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Chic Holiday Hideaways on a Quiet & Protected Sri Lankan Beach

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View of the beach from the air taxi from Colombo Intl Airport

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Last updated: 09/01/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tangalle house description

Kotamba and Kahumba are two separate one bedroom beach front stylish “hideaways”. They are situated on the western end of the two kilometre long, crescent shaped, sandy and tranquil Mawella Beach near Tangalle on the Indian Ocean in the very south of Sri Lanka. Each holiday hideaway is named after the trees in their respective gardens. The hideaways connect via a private footpath across a separate piece of open land also owned by the same owners.

Living

Each hideaway’s bedroom has a large double bed (six foot wide) with mosquito nets and ceiling fans. The living rooms both have two eight foot x 3 foot sofa in their living rooms that can double up as beds for children or other guests (they also have special sized sheets; all the sheets are 100% white cotton). Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms finished in traditional Sri Lankan polished plaster providing a large shower, loo and basin. Kahumba’s shower is fully walled and partially open air. It also has a separate guest loo with basin. The prevailing on shore sea breeze varies in strength but generally provides both shacks with a cool and airy atmosphere augmented by ceiling fans in all rooms. Neither hideaway has air conditioning.

Eating

Each hideaway is fully equipped for self catering with china, glasses and cookware. Each has a large fridge, oven and a separate gas hob. There are no dishwashers or microwaves.

Alternatively, guests can book and eat local restaurants at the nearby hotels including Amanwella, Buckingham Place, Coco Tangalle or the small café on Mawella Beach.

On request and suitable notice we can also have a local well recommended chef cook for you.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The beach is protected by the headland so provides safe swimming. Small children should always be supervised....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Living Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Each hideaway’s bedroom has a large double bed (six foot wide) with mosquito nets and ceiling fans. The living rooms both have two eight foot x 3 foot sofa in their living rooms that can double up as beds for children or other guests (they also have special sized sheets; all the sheets are 100% white cotton). Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms finished in traditional Sri Lankan polished plaster providing a large shower, loo and basin. Kahumba’s shower is fully walled and partially open air. It also has a separate guest loo with basin. The prevailing on-shore sea breeze varies in strength but generally provides each hideaway with a cool and airy atmosphere augmented by ceiling fans in all rooms. Neither hideaway has air conditioning....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

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          • Kotamba has one large bathroom ensuite to the bedroom containing a loo, basin and shower. (It is also accessible from the through corridor). There is also a beach shower next to the gate to the beach. Kahumba has an ensuite bathroom with loo, basin and fully enclosed shower with open ceiling. Kahumba also has a separate guest loo and basin....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The beach hideaways are available to rent individually or together. The rates quoted are per hideaway per night. We can arrange for someone to come and cook for you on notice. Neither hideaway has air-conditioning. Both have fans in all rooms and benefit from the prevailing on shore breeze....moreless

              Entertainment

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Attractions

                          • Bay/Sound

                          Local Services & Businesses

                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Massage Therapist

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Whale Watching

                          Location Type

                          • Beach
                          • Rural
                          • Waterfront

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            Both hideaways have round dining tables in the living room as well as an outside table which can seat 6/8 people....moreless

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          General

                          • Linens Provided:

                            100% cotton bed linen is provided...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Each living room has two large sofas - (eight foot long) that can double up as beds for children or other guests....moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Parking on the premises...moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen:

                            Each hideaway has a well stocked kitchen with a fridge, hob and small oven as well as plates, cutlery, glasses and pans....moreless

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Both hideaways have large gardens adjacent to the beach. Kotamba has two loungers and Kahumba has three....moreless

                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            There is a big barbecue ...moreless

                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Both hideaways have covered verandas...moreless

                          • Porch Furniture

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $250
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $150

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $20
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              The rates quoted are per shack per night. Kotamba and Kahumba are available to rent individually or as a whole. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

                              Payment is in US$ via bank transfer. Credit cards are not accepted. To confirm a reservation, a deposit of 50% is required. The remaining 50% should be paid a month prior to arrival.


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                              Location

                              0.5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Dickwella
                              Tangalle
                              Nearest Beach
                              Mawella Beach

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              Location

                              The hideaways are located on the south coast of Sri Lanka. 78 kilometres from Galle, 208 kilometres from the centre of Colombo and 220 kilometres from Colombo’s international airport. The new Hambantota international airport is 78 kilometres away. Mawella beach is more than a kilometre from the main road connecting Galle to the Sri Lanka south coast and Tangalle, the local market town seven kilometres away.

