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Beautiful location!! Talalla Bay Beach House.

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
If you are looking for a relaxing Beach holiday and Villa, you can't beat this! Situated on the Southern tip of Sri Lanka, Talalla Bay Beach House is somewhere you will never want to leave! This 5 bedroomed (all ensuite), simple but fantastic house is on one of the most unspoilt beaches you will ever find! Down a few steps from the house and stretching for about 1km, the palm tree lined beach is truly wonderful! Enjoy a moonlit walk along the beach or a delicious juice whilst relaxing in one of our hammocks. Accommodation includes:- 5 Bedrooms, all ensuite (3 doubles & 2 singles) Direct access to the beach. Beautiful unspoilt beach with safe swimming. Daily Housemaid and Excellent Chef. Location: 15 mins from Matara town, 30 mins from Mirissa & 1hr 15 mins from Galle. Approx. 4 hou...If you are looking for a relaxing Beach holiday and Villa, you can't beat this! Situated on the Southern tip of Sri Lanka, Talalla Bay Beach House is somewhere you will never want to leave! This 5 bedroomed (all ensuite), simple but fantastic house is on one of the most unspoilt beaches you will ever find! Down a few steps from the house and stretching for about 1km, the palm tree lined beach is truly wonderful! Enjoy a moonlit walk along the beach or a delicious juice whilst relaxing in one of our hammocks. Accommodation includes:- 5 Bedrooms, all ensuite (3 doubles & 2 singles) Direct access to the beach. Beautiful unspoilt beach with safe swimming. Daily Housemaid and Excellent Chef. Location: 15 mins from Matara town, 30 mins from Mirissa & 1hr 15 mins from Galle. Approx. 4 hours from Yala National park. We also have a House in Galle. Look out for Hempel House!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
No further house rules. Just simply relax!
Bedrooms
3 Doubles3 Singles
Bathrooms
5 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Eduard H
Hosting since April 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsEmma will stop by from time to time to see how you are and will be on call for whatever you need. However Nilmini can answer any queries that you have. Do let the staff know if you want further privacy.

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Reviews (21)
paulmarg
paulmarg
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location and stay
Wow - this place has the most amazing location a few steps up from the beach. We stayed here for 3 nights and we were so well looked after by our hosts. The rooms are simple and comfortable with fantastic views from the rooms and terrace. We really enjoyed breakfast and evening meals every day. The home cooked food was absolutely outstanding with a huge variety of dishes. We absolutely loved it and definitely recommend. Thank you.
Visited November 2019
Written November 24, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kristen L
Kristen L
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Need to stop feeding rats next to dining table
Pros: -location is amazing -rooms are charming -hot water and working shower -good wifi (at least when you are the only user) -clean room -hospitable chef who makes good food Cons: - quite worn bathroom - no AC - security guard meddled in all our business - cat Dealbreaker: ratfeeding, see below Con - the cat: We sat outside waiting for dinner when the household kitten showed up. I like cats, but think its a good idea to keep foreign cats on armslenght distance for sanitary reasons. When I hushed it away, the security guard insisted that there was no need for that. I understand his point of view, but I think its ok to scare a cat off, especially considering that it came back to me every minute or so and the cycle repeated itself. To me this was a nuissance, as I had to keep the cat away and listen to the securityguard telling me it was unnecessary. I guess the less you like cats the bigger the issue. Dealbreaker - the rat: So lovely dinner is served and the cat is fed 2 meters from table, next to gate. We soon notice a rat eating from the cats food and literally jump up standing in the couch we are sitting in. In disbelief I ask if the food is poisunous, maybe he is trying to kill it. The security guard is shocked and makes it clear that feeding the rat is good, "no problem, no problem". Yes, problem. Rats are disgusting, disease-carrying animals. They are never to be fed, and not in any galaxy to be fed next to dining guests. The person listed as the main contact (Emma) was not present at the house so we wrote her telling her about the situation and that we would check out early. She responded: "oh gosh! A rat. I will check with Nilmini but I don't think it was a rat. There is a kitten hanging around the house but no rat and he certainly wouldn't be feeding it." Had two nights booked, checked out after one. Had two nights booked, checked out after one. The owner saw fit to finaly show up, and still charge us for the first night.
