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Ocean's Edge by Elite Havens, 4BR, Tangalle

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Ocean's Edge - Front veranda
Ocean's Edge - Pool
Ocean's Edge - Pool and back of house veranda

Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum 
Villa
With spectacular views of Sri Lanka's south coast, the colonial-inspired, two-storey, four-bedroom villa, Ocean's Edge, offers a true taste of exotic seclusion. Comfortably furnished wraparound verandas overlook the huge, tropical, bird-filled garden, beyond which sits a gorgeous swimming pool - the perfect place to cool off in the heat of the day. A fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioned TV Room and open living and dining areas complete the picture. Fully-staffed, Ocean's Edge is a beautifully private villa, perfectly suited for families, groups and nature lovers looking to completely relax and unwind. Opportunities for exploratory walks along the near-deserted beach are endless.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
By booking this property, all guests agree that they have read the house rules and complete listing content. All requests (such as bedding arrangements, room assignments, airport transfers, meal requests, change in number of guests, change in stay dates, check in / check out times, etc) are subject for approval and may incur additional charge. Please note that events and parties are subject to approval and may incur applicable event fees and banjar fees to be paid directly prior to arrival.
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Elite Havens
Hosting since June 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 81%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (10)
olivepopeye
olivepopeye
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This property was very disappointing...
From the look of the photos this property looks amazing but in real life it needs a lot of maintenance and attention. These photos have quite a bit of different furniture to what is there now and its not as nice as this. The pool was quite murky and my kids did not really like swimming in it. The rust around the property was very bad. Attached is a photo of the ceiling fan in the master bedroom. I wish I took more photographs. I felt a bit unsafe sleeping at night even though I saw the security locking the gate to the beach at night and patrolling the gardens. I was struggling with the door bolts to keep all the doors bolted at night but eventually sorted them out. The bathrooms are very dated and the grout is coming out in chunky from the floor. Even the toilet roll holders are rusting. Another problem was the property is very isolated and you can't swim at the beach out the front as it is too dangerous at this time of year (Apparently Dec and Jan are fine) so we drove an hour each way every day to a great gentle surf beach called Hiriketiya. The staff were really lovely though but the food bills seems very expensive for what we had. Overall I think the property needs some love and attention. We went on to stay at another Elite property, Ambassadors House in Galle, and it is so much better. I can't believe they are related. The same style of building but such a better villa experience. I am sorry to be so negative but we were so disappointed here.
Visited October 2018
Written 9 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps538990
Maps538990
Dear olivepopeye, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay at the Ocean's Edge. We're sorry to hear that your experience is not up to our usual standards. As advised in our ongoing email discussion, all your concerns have been brought up to the villa manager and owners, and they are currently discussing further improvements that need to be done. We will continue to keep in touch and update you via email. Once again, thank you for your feedback.
Written 22 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

warren c
warren c
Sheffield, United Kingdom57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not exactly Elite!
Considering this property is only about 14 years old, it is not wearing well and a lot of simple things need doing to bring it up to an elite standard. Dirty tiles, some with green algae on around pool. Dirty large pots outside with half dead woody shrubs in them. Doors and locks that don't work. Brasswork tarnished. Roof tiles almost all broken. Jagged grouting on pool floor causing cut foot. Questionable hygiene factors in kitchen, several of us had upset stomachs. Staff were all attentive and helpful but we thought the chef had very limited abilities. Apart from those issues, lovely sandy beach and great weather. Would not book this again
Visited April 2018
Written 17 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps538990
Maps538990
Dear Warren, As per our ongoing email correspondence with you, we would like to sincerely apologize for the issues encountered during your stay. This is definitely not the usual Elite Havens standard that we promise to deliver. Your concerns have been raised with the villa owners, who will take the necessary steps to address the urgent and valid concerns. Again, we thank you for bringing them to our attention, and we hope you'll return next time to see the improvements.
Written 8 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MJackson2001
MJackson2001
Haslemere, United Kingdom5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dr
We very much enjoyed our stay here. It was not quite as isolated as some of the reviews imply. Having said that we were happy to rely completely on the skills of the chef at the villa. If you want to go out and eat, I am not sure what the options are.The food at the villa was great and we were very happy with the staff. They did everything they could to help us, but appeared to be hampered in resolving some maintenance issues because they needed support from the owner’s agent in Colombo. However, we understand they were unable to get a response from him and, despite repeated efforts, we could not get a response from him either. For example,A number of doors could not be fully bolted, a bathroom sink was blocked, not all of the lights and ceiling fan controls were working, it would have been good to have bedside tables with a lamp and some of the towels were a little stained. A pity, when it is such a great location and fundamentally a great holiday villa. If these issues were resolved, I would definitely give this villa a higher rating.
Visited January 2018
Written 3 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps538990
Maps538990
Dear MJackson2001, Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Ocean's Edge. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We would like to apologize again for some of the issues encountered during your stay. Rest assured they have been informed to the owners and steps are being taken to address them. We hope you can stay again next time.
Written 20 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

andreiaf219
andreiaf219
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Days
The house is amazing, the staff is super friendly and helpful, Location is wonderful, super calm, lots of fun! Love it! ;) The food was also great. The house is always open, so expect some insects inside.. beds are protected with nets.
Visited September 2016
Written 18 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

