Walatta House

10/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

3 3 6



per night

Latest reviews

Average rating of 10/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

Stayed: August 2018

Amazing stay

The setting above the beach is idyllic and the architecture of the house is distinctive. The house is comfortable (even better than the photos) and the pool is lovely. Everyone at the villa is very kind - we experienced Sri Lankan hospitality at its best. Madura the chef is amazing. The variety of his curries is endless. We also had the freshest of seafood - squid, whole jack fish, mahi mahi, lobsters etc Madura takes great pride in his vegetable garden and we learn how to make bread with him. His western cooking is also delicious (try seafood pasta). With the lovely service at the villa, we just relaxed and didn't go our at all during our 4 night stay. The beach is pristine and it is accessible from the garden. You can see monkeys playing in the trees. Though we cannot swim during this season, the walks are most enjoyable. Sri Lanka takes good care of its environment; we do not find plastic everywhere as one might in Bali or Phuket. Hope it stays that way. What makes our stay so memorable is Wally the dog - we miss her already! She is such good company and so well behaved (never begs for food). We love the way she plays like a puppy and then walk off purposefully to do her rounds. Do not hesitate to book this villa and remember to take Wally for beach walks. She loves it! We would definitely want to be back. The booking process with Eden Villas is very smooth and everyone there is very helpful.
Stayed: August 2018

Stayed: July 2018

Quite simply stunning and unmissable!

From the moment you walk down the steps into the hillside home, you are enchanted by the architecture and surrounds, with three stunning bedrooms surrounding an open area for lounging by the ample pool. And then the food starts.... Madura, the chef, previously worked as a chef at Nobu in Dubai and in the Maldives. His cooking is exquisite, but more importantly, nothing is too much trouble, even catering for this westerner's tricky dietary requirements. The other staff need no lessons in hospitality either, including Wally the loveable ex-Police dog, who enjoys nothing more than snuggling up to you are playing on the lush lawns. Our group of four had the house to ourselves, as is the usual deal, and while we only stayed three days, we agreed that it was the best part of our trip to Sri Lanka. It is a must!
Stayed: July 2018

Stayed: December 2017

Heaven on earth

Possibly the most perfect setting for Christmas in the sun! The house is amazing, the staff are excellent, food amazing whilst being situated in a beautiful setting just above a stunning beach. Highly recommended!!!!!!
Stayed: December 2017

Stayed: January 2018

Blissful from start to finish!

The Walatta House is a very special place. Its garden leads straight onto a great little beach, the house is gorgeous and almost entirely outdoor except for the bedrooms meaning you are in and surrounded by nature the whole time and the staff are exceptional. I booked some time ago and was very worried about one terrible review a while ago... beach access was described as 'beyond dangerous' but we found a steepish slope but no danger at all. We also found that many other points did not match up to our experience. We found the property was kept to an excellent standard and we were waited on hand and foot by Madura and his great team. Meals were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. We did yoga overlooking the sea and enjoyed massages every other day - all organised by the team. We would go back in an instant!
Stayed: January 2018

Stayed: November 2017

Wish I could stay longer...

Amazing villa and its surrounding and very nice, professional team to make your stay so memorable. Unfortunately I could spend only 2 days, but hopefully I return some day... Awesome location, views and sunsets on the nearby beaches. The pool is fantastic...wish I could stay longer...The local team is incredible proffesional and friendly. They think on your individual needs before your arrival - really something that you do not face on other places...I do thank you for unforgettable stay...
Stayed: November 2017


Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Swimming pool

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • Air conditioning
  • King Size bed
  • Twin bed
  • Queen Size bed

Bathroom facilities

  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Computer available
  • Telephone

Dining facilities

  • Gas stove
  • Freezer (standalone)
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Oven
  • Coffee machine
  • Water cooler

Living facilities

  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Air conditioned TV room
  • Surround Sound
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace
  • Sun beds / chairs


