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Villa Tanderra

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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
1 night minimum 
Villa
Located on the secluded and stunning Kalametiya beach this architecturally designed villa is built on an idyllic spit of land nestled between the ocean and lagoon. Built as a holiday home of an expatriate family from Sydney, the name Tanderra meaning ‘a restful place’ is taken from the language of the Indigenous Australians. Embracing the natural beauty and cooling breezes of the Indian Ocean, the Villa offers informal and comfortable open plan living, a place for friends and families to spend their days swimming, exploring, feasting or just relaxing in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka. The Villa is rented out for your exclusive use and is fully staffed including a chef and two general staff. Simply and comfortably decorated with teak and cane furnishing...Located on the secluded and stunning Kalametiya beach this architecturally designed villa is built on an idyllic spit of land nestled between the ocean and lagoon. Built as a holiday home of an expatriate family from Sydney, the name Tanderra meaning ‘a restful place’ is taken from the language of the Indigenous Australians. Embracing the natural beauty and cooling breezes of the Indian Ocean, the Villa offers informal and comfortable open plan living, a place for friends and families to spend their days swimming, exploring, feasting or just relaxing in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka. The Villa is rented out for your exclusive use and is fully staffed including a chef and two general staff. Simply and comfortably decorated with teak and cane furnishings, a forty foot swimming pool, Bose sound system, flat screen TV and WiFi complete the picture.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Smoking in external areas is allowed. Pets are allowed but not on the furniture or the beds.
Bedrooms
4 Kings2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath4 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Neil A
Hosting since November 2019
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 83%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsOn site Villa staff will provide guests with their day to day requirements. The Villa manager is contactable by phone to assist wherever the on-site team cannot.

