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The Last House

Sri Lanka

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This iconic beach house has been beautifully designed for an idyllic escape in Sri Lanka, boasting direct beach access and within reach of several UNESCO sites.

In brief

  • Iconic seaside escape
  • Fully staffed property
  • Designed by Geoffrey Bawa

About the villa

The last project of  Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, The Last House is a remarkable beachfront villa nestled on Tangalle's coastline. Inside the property, the rooms are the perfect backdrop to a number of antique and contemporary furnishings, art and fabrics. The villa includes five very comfortable and spacious bedrooms. 'Na' is a large double bedroom on the ground floor, overlooking a small lagoon and views over the beach, complete with an en suite. 'Atteriya' is a double room with extraordinary sea views, an en suite and direct access to the front and rear garden. The third ground floor room is 'Moonamal', with stunning sea views, access to the garden and an en suite. Head upstairs to discover the 'Cinnamon Hill' en suite rooms. The twin room is large and spacious, overlooking the sea and garden, with a cast-iron bathtub and twin vanities. The double room has similar views, a cast-iron tub and a balcony overlooking the beach, which is well-suited for private dining upon request. Private dining can also be arranged on the verranda or on the beach for a romantic evening. 

 A stay at The Last House can be as relaxed or active as you like.  Simply relax in a quiet corner of the tropical gardens, stroll or jog Mawella’s two kilometre expanse of sandy beach. Borrow a board for surfing or body boarding in the Indian Ocean. Hire a small fishing-boat for a day of fishing or snorkelling around the nearby bays and beaches. Visit Mulgirigala, a sacred Buddhist site with ancient cave temples and superb panoramic view or the country's most diverse bird sanctuary. Explore Tangalle’s buzzy fish market and harbour, local villages and the wildlife-filled surroundings by bicycle. Play volleyball, badminton or croquet, or challenge the staff to a game of cricket. We also recommended seeking out wildlife on a day safari to Udawalawe or Yala national parks or taking a half-day trip to Mirissa for whale/dolphin watching (seasonal). 

With its unique architecture and location, discreet and attentive team of staff, and excellent chef, this villa is truly the most perfect retreat for an island escape. Early booking essential. 

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Sitting room
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite opening to front and rear garden
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite opening to front and rear garden

First Floor

  • Twin bedroom opening to balcony with bathroom en suite
  • Large, spacious double room with large en-suite bathroom opening to balcony


Children's Facilities

  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • An extra beds can be added to 2 bedrooms

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


  • WiFi
  • Selection of books

Games and Sports

  • Board games
  • Sports equipment for beach volleyball, cricket, football

Keeping Cool

  • Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fully-equipped for use by the staff

Private Pool

  • Pool dimensions: 5m x 12m
  • 1.5m deep (uniform depth)
  • Built in steps
  • Pool towels
  • Open all season

Something Special

  • Bathroom amenities

Villa Essentials

  • Laundry service
  • Mosquito nets on all beds

Service & Staffing


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily Chef service for all meals
  • Linen and towel change as required
  • Local taxes
  • Villa Manager

Additional services ON REQUEST

  • In-villa yoga and wellness treatments
  • All food and beverages and shopping charge
  • Local transport
  • Boat hire for fishing
  • Alcohol

Important Information

Flexible departure day and duration: Minimum stay at Christmas and New Year 5 nights. Please ask for a quotation.

Guests are looked after by the staff, and the villa is not available for self-catering. The kitchen is for staff use only but guests can store drinks, snacks, medication and baby foods in the refrigerator. Special dietary requirements, food allergies, dislikes can be accommodated. Please advise on booking. 

Wine and beers can be ordered for your arrival. Meals are charged at cost with a 10% shopping charge. Menus are available on request.  


The Villa Staff will welcome you on arrival and be available by telephone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 1400 hrs, Departure by 1000hrs.



  • Tangalle 7.3km
  • Surfing at Hiriketiya 18.6km

Places of interest

  • Mulkirigala Caves 20km
  • Mirissa - whale watching 52.8km
  • Galle 79km
  • Udawalawe National Park 88km
  • Bundala Bird Sanctuary 89km
  • Yala National Park 112km


  • Direct access to the beach


  • Colombo Airport 214km
About the area

About Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is one of those places that seems to be on everyone's bucket list, and it sure packs a punch for an island that’s just over a quarter of the size of the UK. From the splendour of roaming wild elephants across the island’s National Parks, to blissful sandy beaches that line the coast, a Sri Lanka holiday has the power to excite a vast range of travellers. Head inland to tiers of lush green tea plantations, trek in the rainforest discovering the rich flora and fauna, or just sit back and enjoy the spectacular view on an epic train journey.

Itching to explore all that Sri Lanka has to offer? On a holiday to Sri Lanka with CV Villas, we can create a bespoke tour listening to your preferences and budget, combining this with your stay at the villa. Please find some examples of bespoke tours and experiences you can enjoy. Just call us to discuss your interests and then we will take care of everything.   

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