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Dutch merchant Villa 83, Galle Fort | 5 Bedrooms

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Family Villas, Galle Fort Villas, Inland Villas (Beaches in 10 minutes)
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Villa Description

This Private Villa with a Pool at No. 20, Middle street of Galle fort, Sri Lanka was Built in the 1750s. Just 15 mins from the Surf beaches in Unawatuna.

The Ultimate Luxury Galle Fort villa can accommodate 10 guests in 5 big air-con bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Facilities:  8m outdoor swimming pool,  Free Wi-Fi access, In-room safe, Air-con games room with satellite TV, computer and pool table.

Available on Villa Only basis, with in-house Chef/Cook & Staff Service. Price for Winter 2023/24.

  • Price: POA (Price on Application- From USD 900++ to USD 1,800++ per night. Rates change seasonally; to have an accurate price, please make a request. Prices are also available in British Pounds (£ – GBP ) & (€), subject to exchange rates| Contact us for availability.
  • Minimum nights: High/Peak (Xmas & NY) and 18 Dec – 07 Jan: 7 Nights. 08 Jan – 30 Apr: 5 Nights. 01 May – 17 Dec: 4 nights.
  • Children and Teenagers should always be under the super-vision of adult parent/Guardian (especially near the Pool and beach)
  • Child policy: The layout of the villa makes it unsuitable for children under 10 years old. However, please enquire with the ages of the children.

According to Channa Daswatte, the architect who conducted extensive renovations on the house, this house was built in about 1750 and was most likely a Dutch merchant’s house. The arched front veranda and porch, with the balustrades above, were added by the English in the 1800s. The present owner was adamant that the integrity of the original Dutch house should be preserved. As a result, the rooms are large and airy, with lofty ceilings, original teak windows and shutters, and cool, terrazzo floors.

What’s inside this Ultimate Luxury villa in Galle fort for 2023/24 Season?

pool No 20 middle street

This luxury villa in Galle fort was born out of the owner, Judy Green’s deep interest in Sri Lanka and her love of creating homes that provide the luxury of space and fit perfectly with a tropical lifestyle. These light, comfortable and elegant spaces come with a high level of service, and all villas are fully staffed so that guests can completely relax and enjoy being looked after. All five bedrooms are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, and views over the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Furnished with elegance and style, and offering sublime comfort and luxury, this is the perfect villa to rent, and from where you can explore the beautiful southern coast of Sri Lanka.

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The Villa has been restored to provide spacious living and a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of historic Galle Fort. There are numerous places to sit and relax – the elegant Library or on the verandah overlooking the garden, or the Loggia at the far end of the garden. Alternatively, there is the Games Room with a snooker table and plasma screen, for those who need more entertainment. The house has extensive gardens – probably the largest of any other house in the Fort, and the owners have recently installed a swimming pool and sunbathing deck. The house is looked after by a wonderful team – Janaka, Preethi and Jayanath, who will look after your every wish during your stay. Preethi does the cooking, and she has a good range of western and Sri Lankan dishes.

Villa Gardens

The garden extends the other side of the annex, where there is a pool and terrace with sun loungers, beyond which is the pool house which has one bedroom on the first floor. The choice of peaceful spots to relax in is one of the highlights of the property.

Galle fort luxury villa’s 5 ensuite bedrooms can accommodate 10 guests

THE BEDROOMS

There are five bedrooms – two in the Main House, two in the Annexe, and one in the Stables – all air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms in the Main House and one bedroom in the Annexe have King size double beds, one bedroom in the Annexe has twin beds (which can be made into a double), and the bedroom in the Stables has a Queen size double bed. All rooms have hairdryers and wall safes, and there is wifi throughout the house.

With 3 large reception rooms downstairs, all the bedrooms are upstairs. In the main house, bedrooms 1 & 2 look out over the roofs of the Dutch Fort, in the annex, bedrooms 3 & 4 are interconnecting and ideal for families; while the garden cottage
has one large garden-view bedroom with a queen-size four-poster bed.

Main House Bedrooms

Room 1

(Upstairs)

Teak king-size bed and antique furniture, with views of the 17th century Dutch Church. Calming greys and white colour theme. Large walk-in shower and separate w/c, walk-in dressing room.

 Room 2

(Upstairs)

King-size bed, with a spacious terrace. Lofty ceiling, dressing room and generous-sized bathroom. Offers impressive views of the gables of the Dutch Reform Church and the red-tiled Fort rooftops.

