Built in the early 1950s, Joy’s House is a manor house with all of the modern comforts, situated close to the Kalutara beach and town. It was the home of Kingsley and Joy, the former first couple of Kalutara. They were known for their hospitality, kindness and fun loving qualities, and we trust that your experience here would be synonymous with them.
We hope that staying at Joy’s House will be a home away from home to you.
Kalutara is a mere 1 hour drive from Colombo, and 25 minutes from Bentota beach.
Joy’s House has five spacious bedrooms and can accommodate up to 13 guests. All five rooms are air conditioned with ensuite bathrooms and shower facilities.
The house can be rented per room, or in its entirety, as follows:
-Kingsley’s Room – 1 double bed – USD35
-Sarath’s Room – 2 single beds – USD35
-Joy’s Room – 3 single beds – USD45
-Rashan’s Room – 3 single beds – USD45
-Sacha's Room – 3 single beds – USD45
-Entire house – 10 guests – USD205
Staying at Joy’s house, you will get to enjoy its beautifully landscaped gardens, swimming pool, badminton court, table tennis table, pool table, laundry facilities, free WiFi and dining facilities with breakfast included. While renting an individual room, guests will have access to all facilities in the house as well.
Joy’s house is set in a half acre of land, giving its visitors ample garden space to the front and rear. The interior is typically Sri Lankan with sprawling inter-connected rooms that welcome visitors instantly. The house is presented exactly as it was enjoyed and lived by the family, who uses it as a holiday home now. Downstairs there are two living rooms, a formal dining room that showcases an array of family photographs which tells its own story, a breakfast area and a library. For your relaxation and entertainment, there is swimming pool, professional sized pool table, badminton court, table tennis table and a piano. Upstairs via the curving staircase, one would find a large TV lounge and a spacious sitting area with free tea/coffee making facilities.
I give my guests space but am available when needed.
The following items are included in the B & B price:
-A full hot English breakfast and traditional Sri Lankan breakfast, including fruit, juice, tea & coffee between 7.30 and 9 a.m. (note: traditional Sri Lankan lunch can be arranged for an extra fee)
-2 x 500ml bottles of water
-Air Conditioning and fans
-Hot and cold water in bathrooms
-Unlimited tea/coffee in the upstairs lounge - complimentary
-Free Wi-Fi in upstairs lounge and rooms
-Towels for pool area
-Table tennis facilities
-Daily turn down service
-Live in house keeper
-Doctor on call