Villa 17 | Galle | 6 Bedrooms
Luxury 6 bedroom Villa near Galle beach, featured on Condé Nast Traveler 2016
Ideal for large groups of friends or families looking for a peaceful retreat. Sleeps 14.
(4 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single twin/double)
This luxury villa near Galle beach is a charming six-bedroom villa perched on a hill surrounded by an eight-acre tea estate in a rural village, just 15 minutes inland from the beaches of the south coast and 20 minutes from the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site Galle Fort. The villa is set amidst spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness and the Indian Ocean at a distance. This luxury Villa is decorated with traditional Dutch furniture but has a unique Mediterranean feeling that you can notice especially in the outside terrace, with its colourful windows. The house, which is some 9,000 sq ft in area, has extensive living and dining areas, six double bedrooms, large 53ft overall long x 18ft “l” shaped infinity swimming pool, with comfortable loungers and parasols. There are luxuriant tropical gardens with exotic flowers and fruits and it is set at the top of a hill 800 feet above sea level surrounded by an 8-acre working tea plantation with stunning views to all sides.
The open kitchen and dining area cover 45ft x 27f the kitchen takes up half of this space and has a massive island (7ft x 15ft) with bar stools, the dining pavilion off this is open-sided with a 16 seat dining table with views towards the Indian Ocean. A cosy seating area is furnished around a huge Javanese coffee table with western-style sofas and chairs which takes up one half of the 40ft x 30ft living room.
The other end is partially open to the skies with a large tree growing up through the roof in a rock orchid garden. To one side of the living area, there is a verandah with polished titanium bench sofas, surrounded by a fish pond filled with water lilies which looks out to the jungle over the tea plantation. To the other side, with views towards the sea, there is a terrace with colonial planters chairs and another 3 cane sofas for more relaxing and a perfect sunset view. At the far end, there are steps up to a 15ft x 25ft roof terrace with views to all sides and another ideal spot for sundown drinks and private sun-worshipping.
Leading from the main central living space there are steps down to an air-conditioned 25ft x 15ft tv/study room. This has huge lounging sofas with an extensive library of current DVDs and boxed sets.
CLOSEST BEACH: This property is located an 8-minute tuk-tuk drive to Habaraduwa Beach.
CLOSEST SURFING BEACH: The closest surfing beach is in Unawatuna surf Break or Dalawaella beach (10-15 mins tuk-tuk drive).
CLOSEST SEASONALLY SAFE SWIMMABLE BEACH: 8-minute tuk-tuk drive (Habaraduwa beach).
BEDROOM 1: 18ft x 22ft with a 7 x 6ft bed is air-conditioned has polished titanium beds encompassing bedside tables. There is a day bed moulded into a natural rock with writing desk. En-suite 18ft x 7ft shower room with twin vanitory and loo.
BEDROOM 2: 18ft x 22ft with a 7 x 6ft four-poster bed is furnished with Ceylonese antiques and has en-suite 18ft x 7ft shower room, with double vanitory, loo and a refurbished pre-war steel bathtub
BEDROOM 3: 18ft x 22ft has two adjoining single 4 post beds, well furnished with a comfortable day bed with an en suite shower room, with double vanitory and loo. Open-air shower.
BEDROOM 4: 1 13ft x 17ft is upstairs with a 27 x 9ft balcony overlooking the tea and jungle. There are planters chairs and a free-standing bathtub on the balcony which offers outstanding views especially as the sun rises above the tea and melts the mist off it. Inside the bedroom, there is a 5.5 x 6.5 ft iron-framed 4 post double bed with an en-suite shower, double vanitory and loo.
THE JUNGLE ROOM: 27 x 23ft set in the garden with a verandah. This is a self-contained building which has two polished titanium 6 x 6.5ft double beds with bedside tables, en suite shower room with basin in a vanitory unit room and loo and ensuite massage room. This set-up offers ideal family accommodation.
MASTER SUITE: Down from there is the master suite comprising a huge semi-open-air bathroom with two showers, basins, loos and a moulded stone bath, featuring the natural rocks and flowering shrubs. The “l” shaped air-conditioned master bedroom has a 20ft x 14ft sitting area with sofa, two armchairs and another tv/DVD. The bedroom itself with 7ft x 6.6ft bed has windows to three sides and doors leading out to a verandah and the swimming pool.
The Villa comes with breakfast included and the in-house Chef is capable of western and local dishes. Payment is on an ‘ingredients only’ basis + transport. For more information on how it works, read more about Villa Meal Policies in Sri Lanka.
This Villa is suitable for small events, celebrations and weddings of up to 80 guests. Contact us for more information and rates.
RATES AND INCLUSIONS
Service charges (If a Chef/Cook is included, then this too) and all Taxes included.
Tropical Breakfast Included.
Please send us an email to check rates over Christmas and New Year, or Chinese New Year and Easter.
Prices may change based on the time of your booking, arrival date and length of stay.
Whilst every effort is made to keep rates current, they are subject to change from time to time. If there is a rate change you will be informed before a booking is confirmed.
Confirmed booking rates will not change.
Security deposit: upon arrival at the villa you may be required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit, if applicable, will be returned to you prior to departure less any extra charges or costs for accidental damage to the property.
Usual Check-in after 2.00 pm and Check out – Before 11.00 am
Late check-outs up to 6.00 pm may incur a half day charge, after 6.00 pm a full day may be charged.
Every effort will be made to accommodate other check-in/out times but will depend on availability.