Unique Elephant-Shaped Villa for Eco-Friendly Retreat in Sri Lanka

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Unique Elephant-Shaped Villa for Eco-Friendly Retreat in Sri Lanka

4.8 3 Reviews

"Wonderful place and totally worth the money spent. They ask for a payment upfront, same with many other eco-lodges in that area, I checked. Wonderful…"

Udara, guest in May 13, 2014.
  • Entire accommodation to yourself

    Enjoy having the accommodation to yourself; with all facilities for exclusive and private use

  • Perfect for hiking

    The host recommends this activity

  • Free cancellation if cancelled within 24 hours of confirmation and more than 30 days before check-in

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Entire Vacation Rental
Breakfast included

Vacation Rental • 10 guests

This unique, elephant-shaped villa is a 40 ft, two-story mammoth. It consists of two large bedrooms and a lounge on the upper deck. There is a bathroom with running hot water and two toilets, and electricity. The villa is made entirely of wood and straw, serving as a reminder of the beauty of nature. The minimum occupancy is four guests, and the maximum is 10, though additional guests can be accommodated for an extra fee.

The restaurant on this property serves authentic Sri Lankan cuisine to ensure that you fully experience the local culture. You will be offered traditional dishes from the area, as well as traditional meals with interesting and unusual twists to allow your taste buds to try something new. The preparation of the meals is done as it was back in the day, but with occasional use of an electric oven or gas burner and use of refrigeration for perishables. When requested there is also the option for western dishes. Barbecues can also be arranged.

Features and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffeemaker
  • Shower
  • Linens and pillows
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Sink
  • Private Lounge/Living room
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4.8 - 3 Reviews

Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events
There is a minimum two-night stay at this glamping site.

For children under six years of age their stay is free of charge. For children between six and ten, they are accommodated at half-rate.

The rates listed are for full-board and double occupancy. Triple occupancy rates are as follows: Kumbuk Chalet is $120. Tree Luxuria is $300. Elephant Villa is $150.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy: Thirty

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed.

After that 24 hours, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus the service fee).

Free cancellation up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least .

After that 24 hours, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus the service fee).

No refund if you cancel less than days before check in.

Free cancellation until .

After that, cancel before and get a 50% refund.


Location and surroundings

Moneragala, Uva Sabaragamuwa Province (Sri Lanka)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Hiking
  • kayak Kayaking/Canoeing on-site
  • kayak Whitewater rafting on-site
  • Fishing on-site
  • Wildlife watching on-site
  • Safari/Game drive additional charge on-site

You can enjoy both adventure and peace and quiet while exploring the virtually untouched areas of this part of the world. With an entire river at your disposal, you will be able to see incredible wildlife! The property offers many different attractions and activities – all allowing you to explore and further discover this country. As Sri Lankan natives, the owners of this property will be able to help organize your trip and advise you on things to see and places to go.

River: You will be able to bathe and explore the river and the island, as well as fish.

Walking: This site is close to the forest, where nature paths have been installed to guide you to and from the site, though you are free to wander off these paths and discover untouched splendors.

Bird Watching: Early morning is the most likely time to spot peacocks.

Games: You will find activities such as hop-scotch, marbles and board games available on site.

Adventure Course: There is a mini course on the property, with zip lines and a sky bridge. Prior booking is necessary for this activity.

Tractor Rides: This will bring you to the nearby Suspension Bridge, and then you will continue on to an old track in the Yala buffer zone where you will find amazing views of the surroundings.

Elephant Viewing: You can spend the night in a farmer’s tree hut from which you can observe him at work.

Yala Wildlife Park: This park close to the property is worth visiting.

Uda Walawe Elephant Park: You can take a day trip to this park as it is close to the property.

Arugam Bay: This town is a surfer’s paradise – you can choose to visit for a day or stay overnight.

Dematamal Viharaya: This ancient temple is said to have played an important role in history. There is also the famous Maligawila Temple.