“Sofie's place is wonderful. The tranquility of being in a tiny local village surrounded by jungle was a real tonic after a busy day of exploring the area. The pool is an idealic setting from which to have a cold beverage and to try to spot some monkeys. Sofie and Ed run a retreat close by and they welcomed us to hang out there and eat. This was very hospitable and our 4 year old loved playing in the pool with their 5 year old. The staff at the villa and the retreat were on hand to help organise transport into town or to explore the coast line. There are plenty of great beaches to hand with a growing list of beach restaurants and bars to check out all within 20mins. After a hectic travel schedule for our 1st 3 weeks in Sri Lanka, this little paradise was a welcome change of pace and getting to meet Sofie and family made the experience all the more enoyable. We couldn't recommend the swap any higher and we hope to repeat it again in the future. Sri Lanka is a true paradise made particularly special by the lovely locals. Thank you Sofie and Family!”
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“Fabulous place! Thank you so much for everything! Highly recommend eating at the surf and soul hotel too.... incredible food. Awimbawei house and Sri Lanka we LOVE you and hope to return one day xx”
“This is a delightful house swap - Sofie's home is as beautiful in reality as it is in the photos. Our communication for the swap was clear and helpful. The location is peaceful. The team that supports Sofie's home and the yoga & surf retreat were great. I took advantage of joining in the yoga classes twice a day - the quality of the teaching was great and the setting beautiful. Lovely pool and delicious food. I feel very lucky to have been able to enjoy Sofie's home.”
“Absolutely lovely airy house, thank you Sophie for making it all so perfect for us, I would recommend it most highly to any swapper!”
“My husband and I were extremely fortunate that Sofie and Ed agreed to our request for a simultaneous swap. On arrival we were literally blown away with the beautiful location set in a lush jungle. The house is incredible and exactly as the photo gallery presents. You can view the gorgeous greenery and gardens from every room in the home. The Villa is designed to bring the outside in. The pool was refreshing and clean and had a wonderful sundeck. We spent many hours swimming in the pool and enjoying the sun. There is a massive lawn area with wood BBQ which is great for larger groups or families. We enjoyed viewing the cute monkeys in the trees and the bird life surrounding the property. The bedrooms are stylish and very comfortable and all have wonderful large en suit bathrooms. The staff were amazing and Madu the house keeper was delightful. We will miss her beautiful smile. Sofie and Ed have an incredible resort called Soul and Surf which is only a 10 minute walk away. The staff from the resort were so friendly and professional and checked in on us each day to make sure all was going well at the villa. A big special thanks to Su, Jade and Udara the manager for making our stay go so smoothly. We enjoyed 2 delicious meals at the resort and urge other LHS members to do the same. Sofie was fantastic to communicate with and is such a lovely person. We had 3 wonderful weeks touring most of Sri Lanka and absolutely love this country. The people are so friendly, food great, game parks incredible ( we saw everything except the Sloth bear ) culture and archaeology sites fascinating. Most of all the southern beaches are to die for so what a wonderful way to end our holiday in Sofie and Ed's beautiful villa set in the jungle but close to the beaches. Many thanks Sofie and Ed for allowing us to experience your piece of paradise. Andrea and Tim ”
“A very stylish home with a lovely pool. Close to sea and local shops. Soul & Surf Hotel is only 5 minutes away and has a great atmosphere. Really enjoyed our stay.”
“Such an amazing house! Would recommend Ed and Sofie's home to anyone wanting to enjoy the jungles of Ahangama... Conveniently close to the Soul and Surf lodge should you require any meals and/or massages and only 10 mins by Tuk Tuk to the nearest surf spot.... The house is tastefully decorated and beautifully designed.... Well worth a visit!”
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