Villa 123 | The Luxury Beach house in Tangalla
A Luxury Beach house in Tangalla – Can accommodate 6 Guests
The luxury beach house in Tangalla is called ‘Villa 123’ because it sits on a plot of land measuring 123 perches, is ideal for a small family or a group of friends planing a Beach Holiday in Tangalle, Sri Lanka. 3 en-suite double bedrooms can sleep, 6 guests. Swimming pool (19.2m long x 5m wide) & large BBQ.
PRICES: From US$ 480 to US$ 800 per night (Guidance Price only) – 2021 &22
- Service Charge & VAT included in the price.
Prices also available in British Pounds (£ – GBP ) & Euros (€) | Check below for seasonal rates or contact us for availability.
This beachfront property sits on a west-facing bluff some ten metres above the beach. The garden descends direct to the rocky shore, providing direct access for a walk along the seashore.
What’s inside the Luxury Vacation rental in Tangalle, Sri Lanka?
The luxury beach house’s Bedroom One is off the covered walkway between the dining room and living room. Bedroom Two is at the far end of the house off the living room. Bedroom Three is off the living room with a courtyard at the back planted with a fragrant frangipani tree. Bedroom 3 has a TV and a reasonably eclectic library (nearly all in English). The Villa has plenty of living spaces, A covered walkway connects the dining room to the living room. This 9m x 6m space has two very large sofas, a large coffee table, and a console table behind one of the sofas providing a divide between the ‘lounging’ and ‘reading’ areas. On the ‘reading’ side there are two comfortable armchairs and a side table.
The living room has the same sliding glass doors onto the terrace, again with the translucent sun shades, if needed for the afternoon sun, as well as three ceiling fans. It also has glass panels to the side providing a continuous view across the courtyard and dining room. Just off the living room is a guest bathroom with a loo and basin.
The extensive kitchen units include a wide breakfast bar with leather-topped stools well placed to take in the stunning view. It’s a great place for a casual breakfast, a lime soda or a cold beer; it’s also the owners’ favourite spot for a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. The countertops are all hand-crafted and finished in grey terrazzo, as are the open shelves with a fully stocked ‘chef’s kitchen’. The kitchen has a complete range of pots, pans, glasses and crockery. It is fully fitted with all mod cons including an oven, gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, front-loading washing machine, toaster, kettle, and stovetop espresso pots. The kitchen, which is approximately 5.5m x 5m, opens onto the dining room.
THE DINING ROOM
The 6m x 6m dining room has a fabulous view out over the swimming pool to the sea. It has a large egg-shaped steel-framed polished concrete dining table designed by the owner which seats ten people. The table’s shape amply accommodates myriad dishes for a traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry meal. The two low cupboards contain glasses, candles etc. The painting in the dining room is by a Sri Lankan artist depicting an area known as Elephant Pass. The dining room has sliding glass doors leading out onto the terrace with translucent sun shades, if needed for the afternoon sun, as well as a ceiling fan. It also has glass panels providing a continuous view across the courtyard and living room
What to know before renting this Holiday villa in Tangalle?
Children are welcome although the pool is not fenced nor alarmed and Unakuruwa beach does not have a lifeguard. It may not be the most relaxing holiday for parents with small, mobile children that don’t swim confidently. We can organize English-speaking childcare on sufficient notice.
THE BEACH & LOCATION
The Luxury Beach house in Tangalle is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka, about 78 kilometres from Galle, 208 kilometres from the centre of Colombo, and 215 kilometres (approx 3.5 to 4 hours by car) from Sri Lanka’s main airport, Colombo Bandaranaike International (‘CMB’). Hambantota Airport (‘HRI’) is 78 kilometers away but has very limited flights. Tangalle Beach House is relatively close to the main road connecting Galle to the Sri Lankan south coast (but with no road noise) and to Tangalle, the local market town five kilometres away.
The seaplane run by Cinnamon Air runs from Colombo airport and other places around Sri Lanka to Dickwella lagoon about five kilometres from the House. The flight time from Colombo airport is approx 40mins. Tuk-tuks or a minivan can be arranged to collect guests from the lagoon. Check with cinnamonair.com for schedules and they also offer private charters.
