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.
Майские праздники мы провели в замечательном месте, в Little Tamarind. Нам повезло уединиться в этом прекрасном месте, от мирской суеты, окружали нас лишь животные и птицы, а так же приветливые местные жители. В этом маленьком домике есть всё что нужно для пары мечтающей провести время вместе и в слиянии с природой. Спасибо большое нашему персоналу они очень приветливы и всегда помогали.
Notre coup de cœur au Sri Lanka : la ville de tangalle et le bungalow
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour
Maisonnette propre et agréable a vivre
Indépendant avec la cuisine et la ville a proximité, nous avions loué un scooter pour être libre pendant plusieurs jours ce qui nous a permis de vadrouiller librement
A conseiller ++++
little tamarind is a piece of heaven!
we absolutely loved the place, and the location. it is not near the city center (which some would prefer) but it's a 2 min walk from the most amazing beach in sri lanka.. Amanwella or silence beach. if you stay here you definitely get to enjoy the local community, the surroundings are not touristic. the only public transportation to reach this apartment is tuctuc or private driver. otherwise, you can walk for 10 min and reach the highway to take the bus (not very far). the location is safe, with a gate that is closed all day so you won't have to worry about intruders.
the room itself is very clean and well decorated.
a minor recommendation would be to add nets to the windows! if you are okay with frogs and lizards (harmless) then you will be fine.
Also, the heat was unbearable so sometimes AC is necessary (although there is a ceiling fan).
if you like being in an almost secluded place, this is the right place for you.
super relaxing and great value for money!
thank you for the great stay :)
The accommodation is as promised - it is an ideal peaceful place for a beach getaway. It was well presented, clean and private. The beaches are very close and, at the end of March, quiet with plenty of space to relax with little hassle. The staff at the hotel were very good and were very keen to make sure that it was a great holiday. The food was especially good and plentiful! Well worth a visit.
Nous avons passé passé 15 jours au Sri Lanka et ce petit coin de paradis reste un de nos meilleurs souvenirs...si ce n'est the BEST ONE !
L'accueil remarquable (Merci Prassana) un cuisinier extraordinaire (Kumota me semble t il ) et toute une équipe à l image du pays conviviale et au service du client.
La region de TANGALE est merveilleuse et un petit tour de TUK TUK et vous êtes sur une plage seul au monde parmi les cocotiers , les eaux turquoises et chaudes.
La maison est remarquable , au milieu de la nature Sri lankaise et avec un voisinage adorable.
Un conseil : Prenez au moins un repas et un petit déjeuner c'est fabuleux !!!
Si nous revenons au Sri Lanka c est sur nous reviendrons
The apartment house is 10 min tuktuk ride from Tangele, in the middle of a fisherman village, inside a small hotel garden. When we arrived the staff didn't know anything about our booking, but they were helpful and made the apartment ready in 20 min. The small house is very confortable, the kitchen and the bathroom clean and well equiped, the double-bad is comfortable. The location is great, the beautiful and quiet beach is just 10 min by walk. If you want to find a romantic place fare from the crowded touristic beaches this place can be perfect to you
We really enjoyed our stay at Little Tamarind. The studio itself is well equipped and comfortable, and the beach (practically on its doorstep) is very pretty.
The studio is located within the grounds of a small hotel complex. During our stay the hotel was vacant, but the staff were on hand and very helpful.
Whilst part of its charm, the studio is located in a village a short while from the town (approximately 10 minutes in a tuktuk). We would recommend renting a scooter during your stay.
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