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Overview

The Tropical Beach House complex consists of 2 separate buildings - the Main House (with direct ocean views) and a separate Cabana in the side garden, which are rented together to accommodate a party of up to 8 people consisting of at least 3 couples.

The whole complex has been furnished by local artisans and designed to provide you with the usual Western-style home comforts in a tropical beachfront setting. Our housekeeping staff will be available to clean as often as you wish and Mahinda will try his best to cater to your group's tour requirements!

WiFi internet access is freely available and bed linen and towels are also included. You should, however, bring your own beach towels. We can provide an additional cot, if necessary.


The Main Beach House (can accommodate 6 people)
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There are two main sections of the main house: a ground floor with 2 en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room, and an upstairs open-plan studio apartment.

Ground floor:
* An en-suite front double bedroom with a locally-made jackwood 4-poster wooden bed with mosquito netting and a king size sprung mattress
* An en-suite back bedroom with a twin 4-poster single beds, which can be pushed together if needed
* Remotely controlled air conditioning in both bedrooms
* Impeccably clean, en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated hot water showers
* A fully-fitted kitchen equipped with a fridge freezer, washing machine, gas oven and a complete range of cooking utensils
* Separate dining room with a locally-made solid teak dining table, chairs and a sofa
* Hidden security boxes to store your valuables (you can bring your own padlocks)

The upper floor studio apartment:
* 4m x 2m double glazed doors leading onto a huge covered balcony with sun chairs and outdoor seating
* Remotely controlled air conditioning
* Mahogany kitchenette with fridge, stove, microwave and a complete range of cooking utensils
* A top-loading washing machine
* A lockable cupboard to store your valuables (you can bring your own padlock)
* Locally-made jackwood 4-poster wooden bed with netting and a king size sprung mattress
* Large en-suite bathroom with solar-heated hot water shower

Additional beach house features:
* A large private beachfront garden area - perfect for children!
* A 7.30 metre x 3.65 metre beachfront swimming pool, which is ideal for the children to play in
* A separate plunge pool for relaxing with drinks whilst watching the kids splash around in the pool
* A large veranda with tables, chairs, outdoor lighting and a seating area
* 240 volt universal electric power points - compatible with all European appliances
* Badminton rackets, a range of board games and books

The Cabana (can accommodate a couple)
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The Cabana, in the tropical side garden, can accommodate 2 people (a couple). Please note that there is some road noise in the side garden and the Cabana has no direct seaview. The Cabana comes complete with:

* Remotely controlled air conditioning
* Beautiful mahogany kitchenette with fridge
* Large veranda with separate outdoor furniture
* An en-suite wetroom with hot water shower
* Double glazed windows for internal sound proofing
* Locally-made jackwood 4-poster double bed with mosquito netting and a sprung mattress
* A hidden security box in which to store your valuables (you can bring your own padlock)


The Tropical Beach House is a true beachfront property superbly located right on the beach at Thiranagama just south of the centre of the popular Sri Lankan resort of Hikkaduwa, right in the middle of the largest and most beautiful bay in the South West of Sri Lanka. The beach house at Hikkaduwa provides you with a very comfortable base from where you can enjoy everything that the area has to offer, such as surfing, diving, snorkelling, fishing or just basking on the beach in Sri Lankan sunshine!

Enjoy a drink at our 'sundowner' snack bar as you watch the last of the sun dip down into the Indian Ocean, whilst having a fresh seafood BBQ prepared in front of you. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to see the local fishermen hauling in their catch or a turtle coming ashore to lay her eggs! Later on, perhaps take a stroll along the beach and sample some Hikkaduwa nightlife. Enjoy all the advantages that come with renting your own beach-front holiday villa in Hikkaduwa and take everything else at your own pace.

As the Image Tour shows, the direct views of the Indian Ocean are simply gorgeous!

For the duration of your holiday in Hikkaduwa, Mahinda and our cleaning staff will be on hand to attend to your every need. Mahinda will happily arrange local tours, massages and diving trips for you. Although the property is rented on a self-catering basis, tasty meals and seafood BBQs can easily be prepared on site and we won't be beaten locally on price!

Sri Lanka is a magical place of ancient Buddhist monuments, gorgeous beaches, lush green vegetation, clear blue skies, sunshine and friendly faces. The beach house at Hikkaduwa is a great place to unwind, sample the local surfing and diving opportunities, and from where you can then start to explore this stunningly beautiful island.

