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Turn back the clock and get a dose of nostalgia at No.39 Galle Fort on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast. Set within the fort walls of a 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site, this three-bedroom heritage townhouse is lovingly restored by its owners, descendents of one of Galle’s original Dutch Burgher families.

The house retains its old world charm, with long, shaded verandahs, pleasant gardens and high, timber vaulted ceilings. The furniture is an elegant mix of antiques and custom-made pieces, adding personality to each room. Though the villa dates back to the 17th century, it underwent extensive renovations in 2008 and boasts of mod cons such as iPod docks, satellite TV and a well-equipped, modern kitchen.

Which brings us to the food. To visit Sri Lanka and not obsess about the food is almost unheard of. No.39 is serviced by warm staff, including a talented cook trained in the art of Auyurvedic cooking. Delicious set meals can be crafted by the cook, customised to your preferences, and served on the long dining table or alfresco in the garden. Dining is a pleasure here, with food not just pleasing the tastebuds but also created for its healing properties according to the ancient science of Ayurveda. Paddock to plate dining, raw food, clean eating and locally-sourced ingredients all come together to create gastronomic experiences that shall leave a lasting impact on you.

This breezy, two-storey terraced house is lavishly spacious; dotted with daybeds, cosy nooks and shady corners. The three bedrooms are all large and cool, with views that range from the garden to the goings-on of Lighthouse Street outside. Mornings can be spent doing yoga or meditation in your tropical garden, while evenings are best reserved for cocktails under the stars.

During the day, step out and explore the many iconic attractions of Galle Fort on foot. The much-photographed lighthouse, crumbling fort walls, hidden cafes and boutique shops are all a short stroll away. While you are bound to enjoy the vibe of this heritage 400-year old fort, you will always find yourself wishing to return to the cosy environs of your private home, a little haven that’s all yours, even if for a few days.


Colombo Airport
150 KM
Unawatuna Beach
6 KM
Weligama Beach (surf schools)
28 KM
Mirissa (whale and dolphin wat
34 KM
Galle Fort
0 KM
Lunuganga Estate
55 KM
Habaraduwa Turtle Hatchery
13 KM
Sinharaja Rainforest
93 KM
Yala National Park
160 KM
Yatagala Temple
5 KM

February 21st, 2020 - February 23rd, 2020

“What a little paradise in the middle of a bustling city!!! We loved our stay here. Wasn't easy with two small kids making sure that they don't damage all the precious property but with good help from Imalka and Anjali we managed it very well. We loved the garden space and the kids spotted little squirrels up on the wall and an iguana came for a visit one morning. Beautiful fresh flowers! We were amazed how quiet is this villa, what a good sleep we had. Breakfast was nice and the guys were so attentive to our needs and favours. We would love to come back one day! Thank you.”

- Gavin M, Qatar

February 17th, 2020 - February 19th, 2020

“We stayed for 2 wonderful evenings. The villa manager and staff were so kind and helpful. The breakfast each day was delicious and beautifully served. The rooms are tasteful and clean. Anyway, such a fantastic experience.”

- Ryan D, United States

February 14th, 2020 - February 17th, 2020

“Top 10 reasons we loved our stay at no.39 Galle Fort - 1. Candle-lit garden at night, 2. Attention to presentation at breakfast; 3. Nice A/C in the rooms and turn down service, 4. Imalka's smile every time we came home, 5. Good coffee, 6. Nice decor-great birds of paradise feature, 7. Infused water in the bedrooms, 8. Anticipation of our needs (ice, fans, beach towels), 9. Sparkling clean 10. Wood apple juice introduction.”

- Laura K, United Arab Emirates

February 1st, 2020 - February 3rd, 2020

“Visiting Galle Fort for the first time was a great experience. We loved the villa No.39 Galle Fort. Thank you for great service! It was a perfect place to start our trip in Sr Lanka!”

- Morten T, Denmark

December 31st, 2019 - January 4th, 2020

“The villa is lovely and well maintained and was the perfect place for a family of 6 + baby. The location of No.39 is fantastic, with easy access to all the Fort restaurants and shops.”

- Purvi H, Switzerland

December 24th, 2019 - December 29th, 2019

“Wonderful place to stay with honest and reliable staff. This is an amazing area to find restaurants and boutiques. Try the beach at Weligama to surf. Happy new Year!”

- Richard M, Singapore

December 8th, 2019 - December 13th, 2019

“Truly memorable experience at No.39 Galle Fort, our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks to Nuwan for looking after us with his outstanding cooking and Gayan for maintaining the villa and teaching us local "shorties". We look forward to visiting again!”

