Kotamba and Kahumba each have a large 6ft-wide double bed with mosquito nets and ceiling fans. The living rooms in both have two 6.5ft x 3.5ft sofas that can double up as beds for children or other guests. The sofas come with special-sized sheets. Kumbuk has two bedrooms, one with a large double bed and a twin bedded room as well as a roomy living room. All our sheets are 100% white cotton. All three double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms finished in traditional Sri Lankan polished plaster providing a large shower, loo and basin.
Kahumba’s shower is fully walled and partially open air. It also has a separate guest loo with basin.
The prevailing onshore sea breeze varies in strength but generally provides the hideaways with a cool and airy atmosphere augmented by ceiling fans in all rooms, for which reason the hideaways do not have air-conditioning.
Kotamba and Kahumba are stylish one bedroom beachfront hideaways. Kumbuk is a two bedroom hideaway, just behind Kahumba, connected to beach by its own private short path to the beach (see the map in info). The hideaways are situated on the western end of a crescent-shaped bay called Mawella Beach, which offers two kilometres of sand, sea and tranquility near Tangalle on Sri Lanka's beautiful south coast. Each of the hideaways is named after the trees found in their respective gardens. The hideaways are all situated adjacent to each other across open land belonging to the owners.
The three beach hideaways started off as as simple fishermen’s houses and have been fully renovated and updated by their English owners in a contemporary style using local Sri Lankan finishes. They remain simple and minimal while providing spacious and contemporary living spaces for couples and families alike. Kotamba and Kahumba each have a large double bedroom (with en suite bathroom), and a kitchen opening onto a large living/dining area. Both Kotamba and Kahumba's living rooms have two large sofas which can double up as beds. Kumbuk has a double bedroom and a twin bedded room. The beach hideaways are available to rent individually, as pairs, or all together.
All the hideaways have good-sized grassy gardens with beach access. Kotamba sits on a quarter acre beach front plot while Kahumba is on a slightly smaller beach front plot. Kumbuk is set just behind Kahumba and has the largest garden of the three. All have good shady areas provided by trees. Kotamba has a dining pergola on one side of the house and Kumbuk has a stand-alone dining pergola with a bar area and a fridge. The holiday accommodation is perfect for a romantic break for two or for a quiet family beach holiday.
The hideaways are fully equipped for self-catering with china, glasses and cookware. Each has a large refrigerator, oven, kettle and a separate gas hob. There are no dishwashers or microwaves. Our houseman can set up one of our barbeques for you. We can provide a cook for you as well at no extra expense. The team are happy to shop for you in the local markets and town, sourcing your ingredients at cost. A tick list of essentials is provided to aid ordering.
Kotamba and Kumbuk have their own pergolas for eating outside. Kahumba's trees also provide shade for eating in the garden. We have a central pergola situated midway between Kotamba and Kahumba where our guests can eat together or generally use the shade during the day. If you wanted to rent all three hideaways, then this can be a central dining area for you all.
Alternatively, guests can book and eat at local restaurants at the nearby hotels including the Tangalle Beach Club, 5 star Amanwella, Buckingham Place or at one of the two small beach restaurants on Mawella Beach.