The River House

  • Was built from what was originally an eco-friendly home on a piece of deserted and bare land bought by a couple
  • Is today transformed into a luxurious and exclusive retreat located in Dambulla
  • Surrounded by trees that were built by the landowners within a 4-acre land
  • Built and designed with lots of local natural materials to blend in seamlessly with the natural outdoors
  • One of the 2 outdoor bathrooms consist of an alluring outdoor spout shower that can fit 2 guests
  • Sandwiched between the Dambulla Rock Temple and Dambulu Oya River and close to various spots of attractions like Minneriya and Dambulla golden temple

Take a look inside The River House

This villa’s birth and origin harkens back to a memorable and interesting story of how a couple had first bought a deserted and almost bare piece of 4-acre farmland back in 2003. The couple then went on to plant 400 trees and built a unique and eco-friendly weekend home under the creative guidance of renowned environmental architect Sunela Jayawardena in 2008 / 09. The rest, as they say, is history, for this home has been transformed into what is known today as The River House, located in Dambulla. On a site that is blessed with an abundance of water, mountains, huge rocks, plenty of arable land, as well as being one of 2 agricultural centres in Sri Lanka, the owners found these reasons and more to be a perfect oasis of retreat for guests coming over as their vacation. This 3-bedroom property has been wholly constructed from local natural materials including timber and rattan, and is sandwiched between Dambulla Rock Temple and Dambulu Oya River.


The River House is located not only close to the seaside, but also various other spots of attraction such as Minneriya for elephant-watching, the famed Dambulla golden temple, and also bird watching tours which guests can enquire or book upon their stay reservation.

Services & features

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  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
  • Facilities:

    • BBQ equipment
    • Off-street parking
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Toiletries
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Meals:

    • Daily breakfast (extra cost) (15 USD/person)
    • Dinner (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Lunch (extra cost) (contact us)
  • Services:

    • Housekeeping daily
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 6
    • Staff:
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 12:00 pm
Minimum stay 3 bedrooms
from 01/05/2022 to 01/11/2022 High season 1 night £330
from 01/11/2022 to 21/12/2022 Low season 1 night £308
from 21/12/2022 to 24/12/2022 Peak season 1 night £415
from 24/12/2022 to 26/12/2022 Peak season 2 nights £415
from 26/12/2022 to 31/12/2022 Peak season 1 night £415
from 31/12/2022 to 02/01/2023 Peak season 2 nights £415
from 02/01/2023 to 08/01/2023 Peak season 1 night £415
from 08/01/2023 to 01/05/2023 Low season 1 night £308