- Nathan M, United Kingdom

November 25th, 2019 - November 29th, 2019

“This was our second time in Galle and we loved staying at No.39 - what a beautiful villa. My son and I had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back. Nuwan and Gayan took care of our delicious breakfasts and a nice first dinner as well as any other help we needed. Mark the property manager is amazing and always made sure that everything was just perfect. Thank you everyone. ”

- Ales S, Canada

November 17th, 2019 - November 20th, 2019

“We had a wonderful stay at this lovely villa - excellent property, great atmosphere, rooms were comfortable and we had great beds for a perfect sleep. Both Nuwan and Gayan were fantastic hosts, taking great care of us and serving us fantastic meals. A huge credit to them for this wonderful stay - they are truly the assets to this property. ”

- Kevin B, Malaysia

November 10th, 2019 - November 11th, 2019

“Beautiful property. Nuwan and Gayan were excellent and the food also very good. We'll definitely be back. ”

- Dipika D, India

October 17th, 2019 - October 19th, 2019

“Thank you for having us. The house was lovely and the two boys were very helpful and they cooked us lovely meals. We hope to be back sometime. ”

- Suriapragasm T, Malaysia

October 5th, 2019 - October 8th, 2019

“The house is a nice surprise and the staff prepared breakfast, dinner and BBQ's. The place is convenient, super clean and cozy. The location is central. We highly recommend for family travel. ”

- Xilu Y, China

September 11th, 2019 - September 16th, 2019

“39 Galle Fort you exceeded our expectations - we loved it. Mark and staff were so welcoming and service was fantastic. Thank you Nuwan for your excellent meals. We will definitely be recommending this beautiful villa as a perfect place to stay in Galle. ”

- Virginia M, Australia

August 18th, 2019 - August 20th, 2019

“We had an amazing time. Really clean place with awesome staff. Lovely town. ”

- Tanmay M, India

July 26th, 2019 - July 27th, 2019

“No.39 has been an amazing way to feel part of Old Galle, it takes us back in time. Thank you. ”

- Alessandra A, Sri Lanka

March 5th, 2019 - March 13th, 2019

“We had a great time having you as our hosts. You made us feel like we are in a 7 star hotel (Dubai style). As we write these words, you are being missed, until our next visit. ”

- Adriana T, United Arab Emirates

February 28th, 2019 - March 3rd, 2019

“Thank you for looking after us so well while we stayed in this beautiful home and explored Galle. We will miss your amazing cooking and kind hospitality. ”

- Meghan S, Australia

February 22nd, 2019 - February 23rd, 2019

“You have a beautiful house we have appreciated and enjoyed our stay . ”

- David C, Sri Lanka

February 19th, 2019 - February 21st, 2019

“The villa brings you a feeling of home. We can chat and play cards in the yard. We also cook Chinese meals on the Lantern Festival. Really a different experience on my journey.”

- Yao Z, China

February 15th, 2019 - February 17th, 2019

“It has been a wonderful experience staying at No.39 Galle Fort. Our families loved the villa very much. Will recommend it to our friends. ”

- Zhouying Y, China

January 16th, 2019 - January 20th, 2019

“No.39 is synonymous with our visit to the Galle Literary Festival. Nuwan and Isuru took great care of us and accommodated our eccentric requests. This house has become our temporary home. We just love it. Good luck for the New Year, may it flourish always. ”

- Sam P, Sri Lanka

January 2nd, 2019 - January 7th, 2019

“Fantastic Stay at No.39 Galle Fort. Thank you for the wonderful service. A great atmosphere at the villa. ”

- Lucille O, Australia

December 30th, 2018 - January 2nd, 2019

“Thank you for a wonderful time and taking such good care of us. I couldn't think of a better place to stay at New Years eve night in the heart of Galle Fort. The house is truly beautiful. Best wishes for 2019!”

- Bianca P, Sri Lanka

December 24th, 2018 - December 30th, 2018

“Had an amazing stay at number 39, beautiful villa. Nuwan is so helpful and makes some great curry. Thanks for everything.”

- Viviane O, United Kingdom

December 17th, 2018 - December 20th, 2018

“Visiting Galle for the first time from New Zealand. This is a beautiful oasis of calm to come back to after the frenzy outside - loved it and would love to come back!”

- Anne-Marie D, New Zealand

December 7th, 2018 - December 14th, 2018

“We Stayed at No.39 Galle Fort from 7-13th Dec 2018 - a family of 3. Our stay was made very pleasant by the wonderful service of the boys Wasantha and Nuwan. We enjoyed our stay a lot.”