Hikkaduwa is located 100km south of the country's capital, Colombo. The area is well-known for its coral sanctuary and the proximity of wonderful scuba diving sites to explore. With its unique beach culture, Hikkaduwa has long been the most popular diving and surfing area in Sri Lanka. In the centre of Hikkaduwa, a lagoon also creates a beautiful and safe snorkelling area. Further south, where the currents are stronger, surfing is the dominant water activity. The impressive coral reef runs just offshore and is populated by exotic fish and sea turtles that come ashore on this beach to lay their eggs.

Summary:

The best-located beachfront property rental in Hikkaduwa with a private swimming pool! We can accommodate 8 adults.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
2 cots
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
4 bathrooms, 4 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Internet (WI-FI)
Telephone
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning - Bedrooms only
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private: Dimensions 7.3m x 3.65m, Depth 1.2m,
Childrens pool area
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Sea view
Shared garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Children
Hen Or Stag Group
Infants
Single Gender Group
Smoking
Restricted mobility (The main house and cabana are on one level. Only the apartment is up a flight of stairs.)
Pets

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
8th March 2015 to 31st December 2015 2
1st January 2016 to 15th January 2016 7
16th January 2016 to 30th March 2016 2
1st May 2016 to 3rd September 2016 2
1st May 2017 to 30th April 2018 2

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st February to 30th November 15 Days 10%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Refundable Security Deposit (held locally) All year N/A £100.00 per booking

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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Airport transfers are Rs16,000 each way for an 8-person AC vehicle to and from the airport - to be paid locally to Mahinda upon arrival. All year N/A £80.00 per booking

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Hire of our air-conditioned vehicle with tour guide / driver is Rs16,000 per day (up to 8 people). Just pay separately for fuel and accommodation. To be paid locally to Mahinda upon arrival. Please specify tour dates. All year N/A £80.00 per night

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Heavy electricity consumption: to encourage electricity to be used wisely, a heavy usage tariff will be levied. Normal usage (below 28 kw/h per day) is included in your rental. All year unit

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Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Hikkaduwa: 2km
  • Galle: 15km
  • Unawatuna: 18km

