River House Dambulla

  • 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 River House Dambulla

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.


Around the villa

Area 87
399 m
Athula Restaurant
1.6 km
Canopy Bar- Jetwing Lake
962 m
M. B. A. S. Brothers
2.5 km
Dedicated Economic Center
2.6 km
Machan dambulla
4.7 km
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
134.0 km

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.


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Rated ‘Excellent’ on
10/10 (Average rating based on 3 reviews)

it was a wonderful experience it was spacious and great

Vindya (Sri Lanka) stayed at River House Dambulla with a group of friends and their families from 01/2023 to 01/2023 (Translated from English)

the entire vibe it has. tge design . pretty much everything . beauty scenery by the river . it was an amazing expiriance. the entire vibe it has. tge design . pretty much everything . beauty scenery by the river . it was an amazing expiriance

Kaushika (Australia) stayed at River House Dambulla with a group of friends and their families from 08/2022 to 08/2022 (Translated from English)

Services & features

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  • Transport:

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

    • BBQ equipment
    • Free parking private & covered
    • 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
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 12:00 pm

Concierge service

Our complimentary concierge service manages pre-trip planning, takes requests during your stay, and helps with anything and everything in between!
  • Baby chairs, cots, strollers
  • Childcare services
  • Grocery shopping
  • In-house massage
  • Pool fencing
  • Private chef
  • Airport transfer
  • Car rental
  • Day trip & chauffeur
  • Private boat/yacht charters
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Tour & activities bookings