Otherwise, a comfortable minivan can be arranged to collect guests from Colombo city or the airport (approximately 3.5 hours), from Galle (approximately 2 hours), or from other hotels or villas.
CLOSEST BEACH: This property is beachfront.
CLOSEST SURFING BEACH: A very short walk from the house takes you to Unakuruwa beach, which has a reef break and attracts a few surfers. Alternatively, Hiriketiya Beach (15 mins tuk-tuk drive)
CLOSEST SEASONALLY SAFE SWIMMABLE BEACH: The beach outside the house is rocky and is not really recommended for swimming although it is fun to walk across the rocks, watch the waves break and poke around in the rock pools. If you walk in the opposite direction from the house through the village, you reach the Amanwella beach and the Aman hotel. This beach falls away steeply and can have big waves but it does have a lifeguard generally present.
Alternatively, you can take a tuk-tuk to Mawella Beach (approx. 5 kms away), excellent for swimming as it is protected by the adjacent headland and remains shallow for a good distance. At the far end of the beach, there is generally good surf for boogie boarding. This beach is also excellent for running, frisbee and ball games. Note that there is no lifeguard on the beach. Mawella beach has two good simple local restaurants.
Tangalle Beach villa can accommodate 6 Guest in 3 En-suite bedrooms
This Luxury Beach house in Tangalla comes with 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms that have both ceiling fans and AC. The rest of the house does not have AC as the ceiling fans and sea breezes provide ample cooling. The en-suite bathrooms are all ‘inside and out with the double basins and loos fully covered but with open air private shower areas.
The bathrooms for bedrooms 2 and 3 both enclose palm trees within their walls while Bedroom One’s bathroom has a flowerbed planted with Sri Lankan jasmine. There is a further guest bathroom off the living room. All the bed linen as well as the beach and bath towels provided are 100% cotton.
All three bedrooms have 2m+ double beds with side tables and en-suite bathrooms. All have both AC and ceiling fans. All windows have wooden shutters. Bedroom One is 7m x 4.5m, and Bedrooms Two and Three are marginally smaller at 6m x 4.5m. The maximum occupancy is 6 adults. A cot can be provided for small children.
Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected.
- There are wide steps connecting the house, main terrace, and pool area with the lower garden which is flat and grassy and good for games.
- Large BBQ;
- WiFi, DVD player, DVDs, HD TV in Bedroom Three.
19.2m long x 5m wide, and is 1.5m deep throughout its length. It has wide steps at either end of the house but leaving sufficient width for guests to swim laps, including tumble turns. The slate pool tiles were hand-cut and chosen to match the overriding colour of the sea. The pool is heated by the sun and is a chlorinated pool. There are underwater lights on three sides of the pool.
Indigenous Sri Lankan trees and plants. Great care was taken in designing the house to incorporate the existing trees and shrubs into the overall plan.
The front terrace running the length of the house and adjoining the pool is a wide, honed slate terrace framing three mature palm trees and six sun loungers. At the far end of the house is a wooden decked side terrace shaded by palm and Wetakeiya (a type of mangrove) trees; this shady area has two loungers for reading. On the right-hand end of the pool, looking out to sea is an outdoor dining terrace with local kithul wood tables and six chairs made again by the local workshop and using local materials. It’s a fabulous spot for breakfast and sundowners as the sun sets over the swimming pool. At the right-hand side of the pool, there are steps leading down to the lower garden area and the gate to the beach. Halfway down is a long, cushion-covered bench, shaded by the Wetakeiya tree behind it, which makes it perfect for a quiet read or snooze. It’s one of our favourite spots for peace and quiet and well worth bagging early!
- To the rear of the house is the staff house.
- The entrance courtyard provides secure parking for two cars.
