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 kilometres 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 harboured 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 testament to the villa's isolation and this solitude goes all the way to reinvigorate time-starved bonds between families and friends.
- 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
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.
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LAURA D, SRI LANKA