Villa 83 | 20 Middle Street, Galle Fort | 5 Bedrooms
Private Villa with a Pool at No. 20, Middle street Galle fort, Sri Lanka.
If you looking for Luxury villas in Galle Fort, there’s probably none to beat this original merchant’s house. The 5 big air-con bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 8m outdoor swimming pool, beach in 10 mins.
PRICES: From US$ 800 to US$ 1,800 per night (Guidance Price only) – 2021/22
- Service Charge & VAT included in the price.
Prices also available in British Pounds (£ – GBP ) & Euros (€) | Check below for seasonal rates or contact us for availability.
Christmas/New year Bookings: Only 3 to 5 nights will be accepted during the peak season
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 US$ 800 to 1,800 a night Ultimate villa in Galle fort?
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.
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.
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 – 10 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
The garden extends the other side of the annexe, 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
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 annexe, 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- Free Wi-Fi | Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
- Ceiling fans | Hair dryers | In-room safes
- All rooms have four-poster beds with mosquito nets
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.
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. Read more about general Villa meal policies in Sri Lanka.
This Villa has a child policy: the layout of the property makes it unsuitable for children under 10 years old. However, please enquire with the ages of the children.
Amenities & Facilities
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
- 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
RATES AND INCLUSIONS
Updated Prices for 2021/22
Please note: RATE on the title listing is ‘FROM’. Please check below for the prices by season and exact dates. If you cannot see the period you are looking for, please contact us.
Christmas/New year Bookings:Only 3 to 5 nights will be accepted during the peak season
Summer: 1 May – 30 June & 1 Sep – 30 Sep
Normal: 1 Jul – 31 Aug & 1 Oct – 31 Oct
High/Peak: 1 Nov – 20 Dec, 7 Jan – 24 Jan & 10 Feb – 30 April
Festive: 21 Dec 2021 – 6 Jan & 25 Jan – 9 Feb
PRICES: From US$ 800 per night to US$ 1,800 (Guidance Price only) – 2021/22 – Price on Application.
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 Guests:
Summer: US$ 800
Normal: US$ 1,000
High/Peak: US$ 1,400
Festive: US$ 1,800
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.
- Base occupancy of the villa is 10 Guests.
- Any type of extra bed is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
- Pets not allowed.
- Service Charge and on all bookings included in the rates
- 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 2.30 pm and Check out – By 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 another check-in/out time but will depend on availability.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Subjected to Villa in Sri Lanka full rental Terms and Conditions.
“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.”