The Teak House

9.1/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

2 2 4


USD 303

per night

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Average rating of 9.1/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
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Stayed: January 2012

Nice house, poor customer service by managers

We stayed at the Teak House for three weeks. It is a nice house and the beach is nice too. The brothers that look after the house are really friendly. Unfortunately the memory was negatively tainted by how we were treated by the owners of the house. During our stay a mouse went in to our wardrobe and ruined some quite expensive clothing (apparently this happened to the people that stay in the house before us as well, or so we were told). The owners of the place were very rude to us when it came to handling this issue, starting off with blaming us for the incident and coming with various personal attacks, wanting us to cover this on our insurance etc. In the end, for our own peace of mind, we had to just settle with a very small financial compensation, which didn´t come close to covered the damage caused. So unfortunately, we cannot recommend staying here, even though it is a nice house etc. It is not ok to treat people (that) rudely - especially not paying guests.
Stayed: January 2012
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Stayed: February 2012

What a wonderful retreat

We stayed at the Teak House in February, an ideal place to relax from the rigours of the real world. What a wonderful escape. We arrived by sea plane, which we highly recommend, and were met by RC, who drove us in his tuc tuc to the house, only ten minutes away where we were welcomed by his brother Roshan. The Garden is lovely, an old coconut plantation, filled with indigenous flora, the Teak House is as it says a very comfortable and cosy retreat. I had recently broken my back and am absolutely sure those two weeks of rest, with the sea, sound of the surf, birds, wild life, heat from the sun aided my speedy recovery. Roshan who runs the house is an excellent cook and produces delicious meals from local produce including fresh fish caught on the beach below and of course breakfast of fresh tropical fruit together with buffalo curd , sweetened with palm treacle. What's more the owners were a great help in organising our visit and giving excellent advice as to where to go , what to do and where to eat. There is so much to see in SL that we will certainly be going again.
Stayed: February 2012
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Stayed: August 2012


We had an amazing time at The Teak House for 6 nights. The house is beautiful with everything you need - large bedrooms with comfy beds, tastefully decorated, a spacious and breezy living area, gorgeous garden with hammocks and views to the sea. The beach is a short (2 mins) walk down the lane at the bottom of the garden. It is a lovely sandy beach which is safe to swim in. The waves are great fun and we enjoyed hours of boogie boarding (2 boards at The Teak House). The sea may be quite rough for very young or timid children but our 9 and 7 year old loved it! Roshan and his brother are at the house to look after you and cook fabulous meals. Nicola, the owner, was really helpful when we were planning our trip and even put us in touch with a local driver who we used for our whole stay (we would also recommend Sujith if you need a driver!). All in all we had a fantastic time and I would not hesitate to recommend The Teak House.
Stayed: August 2012
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Stayed: December 2012

Amazing Vacation

My Wife and I stayed in the Teak House for 5 nights in December 2012 and we had the best time ever!!! The House is even prettier than the pictures we saw online. Clean, Spacious and very quiet. It is a 2 mins walk to a beautiful and quiet Beach. Roshan and his brother Ruanne made the experience even better. Roshan cooked amazing dishes to us all week and even made a huge Birthday cake for me... Ruanne took us in his Tuk Tuk to some beautiful places around town, places we would have never found or heard about on our own. We will definitely come back next Year and will recommend this house to our friends. Thank you Teak House Team!!!
Stayed: December 2012

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple

Go to Sri Lanka!