- Mullapudi N, India

November 8th, 2018 - November 10th, 2018

“We all love this house. Calm and beautiful. Nuwan and Wasantha have looked after us so well - what an amazing meal. Seafood Kebabs, crab curry, fried rice. Best meal on our trip!! We have been so comfortable and loved every minute in Galle. Many thanks to you both from all of us. ”

- Cherrie G, Sri Lanka

November 2nd, 2018 - November 7th, 2018

“Awesome time #39, such a beautiful villa and brilliantly hosted by Nuwan & Wasantha! Prawns, champagne, lobsters and of course the cricket made this trip extra special - good days everyday! Until next time Sri Lanka! ”

- Adam R, Australia

July 24th, 2018 - July 26th, 2018

“Wonderful stay, service is very good. Heart warming experience, thanks, good job! ”

- Zhiqiang C, China

July 20th, 2018 - July 23rd, 2018

“A fantastic stay at this charming and beautiful villa. The staff were awesome and looked after us so very well. Highly recommended. Big thumbs up. ”

- Chef Joel Miele, Australia

July 3rd, 2018 - July 5th, 2018

“We had a wonderful here at the villa. The staff were so nice and attentive. The villa is gorgeous and the town of Galle Fort is totally charming. Thank you for everything! ”

- Mr Burmoi, India

March 16th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2018

“Amazing! We had a fantastic stay and were so well looked after. We asked for traditional Sri Lankan food and had some delicious meals, the food was incredible and the service was great. We were so well looked after and we are sad to be leaving. Thank you Nuwan and Nishal.”

- Linda W, United Kingdom

March 8th, 2018 - March 12th, 2018

“What absolute luxury! We had a delightful time and were well cared/attended to. Thank you. ”

- Michaella R, Australia

March 5th, 2018 - March 7th, 2018

“What a beautiful, welcoming house. Garden is exquisite, beds are so comfortable, everything beautifully maintained, we enjoyed our stay. ”

- William K, Canada

February 16th, 2018 - February 18th, 2018

“We have spent the most magical two days at No.39 Galle Fort. Wonderful hospitality from the entire team and such a beautiful villa, an oasis tucked away! The food has been excellent, with great Sri Lankan specialties.The staff have been ever so attentive, kind and helpful. We would love to return one day, thank you. ”

- Gabriella and Sophie, United Kingdom

January 24th, 2018 - January 28th, 2018

“We have come to consider No.39 as part of our Galle Literary Festival tradition. Thank you to Nishan and Nuwan for looking after us so well. I 'm sure we'll be back again next year as well.”

- Sam et al, Sri Lanka

January 2nd, 2018 - January 6th, 2018

“Thank you very much for the wonderful stay at No.39. We had a great time.Thanks to your hospitality, the perfect service, delicious food and beautiful house. We hope to be back soon!”

- Christopher, Australia

December 29th, 2017 - January 2nd, 2018

“What a way to finish 2017! Nuwan and Wasantha provided wonderful service and the villa itself is a spectacular sight. Can't imagine a more comfortable way to enjoy Galle, Thank you! Happy New Year!! We had a lovely experience and are looking forward to returning! Thank you!”

- Shelby P, Singapore

December 24th, 2017 - December 29th, 2017

“We had a truly wonderful stay at No. 39 Lighthouse Street, Galle Fort and we are sad to leave. Nuwan and Vasantha were incredibly hospitable and kind and took very good care of us. The home was beautiful and very clean. It was also a fantastic location. Thank you for accommodating us, we home to be back again soon.”

- Ashwin K, United States

December 10th, 2017 - December 14th, 2017

“It was a great pleasure to stay in such a well preserved heritage home right in the center of Galle Fort. The beds were very comfortable and the decor and furniture matched perfectly. The home was spotlessly clean. Wasantha, the housekeeper, did a wonderful job. Our chef, Nuwan, cooked superb meals and presented them superbly. Both the staff cheerfully attended to our needs. The manager Mark was in contact to make sure all was going well. I would recommend No. 39 to anyone who is looking for luxurious accommodation in a fascinating world heritage renown site. ”

- Chris W, Australia

October 2nd, 2017 - October 4th, 2017

“We had some difficulty locating the place but when Nuwan opened the door it was awe to find such a beautiful place complete with small garden and high ceilings. The decor takes us back to the colonial era - it is really a pleasure for the two days we stayed here. The service is also worth mentioning - the staff looked after us in every possible way. The ambience and hospitality - both were great. Many thanks.”

- Rituraj K, India

September 23rd, 2017 - September 30th, 2017

“No.39 Galle Fort is a beautiful villa to relax in and enjoy. The Fort itself is beautifully maintained and the restorations of the old buildings have been done so well. We enjoyed our stay and thank Nuwan for looking after us and preparing our meals. Thank you.”