The exotic Walatta House is an incredibly stylish but laid-back house located on the south coast of Sri Lanka near Tangalle. The house sits in the middle of a beautiful plot of land and is incredibly private, while being close to all the amenities of Tangalle. It is surrounded by expansive gardens and provides direct access to the beach. The villa is around 3 hours from the airport using the new tollway. Guests can enjoy easy access to activities and attractions such as Wevurukannala Buddha Statue, Dondra temple, Mulkirigala, and Uda Walawe National Park.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

* Rates shown are for 4 adults (+ 2 children)
* Staff
* Electricity, mains water
* Basic cleaning and garden supplies

Rates Exclude

* Taxes & Services
* Telephone costs
* Provisioning costs
* Transportation
* Extra services (nannies, drivers, therapists, tour and event organization)

Cancellation Policy

* For cancellations more than 60 days before the arrival date 80% of the total rental amount, minus a USD 150 administration fee, will be refunded.
* For cancellations and/or amendments 30 - 60 days before the arrival date, 50% of the final booking amount, minus USD 150 in administration fees, will be refunded.
* For cancellations 1 - 29 days before the arrival date and for no -shows, no refund will be made.
* During peak periods, 30 days will be added to all cancellation periods.
* A refund may be offered, if the Villa is re-let for the same duration and at the same rates.
* Any amendments that reduce the total rental amount will be treated as a partial cancellation and may be subject to the cancellation fees stated above.
* Any amendments that involve the booking of another property altogether, will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and the creation of a new one.
* In the unlikely event a villa booking is cancelled by the owner, the owner will attempt to secure a booking in an alternative property of the same standard, at the same rates. If this is not possible, a full refund will be made.

Payment Terms

* Prices quoted are in US Dollars, are listed by the Villa Owners and are subject to change without prior notice. However, once a deposit or payment has been received, the prices will not be amended for the dates of the rental.
* All payments are to be made in US dollars unless an exchange rate for other currencies has been agreed on prior to the payment being made.
* Bookings more than 30 days before the date of arrival will require a 50% deposit to confirm the booking. The full payment must be received 30 days (60 days if peak period) before the date of arrival. No reminder will be sent and failure to pay on time may result in a loss of the booking.
* Bookings made within 30 days of the date (60 days if peak period) of arrival, will require full payment.
* Once the deposit or payment has been received, a final booking confirmation will be sent.
* A security deposit equivalent of one night rent will be payable in US Dollars, in cash, on arrival at the villa. This deposit will be used against any damages or charges incurred during the stay. The difference or full amount will be returned in USD on the day of departure. If the charges cannot be determined at the time of departure, the Owner is entitled to withhold a reasonable estimate from your security deposit and will return any balance as soon as the actual cost has been determined.


An architectural masterpiece with stunning views

Walatta House is an architectural masterpiece that offers a perfect mix of modernism and ethnicity. Partially ‘submerged’ into a hillside, it provides 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean. The open-plan layout and design maximizes the interaction between the indoors and out to create a sense of openness and space. The landscape is used as an integral element in the design with the living room opening onto and offering stunning views across the infinity pool to the ocean, the beaches and beyond. The bedrooms also seem to extend naturally into courtyards to allow for maximum airflow and natural ventilation while the heat-absorbing grass minimizes air-conditioning.

Walatta House has 3 bedrooms all with en-suites and all air-conditioned. Two of the bedrooms have double beds while the third has one twin and is ideal for children sharing. The bathrooms are indoor / outdoor and all bedrooms have French windows with views onto the gardens. The master bedroom has French sliding floor to ceiling windows on three sides and a small terrace overlooking pool. Passing the bedrooms, you enter the open plan and open sided sitting and dining area.

The open sided sitting and dining area of Walatta House is fitted with a teak dining table where you can enjoy meals or just relax. The TV room has a comfortable L-shaped sofa. The fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare your own meals and also the option to have the villa's cook to prepare and pamper you with the choicest dishes. The kitchen and staff house is in a separate building adjacent to the main house. Outdoors, the rectangular infinity pool runs the length of the house while the secluded beaches are just a few metres down the slope. The tropical garden is a tranquil paradise and is ideal to relax and socialize. The villa is staffed with cook, steward, houseboy, gardener and security.