My wife and I stayed two weeks at The Teak House in October 2013. We were advised that it was second monsoon season and that we might encounter a great deal of rain, but the weather was nearly perfect during our visit. Brief afternoon showers fell on some days and we did have about 24 hours of continuous rain soon after we arrived, but otherwise it was sunny and warm. I could retread the same territory already covered so well by previous reviewers – the wonderful location and comfort of The Teak House, the excellent staff, the friendly dogs (Tissa and Seeni), the picturesque beach all to one’s self. But what really fires me up to write this review is a single question. Why aren’t more Americans visiting Sri Lanka? This is an absolutely beautiful country with so much to offer the adventurous traveler. And there could be no better way to experience it than with a long stay at this home that Nicola and Chris have established, and that Roshan so masterfully manages. Any doubts you may have about a stay in Sri Lanka should be washed away by the comfort of knowing that Roshan, and his brother Ruwan, will be your genial hosts, interpreters (when needed), guides and drivers, and shopping companions wherever you venture in and around Tangalle. We basked in their capable care throughout our stay. And during our excursions on foot around the area, Tissa and Seeni were our alert and steady companions. Our only suggestion to Nicola and Chris would be to list a wider range of restaurant choices on their house notes. Our best meals were those cooked by Roshan at home, and we certainly had great meals when we went to the owner suggested restaurants, but we had equally good (and better value) dinners at the locally owned establishments we visited (Cactus Lounge and Prem Restaurant, for example). So Americans, what are you waiting for? If you want to visit a South Asian island with sand, surf, and sun, a country with three thousand years of history and a fascinating culture, a land that has flora and fauna unlike anything in the United States, book your flight and make a reservation to stay at The Teak House.
Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple


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

Bedroom facilities

  • Single bed
  • Double bed
  • Bed Linen and Towels
  • Extra bed

Bathroom facilities

  • En-suite bathroom

Dining facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Fridge
  • Coffee machine
  • Breakfast bar

Living facilities

  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling Fans

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • BBQ / Bar area


The Teak House is located in Tangalle, some 190 km south of Colombo. Moments before the 191km marker on the Galle Road, 7km before Tangalle and directly opposite the gates to Seenimodera temple, take a right turn onto a concrete road on the sea side. At the end of the road on the right hand side, you will find The Teak House.


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Season Dates Bedrooms Daily Rental Minimum Stay
High Season 13 Jan 2019
30 Apr 2019
1 bedroom USD 302 5 nights
High Season 13 Jan 2019
30 Apr 2019
2 bedroom USD 522 5 nights

Rates Include

- 10% Service Charge included.

Rates Exclude

- Laundry per load Rs1,000 including ironing.
- Breakfast and lunch or dinner (including all beverages) will be charged at cost (including transport) and receipts will be provided.
- Extra bed 27.5 USD.
- Each bedroom sleeps, two people. However, single additional beds can be arranged in each bedroom. The size of your party should not exceed 6 people (including children of any age).

Cancellation Policy

- Cancellations notified within 5 weeks of the arrival date will be liable to a further 50% charge of the total booking fee. Cancellations within 2 weeks of arrival or cancellations notified within 7 days of arrival date or no-shows all year round will be liable to 100% charge of booking total.

- We recommend all guests take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen claim.

Payment Terms

A 30% non-refundable deposit is payable when you confirm your booking. Balance payment will be due 60 days before booked arrival date


Welcome to Paradise

From its elevated position overlooking Seenimodera beach, the villa’s vast bedrooms and open plan living benefit from the constant breezes coming from the Indian Ocean below. Hidden from view, the villa, constructed entirely of teak - one of Sri Lanka’s sustainable hardwoods - is relaxed and incredibly comfortable. Lying in one of the six foot, four-poster beds, wreathed in fine white mosquito nets, you can see and hear the constant rhythm of the Indian Ocean.

Planted with an exotic collection of wonderful tropical flora, The Teak House garden has become a haven for a stunning collection of tropical birds. Woodpecker, peacocks, birds of paradise, kingfisher and the busy ‘chit chat’ birds luxuriate in its lush profusion. Sea eagles hover above and, as dusk falls and a dark tropical night descends, fireflies light up the sky.

Completed in September 2014, The Teak House now offers a truly beautiful infinity pool. Swim in the shadow of coconut trees and watch the waves crashing on the beach below. Although it took nearly 10 years to arrive, the new pool is well worth the wait. It is heavenly for those who want to do their laps or simply want to raise an evening cocktail in the cool of the water. Enjoy.

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