Overlooking a golden strip of sand on Sri Lanka’s famed southern coast, Mihiri is a contemporary four-bedroom beach pad, 8km from Galle, with enviable ocean views. Tranquil and private, this exclusive holiday house is fully staffed and features a swimming pool, a big palm-shaded tropical garden, an excellent kitchen, a plush poolside pergola and plenty of cushion-plumped living and dining spots for whiling away hours of the day.
Breezes flow easily though the house as folding doors and wide windows facilitate the cool flow of air. Ceilings soar high above cream terrazzo floors topped with contemporary furniture and exquisite antiques. Lounging comes easy, as there are so many luxurious spots for curling up and zoning out.
Stays at Mihiri Beach House help support the local community since ten percent of rental rates are contributed directly to the local charity Childrens Hope
Lounging and dining spots abound. On the ground floor is an expansive open plan living room with cool terrazzo floors and multiple sets of folding doors onto a sun-drenched pool terrace. Views of the garden and sea unfold generously whilst high louvered windows and ceiling fans keep the interiors breezy and cool. Vibrant modern artwork from Sri Lanka and across Asia adorns the walls.
Pool and garden
Soaking up the sun just footsteps beyond the ground floor of the house is the swimming pool. Pieces of glass artily moulded into the blue cement inject a sense of fun whilst a bronze sculpture of a panther looks on. The shallow entry section suits little paddlers whilst long ledges to either side are designed for lounging.
There’s also a built-in brick BBQ, and a granite C-shaped lounge under a bougainvillea-draped pergola roof. Topped with all-weather cushions, this is a magical place to be at sunset.
The house comes with a wonderful staff team of four (plus friendly dog) to look after you during your stay. Headed by Suranga, our villa manager, they keep the house clean and tidy, maintain the garden and pool, shop for provisions and secure the house.Full time chef will take care of all your culinary requirements. He loves sharing his local recipes, so if you fancy a lesson in Sri Lankan cuisine, he’ll happily show you how it’s done. A trip to the local market to see the range of fresh produce on display is an integral part of the experience and loads of fun! Guests may also self cater, and all provisions are charged at cost.
Mihiri Beach House offers four ensuite bedrooms, named after vibrant tropical hues. Each comes with a handmade four-poster bed dressed in soft cotton linen, built-in storage space, a table and chairs and an ensuite bathroom with a hot water rain shower. Blackout blinds in the bedrooms can be rolled down behind the curtains to enable extra long lie-ins or restful daytime snoozes whilst air conditioning units and ceiling fans keep you cool. Windows open widely onto striking views of the garden and the deep blue ship-topped sea.
The four bedrooms are located in pairs between two floors of the house. Pink, on the first floor, is the largest of the four and furnished with a king-sized bed, whilst Yellow (opposite) is fitted with twin single beds. On the ground floor to the front of the house are Green and Blue, two similar bedrooms with king-sized beds that open directly onto a shared veranda beside the palm-shaded lawn