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Villa #23 sits proudly on a cliff top filled with palm trees, enjoying exceptional elevated south facing ocean views. Enter the gardens from the main gate and meander along a herring bone path through the trees, to emerge at a breath-taking view of the Indian Ocean. The grand front door beckons you forward onto the vast teak planks. The gardens are terraced, and four of the five bedrooms share the top terrace with the sitting room and large veranda, whilst the fifth bedroom is accessed from a lower level terrace.
# 23 is a private house designed as a love letter to a first and long-time love. Built with so much attention to detail, the villa oozes a grandiose romance. An enchanting stone path leads through tropical flora and along a frangipani flanked walkway to villa’s double fronted doors. The clipped lawns, intelligent landscaping and stunning sea views are utterly captivating.
On entering the house, four large arches dominate the high ceiling in the main living room, creating a unique space, separated by antique furniture and comfy sofas. Hanging from the centre of the ceiling is a large iron chandelier adding to the grandeur. Extending out from the main living space towards the Indian Ocean is a veranda, decked with a dining table, wicker furniture and an appealing day bed… the ideal spot to lap up the view.
Situated at the entrance of the villa, two en-suite rooms mirrored in design, hide behind antique doors. One serving as the children’s twin with two single four-poster beds, the other as a guest double with a four-poster queen. The rooms are light and breezy with the wooden galley entrance adding a certain nautical feel.
Above these bedrooms, accessed via a stairway hidden in the wooden panelling, is the mezzanine room complete with Satellite TV, DVD Player and a vast array of books and board games.
On the opposite side to the entrance is a second guest double with windows opening out to the English style garden, running the back length of the house. This room enjoys a double four-poster queen and en-suite, and like all the bedrooms, enjoys air conditioning and overhead fans.
The final bedroom, the master suite, also leads off from this side of the living area and has a four-poster queen bed, surrounded by windows. It includes a day bed, which can be adjusted for small children. A corridor illuminated by an oval window (another nautical touch) with woven stone tiles is lined by long timber floorboards. This intriguing architectural addition leads left to the en-suite and walk in wardrobe. The en-suite also has its unique touches from the villa, including a water cupboard (WC) toilet and separate shower cupboard, both with floor to ceiling white, broken tile mosaic. Twin sinks and a large wooden ladder for a towel rail can also be found. The corridor provides access to the private outdoor garden, complete with bathing pavilion.
The 5th bedroom stretches the length of the house in a unique tunnel shape and houses a double bed as well as sofas. This bedroom, complete with an en-suite, is accessed under the main outdoor steps that lead down to the garden.
Grand white stone steps lead down from the veranda to the terraced garden; and the lush green lawns are framed with bright white walls and shaded by swaying palms. The lower terrace is blessed with a chic infinity pool and views leading over the tree tops out to the ocean. The rectangular pool is surrounded with stone tiles, an outdoor shower and sun loungers at both ends. These gardens are dotted with the Sunset Pavilion, a Meditation Pavilion, and Yoga Pavilion as well as hammocks.
Beside the pool, steps wind down to another garden with a private wooden gate leading to out to the beach.
Chef is capable of western and local dishes and payment is on an ‘ingredients only’ basis + transport.
Overview: This is one of THE most exclusive villas on the island due to its incredible cliff top location. Off the beaten track, well away from the main road and next to a functioning Temple. If you are looking for peace and relaxation, villa # 23 will satisfy. Good staff with experienced chef. Well maintained. Although there is an open pond and an unfenced pool, the house is child friendly.
Things to be aware of: The bedrooms and bathrooms could do with an upgrade to match the view. The guest beds are queen size and the Lower Ground bedroom is a spill over, as this room is normally used as a Library. The sea can be rough out of season. Children need to be supervised in pool/on beach. Beach is small and not good for swimming. The villa is approx. 50 mins from Galle.
The positives: Exclusive and relaxing. Close to the beautiful Mirissa beach, with beach bars and seasonally safe sea and swimming. Good and experienced staff and chef. Owner managed. Two meditation pavilions on cliff top overlooking ocean. Infinity edge lap pool. South facing.
Bedroom 1 – Master Suite: Queen 4 poster bed. Sofa that can be converted to single bed for small child. Timber flooring. Air con and ensuite. Bathtub in outside pavilion.
Bedroom 2 – Guest double: Queen 4 poster bed. Air con and ensuite.
Bedroom 3 – Guest double: Queen 4 poster bed. Air con and ensuite.
Bedroom 4 – Children’s twin: Single twin 4 poster beds. Air con and ensuite.
Bedroom 5 – Guest Double: Lower level accessed from outside of main house. Large room with sleigh bed at one end. Air con and ensuite
Sitting / Dining room: Open plan. High ceiling. Sofa. Dining table. Overhead fans.
TV room: Small room on mezzanine level. Sat TV / DVD.
Terrace: Dining table and wicker arm chairs. Over head fans. Sea views.
Sunrise / sunset / meditation / siesta pavilions: Two private cliff side pavilions with seating.
Swimming pool: Rectangular tiled. Infiniti edge with sun loungers at each end.
Yoga pavilion: Lower garden level with direct access to beach.
Kitchen / staff quarters: Fully equipped modern kitchen and separate staff quarters.
For Bookings during off season, 10 nights or more, and Long term villa rentals in Sri Lanka, Please enquire for Special discounts.
VILLA COMBINED WITH A LUXURY TOUR OF SRI LANKA:
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