special every moment you are with them.

    I am still dreaming of the Boathouse and we hope to definitely return.
    Thank you for the perfect holiday.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in March 2018

  8. Avatar for Seagull2306


    “A touch of magic”

    This was our second visit to The Boathouse and we found there is even more to enthuse about. In this beautifully designed villa all rooms open onto a wide balcony or verandah with the Indian Ocean just beyond the stunning pool and garden. An evening meal, prepared by one of the two internationally trained chefs from fresh local ingredients of your choice, served on the verandah as the sun goes down – what could be more magical? The garden is now well established and is attracting its own wildlife – a family of mongoose, a lazy monitor lizard, chattering chipmunks in the palm trees and a variety of birds, including waders and brilliant blue-tailed kingfisher who makes the pool his own domain. With all this you have a friendly and very professional staff who will make you most welcome and seek to meet your every need, both within the house and by arranging any visits you want to make from the house.
    It was with great reluctance that we left the beautiful Boathouse – an amazing place for a memorable holiday.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

  9. Avatar for Tania M

    Tania M

    “Dream house”

    I think I’m still dreaming about this house…and with this, there’s not much left to be said about how gorgeous this property is! Everything is perfectly done down to the last detail.

    The design and the furniture are amazing, there’s a huge swimming pool which is perfectly maintained, kind staff and helpful, the ocean right in front of your eyes when you wake up in the morning…speechless!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

  10. Avatar for Shanizuk


    “The perfect place for vacation”

    We were 3 families with kids, The villa is beautiful and very well equipped. the swimming pool is very clean, and the food was great. However the best thing in the Villa is the kind and helpful staff which made our vacation so perfect!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

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