- Katrina S, Sri Lanka

September 15th, 2017 - September 18th, 2017

“You have made our stay in No.39 Galle Fort an absolute dream! The location and the villa itself is right out of a James Bond novel! It is ravishing and decadent. We will recommend No.39 to all our friends and family who are considering an amazing holiday with lots of hospitality and culture. The food prepared by Dilshan was simply impeccable and he needs to be utilised to his full culinary skill! Nuwan has done a great job keeping the accommodation tidy and running smoothly. We hope to be back soon! ”

- Ji Ung K, Hong Kong

September 1st, 2017 - September 4th, 2017

“Unfortunately we have to leave today from a far too short stay at No.39. It has been fabulous - Galle is beautiful. But the best thing has been No.39. Spacious,relaxing, so lovely and the team looked after us so well. The food was spectacular - starting with curry for lunch on arrival. We had the crab (twice), hoppers for breakfast and the parrot fish last night. I am going to recommend No.39 to everyone and I'm hoping I can come back and enjoy it all again. ”

- Octavia B, Australia

August 2nd, 2017 - August 5th, 2017

“Thank you for a beautiful end to 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. We would love to take Lahiru and Nuwan back with us! The villa was a lovely oasis in Galle Fort. Thank you to Lahiru for our amazing cooking class and for caring for Debbie after her little misadventure.”

- Deborah H, Australia

July 20th, 2017 - July 24th, 2017

“Thanks to Lahiru and Nuwan for their perfect hospitality, fantastic food, attentive housekeeping, and charming care of guests. It was great to stay in such a historic house in the middle of Galle Fort, with the Indian Ocean breaking on the walls. We look forward to returning.”

- Resnick H, United States

February 27th, 2017 - March 1st, 2017

“A wonderful house! So relaxing. Loved waking up with birds and fresh air. Our cook Dilshan is amazing. He does 5 star cooking and has a 5 star attitude. The house is beautifully decorated with furniture carefully picked. Loved it!”

- David D, Canada

February 16th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017

“What a splendid house - so cool and welcoming - better than a hotel. The staff were wonderful providing delicious food - kind and thoughtful - we all enjoyed our stay here in Galle - and hope it stays the same charming town! Thank you - we hope to come again - just for more tips on improving our cooking skills!”

- Martin C, United Kingdom

February 13th, 2017 - February 15th, 2017

“With No.39 these streets are heaven, now home feels so foreign.”

- Hua F, China

January 26th, 2017 - January 28th, 2017

“We LOVED the villa and Galle Fort. To have the place to return to after walking around town is a godsend.Thanks for allowing us to stay. Ajith cooked us a perfect seafood BBQ the first night and it was amazing, he is such a great chef and such a lovely guy. Thank you once again and hopefully, God willing, we will return to this beautiful place again!. Would certainly recommend to our friends.”

- Maggie D, United Kingdom

January 11th, 2017 - January 15th, 2017

“What can I say? The Galle Literary Festival and No.39 and us - the perfect fit. It is the haven we escape to, the nest, the cocoon in the house we love.Thank you for an incredible 4 nights.The two Ajith's held the fort remarkably well considering our hectic schedule. Lahiru who stepped in to relieve a sick Ajith who conjured culinary delights was marvelous.We will be back and wish No.39 all good things in the coming year. Thank you & thank you!”

- Sam Perera, Sri Lanka

December 28th, 2016 - January 2nd, 2017

“Ajith's food was good, he was always pleasant and helpful! Loved the passion fruit juice in the morning. Galle Fort was a pleasant surprise. We all enjoyed the BBQ prepared by the chef! Ajith's curries are better than in any restaurant in Galle. Highly recommend. His BBQ was wonderful. Happy New Year!”

- Edith H, Malaysia

December 20th, 2016 - December 23rd, 2016

“A lovely sanctuary in the midst of Galle Fort. Thanks to the Ajith's (x2!) for their service during our stay. The garden was a lovely bit of green to relax and enjoy. A well appointed home away from home.”

- Alex W, Macau

December 14th, 2016 - December 17th, 2016

“We stayed for 3 nights, and what an amazing place this is, so peaceful and quiet.We ate in two nights and the food that Ajith prepared was just fantastic. Both he and Kumara were very attentive but discrete. The Fort is a great place to shop or just soak up the atmosphere. We ate at Tuk Tuk and would recommend it to others. All in all just great. ”

- Chris M, United Kingdom

November 9th, 2016 - November 11th, 2016

“Thank you for an enjoyable stay at the property. Ajith and Ajith were both courteous and helpful. Any problems were addressed by them. The property is clean, tidy and well maintained. Thanks again!”

- Afrah S, United Kingdom

November 2nd, 2016 - November 4th, 2016

“Had a great stay at the property.It would have been even better if we were more than three people. We will definitely be back in the future. Thanks to the team of Ajits for looking after us being our guide and answering our unending questions.”

- Suraj P, Sri Lanka

October 24th, 2016 - October 26th, 2016

“Such an amazing villa, such an amazing team! We are in love with the Fort,and we have been blown away by the quality of the villas here.The service has been great, good WIFI, attention to detail within the property is second to none, we will be seeing you again! Much thanks from all of the team to Mark & the Ajits.”

- Oshea S, Australia

October 5th, 2016 - October 8th, 2016

“We have loved our stay in Galle and Ajits x2 have looked after us very well. Our son has loved playing with them and they have been very helpful and courteous. They are a credit to the house.”

