The Last House
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
A tranquil and stylish private beach retreat. The Last House is a beautiful building designed by Geoffrey Bawa and situated on one of Sri Lanka's best beaches.
At a Glance
An incredible beach at this property which is calm enough for swimming and far from the madding crowd
Contains some of the final work of famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and it is a must-stay for those who are keen on architecture
Fairly remote without a driver you can feel a little isolated as it is 7km to Tangalle
No air-conditioning but high ceilings and effective fans
No alcohol licence but feel free to bring your own
Great food and great staff will make your stay here special
Visit the turtle sanctuary in nearby Rekawa to witness nocturnal hatching and sea release. A great experience for children.Emma Mark
Take an auto-rickshaw to Tangalle. Its market and harbor offer an interesting insight into local life.Emma Mark
If you are not taking the villa as a whole then go for the Cinnamon Hill Suite. It has beautiful views and oodles of space.Jessica Campbell
Meals are based around the daily catch brought in by the local fishermen of the area.Scarlett Richard
Treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage on the balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean.Scott Dunn team
To start planning your vacation to The Last House
Set on one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful and unspoiled beaches, the aptly named Last House is the last of the properties designed by Geoffrey Bawa. It is a spacious five bedroom house with wonderful open verandas and framed views of the sea.
There is a central courtyard in which there is an emerald green pool and a beautiful dining room, open to the fresh sea breezes. With its incredibly private location and quietly efficient staff, this house is the perfect beach escape.
All the rooms have their own individual personality and the living space is very vibrant and welcoming. Please note there is no air conditioning, but each room has a ceiling fan and enjoy the sea breeze. The Last House provides for a quintessentially seaside vacation combined with a variety of wildlife, cultural and heritage destinations to visit on the south coast.
It can be sold as a whole villa or separate rooms, and is therefore fantastic for both families and couples. Especially as the property is packed full of entertaining equipment and games for everyone to enjoy. You can go cycling, surfing and boarding, or play a little leisurely croquet on the lawn.
The Last House has five bedrooms, consisting of four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and one smaller bedroom. There is a small room available for those that used when the property is booked exclusively and occupied by either small children or a nanny. Cinnamon Hill Suite is on the upper floor overlooking the garden and sea. Alongside it are two twin rooms which have to be booked together as they share a bathroom. Atteriya and Moonamal are both double rooms on the ground floor, separated from the main house, with doors opening to the garden in front and behind. Na is on the ground floor at the rear of the property, it is only one without a sea view but overlooks the courtyard instead.
Children welcome to come and stay at The Last House. However, there are no facilities available for them at the hotel.
The hotel has one restaurant, a large living area in the main building, and a great swimming pool. There is also all sorts of equipment for enjoying the natural surroundings, such as surf boards and bikes. Spa treatments can be provide on demand.
There is all sorts of equipment for enjoying the natural surroundings, such as surf boards and bikes. For the more adventurous types who want to venture out to sea there is a small fishing-boat available for hire to take you fishing or snorkeling around the nearby bays and beaches.
Location & Directions
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
The Last House is five minutes outside Tangalle.
When to go
From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.