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CHIC HOLIDAY HIDEAWAYS ON A QUIET & PROTECTED SRI LANKAN BEACH

Nicola Bamford

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CHIC HOLIDAY HIDEAWAYS ON A QUIET & PROTECTED SRI LANKAN BEACH

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Tangalla - Mawella Beach Hideaways

Two Separate Beach Front Stylish 'Hideaways'

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicola Bamford (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks English

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Dickwella
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.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Tangalla, Southern Province

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
1 Nov 2014 - 28 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
$770
for 3 nights
From
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$470
for 3 nights
From
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $20
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Notes The rates quoted are per shack per night. Kotamba and Kahumba are available to rent individually or as a whole. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Payment is in US$ 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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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tangalla in Southern Province

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

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