Set within a large expanse of tranquil, tumbling gardens with views of coconut palms and riverine foliage, this three-bedroom villa is all the more special given that it’s also just 600 metres from the coast. Amidst this rich inland scenery you can enjoy long lazy days watching parrots and kingfishers beyond the infinity pool or photographing monkeys swinging between the boughs of the mature trees that spike the serene tropical gardens. For a change of scene, Weligama, a wide sandy bay popular with surfers, or the more intimate palm-studded Mirissa beach, a favourite with sun worshippers, are both just five minutes’ drive away.
Kumara Villa also stands out for its comforts and fresh contemporary design. The three bedroom suites are each located in their own buildings encircled by walled tropical gardens, and feature tubs for bathing and romantic open-air showers. Floor-to-ceiling glass panelled doors blur the boundaries between inside and out, especially in the living pavilion, which opens widely onto a sun-drenched terrace, a 15m infinity-edge pool and verdant leafy views. Each bedroom is generously equipped with a host of hotel-style amenities including mini fridges, kettles (and a selection of Ceylon tea), safes, yoga mats, bathrobes and luxurious Spa Ceylon toiletries.
A friendly staff team works at the villa, including a cook who can prepare select western dishes and extensive Sri Lankan cuisine. The cook uses a fourth ‘kitchen villa’ – located towards the back of the property – which is furnished with a traditional open hearth, and she will happily welcome you to a Sri Lankan curry demonstration. The villa manager is experienced in arranging tours and can help you book your onward journey as well as transport to local restaurants and attractions.
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.