Visited March 2019
Written March 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear Kristen. Thankyou for taking time to write a message and feedback. We never have stated that we have AC so i am sorry that you found that a fault. The security men are always wishing to help guests and so we have had no bad reports about them ever but i am sorry that he made you feel uncomfortable. I have just sent you a message to find out what he said to make you feel uncomfortable but just to let you know, i have just called the security guard manager and asked for the security guards to not talk to the guests unless they require help. Regarding the 2 month old kitten and rat.....as we spoke about before...the security guards english is very poor and so i believe he wasn't able to communicate correctly and as a Buddhist he was trying help the kitten whilst also trying to make you feel comfortable. However we are very sorry that you felt upset by the Kitten and the good news is that yesterday we were able to find it a loving, safe home after weeks of trying. We are so terribly terribly sorry about the rat that came to eat the kittens food....what an awful thing to happen. I will be getting the full story from the security guard today. Emma was so shocked to hear this, that at first she thought it was too dark for you to see that it was the kitten so she got to the house as soon as she could to find out exactly and i believe she was replying to your messages straight away. This has never happened before but we will make doubly sure this doesnt happen again. As you know, we of course didnt charge you for Dinner and we made a good discount for your nights stay. Wishing you both well and safe travels. TBBH team
Written March 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

a-fair-deal
a-fair-deal
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant location, brilliant staff!
The property also sells its rooms individually - see booking.com or agoda.com. We booked via the latter and the two of us spent a wonderful 4 nights at Talalla Bay Beach House. What a location! - slightly elevated, and only 15 steps from, the beautiful sandy beach. Nilmini and the rest of the staff here are lovely. We ate here every night and the meals were absolutely delicious (as were the included breakfasts). Rooms are simply furnished and functional, typical of a simple beach house. The terrace outside the room had a lounger, table, hammock and soft seating area. Would have no hesitation in returning.
Visited March 2019
Written March 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear Sir and Madam Oh wow!! Thank you so very much for your beautiful and kind review and taking the time out to write it. I will let the ladies know :) We are so happy that you had a wonderful time and we really hope you can return. Warmest wishes to you both. TBBH team.
Written March 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fyncat
fyncat
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful relaxing spoil in beautiful location
So very glad we have had 5 nights here to wind down- complete spoil - gorgeous location with constant sound of water and waves. So peaceful. Really beautiful staff, - feels like family - so kind, gentle, thoughtful. Sam picked us up at some ungodly hour at the airport - so full of care and integrity. Next time we will just ask him to plan our triparound sri lanka (touronwheels@yahoo.com) - Nilmini is the BEST cook - homemade authentic Sri Lankan food eg prawn curry, pancakes stuffed with cardamom/ginger/cinnamon - wonderful! And happy to teach you how to cook. Thankyou - Cannot wait to return.
Visited August 2017
Written August 30, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear Fyncat. Oh my goodness!! Thankyou so very much!! We are so happy that you had a wonderful time! Yes i adore those pancakes also :) Looking forward to your return trip. Warm wishes to you from all at Talalla Bay Beach House team!
Written September 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FreoCreatures
FreoCreatures
Perth, Australia91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Return to Paradise
You always wonder if returning to a place where you had such a wonderful time previously, is really such a good idea. This is my third, and my husband's second stay at Talalla Bay Beach House and it didn't disappoint. As we walked across the golden sand it was if the House was waiting for us, lying nestled up under the hillside and only steps from the ocean. We were greeted with a hug and kiss from 2nd – in -charge Nilmini and introduced to Jee the new manager. Accommodation is basic but comfortable. A good sized, mosquito netted bed made up with white linen and a Barefoot blanket sits under a central fan. There is no need for air conditioning here – the sea breeze is more than sufficient to keep you cool. Shuttered windows allow the air to circulate and brings in the sound of the sea. Our end room has plenty of space for suitcases and there are bedside drawers and hooks for hanging clothes. The bathroom is more of a wet room with warm water of good pressure. Outside you can stretch out on a chaise lounge or swing in a hammock while relaxing with a cup of tea which Jee and the staff are more than happy to provide. It's the personal service that sets this place apart. Meals are a culinary delight and by far the best in the area. Breakfasts consist of tropical fruit plates, toast, eggs prepared how you like them (loved the spicy Sri Lanka omelette with dahl), buffalo curd and treacle, coconut stuffed pancakes and fresh grilled sardines all washed down with freshly brewed tea or coffee. We didn't eat lunch too often as we were generally too full from breakfast but on the odd occasion coconut roti with spicy sambal went down a treat. Evening meals varied between a curry selection - tuna, prawns, stuffed cuttlefish and a variety of vegetables I've never seen before, plus whole grilled fish and salad. Jee and his team are amazing and they love to see people enjoy the food they have prepared. The internet has been upgraded since our last visit and now works very well. Sunrise is a great time to run/stroll along the beach and the local fisherman encourage you to help them pull in the morning catch. Just watch your hands as those ropes burn! Two totally different style yoga classes are held twice a day at the next door Talalla Retreat. A 1 ½ hour class costs $15US and they are very good. There is a well regarded Ayurvedic centre within walking distance and Jee is able to arrange a tuk tuk for various excursions. Venture out to Dikwella markets and buy something exotic for Jee to cook for your dinner! A sunset drink is a nice thing to do – we recommend the furthest boat restaurant for this. We book directly with Emma and communication is always prompt with a smile. Always great to catch up with her when she drops into the Beach House. Its with some sadness that I write this review. A car is due very soon to whisk us back to Colombo. Talalla Bay Beach House holds a special place in our hearts. We will be back next year!