- Kim B, Singapore

October 3rd, 2016 - October 5th, 2016

“Love the environment and the decoration of the villa. The manager and assistants are all nice and helpful. Everything is perfect. I will come back here again one day and may live here :)”

- Xu Y, China

September 3rd, 2016 - September 6th, 2016

“It was really great and awesome experience staying at no.39 light house. This was home away from home. Everything was well attended and Ajith's cooking was really good. Very hospitable staff and extremely neat. We would love to come here again.”

- Nitin T, India

July 4th, 2016 - July 6th, 2016

“Fantastic villa and fantastic two nights stay. Thank you to both Ajith's for their service. ”

- David C, Singapore

March 26th, 2016 - March 29th, 2016

“What a fabulous beginning to our Sri Lanka journey! Ajith is a fantastic cook who spoiled us with one delight after another.Together with the other Ajith they make an incredible team. The villa is beautiful and beautifully kept - credit to the owner, the wonderful caretaker Mark, and the villa team. A kind, gentle baby sitter, Pushpa, was the perfect addition to the team, who allowed us to have a truly relaxing experience. We will be back for longer!”

- Mehvesh M, Hong Kong

March 23rd, 2016 - March 26th, 2016

“Wonderful house, fabulous team. Both Ajith & Ajith were brilliant hosts. Food was great, we would highly recommend fish curry. Amazing service! Will definitely come back again!”

- Rosa P, United Kingdom

March 3rd, 2016 - March 5th, 2016

“Thank you so much for a great relaxing stay! Everything about the villa is divine and we feel very at home. Ajith makes delicious food and has taken excellent care of all our needs, always with that gorgeous smile! Thank you again and we hope to see you again in the future!”

- Kate G, Australia

February 27th, 2016 - March 1st, 2016

“We had a wonderful break in this house. It has a great serene vibe.Thank you for a terrific 3 days. The staff is extremely helpful and efficient.”

- Yasmeen A, United Arab Emirates

February 21st, 2016 - February 26th, 2016

“Wonderful trip to Sri Lanka. The accommodations were very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the curry and rice dinner and setting on the veranda in the evening. The staff were welcoming and very helpful.They were knowledgeable of where to go and what to do in Galle. A great way to end our trip to Sri Lanka! We will recommend to others the villa. Thanks for assisting with our trip to Galle.”

- Camilla H, United States

January 13th, 2016 - January 17th, 2016

“We are back at No.39 after a hiatus of 3 years and it's like coming home. We spent a wonderful 4 nights. Ajith's cooking was excellent and exactly what we needed during the hectic schedule of the Galle Literary Festival! We hope to come back each year. Thank you for sharing this wonderful space. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Galle!”

- Sam P, Sri Lanka

January 9th, 2016 - January 11th, 2016

“A lovely stay at 39 Galle Fort Villa, which is located conveniently in the middle of the Galle Fort but still afford a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The rooms and other amenities were comfortable, the BBQ was super and the two ajith's looked after us very well. Thank you for an enjoyable stay, we look forward to coming back and will recommended it to others.”

- Bhudeni W, Sri Lanka

January 3rd, 2016 - January 7th, 2016

“From walking through the door on our first day we were taken aback by the welcoming atmosphere and the delightfull staff. Mark and the team attended to our every need and there was nothing left wanting. I would truly recommend staying at No.39 vs. any hotel chain in the Galle Fort area. Absolutely wonderful overall. And don't worry about eating out, both the BBQ's and the Sri Lankan cooking in the villa were outstanding. Truly exceptional.”

- James Rogers, Hong Kong

November 6th, 2015 - November 8th, 2015

“What a fantastic villa! A beautiful villa in a beautiful location”

- Helen S, Kuwait

October 4th, 2015 - October 6th, 2015

“We all love the beautiful house and appreciate smiles and services. Mark's cooking is so impressive. Thanks to you and all the best. We'd like to recommended No.39 to our friends who's going here.”

- Yi S, China

October 2nd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

“Our stay at No. 39 was awesome, it was homely, our caretakers were very friendly. We had asked to serve us barbecue dinner upon arrival and the spread was wide and delicious. The main cook (Ajith Kumar) took care of us. His Sri Lankan curry was very authentic, He always has a smile on his face and was very accommodating. We were surely visit again.”

- Vijayakumar A, India

July 6th, 2015 - July 11th, 2015

“The villa is just amazing!!! You are 'right' in the middle of Galle Fort!! We felt very special being able to call number 39 home for 5 days!! ”

- Nicola Fletcher, Qatar

April 2nd, 2015 - April 7th, 2015

“this is my first time to say 'Superb' experience because of professional service with LOVE! Comfortable stay, old fashion deco, and know well of local culture. ”

- Yi Wang, China

December 26th, 2014 - December 28th, 2014

“The location is fabulous. You can walk to the bars, restaurants, beach and ramparts. The staff is obliging and un-intrusive. The place is tastefully put together to offer the visitor modern comforts with a touch of Sri Lankan charm.”

