Located right along the shore in the small fishing village of Nilwella, this beach house rental in Sri Lanka is set among the tropical flora in a peaceful and beautiful area with monkeys, peacocks and an array of bird life.
Built of simple and solid materials of limestone, wood and concrete, the living areas are lined with windows overlooking the gardens and the sea with two lounge areas for studio work, and nooks for contemplation and relaxation.
There’s a fully-equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining areas and two dreamy double bedroom spaces, all with open-air ocean breezes wafting through.
The sheltered gardens face the sea from where you can stroll down and take a cooling dip in your private cove.
Wifi throughout, TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, private guest parking.
Optional services include: Airport transfers, bike rentals, tours and daily tuk-tuks, Ayurvedic consultation and treatments.
Located at the southern tip of the island just over an hour from the UNESCO heritage town of Galle and the “Golden Triangle,” you are just a couple of minutes from the crystal clear waters and surf breaks of Hiriketiya Bay in the lovely littel village and island of Nilwella.
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.
Tangalle, Sri Lanka. Nearest International Airport: Colombo (190km); Hambantota Airport (69km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round with the wettest months occurring in May through September
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