Welcome to Whispering House, a secluded paradise hideaway off the beaten track near Tangalle.


The Beach

Whispering House is a wonderful Old Dutch Style Colonial Bungalow, set in secluded landscaped gardens, moments away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the area with a superb private swimming pool with guest sun loungers. The house opened for guests in 2013 and Upal is eager to make new guests welcome. The main house has two double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms with each bedroom leading out on to covered terraces. There is also a separate guest pool bungalow, set just far enough away, but close enough to hire if you need three double rooms, which also has en-suite facilities and an alfresco dining terrace. The main feature of the house is a large 60 ft terrace, and acts like a outdoor reception and dining room with overhead ceiling fans, overlooking the pool. There is also a huge reception room, with an open plan kitchen inside, so your holiday is very much geared up to open plan living with friends and family. Dinners can be catered for and all meals are served on your own terrace, or on the main veranda should you take the whole house.

The Pool

The Pool

Scattered around the house and pool bungalow are wonderful antiques and all rooms have wonderful shuttered doors, opening on to terraces and there is a certain faded glory to the whole environment, which kind of reminds you of the old colonial days. The house is designed in the traditional way, so that the sea breeze constantly flows through, making it delightfully cool, even on the hottest days, with the distant crashing of the waves, just audible. The setting is divine, surrounded by lush tropical planned gardens, plants, palm trees and flowers, which attract a multitude of wildlife including birds of paradise through to monkeys, which generally visit daily and glorious peacocks strutting their stuff and yes creepy crawlies, most of them harmless but remember this is a tropical island, so always remember to shake your shoes out! The garden at the same time offers lovely shade and privacy, with no main roads or ugly vistas anywhere and is surrounded by a high wall, but security is not an issue, either in the area or at the house. Madu the night watchman is there just as an extra comforting measure and during the day Sammy the Gardner is busy sweeping away. Additional Staff can be arranged at extra cost so if you want a full time cook or excellent nanny service is available, ask Upul to arrange this. Please bear in mind that tips form a major part of their salary and should be paid directly to them. The rooms can be hired individually or the house and pool bungalow can be hired as a whole on a bed and breakfast basis (if it’s total privacy you want then take the whole place)  Which ever option you choose, Upal will make your stay a holiday not to forget.  Upal is the Manager and he and his wife can organize anything from, laundry, private tours, airport transit, moped hire, tuk tuk collection,  beverages, (alcoholic or not) right down to a traditional home cooked dinner for you, be it a delicious fish BBQ or a traditional Sri Lankan Rice and Curry with all the trimmings. All arrangements are flexible and designed to make your stay as easy as possible. Please let him know in advance what you would like arranged beforehand. Privacy is the key to the house, no staff live on site (apart from the night and day watchmen in the gate house) yet are only a moment away should you need them.


Within a four minute stroll / 150 meters you are on one of the most beautiful palm fringed beaches to relax and swim in the safest seas in the area, Goyambokka Beach with its gently sloping golden white sand and crystal clear waters and fascinating rock pools either side for the children. Along the approach road are a couple of restaurants serving good home cooked food and on the beach are numerous beach bars, which are good for lunch.

Wifi is available at the property and ask if it’s not switched on and for the password. The property is television free and if you want music, please bring it with you, but consider the other guests. Each bedroom is air conditioned and have ceiling fans with constant hot water. What ever reservation option you choose, the Whispering House is surely is not trying to be something its not. What it offers is a wonderful experience at an reasonable price and if the water doesn’t work for a while or the electricity stops, it won’t be through their doing, its applicable to the area, but it generally works. If its 5 star you want then skip this and go along the beach and pay $380 a night, but I bet you will not have such an amazing experience with such wonderful people.

The beach

The beach and Foxy


Whispering House Room Rates 2017-2018 US$
Room Rate Group Size 2 B&B Basis
Period  Dates Minimum Stay
High Season 10th January-31st March $65 2 nights
Low Season 1st April – 30th June $60 2 nights
Summer 1st July – 31st August $65 2 nights
Mid Season 1st September – 30th November $60 2 nights
High Season 1st December – 14th December $65 2 nights
Peak Season 15th December – 9th January $95 7 nights
Check in by 14.00hrs Check out 11.00hrs
For half board rate add $10.00 per person per night

Long stay discounts are available for off peak season (4 weeks +), just ask but don’t be cheeky! Please ask when making a booking.

The legal stuff and disclaimers: To confirm booking and to guarantee reservation a 30% deposit needs to be paid by bank transfer or Western Union payment 8 weeks prior to requested dates. Another 50% on arrival and the balance plus any accrued costs on depatrure day. Credit cards are not accepted. Please request bank details in advance. We have a strict reservation policy: no deposit no reservation. Bookings can be cancelled 6 weeks in advance for a full refund only.

The management can not be held responsible for any personal injury or loss to you or your guests or any outside factors beyond their control . Use of the pool is at your own risk and children must be monitored at all times by their parents. No smoking in the bedrooms only.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact Upal on 0094 716206200 (text him if no reply) or at the house on 0094 72240442 or email Upal on:


If the phone rings a while, or the email takes a while to reply don’t worry, Upal will get back to you. If you really can’t get though, then contact Stephan on Mobile 00 44 7775 466 298 or email me on

stephandearebilham@live.com or skype: stephan.deare.bilham either way we would love to hear from you and I will track him down.