- Priyanka Holsinger, Sri Lanka

October 25th, 2014 - November 1st, 2014

“Wonderful villa in Lighthouse street - beautifully appointed for relaxation with friends or family. Totally wonderful location to explore Galle's restaurants and shops and opposite the best lounge bar in town. Loved it and will definitely go there again!”

- Eveline Cadell, Sri Lanka

October 18th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014

“'39 Galle Fort' is a fantastic place to stay. It has a central location in the Fort, all is in walkable distance. The villa is very well designed, with the old colonial features well preserved in a modern facility. Great place to relax after a daytrip to the countryside or beaches, great place to doze a day away while staying in the Fort. Good for kids. The service of the house staff was truly excellent, with good local dishes cooked from scratch (recommended the fresh tuna curry)and a very friendly attitude towards their guests. All was attended to in great care and detail. I fully recommend to stay in 39 Galle Fort - great family place! We will surely be back. Dr Thom KLEISS and family, Singapore ”

- Thom Kleiss, Singapore

October 7th, 2014 - October 8th, 2014

“Villa 39 is a beautiful oasis in the Galle Fort. It is spacious, comfortable and very tasteful. The location could not be better as it is in close proximity to any place you might want to visit at the Galle Fort. There are so many spaces to relax and unwind within the villa and the rooms are well appointed with well designed bathrooms. The staff are attentive and accommodating...what more might one want from a holiday villa. ”

- Ranil De Silva, Sri Lanka

Bedrooms:  3
Sleeping Capacity:  6
Location:  South Coast

Bedrooms setup

• Master King
• Bedroom 2 - Garden King
• Bedroom 3 - Front Queen


  • Manager (Restricted hrs)
  • Housekeeping (Full time)
  • Some staff
  • Concierge
  • Service Staff
  • Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra)
  • Shopper (Extra)
  • Babysitter (Extra)

Key Amenities

  • Air-con (Bedrooms)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Service (Extra)
  • Iron/Board
  • Bed Linen
  • Towels
  • Equipped Kitchen
  • Oven/Hotplates
  • TV (Satellite/Cable)
  • DVD Player
  • iPod Dock/Speakers
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Safe
  • High Chairs (Extra)
  • Baby Cot (Extra)
  • Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (Extra)
  • Main Dining (10 persons)
  • Private Entrance

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One-of-a-kind Geoffrey Bawa-designed 5-bedroom hillside house, dating back to 1984 and set in eight landscaped acres near Dickwella with fantastic panoramas over Kudawella Bay. Each bedroom has a sea view and there are two swimming pools, a dedicated staff team and direct access to a lengthy palm-fringed beach.

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Coconut Grove

This beautifully renovated cottage set amidst leafy tropical gardens in a tranquil village near Ahangama, is just five minutes’ walk from the beach. With 4 bedrooms, plus living and dining areas, the property is spacious, airy and light and enhanced by a deep blue swimming pool beside an elevated ambalama.

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Craig Appin Bungalow

Escape to a cooler climate and relish the tranquillity of days gone by at 5-bedroom Craig Appin Bungalow near Hatton in the southwest Hill Country. Encircled by a pretty garden, the bungalow is fully staffed and features a living room, a TV Lounge, a dining room and a furnished veranda.

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Anilana Craigbank Nuwara Eliya

An evocative 160-year-old bungalow overlooking Nuwara Eliya town surrounded by a well-maintained garden of clipped lawns, preened hedges and scented roses. With 4 comfortable  bedrooms, open fireplaces, cosy lounges, an elegant dining room and plenty of colonial character, this is a gorgeous holiday home in the hills.

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Dick Oya Bungalow

This atmospheric ex-planters abode perched on the summit of a tea-clad hill above Dick Oya features 4 spacious bedrooms, including a family suite, a handful of living rooms and a gorgeous four-acre garden bursting with flowers and vegetables. It’s fully staffed, and makes a perfect base for savouring the great outdoors.

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The Dutch House

A striking eighteenth century Dutch colonial mansion that stands in glorious landscaped gardens overlooking, but hidden from, the town of Galle. Offering quiet seclusion close to all major attractions including Galle Fort and the beaches, it features 4 luxurious suites, exquisite art and antiques and a wonderful ‘treetop’ swimming pool.

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Footprints Villa

Dalawella’s famous swimming beach is just a 100m stroll from this contemporary 4-bedroom seaside villa, eight kilometres from Galle. Ample living space spreads across two floors and the villa also features a TV room, two dining areas and a six-metre swimming pool. Footprints is staffed and completely air-conditioned.

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IF Villa

Sited on the most desirable section of beach in Talpe, IF is a gorgeous Dutch-colonial-style villa with verdant garden, spacious sundeck, panoramic ocean views, private swimming pool and spacious dining pavilion. The property comes staffed with a cook and is perfectly set up for families and groups of friends.

