Walatta House harmonises beautifully with its natural surroundings, flowing seamlessly down a steeply sloping palm-spiked hillside, gently mimicking – rather than altering – the contours of the land. As you wander down the stone pathway that leads from the car park to the entrance door, all that’s visible of the house is an expansive grassy rooftop ‘lawn’ punctuated by bamboo canes and framed by swaying coconut palms.
The house follows sustainable design principles. Although the three ensuite bedrooms and cosy TV snug are fitted with air conditioners, there are green courtyards edging every room with sliding doors that open widely to the fresh air. All the rooms lie under one flat roof that’s cut out in sections above these garden courtyards to allow for the tropical foliage – particularly bamboo – to flourish and protrude uninterrupted towards the sky. These openings usher in breezes and diffused sunlight, and also welcome the monsoon rains. The melee of textures in the exposed brick and cement walls are another interesting design feature which, coupled with the owner’s chic collection of contemporary furnishings and fittings, makes the house as fascinating to look at as it is to live in.
Walatta House’s spacious living and dining ‘room’ is open on three sides and revels in the sea views. Connected to the house by a deck of recycled railway sleepers bleached silver by the sun lies a 20-metre swimming pool. The well-maintained lawns beyond host a six-seater dining table, and a pathway leads down the hillside to a sandy bay below. For the best views – especially at sunset – the roof terrace above the house is the place to be.
The villa is staffed by a small team, including a cook who works from an equipped kitchen adjacent to the house. All groceries for food and drinks are charged at cost to the guest account.
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.