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Talaramba Reef is a place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures in life
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Talaramba Reef is a place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures in life
Each villa has it's own swimming pool
All bedrooms are air conditioned, although often the fan is enough to keep you cool
Mosquito nets are there if you choose to sleep with the doors open and the sea breeze cooling you
Work by local Sri Lankan artists is featured throughout Talaramba Reef
En-suite bathrooms feature open showers, dual basins, and baths for a long soak.
Living rooms are open and airy, with enough comfortable seating for everyone
Exquisite woodwork adorns the villas throughout
The extensive gardens are a particular feature of Talaramba Reef
Spend your days doing nothing but relaxing
Work up an appetite with a stroll along the beach at sunset
Dusk is a particularly tranquil and special time
Dinner is taken on the terrace
Sri Lankan curries are a specialty of the house
Breakfast is fruit, eggs, toast, juice, tea or coffee
Our friendly, attentive team, will take care of every need
Take afternoon tea enjoying the view over the Indian Ocean
Or just relax on the balcony, lulled by the rythm of the waves
Pool towels, bathroom towels, and crisp bed linen are all provided
You'll see the iconic stilt fishermen plying their trade right at the end of our garden
Stunning Mirissa beach is only 2 minutes by tuk tuk
Mirissa is one of Sri Lanka's best surfing spots
Getting here is half the fun. Come by road, train or seaplane
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Overview
Villa -
8 Bedrooms , 10 Bathrooms , Sleeps 24
Mirissa, Southern Province
The lush tropical gardens, the steady sea breeze, and the hypnotic sound of the Indian Ocean rolling onto the reef, make this a very special place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler things in life.
There are two houses at Talaramba Reef: Villa Sulanga (Wind) and Villa Vatura (Water). Intended as informal beach houses where you can kick off your shoes and relax, the wide verandas, open living areas and colonnaded courtyards, blur the boundaries between house and garden, and heighten your awareness of the natural elements around you. The open design allows cooling breezes to waft through the villas, even in the height of summer, and screens can be dropped to keep the elements out if Mother Nature's mood turns grey.
Each villa has four spacious, air conditioned, double bedrooms, with four poster beds, comfortable mattresses, and...
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Listing #HL192497
About the Owner
Andrew C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The villas are fully staffed with manager, houseboys, cooks and security. Breakfast is included and our cooks will happily prepare lunch or dinner at just the cost of the ingredients plus a small service charge of LKR 3,000 per meal. Meal times are below. You will not be able to eat outside of these times as the kitchen will be closed. Breakfast 7.00 am - 10.00 am Lunch 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm Dinner 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the difficult task of trying to find a villa to accommodate our group of 7 families (13 adults, 11 children) from New Zealand and Australia to celebrate their old university friends' 50ths. We live in Sri Lanka and did a lot of scouting...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This was our second time to talaramba in 4 years sometimes when you go back things can be disappointing, But not here,we could go back time and time again Everything once again was perfect The staff are amazing they work very hard to keep you...More

Thank j0mwalker
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I could go on and on about the perfect details of villa and service by villa team. Suffice it to known that I can vouch for every single review they have (and they have many). Andrew is a thorough gentleman for honoring contractual details which...More

Thank Varun G
Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cots:(4)
  • Dining Seats (24)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (8)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(8)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (24)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Meal times are strict. You will not be able to eat outside of these times as the kitchen will be closed. Breakfast 7.00 am - 10.00 am Lunch 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm Dinner 6.00 pm...
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Bathrooms
    2 Showers
    8 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    8 Kings
    8 Twins
    4 Cribs
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
$1,598
Jul 1, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
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2 nights
$1,198
Sep 1, 2018 -
Oct 31, 2018
Default
2 nights
$998
Nov 1, 2018 -
Dec 20, 2018
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2 nights
$1,198
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About the neighborhood
If total relaxation and fine dining is your goal, then you never have to leave Talaramba Reef, but if you're feeling a little energetic, there's plenty to keep you occupied nearby:

Dining
There are numerous beach cafes for a drink or fresh barbequed fish along Mirissa beach, fabulous rice & curry up at Mirissa Hills cinnamon plantation, and if you want to go further afield, glamorous dining at the Galle Fort Hotel and Amangalla in Galle Fort.

Cycling
We have four bikes at the house for energetic types who fancy a spin through the paddies. Once off the main roads, you are embraced by the charm of rural Sri Lankan life, and two wheels provide the right pace at which to experience it.

Surfing
The surfing near Talaramba Reef is fantastic all year round, although good clean break...
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo: 118.7 mi
Railway: Matara: 9.3 mi
From Colombo airport you have the option of road, train or seaplane.

We can arrange transfers from Colombo by van or car. The journey on the coast road takes 3-4 hours, but the new expressway to Galle cuts the time in half.

Far less stressful than dealing with Sri Lankan roads is the coast train, which takes about 4 hours from Colombo to Matara, and then 15 minutes by road to Talaramba.

Or for a real adventure take the Airtaxi seaplane which leaves Colombo for Koggala Lake every morning. Sri Lankan Airlines offer a free transfer from the airport to the Buddhist monastery on the river, which acts as the seaplane terminal/dock. We'll pick you up in Koggala for the 25 minute drive to Talaramba.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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