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26 out of 27 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Thursday 27 March 2014 with Family
Very easy to book and ask the owner questions. the House Manager (Mahinda) and his staff were excellent and arranged everything we needed. So good that we are going back later in the year.
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Stayed Wednesday 07 August 2013 with Family
We were delighted with the accommodation and the service we received at the Tropical Beach House. Mahinda was a fantastic guide and his brother, Chandara, was an exquisite BBQ cook…just 2 days after the birth of his 3rd daughter!!
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Stayed Wednesday 10 April 2013
Stayed at the beach house for over a week and found the place to be excellent. The local crew running the place are real friendly and helped us out with anything we wanted, no hassles. It was perfect for our big group with ages ranging from 2 to 65. Right on the beach and walking distance or a short tuk-tuk run into town and restaurants. For surfers it is only a 10-15 minute walk up the beach to a decent reef break which gets pretty fun waves, both lefts and rights. We were there at the end of the season, so I say it would turn it on with more swell mid season. Overall great place to stay Hikkaduwa
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Stayed Saturday 10 March 2012
Everything about the house was just perfect. It was spotlessly clean and far exceeded our expectations. The staff on hand did a great job of keeping the place spick and span. We asked Mahinda to prepare one of his barbecues - it was truly delicious. The transfer was excellent value and was completely hassle free. If I were ever visiting Sri Lanka again, I would without a shadow of a doubt book this place again.
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Stayed Wednesday 16 February 2011
We had a great 10 days in the Tropical Beach House from 16th - 25th February 2011. Gavin, Mahinda and Chandana were incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The house is located just yards from the Beach and ideally placed a short Tuk-Tuk ride from the Centre of Hikkaduwa. We ate regularly as recommended at JLH, Refresh, Roti No.1, Spaghetti & Co. and the Cinnamon Garden Hotel next to the Tropical Beach House. Food was great in all and we always felt very welcome. We dived for 3 days with Blue Deep Dive School - Jay and his team were excellent - real pleasure. Mahinda organised and escorted us on a couple of Day trips to Galle & Marissa - beautiful Tropical Beach with great sea and beach bars - the Turtle Conservation centres and a couple of Boat trips to the lagoons. Great value and well worth the excursion. The Beach House is a great choice - couple of tips - keep the windows shut during the day and use extra plug in repellants for the Mosquitoss theyre pretty crafty but only got us once - Citronella oil from the pharmacy was easily the best repellant for the evening and once on we didnt have any issues. As Gavin advises the Sea outside the house is strong so caution needed especially with Children - In the centre of Hikkaduwa the swimming and snorkelling in the Coral Garden section of the Coast is great for all with plenty of facilities close at hand. Night walk with torches along the Beach was good fun and felt really safe. All in all a great Holiday and we feel we really made freinds with some wonderful people. We hope to visit again some day soon. David, Cathrin & Cameron
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Stayed Saturday 31 July 2010
Fairly basic accommodation by UK standards, but better than most in Sri Lanka I would guess, based on some of the hotels we saw on our trip. The air-con in the bedrooms is a real bonus and runs quietly enough to allow you to sleep with it running. There are a number of other relative luxuries, including plenty of UK/European electrical sockets and modern appliances. Could do with up-rating some of the light bulbs to give more light, especially in the bedrooms. One sunbed per person and/or some hammocks would also be a good idea. Overall though, we would recommend this property - and the area and Sri Lanka generally - to anyone. The property manager and his staff were all extremely friendly and helpful, and the hotel next ddor was very accomodating for meals at all hours of the day.
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Stayed Friday 18 September 2009
Hi Gavin We had a great time at your house which is brilliant, very well maintained & you couldnt ask for a better setting on the beach - far enough from Hikkaduwa to feel secluded & relaxed but near enough for eating out each night & trips to town. The airport pickup & return arranged by Mohinda was very efficient & Chintaka looked after us brilliantly by popping in each day to check we were OK & shopping for essentials. Another plus was our personal Tuk Tuk driver Harold who took us into town & out to the restaurants each night. Our only regret was that we needed to stay much longer but unfortunately the Eid break in the UAE was only 5 days. This was our 4th visit to Sri Lanka so we didnt feel the need to travel but it seemed much longer & we left chilled & relaxed. A particular highlight was our request for a traditional Sri Lankan meal on our last night & Chintaka duly obliged. He & his wife cooked a fabulous meal while we played catch the crabs with his daughter in the garden. We had a brilliant time & will definitely be back for longer next time! Margaret & Eric Wilkinson Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Stayed Thursday 02 October 2008
We all really enjoyed our stay here..everyone was very helpful and friendly especially Mahinda,Chintaka and Harold.The beach house is located in the ideal spot and we managed to get around easily and Harold even showed us interesting places not in the guide books so we will try to get back to the same area again and will use The Beach House if available. Recommend Chintakas BBQ if anyone stays !!
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Stayed Wednesday 17 September 2008
The property was exactly as described and we had a wonderful time. Mahinda and his team were excellent and arranged everything for us that we wanted to do - he and his team seem to be mind readers and have the ability to not only take you where you have asked to go but add in extras that are perfect. Mahinda found us a hotel near a beautiful beach that he had previously taken us to and we had wanted to spend more time there - the hotel was fantastic. Great house, great location and great team to look after you when you are there.
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Stayed Saturday 17 September 2005
We were glad for the house, garden and the beach. But most glad for the staff connected to the house - they were all extreemly kind and did everything they could to make our staff as plesent as posible.
Owner reply:

Thanks very much for your kind words - I will pass them on to the team. I'm very glad that you and your family enjoyed your holiday.We look forward to your next visit... :-)Best Regards,Gavin