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Surrounded by paddy fields amidst a rural village just 10 minutes from Galle and south coast beaches, fully staffed Illuketia is a magnificent, tranquil 4-bedroom colonial plantation villa with a large garden featuring exotic plants and trees, shaded pathways, a pond house, an organic garden and a beautiful swimming pool.

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Oceanfront Indisch is superbly located on a picturesque curve of sandy coastline south east of Galle and features a large swimming pool and an expansive lawned garden with kid’s playground. Ideal for families and groups, this hugely spacious villa comes with an exceptional staff team, and is very private and secure.

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Ivory House

An elegant country villa overlooking a lowland valley of paddy fields, with 4 bedrooms, generous living spaces, a modern open-plan kitchen and a helpful team of staff.  Enveloped by a lush palm-spiked tropical garden, Ivory House also has a gorgeous lap pool that takes full advantage of the rural vistas.

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Kadju House

Kadju House is a contemporary 4-bedroom villa enhanced by tropical scenery, abundant wildlife and a fabulous location minutes away from beautiful, deserted beaches. With a minimalist design that frames the spectacular sea views, this fully-serviced beach pad with pool and spa offers blissful serenity for couples, groups and nature lovers.

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Kurulla Villa

A 4-bedroomed family house just five minutes from Unawatuna Beach and ten from Galle. Featuring high timber ceilings, polished cement floors, antiques and warm furnishings, Kurulla Villa is a spacious fully-staffed property enveloped by large gardens with grassy lawns, palms and fruit trees, and enhanced by a fabulous swimming pool.

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The Lavender House

Glorious nineteenth century tea planter’s bungalow in the Hill Country, exquisitely restored to combine yesteryear’s charms with today’s comforts. Fully staffed and featuring five luxurious bedrooms, inviting living areas, a stone-pillared verandah and a beautiful garden with stunningly situated infinity pool, this superb holiday home has enormous appeal.

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Charming 4-bedroom colonial villa with pool near Koggala Lake and not far from the beach; highlighted by a spacious tropical garden abundant in plants, trees and wildlife. A nature lover’s paradise and a great family home, Malgedara is serenity in an authentic village setting, ideally located to explore the Galle region.

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Max Wadiya

Wide access onto an almost deserted sandy beach near Ambalangoda coupled with a large palm-shaded garden are highlights of 5-bedroom Max Wadiya. Relaxing, spacious, comfortable and full of colonial antiques, this villa is ideal for extended families, two individual families or groups of friends. Rates include all meals.

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This contemporary-styled but century-old manor house inland from Tangalle is the perfect tonic for anyone needing R&R. With 5 bedrooms, a 20m pool, an excellent chef and a two-acre garden that spills onto the facing rice fields, fully staffed Maya is a serene and beautiful place to relax and unwind.

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Mihiri Beach House

This vibrant 4-bedroom beach house is just around the corner from Dalawella’s tranquil beach and restaurants, near historic Galle. Expansive living areas spill onto a convivial pool terrace and tropical garden, a staff of four includes a chef, and 10% of Mihiri House rental rates go to a local charity.

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Mirissa Hills - Mount Cinnamon

Set on a 50-acre cinnamon plantation, this spectacular 4-bedroom villa offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama over the ocean and hills. Fully staffed and immaculately presented, this art-filled property with its spacious rooms, cooling verandas, swimming pool and fabulous ocean-facing lawn, is ideal for weddings, groups of friends and intimate celebrations.

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Ocean’s Edge

This grand 4-bedroom fully staffed villa sits in extensive gardens and offers true escapism beside a blissfully isolated beach visited by turtles.  Ideal for families, groups and nature lovers, the house is spacious and has a big, fenced T-shaped pool.  There are plenty of exciting national parks to visit nearby.

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Olanda Beach House

Lush palm-shaded lawns topped with loungers soaking up the serenity of sun and sea stretch generously in front of this five-bedroom beach pad that feels spacious even when full. There’s a swimming pool and loads of living space whilst Olanda’s staff of four graciously tend to your needs.

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Old Palm House

Pitched on a leafy hill in tranquil Heenatigala, this fully staffed 4-bedroom villa with secluded swimming pool and private chef is within an easy drive of Talpe’s picturesque south coast beaches and Galle. Prettily wrapped by a lush garden with superb valley views, this recently renovated house is particularly family-friendly.

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Siri Wedamedura

A chicly renovated historic manor house set in five acres of grounds a few minutes’ walk from Mirissa harbour (for seasonal whale- and dolphin-watching cruises) and a popular palm-fringed beach. Fully staffed, 4-bedroomed Siri Wedamadura has a fabulous swimming pool, alfresco living and dining areas and a well-equipped kitchen.

