Nestled within a secluded bay along one of the island’s most unspoiled stretches of coastline, this holiday rental in Sri Lanka is set back at the end of a narrow road among lush gardens directly on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Comprised of two individual buildings in an L-shape formation, one faces east with ocean views, with a sheltered west facing house framing the gardens and central pool area.
Composed of polished concrete facades, local teak wood, terrazzo, recycled terracotta tiles, and outdoor areas of local granite, the property’s tactile natural materials complement the wild beauty of the site.
Each of the two buildings include three double bedrooms, living rooms and independent kitchens, and both houses face the garden and the sea. Each have unique and distinctive design characteristics, with the west house featuring an intimate enclosed living area while the east house features an open air feel.
The staggered indoor/outdoor spaces include living and dining areas, with terraces that define the two. The sheltered rooflines allow you to enjoy the gardens, and nature, rain or shine, just steps from the beach.
Fully staffed with breakfast included and optional additional meals (with fees) prepared by private chef. Optional yoga and massage services, day trips can be arranged.
Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath essentials, laundry facilities, privtae parking.
Located at the southern tip of the island just under an hour from the UNESCO heritage town of Galle and the “Golden Triangle,” you are just ten minutes from the crystal clear waters and famous surf breaks of Hiriketiya Bay in the lovely little seaside village of Godauda.
Nearby Tangalle is a lively fishing village with great beaches in easy reach including Rakewa beach where the marine turtles come to nest, whales and dolphins migrate, and from where you can partake in pilgrimages to Katharagama, the ancient Mulkirigala Temple and the famous Wewurukannara Temple.
The port city of Hambantota, and the Uda Walawe National Park, which is known for its wild elephants are both an hour from the villa. It’s just over two hours north to Yala National Park for lush tropical forests and water falls and, if you’re lucky, the occasional leopard sighting.
The most well preserved colonial city and fort on the island, Galle is home to the most popular beaches of Unawatuna and Thalpe, Wijaya and Midigama. Don’t miss the lowland White Tea plantations, the amazing home and gardens of Sri Lanka’s best known architect Geoffrey Bawa in nearby Lunganga, and Mirissa for whale watching and nature enthusiasts. The capital of Colombo is approximately a two hour drive.
Godauda, Sri Lanka. Nearest International Airport: Colombo (190km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round with the wettest months occurring in May through September
Click for more holiday lettings at BoutiqueHomes.