About this listing
A charming and functionnal holiday house in the heart of a property 3 minutes away from one of Sri lanka's most beautiful beaches, Silent Beach
About the property
Our holiday house is a haven of peace located close to one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, about 200 km from Colombo.
It was designed ideally for a couple wishing to enjoy a relaxing vacation (double bed with mosquito net and fan, reading spot, closet, fully equipped american kitchen, shower with separate WC, veranda...). There is no hot water in the shower but since the temperature is always around 81°F (27/28°C), no one has ever felt that as a problem...
From the top of the property, you can admire the breathtaking view of the sea and the nearby peninsulas, and some pretty spectacular sunsets. If you take a walk in the property, you will probably be able to observe the local fauna : tropical birds (peacocks, woodpeckers, kingfishers, sea-eagles...), monkeys, etc. And after sunset, stars and fireflies will always be there to enlighten your nights...
We have built a 4 suites boutique hotel at the top of the property, with a restaurant where you'll be able to take your meals if you don't feel like cooking. Wifi is available there.
But if you prefer, you may also remain totally independant and do your own shopping at the local supermarket, in Tangalle, 4 km away from the house (7-10 minutes by tuk-tuk). The town also has a permanent market, as well as a large weekly market overflowing with mouthwatering exotic local fruit and vegetables.
Interaction with Guests
We live in Paris, but come every three-four months to our place in Sri Lanka. We'll be happy to meet you and give you good advices about the places to see, but when we are absent, our team will take good care of you.
Little Tamarind is in the heart of of fishermen village. The people are very friendly. There are two main beaches, 3 and 5 minutes away (walking distance) : when Silent beach is too rough, you can go to the fishermen's bay, which is always quiet.
The villagers are very friendly, the children will say hello on the way to the beach!
The easiest way is to take a taxi at the airport. The drive is around 4H30 long and costs 17 500 rs. The house is 4 km west of Tangalle, on Galle road.
The train of course will be cheaper. Nevertheless, after a long flight, it might be quite tiring : count 1h to go from the airport to the train station, then 5h30 for the journey and another 45 minutes from Matara (closest train station from Tangalle) to Little Tamarind.
Same for the bus, you'll have to find where to catch it.
Our manager will brief you on all the beaches and sites to be visited in the surrounding area: the Mulkirigala Temple and Dondra Lighthouse are half an hour away. The city of Galle and Yalla National Park, a two hours drive away, are also worth a visit. The manager can arrange the drive for you (by tuk-tuk, scooter or car).
Other Things to Note
Check-in time: 2 PM
Check-out time: 11 AM
The house cleaning will be done every three days.
Please smoke on the verranda, not inside the house.
Plus, remember that Sri lankan people are very modest : cover yourself at least with a pareo or a towel on your way to the beach. Topless is not recommanded in Sri Lanka.
Be careful with the beach boys : do not accept their propositions to share a bottle of beer or anything that contains alcohol, or to go out for a BBQ or anything.