The Beach House Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
24-May-2012

The Beach House is a total retreat from the outside world. Its tranquility is heavenly and it’s an excellent choice for a family who are looking for simple back-to-basics beach living without the distraction of TVs and other mod cons. Artists, writers and anyone with a creative mind or reclusive leanings will, unsurprisingly, find much to adore here, and guests get plenty of pampering from the barely-there staff headed by Dhammika, the shy chief houseboy.

The house has a unique design that suits its environment and embraces both the views and the sea breezes. It’s ridiculously quirky and we loved how Johnson’s eccentric artwork ensured that his presence lives on. The two studio rooms are quite secluded – great for adventurous teens wanting independence from their parents, or a couple looking for a little extra privacy. Do note though that The Blue Room is very small.

Although the Beach House is as characterful, timeless and restful as ever, it is looking a little run down since our first visit. A lick of paint would do it good, weatherworn soft furnishings could be replaced and we noticed that some of the mosquito screens above the windows were clogged with dust. For its price, this is a bit of a letdown – reflected in our revised value score.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:6
Highlights

The villa’s seclusion, its privacy and its calm are definite highlights for anyone wishing to get away from it all. The villa’s rustic charm, artistic ambiance and intimate size are also highlights as are the large swimming pool set to one side of the house and the sand garden overlooking the ocean at the end of the villa grounds.

Surprises

Guests should be prepared for insect visitors (and perhaps the odd frog) in their tropical outdoor bathrooms. Power cuts are possible, although the villa does have a generator that can power a few lights plus bedroom fans through the night if necessary. Since the villa is so secluded and has no TVs, it can get a little dull during bad weather. The best way to counter this is to bring good company, plenty of books (although the villa has a good selection) and your own entertainment! When it’s sunny however, it is glorious.

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7.6 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. The Beach House is a total retreat from the outside world. Its tranquility is heavenly and it’s an excellent choice for a family who are looking for simple back-to-basics beach living without the distraction of TVs and other mod cons. Artists, writers and anyone with a creative mind or reclusive leanings will, unsurprisingly, find much to adore here, and guests get plenty of pampering from the barely-there staff headed by Dhammika, the shy chief houseboy.

The house has a unique design that suits its environment and embraces both the views and the sea breezes. It’s ridiculously quirky and we loved how Johnson’s eccentric artwork ensured that his presence lives on. The two studio rooms are quite secluded – great for adventurous teens wanting independence from their parents, or a couple looking for a little extra privacy. Do note though that The Blue Room is very small.

Although the Beach House is as characterful, timeless and restful as ever, it is looking a little run down since our first visit. A lick of paint would do it good, weatherworn soft furnishings could be replaced and we noticed that some of the mosquito screens above the windows were clogged with dust. For its price, this is a bit of a letdown – reflected in our revised value score.

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