Visited January 2017
Written January 30, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear FreoCreatures Thankyou so very very much once again for your incredible and lengthy review!! As you know we hugely appreciate and it and even more happy that you keep returning to us!! We cannot wait to hear all your stories from the past year when you come to us again!! Warm wishes to you both!!
Written June 20, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Edel  Q
Edel Q
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Homely Hide Away
I spent a week here on my own. I loved my room upstairs, complete with mozzie net and comfortable bed. I loved coming out onto the balcony in the morning and looking out over the sea. Ranga and the ladies are lovely hosts, who made me feel very welcome but also didn't intrude. Ranga would even bring me a snack when I was sitting up on the balcony reading for hours when the rain was torrential! He also took me along to the food market one morning which was a nice local experience. It's location on the beach was amazing and importantly I felt safe as a solo female traveller. The food was very good and plentiful and Ranga would ask everyday what I'd like for dinner! I liked being able to go to the place next door too for a yoga class or to use the pool (for a fee). My only issue (for me personally) was it's quite isolated so might be an idea to make plans for day trips, etc, just to get out and about. There are usually tuc tucs up the lane outside the place next door for smaller trips around the area. It's a very peaceful place to be, so quiet at times that the monkey's felt safe enough to come down out of the tress and rob from the fruit bowl :)
Visited October 2014 Travelled solo
Written October 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear Edel. Although its been 2 years since you stayed with us we are so grateful and happy that you have taken the time out to write us a lovely review! It's so wonderful to hear that you had a gorgeous time here at Talalla Bay Beach House and we do hope that you can come again in the future. Apologies for the monkeys. They are adorable but a little cheeky when it comes to fruit! :) We now keep the fruit bowl inside the Kitchen. Thankyou once again. Warm regards. TBBH team.
Written October 25, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter William K
Peter William K
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location,caring staff,stylish and relaxing
The beachhouse is unique in its position and feel. It is more of a private villa than a hotel. When we stayed there were more staff than guests. Emma the overseer is wonderful and makes sure you have everything you need and the staff bend over backwards to make sure you are looked after. The venue is chic and stylish, yet very simple so if you want plush and mod cons..not your place. Beach is superb but not a lot to do except relax. Good surf spots within a half hour.
Visited July 2016
Written July 11, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear Peter. Ahh thankyou so very much for your lovely review! We really appreciate it!! It was super to meet you all and we wish you well with your businesses. When you need a break do come and visit us again! Thankyou and best wishes to you.
Written August 20, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FreoCreatures
FreoCreatures
Perth, Australia91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise!
Where do I start in reviewing Talalla Bay Beach House? Firstly, what sets this place apart is the care and attention you receive from Manager/Chef Ranga and his staff. My husband and I, and a girlfriend spent a week at Talalla in early February. Our bags were carried across the sandy beach to a white house nestled under the hillside, and only metres from the water. The Beach House has five rooms only so you feel as if you are staying in a friend’s home. We made friends with the other people staying here, enjoying numerous outings, my birthday celebration and communal meals together. The rooms are very simple – a mosquito netted bed, side tables and a chair. The bathrooms on the ground floor are a little dark and dingy and could do with a freshening makeover. The Spa Ceylon Ginger Shower gel was a nice touch. Rooms are fan cooled and you will fall asleep with the sound of the waves in your ears. Be sure to wake up early and run/walk along the length of Talalla Bay. Yoga devotees perform their Sun Salutations and local fisherman haul in their catch, only too happy for you to join in and give them a hand! Breakfast is served at about 9am by the smiling staff and generally consists of fruit, toast, butter and jam, eggs, tea or coffee. Curd and treacle, pancakes and milk rice with sambal is sometimes on offer. There are a number of lunch options available but the general consensus is to eat at the second of the two boat restaurants located along the beach. The vegetable curry and rice is far from the cheapest we’ve come across in Sri Lanka but it is fresh, shows great variety and the view doesn’t get any better! Ranga is passionate about food and tempting smells emanate from the kitchen from mid morning onwards. Dinner is presented with a flourish and always enjoyed by all. We tended to linger over the communal table until late at night enjoying the companionship of new friends. Ranga is only too happy to suggest local outings and can arrange transport. The poor internet was the only real negative of the stay. It was so frustrating trying to send and receive even a simple email! We enjoyed Talalla so much my husband and I booked another week towards the end of our month long stay in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately my mother-in-law became very ill and my husband flew out to be by her side. I continued on to Talalla – if you have to on you own in Sri Lanka this is the place to be! It felt like coming home – warm, safe and comforting! A special mention and a big thank you must be made to Emma who promptly replied to my emails, arranged all our long distance transport and booked our accommodation at Hempel House in Galle (also a great place to stay!). I thoroughly recommend you book a stay at Talalla Bay Beach House and guarantee you will walk away totally relaxed and ready to re-enter the real world!