456charles
456charles
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful villa, wonderful staff, great pool, and superb beach
Cant raise the villa and staff highly enough. Very attentive when needed and fixed several trips for us. The villa itself was excellent and a great venue for 4 adults with 5 children.
Visited April 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 19 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps538990
Maps538990
Thank you so much for your praises of Ocean's Edge and villa staff. We are really happy to hear your feedback on our wonderful villa and staff. We look forward to having you back!
Written 21 April 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert S
Robert S
Norfolk, United Kingdom59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise Road
Cannot praise this location enough, the staff excellent, the atmosphere excellent, the holiday excellent. This was an extended holiday to celebrate my wife's birthday with our extended family, seven in all. The property is isolated, to say the least, and our driver had difficulty in finding it, but we were made welcome by the staff right from the start. The staff; always there but never intrusive, the food restaurant standard. We went with Tiki Lanka Tours and our tours to the nearby reserved were pre booked but the same service could have been obtained from the property. A magical time, totally restful, fun and comfortable. Did I speak about the staff?
Visited July 2014 Travelled with family
Written 13 October 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

peshma
peshma
Manilva, Spain7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet & Secluded Location
Large house, which accommodated seven adults on a family holiday. The staff managed by Thamala,were attentive and accommodating. The food prepared by the in-house chef was delicious and portions were more than adequate. The house setting in extensive grounds, was perfect - with direct access to the beach ( although we were unable to swim in the sea because of rip tides). The gardeners kept the grounds tidy all day. The pool was lovely, and the pool attendants worked hard at keeping it free from leaves from the overhanging trees - however, the pool tiles were often slippery,& there was a steep slope from the shallow to deep end which had the potential to be dangerous. We enjoyed watching the antics of the monkeys, peacocks, chipmunks and land lizards in the grounds!! On the negative side - we had several power cuts, however the staff sorted out subsequent problems quickly. The main stairs were on a slant, which caused all of us at some stage to slip ( luckily no- one fell). The house is some distance from the main road and isolated. The TV lounge could only seat 3 adults!! The DVD player only played Region 1,4&5 DVD's!! Generally the house is starting to look 'tired' despite only being less than 10 years old. All in all, we had a really good time here, visiting Yala, Bundala, UdaWalawe and Galle during our stay - and a further bonus was seeing turtles laying eggs one night, on a neighbouring beach. Perfect venue for a get away from it all holiday.
Visited July 2014
Written 28 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lee R
Lee R
Melbourne, Australia161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning but isolated Villa
This is a beautiful villa with wonderful staff however it is quite isolated. The beach is right on your doorstep but you can't swim in it due to the rips - which was disappointing. The pool was great luckily for our 3 teenagers. Food was mostly very good, in particular the local Sri Lankan curries and breakfast. The abundant staff made sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive. Having our laundry done was a real bonus for me. If you are looking for an escape this is the villa for you - however if you need the internet & like to eat out each evening I would hesitate to recommend this villa. It is a good 25-30 minute drive into Tangalle.
Visited January 2014
Written 13 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lisa P
Lisa P
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing location..
The villa is in a stunning location, immediately on the beach and completely isolated. Being so out of the way the quality of food delivered by the staff was important as we couldn't simply wander up the beach or road to another restaurant. Having already stayed in two villas in the days beforehand, we had an idea of what the quality should be like. Unfortunately, the food did not live up (or was anywhere near) our expectations. If you are considering traveling to this villa with young children please be aware the tiles in the pool are incredibly sharp. We were 2 families of 4 and each one of us departed with several deep scratches in our hands and knees. Overall the villa was lovely and our stay would have been perfect if the standard of food had been a little better.
Visited October 2013
Written 3 November 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jonathan S
Jonathan S
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Interesting Experience
Stayed here for several days in August. The best bits are the chef, ask for his prawn dish. Staff are very friendly but hang around all day. You don't feel you have the place to yourself until they all leave the villa in the evening. The place is stunning and the sea is awesome. Watch out for the rip tides if you ever try to go in the sea. There's no one around to help should you get in trouble. Pool is very nice. Not much to do outside the villa and you get a lot of hassle from the locals when wandering the towns. Sri Lanka's starting to wake up to tourism, but not quite yet!
Visited August 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 28 September 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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Map
Getting there
Bandaranayake Intl Airport
167.6 km

Mawella Lagoon Airport
28.1 km
Restaurants
All view resort
6.5 km

Upoint - Kalametiya
17 min

Priyamoon Cafe and SeaFood Restaurant
4.2 km

Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place
7.2 km
Attractions
Kalametiya Lagoon Bird Sanctuary & Wetland Park
2.3 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
2 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Kalametiya Bird Watching & Ecotourism
2.2 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
2 kmNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
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.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport/hotel transfers can be arranged subject to additional fees. At least 48 hours notice of complete flight details is required.
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 12 pm
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 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean's Edge by Elite Havens, 4BR, Tangalle

Ocean's Edge by Elite Havens, 4BR, Tangalle is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Ocean's Edge by Elite Havens, 4BR, Tangalle has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Ocean's Edge by Elite Havens, 4BR, Tangalle has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Ocean's Edge by Elite Havens, 4BR, Tangalle must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.

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