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Pointe Sud

This exclusive, elegant and exceptionally located cliff-top villa boasts the most panoramic ocean vistas of any in Sri Lanka. Fully-staffed, 5-bedroomed Pointe Sud bursts with character whilst the tropical 5-acre garden, set above a deserted stretch of beach, features a stunning infinity pool, sunset-view pavilions, lookouts and manicured lawns.

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Galle Henna Estate

 Ideal for family holidays, Galle Henna Estate is a beautifully renovated 5-bedroomed manor house set within spacious grounds overlooking acres of vivid green paddy fields, five minutes from the beach. There’s a swimming pool in the wildlife-filled garden and the elegant interior design of the house makes it feel like home.

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Villa Pooja Kanda

This 5-bedroomed colonial-style hilltop villa near Koggala is enveloped by an expansive tropical garden and is a paradise for exotic wildlife and birds. The villa, which has a blissful 10m swimming pool, is fully staffed and incredibly private, and beaches are only a ten-minute drive away.

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Rangala House

A charming homely 4-bedroomed converted planter’s bungalow with stunning views overlooking the wooded hills and tea plantations above Kandy complete with private swimming pool and a full complement of staff. Perfect for those who enjoy walking, nature, the great outdoors or simply relaxing.

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Satin Doll

An elegant 4-bedroom beach villa, with a near-symmetrical design, which works well for two families holidaying together. The ocean views are shared from every room, living and dining space abounds – both inside the house and out in the garden – and there’s a pool, TV snug and enthusiastic staff team.

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Beautifully serene hillside manor house with spectacular jungle views just a five minute drive inland from Unawatuna. With 4 bedrooms, glorious swimming pool, massage and yoga pavilions, a luxe of living space and terraced rambling gardens Satori is a heavenly escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

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Six Degrees North

Boasting absolute beachfront on a delicious slice of sand south of Ambalangoda, Six Degrees North is a chilled tropical retreat for a family or group of friends. Homely, relaxed and fully staffed, this 5-bedroom property with palm-peppered garden, pool and garden pavilion also offers a variety of Ayurvedic treatments.

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Skye House

Standing on an idyllic sandy swathe of beachfront near Galle, the fabulous 4-bedroom Skye House is blessed with a lovely pool, tropical gardens and a full complement of staff.  An additional kids’ bunk room (sleeping 6), plus a dedicated playground and plentiful toys make this house exceptional for families.

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Strathdon Bungalow

From its private hilltop perch in the southwest Hill Country, 100-year-old Strathdon Bungalow gazes through stands of giant bamboo across spectacular tea-clad mountains and verdant valleys. Home to 4 bedrooms and a lovely ‘breakfast terrace’, this family house comes with a small staff team including cook and non-resident manager.

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Talaramba Reef Villas - Villa Sulanga

Villa Sulanga is one of two Talaramba Reef Villas on the beachfront near sultry Mirissa Bay. The 4 bedrooms are equally sized and sea-view verandas are furnished for living and dining. The villa is fully staffed and has a huge pool, spacious living room and enormous (but shared) garden.

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Villa Suriyawatta

Set on a pretty stretch of coastline near Weligama, Villa Suriyawatta is a convivial 5-bedroom oasis with graceful living areas, sweeping sea views and a gorgeous garden and pool.   It’s well equipped for kids, has a Sonos sound system wired to the pool area and an excellent staff team. 

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Taprobane Island

An enchanting private island escape set just 150m off the coast of Weligama, 30 minutes from Galle. Hopelessly romantic and wonderfully private, this five bedroom 1920s mansion is set amidst two and a half acres of lush tropical gardens with infinity pool and breathtaking spots to appreciate the panoramic views.

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Villa Republic Bentota

This 5-bedroom riverside villa in the west coast water sports resort of Bentota celebrates cultural revolutionaries in both name and décor. Furnished with striking oriental pieces set within elegant open-plan living areas, this staffed family friendly villa with swimming pool, garden and private jetty is five minutes from the beach.

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Talaramba Reef Villas - Villa Vatura

Villa Vatura is one of two Talaramba Reef Villas on the beachfront near sultry Mirissa Bay. The 4 bedrooms are equally sized and sea-view verandas are furnished for living and dining. The villa is fully staffed and has a huge private pool, spacious living room and an enormous (but shared) garden.

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Gorgeous 5-bedroom private beach villa with spacious palm-shaded garden, inviting swimming pool and sweeping sea views that’s only eight kilometres from Galle. Victoria’s restful character, experienced staff team and useful location close to many attractions and facilities make it an excellent holiday home for families, groups and couples alike.

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The Weir House

The blissful natural setting of this hillside holiday home is the leading ingredient in its authentic recipe for rest and relaxation. Generously blended with comfortable rooms, home-cooked meals, a mountainside plunge pool and six-acres of nature-filled garden to explore, the eco-friendly Weir House is a beautiful retreat from the world.

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