Visited February 2016 Travelled with friends
Written March 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear FreoCreatures. Wow!! Thankyou so very much for taking the time to write us a beautiful and lengthy review! It was so wonderful to meet you and hear all your stories of your travels etc! So so happy that you had a gorgeous time here with us. The rooms down stairs have been painted again and we now have an excellent internet connection. As you know we now have a new chef/ house manger who is also an excellent cook and has worked in England and Dubai. He is more than happy to serve you Lunch also! Looking forward to seeing you both again at the beginning of next year!! Warm Regards TBBH team
Written October 25, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Saaluaa
Saaluaa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise on the beach, falling asleep by the sound of the waves and amazing food!
This place is really like a little paradise. The house is literally on the ocean! There are steps from the garden directly down to the sea and from the cute lovely rooms you can hear the sound of the ocean all night long. Even if we stayed only 5 nights, we felt refreshed as if we spent a month! Honestly, we would've wanted to satay for a month:) You can walk on the beautiful quiet bay until the other edge (about half an hour) where you can climb on the rocks and have an amazing view from the top. It's not crowded like other beaches in Merissa and so on, but not totally deserted either. There's a nice little beach bar at 5 minutes walk on the beach, a small shop and 2 boat restaurants. And if you want some more luxury, you can go for a yoga session in the neighbouring Talalla retreat (nice yoga btw:) Not to forget the food and staff! Our cook Ranga is fantastic and every day we had an enormously tast healthy diner and beuatiful breekfast with fresh fruits in the morning by the lovely ladies present. They where so sweet and also arranged a tuc tuc for us. It feels like your staying with family. The house is surrounded by lush gardens and we even had monkeys visiting us:) Be ware that they don't steal your bananas! The bathroom is small but clean; the rooms comfortable and with mosquito net. To recommend for couples or individual travellers who're up for beautiful nature, authenticity and great food!
Visited September 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written November 3, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Dear Saaluaa. Ahh!! thankyou so much for your amazing and lovely review! Apologies for taking time to respond to you. It makes us very happy that you had a wonderful time with us and we sincerely hope that you can come and join us again in the future! :) The cheeky monkeys can no longer steal our bananas as we have moved the fruit bowl to the Kitchen! Its great that you climbed up on the rocks to get a better view! There is also a fab view above the House up the wooden stairs Thankyou once again! Warm regards
Written October 25, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

waddlingbears
waddlingbears
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Keep this a secret!
Everything from making several booking amendments to arranging several trips around the area was handled with patience and efficiency by Emma and Ranga. Our group came from Australia, Canada and South Africa and we felt more at home than I can explain! We had the most fabulous, relaxing, funfilled 10 days in this magical beachhouse. Ranga fed us with skill and passion and was delighted to show us some Sri Lankan cooking secrets. He made no end of transport arrangements for us always with a smile and enthusiasm. Damianti and Nilmini looked after our every need and their smiling faces were a delight. We definitely arrived as guests and left as friends, all of us were in tears saying our goodbyes. I hope this special place never changes, its rustic charm and isolation is its attraction. Being lulled to sleep by the waves on our front step and waking to birds and an early morning swim and Ranga's freshly brewed coffee will remembered for a long time to come.
Visited September 2014 Travelled with family
Written September 29, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture398947
Venture398947
Thankyou so very much for your kind review and compliments. We are so glad that everything went smoothly and that you had an amazing time! Hope you can come to visit us again!
Written October 8, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans

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Map
About the neighbourhood
Talalla is a local, quiet village near the town of Matara and the Bay (where we are situated) has one of the most unspoilt beaches in Southern Sri Lanka.
Getting around
The main train station and bus station of matara is half an hour away and you can easily get there by a local bus near to the house or by tuk tuk. A van or car can also easily be arranged.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
You can get to Talalla via bus or car. We can arrange a car for you and you get a bus from wherever you may be staying before. You can also get a train to Matara and then a tuk to Talalla.. Or a seaplane to Dickwella then a tuk or bus to Talalla

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 12 p.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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