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Stayed Wednesday 27 April 2005
Sri Lanka is paradise! The perfect honeymoon getaway ar just somewhere to chill out. There is plenty to do if you want to do something different every day. The Villa was fantastic, had everything we needed except a cork screw! It was incredible having your own space with such a fantastic view and being able to walk out throgh the gate at the end of the garden and be on the beach. We had a bit of rain but it didn't spoil a thing. We have had our lifetimes share of storms but they were fantastic to watch. The villa manager was brilliant! Anything we needed he could help us with. He drove us anywhere we wanted to go. Yala National park is definately worth a visit! We will be going back in a couple of years!
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Stayed Wednesday 27 April 2005
The Cabana was perfect for our small family. A cot was provided and the kitchenette/fridge invaluable to feed our 2 year old daughter some meals and early breakfast. Everything was provided including some welcome fruit, milk and drinks. All the equipment and was new and clean and the staff that maintained the place were helpful and discreet. The best bit was the safe/ enclosed garden and the small patio to sit out as well as the short distance to the beach.The unfortunate part was the busy road nearby which we could hear from the Cabana early in the morning. We were lucky to have family staying in the cottage part of the property at the same time we were there and we had access to their garden and facilities too which I felt were equally excellent. The cottage seemed alot quieter for 'sleeping in' and a return visit would be taken in there instead I think. Overall this was a great location, close to some shops and restaurants without being in the thick of it and a short 'tuktuk'ride (always waiting nearby) if we wanted to go a bit further than an easy walk.The restaurant (Cinnamon) next door is however great for meals, especially breakfast if you want to stay close.
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everything went very well. The weather wasnt in our favour but that was a risk we knew in advance. The description of the house is 100 % correct and offers everything one needs
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We stayed in the main house and had a great family vacation. The location is great a little outside the main strip so not crowded. The beach is fantastic. At this time of the year (Nov), the sea is not that rough, and our kids were able to play in the water as well with supervision. Gavin was very patient in answering all our queries before making the booking. Once we got there, Mahinda (manager) and Anura (housekeeper) were great and catered to our needs. We would certainly stay here again and strongly recommend the place.
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Exactly as described and more than met our expectations. Location is fabulous with a lovely stroll along the beach to the local bars/restaurants. We had a very chilled and relaxing week in the garden of this this lovely house, its perfect and spent most of our time relaxing here. Mahinda and Chintuck who look after the property were amazing and Chintuck is an excellent cook. He will shop for you, clean and make barbecue if requested and Mahinda will take you wherever you need to go, both payable locally. The house has hard wire internet and USB wifi but most of the bars have free wifi also so easy to stay connected if need be. Absolutely perfect and will definitely return and have already recommended to my friends. If you are looking for an understated very affordable holiday, then this is for you, the house has everything you need in an amazing location.
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We had rented the house and the cabana for three weeks and had a fantastic time. Its right on the beach with beautiful waves and water. its in a nice and quiet spot a short walk down from busier part of town with restaurants and bars so its a perfect location with the best of both worlds. The cleaning is good, the staff is excellent and very nice and helpful. We liked Hikkaduwa, its a busier and more noisy city than for example Unawatuna and Mirisa further south. But its charming in its tuk-tuk runing up and down the street kind of way. People are nice and friendly. We had no problems with sand flies at all as a former reviewer has written, also we didnt feel bothered with traffic noise. Yes you can hear cars and tuk-tuks from one of the bedrooms but nothing thats anoying. Very recommended!
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We had a really enjoyable, relaxing 2 week holiday at the Beach House in August 2011. The location is great with the beach at the end of the garden (see photo attached) and we loved the fact that theres a shower in the garden so you can wash the sand off before going back into the house! Particularly useful for hosing down a sandy child! The house is exactly as described on the website and we found Mahinda and Chandana (the manager and housekeeper) extremely helpful and friendly. Mahinda organised some day trips for us (boat trip on the lagoon and a trip to the Ella waterfall) and an overnight trip to Yala National Park which was the highlight of our holiday! It was a real bonus to have Chandana coming in regularly to clean the house and do any odd jobs needed and he did this without being at all intrusive. The house is really well situated for all the amenities in Hikkaduwa - a short tuk tuk ride to all the restaurants etc in the town. We had some memorable meals at some of the restaurants in Hikkaduwa - JLH, Roti No. 1 (very good value) and Moonlight for an excellent and very good value rice and curry. We also used the food market in Hikkaduwa regularly for fruit and vegetables and the bakery (Bake House) within walking distance of the house for surprisingly good, freshly baked bread. Although the house is on the main Galle Road, the traffic is not intrusive as most of the time youre out in the garden so all you can hear are the crashing waves! All in all a very good holiday and would recommend the Beach House.