Annexe Bedrooms – a short stroll across the lawn

Room 3

(Upstairs)

This double aspect room has a walk-in shower, enclosed w/c and open plan washbasin. With views over the garden and the pool, interconnects with Bedroom 4. Ideal for young families.

Room 4

(Upstairs)

Comes with twin beds (can be converted to king), an open plan bathroom area and enclosed w/c. Chic, relaxed colour theme. Interconnects with Bedroom 3. Views over the gardens and pool.

Garden Cottage

(Upstairs)

This charming cottage has one bedroom, with a queen-size bed. Double hand basins and an antique wardrobe give the room great character and style. Views of the pool and garden.

Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi | Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans | Hair dryers | In-room safes
  • All rooms have four-poster beds with mosquito nets

MEAL SERVICES & STAFFING

At the villa, you will also enjoy the luxury of personalized service. Whether you need a private dining experience, a guided tour of the city, or assistance with transportation, the staff can arrange this and will endeavour to make your stay comfortable and stress-free.

  • Meals: No meals included only meal service by staff and cook.
  • House Keeping/Maid service: Included
  • Cook/Chef service: Included
  • Villa Manager/Host: Included

Villa Staff: The villa comes with a dedicated team of staff, including a chef, butler and housekeepers, who are on hand to cater to your every need.

  • The villa’s skilled private chef/Cook will happily prepare a range of delicious meals from a suggested menu, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements (you pay only for ingredients & transport for shopping).
  • Your rooms will be made up by the housekeeper/maid, who will also make sure your needs are attended to so that you can relax and enjoy the perfect getaway.

Security: Host in charge

ADDITIONAL SERVICES (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND EXTRA CHARGES)

When you book the villa (with Staff and Chef Service included), we as Sri Lankan local operators – with our concierge team with local insight – will immensely contribute to helping you make the most of your holiday. We are happy to book your extras such as airport transfers from Colombo airport to the villa or arrange childcare. Please contact us for availability.

  • Massage/beauty therapist on request
  • Private Yoga sessions on request
  • Laundry service
  • Baby Sitting/Nannies – baby cot, high chair
  • Airport transfers from Colombo airport

THE FOOD

food

The comfort of this luxury villa in Galle fort is enhanced by the friendly team who manage it. A lot of care has been taken in recruiting staff who really care about the property. The level of service, and the quality of the Western and Sri Lankan food produced by the chef, has meant that many guests return, with some staying for as long as a month.

Guests can discuss their menu preferences directly with the chef/cook and pay for the ingredients (Groceries at cost) and transport for shopping. Read more about the Villa meals policy in Sri Lanka. The Villa comes with a a house cook/chef who is capable of western and local dishes. Payment is on an ingredients-only basis +transport. Children’s menus can be discussed, as well as special requests and dietary requirements. 

Note: If you give the manager/Chef a float at the beginning of your stay, The Chef will shop and present receipts at check out with a balance or request a top-up during the stay if necessary.

Amenities & Facilities

pool Table

Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryers
  • In-room safes
  • Dining area with garden views
  • Large, elegant air-conditioned living room
  • Air-conditioned games room with TV
  •  A full-size snooker table
  • 8m plunge pool
  • Books and DVD library
  • Spacious garden
  • Laundry

FLOOR PLANS – Property Layout/Bedroom configuration

Click on the Floor plan image (to open in a separate tab) and then click to enlarge.

Currently no floor plans available for this property.

REST OR YOGA?

The villa is cool, airy and stylish. A large part of its beauty is in the spaces which unfold as you enter – the original merchant’s house, with two bedrooms upstairs, looks out on one side to a landscaped courtyard garden shaded by a majestic old mango tree. This links to the annexe at the centre of the property – which has two interconnecting bedrooms upstairs while the downstairs loggia is the ideal spot to sit and read, have a siesta or a yoga class. 

mango tree garden

BEACH & LOCATION

The Luxury Galle fort villa on 20 Middle Street, sits on one of the Fort’s quieter thoroughfares. Located behind the Amangalla hotel, with views from the front bedrooms towards the Dutch Reform Church, it is the ideal spot from which to immerse yourself in the daily rhythm of life inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Nearest Beach to Swim: Unawatuna Beach is ideal – 15 mins by tuk-tuk.
  • Nearest town: Galle, 750m or a 3-minute drive
  • Nearest railway station: Galle, 750m or a 3-minute drive
  • Nearest air taxi landing spot: Koggala Air Force Base, 15km or a 30-minute drive
  • Nearest helipad: Galle Cricket Stadium, 500m or a 2-minute drive
  • Distance to the main airport: 160km or a 2 hour 20-minute drive
  • Distance to Colombo: 130km or a 2-hour drive
  • Getting around: Transfers to/from the airport can be arranged

