Nestled on a hilltop in the midst of a lush, tropical garden and immaculately kept coconut plantation, The Teak House is one of Sri Lanka's South Coast’s most romantic and serene villa hideaways. If you are seeking complete privacy or even solitude within moments of an unspoilt Indian Ocean beach, The Teak House offers luxury and privacy in equal measure.
From its elevated position overlooking Seenimodera beach, the villa’s vast bedrooms and open plan living benefit from the constant breezes coming from the Indian Ocean below. Hidden from view, the villa, constructed entirely of teak - one of Sri Lanka’s sustainable hardwoods - is relaxed and incredibly comfortable. Lying in one of the seven foot, four poster beds, wreathed in fine white mosquito nets, you can see and hear the constant rhythm of the Indian Ocean.
Planted with an exotic collection of wonderful tropical flora, The Teak House garden has become a haven for a stunning collection of tropical birds. Woodpecker, peacocks, birds of paradise, kingfisher and the busy ‘chit chat’ birds luxuriate in its lush profusion. Sea eagles hover above and, as dusk falls and a dark tropical night descends, fireflies light up the sky.
Renowned as one of the Sri Lanka’s most picturesque and unspoilt sandy beaches, Seenimodera offers safe swimming all year round and incomparable walking. Stroll across to neighbouring Mahawella beach, a horseshoe shaped bay of over 3 km, long celebrated by CN Traveller magazine.
Whilst tempting to do little other than swing in a hammock or lounge on a sun chair, you are ideally placed to explore Tangalle’s wild stretch of coastline and visit a selection of wildlife parks, historical towns and temples.
Barefoot simplicity is the key to The Teak House. Relax in the inside/outside living room. Plug your favourite tunes into the MP3 speaker system. Swing in a hammock beneath the coconut palms or take a cocktail on the bespoke teak sun loungers.
As the heat of the day turns to dusk, take an evening swim in the Indian Ocean below, join a game of cricket on the beach, stroll beneath the cool canopy of the coconut plantation or enjoy a cup of delicious Ceylon tea on the verandah. Nothing is too much trouble for our staff. After a while, you won’t even have to ask – a refreshing drink will simply appear.
Early mornings are very special at The Teak House. As the sun rises and the hibiscus flowers open, the garden is a truly special place. Planted with a breathtaking variety of hibiscus, bougainvillea, flowering ginger, frangipani, it never ceases to delight. With over two hundred coconut palms on the plantation surrounding the house, a fresh coconut is not a luxury but a daily necessity.
Seven foot, luxury four poster beds are the centrepiece of each of the two, vast bedrooms. Swathed in fine white mosquito nets and boasting the finest linen, the beds ensure that sleep will never elude you at The Teak House.
High ceilings and open shutters maximise the breeze flowing from the Indian Ocean below. As waves crash on the beach, you are lulled into the most glorious slumber. Ceiling fans are rarely required.
Each room benefits from an ensuite shower room complete with polished cement walls and endless hot water.
Additional single beds and mosquito nets are available for extra guests or children.
If it’s a honeymoon or simply a holiday with friends, the villa and the beach below provide a destination of incomparable privacy and intimacy.
Activities Available in The Teak House-Tangalle
With fresh tropical fruit and a wide variety of seafood straight from the Indian Ocean, food is a delight at The Teak House, comprising a wide range of cuisine from Sri Lankan, Thai and what is known colloquially as 'international'. Panfried fillets of freshly caught seer fish with capers or chicken and banana flower salad are just two of the house dishes that will tantalise your palate. In season, a local fishermen brings a choice of fish straight from the ocean. A sample menu is available on request.
Our house curries are renowned – you can choose from a myriad of ingredients. Prawns from the Indian Ocean and the lagoon, banana flower, gourds, breadfruit are just for starters. Be adventurous, go to the market and see what is on offer, grown within a short distance of Tangalle or up in the cooler climes of the hill country.
Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, our staff will delight in preparing the most delicious repasts for you. If you would like to eat out a range of options are available, from Wini’s famous seafood on Goyambokka beach or the luxurious Amanwella, a five star hotel not five minutes away. The choice is yours.
City - Tangalle
Category - Beach Villas and Bungalows
Distance from Colombo - 191 Km (5 hour drive)
Distance from Airport - 221 Km (5.45 hour drive)
Price Guide - Rates On Request
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