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Just as Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem ‘If’ inspires, so its namesake soothes; as soon as you walk through the front door, soak in the generous surroundings and take your first glimpse at the beautiful turquoise sea that it so fortunately overlooks you are immediately put at ease. The soft sandy beach is directly accessible from the villa and is one of the island’s finest; typically deserted, it’s washed by a sea that’s superb for swimming in as it’s protected by an offshore coral reef.
The elegant design of IF was inspired by sketches of beautiful Dutch colonial buildings in Barbara Sansoni’s classic book Viharas and Verandas of Ceylon and was the first to be built on this stretch of coastline more than 20 years ago. The interior design echoes the villa’s simplistic build and suitably equips it with only the most essential furnishings, many of which are strikingly beautiful Dutch period antiques. Luxury comes in the form of space, if not in the bedrooms then in the large garden, the huge living room and the handful of places where company or quietude can delightfully be found; the cushion-topped sofa on the ocean terrace is without a doubt one of Sri Lanka’s most splendid spots for savouring sensational sundowners beside the sea.
To one side of the grassy garden is a green-hued swimming pool that’s hidden from the beach by a raised bank of evergreen firs and tropical palms that stretch half-way along the villa’s oceanfront boundary. Beside it is an open-sided pavilion with dining table for ten and relaxed seating as well as the distraction of a pool table. It’s a wonderfully breezy place to pass the time of day and the staff will serve all your meals here (on guest account) from the fully-equipped kitchen that’s conveniently located just behind.
IF can be sociable or serene, depending upon the occasion. A favourite with families, children will adore the villa’s spacious grounds and the lagoon-like sea that can be swum in year-round while serenity seekers will adore its privacy and seclusion.  However the villa’s location in Talpe means a generous selection of shops, restaurants and attractions are easily accessible  IF you can be prised from your sun bed to step outdoors.


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December 19th, 2015 - December 27th, 2015

“a wonderful experience with lovely beach just outside the garden, Nice and friendly staff always ready for services. 9 adults and 3 babies constantly demanding food and drinks must have been a challenge but never saw we a sour face. Transport facilities were offered by the Villa. ”

- Allan H, Denmark

April 12th, 2015 - April 17th, 2015

“The villa is great. The location is also incredible!”

- Ariane L, Switzerland

Bedrooms:  5
Sleeping Capacity:  10
Location:  South Coast

Bedrooms setup

• Bedroom 1 Queen
• Bedroom 2 Queen
• Bedroom 3 Twin
• Bedroom 4 Twin
• Bedroom 5 Queen


  • Manager (Extra)
  • Housekeeping (Full time)
  • Chef/Cook (All meals)
  • Service Staff
  • Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra)
  • Shopper

Key Amenities

  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Washing Machine
  • TV (Satellite/Cable)
  • Internet (WiFi)

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