Tangaroa, The Teak House – Home 4295577 House
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 4 nights min stay
Tangaroa, The Teak House – Home 4295577
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- 4 nights min stay
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.16 mi
- Swimming pool
- Child Friendly
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Nestled on a hilltop in the midst of a lush, tropical garden and immaculately kept coconut plantation, The Teak House is one of Sri Lanka's South Coast's most romantic and serene villa hideaways. If you are seeking complete privacy or even solitude within moments of an unspoilt Indian Ocean beach, The Teak House offers luxury and privacy in equal measure.
From its elevated position overlooking Seenimodera beach, the villa's vast bedrooms and open plan living benefit from the constant breezes coming from the Indian Ocean below. Hidden from view, the villa, constructed entirely of teak - one of Sri Lanka's sustainable hardwoods - is relaxed and incredibly comfortable. Lying in one of the six foot, four poster beds, wreathed in fine white mosquito nets, you can see and hear the constant rhythm of the Indian Ocean.
Completed in September 2014, The Teak House now offers a truly beautiful infinity pool. Swim in the shadow of coconut trees and watch the waves crashing on the beach below. After a long time (as they say in Sri Lanka), the new pool is heavenly - for those who want to do their laps or those who simply want to raise an evening cocktail in the cool of the water. Enjoy.
Planted with an exotic collection of wonderful tropical flora, The Teak House garden has become a haven for a stunning collection of tropical birds. Woodpecker, peacocks, birds of paradise, kingfisher and the busy chit chat birds luxuriate in its lush profusion. Sea eagles hover above and, as dusk falls and a dark tropical night descends, fireflies light up the sky.
Renowned as one of the Sri Lanka's most picturesque and unspoilt sandy beaches, Seenimodera offers safe swimming all year round and incomparable walking. Stroll across to neighbouring Mahawella beach, a horseshoe shaped bay of over 3 km, long celebrated by CN Traveller magazine.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- 2 King Beds
- 2 Full baths
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Stereo system
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jan 2020
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
– based on 21 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfect get-away-from-it-all spot”
What a wonderful week we have just spent at The Teak House: an oasis of serenity. Nestled in the trees, a short stroll from a secluded beach, the Teak House offers a perfect break away from it all. Th… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always thrilled to have such positive feedback and, more importantly, to know that you loved our little corner of paradise.
“Your own little corner of paradise.”
we chose The teak House to relax after a fortnight of touring Sri Lanka, and are heartily glad we did so. The house is a pretty wooden construction in delightful grounds with a new and delightful pool… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review. We are always thrilled when guests enjoy The Teak House so wholeheartedly. Glad too you enjoyed the new pool. We have passed your kind comments on to Roshan and Ruane who do endeavour - always - to do The Teak House proud.
what a wonderful house! We spent a week in this very peaceful property up on the hill, 2 mins walk to one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The villa has 2 double rooms with lovely 4 poster… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our special place in paradise and approved of the new pool! Thank you too for all the love and care you gave to our four legged girl. I will email you with an update.
“A rare piece of heaven on earth....complete with a fabulous chef!”
We recently spent 10 nights at Teak House. We were looking for a break from a very hectic and stressful lifestyle that took us back to grass roots with just the right amount of luxury. And that is exa… More
Response from the owner Dear Estie Family, thank you so much for your wonderful review. There is really nothing we can add but that it is incredibly gratifying to know how many people just love our little bit of paradise. We do indeed hope that you return. xx
“Go to Sri Lanka!”
My wife and I stayed two weeks at The Teak House in October 2013. We were advised that it was second monsoon season and that we might encounter a great deal of rain, but the weather was nearly perfec… More
Response from the owner Troy and Lisa, what can we say? Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We were so thrilled by the way you embraced everything Sri Lankan and everything Teak House with such unbounded enthusiasm and love. Just one thing - The Teak House cannot be held responsible for the 'maniacal Sri Lankan driving!' Just saying...at least you were safe in the care of Sujith and Ruwan Chandana.
My Wife and I stayed in the Teak House for 5 nights in December 2012 and we had the best time ever!!! The House is even prettier than the pictures we saw online. Clean, Spacious and very quiet. It is… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your wonderful review. We are, as ever, thrilled that you enjoyed The Teak House experience.
We had an amazing time at The Teak House for 6 nights. The house is beautiful with everything you need - large bedrooms with comfy beds, tastefully decorated, a spacious and breezy living area, gorgeo… More
Response from the owner Thank you for such a generous and heartfelt review. It is always lovely to know that others appreciate our little bit of paradise. It has been a long time in the creation.
“What a wonderful retreat”
We stayed at the Teak House in February, an ideal place to relax from the rigours of the real world. What a wonderful escape. We arrived by sea plane, which we highly recommend, and were met by RC,… More
“Nice house, poor customer service by managers”
We stayed at the Teak House for three weeks. It is a nice house and the beach is nice too. The brothers that look after the house are really friendly. Unfortunately the memory was negatively tainted … More
Response from the owner It is sometimes difficult to understand why people behave in a certain manner. When these guests returned from The Teak House, they wrote the following by way of email to us: "We had a wonderful vacation! I have travelled extensively around the World, and I have to say that the three weeks we enjoyed at The Teak House qualifies as one of the top places I have ever been to. Our expectations were surpassed in almost every way possible. The house itself is a wonderfully minimalistic creation with warmth and caring built into the walls. The attention to detail blends perfectly with the rustique charm of simple craftsmanship. The bedroom is airy and comfortable, the shower was great. The garden is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the closeness to the nature, with all kinds of flora and fauna. The beach is picture perfect with pure fine-grained sand and the sea is clear and temperate, and we had it almost exclusively to ourselves - save a few fishermen and the occasional kid. Tangalle is a charming little place. We loved the markets and bought everything we didn't recognize and had poor Roshan prepare it for us. There are plentiful experiences and excursions of exceptional experiential value - close encounters with leopards, elephants, sea turtles and blue whales. Cultural experiences at Kataragama, Hanundugoda and Galle. We fell in love with the ladies at Dickwella Lace and pretty much cleared out their stock. Roshan's cooking was superb (a good thing, since the restaurants we tried were really quite awful!), and we didn't lack anything. There is an amazing range of exotic and exciting fresh produce to explore. Ruan was a quiet, but pleasant presence and he drove us diligently to wherever we wanted to go - although I could see that he thought us odd at times (eg when we wanted to go for a ten minute ride to try out a roadside hopper place). All in all: when I write my book - this is where I will want to be for a few months to get it done." They also said that a small amount of damage had been done to a couple of items of clothing they had hung in the cupboard. This has never happened to our clothing or to other guests' clothing before and we took the incident very seriously indeed. We did not understand why they did not make a claim on their travel insurance however. Nonetheless, after much toing and froing, we made a payment to them as a gesture of goodwill. They never acknowledged that payment which surprised us. That was all more than three months ago. It is always disappointing when someone decides to write a review such as this but, since it has never happened before, we shall put it down to experience.
The teak house exceeded my expectations in every way. Not only was the house stunning and unique (not to mention comfortable), the beaches were right out of a movie set! The location is perfect- I tho… More
Response from the owner Dear Leslie, we have had some wonderful reviews over the years and yours speaks volumes about The Teak House experience. It is a very special place and we are so thrilled that you all enjoyed it so much. We do like to make sure our guests have arrived and are safe. In your case, it was a particularly challenging week with Sinhala New Year and the tsunami alert. Thank you.
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