If you are looking for an intimate villa where you can find solace in blissful natural surroundings and always have the ocean playing in your ears, then this is the place for you. As its name suggests, Teak House is constructed almost entirely from teak – one of Sri Lanka’s sustainable hardwoods. Overlooking the sea through a swaying line of palms, this stilted bungalow sits on the Seenimodera hillside, just a two minute walk to the beach. With lofty arched ceilings, smooth polished floors and elegant interiors, the rich nutty brown wood of the bungalow compliments its wonderfully verdant location. Wildlife visits the garden and children will love the huge grassy lawn and the brand new (October 2014) 12m infinity pool, equally perfect for swimming laps, cooling down or having fun.
Teak House is elegantly furnished with rattan sofas, antique tables, comfortable soft furnishings and an ambient collection of lamps. Each bedroom is spacious and homely, with three sets of windows opening onto the garden. Bathrooms are contemporary whilst the fully-equipped kitchen is situated to the rear across an elevated passageway. Boogie boards, a few board games and a book collection provide a little diversion. The bungalow is staffed by Roshan who takes care of the house, acting as cook, cleaner and host, whilst his brother works hard in the garden.
Surrounding the bungalow is a beautiful garden filled with tropical flowers. The vivid crimson torch ginger blooms billow from the front of the bungalow whilst the enviable colours and varieties of hibiscus look glorious against the verdant green backdrop. To the front sun loungers scatter the soft grass whilst a hammock is strung up between two palm trees offering its inhabitants a feeling of weightlessness as they gaze up at the swaying branches and bright blue sky above. By day, squirrels and birds - including peacocks - animate the garden whilst at night, under the light of the moon and a million stars, this location becomes extra magical as the intermittant glow of fireflies flitting between the silhouettes of palms are reminiscent of shooting stars.
Teak House is ideally situated for day trips to see the abundant wildlife of Bundala, Yala and Uda Walawe national parks if you can bear to leave its tranquillity!
April 13th, 2012 - April 16th, 2012
“I would highly recommend the Teak House OVER any hotel in Tangalle. It was unique, serene, and by far the best value (I would even prefer it over the Aman, which is 10 min away). I was the only person on the beach at times, which looks like a movie set. And Roshan's cooking was outstanding (not to mention cheap!)We preferred to eat every meal at the house, it was that good! Our bodyguards (the 3 dogs) were adorable and comforting to have around. The rest of my party had their doubts but instantly fell in love w/ them as well. ”