PRICES & AVAILABILITY- Winter 2023/24

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 Guests:

RATES AND INCLUSIONS

Available on Villa Only basis, with in-house Chef/Cook & Staff Service. Price for Winter 2023/24.

  • Price: POA (Price on Application- From USD 900++ to USD 1,800++ per night. Rates change seasonally; to have an accurate price, please make a request. Prices are also available in British Pounds (£ – GBP ) & (€), subject to exchange rates| Contact us for availability.
  • Minimum nights: High/Peak (Xmas & NY) and 18 Dec – 07 Jan: 7 Nights. 08 Jan – 30 Apr: 5 Nights. 01 May – 17 Dec: 4 nights.
  • Children and Teenagers should always be under the super-vision of adult parent/Guardian (especially near the Pool and beach)
  • Child policy: The layout of the villa makes it unsuitable for children under 10 years old. However, please enquire with the ages of the children.

PRICING & SERVICE OPTIONS – Features/Amenities shown are not always free and may have additional costs – Some service types may not be available for your selected dates. Please check at the time of booking for Amenities included on the service option you have selected.

Service charges (If a Chef/Cook is included, then this too) and All Taxes included. The service charge will be added to other services at the villas.  Please send us an email to check rates over Christmas and New Year, or Chinese New Year and Easter.

  • Rates are on a Villa only basis (Chef and Staff service included, however meals and drinks will be charged on top).
  • Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Supplements: will be added during the peak seasons.

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 or as agreed less any extra charges or costs for accidental damage to the property.

Check-in/out

  • Usual Check-in after 2.30 pm and Check out – Before 10.30 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 this will depend on availability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We strongly advise that every client take out suitable holiday insurance for the duration of their stay, including cancellation insurance to limit your cancellation risk.

  • Children and Teenagers should always be under the super-vision of adult parent/Guardian (especially near the Pool and beach)
  • For all other Booking conditions please read our rental Terms and Conditions.

REVIEWS

“An oasis in the heart of Galle Fort” – Date of stay: April 2019

“We had a too short stay in this magnificent villa in the heart of Galle Fort. We were warmly welcomed by the villa’s attentive staff with chilled towels and cool drinks. We were deeply impressed by the quality of the villa’s interior design and furnishings. The indoor and outdoor living spaces were elegant and comfortable, as were the bedrooms and modern bathrooms. We enjoyed a magnificent dinner prepared by the villa’s very capable chef and a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast featuring our favourite hoppers. The villa is ideally located for exploring Galle Fort and all it has to offer.”

“Beautiful Sri Lanka” – Date of stay: April 2019

“We had a group of 8 people and we only had 2 days in Galle and all the details of our stay from booking, planning activities, and meals were very well thought out and organized for us. The property was stunning and so much detail and care. The staff were incredibly helpful and always there with a smile 🙂 Will be back again for sure.”

Rates per night
Price per night: From $ 900 to US$ 1800++
Minimum no of nights: 2
Property Address
Address: Galle fort
County: Sri Lanka
Country: Sri Lanka
Villa Details
Property ID: 2980
Rooms: 0
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Check-in Hour: 2pm
Check-Out Hour: 11am
Optional Services: transport from and to the airport
Outdoor Facilities: pool, garden
Cancellation: Please read Terms and Conditions
Villa Features
AMENITIES
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fan
Essentials
DINING
Dining Table
FACILITIES
Family/Kid Friendly
Fully Staffed
Gardener/General Maintenance
Other Features
Housekeeping
In-House Chef/Cook
Internet
Kitchen
Laundry (extra cost)
Mobile Telephone coverage
Mosquito net
Safe
Smoking Allowed (outdoor)
Spa & Ayurveda (extra cost)
Sun Beds
Swimming Pool
TV
Watcher/Security
Wireless Internet
Yoga Lesson (extra cost)
Terms and Conditions
Smoking Allowed
Pets Allowed
Party Allowed
Children Allowed

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