Suresh (the housekeeper) and the team can shop there for you in the nearby town of Tangalle. The town provides a food market, a small supermarket, and various other simple shops for day-to-day purchases. The fish shops sell a range of locally caught seasonal fish, prawns, and lobster. It is a working fishermen’s town and does not have major tourist attractions. Read more about villa food policies in Sri Lanka. The payment is on an ‘ingredients only’ basis + transport. For more information on how it works, read more about Villa Meal Policy in Sri Lanka.
RATES AND INCLUSIONS
Updated Prices for 2021/22
Please note: RATE on the title listing is ‘FROM’. Please check below for the prices by season and exact dates. If you cannot see the period you are looking for, please contact us.
PRICES: From US$ 480 to US$ 800 per night (Guidance Price only) – 2021/22
- November to end of February: $800
- March: $640
- April to end of October: $480
Christmas/New year Bookings: Only 7 or 14 nights will be accepted during the peak season
- Peak (Xmas & NY): 7 Nights or 14 nights only.
- High, Mid, Low: 2/3 Nights
Meals: Pay for ingredients + transport to get them.
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 Guests
PRICING & SERVICE OPTIONS – Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected.
- Villa only rates.
- Service Charge and VAT included in the published villa rates.
- Please send us an email to check rates over Christmas and New Year, or Chinese New Year and Easter.
- Prices may change based on the time of your booking, arrival date, and length of stay. Whilst every effort is made to keep rates current, they are subject to change from time to time. If there is a rate change you will be informed before a booking is confirmed. Confirmed booking rates will not change.
- Security deposit: Upon arrival at the villa you may be required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit, if applicable, will be returned to you prior to departure or as agreed less any extra charges or costs for accidental damage to the property.
- Usual Check-in after 2.00 pm and Check out – Before 11.00 am
- Late check-outs up to 6.00 pm may incur a half day charge, after 6.00 pm a full day may be charged.
- Every effort will be made to accommodate other check-in/out times but will depend on availability.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Subjected to Villa in Sri Lanka full rental Terms and Conditions.
“Alfie & Constance” – November 2018
“Here for our honeymoon….this has been the best first two weeks of marriage anyone could have asked for! The most delectable food and wonderful, friendly and helpful service from everyone.”
“Tony, Sarah, and family” – August 2018
“Wow! what an amazing house, a five star hotel all to ourselves. The children were delighted with their outside bathrooms with trees in them…”
“David, Sarah, and family” – August 2018
“The house is beautiful, the view incredible and all of the staff amazing. Everything you wanted was provided but without any intrusion. To top it up the most perfect little surf spot. Nothing could be better (and I don’t say that often!!). “
“Richard” – June 2018
“Sadly we are back in Australia now however I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at the house! The house is beautiful and so well considered and through out. So peaceful! Suresh, Chandi and the other staff members were amazing! loved the food and the hospitality! we would love to come back again one day. “
“Stephanie” – April 2018
“Just to say this is the most Incredible place. The most relaxed holiday we have had with four kids…. “
“Paolo” – April 2018
“I wanted to express a really sincere thank you, from all the family. My six year old loved it. She spent every minute in the pool. Ruhunu, Suresh, and everybody were fantastic. So warm and welcoming. The food was out of this world. We all relaxed and have returned super-chilled. “
“Barry” – April 2018
“We’ve been back a few days and I just would like to pass on our thanks for the fantastic treatment we had for the days we stayed at Mawella Hideaways (also owned by us) and the Tangalle Beach House. We were all split between which experience we loved the most and who was the helpful but in truth everything and everybody was great. “
“Graeme” – December 2017
“We’ve been having a wonderful time at the Beach House. It’s extremely relaxing after a week touring around the Dambulla area and Hill Country. The house is quite stunning and Ruhunu, Suresh and the team couldn’t have been more helpful. “
“Stephen” – August 2017
“I am guessing you don’t often get feedback partway through someone’s stay but I have to say what an amazing place you have created here. After a very varied and busy first 10 days in Sri Lanka to arrive here and find it exceeded expectations has been just the best way to finish a memorable holiday and completely unwind. Ruhunu and his team could not be more helpful and the food is the best we have had during a trip that already had many memorable meals. I hope our last 2 days go slowly! “