Indisch boasts a magical location. Set just back from a curved promontory, it enjoys direct access onto what feels like its own private strip of sand. Wrapping around this majestic five-bedroom family house like a sea of green is an emerald lawn dotted by palms, home to a generous T-shaped swimming pool. Just beyond the garden, waves crash dramatically onto the rocks and fishermen perch precariously on stilts rising out from the sea – a sight unique to this part of the island.
Indisch’s interiors are similarly engaging: brilliant white walls, soaring ceilings, polished terrazzo floors and shuttered French windows opening onto deep wraparound verandas make the house feel immensely spacious. A sound system is built into the living and dining areas and the excellent fully equipped kitchen is a triumph of tropical modern styling. The staircase is a particularly elegant inclusion; shallow steps lead up to the five bedrooms on the first floor under a ceiling that towers loftily overhead. A selection of faded antique door and window frames from Dutch-colonial Sri Lanka and Bali highlight the stunning Indonesian-Dutch or Indisch architectural design. Through a careful blend of the old and the new, Indisch feels timeless, and its giant proportions provide added luxe.
The villa is spread across two floors, of which the lower is open plan, and rooms blend into each other as they encircle a paved courtyard with fountain that bubbles and tinkles away in the background. The villa suits families well; a large flat grassy lawn surrounds the house, there are shallow areas in the pool for little paddlers and also a children’s play area with swings and slides. The rock pools on the beach, the crabs darting in and out of their holes, and the soft sand are all sure to provide further amusement for younger members of the family. For those less inclined to expend their energy, the soft towel-covered loungers on the lawn and gentle ripples in the azure swimming pool invite you to do very little at all.
With a team of 15 capable staff including an executive chef and manager, Indisch is exceptionally well-run and fabulously private. The chef’s cooking is excellent. For short stays, fixed price set meals are offered for breakfast lunch and dinner, as required, while longer-staying guests are charged for food and drink items at cost plus 10% service.
Fabulous Balinese-inspired beach villa in an excellent location on the Galle coast close to shops, bars, attractions and restaurants. With 4 bedrooms, Ambalama is ideal for families, groups and couples alike. This fully-serviced tropical villa comes with an infinity swimming pool, large grassy garden, cosy lounging areas and superb chef.
A superb 6-bedroomed beach villa with extensive lawned gardens, magical fibre-optic-lit swimming pool and spectacular sea views. Perfect for families and group get-togethers, Auraliya features sociable living and dining pavilions, a sunset bar and lounge, a full staff team and direct access onto one of the region’s best swimming beaches.
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.
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.
This fabulous 1-bedroom beach house bursts with colour, energy and soul. It’s perfect for couples who will love its privacy, intimacy and blissful comfort. Enhanced by the services of a housekeeper who’s also an excellent cook, Kikili Beach has a great location within sight of Unawatuna and close to Galle.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a big house for an extended family getaway or group occasion then eight-bedroom Why House is perfect. Set in two acres of tropical gardens with a stunning swimming pool, Why boasts a full staff team and a beautifully tranquil inland location just five minutes from Galle’s beaches.