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My friends and I had an amazing vacation at the Tropical Beach House in Hikkaduwa! We rented both the house and the cabana and it was an extremely comfortable stay for us all. Having the Tropical Beach House as our base made our holiday so much more enjoyable then staying in a hotel or resort. We were greeted at the house by Mahinda, a kind man who cares for the property, he showed us around gave us great advice and asked us how often we wanted to property cleaned. He and his wife were very polite and friendly and always made sure we had everything we needed. We also inquired into having a bbq, the next day he and his wife organized the whole thing - what a feast it was! The fish and prawns were honestly the best I’ve ever had! We highly recommend having a bbq! The nice thing about the beach house was that we felt very safe, security came like clockwork every night to check on the place. The Tropical Beach House is a very short tuk tuk ride away from restaurants and shops and we really enjoyed that short distance as it made it quiet and peaceful. The air-conditioned rooms made it a comfortable stay and the showers were great! My friends and I had a holiday we’ll never forget and it had a lot to do with having such a comfortable space to call our own for the week. If you are coming to Hikkaduwa for a beachy, relaxing, comfortable and fun holiday you MUST stay here! Have a Lion (or two) for me!
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Just what we expected and perfect for our time on the beach. We rented both the Beach House and the Cabana as there were 6 of us (including 1 child). The caretaker was very attentive and the property was well maintained and the bed linen changed at least every other day. The location is outside the main hub of Hikkaduwa which we preferred as there was much less noise and the beach was quieter, too. Although restaurants and shops were in walking distance, we preferred to use the tuk tuks (about £1-£2), specially at night, as the main road can be very busy with fast moving traffic and dim lighting. The Cinnamon Gardens Hotel is next door and we used it for drinks and lunches while we were on the beach as we only really self-catered for breakfast. We are thinking about going back again soon, and as with anywhere in Hikkaduwa, the Expressway will be very welcome and make the journey to/from the airport and Colombo much easier. A beautiful spot on the beach and definitely recommended for beach lovers!
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We have just spent 2 weeks at this property - if you want to relax in paradise then this is for you. A very short tuk tuk ride from happening Hikkaduwa Town, where you go do and eat what every you want. Slept fantastically due to the air conditioning and roar of the sea. Our 2 children loved exploring the safe garden and the splash pool was absolutely fantastic. We wanted a lazy time and used the Cinnamon Gardens Hotel nearby as our restuarant most of the time!! The security guard at night was reassuring, everybody nearby was very helpful and friendly. Mahinda and the house keeper, whose name we never really got, was the most cheerful and helpful person we could have met!! We had a fab time and the property was great for us.... now thinking I shuld get shiny tiles as the sand simply brushes away!!
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This villa was as it said is right on the beach - a gorgeous expanse of golden sands and deserted other than for a few fishermen. We were there in September so it was really quiet, the sea was too rough for swimming but it is a beautiful beach for walking along with amazing sunsets. The house is well set up and there are really good restaurants just a few minutes away by tuktuk, so we ended up eating out each night. Mahinda was great and organised our transport to and from the villa. Whilst there we took a boat trip on the lake (not sure about the name, but about a 15 minute walk from the villa). We took a tuktuk to Galle but spent the majority of time just lazing in the garden which was great.
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The Tropical Beach house was absolutely gorgeous. Nice and simple and excellent for our 4 year old daughter as the property was contained. The sea view was amazing and the sound of the waves crashing was lovely. Sitting outside in the evening was so relaxing but watch the mossies!! We used the coils and the citronella (we bought locally!) and that seemed to do the trick! It was an absolutely perfect holiday and really enjoyed by all! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to sample this gorgeous country and lovely lovely people. Well definately be back!
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A fantastic place to stay for families, right on the wonderful beach with a secure garden. Far enough away from downtown Hikkaduwa so you dont feel you are in the middle of the strip but still only a short tuk tuk ride, or 20 min walk from great restaurants and bars. The staff are absolutely brilliant. Friendly and very helpful. The air conditioned bedrooms are a welcome relief from the humidity. The beach BBQ arranged by the housekeeper was supurb. If you want hassel free quality accomodation from which to explore this wonderful country, this is it
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idealic location, well equipped and all needs catered for! Hikkaduwa needs visitors so get out there!
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Our stay at the tropical beach house was excellent! - we had an amazing time! - It was the perfect property - particularly for our 3 1/2 year old son who was able to play in the secure garden in the shade whilst we sunbathed in the sun - the plunge pool was invaluable to all of us! We had too many great experiences to list, however our time relaxing on the beach watching the sun go down whilst our son played with the local children is one of our favourite memeories. Particular thanks to Chintaka & Mahinda - Chintaka made our stay comfortable and nothing was too much trouble (even taking our washing to Mahindas house, as the washing machine at the beach house had broken, which was the only inconvenience we had throughout our stay) we were honoured to be invited to both of there houses for dinner and to meet there families, we consider ourselves very lucky to have met such incredible people. We would recommend it to anybody and we can not wait to return!!!!!!!!!!