                              Getting There

                              The seaplane runs from Colombo international airport to Dickwella airport which is on the lagoon 500 metres from the shacks. Otherwise a luxury mini van can be arranged to collect guests from Colombo airport (approximately 4 hours) from Galle (approximately 2 hours) or from other hotels or villas.

                              Activities

                              Beach: the tranquil sea in front of the shacks at this end of Mawella Beach is excellent for swimming as it is protected by the adjacent headland and is shallow for a good distance. At the far end of the beach there is generally good surf for boogie boarding. The beach is also good for running, frisbee and ball games. The beach cottages both have boogie boards and bat and balls available.

                              Further afield: the holiday shacks are ideally situated to explore Southern Sri Lanka many cultural and outdoor attractions:

                              Yala national park (100 kilometres away) famous for leopards, elephants and birds including fish eagles;

                              Seasonal turtle hatching at Rekewa (20 kilometres away), potentially followed by dinner at Buckingham Place, a highly rated hotel owned and run by a friend of the owners;

                              Udawalawe national park (65 kilometres away)

                              Kalametiya bird sanctuary providing bird watching via boat across fresh water lagoons bordered by palm trees;

                              Whale watching excursions from either Mirissa (40 kilometres) or Dondra (22 kilometres), depending

                              on the season;

                              Temples such as Mulkirigala and Wewurukanna;

                              Cricket at the historic and scenic Galle stadium right by the fort or at Hambantota, the latest international stadium in Sri Lanka (73 kilometres).

                              Massage/spa

                              Thai massages by an experienced American can be arranged on sufficient advance notice; or guests can book at the nearby Amanwella hotel spa subject to availability and season.

                              Kids

                              Children are welcome and it's a good set-up for families, although there are no specific facilities for them, other than the beach. Parents should be aware that there are no life guards on the beach and the current can feel strong for inexperienced swimmers. We can organise English speaking childcare on sufficient notice.

                              Essentials

                              The beach shacks and gardens are cared for by our local houseman, Puncha who lives in a house situated behind and between Kotamba and Kahumba i.e., within 50 metres of each house. He is on hand to deal with and generally care for you during your stay. Each holiday shack is fully equipped with bed linen, beach and bath towels. Puncha cleans, washes up and tidies the shacks and gardens every day.

                              The closest town is Tangalle which is about seven kilometres away. Puncha can shop there for you. Tangalle 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 fisherman’s town and does not have real tourist attractions.

                              Transport

                              Puncha can arrange tuk tuk or mini van transport for our guests for trips into Tangalle, day trips or to the airport. The sea plane lands from either Colombo airport or Galle 500 metres from the shacks. The sea plane can also be chartered privately.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2010


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • View of the beach from the air taxi from Colombo Intl Airport

                                View of the beach from the air taxi from Colombo Intl Airport

                              • The protective headland at sunset

                                The protective headland at sunset

                              • Kotamba from the garden

                                Kotamba from the garden

                              • Kotamba's beach gate from the garden

                                Kotamba's beach gate from the garden

                              • Kotamba's living room

                                Kotamba's living room

                              • Kotamba's living room showing the dining area

                                Kotamba's living room showing the dining area

                              • Kotamba's bedroom

                                Kotamba's bedroom

                              • Kotamba's garden looking out over the beach

                                Kotamba's garden looking out over the beach

                              • Kahumba's front verandah

                                Kahumba's front verandah

                              • Kahumba's dining area looking out onto the garden

                                Kahumba's dining area looking out onto the garden

                              • Kahumba's inside/outside private bathroom

                                Kahumba's inside/outside private bathroom

                              • Kahumba's loungers in the garden

                                Kahumba's loungers in the garden

                              • Mawella beach

                                Mawella beach

                              • Kotamba from the beach

                                Kotamba from the beach

                              • The dining pergola at Kotamba

                                The dining pergola at Kotamba

                              • Side view of Kotamba

                                Side view of Kotamba

                              • Kotamba's dining area

                                Kotamba's dining area

                              • Kotamba's kitchen in local Sri Lanka polished plaster

                                Kotamba's kitchen in local Sri Lanka polished plaster

                              • Kotamba's bathroom

                                Kotamba's bathroom

                              • Kahumba from the beach

                                Kahumba from the beach

                              • Kahumba's living room and dining area

                                Kahumba's living room and dining area

                              • Kahumba's bedroom

                                Kahumba's bedroom

                              • Dining in the garden by the sea

                                Dining in the garden by the sea

                              • Kahumba's gate to the beach

                                Kahumba's gate to the beach

                              $150 - $250 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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