Tangalle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Ocean’s Edge is all about nature and epic seclusion.

Set within some eight hectares of palm-shaded parkland and, as its name suggests, overlooking a gaping wave-sloshed bay, this fully staffed, four-bedroom villa is a good few kilometers off the main southern coastal highway and still further from the commercial township of Tangalle.

Its situation, close to a couple of bird-filled wetlands, the island’s only marine turtle sanctuary and three of Sri Lanka’s most prominent national parks – Yala, Uda Walawe and Bundala – promises an idyllic base for escapists and nature lovers.

Peace is exactly what the owner of Ocean’s Edge was after in his tireless search for land to build this villa; however what wasn’t immediately obvious to him was that this deserted beach harbored visiting marine turtles who’d come to lay their eggs on the undisturbed sandy shore.

This became a clear indication – if ever one was needed – of his success in finding a location that was genuinely serene.

There’s really nothing quite like this magical turtle phenomenon.

You have to admire the dedication of these gentle giants lumbering onto the moonlit beach and the bravery of their hatchlings bursting from the sand, scuttling towards the surf and becoming uncertainly licked up by the sea.

Ocean’s Edge is a frame for enjoying this tranquillity and these views.

There’s a lovely T-shaped swimming pool, and bedrooms and living rooms spill out onto breezy verandas and balconies that wrap around the villa.

With intimate sitting spots aplenty, a colossal garden and an extensive remote beach to explore, Ocean’s Edge is a refreshing escape from the distractions of the modern world.

A blazing star-filled sky is a testament to the villa’s isolation and this solitude goes all the way to reinvigorate time-starved bonds between families and friends.

Kahandamodera, Tangalle, South Coast, Sri Lanka
9 people (1 queen-bedded master suite, 2 queen-bedded guest rooms, 1 guest room with a queen and a single bed)
Air-conditioned TV lounges on first and ground floors, oceanside veranda with formal dining for 8, furnished hallway lounge, poolside veranda with bench dining for 8
15 x 6 m
Villa manager (offsite), cook, steward, houseboys, gardeners, security
Ayurvedic masseuse on request (additional charge)
Western, Sri Lankan, vegetarian and children’s dishes
Requests accommodated (including special diets)
Landline telephone for local calls and limited free internet access
Satellite TV, DVD player, iPod adaptor, CD player, books and board games
Ocean’s Edge is ideally suited and well equipped for families
Facilities include a safety fence for the pool and a baby cot
The villa is very remote, and the services of a car and driver are advisable if you’d like to explore
Airport transfers and full car hire can be arranged in advance of arrival
Day or half-day car and driver hire can be organized by the villa management team on request (additional cost applies)
Barbecue, back-up generator, safety deposit box
5419 sqm

– Colonially-inspired interiors filled with antiques
– Plethora of living and dining areas perfectly situated to take in the ocean views
– Wide, spacious hallway with built-in sofas
– Deep living veranda at front with 10-seater dining table and rattan chairs
– Covered veranda at back with planters chairs, table with bench seating and ceiling fans
– Elongated, air-conditioned TV lounge with 42-inch satellite TV /DVD player and white sofa.
– Fully equipped kitchen with black granite counters and dark wood cabinets.
– Delightful jade-green swimming pool with timber decking and sunbeds
– 23-acre tropical garden filled with coconut palms, coastal foliage, and an abundance of birds and butterflies
– Quiet, shell scattered beach ideal for walking
MASTER BEDROOM (First floor)
– Generous air-conditioned room with queen-sized four-poster bed draped in soft mosquito netting
– Oriental wardrobes and comfortable sofa
– Arched doorways spilling onto furnished balcony
– Ensuite bathroom with shower
– Entrance is via a small room furnished with a daybed and TV, and with its own bathroom (with tub)
GUEST ROOM 1 (First floor)
– Air-conditioned room furnished with a four-poster queen-sized bed and a four-poster single bed
– Interconnects with the master bedroom
– Oriental wardrobes
– Arched doorways opening onto the rear balcony overlooking the swimming pool and gardens
– Ensuite bathroom comes with twin hot water showers
GUEST ROOM 2 (First floor)
– Air-conditioned room with antique four-poster queen-sized bed
– Views of garden and sea through arched doorways
– Ensuite bathroom with hot water shower.
GUEST ROOM 3 (Ground floor)
– Air-conditioned room with antique four-poster queen-sized bed draped in soft mosquito netting
– Equipped with a single divan that could sleep a child
– Ensuite bathroom with hot water shower
Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
3 km
Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary
12 km
16 km
Mulkirigala Rock Temple
27 km
54 km
Mattala Airport
55 km
67 km
Yala National Park
75 km
98 km
214 km
Bandaranaike Airport
244 km
Ocean’s Edge sits in serene seclusion on the fringe of Kahandamodera village, near Rekawa, 16km east of Tangalle. The access road to the villa winds past paddy fields and small lotus-strewn lakes home to numerous shore birds.
The beach to the front of Ocean’s Edge is often visited by marine turtles and extends to the east across a rocky outcrop towards Kalametiya wetlands and the barren red earth of Ussangoda.
To the west it snakes back towards Tangalle, the closest town, where restaurants, banks, pharmacies and supermarkets can all be found.
Different rates for using
  • 4 bedrooms


$540 $486/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
Planning your Sri Lanka Experience
Depending on the number of guests arriving at once, a variety of vehicle options are available including saloon cars, 4 wheel drives, and people carriers, as well as fixed wing sea planes and helicopters.
Sometimes the simpler things in life provide the greatest pleasure. Guided bike tours through the lush green paddy fields give a glimpse of an often unseen part of Sri Lanka. Marvel at kingfishers and bee-eaters, glimpse the daily rituals of village life or just enjoy the cool breeze of free-wheeling through a magnificent landscape. This has been a longtime top excursion.
There’s nothing better after a long journey than delicious smells coming from the kitchen and a few bottles chilling in the fridge. We will send you the villa menus and work with the best suppliers to produce a fantastic collection of wines and champagnes to complement any palette. Wines need to be paid for in advance of arrival.
An intimate front row seat of the unique Kandyan Dancers – expect back-flips, drums, masks and fire display – all from the comfort of the villa. Most villas have a shrine and guests can benefit from a visit by Monks from a nearby Temple to conduct a blessing for a gentle and moving experience.
From December to April Whales and dolphins, including the mighty Blue Whale, can be seen off the southern coast. Seeing one of the largest animals on earth in one of the most agreeable temperatures is a truly amazing experience. We always recommend a private boat so that guests can swim or snorkel before coming ashore.
Udewalawa and Yala are the big two and offer fantastic game viewing of Leopards, Elephants, Buffalo & Sloth Bears. For birders, SL is a dream destination. Kalametiya and Bandula National Park are a must and some 197 different species of bird will stop here throughout the year.
Setting out from Mirissa harbor to enjoy the sunset from the comfort of a luxury catamaran has been one of our top-rated experiences. For 3 hours embrace the joys of the ocean, sipping a sundowner or snorkeling. This is an unforgettable experience and one your clients will treasure forever.
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