The unique hexagonal architecture of the house. Triple Room

Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 bedrooms

6 beds

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A cozy, delightful beach house is tucked away in the shady groves of the expansive, pristine Nilaveli Beach.

Enjoy the sun, sand & sea at this private space with two triple rooms & several lounging areas - guaranteed to rejuvenate & soothe.

The space

Nilaveli House has a unique retro fusion architecture, designed by its former Australian owner, Mitty Labraun.

Combine this with an ultra stunning location, with the pristine waters and the expansive Nilaveli Beach just steps away from your front verandah - and you get a dream getaway.

Guest access

When booking the entire Nilaveli House, guests will have exclusive use of the entire Beach House (excluding the separate host annex room in the back of the house), including the pantry and lounging spaces. The in-house cook will be available to prepare items off a simple menu.
Staying at Nilaveli House, will give the guests an amazing array of options for a combination of relaxing and exploring, including beach life, sea swimming, Boogie Boarding, Scuba Diving
Snorkelling, Whale and Dolphin Watching.
This property overlooks and is a boat ride away from the famous Pigeon Island Marine Sanctuary, in Nilaveli and is situated near a dive center.

Interaction with guests

Leading up to the guest arrival, the hosts will be available and will promptly reply to any inquiries or clarifications the guests may have.
We are not based at this listing, however can be accessed 24/7 on the phone numbers provided. The property has two staff members, who will take care of you. We may, on occasion, be able to and honored to come to Nilaveli House to meet guests and help them settle in.

Other things to note

There is NO air-conditioning. However, we do have mosquito nets and fans for your comfort.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 12 / night after 4 guests
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
3 single beds
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM

Being right on the beach and no neighbours nearby gives you ample spcae and privacy. however, we urge our guests not to litter the beach and to enjoy the quiet and privacy of this beach hideaway.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Joachim User Profile
January 2017
A stunning Beach House with a wonderfull view, maybe the best location in Sri Lanka, its a basic and simple house, but you don't need anything there!

Louise User Profile
November 2016
We found the turnoff and travelled down a tree lined lane craning for the landmark signs and finally.... yes there was the house, well the back of the house and the we walked around to the front and .... paradise!!! Beautiful beach, tasteful living areas insude, cool chill out areas outside, comfy simple bedrooms,. And wife and howard wow wow thanks for the advice the superb meals and friendly smiling presence. We didnt want to leave nor did our driver haha. THANKS Anushika xxxx
Anushika User Profile
Response from Anushika:
Thank you so so much Lousie for that review. Wije did mention how lovely you guys were - i will pass on your comments and kind thoughts to him
November 2016

James User Profile
October 2016
What an incredible place! Amazing location on a beautiful quiet beach. Howard and Wije were brilliant, catered for our every need. Wije's cooking was the best we've had a lovely range of beautifully cooked fresh food! Would defiantly recommend!! True paradise. Thank you!

Alex User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Karen User Profile
September 2016
While this is a nice beach house in a lovely location, we were particularly concerned about security incidents that involved intrusions into our bedroom at night on two separate occasions. This forced us to sleep with our windows completely shut, making the room extremely hot and our sleep very uncomfortable. We were concerned that the host did not take our concern seriously: they offered to have the caretaker sleep outside the house to deter any further intrusion and arranged for increased naval patrol on the beach during the day (not ideal for nighttime intrusions). Needless to say, we were very disappointed by this response to our concerns. In addition to this, we were unimpressed with the cleanliness of the house: dirty kitchen, smelly fridge, stained towels and linens as well as bugs everywhere (fleas, ants and flies). On the up side, direct access to the beach (as seen on the pictures) and delicious food prepared by the caretaker were enjoyed by all of us. Vijay and Howard (caretakers) were both incredibly kind and helpful with trying to make the house feel safer, planning trips, and organizing transportation. Their presence alone made a difficult situation much more pleasant than it would otherwise have been.

Lucie User Profile
August 2016
What a place!! We had a wonderful time. Here luxury is not in the house it is simple and perfect. The LUXURY lies in the location and the chef !!! The small staff of 2 does wonders. Wije is an amazing cook everyday was different. Our favourite was the fried little leaves and his mushrooms. For the moment the location still feels like the only house on the beach, will see in a few years? Go and take advantage of it, as along as it still exists as is!!! August was perfect for young children no big waves and warm water you could stay in for hours.

Victor User Profile
August 2016
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

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Anushika User Profile

We are every bit a Sri Lankan family ( Me, my husband, Romma and our 3 amazing kids) based predominantly in Colombo - and on occasion (not as often as we would like) make it to our properties in Ahangama and Nilaveli. So for those of you booking Ahangama House or Nilaveli House - please be informed that we are not based at either of these properties - but our respective caretakers will take good care of you.

We love to travel this Island, soaking in the diversity, exploring and winding down. We feel that the most amazing two things about sunny Sri Lanka is the variety of options for any traveller - all packed into this tiny little island, AND of course the Sri Lankan people.

We look forward to being your hosts and invite you to come stay in our home and experience true Sri Lankan hospitality. However, due to our busy work schedule and shuttling back and forth with our kids, we may not always have the opportunity to meet with our guests - but our loyal and warm caretakers will always be around, ready to see to their every need.

For any of you who has a bit of spare time to read a little bit about ourselves - here goes. We have had the good fortune of travelling in many continents. I grew up hopping from country to country accompanying my dad, who served in the Sri Lankan Foreign Service and every time I did, I couldn't wait to come back home and watch through the shutters as our plane landed in the midst of lush green paddy fields and coconut trees, surrounded by pristine teal waters of the Indian Ocean.

My husband, an electrical engineer by training and a leisure traveller/ entrepreneur through experience, chose to come back home to live in Sri Lanka, after studying and working for over 8 years in USA and working extensively in the Asia Pacific Region.

Again, we invite you and welcome you to our Island and to our home!!

Languages: English
Response rate: 75%
Response time: within a few hours
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