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Staying at the Tropical Beach House was a real pleasure. The property was very clean on arrival and Chintaka was on hand to clean it daily. The en-suite rooms were large and the air conditioning was quiet and efficient. Sitting on the verandah with a sundowner looking down the garden at the ocean only a few yards away was a nightly ritual prior to going out and with this in mind, the house is perfectly situated south of the bars and restaurants to allow a stroll along the shore to your favourite spot. Mahinda was always on hand to arrange anything you wanted and overall, I would say we wanted for nothing during our stay and would recommend the Beach House to anybody who asked.
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We had an excellent 2 weeks in Sri Lanka, staying at the Tropical Beach House. A great base from which to arrange tours to other parts of the island. My abiding memory is of sitting under the veranda, fresh fruit cocktail in hand, watching the sun set over the coconut palm at the bottom of the garden, listening to the waves crashing onto the beach. Life doesn't get much better than that! The beach house is comfortable, and the aircon in the bedrooms is a very welcome relief from the oppressive heat outside. Plenty of great restaurants and bars nearby. Mahinda, Chintaka, and especially Lal, are always on hand to help with all your needs. Looking forward to going back there one day...
11 other reviews
My time at 'The Beach House' has been totally relaxing and excellent fun. The house was a comfortable and welcoming place to stay and the Hikkaduwa area was beautiful and interesting, from the wide palm-lined beach to the stunning paddy fields and lush greenery just a short distance away. It's hard to pick a highlight of my stay because every moment of it was great! Catherine Moore, UK
Our two week stay at your beautiful beach house was heavenly. We couldn't have wanted for anything more perfect. Chintika and Mahinda were both very kind - as was our driver Lal - and they all made sure we had all we needed. Thank you. We can't wait to come back - Sri Lanka is a great country.Sally Emery, UAE
My parents and I had the most incredible time in the Tropical Beach House. With its perfect location we spent many hours listening and watching the waves at the bottom of the garden. We can't wait to return one day very soon. Gavin and Mahinda, thank you for an unforgettable time.Stephanie Kite, UK
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the fabulous time spent at your pad in Hikkaduwa. It is paradise! Can't imagine a nicer way to spend a birthday.Sam Meston, Dubai
I am (unfortunately) back in the cold and miserable U.K. again. I would like to say how much I enjoyed the week at the Tropical Beach House - it was perfect in every way and I hope to return again.Peter Corbett, UK
Good time had by all in Sri Lanka, hope we can do it again sometime soon.John Stanley, New Delhi
We had a wonderful time at your house.Robin Sorflaten, Dubai
Many thanks again for sharing your lovely home with Jim and me. We both hope that we will be able to visit again in the near future.Michael Wakelin, UK
We had a great time and really enjoyed our two weeks. The house itself is lovely (the photos don't do it justice!) and was kept very clean by the friendly staff who were always happy to help. Really recommend having a beachfront BBQ and if you're doing a tour - see World's End!Joanna James and Edward Brown, UK
We had planned to visit Sri Lanka for some time, but the tsunami obviously made us think again. Reassurances from Gavin were enough and we definitely made the right choice. Gavin and team have done wonders in getting the Beach House cleaned up, and now it is as good as new. The beach in front of the house has been completely cleaned and the sea temperature is wonderfully warm. Most of the restaurants and tourist activities had just started up at the beginning of February, and we felt priviledged to be amongst some of the first post-tsunami customers for some of the tours.Hire a scooty-pep whilst you're in and around Hikkaduwa, and make sure you see the rest of the island. We did a six day tour through the hill country, with Lal as our driver, stopping off in Ella, Kandy and Sigiriya. The country is stunning. We had a magical time and very much look forward to a return visit.Simon & Peggy, UK (Post-Tsunami)
Thanks for a fabulous post-tsunami holiday. Everything was fabulous. The guest house is delightful, a really tranquil spot and so well-catered for. Top delights included the canoeing on the lagoon, the veggie restaurant opposite and zooming (well almost) around on the scooter amongst all the local farmers.Thanks for a top time, a genuine welcome, and an inspirational holiday / adventure, amongst a bunch of people that desperately need we tourist types to return. We'll be back!Ian & Jane Baldwin, UK (Post-Tsunami)

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About the owner
Working for an IT company with an office in Colombo brought me to Sri Lanka in the first place - back in September 2000. I was instantly charmed by the people, their culture and the fantastically beautiful natural landscape. Since then, I've split my time between living in Sri Lanka and the UK. As well as being my beautiful home and a fun source of income, the Tropical Beach House complex is my method of re-directing some Western wealth towards my less-well off local friends and so in turn to their family and friends.
Owner score 2110
Calendar updated: 16 days ago
Last logged in: 2 hours ago
Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: April 2005