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Reviews (10)
_joshuacroos
_joshuacroos
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A Weekend Getaway
The serene view of the ocean that this property offers is incomparable. Its situation, nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city makes this a perfect weekend getaway. The rooms were tidy and the food was cooked to our satisfaction. The only drawbacks were the following: Difficulty in accessing the Villa since its Google Maps location was incorrect. Direction/Sign boards to the property must be more prominently displayed, similar to other villas situated in the same area. The WiFi was very slow and patchy. For travellers looking to connect to the internet, this may be a drawback. For those looking to enjoy the experience of a "private beach" and complete privacy this is a location well worth spending a weekend at!
Visited November 2022
Written 14 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pavithra K
Pavithra K
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
a great get away
Although I had seen pictures of the Villa, the experience of actually being there is breathtaking. The Villa has a very calming effect: the breeze, light, ocean, and the sounds of the waves the whole day. We enjoyed our morning walks on the beach, yummy food, and swim. Great place to have quality family time. We forget the rest of the world while there. Chef Dayaratne, Caretaker Dharshana and Sampath were very friendly and helpful. Wish we were able to stay longer. Three of the bedrooms face the ocean and have their own balconies. The family room which faces the front it large. All 4 rooms are spacious. Decor and furnishing is done tastefully. We will definitely love to go there again.
Visited April 2022
Written 11 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa26675642969
Sherpa26675642969
Dear Ms. Pavithra, Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Thank you for your valuable feedback about your stay at Villa Tanderra. Our staff Dharshana, Dayarathna and Sampath always thrives to keep our guests happy. We look forward to welcome you again in the future.
Written 20 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dinali G
Dinali G
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply Amazing
Villa Tanderra is a fairly new beach front property. The rooms are nice and spacious, with clean toilets and the living/ dining area opens to the pool and beach. Breathtaking views throughout the day😍. Ideal for a getaway with friends or family. We spent 2 nights during the easter break and everyone enjoyed. Must say the food was divine. In the house chef Dayaratne accommodated all our request! Both Sri Lankan and western dishes they prepared during our stay was excellent. He made a mean crab curry, which everyone enjoyed. Dharshana and Sampath were attentive and took care of us well. The beach is a private beach (almost) sharing the stretch with about 4 other villas. We managed to find a spot in between the rocks which actually created like a rock pool. All in all we had an amazing time. The children enjoyed too. We will definitely be returning to the property 😃. Keep up the excellent service.
Visited April 2022
Written 18 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa26675642969
Sherpa26675642969
Dear Dinali, Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Thank you for this wonderful review about your experience at Villa Tanderra. Dharshana, Sampath and Dayarathna always thrive to make our guests stay a memorable one. They are delighted to see that their hard work is appreciated. Thanks again and hope to see you to come and stay with us in the future.
Written 19 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dilshani Gurusinghe
Dilshani Gurusinghe
Sri Lanka4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous stay
We had a fabulous two nights stay at Villa Tanderra. Food was very delicious. We wanted a crab curry and it was out of this world. Staff were very friendly and their service was excellent .Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean with a nice pool.We enjoyed the clean private beach .We would definitely recommend this place. Thank you so much. Dilshani and Rohana
Visited April 2022
Written 17 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa26675642969
Sherpa26675642969
Dear Ms. Dilshani, Firstly, thank you for your valuable review about your stay at Villa Tanderra. Our staff are happy to you hear that you enjoyed Villa Tanderra experience. While thanking again, we hope to see you again in the future.
Written 19 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sanjeewa S
Sanjeewa S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sun, beach, nature and yummy food!!!
Ideal place for a relaxing holiday by the beach with family and friends. Clean and tidy bungalow with comfy rooms with beautiful sea views. A massive unspoiled pristine beach at the doorstep. Kids loved the pool. The in-house chef does exceptional food catering to all your needs. If you're into nature or bird watching Kalametiya bird sanctuary is a stone's throw away. Contact Gayan 0777060920 relaxing boat ride along the bird waterways in the sanctuary.
Visited November 2021
Written 21 November 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa26675642969
Sherpa26675642969
Dear sanjeewas2016 Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Firstly, we want to thank you for choosing to stay with us. Dharshana, Sampath and Dhayarathna are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We at Villa Tanderra always thrives to make our guests to feel home away from home. We look forward to host you again. Hajreen Juhara Business Manager
Written 5 December 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maheeka N
Maheeka N
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A True ' Tanderra' ! -
Absolutely lovely place! The name reflects it perfectly. A true resting place! Relaxing and Calm! The villa is extremely well kept ,clean with all required amenities..rooms are spacious as with the lounge/dining area- built to perfection I would say!. The staff is very professional. The chef can cook.up a variety of cuisines. Had an amazing 3 nights ! Surely a place we will return to! Thank you to the staff of Villa Tanderra for making our stay perfect in every manner !.
Visited April 2021
Written 20 April 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa26675642969
Sherpa26675642969
Deara Ms. Maheeka, Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Thank you for your valuable feedback. Staff is happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay. They always work hard to make your stay a memorable one. We look forward for you to come back to stay with us again. Stay safe! Hajreen Business Development Manager.
Written 24 April 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mishthi S
Mishthi S
Colombo, Sri Lanka90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super experience
This is a super location for a family get away and it was perfect for ours! With 5 rooms, 10 of us were very comfortable as they are spacious and extremely clean. The pool to ourselves with fabulous views of the beach was incredible! The food was delicious and the staff was very accommodating. It was a perfect weekend for us and we shall definitely return!
Visited December 2020
Written 6 April 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa26675642969
Sherpa26675642969
Dear Misthi, Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Thank you for your sharing your VillaTanderra experience. As the owner and staff we always thrive to meet the expectation of our guests. A big thank you should go to our staff who works hard so guests appreciate every moment of their stay. Thank you again for your valuable feedback and hope you will visit us again soon. Hajreen Business Manager
Written 7 April 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shiraz H
Shiraz H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Hidden Gem
A beautifully located property situated right on the beach. Lovely place for a family stay for a cozy weekend getaway. The rooms are spacious and well maintained and so is the dining and living areas. The whole place is extremely clean. The pool is an added delight with easy access to the beach which is breathtaking. Delicious food and very good service by the staff who are always ready to oblige. A hidden gem indeed!! H
Visited December 2020
Written 3 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream43906542365
Daydream43906542365
Dear Mr. Hamid, Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Thank you for appreciating your stay at Villa Tanderra. We always thrive to provide a home away from experience when guests stay with us. Villa Tanderra is ideal for short and long term stays in complete privacy and enjoy stunning indian ocean. We are hoping to see you again in the future. Stay safe Hajreen Business Manager.
Written 12 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shiang W
Shiang W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Place to Relax
Wonder villa with a breathtaking view of the beach. Villa faces a private and a clean beach. Wonder place for family outing. Chef dishes you up with some great food. Staff is really helpful and decent. Recommend you take rations and get your meals cooked by the chef. Clean and spacious rooms. Wonder place to relax and have fun time with family.
Visited February 2021
Written 3 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream43906542365
Daydream43906542365
Dear Mr. Shiang, Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Firstly, want to thank you for your valuable review about your experience at Villa Tanderra. Dharshana, Sampath and chef Dayarathna are delighted to know that you have enjoyed the stay. This is a great encouragement to the staff and Villa Tanderra. Whilst I thank you again for chosing to stay at Villa Tanderra, hope we can see you again. Best wishes from the staff at Villa Tanderra. Stay Safe. Hajreen Business Manager
Written 12 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yumna H
Yumna H
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
COMFORTABLE FOR A FAMILY VISIT
The villa was extremely comfortable and gave the family vibe to be in. The view was amazing and the quick access to the beach is the best way for the whole family to relax.The rooms are large and super comfortable. Clean and maintained and pieces of beautiful photography is classic. Has a large space and open area and beautiful balcony view,specially with the pool furniture.The food is also good. Staff at hand ready to help.Very homely place for a vacation.
Visited November 2019
Written 4 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daydream43906542365
Daydream43906542365
Dear Ms. Yumna, Greetings from Villa Tanderra! Sorry for reaching out to you after an year. You have been the first person to write a reveiw on Tripadvisor about your experience at Villa Tanderra. Even during the current pandmic we have managed to maintain the standards you experienced with us. Thank you again and we do hope you will visit us in the future. Stay Safe Hajreen Business Manager.
Written 12 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill

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Map
Getting there
Bandaranayake Intl Airport
168.5 km

Mawella Lagoon Airport
30.1 km
Restaurants
Upoint - Kalametiya
9 min

Priyamoon Cafe and SeaFood Restaurant
6.2 km

Kingfisher Seafood Restaurant
7.2 km

Sunshine Cafe & Relax Cabanas
6.4 km
Attractions
Kalametiya Lagoon Bird Sanctuary & Wetland Park
5 minNature & Wildlife Areas

Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
6 minNature & Wildlife Areas

Kalametiya Bird Watching & Ecotourism
10 minNature & Wildlife Areas

Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
6 minNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
The Tangalle region is a popular destination with travellers. The town of Hungama offer travellers desolate beaches and authentic village life. While still being a 30min drive from the tourist hub of Tangalle.
Getting around
Public transport is available through local tuk tuks and buses for independent travellers. Your own transport will make things much easier.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Travel to the site is best by private vehicle. The villa can provide transfers at additional cost.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 11 am
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 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Tanderra

Villa Tanderra is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Villa Tanderra has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Villa Tanderra has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Villa Tanderra must last at least one night. See all property details.

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