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The original beachcomber Edmund Banfield would have been delighted to make his home at this Beach House at Seenimodera beach, Tangalle.
With direct access onto one of the finest beaches in the Indian Ocean, a large tropical garden and a stunning infinity pool, this is definitely barefoot luxury at its best.
Once the tropical retreat of American artist Douglas Johnson, this beach house in Tangalle has been upgraded to meet the needs of the most demanding modern beachcomber. Five en-suite bedrooms, many with outdoor bathrooms offer dreamy nights for guests, while a full time staff of four provide discreetly for your every need. The House’s most inviting feature is definitely its seclusion; it is incredibly private and set on one of the island’s most wild, beautiful and undeveloped sandy beaches at Seenimodera. Whilst being pampered by a friendly team of staff – and make the most of its every asset, which includes a 15m swimming pool and three-acre tropical garden. The house is not for everyone, Guests should be prepared for insect visitors (and sometimes a frog) in their tropical outdoor bathrooms. Power cuts are possible, although the villa does have a generator that can power a few lights plus bedroom fans through the night if necessary. Since the villa is so secluded and has no TVs, it can get a little dull during bad weather. The best way to counter this is to bring good company, plenty of books (although the villa has a good selection) and your own entertainment! When it’s sunny however, it is Simply pretty.
CLOSEST BEACH: This property is beachfront. The beach is a calm bay and one of the best beaches for swimming and body boarding.
CLOSEST SURFING BEACH: Unakuruwa Beach, 5 mins tuk tuk ride approximately. Alternatively, Hiriketiya Beach, 15 mins tuk tuk ride.
CLOSEST SEASONALLY SAFE SWIMMABLE BEACH: The beach in front of the property is one of the best beaches for swimming and body boarding in the area.
The Master Room is the grandest of the beach house’s accommodation and an ideal honeymoon suite. Spacious though well-furnished, it features a striking antique four-poster bed dressed with pale sheets from which panoramic views of the ocean may be admired. The bathroom is especially romantic since it has an outdoor vanity unit, an outdoor shower and perfectly placed free-standing bathtub under the swaying palms and star-filled sky.
Mr Peter’s Room is a similarly furnished large bedroom to the back of the house which has huge wooden doors that open onto a granite courtyard furnished with an Ayurvedic treatment table. The en-suite bathroom is indoor but has a luxury feel with a choice of bath or shower. A further double room ideal for children is located to one side of the house.
The Pool Room is in a pretty ochre-coloured chalet that features temple doors which open into a room with antique bed, temple wall hangings and ample furniture. Central archways lead you to a vanity area with a tiled hot water shower room and plenty of soft white fluffy towels.
The fifth room is simply named the Garden Room and is located in a distressed-blue summer house hidden under bamboo fronds in the garden. It has a very pretty contemplative verandah that leads into a simply furnished single room with en-suite shower room. Ideal for the adventurous!
While wine must be ordered in advance through the House management, spirits and soft drinks are always in stock and fresh fruit juices and cocktails are readily concocted by your friendly in-house staff.
You pay staff directly for ingredients on a daily basis and they will do all the shopping and of course cooking for you although there is no reason why you could not prepare simple meals occasionally yourself, if you would prefer. While the dining terrace is the most common place to eat at any time of the day, candlelit tables can be set up wherever you wish – in the pool pavilion or even on the beach under the firefly-illuminated night sky.
Usual Check in after 2.00pm and Check out – Before 11.00am
Late check outs up to 6.00pm may incur a half day charge, after 6.00pm a full day may be charged.
Every effort will be made to accommodate other check in/out times but will depend on availability.
If you wish to combine your Villa nights with a Luxury Tour of Sri Lanka, please visit our dedicated website at Paragon Holidays. We will tailor make a unique experience for your group, based on your personal taste and specific requirements.
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